USPS: Lead Automotive Technician 2 - Seattle, WA

Employer: United States Postal Service

Job Description:
United States Postal Service
External Publication for Job Posting 11271841
If this job requires qualification on an examination, the number of applicants who will be invited to take or retake the
examination may be limited.
Washington District
Job Posting Period
02/27/2023 - 03/06/2023
This job has an exam requirement. Currently, applicants for this posting who do not yet have an exam score are being
invited to take the exam. Examining will continue until capacity has been reached.
Job Title
Facility Location
2460 4TH AVE S STE 100
CONTACT INFORMATION: MARK MANWEILER | [email protected] | (206) 381-6661
Position Information
FLSA Designation: Non-Exempt
Occupation Code: 5823-0004
Non-Scheduled Days: Saturday, Sunday
DRIVING REQUIRED: Applicants must have a valid state driver’s license, a safe driving record, and at least two years of
unsupervised experience driving passenger cars or larger. The driving must have taken place in the U.S. or its possessions
or territories or in U.S. military installations worldwide.
SALARY RANGE: Starting annual salary $67,704 paid bi-weekly
BENEFIT INFORMATION: This is a career position which offers excellent benefits. Newly hired employees are covered by
the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS). Upon hire, employees are eligible to contribute into the Thrift Savings
Plan (TSP) which is similar to 401(k) plans. We also offer the option to enroll into the Federal Employees Health Benefits
(FEHB) program as well as the Federal Employees Group Life Insurance (FEGLI). Dental, Vision and Long-Term Care
Insurance Programs as well as Flexible Spending Accounts to cover eligible out-of-pocket health care and dependent care
(day care) expenses are also available. We offer eleven paid federal holidays as well as accrued vacation and sick leave.
Persons Eligible to Apply
All U.S. Citizens, lawful permanent resident aliens, citizens of American Samoa or other territory owing permanent allegiance
to the United States. Applicants entitled to veterans’ preference and/or covered by the Veterans Employment Opportunity
Act may apply for any posted position. Applicants must apply online at to be considered for this
employment opportunity. You must have a valid email address to apply as communication regarding employment
opportunities, examinations (when applicable), and background checks will be sent by email. Please add the following email
domain addresses to your contact list to allow all correspondence to be received -;;; EXAM: If an exam is required and you are invited to take the test, instructions regarding the
exam process will be sent to you via email. Please ensure you can receive email messages from our test vendor and follow
instructions carefully so you can be considered for this employment opportunity. SCREENINGS: You may receive multiple
requests for background checks in regards to this employment opportunity. Respond to all requests quickly as we anticipate
filling our vacancies quickly and nonresponses may result in disqualification for this opportunity.
Background Check
The Inspection Service criminal background check is conducted using United States information resources only (e.g., FBI
fingerprint check, state and county checks). A criminal background check involves a 5-year inquiry for any location where
the individual has resided, worked or gone to school within the United States or its territories. As a result of this limitation,
the criminal background checks of individuals who have not resided in the United States or its territories for the preceding
5-years may not be considered complete. The Inspection Service may be able to process inquiries for U.S. Citizens only,
but only if their time spent out of the country was spent as: a trailing spouse or dependent of someone working for the U.S.
government (military or civilian), a missionary, a student attending school in a foreign country, a Peace Corps participant, or
as an employee of a U.S.-based employer/company. If the Inspection Service is unable to perform a complete background
check because of residency outside the United States, such individuals will be ineligible for Postal employment.
Functional Purpose
Serves as a working group leader for lower level technicians and mechanics in a vehicle maintenance facility or an auxiliary
garage; personally performs the most complex repairs and maintenance on all types of motor vehicles used in the postal
fleet; provides work guidance and direction to lower level employees.
1. Diagnoses operating difficulties on a variety of vehicles and performs operational checks on engines; its major supporting
systems, parts, components, assemblies; including emissions systems, electrical, computer and electronic controlled
2. Performs various computerized and electronic diagnostic tests using specialized equipment; interprets trouble codes and
other information from electronic scanners and test analyzers; uses reference materials such as service manuals and wiring
schematics to determine operational difficulties, drivability problems and evaluates performance efficiency.
3. Conducts road tests before and after maintenance and repairs; annotates vehicle problems on work orders.
4. Troubleshoots malfunctioning vehicles resulting from road calls and identifies improperly functioning part(s).
5. Conducts vehicle inspections, determines necessary repairs, annotates established estimated repair time (ERT); assigns
and schedules work for individual employees or a group of employees engaged in vehicle maintenance.
6. Performs maintenance and repairs resulting from normal preventive maintenance inspections.
7. Provides technical guidance and instructions to mechanics and technicians on more difficult repairs and in the use of
