Washington D.C.
Apr 13, 2017
Apr 25, 2017
Full Time

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.

Amenities available:
Ample free parking is provided on site
Limited public bus service
Compressed and flexible work schedules

Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens

  • Not Required

  • No

  • Must be a US Citizen.
  • Moving Expenses are not authorized.
  • Please see additional conditions under "Other Requirements"
  • 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 an Industrial Equipment Repairer WG-5352-08 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 posses the sufficient knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully perform the work of an Industrial Equipment Repairer 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.

    To qualify, applicants must document in their resume that they are able to perform the duties of an Industrial Equipment Repairer without more than normal supervision.

    Job Elements: In addition to the screen out element, applicants will be rated against the following elements:

    • Knowledge of Equipment Assembly, Installation, Repair, etc.
    • Technical Practices (Theory, Precise, Artistic)
    • Ability to Interpret Instructions, Specifications, Etc. (includes blueprint reading)
    • Ability to use and maintain tools and equipment
    • Knowledge of Materials
    • Troubleshooting


    Frequently handles objects weighing 45 pounds and occasionally carrying objects weighing over 45 pounds. Works in cramped positions for sustained periods of time. Work requires pushing, pulling, reaching, walking, standing, crawling, kneeling and bending.


    Work involves exposure to noise, vibration, dirt, grease, smoke, and flying metal chips. Subject to falls from ladders and stages, eye injury, cuts, bruises, burns, broken bones, and discomfort from wearing protective clothing and gear. Work is performed outdoors and indoors, sometimes in drafty and wet places.

    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.


    • This position requires incumbent to work emergency and/or scheduled overtime.
    • This position requires incumbent to obtain and maintain a valid state-issued driver's license.
    • This position requires incumbent to obtain and maintain a non-critical sensitive (SECRET)clearance.
    • This position requires participation in the Medical Surveillance Program to include passing a pre-employment physical and annually thereafter. As part of the Medical Surveillance Program, the incumbent will be required to occasionally wear escape respiratory protection and will also require the incumbent to wear protective safety equipment, such as safety shoes, safety glasses, goggles, respirators, hearing protection, hard hat, safety harness, etc.
    • This position requires the incumbent to obtain and maintain a confined space proficiency and perform confined space entry certification as an entrant and monitor.
    • The position requires the incumbent to be physically able to readily access and exit manholes as small as 20 inches in diameter and other small entryways.
    • This position requires the incumbent to work without fear in enclosed spaces and elevated heights up to 50 feet.


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