Naval Weapons Station, Virginia
Feb 02, 2023
Feb 04, 2023
Full Time

  • You will conduct on-site safety, maintenance and Code compliance evaluations of boilers, water heaters, and unfired pressure vessels (UPV )located at Navy and Marine Corp activities.
  • You will conduct on-site investigations to determine the condition of equipment, cause of inefficient operation, failure, malfunction, or accident.
  • You will advise plant of maintenance personnel inwriting, and in advance of any site visit, of the tests and operations to be conducted, safety precautions to be observed, and or their degree of participation during the evaluation process.
  • You will ensure that plant personnel have completed all preliminary cleaning, and safety precautions per instructions, prior to commencing boiler evaluation.
  • You will direct the performance of acceptance tests, and evaluate all newly installed/constructed boilers, boiler plants, heating plants, utility plants, waste heat plants, and unfired pressure vessels.


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
  • Generally, current federal employees applying for GS jobs must serve at least one year at the next lower grade level. This requirement is called time-in-grade. Time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
  • 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 position requires a valid NAVFACENGOM Certificate of Competency, and a current Boiler Inspector license issued by Senior NAVFACENGOM Boiler Inspector.
  • You will be required to obtain and maintain a current valid United States drivers license.
  • 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 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 may require travel from normal duty station to CONUS and OCONUS and may include remote or isolated sites. You must be able to travel on military and commercial aircraft for extended periods of time.


Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the GS-09 grade level or pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following: 1) Conducting maintenance, safety and code compliance checks for boilers, water heaters, unfired pressure vessels to determine safety code compliance; 2) Determining corrective actions required for deficiencies to ensure functional, safe boilers, water heaters, unfired pressure vessels; 3) Using specialized test equipment for boiler combustion analysis to ensure boilers are operating within required parameters; and 4) Directing Performance Tests of new equipment to ensure proper installation and operation. NOTE: This information must be supported in your resume to be considered for the position.

Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management web site:

Equipment Services Series 1670 (

This position has a selective placement factor that will be used to screen out ineligible candidates. The selective placement factor is:

This position requires a valid NAVFACENGOM Certificate of Competency, and a current Boiler Inspector license issued by Senior NAVFACENGOM Boiler Inspector. You must provide a copy of your current NAVFACENGOM Certificate of Competency, and a current Boiler Inspector license issued by Senior NAVFACENGOM Boiler Inspector with your application.

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.


You may substitute the following education for the specialized experience:

A Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree with a major study in a field related to the position.


Three full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to a Ph.D. or equivalent degree with a major study in a field related to the position.


An LL.M. degree that is related to the position being filled. federal-occupations-by-college-major/


A combination of experience and graduate education as described above that equates to one year of experience. My percentage of the required education plus my percentage of the required experience equal one hundred percent.

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.

Additional vacancies may be filled by this announcement.

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.

If you are unable to apply online and request information about the Alternate Application process, please contact the Department of Navy's Employment Information Center.

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:

ICTAP Applicants: To be considered well-qualified and exercise selection priority as an ICTAP candidate, displaced Federal employees must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and receive a rating in the highly qualified category (score 85) or higher. ICTAP candidates must provide copies of all of the following documentation at the time of application: 1) agency notice; 2) most recent performance appraisal; and 3) most recent SF-50 or notification of personnel action that includes position, grade level, and duty location. Applicants who do not provide this documentation will not receive consideration as an ICTAP candidate. For more information about ICTAP eligibility please review the following link:

Military Spouse Preference applicants will receive priority consideration at the Full Performance Level (FPL) and if determined to be Best Qualified at the FPL, and selected, must be placed at the FPL. A BQ military spouse possesses knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies comparable to others who meet the competitive referral criteria for the specific position.

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

A relocation incentive is generally a single payment intended to offset some of the relocation costs experienced by the selectee. A relocation incentive may be authorized.

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