Automotive Mechanic

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Jun 22, 2021
Closes
Jun 25, 2021
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is located in Smithsonian Institution's Office of Smithsonian Facilities (SF), Office of Facilities Management and Reliability (OFMR). The incumbent for this position serves under the general supervision of the Automotive Mechanic Supervisor. The employee is responsible for providing repairs on motorized equipment, trailers and miscellaneous off-highway equipment belonging to the Smithsonian vehicle fleet.

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Responsibilities

WG-8
  • Makes repairs that can be accomplished by removing, replacing, adjusting, and/or cleaning defective parts or components such as fouled spark plugs, worn brake shoes, water pumps, engine gaskets, and belts aid hoses.
  • Tears down and rebuilds components and assemblies by fitting and installing needed parts such as rings, pistons, bearings, and gears.
  • Provides road service.
  • Performs repairs to major components and assemblies such as engines, transmissions, and differentials.

WG-10
  • Inspects, services and repairs motorized equipment, i.e., automobiles, tractor-trailers, coach buses, air-brake equipped vehicles, alternative fuel systems, hydraulic systems, automotive computerized systems, all electric and hybrid electric systems.
  • Performs the full range of journeyman-level work which includes inspecting, servicing and repairing mobile equipment and automotive vehicles work includes major overhaul and repair of end items, major assemblies or components such as engines (gasoline, diesel, hybrid electric, or plug-in hybrid electric(PHEV)), transmissions (automatic, manual or transaxle cross drive), power train assemblies, suspensions, turbo chargers, brakes, steering and other components of engineering, mid-level construction and off-road class of mobile equipment such as all- terrain vehicles (ATVs), snow plows, snow blowers, generators, riding lawn mowers, salt spreaders, sweeper brooms, lift gates, electric winches, tracked-wheel/skid-steered equipment, and tracked loading equipment, cargo vehicles, trucks, buses, forklifts, and bulldozers or other equipment.
  • Performs complex diagnostic and repair procedures on all gas, natural & propane gas, hydraulic, electrical, and computerized and diesel mechanical systems in small or heavy vehicles and equipment.
  • Maintains vehicle records by recording services and repairs in the Fleet Management Information System (FMIS).


Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
10

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Pass Pre-employment Background Investigation
  • May need to complete a Probationary Period
  • Maintain a Bank Account for Direct Deposit/Electronic Transfer
  • Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with Selective Service.


Physical Requirements:

Work requires standing, stooping, bending, stretching, crawling under vehicles, and working in tight spaces or tiring and uncomfortable positions. Frequently lifts parts and equipment weighing up to 40 pounds. Occasionally lifts items 50 pounds or more with mechanical devices or with assistance from other workers.

Additional Requirements:

The incumbent may be required to work late shifts, weekends and holidays and is subject to being called in for emergencies to restore the Smithsonian Institution to normal operations.

Must possess a current CDL License Class B.

Qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the job opportunity announcement.

For information on the Job Qualification System for Trades and Labor Occupations, see OPM's web site at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/x-118c/index.htm.

Qualifications

In order to be rated qualified, an applicant's overall experience and training must indicate possession of the minimum knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform the duties of this position.

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.

Education

Additional information

Flexible Spending Accounts - https://www.fsafeds.com/
Health Insurance - http://www.opm.gov/insure/health/index.asp
Leave - http://www.opm.gov/oca/leave/index.asp
Life Insurance - http://www.opm.gov/insure/life/index.asp
Long Term Care Insurance - http://www.ltcfeds.com
Retirement Program - https://www.opm.gov/retirement-services/

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

How you will be evaluated:
Applications will first be evaluated to determine whether the following screen out element is met:
  • ABILITY TO DO THE WORK OF AN AUTOMOTIVE MECHANIC WITHOUT MORE THAN NORMAL SUPERVISION.

  • If an applicant meets the screen-out element, the following Job Elements will be evaluated:
  • Knowledge of equipment assemblies, installing, and repair, etc.
  • Knowledge of technical practices (theoretical, precise, artistic).
  • Ability to use measuring instruments.
  • Ability to interpret instructions, specification, etc.
  • Ability to use and maintain tools and equipment.
  • Ability to troubleshoot problems (e.g., finding the cause of the problems in automotive vehicles).

  • BASIS OF RATING: Once the announcement closes, your application will be automatically evaluated and rated by the system and a Human Resources Specialist. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your application and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills, and abilities required of this position. If, after the Human Resources Specialist reviews your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that the score you have received is not a true reflection of your qualifications and/or experience, your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect the information you provided that support your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. Your resume should provide detailed information regarding how your education and experience relate to this position, including the major duties and qualifications criteria listed. Applicants who have not submitted a resume in the USAjobs system and/or have not answered all of the announcement questions will not be considered for this position.

    Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA): If you are applying for a VEOA appointment, you must be a veteran and must be honorably separated and either a preference eligible or have substantially completed 3 or more years of active service. ("Active Service" under this law means active duty in a uniformed service and includes full-time training duty, annual training duty, full-time National Guard duty, and attendance, while in the active service, at a school designated as a service school by law or by the Secretary concerned.) A veteran who is released under honorable conditions shortly before completing a 3-year tour is also eligible.

    Noncompetitive Appointment Authorities: The following links contain information on the eligibility requirements to be considered under a noncompetitive appointing authority:
    • Primary Appointing Authorities for Career and Career-Conditional Appointments
    • Hiring Authorities for Veterans
    • People with Disabilities

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    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Other

    Drug test required
    No

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

    Trust determination process
    Credentialing

    Required Documents

    Your application package should include the following documents:
    • Resume - Your resume can be uploaded and attached to your application or created using the USA Jobs on-line resume builder. If you want to receive full credit for relevant experience your resume MUST contain the job title (including the occupational series and grade if it is Federal), duties, starting and ending dates (month and year), hours worked per week, and salary.
    • USAJOBS has guidance on how to ensure that you submit a complete resume: If you have not written a Federal resume before, you may watch this Resume Writing Tutorial video on the USAJOBS YouTube channel , or read through a helpful Resume Writing FAQ article on the USAJOBS Help Site to learn what details you should, and should not, include in your resume. If any of the above information is not included in your resume we may not be able to fully credit you for your experience.
    • A copy of your most recent SF-50 which shows your position title, series, grade, step, salary, position occupied, and tenure to verify Time-in-Grade/competitive status. If you have previously held a higher grade and are applying based on that grade you must provide a copy of the SF-50 showing you held the higher grade and/or have promotion potential to the grade being advertised. Do NOT submit award SF-50s.
    • A recent performance evaluation
    • Proof of Veteran's Preference - DD214 (Member 4 Copy) if you are requesting a special appointment authority, such as VRA or VEOA
    • Proof of severe disability if you are requesting special placement consideration.
    • Proof of eligibility for a military spouse appointment, such as a permanent change station military order.
    • Proof of eligibility for any other special appointing authority not specifically mentioned here


    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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