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JOB ALERT!!!  The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) Office of Facilities and Environmental Quality office is seeking to fill a Maintenance Mechanic position, WG-4749-09 (In the range of $24.81 - $29.02) position located in the Office of Space & Building Management, Space Management Division, 1401 Constitution Ave .N.W., Washington DC 20230. Relocation support is not authorized.  DOC is ONLY accepting resumes from qualified veterans that are eligible under the Schedule A, 30%+ disabled veterans, or Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA) non-competitive hiring authority. 

 Job Opportunity

The Office of Facilities & Environmental Quality (OFEQ) is looking for bright, energetic, and results-oriented individuals to join our fast-paced organization.  OFEQ is a team of professionals who provide quality support services to Department of Commerce employees, enabling them to focus on their core missions. OFEQ specialties include building management, real estate and energy and environmental management.

The selected candidate will serve as a Maintenance Mechanic, in the Building Management Division (BMD) of OFEQ.

Position Description

The selected candidate will be responsible for Maintenance Mechanic duties which include, but are not limited to:

  • The maintenance mechanic performs a variety of tasks involved in the upkeep of buildings, grounds and related structures, fixtures, and utilities.
  • The duties are performed within at least two of the following trades: painter, plumber, carpenter, pipefitter, electrical equipment repair, and plaster.
    • The trades involved require a knowledge of shop mathematics to plan, compute, and layout projects; the ability to interpret and apply building plans and blueprints; skill in the use of tools and equipment common to the trade.

Qualifications

Applicants must have 1-year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade (WG-8) or equivalent in the Federal service.

Specialized experience is that which equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position and should include most of the work activities such as, but not limited to:

  • Plumbing: Knowledge of the installation and operation of various supply, disposal, and utility systems and equipment, such as water and gas systems, fire sprinkler equipment, and water closets.
  • Carpentry: Knowledge of wood and wood substitute materials and construction techniques; skill in the construction techniques and operation of general and precision carpentry and woodworking equipment to produce the requested finished product. Ability to interpret complex instructions, sketches, blueprints, and building codes.
  • Electrical: Ability to install and operate electrical fixtures, wiring, and controls and read and follow wiring diagrams. Skill in removing and replacing electrical fixtures and controls; making repairs; rearranging old or installing new outlets, relays, switches, and light fixtures; testing circuits; measuring, cutting, and bending wire and conduit to specified lengths and angles. Knowledge of mechanical theory and pneumatic and hydraulic principles to repair electro-mechanical devices.
  • Painting: Skill in accepted surface preparation and coating methods and techniques; matching, tinting, toning, blending and applying coating materials and agents. Ability to read and apply directions to mix, use and apply various materials, solvents, and precoating agents.
  • Plastering: Knowledge and skill in a variety of plastering methods and techniques, including construction and application of molded plaster cornices, plaster panels, and trim.
  • Pipefitting: Knowledge and ability to install and operate various high-pressure piping systems and equipment.
  • Air conditioning. Knowledge of the principles and theories of the refrigeration cycle, temperature measurement, and refrigerant properties. Skill in constructing, operating, and servicing a variety of domestic air conditioning units and systems, power sources, and cooling units.
  • Heating: Knowledge of combustion, heat transfer and circulation principles; fuel characteristics; heating surfaces, combustion chambers; basic pipefitting techniques and rigging setups; pneumatics, electricity, and basic electronics. Familiarity with the construction and operation of heating systems. Skill in determining condition of system parts and components; installing, aligning, adjusting, and repairing oil, gas, and coal burners, heating boiler components, and other burning mechanisms; performing routine maintenance.
  • Masonry: Knowledge of laying a variety of brick, block, and stone in construction or repair; skill to accurately line up courses that are horizontally and vertically straight; ability to spread mortar to obtain even distribution and thickness between courses; skill to spread mortar, set brick and block, and finish mortar joints so that the repaired portion matches the undamaged portion of the structure.

Organization

The Department of Commerce works with businesses, universities, communities, and the Nation’s workers to promote job creation, economic growth, sustainable development, and improved standards of living for Americans. Through its 12 bureaus and nearly 47,000 employees located in all 50 states and five U.S. territories and more than 86 countries worldwide, the Department administers critical programs that touch the lives of every American. The Department’s workforce is as diverse as its mission. It is made up of economists, Nobel winning scientists, foreign service officers, patent attorneys, law enforcement officers, and specialists in everything from international trade to aerospace engineering.

To Apply

 Email your resume, Cover Letter, professional references, and proof of NCE to Stephanie Mendez, with the Office of Space and Building Management at (smendez@doc.gov) by COB December 23, 2016.

Note:  Your cover letter should clearly indicate the position for which you wish to be considered. Please ensure the content of your resume adequately addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed in the solicitation announcement. 

Selection will be made without discrimination for non-merit reasons such as race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, handicapping condition, marital status, sexual orientation, or political affiliation.

