Summary Position is located in the Service Line, Engineering Department under the direct supervision of the Motor Vehicle Operator Supervisor at the Finger Lakes Health Care System in Bath, NY. The primary duties of the position are to be an Automotive Worker with secondary duties as a Motor Vehicle Operator. Responsibilities Major duties and responsibilities include: Cleaning, removing, adjusting, and replacing defective automotive parts and components. Cleaning, removing, adjusting, and replacing filters, screens, battery cables, and engine components. Replacing sensors, water pumps, spark plugs brake shoes, mufflers, gaskets, hoses, and complete assemblies. Using test equipment and tools such as wrenches, sockets, brake tools, pliers, screwdrivers, etc. Servicing and checking air conditioning systems by purging/recharging systems. Servicing and checking radiators by flushing and replacing anti-freeze. Replacing sensors, water pumps, spark plugs, brake shoes, mufflers, gaskets, hoses, and complete assemblies. Cleaning and replacing filters, screens, battery cables, and engine components. Operating and using basic tools such as wrenches, sockets, brake tools, pliers, screwdrivers, etc., and test equipment, such as test lamps, timing lights, multimeters, tachometers, dwell meters, vehicle on-board computers in conjunction with published references and digital manuals to help diagnose problems, and electronic analyzers to test automotive computer control systems and emission systems. Operating platform, van, stake and dump trucks, passenger shuttle and cargo vans which have a gross vehicle weight of 10,000 pounds and up to 26,000 pounds. Some of the vehicles may be equipped with air brakes. Performing other related duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 7:30am to 4:00pm Recruitment & Relocation Incentives: Not authorized Critical Skills Incentive (CSI): Not approved Requirements Conditions of Employment You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job All applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA. Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959 You may be required to serve a probationary period Pre-employment physical required Subject to background/security investigation Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process Participation in the seasonal influenza vaccination program is a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP) Participation in the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination program is a requirement for all Veterans Health Administration Health Care Personnel (HCP) - See "Additional Information" below for details. Qualifications PHYSICAL EFFORT AND WORK CONDITIONS: Automotive Work - Work in tiring, awkward and uncomfortable positions. Stand for long periods of time. Bend, stoop, crawl under vehicles and make repairs in tight spaces. Frequently lift, handle, and carry parts and equipment weighing up to 40 pounds. Occasionally move moderately heavy items with assistance or with mechanical devices, including objects weighing up to or over 50 pounds. Performed inside on concrete surfaces where there is exposure to drafts, noise and fumes from vehicles. Occasionally perform work outside under adverse weather conditions. Continually exposed to dirt, dust, and grease, and to the potential for burns, chemical irritations, shocks, bruises, cuts and strains. Follow prescribed safety practices and use safety equipment such as safety shoes, glasses and respirators. Vehicle Operation - Effort is required to control vehicles that carry heavy loads or large numbers of people. Employee meets planes, drives buses/ vans, etc. up to 150 miles from the VAMC to pick up new admissions, VACO personnel, supplies, etc. Incumbent is responsible to assist others (Nursing Aids) for safe loading and unloading of patients and/or residents, and wheelchair patients. Lifting may be required in assisting. Operates vehicles in all types of weather and traffic conditions. Drives in heavy traffic and at highway speeds over complicated road and interchange systems and has the potential to be exposed to the danger of serious accidents. Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Federal Wage System Qualifications. For this position, the job element method is used to match what you, the applicant, can do against what the work calls for. Your knowledge, skills and abilities will be compared to the knowledge, skills and abilities (called job elements) needed for success. Your qualifications will first be evaluated against the prescribed screen out element (WG-2 and higher only; screen-outs are not applicable to WG-1). Applicants who appear to meet the screen out element are considered for further rating; those who do not are rated ineligible and are eliminated from consideration. The potential eligibles are rated against the remainder of the job elements. While a specific length of training and experience is not required, your responses to the questionnaire must be supported by detailed descriptions of your experience on your resume. You will be rated on the following Job Elements as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position: Ability to Do the Work of the Position without More Than Normal Supervision Ability to Interpret Instructions, Specifications, etc. (Includes Blueprint Reading) Ability to Use and Maintain Tools and Equipment Knowledge of Equipment Assembly, Installation, and Repair, etc. Technical Practices (Theoretical, Precise, Artistic) Troubleshooting Use of Measuring Instruments IMPORTANT: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. All experience listed on your resume must include the month and year start/end dates. 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. 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; 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. Education Additional Information Receiving Service Credit for 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. Selected applicants may qualify for credit toward annual leave accrual, based on prior work experience or military service experience. 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. For more information on how to apply using this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator within the office, contact the facility Human Resources Department at (607) 664-4000. The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 85 or more before any Veterans preference points) for this vacancy. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. Pursuant to VHA Directive 1193.01, VHA health care personnel (HCP) are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 subject to such accommodations as required by law (i.e., medical, religious or pregnancy). VHA HCPs do not include remote workers who only infrequently enter VHA locations. If selected, you will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination before your start date. The agency will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request a legally required accommodation from this requirement using the reasonable accommodation process. If you are unable to apply online or need an alternate method to submit documents, please reach out to the Agency Contact listed in this Job Opportunity Announcement.