Maintenance Mechanic

Washington, D.C
Feb 04, 2023
Feb 11, 2023
Full Time

As a Maintenance Mechanic, you will perform the following duties:
  • Plan and complete work from initial layout to final assembly by interpreting and applying building plans and repairs for the Herbert C Hoover building (HCHB). Supervisor reviews complex or unusual problems of completed work for timeliness and for meeting accepted trade standards.
  • Perform repairs to doors, masonry, roofs, windows and performs carpentry and painting services as well as small asbestos abatement projects. Perform the operation, maintenance, and repair of plumbing systems, fixtures, fittings, and equipment.
  • Receives general assignments including sketches, blueprints and/ or oral instructions. Monitor room temperatures, relative humidity levels and equipment information through energy management systems and responds to problems accordingly.
  • Independently determines materials, tools, equipment, and procedures to be used, laying out work, setting up equipment in order to complete assignments efficiently with minimal supervision and for observing all on-the-job safety measures

This Job Opportunity Announcement may be used to fill other Maintenance Mechanic WG-4749-10 positions within the Office of the Secretary in the same geographical location with the same qualifications and specialized experience.

This position is also advertised under OS-ASA-ST-23-11737805, which is open to Merit Promotion eligible applicants. You must apply to both announcements if you want to be considered for both.


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position.
  • You must successfully pass a background investigation. This may include a credit check, a review of financial issues, as well as certain criminal offenses and illegal use of possession of drugs.
  • A probationary period may be required.
  • Selective Service: Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see
  • If you receive a conditional offer of employment for this position, you will be required to complete an Optional Form 306, Declaration for Federal Employment, and to sign and certify the accuracy of all information in your application.
  • All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
  • Drug Test Required: No
  • License required: No
  • Pre-employment physical required: No
  • Bargaining Unit Position: No
  • Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE form 450): No
  • Permanent Change of Duty Station (PCS) Expense: will not be paid


Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C and evaluated under the OPM Federal Wage System Qualification Standards.

EXPERIENCE: A specific length of training and experience is not required, but you must show evidence of training or experience of sufficient scope and quality of your ability to do the work of this position. Evidence which demonstrates you possess the knowledge, skills, and ability to perform the duties of this position must be supported by detailed descriptions of such on your resume.

Your qualifications will first be evaluated against the prescribed screen out element, which appears as a question in the on-line questionnaire. Applicants who appear to possess at least the minimal acceptable of the screen out are given further consideration and those who do not are rated ineligible and are eliminated. Your qualifications will be evaluated against the following screen out:
  • Ability to do the work of a Maintenance Mechanic WG-4749-10 without more than normal supervision. Maintenance Mechanic work consist of a combination of trades that include Carpentry, Plumbing, and Painting in the operation, maintenance, and repair of plumbing systems, fixtures, building structures, doors, walls, windows, equipment and appliances in commercial buildings using various hand and power tools.

  • A certification as an Accredited Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) is required upon one year of employment.

Physical Requirements: The work requires heavy physical exertion such as climbing of ladders or scaffolds, crouching or crawling in restricted areas and lifting or carrying of heavy objects weighing 20 to 40 pounds.

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.


There is no positive education requirement for this position.

Additional information

The following links provide information on various hiring authorities that do not fall under competitive examining procedures; however, they may enable you to apply through merit assignment procedures,or be eligible for a non-competitive appointment.
  • Veterans Recruitment Act (VRA)
  • Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA)
  • 30% or more disabled veterans
  • Persons with disabilities
  • Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)
  • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)

  • ICTAP and CTAP Eligibles: CTAP and ICTAP candidates will be eligible if it is determined that they have exceeded the minimum qualifications for the position by attaining at least a rating of 85 out of 100. Information about ICTAP eligibility is on the Office of Personnel Management's Career Transition Resources website at: Employee Guide to Career Transition

    CTAP applicants MUST submit the following documents:
  • A copy of your specific RIF notice; notice of proposed removal for failure to relocate; a Certificate of Expected Separation (CES); or certification that you are in a surplus organization or occupation (this could be a position abolishment letter, a notice eligibility for discontinued service retirement, or similar notice).
  • A copy of your SF-50 "Notification of Personnel Action", noting current position, grade level, and duty location;
  • A copy of your latest performance appraisal including your rating; and
  • Any documentation from your agency that shows your current promotion potential.

  • ICTAP applicants MUST submit the following documents:
  • A copy of your RIF separation notice; notice of proposed removal for failure to relocate; notice of disability annuity termination; certification from your former agency that it cannot place you after your recovery from a compensable injury; or certification from the National Guard Bureau or Military Department that you are eligible for disability retirement;
  • A copy of your SF-50 "Notification of Personnel Action" documenting your RIF separation, noting your positions, grade level, and duty location, and/or Agency certification of inability to place you through RPL, etc;
  • A copy of your latest performance appraisal including your rating; and
  • Any documentation from your agency that shows your current promotion potential.
  • Current or Former Political Appointees: The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES, or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.