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Utility Systems Repairer Operator

Washington, D.C
Closing date
Dec 10, 2022

As a USRO, you will:
  • operate a centralized, multiple zone air conditioning plant that serves a complex of buildings.
  • responsible for the start-up, shut-down and regulation of the chiller plant and its water circulation pumps, air handlers, and other support equipment from central switches or from decentralized switches in fan or equipment rooms to meet load requirements.
  • responsible for taking and recording equipment operational readings for the various HVAC system equipment and heat exchangers that are in operation.
  • adjust valves, resets temperature controls and operates water spray pumps to correct environmental conditions.
  • perform equipment maintenance such as changing filters in air handlers, cleaning water strainers, replacing broken or worn drive belts on motors, aligning drive components such as belts and couplings, lubricating the various compressors, fans, shafts and steam glands of pumps, and moving parts of other operating and standby equipment.
  • perform repairs such as replacing manual, electric and pneumatic operated valves, drive coupling grommets and springs, brazing copper tubing, repair or replace packing glands, air washer pumps and water float assemblies, chilled and hot water coils, steam coils, and replacing electric motors up to 50 horse power (Hp).
  • assists USRO journeyman mechanics with the maintenance; repair; inspection; and testing of plumbing, steam, and hot water heating systems.
  • assists an AC journeyman mechanic with servicing mechanical system components, which include compressors, condensers, expansion valves, service valves, environmental controllers, pumps, and drive assemblies.


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a United States Citizen.
  • This employer participates in the e-Verify program.
  • Males must abide by Selective Service registration requirements.
  • See "Other Information" section regarding Selective Service requirements.

Your resume serves as the basis for qualification determinations and must highlight your most relevant and significant work experience and education (if applicable) as it relates to this job opportunity. 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; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Your resume must include the dates of all qualifying experience (from month/year to month/year) and the number of hours worked/volunteered per week.

To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. Therefore, to the extent a Federal job announcement includes the requirement that applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 pursuant to Executive Order 14043, that requirement does not currently apply.


Candidates must meet the Qualification Standards Handbook requirements for the WG-4742-8.

Your application and resume must demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). Do not provide a separate narrative written statement. Rather, you must show in your résumé how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the KSAs identified below. If asked to do so, cite specific examples of employment or experience contained in your resume and describe how this experience has prepared you to successfully perform the duties of this position. DO NOT write "see resume" in your application!

The following elements as defined in Civil Service Handbook X-118C are used:
  • Element 1 Ability to Perform the Duties of the Position Without More than Normal Supervision (Screen -out Element)
  • Element 2-E Knowledge of HVAC/Mechanical Equipment Assembly, Installation and Repair
  • Element 60 Use of Measuring Instruments
  • Element 75-A Ability to Interpret Instructions, Specifications, etc., (includes Blueprint Reading)
  • Element 81 Ability to Use and Maintain Tools and Equipment
  • Element 82-A Knowledge of Materials
  • Element 96 Ability to Troubleshoot Mechanical/HVAC Systems Problems

"Experience" refers to paid and unpaid experience. Examples of qualifying unpaid experience may include: volunteer work done through National Service programs (such as Peace Corps and AmeriCorps); as well as work for other community-based philanthropic and social organizations. 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.

Time-in-Grade: Current Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement to receive consideration under merit promotion procedures.

CTAP/ICTAP candidates: To be considered "well qualified" you must meet all of the requirements as described in this section.


EDUCATION: Are you using education to qualify?

Although this position does not have a positive education requirement, you may submit copies of your transcripts or a course listing. You must provide documentation supporting your education claims.

Education must be obtained from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Foreign education must be reviewed by an organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For special instructions pertaining to foreign education and a list of organizations that can evaluate foreign education, see the Department of Education website .

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