Maintenance Worker
Government of the District of Columbia 3.023 reviews - Washington, DC
Full-time, Contract

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Agency: Department of General Services

Number of Vacancies: One (1)

Promotion Potential: None

Area of Consideration: Open to Public

Closing Date: November 4, 2013

Salary Range: $19.90 - $26.11

Opening date: October 25, 2013

Collective Bargaining Unit (Union): This position is in the collective bargaining unit represented by AFSCME 2091 and you may be required to pay an agency service fee through direct payroll deduction.

Duration of Appointment: Permanent

Tour of Duty: Varying Shift; Sunday - Saturday. Incumbent is considered and Essential employee and is subject to emergency calls: seven (7) days a week, twenty-four hour (24) a day.

"Pay Plan, Series & Grade: RW-4749-07


Brief Description of Duties: This position is located in the Facility Management Division (FMD) of the Department of General Services (DGS). The FMD has the responsibility for maintaining and managing approximately 165 District Government owned and leased properties providing a working environment that maximizes customer agencies ability to perform their missions. To accomplish this, the division administers building operations and services, including engineering, custodial, inspection, planning, repairs, grounds maintenance and non-structural improvements. The division also manages and monitors contract compliance over the District government janitorial contacts, trash removal, and disposal contracts, landscape contracts, and maintenance of vacant property contracts.

This position description depicts generalized duties and responsibilities required of a position with the primary responsibility for performing a variety of trade practices involved in the maintenance and repair of grounds exterior structures~ buildings and related fixtures and utilities.


The incumbent will perform visual examination and operational tests to determine die need for repair work on approximately 20 District buildings in the following areas:

i. Carpentry
Measures, cuts and constructs or repairs wood or wood substitute items such as scaffolds, panels, bins, pallets, concrete forms, dry walls sheathing and roof decking where required fit and accuracy provide a serviceable product and where appearance is not essential.

ii. Plumbing
Makes repairs that can be accomplished by removing, cleaning, replacing packing and sealing defective parts of futility, supply, and disposal systems such as dirty traps, sections of broken tile pipe, and leaky drains.

iii. Painting
Prepares surfaces to be coated; thins, stirs and mixes coating materials; applies various
coating material (i.e., paints, varnishes, and shellacs) with brushes, rollers, spray guns, and other related methods and techniques, and sees that the coating finish meets surface protection requirements.

iv. Roofing
Removes old roofing in preparation for repair, assists in repairing and installing roofs and operates asphalt kettles. May be required to perform glazing to glass areas and use putty and filler materials to fill area prior to painting.

v. Asphalt
Works on the construction, maintenance and repair of roads, parking areas, walkways, drainage ditches and curbs.
Performs other related duties as assigned.


Specialized Experience: Experience that equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position, and that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled. To be creditable, at least one (1) year of specialized experience must have been equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization.

Education Requirement: High School Diploma or GED

Basic Requirements: An Apprentice Plumbers License is required for plumbing assignments.

Ranking Factors

Submission of Ranking Factors: The following ranking factors will be used in the evaluation process. All applicants MUST respond to the ranking factors. Please respond specifically to the ranking factor(s) by either typing directly into the free form area provided or by pasting from a text document. Please describe specific incidents of sustained achievements from your experience that show evidence of the level at which you are applying. You may refer to any experience, education, training, awards, outside activities, etc. that include the degree to which you possess the job related knowledge, skills and abilities described in the ranking factors. The information given in response to the ranking factors should be complete and accurate to the best of your knowledge. FAILURE TO RESPOND TO ALL RANKING FACTORS WILL ELIMINATE YOU FROM CONSIDERATION.

Ranking Factor #1: Skill in the use of tools and equipment such as tapes, ruler, hacksaws, hand and power pipe threaders and cutters, packing and caulking irons, and pipe wrenches

Ranking Factor #2: Skill in the use of tools and equipment such as scrapers, wire brushes, putty knives, sandpaper, paintbrushes, rollers, and spray guns.

Ranking Factor #3: Skills in the use of tapes, rulers, squares and shop tools such as hammers, handsaws, plans, screwdrivers, power saws, and power planners.

Conditions of Employment

Physical Effort: The employee frequently lifts and carries all types of working materials and equipment of the trade depending on the assignment. The work requires the employee to stand, stoop, bend, kneel, climb, and works in tiring and uncomfortable positions. May handle materials and equipment that weigh up to 80 pounds.

Working Conditions: The employee works either inside or outside and is occasionally required to work in bad weather.
The employee is exposed to all types of working conditions, such as dirt, bad smelling fumes, sprays, sawdust, grease, high ladders, rooftops, etc. Frequent exposure to the possibility of scrapes, bums, infections, flying splinters and chips, damage to clothing and shoes, and may be exposed to the possibility of broken bones.


Priority Consideration

Displaced Employee Priority Placement: Eligibles for the District of Columbia's Displaced Employee Program (DEP) and Agency Reemployment Priority Placement Program (ARPP) will be given priority consideration for this position if found qualified.

Employment Benefits

Employee Benefits: Selectee will be eligible for health and life insurance, annual (vacation) and sick leave and will be covered under the District of Columbia government's retirement plan. However, if selectee was previously employed in the District of Columbia government under an appointment for which he/she was eligible for Civil Service Retirement (CSR), contributions to CSR will resume upon re-employment.

Residency Preference

A person applying for a position in the Career Service, Educational Service, Management Supervisory Service, an attorney position in the Legal Service (series 905) other than in the Senior Executive Attorney Service (SEAS), who is a bona fide District resident AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION for the position, may be awarded a 10-point residency preference over non-District applicants, unless the person declines the preference points. If selected, the person shall be required to present no less than 8 proofs of bona fide District residency and maintain such residency for 7 consecutive years from the effective date of the appointment. Failure to maintain bona fide District residency for the 7-year period will result in forfeiture of employment.

Information to Applicants

Drug-Free Workplace: Pursuant to the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fill this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than five (5) days after conviction of or a plea of guilty to a violation of any criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace.

Veterans Preference: Applicants claiming veterans preference must submit official proof at the time of application.

Other Information: The incumbent is this position is required to undergo and successfully pass a criminal background investifation and drug and alcohol test as madated by the Title II of the Child and Youth Health and Safety Omnibus Act of 2004. The incumbent will be required to take random drug test.

How to Apply

Disposition of Resume: Resumes received outside the area of consideration and/or after the closing date will not be given consideration. You must resubmit your resume to receive consideration for any subsequent advertised position vacancies. For the purpose of employment, resumes are not considered job applications. Therefore a DC 2000 job application or online job application is required to be submitted.

Posting Cancellation: A non-competitive selection of an eligible candidate from the Agency Reemployment Priority Placement Program (ARPP) or the District's Displaced Employee Program (DEP) will result in the cancellation of this announcement.

How to Apply:
1. Applications for this vacancy announcement must be
submitted online at for consideration.
2. It is recommended for applicants to use the following web browsers when completing an application: Internet Explorer 8 (or a later version) and Firefox 4.2 (or a later version).
3. Applicants are encouraged to save application information frequently, minimally every 20 minutes, to avoid loss of data.
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Closing Statement

Equal Opportunity Employer: All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.

EEO Statement: The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Offers: Official Job Offers are made by the Office of Human Resources Only.

Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section 2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability, source of income, or place of residence or business. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act. In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act. Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated. Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.

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