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Powered Support Systems Mechanic

Company: Department Of Homeland Security
Location: Frederick
Posted on: June 6, 2021

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Summary

This position is being announced under FEMA's Cadre of On-call Response/Recovery Employee (CORE) Program. This is a temporary appointment in the Excepted Service, not to exceed 2 years, with the option to

extend based on workload and funding availability. Veterans Preference does not apply to the CORE selection process.

Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of FEMA's Logistics Management Directive.

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Responsibilities

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is calling on those who want to help protect American interests and secure our Nation. DHS Components work collectively to prevent terrorism; secure borders and our transportation systems; protect the President and other dignitaries; enforce and administer immigration laws; safeguard cyberspace; and ensure resilience to disasters. We achieve these vital missions through a diverse workforce spanning hundreds of occupations. Make an impact; join DHS.

When disaster strikes, America looks to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Now FEMA looks to you. Join our team and use your talent to support Americans in their times of greatest need. FEMA prepares the nation for all hazards and manages Federal response and recovery efforts following any national incident. We foster innovation, reward performance and creativity, and provide challenges on a routine basis with a well-skilled, knowledgeable, high performance workforce. Please visit www.fema.gov for additional information.

EMERGENCY ASSIGNMENT: Every FEMA employee has regular and recurring emergency management responsibilities, though not every position requires routine deployment to disaster sites. All positions are subject to recall around the clock for emergency management operations, which may require irregular work hours, work at locations other than the official duty station, and may include duties other than those specified in the employee's official position description. Travel requirements in support of emergency operations may be extensive in nature (weeks to months), with little advance notice, and may require employees to relocate to emergency sites with physically austere and operationally challenging conditions.

In this position, you will perform critical duties related to the management of the operational readiness generator and fleet maintenance program for all disaster response electrical power-generation and fleet equipment Typical assignments include:

  • Managing the readiness, transportation, assembly, operation, modification, maintenance, repair, and disassembly of generator assembled equipment, combustion-powered automotive vehicles, over-the- road trucks, and comparable vehicles.
  • Developing plans, policies, or procedures related to fleet and generator maintenance or budgets.
  • Collecting and inputting data into automated systems.

Promotion Potential: Positions filled under Stafford Act regulations generally do not have documented promotion potential; however, dependent on an employee's ability to perform higher level duties, the continuing need for an employee to perform work associated with a higher level position, and administrative recommendation and approval, promotions may be earned by CORE employees.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Occasional non-emergency travel may be required.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

11

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Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this position.
  • You must successfully pass a background investigation.
  • Selective Service registration is required for males born after 12/31/59.
  • You must be able to obtain and maintain a Government credit card.
  • Travel will be required.
  • Please review "Other Information" section for additional key requirements.

To ensure the accomplishment of our mission, DHS requires every employee to be reliable and trustworthy. To meet those standards, all selected applicants must undergo, successfully pass, and maintain a background investigation for [Public Trust Level]as a condition of placement into this position. This may include a credit check after initial job qualifications are determined, a review of financial issues, such as delinquency in the payment of debts, child support and/or tax obligations, as well as certain criminal offenses and illegal use or possession of drugs (please visit: Mythbuster on Federal Hiring Policies for additional information). For more information on background investigations for Federal jobs please visit OPM Investigations.

Please ensure you meet the qualification requirements described below.

Qualifications

The qualification requirements listed below must be met within 30 days of the closing date of the announcement.

Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Federal Wage System Qualification Standard. Although a specific length of time and experience is not required for most trade and labor occupations, you must meet any screen-out element listed, and show through experience and training that you possess the quality level of knowledge and skill necessary to perform the duties of the position at the level for which you are applying. Qualification requirements emphasis is on the quality of experience, not necessarily the length of time.

Working Conditions: The work may vary from a properly equipped shop environment to an excessively hot, cold, windy or wet outdoor environment. Incumbent may be subject to experiencing cuts, abrasions, bruises, and electrical shock. Hazards include high voltages, noxious fumes, sharp or abrasive objects, excessive noise, toxic substances, and slippery surfaces. Incumbent must follow stringent safety regulations. Generators can result in the electrocution death or injury of responders, disaster installation technicians and/or disaster victims.

Physical Effort:

While the majority of work is performed in a Distribution Center/warehouse environment, the incumbent is required to respond to disaster situations in making fleet and electrical power generation equipment available and ensuring its functionality to meet critical needs. Work requires standing, bending, kneeling, lifting and climbing; work may be tiring and have to be performed in uncomfortable positions. Incumbent must be able to lift weights up to 45 pounds and be physically and medically capable of performing all tasks and duties characteristic of the position. Periodic physical examinations are required to satisfy Commercial Driver's License requirements.

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). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Your application must show that you meet all requirements for this position. You may be found "not qualified" if you do not possess the minimum competencies required for the position.

NOTE: Qualifications are based on breadth/level of experience. In addition to describing duties performed, applicants must provide exact dates of each period of employment (from MM/YY to MM/YY) and the number of hours worked per week if part time. As qualification determinations cannot be made when resumes do not include the required information, failure to provide this information may result in disqualification. Applicants are encouraged to use the USAJOBS Resume Builder to develop their federal resume. For a brief video on How to Create a Federal Resume, click here.

Current or former FEMA Reservists/DAE employees: To accurately credit your experience for these intermittent positions, make sure to list the dates (from MM/YY to MM/YY) of each deployment, along with the job title and specific duties you were responsible for during each deployment. Failure to provide this information may result in disqualification.

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Keywords: Department Of Homeland Security, Frederick , Powered Support Systems Mechanic, Other , Frederick, Maryland

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