Maintenance Worker
Department of the Army - Fort Detrick, MD

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Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

About the Position:
The installation is located within the boundaries of the city of Frederick which offers modern housing, schools, recreation areas, excellent utilities, and access to major metropolitan areas. Situated between Baltimore, MD (46 miles), Washington, DC (45 miles), Frederick County, MD adjoins Virginia, West Virginia and Pennsylvania. Fort Detrick is located within the geographic boundaries of Frederick, MD, the second largest city in Maryland. Baltimore, MD & Washington DC are within 50 miles. Real estate and other costs are significantly affected by the close proximity of these two major metropolitan areas. For more information please visit our website at

Who May Apply:
US Citizens

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) eligibles


Maryland Nitrogen Oxides (NOx) Reduction Training Certificate

Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized

Physical Exam required

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Specialized Experience Statement: Candidates for this job must show that they have the training/education or experience in the following knowledge and abilities: (1) Ability To Do The Work Of The Position Without More Than Normal Supervision (SCREEN OUT ELEMENT) (2) Knowledge of equipment assembly, installation, repair, etc. (3) Technical Practices (theoretical, precise, and artistic) (4) Use of Measuring Instruments (5) Ability to interpret instructions, specifications, etc. (Including blueprint reading) (6) Ability to use and maintain tools and equipment (7) Knowledge of materials.

To be deemed qualified for this position, you must recieve at least two (2) points on the screen out element listed above.

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities)in the following areas:

Knowledge of equipment assembly, installation, repair, etc.

Technical Practices (theoretical, precise, and artistic)

Use of measuring instruments.

Ability to interpret instructions, specifications, etc. (Including blueprint reading)

Ability to use and maintain tools and equipment

Other Requirements:
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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.

One year trial/probationary period may be required.

Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.
Must possess (or obtain within 9 months) and maintain a valid State of Maryland Nitrogen Oxides (NOx) Reduction Training Certificate.
Physical Exam required.

Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be reviewed to verify that you meet the basic eligibility and qualification requirements. Your responses to the q uestionnaire will be used to evaluate your relevant personal, educational, and work experiences. Only the most recently submitted resume will be considered.

Basis for Rating : Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of three quality categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified and Qualified. Veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. Well-qualified is defined as meeting all of the minimum qualification standards and eligibility requirements as well as possessing skills that clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements for the position. Under competitive delegated examining, an ICTAP eligible will be considered well-qualified if they attain an eligibility rating of 90 or higher, not including points for veterans' preference. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Information about ICTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at .

The Department of Defense offers excellent benefits programs some of which may include:

Comprehensive health and life insurance
Competitive salaries
Generous retirement programs
Paid holidays, sick leave, and vacation time
Flexible work environment to include use of Telework and alternate work schedules
Paid employment related training and education
Possible student loan repayment
Payment of licenses, certification, and academic degrees as applicable
Bonuses, incentives, and awards as appropriate for the job.

• Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
• The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants. The DoD policy is available at

• In accordance with section 9902(h) of title 5, United States Code, annuitants reemployed in the Department of Defense shall receive full annuity and salary upon appointment. They shall not be eligible for retirement contributions, participation in the Thrift Savings Plan, or a supplemental or redetermined annuity for the reemployment period. Discontinued service retirement annuitants (i.e. retired under section 8336(d)(1) or 8416(b)(1)(A) of title 5, United States Code) appointed to the Department of Defense may elect to be subject to retirement provisions of the new appointment as appropriate. (See DoD instructions 1400.25, Volume 300, at .)

• Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.

• Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid work experience.

• The Department of the Army provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a

reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the servicing civilian

personnel unit. Requests for reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis.

• Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized. - 2 years ago - save job
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