In order to qualify, you must meet the quality level of experience requirements described in the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook X-118C.

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C for the WS-4700-General Maintenance & Operations Work Group; Maintenance Mechanic. Although a specific length of time and experience is not required for most blue-collar positions, you must meet any screen-out element listed, and show through experience and training that you possess the quality 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.

The screen out element for this position is the ability to do the work of a MAINTENANCE MECHANIC SUPERVISOR without more than normal supervison.

JOB ELEMENTS: Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:

1. Knowledge and ability to supervise, direct and evaluate unit personnel.

2. Knowledge and skill to determine appropriate actions to meet significantly complex demands.

3. Thorough knowledge of asbestos, lead-based paint, safety and fire regulations.

4. Ability to communicate both orally and in writing.

Must be active, walking, bending, stooping, climbing sitting and standing. Works in awkward and strained positions while supervising or inspecting various work: areas. Coordination of eyes, hands, legs and body is needed. May be exposed to hazardous chemicals and conditions, especially during post response clean-up activities.

Works inside and outside, subject to extremes of weather conditions. Occasionally exposed to high noise levels caused by jet engines when inspecting, or supervising work on the flightline. High noise levels are also caused by stationary shop and auxiliary equipment. Subject to burns, chemical irritations injury, broken bones in falls from scaffolds and ladders, strains from awkward positions and less serious cuts and bruises when handling tools and materials.

PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.


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