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Job Title:Electronics Industrial Controls Mechanic

Department:Department of Defense

Agency:Washington Headquarters Services

Job Announcement Number:WHS-13-825991-B

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$27.98 to $32.66 / Per Hour


Wednesday, January 23, 2013 to Wednesday, January 22, 2014




Full Time - Permanent




1 vacancy in the following location:
Pentagon, Arlington, VA View Map


US Citizens and Status Candidates


Washington Headquarter Services (WHS)

Facilities Services Directorate (FSD)

Mission Statement

The position is located at the Operations and Maintenance Program of the Pentagon Building Management Office. The Pentagon operates on a 24 hour, seven day week basis and provides services to personnel and equipment essential to national defense. The O&M Program is responsible for all building utility services for the Pentagon. The Pentagon control systems is a highly advanced integration of a system of HVAC, Steam, Domestic Water and Chilled Water Distribution systems. Employees are responsible for the integration of new or modified control systems into new and existing systems. These systems are far in advance of the normal building system and including such cutting edge technology such as Chemical, Biological, Radiological sensors and operational sequence to provide higher levels of protection. The incumbent will be responsible for repairs, preventative and corrective maintenance, and minor installation on all Mechanical systems.

For more information see:

WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: This announcement is open to: (DEU): All U.S Citizens; (MERIT): Current or Former Civil Service Federal Employees; Displaced employees (Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan - ICTAP eligible) within the Local Commuting Area; and individuals eligible for the following Special Appointing Authorities approved by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM): Veterans with a disability rating of 30% or more, Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA) Eligible Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. (Click on the links for more information regarding eligibility for these special appointment authorities: or




  • Must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • Use the Print Preview for a complete copy of this announcement.
  • Application materials must be received by 11:59PM EST on the closing date.
  • Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs ARE NOT authorized.
  • Position is drug tested and requires a SECRET clearance.


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As a Electronics Industrial Controls Mechanic you will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Operates, troubleshoots, and repairs the JCI Metasys Building Automation System and its components, and the ICONICS SCADA system.
  • Performs repairs, troubleshoot, and perform preventative maintenance task on HVAC, Steam, Domestic Water and Chilled Water Distribution control systems with little or no supervision. Conduct all operational testing of new and modified systems.
  • Participates as a lead worker that installs new systems, perform major modifications, troubleshooting, diagnostics, and major repairs to existing systems.
  • Performs preventative and corrective maintenance and first level diagnostics for complex instruments, controls, and electronic devices used in the plant systems including industrial and environmental controls, chillers, pumps, fans, and auxilary plant equipment. Instruments to be maintained and repaired include digital and analog electronics registers associated with the flow monitors, digital process loop controllers, programmable conductivity transmitters and programmable barograph displays, refrigeration system controls, ventilation and air conditioning controls, data loggers and numerous electrical, pneumatic, and hydraulic control systems and subsystem.  Devices include microprocessor-based analog to digital transducers, valve positioners, ring balance meters, differential pressure transmitters, pneumatic feed back controllers, electronic and pneumatic temperature, pressure and flow measuring and transmitting devices, and electronic/pneumatic graph recorders.
  • Responds to service calls relating to industrial controls systems problems relating to system, equipment, and/or component failures.
  • Inspects, troubleshoots, repair calibrates and performs maintenance and fine tuning on complex systems, instruments and controls during operational testing.


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Per the Job Qualification System for Trades and Labor Occupations, the applicant's experience, education, and training must show enough of the knowledge, skills and abilities (KSA's) listed to demonstrate the potential to successfully perform the duties of the position. Examples of qualifying experience are: Knowledge of pneumatic controls and their application and calibration, computer control systems for industrial application, and HVAC building codes.


Federal Wage System (FWS) positions require the use of a Screen-Out Element (SOE). Points awarded for this element will range from 0 to 4, with 4 being the highest. Points will be based on experience and training which are documented by your responses to the questionnaire. All applicants must receive a score of 2.0 or above on the SOE and an average of 2.0 on all the job elements in order to be considered minimally qualified for the position(s) to be filled. The raw scores that meet these criteria are then translated to a scale (70 to 100). It is at this point (Round 2) that your resume is used to confirm your qualifications.


Applicants who do not receive two points on the screen-out element (SOE) will be eliminated from further competition.


Specifically you will be evaluated on the following job elements:


1. Ability to Do the Work of a Electronics Industrial Controls Mechanic Without More than Normal Supervision (SOE)


2. Knowledge of Equipment Assembly, Installation, Repair.


3. Theory of Electronics.


4. Trouble shooting (Electronic Equipment).


5. Ingenuity (Ability To Suggest and Apply New Methods).

OVERTIME: Occasionally
TRAVEL: Occasionally
TELEWORK ELIGIBILITY:  This position is NOT telework eligible
(You must successfully pass a pre-employment drug test for this position. If you decline to take the drug test, it will be considered a declination for employment.)
SECURITY REQUIREMENTS: Non-Critical Sensitive (Secret Security Clearance)

Other Notes:


PHYSICAL EFFORT: The work involves significant walking, standing, bending, stooping, crawling, climbing of ladders, use of tools, and lifting of heavy items to perform duties. Must be able to assume uncomfortable positions.


