National Institutes of Health Maintenance Mechanic in Montgomery County, Maryland

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Summary

If you have experience with carpentry, installing, maintaining, repairing and modifying ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC/R) equipment AND you want to play a significant role in a dynamic organization, consider joining the NIH Office of Research Facilities (ORF)! For more information, visit http://orf.od.nih.gov/. . This vacancy is focusing on Heavy Refrigeration duties in Hamilton, MT This Vacancy is focusing on Heavy Electrical and Heavy Plumbing in Durham, NC

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Responsibilities

Working as a Maintenance Mechanic with the Office of Research Facilities (ORF), you will:

  • Troubleshoot HVAC/R systems with complex problems and extensive repairs requiring judgment to locate malfunctions.
  • Perform preventive maintenance on HVAC/R systems and equipment.
  • Respond to service calls and preventive maintenance inspections orally or in writing through computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) regarding malfunctioning/inoperable equipment, kitchen and domestic equipment (e.g., dishwashers, electric rangers, dryers); shop and laboratory equipment (e.g., vacuum pumps, air compressors, piping systems); and plumbing, utility, supply and disposal system (e.g., steam, chilled water, domestic water, sanitary water natural gas, etc.)
  • Make repairs to a variety of HVAC equipment, both industrial and residential. HEAVY REFRIGERATION DUTIES:
  • Install, repair, and maintain large commercial and industrial ventilation, refrigeration, air conditioning (AC), and cooling systems with complex problems and extensive repairs. HEAVY ELECTRICAL DUTIES:
  • Diagnoses trouble and makes repairs that can be accomplished by removing, replacing, tightening, splicing, soldering and insulating defective wiring, controls, equipment and fixtures such as broken and bare wiring, burned out switches and relays, loose connections and fittings, damaged light fixtures and poorly operating thermostats,test equipment by use of voltmeters, ammeters, wattcmeters. HEAVY PLUMBING DUTIES:
  • Perform plumbing tasks including installing and maintaining supply and disposal systems and equipment such as: sewage, water, oil, and gas distribution systems, hydrants, water fixtures, lavatories, showers, sinks, dishwashing machines, etc. Tasks include but are not limited to: locating and tapping main lines, planning and laying out the routing, placement, slant, fall and proper location of systems and equipment, installing valves, traps and unions where needed for proper functioning of the system, assembling of pipe and fittings, hanging or laying assemblies into position, testing for leaks, clearing difficult stoppages in drain pipes, disassembling and repairing damaged sections, fabricating replacement parts when necessary.
Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

10

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4749 Maintenance Mechanic

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Conditions of Employment
  • Position is subject to a background investigation.
  • Must have a current valid state driver's license.
  • This position requires shift work.
  • Applicants for this position must pass a pre-employment medical examination.
  • This position is an Emergency Essential position.
  • Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with the Selective Service.
  • Applicants must meet all qualifications requirements within thirty (30) calendar days of the closing date of this announcement.
Qualifications

Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C. Although a specific length of time and experience is not required for most blue-collar positions, you must meet any screen-out element listed, and show through experience and training that you possess the level of knowledge and skill necessary to perform the duties of the position.

The approved job elements for this occupation are listed as follows: (1) Ability to do the work of the position without more than normal supervision (Screen-out element). (2) Technical practices (theoretical, precise, artistic). (3) Use of measuring instruments. (4) Ability to interpret instructions, specifications, etc. (includes blueprint reading). (5) Ability to use and maintain tools and equipment. (6) Knowledge of materials. (7) Knowledge of equipment assembly, installation, repair, etc.

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; religious; spiritual; community; social). Volunteer work helps build 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.

