Student Trainee (Maintenance Worker)

Vacancy ID: 918128   Announcement Number: WO-DCMC-13-918128-PIP   USAJOBS Control Number: 346640500

Occupational/Assessment Questions:

Minimum Qualifications

1. Do you have the ability to do the work of a Student Trainee (Maintenance Worker) WG-4701-05 without more than normal supervision?

A. Yes
B. No

Quality Factor

2. Are you currently enrolled (or accepted for enrollment) in a degree, certificate or diploma program on a full or half time basis as defined by the institution (certificate program means post-secondary education, in a qualifying educational institution, equivalent to at least one academic year of full-time study that is part of an accredited college-level, technical, trade, vocational, or business school curriculum)? Enrollment is with a qualifying educational institution such as a high school or state-approved home school; or accredited technical or vocational school; a 2 or 4 year college or university; a graduate or professional school (e.g., law school, medical school); or a post-secondary home school.


Knowledge of how to perform one's job. Refers to specialized knowledge that is acquired through formal training or extensive on-the-job experience.

For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training.

A- I know little or nothing about this.
B- I have had study or training in this.
C- I have used my knowledge or ability, but I have been closely supervised.
D- I have used my knowledge or ability on my own, under normal supervision.
E- I am consulted by other journeypersons in difficult situations, or I am called on to do unusually difficult jobs.

3. Assist Journey level trades workers in performing maintenance and repairs on buildings or structures of wood, brick and/or stone.

4. Understand the interrelationship between building components.

5. Perform minor carpentry, masonry, roofing repairs.

6. Perform basic painting and cement finishing activities.

7. Knowledge of types of materials used in maintaining/repairing structures.

8. Assist with selecting, loading and unloading construction materials.

9. Operate light vehicles such as pick-up trucks, vans, fork lift.

KSA: Ability to interpret instructions, specifications, etc.

10. Layout work from field sketches or oral instructions.

11. Determine the amount and type of supplies and materials needed to perform assignments.

12. Interpret basic construction plans, maintenance guidelines, and equipment manuals.

FACTORS: KSA: Ability to use and maintain tools and equipment.

KSA: Ability to use and maintain tools and equipment

13. Inspect tools before use to ensure proper function.

14. Determine appropriate tool and/or material needed for project.

15. Use a variety of hand and power tools commonly used by a craftsman.

16. Perform basic maintenance and cleaning of trade's related equipment.

FACTORS: KSA: Ability to communicate with various types of groups (peers, project leaders/supervisors/managers)

KSA: Ability to communicate with various types of groups (peers, project leaders/supervisors/managers)

17. Understand and follow simple oral and written instructions.

18. Brief project leaders/supervisors on progress.

19. Inform all parties involved when issues and problems arise.

20. Demonstrate basic work methods to individuals.

FACTORS: KSA: Ability to ensure that tools and equipment are safely operated.

KSA: Ability to ensure that tools and equipment are safely operated.

21. Knowledge of OSHA standards applicable to the construction trades.

22. Identify need and properly wear personal protective equipment (PPE) when operating tools.