The incumbent of this position is located in a Field Maintenance Party (FMP) unit.and accomplishes routine and emergency repair, evaluation, and installation of plants and structures facilities, including radar, communications, and navigational aid antenna systems. Extensive travel is required throughout the region.Learn more about this agency
Serves as a Maintenance Mechanic located with Engineering Services. The incumbent accomplishes routine and emergency repair, evaluation, and installation of plants and structures, facilities, including environmental systems, radar, communication and navigational aid antenna systems. Applies general knowledge of electronic systems and equipment involved in work assignments; takes necessary precautions to avoid interference with operations of the system or damage to its equipment.
Works alone or in a group performing Mechanical, Electrical, Carpentry, Plumbing, Cable Installation/Replacement, Welding/Metal Fabrication, and Painting.
This position requires knowledge and application of materials; and safety and security regulations, practices and procedures. Works from blueprints, work orders, plans, sketches and other written specifications and oral instructions. Must be able to maintain, repair and use a variety of hand tools, testing equipment and power equipment characteristic of the various trades.
Extensive travel is required throughout the region.
76% or greater - The job may require 76% or more travel.
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Conditions of Employment
- US Citizenship is required.
- Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
- Designated or Random Drug Testing required.
- A one-year probationary period may be required.
- This position requires up to 90% travel.
To qualify, no specific length of experience or training is required. However, you must show evidence of experience and/or training of sufficient scope and quality that demonstrates your ability to perform the duties of a journeyman Maintenance Mechanic. The position requires knowledge, skill and abilities in various trades of work such as mechanical, electrical, carpentry, plumbing, welding/metal fabrication, painting and general knowledge of electronics and equipment.
You MUST provide a NARRATIVE statement for each Demonstrated Ability. The narratives should be clear and concise, providing a description of your education, training and experience that would describe the degree to which you possess each Demonstrated Ability. Candidates must show experience at the level of difficulty and responsibility appropriate to the position.
Eligible candidates will be ranked based on DEMONSTRATED ABILITIES, if applicable. In addition to the minimum qualifications, Demonstrated Ability number 1 has been determined to be a Screen-Out Element for this position. This means posession of this criterion is part of the minimum qualifications and is essential to perform the duties and responsibilities of this position. Applicants who do not possess this criterion are ineligible for further consideration.
***This is a screen-out element which will be used to determine minimum eligibility for this job. The Screen-Out Element for this position is: Ability to do the work of a Maintenance Mechanic without more than normal supervision (Screen-Out). Describe your ability to independently install and repair the following: electrical systems; engine generators; heating and air conditioning units: electrical cable installation; emergency and routine repairs of facilities; facility and site evaluation; installation of facility structures.***
Please ensure you answer all questions and follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may impact your rating or may result in you not being considered for the job.
If you are requesting consideration for any of the special hiring authorities, you must submit the following documentation:
30% or More Disabled Veteran Program: You must submit a DD 214, Certificate of Discharge (Member 4 copy is preferred), and supporting documentation as required by form SF-15 such as an official statement, dated 1991 or later, from the Department of Veterans Affairs or from branch of the Armed Forces certifying to the present existence of the veteran's service-connected disability.
Veterans' Recruitment Appointment: You must submit a DD 214, Certificate of Discharge (Member 4 copy is preferred). Applicants claiming 10-point preference must provide supporting documentation as required by form SF-15 such as, an official statement, dated 1991 or later, from the Department of Veterans Affairs or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying to the present existence of the veteran's service-connected disability before preference is awarded.
Persons with Disabilities and Persons with Targeted Disabilities Appointment: You must provide proof of disability documentation (i.e. Schedule A Letter) that:
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- May be a letter or other documentation on official stationery/letterhead with an official signature.
- Clearly states that you are eligible for appointment under the PWD/PWTD hiring authority or a Schedule A appointment authority as outlined in 5 CFR Section 213.3102(u).
- Does not need to detail the specific disability, medical history, or need for accommodation.
Make sure your resume includes detailed information to support your qualifications and answers to the job questionnaire.
We may use this vacancy to fill other similar vacant positions.
Position may be subject to a background investigation.
A one-year probationary period may be required.
The person selected for this position may be required to file a financial disclosure statement within 30 days of entry on duty. FAA policy limits certain outside employment and financial investments in aviation-related companies.
This position is covered by the Department of Transportation's Drug and Alcohol Testing Program. Any applicant tentatively selected for this position will be subject to pre-employment or pre-appointment drug screening. Persons occupying a "testing designated position (TDP)" will be subject to random drug and/or alcohol testing.
