Hampton, Virginia
Aug 23, 2019
Aug 31, 2019
Full Time


Performs the work of a Journeyman Locksmith and Carpenter and basic knowledge of Masonry and Painter work involved in the maintenance, repair, construction, alteration and modification of building structures throughout the Medical Center.
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Work includes, but is not limited to the following: Design, layout and construction of walls using wood or metal studs. Cutting and installing drywall to include taping and mudding. Choosing proper material to match existing wall finish then installing the wall finishing including ceramic tile, wall paneling, paint, laminate, wallpaper and vinyl. Preparing and installing insulation and wall moisture barriers. Constructing and repairing walls such as; fire walls, smoke walls, masonry walls, load bearing walls, room dividers and partitions. Shoring up walls in some cases due to extensive damage. Preparing and installing wall supports for heavy items to be hung on the wall, then installing such items, such as television mounts, monitors, plaques, signs, etc. Installs and maintains handrails, wall trim and moldings, bumper guards, etc. Installs and repairs exterior wall systems such as vinyl siding, T-111 siding, shiplap siding, etc.

Performs layout of floors including the construction and installation of, joists and joist supports, timbers, subfloors, underlayment and finished floors such as hardwood, resilient tile, ceramic tile, carpet, linoleum, etc., per drawings or blueprints. Tears up and repairs existing damaged floors and floor structures. Installs supports for anchoring of heavy items with extreme sheer potentials. Installs floor moisture barriers. Installs bridging for settling of buildings.

Installs doors and frames including wood and metal, complete with all types of door hardware assemblies. Installs fire doors in accordance with JCAHO and OSHA standards. Provides finish to doors including sand and sealer, stain and paint. Cuts and installs doors to allow for windows and vents. Installs, modifies and repairs door closure assemblies, hold open devices and panic hardware. Constructs and installs flood gates for foul weather. Installs and repairs storm doors.

Installs window units. Repairs and installs window hardware such as sash cords, locks, etc. Removes, cuts and replaces glass. Removes and replaces window glazing and weather seals. Installs and repairs window shades, venetian blinds and awnings. Provides for moisture proofing, weather stripping and caulking.

Installs and repairs various types of acoustical ceiling systems, suspended ceiling systems, plaster ceilings and sheetrock systems. Cuts and installs access doors in plaster and sheetrock ceilings per drawings or blueprints. Assists other professional trades such as Electrical and Mechanical, in the mounting and installation of equipment. Makes repairs to ceilings to match existing finish.

Constructs and makes repairs to roofs, roofdecks, and performs internal and external building trim work. Installs rafters and repairs sheathing, underlayment and finished roof systems. Constructs, installs and repairs roof openings such as dormers, hatches, etc. Constructs and repairs catwalks for flat roofs. Installs soffits, fashia boards and vents. Boards dormers, vents and windows as necessary for hurricane preparation per emergency and disaster plan.

Constructs cabinets, shelving, laminates etc. Fabricates, installs and repairs countertops. Repairs furnishings of all types and installs protective coverings such as formica. Cuts and installs finished carpentry materials such as wall, ceiling and floor moldings including both interior and exterior building trim. Makes picture frames and shadow boxes.

Minor masonry work including mixing, pouring and finishing mortar, plaster, pro rock, level lastic and epoxy based concrete including the construction of forms for placing concrete. Minor work involving laying bricks and concrete block and installing reinforcement. Patching and repairing masonry walls, floors and ceilings. Frames and installs plaster including base and finished coats. Drills and installs different types of anchors to accommodate the type of masonry.

