The United States government is a massive employer, and is always looking for qualified candidates to fill a wide variety of open employment positions in locations across the country. Below you’ll find a Qualification Summary for an active, open job listing from the Department of Veterans Affairs. The opening is for a Maintenance Mechanic in Leavenworth, Kansas Feel free to browse this and any other job listings and reach out to us with any questions!
Maintenance Mechanic – Leavenworth, Kansas
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 145132Start Date: 09/10/2019End Date: 09/16/2019
To apply for this position, you must have the following qualifications: Screen Out Element: You must have the ability to perform the duties of the Journeyman Level Maintenance Mechanic without more than normal supervision. Related experience includes: Repairing electrical wiring and lighting systems, motors, other electrical and patient care equipment. Installing new component and equipment in the areas of plumbing, electrical, and medical air systems. (*If you answer yes to this question, your experience must be documented in your resume to receive full credit) Physical Efforts: Incumbent is required to climb ladders, reach and lift heavy loads over forty (40) pounds and walk long distances in a regular days work. A great amount of kneeling, bending and climbing stairways is required. Incumbent must wear safety and protective clothing or equipment prescribed for the work setting. Working Conditions: At times, incumbent is required to work in areas that are poorly lighted. He/She is required to work both inside and outside in all types of weather. He/She works in areas where clothes and skin can be soiled by grease, dust and steam. He/She is required to work in areas that are noisy such as pump rooms and areas that are exposed to gases, dust, smoke and fumes. Works in all areas of the Medical Center, including contagious disease and/or contaminated areas. Incumbent shall be provided and is required to wear universal protection items, such as caps, gloves, mask, full face or any safety equipment. Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Federal Wage System Qualifications. For this position, the job element method is used to match what you, the applicant, can do against what the work calls for. Your knowledge, skills and abilities will be compared to the knowledge, skills and abilities (called job elements) needed for success. Your qualifications will first be evaluated against the prescribed screen out element (WG-2 and higher only; screen-outs are not applicable to WG-1). Applicants who appear to meet the screen out element are considered for further rating; those who do not are rated ineligible and are eliminated from consideration. The potential eligibles are 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:
Equipment Assembly, Installation, RepairInterpret Instructions, Specifications (includes blueprint reading)Learning Trade Theory and PracticeMaterialsMeasurement and LayoutUse and Maintain Tools and EquipmentWithout more than normal supervision IMPORTANT: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. All experience listed on your resume must include the month and year start/end dates. 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. 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; 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.
If you’d like to submit a resume or apply for this position, please contact Premier Veterans at firstname.lastname@example.org. All are free to apply!