Bethesda, Maryland
May 20, 2023
May 27, 2023
Full Time

  • You will perform routine operational maintenance (e.g., cleans burners, oils and greases moving parts, pack valves and pumps, cleans oil strainers, etc.).
  • You will operate and repair high pressure boiler, cooling, and dehumidifying equipment systems to maintain operational efficiency.
  • You will measure pipe, joint, and valve sizes for piping and boiler systems.
  • You will interpret drawings and work instructions to determine the parts and equipment needed to repair boiler plant and air conditioning systems.


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 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.
  • This is a bargaining unit position.
  • You will be required to obtain and maintain a current valid United States drivers license.
  • 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.
  • Incumbent may be required to attend NOx/Combustion Optimization training if provided.
  • Incumbent must be able to obtain and maintain cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification.
  • 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.


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 resume must also demonstrate the following specialized experience: THE ABILITY TO DO THE WORK OF AN UTILITY SYSTEMS REPAIRER OPERATOR WITHOUT MORE THAN NORMAL SUPERVISION INCLUDING: (1) operating semi-automatic gas/oil fired high pressure boilers and auxiliary equipment (e.g., electric feed water and fuel pumps, electric driven forced draft fans, air compressors, water softening, and de-aerating equipment); 2) adjusting fuel feed controls; and 3) changing from gas to oil.

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=List-of-Approved-Job-Elements

Physical Effort: Light to medium physical effort is required to observe and adjust equipment. Work requires frequent standing, stooping,
walking and climbing. Frequently works in awkward or cramped position when performing maintenance work. Frequently lifts and carries tools, equipment and supplies weighing up to 80 pounds.

Working Conditions: Work is performed indoors and outdoors. Incumbent will be exposed to extreme temperatures, smoke, dirt, noise,
unpleasant odors, toxic fumes, scot, toxic dust, water, fuel oil, chemicals and all types of weather conditions. Work may result in bruises, burns, etc., from steam, heat, chemicals or machinery.


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

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

Several vacancies may be filled.

Shift work may be required.

Recruitment incentives may be authorized to eligible new hires.

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.

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.