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05-13-13: This position is being re-announced to solicit additional candidates, applicants who previously applied to this announcement need not reapply unless submitting updated and/or missing information.


Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Indian Health Service (IHS), Facilities Management Department, Pinon Health Center, Pinon, AZ United States 1 vacancy


Duration / Schedule: Permanent / Full Time

Salary range: $25.12- $29.29 ( Hourly)

Promotion potential: None

Merit Promotion Position: Yes

Travel Required: No

Supervisory/Managerial Position: No

Relocation Expenses Paid: Relocation expenses are not authorized and will not be paid. Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the responsibility of the employee.

Is position covered by PL 101-630? No

Is drug testing required? No

Is government housing available? No

Is this a bargaining unit position? Yes

Alternative work schedule, call back, standby, rotating shifts, nights/weekends/holidays? Yes


Who may apply section

Excepted Service Examining Plan Candidates (ESEP)  

Merit Promotion Plan Candidates (MPP)

Veteran's Preference including Veterans Employment Opportunity Act Candidates (VEOA)  

Commissioned Corps Candidates

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  • Maintains, operates, and repairs utility system, major equipments repair and maintain buildings such as, emergency generators, hot water boilers, chillers, roof top units (RTU), air handling units, circulating pumps, and unit heaters.
  • Operates and repairs auxiliary equipments including vacuum pumps, fuel oil pumps, gas regulators, air compressors, feed water pumps and regulators. Performs major repair on this equipment such as installing, connecting and adjusting components including rotors, electrodes, solenoids, switches, thermostats and rheostats.
  • Maintains, operates and repairs cooling condensing units. Checks voltage and phase monitoring controls that protect condense compressor, cleans and lubricates cooling fans. Maintains and repairs air handling units. Checks alignment and balance fans, shafts and bearings and adjust as necessary.  
  • Maintains, operates and repairs emergency electrical generator. Performs emergency repair in the health center and government housing units during and/or after normal duty hours, weekends, and holidays which involves equipment failure, utility interruption that involves all trades.
  • Maintains, operates and repairs the fire alarm system and fire sprinkler system throughout the health center. maintains, operates and repairs the L.P. gas vaporize for the health center and government housing units.