Utility Systems Repairer-Operator

Montgomery County, Maryland
Jun 09, 2023
Jun 16, 2023
Full Time

  • Utilize comprehensive knowledge and demonstrated skill of multiple trades/crafts to perform the full range of senior journeyman tasks.
  • Apply in-depth knowledge of utility systems to independently operate utility systems under varying load conditions.
  • Monitor operation, and repair of multiple utility systems and associated facilities and building systems and equipment.
  • Perform inspections, shift rounds, and preventive maintenance on utility systems and other equipment as required or directed.
  • Demonstrate expertise in the use, handling, and maintenance of tools and equipment common to utility systems.


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship requirement or proof of being a U.S. National must be met by closing date.
  • Employment is subject to the successful completion of a background investigation, verification of qualifications, completion of onboarding forms, submission of required documents, and any other job-related requirement before or after appointment.
  • Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the next established cut off date as indicated below in the Additional Information Section.
  • Males born after December 31, 1959 must be registered with the Selective Service.
  • This position is Emergency Essential. Please see Additional Information section.
  • This position has on-call or call-back requirements.
  • This position requires weekend hours, night shifts, regular or rotational shifts, holiday hours.
  • The selectee must possess and maintain a valid state motor vehicle license.
  • This position has physical requirements. Please see Additional Information section.
  • The selectee must be able to acquire an EPA Universal Technician Certification within 60 days of hire.
  • If selected, you will be covered by a bargaining unit (union).


Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C. Although a specific length of time and experience is not required for most blue-collar positions, you must meet any screen-out element listed, and show through experience and training that you possess the level of knowledge and skill necessary to perform the duties of the position.

The approved job elements for this occupation are listed as follows:
  • Ability to do the work without more than normal supervision (screen out)
  • Knowledge of equipment assembly installation, repair, etc.
  • Technical practices (theoretical, precise, artistic)
  • Use of measuring instruments
  • The ability to interpret instructions, specifications, etc. (includes blueprint reading)
  • Ability to use and maintain tools and equipment

  • You will receive credit for all experience material to the position, including experience gained in religious, civic, welfare, service, and organizational activities, regardless of whether you received pay.

    Do not copy and paste the duties, specialized experience, or occupational assessment questionnaire from this announcement into your resume as that will not be considered a demonstration of your qualifications for this position.

    Preview assessment questionnaire before you apply: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/11833643


    This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

    Additional information

    This is an open continuous job announcement. Initial applications packages will be reviewed for qualifications and eligibility to be issued to Selecting Officials as indicated below. Any additional applications received after the scheduled times, will be reviewed, and issued to Selecting Officials on an as-needed basis.
  • Initial cut off date for applications will be April 05, 2023.
  • Second cut off date for applications will be April 25, 2023.
  • Third cut off date for applications will be May 25, 2023.
  • Final cut off date is the closing date of the announcement, June 24, 2023.
    • This position is designated as an " emergency essential " position and the selected candidate will be considered an " emergency essential " employee and will be required to be available, ready, willing, and able to report for duty under all circumstances (e.g., inclement weather, government closings and holidays, lapses in appropriations, non-emergency and emergency situations) for operation 24 hours a day and 365 days per year coverage.
    • If selected, you must have or the ability to obtain an EPA Universal Technician Certification as required by Section 608 of the Clean Air Act within 60 days of hire.
    • If selected, you will be covered by a bargaining unit (union).
    • If selected, you must pass a pre-employment medical examination.
    • You must be able to lift and move heavy items weighing 50 lbs. with or without a reasonable accommodation.
    • You must be able to stand for prolonged periods on concrete floors and walk over rough and uneven terrain with or without a reasonable accommodation.
    • The selectee must be able to bend, stoop, walk, stand, and climb, and work in cramped positions with or without a reasonable accommodation.
    • You may work in hazardous environments or handle hazardous substances.
    • The selectee must be able to work outdoors under all weather conditions.
    • A one-year probationary period may be required upon selection/placement.
    • The selectee must possess and maintain a valid motor vehicle license.
    • We may make additional selections for similar positions within the commuting area(s) of the locations listed through this vacancy announcement. By applying, you agree to have your application shared with any interested selecting official(s). Clearance of CTAP/ICTAP will be applied for similar positions.
    • The National Institutes of Health participates in the USCIS Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program ( E-Verify ). E-Verify helps employers determine employment eligibility of new hires and the validity of their Social Security numbers.
    • The NIH maintains a tobacco free work environment and campus.
    • Must be able to perform the essential duties of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation.
    • Visit our Applicant FAQs page for helpful information on the application process.
    • Visit our Total Compensation page and this sample for a detailed look into the benefits, awards, leave, retirement, and other incentives employees may receive as part of a rewarding work environment.