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Naval Research Laboratory, D.C
Closing date
Nov 26, 2023

  • You will control and coordinate the operations of all utilities, generating plant, sub-stations, and emergency diesel generators, monitors utility electric feed to station, reverse osmosis systems and seven steam nodal plants.
  • You will perform operational maintenance on mechanical equipment, and may perform more extensive repairs during slack period, scheduled shut down or in emergencies.
  • You will check utility systems distribution patterns by reviewing load demand records, examining dispatch of utilities orders, observing conditions reflected on control computers.
  • You will maintain utility service to all vital production, research and quality assurance areas to prevent loss of production, vital testing, fires and or explosions.
  • You will operate high-pressure boilers in emergencies and when assigned, including operating manual and semi-automatic controls for oil burners and gas, blows down boilers.
  • You will maintain constant observation of the control room Control System for condition of equipment, keeping watch logs, maintaining hourly readings, and answering telephone calls from outlying building.
  • You will perform operational and preventive maintenance on turbines and other mechanical equipment.
  • You will make preliminary diagnosis of trouble symptoms, recommending action to correct or shut down equipment.


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 MD Industrial Wastewater Class I license.
  • You will be required to obtain and maintain a current MD Stationary Engineers Class I license.


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: 1) Maintaining utility service (steam, electricity, compressed air and water/wastewater treatment) to all vital production, research and quality assurance areas to prevent loss of production, vital testing, fires and/or explosions; 2) Making preliminary diagnosis of trouble symptoms to recommend action (e.g. correct issues, shut down equipment) to the power plant supervisor; 3) Conducting checks of equipment (generators, boilers, air compressors, electrical distribution systems) by reviewing load demand records, examining dispatch of utilities orders, and observing conditions reflected on control computers; 4) Performing extensive repairs during slack periods and scheduled shut downs to avoid mechanical malfunctions.

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

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.

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 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: .

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.

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