U.S. Air Force - Agency Wide MAINTENANCE MECHANIC in Fairchild AFB, Washington
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Air Force Employee (Current Permanent Competitive Service Career/Career-Conditional Employee and Current
Permanent AF DCIPS Employees with Reinstatement Rights to the Competitive Service)
Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. For additional information, click here.
Appointment of Certain Military Spouse (EO 13473)
DoD Transfer (Army, Navy, DFAS, etc.--Excluding Air Force)
Employment of People with Disabilities - Schedule A, click here for additional information
Executive Order (EO) 12721
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)
Non-DoD Transfer (OPM, VA, Dept of Labor, etc.)
Other Appointment Eligibilities (TSA, FAA, Postal, etc.)
Veterans' Recruitment Appointment (VRA)
30% Disabled Veterans
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The primary purpose of this position is: To install, maintain, repair, and modify large/complex heating (includes heating boilers and single and multiple fuel power boilers), ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC/R) systems and support equipment including mechanical system controls and distribution lines.
Plans and lays out work from blueprints, sketches, drawings, specifications, guides, codes, and work orders. Reviews work order requirements reflecting systems, parts, and assemblies to be repaired, modified, or installed. Utilizes safety practices and procedures following established safety rules and regulations and maintains a safe and clean work environment.
Troubleshoots HVAC/R systems with complex problems and extensive repairs requiring judgment to locate malfunctions and performing preventive maintenance on HV AC/R systems and equipment while inspecting and calibrating controls and gauges.
Installs, repairs, and maintains large commercial and industrial ventilation, refrigeration, air conditioning (AC), and cooling systems with complex problems and extensive repairs. Performs essential electrical work incidental to the maintenance and operation of HVAC/R systems.
Installs, modifies, overhauls, repairs, and maintains a variety of complex heating boilers and/or heating systems, single and multiple fuel power boilers, and associated auxiliary and pollution control equipment. Performs work on power boilers which use gas and/or oil for steam or hot water production and distribution plants.
Who May Apply
This job is open to…
Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles)
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4749 Maintenance Mechanic
Conditions of Employment
- U.S. Citizenship Required
- Must be registered for Selective Service, see Legal & Regulatory Guidance
- This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program
- Travel and relocation expenses will not be paid
- A pre-employment physical examination is required
ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT*:*
Shift work may be required.
Emergency overtime may be required.
The work may require the employee to drive a motor vehicle. An appropriate, valid driver's license may be required for the position.
Position requires CFCINCFC Certification (universal) as required by 40 CFR Pan 82, Subpart f., EPA.
Recall to duty may be a requirement of this position.
Position requires the ability to discern colors, contrast, and depth.
Will be required to train/guide lower graded (or other trades) military/civilian employees.
This vacancy is being re-announced. Candidates who applied for Announcement # 4Y-AFPC-1292489-822007-PJK must self-nominate for this Announcement in order to receive consideration.
*Please remember to re-submit all applicable supporting documents. When selecting an eligibility of appointment, click on the link, read and follow the instructions precisely. Please be advised, if you have missing supporting documents or the documents are incomplete, you will not be eligible for the chosen appointment. *
Wage Grade hourly rate for this position is $23.13 to $26.98.
SPECIALIAZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C; for additional information click here. Although a specific length of time and experience is not required for most trade and labor occupations, you must meet any screen-out element(s) listed, and show through experience and training that you possess the quality level of knowledge and skill necessary to perform the duties of the position at the level for which applying. Qualification requirements emphasis is on the quality of experience, not necessarily the length of time.
The screen out element for this position is ABILITY TO DO WORK OF MAINTENANCE MECHANIC WITHOUT MORE THAN NORMAL SUPERVISION.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:
Knowledge of the principles and theories of air conditioning and refrigeration and properties of refrigerants; mechanical, electromechanical, and pneumatic principles to inspect, install, test, maintain, and repair power boilers and associated auxiliary and pollution control equipment; and the construction and operation of a variety of large industrial and commercial refrigeration and A/C systems.
Knowledge of electrical equipment, i.e., meters, test lamps, voltage testers, ammeters, and polarity testers.
Knowledge of safety regulations, practices, and procedures; and regulations, procedures, and policies related to records maintenance and documentation.
Skill in dismantling, repairing, and reassembling pumps, impellers, compressors, chillers, receivers, and evaporators to include balancing, aligning, and maintaining turbines, pumps, generators, and preheaters; troubleshooting complex problems on large projects; and applying prescribed test procedures.
Skill in the use of hand tools, power tools, and a variety of test equipment.
Ability to read and interpret instructions, blueprints, drawings, sketches, and specifications; and maintain difficult balances of a variety of refrigerant controls and complicated motor controls.
The employee lifts, carries, and handles equipment up to 50 pounds unassisted and over 50 pounds with assistance. Works from ladders, scaffolding platforms, or cramped areas where equipment, parts, or tools are hard to reach. Work requires frequent stooping, stretching, bending, kneeling, and working in tiring, uncomfortable positions for long periods. In addition, work involves frequent movement and maneuvering of large, heavy equipment using hoists, holders, and pulleys as required.
The employee works indoors and outdoors, on elevated structures, and in cramped areas. Subject to discomfort from face masks or other protective devices when there is a possibility of exposure to chemicals, heat, steam, noise, noxious gases, fumes, or acids. Occasionally works outside, on top of buildings, in drafty attic spaces, and in cramped areas with low overheads. Incumbent is subject to possible burns, electrical shocks, cuts, strains, bruises, and chemical irritations. To reduce dangers from these and other similar conditions follows prescribed safety practices and use safety equipment such as safety glasses, hard-toe shoes, respirators, hard hats, and fire retardant gloves.
PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE*:*Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.
VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 80 or above on the rating criteria for this position.
Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants. Click here for more information.
90-Day Register: This announcement may result in a 90-day register that may be used to fill like vacancies for 90 days after the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as vacancies occur.
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How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.
Your responses to the questionnaire may be compared to the documents you submit. The documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "insufficient information" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.
Applicants who disqualify themselves will not be evaluated further.
Background checks and security clearance
Q - Nonsensitive
- Required Documents
*The following documents are required and must be provided by the closing date of the announcement. *
Online Application (Questionnaire)
Resume - If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, you will not be considered for this vacancy. Your resume may be submitted in any format. For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., hour per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). Resumes that do not contain this information may be marked as insufficient and applicants may not receive consideration for this position.
DD214 or "Certification" of service (Document must reflect character of service)
SF-15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, if applicable
Veteran Administration Letter of Disability Rating, if applicable
VETERANS AND ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE MEMBERS: The appointing authorities for Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA), the Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA), and 30 Percent or More Disabled Veterans, as well as all claims of veterans' preference for employment, require proof of active duty service. Proof of creditable active duty is usually demonstrated by submitting a DD214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, with your application. For active duty members who have not yet received a DD214, the Veterans Opportunity to Work (VOW) to Hire Heroes Act (5 U.S.C., Chapter 21, Section 2108a) allows you to furnish a "certification" of your active service. A "certification" is any written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the "certification" is submitted. Agencies are required to accept, process, and grant tentative veterans' preference to those active duty service members who submit a certification along with their job application materials. The "certification" must be signed by, or by direction of, the adjutant, personnel officer, or commander of your unit or higher headquarters and must indicate when your terminal leave will begin (if applicable), your rank, dates of active duty service, the type of discharge and character of service (i.e. honorable). Your preference and/or appointment eligibility will be verified prior to appointment. If you are claiming veterans' preference for employment or are applying for consideration under the VRA, VEOA, or 30 Percent or More Disabled Veterans appointment authorities and fail to provide a DD214 or valid "certification" of service with your initial application, you will not be afforded veterans' preference and/or will be found ineligible for consideration. Military members may be appointed before the effective date of their military retirement/separation if member is on terminal leave.
If selected, you will be required to submit the following documents to substantiate your eligibility and/or qualifications. A list of required documents for all eligibilities may be located here:
Eligibility Documentation, SF50, Proof of Disability, Certification of Job Readiness, etc.
Transcripts, if qualifying based on education or positive education series.
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.
- Benefits for federal employees
- Healthcare insurance
- Pay and leave
The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program. In addition to your take-home pay, click here for an overview benefits currently offered to Federal employees. Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.
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.
- How to Apply
How to Apply
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
- Your Resume (your latest resume will be used to determine your qualifications)
- If you submit more than one copy of your resume, only the most recent (latest) version will be reviewed. The latest timestamp will be used to determine which version of your resume is "most recent". It is your responsibility to check the status and timestamp of all documents you submit as part of your application.
- If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, you will not be considered for this vacancy.
- For qualification determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and dates of employment (i.e., hours per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as insufficient and you will not receive consideration for this position.
A complete Occupational Questionnaire
Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below). Ensure all submitted documents contain your full name, address, phone number and last four digits of your social security number.
The complete Application Package* must* be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Thursday, September 21, 2017
To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.
To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, click here for the required cover page. This Vacancy ID is 2011658. Fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144. All support documents should be uploaded to your USAJOBS account and included with your application package. Faxing documents should be used as a last resort; do not fax duplicate documents.
If you cannot apply online:
Click the following link to view and print the questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire
OPM Form 1203-FX must be provided to show your responses to the occupational questionnaire. Please note:The numbering on the OPM Form 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire in Section 25 of the OPM Form 1203-FX, which continuously numbers from number one, while the Questionnaire starts each section of questions with number one. When entering your responses please continue regardless of number sequence. Applicants are responsible for ensuring their responses are transferred accurately. Click here for the OPM Form 1203-FX.
Fax all required documents to 1-478-757-3144. Your OPM Form 1203-FX will be the cover page for your fax transmission. Ensure all submitted documents contain your full name, address, phone number and last four digits of your social security number.
PLEASE NOTE:It is the applicants responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume) is received, accurate and submitted by the closing date. You may verify your documents have been processed with your application package successfully by clicking here. Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan. Faxed documents take 2-3 business days to process.
Human Resources WILL NOT modify or change any answers submitted by an applicant.
Agency contact information
Total Force Service Center
Air Force Personnel Center 92 FSS/FSMC 7 W ARNOLD STR 19 FAIRCHILD AFB, WA
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Once your application package is received an acknowledgement email will be sent.
If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application. Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility and qualifications for consideration. If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration.
To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select My Applications, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.
If you do not provide an email address, you are responsible for checking status updates and notifications in USAJOBS. Hard copy notifications will not be sent to you.
- Fair & Transparent
Fair & Transparent
The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.
Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
- Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) office at OPM
- Office of Equal Opportunity
Reasonable Accommodation Policy
Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.
Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
- An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.
You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency.
Legal and regulatory guidance
- Financial suitability
- Social security number request
- Privacy Act
- Signature and false statements
- Selective Service
- New employee probationary period
This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/479625600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
Open & closing dates: 09/15/2017 to 09/21/2017
Salary: $48,272 to $56,307 per year
Pay scale & grade: WG 10
Work schedule: Full-Time - Full Time
Appointment type: Permanent