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Announcement Number:
NGA-19-89B
Hiring Agency:
National Gallery of Art
Position Title:
A/C Equipment Mechanic
Open Period:
05/17/2019 - 05/31/2019

Format MM/DD/YYYY

Series/Grade:
WG - 5306 10
Salary:
USD $28.23 - USD $32.98
Work Schedule:
Full-time - Full-Time
Promotion Potential:
WG-10
Duty Location(s):
1 Vacancy in

Washington DC, DC, US
Telework Eligible:
No
For More Info:
Jamaal Carrington
202-842-6290
j-carrington@nga.gov

Overview

Hiring Path:
• Individuals with disabilities
• Competitive service
• Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)
• Special authorities
• Veterans
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
   Current Federal employee with competitive status
   Former Federal employees with reinstatement eligibility
   CTAP/ICTAP eligibles
   Veterans with VOW, VEOA or VRA eligibility
   Those eligible under an OPM interchange agreement or special appointing authority
Security Clearance Required:
Other
Appointment Type
Permanent
Appointment Type Details:
Permanent
Marketing Statement:
The National Gallery of Art was conceived and given to the people of the United States by Andrew W. Mellon (1855–1937). Mellon was a financier and art collector from Pittsburgh who came to Washington in 1921 to serve as secretary of the treasury. During his years of public service he came to believe that the United States should have a national art museum equal to those of other great nations.
Summary:

The position is located in Facilities Management Division (AFM), Operations Department of the National Gallery of Art. The purpose of this position is to repair, inspect, operate, service, troubleshoot and maintain building mechanical equipment, air conditioning, refrigeration, ventilation and heating systems, and necessary action to restore any electrical, plumbing or control (BAS) systems when an emergency breakdown occurs.


 


Supervisory Position:
No
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
No
Travel Required:
Not Required

Duties

The incumbent is:

    • A Journeyman who is responsible for the operation, maintenance, and repair of all mechanical equipment associated with heating, ventilation, air conditioning systems at the national Gallery of Art and the Sculpture Garden.
    • Responsible for the proper operation and maintenance of the various air conditioning and refrigeration systems that operate with various types of AC compressors.
    • Responsible for the timely start-up, shut-down and regulation of the chiller plant, water circulation pumps, air handlers, and other support equipment from central switches or from decentralized switches in fan or equipment rooms to meet load requirements.
    • Receives written work orders, oral instructions, blueprints, and sketches indicating the nature of inspection, maintenance, repair or installation of mechanical system components.
    • Possess the ability to use and properly operate an Ohm, Amp, Watt, and Voltage meters; measuring instruments and testing equipment such as flow meters, recording meters, micrometers, psychrometer, velometers, and electronic leak detectors.
    • Skill in servicing power sources, which involve tightening connections; make splices; insulating exposed wires; cleaning and lubricating moving parts; testing for proper operation, and replacing items such as belts, fans, and fuses, coils, electric motors, electric contactor, relays, and magnetic starters.
    • Responsible for the electrical troubleshooting of all heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration equipment.

Qualifications and Evaluations

Requirements:
Your resume serves as the basis for qualification determinations and must highlight your most relevant and significant work experience and education (if applicable) as it relates to this job opportunity. 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). Your resume must include the dates of all qualifying experience (from month/year to month/year) and the number of hours worked/volunteered per week.

 Physical Requirements: Candidate must be able to lift own weight and must make repairs and installations from ladders, scaffolding, platforms, and other hard-to-reach places. Walking, climbing, crawling, kneeling, stooping, bending, pushing, and pulling for extended periods of time is required. Some work may be performed in confined space. Must be able to carry tools, equipment, and parts that weigh up to 40 pounds.
Key Requirements:
  • U.S. citizenship required
  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required.
  • Selective Serivice Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • The selected candidate will provide a medical examination document.
  • Subject to a background/suitability investigation.
  • Education Requirements:
    Evaluations:
    The National Gallery of Art uses an application tracking system to evaluate the responses you provide in the applicant assessment questionnaire to determine if you meet the minimum qualification requirements of this position. Then, the HR Office and/or Subject Matter Expert (SME) will conduct a quality review of your application and supporting documentation to determine if your qualifications meet the criteria for referral to the selecting official.

