Fort Meade, Maryland
Nov 30, 2021
Dec 08, 2021
Full Time

As a MAINTENANCE MECHANIC at the WG-4749-10 some of your typical work assignments may include:
  • Performs electrical work installing, modifying, repairing, and testing new and existing electrical lines, circuits, and systems including wiring, conduit and other electrical equipment.
  • Work involves diagnosing and locating malfunctions, dismantling, repairing, reassembling, installing, replacing, and performing preventative maintenance on large systems that provide for a variety of heating, ventilation and air conditioning.
  • Installs, modifies, and repairs new and existing utility, supply, and disposal systems.
  • Develops contract specifications and inspects the services rendered by contractors and completes necessary forms in accordance with inspection duties.


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
  • Resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply)
  • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period
  • Work Schedule: Full Time
  • Overtime: Occasionally
  • Tour of Duty: Flexible
  • Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
  • Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA):Non-Exempt
  • Financial Disclosure: Not Required
  • Telework Eligibility: This position is NOT telework eligible
  • COVID19: All Federal Employees must be fully vaccinated by November 22, 2021. Please see, additional information.
  • Incumbent must possess a valid state driver's license.
  • Must be able to pass a pre-employment drug test screening, and periodic testing thereafter.
  • This position is designated as an emergency essential position. The incumbent must report for, or remain at work in emergency situations and dismissal or closure announcements do not apply; unless instructed otherwise.
  • Must undergo a pre-employment physical.


Possess experience in repair and preventative maintenance on large systems that provide for a variety of heating, ventilation and air conditioning; Construction, installing, repairing and modifying wood and wood substitutes structures and items such as building frames, rafters, concrete forms, walls, interior and exterior trim and miscellaneous items; Maintaining, repairing or modifying for accessibility, and occasionally structures of concrete, block, and occasionally brick or other related materials; Installs, modifies, and repairs new and existing utility, supply, and disposal systems and preparing and painting walls, ceilings, and fixtures.

Must possess and maintain certification by an EPA approved institute as it pertains to the handling and control of refrigerants (Freon) and other Ozone Depleting Substances (OZDs) associated with the HV AC trade. Universal Technician Certification required by 40 CFR Part 82, subpart F.

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.


Substitution of education may not be used in lieu of specialized experience for this grade level.

Additional information

Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA): To be eligible for a VEOA appointment under Merit Promotion procedures, the veteran must be a preference eligible or a veteran separated after 3 years or more of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Programs: This program applies to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria; 2) be rated well-qualified for the position; Well qualified is defined as possessing the type and quality of experience that exceeds the positions minimum qualifications. and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. For more information: .

COVID19 - All Federal Employees must be fully vaccinated by November 22, 2021. Proof of vaccination will be required. To ensure compliance with this mandate, review the vaccination requirements, to include timelines for receiving required doses, at the following:

Due to COVID-19, the agency is currently in an expanded telework posture. If selected, you may be expected to temporarily telework, even if your home is located outside the local commuting area. Once employees are permitted to return to the office, you will be expected to report to the duty station listed on this announcement within 60 days. At that time, you may be eligible to request to continue to telework one or more days a pay period depending upon the terms of the agency's telework policy.

Noncompetitive Appointment Authorities: For more information on noncompetitive appointment authority eligibility requirements:
Persons with Disabilities - Schedule A
Special Hiring Authority for Veterans
Special Hiring Authority for Certain Military Spouses
Other Special Appointment Authorities
Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see

The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews, and once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of the decision.
NOTE: Declining to be interviewed or failure to report for a scheduled interview will be considered as a declination for further consideration for employment against this vacancy.

Selective Service Requirement: Please visit for more information.

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Other Notes:

Re-employed Annuitant: This position does not meet criteria for re-employed annuitant. The DoD criteria for hiring Re-employed Annuitants can be found at:

Status candidates must meet time-in-grade requirements (52 weeks at the next lower grade level).