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Maintenance Mechanic
Indian Health Service    Phoenix, AZ 85067
 Posted 13 days    


This position is located in the Phoenix Indian Medical Center- Division of Administrative Services, Facilities Management Branch located in Phoenix, Arizona. This position will perform maintenance and repair of grounds, exterior structures and buildings which require the use of a variety of grade practices such as; plumbing, carpentry, equipment repair, painting, etc. This position will report to the Maintenance Mechanic Supervisor on-site.


Perform journeyman carpentry work, such as construct and repair a wide variety of structural items such as deleting or adding new walls, and word structures for use in hospital patient care areas. Interpret drawings, blueprints and specifications independently and determine layout and work sequences and types of lumber or special related material. Performs plumbing work, such as repairing plumbing fixtures, lines and joints. Build new lines for gas, steam, water and sewage and maintain the sprinkler system. Perform daily and monthly preventative maintenance on assigned equipment. Mixes and blends paints. Prepares surfaces for painting. Paints buildings, structures, furniture.


Conditions of Employment

Must pass pre-employment examination.

Selectee may be subject to a probationary/trial period

ESEP appointees typically serve a two year trial period

U.S. Citizenship is required

Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959 This is a designated position covered by Public Law 101-630, requiring contact or control over Indian children. Upon tentative selection, selectee will be requested to complete, sign, and submit the Addendum to OF-306, Child Care & Indian Child Care Worker Position form. Due to this requirement, the agency must ensure that persons hired for these positions have not been found guilty of or pleaded nolo contendere or guilty to certain crimes. Measles and Rubella immunization required for selectees born after 1957. Seasonal Influenza immunization is required for civilian health care facility staff working in Indian Health Service health care facilities. On-call hours or standby duty may be required. Security Clearance: If you are selected for this vacancy, you must undergo a pre-employment fingerprint check and background investigation. Fingerprint results and background investigation documentation must be cleared prior to hire. You will receive instructions on how to obtain and submit fingerprints and background investigation documentation. After you begin your employment, your continued employment is contingent upon the outcome of a complete background investigation as determined by the sensitivity level of your position. The investigation must find that you are suitable for Federal employment in your position. If you are found not suitable, you will be terminated after you begin work. If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin work; or subject to possible criminal charges. You may be subject to a credit check as a part of the background investigation process. Fingerprinting, as part of the background investigation process, may be delayed due to COVID-19. All other background investigation procedures will apply. Be advised that your continued employment will require you to complete a fingerprint check within 60 days after notification of return to full operations and successfully obtaining a favorable background investigation. You must meet the requirements of the job by 11:59 pm (Eastern Standard Time) of the closing date: 09/17/2020


To qualify for this position, your resume must state sufficient experience and/or education, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are applying. 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; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer and part time experience. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week. For positions requiring positive education requirements, or if you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements, you MUST submit a copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent information from the transcript (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned) in your resume. BASIC REQUIREMENT(S): Your description of work experience, level of responsibility and accomplishment will be used to determine that you meet the following requirements. The Questionnaire has been prepared as an aid in preparing your knowledge, skills and abilities related to the job elements required for this position. Failure to submit may result in not receiving proper credit for experience. Applicants will be rated on the basis of their response to the assessment questionnaire included in the vacancy announcement and the information contained in their resume to determine if you are best qualified. It is important that you answer these questions to the best of your ability. List all pertinent experience and training on your resume, including part-time paid or unpaid, school, hobbies, military, etc. Examples of experience: Performed work in all areas of Plumbing, Carpentry, Equipment Repair Painting, and Electrical, at the journeyman level. Performed preventive maintenance on all equipment and test all equipment for effective/efficient use. SCREEN-OUT ELEMENT: Your qualifications will first be evaluated against the prescribed screen out element, which usually appears as question 1 in the on-line questionnaire. Applicants who clearly fail to meet the lowest acceptable requirements in the screen-out element can be rated ineligible without further review of their applications since this element measures the critical ability needed to successfully perform the duties of the job. The potential eligible(s) are then rated against the remainder of the Job Elements. Ability To Do The Work Of The Position Without More Than Normal Supervision (Screen-out Element Knowledge of Equipment Assembly, Installation, Repair, etc. Technical Practices (theoretical, precise, artistic) Ability To Interpret Instructions, Specification, etc. (includes blueprinting reading) Knowledge of Materials PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Physical effort is expended in continually standing, walking, and stooping, bending, kneeling, climbing and working in small or cramped quarters. Frequently carries, lifts, pulls, or pushes parts and equipment, weighing up to and at times beyond fifty (50) pounds. Work is sometimes performed on ladders and/or scaffolding which requires incumbent to work overhead or in stretched, cramped or awkward position. WORKING CONDITIONS: Work is performed inside and outside in all kinds of weather and is usually dirty, dusty, and greasy. Incumbent may perform work and is usually dirty, dusty, and greasy. Incumbent may perform work where bad smelling fumes are present. Incumbent has frequent exposure to possibility of scrapes, burns and infections, and occasional risk of injury such as broken bones. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Your resume must demonstrate at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level in the Federal service obtained in either the private or public sector performing the following type of work and/or tasks: WG-09: Following oral or written instructions and/or work orders; performing maintenance mechanic duties, including use and apply standard building techniques, practices, and codes, read and understand blueprints, sketches and schematics, read and understand work orders in order to complete assigned work, use and maintain pneumatic hand tools, use and maintain shop tools, drill press, band saw, table saw, etc., follow manufacturer's instructions for use of power tools, follow safety manuals on operation of tools and equipment, follow safety guidelines working with oils and lubricants, working with inert gases and solvents, acids, adhesives, sealants, paints, oils and lubricants while performing maintenance tasks, respond to frequent changes in

instructions, with respect to the team, project and/or task. Time-In-Grade Requirements: Merit Promotion (status) candidates must have completed one year of service at the next lower grade level. Time-In-Grade provisions do not apply under the Excepted Service Examining Plan (ESEP).


Additional Information

Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. IHS may offer newly-appointed Federal employees credit for their directly related previous non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave is earned. This position is covered by a Bargaining Unit. ~~~IHS - Operated Properties are tobacco free~~~

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