Air Conditioning Equipment Mechanic===================================##### Department of Veterans AffairsVeterans Affairs, Veterans Health AdministrationOverview--------- ##### Open & closing dates07/29/2019 to 08/09/2019- ##### ServiceCompetitive- ##### Pay scale & gradeWG 10- ##### Salary$28.15 to $32.89 per hour- ##### Appointment typePermanent- ##### Work scheduleFull-TimeLocation--------1 vacancy in the following location:-Bronx, NY##### Relocation expenses reimbursedNo##### Telework eligibleNo- Duties------### SummaryThis position is located in the AC/Refrigeration Shop of theJames J. Peters VA Medical Center, Bronx, New York. The incumbentserves as an HVAC & Refrigeration Mechanic with additional expertiseof energy management and HVAC computerized systems, including butnot limited to the Johnson Controls Metasys Building AutomatedSystem (BAC/BAS).Learn more about this agency### ResponsibilitiesDuties include, but are not limited to, the following:- Performs equipment evaluations, programming, installation,operation verification, calibrations, and training on highlytechnical electronic systems.- Responsible for maintaining, repairing, installing and modifyingcomplex air conditioning, heating and ventilation (HVAC)equipment and systems and refrigerant equipment.- Operates, maintains and modifies highly complex, computerizedcentral environmental monitoring and control system to optimizeefficiency and energy savings, while maintaining environmentalfunctions at proper levels for patient care and other facilityoperations.- Lays out, plans and installs sheet metal and ductwork for avariety of air conditioning, heating and ventilatingapplications.**Work Schedule:** Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm**Telework:** Not Available**Virtual:** This is not a virtual position**Position Description Title/PD\\#: Air Conditioning EquipmentMechanic**/55634A**Relocation/Recruitment Incentives:** Not authorized**Financial Disclosure Report:** Not required**Bargaining Unit:** Yes### Travel RequiredNot required##### Supervisory statusNo##### Promotion Potential10- #### Job family (Series)5306 Air Conditioning Equipment Mechanic- Requirements------------### Conditions of Employment- You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job- Designated and/or random drug testing may be required- Selective Service Registration is required for males born after12/31/1959- You may be required to serve a probationary period- Subject to a background/security investigation- Pre-employment physical required- Selected applicants will be required to complete an onlineonboarding process- Current Federal employees must submit latest non-award SF-50### QualificationsTo qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirementsby the closing date of this announcement.**EXPERIENCE:** A specific length of training and experience is notrequired, but you must show evidence of training or experience ofsufficient scope and quality of your ability to do the work of thisposition. Evidence which demonstrates you possess the knowledge,skills, and ability to perform the duties of this position must besupported by detailed descriptions of such on your resume.Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM QualificationStandard Handbook X-118C.**SCREEN-OUT ELEMENT:** Your qualifications will first be evaluatedagainst the prescribed screen out element. The screen-out elementfor this position is: Ability To Do the Work of the Air ConditioningEquipment Mechanic Position Without More Than Normal Supervision.Those applicants who appear to possess at least the minimalacceptable qualification requirement are considered for furtherrating; those who do not are rated ineligible and are eliminated.The potential eligibles are then rated against the remainder of theJob Elements:**Job Element (2-E)** Knowledge of Equipment Assembly, Installation,Repair, etc.**Job Element (25-E)** Technical Practices (Theoretical, Precise,Artistic)**Job Element (75-A)** Ability to Interpret Instructions,Specifications, etc. (includes blueprinting reading)**Job Element (81)** Ability to Use and Maintain Tools andEquipment**Job Element (82-A)** Knowledge of Materials**Job Element (96)** TroubleshootingExperience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteerwork done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps,AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional;philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social).Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, andskills and can provide valuable training and experience thattranslates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit forall qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.**Note**: *A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours ofwork per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis oftime actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing toreceive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the natureof their duties and responsibilities in each position and the numberof hours a week spent in such employment.***Physical Requirements/Working Conditions:** The work requiresfrequently carrying and setting up parts and equipment that weighsin excess of seventy-five (75) pounds. The incumbent operateshoists, holders and pulleys when removing units such as largecompressors, condensers and chillers. The incumbent makes repairsand installations from ladders, scaffoldings and platforms where theparts of systems worked on are frequently in hard-to-reach places;therefore, frequently stretching, bending and kneeling for longperiods of time are required. In some places, crawling is requiredto reach a piece of equipment or pump. The incumbent usually worksinside but is occasionally required to work outside on top of tallbuilding during periods of inclement weather, in drafty attic spacesand in cramped areas with low overheads. Uncomfortable face masksand protective clothing may be occasionally worn when there is apossibility of exposure to hazards. The incumbent is subject tocuts, burns, electrical shocks and respiratory ailments. Exposure toconcentrated amounts of refrigerant gases may cause toxic effects toeyes, skin and internal organs.### EducationN/A### Additional informationThe **Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan** (ICTAP) and**Career Transition Assistance Plan** (CTAP) provide eligibledisplaced Federal/VA competitive service employees with selectionpriority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. Tobe qualified you must submit appropriate documentation (a copy ofthe agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and yourmost recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and dutylocation) and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 85 ormore) for this vacancy. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibilityis on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at Policy:** The posting of this announcement does notobligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. Theposition may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade,transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any oneor any combination of these methods to fill the position.It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that havefaced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additionalvacancies.**Veterans and Transitioning Service Members**: Please visit the VAfor Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seekingemployment at VA, career development services for our existingVeterans, and coaching and reintegration support for militaryservice members.For more information on the \"Who may apply\" eligibilityrequirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and OtherCandidate Definitions document.If you are unable to apply online view the following link forinformation regarding an Alternate Application.### How You Will Be EvaluatedYou will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet thequalifications above.**IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WEWILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.