Automotive Mechanic Helper

Company Name:
Department of Defense
US Citizens and Eligible Non-Citizens Permanent Full Time
The Fort Knox Automotive Craft Shop is a forty-two bay facility with bays designated for specific automotive repairs and maintenance related activities. Customers have their choice of bays for various types of work. It includes a Welding area, Lift bays, General flat bays, Oil change bays and Motorcycle lifts. To utilize self help bays, there is Safety Video and Shop Rules brief that are mandatory in order to obtain a DA from 3031, about 30 minutes total (See Mandatory Training Notice).
The Automotive Craft Shop also has ASE certified technicians available to make repairs to the Fort Knox community's automobile needs. Our technicians can perform Alignments, Tune-ups, Full Brake Service, Full Diagnostics, Heating & Cooling, Inspections for Trips, Safety and or Needed Repairs, just to name a few. We are operated on a first-come-first-serve basis. Auto Crafts carries a parts inventory and can get most parts on the same day depending on availability. We also carry a full line of tires, Cooper, Multi-Mile, and Yokohama or speak with our Tire Expert and we can order most brands with 2 day service.
Direct Deposit is required Social Security card is required Birth Certificate is required
Assists automotive mechanics in performance of maintenance and repair on all combustion powered vehicles.
Helps with repairs that can be accomplished by removing, replacing, adjusting, or cleaning defective parts or components such as fouled spark plugs, worn brake shoes, water pumps, engine gaskets belts and hoses, etc.
Under the direct supervision of the automotive mechanic or higher grade worker, removes and replaces with standard parts, items such as spark plugs, fan belts, starters, carburetors, fuel pumps, water pumps, mufflers, tail pipes, etc.
Assists in making settings and adjustments such as setting distributor and voltage regulator points, gaping spark plugs, setting engine idle and time, and taking up on brakes. Observes environmental, safety, and security rules and regulations.
A basic knowledge of automotive repair such as could be gained at the high school or trade school level. Ability to use standard and metric automotive hand and powered tools. Ability to operate a motor vehicle. A driver's license is required. Work week is Wednesday through Sunday.
Conditions of employment:
1. A one-year probationary period may be required upon selection.
2. You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
3. E-Verify: If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-Verify" system. Federal Law requires DHS to use the E-Verify system to verify the employment eligibility of all new hires, and obligates the new hire to take affirmative steps to resolve any discrepancies identified by the system as a condition of continued employment. The U.S. Department of Army is an E-Verify Participant.
4. All required background check of AR 215-3 must be successfully completed and maintained. Satisfactory completion of a National Agency Check and Inquiries (NACI) that will be initiated prior to appointment to a NAF position.
5.Social Security Card must be presented at time of appointment.
6. Possess and maintain a valid driver's license.
7. Available to work Wednesday through Sunday.
Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies:
Ability to do the work of an Automotive Mechanic Helper
Condition of Employment
Physical Effort
Integrity Certification
Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid experience or volunteer work.
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
1. Your R sum
2. A complete Occupational Questionnaire
3. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below)
The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date reflected on the announcement.
To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.
Note: To return to a previously Saved or Incomplete application you may use the following link: /. After applying, return to Application Manager or your member account in USAJOBS to see the status of your application, including any messages that may have been sent to you.
If you cannot apply online:
1. Click the following link to view and print the occupational questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire,
2. Print this 1203FX form to provide your response to the occupational questionnaire
, and3. Fax the completed 1203FX form along with any supporting documents to . Your 1203FX will serve as a cover page for your fax transmission.
To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload:
1. Complete this cover page using the following 1242411
2. Fax your documents to .
PLEASE NOTE: The numbering on the OPM Form 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire. Section 25 of the Occupational Questionnaire restarts with number one, so when entering your responses please continue regardless on number sequence. This issue has been identified and will be resolved as soon as possible. Applicants are responsible for ensuring their responses are transferred accurately.
It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume) is received, accurate and submitted by the closing date. You may verify your documents have been process by clickinghere. Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan. Faxed documents take 2-3 business days to process.
The following documents are required:
All applicants are _ required _ to submit the following supporting document type(s):
Applicants may also submit the following supporting document type(s),which may not be required for all applicants:
Cover Letter
Other (DA Form 3434, PCS Orders, Mariage Certificate)
R sum or Optional Application for Nonappropriated Employment ( -DA 3433/ -DA3433-1).
For Child and Youth Services positions the DA 3433-2 ( ) must be submitted as well.
Official college transcripts or a copy thereof must be submitted with application if there is an educational requirement.
If substituting college education for the experience requirement, Official transcripts or a copy thereof must also be submitted.
Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information,
Only degrees from an accredited college or university recognized by the Department of Education are acceptable to meet positive education requirements or to substitute education for experience. For additional information, please go to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and U.S. Department of Education websites at - Questionnaire must be completed.
Veterans' and Involuntary Separated Military Preference documentation (DD-214 member 4 copy or equivalent) required.
PCS Orders or equivalent for Military Spouses requesting Spouse Employment Preference (SEP) required.
Certificates, licenses and additional documentation as outlined in the qualifications of this announcement must be submitted.
Use thischecklist to make sure you've submitted everything!
After we receive your complete application package (including all required documents), your qualifications will be reviewed and assigned an initial rating. We will also review your application to make sure that your r sum supports the answers given in the questionnaire. If your r sum does not support your questionnaire answers, we will adjust your rating accordingly. Based on your ranking, you may be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. You will be notified when your rating is determined. If a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for the position. Please follow all instructions carefully; errors and omissions may affect your eligibility.
Nonappropriated Funds (NAF) Regular positions include the following NAF Benefits: Annual and Sick leave, Retirement Plan and 401(k) Plan, Health and Life Insurance, Long Term Care Plan Insurance and Flexible Spending Account. For additional benefits information please refer to .
To successfully claim veteran's preference, your resume/supplemental data must clearly show your entitlement. Please review the information listed under the Other Requirements link on this announcement or review our on-line Job Application Kit.
The Department of the Army provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the servicing civilian personnel unit. Requests for reasonable accommodation are made on a case-by-case basis.
Refusal of a military spouse to participate in established recruitment procedures (e.g. interview, KSA's, where required, etc.) is considered a declination of employment and is a basis for termination of SEP entitlement for the current PCS of the sponsor. To claim Military Spouse Preference you must have been married to the sponsor prior to the reporting date on the orders.
Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest.
The Department of Army Nonappropriated Fund Instrumentalities are an equal opportunity employer.

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