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Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs CUSTODIAL WORKER in Eagle Butte, South Dakota


These positions is located with the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Superintendent - Cheyenne River Agency, Branch of Facilities Management in Eagle Butte, South Dakota. NOTE:



The incumbent performs a full range of cleaning tasks in assigned buildings, including but not limited to the following:

Sweeps, mops, scrubs, waxes and polishes floors using brooms, mops, scrubbers, waxers and buffers.

Cleans carpets and rugs using vacuums and carpet shampooers/steam cleaners.

Washes and replaces venetian blinds and ceiling fixtures, replaces fluorescent and incandescent bulbs.

Removes stains from a variety of surfaces, such as rugs, carpets, walls, floors, doors and fixtures by use of proper chemicals and cleaning solutions and equipment.

Empties waste containers, dust window sills/ledges, wipe down furniture.

Washes and cleans windows inside and outside building using stepladders, extension ladders, scaffolding and safety belts to reach windows.

Keeps restrooms in clean and sanitary condition.

Wipes down walls and partitions.

Keeps track of cleaning supplies and equipment.

Maintain safe, clean and orderly stock and storage area.

Perform minor building maintenance to maintain the appearance of the buildings.

Applies ice control materials to entrance and sidewalks adjacent-to assigned work areas.

Removes snow by shovel and power equipment from steps and sidewalks in immediate vicinity of buildings.

During summer months, waters, re-seeds, fertilizes, and mows lawns using power equipment.

Pick up and dispose of litter and waste paper inside and outside of buildings.


Conditions of Employment


QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Job Qualifications System for Trades and Labor Occupations (X-118C, Qualification Standard Handbook) will be used in determining applicants' qualifications. There is no specific length of training or experience required; however, you must be able to demonstrate through the experience shown in your written resume and your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire that you possess the competencies to perform the duties of this position without more than normal supervision. Listed below are the JOB ELEMENTS you will be rated on: · ABILITY TO DO THE WORK OF A CUSTODIAL WORKER WITHOUT MORE THAN NORMAL SUPERVISION (screen-out element).




· DEXTERITY AND SAFETY. BASIS OF RATING: The first job element is the screen-out element (Ability to do the work of the position without more than normal supervision). Applicants who do not meet the minimum quality level of experience for this element will be rated ineligible and will receive no further consideration for this position. All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Merit Promotion candidates must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the announcement closing date. Preference in filling vacancies is given to qualified Indian candidates in accordance with the Indian Preference Act of 1934 (title 25, USC Section 472).


If you are qualifying based on your education, you MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) official or unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement. If more than 10 percent of your undergraduate course work (credit hours) were taken on a pass/fail basis, your claim of superior academic achievement must be based upon class standing or membership in an honor society. One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study. If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education which shows the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: FOREIGN EDUCATION

Additional Information

All new hires earn the beginning salary of their pay grade (Step 1). See 2020 Salary Tables here and select the duty station from the Eagle Butte, South Dakota to choose the appropriate pay chart. If no specific chart is listed for this geographic location, see the "rest of U.S." chart. The full performance level of this position is WG-2. TELEWORK: Indian Affairs has determined that the duties of the position are not suitable for telework under any circumstances. Career Transition Assistance Programs: These programs apply to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: (1) meet CTAP or ICTAP eligibility criteria; (2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 85 or above; and, (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. For more information visit: . Certain candidates may be eligible to apply under a special hiring authority including those for disabled individuals, Peace Corps employees, Foreign Service employees, veterans, etc. For more information, visit the following OPM websites: USAJOBS Information Center:; Vets Info Guide: Former Federal Employees are required to indicate whether they received a Voluntary Separation Incentive Payment (VSIP) buyout in their previous employment with the Federal government, and are required to submit a copy of the applicable Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) regarding the VSIP. Most individuals who accept reemployment with the Federal government within 5 years of receiving the VSIP amount, must repay the gross amount of the separation pay prior to reemployment.