United States Postal Service
External Publication for Job Posting 10277100
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.
Central Plains District
Job Posting Period
02/11/2019 - 02/25/2019
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.
AREA MAINT TECH
1124 PACIFIC ST RM 212
OMAHA, NE 68108-9997
APPLICANTS WILL BE REQUIRED TO WORK AT THE FOLLOWING DOMICILED LOCATION:
401 BOX BUTTE AVE
ALLIANCE, NE 69301
CONTACT INFORMATION: Gregg Vinsonhaler, Manager Field Maintenance Operations, 402-348-2826:
Title: AREA MAINT TECH
FLSA Designation: Non-Exempt
Occupation Code: 4801-20XX
Non-Scheduled Days: SATURDAY/SUNDAY
Hours: 7:00 A.M. TO 3:30 P.M.
DRIVING REQUIRED: Applicants must have a valid state driver’s license, a safe driving record, and at least two years of
unsupervised experience driving passenger cars or larger. The driving must have taken place in the U.S. or its possessions
or territories or in U.S. military installations worldwide.
SALARY RANGE: $57,023 - $65,447 annual salary paid bi-weekly
FINANCE NUMBER: 306646
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 ten paid federal holidays as well as accrued vacation and sick leave.
Persons Eligible to Apply
All U.S. Citizens, permanent resident aliens, citizens of American Samoa or any other territory owing allegiance to the United
States. Applicants must be available for screening activities, including an interview. 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/employment to be considered for this employment opportunity. You must
have a valid email address to apply as communication regarding employment opportunities, examinations, interviews and
background checks will be conveyed by email. Please add the following email domain addresses to your contact list to allow
all correspondences to be received.
@usps.gov @psionline.com @geninfo.com @uspis.gov
EXAM REQUIRED: If you are invited to take this 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.
NOTICE SCREENINGS REQUESTED: 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.
Current non-career Postal Service employees who wish to apply for this vacancy must go to usps.com/employment and use
your existing eCareer Profile to apply. Do not log into LiteBlue; if you logged into LiteBlue, log out and close your browser
before going to usps.com/employment.
Installs, maintains, repairs, removes, and disposes of postal equipment as appropriate at post offices (offices not having
maintenance capability) within the geographic area served by the area maintenance office to which assigned. Installs,
moves, or repairs post office screen-line equipment, lock boxes, furniture, and mechanical equipment, supervising such
additional help as projects may require.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. At regional direction, moves and sets up offices in new or remodeled postal quarters; assembles, installs screen-lines,
workroom, lobby, and operating equipment. Supervises carpenters and/or helpers as projects may require. Classifies or
assists postmasters in classification of postal equipment for disposal or refurbishing. Under postmaster's authority,
purchases materials and employs helpers as warranted.
2. Makes major and minor repairs to postal operating equipment in offices without maintenance capabilities; conducts
maintenance inspections and provides operating, minor repair, and maintenance instruction to postal employees in the
offices served. Whenever possible, conducts maintenance inspection and the instruction of postal employees in conjunction
with emergency service trips to installations.
3. Troubleshoots, repairs, overhauls, and installs postal operating equipment such as, but not limited to, stamp vending
machines, cancelling machines, scales, print punch money order machines, tying machines, conveyors, safe and vault locks
and other components, protective systems and devices, timeclocks, and money changers. Keeps abreast of current
maintenance criteria and effects service accordingly.
4. Maintains inventory of all postal operating equipment in the offices served by the area maintenance office. Makes
recommendations to supervisors and/or obtains stock of operating equipment repair parts, maintaining inventories at levels
prescribed by the region or the Department. Maintains record of parts in stock; ships parts to territory offices as required to
meet respective office needs. Keeps records of parts used, frequency of replacements, and submits reports to the regional
office at prescribed intervals.
5. Installs and maintains protective systems and devices on safes and vaults in post offices. Opens safes and vaults,
changes and repairs combinations, and disarms systems and devices.
6. Provides emergency service and makes minor repairs to air conditioning systems at government owned buildings not
under service contracts. Prepares report of needs for the postmaster if the lessor has maintenance responsibility or the
manufacturer if the system is under warranty.
7. Initiates reports to the regional office on major work assignments, shortages of equipment, and completed screenline
installations. Makes reports of unsatisfactory conditions relating to equipment damage, classification, and defieiencies.
Makes written recommendations for equipment improvements, operations, and fabrication changes.
8. Drives motor vehicle to respective offices to effect on-the-scene repairs and screenline installation or modification.
Communicates with postmasters by phone, correspondence, and personal visits to investigate reports of malfunctions,
disorders, or other needs within the area maintenance office territory.
9. Performs other maintenance duties as instructed by the postmaster at the area maintenance office when not engaged in
area maintenance duties.
10. Uses various hand and power tools and testing devices incident to the mechanical, electrical and electronic, and
11. Observes established safety practices and procedures and instructs helpers accordingly.
Manager, Field Maintenance Operations, or other designated supervisor.
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.