Carderock Springs, Maryland
Sep 13, 2019
Sep 20, 2019
Full Time


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  • You will assemble items using joining techniques (e.g., miters, rabbets, dados, biscuits, mortises) to secure wood pieces, veneers, and counter tops.
  • You will perform carpentry work (e.g., replace broken screens, sheeting, rafters, beams) to repair and replace structures.
  • You will install accessory materials (e.g. gravel stops, gutters, flashings, vent jackets) to complete roofing installation and maintenance.
  • You will perform roofing work using tools (e.g., include hammers, hand saws, scrapers, spades, shingle cutter, metal snips) for completion of projects.
  • You will perform roofing work (e.g., lay tile, slate composition, derbigum, sheet metal, grave roofing) to complete maintenance projects.
  • You will construct or repair building structures (e.g., walls, roofs, floors, partitions, panels, cabinets, bookcases) using wood, cement block, or metal.
  • You will use joining techniques (e.g., miters, rabbets, dados, biscuit, mortise and tenon) to assemble items.
  • You will use trade mathematics to layout rafters, steps, arcs, circles, and tangents for a project.
  • You will interpret guidelines (e.g., blueprints, diagrams, sketches, technical specifications) to complete facilities maintenance and repair work (e.g., roofing, painting, woodcraft, carpentry, structural).
  • You will use sketches, work orders, blueprints, and instructions to accomplish carpentry work.
  • You will work from drawings, manuals, technical directives, and instructions to determine sequence and methods of fabricating or installing structures and equipment.
  • You will follow established safety procedures and practices when using hand and power equipment.
  • You will operate portable power tools (e.g., drills, routers, nail guns, electric hammers, skill saws, portable table saws, circular saws, sanders, joiners) for woodworking and carpentry jobs.
  • You will operate precision carpentry and woodworking equipment to produce finished products with precise fits, accurate dimensions, and acceptable appearance.
  • You will use tools and equipment to perform maintenance and repair of utilities, appliances, building structures, and associated equipment.
  • You will use hand tools, power tools, or stationary shop equipment to perform woodworking or carpentry work.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a US Citizen.
  • Must be determined suitable for federal employment.
  • Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.
  • New employees to the Department of the Navy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit
  • 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.
  • This is a bargaining unit position.
  • You will be required to obtain and maintain a current valid United States driver?s license.
  • You will be required to successfully complete a pre-appointment physical examination.
  • You will be required to obtain and maintain an interim and/or final security clearance prior to entrance on duty. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal.
  • This position is subject to work an uncommon tour, including nights, weekends, and holidays to meet mission requirements. Overtime or night differential pay and/or unusual duty hours may be required.
  • Recruitment incentives may or may not be authorized to eligible new hires.


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: I have the ability to perform common tasks including: 1) Tracing leaks, pinpointing the leak area, and removing old roofing to get to the source of leak; 2) Determining, planning, and laying out the work to be done from sketches and blueprints; 3) Constructing or repairing a wide variety of structural items such as building frames, rafters, concrete forms, wall, staircase, door and window frames, interior and exterior trim, and miscellaneous items such as work benches, counter tops, bookcases, equipment cabinets, computer consoles, and items requiring limited decorative trim and molding; 4) Interpreting work orders, oral instructions, or maintenance complaints, and accomplishing assigned tasks following established work procedures and accepted trade practices and clean work environment. I work under close supervision of a work leader or journey-level employee who observes tasks in progress and upon completion to make sure they are properly performed.

Applicants must meet the requirements of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Job Qualification Handbook for Trades and Labor Occupations. Additional qualification information can be found at:

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.


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

This position is covered by the Department of Defense Priority Placement Program.

Additional vacancies may be filled by this announcement.

A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments.

If you are unable to apply online and request information about the Alternate Application process, please contact the Department of Navy's Employment Information Center.

Federal annuitant information: The selection of an annuitant is subject to the Department of Defense and Department of the Navy policy on the employment of annuitants. Policy information may be found at:

ICTAP Applicants: To be considered well-qualified and exercise selection priority as an ICTAP candidate for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and receive a rating in the highly qualified category or higher. For more information about ICTAP eligibility please review the following link:

Working Conditions: Incumbent works on ladders, scaffolding, platforms, and where parts of the system may be in hard-to-reach places. This requires standing, stooping, bending, kneeling, climbing, and working in uncomfortable positions. Work will progress through all weather conditions and it is the responsibility of the incumbent to work effectively and safely during these times.

