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Temporary Maintenance Worker

Company: Department of Veterans Affairs
Location: Lake Worth
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Job Description:

  • Duties




This position is located at the South Florida National Cemetery in Lake Worth, FL.

This is a temporary position not to exceed 5/23/2022.

DIRECT HIRE AUTHORITY: This position is being filled using Direct-Hire Authority (COVID-19 - VA 004) in-accordance with 5 U.S.C. 3304(a)(3) and 5 CFR 337.205(b)(1)-(4).

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Accomplishes full range of building and maintenance trades. Repairs and maintains physical structures, facilities, and utilities using hand and power tools. Repairs or replaces electrical fixtures, switches, and installs wiring. Plasters and performs a variety of masonry repairs. Builds repairs and installs shelves, cabinets, partitions, floors, doors, and framework. Cuts and installs glass in windows and performs other glazing work. Builds and installs shades, blinds, and tile. Is responsible for preparing surfaces for applying primer and finish coats of paint. Paint interiors and exteriors of building and both mobile and stationary equipment using brush, roller or spray gun on a variety of surfaces. Works with gloss, semi-gloss and special paints, enamels, varnishes, stains, lacquers, and shellacs. Assist with plumbing tasks. Reads and examines drawings to determine sizes and dimensions from blueprints. Selects materials such as lumber, paneling, wood and electrical fixtures. Maintains the inventory of stock necessary for emergency repairs. Performs routine minor maintenance on heating and air conditioning systems.

Work Schedule: May be required to work Monday through Friday to include occasional weekends. Due to the mission of the National Cemetery, the cemetery cannot be closed for more than 2 consecutive days at any given time. Additionally, when a Federal holiday falls on a Monday or Friday, staff may be required to work on that holiday or a Saturday. All staff is required to work Memorial Day each year. Staff will be required to work overtime, weekends and holidays when necessary to meet the needs of the cemetery. Occasionally staff may be called back to the facility to perform emergency overtime work.

Position Description Title/PD#: Temporary Maintenance Worker/PD126720

Physical Requirements: The work requires moderate effort in maneuvering vehicles and in hooking up equipment attachments to tractors. Requires prolonged and frequent walking, standing, bending, stooping and pulling. Climbs ladders and lifts objects weighing over (50) pounds. Must have a full range of upper and lower extremities. Moderate effort required in operating vehicle and tools of the trade. Stamina, dexterity and perseverance required in all aspects of incumbent duties. Work is performed indoors and outdoors. Incumbent is subject to discomfort from working in unnatural positions for long periods in all types of weather. Must work under stress and strain, in dust, dirt, mud and water.

Travel Required

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

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

4749 Maintenance Mechanic

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  • Requirements



Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this job
  • Subject to a background/suitability investigation
  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
  • May serve a probationary period
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • A complete application package; Resume, Transcripts, etc.
  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
  • Pass a pre-employment medical examination
  • Must possess a valid driver's license


To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

Your background must demonstrate work involved in the full range of building and maintenance trades to include carpentry, plumbing, electrical, masonry, pest control, asphalt repairs, etc. This includes repair and preventive maintenance of irrigation systems, maintaining and repairing buildings and physical structures, facilities, and utilities using hand and power tools.

EXPERIENCE: A specific length of training and experience is not required, but you must show evidence of training or experience of sufficient scope and quality of your ability to do the work of this position. Evidence which demonstrates you possess the knowledge, skills, and ability to perform the duties of this position must be supported by detailed descriptions of such on your resume. Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Federal Wage System Qualification Standards.

SCREEN-OUT ELEMENT: Your qualifications will first be evaluated against the prescribed screen out element, which usually appears as question 1 in the on-line questionnaire. Those applicants who appear to possess at least the minimal acceptable qualification requirement are considered for further rating; those who do not are rated ineligible and are eliminated. The potential eligibles are then rated against the remainder of the Job Elements:

  • Interpret Instructions, Specifications (includes blueprint reading)
  • Materials
  • Technical Practices
  • Use and Maintain Tools and Equipment
  • Without more than normal supervision

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; religions; 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.

Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Keywords: Department of Veterans Affairs, Palm Beach , Temporary Maintenance Worker, Other , Lake Worth, Florida

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