USACE Memphis District
We are seeking motivated individuals to work in Operations Division
PUBLIC NOTICE FOR POSITIONS FILLED UNDER DIRECT HIRE AUTHORITY (DHA) FOR:
Certain Competitive Service Positions covered by Section 9905
Opening and Closing Dates: 11/29/2021 – 12/03/2021
Position Title: Maintenance Mechanic (MVO/FLO)
Full Performance Level: WG-10
Duty Location: Official Duty Station is the Ensley Engineer Yard
Hourly Salary Range: $25.84- $30.15
Work Schedule: Full-Time
Appointment Type: Permanent
Travel Requirement: Temporary Duty Travel is 25% or more
Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens
Responsibilities/Duties: Serves as a Maintenance Mechanic assigned to the Yards and Docks Unit with the responsibility
for the operation maintenance, inspection, and repair of a variety of fixed, portable and mobile
systems, equipment and machinery including both land-based and marine applications at
various facilities and locations. Serves as Pumping Plant Operator at multiple pumping plant facilities. The facilities include
systems which include up to 4,000 HP diesel powered pumps. May be required to work shifts
and or/on weekends. Employee may be required to serve up to 3 or 4 months continuous TDY
travel during work season for pump station operations.
Operates outboard motorboats, bridge cranes, pick-up trucks, stake body trucks, large semitrucks with trailers, and a variety of miscellaneous equipment including hydraulic lifts, portable
dewatering pumps, compressors, front end loaders, and tilt bed cargo trucks.
Accomplishes regular maintenance, servicing and inspection in support of all plant operating
equipment and facilities, structures, and grounds. Prepares periodic maintenance and
inspection reports; and utilizes the Facilities and Equipment Maintenance (FEM) system to track
and report maintenance activities.
Assists in repair and modifications of structures such as dredges, towboats, barges; and
equipment such as tractors, draglines, and other heavy machinery. Performs major repairs such
as disassembly of equipment, components, and replacement of bearings and shafts, reduction
gears, bearings, gages, pumps, cylinder liners, etc. Disassembles, diagnoses, and repairs
portable pumps and compressors, and marine and mobile equipment and machinery.
Schedule: During Daylight Savings Months, typically March through October, this position
works four 10-hour days each week beginning on Mondays. During the rest of the year, the
work week consists of five 8-hour days beginning on Mondays.
Physical Effort: Must be physically able to do relatively heavy lifting, (up to 50 pounds) and pulling, be able to
stand or walk for periods of several hours, climb ladders and enter confined spaces. Equipment
operation work requires heavy effort in pushing, pulling, depressing levers and brakes.
Incumbent is subject to equipment vibration, jerking, and jolting motions.
Working Conditions: Work is performed both inside and & outside. Inside work subjects the incumbent to noisy
conditions, long periods of standing requiring the incumbent to remain constantly alert to the
status of all operating equipment. Outside work subjects the incumbent to extremes of heat,
cold, and weathering conditions. Repair and maintenance work subjects the incumbent to
greasy and oily conditions with the potential for cuts, bruises and abrasions in conducting
repairs. Incumbent must wear proper safety equipment when working in potentially hazardous
situations; i.e., gloves, safety boots, goggles, hearing protection, life jackets, etc.
Conditions of Employment & Notes:
• This position is covered by the civilian drug abuse testing program. Incumbent is
required to sign a da form 5019-R, “Condition of Employment for certain civilian
positions identified as critical under the drug abuse testing program,” or a
Memorandum of Understanding (MOU).
• The pumping plants and other work activities may be conducted on weekdays, nights,
and weekends as well as holidays. The incumbent may be required to work nights
and/or weekends with periods of frequent overtime work required.
• May be required to serve up to 3 or 4 months continuous TDY travel during work season
for pump station operations.
• Must wear proper safety equipment when working in potentially hazardous situations,
i.e., gloves, safety boots, goggles, hearing protection, life jackets, etc.
• This position requires the completion of a pre-employment and annual physical
examination to ensure required level of physical health and ability or fitness to perform
the duties of the position.
• Must possess and maintain a valid Class A Commercial driver’s license.
• Must obtain and/or maintain within 12 months of being hired:
–Forklift operator’s license
–Overhead bridge crane operator’s license
–Hazardous Material endorsement (HAZMAT) for Class A Commercial driver’s license
–Outboard motorboat operator’s license
• Reasonable accommodation is available to qualified employees with disabilities
• Two-year probationary period is required.
Pursuant to EO 14043, all Federal employees, regardless of duty location or work
arrangement, must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by November 22, 2021, or before
entrance on duty if after November 22, subject to exceptions as required by law.
• If selected, the agency will provide information regarding what documentation is
needed and how to request any legally required exceptions from this requirement.
• Proof of vaccination will be required. To ensure compliance with this mandate, review
the vaccination requirements, to include timelines for receiving required doses, at the
How to Apply: Please provide your current resume, must be readable
1) Via Email: to: Kevin.J.Woods@usace.army.mil, and copy
2) Please ensure your email has the following subject line: Direct Hire of Maintenance
Mechanic (MVO/FLO), Plant Section, WG-4749
3) Application packages will be accepted through 11:59pm CT on 12/3/2021
Application packages that are received after the closing date, or do not
contain a resume will not be considered.