Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration | Philadelphia, PA

Posted Date 11/08/2019
Description The Carpenter position is located within the Corporal Michael J. Crescenz VA Medical Center; the duty station is supporting an 1A VA Medical facility. The work in this position involves repairing, replacing, and adjusting wood and metal widows and doors, door frames, door closers, and existing structures to include room partitions, walls, ceilings, and floors.
Duties include but are not limited to:

Fabricates, repairs and installs metal and wood cabinets, counter tops and furniture.Maintains building and hospital specialty items such as IV tracks, cubicle curtain tracks, blinds, shades, window and door hardware.
Installs and replaces all types of floor covering and ceiling tile.
Erects new walls by approved methods and materials.
Maintains all hand and power tools; performs preventive maintenance and sharpness of same.
Applies all necessary skills required to administer monthly, bi-monthly and weekly preventive maintenance program assignments.

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 7:00am-3:30pm
Position Description Title/PD#: 01123-TA; WG-4607-09
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: No
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 11/22/2019.

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:

Equipment Assembly, Installation, Repair
Interpret Instructions, Specifications (includes blueprint reading)
Measurement and Layout
Technical Practices
Use and Maintain Tools and Equipment
Without more than normal supervision (Screen Out)

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.

Physical Requirements: Must be able to lift and carry items weighing 15-44 pounds. Must be able to reach above shoulders; both hands are required; use of fingers required; must be able to walk, stand, crawl, and/or kneel for up to 2 hours at a time; must be able to climb using both arms and legs; a baseline audiogram is required, hearing aid is permitted.

Working Conditions: Employees may be exposed to toxic fumes, gases, and airborne particles in the performance of their duties. This exposure may adversely affect pulmonary functions, therefore, employees will be required to wear a protective respirator that will reduce the possibility of pulmonary damage is mandatory when working in areas where toxic exposure is a possibility. OSHA requirements mandate that when employees are required to use a respirator, they must be willing to shave their beard and pass a baseline pulmonary function test prior to use of a respirator. Employees will be screened through a pre-employment physical. The work is preformed inside and outside and employees are exposed to both extreme heat and cold. Constantly subject to a variety of hazards such as; eye and hand injuries while using or working near power carpentry machines, dust, dirt, and noise from sawing lumber and operating machines; physical injury from lifting and holding heavy pieces of lumber and equipment, and danger of falling from ladders and scaffolding. Employees must be able to work high in the air off scaffolds, ladders, and/or a lift-truck platform.

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