Naval Research Laboratory, D.C
Aug 06, 2022
Aug 14, 2022
Full Time

  • You will fabricate and install or remove insulating materials, including asbestos on tanks, boilers, turbines, pumps, pipes, valves, ducts , and other structures to reduce heat loss or absorption.
  • You will prevent moisture condensation, reduce sound levels, or retard fires.
  • You will identify, collect, process, stabilize, neutralize, consolidate, and/or separate hazardous waste in preparation for disposal.
  • You will develop patterns and lay out, cut, form, join, assemble, and installs or remove all types of insulating materials.
  • You will plan and lay out the work using parallel and radial line development and the principles of triangulation to prepare patterns, templates, and sketches of the items to be covered.
  • You will independently select the martials and equipment to be used.
  • You will perform difficult work processes to assemble and form bulk insulation to cover a combination of irregular shaped valves, flanges, tees, ells, and other surfaces not suitable for block pieces.
  • You will cover non-supervisory work involved in identifying, collecting, processing, stabilizing, neutralizing, consolidating, and / or separating hazardous waste in preparation for disposal.
  • You will be required to respond to chemical or hazardous waste emergencies.
  • You will visually examines hazardous waste containers at generation sites for leakage and other indications of deterioration.
  • You will assist in the containment and clean up operations resulting from hazardous spills.


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a US Citizen.
  • Must be determined suitable for federal employment.
  • Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.
  • New employees to the Department of the Navy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit
  • Within the Department of Defense (DoD), the appointment of retired military members within 180 days immediately following retirement date to a civilian position is subject to the provisions of 5 United States Code 3326.
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • Per the preliminary nationwide injunction on E.O. 14043, COVID-19 vaccinations will not be implemented or enforced. For more information on vaccine status and workplace safety protocol requirements see Additional Information below.
  • You will be required to obtain and maintain an interim and/or final security clearance prior to entrance on duty. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal.
  • You will be required to successfully complete a pre-appointment physical examination.


The selectee for this position will serve as an Insulator in the Research and Development Services Division within the NAVAL RESEARCH LABORATORY located in Washington, D.C.

In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities, as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience.

Although a specific length of time and experience is not required for most trade and labor occupations, you must show through experience and training that you possess the quality level of knowledge and skill necessary to perform the duties of the position at the level for which you are applying. Qualification requirements emphasis is on quality of experience, not necessarily the length of time.

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the job elements and screen out listed below.

This job has two screen-out elements which will be used to determine minimum eligibility for this job. Applicants who do not receive a minimum of two points on the screen-out elements will be found ineligible. The Screen-out Elements for this position are:

A. The ability to do the work of an Insulator including having performed the majority of the following duties under normal supervision: applying predetermined methods, materials, and installation techniques in accordance with clearly defined drawings, patterns, or templates which are provided in work orders and instructions to assist in the removal and installation of insulation on items and systems such as pipes, ducts, heaters, tanks, and pumps; securing insulation in place with wire, fasteners, and hooks; assisting in the removal of asbestos from some surfaces; reading and interpreting blueprints; performing basic mathematical calculations to determine proper amount of insulation to be used; covering items using prefabricated insulating blocks/sheets; using tools of trades such as knives, rasps, and scissors.


B. The ability to do the work of a Hazardous Waste Disposer including having performed the majority of the following duties under normal supervision: collecting, packaging, and storing hazardous waste; identifying and labeling hazardous waste; performing operator maintenance and repairs on equipment used in handling hazardous waste; and assisting in the response to chemical and hazardous waste emergencies to clean up spills and overflows.

Applicants must meet the requirements of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Job Qualification Handbook for Trades and Labor Occupations. Additional qualification information can be found at: federal-wage-system-qualifications/#url=List-of-Approved-Job-Elements

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, 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.


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

COVID VACCINATION INFORMATION: To comply with the recent preliminary nationwide injunction on Executive Order 14043, Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees, the Department of the Navy is not taking any action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement. New hires will need to provide their vaccination status as well as comply with workplace safety protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.

This position is covered by the Department of Defense Priority Placement Program.

Several vacancies may be filled.

A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments.

Federal annuitant information: The selection of an annuitant is subject to the Department of Defense and Department of the Navy policy on the employment of annuitants. Policy information may be found at: .

Veteran's preference does not apply when selecting individuals under this specific hiring authority. However, if you claim veteran's preference, you will be required to submit supporting documentation with your application as described in the Required Documents section below.