Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Maintenance and Operations Supervisor in Dayton, Ohio

Job Overview

Job Overview

Vacancy Identification Number (VIN): 1998791

OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln's promise – "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America's Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

The city of Dayton, known as the birthplace of flight, is located in the beautiful rolling hills of Southwestern Ohio and is within an hour drive of Cincinnati and Columbus. The Dayton metropolitan has five universities', affordable real estate, excellent school systems, museums, theater, seasonal recreational opportunities, and is the home of Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, and the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. The Dayton VA Medical Center is a tertiary care facility that provides acute, nursing home, mental health hospice/palliative, and domiciliary care in an affiliated teaching and research environment. For more information about the Dayton area, please visit: .

The Dayton Veterans Administration Medical Center (VAMC) is looking for applicants who possess integrity and character to become employees that are committed to serving our Nation's Veterans. Employees that place the needs of others ahead of their own, who treat all with dignity and respect, while consistently striving for excellence in their workmanship. Every position at the Dayton VAMC; regardless of job title, provides the opportunity to make a meaningful and personal contribution to America's Veterans.

As a VA professional, your opportunities are endless. Not only is it the largest, most technologically advanced integrated health care system in the Nation, but we also provide many other services to Veterans through the Benefits Administration and National Cemeteries. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. For more information on the Department of Veterans Affairs, go to

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. Contact the Agency Contact on the last page of the JOA for information on how to apply under this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator.

For more information on the "Who may apply" eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitions document.


The incumbent is established to provide a full-time, first-level supervisor in the Transportation Unit and the Grounds Maintenance Unit, Maintenance and Operations Section of Engineering Service. Responsible for supervising Motor Vehicle Operators (MVO) to organize and coordinate the transportation of patients and/or equipment on and off the Medical Center to ensure accomplishment of the Center's support objective. Supervises the training of the MVO's and Engineering Service personnel when new equipment is added to the vehicle inventory. Responsible for maintenance and repair projects for the construction/repair/replacement of parking lots, roads, sidewalks and curbs, maintenance of the dump area, disposal and erection of traffic signs, manpower support to all of Engineering Service units and organizations requesting aid to support their operations and special events and manpower, equipment, and transportation for rescue operations as required by the Medical Center's Emergency and Disaster Plan. Additional responsibilities includes but not limited to the following:

  • Provides leadership in the management, budget, and planning processes to compile and present statistical information used by the Chief, Maintenance and Operations in compiling supplemental operational reports for the Medical Center;
  • Establishes schedules to set priorities for work assignments and transportation requests by analyzing time, duration of trips, and contingencies caused by traffic delays, road conditions, inclement weather, and/or adverse road conditions;
  • Supervises and provides expertise to the unit's operational tasks by mowing of improved and semi-improved lawns found on the 310 acres of land;
  • Determine priorities of work to ensure assignments are accomplished as scheduled;
  • Orders and maintains proper stock levels for all supplies and materials used in the units;
  • Implements corrective actions within authority to resolve work problems;
  • Establishes performance standards;
  • Initiates performance ratings and conducts counseling, if necessary;
  • Establishes and coordinates overall leave schedule for the unit.

Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Position Description Title/PD#: Maintenance & Operations Supervisor/170170

Supervisory Status


Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • Required to monitor progress of subordinate employees at various work sites.
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Who May Apply
This job is open to…

Agency Employees Only

Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

Job Requirements

Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this job.
  • Subject to a background/suitability investigation.
  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959.
  • Current VA Employees Submit SF-50 (No Award SF-50's)

Your background must demonstrate experience in leading or supervising journeyman level employees. Knowledge of equipment, technical practices, maintaining tools, materials and equipment. Must knowledgeable in vehicle maintenance, GSA leasing, VA owned regulations, Federal, State and local laws, Medical Center policies and regulations. Familiarity with computers to facilitate reporting of the Unit's performance and documented productivity. Must be well versed in the profession of agronomy (soil management), arborists (tree and shrub management), and horticulture (plant life management).

EXPERIENCE: A specific length of training and experience is not required, but you must show evidence of training or experience of sufficient scope and quality of your ability to do the work of this position. Evidence which demonstrates you possess the knowledge, skills, and ability to perform the duties of this position must be supported by detailed descriptions of such on your resume or OF-612. Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C ( ).

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; religions; 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.

SCREEN-OUT ELEMENT: Your qualifications will first be evaluated against the prescribed screen out element, which usually appears as question 1 in the on-line questionnaire. Those applicants who appear to possess at least the minimal acceptable qualification requirement are considered for further rating; those who do not are rated ineligible and are eliminated. The potential eligibles are then rated against the remainder of the questions. The screen-out element for this position is Ability to Lead or Supervise.

JOB ELEMENTS: Those who meet the minimum level of experience and training for the screen-out element will then be evaluated in each of the following job elements:

  1. Knowledge of Equipment Assembly, Installation, Repair, etc. - 2-E

  2. Technical Practices (theoretical, precise, artistic) - 25-E

  3. Ability to interpret Instructions, Specifications, etc. (other than blueprint reading) - 75-A

  4. Ability to Use and Maintain Tools and Equipment - 81

  5. Knowledge of Materials - 82-A

PHYSICAL EFFORT/REQUIREMENTS: The incumbent may be required to stand, bend, stoop, kneel and climb to inspect motor vehicles and the work of others. Climb ladders, scaffolding, and platforms, crawling in confined spaces. Required to have a US state driver's license at all times to occasionally to transport materials and equipment that weight 40 pounds and over. In addition to monitoring progress of subordinate employees at various work sites.

WORKING CONDITIONS: The incumbent will be exposed to inclement weather scenarios. The incumbent must be able to operate all vehicles (trucks, buses, ambulances, etc.) assigned to the Unit.

Security Clearance


Additional Information

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

After we receive application packages (including all required documents) and the vacancy announcement closes, we will review applications to ensure qualification and eligibility requirements are met. During our review, if your résumé and application package do not support your questionnaire answers, we will adjust your rating accordingly. After the review is complete, a referral certificate(s) is issued and applicants will be notified of their status by email (if provided); otherwise, applicants will receive a notification letter via the U.S. Postal Service. Referred applicants will be notified as such and may be contacted directly by the hiring office for an interview. All referred applicants receive a final notification once a selection decision has been made.

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VA offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered:

VA supports the use of telework as a way to help attract and retain talented individuals in public service, increase worker productivity, and better prepare the agency to operate during emergencies. This position may be authorized for telework. Telework eligibility will be discussed during the interview process.

Other Information

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.

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. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employees credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave.

It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment.

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

This job originated on For the full announcement and to apply, visit Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 2017-08-11 to 2017-08-24

Salary: $31.86 to $37.17 / per hour

Pay scale & grade: WS 08

Series: 4701 Miscellaneous General Maintenance and Operations Work

Appointment type: Agency Employees Only

Work schedule: Full Time

Job announcement number: KO-17-PB-1998791

Control number: 476844800