Washington D.C.
Jul 11, 2017
Jul 19, 2017
Full Time

About the Agency

The selectee for this position will serve as an Explosive Operator in the Energetics Manufacturing Department of NAVSURFWARCENDIV.

  • Not Required

  • No

  • 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: Ability To Do The Work Of an Explosives Operator Without More Than Normal Supervision, assisting with assembling or disassembling ordnances or explosives for an organization.

    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.
    Work requires lifting and moving heavy items averaging 40lbs.
    Exposed to outside work which may include heat/humidity and cold, dry and dusty inside work, odorous fumes, work in refrigerated spaces, wet floors and noisy atmosphere.
    Protective clothing and equipment such as respirators, masks, shields, coveralls, gloves, conductive safety shoes, and safety glasses required in the majority of job assignments.
    There is a chance of injury ranging from loss of life to burns, cuts, bruises, sprains and nausea.
    Successful completion of a pre-employment drug test is required. A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the applicant fails to report to the scheduled drug test appointment. Incumbents of drug testing designated positions will be subject to random testing. Drug test results will be provided to the employing activity/command.



    The successful selectee will perform the following duties:?

    • ?Using a variety of equipment or instruments to assist with the manufacturing, loading, assembling, or disassembling of materials.
    • Interpreting sketches, blueprints, or specifications as necessary to understand assignments in detail.
    • Working with measuring devices related to ordnance equipment to perform dimensional measurements.
    • Conducting safety checks and securing of processing facilities and equipment.
    • Manufacturing, loading, assembling, dissembling, or reworking ordnance components such as warheads, rockets, missiles, cartridge actuated devices, propellant actuated devices, or aircrews escape propellants.

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