Boiler Plant Operator

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland
Posted
Oct 08, 2019
Closes
Oct 16, 2019
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

About the Position: Serves as a Boiler Plant Operator responsible for start, operate, adjust, stop, maintain, and perform various operational repairs on single or multiple fuel 500 or more horsepower boilers to include a cogenerating heat and power turbine and associated auxiliary and pollution control equipment.
This is an Open Continuous Announcement and will be open for 30 days. The first initial cutoff date is at 14 days and another cut-off will follow if more selections are needed.
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Responsibilities

  • As a Boiler Plant Operator, you will be responsible for operating and maintaining single or multiple fuel power boilers to include a cogenerating heat and power turbine and associated auxiliary and pollution control equipment.
  • Through the use of manual, automatic, or microprocessor controls or control systems, you will monitor, adjust, and control all phases of boiler plant operations.
  • You will also use electronic, hydraulic, and pneumatic controls, and zone charts in conjunction with meters, gauges, and computer generated date to determine adjustments or corrections for proper boiler operations or changing load requirements.
  • You will regularly observe and note readings on gauges, meters, detectors, recorders, boiler water level indicators, and computer generated and analog displays to detect danger signals in operations and analyze test.
  • As the operator, you will determine the treatment and chemicals to be used to control chemical concentrations, remove impurities and entrapped gases, or stabilize fluctuating water conditions in the boiler.
  • In some work situations, due to operating pressures or user requirements, you will be required to maintain low water cutouts, high pressure cutouts, and purge type combustion safeties.
  • Perform operational maintenance (e.g., lubricate equipment and power clean water tubes) and repairs of limited to moderate complexity (e.g., replace or repair valves, Gauges, and pumps) on mechanical parts and systems.
  • During the non-heating season, you will be responsible for performing preventive maintenance to heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration equipment.


Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
10

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
  • This position requires a Non-sensitive (NS) National Security background investigation.
  • This position requires the completion of a pre-employment Physical Examination and an annual examination.
  • This position has a requirement to lift up to 50# lbs. unassisted and occasionally items weighing over 50 lbs. in the regular performance of duties.
  • This position requires the incumbent to travel away from the duty station 10% of the time.
  • This position requires rotating shift work to provide coverage on evenings, weekends, holidays, or special situations.
  • The duties of this position require the incumbent to possess or obtain and maintain a valid state Driver's License in one of the 50 U.S. states or possessions to operate vehicles.
  • Appointment to this position is subject to a two year probationary period unless the appointee has previously met the requirements as described in 5 CFR Part 315.
  • Selective Placement Factor: This position require the incumbent to possess and maintain a Grade 1 Maryland State Stationary Engineer License., which must be uploaded with application package to be considered for the positon.
  • This position required the applicant to obtain a Boiler Optimization Certification within one year of appointment.
  • This position is part of an Emergency Workforce and requires employee to have his/her name on call back list to work during non-duty hours (including weekends) to support emergency situation or make emergency repairs.


Qualifications

Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities.
    • Current Army Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) Employee
    • Current Department of Army Civilian Employees
    • Current Permanent Department of Defense (DOD) Civilian Employee (non-Army)
    • Domestic Defense Industrial Base/Major Range and Test Facilities Base Civilian Personnel Workforce
    • Executive Order (E.O.) 12721
    • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan
    • Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act
    • Military Spouse Preference (MSP) for Overseas Employment
    • Military Spouses, under Executive Order (E.O.) 13473
    • Non-Department of Defense (DoD) Transfer
    • Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Interchange Agreement Eligible
    • People with Disabilities, Schedule A
    • Reinstatement
    • Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998


In order to qualify, you must meet the experience requirements described below. 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document .

There is no specific length of training or experience required. However, you must be able to demonstrate, through experience shown in your written application materials that you possess the sufficient knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the work of this position without more than normal supervision.

To meet the basic eligibility, you must receive at least two points on the screen-out element indicated above and must have an average of two points on all the job elements listed below. Your application will be further evaluated to determine if you meet the best qualified cut-off for referral to the selecting official.

Selective Placement Factors: Applicants will need to meet the Selective Placement Factors along with the Screen-Out Element. Applicants will need to submit copy of their licenses along with the application. Failure to attach licenses will result in an ineligible rating.

WG-10 Level Position:


Must possess a minimum of a Stationary Engineering license, Grade 1 issued by the State of Maryland or the District of Columbia or equivalent license from another state. This is required for the WG-10 level. (Must submit a copy of the Grade 1 Stationary Engineers license with your application package. Failure to attach license will result in an ineligible rating).

