Washington D.C.
Aug 10, 2017
Aug 17, 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: Ability to perform the duties of a UTILITY SYSTEMS REPAIRER OPERATOR under normal supervision: Start, operate, adjust, stop, maintain, and perform various operational repairs on single or multiple fuel power boilers, and associated auxiliary equipment; maintain efficient combustion levels; Troubleshoot and perform preventive maintenance on boiler plant and electrical generating equipment and their associated auxiliaries.

    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 (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.

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

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

    Requires rotating shift work.

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

    Work requires the employee to be able to wear a respirator during assignments.

    After normal working hours (0700 to 1530) on weekends and holidays the employee will operate the Emergency Service Desk. The employee will answer all trouble calls and take appropriate action.

    Working Conditions: Work is performed indoors and outdoors, employee will be exposed to extreme temperatures, smoke, dirt, noise, unpleasant odors, toxic fumes, soot, toxic dust, fly ash, water, fuel, oil, chemicals and all types of weather conditions. Work may result in bruises, burns from steam, heat, chemicals, or machinery.

    Physical Effort: Light to medium physical effort if required to observe and adjust equipment. Work requires frequent standing, stooping, walking and climbing. Frequently works in awkward or cramped positions when performing maintenance work. Frequently lifts and carries tools, equipment and supplies weighing up to 80 pounds.

    Not Applicable


    The successful selectee will perform the following duties:

    • Perform boiler plant equipment maintenance and repairs to keep systems functional.
    • Operate equipment (e.g., single and multiple fuel power boilers, related auxiliary equipment) in a steam or high temperature water boiler plant.
    • Inspect completed utility system work for quality and work order requirements.

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