Washington D.C.
Jul 14, 2017
Jul 24, 2017
Full Time

About the Agency

The selectee for this position will serve as a Instrument Mechanic in the Equipment Repair Branch, chemical and Extrusion Technology division, Applied Technology Department of NAVSURFWARCENDIV.

  • Not Required

  • No

  • Must be a US Citizen.
  • Males must be registered or exempt from Selective Service.
  • 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 as a Instrument Mechanic without More than normal supervision installing, aligning, modifying, troubleshooting, repairing, or calibrating instruments containing electric, mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic, and/or electronic components.

    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:

    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.

    Selectee will be required to successfully complete a pre-appointment physical examination.
    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.
    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.
    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.
    Work requires lifting and moving heavy items up to 75 pounds.
    Work requires frequent bending, stooping, walking, working in cramped positions, and climbing.
    Incumbent will be exposed to the hazards of propellant and explosive manufacturing processes including possible fire and explosion. Will be exposed to moving machinery, sharp edges, flying particles, and general hazards of the trade.
    Normally will work indoors with normal conditions of light and temperature. Occasionally may be required to work outdoors in all weather conditions and in some areas of extreme heat, noise, dirt, poor illumination, dampness or unpleasant odors.



    The successful selectee will perform the following duties:

    • Testing and adjusting electrical quantities and perform final checks on repaired items.
    • Repairing and maintaining a variety of limited functions electrical, electronic, mechanical, hydraulic, or pneumatic components and devices.
    • Using Electrical test equipment such as ohmmeter, voltmeters, continually testers, meggers to test and adjust electrical quantities.
    • Diagnosing, isolating, and repairing malfunctions to achieve and maintain critical accuracies.

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