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The Electronics Mechanic position is assigned to one of three Maintenance Units within Facilities Management Service, Engineering Division at the Mountain Home VA Healthcare System in the primary role of Electronics Mechanic and secondary role of locksmith. The incumbent performs a variety of tasks involved in the full range of preventative maintenance, installation, troubleshooting and repairs all types of electronic systems, electrical distribution systems and other related electromechanical equipment and digital or analog electronics circuitry.
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 6:45 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Position Description Title/PD#: Electronics Mechanic/PD# 60335-A
Permanent Change of Station(PCS) Expenses are not authorized for this position.
Supervisory status No Conditions of Employment You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this job. Subject to a background/suitability investigation. Designated and/or random drug testing may be required. Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959. Must participate in the seasonal influenza prevention program.
PHYSICAL EFFORT/REQUIREMENTS:Frequently lifts and carries, unassisted, items weighing up to 40 pounds. Sometimes lifts and carries items weighing more than 50 pounds properly with assistance from other workers or lifting devices. Frequently stands, walks, bends, crouches, reaches, and stoops. Climbs and works in high places as well as in underground tunnels. Some electronics work may require the aid of magnifying lenses, eye loops, and microscopes to accomplish repairs scaffolding, platforms, and other hard-to-reach places. Occasionally works in tiring, tight, and uncomfortable positions for extended periods.
WORKING CONDITIONS: Work is typically performed in well lighted, heated, and ventilated areas, both indoors and outdoors. Sometimes work is performed in high and restricted places, under conditions of heat and cold outside in inclement weather. May occasionally be required to perform repairs in emergency situations during adverse weather conditions. Noise levels may be high in some areas such as mechanical rooms or laundry plants. May be exposed to the possibility of electric shock, burns from electrical or RF energy or hot solder, and cuts and bruises. Repairs and installations are sometimes required to be made in work areas that are noisy, dirty, dusty, and greasy; on scaffolding or cranes at heights of 30 feet or more, and in close quarters such as manholes, attics, or interstitial spaces. assignments as determined by supervisor.
The Department of Veterans Affairs provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify this facility’s Human Resources Management Office at 423-926-1171 extension 7181. The decision on the type of reasonable accommodation to be granted will be made on a case-by-case basis.
VHA policy requires Health Care Personnel (HCP) to be vaccinated for influenza or, if declining the vaccination, wear a face mask throughout the influenza season (December 1 - March 31). New employees whose entry on duty date falls immediately before or during the influenza season (December 1 - March 31) must meet this requirement prior to on-boarding or wear a face mask. If selected, further details of this requirement will be provided by a Human Resources or Occupational Health representative prior to your pre-employment physical examination.
Your background must demonstrate experience and knowledge of all types of electronic controls systems, electromechanical equipment and digital or analog electronic circuitry. Also, small hand tools common with locksmith trade.
EXPERIENCE: A specific length of training and experience is not required, but you must show evidence of training or experience of sufficient scope and quality of your ability to do the work of this position. Evidencewhich demonstrates you possess the knowledge, skills, and ability to perform the duties of this position must be supported by detailed descriptions of such on your resume or OF-612.Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C ( www.opm.gov/qualifications/x-118c ).
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; religions; 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.
SCREEN-OUT ELEMENT: Your qualifications will first be evaluated against the prescribed screen out element, which usually appears as question 1 in the on-line questionnaire. Those applicants who appear to possess at least the minimal acceptable qualification requirement are considered for further rating; those who do not are rated ineligible and are eliminated. The potential eligibles are then rated against the remainder of the questions.
JOB ELEMENTS: Those who meet the minimum level of experience and training for the screen-out element will then be evaluated in each of the following job elements:
1. Knowledge of all types of electronic control systems, electromechanical equipment and digital or analog electronics circuitry.
2. Skills in the use of electronics test, equipment, such as digital multi-meters, and other tools common to the electronics repair trade.
3. Skills in the use of a variety of small hand tools common to the locksmith trade.
4. Ability to read and interpret manufacturer’s repair manuals, parts catalogs, medical center policy and industry standards.
5. Ability to read and interpret shop drawings, templates and wiring diagrams.
It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.
Placement Policy: The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position.
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.