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Job Title:Air Conditioning Equipment Mechanic

Department:Department of Defense

Agency:Defense Logistics Agency

Job Announcement Number:DLADSC-13-952271-DE

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$23.72 to $27.65 / Per Hour


Thursday, August 29, 2013 to Tuesday, September 10, 2013




Full Time - Permanent


Few vacancies in the following location:
Whitehall, OH United StatesView Map


United States Citizens


America's Logistics Combat Support Agency

The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) is a U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) agency. DLA provides worldwide logistics support for the missions of the Military Departments and the Unified Combatant Commands under conditions of peace and war. It also provides logistics support to other DoD Components and certain Federal agencies, foreign governments, international organizations, and others as authorized.  


  • See Conditions of Employment for requirements related to this position


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As an Air Conditioning Equipment Mechanic you will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Installing, maintaining and repairing equipment including refrigeration, air conditioning, dehumidification (chillers, cooling towers, pumps, motors), exhaust and ventilating systems, water coolers, ice making machines, walk-in coolers and freezers and air handling units.
  • Servicing, repairing and installing (digital controls, pneumatic controls), electric controls, motor starters, contactors and panels for air handling, air conditioning and refrigeration equipment.
  • Diagnosing trouble, disassembling repairing or replacing parts of units on all systems.
  • Performing scheduled preventive maintenance and inspection on all equipment.

Physical Effort: Hoists, holders, and pulleys are operated when removing units such as large compressors, condensers and chillers. Makes repairs and installations from ladders, scaffolding and platforms where the parts of systems worked on are frequently in hard-to-reach places. Must bend, stoop, stretch, bend knees, climb, and not be bothered by heights. Required to lift parts and equipment that weigh up to 50 pounds, pull, push, and carry.

Working Conditions: Work is usually performed in an area which is dry and heated; however, in both summer and winter months is required to work outside due to emergencies. Seventy-five percent of work is performed in temperature and humidity conditions normal for this geographical location. Also may spend short periods in abnormal temperatures. Fumes, dirt and greasy work are unavoidable elements of the job. Hazards include possibility of electrical shock, burns, falls, injury to eyes and lungs from dirt, toxic chemicals and refrigerant gases, and injury from explosion of pressurized gas cylinders. Subject to cuts, bruises, scratches and working in cramped quarters or at heights on ladders, platforms and scaffolds. Exposure to hazards of an unusual nature is practically eliminated, however, if employee follows instructions in safety practices and uses protective equipment provided.


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Applicants will be rated in accordance with the Office of Personnel Management Qualification Standard for Trades and Labor Occupations. Although a specific length of time and experience is not required, you must meet any screen-out element listed, and show through experience and training that you possess the quality level of knowledge and skill necessary to perform the duties at the level for which you are applying. Emphasis is placed on how you gained the quality of experience, not necessarily the length of time and you have the required ability or potential to perform the job.


To qualify for a Air Conditioning Equipment Mechanic, your resume must support:

Minimum qualifications for trades and labor positions are determined by evaluation of job elements. You must meet at least 2 points on the screen-out element(s) (SOE) and obtain an average of at least 2 points on all job elements in order to be considered qualified for this position.

SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR: In accordance with 40 CFR Part 82, Subpart F, EPA; incumbent must possess a Universal Technician Certification before being considered for this position. PLEASE PROVIDE A COPY OF THE CERTIFICATION. FAILURE TO PROVIDE A COPY OF THE CERTIFICATION WILL RESULT IN YOU BEING RATED INELGIBLE.

  • Ability to Do the Work of the Position Without More Than Normal Supervision (SCREEN-OUT ELEMENT)
  • Knowledge of Equipment Assembly, Installation, Repair, etc.
  • Ability to Interpret Instructions, Specifications, etc.
  • Ability to Use and Maintain Tools and Equipment
  • Troubleshooting

Permanent Change of Station (PCS) Expenses: Not Authorized
Relocation (Government Home Sale) Expenses: Not Authorized
Work Schedule: Full Time
Tour of Duty: Flexible
Overtime Work: Occasionally
Temporary Duty (TDY) Travel: Occasionally 
Security Requirements: Non-Critical Sensitive/ With Secret Access
Drug Testing Designated Position: Yes
Fair Labor Standards Act: Non-Exempt
Pre-Employment Physical: Required
Licenses/Certifications: Universal Technician Certification
Bargaining Unit Position: Yes
Reemployed Annuitant: Does Not Meet Criteria
The DoD criteria for hiring Reemployed Annuitants can be found at:
Emergency Essential: No
For an explanation of the conditions of employment, please review the definitions at:


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 personal, educational, and 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 all selective placement factors and 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.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 eligibles 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.



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    For information regarding Federal benefits, please see:


    ICTAP (Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan):   If you are an eligible Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) applicant you may apply for special selection over other candidates for this position. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated Highly Qualified under Category Rating procedures used as the rating criteria for this position. ICTAP eligibles must submit one of the following as proof of eligibility for the special selection priority: a separation notice; a "Notice of Personnel Action" (SF-50) documenting separation; an agency certification that you cannot be placed after injury compensation has been terminated; an OPM notification that your disability annuity has been terminated; OR a Military Department or National Guard Bureau notification that you are retired under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456.  Additional information may also be found at the General Information and Definitions link below.


    MILITARY SPOUSE PREFERENCE:  Information and required documentation for claiming Military Spouse Preference may be found at the General Information and Definitions link below. 


    SELECTIVE SERVICE:  ATTENTION 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. 


    Please review the General information and Definitions at: 




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    To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes: 
    - Completed Resume – (Required) For more information click on "How To Prepare A Resume" 
    - Completed Questionnaire  – (Required)
    - Other supporting documentation as required.  Please see the required documents section to determine if there are other documents you are required to submit.

    To preview the questionnaire, please go to View Assessment Questions

    The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Tuesday, September 10, 2013.
    To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log into your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process. 

    To review the status of an application through USAJOBS:

    1. Log into your USAJOBS account.
    2. Click Application Status within our profile to expand your application.
    3. Click the more information link under the Application Status column for this position. You will be routed to Application Manager.
    4. Click the Vacancy ID link to open the Application package. The Details tab displays by default. The Details tab displays comprehensive information about the selected Application Package including: assessment(s) and the status, supporting documents and their status, correspondence sent to you by the hiring agency, and your application processing status.
    5. For additional information, see Details Tab and Checklist Tab.


      If you have completed the application process online and were unable to upload your supporting documents, complete this cover page using the following Vacancy ID  952271 and fax your documents to 1-478-757-3144.

      Note: If you are unable to apply online please follow the directions located at:


    The documents you are required to submit vary based on what authority you are using to apply (i.e., applying as a veteran, applying as a current permanent Federal employee).  Please review the following to see if there are any documents you need to provide:



    Jodi M. Evans-Harris
    Phone: (614)692-0286
    TDD: (800)654-5984
    Agency Information:
    DLA Human Resources Services Columbus
    3990 E Broad Street
    Bldg 11 Section 3
    Columbus, OH


    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.  Applicants that are found among the most highly qualified may be referred to the hiring official for consideration, and you will receive a notification of referral.  The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews, and as part of the selection process, applicants may be required to complete additional supplemental documents.  Once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of the decision.  If interviews are conducted, DLA uses a technique called Behavior Based Interviewing (BBI)
    Be sure to check your USA Jobs account for your notification updates. 

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