    We will also verify whether you are eligible for merit promotion by reviewing your previous Federal employment to ensure you meet Time-in-Grade requirements. If you are eligible to apply to Merit Promotion announcements based on Veteran or other non-competitive statuses, we will verify your supporting documentation prior to referral.

    If your resume is incomplete or does not support the responses you provided in your online questionnaire, or if you fail to submit all required documentation before the vacancy closes, you may be rated 'ineligible', 'not qualified', or your evaluation rating may be adjusted accordingly.                                                                                              
    Qualifications:
    Candidates must meet the qualification requirements for WG-5306-10, which includes possession of the following job elements:

    1. Ability to perform the duties of A/C Equipment Mechanic without more than normal supervision (SCREEN-OUT ELEMENT)

    2. Knowledge of HVAC/Mechanical equipment assembly, installation, and repair

    3. Technical practices (theoretical, precise, artistic)

    4. Ability to interpret instructions, specifications, etc. (includes blueprint reading)

    5. Ability to use and maintain tools and equipment

    6. Knowledge of materials

    7. Troubleshooting

    Benefits and Other Info

    Benefits:
    The Gallery offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System and Thrift Savings Plan (TSP).  Information on Federal benefits is provided at: http://www.usajobs.opm.gov/ei61.asp.  If you use public transportation, part of your transportation costs may be subsidized.
    Other Information:

    How to Apply

    How to Apply:
    To be considered for this position, you must submit your complete application, including all required supporting documentation (see "Required Documentation" section) no later than 11:59pm U.S. Eastern Time on the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to submit a complete application prior to the closing time (regardless of when you started) the application system will not allow you to finish! Requests for extensions will not be granted, so please begin the application process allowing yourself enough time to finish and submit your application before the deadline. Our application system displays a countdown timer in the top-left corner of the screen for your reference.

    Steps to submit a complete application:
    1. You must have an active USAJOBS account and be logged in.
    2. You must have a completed resume associated with your USAJOBS account.
    3. Once you are logged in and all of your application materials are ready, click on the 'Apply Online' button to get started.
    4. You will be given the option to include your resume, documents, and demographic information from your USAJOBS profile. You will then be transferred to the National Gallery of Art's application tracking system. If you select documents from your USAJOBS account, you MUST complete the download process in a later step or your USAJOBS documentation WILL NOT be transferred! See Step 6.
    5. You must respond to all applicant assessment questions, carefully following all instructions provided.
    6. You will then be asked to upload additional supporting documentation. If you selected documents from USAJOBS prior to being transferred to our application system (Step 4), you will need to click the "USAJOBS" link to complete the transfer process. These documents ARE NOT automatically transferred! It is ultimately your responsibility to make sure that all required documents are either faxed, uploaded, or transferred from USAJOBS successfully. If you are unsure whether your documents went through, please contact the Agency Contact listed on the announcement BEFORE the vacancy closes.
    7. IMPORTANT: In the final step of the application process you will be shown a copy of your resume and all the information you entered during the application process. You must click the 'Finish' button at the bottom of this final page and receive confirmation that your application has been received.If you do not click 'Finish', your application will not be received!
    If your resume does not support the responses in your application questionnaire, or if you fail to submit required documentation before the vacancy closes, you may be rated 'ineligible', 'not qualified', or your evaluation rating may be adjusted accordingly.

