Automotive Worker, WG-5823-08
Maintenance, repair, and overhaul of combustion-powered automotive vehicles, and other vehicles with similar characteristics, including their gasoline and diesel engines and other mechanical, hydraulic, electrical, and electronically controlled systems.
Satisfactory completion of pre-employment medical examination is required.
Your application may be shared with other selecting officials at NIST with opportunities like this one. Additional selections may be made through this vacancy.
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Completes work assigned by the WG-10 automotive mechanic or supervisor. Makes repairs that can be accomplished by removing, replacing, adjusting, or cleaning defective parts or components. Assists WG-10 automotive mechanic in completing more complex repairs involving major assemblies or systems, such as engines, transmissions, differentials, or electronically controlled components.
Obtain standard parts, such as water pumps, wheel bearings, fan clutches, brake linings, tailpipes, thermostats, master cylinders, windshield wiper motors, starters, alternators, batteries, drive line components, and other components of similar complexity by looking up replacement information in parts manuals or by making comparison with samples.
Uses a small variety of test equipment, on-board computers, and electronic analyzers. Selects tools, decides on the techniques to use, and carries out assignments with minimal check during progress. Makes adjustments and settings in accordance with specifications in manufacturers' manuals and tests the completed product.
Follows established safety rules and regulations, maintains a safe and clean work environment, uses and assures proper fit of required safety equipment and clothing.
Conditions of Employment
- You must be a U.S. citizen
- You must be registered for Selective Service
- You must be suitable for Federal Employment
- This position has physical requirements.
Satisfactory completion of pre-employment medical examination is required.
Applicants must meet requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
There is no specific length or level of experience requirements. The applicant's overall background of experience, education and training must clearly demonstrate the ability to perform the duties, as described in this announcement, screen out elements:
- Ability to do the work of the Automotive Worker position without more than normal supervision.
- Ability to operate a motor vehicle as evidenced by a valid state issued drivers license (COPY OF VALID STATE ISSUED DRIVERS LICENSE MUST BE SUBMITTED AT TIME OF APPLICATION).
Applicants must meet the screen out elements and achieve an overall score of at least fifty (50%) or higher
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.
Qualification requirements in the vacancy announcement are based on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook, which contains Federal qualification standards. This handbook is available on the OPM website located at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/
Applicants may request reconsideration of their qualifications determination within three business days from the date their applicant status was changed. Applicants should email the Agency Contact listed in this vacancy announcement with their written request listing the announcement number; explaining why the original determination was improper; what factors were not considered; and, should provide any other pertinent information that would enable reevaluation.
A probationary period may be required.
This position is covered by the Federal Wage System. The FWS is a uniform pay-setting system that covers Federal appropriated fund and non-appropriated fund blue-collar employees who are paid by the hour. For more information regarding the FWS, visit http://www.opm.gov/oca/wage/ .
Applying under a Special Appointing Authority (i.e., VRA , 30% or more disabled veterans , Peace Corps, Schedule A/persons with disabilities ): if you meet the minimum qualifications stated in the vacancy announcement, you will be forwarded to the selecting official for consideration and may be contacted for an interview. If two or more VRA candidates apply and one or more is a preference eligible, Veterans' preference will be applied.
Applying as a Merit Candidates: Your responses to the job questionnaire will serve as the basis for identifying best qualified candidates. Best qualified Merit and Veterans Employment Opportunity Act ( VEOA ) eligibles (i.e., candidates in the GOLD category) will be forwarded for consideration to the selecting official and may be contacted for an interview. Non-competitive consideration will be given to those Merit candidates that have held a position with the same promotion potential as the position advertised. Documentation (in the form of an SF-50) is required to show proof of promotion potential or highest grade held.
Applying as an Agency Based candidate (i.e., outside the Federal government), your application package will be placed in one of three categories based on your responses to the assessment questions; Gold, Silver, or Bronze. Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans. If non-veterans can be referred, the Best qualified (i.e., candidates in the GOLD category) will be forwarded for consideration to the selecting official and may be contacted for an interview. More information about the three categories can be found at: Category Rating
Applying as a CTAP or ICTAP candidate: CTAP and ICTAP candidates will be eligible for selection priority if it is determined that they have exceeded the minimum qualifications for the position by attaining at least a rating of 85 out of 100. Information regarding CTAP and ICTAP appointments and eligibility can be found at - CTAP/ICTAP
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation will be reviewed to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. If you meet the minimum qualifications stated in the job opportunity announcement, we will compare your resume, optional cover letter and supporting documentation to your responses on the scored occupational questionnaire (True/False, Yes/No, Multiple Choice questions). Your resume and/or optional cover letter must support your responses to the scored occupational questionnaire, or your score may be lowered.
Please ensure that your resume contains specific information such as position titles, beginning and ending dates of employment for each position, average number of hours worked per week, salary, duties performed for each position, and if the position is/was in the Federal government, you should provide the position series and grade level/pay band.
The scored occupational questionnaire will evaluate you on the following competencies; please do not provide a separate written response:
- Ability to do the work of the Automotive Worker position without more than normal supervision (SCREEN OUT)
- Ability to operate a motor vehicle as evidenced by a valid state issued drivers license (SCREEN OUT). Please provide a copy of your valid state issued drivers license with application.
- Knowledge of equipment assembly, installation, repair, etc.
- Technical practices (theoretical, precise, artistic).
- Use of measuring instruments.
- Ability to interpret instructions, specifications, etc. (includes blueprint reading).
- Ability to use and maintain tools and equipment.
To preview questions please click here .
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
Position sensitivity and risk
Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk
Trust determination process
Credentialing , Suitability/Fitness
The documents you are required to submit vary based on how you're applying (i.e., as a veteran or disabled veteran, current or former Federal employee, etc.). Please review the information on the following link to determine if there are any documents you need to provide - https://www.nist.gov/careers/information-new-employees/applying-jobs-required-forms
Failure to submit required documents, based upon how you apply, may result in loss of consideration due to an incomplete application package. It is your responsibility to ensure all required documents have been submitted. Official documents are not required at the time of application, copies are sufficient. If selected, official documentation must be submitted prior to appointment.
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.