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    This position is located on a Forest Service Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center. The incumbent is responsible for performing a variety of general maintenance duties for the Center.

    The USDA Forest Service has legislative authority to recruit and fill Permanent (Career/Career-Conditional), Temporary, and Term Appointments under the USDA Demonstration Project. Under this authority, any U.S. citizen may apply.

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    The employee is responsible for the following maintenance related duties: grounds and facility maintenance to include performing building maintenance repairs (e.g., electrical, plumbing, carpentry, heating and cooling, painting, etc.) to identify and perform routine, preventative, and emergency maintenance. Responsibilities also include equipment operation and maintenance (e.g., power tools, mowers, weed eaters, automatic sprinkling systems, backhoe, loader, tractors, etc.) to perform grounds maintenance and minor construction activities.

    Working from oral and written instructions and work orders, the employee uses technical manuals, blueprints, drawings, and sketches for requested projects related to the routine maintenance, repair, installation and operation of various heating and cooling and refrigerated systems, electrical fixtures and equipment, carpentry, painting, and concrete and masonry repair for existing and new structures on center. This work includes assisting in planning, managing, and executing the Center’s maintenance management plan in coordination with the Work Programs Officer. 

    At some Centers, the employee may be required to operate the water systems on Center, including certification and regular water quality testing for compliance with state standards.

    Grounds maintenance may include the application of chemicals, and minor repair of irrigation systems. The employee operates vehicles up to 1-ton capacity in the performance of duties.  Performs required operator maintenance.

    The work may involve any or all of the following:

    Operation and maintenance of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) to install, repair, and maintain heating boilers and domestic heating units and systems.

    Basic carpentry trade practices and techniques including the use of tapes, rules and squares, and shop tools such as hammers, handsaws, planes, screwdrivers, power saws, drills, routers, power planers, drill presses, etc.

    Standard plumbing methods and techniques including the use of tapes, hacksaws, hand and power pipe threaders, cutters, packing and caulking irons, pipe wrenches and common hand tools.

    Electrical work to replace or remove fixtures, wiring and controls; measuring, cutting and bending wire and conduit to specified angles and length.

    Painting to include standard surface preparation and mixing, coloring and applying paints oils, lacquer, stains, spackle, putty and other coatings.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    4749 Maintenance Mechanic

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