Stationary Engineer

Washington D.C.
Mar 25, 2019
Mar 25, 2019
Full Time

Not required

Relocation expenses reimbursed No


U.S. Citizenship is Required.

Selectee must pass a drug test prior to appointment.

Selectee must pass a background check prior to appointment.

Males born after 12/03/59 must be registered for Selective Service.

Selectee may be required to serve a one year probationary period.

Selectee must be able to obtain and maintain (Suitability).

Selectees must pass a physical examination prior to appointment.

Strength test may be required.

Confidential Financial Disclosure Report may be required.

Responsibility - Theincumbent of this position reports to the Foreperson and Assistant Foreperson of the Power Branch. The Incumbent operates with a high degree of technical independence. The substation responsibilities are crucial to the safe operation and maintenance of the GPO Facility.

Physical Effort - Duties may require prolonged standing, walking, stooping, bending, crawling stretching, and reaching above the shoulders and working in tiring and uncomfortable positions. An extensive amount of hand, wrist, and arm movement is involved. Work may require repairs and installations from ladders, scaffolding, platforms, and where parts of the system worked on are in hand to reach places.

Working Conditions - Duties are mainly performed indoors but may involve exposure to cold temperatures during the performance of duties. Work may be performed where there is loud noise. Work is performed in proximity of moving mechanical parts, etc. The incumbent may also be exposed to fumes or odors, dirt, dust, and grease, etc.

To qualify for the position, you must meet the following requirements:
Applicants must meet the following Screen-Out element, JOB ELEMENT #1 to be considered for this position. Ability to do do the work of a Stationary Engineer without more than normal supervision. Applicants must have experience and/or training of sufficient scope and quality to independently perform the duties typically required at this level. These duties require skill in making air conditioning, refrigeration, ventilation, heating repairs, as well as having knowledge of high tension electrical switchgear operations.
  • Ability to do the work of a Stationary Engineer in an industrial environment with normal supervision.
  • Skill in performing electrical substation switching operations.
  • Skill in operating and repairing air- conditioning, refrigeration, and ventilation equipment
  • Skill in using various tools such as a hydrometer and/ or volt meter to check and repair batteries.
  • Ability to install and repair pneumatic controls.
  • Ability to interpret and apply oral and written instructions and technical specifications.
  • Ability to perform assigned task safely.

In addition to the requirements above, an universal type CFC Recovery Certification and valid state drivers license are mandatory for entry of this position. GPO employees competing under merit promotion. Procedures must meet all of the following criteria in accordance with Federal Merit Promotion Plan, GPO Instruction 615.2C (Appendix B): 1. Have completed a formal, recognized apprenticeship or journey person training program, or possess substantially equivalent practical experience in the trade of the vacancy; AND 2. Have at least 1 year of journey person experience subsequent to completion of the above apprenticeship or training.


1) Have obtained a Baccalaureate Degree or three years of responsible experience in the printing industry equivalent, at a minimum, to the GPO journey person level, 2) Have two years of experience in the printing industry of a scope and quality sufficient to carry out the duties of the position - one year of which was at or comparable to the PG-12 level,

Experience refers 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 valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement to be considered.

Additional vacancies may be filled through this announcement

Employment of Relatives
Section 3110 of Title 5, U.S. Code, prohibits a Federal official from appointing, promoting, or advocating the appointment or promotion of a relative in the agency where the official is serving or exercises jurisdiction. In addition, Section 2302(b)(7) of Title 5, U.S. Code, makes it a "prohibited personnel practice" for a person in authority to "appoint, employ, promote, advance, or advocate for the appointment, employment, promotion, or advancement of a relative." For further information visit: and

Work Life Balance:
The GPO offers Transit subsidy for commuters using public transportation (Metro Bus/Rail, MARC, VRE, etc.).
Background Investigation:
To ensure the accomplishment of its mission, the GPO requires every employee to be reliable and trustworthy. To meet those standards, all selected applicants must undergo and successfully completed a background investigation for a Suitability. This review could include financial issues such as delinquency in the payment of debts, child support and/or tax obligations, as well as certain criminal offenses and illegal use or possession of drugs. Depending on the type of background investigation required, the security process may take between 6 weeks to 12 months.

The Agency may rescind the tentative offer if the candidate is unable to obtain an interim clearance.

Schedule A (Disability Appointment):
Documentation of eligibility for employment under Schedule A can be obtained from a licensed medical professional (e.g., a physician or other medical professional certified by a state, the District of Columbia, or a U.S. territory to practice medicine); a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist (i.e., state or private); or any Federal agency, state agency, or agency of the District of Columbia or a U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits. The letter must be printed on a "medical professional's" letterhead and signed.

Reasonable Accommodation:
This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process you must contact the HC Specialist on the vacancy announcement at least seven business days before the closing date of this announcement to receive assistance. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy:
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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

Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this position, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire and supporting documents. If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may be excluded from further consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.

You will be further evaluated on the following Competencies required for the position:

  • Attention to Detail
  • Measurement and Instrumentation
  • Oral Communication
  • Technical Competence

We DO NOT require a separate narrative statement responding to the competencies, however your resume should CLEARLY show possession of these competencies.

If you meet the qualification requirements listed above, your application will be rated based on your online questionnaire and supporting documents. Your application will be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified. Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans. If your final rating places you among the top candidates, your application will be referred to the selecting official for further review.

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Drug test required Yes

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