The Heavy Mobile Equipment Mechanic performs duties related to the repair, maintenance, & operation of heavy-duty vehicles and equipment; and other technical support duties at a Field Office, Operations and Maintenance Division, Operations Department of the United States Section, International Boundary and Water Commission (USIBWC).
OPEN UNTIL VACANCIES ARE FILLED. MAY BE EXTENDED/CLOSED PRIOR TO CLOSING DATE. FIRST CONSIDERATION IS 12/08/2023. OTHER CUTOFF DATES WILL BE DETERMINED AS NEEDED.
Clarification from the agency
Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL), Family of overseas employees, Federal employees - Competitive service ; Individuals with disabilities, Land & base management, Military spouses, Peace Corps & AmeriCorps Vista, Special authorities, Veterans, The public.
- Diagnoses, repairs, and modify a full range of heavy-duty vehicles and/or heavy mobile equipment, which have mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, fuel, electronic and/or electrical systems, controls, and features.
- Maintains and repairs miscellaneous equipment such as generators, air compressors, water pumps, forklifts, and automotive equipment such as dump trucks, and water trucks.
- Replaces, installs, adjusts timing distributors, adjusts voltage and current control units, and adjusts brakes.
- Operates heavy mobile equipment such as trucks, tractors, and trailers.
- Operates light duty vehicles such as passenger vans, pick up trucks, and small boats.
- Documents and maintains shop work orders accurately and completely; completes other works reports
- Occasionally operates mobile crane to handle and place penstock bulkhead and Tainter-gate stoplogs and/or perform maintenance work on gates.
Conditions of Employment
- You must be a U.S. Citizen or Naturalized U.S. Citizen.
- FOR STATUS CANDIDATES ONLY: You must meet one or more criteria in the Area of Consideration section.
- You must obtain and maintain a favorable background investigation.
- You may be required to serve a one-year probationary period.
- You must possess and maintain either upon entrance on duty or within 6 months of appointment a hazardous material (HAZMAT) and Tanker endorsement issued by a U.S. state, the District of Columbia, or a U.S territory.
- You must possess and maintain a valid Class A or B Commercial Driver License (CDL), with impeding restriction, and issued by a U.S. state, the District of Columbia, or a U.S territory.
- You must pass a pre-employment drug test and pass periodic testing thereafter. A positive result will prevent employment OR subject the incumbent to disciplinary action or removal from the position.
- You may be required to use a face-fitted respirator.
- You must be able to lift up to 44 pounds unassisted, and 45 pounds or more assisted.
- You may be subject to adverse weather conditions and temperature extremes.
- You must successfully complete a pre-employment medical examination.
- You must obtain and maintain direct deposit of your federal pay.
- You must be able to sustain periods of substantial walking, bending, stooping, standing, crouching, stretching, and reaching which will be evaluated during the pre-employment medical examination.
- You may be required to work overtime.
Qualifications for initial cutoff date must be met by 12/08/23.
Minimum Qualification Requirement
- To qualify, there is no specific length of training or experience required; however, your resume must demonstrate enough experience to show your ability to perform the duties of a Heavy Mobile Equipment Mechanic (Open Until Filled) without more than normal supervision.
Examples of experience include:
performing repairs, modifications, and rebuilding heavy duty vehicles and/or heavy mobile equipment which have mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, fuel, electronic features; checking tires for punctures, cracks, tread wear, and repairing or replacing tires as necessary; using various measuring instruments such as wrenches, brake tools and screwdrivers to make determination on heavy duty vehicles or heavy mobile equipment; skill in using diagnostic equipment such as engine analyzer, dynamo meters, techno meters, gages, circuit testers, micrometers, and dial indicators; interpreting parts lists, technical repair manuals, diagrams, illustrations, specifications, electrical schematics and similar guides; operating a motor vehicle such as a pickup truck to pick up or deliver supplies and parts; and complying with all federal and organizational/agency safety rules and regulations.
The following summarizes the qualification standard for this position found in the Job Qualifications System for Trades and Labor Occupations (Handbook X-118C) http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/x-118c/Tabindx.asp
Your resume must have complete information:
Please ensure your resume accurately reflects the duties and responsibilities under each position you have held with each employer. In describing your experience, please be clear and specific. It is your responsibility to make sure your resume states complete information for each job entry (beginning and ending dates of employment stated as MM/YYYY; and total hours worked per week).
If your resume does not provide enough information regarding your work history for us to make a creditable qualification determination, your application package may be rendered disqualified, and you will no longer be considered for this position.
Part-Time or Unpaid Experience:
Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid work on the same basis as for paid experience. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. to receive credit for such experience you must indicate clearly the nature of the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the number of hours per week spent in such employment.
Heavy mobile equipment repairs require the incumbent to engage in heavy physical exertion, including the following: working in tiring or uncomfortable positions for long periods; frequently standing, bending, reaching, stretching, climbing, and crouching; working on top of, under, and in tight compartments of vehicles in cramped or awkward positions; performing strenuous work while standing, lying, or sitting; engaging in unassisted lifting and carrying of items weighing up to 44 pounds, and lifting and moving heavier items with the assistance of other workers or with lifting devices such as jacks, hoists, and cranes; exerting heavy physical effort in pushing, pulling, and positioning parts, assemblies, and equipment; and periodically working from ladders or work platforms at varying heights.
