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Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Maintenance Worker Supervisor in Bedford, Massachusetts

Summary This Maintenance Worker Supervisor position is in Engineering services at the VA Bedford Medical Center location. This position is full-time at 40 hours per week. Responsibilities Major Duties and responsibilities include (but are not limited to): Instructing, directing, training, planning activities and administering personnel actions for all subordinates under his/her supervision. Performing frequent and periodic inspections of all equipment whose maintenance and repair he/she is responsible for, including arrangement for outside construction support, as required. Ensuring adequate stocks of materials and equipment by inventorying and ordering those supplies necessary within his/her area under the Area Maintenance section. Scheduling and approving all annual leave of employees under his/her team under the Area Maintenance section on an annual basis so as to accommodate seasonal workloads. Assigning priorities of tasks to subordinates verbally or in writing to ensure all deadlines are met and keeping suspense files of important dates/goals to accomplish this. Researching and gathering data on equipment and materials in order to prepare specifications for ordering supplies, equipment, and services required by the Area Maintenance Section. Inventorying and securing of all equipment and supplies in his/her area under the Area Maintenance section. He/she initiates new and replacement personal, and property requests including justification as required. Initiating all recommendations for performance, as appropriate, for all employees under his/her supervision. Preparing performance plans for all subordinates and develops annual performance appraisals. Participating in the selection of employees for vacant Engineering positions in the team. Initiating recommendations for promotion or reassignment of subordinates. . Initiating disciplinary actions when appropriate, and effectively maintaining good discipline. Interpreting specifications, drawings, memos, catalogues, operating manuals, etc., for subordinates. Following up on delayed delivery of materials, equipment repair, defective supplies or other conditions slowing down work or which will cause deadlines not to be met. Making studies of staffing requirements, work assignments, equipment needs and unscheduled leave usage for the entire area under his/her Maintenance Operation section. Keeping an after-hours callback/response list of his/her area under the Area Maintenance section for irregular or emergency situations. Certifying the time and attendance reports for all personnel in his/her area under the Area Maintenance Operation section. Receiving assignments both verbally and in writing from his/her supervisor. Carrying out special assignments, as delegated, and performing any other related duties that may be assigned to his/her area under the Maintenance Operation section. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Telework: Not authorized Compressed/Flexible Work Schedule: Not Authorized Position Description/PD#: 518-02441-0 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized Notifications: This position is in the Competitive Service. Veterans' preference does not apply for internal or other current permanent Federal agency employees. Interchange Agreements with Other Merit System: Employees who occupy medical or medical-related positions and were appointed under 38 U.S.C. 4701(1) or (3) [formerly 38 U.S.C. 4104 (1) and (3)] must be serving in a full-time position without time limit and have served continuously for at least one year in this other merit system to be eligible to convert to the Title 5 System. Some exceptions to this rule may apply if you have previously acquired tenure under a Title 5 appointment. Current and former Federal employees must submit copies of their most recent SF-50, (Notice of Personnel Action). The SF-50 must identify the position title, series, grade, step, tenure and type of service (Competitive or Excepted). In some cases, more than one SF-50 may be required to show a higher grade previously held. This position is not a Bargaining Unit position. May be required to attend conference at other facilities or other VA sites on occasion. The incumbent may be required to travel to other VA campuses, CBOC's, and outreach events. Requirements Conditions of Employment You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959 Selectee will be required to serve one year supervisory probationary period. Subject to background/security investigation Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process Participation in the seasonal influenza vaccination program is a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP) Participation in the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination program is a requirement for all Veterans Health Administration Health Care Personnel (HCP) - See "Additional Information" below for details. Must pass pre-employment physical examination. Selectee must have a valid unrestricted driving license. Selectee must have a safe driving record. Qualifications To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 08/23/2022. 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. Evidence which 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. Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Federal Wage System Qualification Standards. 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 Job Elements: Equipment Assembly, Installation, RepairInterpret Instructions, Specifications (includes blueprint reading)Lead or SuperviseUse and Maintain Tools and Equipment 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. Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment. Physical Requirements: The incumbent is required to perform the work while standing, stooping, bending, kneeling, or working with hands overhead. There is work requiring lifting and carrying up to 50 pounds. In addition, it is sometimes necessary to work in cramped quarters, in small openings, on stepladders, in areas with dust, dirt, extreme heat or cold and in unventilated areas. Incumbent is subject to the hazards of working near energized steam lines and electrical lines as well as hazards when working with power and hand tools. The incumbent must be alert and must exert concentration in maintaining and repairing the various pieces of equipment and appliances. Incumbent must be able to determine the cause of malfunctions and take the necessary steps to correct them in order to insure proper operations. Working Conditions: The Maintenance Mechanic Supervisor must be capable of performing work outside, in inclement weather or in areas that are extremely hot, cold or unventilated; such as catwalks, crawlspaces, utility tum1els, and mechanical rooms. Safety procedures must be followed and appropriate personal protective equipment (PPB) must be worn, as required for specific areas or tasks being performed. Incumbent must be proficient in confined space entry procedures as needed to access the Medical Center utility systems. Education There is no educational substitution at this grade level. Additional Information Receiving Service Credit or Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. Selected applicants may qualify for credit toward annual leave accrual, based on prior work experience or military service experience. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed. Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities [i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities], and/or Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. Contact the Agency Contact for information on how to apply under this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator. The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal/VA competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation (a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location) and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 85 or more) for this vacancy. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. Pursuant to VHA Directive 1193.01, VHA health care personnel (HCP) are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 subject to such accommodations as required by law (i.e., medical, religious or pregnancy). VHA HCPs do not include remote workers who only infrequently enter VHA locations. If selected, you will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination before your start date. The agency will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request a legally required accommodation from this requirement using the reasonable accommodation process. If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.