United States Postal Service


Washington, DC

Job Description


Posted: Tuesday, 10/17/2023

United States Postal Service
External Publication for Job Posting 11524389

If this job requires qualification on an examination, the number of applicants who will be invited to take or retake the

examination may be limited.



Job Posting Period

10/14/2023 - 10/20/2023

This job has an exam requirement. Currently, applicants for this posting who do not yet have an exam score are being

invited to take the exam. Examining will continue until capacity has been reached.

Job Title


Facility Location



WASHINGTON, DC 20260-0004

CONTACT INFORMATION: Sherri Evans // (202) 268 -2204 // sherri.r.evans@usps.gov

Position Information


FLSA Designation: Non-Exempt

Occupation Code: 4749-0005

Non-Scheduled Days: Sat/Sun

Hours: 0730 - 1600

SALARY RANGE: Starting annual salary $61,615 paid bi-weekly


BENEFIT INFORMATION: This is a career position which offers excellent benefits. Newly hired employees are covered by

the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). Upon hire, employees are eligible to contribute into the Thrift Savings

Plan (TSP) which is similar to 401(k) plans. We also offer the option to enroll into the Federal Employees Health Benefits

(FEHB) program as well as the Federal Employees Group Life Insurance (FEGLI). Dental, Vision and Long-Term Care

Insurance Programs as well as Flexible Spending Accounts to cover eligible out-of-pocket health care and dependent care

(day care) expenses are also available. We offer eleven paid federal holidays as well as accrued vacation and sick leave.

Persons Eligible to Apply

All U.S. Citizens, lawful permanent resident aliens, citizens of American Samoa or other territory owing permanent allegiance

to the United States. Applicants entitled to veterans’ preference and/or covered by the Veterans Employment Opportunity
Act may apply for any posted position. Applicants must apply online at www.usps.com/careers to be considered for this

employment opportunity. You must have a valid email address to apply as communication regarding employment

opportunities, examinations (when applicable), and background checks will be sent by email. Please add the following email

domain addresses to your contact list to allow all correspondence to be received - @usps.gov; @psionline.com;

@geninfo.com; @uspis.gov. EXAM: If an exam is required and you are invited to take the test, instructions regarding the

exam process will be sent to you via email. Please ensure you can receive email messages from our test vendor and follow

instructions carefully so you can be considered for this employment opportunity. SCREENINGS: You may receive multiple

requests for background checks in regards to this employment opportunity. Respond to all requests quickly as we anticipate

filling our vacancies quickly and nonresponses may result in disqualification for this opportunity.

Background Check

The Inspection Service criminal background check is conducted using United States information resources only (e.g., FBI
fingerprint check, state and county checks). A criminal background check involves a 5-year inquiry for any location where
the individual has resided, worked or gone to school within the United States or its territories. As a result of this limitation,
the criminal background checks of individuals who have not resided in the United States or its territories for the preceding
5-years may not be considered complete. The Inspection Service may be able to process inquiries for U.S. Citizens only,
but only if their time spent out of the country was spent as: a trailing spouse or dependent of someone working for the U.S.
government (military or civilian), a missionary, a student attending school in a foreign country, a Peace Corps participant, or
as an employee of a U.S.-based employer/company. If the Inspection Service is unable to perform a complete background
check because of residency outside the United States, such individuals will be ineligible for Postal employment.

Functional Purpose

Performs preventive maintenance, operational checks, maintenance, servicing and repair work on equipment associated with

air conditioning, heating, plumbing, electrical, and other building systems; performs building modifications, maintenance, and

repairs, including locksmith duties, painting and carpentry work at a headquarters related postal facility.


1. Tours the entire facility regularly to observe the operation of equipment, read meters and gauges, and adjust dampers and

valves as necessary to regulate the output of air conditioning, heating, refrigeration, and ventilation equipment.

2. Troubleshoots, repairs, overhauls, and installs building operating equipment, protective systems, and devices. Keeps

abreast of current maintenance criteria and effects repairs accordingly.

