Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Maintenance Mechanic in Fort Wayne, Indiana

Job Overview

Job Overview
Summary

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1975706

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?

VA Northern Indiana Health Care Systems, (VANIHCS), is larger than just a single facility. It is a fully-integrated medical care facility with a dual campuses in Fort Wayne and Marion and Community Based Outpatient Clinics, (CBOCs), in Goshen, South Bend, Peru and Muncie, Indiana and combined VA mission. The combined mission of the VANIHCS means military retirees, and eligible veterans receive health care at these facilities.

As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the Nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to http://www.vacareers.va.gov/

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 on the last page of the JOA for information on how to apply under this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator.

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

Duties

The incumbent will serve as an Maintenance Mechanic and be assigned to Engineering Service located at the Fort Wayne & Marion Campus of VA Northern Indiana Healthcare System (VANIHCS). He/she will perform a variety of tasks involved in the maintenance and carpenter trades as established by the Maintenance Supervisor, Assistant Chief, Engineering Service, or Chief, Engineering Service

Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • The incumbent installs ceiling tiles, floor tiles, metal studs, drywall, ceramic tiles, wallpaper, wall panels, toilet partitions, doors, and door frames complete with hardware, carpet, counter tops, kitchen cabinets, etc.

  • He/she also alters, repairs, and modifies items and structures such as framework, rafters, various styles of roofs, doors, drywall, finished paneling, ceilings, vinyl floor tile, windows, interior and exterior trim, staircases, trusses, and beams, gutters, etc., where accuracy, spacing, and fit are essential and structural soundness or appearance are important. The incumbent plans and completes projects from initial layout to final assembly or installation.

  • The incumbent repairs high-grade wooden items such as cabinetry, shelving, furniture, and woodwork for use in homes, offices, medical applications, etc. These items have details such as curved and contoured surfaces, book-matched panels, and simple and complex joints. He/she selects, cuts, turns, shapes, joins, bonds, fits, assembles, and decorates wooden materials and parts, using the full range of hand and power woodworking tools, machines, and techniques. He/she deternines the tooling, durability, cost, strength, and appearance of a variety of softwoods, hardwoods, plywood, veneers, and wood substitutes when planning and completing projects. These duties are not inclusive of all duties of the position.

  • The incumbent lays brick and repairs joints of concrete block and similar building materials, including the preparation of suitable mortar and the preparation of surfaces to be repaired. The incumbent works on new and old construction, the setting of tile for walls and floors, repairs curbs, and installs sidewalks. He/she also does plastering, including selection of materials, mixing and application in two or three coats on repairing damaged or deteriorated walls.

  • The incumbent determines the roofing work to be done, locating leaks and determining their cause and extent of damage, selecting the work methods to be followed for repair, and determining and using a greater variety of roofing materials and accessories such as shingles, roofing felt, and asphalt. Incumbent is responsible to install new roofs, including metal flashing, gutters, and other roofing accessories, and repair or replace sheathing, boards, beams, and joists.

Work Schedule: 7:00 am - 3:30 pm and/or 3:00 pm - 11:00pm Monday thru Friday.

Work Location: Fort Wayne & Marion Campus, Indiana

Service Line: Engineering

Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.

Relocation Incentive: Relocation incentives are not authorized for this position.

Position Description Title/PD#: Maintenance Mechanic/PD # 00762-A

Supervisory Status

No

Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Who May Apply
This job is open to…

Staus Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles). 1st area of consideration current, permanent employee of the VA Northern Indiana Health Care System.

Questions? This job is open to 4 groups.

