Maintenance Mechanic Leader

Salem, Virginia
Oct 16, 2021
Oct 19, 2021
Full Time


The primary duties of the incumbent are that of a work leader, performing work which requires physical abilities and effort that involves general skills and knowledge regarding maintenance functions pertaining to Carpentry, Plumbing, Electricity, Painting, and HVAC. The principal tasks involve leading workers in the safe and correct repair, renovation, and maintenance to all station furniture, furnishings, and structures.

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Receives instructions and project deadlines from the Zone Maintenance supervisor. The incumbent updates and advises other workers; and responds to questions regarding the overall work operations, assigned projects, and problems. The incumbent ensures work progress reports are given to the supervisor for all projects, on a regular and recurring basis.

Ensures required plans, instructions, materials, tools, and other supplies are obtained and available. Interprets building drawings, blueprints, schematics, manufacturer specifications, and other instructions to determine layout and sequences of work to be completed. Obtains needed information or decisions from supervisor on problems that may come up during work. Sets up, operates, and provides guidance on a wide variety of machines and tools utilized in the trades of Carpentry, Plumbing, Electricity, Painting, and HVAC to complete tasks. Assures tasks are completed in accordance with supervisor's instructions on work sequence, procedures, methods, and deadlines by working along with others and setting the pace, checking work in progress, and validating completed projects. The incumbent reports the status and progress of the work, potential delays and causes to the supervisor.

Maintains current knowledge, and answers questions of other workers on procedures, policies, written instructions and associated directives pertaining to assigned tasks.

Participates in work and ensures work crews are actively engaged on assignments and are productive. Ensures safety and housekeeping rules are followed. Assembles, installs, and maintains items and structures, at the apprentice level, in the trades of Carpentry, Plumbing, Electricity, Painting, and HVAC while demonstrating proper work methods.

Performs other directly related duties as assigned.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 6:45am - 3:30pm. Must have the flexibility to work outside the normal tour of duty which may include weekends and holidays.
Position Description Title/PD#: Maintenance Mechanic Leader/PD022830

Physical Requirements. Work is performed at various job sites throughout the facility. The incumbent is required to walk and stand for extended periods of time while operating tools and equipment. The work requires considerable bending, kneeling and stooping. Strenuous physical exertion is sometimes required when handling heavy and bulky materials. The employee may regularly lift and carry items weighing up to 40 pounds, and occasionally in excess of 100 pounds.

Working Conditions. Work is performed in all areas of the hospital, indoors and outdoors, where the incumbent is exposed to extreme heat, cold, rain, snow, etc. Subject to moderate or high noise levels from operating tools, equipment, and machinery, dust, fumes, electricity, moving machinery, chemicals, and other hazardous material associated with maintenance trades. The incumbent is subject to cuts, bruises, and contusions, and may work in confined areas such as crawl spaces and attics which may be dusty and dirty. The incumbent uses protective clothing and devices in accordance with directives and policies.

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
  • Subject to a background/suitability investigation
  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
  • May serve a probationary period
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • A complete application package; Resume, Transcripts, etc.
  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process


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

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:
  • Equipment Assembly, Installation, Repair
  • Interpret Instructions, Specifications (includes blueprint reading)
  • Lead or Supervise
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.

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.


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced VA competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be well-qualified, applicants must possess experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors if applicable, and must be proficient in most of the requirements of the job. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website which can be found at .

Receiving Service Credit for 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.

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

If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, 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.


Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required

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

Trust determination process

Required Documents

Documents Accepted:
  • DD-214/ Statement of Service
  • Disability Letter (VA)
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action

Documents Required:
  • Resume

Please review the above list(s) to ensure you have included all necessary documents required for your application.Not every applicant will require the same documents, therefore it is the applicants responsibility to ensure that their application package includes all necessary documents to determine qualifications and eligibility for appointment, such as a copy of your SF-50, transcript, ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information. Applicants will be deemed ineligible if supporting documentation is not submitted.

Veterans' Preference: Since the Direct-Hire Recruitment Authority is being used, traditional Veterans' Preference rules do not apply. Qualified veterans will, however, be given full consideration for this position.

Applications are accepted online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.