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 Homeland Security. The opening is for a Powered Support Systems Repairer/Mechanic in Round Hill, Virginia Feel free to browse this and any other job listings and reach out to us with any questions!
Powered Support Systems Repairer/Mechanic – Round Hill, Virginia
Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security
Job ID: 539670Start Date: 11/24/2021End Date: 12/15/2021
The qualification requirements listed below must be met within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Federal Wage System Qualification Standard. Although a specific length of time and experience is not required for most trade and labor occupations, you must meet any screen-out element 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 you are applying. Qualification requirements emphasis is on the quality of experience, not necessarily the length of time.Working Conditions:WG-08 level powered support systems repairers may work inside or outside. Inside, they are frequently exposed to drafts, changing temperature, and loud noise. Outside, they may work in bad weather, in rain or snow, or in wet or icy areas. Both inside and outside, the mechanics are frequently exposed to irritation or discomfort from dust, heat, fumes, and hard damp floors or surfaces. WG-08 level repairers work on parts and systems which are dirty and greasy and which may be dangerous to operate or repair because of defects. They are frequently exposed to the possibility of receiving cuts, burns, bruises, strains, and electrical shock while repairing, positioning, adjusting, and moving equipment, and are exposed to the possibility of receiving bums and skin irritations from acids, fluids, and lubricants. To reduce the dangers and irritations from the above conditions, the mechanics follow numerous safety procedures and wear equipment such as protective eye-glasses, ear devices, hard hats, hard-toe shoes, respirators, gloves, and clothing. Some of these safety items may be uncomfortable to wear or use, and may be worn or used for long periods.
Physical Effort:WG-08 level repairers perform work which involves frequent bending, reaching, crouching, standing and arm movement. They sometimes must work in awkward positions or cramped areas. They frequently lift and carry items weighting up to about 18 kilograms (40 pounds) and lift heavier items using jacks, hoists, or helpers.
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.
NOTE: Qualifications are based on breadth/level of experience. In addition to describing duties performed, applicants must provide the exact dates of each period of employment (from MM/YY to MM/YY) and the number of hours worked per week if part time. As qualification determinations cannot be made when resumes do not include the required information, failure to provide this information may result in disqualification. Applicants are encouraged to use the USAJOBS Resume Builder to develop their federal resume. For a brief video on How to Create a Federal Resume, clickhere.Current or former FEMA Reservists/DAE employees: To accurately credit your experience for these intermittent positions, make sure to list the dates (from MM/YY to MM/YY) of each deployment, along with the job title and specific duties you were responsible for during each deployment. Failure to provide this information may result in disqualification.The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) must authorize employment offers made to current or former political appointees. If you are currently, or have been within the last 5 years, a political Schedule A, Schedule C, Non-career SES or Presidential Appointee employee in the Executive Branch, you must disclose this information to the Human Resources Office.
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