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Naval Base, Virginia
Closing date
Sep 29, 2023

  • You will respond to emergency trouble calls, such as sewer blockages, backups and missing manhole covers.
  • You will assist journeyman mechanics in inspecting, cleaning and making repairs to sewer lift stations.
  • You will operate a vacuum truck in cleaning and maintaining sewer systems.
  • You will perform preventative maintenance work on sewer lines.


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.
  • You will be required to obtain and maintain a current valid United States driver's license.
  • You will be required to obtain and maintain a current valid State of Virginia Commercial Driver's License (CDL) within six months of starting the position.
  • You will be designated as ALPHA personnel and will be required to respond to emergency calls 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You must be able to work overtime as required.
  • You must be able to be CPR certified, Gas Free Monitor qualified, and respirator qualified.
  • You will be required to wear protective clothing and equipment such as helmets, gloves, coveralls, glasses, goggles, respirators and safety shoes.
  • You will be required to successfully complete a pre-appointment physical examination.
  • 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.
  • This is a bargaining unit position.


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.

This job has a screen-out element which will be used to determine minimum eligibility for this job. Applicants who do not receive a minimum of two points on the screen-out element(s) will be found ineligible. The Screen-out Element for this position is: Ability to do the work of an INDUSTRIAL EQUIPMENT REPAIRER without more than normal supervision. The ability to perform common tasks including: 1) Applying specific maintenance and repair procedures to install, maintain and repair sewer lines and distribution systems; 2) Maintaining and repairing mechanical systems and equipment that control waste; 3) Operating vacuum and jetting trucks to clear and maintain sewer lines and distribution systems; and 4) Using portable machine or hand tools (e.g. levels, feeler gauges, dial indicators, micrometers, tachometers and calipers) to repair, adjust and test sewer lines and distribution systems. I work under the close supervision of a work leader or journey level employee who observes tasks in progress and upon completion to make sure they are properly performed.

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


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

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

This position is subject to work an uncommon tour, including nights, weekends, and holidays to meet mission requirements. Overtime or night differential pay and/or unusual duty hours may be required.

A forty-hour work week is typical for this position.

Recruitment incentives may or may not 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.

This position is covered by the Department of Defense Priority Placement Program.

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: .

Working Conditions:
You will be exposed continuously to such hazards as: raw sewage from broken hoses, lines, vales or leaking gaskets which could result in contamination, hernia from improper lifting or turning of valves; collapse or death from excessive inhalation of sewer gases; slippery or uneven walking surfaces when standing to repair water or sewage lines; moving parts and machinery such as pumps and motors; and/or moving vehicles when working in streets and piers.

Injuries may result in broken bones, shock, mashed fingers, loss of life, eye injury, cuts, bruises, strains and burns.

You will work inside 20% of the time and outside 80% of the time in all weather conditions. Uncomfortable conditions exist, such as excessive heat and cold, working below ground in sewer manholes and sewer pumping stations, wet and dry wells. You may be exposed to dirt, dust, sewage contamination and inadequate illumination when assisting in repairing, checking or operating equipment in manholes or sewer stations.

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