specialized computer-aided diagnostic equipment.
8. Maintains, prepares and updates vehicle maintenance records, annotates repairs, labor hours and other relevant data.
9. Assists in training personnel in the repair of vehicles and the use of specialized computer-aided diagnostic equipment.
10. Personally observes and monitors compliance of established safety practices and procedures of vehicle maintenance
activities; complies with all postal, local, state, and federal environmental regulations and policies.
Manager, Vehicle Maintenance; Supervisor, Vehicle Maintenance; or other designated supervisor.
The United States Postal Service has the following excellent and challenging employment opportunity for highly motivated
and innovative individuals. Successful candidates must demonstrate through a combination of education, training, and
experience the following requirements:
DOCUMENT DATE: June 11, 2022
Serves as a working group leader for lower level technicians and mechanics in a vehicle maintenance facility or an auxiliary
garage; personally performs the most complex repairs and maintenance on all types of motor vehicles used in the postal
fleet; provides work guidance and direction to lower level employees.
See the Standard Position Descriptions for the Occupation Codes given above.
This section is composed of the knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) which are required to satisfactorily perform the tasks
of the position. Applicants must demonstrate that they possess a sufficient level of each KSA, to include at least minimum
competency for senior-qualified positions to enable them to perform these tasks satisfactorily. Applicants demonstrate these
levels by describing examples of experience, education, or training, any of which may be non-postal. Ratings are based on
the demonstration of the level of possession of each of the KSAs. Failure to demonstrate any KSA is disqualifying.
Ability to troubleshoot and diagnose malfunctions in automotive components or systems refers to a proficiency in observing,
testing, analyzing, and isolating sources of trouble in automotive systems or their components, such as, electrical/electronic
systems, engine, power train, fuel delivery, suspension, and braking systems through the use of appropriate automotive test
Ability to use automotive test equipment refers to the knowledge of, and proficiency with, various types of electrical/electronic
diagnostic test equipment, such as voltage/amperage testers (VAT), multimeters (VOM), test lights, scanners, gas analyzers,
Ability to make minor and major repairs to automotive components or systems refers to a proficiency in replacing parts,
making adjustments, and rebuilding automotive systems or their components, such as electrical/ignition, emissions, fuel
delivery, engine, suspensions, power train, braking systems, intake, exhaust, and starting aids.
Ability to prepare paperwork refers to the ability to record information and data to complete forms, such as parts requests and
estimated repair time (E.R.T.), as it relates to the operation of a facility.
Ability to work with others refers to the ability to work safely and efficiently in cooperation with fellow employees to perform
the duties of the position to include the test and repair of electrical/electronic and mechanical problems using the appropriate
diagnostic equipment and/or procedure.
Ability to work without (immediate) supervision refers to the ability to perform safely and efficiently the duties of the position,
such as planning and executing work activities without direct supervision.
Applicants must successfully complete Postal Service's Test 943 and Test 944.
Effective June 11, 2022, Exam 941 Automotive Bench Test is suspended until further notice.
Applicants must be physically able to perform efficiently the duties of the position.
Applicants who qualify under this standard may be required to satisfactorily complete a prescribed training course(s) prior to
reassignment or promotion.
At the time of appointment, applicants must have a valid driver's license from the state in which they live. Applicants must
also demonstrate and maintain a safe driving record. Applicants selected under this qualification standard must successfully
complete the required Vehicle Familiarization and Safe Operation training, including demonstration of the ability to safely
drive a vehicle of the type used on the job.
Qualified applicants must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screening to meet the U.S. Postal Service's requirement
to be drug free. Applicants must also be a U.S. citizen or have permanent resident alien status.
Applications must be submitted by 11:59 p.m., Central Time, of the posting's closing date. Applicants claiming veterans'
preference must attach a copy of member copy 4 (only) of Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form
214) or other proof of eligibility if claiming 10-point veterans' preference. The United States Postal Service (USPS) is an
equal opportunity employer. The USPS provides reasonable accommodation for any part of the application, interview, and/or
selection process, please make your request to the examiner, selecting official or local manager of Human Resources. This
request can also be made by someone on your behalf. Explain the nature of your limitations and the accommodation
needed. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.
SPECIAL NOTE: Current career Postal Service employees are ineligible to apply to this posting

Contact Person: Mark Manweiler
Phone: (206) 381-6661
Email: [email protected]
Location: • ,
Application Method: Apply Online
Base Pay: $67,704 /YR

Posted on February 28, 2023

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