Sheet Metal Mechanic

Washington D.C.
Mar 22, 2019
Mar 22, 2019
Full Time

Not required

Relocation expenses reimbursed No


Only experience and education obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.


  • Selectee must pass a drug test prior to appointment.
  • Selectee must pass a background check prior to appointment.
  • Males born after 12/03/50 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • Probationary period may be required.
  • Selectee must be able to obtain and maintain a Suitability type clearance.
  • Selectee must pass a physical examination prior to appointment.
  • Strength test may be required.

Physical - As required by a job assignment, the selectee may be involved with heavy lifting in excess of 60 pounds. Duties require prolonged standing, walking, stooping, bending, crawling, stretching, and reaching above the shoulders and working in tiring and uncomfortable positions. An extensive amount of hand, wrist, and arm movement is involved when shaping, fabricating, and installing projects, systems, and/;or items assigned. Work may require repairs and installations from ladders, scaffolding, platforms, and where parts of systems worked on are in hard-to-reach places.

Working Conditions - Work is done inside and outside and is usually, dirty, dusty, and greasy. Mechanics are sometimes required to make installations and repairs in areas where fumes may be present. Frequent exposure to the possibility of uncomfortable heat conditions. Mechanics are frequently exposed to the possibility of strains, cuts, scrapes, bruises, burns and infections. Mechanics are occasionally exposed to the possibility of broken bones and other injuries from falls from scaffolds, ladders, or lifting equipment.

Additional vacancies may be filled through this announcement.

To qualify for the position, you must meet the following requirements:

Applicants must meet the following Screen-Out element, JOB ELEMENT #1: Ability to do the work of a Sheet Metal Mechanic without more than normal supervision (SCREEN OUT) to be considered for this position. Applicants must have experience and/or training of sufficient scope and quality to independently perform the duties typically required of a Sheet Metal Mechanic.
  • selecting proper tools to the type of work being performed;
  • fabricating metals according to instructions, specifications, layout by hand parallel, radial, and triangular pattern developments; and
  • using a variety of welding processes such as stick, tig, mig, brazing silver, acetylene, and soft soldering.

  • Your qualifications will first be evaluated against the prescribed screen out element, which usually appears as question 1 in the online questionnaire. If your knowledge and ability in the SCREEN OUT ELEMENT is not sufficient, you will receive no further consideration.

    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.

    Note: Qualified applicants must undergo a working assessment as part of the interview process.

    All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement to be considered.

This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Employment of Relatives
Section 3110 of Title 5, U.S. Code, prohibits a Federal official from appointing, promoting, or advocating the appointment or promotion of a relative in the agency where the official is serving or exercises jurisdiction. In addition, Section 2302(b)(7) of Title 5, U.S. Code, makes it a "prohibited personnel practice" for a person in authority to "appoint, employ, promote, advance, or advocate for the appointment, employment, promotion, or advancement of a relative." For further information visit: and

Work Life Balance:
The GPO offers Transit subsidy for commuters using public transportation (Metro Bus/Rail, MARC, VRE, etc.).

Background Investigation:
To ensure the accomplishment of its mission, the GPO requires every employee to be reliable and trustworthy. To meet those standards, all selected applicants must undergo and successfully completed a background investigation for a Suitability clearance. This review could include financial issues such as delinquency in the payment of debts, child support and/or tax obligations, as well as certain criminal offenses and illegal use or possession of drugs. Depending on the type of background investigation required, the security process may take between 6 weeks to 12 months.

The Agency may rescind the tentative offer if the candidate is unable to obtain an interim clearance.

Schedule A (Disability Appointment):
Documentation of eligibility for employment under Schedule A can be obtained from a licensed medical professional (e.g., a physician or other medical professional certified by a state, the District of Columbia, or a U.S. territory to practice medicine); a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist (i.e., state or private); or any Federal agency, state agency, or agency of the District of Columbia or a U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits. The letter must be printed on a "medical professional's" letterhead and signed.

Reasonable Accommodation:
This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process you must contact the HC Specialist on the vacancy announcement at least seven business days before the closing date of this announcement to receive assistance. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy:
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this position, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire and supporting documents. If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may be excluded from further consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.

In addition, this position requires a work skills assessment as part of the evaluative criteria

You will be further evaluated on the following Competencies required for the position:

  • Ability to interpret and apply sketches, building plans, and blueprints.
  • Ability to use hand tools, power tools, etc., for metal work.
  • Knowledge of raw materials and production processes.
  • Knowledge of welding, acetylene welding, brazing, silver sodering, and regular sodering.

We DO NOT require a separate narrative statement responding to the competencies, however your resume should CLEARLY show possession of these competencies.

If you meet the qualification requirements listed above, your application will be rated based on your online questionnaire and supporting documents. Your application will be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified. Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans. If your final rating places you among the top candidates, your application will be referred to the selecting official for further review.

Read more Security clearance Other

Drug test required Yes

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