3. Observes the various components of the building systems in operation and applies appropriate testing methods and

procedures to insure continued proper operation.

4. Installs electrical equipment such as switches, outlet boxes, breakers, circuits, and other complicated systems.

5. Installs or alters building equipment and circuits as directed.

6. Reads and interprets schematics, blueprints, wiring diagrams, and specifications in locating and correcting potential or

existing malfunctions and failures.

7. Repairs electro-mechanically operated equipment related to the building or building systems. Repairs, installs, modifies,

and maintains building safety systems, support systems and equipment; performs carpentry work and painting.

8. Performs both major and minor repair and maintenance of plumbing systems, associated component parts, and related

building equipment.

9. Prepares plumbing systems layouts and obtains required equipment and supplies. Inspects, tests, repairs, and performs

preventive maintenance on plumbing systems and equipment.

10. Performs locksmith work such as installing and replacing lock sets, panic bars, door closers, and other related door

hardware; creates duplicate keys as needed.

11. May drive a vehicle to transport tools, equipment, employees, materials, or in the normal performance of assigned


12. Works on ladders, scaffolds, vertilift, and rigging within heights common to the facility; works under various weather

conditions outdoors.

13. Performs other job-related tasks in support of primary duties.


Reports to Supervisor, Maintenance

The United States Postal Service has the following excellent and challenging employment opportunity for highly motivated
and innovative individuals. Successful candidates must demonstrate through a combination of education, training, and
experience the following requirements:



DOCUMENT DATE: July 14, 2013

FUNCTION: Performs preventive maintenance, operational checks, maintenance, servicing and repair work on equipment

associated with air conditioning, heating, plumbing, electrical, and other building systems; performs building modifications,

maintenance, and repairs, including locksmith duties, painting and carpentry work at a headquarters related postal facility.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK: See the Standard Position Description for the Occupation Code given above.

REQUIREMENTS: This section is composed of Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs) which are required to satisfactorily

perform the tasks of the position. Applicants must demonstrate that they possess a sufficient level of each KSA, to include at

least minimum competency for senior-qualified positions to enable them to perform these tasks satisfactorily. Applicants

demonstrate these levels by describing examples of experience, education, or training, any of which may be non-postal.

Ratings are based on the demonstration of the level of possession of each of the KSAs. Failure to demonstrate any KSA is


Knowledge of HVAC systems, plumbing, electrical, carpentry, painting, locks/lock sets and other building systems. Ability to

perform preventive maintenance on electro-mechanical and mechanical equipment. Ability to communicate orally and in

writing. Ability to work with others. Ability to work without immediate supervision. Ability to work from heights.

EXAMINATION REQUIREMENT: Applicants must successfully complete Postal Service Test 955, for the Building/All Other

job group, which measures maintenance knowledge, skills and abilities.

In addition, applicants must successfully complete an interview.


Applicants must be able to perform the physical requirements of the position with or without reasonable accommodation

which may require arduous exertion involving the following: standing, walking, climbing, bending, reaching, and stooping for

prolonged periods of time; and intermittent lifting and carrying of heavy objects.

Qualified applicants must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screening to meet the U.S. Postal Service's requirement
to be drug free. Applicants must also be a U.S. citizen or have permanent resident alien status.


Applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m., Central Time, of the posting's closing date. Applicants claiming veterans'
preference must attach a copy of member copy 4 (only) of Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form
214) or other proof of eligibility if claiming 10-point veterans' preference. The United States Postal Service (USPS) is an
equal opportunity employer. The USPS provides reasonable accommodation for any part of the application, interview, and/or
selection process, please make your request to the examiner, selecting official or local manager of Human Resources. This
request can also be made by someone on your behalf. Explain the nature of your limitations and the accommodation
needed. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

SPECIAL NOTE: Current career Postal Service employees are ineligible to apply to this posting.

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