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Equipment Specialist-Automotive, GS 7/9 (EXTERNAL) (Newark) at Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

Posted in Other 30+ days ago.

Type: Regular
Location: Newark, New Jersey

Job Description:
Open to ALL U.S. Citizens.
Opening Date: February 20, 2018
Closing Date: March 6, 2018 11:59pm (EST)
Questions regarding this opening should be directed to HR Specialist Michelle Mallon at 304-625-3201 or MMallon@fbi.gov.
Job Summary
Position: Equipment Specialist - Automotive
Division: Newark Field Office
Location: Newark, NJ
Working Hours: 8:15am - 5:00pm (may be subject to change)
Salary:
GS 7: $47,374.00 - $61,584.00
GS 9: $57,948.00 - $75,334.00
Full Performance level: GS 11
Number of Positions Available: 1
Duration: Full Time/Permanent
Additional selections may be made from this announcement to fill positions within the same division when the position includes substantially the same duties, responsibilities, and qualifications.
Key Requirements
  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • Must be able to pass a U.S. Government physical exam
  • Must have (or be able to obtain) a valid driver's license
  • Must be able to obtain a Top Secret clearance
  • Some travel may be required
Physical Demands
  • Frequently exposed to the possibility of cuts, bruises, shocks, burns, and stains
  • Frequently makes repairs and may assist other workers in making repairs while vehicles are overhead, and where parts worked on are often in hard-to-reach places
  • Required to stand, stoop, bend, stretch, and work in tiring and uncomfortable positions for extended periods of time
  • Frequently lifts parts and equipment that weight up to 20 pounds and occasionally lifts and carries items that weigh 50 pounds or more
  • Exposure to vehicle fluids such as battery acid and hydraulic fluids that may cause burns or irritate the skin or be otherwise hazardous to health
Mission Statement
The mission of the FBI is to protect the American People and uphold the Constitution of the United States.
Major Duties
  • Performs simple computer diagnostics and assessments using a digital scan tool and a basic computer program to determine operational readiness
  • Inspects, tests, and performs, corrective actions, and prepares new vehicles for assimilation into the Fleet
  • Conducts technical research, obtains additional facts, determines past equipment performance and previous correction actions; determines if the current problem warrants immediate corrective actions; and evaluates the actions for cost effectiveness and technical efficiency
  • Ensures assigned vehicles are operational in accordance with manufacturer's specifications
  • Ensures appropriate registration to include tags, titles, and any necessary State inspections are completed
Qualifications and Evaluations
Please make sure your specialized experience/requirement(s) can be identified in your resume. Applicants must meet the qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
Your application will be evaluated and rated under the FBI's Candidate Rating Procedures. Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed in this announcement and will be compared to your responses to the online assessment questionnaire. High self-assessment in the vacancy questions that is not supported by information in your resume, and/or supporting documents may eliminate you from Most Competitive status.
Your application will then be placed in one of three categories: Most Competitive, Competitive, or Least Competitive. Names of candidates in the Most Competitive category will be sent to the hiring official for employment consideration. Veterans' preference will be applied.
All applicants will be rated on the following Competencies:
  • Problem Solving/Judgment
  • Vehicle Maintenance
  • Customer Service
  • Organizing and Planning
GS 7: Applicant must possess at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS 5 grade level.
Specialized experience is:
  • Performed routine vehicle maintenance and inspections
  • Performed operational assessments of vehicles using computer programs and diagnostic systems
  • Maintained and updated vehicle records and inventories
GS 9: Applicant must possess at least one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to the GS 7 grade level.
Specialized experience is:
  • Performed vehicle maintenance and inspections
  • Performed operational assessments of vehicles using computer programs and diagnostic systems
  • Maintained liaison with internal customers and external vendors to gain information, answer questions, and resolve problems
  • Reviewed and analyzed information and documents related to vehicle warranties, services, and supplies
Desired Skills
Desired skills are NOT mandatory and will NOT be utilized to minimally qualify applicants.
Desired Skills are:
  • Experience in the automotive repair/maintenance field with formal education or nationally recognized certification in diagnostic scan tool familiarization (GM, Ford, Chrysler, Toyota, Snap-On, ASE, Military, etc.)
  • EPA recognized refrigerant handling certification
Education
All degrees must be from an accredited college or university. Education may be substituted for specialized experience as follows:
GS 7: Applicant must have a bachelor's degree with superior academic achievement or one (1) full year of graduate level education. Superior academic achievement is the completion of all the requirements of a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, which is based on (1) class standing, (2) grade-point average of 3.0 or higher as recorded on an official transcript, or as based on courses completed during the final two years of the curriculum, or (3) honor society membership.
GS 9: Applicant must have a master's or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D., if related.
How to Apply
The following instructions outline our application process:
Step 1: Click the "Start" button to begin an application. You will be prompted to either Sign In to continue the application or to register with FBIJOBS if you don't already have an account.
Step 2: Follow the Step by Step process to submit an application. You will be guided through each step in the process. You are required to complete all sections of the application to successfully submit your application.
Required Documents
To apply to this position, interested applicants must provide a complete application package by the closing date which includes:
  1. Your resume, specifically noting relevant work experience and associated start and end dates
  2. A complete assessment questionnaire
  3. Other supporting documents ( if applicable ):
  • College transcripts, if qualifying based on education or if there is a positive education requirement
  • Notification of Personnel Action, SF-50
  • Most recent Performance Appraisal; not applicable to current FBI employees
  • Veterans: DD 214; Disabled Veterans: DD 214, SF-15, and VA letter dated 1991 or later
How to Attach Documents
To attach documentation as part of your application, please follow the instructions below:
Step 1: Follow the steps of the application process until you reach the Attachments step
Step 2: Click "Add Attachment"
Step 3: Select the appropriate Attachment Type (or "Other" if one is not available)
Step 4: Populate the "Attachment Purpose" field. Click "Continue"
Step 5: Choose the device on which the attachment is located
Step 6: Upload the desired attachment
Step 7: To add additional attachments at this point in the application process click the "+" on the Attachments step
To attach documentation to your Global Profile please follow the instructions below:
Step 1: Log into your FBI Jobs account, and click "My Submissions"
Step 2: Click the "Add Attachment" located under the "Cover Letters and Attachments" section
Step 3: Follow steps 3 - 6 above
You must complete this application process and submit any required documents by 11:59 p.m. (EST) on the closing date of this announcement. If applying online is a hardship, please contact the HR Specialist listed in the vacancy announcement prior to the closing date for assistance.
What to Expect Next
Once your complete application is received we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications and determine your ranking. The Most Competitive candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. You will be notified of your status throughout the process.
Additional Information
  • The FBI is in the Executive Branch of the federal government. It is one of the components of the Department of Justice (DOJ). The FBI is the principle investigative arm of the DOJ. All FBI positions are in the excepted service.
  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens and consent to a complete background investigation, urinalysis, and polygraph. You must be suitable for Federal employment; as determined by a background investigation.
  • Failure to provide necessary and relevant information required by this vacancy announcement may disqualify you from consideration. Additional information will not be requested if your application is incomplete. You application will be evaluated solely on the basis of information you have submitted.
  • Management may select any grade for which this position has been announced.
  • Identification of promotion potential in this announcement does not constitute a commitment or an obligation on the part of management to promote the employee selected at some future date. Promotion will depend upon administrative approval and the continuing need for an actual assignment and performance of higher-level duties.
  • If you are hired, you will be required to serve a two-year probationary period. Probationary employees are generally precluded from being considered for all job opportunities until their 24-months of their probationary period has concluded. Probationary Employees may be considered for competitive vacancies that are advertised within their respective division or field office after serving 90 days within the FBI.
  • Memorandum of Understanding: Work performed outside assigned duties (that would not normally be documented on an SF-50, i. e., back-up duties), has to be documented in detail by an immediate supervisor in order to receive full credit for amount of time worked in that position. If no documentation is furnished no credit will be given for time worked in that position. The following notations must be specified in the documentation (Memorandum of Understanding):
a. Percent of time worked in the particular position (cannot conflict with main duties)
b. The month/year work began
c. Frequency worked (i.e., daily, monthly, etc.)
d. Specific duties performed
Attach the Memorandum of Understanding to your application in the "Cover Letters and Attachments" section of My Career Tools on the Careers Home page. Please upload the attachment as type "Other."

