Utility Systems Repairer Operator (USRO)

Washington D.C.
Sep 20, 2017
Sep 20, 2017
Full Time

This position is located in the Smithsonian Facilities (SF), Office of Facilities Management and Reliability (OFMR), Smithsonian Institution (SI), Washington, D.C. and Chantilly, Virginia. The incumbent serves under the general supervision of the Utility Systems Repairer Operator (USRO) Supervisor and performs a variety of duties in the zone. He/she may be required to work late shifts, weekends and holidays and is subject to being called in for emergencies to resore the Smithsonian Institution to normal operations.

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Relocation expenses reimbursed No

  • Pass Pre-employment Background Investigation.
  • May need to complete a Probationary Period.
  • Maintain a Bank Account for Direct Deposit/Electronic Transfer.
  • Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with Selective Service.
  • Must have a valid driver's license.
  • Must have a current EPA Universal Certificate for Refrigerants.
  • Qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the job opportunity announcement.

    For information on the Job Qualification System for Trades and Labor Occupations, see OPM’s web site at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/x-118c/index.htm.

    Physical Requirements: This position requires the physical ability to perform moderately heavy work including lifting and carrying heavy objects up to 50 lbs.; work outside in all weather conditions with exposure to dirt, dust, pollen and insects; climb ladders and stairs; and stand and walk for extended periods.

    In order to be rated qualified, an applicant's overall experience and training must indicate possession of the minimum knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform the duties of this position.

    Experience refer to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies knowledge, and skills and can provide experience, including volunteer experience.

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    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    How you will be evaluated: Applications will first be evaluated to determine whether the following screen out element is met:

    1. Ability to do the work of a Utility System Repairer Operator without more than normal supervision.

    If an applicant meets the screen-out element, the following Job Elements will be evaluated:

    1. Knowledge of equipment assembly, installation, operations, repair, and maintenance (HVAC, electrical, steam).

    2. Knowledge of HVAC technical practices (theoretical, precise, artistic).

    3. Ability to apply HVAC Measuring Instruments.

    4. Ability to interpret instructions from blueprint reading.

    5. Ability to use and maintain HVAC tools and equipment.

    6. Knowledge of Utility System Materials.

    Applicants who meet or exceed the screen-out element will be assigned to one of three category groups based on job-related criteria:

    Best Category - Meets the screen-out element and excels in most of the job related elements above.

    Better Category - Meets the screen-out element and satisfies most of the job related elements above.

    Good Category - Meets the screen-out element, but does not satisfy most of the job related elements above to a substantive degree.

    This category rating process does not add veterans' preference points or apply the "rule of three", but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-veterans within each category. A selecting official may make selections from the highest quality category (Best Category) provided no veteran in that category is passed over to select a non-veteran in that category unless the requirements of 5 U.S.C. 3317(b) or 3318(b) are satisfied.

    Veterans who meet minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed in the highest quality category.

    Applicants who have not submitted a resume in the USAjobs system and/or have not answered all of the announcement questions will not be considered for this position.

    Important Note:
    Your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses to the occupational questionnaire or other assessment tool for consistency. If a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is supported by your resume, you will be assigned a rating commensurate to your described experience.

    Your resume should provide sufficient information regarding how your experience relate to this position, including the major duties and qualifications criteria listed.
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