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Maintenance Mechanic

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Department Of The Interior Frederick , MD 21705

Posted 4 months ago

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These positions are located in Workforce and Inclusion. The primary purpose of the Maintenance Mechanic is to perform duties related to carpentry, masonry, painting and roofing construction or repair on historic or contemporary buildings, features, structures, or large exterior or interior objects. Please visit find a park for additional park information.

These are Career/Career-Conditional Full-Time appointments. Will work four (4) ten (10) hour days, Monday through Thursday.

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  • Performs carpentry, painting, and roofing tasks in construction or repair of ornate or decorative building features and components of historic structures.

  • Interprets complex instructions to craft repairs that match existing materials and in completing precise fits and joints when required.

  • Performs maintenance, repair, or reconstruction of a variety of historic masonry structures and surfaces of stone, block and concrete.

  • Prepares paint and coating materials by tinting, toning, matching, and blending, and mixing with various additives.

  • Performs repairs to historic roofing materials and flashing, and installs new roofs of wood or asphalt shingle including complex metal flashings, gutters, and/or other roof accessories.

Travel Required
76% or greater - You may be expected to travel for this position up to 10 - 28 nights per month.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential

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    4749 Maintenance Mechanic

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HelpRequirements Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship required

  • Appointment subject to background investigation and favorable adjudication

  • Meet Selective Service Registration Act requirement for males

  • Wearing of an official uniform is required.

  • Pre-employment physical is required.

  • Must have and maintain a valid state driver's license (car/truck).


To qualify, there is no specific length of training or experience required; however, your resume must demonstrate enough experience to show your ability to perform the duties of a Maintenance Mechanic without more than normal supervision. Experience includes: 1) performing maintenance mechanic tasks including constructing or repairing historic or contemporary structures or buildings, 2) performing masonry work to repair or construct historic or contemporary masonry structures, walls or surfaces of stone, block and concrete, 3) using and applying preservative compounds, 4) removing existing paint, 5) preparing surfaces to be painted, 6) performing roofing repairs to roofing materials and installing new roofs in accordance with requirements.

If your knowledge and ability in the area above is not sufficient, you will receive no further consideration. In preparing your application, describe in detail the experience and training which you have had that specifically prepared you for this job and to perform the duties described for this job. Experience should be clearly described and documented in your resume. The qualifications reviewer will not assume performance of such duties by Job Titles alone. Address your knowledge, skills and/or abilities in the areas shown in the job-related factors.

The following summarizes the qualification standard for this position found in the Job Qualifications System for Trades and Labor Occupations (Handbook X-118C)

Volunteer Experience: 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.

Part-time or Unpaid Experience: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

Physical Effort:

The physical effort required is considered moderate to heavy. The work requires considerable physical exertion related to actions such as recurring lifting, pushing, pulling or carrying of objects over 50 pounds. Objects carried may be of various sizes, weights and shapes.

The incumbent must frequently stand while working, climb ladders, work from scaffolding or platforms, and crawl beneath buildings. The work requires continuous physical effort and regularly requires the incumbent to work overhead or in awkward, stretched, or uncomfortable positions.

Work Environment:

Assignments may require work in cramped, close quarters, underneath structures or on rooftops several hundred feet above ground level.

Work may be performed within deteriorated historic structures that may contain hidden hazards and unknown structural deficiencies. The incumbent may be exposed to hazardous conditions (e.g., lead paint, asbestos, pigeon droppings). Work is normally outdoors with occasional work assignments indoors. There are moderate risks or discomforts such as high noise levels, dust and fumes, high and low temperatures and humidity, and adverse weather conditions.

Work involves potentially hazardous proximity to power tools and heavy construction equipment such as trucks, cranes, tractors and earth-moving equipment. The incumbent is required to work off the ground on ladders, scaffolds and on the structural framework of a building. The incumbent is required to wear and maintain personal protective equipment, as the work requires, including but not limited to, hard hats, steel toe boots, gloves, goggles, fall protection harness, and a variety of respirator types.

A post-employment medical fitness physical examination and a pulmonary function test is required. Recurrent blood lead level testing and other industrial safety tests may also be required.

Operates government vehicles as incidental operator. Maintaining a valid state operator's permit is a requirement for this position.

Frequent extended overnight travel away from the official duty station is a requirement of this position.

Working overtime when needed is required.

Government housing is not available.


There is no substitution of education for experience for Wage Grade (WG) positions.

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Maintenance Mechanic

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Department Of The Interior