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Job Title:AUTOMOTIVE MECHANIC LEADER

Department:Department Of Homeland Security

Agency:Customs and Border Protection

Job Announcement Number:MHCBPDE-1146013-RYH

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$22.48 to $26.23 / Per Hour

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, June 30, 2014 to Friday, July 4, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

WL-5823-10

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

10

DUTY LOCATIONS:

2 vacancies in the following location(s):
Carrizo Springs, TX View Map
Del Rio, TX View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

United States Citizens

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Public Trust - Background Investigation

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

Customs & Border Protection (CBP):  Securing America's Borders

Do you desire to protect American interests and secure our Nation while building a meaningful and rewarding career?  If so, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling.  DHS components work collectively to prevent terrorism, secure borders, enforce and administer immigration laws, safeguard cyberspace and ensure resiliency to disasters.  The vitality and magnitude of this mission is achieved by a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations.  Make an impact; join DHS.  Discover a challenging and rewarding career in CBP, the sole organization responsible for securing the nation's borders.  At U.S. Customs and Border Protection, we:  Screen passengers, vehicles, and shipments entering our country; Seize illegal narcotics, vehicles, and agricultural products; Prevent unauthorized entry into the country; Rescue individuals who fall into dangerous conditions traversing our border.  For more information about CBP's mission, activities, and careers, please see http://www.cbp.gov/.

This position will allow you to use your expertise in automotive repair and maintenance. Apply for this exciting opportunity to help lead the Department’s ability to perform homeland security functions by ensuring the availability of a safe and reliable vehicle fleet. This position starts at a salary of $22.48 per hour (WL-10 Step 1).

Who May Apply:  Open to all U.S. Citizens. 

 

Organizational Location:  This position is located within U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Office of Border Patrol, Del Rio Sector:

Carrizo Springs Station, Carrizo Springs, Texas;

Del Rio Sector Headquarters, Fleet Division, Del Rio, Texas 

One or more selections may be made using this job opportunity announcement. The open period for this job opportunity announcement may be extended to allow for a sufficient applicant pool.

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Not Required

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this position
  • You may be required to pass a background investigation
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered with Selective Service
  • Primary U.S. residency for the last three years (see "Other Information")
  • You may be required to pass initial and random drug testing
  • You must possess a valid driver's license

DUTIES:

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As an Automotive Mechanic Leader with Customs and Border Protection, you will become a valuable member of a team of professionals supporting homeland security functions.  Typical work assignments include:
• Assisting the Automotive Mechanic Supervisor in accomplishing the maintenance, repair, and/or complete overhaul of various types of government-owned vehicles.
• Providing recommendations and giving technical advice on automotive repairs.
• Reporting the status and progress of work, including servicing and repair needs, equipment needs, and condition of equipment.
• Planning, assigning, directing, and reviewing work of non-supervisory employees in the same or related occupations.
• Providing on the job training for subordinate employees.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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WL-10:  You must have experience troubleshooting and repairing a variety of automotive systems such as engines, transmission and gear reduction systems, transaxles, front and rear axle assemblies, electrical and electronic systems, fuel injection systems, emission control systems, braking systems, hydraulic and other assemblies. You must be capable of interpreting and applying manufacturer’s repair manuals, schematics, diagnostic codes and safety manuals sufficient to accomplish these tasks and be familiar with all tools, equipment, and materials used by automotive mechanics. You must also be able to make recommendations and provide technical assistance in all aspects of automotive repair.

You must meet all qualification requirements, subject to verification at any stage of the application process by Friday, July 04, 2014


This position is covered under the bargaining unit.

Work Conditions:  Work is inside on concrete surfaces with exposure to drafts, noise, and fumes, with the possibility of cuts, bruises, shocks, burns, and strains. Repairs on vehicles involve working on parts in hard-to-reach places.  Must frequently stand, stoop, stretch, and work in tiring and uncomfortable positions for extended periods of time. May frequently lift and carry parts and equipment that weigh up to 50 pounds.

Shift work: You will be required to perform work on a shift and rotational basis.

Overtime: You must be readily available to work overtime on an scheduled or unscheduled basis in excess of the 40-hour work week.