Work under the following actual or potential conditions: both inside and outside under all weather conditions, including in mud or snow and in wet or icy areas; exposure to drafts, changing temperatures, and constant noise in a shop; exposure to irritations and discomfort from dust, grease, heat, and fumes; working on mechanical parts and systems which are dirty, oily, or greasy; and is subject to cuts, bums, chemical irritations, bruises, electrical shock, and injuries from falls while repairing, positioning, and moving equipment. The incumbent must follow prescribed safety practices and use safety equipment such as protective hearing devices, hard hats, hard-toe shoes, gloves, respirators, and protective clothing. Some of these safety items may be uncomfortable to wear or use and be worn or used for prolonged periods The incumbent must work under the following actual or potential conditions: both inside and outside under all weather conditions, including in mud or snow and in wet or icy areas; exposure to drafts, changing temperatures, and constant noise in a shop; exposure to irritations and discomfort from dust, grease, heat, and fumes; working on mechanical parts and systems which are dirty, oily, or greasy; and is subject to cuts, bums, chemical irritations, bruises, electrical shock, and injuries from falls while repairing, positioning, and moving equipment. The incumbent must follow prescribed safety practices and use safety equipment such as protective hearing devices, hard hats, hard-toe shoes, gloves, respirators, and protective clothing. Some of these safety items may be uncomfortable to wear or use and be worn or used for prolonged periods.
You must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone - no substitution of education for experience is permitted.
- If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (member-4 copy preferred) or other proof of eligibility that shows the dates you were on active duty and your character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are claiming Disabled Veterans' preference you must also submit documentation of disability (i.e. VA Disability Verification Letter) and the SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference." For more information on veterans' preference see http://www.fedshirevets.gov/
- Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service (see www.sss.gov ).
- The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation (a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location) and be rated in well-qualified by scoring 85 or higher on the assessment for this vacancy. Additional information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/
- The hiring agency may use this announcement to fill similar positions that become vacant in the near future.
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Once the announcement has closed, a qualifications review will be conducted. Resumes and supporting documents will be reviewed to verify eligibility and determine qualifications. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.
Your rating will be based on the responses to the assessment questionnaire and the information provided in your resume. If a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your rating may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. This could cause you to lose consideration for this position.
Your qualifications will be evaluated on your entire application and the extent to which you demonstrate the following competencies and/or knowledge, skills, and abilities:
- Heavy Duty Vehicle Maintenance and Repair
- Light Duty Vehicle and Equipment Maintenance and Repair
- Operational Safety
- Vehicle Operation
All applicants are required to include the following documents as part of the application package:
All Merit Promotion (Status) applicants are required (as applicable) to submit the following documents as part of the application package:
- Resume: You must provide employment dates and a detailed description for each job entry; beginning and ending dates of employment stated as MM/YYYY; and total hours worked per week. If your resume does not provide enough information regarding your work history for us to make a qualification determination, your application package will be rendered disqualified and you will no longer be considered for this position.
- Completed occupational questionnaire.
- License: You must submit a copy of your valid driver license, without impeding restrictions, issued by a U. S. state, the District of Columbia, or a U. S. territory.
- License: You must submit a copy of your Class A or Class B Commercial Driver License (CDL), with a hazardous materials (HAZMAT) endorsement, issued by a U. S. state, the District of Columbia, or a U. S. territory.
- Proof of eligibility for merit promotion as described under the Area of Consideration section: All applicants MUST submit an SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action
- Veterans' Preference Documentation (if applicable): All Veterans: DD-214 (Member 4 copy is preferred), which includes character of service, or for Active Duty Service Members a certification which includes service dates, type of separation, and character of service. A "certification" is a written document from the armed forces that certifies the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is submitted.
- Disabled Veterans: VA Disability Letter (with percentage of disability) OR document of disability determination from a branch of the armed forces which reflects a compensable service-connected disability rating.
- Derived Preference: The spouse, widow/widower, or mother of a veteran may be eligible to claim veterans' preference when the veteran is unable to use it. To do so, you must submit an SF-15 www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/sf15.pdf and the documentation required by that form.Veterans' Preference: For more information and/or to determine if you are eligible for Veterans' Preference, please visit www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx (for veterans) or www.fedshirevets.gov/job/familypref/index.aspx (for family members). Below is a website for veterans to gain access to their DD-214 online: www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records and the documentation required by that form.
To apply for this position, you must complete the Occupational Questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.
The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 12/08/2023 to receive consideration for the first cut-off for applications. Additional cut-off dates will be determined as needed.
- To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
- Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.
- It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
- To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
- To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/12191586~
Once the online questionnaire is received, you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. Based upon your score, you may be referred to the hiring official. If your name is referred to the hiring official, you may be contacted directly by that office for a possible interview.
You will receive status notifications through Application Manager or via email within 4-6 weeks.