This position is an Automotive Worker located in Grand Canyon
National Park South Rim, in the Facility Management and Engineering
Division. Please visit find a park for additional park information.
The primary purpose of the position is to perform maintenance,
repair, and overhaul work on automobiles, trucks, tractors, and
other vehicles with similar characteristics.
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- Complete reliable repairs to motorized equipment and vehicles
which include but are not limited to automobiles, trucks, tractors,
and small engine equipment.
- Make repairs through removal, replacement, adjustment, or
cleaning of defective parts, components or accessories.
- Perform engine tune-ups, set engine timing, adjust brakes and
power steering mechanisms, and other electrical and hydraulic
- Provide preventative maintenance, troubleshooting, using
computerized diagnostic service tools and basic common tools (e.g.
wrenches, sockets, ratchets, piers, screwdrivers, etc.).
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this
5823 Automotive Mechanic
Conditions of Employment
- U.S. Citizenship required
- Appointment subject to background investigation and favorable
- Meet Selective Service Registration Act requirement for
- Relocation expenses are authorized. PCS (Permanent Change of
Station) may be paid in accordance with DOI/NPS policy.
- Selectee will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit
Electronics Funds Transfer Program.
- You will be required to submit to a drug test and receive a
negative drug test result prior to appointment. In addition, this
position is subject to random testing for illegal drug use.
- You may be required to work overtime.
- You will be required to wear a uniform and comply with the
National Park Service uniform standards. A uniform allowance will
- If you are a new employee in the Federal government, you will
be required to complete a one-year probationary period.
- You may be required to travel overnight away from home up to 5
nights per month. You must obtain a government charge card for
- You may be required to operate a government or private motor
vehicle as part of your official duties; a valid driver's license
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 an
Automotive Worker without more than normal supervision. Examples of
such experience include: (1) provide preventative maintenance,
troubleshooting / diagnosis, and repairs for a variety of motorized
equipment such as automobiles, trucks, tractors with gasoline and
diesel engines; (2) use basic tools common to the occupation (e.g.
wrenches, sockets, ratchets, impact wrenches, torque wrenches, and
screwdrivers); (3) use basic understanding and skill needed to make
adjustments and settings to electricity and hydraulics; and (4) use
computer diagnostic systems and other test equipment in identifying
parts for repair or replacement.
If your knowledge and ability in the SCREEN OUT factor 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) http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/x-118c/Tabindx.asp.
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.
The incumbent is required to make repairs which often require
them to work in tiring, awkward, and uncomfortable positions, and
the work performed frequently involves standing for long periods of
time, bending, stooping, crawling under vehicles, and making
repairs in other tight spaces. The incumbent frequently lifts,
handles, and carries parts and equipment weighing up to 18
kilograms (40 pounds), and occasionally moves moderately heavy
items weighing up to 23 kilograms (50 pounds) with assistance or
with mechanical devices.
Work is usually performed inside on concrete surfaces where
there is exposure to drafts, noise, and fumes from vehicles.
Occasionally the work may be performed outside under adverse
weather conditions. The incumbent is continually exposed to dirt,
dust, and grease, and to the potential for burns, chemical
irritations, shocks, bruises, cuts, and strains. To reduce the
dangers and irritations from these conditions, the incumbent
follows prescribed safety practices and uses safety equipment such
as safety shoes and glasses, and respirators.
There is no substitution of education for experience for Wage
Grade (WG) positions.