Uniforms:  Work requires wearing protective clothing and/or safety equipment.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

We will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements.  If you meet the minimum qualifications, we will use an online self-assessment questionnaire to place you in one of three categories based on your experience, education and training.  If you meet the minimum qualifications, you will be placed in one of the following categories:

  • Best Qualified:  Applicants possessing a background that demonstrates a superior level of all evaluation criteria.
  • Well-Qualified:  Applicants possessing a background that demonstrates a satisfactory level of the evaluation criteria.
  • Qualified:  Applicants possessing the basic qualifications, with general knowledge, skills, and abilities.<If you are best qualified, you may be referred to the hiring manager for consideration and may be called for an interview.  To preview the job questionnaire, see View Occupational Questionnaire
  • Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics (KSAO’s):
    Candidates who meet the minimum qualification requirements are required to possess certain Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, or Other Characteristics (KSAO’s) to successfully perform the functions of this position.  Candidates will be asked to demonstrate their attainment of these KSAO’s in an online job questionnaire.  The KSAO’s are:
    • Knowledge of the make-up, operation, and installation of all automotive components, assemblies, and systems.
    • Skill in repairing major automotive components, assemblies, and systems.
    • Skill in using various types of hand and power tools, testers, and gauges common to the occupation.
    • Ability to make recommendations and provide technical assistance in all aspects of automotive repair.

    Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Eligibles:  If you have never worked for the Federal government, you are not CTAP/ICTAP eligible.  Information about ICTAP or CTAP eligibility can be found at:  http://www.opm.gov/Reduction_In_Force/employee_resources/ctap/Employee-Guideline_CTAP.asp#3a.  To be considered well qualified under CTAP/ICTAP, you must be placed in the Well Qualified category for this position, as described above.  In addition, you must submit the supporting documents listed in the "Required Documents" section of this announcement.

    Veterans:  Veterans with 5 point preference who meet the eligibility and qualification requirements are placed above non-preference eligibles within the category in which they qualify.  Veterans who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10% are listed in the best qualified category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-09 grade level or higher.  This position is not considered scientific/professional.  For information on veterans' preference, please see:  http://www.fedshirevets.gov/index.aspx


    BENEFITS:

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    DHS offers competitive starting salaries and an attractive benefits package, including: health insurance, Thrift Savings Plan (similar to a 401(k)), Flexible Spending Account, retirement plan, life and long-term care insurance, Employee Assistance Program, personal leave days and paid Federal holidays.  Other benefits may include: flexible work schedules, telework, tuition reimbursement, transportation subsidies, uniform allowance, health and wellness programs, and fitness centers.  DHS is committed to employee development and offers a variety of employee training and development opportunities.  For more information, go to www.dhs.gov/careers and select "Benefits".

    To compare cost of living data, calculate mortgage scenarios, or gather information on communities and school districts, please visit the website:  http://www.relocationessentials.com/aff/lifecare/tools/salary/col.aspx



    OTHER INFORMATION:

    Residency:  If you are not currently a CBP employee, you must meet one or more of the following primary residency criteria for the last three years prior to applying to this announcement:

    1. Resided in the United States or its protectorate or territories (excluding short trips abroad, such as vacations);
    2. Worked for the United States government as an employee overseas in a federal or military capacity; or
    3. Been a dependant of a United States federal or military employee serving overseas.

    Exceptions may be granted if you provide complete state-side coverage information regarding participation in "Study Abroad" programs, overseas church missions, or state-side addresses of anyone who worked or studied with you overseas.  You must provide information and related documentation at the time of application.

    Background Investigation: Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is a federal law enforcement agency that requires all applicants to undergo a thorough background investigation prior to employment in order to promote the agency’s core values of vigilance, service to country and integrity.  During the screening and/or background investigation process, you will be asked questions regarding any felony criminal convictions or current felony charges, the use of illegal drugs (i.e., marijuana, cocaine, heroin, LSD, methamphetamines, ecstasy) and the use of non-prescribed controlled substances including any experimentation, possession, sale, receipt, manufacture, cultivation, production, transfer, shipping, trafficking, or distribution of controlled substances. Entry into this position may require that you successfully pass a polygraph examination.  For more information, please see:  http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/careers/apply/mandatory_back_invest.xml.

    Probationary Period:  All employees new to the federal government must serve a one year probationary period during the first year of his/her initial permanent federal appointment to determine fitness for continued employment.  Current and former federal employees may be required to serve or complete a probationary period.

