Joining the Secret Service, Office of Protective Operations, Special Services Division, will allow you to be a part of its protective mission by evaluating and performing maintenance to the state-of-the-art fleet for protective armored vehicles. This Automotive Worker has a starting salary of $21.91/hr (WG-7, step 1), or a starting salary of $23.56/hr (WG-8, step 1) with potential to $27.39 (WG-8, step 5). For more information on the Secret Service click here..Learn more about this agency
- Making repairs to vehicle components such as radiators, engine thermostats, cylinders, mufflers, brakes, catalytic converters, clutch assemblies, alternators, carburetors, and suspensions; etc...
- Performing proper maintenance using various wrenches (sockets, torques, impacts, etc.) ratchets, pliers, brake tools, screwdrivers, engine analyzers, capacity testers, hand held computer diagnostics and other mechanical equipment used to test functionality.
- Understanding safety procedures and practices; disposing of hazardous materials (e.g. oil, antifreeze, brake fluids, batteries, etc.); and following the Occupational Safety and Health Administration practices and procedures.
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Conditions of Employment
- U.S. citizenship is required.
Conditions of Employment If selected for this position, you will be required to:
- Obtain and maintain a top secret clearance. Completion of a single scope background investigation is required before appointment. For more information visit OPM Mythbuster Page.
- Submit to a drug test prior to your appointment and random drug testing while you occupy the position.
- Possess a valid state motor vehicle operator's license and maintain a valid license while you occupy the position
- Occasional travel may be required
For wage grade positions a specific length of time and experience is not required, however you must be able to demonstrate through experience shown in your written application, that you possess required experience to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision. Specialized experience for this position defined as experience that demonstrates the ability to perform general maintenance on vehicles such as maintaining, equipping, and repairing vehicles without more than normal supervision.
In order to qualify, applicants must meet the screen-out element described below.
Screen-Out Element: Ability to do the work of an Automotive Worker without more than normal supervision. Applicants must meet the screen out element to be considered further. To meet the screen out element, you should document experience or show the ability to meet the specialized experience below.
WG-07: You qualify for the WG-07 level (starting hourly rate $21.91) if you have performed duties such as: assisting in installing, cleaning, removing, and/or repairing various parts to include but not limited to, sensors, spark plugs, brake shoes, mufflers, radiator caps, water pumps, and a variety of belts and hoses; assisting with the assembly or disassembly of major components such as engines, transmissions, and differentials; assisting with performing visual and operational checks to locate worn, dirty, or malfunctioning parts; ensuring gas levels are full; maintaining garage space by removing trash, discarding used parts, cleaning up spilled oil and other fluids; cleaning interior and exterior parts in order to create a flawless appearance for the entire fleet of armored protected vehicles; and delivering vehicles to designated locations.
WG-08: You qualify for the WG-08 level (starting hourly rate $23.56) if you have performed duties such as: monitoring, receiving, storing, and issuing automotive shop supplies; maintaining the “stock level reports”, “Blanket Purchase Agreements”, catalogs, automotive price sheets and requisitions supplies; assisting with installing, cleaning, removing, and/or repairing various parts to include, but not limited to, sensors, spark plugs, brake shoes, mufflers, radiator caps, water pumps, filters, batteries, screens, heating and cooling devices, and a variety of belts and hoses; assisting with the assembly or disassembly of major components such as engines, transmissions, and differentials; assisting with performing visual and operational checks to locate worn, dirty, or malfunctioning parts; maintaining garage space by removing trash, discarding used parts, cleaning up spilled oil and other fluids; cleaning interior and exterior parts in order to create a flawless appearance for the entire fleet of armored protective vehicles; and delivering vehicles to designated locations.
Selective Placement Factor: You must meet the following placement factors below in order to be considered for this position.
1. Possess a current valid driver's license.
2. Possess 2 or more Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certifications or a master certification. Applicants must submit a copy of their current ASE certifications (Ford and GM certifications are also acceptable).
Applicant will be rated in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/federal-wage-system-qualifications/.
National Service Experience (i.e., volunteer experience) Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Qualifications Must Be Met: The qualification requirements listed above must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
Building on a Tradition of Excellence and Meeting the Challenges of the Future The Secret Service is a premier law enforcement organization with two critical national security missions: protect our nation's leaders and to conduct criminal investigations. Our team members continue a tradition of excellence - whether investigating financial crime or protecting national and visiting foreign leaders. In the Secret Service, we serve the country with duty, loyalty, justice, integrity and courage. In the Secret Service, we:
- Protect the President, the Vice President, and other leaders; investigate threats against them; and safeguard their residences and other facilities
- Plan and implement security designs for National Special Security Events
- Investigate financial crimes including fraud, identity theft and computer-based attacks on banking or telecommunications infrastructure
Any offers of employment made pursuant to this announcement will be consistent with all applicable authorities, including Presidential Memoranda, Executive Orders, interpretive U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) guidance, and Office of Management and Budget plans and policies concerning hiring. These authorities are subject to change.
