Utility Systems Repairer Operator

Arlington, Virginia
May 18, 2017
May 24, 2017
Full Time

About the Agency

This position is part of the WHS Facilities Services Directorate. As a Utility Systems Repairer Operator, this position is located in:

The Pentagon Building Management Office (PBMO), Remote Delivery Facility Physical Plant (RDFPP), under the Washington Headquarters Services (WHS, Facilities Services Directorate (FSD), Federal Facilities Divisions (FFD). You will be assigned to eight (8) hour rotating shifts, and perform all operating, maintenance, and repair tasks related to, RDF Chiller Plant and the Pentagon Building mechanical systems. The plant is a back- up facility that must be prepared to provide back-up power and chilled water with little or no notice, 24 hours per day, 365 days a year. The plant is responsible for the production of emergency electrical/ generation of back-up power and emergency chilled water distribution systems as well as operations and maintenance of the Remote Delivery Facility Building, Pentagon Building.

Washington Headquarters Services was established as a Department of Defense Field Activity on October 1, 1977, as part of a DoD headquarters streamlining initiative. Approximately 1,200 civilian and military employees as well as contract staff are organized into 12 directorates and offices. WHS personnel contribute to the mission of our Defense customers by managing DoD-wide programs and operations for the Pentagon Reservation and DoD leased facilities in the National Capital Region. WHS is organizationally aligned under the Director of Administration for the Office of the Deputy Chief Management Officer.

  • Not Required

  • No

  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  • Males must be registered or exempt from Selective Service, www.sss.gov
  • Total salary varies depending on location of position
  • This position is subject to provisions of the WHS/OSD PPP Pilot Program
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary/trial period
  • Must be determined suitable for federal employment
  • Required to participate in the direct deposit program
  • This position is subject to pre-employment and random drug testing
  • This position is designated as Emergency Essential.
  • Rotating shift work is required.
  • Your background must demonstrate a full range of Utility Systems Repairer Operator activities which includes: Operate starts and shuts down for proper operation, using direct digital computer controls system in the control room, local digital controls, or manual controls on or near the equipment. Operate the Johnson Control Metasys System, and Chiller Plant Scade Control System, to observe equipment readings and systems parameters. Recognize abnormal conditions and situations from computer screens, alarms and printouts and knows procedures to follow to restore the systems, Chillers, Steam Distribution Systems, Heating Hot Water Systems, Domestic Hot Water Systems, City Water Systems, Compressed Air Systems, Air Handling Systems, and others. When necessary, manually record and observe readings of indicating instruments supervision. Maintain, tests troubleshoots and repairs mechanical equipment including chemical feed devices, valves, steam traps, steam stations, strainers, gages, pumps, fans, heat exchangers, instrument and service air compressors, chiller compressors, cooling towers, refrigerant transfer system, and auxiliary plant equipment.

    EXPERIENCE: A specific length of training and experience is not required, but you must show evidence of training or experience of sufficient scope and quality of your ability to do the work of this position. Evidence which demonstrates you possess the knowledge, skills, and ability to perform the duties of this position must be supported by detailed descriptions of such on your resume or OF-612. Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standard Handbook .X-118C: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/x-118c

    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.

    SCREEN-OUT ELEMENT: Your qualifications will first be evaluated against the prescribed screen out element, which usually appears as question 1 in the on-line questionnaire. Those applicants who appear to possess at least the minimal acceptable qualification requirement are considered for further rating; those who do not are rated ineligible and are eliminated. The potential eligibles are then rated against the remainder of the questions. The screen-out element for this position is Ability to do the work of the position without more than normal supervision.

    JOB ELEMENTS: Those who meet the minimum level of experience and training for the screen-out element will then be evaluated in each of the following job elements:

    • Ability To Interpret Instructions, Specification, etc. (includes blueprinting reading)
    • Ability To Use and Maintain Tools and Equipment
    • Knowledge of Equipment Assembly, Installation, Repair, etc.
    • Use of Measuring Instruments
    PHYSICAL EFFORT/REQUIREMENTS: Work involves significant walking, standing, bending, stooping, crawling, climbing of ladders, use of tools and lifting of heavy items to conduct personnel inspections of equipment, performs repairs, and correcting problems.

    WORKING CONDITIONS: Work around operating equipment, refrigeration plant, steam tunnels, manholes, mechanic al rooms etc. The operating areas are noisy, hot or cold, dusty and dirty and contain moving equipment and pressurized piping systems, which can be hazardous if improperly operated. The plant and the building contain hazardous chemicals that require special handling procedures and protection. Conditions require that appropriate safety gear such as hard hats, hearing protection, protective eyewear and gloves be worn.

    Only experience obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.

    All qualifications requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement and clearly documented in your resume.

    This position has Conditions of Employment that must be met prior to your start date and for the duration of this employment. The Conditions of Employment for this position are:

    • Must possess and maintain a Universal Refrigerant Technician Certification.
    • Must be able to obtain and maintain a National Institute for the Uniform Licensing of Power Engineers, (NIULPE) Third Class Power Engineer, or a District of Columbia Class 3 Steam Engineer License, or other equivalent license (such as a marine engineering license) with in (2) years after being hired.
    • Must successfully pass an annual physical examination with medical certification to wear a Negative Pressure Regulator.
    Washington Headquarters Services provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please view the "Alternate Application" method listed in the "Other Information" section of this announcement. Your requests for reasonable accommodation will be addressed on a case-by-case basis.


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