    Steps to modify or withdraw your application:
    1. Return to USAJOBS and log in to your account.
    2. In the "My Account" screen, click "Application Status" in the left-hand column.
    3. You will see a table list of all the jobs you've applied to, click on the title of the application you want to modify.
    4. If the announcement is still open the button which normally says "Apply Online" will instead say "Edit Application", click that button. (If you wish to withdraw your application from consideration after the closing date, contact the HR Specialist listed on the announcement.)
    5. You will be directed back to NGA's application tracking system where you can make changes, or you can click "Withdraw Application" to remove your application from being considered.
    NEED HELP?
    • If you experience any difficulties with the application process (anything after you have clicked the 'Apply Online' button), please contact the Agency Contact listed on this announcement during normal business hours. If you are receiving any kind of error message, please be ready to provide a screenshot or at a minimum, the error message text and number.
    • If you are having trouble with USAJOBS (searching for jobs, account password/profile issues, or Resume Builder help, please visit the USAJOBS Resource Center or e-mail USAJOBS3.0@opm.gov. Regretfully, NGA cannot resolve issues with your USAJOBS account. We regret that we are unable to support any issue with USAJOBS, as this service is maintained by the Office of Personnel Management exclusively.
    • If you are experiencing a significant hardship which hinders your ability to apply online please contact the Agency Contact listed on this announcement during normal business hours to discuss your situation. Resumes and/or supporting documentation alone will not be considered without the inclusion of a hard copy application packet. The complete package is due no later than 5:30 PM Eastern Daylight Saving Time on the closing date of this announcement.
    Required Documents:
    Please carefully review the following list to determine what documentation you need to submit.

    Some documents may not apply to all applicants. If you are unsure, click the link for each document type to read more.

    ALL APPLICANTS: You must submit a resume supporting your specialized experience and responses to the online questionnaire.
    • Your resume should list all work experience (paid and unpaid); you should list the full name and address of the each employer.
    • Your experience listing should show the start and end dates (include month, day, and year); you must also list the average number of hours per week that you worked.
    • Your resume should also include any education and training you have completed (list the program title, subject area, number of hours completed, and completion date).
    • For more information about what to include in your resume, please view this USAJOBS Resume Tutorial video on YouTube.
    • It is important that your resume is complete and thorough. If any of the above information is not included in your resume, we may not be able to fully credit you for your experience.
    If specific educational requirements are indicated for this vacancy: Documentation verifying your educational claims which can include unofficial transcripts or any report listing institution, course title, credits earned and final grade. Please see the Education section for more information.

    Current and former Federal employees: Most recent SF-50 (Standard Form 50 - Notice of Personnel Action).

    To properly verify status eligibility, your SF-50 must show the following. If you do not submit an appropriate SF-50, we cannot verify your status eligibility!
    1. Full position title;
    2. appointment type;
    3. occupational series;
    4. pay plan, grade, and step;
    5. tenure code; and
    6. service computation date (SCD).
    Displaced Federal employees: To be considered CTAP/ICTAP eligible, you must submit documentation verifying your involuntary separation and CTAP/ICTAP status. Please see the OPM Guide to Career Transition for more information.

    Veterans: Veteran eligibility documentation (DD-214, VA Letter, Standard Form (SF) 15 as applicable). Please note: If you are a veteran who has not yet been discharged, you may provide a statement of intent to discharge from your agency which will allow you to apply under the (Veterans Opportunity to Work) VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011.

    Persons with Disabilities: Individuals with intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities may apply for appointment through the Schedule A hiring authority. Certified verification of a disability from a licensed medical professional; a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist; or any Federal, state, or District of Columbia agency or U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits is required.
    Next Steps:
    After each step in the recruitment process, your status will be updated in our application tracking system. Once this happens, if you have elected to receive e-mail updates, you will be notified through your USAJOBS registered e-mail address. If you have not elected e-mail updates, you can review your current application status in USAJOBS at any time. Please check that your USAJOBS profile contact information is current and correct each time you apply to a job--this will ensure we are able to contact you as quickly as possible.

    In addition to changing your status online, we will send you e-mail notifications at each major step in the process, to include: application received, eligible or not eligible, referred or not referred, selected or not selected.

    We expect to make a selection within 30 to 90 days of the closing date of this announcement.