Washington D.C.
Jul 11, 2017
Jul 18, 2017
Full Time

About the Agency

The selectee for this position will serve as a Utility Systems Repairer Operator in the Public Works Department of NAVAL FAC ENGINEERING CMD WASH.

  • Not Required

  • Yes
  • Relocation expenses (i.e. PCS) or relocation incentives as described in 5 USC 5753 may be authorized in accordance with applicable travel regulations.

  • Must be a US Citizen.
  • Males must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. www.sss.gov
  • Must be determined suitable for federal employment.
  • Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary/trial period.
  • See Other Information section for additional requirements.
  • In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities, as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience.

    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: The ability to do the work of an Utility Systems Repairer Operator without more than normal supervision such as: 1) Start, operate, adjust, stop, maintain, and perform various operational repairs on single or multiple fuel power boilers, and associated auxiliary equipment; 2) Maintain efficient combustion levels; 2) Adjust fuel feed controls and change from gas to oil; 3) Troubleshoot and perform preventive maintenance on boiler plant and electrical generating equipment and their associated auxiliaries. 4) Transfer fuel from delivery truck to storage tank.

    Applicants must meet the requirements of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Job Qualification System for Trades and Labor Occupations (X-118C). Additional qualification information can be found at: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/x-118c/tabindx.asp.

    You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer and part time experience. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

    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.


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

    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.

    Must be able to obtain an interim and/or final secret security clearance prior to entrance on duty AND must be able to maintain the required level of clearance while employed in the subject position. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal.

    Selectee will be required to successfully complete a pre-appointment physical examination.

    Working Conditions: Work is performed indoors 60% of the time. Work requires exposure to high noise levels. Must be able to wear personal type safety equipment such as helmets, gloves, safety vest or high visibility clothing, glasses, goggles, respirators, safety shoes and occasional dust mask continuously for the duration of the work shift. Working areas are often necessarily dusty. May be exposed to extreme heat up to 120 degrees F when working around or near boilers.The main hazards are burns from high pressure and high temperature steam, injury from accidental contact with moving equipment, electrical shocks from electrical equipment and wiring, and injury or death from major explosions from turbine or boilers in adjacent bay. Drive government vehicle to buildings to check air compressors, steam nodal plants and auxiliary equipment.

    Selectee must obtain and maintain a current valid United States driver's license.

    Selectee must obtain and maintain a current temporary State of Maryland Industrial Waste Water Class 1 temporary License within 60 days. Will have 1 year of assuming position to obtain a permanent license.

    Selectee must obtain and maintain a current Stationary Engineers Class 2 within 1 year of assuming position.

    Requires shift work.

    Call-back and emergency overtime are regular requirements of this position.



    The successful selectee will perform the following duties:

    • Operate a variety of related auxiliary equipment such as emergency diesal generators, reverse osmosis water treatment plant, and plant air compressors.
    • Transfer fuel from delivery truck to storage tanks.
    • Perform routine temperature check of bearings by physical touch and through visual observation.
    • Perform operational maintenance on mechanical equipment and perform more extensive repairs during slack period, scheduled shut-down or in emergencies.

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