Preview assessment questionnaire before you apply: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10257208

Education

This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information
  • You must be able to lift and move heavy items weighing up to 100 lbs.
  • You must be able to stand for prolonged periods on concrete floors and walk over rough and uneven terrain.
  • The selectee must be able to bend, stoop, walk, stand, and climb, and work in cramped positions.
  • You may work in hazardous environments or handle hazardous substances.
  • The selectee must be able to work outdoors under all weather conditions.
  • This position requires weekend hours, night shifts, regular or rotational shifts, holiday hours.
  • If selected, you must pass a pre-employment medical examination.
  • The selectee must possess and maintain a valid motor vehicle license.
  • This position is designated as an "emergency essential" position and the selected candidate will be considered an "emergency essential" employee and will be required to be available, ready, willing, and able to report for duty under all circumstances (e.g., inclement weather, government closings and holidays, lapses in appropriations, non-emergency and emergency situations) for operation 24 hours a day and 365 days per year coverage.
  • If selected, you will be covered by a bargaining unit (union).
  • A one-year probationary period may be required upon selection/placement to this position.
  • At the supervisor's discretion, this position may offer work schedule flexibilities: compressed schedules.
  • Additional selections may be made through this vacancy announcement.
  • The National Institutes of Health participates in the USCIS Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify). E-Verify helps employers determine employment eligibility of new hires and the validity of their Social Security numbers.
  • The NIH maintains a tobacco free work environment and campus.
  • We are unable to pay relocation expenses.

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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.

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Resume:

Your resume must thoroughly describe how your skills and experiences align to the criteria defined in the "Qualifications" section of this announcement and it must support your responses to the assessment questionnaire. We cannot assume you have performed the necessary experience required for this position regardless of your employment history or academic career. To ensure all of the essential information is in your resume, we encourage you to use theUSAJOBS online Resume Builder. If you choose to use your own resume, you must ensure it contains all of the required information and you organize it so we can associate the following information for each*experience/position:*

  1. Job title
  2. Name of employer
  3. Beginning and ending dates of employment (month/day/year format)
  4. Hours worked per week. We will assume full-time unless otherwise stated. We will prorate part-time employment in crediting experience.
  5. Detailed description of job duties, accomplishments, related skills, and responsibilities to include any supervisory/managerial responsibilities and number of staff supervised (if applicable)
  6. Series and grade or equivalent (if a federal position) If the position has an education requirement or you are qualifying on the basis of education, you need to list your education history including the type of degree and your major of study. If the position requires a certain number of credit hours, you are strongly encouraged to list the relevant courses in your resume.Do not include a photograph or video of yourself, or any sensitive information (age, date of birth, marital status, protected health information, religious affiliation, social security number, etc.) on your resume or cover letter. We*will not access web pages linked on your resume or cover letter to determine your qualifications.*

For resume writing guidance, please visit the following resources: NIH Jobs website, USAJOBS Resource Center, and the USAJOBS Resume Writing Video Tutorial.

Assessment Questionnaire:

You must submit a completed assessment questionnaire.

Eligibility Documentation:

To be considered eligible, you must submit the following documentation, if applicable to you AND respond accordingly to the associated question on the online questionnaire. If you do not provide the required information, we will assume you are not eligible or you do not wish to be considered for any preference or eligibility. * - SF-50 - A copy of your most recent competitive career or career conditional SF-50 that shows the effective date of your latest position and the full performance level. You may obtain a copy of your SF-50 from your human resources office or, if you are an HHS employee, from your eOPF. If you separated from Federal Government employment, you may obtain a copy of your SF-50 via the Federal Records Center, National Archives and Records Administration. * - Veteran Documentation for eligibility purposes only: (DD-214, VA Disability Letter, etc.). Reference Standard Form 15 (SF-15) for required documentation if you are a 10-point preference eligible. Submission of SF-15 is not required, unless you have derived preference (XP) as described in questions 7, 8, or 9 on the SF-15. In those cases, you must submit a completed SF-15 and the required documentation. For 5 point preference eligibles, you must submit your DD-214 (if separated) or any written documentation from the armed forces that certifies you are 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 certificationis submitted with your application package. * - Schedule A (Disability Appointment)*:* Documentation of eligibility for employment under Schedule A can be obtained from a licensed medical professional (e.g., a physician or other medical professional certified by a state, the District of Columbia, or a U.S. territory to practice medicine); a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist (i.e., state or private); or any Federal agency, state agency, or agency of the District of Columbia or a U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits. The letter must be printed on a medical professional's letterhead and signed. Please note the Schedule A hiring authority neither guarantees employment, nor gives an individual preference in the hiring process. * - Documentation to support any other noncompetitive or OPM interchange agreement eligibility. Reference the Eligibility section of the questionnaire for requirement documents and information. * - Visit our sites on*Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP)*for more information and required documentation. Please do not submit any other supplementary documentation that is not requested of you. To protect your personal information, we will only send your resume and cover letter to the selecting official or hiring manager.

