Air Conditioning Equipment Mechanic Leader

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Oct 14, 2021
Closes
Oct 16, 2021
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

The Air Conditioning Equipment Mechanic Leader performs duties involved with installation, maintenance, and repair of systems. The selectee will perform a variety of air conditioning and refrigeration functions including heating, cooling, cleaning, filtering, and circulating to condition the air.

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Responsibilities

  • Serves as a working leader responsible for the following functions/duties: Passing on to other workers the instructions received from the supervisor and getting work started by distributing the immediate tasks to be performed by individual members of the work group; working along with other workers and setting the pace; demonstrating proper work methods; ensuring that needed plans, blueprints, materials, and tools are available and that needed materials are obtained; obtaining necessary information or decisions from supervisors on problems that come up during the work shift; maintaining current knowledge on procedures, policies, written instructions, and other directives (for example, technical orders to be able to answer questions of other workers); seeing to it that there is enough work to keep everyone in the work crew busy; checking work while in progress and when finished to see whether the supervisor's instructions on work sequence, procedures, methods, and deadlines have been followed; urging or advising other workers to follow supervisor's instructions and to meet deadlines; reporting to supervisors on status and progress of work and causes of work delays; and answering supervisors' questions on overall work operations and problems (for example, concerning the need for additional on-the-job training for individual employees).
  • Responsible for 1) the transition from pneumatic to direct digital controls; 2) greater diversity and complexity of interoperable vendor products; 3) new navigation and troubleshooting requirements for electronically controlled systems; and 4) frequent system construction modification requirements throughout the capitol complex to accommodate tenant requests and modernization.
  • Maintains and repairs refrigeration and air conditioning systems including steam and chilled water lines and regulating valves. Installs or replaces pipes and ducts where conditioned areas are considerable distance from compressors. Troubleshoots the system, identifies defective components, determines corrective actions, and makes repairs to systems including reducing valves, steam traps, overload elements, condensers, chilled water and steam heater coils, evaporators, and chilled water pumps. Removes and replaces chilled water lines.

LOCATION: Architect of the Capitol, U.S. Capitol Building, Asst. Supt. CB & CVC Ops & Main Division, Maintenance Branch, Maintenance Section, Day, Evening or Night Unit.

TOUR OF DUTY: Evening Shift, 2:00 pm to 10:30 pm ***THE SHIFT MAY CHANGE DUE TO OPERATIONAL NEEDS OF MANAGEMENT***

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
11

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Your resume and question responses must demonstrate job-related elements.


***This announcement is open to Current Architect Of The Capitol (AOC) employees only. If you are not a current Architect Of The Capitol (AOC) employee, you will not be considered as eligible. ***

Qualifications

You must meet all eligibility and qualification requirements by the closing date of the job announcement.

You must meet the following SCREEN-OUT element in order to be referred for consideration:
  • Ability to perform the work of an air conditioning equipment mechanic leader without more than normal supervision. This includes the ability to lead employees performing air conditioning equipment mechanic work, specifically for refrigeration and air conditioning systems including steam and chilled water lines and regulating valves. This must be journey-level experience as an air conditioning equipment mechanic performing duties such as repairing and completing overhaul of refrigeration and air conditioning systems including steam and chilled water lines and regulating valves; installing or replacing pipes and ducts; troubleshooting the system; identifying defective components; determining corrective actions; and making repairs to systems. Examples of the systems include reducing valves, steam traps, overload elements, condensers, chilled water and steam heater coils, evaporators, and chilled water pumps.


Education

There is no education requirement for this position.

Additional information

Welcome Veterans. The Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) gives veterans' preference rights in the legislative branch to certain veterans as applied by the Congressional Accountability Act. Veterans' preference is applied on this vacancy announcement. If you are a veteran and have been separated under honorable conditions, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility; SF-15, if applicable; and Department of Veterans Affairs documentation of disability, if applicable. For more information, please visit OPM vet guide

If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System. If you are exempt from registration under Selective Service Law, you must provide appropriate proof of exemption. Please visit the Selective Service System website for more information.

