Automotive Mechanic (Armored Vehicle)

Washington, D.C
May 23, 2019
May 31, 2019
Full Time


The United States Capitol Police (USCP) is a CALEA nationally-accredited, federal law enforcement agency. The USCP safeguards the Congress, Members of Congress, employees, visitors, and Congressional buildings and grounds from crime, disruption, and terrorism. We protect and secure Congress so it can fulfill its constitutional and legislative responsibilities in a safe, secure and open environment.
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  • Plans, organizes, coordinates and reviews maintenance and repair work on the specialized armored fleet.
  • Prepares detailed reports on compromised armoring systems which include measurements, ballistic integrity evaluation, and pictures.
  • Compares data collected from field inspections against government issued tried and tested designs in order to arrange an overall assessment of manufacturer's product.
  • Recommends changes to improve the overall quality and effectiveness of the mission. Explains work requirements, methods and procedures, and provides advice to Supervisor when problems arise.
  • Adjusts plans, assignments, and methods as necessary to accomplish the work as effectively and economically as feasible.
  • Overhauls the full range of systems on heavy vehicles and equipment. Overhauls carburetor and fuel injection systems, and emissions control systems.
  • Overhauls systems such as diesel, multi-fuel, and gasoline engines, transmissions, and gear reduction systems.
  • Overhauls drive line assemblies, differentials, power dividers, dual speed axles. Overhauls electrical/electronic systems, ignition, starting, and wiring systems.
  • Disassembles, repairs, replaces, reconditions and rebuilds components of the various armoring systems installed on Department vehicles based on specifications in manufacturer's technical manuals and industry practices.
  • Inspects and approves/disapproves repairs done by internal personnel or outside contractors to ensure vehicles are operating appropriately.
  • Troubleshoots and recommends solutions for vehicle maintenance problems that are directly or indirectly related to the stress placed on vehicles by the armor systems.
  • Troubleshoots and tests the full range of systems on the fleet and associated equipment.
  • Troubleshoots, repairs, modifies, disassembles, and/or overhauls major components, systems, and operating mechanisms such as engines, transmissions, differentials and transaxles, electronic fuel injection systems, emission control systems, and related electrical, electronic, hydraulic, fuel, and other assemblies.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be U.S. Citizen.
  • Successful completion of a Background Investigation is required.
  • Must complete a one year probationary period.
  • Must have Direct Deposit.
  • Work shift may be required for this position.
  • This position requires a valid driver's license.
  • Occasional travel will be required.


Evidence of specialized experience must be supported by detailed documentation of duties performed in positions held. Please provide such documentation on resume and narrative responses to the assessment questionnaire.

For CP-08/GS-10: Applicants qualifying for the CP-08/GS-10 level includes one (1) year/52 weeks of specialized experience equivalent to at least CP-07/GS-09 level. Specialized experience consists of: knowledge of the makeup, operation, and installation of complex major automobile systems and assemblies to troubleshoot and repair systems such as: gasoline and diesel engines; automatic and manual transmissions and gear reduction systems; transaxles; drive line and rear axle assemblies including electrical, air, vacuum, or mechanically controlled differentials; electrical and electronic systems and accessories; carbureted and electronic fuel injection systems; exhaust and emission control systems; conventional and power steering mechanisms and hydraulic power-assist systems; and other systems of similar complexity.



1. Valid driver's license and Commercial driver's license to include Air brake and Bus endorsement.

2. Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) T-Series (truck) certifications in all of the following six (6) areas listed below:
  • T1 Gasoline Engines
  • T2 Diesel Engines
  • T3 Drive Train
  • T4 Brakes
  • T5 Suspension and Steering
  • T6 Electrical/Electronic Systems
*Certifications and License Must Be Included to Consider Application Complete*

All eligibility requirements must be met by the closing date (06/05/2019) of the vacancy announcement.

(Information on Qualification & Education are located at the following link: )


There is no education substitution for experience in this series and/or grade.

Additional information

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

We will review your resume, assessment questionnaire and supporting documentation to determine if you meet the minimum requirements for this job. If you meet the minimum requirements for this job, we will evaluate your application materials, to assess the quality, depth, and complexity of your qualifications, accomplishments, experience, and education as they relate to the requirements listed in this vacancy announcement.

Evaluation Factors

Please address all Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSA's) within the narrative responses, so that your experience can be evaluated properly. To view the KSAs please go to the HOW TO APPLY section and click on the link Application Preview.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required

Required Documents

The following documents are required and must be received by the closing date of this announcement:

1. Your Resume: Resumes should include full description of job duties as well as dates (mm/yr) of employment.
2. A complete Assessment Questionnaire: Failure to provide a narrative response when required will result in an "Incomplete Application and/or Assessment Questionnaire" rating.
3. Other supporting documents :
- Valid driver's license and Commercial driver's license to include Air brake and Bus endorsement.
- Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certifications.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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