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Job Title:  Mechanic Worker III (Heavy Duty) (DEU-KG)
Department:  Department Of The Interior
Agency:  Bureau of Reclamation
Job Announcement Number:  BR-LC-DE-14-02

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$25.50 to $25.50 / Per Hour
Monday, February 03, 2014 to Friday, February 28, 2014
Full-time - Permanent
1 vacancy - Yuma, AZ   View Map
All United States Citizens and Nationals.
Q - Nonsensitive


About the Agency


Position is being advertised concurrently under BR-LC-14-03, for status applicants.  If you are interested in applying under both announcement numbers, you must submit application packages for each.

Reclamation is seeking a Mechanic Worker (Heavy Duty) who is looking for an opportunity to capitalize on his/her expertise by assisting with the overhaul and repair of a variety of heavy equipment. You can make a difference in the West by assisting in meeting increasing water and power demands while protecting the Nation's environmental structure. Here is a great opportunity to join a great organization!

LOCATION: Bureau of Reclamation, Lower Colorado Region, Yuma Area Office, Operations and Maintenance Office, Equipment Support Group, Yuma Shop, Yuma, Arizona.

Relocation expenses are not authorized.

Additional vacancies may be filled from this vacancy announcement.


  • Not Required


  • No


  • You must apply online to be considered for this position.
  • U.S. Citizenship or National. You must pass a pre-employment physical.
  • You must hold a valid "CLASS B" COMMERCIAL DRIVERS LICENSE (CDL);
  • Your CDL must contain hazardous materials and tanker endorsements.
  • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation.
  • Additional vacancies may be filled from this vacancy announcement.


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-Performs repair, maintenance and testing on a variety of heavy equipment, such as tractors, cranes, drag lines, graders, and other heavy equipment; most of which are diesel powered.
-Disassembles diesel or gasoline engines and assists with inspecting, testing, repairing, or replacing of component parts. 
-Repairs clutches, brake systems, minor electrical systems and power take-off and drive line assemblies.
-Performs service and minor repair of air-conditioning units on various equipment.
-Operates fuel/lube truck to perform equipment maintenance and field servicing operations.
-Works with tools of the trade and operates garage equipment such as jacks, battery chargers, specialized motor test equipment, block and tackle, etc...


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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 and obtain an average of at least 2 points on all job elements in order to be considered qualified for this position.

Minimum Requirements for Mechanic Worker III (Heavy Duty):
-Complete at least 90 days as a Mechanic Worker II (Heavy Duty).
-Demonstrate the ability to work as a team member and follow oral and written instructions on all assignments.
-Demonstrate the ability to work safely and remain safety conscious.
-Through on the job training and/or by formal training, (i.e., correspondence courses or classroom training) demonstrate a working knowledge of diesel and gasoline engines, hydraulic, automotive air conditioning, automotive electrical systems, and interpretation of technical and repair manuals with normal supervision.
-Perform general periodic maintenance and repairs on equipment with normal supervision.
-Assist journeymen with repairs and overhauls.
-Develop the necessary skills to read and interpret measuring instruments and meters (calipers, micrometers, voltmeters, amp meters).
-Maintain a "Class B" commercial driver's license with hazardous materials and tanker endorsements.

You must meet all qualification requirements, including any selective placement factors, by the closing date of this announcement.

Selective Placement Factor: This position requires a Class B Commercial Driver's License with hazardous materials and tanker endorsements. Failure to provide proof of this license with your application will make you ineligible.


Category rating and selection procedures will be used for evaluating this position. If you meet the basic qualification requirements, your online responses to the vacancy assessment questionnaire will be used to determine the quality and extent of your experience, education, training, etc., for placement in one of the following categories: 1) Best Qualified and 2) Qualified. Qualified candidates will be assigned a numerical score on a scale of 70-100 and Veterans with preference will be placed at the top of their respective category. The assessment questionnaire will take you approximately 30 minutes to complete.

Applicants will be further evaluated on the following "Job Elements" for through your resume and responses to the online assessment questionnaire:

1. Ability to do the work of a Mechanic Worker (Heavy Duty) without more than normal supervision (Screen-Out).
2. Ability to use appropriate equipment and tools.
3. Skill in the maintenance, repair, testing and troubleshooting of heavy equipment.
4. Ability to work safely.

