National Park Service Automotive Mechanic in Oneida, Tennessee

National Park Service
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Oneida, TN
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent

Opened Friday 10/7/2016 (16 day(s) ago)

** Closes Monday 10/31/2016 (8 day(s) away)

Job Overview

Experience Your America and build a fulfilling career by joining the National Park Service as we prepare for a second century of Stewardship and Engagement. Become a part of our mission to connect with our past and create important connections to the future by building a rich and lasting legacy for the next generation of park visitors, supporters and advocates.

The employees of the National Park Service care for the special places that are the heritage of all Americans. Since its inception in 1916, the National Park Service has been dedicated to the preservation and management of this country's outstanding natural, historical, and recreational resources.

Who May Apply: This is an OPEN COMPETITIVE Examination being conducted under Delegated Examining Unit Authority. Applications will be accepted from United States citizens.

This position is concurrently open under Announcement Number 1809779BISO-MP-1764 under merit promotion procedures. See vacancy ID 1809779BISO-MP-1764 for specific instructions on how to apply under that announcement.

Number of Vacancies: We expect to fill 1 vacancy at each location at this time; however, this announcement may be used to fill additional similar vacancies.

Full Performance Level: WG-10

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Position Location: Big South Fork NRRA, Oneida, TN. Please visit for area information.

For specific area and housing information, or information directly pertaining to vacancy status, contact: Johanna Wheeler, or (423)569-2404 x231.


This position is for Big South Fork NRRA duty stationed in Oneida, TN. The incumbent will troubleshoot, repair, and/or overhaul major components and systems such as engines, transmissions, differentials and transaxles, electronic fuel injection systems, emission control systems, and related computer assisted electrical, electronic, braking, hydraulic, fuel, and other assemblies. Following instructions contained in technical manuals tears down, adjusts, repairs, reassembles, and runs operational checks on components of these systems. Use a wide variety of electronic diagnostic equipment, conduct tests and analyzes test results on vehicle systems and components. Disassembles, repairs, replaces, reconditions, and rebuilds components of the various systems. May assist with, or prepare, monthly reports, requisitions for supplies and parts, job reports and vehicle labor and parts forms. Prepares reports using the computer using such programs as Word, Excel, and the FMSS programs. Performs vehicle and equipment operation checks in order to determine safety deficiencies or service requirements of all park vehicles and equipment. May be responsible for inspecting, repairing, and overhauling small engines and other components on items such as lawn mowers, weed eaters, pumps, cement mixers, motor cycles, ATV's and other related park equipment. Responsible for neatness and organization of work area and assigned tools; parts control and inventory, immediate clean-up of any oil spills or other hazards that may present a hazard to shop personnel. Must be able to obtain and maintain licenses, certificates, and any applicable endorsements as required by the Park.

Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • Some travel may be required.
Relocation Authorized
  • Yes
  • Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will be paid if the selectee lives outside oflocal commuting area and is otherwise eligible for reimbursement of relocation expenses under the Federal Travel Regulations.
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  • Pre-employment background investigation is required.
  • All supporting documents must be received by the closing date.
  • Social Security Number is required to process your application.
  • Drug testing position
  • Possess Class A Commercial Driver's Licensse (CDL)

Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Job Qualifications System for Trades and Labor Occupations (X-118-C) will be used in determining applicant's qualifications. There is no specific length of training or experience required; however, the applicant must be able to demonstrate through experience shown in your written resume and your responses to the questionnaire that you possess the competencies to perform the duties of this position without more that normal supervision. More information on qualification standards can be found at


Selective Factor (MANDATORY): Applicants must possess a Class A Commercial Driver's License (CDL) OR Obtain one prior to employment (Screen-out)

All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

Your application will be reviewed to ensure you meet the basic job requirements. In addition, we will evaluate your responses to the attached online Assessment Questionnaire to measure the degree to which your background matches the requirements for the position. To preview the Assessment Questionnaire click here: View Assessment Questions; The Assessment Questionnaire is designed to measure your ability in the following competencies needed to successfully perform on the job: 1) Ability to do the work of the Automotive Mechanic position without more than normal supervision; 2) Knowledge of equipment assembly, installation, repair, service, etc.; 3) Ability to interpret instructions and specifications, including blueprint reading and diagnostic equipment; 4) Ability to use and maintain tools and equipment; 5) Ability to troubleshoot, perform inspections

Basis for rating:

Applicants who meet the qualification requirements specified above for this position will be evaluated, and a score assigned, based upon the responses provided on the job specific questionnaire that is required as part of the application process for this position.

Applicants who meet the qualification requirements based on responses provided in the Applicant Assessment Questionnaire will be placed in one of three categories:

Best Qualified,*Well Qualified or Qualified. *Within these categories, applicants referred to the selecting official that are eligible for Veteran’s Preference will receive selection priority over Non-Veterans

DO NOT SEND Application materials by mail or email to the Human Resources Office.


Security Clearance

Q - Nonsensitive

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

Once your application is received, we will verify our responses provided in the Assessment Questionnaire against the other supporting application materials you submit, and your final score will be assigned. Based on applicant scores, the best qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. You will be notified when referral has been made and what the final outcome is. We expect to make a selection with 45 working days of the closing date of this announcement.


Working for the national Park Service offers a comprehensive benefits package that may include, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, telework, flexible work schedules, life and health insurance, retirement benefits, and participation in the Thirft Savings Plan which includes a percentage of government matching contributions. The following Web address is provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees:

Other Information


Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will be paidif the selectee lives outside oflocal commuting area and is otherwise eligible for reimbursement of relocation expenses under the Federal Travel Regulations.

Wearing a uniform is required

This is a drug testingdesignated position.

Applicants must possess a valid Class A Commercial Driver' License (CDL).

Pre-employment background investigation must be completed for anyone who does not already have a completed background investigation prior to entry on duty.

Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must certify that they have registered with the* Selective Service System* or are exempt from having to do so under Selective Service Law.(

Must provide Social Security Numberto be considered.

Overtime work may be required.

Applicants must possess a valid state driver's license.

New employees of the Department of Interior are required by PL-104-134 to have federal payments made by direct deposit. *Veteran's Preference *- If you are claiming Veteran's Preference, you MUST clearly identify your claim on your application and provide specific required evidence such as: DD-214, Certificate of Release of Discharge from Active Duty, or Standard Form 15 (SF-15), "Application for 10-Point Veteran's Preference" and proof requested on the form. Failure to submit appropriate supporting documentation will result in NOT granting Veteran's Preference. For more information about eligibility for Veteran's Preference please visit

Salary Range: $22.92 to $26.75 / Per Hour

Series & Grade: WG-5823-10/10

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 451893100

Job Announcement Number: 1809786NASU-DE-1765(BISO)