U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Agency Wide
$22.28 to $26.12
Open & closing dates
$22.28 to $26.12 per hour
Pay scale & grade
2 vacancies in the following location:
Relocation expenses reimbursed
This job is open to
Current or former competitive service employees, including:
Career Transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)
OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan - by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?
The incumbent is responsible for the coordination and completion of maintenance on utility systems and building maintenance at the Salisbury VA Medical Center while working independently.
The primary purpose of the position (s) are to maintain mechanical, electrical' plumbing, industrial equipment and piping systems. The primary duties of the position are repairs and service to HVAC systems, electrical systems, plumbing and pipefitting systems, and industrial equipment. The paramount qualifications are journeyman level skill and knowledge of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, refrigeration, pipefitting and electrical systems. Maintenance Mechanics are assigned to various shifts, are subject to callback and often respond to emergent requests for work. The position requires the incumbent to possess and maintain a valid state driver's license.
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Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
HVAC Work: Installation, testing, troubleshooting, repair, overhaul and preventative maintenance of commercial and industrial sized air handler units, condensing units, heat pumps, 600, 750, 1000, and 1050 ton centrifugal chillers, cooling towers, exhaust systems, humidification systems, mini-split systems, window air conditions, circulating pumps, VAV boxes, thermostats, control wiring, valves, compressors, refrigerant and steam piping and other systems and components typical to the HVACR trade. Maintenance Mechanics monitor room temperatures, relative humidity levels and equipment information through energy management systems and respond to problems accordingly. Position requires reclaiming refrigerant and complying with EPA regulations specific to refrigerant gases.
Electrical Work: Testing, troubleshooting and repair of electrical distribution systems and equipment for emergency and normal power sources. Examples of equipment and components include emergency generators, electric panels, circuit breakers, fuses, motors, relays, lighting fixtures, switches, receptacles, controls, transformers, alarm systems, cable trays and circuit wiring.
Plumbing Work: Installation, troubleshooting, and repair of plumbing and piping systems. Installs and repairs equipment and systems such as medical gas, steam, air, water, condensate pumps, radiators, automatic and manual valves, water closets, water fixtures, water heaters, and flash and expansion tanks. Piping systems and peripheral equipment to include water, natural gas, high/medium/low pressure steam and condensate, medical gases, compressed air, heating and cooling, sewer, fire protection, irrigation, and deionized water. Traces and troubleshoots pipelines, systems, and equipment to locate and repair leaks and trouble spots. Tests systems and equipment for proper operation, circulation, flow, pressure and leak-free joints.
Building Maintenance: Incumbent must have knowledge of construction and maintenance of building systems including walls, floors, ceilings, windows, doors, etc. Incumbent will assess damage to building systems, determine repairs
necessary, select proper materials, and complete repairs.
Work schedule: Work Schedule: Shifts could be 7:00 am to 3:30 pm or 12:30 pm to 9:00 pm.
NOTE: Optional Compressed Tour may be offered.
Position Description Title/PD#: Maintenance Mechanic/PD#1672
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
Who May Apply
This job is open to…
Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles)
Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.
Job family (Series)
4749 Maintenance Mechanic
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
Physical Requirements/Working Conditions: Position must be able to work under stressful conditions typical to the hospital environment. Must be able to meet deadlines, work with others and to adapt to often quick changes in assignments and procedures as necessary to get the work completed. Often position must work in confined and poorly ventilated areas, both inside and outside. Mechanic is subject to working in all types of weather including inclement weather as position is deemed essential to the vital function of the hospital. Mechanics in this position are subject to various conditions that may result in burns, abrasions, cuts, and working in areas that are hot, cold, damp, dusty, dirty and potential for coming into contact with contaminated articles. Subject to possible injuries from falling off of ladders, scaffolds, etc. Maintenance Mechanics are required to wear uniforms and all personal protective equipment provided by the government and assigned to him as each situation warrants, such as eye, hearing, head, feet and respiration protective devices. Some of the protective devices used by the position are uncomfortable and are worn for long periods.
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 Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C
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:
ELEMENT NO. 1 Ability to do the work of the position without more than normal supervision.
ELEMENT NO. 2E Knowledge of Equipment Assembly, Installation, Repair, etc
ELEMENT NO. 25E Technical Practices
ELEMENT NO. 60 Use of Measuring Instruments
ELEMENT NO. 75A Ability to interpret instructions, specifications, etc.
ELEMENT NO. 81 Ability to Use and Maintain tools and equipment.
ELEMENT NO. 82A Knowledge of Materials.
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.
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.
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.
For more information on the Who may apply eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitions
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.
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.
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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
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), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.
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
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.
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.
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How to Apply
How to Apply
All applicants are encouraged to apply online. To apply for this position, you must complete the questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 02/02/2018 to receive consideration. To preview the questionnaire click https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10110421
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Agency contact information
WG Bill Hefner Salisbury VA Medical Center
1601 Brenner Avenue
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Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made.
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U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - Agency Wide
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The Veterans Health Administration is home to the United States’ largest integrated health care system consisting of 152 medical centers, nearly 1,400 community-based outpatient clinics, community living centers, Vet Centers and Domiciliaries. Together these health care facilities and the more than 53,000 independent licensed health care practitioners who work within them provide comprehensive care to more than 8.3 million* Veterans each year.