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Maintenance Worker – US Department of Veterans Affairs – Bedford, MA


Company: US Department of Veterans Affairs

Address: Bedford, MA


  • Full Time

US Department of Veterans Affairs

    Duties

    Summary

    The Maintenance Worker position is located at the Bedford VA Medical Center within the Engineering Service Line. The incumbent is responsible for general maintenance of support work, survey of buildings, review and completion of tasks In the Area Maintenance Log, maintenance and repair of service equipment, on-the-job training, learning new concepts and procedures and cross training of similar or lower grades.

    Responsibilities

    • replaces fluorescent tubes, Incandescent bulbs, ballast’s, switches receptacles, fixture cleaning/lens replacements;
    • installs short electrical runs which Include new conduit and wiring;
    • maintains and repairs of all water coolers and eye wash stations, Including installation and removal;
    • performs testing and checks polarity, grounding and pin tension;
    • maintains, repairs, installs, removes and calibrates thermostats, heating elements, traps, associated valves and piping;
    • installs/refastens/repairs handrails, grab bars, curtain tracks, wall and ceiling mounted television stands, shelving, and cabinets;
    • adjusts and makes minor repairs on vacuum breakers, faucets, and flush valve; and,
    • uses a variety of power tools/equipment including but not limited to power drills, saws, pneumatic/electric hammers, torque wrenches, multi-meters.

    Work Schedule: Monday-Friday; 7:00am-3:30pm
    Position Description Title/PD#: Maintenance Worker/00379A
    Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized
    Bargaining Unit: This position is a Bargaining Unit Position

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    None

  • Job family (Series)

    4749 Maintenance Mechanic

  • Requirements

    Requirements

    Conditions of Employment

    • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
    • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
    • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
    • You may be required to serve a probationary period
    • Subject to a background/security investigation
    • Pre-employment physical required
    • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process

    Qualifications

    To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements within 15 days of the closing date of this announcement, 08/19/2020.

    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
    • Technical Practices
    • Use and Maintain Tools and Equipment
    • Without more than normal supervision

    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.

    Physical Requirements/Working Conditions: Incumbent is required to climb ladders, reach and lift heavy loads over forty (40) pounds and walk long distances in a regular work day. A great amount of kneeling, bending and climbing of stairways Is required. Standing on ladders for long periods of time at various heights. Employee must be able to wear safety and protective clothing, or equipment prescribed for the work setting. At time, incumbent Is required to work in areas that are poorly lighted. He/she Is required to work both Inside and outside in all types of weather. The Incumbent works in areas where clothes and skin can be soiled by grease, dust and steam. The Incumbent Is required to work in areas that are noisy, such as pump rooms, service rooms, etc., Including areas that are exposed to gases, fumes, smoke and dust. He/she works in all areas of the Medical Center, Including contagious disease, and/or contaminated areas. Incumbent will be provided and required to wear universal protection Items such as; caps, gowns, mask, full face, or any safety equipment

    Education

    This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

    Additional information

    Receiving Service Credit or 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.

    Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities [i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities], and/or Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. Contact the Agency Contact for information on how to apply under this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator.

    The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal/VA competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation (a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location) and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 85 or more) for this vacancy. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM’s Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/.

    Placement Policy: The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position.

    It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

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

    Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.

    Financial disclosure not required.

    For more information on the “Who may apply” eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitions document.

    If you are unable to apply online 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.

    IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.

    Narrative responses are not required at this time. If you are referred for consideration, you may be asked to submit additional job related information, which may include, but not limited to; responses to the knowledge, skills and abilities; completion of a work sample, and/or contact for an interview. Your resume and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Other

    Drug test required

    No

    Position sensitivity and risk

    Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

    Trust determination process
  • Required Documents

    Required Documents

    To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

    • Resume

    The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50’s (current/former Federal employees), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.

    • Cover Letter
    • DD-214/ Statement of Service
    • Disability Letter (Schedule A)
    • Disability Letter (VA)
    • Resume
    • Separation Notice (RIF)
    • SF-15
    • SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action

    Veterans’ Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 “Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference” with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans’ Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.

  • Benefits

    Benefits

    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.

    Review our benefits

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

Help

This job is open to

  • Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)

    Federal employees who meet the definition of a “surplus” or “displaced” employee.

  • Federal employees – Competitive service

    Current or former competitive service federal employees.

  • Federal employees – Excepted service

    Current excepted service federal employees.

  • Individuals with disabilities

  • Veterans

Clarification from the agency

Status Candidates (Current and Former Permanent Government Employees) and Veteran Eligibles

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