WORKING CONDITION: The employee in this position works in shops and operating equipment areas performing tasks near the steam generation equipment, refrigeration plant, switch-gear cabinets, sewage pumping station, steam tunnels manholes, etc. The operating areas are noisy, hot or cold, dusty and dirty and contain moving parts, high voltage equipment and pressurized piping systems, which can be hazardous if improperly operated. The plant contains hazardous chemicals which require special handling procedures and protection. Conditions require that appropriate safety gear such as hard hats, protective eye wear and gloves be worn. May be exposed to asbestos and lead containing products.


Applicants selected from this announcement may be required to serve a one-year probationary period.

First cut-off for vacancy is 30 days from announcement date ( 2/25/2013 ); 2nd cut-off date is (4/28/2013); 3rd cut-off date is (8/28/2013) and will remain open until (one year from announcement date) in which additional applicants may be referred.


If selected for Federal employment, you will be required to complete a "Declaration of Federal Employment," (OF-306), prior to being appointed to determine your suitability for Federal employment and to authorize a background check.

This position is subject to the DoD Drug Free Workplace Program. The selectee must test negative for the presence of illegal drugs before placement in the position, and will be subject to random drug testing thereafter. If a determination of the use of illegal drugs is confirmed in this position or other testing designated positions in OSD or WHS, non-selection or disciplinary action, up to and including removal from Federal service, may result. All tentative selectees for this position will be required to undergo a urinalysis test to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment and periodically thereafter.



Conditions of employment include the employee passing the Electronic Industrial Controls Mechanic (EICM) certification tests, annual physical examination with medical certification of ability to wear a negative pressure respirator, and the requirements contained in the WHS Random Drug Testing Program. 


The employee may be required to work rotating shifts, weekends, overtime, holiday's, and may be subject to call 24 hours per day.  This position is emergency essential.  Overtime is mandatory.

This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies with various security clearances during the next 90 days. This could result in a few or many vacancies being from this announcement.


How You Will Be Evaluated for Delegated Examining (Open to the Public):
We will review your résumé and supporting documents, to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the information provided and evaluate your relevant work experiences as it relates to fundamental competencies, identified in the Qualifications section above, required for this position. Based on the results of this evaluation, you will be placed in one of the following quality categories:

Best Qualified:  This highest category will be used for those candidates who possess the type and quality of experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position, including any selective placement factors and/or appropriate quality ranking factor(s), as determined by the job analysis. 
Highly Qualified:  This higher category will be used for those candidates who possess the type and quality of experience that exceed the minimum qualifications of the position, as determined by the job analysis.
Qualified:  This lowest category will be used for those candidates that meet the minimum qualifications of the position and are proficient in some, but not all, of the requirements of the position.  Candidates may require extensive training and/or orientation in order to satisfactorily perform the duties of the position.

Names of the candidates in the Best Qualified category will be sent first to the hiring manager for employment consideration. Applicants in other categories will be referred in accordance with category rating procedures.


Deliberate attempts to falsify your application information, such as copying portions of this job announcement into your resume, may result in being removed from consideration for this position.


Application of Veterans Preference: The Category Rating Method does not add veterans' preference points or apply the "rule of three," but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. Preference eligibles who meet minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed in the highest quality category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-9 grade level or higher. A selecting official may make selections from the highest quality category (Best Qualified) provided no preference eligible in that category is passed over to select a non-preference eligible in that category unless the requirements of 5 U.S.C 3317(b) or 3318(b) are satisfied.
Veterans’ Preference: If you are entitled to veterans’ preference, you should indicate the type of veterans’ preference you are claiming on your résumé. Your veterans’ preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency. If you are entitled to veterans’ preference and qualified for the position, your name will be placed above non-preference candidates on a list sent to the hiring manager for employment consideration. Qualified veterans' preference eligible with a service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest quality category depending on the position and grade level of the job. For information on entitlement see
All Veterans: You are required to submit a DD Form 214, Military Discharge (Member Copy 4).  Veterans claiming 10 Point Preference in addition to your DD 214, you are required to submit a completed SF-15 and, supporting documents outlined on the SF-15.

How You Will Be Evaluated for Merit Promotion:
Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills and abilities required of this position. If, after reviewing your resume and or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.


