Vacancy: Woodworker Leader



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  • Checks work in progress by others and completed work for compliance with supervisor's instructions on work sequence, procedures, methods and deadlines.
  • Provides information to supervisors on status and progress of work, causes of delays, overall work operations and individual employees.
  • Makes repairs, installs storage and shipping items such as boxes, small crates, pallets, dividers, assorted skids and storage bins using wood, wood composites and substitutes, steel bracing, and appropriate packing materials.
  • Performs personnel management responsibilities in areas such as orienting and training new employees, suggestions for performance awards, potential performance problems, and additional training needed for workers.
  • Oversees quality control checks on materials prepared for transport in order to develop protective measures based on dimensional characteristics, weight, center of gravity, fragility, and mode of shipment.
  • Determines requirements for special jobs, such as selecting materials, designing boxes, crates, including trusses, bracing, strapping and construction of necessary containers, packing, labeling and preparing items for shipment or storage.
  • Conducts regular inventories of all materials and supplies in order to comply with Mandatory Department of Defense (DOD) Wood Packaging Material (WPM) guidance and initiatives.

Travel Required

25% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


    • Job family (Series)

      4604 Wood Working

    • Requirements


      Conditions of Employment

      • Must be a U.S. citizen
      • Tour of Duty: Set Schedule
      • Security Requirements: Non-Critical Sensitive with Secret Access
      • Appointment is subject to the completion of a favorable suitability or fitness determination, where reciprocity cannot be applied; unfavorably adjudicated background checks will be grounds for removal.
      • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA): Non-Exempt
      • Selective Service Requirement: Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service.
      • Recruitment Incentives: Authorized
      • Bargaining Unit Status: Yes
      • Pre-Employment Physical: Yes


      To qualify for a Wood Worker Leader your resume and supporting documentation must support:

      Applicants will be rated in accordance with the Office of Personnel Management Qualification Standard for Trades and Labor Occupations. Although a specific length of time and experience is not required, you must meet any screen-out element listed, and show through experience and training that you possess the quality level of knowledge and skill necessary to perform the duties at the level for which you are applying. Emphasis is placed on how you gained the quality of experience, not necessarily the length of time, and that you have the required ability or potential to perform the job. Applicants who do not meet the screen-out element (SOE) will be eliminated from further competition.

      Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.


      Additional information

      Physical Effort
      The Incumbent must be physically agile and able to perform tiring tasks including climbing, stooping, bending,standing or walking for long periods of time. They must be able to assume awkward or uncomfortable positions while performing duties and be able to frequently lift and carry items weighing up to 40 pounds. The incumbent may lift heavier items with assistance. Exercises normal dexterity and must have normal visual acuity and hearing, correction is acceptable. Obtain and maintain material handling licenses required to facilitate the transport of containerized material up to 15,000 lbs.

      Working Conditions
      Duties are carried out in shop areas, confinements, partially enclosed areas, platforms, and outdoors. The incumbent may be exposed to a wide variety of climates and elements and is frequently exposed to loud noises from power equipment, saws, mechanized machinery and hand tools as well as electrical shock hazards.

      MILITARY SPOUSE PREFERENCE: In order to receive this preference you must choose to apply using the "Priority Placement Program, DoD Military Spouse Preference (MSP)" eligibility. If you are claiming military spouse preference and are determined to be among the Best Qualified for the position, you will be referred to the hiring manager as a priority applicant.

      For Important General Applicant Information and Definitions go to:

      Reemployed Annuitants: This position does not meet criteria for appointment of Reemployed Annuitants. The DoD criteria for hiring Reemployed Annuitants can be found at:

      INFORMATION FOR VETERANS is available at: As of 23 December 2016, Military retirees seeking to enter federal service in the Department of Defense now require a waiver if they would be appointed within 180 days following their official date of retirement.

      DRUG-FREE WORKPLACE: The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) has established a Drug-Free Federal Workplace Policy. All applicants tentatively selected for DLA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with DLA for a period of six months. This policy extends to random testing for the use of illegal drugs by employees who occupy testing designated positions defined as sensitive in Section 7(d) of Executive Order 12564. The Defense Logistics Agency's Drug Free Workplace Plan's drug testing panel includes testing for the following illegal substances: marijuana, cocaine, opiates (codeine/morphine), 6-Acetylmorphine (heroin), phencyclidine, amphetamines (amphetamine/methamphetamine), methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), methylenedioxyamphetamine (MDA), oxycodone, oxymorphone, hydrocodone, and hydromorphone. ADVISORY: By using cannabidiol (CBD) products you are risking a positive drug test result for marijuana.

      How You Will Be Evaluated

      You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

      The assessments for this job will measure the following Job Elements/Competencies:

        • Ability to Lead (Screen Out Element)
        • Knowledge of Equipment Assembly, Installation, Repair, Materials, etc.
        • Ability to Interpret Instructions, Specifications, etc. (includes blueprinting reading)
        • Skill in Measurement and Layout
        • Ability to Use and Maintain Tools and Equipment

      Once the application process is complete, a review of your resume and supporting documentation may be completed and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. The rating you receive is based on your responses to the assessment questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the job elements/competencies required for this position. If your resume and/or supporting documentation is reviewed and a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.

      Background checks and security clearance

      Security clearance


      Drug test required


  • Required Documents

    Required Documents

    To apply for this position you must provide a complete Application Package. Each Application Package MUST include:

    • Your Resume listing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment and duties performed. If multiple resumes are submitted by an applicant, only the last resume submitted will be reviewed for the qualifications and referred for selection consideration if eligible.
    • Applicable documents to support the eligibility(s) for which you are applying. Please review the following link for a listing of the additional documents you will need to provide: Supporting Documents.

    If you are claiming Military Spouse Preference, you must submit the following supporting documents with your application package: Marriage Certificate or License; Signed Self-Certification Checklist (must be certified within 30 days); Veterans' Preference documentation (e.g., DD-214, VA Letter, Statement of Service, if applicable); Transcripts (if applicable). These documents must provide acceptable information to verify: Residency within the commuting area of your sponsor's permanent duty station (PDS); proof of marriage to the active duty sponsor; proof of military member's active duty status; and other documentation required by the vacancy announcement to which you are applying. NOTE: Previous federal employees must also submit the following additional documentation: SF-50s (e.g., LWOP, highest grade held, overseas appointments, etc.), SF-75 information, and documentation of performance rating of record (dated within the last 12 months).

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

  • Benefits


    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.

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    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.


This job is open to

    • Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)

      Federal employees who meet the definition of a "surplus" or "displaced" employee.

    • Federal employees - Competitive service

      Current or former competitive service federal employees.

    • Individuals with disabilities

    • Military spouses

    • Special authorities

      Individuals eligible under a special authority not listed above, but defined in the federal hiring regulations.

  • Veterans

Clarification from the agency

Federal employee means current and former permanent competitive service employees, and Special authorities (Interchange Agreement agency employees) may apply. Veterans eligibilities include 30% or more Disabled Vet, Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA), and Eligible Veterans (VRA). Military Spouse Preference (MSP) eligibles may also apply.

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