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Maintenance Mechanic

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Department Of The Interior Hilo , HI 96720

Posted 5 months ago

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This position is part of the Big Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex. As a Maintenance Mechanic, you will be responsible for maintenance and repair work on refuge equipment, grounds, exterior structures, buildings, and related fixtures and utilities.

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  • Constructs, repairs or modifies building structures and related facilities;

  • Reads and interprets blueprints and schematics for troubleshooting and repairing building systems;

  • Performs routine maintenance on station's off-grid electrical systems, and maintains and repairs electrical systems;

  • Performs routine maintenance and service on domestic water system;

  • Performs routine maintenance and service on propane appliances;

  • Performs a variety of automotive, small gas engine, and equipment inspection, maintenance, repairs and service, including diesel and gasoline generators and electric water pumps;

  • Performs a variety of maintenance and repair on major components and assemblies such as engines, transmissions, and differentials on motor, all-terrain, and utility-terrain vehicles, as well as minor repairs and preventive maintenance;

  • Maintains a computer database on work performed and associated costs;

  • Applies a variety of electric, gas, or other manual welding processes or methods to carry out standard welding operations;

  • Operates a variety of gasoline or diesel-powered wheeled or tracked equipment such as dump truck, bulldozers, excavators, road graders, backhoe, front-end loaders, farm tractors or other heavy equipment; and

  • Attaches, detaches, and operates mounted implements such as a posthole auger, mowers, discs, plows, scrapers, or sprayers.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - oYou can expect to travel for this position. (See Working Conditions in the Additional Information section)

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)
    4749 Maintenance Mechanic

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HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National

  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service

  • Resume and supporting documents (See How To Apply)

  • Suitability for employment, as determined by background investigation

  • Drug testing and medical requirements

  • LMWFA or Public Land Corps eligibles may apply

  • Medical Requirements

  • Official U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service uniform required

  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period

  • Time-in-Grade requirements apply to status candidates

  • Valid state driver's license required

  • Valid state Class A commercial driver's license required


By the closing date of this announcement, you must meet the requirements of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Handbook X118C, Job Qualification System for Trades and Labor Occupation.

Although no specific amount of experience, education or training is required, applicants must meet a minimum level of ability in relation to the position and the Assessment Questionnaire in order to be rated qualified for consideration. To be qualified candidates must meet any screen out element(s) listed at an "acceptable" level, and must achieve an average rating of at least "acceptable" on all of the elements. Only education, training, or experience acquired before the closing date will be considered.

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; religious; 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.

Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA)

Allows individuals who currently or formerly were under time-limited competitive appointments at certain land management agencies to compete under merit promotion:

Current appointees

  • Hired under competitive examining procedures to a time limited appointment with a land management agency.

  • Served under 1 or more time limited appointments by a land management agency for a period of 24 months without a break in service of 2 or more years; AND

  • Performed at an acceptable level.

Former appointees

  • Hired under competitive examining procedures to a time limited appointment with a land management agency,

  • Served under 1 or more time limited appointments by a land management agency for a period totaling more than 24 months without a break in service of 2 or more years;

  • Apply for position within 2 years after separation,

  • Separated for reasons other than misconduct or performance; AND

  • Performed at an acceptable level

Note: Must submit ALL SF-50s and performance information for each period of temporary/term for LMWFA.

Public Land Corps (PLC)

(1) PLC member must provide documentation, verifying their eligibility and meet the criteria:

(a) Served as a qualified youth on an appropriate conservation project completing a minimum of 640 hours of satisfactory service that included at least 120 hours through PLC;

(b) Applied to a vacancy announcement for which applications are being accepted of individuals with non-competitive status

(c) Meet OPM minimum qualification standards

(d) Completed his/her recent PLC service, within the last two years.

(2) Appointments must be effected within two years requirement

(3) The two year time-frame cannot be extended

(4) Subject to probationary period

(5) This authority used for General Schedule and Federal Wage System positions

(6) Competitive appointments may be made for temporary, term or permanent positions.

Note: Must provide a copy of the Certificate of Eligibility for PLC Service.


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

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Maintenance Mechanic

Expired Job

Department Of The Interior