Full Job Description
United States Postal Service
External Publication for Job Posting 10576569
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
VEHICLE OPER MAINT ASST (MV BU)
14202 20TH AVE RM 3166
FLUSHING, NY 11351-9604
APPLICANTS MAY ALSO BE REQUIRED TO WORK AT THE FOLLOWING LOCATION:
QUEENS NY VMF
18066 LIBERTY AVE
JAMAICA, NY 11433
CONTACT INFORMATION: TRIBORO-ECAREER@USPS.GOV | TRIBORO-ECAREER@USPS.GOV
Title: VEHICLE OPERATIONS & MAINT ASST
FLSA Designation: Non-Exempt
Occupation Code: 2330-2012
Non-Scheduled Days: Saturday, Sunday
Hours: 6:00 AM - 2:30 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 $39,615 paid bi-weekly
FINANCE NUMBER: 352896
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.
Conducts the vehicle maintenance and operations program for postal-owned vehicles at one or more post offices within the
geographic area supported by a designated vehicle maintenance facility (VMF).
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Conducts periodic inspections of vehicles to check for damage, required repairs, and minor maintenance needs such as
oil and fluid levels; performs minor maintenance and repair service not requiring contractor or VMF support. When scheduled
maintenance or emergency repairs are performed by the VMF, coordinates with post office and VMF employees to ensure
that vehicles are available for VMF pick-up. Performs road calls to provide emergency service and make on-site minor
repairs such as replacing batteries, tires and light bulbs.
2. Recommends reputable firms in the automotive repair business to the Supply Management Category Management
Center(CMC); monitors contractor performance and submits periodic reports to the CMC and designated VMF.
3. For maintenance and repairs performed by contractors, obtains repair estimates and fills out work order forms. If repair
cost estimates exceed authorization authority, contacts supporting VMF to obtain decision as to whether repairs should be
performed by contractor or the VMF.
4. Works with contractors to obtain prompt service and define scope of repairs; arranges for vehicles to be available for
contractor pick-up/delivery. Inspects and road tests vehicles before and after contractor repair. Prior to accepting repaired
vehicle, ensures that work has been completed in a satisfactory manner, that job charges and parts costs are correct, and
that approved parts have been used. Enforces all provisions of new vehicle warranty claims and oversees the rework of
unsatisfactory contractor repairs.
5. Examines contractor invoices for accuracy, assembles for certification and forwards to the VMF in a timely manner. If fuel
or other frequently used vehicle maintenance supplies are paid from post office accounts or other credit arrangement, may
review usage records and invoices to confirm accuracy.
6. Monitors local vehicle operations; identifies and recommends changes to improve service, minimize costs and maximize
7. Prepares a variety of reports related to vehicle maintenance programs and operations; ensures that reports are submitted
to the VMF in accordance with established schedules; and maintains required files and records.
8. Coordinates with the VMF to obtain parts required for contractor repairs, may maintain a small working inventory of
frequently used parts, supplies and tools necessary to ensure timely repairs and meet daily maintenance needs.
9. Observes established safety practices and procedures in carrying out vehicle maintenance responsibilities.
10. Performs other job-related duties in support of the vehicle maintenance program and operations.
Vehicle Maintenance Facility manager 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:
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
1. Ability to work without immediate supervision.
2. Ability to perform minor vehicle repairs.
3. Ability to maintain records and prepare reports.
4. Sufficient knowledge of automotive equipment to evaluate commercial repairs and invoices.
5. Ability to monitor local vehicle operations for the purpose of identifying and recommending changes to improve service,
minimize costs, and maximize vehicle utilization.
6. Ability to communicate orally sufficient to express spoken ideas or facts clearly and logically when answering questions,
giving directions, and providing information.
Applicants must be physically able to efficiently perform the duties of the position.
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.