Maintenance Helper (Fitness Center) job with USAJobs



This position is assigned to the Non-Appropriated Fund (NAF) Fitness, Sports, and Deployed Forces Branch; Fleet Readiness; Commander, Navy Installations Command (CNIC); NAS Patuxent River, MD. Incumbent serves as a Maintenance Helper and assists in repairs and upkeep of fitness facilities.
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  • Serves as assistant to a higher grade maintenance worker/mechanic in maintaining all fitness program equipment and facilities in optimum operating condition.
  • Assists in the performance of one or more trade practices associated with occupations such as carpentry, plumbing, electrical, air conditioning, painting, and other related trades.
  • Assists maintenance workers in performing general maintenance, repair and/or alterations to such items as: doors, floors, floor covering, walls, ceiling, windows, electrical switches, receptacles and light fixtures, commodes, wash basins and showers.
  • Assists in performing repairs of fitness/recreation/mess equipment and appliances and other related maintenance and/or custodial duties.
  • Assists in the performance of simple plumbing repairs, replacing faucets or washers, repairing toilet flushing devices, clearing clogged drains, and tightening leaking pipe joints.
  • Assists in the performance of light maintenance on air conditioning units and intermediate maintenance on equipment in the facility.
  • Assists in the performance of minor electrical repairs to switches and boxes, and replaces electric lights, fuses and fixtures.
  • Drives motor vehicles to and from work sites, warehouses, and dumps.
  • Maintains maintenance area in a safe and clean condition.
  • Observes environmental, safety, security and housekeeping rules and regulations.
  • Assists with maintaining fitness facilities (i.e. athletic field).

Travel Required

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Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • Must have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer
  • Must possess or be able to obtain and maintain the following certifications within ninety (90) days of hire: Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Certification, and Navy Basic Fitness Certification
  • Must successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. Any discrepancies must be resolved as a condition of employment
  • A valid State driver’s license is required to operate motor vehicles (MUST submit a copy with resume for consideration)


Basic knowledge of trade practices sufficient to complete simple tasks using common skills. Familiarity with safe use of common hand and powered tools.

Requires prolonged standing, stooping, bending, kneeling, climbing, and working in tiring and uncomfortable positions.

Exerts physical effort in controlling equipment, carrying and setting up ladders and scaffolds and working from ladders and scaffolds.

Lifts, carries, and sets up materials and equipment weighing up to 10 pounds. Occasionally, may handle materials and equipment weighing 40 pounds and over.

Work is performed both inside and outside. Incumbent is exposed to dirt, paint vapors and fumes, possible electric shock, scrapes, burns and cuts.


Additional information

Spouses of active duty military members of the Armed Forces may receive preference in hiring under this announcement if they are among the best qualified referred and are within reach of selection. Spouse Preference does not apply to NF 04 and NF 05 positions. Please clearly identify in your application that you are asking for spouse preference and complete the Request for Military Spouse Preference form and submit a copy of current PCS orders. Failure to submit current PCS orders with application will prevent spousal preference from being granted. Acceptance or declination of a regular full or part-time non-appropriated or appropriated fund position ends your ability to claim this preference.

Some positions have special requirements. In these cases selection is tentative pending satisfactory completion of these requirements. Applicants may be required to provide proof of education, etc. All selections are contingent upon the obtaining of satisfactory employment reference checks.

As a condition of employment, the selected individual will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit/Electronic Fund Transfer program.

SELECTIVE SERVICE REQUIREMENT: If you are a male born after December 31, 1959 and at least 18 years of age, employment law (5 U.S.C. 3328) requires that you must register with the Selective Service System (military draft), unless you meet certain exemptions. If applicable, failure to register will prevent you from being considered for employment. To register, please visit the Selective Service web site at .

The Department of the Navy is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, or any other non-merit factor.

The Department of the Navy provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. Applicants with disabilities who believe they require reasonable accommodation should contact our Human Resource Office to ensure that the Department of the Navy can consider such requests. The decision to grant an accommodation will be made on a case by case basis.

When relocation expenses are authorized to perform a Permanent Change of Station (PCS) with the federal government, the IRS considers the majority of your entitlements to be taxable. Additional information:

Public Trust is a type of background investigation, but it is not a security clearance. Depending on the job, you must complete either the Standard Form 85 (SF85) or 85P (SF85P) questionnaire.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

All resumes will be reviewed to determine if they meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this announcement, and will be rated based on the information provided in the resume to determine the level of knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) related to the job requirements. Using the qualifications of the position, a predetermined rating criterion of KSAs will be used for each resume. Best qualified applicants will be referred to the hiring manager. The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews.

Click the following link to preview the applicant questionnaire: Preview Applicant Questionnaire .

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Required Documents

  • A resume should be provided. It should include relevant work experience (start/end dates stated in month/year, description of duties and salary), applicable education at a minimum, and your contact information. For current or previous Federal employees, it should also include the Pay Plan, Series and Grade for each work experience entry.

A copy of your current, valid Driver’s License.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.