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Department Of Veterans Affairs Northport , NY 11768

Posted 5 months ago

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The incumbent performs a full range of carpentry work involved in the maintenance and repair of all Medical Center building and structures. Work includes alterations, modifications, and minor construction of items and structures such as framework, staircases, doors and windows, concrete form building, installing finished paneling and interior/exterior trim.

In addition the incumbent installs metal studded partitions, steel door bucks, metal and wood doors, lock sets and related hardware.

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  • Specializes in Carpentry and must know how to add, subtracts, multiply, divide, and work with simple fractions to plan and measure material according to requirements.

  • Skilled in using tapes, rulers and squares accurately.

  • Experience in using shop tools such as hammers, handsaws, planes, screwdrivers, power saws and power planers.

  • Knowledgeable in wood and wood substitute materials and construction techniques.

  • Skilled in operation of general and precision carpentry and woodworking equipment.

  • Able to measure for layouts such as those required to construct footings for structural foundations and construct concrete forms and related structures with little or no supervisory guidance.

  • Skilled in producing finished products with precise fits, accurate dimensions, and acceptable appearance.

  • Able to interpret complex instructions, sketches, blueprints, and building codes.

  • Able to use advanced shop mathematics to plan, compute, and lay out more complex and exact projects with features such as arcs, tangents, and circles.

  • Skilled in setting up and operating the full range of industrial woodworking and related machinery such as routers, scroll saws, and drill presses.

  • Performs routine and priority repairs and installation of all types of locking devices.

  • Perform major and minor repairs to doors and frames, make and issue keys, and keep accurate records of disbursement.

  • Installs and adjusts a wide variety of commercially manufactured locking devices including combination locks, which are typically installed in security units such as safes, vaults, cabinets and chests.

  • Troubleshoots locking mechanisms that interrelates with equipment such as monitors, alarms, timing mechanisms sensors and other equipment in complete security and surveillance system.

  • Reviews drawings/blueprints provided to determine each type of lock for new constructions projects.

  • Responsible for control of the lock combination equipment and the register of key combinations and codes in order to safeguard against unauthorized duplication of keys to sensitive areas.

  • Uses a variety of hand and power shops tools in accomplishing assignments.

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 7:00 am-3:30 pm

Compressed/Flexible Schedule: Not Applicable

Position Description Title/PD#: /1686

Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential

  • Job family (Series)
    4607 Carpentry

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HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job

  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required

  • 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


To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 09/07/2018.

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 Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C.

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:

  • Carpentry/Woodworking

  • Interpret Instructions, Specifications (includes blueprint reading)

  • Shop Practices

  • Without more than normal supervision

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:

Physical Requirements:
Incumbent works in various positions for prolonged periods. Must be physically and mentally alert at all times. Required to frequently stand, stoop, bend, kneel and work in awkward positions when performing work. Required to lift, carry, push/pull and steady objects during adjustments or repairs. Must have normal hearing and vision (with or without glasses) and possess good dexterity and coordination between hands and eyes. Works off ladders, scaffolds and platforms and frequently lifts and carries items weighing 50 pounds.

Working Conditions: Incumbent works in a fully secured lock shop containing all required tools, equipment and material. Work is both in and outdoors, frequently exposed to drafts, changing temperatures, dust, grease, heat, fumes and noise. While working outdoors, incumbent may encounter inclement weather and is subject to cuts, burns, abrasion, scrapes, chemical irritation, bruises and electrical shocks. Must wear shields for protection when operating key cutting machine and electric grinder. Observes all safety precautions.


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Expired Job

Department Of Veterans Affairs