This position is assigned to Engineering Service at the Sioux Falls VA Health Care System. The incumbent receives general work-related instructions or assignments; and is directly supervised by the Maintenance & Repair Foreman. This position primarily conducts duties at the Sioux Falls VA, but at times will be required to travel to other locations within the Sioux Falls VAHCS, other VA Health Care Systems, or other locations within the commuting area.
ResponsibilitiesDuties for this position include, but are not limited to:
- Sets up and operates a wide variety of wood working machines and tools. Assembling items with a wide variety of joining techniques such as miters, rabbets, dados, biscuit and mortise and tenon, and using glues and adhesives to secure wood pieces, veneers and counter tops.
- Installs, constructs and repairs a wide variety of structural items such as building frames, rafters, concrete forms, walls, staircases, door and window frames, interior and exterior trim, and miscellaneous items such as workbenches, counter tops, bookcases, equipment cabinets, computer consoles, and items requiring limited decorative trim and molding.
- Constructs, installs, repairs, and modifies wood, metal studs, and items requiring close tolerance fit and structural soundness.
- Repairs flooring to include removal and installation of vinyl composite tile, mosaic tile, quarry tile, laminate flooring products and carpeting as necessary.
- Repairs roofing of various forms including glue-down rubber, ballasted rubber, steel standing seam, as well as corresponding flashing, gutter, and parapet systems commonly encountered.
- Remove, install, fabricate or repair doors, windows, and all hardware associated with the doors and windows.
- Incumbent is responsible for the security of the lock and key hardware to prevent unauthorized access and maintains all lock and key coding information in a secure and organized manner.
- Orders parts, materials, tools and equipment as needed for the necessary execution of the carpentry and locksmith duties.
- Completes assigned work orders in the work order tracking system as needed.
- Manufacture and duplication of keys and the keying and combination of locking mechanisms
Work Schedule: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Position Description Title/PD#: Carpenter/PD80127A
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
Job family (Series)
- Building Carpenters
- Carpenters, Building
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
- You may be required to serve a probationary period
- Subject to a background/security investigation
- Pre-employment physical required
- Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
QualificationsTo qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 03/04/2021.
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, Repair
- Interpret Instructions, Specifications (includes blueprint reading)
- Measurement and Layout
- Technical Practices
- Use 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/Working Conditions: Work requires considerable walking, bending, kneeling, climbing ladders, reaching and working overhead for extended periods of time. The employee must be able to lift and move heavy equipment repeatedly often exceeding 50 pounds of weight when working with such items as lumber, sheet rock, scaffolding, equipment, doors, steel frames, etc.
Working Conditions - Work is performed inside and outside of buildings where the employee is subjected to extreme heat and cold weather conditions. Work areas may become dusty, dirty, smelly, with minimal lighting and ventilation. Work may be performed In tight spaces, unusual positions, on scaffolding and high ladders or rooftops. The employee is subject to possible injury from working with power tools, hand tools that are common and uncommon equipment they may or may not be familiar with in the carpentry trade.
Incumbent must always be very safety conscious.
This job does not have an education qualification requirement.
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. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employee\'s 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. 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 http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/.
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.
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.
Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.
Financial disclosure not required.
For more information on the \"Who may apply\" eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitions document.
If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.
Narrative responses are not required at this time. If you are referred for consideration, you may be asked to submit additional job related information, which may include, but not limited to; responses to the knowledge, skills and abilities; completion of a work sample, and/or contact for an interview. Your resume and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
Position sensitivity and risk
Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk
Trust determination process
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50\'s (current/former Federal employees), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.
- Cover Letter
- DD-214/ Statement of Service
- Disability Letter (Schedule A)
- Disability Letter (VA)
- PCS Orders
- Proof of Marriage Status
- Separation Notice (RIF)
- SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action
Veterans\' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 \"Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference\" with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans\' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
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This job is open to
Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)
Federal employees who meet the definition of a \"surplus\" or \"displaced\" employee.
Federal employees - Competitive service
Current or former competitive service federal employees.
Individuals with disabilities
Internal to an agency
Current federal employees of this agency.
Clarification from the agency
First consideration will be give to current employees of the Sioux Falls VA Health Care System.