Full Job Description
United States Postal Service
External Publication for Job Posting 10719523
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.
New York 3 District
Job Posting Period
10/21/2021 - 10/27/2021
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.
AREA MAINT TECH
30 KARNER RD
ALBANY, NY 12288-9990
APPLICANTS MAY ALSO BE REQUIRED TO WORK AT THE FOLLOWING LOCATION:
115 HENRY ST
BINGHAMTON, NY 13902
CONTACT INFORMATION: Thomas Dimargo | firstname.lastname@example.org
Title: AREA MAINT TECH
FLSA Designation: Non-Exempt
Occupation Code: 4801-20XX
Non-Scheduled Days: SAT/SUN
Hours: 07:00 A.M. - 03:30 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: Starting annual salary $62,309 paid bi-weekly
FINANCE NUMBER: 350061
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.
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.
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:
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.