U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Maintenance Mechanic in Troy, New York
Summary About the Position: Responsible for performing repair, modification, and maintenance of the Albany Field Office grounds and facilities, Troy Lock & Dam infrastructure and machinery, and Federal Navigation Channel maintenance activities. Responsibilities Maintaining the Troy Lock structure and machinery and performs buildings and grounds maintenance. Navigation channel maintenance activities while working from floating plant. Perform continuing and/or special operational or functional checks on machinery to avoid untimely or dangerous equipment breakdown, and identify when possible, development of unsafe situations. Install, repair, and maintain lock and dam machinery, and equipment of mechanical or electrical type. Perform carpentry or plumbing required for minor construction or repair and maintenance; concrete work, welding, painting, cleaning, etc. Perform seasonal duties such as grass cutting, trimming, gardening; snow shoveling, clearing ice, etc. Perform rough carpentry duties involving miscellaneous repair and replacement of wood structures. Remove rust from deck, superstructure or motor tender, scrapes and cleans deck, survey boat, etc. Repair and conduct preventative maintenance to various hydraulic equipment (pumps, cylinders, valves, tanks, hoses, seals, etc). Remove broken concrete and prepares sub-surfaces for repair including, leveling ground and tamping fill material, such as sand, dirt, or gravel. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications Who May Apply: US Citizens This position will be filled under the Direct Hire Authority per CFR, Title 5, Part 337 - Direct Hiring Authority for Certain Competitive Service positions. Veterans' preference does not apply. In order to qualify, you must meet the requirements described below. 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document. There is no specific length of training or experience required. However, you must be able to demonstrate, through experience shown in your written application materials that you possess the sufficient knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the work of this position without more than normal supervision. Minimum Qualifications (Screen Out Element): Ability to do the work of a Maintenance Mechanic without more than normal supervision to include: Performing operations, maintenance, and repair activities that requires construction and/or mechanical skills acquired from working on navigation locks, facilities, grounds, and/or equipment. - Failure to meet this Screen Out Element will result in an ineligible rating. Physical Effort: The work requires continual physical effort while performing lock, channel, building, grounds and equipment maintenance activities. The employee uses physical effort carrying/using tools, performing rigging/lifting operations, and handling various components and equipment. Employee is required to do considerable standing, walking, bending, stooping, climbing, stretching, etc. Lifts and carries items weighing up to 50 pounds, but on occasion, may be required to lift and carry items in excess of 50 pounds. Working Conditions: Incumbent works a considerable portion of time out-of-doors in all types of weather (including temperature extremes) and river conditions, and is subject to injury from the use of a variety of tools, as well as, wet working surfaces. There is danger of falling overboard while working aboard vessels and lock walls. Employee is also subject to danger of falling when working from ladders and scaffolds, as well as exposure to dirt, dust, bad smelling fumes, broken bones, scrapes, burns, infections, cuts, bruises and electrical shock. Employee may be required to work around heavy equipment (front-end loader, 40-ton and 80-ton cranes) in all types of weather. Incumbent is exposed to injury due to the possibility of the equipment failure and is subject to noise, vibration, dust, dirt and fumes from the motor and exhaust. Employee is required to wear appropriate PPDs that may be heavy and uncomfortable. Education Additional Information Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration. You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship. Two year trial/probationary period may be required. Direct Deposit of Pay is required. Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees. If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet. This is a Career Program (CP) 17 - Material Maintenance Management position. Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement. Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement. When you perform a Civilian Permanent Change of Station (PCS) with the government, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) considers the majority of your entitlements to be taxable. Visit https://www.dfas.mil/civilianemployees/civrelo/Civilian-Moving-Expenses-Tax-Deduction.htm for more information. If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application. Permanent Change of Station (PCS) allowances may be authorized, subject to the provisions of the Joint Travel Regulations and an agency determination that a PCS move is in the Government Interest. Information may be requested regarding the vaccination status of selectees for the purposes of implementing workplace safety protocols. For more information, visit https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/faq/vaccinations/. The Department of the Army is committed to the highest ethical standards and, as an employee, you will be covered by the criminal conflict of interest statutes and the Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees of the Executive Branch.