United States Postal Service - Portland, OR3.6

30+ days ago
United States Postal Service
External Publication for Job Posting 10215350

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.


Portland District

Job Posting Period

07/23/2018 - 08/21/2018

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



CONTACT INFORMATION: Pamela McGowan EIN 03412966

Position Information


FLSA Designation: Non-Exempt

Occupation Code: 5823-0004

Non-Scheduled Days: Varies

Hours: Varies

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: $56,378 - $64,802 annual salary 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 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.

Functional Purpose

Serves as a working group leader for lower level technicians and mechanics in a vehicle maintenance facility or an auxiliary

garage; personally performs the most complex repairs and maintenance on all types of motor vehicles used in the postal

fleet; provides work guidance and direction to lower level employees.


1. Diagnoses operating difficulties on a variety of vehicles and performs operational checks on engines; its major supporting

systems, parts, components, assemblies; including emissions systems, electrical, computer and electronic controlled


2. Performs various computerized and electronic diagnostic tests using specialized equipment; interprets trouble codes and

other information from electronic scanners and test analyzers; uses reference materials such as service manuals and wiring

schematics to determine operational difficulties, driveability problems and evaluates performance efficiency.

3. Conducts road tests before and after maintenance and repairs; annotates vehicle problems on work orders.

4. Troubleshoots malfunctioning vehicles resulting from road calls and identifies improperly functioning part(s).

5. Conducts vehicle inspections, determines necessary repairs, annotates established estimated repair time (ERT); assigns

and schedules work for individual employees or a group of employees engaged in vehicle maintenance.

6. Performs maintenance and repairs resulting from normal preventive maintenance inspections.

7. Provides technical guidance and instructions to mechanics and technicians on more difficult repairs and in the use of

specialized computer-aided diagnostic equipment.

8. Maintains, prepares and updates vehicle maintenance records, annotates repairs, labor hours and other relevant data.

9. Assists in training personnel in the repair of vehicles and the use of specialized computer-aided diagnostic equipment.

10. Personally observes and monitors compliance of established safety practices and procedures of vehicle maintenance

activities; complies with all postal, local, state, and federal environmental regulations and policies.


Manager, Vehicle Maintenance; Supervisor, Vehicle Maintenance; or other designated supervisor.

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:


DATE: May 5, 2005

Serves as a working group leader for lower level technicians and mechanics in a vehicle maintenance facility or an auxiliary

garage; personally performs the most complex repairs and maintenance on all types of motor vehicles used in the postal

fleet; provides work guidance and direction to lower level employees.

See the Standard Position Descriptions for the Occupation Codes given above.

This section is composed of the 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.

Ability to troubleshoot and diagnose malfunctions in automotive components or systems refers to a proficiency in observing,

testing, analyzing, and isolating sources of trouble in automotive systems or their components, such as, electrical/electronic

systems, engine, power train, fuel delivery, suspension, and braking systems through the use of appropriate automotive test


Ability to use automotive test equipment refers to the knowledge of, and proficiency with, various types of electrical/electronic

diagnostic test equipment, such as voltage/amperage testers (VAT), multimeters (VOM), test lights, scanners, gas analyzers,


Ability to make minor and major repairs to automotive components or systems refers to a proficiency in replacing parts,

making adjustments, and rebuilding automotive systems or their components, such as electrical/ignition, emissions, fuel

delivery, engine, suspensions, power train, braking systems, intake, exhaust, and starting aids.

Ability to prepare paperwork refers to the ability to record information and data to complete forms, such as parts requests and

estimated repair time (E.R.T.), as it relates to the operation of a facility.

Ability to work with others refers to the ability to work safely and efficiently in cooperation with fellow employees to perform

the duties of the position to include the test and repair of electrical/electronic and mechanical problems using the appropriate

diagnostic equipment and/or procedure.

Ability to work without (immediate) supervision refers to the ability to perform safely and efficiently the duties of the position,

such as planning and executing work activities without direct supervision.

Applicants must successfully complete Postal Service's Test 943, Test 944, and Test 941.

Applicants must be physically able to perform efficiently the duties of the position.

Applicants who qualify under this standard may be required to satisfactorily complete a prescribed training course(s) prior to

reassignment or promotion.

At the time of appointment, applicants must have a valid driver's license from the state in which they live. Applicants must

also demonstrate and maintain a safe driving record. Applicants selected under this qualification standard must successfully

complete the required Vehicle Familiarization and Safe Operation training, including demonstration of the ability to safely

drive a vehicle of the type used on the job.


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.