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Job Title:  Maintenance Worker
Department:  Department of Defense
Agency:  Department of Defense Education Activity
Job Announcement Number:  12-LB-253(I)

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$19.01 to $22.18 / Per Hour
Monday, November 26, 2012 to Friday, December 07, 2012
Full Time - Excepted Service Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Beaufort, SC United StatesView Map
Current Permanent Federal Employees


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!

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA), Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools (DDESS), is currently accepting applications under examining authority authorized by 10 USC, Section 2164, for the above temporary or permanent position.


The primary purpose of this position is to perform corrective or preventive maintenance and/or renovation, inspection and repair of buildings, structures, and related property/equipment where a knowledge of a variety of trades is required to the work (trades include but not limited to are carpentry, roof repair, painting, sheet metal work, plumbing, heating, air conditioning, refrigeration, and electrical repair.   Driving tasks incidental to preventive maintenance work and performing inspection and repair work to ensure compliance with environmental safety regulatory requirements.   Performs gardening and grounds maintenance.


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 will be subject to a background/suitability investigation/determination
  • You must possess a current valid Chloro-flourocarbon (CFC) certificate
  • You must have a valid state driver's license


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Performs corrective and preventive maintenance and/or renovation duties.   Makes visual and operational inspections of buildings, appurtenances, and fixtures and determines repairs needed.   Checks the condition of foundation, walls, flooring, porches, roofs, doors, windows, guttering, ventilators, plumbing, electrical systems, heating equipment, appliances, and building approaches.   Inspects for obvious safety and fire hazards and evidence of pest infestation.   Makes repairs within authorized limits, estimating and ordering materials needed.   For major repairs, estimates extent of repair required and initiates work orders through appropriate channels.   Maintains individual building record cards, entering dates of inspections conditions observed, repair work accomplished by maintenance team, and work orders initiated.   Performs all of the following types of repairs:   commercial air conditions and refrigeration units, electrical duties by troubleshooting power failures and locating source, carpentry duties by repairing and maintaining wood and other components of buildings, structures, tile floors and carpeting, and replacing damaged ceiling tile, sheet metal duties by repairing or replacing sections of metal gutters, down spouts, flashings, valleys, roof jacks, vent stacks, duties related to a variety of commercial heating units and natural gas fired systems, roofing duties by renailing or replacing shingles, or making repairs to composition roofing, plumbing duties by replacing items such as faucets, flush valves, ball cocks and diaphragms, painting duties where mixing of colors may be required and standard colors are used, may be assigned to perform gardening and ground maintenance duties and to perform motor vehicle operator duties.   Performs periodic visual and operational checks of building systems, playground equipment, ground coverings, and material storage areas to ensure compliance with environmental and safety regulations; for example, checks for asbestos or hazardous cleaning materials.   Repairs or corrects deficiency or initiates work orders to correct deficiency or initiates work orders to correct deficiencies.   May be assigned to provide pest control service calls or preventative maintenance by inspecting for pests, spraying treatments and disposing of carcasses as required.   Must be able to read and interpret specifications and technical manuals in order to affect necessary repairs.


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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. Tasks are performed inside and outside.


Pre-employment and annual physicals may be required.

Physical Requirements:

Moderate physical activity is required in intermittent lifting and carrying of repair materials and tiring working positions are encountered.   The work requires considerable standing and walking.   Work requires climbing, stooping, and working in cramped places.


You must have a Valid Chloroflourocarbon certificate.


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. 


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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.
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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Follow the steps below to apply online.  Your application and ALL required supporting documents must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on Friday, December 07, 2012.

Paper, faxed or e-mailed electronic applications submitted directly to the agency and not through the USA Jobs program using the instructions below will not be considered.

Step 1:  Create USA Jobs account, including resume and saved documents.  It is essential that your resume provide sufficient information to substantiate your responses in the self-assessments vacancy questions.  If your responses are not adequately substantiated by your resume, the HRO will amend your responses to more accurately reflect the level of compentency that is indicated by the content of your resume.

NOTE:  Your application/resume for Federal employment must include the following information in order to be considered for the position:

  --  Your highest Federal civilian grade held, job series, and dates of employment, if you are a current or former Federal employee.

  --  Total employment period, i.e., starting and ending dates (month and year) for each work experience, paid and unpaid, related to the job for which you are applying, including the hours per week. Also include a description of your duties and accomplishments, your employer’s name and address, supervisor’s name and phone number, and salary. If you are currently employed, you must indicate if we may contact your current supervisor.

  --  Highest level of education completed.

  --  Job-related training courses (title and year).

  --  Job-related skills.

  --  Job-related certificates and licenses (current only).

  --  Job-related honors, awards, and special accomplishments (give dates-but do not send documents).

Step 2:  Answer vacancy questionnaire.  Click the Apply Online button, which is available when you search for a job on, click on the title and proceed.

Step 3:  Submit supporting documents.  Submit the required documents (only if applicable to you) specified in the "Required Documents" Section of this vacancy.  If you submit a document using the same document title, the second submission will overwrite the first submission.

To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID 791785. Fax your documents to:  1-478-757-3144.

Step 4:  Review application and click Finish.

Step 5:  Edit application as needed by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time of closing date.

If you cannot apply online, click the following link to view and print the questionnaire:  View Occupational Questionnaire OPM Form 1203-FX must be provided to show your responses to the occupational questionnaire.  Form 1203-FX can be found at:

Fax all required documents to 1-478-757-3144.
Your OPM Form 1203-FX will be the cover page for your faxed transmission.


The following documents must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on Friday, December 07, 2012.  You must submit all required documents; otherwise your application will be considered incomplete.  
  --  Online application (Questionnaire) - Required
  --  Resume (must include beginning/ending month and year for each employment period) - Required
  --  Notification of Personnel Action, SF-50 - Required

  -- Valid Chloroflourocarbon certificate - Required

Note:  Applicants may not be considered or rated if they do not submit all of the forms indicated above and failure to submit the required forms will not be a basis for subsequent appeal or grievance.


DDESS Staffing
Phone: (678)364-6852
Agency Information:
South Carolina Fort Stewart Cuba District
700 Westpark Drive
Peachtree City, GA


Once your complete application is received and the announcement has closed, we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications and determine your ranking. The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview.

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