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Do you desire to protect American interests and secure our Nation while building a meaningful and rewarding career? If so, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling. DHS components work collectively to prevent terrorism, secure borders, enforce and administer immigration laws, safeguard cyberspace and ensure resilience to disasters. The vitality and magnitude of this mission is achieved by a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations. Make an impact; join DHS.
“We Train Those Who Protect Our Homeland.” The Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) is a unique inter-agency organization that prepares the next generation of law enforcement officers to meet the nation's most pressing security challenges. To see an informational video and learn more about the FLETC’s vital Homeland Security Mission, please click here .
This position is located in the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, Administration Directorate, Facilities Management Division, Facilities Operations Branch, Glynco, Georgia. The Maintenance Worker performs a variety of tasks involved in the upkeep of buildings and related structures, fixtures and utilities.
Applicable relocation expenses will not be paid. KEY REQUIREMENTS
You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position.
You must successfully pass a background investigation.
You must successfully complete a pre-employment medical exam. DUTIES:
Being a Maintenance Worker makes you a valuable member of the FLETC team and mission. The incumbent will be responsible for performing a variety of tasks involved in the upkeep of buildings and related structures, fixtures, and utilities.
Typical assignments include:
Coordinating, monitoring, and performing requisite installation and repair duties for the upkeep, operations and utilization of the Center's specialized training and support facilities.
Continual, safe and proper operation of all building systems to include, but not limited to computer controlled firearms target systems, direct digital controlled heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, electrical, plumbing, fire alarm systems, chiller/boiler systems and auxiliary equipment.
Assisting in writing of necessary reports, specifications and documentation.
While there is no minimum amount of training or experience required, the applicant must have had experience, military or civilian, paid or unpaid, of sufficient scope and quality to perform the duties of a Maintenance Worker, WG-4749-08. The applicant must have experience performing tasks involved in the upkeep of buildings and related structures, fixtures and utilities to include direct digital controlled heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, electrical, plumbing, fire alarm systems and chiller/boiler systems.
. HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
We will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the requirements described in this announcement. If you meet the requirements, your experience, education and training will be evaluated in addition to the online job questionnaire that is based on the following competencies necessary to perform this job:
1. Ability to do the work of the position without more than normal supervision. (screen-out)
2. Knowledge of equipment assembly, installation, repair, etc.
3. Knowledge of materials.
4. Ability to use and maintain tools and equipment.
If you meet the minimum qualifications, you will be placed in one of the following categories:
Best Qualified: This is the highest category and will be used for candidates who possess the type and quality of experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position and demonstrates high proficiency in all of the critical competencies.
Well-Qualified: This is the next lower category and will be used for candidates who possess the type and quality of experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position and demonstrates acceptable proficiency in all of the critical competencies.
Qualified: This is the lowest category and will be used for candidates who possess the type and quality of experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position and demonstrates basic proficiency in most of the critical competencies.
If you are determined to be best qualified, you may be referred to the hiring manager for consideration and may be called for an interview.
Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Eligibles: If you have never worked for the Federal government, you are not CTAP/ICTAP eligible. Information about ICTAP or CTAP eligibility can be found by clicking http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp to access OPM’s Career Transition Resources website. To be considered well qualified under CTAP/ ICTAP, you must be placed in the best qualified category for this position, as described above. In addition, you must submit the supporting documents listed under the required documents section of this announcement.
Veterans: Preference eligible non-compensable veterans who meet the eligibility and qualification requirements are placed above non-preference eligibles within the category in which they qualify. Veterans who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10% are listed in the best qualified category, except when the position being filled is scientific, professional at the GS-09 grade level, or higher. This position is not considered scientific/professional. For information on veterans’ preference, please click here .
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DHS offers competitive salaries and an attractive benefits package, including: health, dental, vision, life, and long-term care insurance; retirement plan; Thrift Savings Plan [similar to a 401(k)]; Flexible Spending Account; Employee Assistance Program; personal leave days; and paid federal holidays. Other benefits may include: flexible work schedules; telework; tuition reimbursement; transportation subsidies; uniforms (if applicable); health and wellness programs; and fitness centers. DHS is committed to employee development and offers a variety of employee training and developmental opportunities. For more information, go to www.dhs.gov/careers and select “benefits.” OTHER INFORMATION:
To ensure the accomplishment of our mission, DHS requires every employee to be reliable and trustworthy. To meet those standards, all selected applicants must undergo and successfully pass a background investigation for suitability as a condition of placement into this position. Continued employment is contingent upon favorable adjudication of periodic reinvestigations. This may include a review of financial issues such as delinquency in the payment of debts, child support and/or tax obligations, as well as certain criminal offenses and illegal use or possession of drugs.
Veterans , Peace Corps , VISTA volunteers , and people with disabilities possess a wealth of unique talents, experiences, and competencies that can be invaluable to the DHS mission. If you are a member of one of these groups and need more information, please click on the links above to determine your eligibility and to understand the documentation that would be required with your application.
Physical Demands : Continually handles objects weighing up to 10 pounds and occasionally may lift and carry items that weigh about 50 pounds. Considerable standing, stooping and bending is required. Also works on ladders and scaffolds, which require the incumbent to work overhead or in stretched, cramped or awkward positions.
Work Environment : Works inside in areas that are usually crowded and noisy and outside sometimes in bad weather. Is exposed to the possibility of electrical shock, cuts, bruises and broken bones. Also works on scaffolding, high ladders or rooftops. May be required to work shift work and/or weekends. May be required to start work earlier, stay later than normal working hours or be called back for emergencies. Complies with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certification for handling of refrigerants and must be able to possess a valid universal license approved by the US EPA, if refrigerant work is required. Hazards may require wearing full-faced pressurized breathing mask which require the mechanic to be clean-shaven. Occasionally required to wear protective clothing where there is possible exposure to gunpowder, toxic refrigerant and/or other hazardous materials.
Due to the physical effort required for this position, successful completion of a pre-employment medical exam is required.
All employees are required to participate in the Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer DD/EFT for salary payments .
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