The President has ordered a government-wide hiring freeze subject to certain limited exceptions. This position is subject to the hiring freeze. Although we are moving forward with the consideration of candidates, we will not make a selection for this vacancy announcement unless and until the position is no longer subject to the hiring freeze.
This position is part of the WHS Facilities Services Directorate. As a Maintenance Mechanic, this position is located in:
Washington Headquarters Services was established as a Department of Defense Field Activity on October 1, 1977, as part of a DoD headquarters streamlining initiative. Approximately 1,200 civilian and military employees as well as contract staff are organized into 12 directorates and offices. WHS personnel contribute to the mission of our Defense customers by managing DoD-wide programs and operations for the Pentagon Reservation and DoD leased facilities in the National Capital Region. WHS is organizationally aligned under the Director of Administration for the Office of the Deputy Chief Management Officer.
- Not Required
- Relocation incentives may be authorized
Your background must demonstrate a full range of shop mathematics to plan, compute, and layout projects; the ability to interpret and apply building plans and blueprints; and, skill and knowledge in the proper and safe use of tools and equipment common to the trade. Knowledge, skills and abilities in at least two trades, which include: electrical, air conditioning, welding, machinist, automotive mechanic, pipe fitting, and boiler plant operator.
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 or OF-612. Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/x-118c
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; religions; 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.
SCREEN-OUT ELEMENT: Your qualifications will first be evaluated against the prescribed screen out element, which usually appears as question 1 in the on-line questionnaire. Those applicants who appear to possess at least the minimal acceptable qualification requirement are considered for further rating; those who do not are rated ineligible and are eliminated. The potential eligibles are then rated against the remainder of the questions.
The screen-out element for this position is Ability To Do The Work Of The Position Without More Than Normal Supervision.
JOB ELEMENTS: Those who meet the minimum level of experience and training for the screen-out element will then be evaluated in each of the following job elements:
- Ability To Interpret Instructions, Specification, etc. (includes blueprinting reading)
- Ability To Use and Maintain Tools and Equipment
- Knowledge of Equipment Assembly, Installation, Repair, etc.,
- Technical Practices (theoretical, precise, artistic)
PHYSICAL EFFORT/REQUIREMENTS: The work requires a considerable amount of standing, stooping, bending, kneeling, climbing, and working in tiring and/or uncomfortable positions. The incumbent may work from ladders and scaffolding. When operating equipment, the worker may be under a great deal of strain from constant reaching, bending, turning, and moving of hands, arms, feet, legs, and by the vibration and jerking of the equipment. The incumbent carries, lifts, and handles parts and equipment weighing up to 50 pounds and may occasionally exceed 50 pounds.
WORKING CONDITIONS: The work is performed inside and outside with exposure to all kinds of weather. The work area maybe dirty, wet, dusty, and greasy, with inadequate lighting, heat, or ventilation. Incumbent is subject to cuts, abrasions, bums, broken bones, electrical shock, infections, bites, exposure to inhalation or harmful chemical fumes, irritation of eyes, skin and respiratory tract, and the hazards of operating power tools and equipment. Discomfort is encountered when wearing protective clothing, gloves, or eye goggles. Wearing of proper safety equipment to include respirators and observing safety laws and rules shall be required to accomplish various work tasks.
All qualifications and time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement and clearly documented in your resume.
This position has Conditions of Employment that must be met prior to your start date and for the duration of this employment. The Conditions of Employment for this position are-Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.
- Complete and pass a pre-employment physical examination and periodic (e.g. annual) medical examinations.
- Overtime, weekend, holiday, or evening work may be required and may be subject to call 24 hours a day.
- This position is designated MISSION ESSENTIAL. Mission essential personnel report for duty at normal times when the organization/base/building is closed or delayed reporting, and remain on duty during phased or early release.
- This position may require to lift and carry up to 50 pounds