Maintenance Worker
Department of Defense - Fort Buchanan, PR

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Do you want to work for an exciting educational organization, with the children of our dedicated U.S. Military members? Our mission is to provide an exemplary education that inspires and prepares all students for success in a dynamic, global environment. Come work for the Department of Defense Education Activity, Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools at Fort Buchanan and Ramey Schools, Puerto Rico.

The Department of Defense Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools (DDESS) is currently accepting applications under examining authority of 10 U.S.C., Section 2164.

The purpose of this position is to serve as maintenance worker to keep the DDESS Puerto Rico School buildings, exterior structure, grounds and related fixtures and utilities functional at all times. Work assignments include the visual examination and operational tests to determine the need for and the performance of repair work involving a variety of trades.

The first applicant selected will work at the Ramey/Aguadilla location. Other applications will remain on file for the next year should other vacancies occur at either the Ramey or Ft Buchanan location.

If you are a current, permanent DDESS Puerto Rico Schools employee you may wish to also apply under announcment 13-PR-016I.

This is an Excepted Service Position.

You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this position
You must meet the Selective Service requirement
You must submit your complete application and all supporting documents
You must complete the Questionnaire -
including all Suitability questions to be considered for this position
You will be subject to a background/suitability investigation/determination DUTIES:
Performs a variety of work maintenance activities with a major focus on roofing, asphalt work, plumbing, painting, carpentry, and cement work. Carpentry Work: Performs work which consists of constructing, installing, repairing, and modifying wood, composite and wood substitute. Painting Work: Performs work which consist of painting walls and woodwork, exterior trim, etc. Plumbing Work: Performs routine duties such as normal plumbing checks, bleeding lines, and repairs. Cement Finishing Work: Performs work such as mixing concrete. Roofing: Perform routine repairs and installing roofs. Locksmith Work: Performs routine maintenance, overhaul, and repair of mechanical locking devices. Performs simpler mechanical maintenance duties of trades while becoming familiar with more difficult work. Assists in performing a variety of basic operational checks on various of equipment such as air compressors, sprayers, cement mixers, pumps, etc. QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

You must show that you have had sufficient experience and/or training that provide you with the ability to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision. Must have the skill to perform roofing, carpentry, and painting, asphalt work, and cement work.

The work requires considerable standing, stooping, bending, kneeling, climbing, and occasionally working in uncomfortable positions for short periods of time. Frequently lifts, carries, and sets up material that weighs 15 pounds and occasionally handles materials and equipment weighing 40 pounds and over. Must be able to communitcate in English both orally and in writing.

Pre-employment and annual physicals may be required.

Must meet OPM minimum qualification standards to be considered for this position. HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application will initially be reviewed to determine whether you meet the minimum eligibility and qualifications requirements. If you are qualified, you will then receive a rating based on the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills, and abilities for the position listed. If, after reviewing your resume and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities or you may be found ineligibile/not qualified. Your application will be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified. BENEFITS:
Working for the Deparment of Defense Education Activity offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. The following Web address is provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees. To find out more click here .

Positions under this announcement will be filled by appointment in the Excepted Service.

Relocation expenses will not be authorized.

Military Spouse Preference (MSP): You may be eligible for MSP if you are the spouse of an active duty military member and you are ranked among the Best Qualified for this vacancy.

If you are selected for this position and are not a current DDESS employee, the documentation you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 on your entry-on-duty date will be verified through the DHS 'E-Verify' system. Federal law requires DDESS to use the E-Verify system to confirm the employment eligibility of all new hires. Under this system, the new hire is required to resolve any identified discrepancies within eight (8) Federal government work days as a condition of continued employment.

All selectees will be subject to a background investigation that must be favorably adjudicated.

Condition of Employment: Selectee will be required to participate in Direct Deposit/Electronic Fund Transfer as a condition of employment, reassignment, or promotion, in accordance with DoD Regulation 7000.14-R.

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