Job Requirements

Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • 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.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
Qualifications

Your background must demonstrate knowledge in a variety of Maintenance Mechanic functions, such as Installs ceiling tiles, floor tiles, metal studs, drywall, ceramic tiles, wallpaper, wall panels, toilet partitions, doors and door frames complete with hardware, carpet, counter tops, kitchen cabinets; Alters, repairs, and modifies items and structures such as framework, rafters, various styles of roofs, doors, drywall, finished paneling, ceilings, vinyl floor tile, windows, interior and exterior trim, staircases, trusses, and beams, gutters; Plans and completes projects from initial layout to final assembly or installation; Repairs high-grade wooden items such as cabinetry, shelving, furniture, and woodwork that may have curved and contoured surfaces, book-matched panels, and simple and complex joints; Determines tooling, durability, cost, strength, and appearance of a variety of softwoods, hardwoods, plywood's, veneers, and wood substitutes when planning and completing projects.

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 ( www.opm.gov/qualifications/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 questions. The screen-out element for this position is Ability to do the job of an Maintenance Mechanic without more than normal supervision.

JOB ELEMENTS: Those who meet the minimum level of experience and training for the screen-out element will then be evaluated in each of the following job elements:

  1. Detailed knowledge and skills at a journeyman level of building construction techniques and methods and a working knowledge and skills in masonry and concrete work.
  2. Ability to interpret oral instructions and check plans, blueprints, and sketches; visualize the item to be made; compute, check, and ensure consistency of dimensions; make templates and patterns.
  3. Knowledge and skill in the use of a wide range of machining techniques to set up, adapt, and use appropriate machines, tools, and accessories to accomplish projects.
  4. Comprehensive knowledge of techniques and procedures of brick, block, and stonework including laying whole brick and block, and the skill necessary to cut and shape brick to complete corners.
  5. Ability to use a variety of hand and power tools such as brick or napping hammer, brick or skill saw in cutting and shaping brick, ax, pick, chisel, and hammer in cutting or shaping stone.
  6. Greater knowledge of roofing techniques in applying a variety of protective coverings to roof surfaces, including different types of shingles, gravel, and other topping.

Please Note: There are no educational requirements for Federal Wage System positions.

PHYSICAL EFFORT: The incumbent works at benches or while material is on supports. This requires considerable standing, stooping, and bending. He also works on ladders and scaffolds which require his working overhead or in stretched, cramped, or awkward positions. Arm movement is considerable when nailing and using such tools as handsaws and planers. Work may also require physical exertion and the lifting or carrying of various weights. Concrete work requires heavier effort in handling and finishing of the project.

WORKING CONDITIONS: The worker is subject to cuts from hand or power tools and danger from flying splinters and chips of wood. Shop work is also unpleasant due to the presence of sawdust in the air. Frequently the incumbent works outside in all kinds of weather. There are times when protection from weather conditions is limited to unheated building shells.

Security Clearance

Other

Additional Information

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

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. During our review, if your résumé and application package do not support your questionnaire answers, we will adjust your rating accordingly. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email (if provided); otherwise, applicants will receive a notification letter via the U.S. Postal Service. 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.

You may also check the status of your application at any time by logging onto your USAJobs account and clicking on "Application Status." For a more detailed update of your status, click on "more information." Information regarding applicant notification points can be found in the USAJobs Resource Center.

BENEFITS

VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered: http://www.vacareers.va.gov/why-choose-va/benefits/index.asp.

NOTE: This is a TERM appointment not-to-exceed 2 years. Term appointments are non-status, nonpermanent appointments of limited duration (more than 1 year but no more than 4 total). Term employees are eligible to earn leave and generally have the same benefits as permanent employees including health and life insurance, within-grade increases and Federal Employees Retirement System and Thrift Savings Plan coverage. Term appointments may be extended without further competition (up to the 4 year maximum). The appointment to a Term position does not confer eligibility for promotion or reassignment to other positions or the ability to be non-competitively converted to permanent employment.

Other Information

The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 85 or more before any Veterans preference points) for this vacancy. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website.

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.

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

Selectee will not be required to file a financial disclosure report.

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

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/472720200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 2017-08-11 to 2017-09-01

Salary: $25.26 to $29.64 / per hour

Pay scale & grade: WG 10

Series: 4749 Maintenance Mechanic

Appointment type: Term NTE 2 Years

Work schedule: Full Time

Job announcement number: 610-17-RWS-1975706-BU

Control number: 472720200