Your answers to questions will be verified against information provided in your online resume. Be sure that your resume clearly supports the responses to all the questions by addressing experience, education and/or training relevant to this position. Applicants must make a fair and accurate assessment of their qualifications. If a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is apparent in your description of experience, competencies, skills, and/or education/training OR that your resume/application is incomplete, you may be rated ineligible or your score may be lowered.
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Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. Go to:

Equal Employment Opportunity: The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability and genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor.

Probationary Period: Placement in this position requires you to complete a one-year probationary period if you have not previously completed a probationary period.

Driver's License/History: Operation of a Government vehicle is required; therefore, you must possess a valid state driver's license. A driving history check is required.

Working Conditions:
Work requires prolonged standing; repeated bending; working in cramped and awkward positions; climbing; working on ladders and scaffolding; operating motor vehicles; exposure to grease, oil, solvents, etc...; heavy lifting and carrying (45 pounds and over); excessive heat and noise; and slippery or uneven walking surfaces.

Pre-employment Physical: If selected, you are required to obtain and successfully pass a pre-employment physical examination by a licensed physician certifying to your ability to perform the duties of the position. This is not required if a comparable examination was required for placement in your current position and was completed within the last year; however, verifiable documentation of a comparable physical is required. Periodic (annual or biennial) physical examinations are required to be successfully passed for continued employment.

Operator Identification: You must hold a valid state commercial drivers license (CDL), with hazardous materials and tanker endorsements, for the equipment operated to be hired into this position. If selected, you will be required to submit a copy of your driving record from the Department of Motor Vehicles.

Drug Testing: Position is subject to pre-employment and random drug testing in compliance with the Department of Transportation and Bureau of Reclamation Regulations.

Telework: Reclamation has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisory approval.


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Applications (resume, supporting documents and assessment questionnaire) for this vacancy MUST be received online BEFORE midnight Eastern Time (Washington D.C. time) on the closing date of this announcement. When you're ready to apply, click the blue APPLY ONLINE button at the top of the page.

This vacancy is being announced through Bureau of Reclamation's Hiring System--HireMe. For more information about the HireMe system and the registration process, visit:

As part of the on-line application process, applicants may be required to submit supporting documents.  Failure to submit the requested supporting documents may result in your not being considered for this position.

This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities.  If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us at the phone number shown at the bottom of this page.  The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.


To be considered for this position, applicants are required to submit a resume that includes dates of employment, specifically years, months, and hours worked per week for each period of experience; an on-line assessment questionnaire; and the following supporting documents, as appropriate:

Veterans' Preference: If you are entitled to veterans’ preference, you must provide a copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, DD Form 214 (DD-214), Member 4 copy, and you should indicate the type of veterans’ preference you are claiming on your resume. Your veterans’ preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency.

--For 5-point veterans' preference, submit a copy of your DD-214 (Member 4 Copy), or an official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty, or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that proves your military service was performed under honorable conditions.

--For 10-point veterans' preference, please submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, DD-214 (Member 4 Copy), and the required documentation requested by this form.

For information on veteran's eligibility visit:

CTAP/ICTAP Eligibles:  CTAP/ICTAP provides placement assistance to permanent Federal employees who are surplus, displaced or involuntarily separated. Applicants claiming CTAP/ICTAP eligibility must submit a copy of their most recent performance appraisal, proof of eligibility and most current SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location with their application. To be considered under CTAP/ICTAP, applicants must be well-qualified, i.e. meet the minimum qualification requirements, including selective placement factors, education and experience requirements and score at least 85 on the assessment questionnaire as established, and be able to perform the duties of the position upon entry.

For information on CTAP/ICTAP, visit:

Commercial Drivers License: You must hold a valid Class B Commercial Driver's License with hazardous materials and tanker endorsements to be hired for this position. Failure to submit proof of this license with your application will make you ineligible.

The following link provides general resume formatting instructions:


Kim Graham
Phone: 702-293-8433
Fax: 571-258-4052
Agency Information:
P.O. Box 61470
Attn: LC-5413
Boulder City, NV
Fax: 571-258-4052


After all application packages have been received, resumes and supporting documents will be reviewed to ensure applicants meet the basic qualification requirements. Each applicant who meets the basic qualifications will be further evaluated on the information provided in the Assessment Questionnaire. Best-qualified applicants will be referred to the selecting official. After making a tentative job offer, a suitability and/or security background investigation will be conducted. A final job offer is typically made within 40 days after the deadline for applications. Applicants should monitor their status for positions with the Bureau of Reclamation, by regularly checking their public status notifications in their USAJOBS profile.

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