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How to Apply

To apply for this position, please read and follow all instructions in this announcement, complete the online application, and submit the documentation specified in the "Required Documents" section. Your complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM Eastern Time (ET) on 07/20/2018 to receive consideration.

1. To begin, click *Applyto access the online application.* You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply.

2. Follow the prompts to *select your resume and/or other supporting documentsto be included with your application package(see the *"Required Documents"* section for any additional forms and/or supplemental materials required). You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. You must submit your documents through the online application. Unfortunately, we cannot accept emailed or mailed documents. *NOTE: that your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

3. Read all Eligibility questions and respond accordingly to any Eligibility you wish to claim. NOTE: You will only be considered for those Eligibility questions (Status Applicant, Reinstatement, Schedule A, etc.) you respond in the affirmative to, including veterans' preference, regardless of what documentation you submit. We use these questions to assist in determining your eligibility for appointment, preference, and consideration. We cannot assume you intended to respond differently to a question based on other information in your application package. We cannot accept responsibility for granting you eligibility for something you did not claim other than what you provided us in the questionnaire.

4. Complete the assessment questionnaire.Applicants are asked all questions regardless of their consideration preferences. NOTE: We will only consider you for the grades, series, and specialties that you self-identify as being qualified for. We cannot assume you intended to respond differently to a qualification question based on other information in your application package. Preview assessment questionnaire before you apply: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10257208

5. Verify all required documentation is included in your application package,review your responses to the assessment questionnaire for accuracy, and then submit your application. In addition to the required documents, we encourage you to submit the following although they are not required at the time of application (these documents may be requested later in the process).

    • Cover letter
    • Copy of transcripts (if applicable). Official transcripts will be required if selected.
    • Copy of current, valid, unrestricted professional license/registration (if applicable). To check your application status or to update your application, log into your USAJOBS account. Access the USAJOBS help page for guidance on navigating the system.

We cannot assume responsibility or grant extensions for personal issues (e.g., power outage, loss of internet, not understanding a question) when applying to our announcements. For technical difficulties, contact HR Systems Support between 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM ET Monday through Friday at hrss@nih.gov.

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. If you need any other accommodation or assistance with applying please contact Cheryl Harris at harrisch@mail.nih.gov.

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Cheryl Harris
Phone

301-594-6689

Email

harrisch@mail.nih.gov

Address

National Institutes of Health 2115 East Jefferson Street Rockville, MD US

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Next steps

Once you submit your application package, you will receive an acknowledgement email. Your application will be assessed to determine your qualifications and eligibility for the position. After the assessment is complete, you will be notified of the status via email. In addition, you can track the progress of your application package through your USAJOBS account.

The selecting official, hiring manager, or someone acting on their behalf will review the applications of the referred candidates and determine who to interview. We may contact you for an interview or to provide additional information after a few days or up to several months from the closing date of the announcement. We may contact you through email or phone so please ensure you have provided us with your accurate and current contact information. To remain in consideration for this vacancy announcement, you must respond in a timely manner to our correspondence and requests for documentation or information throughout the selection and hiring process.

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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.

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Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants 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.

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  • Social security number request
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  • New employee probationary period

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/504909500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 07/13/2018 to 07/20/2018

Salary: $22.94 to $32.24 per hour

Pay scale & grade: WG 10

Work schedule: Multiple Schedules

Appointment type: Permanent