Compensation: $66,405.00 - $130,870.00 /year *
Employment Type: Full-Time
Air Conditioning Mechanic=========================##### Department of Veterans AffairsVeterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration##### VA Hudson Valley Health Care SystemOverview--------- ##### Open & closing dates11/13/2019 to 12/02/2019- ##### ServiceCompetitive- ##### Pay scale & gradeWG 10- ##### Salary$28.15 to $32.89 per hour- ##### Appointment typePermanent- ##### Work scheduleFull-TimeLocation--------4 vacancies in the following location:-Montrose, NY##### Relocation expenses reimbursedNo##### Telework eligibleNo- Duties------### SummaryThese positions are located in the Engineering Service of theMontrose campus of the VA Hudson Valley Healthcare System.**Work Schedule:** Monday through Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm.**Recruitment & Relocation Incentives:** Not authorized.**Position Description Title/PD#: Air Conditioning Mechanic /03513A**Learn more about this agency### Responsibilities- Serves as a team member of the AC/refrigeration Shop for thefacility as an HVAC & refrigeration Mechanic with additionalexpertise of energy management and HVAC computerized systems.- Performs equipment evaluations, programming, installation,operation verification, calibrations, and training on highlytechnical electronic systems.- Maintains, repairs, installs, and modifies complex airconditioning, heating and ventilating (HVAC) equipment andsystems and refrigerant equipment.- Develops maintenance procedures, determines proper parts, andidentify equipment needed to make installation or repairs.- Uses knowledge of the refrigeration cycle on a variety ofcommercial and industrial systems.- Checks for the probability of leaks using visual and audibleexamination of equipment components, applies prescribed testprocedures to equipment by exploration of probable reasons forequipment failures.- Retains knowledge of the principles and theories of airconditioning and refrigeration such as refrigeration cycles,heat transfer laws. Refrigerant tables, calculating air flow,and the pressure temperature characteristics for the differentsystems in order to locate and repair faulty equipment swiftlyand to reduce inoperative time to a minimum.- Locates trouble before dismantling equipment, and to makerepairs that insure proper functions after assembly.**Promotion Potential:** The selectee may be promoted to the fullperformance level without further competition when all regulatory,qualification, and performance requirements are met. Selection at alower grade level does not guarantee promotion to the fullperformance level.### Travel RequiredOccasional travel - Incumbent may be required to travel between theMontrose Campus, Castle Point Campus and Community OutpatientClinics as needed..##### Supervisory statusNo##### Promotion PotentialNone- #### 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- 2019 SF -50 (Notification of Personnel Action) Must be submittedin order to be referred for consideration.### QualificationsTo qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirementsby the closing date of this announcement, 12/02/2019.In accordance with Section 608 of the Clean Air Act, this positionrequires a current/valid Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)approved Chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) Universal Technician Certification(or Universal Certification through an EPA approved technicianprogram). You must submit documentation of your currentcertification.**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 Federal WageSystem Qualification Standards.**SCREEN-OUT ELEMENT:** Your qualifications will first be evaluatedagainst the prescribed screen out element, which usually appears asquestion 1 in the on-line questionnaire. Those applicants who appearto possess at least the minimal acceptable qualification requirementare considered for further rating; those who do not are ratedineligible and are eliminated. The potential eligibles are thenrated against the remainder of the Job Elements:- Equipment Assembly, Installation, Repair- Interpret Instructions, Specifications (includes blueprintreading)- Troubleshooting- Use and Maintain Tools and EquipmentExperience 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 Air ConditioningEquipment Mechanic frequently carries and sets up parts andequipment that weighs in excess of 50 pounds. Hoists, holders, andpulleys are operated when removing units such as large compressors,condensers, and chillers. The Air Conditioning Equipment Mechanicmakes repairs and installations from ladders, scaffolding, andplatforms where the parts of systems worked on are frequently inhard-to-reach places, therefore frequent stretching, bending, andkneeling for long periods of time is required. In some areas,crawling is required to reach equipment or pumps. All safetyharnesses and equipment, including personal protective equipment(PPE), must be worn when working in such areas where it is needed toprotect the safety of the individual.### EducationThere are no education requirements for this position.### Additional information**Receiving Service Credit or Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave**:Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours perpay period) which is based on the number of years they have servedas a Federal employee. VA may offer newly-appointed Federalemployee's credit for their job-related non-federal experience oractive duty uniformed military service. This credited service can beused in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Suchcredit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment dateand is not guaranteed.**Special Employment Consideration:** VA encourages persons withdisabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons withdisabilities [i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physicaldisabilities, or psychiatric disabilities], and/or Disabledveterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% ormore. Contact the Agency Contact for information on how to applyunder this appointment authority via the Selective PlacementCoordinator.The **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 for this vacancy. To be*well-qualified*: applicants must possess experience that exceedsthe minimum qualifications of the position including all selectivefactors, and who are proficient in most of the required competenciesof the job. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM'sCareer 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.**Narrative responses are not required at this time. If you arereferred for consideration, you may be asked to submit additionaljob related information, which may include, but not limited to;responses to the knowledge, skills and abilities; completion of awork sample, and/or contact for an interview.Your resume and/orsupporting documentation will be verified. Please follow allinstructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your ratingor consideration for employment.### Background checks and security clearance##### Security clearanceOther##### Drug test requiredNo##### Position sensitivity and riskNon-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk##### Trust determination processSuitability/Fitness- Required Documents------------------To apply for this position, you must provide a complete ApplicationPackage which includes:- Resume- SF-50/ Notification of Personnel ActionThe 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.- Cover Letter- DD-214/ Statement of Service- License- Other (1)- Other (2)- Professional Certification- Resume- SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action**SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action (if applicable for Time inGrade and/or Eligibility):**- Most recent SF-50 if you are a current or former Federalemployee- An SF-50 showing your time-in-grade eligibility must besubmitted with your application materials. If the most recentSF-50 has an effective date within the past year, it may notclearly demonstrate you possess one-year time-in-grade, asrequired by the announcement. In this instance, you must providean additional SF-50 that clearly demonstrates one-yeartime-in-grade- Award 50's do not provide sufficient information and will not beaccepted for the purpose of verifying time-in-grade.- Examples of appropriate SF-50's include:- Within grade increases at the highest grade held; or- Promotions with an effective date more than one year old; or- SF-50's at the highest grade held with an effective datemore than one year old.**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 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) on12/02/2019 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.**NOTE:** Participation in the seasonal influenza program is acondition of employment and a requirement for all Department ofVeterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP). HCP are individualswho, during the influenza season, work in VHA locations wherepatients receive care or who come into contact with VA patients aspart of their duties. VHA locations include, but are not limited to,VA hospitals and associated clinics, community living centers(CLCs), community-based outpatient clinics (CBOCs), domiciliaryunits, Vet centers and VA-leased facilities. HCP include all VAlicensed and unlicensed, clinical and administrative, paid andunpaid, full- and part-time employees, intermittent employees, feebasis employees, VA contractors, students, researchers, volunteers,and trainees who work at these facilities. HCP that are unable toreceive or otherwise decline a flu shot will be expected to wear aface mask throughout the influenza season.### Agency contact information### Abdourahaman Diakite##### Phone914-###-#### X2553##### ...@va.gov##### AddressFranklin Delano Roosevelt Hospital2094 Albany Post RoadMontrose, NY 10548USLearn 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/551498900. Only resumessubmitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listedat www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
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