Help Duties Summary
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We protect public safety by ensuring federal offenders serve their sentences of imprisonment in facilities that are safe, humane, and provide reentry programming. Employees at correctional facilities perform correctional work regardless of their specific occupation.
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Supervises inmate workers involved in the new construction, rehabilitation, repair and maintenance of the institution's heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems.
This includes installing, dismantling, recognizing the cause of faulty equipment and making necessary repairs on a variety of domestic and commercial refrigeration, heating and air conditioning units and systems.
Performs routine preventive maintenance on systems that operate continuously. This equipment includes switches, refrigeration chillers, ice machines, freezers, exhaust fans and equipment that controls the climatic conditions of the buildings such as electric, electronic and direct digital controls.
Must possess skills and knowledge to use measuring instruments and tools required; work with blueprints and drawings and be able to plan and lay outwork, ensuring that materials and related items will meet code requirements.
Along with all other correctional institution employees, incumbent is charged with responsibility for maintaining security of the institution. The staff correctional responsibilities precede all others required by this position and are performed on a regular and recurring basis.
Occasional travel - Travel may be required for training.
Job family (Series)
5306 Air Conditioning Equipment Mechanic
Help Requirements Conditions of Employment
U.S. Citizenship is Required.
See Special Conditions of Employment Section.
The Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provides eligible surplus and displaced competitive service employees in the Department of Justice with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your Department of Justice component has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or displaced employee eligible for CTAP eligibility, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement; and 3) you are found well qualified for this vacancy.
To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification requirements for the vacant position and score 85 or better on established ranking criteria. You must provide a copy of your written notification of CTAP eligibility with your application. Additional information about CTAP eligibility is at: Click Here
To be considered for the position, you must meet the following qualification requirements.
Applicant must have had sufficient training and experience to show their ability to perform the duties of the position.
Qualifications will be determined by comparing your application to the responses to the Applicant Assessment Questions against the guidelines found in the Job Qualification System for Trades and Labor Occupations, WS-5306 Series.
To qualify for this position, you MUST meet the Barely Acceptable level on both screen-out elements (Ability to supervise) and (Aptitude for work with prisoners); receive at least one half of the total possible points; AND you must furnish detailed information on your resume to support your assessment responses to demonstrate that you clearly possess the experience and skills to successfully perform the duties of this position at the journeyman level. Failure to specifically identify skills equivalent to a journeyman in this field may result in your score being lowered or in being found ineligible for this vacancy.
Applicant applying for this position MUST also possess the following Selective Factor. In the event that you do not possess the Selective Factor, you will be found ineligible for the position.
NOTE: ALL applicants MUST submit a copy of their certification.
This documentation MUST be received in the announcing office by the closing date of the vacancy announcement. Applicants who fail to provide proof of certification by the closing date of the vacancy announcement will not receive consideration for this position.
Exception: Current BOP Employees in the WS-5306 positions will be considered to have met the selective factor for the position.
The screen-out elements are a critical self-assessment of the applicants experience and are essential for satisfactory job performance.
Your eligibility for consideration will be based on your responses to the questions in the application.
See Qualifications Section for education requirements, if applicable.
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