Applicants must apply on-line to receive consideration for this vacancy announcement.
Faxed, mailed or e-mailed applications cannot be accepted. Interviews may be conducted.
The position may be filled at the FW-10 grade level or FW-11 grade level.
You may also be considered for this vacancy based on eligibility under the 30% or More Disabled Veteran Program, Veterans' Recruitment Appointment, and Persons with Disabilities/Persons with Targeted Disabilities. To be considered for one of these special hiring authorities, you must identify your eligibility in your questionnaire in the Applicant-Preferred Conditions of Employment section. In addition, you must submit documentation that provides evidence of eligibility as indicated in the Required Documents section of the announcement.
Physical Effort: The position requires strenuous manual labor. Workers make repairs and installations from ladders, scaffolding, platforms, and other hard-to-reach places. Work requires frequent standing, stooping, bending, kneeling, climbing, and working in tiring and uncomfortable positions. Considerable lifting, pulling and carrying of heavy materials equipment, and tools. Must be able to physically climb towers up to 350 feet in height and poles 90 feet in height.
Working Conditions: The work is performed both inside and outside during all kinds of weather, varying from 120 degrees to -20 degrees F. Workers are required to make repairs and installations in bad weather; in work areas that are noisy, dirty, dusty, and greasy; on scaffolding or cranes; and in close quarters such as crawl spaces and manholes. Subject to danger of injury from falling, electrical shock, burns, cuts, bruises, inhalation of paint and herbicide fumes and hazards of using chemicals and rotary devices. Physical exertion is required in setting up and taking down scaffolding. Working conditions elevation may vary from sea level to 12,000 feet. A high-altitude physical condition is required.
This is a bargaining unit position.
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How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
IMPORTANT: Applicants may be rated on the extent and quality of experience, education, and training relevant to the duties of the position(s). All answers provided in the on-line process must be substantiated. Ensure that your application package/resume supports your responses.
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
Only supplemental documentation, e.g. transcripts or veteran's documentation will be accepted in combination with your on-line application. These documents must be uploaded or faxed to (424) 405-7365 on or before the closing date of this announcement. All submitted documents should reference the announcement number.
You may also be considered for this vacancy based on eligibility under the 30% or More Disabled Veteran Program, Veterans' Recruitment Appointment, and Persons with Disabilities/Persons with Targeted Disabilities. To be considered for one of these special hiring authorities, you must identify your eligibility in your questionnaire in the Applicant-Preferred Conditions of Employment section. In addition, you must submit documentation that provides evidence of eligibility as indicated in the Education section of the announcement.
All Veterans: If you are claiming veterans' preference, you must submit either a DD Form 214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (Member 4 Copy or equivalent), or a document from the armed forces certifying that within 120 days you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty service under honorable conditions. If you are claiming 10 point preference, you must also submit a completed SF-15, Application for 10-Point Veteran's Preference, and supporting documents outlined on the SF-15. Documents must be uploaded or faxed to the Servicing Human Resource Management Office listed in this announcement and all documents must be received by the closing date of the announcement. If you fail to submit documentation, you will be assessed as a non-veteran.
If you are claiming 10 point preference but fail to submit the supporting documents outlined on the SF-15, you will be tentatively assessed as a 5 point preference eligible provided your DD Form 214 reflects that you have the service required to qualify for preference. Documents must be uploaded or faxed to the Servicing Human Resource Management Office listed in this announcement and all documents must be received by the closing date of the announcement. If you fail to submit documentation, you will be assessed as a non-veteran.
Veterans currently on active duty claiming veterans' preference: You will be granted tentative preference if you submit a document from the armed forces certifying that within 120 days you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty service under honorable conditions and your application shows that you have the required service. Prior to being appointed, you must provide to the Servicing Human Resource Management Office a DD Form 214 documenting discharge/release and showing that the service was honorable or general. If you are on terminal leave, you must provide documentation certifying authorized terminal leave.
- SF-15 : Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference
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.
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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
You must apply online to receive consideration. Your application must have a status of "Received" by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on the Close Date for it to be accepted. If you are applying for positions associated with FAA registers, your application must have a status of "Received" each time a referral list is created in order to receive consideration for positions associated with register.
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Agency contact information
AddressFederal Aviation Administration
AWP Regional HR Services Division
777 S. Aviation Blvd. - Suite 150
El Segundo, CA 90245
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