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Maintenance Worker

Company: Department Of Health And Human Services
Location: Whiteriver
Posted on: June 13, 2021

Job Description:

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One Maintenance Worker position to be filled in the Facility and Maintenance Department at the Whiteriver Service Unit (WRSU) in Whiteriver, Arizona. The Incumbents will perform tasks in plumbing, electrical, heating/cooling, carpentry and grounds work: in the maintaining and repairing of a variety of buildings which includes the buildings/quarters. The Incumbents will be supervised by Maintenance Supervisory, Facilities Management Department.

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  • Removes and replaces parts and components of the assigned heat-pump units.
  • Performs visual checks of the units on a regular basis and changes the circulating pumps as needed.
  • Performs plumbing related duties which involve removing, cleaning, replacing, packing and sealing defective parts of utility, supply and disposal systems.
  • Performs minor electrical related duties such as wiring furnace motors and setting thermostats, hooking up electrical hot water heaters, etc.
  • Constructs minor additions and makes repairs to buildings not involving extensive alterations or changes to the original framing of the structure.
  • Operates snow removal equipment to clear streets, driveways and parking areas, shovels snow from steps and sidewalks.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

4749 Maintenance Mechanic

  • Requirements



Conditions of Employment

Selectee may be subject to a probationary/trial period

ESEP appointees typically serve a two-year trial period

U.S. Citizenship is required

Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959

This is a designated position covered by Public Law 101-630, requiring contact or control over Indian children. Due to this requirement, the agency must ensure that persons hired for these positions have not been found guilty of or pleaded nolo contendere or guilty to certain crimes.

Measles and Rubella immunization required for selectees born after 1957. Seasonal Influenza immunization is required for civilian health care facility staff working in Indian Health Service health care facilities.

On-call hours or standby duty may be required.

Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit

You will need to set up direct deposit so we can pay you.

Background Investigation: If you are selected for this vacancy, you must undergo a pre-employment fingerprint check and background investigation. Fingerprint results and background investigation documentation must be cleared prior to hire. After you begin your employment, your continued employment is contingent upon the outcome of a complete background investigation as determined by the sensitivity level of your position. The investigation must find that you are suitable for Federal employment in your position. If you are found not suitable, you will be terminated after you begin work. If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin work; or subject to possible criminal charges. You may be subject to a credit check as a part of the background investigation process.

Fingerprinting, as part of the background investigation process, may be delayed due to COVID-19. All other background investigation procedures will apply. Be advised that your continued employment will require you to complete a fingerprint check within 60 days after notification of return to full operations and successfully obtaining a favorable background investigation.


To qualify for this position, your resume must state sufficient experience and/or education, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are applying.

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; religious; spiritual; community; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer and part time experience. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.


EXPERIENCE: A specific length of training and experience is not required but you must show evidence of training and your ability to do the work of this position. Evidence of experience which demonstrates your skills and ability to perform the duties of this position must be supported by a detailed description of your experience on your resume.

In addition to the Basic Requirements, you must also meet the Minimum Qualifications stated below-

SCREEN-OUT ELEMENT: Your qualifications will first be evaluated against the prescribed screen-out element which appears as question 1 in the on-line questionnaire. Those applicants who appear to possess at least this qualification requirement are considered for further rating and those who do not are rated ineligible. All eligible applicants are then rated against the remainder of the questions.

WG-08: Following oral or written instructions and/or work orders; performing maintenance mechanic duties, including use and apply standard building techniques, practices, and codes, read and understand blueprints, sketches and schematics, read and understand work orders in order to complete assigned work, use and maintain pneumatic hand tools, use and maintain shop tools, drill press, band saw, table saw, etc., follow manufacturer's instructions for use of power tools, follow safety manuals on operation of tools and equipment, follow safety guidelines working with oils and lubricants, working with inert gases and solvents, acids, adhesives, sealants, paints, oils and lubricants while performing maintenance tasks, respond to frequent changes in instructions, with respect to the team, project and/or task.

Time In Grade

Federal employees in the competitive service are also subject to the Time-In-Grade Requirements: Merit Promotion (status) candidates must have completed one year of service at the next lower grade level. Time-In-Grade provisions do not apply under the Excepted Service Examining Plan (ESEP).


Keywords: Department Of Health And Human Services, Mesa , Maintenance Worker, Other , Whiteriver, Arizona

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