These positions are located in the United States Department of
Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Sugarcane Production
Research Unit with vacancies in Canal Point, Florida.
The incumbent performs a range of duties necessary for the
maintenance, appearance, upkeep, and safety considerations of all
buildings and grounds.
This is a term, time-limited appointment with an initial
duration no less than 13 months and can be extended up to a total
of 4 years.
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* Lays seed cane into the furrows and cuts cane stalks into
short seed pieces. * Cuts samples of sugarcane stalks and loads
them on trucks or trailer wagons. * Recalls and follows directions,
sequences, etc. * Applies a knowledge of the equipment and tools
used in order to work safely, avoid accidents, and finish the work
properly. * Drives forklift to push/pull carts into/from hangar. *
Loads/unloads very heavy items onto weight-handling devices. * Uses
computers on a regular basis to complete trainings or
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this
* Job family (Series)
Conditions of Employment
* You must be a US Citizen or US National. * Males born after
12/31/1959 must be Selective Service registered or exempt. *
Subject to satisfactory adjudication of background investigation
and/or fingerprint check. * Subject to satisfactory completion of a
one year trial period. * Direct Deposit - Per Public Law 104-134
all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by
direct deposit to their financial institution * Successfully pass
the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about
E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit
E-Verify at https://www.e-verify.gov/ * Obtain and maintain a Motor
Vehicle or Commercial Driver's License. * This position also
requires a pre-employment physical
In order to qualify for this position you must meet the
following by the closing date of the vacancy announcement:
06/01/2021 Qualifications will be determined under the Job
Element Rating System X-118C, Qualifications Standard Handbook.
While a specific length of time and experience is not required for
most Wage Grade positions, you must show through experience and
training that you possess the best qualified level of knowledge and
skill necessary to perform the duties of this position.
Qualification requirements emphasize the quality of experience, not
necessarily the length. The responses to the questionnaire and your
resume should be in significant detail to provide the person rating
your application with a good understanding of your ability to do
the job, technical knowledge, work, and training experience, etc.
(For example You must have the ability to perform the duties of a,
Laborer without more than normal supervision (Screen Out)).
Applicants who do not meet the SCREEN OUT ELEMENT will not be given
Heavy physical effort is required when lifting and carrying
sugarcane stalk samples weighing up to 80 pounds and moving cans
filled with soil.
Work is performed outdoors and is subject to prevailing weather
conditions in a greenhouse or field environment. Subject to injury
such as severe cuts, broken bones, strains and rupture. Must
observe safety regulations, where applicable.
This position does not have an education qualification