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at US Department of the Army in Idaho (Published at 28-05-2020)



    This is a Direct Hire Authority (DHA) solicitation utilizing the DHA for Certain Personnel of the DoD Workforce to recruit and appoint qualified candidates to positions in the competitive service.
    About the Position: Completes facilities and grounds maintenance by performing semi-skilled and skilled level tasks related to the operation, maintenance, construction, alteration, and repair of project buildings and structures, roads and grounds, debris facilities, and other project facilities.


    • Operates one or more types of heavy equipment to excavate, backfill, grade, or level earth to rough specifications.
    • Determines the cause of malfunctions and making repairs to a variety of heavy mobile equipment and vehicles.
    • Operate, install, modify, and repair new and existing utility, supply, and disposal systems and equipment.
    • Construct, install, repair, and modify wood and wood substitute structures.
    • Performs a variety of landscaping and grounds maintenance work including sweeping, trimming and mowing; tree falling, sawing and pruning; planting of trees, shrubs and grass; weed control; irrigation; etc.
    • Utilize electric resistance and manual gas welding processes to fabricate and/or repair equipment.
    • Operate straight-in-line trucks which typically have an approximate gross vehicle weight of more than 14,400 kilograms (32,000 pounds) and vehicles driven have limited maneuverability.
    • May operate vessels up to 25 feet, single or twin screw or jet type propulsion motorboats, to complete maintenance activities.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Temporary travel for duty is approximately 5%.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    4749 Maintenance Mechanic

  • Requirements


    Conditions of Employment

    • Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
    • Must obtain a Class A Commercial Driver's License with air brake combination endorsements must be obtained within 12 months of employment.
    • Must obtain a US Army, Corps of Engineers 26' and under motorboat operator?s license must be obtained within 12 months of employment.
    • Must obtain US Army, Corps of Engineers forklift certification must be obtained within 6 months of employment.
    • Man Lift certification will be required when scheduled by management.
    • Pre-employment and random drug testing required.
    • Pre-employment physical to include use of respirator and annual physicals required.


    Who May Apply: US Citizens
    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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
    There is no specific length of training or experience required. However, you must be able to demonstrate, through experience shown in your written application materials that you possess the sufficient knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the work of this position without more than normal supervision.
    WG-10 Minimum Qualifications (Screen Out Element): Ability to do the work of a MAINTENANCE MECHANIC without more than normal supervision. Must have the ability to perform common maintenance worker duties such as; plumbing, carpentry, grounds maintenance, welding, and heavy equipment operator. Must show ability in operating and repairing heavy mobile equipment and vehicles, such as bulldozers, road graders, rollers, and similar heavy construction. Work under normal supervision of a work leader or journey-level employee who observes tasks in progress and upon completion to make sure they are properly performed. - Failure to meet this Screen out Element will result in an ineligible rating.
    PHYSICAL EFFORT: Makes repairs and installations from ladders, scaffolding and platforms. Working in tiring and uncomfortable positions, the employee may strain or exert themselves physically, including being required to stand, stoop, bend, kneel, climb, twist, stretch, or reach. Frequently lifts up to 50 pounds. Requires good foot, hand, and eye coordination, particularly during small craft operation and heavy equipment operation. Strenuous physical effort is used by equipment operation to constantly reach, bend, turn, and move hands, arms, feet, and legs to manipulate controls to operate equipment and attachments.
    WORKING CONDITIONS: The work is done inside and outside and is dirty, dusty, noisy, and/or greasy areas. Frequently works in uncomfortable, awkward, cramped, or hard to reach places. Works on ladders, scaffolds, or man-lifts and may have the potential for injury from falling. Work is performed in all weather conditions to include freezing/icy conditions and extreme heat. The worker is exposed to the possibility of broken bones, electrical shock, burns, illness from sewage, cuts and bruises, or serious accidents. Incumbent may be required to wear a respirator for painting or other assigned duties and must be medically cleared in accordance with the respirator program. Employee is subject to the discomforts of wearing safety equipment such as gloves, steel-toed shoes, hard-hat, lifejacket, respirator, fall protection harness, etc. when required by the situation. The possibility of drowning exists as a result of falls while working around water, but the hazard is practically eliminated through observance of safety procedures, wearing of life jackets, and similar safety measures.


    This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

    Additional information

    • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
    • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
    • Two year trial/probationary period may be required.
    • Direct Deposit of Pay is required.
    • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
    • If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet.
    • This is a Career Program (CP) 18 - Engineers and Scientists position.
    • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
    • Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
    • 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.
    • Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    Once the announcement has closed, a review of your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements listed on this announcement.
    If, after reviewing your résumé and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully when applying, errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.
    You should list any relevant performance appraisals and incentive awards in your resume as that information may be taken into consideration during the selection process. If selected, you may be required to provide supporting documentation.
    Veterans and Military Spouses will be considered along with all other candidates.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Not Required

    Drug test required


    Position sensitivity and risk

    Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

    Trust determination process


  • Required Documents

    Required Documents

    As described above, your complete application includes your resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and any other pertinent documents. If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.
    1. Your resume:

    • Your resume may be submitted in any format and must support the specialized experience described in this announcement.
    • If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and qualification determinations and you may not be considered for this vacancy.
    • For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as incomplete and you may not receive consideration for this position.
    • For additional information see: What to include in your resume.
    2. Other supporting documents:
    • Cover Letter, optional
    • Most recent Performance Appraisal, if applicable
    NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove another person's personal information before you submit your application. You may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected to confirm your eligibility.
  • Benefits


    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.

    Review our benefits

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.


This job is open to

  • The public

    U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

Clarification from the agency

All U.S. Citizens

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