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Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Maintenance Mechanic Leader in Vancouver, Washington

Summary The Maintenance Mechanic Leader receives work orders from the foreman, instruction for distribution of work assignments and methods for accomplishment and documenting by assigned group usually on a day-to-day or job-by-job basis. Incumbent Leads all Maintenance and Repair staff at the Vancouver, Washington Division of the Portland VA Medical Center (PVAMC). Responsibilities The Maintenance Mechanic Leader assists with matters that require coordination with other organizations. Incumbent will report to the Foreman and will perform duties and responsibilities relating to his trade when not performing lead duties. Other Duties includes: Makes progressive and final inspections of completed work for adherence to instructions, work orders and established trade practices. Instruct new employees, conducts on the job training and works along with the journeyman demonstrating proper procedures and the amount of production expected. Searches possibilities for improving operations and reducing costs. Submits work order forms, documenting materials ordered/used and work performed, requisitions supplies, materials and tools. Enforces safety rules and safe use of equipment and also posts time sheet as required. Identifies needs and recommend action to provide necessary employee services, keep workers busy, maintain discipline and refer leave requests and personnel problems to the Foreman. Follows established step-by-step work procedures or recognized trade practice and make minor deviations in procedures or methods to meet such temporary conditions as delayed delivery of materials, breakdown of equipment or unusual absence. Obtains clearance from Foreman before making any major changes of methods or work procedures. Work Schedule: Monday- Friday, 07:00am -03:30 pm Position Description Title/PD#: Maintenance Mechanic Leader/PD206820 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized Requirements Conditions of Employment You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959 You may be required to serve a probationary period Subject to background/security investigation Pre-employment physical required Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process Participation in the seasonal influenza vaccination program is a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP) Participation in the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination program is a requirement for all Veterans Health Administration Health Care Personnel (HCP) - See "Additional Information" below for details. Qualifications To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements within 30 days of the closing date of this announcement, 12/12/2022. 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 reliably and dependably as a Maintenance Mechanic Leader, based on your past work and/or school performance. It 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, the Ability to Lead or Supervise. 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. Examples include, but are not limited to leading assigned journeyman and labor crews and sharing knowledge, skill, and ability of the different trade; assisting with overseeing the operation of maintenance, repairing, and or replacing all equipment and systems; reading blueprints and technically complicated equipment diagrams to determine what work aids are required and understand the sequence of installations; inspecting VA contractor's construction work to ensure it meets code, manufacture installation guidelines. The potential eligibles are then rated against the remainder of the Job Elements. While a specific length of training and experience is not required, your responses to the questionnaire must be supported by detailed descriptions of your experience on your resume. You will be rated on the following Job Elements as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position: Ability to Lead or Supervise Interpret Instructions, Specifications (includes blueprint reading) Materials Measuring Instruments Technical Practices Use and Maintain Tools and Equipment 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: Medium to heavy lifting and carrying, working in awkward conditions, overhead, cramped quarters, bending, stooping, climbing ladders and stairs, working from scaffolding and ladders. Requires good eye-hand coordination. Works inside and outside of buildings in all weather, exposed to hot and cold temperatures. Exposed to some occupational disease hazard working in Medical Center laboratories, wards, and clinical rooms. Danger in falling from ladders and scaffolds, from cuts by tools and power equipment, strains from lifting and from masonry dust in removal of old tile and plaster. Also exposed to toxic fumes and effects from paints. Incumbent is expected to wear safety equipment when working with power equipment. Education Additional Information 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 This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. Pursuant to VHA Directive 1193.01, VHA health care personnel (HCP) are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 subject to such accommodations as required by law (i.e., medical, religious or pregnancy). VHA HCPs do not include remote workers who only infrequently enter VHA locations. If selected, you will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination before your start date. The agency will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request a legally required accommodation from this requirement using the reasonable accommodation process. If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.