Full Job Description
United States Postal Service
External Publication for Job Posting 10576562
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
05/07/2021 - 05/17/2021
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.
BODY AND FENDER SPECIALIST
1050 FORBELL ST RM 1
BROOKLYN, NY 11256-9301
CONTACT INFORMATION: TRIBORO-ECAREER@USPS.GOV | TRIBORO-ECAREER@USPS.GOV
Title: BODY AND FENDER SPECIALIST
FLSA Designation: Non-Exempt
Occupation Code: 3809-02XX
Non-Scheduled Days: Saturday, Sunday
Hours: 3:00 PM - 11:30 PM
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: Starting annual salary $60,374 paid bi-weekly
FINANCE NUMBER: 350997
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, 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; @jobtryout.net;
@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.
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.
Performs body and fender repair work on motor vehicles, involving sheet metal parts, nonmetallic components, body
structures, chassis frames, and related vehicle accessories and equipment.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Diagnoses and locates defects in automotive body structures and determines the remedy or method of repair.
2. Dissassembles and reassembles body structures to align and adjust them properly; straightens and aligns frames.
3. Inserts panels and sections, rivets and/or welds them in place, and refinishes for painting.
4. Performs gas or electric welding, brazing, and soldering on various types and thicknesses of metals, choosing correct
materials for the various kinds of work.
5. Performs repairs such as filling, patching, and paneling on non-metallic structures such as fiberglass and other plastic
6. Fills damaged parts of metal bodies with solder, putty, fiberglass, and other plastics and refinishes for painting.
7. Repairs or replaces such parts as windshield posts, seat parts, and operators partitions.
8. Adjusts, repairs, or replaces doors, hardware, glass, and other related parts.
9. Repairs or rebuilds motor vehicle seats.
10. Uses hand and power tools of the trade such as hammers, spoons, files, dolly blocks, grinders, buffers, drills, frame
aligners, and alignment indicators, reshapers, micrometers, thickness guages, scales, dividers, calipers, etc.
11. Reads specifications and drawings to determine dimensions, shapes, materials, finishes, etc.
Supervisor of unit to which assigned.
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:
1. BARGAINING UNIT QUALIFICATION STANDARD 3800b (3809-02XX) BODY AND FENDER SPECIALIST
DOCUMENT DATE: Dec 21, 2011
Performs body and fender repair work on Government-owned motor vehicles, involving sheet metal parts, nonmetallic
components, body structures, chassis frames, and related vehicle accessories and equipment.
DESCRIPTION OF WORK:
See the Standard Position Description for the Occupation Code given above.
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 disqualifying.
1. Ability to use hand and power tools required for body and fender repair work such as hammers, spoons, files, dolly blocks,
grinders, buffers, drills, frame aligners, air-driven reshapers, etc.
2. Ability to disassemble and reassemble body structure with proper alignment and adjustment.
3. Ability to work without immediate supervision.
4. Ability to diagnose and locate defects in automotive body structures and determine the remedy or method of repair.
5. Ability to analyze and interpret specifications and drawings of mechanical objectives sufficiently well to understand
dimensions, shape, material, finish, etc., and how various parts fit together.
6. Ability to do gas or electric welding on various types and thicknesses of metal.
7. Ability to use measuring instruments such as alignment, indicators, micrometers, thickness gauges, scales, dividers,
8. Ability to perform brazing and soldering tasks involved in body and fender repair, choosing correct materials for all kinds of
Applicants must successfully complete Exam 251 (scoring for Body and Fender Repair) and pass an interview.
Applicants must be physically able to perform efficiently the duties of the position.
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.