Maintenance Worker
Department of Defense - Columbus, OH

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America's Logistics Combat Support Agency

The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) is a U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) agency. DLA provides worldwide logistics support for the missions of the Military Departments and the Unified Combatant Commands under conditions of peace and war. It also provides logistics support to other DoD Components and certain Federal agencies, foreign governments, international organizations, and others as authorized.


See Conditions of Employment for requirements related to this position

DUTIES: As a Maintenance Worker, you will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Performs a variety of maintenance tasks such as carpentry, painting, masonry, electrical, plumbing, and heat, ventilating and air-conditioning. Representative tasks are described below, but are not all-inclusive.
  • Carpentry - Makes simple repairs to restore wood or wood substitute items to a serviceable condition.
  • Painting - Prepares surface and utilizes standard coating (brushing, rolling, spraying) methods, to insure surfaces are fully coated, protected, and free from drips and runs.
  • Masonry - Tears out portions of walls for installation of doors, windows, machines, fixtures, etc. Lays whole brick or stone in horizontal rows.
  • Plumbing - Removes, cleans, unclogs, replaces, and seals defective parts of utility, supply, and disposal systems.
  • Electrical - Removes, replaces, tightens, splices, solders defective wiring, burned out switches, relays, fixtures, etc.
  • Heat, Ventilating and Air Conditioning - Removes, cleans, replaces, lubricates, adjusts relating components (drinking fountains, dehumidifiers, etc.), to include changing filters and belts, lubricating bearings and motors, adjusting switches, cleaning condensers, etc.
  • Make visual examination and/or operational test to determine extent of repair or maintenance required.
  • Diagnose the problem, such as leaking water fixtures, broken windows, defective door operation, etc.
  • Assists tradesmen such as electricians, carpenters, and plumbers in the performance of their duties as directed by the supervisor or the engineer in charge.
  • Assists in the movement of furniture, and boxes office equipment or rearranges these items in the process of executing organizational moves or clearing areas for the renovation or repair of office space.
Physical Effort: Requires considerable standing, stooping, and bending; works on ladders and scaffolds which require overhead work or in stretched, cramped or awkward positions. Considerable arm movements are required when nailing and using such tools as planers and hand saws. Occasionally may lift and carry items weighing about 50 pounds.

Working Conditions: Work is done inside and outside in all kinds of weather and incumbent is subject to presence of sawdust, cuts from hand or power tools and danger from flying splinters and chips. MAY BE REQUIRED TO REPORT FOR DUTY DURING THE NIGHT OR ON WEEKENDS TO PERFORM SNOW OR ICE REMOVAL DUTIES.

Applicants will be rated in accordance with the Office of Personnel Management Qualification Standard for Trades and Labor Occupations. Although a specific length of time and experience is not required, 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 at the level for which you are applying. Emphasis is placed on how you gained the quality of experience, not necessarily the length of time and you have the required ability or potential to perform the job.

To qualify for a Maintenance Worker, your resume must support:

Minimum qualifications for trades and labor positions are determined by evaluation of job elements. You must meet at least 2 points on the screen-out element(s) (SOE) and obtain an average of at least 2 points on all job elements in order to be considered qualified for this position.


  • Ability to do the work of a Maintenance Worker without more than normal supervision (Screen -Out Element).
  • Ability to Use and Maintain Tools, Equipment, and Measuring Instruments.
  • Ability To Interpret Instructions, Specification, etc. (includes blueprinting reading).
  • Knowledge of Equipment Assembly, Installation, Repair, etc.
  • Technical Practices (theoretical, precise, artistic).
Permanent Change of Station (PCS) Expenses: Not Authorized
Relocation (Government Home Sale) Expenses: Not Authorized
Work Schedule: Full Time Employment
Tour of Duty: 3rd Shift: 10:00pm - 06:30am

Overtime Work: Occasionally
Temporary Duty (TDY) Travel: Rare

Security Requirements: Non-Critical Sensitive (NCS) with SECRET access

Drug Testing Designated Position: Yes

Fair Labor Standards Act: Non-Exempt
Bargaining Unit Position: Yes
Reemployed Annuitant: The position does not meet the criteria for a reemployed annuitant.
The DoD criteria for hiring Reemployed Annuitants can be found at:
Emergency Essential: No

Pre-Employment Physical: Required
For an explanation of the conditions of employment, please review the definitions at:

We will review your résumé and supporting documents, to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the information provided and evaluate your relevant personal, educational, and work experiences as it relates to fundamental competencies, identified in the Qualifications section above, required for this position. Based on the results of this evaluation, you will be placed in one of the following quality categories:

Best-Qualified: This highest category will be used for those candidates who possess the type and quality of experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position, including all selective placement factors and appropriate quality ranking factor(s), as determined by the job analysis.

Highly-Qualified: This higher category will be used for those candidates who possess the type and quality of experience that exceed the minimum qualifications of the position, as determined by the job analysis.

Qualified: This lowest category will be used for those candidates that meet the minimum qualifications of the position and are proficient in some, but not all, of the requirements of the position. Candidates may require extensive training and/or orientation in order to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position.

Names of the candidates in the Best-Qualified category will be sent first to the hiring manager for employment consideration. Applicants in other categories will be referred in accordance with category rating procedures.

Veterans’ Preference : If you are entitled to veterans’ preference, you should indicate the type of veterans’ preference you are claiming on your résumé. Your veterans’ preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency. If you are entitled to veterans’ preference and qualified for the position, your name will be placed above non-preference candidates on a list sent to the hiring manager for employment consideration. Qualified veterans' preference eligibles with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest quality category depending on the position and grade level of the job. For information on entitlement see .

All Veterans: You are required to submit a DD Form 214, Military Discharge (Member Copy 4). Veterans claiming 10 Point Preference in addition to your DD 214, you are required to submit a completed SF-15 and, supporting documents outline on the SF-15.

For information regarding Federal benefits, please see:

ICTAP (Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan): Information and required documentation for surplus or displaced Federal employees may be found at the General Information and Definitions link below.

MILITARY SPOUSE PREFERENCE: Information and required documentation for claiming Military Spouse Preference may be found at the General Information and Definitions link below.

Please review the General information and Definitions at:

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