Instrumentation Controls Technician Assistant Supervisor

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Sep 10, 2020
Closes
Sep 18, 2020
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

Provides expertise in calibrating, troubleshooting, maintaining, installing and repairing complex state-of-the-art digital and analog electronic and industrial equipment typically found in power plants. Performs maintenance, repair, calibration, installation and reading of various meters, controls and control systems, gauges and a wide variety of industrial process instrumentation utilized for the production and control of steam and chilled water in the Capitol Power Plant (CPP) system.

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Responsibilities

This position is located in the Architect of the Capitol (AOC), Office of the Chief Operating Officer, Director Utilities and Power Plant Operations, Assistant Director Engineering Division, Instrumentation and Controls Branch.

As assistant supervisor, performs administrative and technical supervisory functions for subordinates. Assigns duties and evaluates performance. Manages the organizational unit's budget and workload using various computer software systems. Develops performance requirements for subordinates and ensures a mutual understanding of the performance standards. Counsels employees on problems and adjusts informal complaints through discussions with employees. Initiates proposals for formal disciplinary action as needed. Promotes positive work environment and the participation of employees in such programs as the suggestion program.

Maintains production reports and records. Provides expertise in calibrating, troubleshooting, maintaining, installing and repairing complex state-of-the-art digital and analog electronic and industrial equipment typically found in power generation plants, heating steam plants and chilled water plants. Performs maintenance, repair, calibration, installation and reading of various meters, controls and control systems, gauges and a wide variety of industrial process instrumentation utilized for the production and control of steam and chilled water for the Capitol Power Plant (CPP).

Maintains, adjusts, calibrates, troubleshoots, and repairs electronic, pneumatic and digital control mechanisms (e.g., level and pressure transmitters, oxygen analyzers, continuous emissions monitoring systems, relays, valve positioners, power drives, pneumatic and electric motor operated valves, pressure controllers, and similar mechanisms); refrigerant leak detectors; emissions monitoring equipment; and electro­mechanical control mechanisms (e.g., water softener and de-alkalizer control panels, automatic poppet valves, and cycle flow valves).

Utilizes a thorough knowledge of and compliance with all OSHA and Office of Congressional Workplace Rights (OCWR) safety rules and regulations to ensure that work progresses in a safe manner and to initiate or take corrective action on unsafe conditions in managed areas. Provides or receives training, either on the job or through classroom training, to ensure that all direct reports are properly instructed on the use of required Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Routinely checks to verify that subordinates are using all required PPE.

Maintains, calibrates and updates the industrial process instrumentation currently located in the steam and chiller plants. Maintains all instrumentation and completes regular calibration of all chilled water plant instrumentation including chillers, cooling towers, condenser and chilled water supply pumps.

Performs the duties of a Contracting Officer Representative (COR) or Contracting Officer Technical Representative (COTR) in managing contracts for major maintenance or repairs to critical control systems.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
Yes

Promotion Potential
11

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen.
  • You must be able to pass a drug test.
  • Your resume and question responses must demonstrate the job-related KSAs.

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Qualifications

You must meet all eligibility and qualifications requirements by the closing date of the job announcement.

You must meet the screen-out factor required for this position: Ability to supervise employees in the performance of power plant control system work.

Education

Additional information

Welcome Veterans. The Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) gives veterans' preference rights in the legislative branch to certain veterans as applied by the Congressional Accountability Act. Veterans' preference is applied on this vacancy announcement. If you are a veteran and have been separated under honorable conditions, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility; SF-15, if applicable; and Department of Veterans Affairs documentation of disability, if applicable. For more information, please visit OPM vet guide

If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System. If you are exempt from registration under Selective Service Law, you must provide appropriate proof of exemption. Please visit the Selective Service System website for more information.

DRUG TESTING: The Architect of the Capitol (AOC) is a Drug Free Workplace. As part of the AOC's suitability assessment, a candidate tentatively selected for a position is who is not currently an AOC employee is required to submit to screening for illegal drug use. Satisfactory completion of a drug test is a condition of employment with the Agency. A candidate must test negative prior to being eligible for appointment into a position. We will schedule, provide, and cover the cost for the drug test.

The selectee(s) under the vacancy announcement for this position is subject to a criminal record check by the U.S. Capitol Police and satisfactory adjudication to be eligible for employment at the Architect of the Capitol.

The Architect of the Capitol is an E-VERIFY Participant. E-VERIFY is an Internet-based system that compares information from an employee's Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, to data from U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Social Security Administration records to confirm employment authorization in the United States. If you are selected for this position, the documentation that you present for purposes of completing the DHS Form I-9 will be verified through the DHS "E-VERIFY" electronic system. For more information on E-Verify, please visit http://www.dhs.gov/files/programs/gc_1185221678150.shtm

The Architect of the Capitol is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, genetic information, sexual orientation, and/or disability.
This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.

Moving expenses are not authorized.

Relocation expenses are not authorized.

Probationary Period-A newly appointed selectee(s) is subject to the completion of a one-year trial/probationary period, regardless of whether or not a trial/probationary period has been completed previously with the Architect of the Capitol or another Federal agency.

This vacancy announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies in any of the jurisdictions of the Architect of the Capitol.
All application materials become the property of the Architect of the Capitol.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Review your resume and responses carefully. Your eligibility for consideration and qualifications for the position will be determined based upon a review of your detailed resume and your responses to job specific self-assessment questions.

Your resume will be evaluated based on evidence of your ability to demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) for this position, possession of any specialized experience, and how well your background and experience relates to the self-assessment questions in the job announcement. The self-assessment questions relate to the following job elements and competencies:

Ability to Supervise.

Technical Knowledge

Interpreting Instructions

Ability to use hand and power tools to install, maintain, modify, or repair equipment.

Ability to troubleshoot process instrumentation equipment and diagnose problems.

Your responses to the self assessment questions serve as the basis for your initial rating. You will receive a numerical score based on your responses to these questions. Next, your responses will be evaluated by a Human Resources Specialist and/or a subject matter expert against the information provided in your resume and optional cover letter. Your resume must support your answers to the self assessment questions. Falsifying your background, education, and/or experience is cause for not hiring you or disqualification for further consideration.

Please note that a complete application is required for consideration. (Please review the "Required Documents" section of this job announcement to see what must be included in a complete application).

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Other

Drug test required
Yes

Required Documents

The Architect of the Capitol's job application process is designed to ensure that we only ask you for the information that is absolutely needed to evaluate your qualifications and eligibility for the position.

To apply for this position, you only need to submit online the following: a) your resume and 2) answer the online vacancy assessment questionnaire. The online questionnaire contains eligibility and screening questions and other relevant supplemental information. No additional documentation or attachment is required at the time of application.

We ask that you prepare and submit a resume that best describes fully your background experience, skills, abilities, education, training and other relevant credentials. The resume should include dates of employment.

Nothing further is required until it is requested by the staff of the Human Capital Management Division. If additional documentation is required for a position, you will be asked to provide it during the selection process or upon selection. At that point, we may ask you to submit documentation to support statements made in your resume.

For example, we may ask you to provide documents such as college transcripts, copy of diploma or proof of Federal employment status. If the position requires a license or certification, we will ask candidate(s) to provide proof at the time of selection.

If you are claiming veterans' preference, we may ask you to submit proof of Veterans preference (DD-214, and, if claiming 10-point preference, the SF-15 plus proof required by that form).

If you fail to provide the required documents, we will withdraw a tentative job offer made and/or remove you from further consideration.

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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