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Automotive Worker

Company: Department Of The Interior
Location: Grand Canyon
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

  • Duties




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 adjustments.
  • Provide preventative maintenance, troubleshooting, using computerized diagnostic service tools and basic common tools (e.g. wrenches, sockets, ratchets, piers, screwdrivers, etc.).

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

5823 Automotive Mechanic

  • Requirements



Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship required
  • Appointment subject to background investigation and favorable adjudication
  • Meet Selective Service Registration Act requirement for males
  • 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 be provided.
  • 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 travel purposes.
  • You may be required to operate a government or private motor vehicle as part of your official duties; a valid driver's license is required.


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)

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.

Physical Effort:

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 Environment:

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.

Keywords: Department Of The Interior, Saint George , Automotive Worker, Other , Grand Canyon, Utah

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