Head Bookbinder

Employer
USAJobs
Location
District of Columbia, D.C
Posted
Nov 21, 2020
Closes
Nov 28, 2020
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

This position is part of the Security and Intelligent Documents,Government Publishing Office inWashington , District of Columbia.

The selectee will work shift 1.

Additional vacancies may be filled through this announcement.
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Responsibilities

  • Skill in setting up, operating, and maintaining passport bindery, and card manufacturing machinery.
  • Skill in troubleshooting current Passport manufacturing equipment (e.g., sewing machines, and precise die cutting machines) for producing passports.
  • Works under the direct supervision of the Group Chief and performs work independently, according to established procedures and quality standards
  • Serves as a resource person to journeyperson Bookbinders and the incumbent is responsible for the maintenance, production, and quality of products produced.


Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
00

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a current Career or Career Conditional GPO employee to apply.
  • Selectees must pass a physical examination prior to appointment.
  • Strength test may be required.
  • Selectee may be requiremed to serve a one-year probationary period.
  • Males born after 12/03/59 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • Physical - Effort: Duties require prolonged standing, walking, stooping, bending, stretching, reaching above the shoulder, and climbing. A moderate amount of hand, wrist, and arm movements is involved.
  • Physical - Effort: Duties require the incumbent to handle items or materials weighing up to 50 pounds.
  • Working Conditions: Duties are performed inside where there is exposure to flying metal chips, abrasive particles, noise, dirt, coolants, lubricants, and abrasive compounds.


Qualifications

To qualify for the position, you must meet the following requirements: Applicants must have experience and/or training of sufficient scope and quality to independently perform the duties typically required of a Head Bookbinder. These duties require skill in setting up, operating, and maintaining bindery, card manufacturing, and personalization machinery (i.e., MX6000)

Applicants must meet the following Screen-Out element, Job Element #1 to be considered for this position. Your qualifications will first be evaluated against the prescribed screen out element, which usually appears as question 1 in the online questionnaire. If your knowledge and ability in the SCREEN OUT ELEMENT below is not sufficient, you will receive no further consideration. The screen-out element for this position is: Ability to do the work of a Head Bookbinder without more than normal supervision. AND Applicant must have knowledge and in depth troubleshooting skills of current Passport manufacturing equipment (e.g., sewing machines and precise die cutting machines) for producing passports to meet the Selective Placement Factor.

In addition to the requirements above, 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 GPO journeyperson training program, or possess substantially equivalent practical experience in the trade of the position; AND 2) Have at least 1 year of journeyperson experience subsequent to completion of the above apprenticeship or training; AND 3) Have served a minimum of 1 year in Career or Career-Conditional appointment in the GPO. 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.

Education

Substitution of education in lieu of specialized experience may not be used for this grade level.

Additional information

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: https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/5/3110 and https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/5/2302

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 Secret Clearance.. 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.

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.

Supplementary vacancies may be filled in addition to the number stated in this announcement.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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 evaluated on the following Job elements required for the position:

JOB ELEMENTS: Those who meet the minimum level of experience and training for the screen-out element will then be evaluated in each of the following job elements:
  • Operation of bindery equipment (#6)
  • Ability to interpret instructions and specifications related to Passport and Smartcard production. (#75-B)
  • Ability to use and maintain tools and equipment associated with passport production. (#81)
  • Use of measuring instruments (#60)
  • Technical Practices (25-E)

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

  • INDUSTRIAL EQUIPMENT OPERATION
  • Planning and Evaluating
  • READING
  • 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. If your final rating places you among the top candidates, your application will be referred to the selecting official for further review.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Secret

Drug test required
Yes

Position sensitivity and risk
Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk

Trust determination process
Suitability/Fitness , National security

Required Documents

In addition to your responses to the questionnaire and your resume, you must submit the following additional documents specific for this vacancy: (Users please add in or delete the appropriate required documents).
  • Content of Resume: Your resume, curriculum vitae, or other written form you choose to describe your job-related experiences are used to verify your qualifications. Therefore, it is important that your resume accurately reflects the duties and responsibilities under each position you have held with each employer. In describing your experience, please be clear and specific. It is your responsibility to make sure your resume states complete information for each job entry (beginning and ending dates of employment stated as MM/YYYY; and total number of hours worked per week). If your resume does not provide enough information regarding your work history for us to make a creditable qualification determination, your application package may be rendered disqualified and you will no longer be considered for this position. To assist you in sending in a complete resume, use the checklist at: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/faq/application/documents/resume/what-to-include/
  • SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action- If you are a current or former federal employee, you must submit a SF-50 showing the highest grade level held in the position for which you are using to qualify. Your SF-50 must also include the Position Title and Series, Step, Salary, Tenure, Position Occupied, and promotion potential (if applicable) to verify your status and eligibility.

    If you are unable to provide your most recent SF-50, you should submit a written statement explaining why it was not obtainable. This explanation should include your Position Title and Series, Step, Salary, Tenure, Position Occupied, and promotion potential. Failure to submit the required SF50 document or statement of explanation will result in an ineligible rating under merit promotion procedures.
  • Recent Performance Appraisal -If your performance appraisal is not dated within the last 12 months or if you are unable to provide a recent performance appraisal, you must provide a written statement explaining why it was not obtainable. Similarly, if you are unable to submit your most recent performance plan, you must submit a written explanation as to why it was not obtainable. In this explanation you should include your final rating. Failure to submit required documentation will disqualify you from consideration.
  • For applicants qualifying on the basis of education: School transcript(s) - official or unofficial. A transcript or list of completed courses is required if you are claiming to qualify based on your education. The information presented in the transcript must be verifiable; at the minimum the transcript or list of courses should contain the name of the institution, applicant's name, semester hours, and GPA. If you provided an unofficial transcript or list of completed courses at the time of application and you are selected you will be required to provide an official transcript prior to appointment.
All materials must be received by the closing date of this announcement to be considered.

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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