Quantico, Virginia
Aug 08, 2022
Aug 10, 2022
Full Time

  • You will operate comminutor or barminutor, grit removal system, splitter boxes, valves, pumps, collector systems, and primary settling tanks to move sewage and sludge through the pretreatment and primary treatment stages.
  • You will perform tertiary operation functions, utilizing equipment such as: chemical mixing tanks: chemical feed pumps, flocculation tanks with flocculators; chemical feeders for dry and liquid feeding of polymer.
  • You will respond to warning signals of the variety of alarm systems in the plant, investigates the reason, and takes appropriate action to correct the problem.
  • You will operate a centrifuge vacuum coil filter or a belt filter press for final sludge disposal.
  • You will perform operator maintenance on all equipment utilized by oiling, greasing, replacing parts, and adjusting in accordance with T(P)Ms, SOPs, manufacturers manuals, and written and oral instructions of superior.


Conditions of Employment

  • You will be required to possess and maintain an appropriate Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators Certification, (Class I or II) from the Virginia Department of Professional and Occupation Regulation.
  • Must be a US Citizen.
  • Must be determined suitable for federal employment.
  • 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 e-verify.gov
  • 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.
  • You will be required to possess a current valid United States driver?s license.
  • You will be required to successfully complete a pre-appointment physical examination.
  • Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.
  • You will be required to wear personal protective equipment such as helmets, gloves, coveralls, glasses, goggles, respirators and safety shoes continuously for the duration of the work shift.
  • This position is considered a Key position. You will be required to provide immediate and continuing support to ensure the success of combat operations or the availability of combat-essential systems.


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.

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: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/federal-wage-system-qualifications/#url=WG-5400


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

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: http://www.secnav.navy.mil/donhr/Documents/CivilianJobs/FedCivAnnuitants.pdf .

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.

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