Washington D.C.
Aug 11, 2017
Aug 22, 2017
Full Time

About the Agency

The selectee for this position will serve as a General Equipment Inspector in the Material Processing Section, Material Control Branch of the Supply & Information Services Division, Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) located in Washington, D.C. The selectee serves as inspector for the section and is responsible for the receiving and inspection of material and equipment peculiar to the needs of the research and engineering mission of NRL. The individual has authority to make a final decision for acceptance or rejection of material and is under the direct supervision of the General Equipment Inspection Supervisor.

  • 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 INSPECT

    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.

    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.

    Work is performed on hard surfaces and areas that require standing, stooping, bending, and working in tiring and uncomfortable positions.

    Work requires lifting and moving of items weighing up to 50 pounds.



    The successful selectee will perform the following duties:

    • Interpret and apply contract specifications, technical manuals, test and operational reports and other inspection guidelines to successfully perform the duties of the position.
    • Coordinate with division personnel to perform visual, technical and operational tests on highly technical items, prototype equipment, and complete research systems.
    • Document daily production and progress reports by updating Procurement Information Processing System (PIPS) through bar code technology.
    • Use precision devices such as desktop and handheld computers/barcode scanners to keep track of all material received and inspected for NRL through the Procurement Information Processing System (PIPS).
    • Communicate both orally and in writing with NRL and other government employees, as well as outside vendors.

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