Naval Base, Virginia
Aug 17, 2022
Aug 25, 2022
Full Time

  • You will independently plan, layout the work to be done, select the proper tools, determine methods/materials to be used, and accomplish the work in accordance with approved methods and accepted trade practices.
  • You will interrupt blueprints, drawings, specifications, surveys, work orders, or sketches and decides work methods, processes, techniques and sequencing best suited to complete work.
  • You will install/arrange reinforcement steel or wire mesh to obtain maximum strength, control joints, expansion and contraction joints.
  • You will perform decorative brickwork through placement of brick of different colors to create various designs and patterns.
  • You will ensure courses are laid evenly and that completed work blends with existing brickwork.


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.
  • This is a bargaining unit position.
  • 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 obtain and maintain a current valid United States drivers license.
  • 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.
  • You will be required to successfully complete a pre-appointment physical examination.
  • May be assigned to perform tasks in non-trade related fields as an assistant/helper as workload requires.
  • Incumbent may be required to obtain and maintain license for the operation of a forklift other high lift and/or construction equipment.
  • You will be required to obtain and maintain a current respirator certification.
  • You will be required to obtain and maintain a current valid United States drivers license.
  • The incumbent is designate as a member of the Facility Spill Response Team and will be required to respond to oil spill emergencies.
  • NAVFAC MIDLANT is a regionalized command. The incumbent serving in this position may at any time be reassigned to a similar position at any site or workstation within the commuting area as a condition of employment.


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.

The job has a screen-out element which will be used to determine minimum eligibility for this job. The Screen-out Element for this position is: THE ABILITY TO DO THE WORK OF A MASON WITH OUT MORE THAN NORMAL SUPERVISION INCLUDING: 1) Lay a variety of brick, block, and stone (e.g. firebrick, structural tile, concrete blocks, glass blocks, terra cotta and artificial and natural stone) to repair items such as partitions, walls, walkways, manholes, boilers, catch basins, chimneys, and fireplaces; 2) Work from oral instructions, blueprints, work orders, and rough sketches to complete assigned tasks; 3) Use a variety of hand and power tools such as trowels, mixers, chisels, hammers, crowbars, brick or skill saws, axes, and picks to remove or prepare walls for repair and cut and shape brick and stone.

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:


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.

This announcement uses the Certain Personnel of the DoD direct hire authority to recruit and appoint qualified candidates to positions in the competitive service.

A 40 hour work week is typical for this position.

May be required to serve-on call duty on a rotational basis. When on-call, incumbent is required to carry a duty cell phone and duty pager and must remain available to respond on site to after hour emergencies within two hours.

Certain incentives (such as Recruitment, Relocation or Student Loan Repayment) may be authorized to eligible selectees.

Should work be assigned that requires special certification or licensing to perform the work or to use specialized tools or equipment, the incumbent will be required to obtain such certification or licensing and maintain any associated qualification requirements, for example, this position may require Respirator certification.

May be assigned a truck stocked with controlled inventory and consumable materials.

This position may be considered ESSENTIAL and the incumbent will be required to report for duty or held in a duty status to provide support before. during and/ or after special emergency situations, such as, but not limited to, destructive weather (including snow removal), disasters, or periods of increased security threat.

PHYSICAL EFFORT: May be required to perform heavy lifting up to 90 pounds, utilizes assistive devices in carrying bricks, block, stone, mortar, cement, and sand. Work may require extensive standing, walking, bending, and kneeling; may also be required to stand while working and must frequently climb ladders and scaffolds.

WORKING CONDITIONS: The work is performed both indoors and outdoors. May be exposed to a variety of weather conditions while outdoors. May be subject to danger of falling when working from ladders and scaffolds. May be exposed to dust and dirt while mixing mortar and while handling various masonry materials.

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.

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