Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.
About the Position:
This position is located at the Dalecarlia Water Treatment Plant, 5900 MacArthur Boulevard NW, Washington, DC. This position is under the supervision of the Washington Aqueduct. The Aqueduct, while part of the US Army Corps of Engineers, is a large scale, vital public utility, wholly financed through the sale of potable water. The job provides the opportunity to work at one of the largest water utilities in the nation, serving the public and producing a product which impacts the lives of all metropolitan area citizens and businesses on a daily basis. To be successful in this position, you will need to commit yourself to the Aqueduct's mission of providing safe, reliable and cost effective water.
Ample free parking is provided on site. Limited public bus service is also available. Compressed work schedule may be authorized.
Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens
- Not Required
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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Screen Out Element: Your resume must indicate your overall knowledge, skills and ability and/or training to independently perform the duties of a Pipefitter WG-4204-10, as stated in the duties of the position without more than normal supervision.
There is no specific length of training or experience required. However, you must be able to demonstrate, through experience shown in your written application materials that you possess the sufficient knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the work of the position without more than normal supervision.
To meet the basic eligibility, you must receive at least two points on the screen-out element indicated above and must have an average of two points on all the job elements listed below. Your application will be further evaluated to determine if you meet the best qualified cut-off for referral to the selecting official.
Job Elements: In addition to the screen out element, applicants will be rated against the following elements:
- Knowledge of Pipefitter Equipment Assembly, Installation, Repair, Etc.
- Technical Practices (Theoretical, Precise, Artistic)
- Ability to Interpret Instructions, Specifications, etc. (Including Blueprint Reading)
- Measurement and Layout
- Ability to Use and Maintain Tools and Equipment
PHYSICAL EFFORT: The employee makes repairs and installations from ladders, scaffolding, and other hard-to-reach places. Must stand, stoop, bend, kneel, climb, stretch, and work in tiring and uncomfortable positions. Frequently lift parts and equipment that weigh up to 50 pounds. Occasionally lift items that weigh over 50 pounds with the assistance from other workers. As part of the emergency response team, the employee may be required to work in Level A personal protective equipment to work in an Immediately Dangerous to Life and Health (IDLH) atmosphere under physically demanding conditions.
WORKING CONDITIONS: The employee performs work both indoors and outdoors under varying conditions of weather, noise and cleanliness. The work includes long periods of activity in confined spaces and water up to two feet for extended periods of time. The employee is given training regarding operating in confined spaces and may be required to be a confined space monitor. There is frequent exposure to uncomfortable heat conditions, strains, cuts, scrapes, bruises, burns or infections. The employee is sometimes required to make installations and repairs in areas where bad odors are present. The employee may be required to work on ladders and scaffolds at elevated heights. The employee uses and maintains prescribed safety/protective clothing and equipment such as the following: hard hat, safety glasses, shoes, belts, face shields, respirators with tight-fitting face pieces, self contained breathing apparatus, hearing protection, gloves, coveralls and chemical resistant clothing, and foul weather gear.
Other Requirements: Click here for expanded definitions.
- Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
- You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
- Two year trial/probationary period may be required.
- Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.
Condition of Employment:
- Employee is required to obtain and maintain a valid driver's license.
- Employee must obtain and maintain a non-critical sensitive clearance.
- Emergency and scheduled overtime will be required. Subject to 24 hour call.
- Employee must obtain and maintain certification to work in confined spaces and for HAZWOPER operations.
- This position requires participation in the Medical Surveillance Program to include passing a physical examination prior to appointment and annually thereafter.
- Employee must be certified to wear a variety of respirator equipment including tight-fitting face pieces for use in IDLH atmospheres. Use of respiratory protective equipment is required in the performance of assigned duties.
- Employee may perform work with potential for exposure to highly toxic chemicals, including emergency response in Immediately Dangerous to Life and Health (IDLH) atmospheres.
- Employee must be physically able to readily access and exit manholes as small as 20" in diameter and other small entryways. Because some of the work is performed in enclosed spaces, employee must be capable of working without fear in such areas.