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

About the Agency

This position is located in the Carrier Suitability Department of Air Test and Evaluation Squadron Two Three (VX-23), Naval Test Wing Atlantic (NTWL), Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) at NAS Patuxent River, MD.

  • 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: 1) Assists other trade personnel with mechanical/electrical maintenance and operations of boilers and associated equipment; 2) Installs, maintains, repairs and modifies boilers, feed pumps, fuel oil heaters and other auxiliary equipment; 3) Completes annual overhaul and inspection on high pressure boilers and accumulators; 4) Performs preventative maintenance on auxiliary equipment such as de-aerating tanks, feed water storage tanks, flash tanks, etc.; 5) Completes boiler inspection reports.

    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.

    -Must be able to obtain an interim and/or final (e.g., confidential/secret/top secret, etc.) 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.

    -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.



    The successful selectee will perform the following duties:

    -Performs routine checks and adjustments to feed water regulators and pumps (checking steam and air flow meters, fuel oil meters and associated equipment).

    -Installs, maintains, repairs and modifies equipment such as boilers, feed pumps, fuel oil heaters and other auxiliary equipment.

    -Completes overhauls and inspections, on three high pressure boilers and four accumulators.

    -Mixes and introduces chemical and compounds into the system, checks gauges, meters, valves and equipment according to prescribed schedules making adjustments as needed.

    -Performs required preventive maintenance on auxiliary equipment such as, feed water storage tanks, flash tanks, blow down tank, fuel oil storage tank and water softeners.

    -Performs combustion efficiency test on high pressure boilers and assures that boilers are operating at proper combustion.

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