Veterans' Preference

If you are entitled to veterans' preference, you should indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming on your resume and application. Your veterans' preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency.
Nepotism
Nepotism is the act of favoring relatives in the hiring process, and is prohibited by law. Public officials are prohibited from hiring or promoting relatives or relatives of officials in their chain of command, as well as actively or indirectly endorse a relative's appointment or promotion.
During the hiring process, all selected candidates and FBI hiring managers will be required to certify they are not related to anyone involved in the hiring process.
Reasonable Accommodation Request
The FBI provides reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and/or hiring process, please notify the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity Affairs (OEEOA) Reasonable Accommodation (RA) Program by either e-mail at REASONABLE_ACCOMMODATIONS@ic.fbi.gov , telephone at 202-324-2158, or FAX at 202-324-3976. Your request will receive an individualized assessment.
This e-mail address is only for reasonable accommodation requests. Please do not submit your application and/or any questions unrelated to reasonable accommodations. Should any applications be received, they will not be forwarded for consideration during the hiring process.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The FBI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for this vacancy. Except where otherwise prohibited by law, selection will be made without regard to, and there will be no discrimination because of color, race, religion, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, parental status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, age, sex, sexual orientation, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, or on the basis of personal favoritism, or any other non-merit factors.
Benefits
The FBI offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation; sick leave; holidays; telework; life insurance; health benefits; and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System.
This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees: http://www.opm.gov/insure/new_employ/index.asp