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Printing Plant Worker(Security Room)

Washington, D.C
Closing date
Nov 23, 2023

  • Cleaning and maintaining a safe work area.
  • Loading and unloading work on skids, table, machines, or trucks.
  • Hand wrapping, tying, packing, labelling, and sealing cartons, boxes, pamphlets, and packages.
  • Packing shipments per instructions via packing slips and recording into a log.
  • Inspecting, using gauges, and collating work.
  • Operating various paper jogging, stitching and banding equipment.


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship is Required.
  • Selectee must successfully pass pre-employment conditions of employment prior to appointment.
  • Selectee must pass a background check prior to appointment.
  • Males born after 12/03/59 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • Selectee may be required to serve a one year probationary period.
  • Selectee must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret Security clearance
  • Physical - Effort: Duties require prolonged standing and walking while operating machines or other related duties. Will have to take physical strength test and requires moderate lifting up to 65 pounds.
  • Working Conditions: Duties are performed in a well-lighted, heated and ventilated area production plant environment.


This announcement will be open for 365 days(Standing Register) with established cut-off dates; which allows acceptance of applications through the closing date of the announcement or until 400 applications have been received, whichever occurs first.

The intent of this announcement is to establish a standing register of qualified candidates and refer for consideration when vacancies occur.

Applications will be referred based on receipt of applications and established cut-off dates as follows:
    1st Cut-off: February 23, 2024 or when 100 applications have been reached, whichever occurs first.
    2nd Cut-off: May 23, 2024 or when 200 applications have been reached, whichever occurs first.
    3rd Cut-off: August 23, 2024 or when 300 applications have been reached, whichever occurs first.
    Final Cut Off and Closing Date: October 23, 2024, or when 400 applications have been reached, whichever comes first.


To qualify for the position, you must meet the following requirements:

Applicants must meet the following Screen-Out element, JOB ELEMENT 1: Ability to do the work of a Printing Plant Worker (Security Room)(Screenout), without more than normal supervision to be considered eligible for the position. Applicants must have experience and/or training of sufficient scope and quality to independently perform the duties typically required of this position. These duties require: packing, labeling, loading, stacking, and inspecting printed material for quality while maintaining a clean and safe work area. to be considered for this position.

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). 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.

All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement to be considered.


Substitution of education in lieu of the SCREENOUT Job Element 1 may not be used for this grade level.

Additional information

Employment of Relatives
Section 3110 of Title 5, U.S. Code, prohibits a Federal official from appointing, promoting, or advocating the appointment or promotion of a relative in the agency where the official is serving or exercises jurisdiction. In addition, Section 2302(b)(7) of Title 5, U.S. Code, makes it a "prohibited personnel practice" for a person in authority to "appoint, employ, promote, advance, or advocate for the appointment, employment, promotion, or advancement of a relative." For further information visit: and

Work Life Balance:
The GPO offers Transit subsidy for commuters using public transportation (Metro Bus/Rail, MARC, VRE, etc.).

Background Investigation:
To ensure the accomplishment of its mission, the GPO requires every employee to be reliable and trustworthy. To meet those standards, all selected applicants must undergo and successfully completed a background investigation for a Secret Clearance. This review could include financial issues such as delinquency in the payment of debts, child support and/or tax obligations, as well as certain criminal offenses and illegal use or possession of drugs. Depending on the type of background investigation required, the security process may take between 6 weeks to 12 months.
The Agency may rescind the tentative offer if the candidate is unable to obtain an interim clearance.

Schedule A (Disability Appointment):
Documentation of eligibility for employment under Schedule A can be obtained from a licensed medical professional (e.g., a physician or other medical professional certified by a state, the District of Columbia, or a U.S. territory to practice medicine); a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist (i.e., state or private); or any Federal agency, state agency, or agency of the District of Columbia or a U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits. The letter must be printed on a "medical professional's" letterhead and signed.

Reasonable Accommodation:
This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process you must contact the HC Specialist on the vacancy announcement at least seven business days before the closing date of this announcement to receive assistance. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
Equal Employment Opportunity Policy:
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

The Selectee will be assigned to work one of various shifts based on availability:

Shift 1 Work Hours are (4/10 hour days, Monday-Thursday) 7:00am - 5:30pm
Shift 2 Work Hours are (4/10 hour nights, Monday-Thursday) 5:00pm - 3:30am
Shift 3 Work Hours are (4/10 hour nights, Monday-Thursday) 8:00pm - 6:30am

Additional vacancies may be filled through this announcement.

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