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The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. The following Web address is provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees:

Flexible Spending Accounts -
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ICTAP: Please visit this link to obtain requirements for applying as an ICTAP eligible applicant.
VETERANS’ PREFERENCE: Documentation intended to establish preference must be received by 11:59PM EST on Wednesday, January 22, 2014.  Information on veterans’ preference and other veteran entitlements can be found in the VetInfo Guide 
MILITARY SPOUSE PREFERENCE: f or  or SELECTIVE SERVICE: MALE APPLICANTS BORN AFTER 12/31/1959 must certify prior to job offer that they have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under Selective Service law.
NOTE: If you submit a resume but no questionnaire, you cannot be considered for the position. If you submit a questionnaire but no resume, you cannot be considered for the position. Your application will be appropriately documented and you will be removed from further competition against this announcement.
REGARDING INTERVIEWS: Interviews may be required for this position. Accommodations may be made to conduct telephonic interviews to preclude travel hardships for applicants.
NOTE: Declining to be interviewed or failure to report for a scheduled interview will be considered as a declination for further consideration for employment against this vacancy. In accordance with 5 CFR 2635.704, applications will not be accepted in a postage paid government envelope.
EEO Policy Statement:
Reasonable Accommodation Policy Statement:


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Option A: Application Manager (preferred method)
To begin, choose one of these options:
1. If your résumé is going to come from the USAJOBS Resume Builder, you begin the process by clicking the “Apply Online” button on the right side. Your résumé will be attached only to the Application Package you complete and Submit immediately after you click the “Apply Online” button for this job announcement, not to any Application Packages you may already have created.
2. If your résumé is going to be one you prepared outside of USAJOBS Résumé Builder, begin the process by clicking the “Apply Online” on the right side. You will be re-directed to the Application Manager system to complete your application. At this time, you will need to upload your resume using the “Resume” category in the Application Manager system. Once you upload your Resume to Application Manager, it will remain in your account for future use.

To view a copy of the assessment Questionnaire please click here: View Occupational Questionnaire

Option B: Fax
If it is not possible for you to use Application Manager (you have a disability or do not have access to the internet), you can write your answers on paper. Follow these steps:
1. Print a copy of this job announcement so that you can read the questions offline.
2. Obtain and print a copy of the OPM Form 1203-FX, which you will use to provide your answers. You can obtain the form at this URL
3. You may submit the Form 1203-FX (hard copy questionnaire), resume, and/or any supporting documents by fax. If you are faxing a Form 1203-FX, do not use a separate cover sheet. Simply make sure the Form 1203-FX is on top of any other documents you are faxing.
If you are faxing any documents without the Form 1203-FX on top, always use the official cover sheet -- -- and be sure to fill it out completely and clearly. The fax number is 1-478-757-3144.
If you do not have access to the internet or have other concerns please contact our Team line for
WHS HR Servicing Team at (614)692-0252 or email DHRS-DWHS@DLA.MIL for further assistance.


NOTE: Please ensure that your resume contains the basic information outlined under the Applying for a Federal Job link:

This position is open to all US Citizens (Public) and Merit Promotion (Status) eligibles.  You may apply under both open-competitive (Public) and merit promotion procedures. However, to apply as a Merit Promotion eligible, you must meet the requirements for one of the STATUS categories.  Also, please note the required supporting documentation required per category. 

• Résumé

• Assessment Questionnaire

• Additional documents you may be required to submit vary based on what authority you are using to apply (i.e., applying for one of the categories such as a veteran, a current or former permanent Federal employee, ICTAP, etc.).


PLEASE REVIEW the following LINK for additional documents you need to provide.   


If you are claiming Veterans' Preference, you must submit supporting documents with your application package. These documents must provide acceptable documentation to verify:  the type of preference claimed (i.e. 5 point, 10-point, etc.) and the character of the service (i.e. Honorable Discharge).  The member 4 copy of your DD214, "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty," is preferable.  If claiming 10 point preference, you will need to submit a Standard Form 15 "Application for 10-point Veterans' Preference", If selected, additional documentation may be required prior to appointment.


Individuals who have special priority selection rights under the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) must be well-qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection.

ICTAP eligibles will be considered well qualified prior to Veteran's preference points being added. Federal employees seeking ICTAP eligibility must submit proof that they met the requirements of 5 CFR 330.704. This includes a copy of the agency notice, a copy of their most recent Performance Rating and a copy of their most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location. Please annotate; your application to reflect that you are applying as an ICTAP eligible.




WHS HR Servicing Team
Phone: (614)692-0252
Fax: (614)693-1505
Agency Information:
Washington Headquarters Service
Human Resources Directorate
4800 Mark Center Drive
Suite 03D08
Alexandria, VA
22350-3200 Fax: (614)693-1505


Once you successfully complete the application process, you will receive a notification of receipt.  Your application package will be reviewed to ensure you meet the basic eligibility and qualifications requirements, and you will receive a notification. A review will be made of your online questionnaire and the documentation you submitted to support your responses.  A list of qualified applicants will be created and sent to the selecting official.  All applicants reviewed and/or referred will receive a notification letter.  The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews, and once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of the decision.


The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews, and once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of the decision.

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