Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Maintenance Worker in Fayetteville, North Carolina

Job Overview

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1999308

OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the Nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to

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 on the last page of the JOA for information on how to apply under this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator.

For more information on the "Who may apply" eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitions document.


The position is located in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Veterans Health Administration (VHA), Mid-Atlantic Health Care Network (VISN 6), Fayetteville VA Medical Center, Facilities Management Service, Maintenance and Repair Section, Fayetteville, North Carolina. Major Duties and Responsibilities Include:

  • Painting (10%)- Apply coating materials so surfaces are free from skips, runs, and drips. Sand, wire brush, scrape, spackle, and putty surfaces. Brush out, roll on, and spray coating materials as well as applying other related methods and techniques.

  • Carpentry (50%)- Repairs and maintains wooden structures such as furniture, railing, shelves, doors, bulletin boards, etc. Repairs cabinet and locker doors to include hardware, locks, tracks, etc. Installs and replaces ceiling tiles, bumper rails, hand rails, corner guards, cove base, and other parts of building using hand and power tools.

  • Plumbing (15%)- Makes repairs and may perform some installation of existing utilities and disposal systems. Inspects, repairs, and replaces fittings and plumbing fixtures to maintain water and drainage systems. Repairs flush valves, faucets, showers, vacuum breakers, or other leaky valves, water closets, etc.

  • Electrical (15%)- Inspects and tests electrical lighting, power circuits, and ballast transformers, and other simple elements of electrical systems, fixtures, and appliances. Renews circuits either by isolation and cutting out defective wiring and replacing it with new wiring, or by slicing ends of broken wires.

  • Air Conditioning (5%) - Installs, repairs, modifies, and performs preventive maintenance on most heating, ventilation, A/C, and refrigeration equipment. Replaces and repairs thermostats, adjusts temperature setting, cleans and replaces filters, repairs and adjusts Variable Air Volume (VAV) boxes, makes minor repairs to ice machines, etc.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Position Description Title/PD#: Maintenance Worker PD # 7878

Supervisory Status


Promotion Potential


Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • Fayetteville Enterprise
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Who May Apply
This job is open to…

Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles)

Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.

Job Requirements

Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • 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.
  • Selectee may be required to serve a probationary period.

Your background must demonstrate experience in a variety of maintenance duties requiring the use of a variety of trades and practices associated with the following occupation such as plumbing, carpentry, electrical, and air conditioning.

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 or OF-612. Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standard Handbook 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. The screen-out element for this position is Ability to do the job of a Maintenance Worker without more than normal supervision.

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 Equipment Assembly, Installation, Repair, etc.

  2. Technical practices - theoretical, precise, artistic.

  3. Ability to interpret instructions, specifications, etc. - includes blueprinting reading.

  4. Ability to use and maintain tools and equipment, including measuring instruments.

  5. Knowledge of materials.


**The duties require considerable movement. Works from ladders, platforms and in hard to reach locations. Requires standing, stooping, crawling, bending, kneeling, and lifting. May occasionally be required to lift/move objects of 50 pounds or more. Will have to push and pull equipment.


Work may be done indoors or outdoors. Incumbent will be exposed to the elements accordingly. Subject to dirt, noise, lubricants and solvents, hazards of cuts, bruises, electrical shock, steam, heat, and potential eye contamination. He/she will follow proper procedures and wear proper protective equipment to minimize risk.

Security Clearance

Public Trust - Background Investigation

Additional Information

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. During our review, if your résumé and application package do not support your questionnaire answers, we will adjust your rating accordingly. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email (if provided); otherwise, applicants will receive a notification letter via the U.S. Postal Service. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made.

You may also check the status of your application at any time by logging onto your USAJobs account and clicking on "Application Status." For a more detailed update of your status, click on "more information." Information regarding applicant notification points can be found in the USAJobs Resource Center.


VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered:

VA supports the use of telework as a way to help attract and retain talented individuals in public service, increase worker productivity, and better prepare the agency to operate during emergencies. This position may be authorized for telework. Telework eligibility will be discussed during the interview process.

Other Information

The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 85 or more before any Veterans preference points) for this vacancy. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website.

Receiving Service Credit for 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. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employees credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave.

It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

This job originated on For the full announcement and to apply, visit Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 2017-08-11 to 2017-09-01

Salary: $20 to $23.38 / per hour

Pay scale & grade: WG 08

Series: 4749 Maintenance Mechanic

Appointment type: Permanent

Work schedule: Full Time

Job announcement number: VHA-565-17-LL-1999308-BU

Control number: 476883000