Armored Vehicle Maintenance Worker

Springfield, Virginia
$24.24 to $28.18
Mar 16, 2017
Mar 27, 2017
Armored Vehicle Maintenance Worker - WG -
Automotive, Warehouse
Full Time


This is a non-status, non-permanent Personal Service Contract (PSC) position. You do not acquire a competitive or excepted service status from this position

"You are encouraged to read the entire announcement before you submit your application package. Your application may not get full consideration if you do not follow the instructions as outlined."

SERIES & GRADE: WG-5823-08


U.S. Citizenship is required.

- Incumbent will be subject to random drug testing.

- Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.

- Medical clearance is required.

DURATION APPOINTMENT: Temporary Non-Status Position: 1 year renewable for up to 4 years

"More than one selection may be made from this announcement if additional identical vacancies in the same title, series, grade and unit occur."

SUMMARY: This position is located in the Defensive Equipment and Armored Vehicles Division, Office of Physical Security Programs, Bureau of Diplomatic Security, Department of State. The Defensive Equipment & Armored Vehicle Division (DS/PSP/DEAV) procures and supplies equipment for the protection of life and property from terrorism and other acts of violence, both domestically and at Foreign Service posts. The goal of DEAV is to provide quality service and state-of-the-art equipment to Department of State facilities worldwide.  The incumbents serve as an Armored Vehicle Maintenance Worker. This is a full time, one year renewable for up to 4 years, personal services contract position at the WG-8 equivalent level. The salary range for this position is $24.24 to $28.18 per hour.


Disassembles, repairs, replaces, reconditions, and rebuilds components of the various  systems installed on automotive vehicles.

Performs partial disassembly and assembly of automotive vehicles, cuts and fits transparent and opaque armor materials, welds and fastens armor components, and removes/installs run-flat devices in the tires of vehicles.

Prepares for shipment all matters of opaque or transparent armor materials, tools, HAZMAT, etc.

EVALUATIONS: Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following knowledge, skills, abilities (KSAs) and other characteristics that are relevant to the duties of this position and must be fully supported by information in your resume:

Knowledge of various techniques, and skill in using tools common to the occupation to remove, replace, clean, and install a variety of parts, components, and accessories to make repairs to and maintain the armor components of DOS vehicles throughout their useful life.

Basic understanding of the makeup and operation of the various individual armoring systems and their interrelationships to analyze test results and locate improperly functioning parts for repair or replacement.

Qualifying specialized experience must demonstrate the following:

Experience disassembling, repairing, replacing, reconditioning, and rebuilding components of the various systems installed on the automotive vehicles.

Experience working with automotive vehicle builds plans, schematics and materials

Experience planning and accomplishing a variety of work assignments supporting an automotive vehicle repair facility.

The incumbent receives instructions from the Armored Vehicle Maintenance Mechanic, and works independently with little supervision in carrying out the daily operations of the armored vehicle repair facility. 

Your resume serves as the basis for qualification determinations and must highlight your most relevant and significant work experience and education (if applicable) as it relates to this job opportunity. 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). Your resume must include the dates of all qualifying experience (from month/year to month/year) and the number of hours worked/volunteered per week

Applicants must meet all the qualification requirements and submit any required supporting documentation by the closing date of this job opportunity.  Applicants found to be among the top qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring official for further consideration and possible interview.

The work involves constant movement from one location to another in the course of a work day, requiring considerable standing, walking, bending, and the ability to lift a minimum of seventy (70) pounds.  On occasion, incumbents will be required to operate armored vehicles.

The work is split between a typical office setting and the armored vehicle repair shop, with the majority of the work being performed in the repair shop and at overseas locations, involving regular and recurring exposure to moderate risks and discomforts associated with production areas, such as working near operating machinery, moving vehicles, or electrical hazards.  

These positions require a considerable amount of air travel. The work can be complicated or difficult due to the limited source of tools and/or supplies while being deployed overseas. This position requires air travel to overseas posts in high threat areas where incumbents are exposed to potentially dangerous conditions.

HOW TO APPLY: Submit a detailed resume.  Applications must include job announcement number DSPSC#16-20, current salary, and must be received electronically by 11:59 pm on March 27, 2017.  Your resume or application must clearly reflect the requirements of this position, if not your application may not be considered.  Applications, which are incomplete, not received by the deadline stated above will not be considered.  All materials submitted will become property of the Department of State.

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