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Vacancy Details

Grade: 10

1 Choose the one statement that best describes your experience as it relates to this position. Answer to this question is required
  • I have the ability to do the work of a Maintenance Mechanic without more than normal supervision.
  • I do NOT have the ability as described above.
2 This position requires a valid State or District of Columbia driver’s license in order to transport materials, equipment or staff to job sites. Do you have a valid “state” or District of Columbia driver’s license? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 Do you have experience working as a Maintenance Worker Helper under normal supervision? The experience includes general construction, installation, maintenance, and repair work involving carpentry, plumbing, electrical, painting, and grounds maintenance work. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4 Which of the following describes your training and/or education in the maintenance trade? (check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Carpentry
  • Plumbing
  • Electrical
  • Masonry
  • Painting
  • None of the above
5 Which of the following best describes your electrical construction/renovation experience? Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had training/education in the electrical trade or electrical construction/renovation experience.
  • I have had training/education in the electrical trade but I have no electrical construction/renovation experience.
  • I have assisted others in performing electrician duties in the construction field with supervision, guidance, or as part of a team or group.
  • I have independently performed electrician duties in the construction field as a regular part of the job.
  • I have led and/or monitor the work of others performing electrical duties in the construction field.
6 Which of the following best describes your carpentry construction/renovation experience? Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had training/education in the electrical trade or experience in carpentry construction.
  • I have had training/education in the electrical trade but I have no experience in carpentry construction.
  • I have assisted others in performing carpentry duties in the construction field with supervision, guidance, or as part of a team or group.
  • I have independently performed carpentry duties in the construction field as a regular part of the job
  • I have led and/or monitor the work of others performing carpentry duties in the construction field.
7 Which of the following building environments do you have experience performing pipefitting or plumbing preventive or predictive maintenance services? (check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Residential
  • Light Commercial
  • Commercial
  • Industrial
  • None of the above
8 Which of the following best describes your highest level of maintenance experience, education and/or training? Answer to this question is required
  • Vocational/Technical College/Trade School
  • Apprenticeship program
  • Journeyman level
  • On the job training
  • None of the above
9 Which of the following best describes your knowledge with asbestos containing materials (ACM)? Answer to this question is required
  • I have had education and/or training in asbestos containing materials.
  • I have not had education or training with asbestos containing materials
  • I have some training and have assisted others with asbestos containing materials
  • I have led, trained and/or monitored the work of others in asbestos containing materials
10 Which of the following plumbing systems do you have experience working with? (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Drain, waste, and vent lines
  • Domestic water systems and supply lines
  • Water heating systems
  • Faucets and fixtures
  • Toilets and urinals
  • None of the above
11 Which of the following types of construction projects do you have experience working with? (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • New construction
  • Remodeling/Retro fit
  • Repair/Maintenance
  • None of the above
12 Which of the following best describes your knowledge of electrical theory and instruments used in the shop trade practices? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no knowledge of electrical theory and instruments used in the shop trade practices.
  • I have minimal knowledge of electrical theory and instruments used in the shop trade practices.
  • I have extensive knowledge of electrical theory and instruments used in the shop trade practices.
  • I have intermediate knowledge of electrical theory and instruments used in the shop trade practices.
13 Which of the following measuring instruments do you have experience using in the maintenance field? (check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Levels (line, framing, laser)
  • Stud finders
  • Tape measure
  • Multi-meter
  • Volume measurement
  • None of the above
14 Which of the following types of drawings do you have experience using as a regular part of your job? (check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Mechanical
  • Electrical
  • Plumbing
  • Architectural
  • None of the above
15 Which of the following computer software programs and/or applications do you have experience using as a regular part of your job? (check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Email
  • Word processing
  • Spreadsheets
  • Databases
  • Automated building management systems
  • Internet search engines
  • AutoCAD
  • None of the above
16 Which of the following type(s) of tools do you have experience using in the maintenance trade? (check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Basic hand tools (screwdrivers, wire cutters, pliers)
  • Basic power tools (handsaw, drill and reciprocating saw)
  • Plumber drain snakes
  • Multi-meter
  • Fiber optic camera systems
  • Oxyacetylene torch
  • None of the above
17 Which of the following best describes your highest level of experience performing preventive maintenance and repairs in a commercial building environment as a regular part of your duties? Answer to this question is required
  • I have performed preventive maintenance and repairs in a commercial building environment with supervision, guidance, or as part of a team or group.
  • I have assisted others with performing preventive maintenance and repairs in a commercial building environment.
  • I have independently performed preventive maintenance and repairs in a commercial building environment as a regular part of my duties.
  • I have no experience performing preventive maintenance and repairs in a commercial building environment.
  • I have overseen and monitored the work of others performing preventive maintenance and repairs in a commercial building environment.
  • I have led or supervised the work of others performing preventive maintenance and repairs in a commercial building environment.
18 Which of the following demonstrates your experience performing structural maintenance duties? (check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Caulking
  • Expansion joint repair
  • Ceramic tile
  • Paver
  • Drywall repair
  • Framing
  • None of the above
19 Which of the following demonstrates your experience with equipment assembly, installation, operations, repair and maintenance? (check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Door and lock systems
  • Ceiling systems
  • Flooring systems
  • Plumbing systems
  • Electrical systems
  • None of the above

Grade: All Grades

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1 Select the response that best reflects how you learned about this position. Answer to this question is required
  • Individual referral (friend, relative, Smithsonian employee, school counselor, or other)
    1.1 Please indicate the source. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • Job fair or informational session
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  • Social networking site (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, or other)
    1.1 Please indicate the source. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • Other online source (USAJobs, Smithsonian website, Internet employment search)
    1.1 Please indicate the source. Maximum length of 250 characters.
  • Community or professional organization
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  • Mass media (magazine, newspaper, radio, television, poster, telephone job hot line)
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