    CBP uses E-Verify to validate all newly hired applicants' ability to work legally in the United States.  To learn more about E-Verify, please follow this link:  http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify.

    Follow U.S. Customs and Border Protection on Twitter @CustomsBorder



    HOW TO APPLY:

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    To begin your online application, click "Apply Online" to create a USAJOBS account and follow the prompts or log in to your existing account.  Your application packet must include a completed assessment questionnaire, a resume, and any applicable and/or required supporting documentation.  Please see the "Required Documents" section below for additional information.  All application materials, including transcripts, must be in English.

    We strongly encourage you to apply online.  If you cannot apply online, you may fax your resume, assessment questionnaire, and supporting documents to (478) 757-3144.  You must print a copy of and document your responses to the assessment questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire using OPM Form 1203-FX http://www.opm.gov/Forms/pdf_fill/OPM1203fx.pdf, and the official fax cover sheet:  http://staffing.opm.gov/pdf/usascover.pdf.  Please include job opportunity announcement ID 1146013 and provide your SSN, name, and address using the exact name you used when you filled out the questionnaire.  If you have uploaded documents into your application, you do not need to fax those same documents.

    Applications and supporting documentation will not be accepted by mail or email.  The address below is for inquiries only.  You may apply more than once, but the most recent application is the only one that will be used.  You must submit your resume, your online questionnaire, and any supporting documents by 11:59 Eastern Standard Time on TAG:Closing Date


    REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

  • Your resume:  A resume describing your job-related qualifications is required and will be used for the purpose of reviewing your qualifications and determining what training, if any, would be required when placed.  Your resume must be in English and must include your job titles and a detailed description of your duties and the dates you performed them (MM/YY).  Your resume should also contain your full name, address, phone number, email address, and your work schedule and salary.
  • Your responses to the job questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire
  • Are you claiming special priority selection rights under the Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP)?  You must submit a separation notice; SF-50B; a current (or a last) performance rating of record of at least fully successful or equivalent; 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 of National Guard Bureau notification that you are retired under 5 U.S.C. 8337(h) or 8456.
  • Are you a veteran?  To apply veteran's preference you must submit the following proof of eligibility:
  • Five Point Preference:  DD 214 (Member Copy 4)
  • Ten Point Preference:  DD 214 (Member Copy 4) and supporting documentation as listed on the Standard Form 15 (application for 10-Point Veteran's Preference).  Click this link for a copy of the SF-15: http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf.  Veterans with a service-connected disability must also submit a VA Disability Award letter dated 1991 or later
  • If you are currently serving on active duty, you must submit a written statement from the armed forces certifying that you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty service under honorable conditions.  If you apply with a written statement at this stage, your preference will be verified by a DD 214 (Member Copy 4) upon separation from the military.
  • For more information about veteran's preference, please click this link: http://www.opm.gov/employ/veterans/html/vetguide.asp.  Please upload veterans documents under miscellaneous documents.

    It is your responsibility to verify that any information entered, uploaded, or faxed is received and is accurate.  Human Resources will not modify or change any part of your application.  If a document is not legible, you will not be able to view it in your application and you must again upload or fax it by the closing date.

    AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

    CBP Hiring OBP Staffing
    Phone: (952)857-2935
    Fax: (478)757-3144
    Email: CBPHIRING-OBPSTAFFING@CBP.DHS.GOV
    Agency Information:
    CBP Minneapolis Hiring Center
    5600 American Blvd
    Suite 700
    Bloomington, MN
    55437-1450
    USA
    Fax: (478)757-3144

    WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

    Once the job opportunity announcement has closed, we will assess your experience and training, identify the best qualified applicants, and refer those applications to the hiring manager for further consideration and interviews.  You will be notified by email after each of those steps has been completed.  Stay informed of changes to your application status by signing up for automatic email alerts at:  https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/NotificationSettings.aspx.  If you are referred, you will receive a final notification of the disposition of the announcement.  We expect to make a tentative job offer within 60 days after the close of the announcement.  If you are selected, we may conduct a suitability/security background investigation.


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    Job Announcement Number:

    MHCBPDE-1146013-RYH

    Control Number:

    373325700