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Do you desire to protect American interests and secure our Nation while building a meaningful and rewarding career? If so, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling. DHS components work collectively to prevent terrorism, secure borders, enforce and administer immigration laws, safeguard cyberspace and ensure resilience to disasters. The vitality and magnitude of this mission is achieved by a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations. Make an impact; join DHS.
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This position is located in the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers, Regional and International Training Directorate, Office of Cheltenham Operations, Cheltenham Training Division, Cheltenham Driver Training Branch (CDT), Cheltenham, Maryland. The CDT supports law enforcement training by maintaining vehicles used to train students in driving techniques such as high speed pursuit, skids, anti-terrorist evasion techniques, etc. The selected individual will troubleshoot, repair, tear down, overhaul, and rebuild a variety of major systems for a variety of vehicles.
Additional selections may be made from this announcement within the same geographical area.
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Any offers of employment made pursuant to this announcement will be consistent with all applicable authorities, including Presidential Memoranda, Executive Orders, interpretive U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) guidance, and Office of Management and Budget plans and policies concerning hiring. These authorities are subject to change.
- Occasional Travel
- Occasional travel required.
While there is no minimum amount of training or experience required, the applicant must have had experience, military or civilian, paid or unpaid, of sufficient scope and quality to perform the duties of an Automotive Mechanic, WG-5823-10. The applicant must have experience performing such duties as troubleshooting, repairing, tearing down, overhauling, and rebuilding a variety of major systems for a variety of vehicles.
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.
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.