More than one selection may be made from this announcement if additional identical vacancies in the same title, series, grade and unit occur.
E-Verify Statement: DHS uses E-Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Click here to learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities.
Applying to this announcement certifies that you give permission for DHS to share your application with others in DHS for similar positions.
Mandatory Suitability Statement:
If you receive a conditional offer of employment for this position, you will be required to complete an Optional Form 306, Declaration for Federal Employment, and to sign and certify the accuracy of all information in your application, prior to entry on duty. False statements on any part of the application may result in withdrawal of offer of employment, dismissal after beginning work, fine, or imprisonment.
This position will require a credit check after initial job qualifications have been determined.
Relocation expenses will not be authorized.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Although a specific length of time and experience is not required for most trade and labor occupations, you must meet any screen-out element listed, and show through experience and training that you possess the quality of level of knowledge and skill necessary to perform the duties of the position at the level for which you are applying. Qualification requirements emphasis is on the quality of experience, not necessarily the length of time. We will review your resume and supporting documentation to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements. If you meet the minimum qualifications, your experience, education, and training will be rated using a job questionnaire that is based on the following competencies or knowledge, skill, and abilities needed to perform this job:
Job Element #1: Knowledge of techniques, methods, and diagnostics for removing, replacing, and installing a variety of parts, components, and accessories.
Job Element #2: Skill in using appropriate tools to make adjustments or repairs in accordance with specifications in manufactures manuals.
Job Element #3: Ability to read and interpret repair manuals, as well as verifying completed work complies with specifications and standard shop practices.
If you meet the minimum qualifications, you will be placed in one of the following categories: 1. Best Qualified: Applicants possessing experience that substantially exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position and demonstrate high proficiency in all of the critical competencies, including all Selective Placement Factors (SPF) and appropriate Quality Ranking Factors (QRF) as determined in the job analysis. 2. Well-Qualified: Applicants possessing experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position and demonstrates acceptable proficiency in all of the critical competencies, including all SPFs and appropriate QRFs as determined by the job analysis. 3. Qualified: Applicants possessing experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position and demonstrate basic proficiency in most critical competencies, including all SPFs and appropriate QRFs as determined in the job analysis. If you are best qualified, you may be referred to the hiring manager for consideration and may be called for an interview.
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Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
In addition to addressing the vacancy specific questions, you must also submit the following documentation:
- Resume - In order to receive credit for experience contained in an uploaded resume, your employment history should show work experience in month/year format (MM/YYYY), reflecting starting date and ending date, and include the number of hours worked per week.
- Special Priority Selection rights under ICTAP: Submit a copy of your agency notice, copy of your most recent performance appraisal (with at least a satisfactory rating),and your most current SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location.
- Are you a Veteran? Submit a DD-214 (Member Copy 4) and/or documentation of service connected disability. If applying based on eligibility under the Veterans Opportunity to Work (VOW) Act, you must submit certification from the Armed Forces that you will be discharged or released from active duty within 120 days from the date on the certification. This must indicate your dates of service, your rank, and confirm that you will be separated under honorable conditions. Those applying for 10-point preference must fill out the SF-15 (click here for the form) and provide the required documentation listed on the back of the form. Click here for more veterans' information.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.
Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
How to Apply
This position is being advertised via CareerConnector which is an automated staffing system. To begin your online application, click the Apply Online button and follow the prompts to register or sign into USAJOBS, take the online questionnaire, and submit the required documents. See Required Documents section for more detail. You must complete the application process and submit any required documents no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on the closing date of this announcement. Instructions outlining the application process can be found at http://www.secretservice.gov/join/apply/. If you cannot apply online, you may contact the Talent and Employee Acquisition Management Division, Administrative, Professional and Technical Staffing Branch at email@example.com OR by calling (202) 406-6420 between the hours of 9:00 am and 5:30 pm EST (excluding Federal holidays) prior to the closing date of this announcement to receive assistance. The Secret Service provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities, on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us if you require this for any part of the application and hiring process.
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Once your complete application is received we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications and determine your eligibility. Best-qualified applicants will be referred for further consideration and possible interview. We expect to make a selection within 45 days of the closing date of this announcement. If you are selected, we will conduct a suitability/security background investigation. We will notify you by email after each of these steps has been completed. Your status will also be updated on USAJOBS throughout the process. To check your status, log on to your USAJOBS account, click on "Application Status," and then click "More Information. For more information on applying for Federal employment, please click here.
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- An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
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You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
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