DRUG TESTING: The Architect of the Capitol (AOC) is a Drug Free Workplace. As part of the AOC's suitability assessment, a candidate tentatively selected for a position who is not currently an AOC employee is required to submit to screening for illegal drug use. Satisfactory completion of a drug test is a condition of employment with the Agency. A candidate must test negative prior to being eligible for appointment into a position. We will schedule, provide and cover the cost for the drug test.

The selectee(s) under the vacancy announcement for this position is subject to a criminal record check by the U.S. Capitol Police and satisfactory adjudication to be eligible for employment at the Architect of the Capitol.

The Architect of the Capitol is an E-VERIFY Participant. E-VERIFY is an Internet-based system that compares information from an employee's Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, to data from U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Social Security Administration records to confirm employment authorization in the United States. If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the DHS Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-VERIFY" electronic system. For more information on E-Verify, please visit http://www.dhs.gov/files/programs/gc_1185221678150.shtm

The Architect of the Capitol is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information and/or disability.

This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Moving expenses are not authorized.

Relocation expenses are not authorized.

Probationary Period - A newly appointed selectee is subject to the completion of a one-year trial/probationary period, regardless of whether or not a trial/probationary period has been completed previously with the Architect of the Capitol or another Federal agency.

This vacancy announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies in any of the jurisdictions of the Architect of the Capitol.

All application materials become the property of the Architect of the Capitol.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Review your resume and responses carefully. Your eligibility for consideration and qualifications for the position will be determined based upon a review of your detailed resume and your responses to job specific self-assessment questions.

Your resume will be evaluated based on evidence of your ability to demonstrate the job elements for this position, possession of any specialized experience, and how well your background and experience relates to the self-assessment questions in the job announcement. The self-assessment questions relate to the following job elements and competencies:

-- Ability to Lead

-- Knowledge of Systems

-- Technical Practices

-- Dexterity and Safety

Your responses to the self-assessment questions serve as the basis for your initial rating. You will receive a numerical score based on your responses to these questions. Next, your responses will be evaluated by a Human Resources Specialist and/or a subject matter expert against the information provided in your resume and optional cover letter. Your resume must support your answers to the self-assessment questions. Falsifying your background, education and/or experience is cause for non-selection or disqualification from further consideration.

Please note that a complete application is required for consideration. (Please review the "Required Documents" section of this job announcement to see what must be included in a complete application).

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Other

Drug test required
Yes

Required Documents

The Architect of the Capitol's (AOC) job application process is designed to ensure you only provide information necessary to evaluate your qualifications and eligibility for the position vacancy.

To apply for this position, you only need to submit: a) your resume and b) answers to the online vacancy assessment questionnaire. The online questionnaire contains eligibility and screening questions and other relevant information. No additional documentation or attachments are required at the time of application.

We ask that you prepare and submit a resume that best describes fully your background experience, skills, abilities, education, training and other relevant credentials. The resume should include dates of employment.

Your resume should list your education, training and work experience including job titles, employment dates, duties and accomplishments.


Nothing further is required until it is requested by AOC's Human Capital Management Division. If additional documentation is required for a position, you will be asked to provide it during the selection process or upon selection. At that point, we may ask you to submit documentation to support statements made in your resume.

For example, we may ask you to provide documents such as college transcripts, copy of diploma or proof of Federal employment status. If the position requires a license or certification, we will ask candidate(s) to provide proof at the time of selection.

If you are claiming veterans' preference, we may ask you to submit proof of Veterans preference (DD-214, and, if claiming 10-point preference, the SF-15 plus proof required by that form).

If you fail to provide the required documents, we will withdraw a tentative job offer made and/or remove you from further consideration.

Your application must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on the closing date of this job announcement.

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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