Full Job Description
This position is located in the Maintenance Repair Unit in the Facilities Management Service (FMS) Line. The primary purpose of this position is the installation and maintenance of a wide variety of mechanical and electronic security hardware. The position is responsible for the overall physical security and locking systems at the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS).
Responsible for maintenance and repair of the total lock system at the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS). Examples include master keying, pinning, re-keying, and changing mechanical locking devices, i.e. removable core, interchangeable core, key in knob, key in lever, cylindrical and mortise locks and dead bolts. Maintain master key records and generate master key systems for each type of locking encountered. Service and change combinations on safes and vaults. Maintain security and locks for narcotic storage and medication storage. Install and maintain window and door lock mechanisms. Inspect, repair and install all types and functions of locks throughout the medical center, including doors, decks, lockers, cabinets, hinges and sliding doors, padlocks, electric panel locks and safety locks, tubular cylindrical, combination, on emergency basis in as much as all locks must be in good repair in the medical center. Remove foreign objects from locks, such as; matches, chewing gum, etc. Must pick or otherwise defeat or bypass locks when keys are lost or lock in inoperable, skill in improvising and applying neutralization techniques that do not damage the locking devices and security containers or doors during lockout situations. Determine the application for installing and maintaining electronic locks and keying devices. Program electronic locks to function within the parameters of the application, using locks specific hardware and software. Works with manufacturers and software developers to ensure functionality of the electronic locks and keying devices. Troubleshoots and repairs electronic locks and keying devices using electronic test and repair equipment. Determine the application for install and maintain high security mechanical locking devices. Keep abreast of the latest developments in high security locks via training and their possible application to enhance security. Develop and maintain master key systems using the unique process associated with each type of high security lock, and originate working keys using high security, restricted and patented key control. This position will be required to travel between both the University Drive campus and the H.J. Heinz campus.
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Compressed/Flexible Schedule: Not available
Position Description Title/PD#: Locksmith / 00275-0
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required
****THIS IS A BARGAINING UNIT POSITION****
Job family (Series)
Conditions of Employment
You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
You may be required to serve a probationary period
Subject to a background/security investigation
Pre-employment physical required
Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 06/28/2020.
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:
Ability to do the job without more than normal supervision
Equipment, Assembly, Installation & Repair
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/Working Conditions: Most of the work performed requires considerable standing, stooping, walking, kneeling, etc. When repairing and repining locks, eye-to-hand concentration is required and there is possibility of eye-strain because it is close work. Considerable physical effort is expended when handling doors, moving and installing hardware, etc.
Working Conditions: Work is performed inside and outside. While working outside, incumbent is subject to all kinds of weather. Inside work may be in heated or unheated buildings. Subject to cuts, burns, bruises, etc., while working with power equipment, installing hardware, cutting keys, etc. Protective safety gear must be worn and safety practices must be followed at all times because of the prevailing hazards.
This job does not have an education qualification requirement.
Receiving Service Credit or Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employee's credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed.
Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities [i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities], and/or Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. Contact the Agency Contact for information on how to apply under this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator.
Placement Policy: The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position.
It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.
This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.
Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members.
Financial disclosure not required.
For more information on the "Who may apply" eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitions document.
If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
IN DESCRIBING YOUR EXPERIENCE, PLEASE BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC. WE WILL NOT MAKE ASSUMPTIONS REGARDING YOUR EXPERIENCE.
Narrative responses are not required at this time. If you are referred for consideration, you may be asked to submit additional job related information, which may include, but not limited to; responses to the knowledge, skills and abilities; completion of a work sample, and/or contact for an interview. Your resume and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
Position sensitivity and risk
Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk
Trust determination process
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes: Resume and one or more of the following:
VA Disability Letter
Schedule A Letter
Documents displaying eligibility for a special hiring authority
The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's (current/former Federal employees), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.
DD-214/ Statement of Service
Disability Letter (Schedule A)
Disability Letter (VA)
Separation Notice (RIF)
SF-50/ Notification of Personnel Action
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
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