JOB ALERT!!!  The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) Office of Facilities and Environmental Quality office is seeking to fill the Maintenance Mechanic position, WG-4749-10 (In the range of $26.22 - $30.62) position located in the Office of Space & Building Management, Space Management Division, 1401 Constitution Ave .N.W., Washington DC 20230. Relocation support is not authorized.  DOC is ONLY accepting resumes from qualified veterans that are eligible under the Schedule A, 30%+ disabled veterans, or Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA) non-competitive hiring authority. For more information on veteran hiring authorities, please visit: http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/shav/

 Job Opportunity

The Office of Facilities & Environmental Quality (OFEQ) is looking for bright, energetic, and results-oriented individuals to join our fast-paced organization.  OFEQ is a team of professionals who provide quality support services to Department of Commerce employees, enabling them to focus on their core missions. OFEQ specialties include building management, real estate and energy and environmental management.

The selected candidate will serve as a Maintenance Mechanic, in the Building Management Division (BMD) of OFEQ.

Position Description

The selected candidate will be responsible for Maintenance Mechanic duties which include, but are not limited to:

  • The maintenance mechanic performs a variety of tasks involved in the upkeep of buildings, grounds and related structures, fixtures, and utilities.
  • The duties are performed within at least two of the following trades: painter, plumber, carpenter, pipefitter, electrical equipment repair, and plaster.
    • The trades involved require a knowledge of shop mathematics to plan, compute, and layout projects; the ability to interpret and apply building plans and blueprints; skill in the use of tools and equipment common to the trade.

Qualifications

Applicants must have 1-year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade (WG-9) or equivalent in the Federal service.

Specialized experience is that which equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position and should include most of the work activities such as, but not limited to:

  • Plumbing: Knowledge of the installation and operation of various supply, disposal, and utility systems and equipment, such as water and gas systems, fire sprinkler equipment, and water closets.
  • Carpentry: Knowledge of wood and wood substitute materials and construction techniques; skill in the construction techniques and operation of general and precision carpentry and woodworking equipment to produce the requested finished product. Ability to interpret complex instructions, sketches, blueprints, and building codes.
  • Electrical: Ability to install and operate electrical fixtures, wiring, and controls and read and follow wiring diagrams. Skill in removing and replacing electrical fixtures and controls; making repairs; rearranging old or installing new outlets, relays, switches, and light fixtures; testing circuits; measuring, cutting, and bending wire and conduit to specified lengths and angles. Knowledge of mechanical theory and pneumatic and hydraulic principles to repair electro-mechanical devices.
  • Painting: Skill in accepted surface preparation and coating methods and techniques; matching, tinting, toning, blending and applying coating materials and agents. Ability to read and apply directions to mix, use and apply various materials, solvents, and precoating agents.
  • Plastering: Knowledge and skill in a variety of plastering methods and techniques, including construction and application of molded plaster cornices, plaster panels, and trim.
  • Pipefitting: Knowledge and ability to install and operate various high-pressure piping systems and equipment.
  • Air conditioning. Knowledge of the principles and theories of the refrigeration cycle, temperature measurement, and refrigerant properties. Skill in constructing, operating, and servicing a variety of domestic air conditioning units and systems, power sources, and cooling units.
  • Heating: Knowledge of combustion, heat transfer and circulation principles; fuel characteristics; heating surfaces, combustion chambers; basic pipefitting techniques and rigging setups; pneumatics, electricity, and basic electronics. Familiarity with the construction and operation of heating systems. Skill in determining condition of system parts and components; installing, aligning, adjusting, and repairing oil, gas, and coal burners, heating boiler components, and other burning mechanisms; performing routine maintenance.
  • Masonry: Knowledge of laying a variety of brick, block, and stone in construction or repair; skill to accurately line up courses that are horizontally and vertically straight; ability to spread mortar to obtain even distribution and thickness between courses; skill to spread mortar, set brick and block, and finish mortar joints so that the repaired portion matches the undamaged portion of the structure.

Organization

The Department of Commerce works with businesses, universities, communities, and the Nation’s workers to promote job creation, economic growth, sustainable development, and improved standards of living for Americans. Through its 12 bureaus and nearly 47,000 employees located in all 50 states and five U.S. territories and more than 86 countries worldwide, the Department administers critical programs that touch the lives of every American. The Department’s workforce is as diverse as its mission. It is made up of economists, Nobel winning scientists, foreign service officers, patent attorneys, law enforcement officers, and specialists in everything from international trade to aerospace engineering.

To Apply

 Email your resume, Cover Letter, professional references, and proof of NCE to Stephanie Mendez, with the Office of Space and Building Management at (smendez@doc.gov) by COB December 23, 2016.

Note:  Your cover letter should clearly indicate the position for which you wish to be considered. Please ensure the content of your resume adequately addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed in the solicitation announcement. 

Selection will be made without discrimination for non-merit reasons such as race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, handicapping condition, marital status, sexual orientation, or political affiliation.


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