AND

In addition to the Selective Placement Factor, you must meet the Screen Out (Element (listed below):

Minimum Qualifications (Screen Out Element): Ability to do the work of a (n) Boiler Plant Operator without more than normal supervision. without more than normal supervision - Failure to meet this Screen out Element will result in an ineligible rating.

To meet the basic eligibility, you must receive at least two points on the screen-out element indicated above and must have an average of two points on all the job elements listed below. Your application will be further evaluated to determine if you meet the best qualified cut-off for referral to the selecting official.

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:
  • Ability To Do The Work Of The Position Without More Than Normal Supervision
  • Ability to Interpret Instructions, Specification, etc. (includes blueprint reading)
  • Knowledge of Equipment Assembly, Installation, Repair, etc.
  • Operation of Boiler Plant Operator (specify equipment, machinery, etc.)
  • Technical Practices (theoretical, precise, artistic)
  • Use of Measuring Instruments

  • Physical Effort: Boiler plant workers frequently work in confined areas in and around boilers and support equipment (i.e., auxiliary and pollution control equipment). The work required moderate to strenuous effort and long periods of walking, standing, climbing, bending, and crouching. Workers frequently lift and carry boiler parts and chemical supplies weighing up to 23 kilograms (50 pounds) unassisted and occasionally items weighing over 23 kilograms (50 pounds) with assistance of other workers or weight handling equipment.
  • Working Conditions: Boiler plant workers work indoors and occasionally work outside for short periods where they are subject to prevailing weather conditions. Workers are subject to high temperatures, constant noise, rotating machinery, soot, dirt, grease, chemicals, oil, and fumes in the work area. Boiler plant workers at this level are subject to cuts and abrasions from the use of tools and equipment and burns from acids, caustics, hot water, steam, and contact with piping and boilers. In addition, they work on catwalks and ladders.


There is no specific length of training or experience required. However, you must be able to demonstrate, through experience shown in your written application materials that you possess the sufficient knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the work of this position without more than normal supervision.

Time in Grade is not applicable for this position.

Education

Selective Placement Factor: This position require the incumbent to possess and maintain a Grade 1 Maryland State Stationary Engineer License., which must be uploaded with application package to be considered for the positon.

Additional information

  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
  • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
  • Two year trial/probationary period may be required.
  • Direct deposit of pay is required.
  • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
  • If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet.
  • This is a Career Program (CP) 29 - Installation Management position.
  • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
  • Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.
  • If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .
  • Permanent Change of Station (PCS) allowances may be authorized, subject to the provisions of the Joint Travel Regulations and an agency determination that a PCS move is in the Government Interest.
  • Recruitment Incentives may be authorized, if determined it is in the best interest of the Government.


How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Once the announcement has closed, a review of your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your résumé and supporting documentation will be compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If, after reviewing your résumé and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully when applying, errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

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.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). If you are a Federal employee in the competitive service and your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority for this position. To receive selection priority, you must: (1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria (2) be rated well-qualified for the position and; (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. To be considered well-qualified and receive selection priority applicants must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and receive a score of 90 or above. Additional information about the program is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website .

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Other

Drug test required
No

Position sensitivity and risk
Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

Trust determination process
National security

Required Documents

The documents you are required to submit vary based on the authority you are using to apply (i.e., applying as a veteran, applying as a current permanent Federal employee, applying as a reinstatement, etc). Please review the following links to see which documents you need to provide to prove your eligibility to apply: Applicant Merit Checklist and Proof of Eligibility .

As described above, your complete application includes your resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply. If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.

1. Your resume:
  • Your resume may be submitted in any format and must support the specialized experience described in this announcement.
  • If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and qualification determinations and you may not be considered for this vacancy.
  • For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as incomplete and you may not receive consideration for this position.
  • For additional information see: What to include in your resume .
2. Other supporting documents:
  • Cover Letter, optional
  • Most recent Performance Appraisal, if applicable
  • Proof of Eligibility to Apply: Your application must include the documents which prove you are eligible to apply for the vacancy. The Proof of Eligibility document describes authorities commonly used in merit promotion recruitment and what document(s) are required to prove you meet the requirements of the authority. You must meet the requirements of at least one of the authorities listed in the Who May Apply section above to receive further consideration.
  • This position requires a job-related license or certification. You MUST submit a copy of your license or certification with your application package or you will be rated ineligible. See: Transcripts and Licenses
NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove another person's personal information before you submit your application. You may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected to confirm your eligibility.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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