**If you are referred for consideration, you may be asked to submitadditional job related information, which may include, but notlimited to; responses to the knowledge, skills and abilities;completion of a work sample, and/or contact for an interview.Yourresume and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Pleasefollow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affectyour rating or consideration for employment.### Background checks and security clearance##### Security clearanceOther##### Drug test requiredNo- Required Documents------------------To apply for this position, you must provide a complete ApplicationPackage which includes:- ResumeThe following documents are accepted, and may be required ifapplicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for thisposition. Please use this checklist to make sure you have includedother documents required for your application, such as a copy ofyour transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's(current/former Federal employees), documentation to supportVeterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (fordisplaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted foradditional information.- DD-214/ Statement of Service- Disability Letter (Schedule A)- Disability Letter (VA)- Resume- Separation Notice (RIF)- SF-15- SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action**Veterans' Preference:** When applying for Federal Jobs, eligibleVeterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), orfor Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You mustprovide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates andcharacter of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you arecurrently serving on active duty and expect to be released ordischarged within 120 days you must submit documentation related toyour active duty service which reflects the dates of service,character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates ofimpending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and otherseligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers ofeligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 \"Application for 10Point Veteran Preference\" with required proof as stated on the form.**Documentation is required to award preference.** For moreinformation on Veterans' Preference, please visit If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:Education must be accredited by an accrediting institutionrecognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to becredited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only theattendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accreditinginstitutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in thisvacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or mayaffect the overall rating.- Benefits--------A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with acomprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and yourfamily will have access to a range of benefits that are designed tomake your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federalbenefits.Review our benefitsEligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you holdand whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent.Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specificbenefits offered.- How to Apply------------**All applicants are encouraged to apply online.** To apply for thisposition, you must complete the questionnaire and submit thedocumentation specified in the Required Documents section below. Thecomplete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on08/09/2019 to receive consideration. To preview the questionnaireclick To begin, **click Apply Online** to create a USA JOBS account orlog in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to selectyour USA JOBS resume and/or other supporting documents andcomplete the occupational questionnaire.2. Click **Submit My Answers** to submit your application package.**NOTE:** It is your responsibility to ensure your responses andappropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.To verify your application is complete, log into your USA JOBSaccount, select theApplication Status link and then select the more information linkfor this position. The Application page will display the status ofyour application, the documentation received and processed, and anycorrespondence the agency has sent related to this application. Youruploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scanprocess. To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancyannouncement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documentsfrom your USA JOBS account or your application will be incomplete.### Agency contact information### Veronica Gobea##### Phone718-###-#### X5846##### ...@va.gov##### AddressBronx VA Medical Center130 West Kingsbridge Rd.Bronx, NY 10468USLearn more about this agency### Next stepsOnce your online application is submitted you will receive aconfirmation notification by email. After we receive applicationpackages (including all required documents) and the vacancyannouncement closes, we will review applications to ensurequalification and eligibility requirements are met. After the reviewis complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants willbe notified of their status by email. Referred applicants will benotified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring officefor an interview. All referred applicants receive a finalnotification once a selection decision has been made.You may check the status of your application at any time by logginginto your USA Jobs account and clicking on Applications. Informationregarding your application status can be found in the USAJobs HelpCenter.- Fair & Transparent------------------The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent.Please read the following guidance.### Equal Employment Opportunity PolicyThe United States Government does not discriminate in employment onthe basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy andgender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexualorientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age,membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parentalstatus, military service, or other non-merit factor.- Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & jobapplicants### Reasonable Accommodation PolicyFederal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicantswith disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonableaccommodation for any part of the application process should followthe instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any partof the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact thehiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonableaccommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the workenvironment, or the way things are usually done that enables anindividual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job dutiesor receive equal access to job benefits.Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must providereasonable accommodations when:- An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have anequal opportunity to apply for a job.- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to performthe essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receiveequal access to benefits, such as details, training, andoffice-sponsored events.You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during theapplication or hiring process or while on the job. Requests areconsidered on a case-by-case basis.Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodationsor how to contact an agency.#### Legal and regulatory guidance- Financial suitability- Social security number request- Privacy Act- Signature and false statements- Selective Service- New employee probationary periodThis job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and toapply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/540961300. Only resumessubmitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listedat www.usajobs.gov will be considered. Associated topics: commercial, corporate, general manager, housing property, lead, manage, manager iii, manager facilities, resident, supervisor
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