Summary Incumbent is responsible for the primary care and maintenance of all elevators at the St. Cloud VA Health Care System (VAHCS) to include servicing two types of elevators: hydraulic and traction. Also, he/she will assist in the total installation and setup of new elevator units. This position is located in the Facilities Management Service Line. Responsibilities Major duties and responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to the following: Inspects and keeps records of contract work regarding the installation of new elevators. Works directly with maintenance workers to address elevator repair needs. Serves as in an advisory capacity in the training for a back-up elevator mechanic. Accountable for the security of all tools and equipment. Operates a government vehicle. Performs work assignments and duties in conjunction with work orders and verbal instructions. Performs duties independently without close supervision. Complies with scheduled quality/quantity reviews (that are performed by independent elevator engineering firm). Ensures elevators are operable at all times of the day for all users (i.e. staff, patients, vendors, etc.). Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Position Description Title/PD#: Elevator Mechanic/90474-0 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 04/19/2021. EXPERIENCE: A specific length of training and experience is not required, but you must show evidence of training or experience of sufficient scope and quality of your ability to do the work of this position. Evidence which demonstrates you possess the knowledge, skills, and ability to perform the duties of this position must be supported by detailed descriptions of such on your resume. Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Federal Wage System Qualification Standards. SCREEN-OUT ELEMENT: Your qualifications will first be evaluated against the prescribed screen out element, which usually appears as question 1 in the on-line questionnaire. Those applicants who appear to possess at least the minimal acceptable qualification requirement are considered for further rating; those who do not are rated ineligible and are eliminated. The potential eligibles are then rated against the remainder of the Job Elements: Equipment Assembly, Installation, RepairInterpret Instructions, Specifications (includes blueprint reading)Technical PracticesTroubleshooting (Electrical)Use and Maintain Tools and EquipmentWithout more than normal supervision Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment. Physical Requirements/Working Conditions: Occasionally may lift objects weighing up to 50 pounds. Work is performed from ladders, scaffolding, and platforms. Occasionally required to work from an aerial lift platform in hard-to-reach places. Includes physical exertion related to actions such as lifting, pushing, pulling or carrying objects of varying weights, sizes and shapes; and physical effort related to movements such as walking, running, climbing, crawling and bending. Possible exposure to strain related to lack of movement such as standing in place, crouching or stooping for extended periods of time. Work is performed inside and outside and may be performed in inclement weather. May potentially be exposed to electrical hazards and burns. Is periodically required to test electrical circuits while hot (energized), per VA Safety Guidelines utilizing PPE requirements. Incumbent is required to be familiar with proper safety precautions when working in patient rooms or areas where infections or contagious diseases exist. Education Additional Information Receiving Service Credit or Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employee's credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed. Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities, and/or Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. Contact the Agency Contact for information on how to apply under this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator. The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal/VA competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation (a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location) and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 85 or more) for this vacancy. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at Placement Policy: The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position. It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members. Financial disclosure not required. For more information on the "Who may apply" eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitions document. If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.
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