Air Conditioning Equipment Mechanic Job in Jamaica Plain, MA

Vacancy No. CBTD-12250106-24-JM Department Veterans Health Administration
Salary $34.06 to $39.74 Grade 10 to 10
Perm/Temp Permanent FT/PT Full-time
Open Date 1/1/2024 Close Date 12/31/2024
Job Link Apply Online Who may apply Public
Jamaica Plain, MA

Job Description (Please follow all instructions carefully)


This Air Conditioning Equipment Mechanic position is located within the Engineering Service at the VA Boston Healthcare System in Jamaica Plain, MA.

NOTE: This is an open and continuous job opportunity announcement.Certificates are issued on an unannounced periodic basis based on requests from management. Applications will be evaluated and referred for selection as vacancies occur within the organization. This announcement may close at any time once all positions are filled.

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Clarification from the agency

ALL US CITIZENS DIRECT HIRE AUTHORITY: This position is being filled using Direct-Hire Authority (5 CFR 337.201) for this occupation in accordance with Office of Personnel Management approved Direct Hire Authority VA-010, in accordance with 5 U.S.C 3304(a)(3) and 5 C.F.R. 337.205(b)(1)-(4). VHA approves VA-010 through December 31, 2028, at all grade levels (or equivalent) and all VHA locations nationwide in the occupations and series listed below: Air Conditioning Equipment Mechanic, WG-5306.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.


Narrative responses are not required at this time. If you are referred for consideration, you may be asked to submit additional job related information, which may include, but not limited to; responses to the knowledge, skills and abilities; completion of a work sample, and/or contact for an interview. Your resume and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

Resume Reminder: Your resume must include the following information each job listed:

  1. Job title
  2. Duties (be as detailed as possible)
  3. Month & year start/end dates (e.g. June 2007 to April 2008)
  4. Full-time or part-time status (include hours worked per week)
Please be aware that your answers will be verified against information provided on your resume.

Be sure that your resume clearly supports your responses to all of the questions by addressing your work experience in detail.
  • Current and former Federal employees must submit copies of their most recent SF-50, (Notice of Personnel Action). The SF-50 must identify the position title, series, grade, step, tenure and type of service (Competitive or Excepted). In some cases, more than one SF-50 may be required to show a higher grade previously held.
  • This position is in the Competitive Service.
  • The restriction on movement following competitive appointment under 5 CFR 337.205 applies for the first 90 days.
  • This position is covered by Federal Wage System Special Wage Rates for Air Conditioning Equipment Mechanic in the Boston, Massachusetts Wage Area, AC-C068, Issue Date: January 6, 2023, Effective Date: October 23, 2022. SPECIAL RATES FOR AIR CONDITIONING EQUIPMENT MECHANIC AT: Department of Veteran Affairs Boston Healthcare System, MA, AC Equipment Mechanic WG-5306-8 and above.
  • Individuals appointed under Direct Hire Authority procedures receive appointments to competitive service positions. Consistent with 5 C.F.R. 315.801, 5 C.F.R. 315.802 and 5 C.F.R. 316.304, an individual is required to serve a 01-year probationary period unless the individual has prior service that counts toward completion of the probationary period.
  • Veterans' preference in hiring does not apply when selecting individuals under VA's Direct Hire Authority. When hiring under Direct Hire Authority, the law allows selecting officials to hire applicants without regard to 5 U.S.C. 3309-3318, which eliminates the requirement for applying Veterans' preference. VA HR Offices may assess and select any qualified applicant in the order applicants are received.

Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.