Physical Effort: Physical effort is moderate to heavy and includes prolonged standing, climbing ladders and scaffolds, working in cramped and awkward positions, lifting and bending while using hand and power tools. Position requires frequent lifting, carrying, and setting up of tools, and equipment and parts that may weigh over 50 pounds. Weight lifted does not usually exceed 50 pounds; however, incumbent may be required to have other employees assist if lifting more than 50 pounds.

Other Statements: The incumbent is required to obtain and maintain eligibility for a valid state driver's license and if required, a local government license to operate a government vehicle to report to various job sites. A valid state or government driver's license may be required for continued employment. Must be able to work overtime as required, as callback and emergency overtime are regular requirements of the position. The incumbent will be required to become familiar with specific and unique Supported Command technical mission requirements.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

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.

When the application process is complete, we will review your resume to ensure you meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this announcement. You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume and responses to the Occupational Questionnaire, along with your supporting documentation to determine your ability to demonstrate the following job elements:


You should list any relevant performance appraisals and incentive awards in your resume as that information may be taken into consideration during the selection process. If selected, you may be required to provide supporting documentation.

If after reviewing your resume and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities or you may be found ineligible/not qualified.

Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

All eligibility, qualifications, and time-in-grade requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Required Documents

You are required to provide documentation that supports the eligibility and qualification claims made in your resume and assessment questionnaire. You must submit the applicable documents listed here and those listed with the eligibilities you select in the announcement questionnaire with your application package. Applicants who do not provide supporting documentation that fully support their claims will not be referred to the hiring manager. Cover letter is optional.

A complete resume is required. Your resume must show relevant experience, job title, duties and accomplishments. Your resume must show complete information for each job entry to support minimum qualifications. The following information should be provided in your resume, but it is acceptable to provide elsewhere in your application package: employer's name, starting and end dates (Mo/Yr), hours per week, and pay plan, series and grade level (e.g. GS-0201-09) for relevant federal experience.TIP: A good way to ensure you include all essential information is to use the Resume Builder in USAJOBS to create your resume.

Are you claiming membership in any professional organizations, or possession of a license, certificate or credentials? Check the Conditions of Employment section above to see if any are required. If you claim membership, license, certification, or credentials, you must submit a copy of said document in your application package.

Are you using education as a substitute for some or all of the experience requirement? Is there a basic education requirement for this position? Check the Education section above to see what is allowed and what is required. Any claims you make in your resume or assessment questionnaire regarding education or degrees MUST be supported by official or unofficial transcripts or a list of courses, grades earned, completion dates, and quarter and semester hours earned issued from your school. While unofficial transcripts are acceptable for initial application, an official transcript will ultimately be required if you are selected for the position. You may submit a copy your degree(s) if specific coursework does not have to be verified. Claims for approved "grandfather" clauses must be fully supported with documentation.

Are you a veteran claiming 5-point veterans' preference or claiming sole survivorship preference? You must submit a copy of your latest DD-214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (any copy that shows all dates of service, as well as character of service [Honorable, General, etc.] is acceptable) OR a VA letter that shows dates of service or service connected disability AND character of service. If you have more than one DD-214 for multiple periods of active duty service, submit a copy for each period of service. If you were issued a DD-215 to amend aforementioned information on the DD-214 you must submit that too. If you are not sure of your preference eligibility, visit the Department of Labor's website: Veterans' Preference Advisor

Are you a disabled veteran or claiming 10-point veterans' preference?
If you are eligible to claim 10 point veterans preference you must submit a DD-214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty as described above for 5-point preference.

You must also provide the applicable supporting documentation of your disability (e.g. disability letter from the VA) as described on Standard Form-15 (SF-15). .

Are you an active duty service member? Active Duty Service Members are required to submit a statement of service printed on command letterhead and signed by the command. The statement of service must provide the branch of service, rate/rank, all dates of service, the expected date of discharge and anticipated character of service (Honorable, General, etc.).

Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents contain personal information such as SSN and DOB and some documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove said personal information before you submit your application. You must provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected.

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