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Job Title:  Maintenance Supervisor WS I
Department:  Department of Defense
Agency:  Department of Defense Education Activity
Job Announcement Number:  14-BEN-082 (Internal)

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$25.27 to $29.48 / Per Hour
Tuesday, June 03, 2014 to Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Full Time - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Fort Benning, GA View Map
Current, permanent Federal Civil Service Employees
Q - Nonsensitive


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 Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools (DDESS) is currently accepting applications under examining authority of 10 U.S.C., Section 2164, for the above position(s) in DDESS Schools. This vacancy announcement will be used for the purpose of filling this permanent, full-time position.  


Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) is a DoD Field Activity responsible for the oversight of two school systems, the Department of Defense Dependents Schools (DoDDS) and the Department of Defense Domestic Dependent Elementary & Secondary Schools (DDESS).   DoDEA employs more than 15,000 individuals responsible for educating approximately 90,000 students in 12 foreign countries, seven states, Guam, and Puerto Rico.   The mission of DoDEA is to provide a quality education from pre-kindergarten through grade twelve for the eligible minor family members of DoD military and civilian personnel on official assignments.

If you are not a Current Federal Civil Service Employee, please apply under Job Announcement # 14-BEN-082 (External).



  • Occasional Travel
  • Occasional travel within Fort Benning.


  • No


  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this position
  • A background/suitability investigation/determination is required.
  • Candidate must be a current, permanent federal civil service employee.
  • Applicant must have current, valid HVAC certification.
  • You must have a valid state driver's license


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This position is the first full-time supervisory level for a group of non-supervisory employees in the same or related trades or occupations. This position is responsible for planning, assigning and directing work, and for training subordinates, enforcing disciplinary, security, and safety regulations and good housekeeping practices, performing administrative functions for subordinates and other related duties. The employee also performs a variety of mechanic work to include air conditioning, refrigeration, kitchen/bakery equipment, electrical, pipe fitting, plumbing and carpentry. The work requires a Heating Ventilation and Air Condition (HVAC) certification with extensive knowledge of principles of air conditioning and refrigeration and the skill to install, maintain, recognize the cause of faulty equipment and repair commercial and industrial systems that provide for a variety of refrigeration and air conditioning functions. The work also requires an extensive working knowledge of the mechanics and operation, including the skills to install, maintain and repair of all kitchen/bakery equipment, all facilities electrical systems, all facilities plumbing operations, refrigeration systems and ground maintenance operations and requirements.

The employee serves as supervisor over the Maintenance Department of the Fort Benning School System, responsible for the upkeep and repair of the following: 7 school buildings with auditoriums and kitchen facilities totaling 362,748 square feet of building space and 159 acres of grounds, 1 central administration and supply complex totaling 32,150 square feet of building space and 30 acres of grounds; 1 maintenance facility totaling 3,200 square feet of building space and 5 acres of grounds; approximately 11 portable buildings used as classrooms or office space,

The incumbent will work indoors and outdoors, on elevated structures, and in cramped areas.  Subject to discomfort from face masks and/or other protective devices when there is a possibility of exposure to toxic refrigerants, noxious gases, fumes or acids.  Employee is exposed to dangers of moving equipment, energized electric circuits, sharp metal edges, and toxic fumes while performing the duties of this position.  Exposure to electrical conductors ailments.  Typical safety equipment required on the job is safety shoes, safety glasses, and hard hats.


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You must show you have extensive knowledge of air conditioning and refrigeration units and extensive working knowledge of the mechanics and operation, including the skills to install, maintain and repair all kitchen/bakery equipment.  Additional experience in supervising workers in the same or related trades or occupations such as air conditioning, refrigeration, kitchen/bakery equipment, electrical, pipe fitting, plumbing, and carpentry is required. 

 This work requires hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity to manipulate tools when assembling units and replacing defective components, coordination for reading and setting gauges, checking refrigerant leaks, and adjusting controls, and color discrimination to recognize color codes.  Work frequently requires stooping, stretching, bending and kneeling for long periods of time.

 The heaviest weight handled by the employee unassisted will normally be 50 pounds, and with assistance 100 pounds or more.


Certification Requirements:

Heating, Ventilation and Air Condition (HVAC) certification is required.

Physical Requirements:

The heaviest weight handled by the employee unassisted will normally be 50 pounds, and with assistance 100 pounds or more.



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.
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.


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 Tuesday, June 17, 2014.

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 1134751. 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 Tuesday, June 17, 2014.  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
  --  Eligibility documentation ( most recent copy of SF-50) - REQUIRED
  --  Copy of current and valid Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) certification - 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:
DDESS HR Georgia Alabama 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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