With regard to painting;work includes surface preparation, including spackling and sanding, priming, intermediate and finish coatings of interior walls, ceilings, floors and trim. Performs minor exterior painting of buildings, parking lots, signs, curbs, streets, etc. as necessary including cornices, facia boards, columns and windows. Paint is applied to various surfaces such as wood, metal, concrete, brick and parking lines. Sets up as necessary, scaffolding or prefabricated staging to facilitate painting job. Applies coating materials such as paint, varnishes, and shellacs with brushes, rollers, spray guns and other related methods and techniques. While preparing for the painting process, incumbent must distinguish between oil and latex paints with regard to MSDS regulations. Cleans up using paint thinners, urethane, etc.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 7am - 3:30pm
Position Description Title/PD#:
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • You may be required to serve a probationary period
  • Subject to a background/security investigation
  • Pre-employment physical required
  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
  • Your resume should include the following information for each job listed: Job title; Complete Work Place Addresses; Duties (be as detailed as possible); Month and year start/end dates; Full-time, part-time status (include hours worked per week)


To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 09/30/2019.

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. Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Federal Wage System Qualification Standards .

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 Job Elements:

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.
Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the job elements and screen out listed below.

This job has a screen-out element which will be used to determine minimum eligibility for this job. Applicants who do not receive a minimum of two points on the screen-out element(s) will be found ineligible. The Screen-out Element for this position is: Ability to perform duties of a LOCKSMITH without more than normal supervision as demonstrated by 1) Perform a full repair cycle of locating malfunction, disassembly, repair, cleaning, reassembly, and reinstallation of a wide variety of commercially manufactured locking devices. 2) Determine the work sequence and select hand and power tools (e.g. files, picks, tweezers, tension wrenches, grinders, buffers, stamping machines, electric drills, soldering, irons, brazing torches, bench lathes and drill presses) to repair locking mechanisms. 3) Plan techniques to be used and apply judgement in the selection of tools and accepted trade practices to troubleshoot and neutralize locks according to appropriate guidelines, manufacturer drawings, diagrams, and technical manuals.

Applicants must meet the requirements of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Job Qualification Handbook for Trades and Labor Occupations. Additional qualification information can be found at: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/federal-wage-system-qualifications/#url=Overview

You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position: Equipment Assembly, Installation, Repair, Interpret Instructions, Specifications (includes blueprint reading), Manages and Organizes Information, Technical Practices, and Troubleshooting

Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.

Physical Requirements. Heavy physical efforts are required. Must be able to lift heavy objects, walk, bend, stoop, climb, crawl and stand on feet for extended periods of time. Must be able to work in tight and restrictive spaces such as under buildings, under equipment, in attics, in tunnels, etc., and at high elevations such as on roofs, scaffolds, ladders, in towers, etc., in excess of 30 feet.

Working Conditions. Must be able to work under stressful conditions typical to the hospital environment. Must work in confined and poorly ventilated areas, both inside and outside. Subject to working in all types of weather including inclement weather as employee is deemed essential to the vital function of the hospital. Subject to various conditions that may result in burns, abrasions, cuts, and working in areas that are hot, cold, damp, dusty, dirty and potential for coming into contact with contaminated articles. Subject to possible injuries from falling off of ladders, scaffolds, etc. Required to wear all personal protective equipment assigned to him as each situation warrants, such as eye, hearing, head, feet and respiration protective devices.


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

Receiving Service Credit or Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employee's credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed.

Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities [i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities], and/or Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. Contact the Agency Contact for information on how to apply under this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator.

Placement Policy: The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position.

It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.

Financial disclosure not required.

For more information on the "Who may apply" eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitions document.

If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .

How You Will Be Evaluated

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


Narrative responses are not required at this time. If you are referred for consideration, you may be asked to submit additional job related information, which may include, but not limited to; responses to the knowledge, skills and abilities; completion of a work sample, and/or contact for an interview. Your resume and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Position sensitivity and risk
Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

Trust determination process

Required Documents

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
  • Resume

The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's (current/former Federal employees), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.
  • DD-214/ Statement of Service
  • Disability Letter (Schedule A)
  • Disability Letter (VA)
  • Professional Certification
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action

Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx .

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