USRO Leader

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Woodlawn, Maryland
Posted
Nov 23, 2020
Closes
Dec 01, 2020
Function
Management
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

YOUR RESUME MUST SPECIFICALLY ADDRESS THE SCREEN OUT AND JOB ELEMENTS FOR THIS POSITION. REVIEWERS CANNOT ASSUME ANY INFORMATION NOT PROVIDED.

READ ALL INFORMATION BEFORE YOU BEGIN YOUR APPLICATION TO ENSURE YOU UNDERSTAND AND FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS FOR THIS ANNOUNCEMENT.

Leads USROs engaged in the maintenance, major repair and operation of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration systems and equipment.

SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION UNDER RESPONSIBILITIES AND CONDITIONS.
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Responsibilities

  • Work is performed at the Headquarters Complex buildings.
  • Works under the supervision of the USRO Supervisor, who assigns work orally or in writing, and inspects work to ensure it meets trade standards and safety measures.
  • Works with and leads a group of USROs in maintenance, repair and operation of pumps, compressors, fans, electronic pneumatic controls, drinking water systems and other heating, air conditioning, ventilation and refrigeration systems and equipment.
  • Establishes and maintains the pace for members of the group. Assigns specific tasks to subordinates and inspects work for compliance with trade standards. As requested by supervisor, recommends performance ratings and other personnel actions.
  • Ensures the proper use, maintenance and storage of materials and equipment and sees that safety practices are adhered to.
  • Obtains necessary supplies, equipment and materials. Guides include work orders, sketches, specifications and trade techniques.
  • Schedules tours of the building, performs inspection on assigned shift to determine operating performance of equipment. Performs boiler room and compressor room watch.
  • Uses application software (e.g., Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and SSA CAD Standard guidelines) to view, read and print drawings for use in maintaining building management systems.
  • Occasionally performs other duties as assigned. May perform timekeeping duties and maintain records of daily production and other incidental records as needed. May substitute for shift supervisor as required.


Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
None

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship required.
  • Selective Service Registration: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. See www.sss.gov
  • Background and/or security investigation may be required.
  • Job offers are contingent on background / security investigation results.
  • Federal employees must be in good standing.
  • Federal employees must have a successful performance rating.
  • Selectees may be required to serve a 1-year probationary period.
  • All application materials must be received by the closing date.
  • Official Personnel Folders will not be reviewed.
  • Requests for copies of application documents will not be accepted.
  • All application forms submitted become the property of SSA Human Resources.
  • Successful performance of utility systems repair and operation work and adherence to these conditions will be assessed during the 1-year probationary period served by all new appointees.
  • This position is on a fixed, rotating shift and is not eligible for telework consideration.
  • This is an emergency/mission critical position. Incumbent may be called to work after hours, on weekends and holidays.
  • USROs may be required to report to work or remain at workstation to perform critical services when employees are generally excused for all or part of a workday because of hazardous weather and other emergency situations.
  • In case of snow, USROs may be required to report during irregular hours and travel in hazardous weather conditions.
  • USROs are on call 24-hours a day, 7-days a week and/or according to rotational schedules.
  • May substitute for shift supervisor as required.


Qualifications

READ THIS BEFORE YOU APPLY. THIS INFORMATION IS CRUCIAL TO SUBMITTING A SUCCESSFUL APPLICATION.

To qualify for this position, your resume must demonstrate :

Ability to Lead Others in the Performance of USRO Work

This is the OPM-required Screen Out and means you must demonstrate extensive knowledge of the USRO trade and provide guidance and leadership to others performing the same type of work.

Duties of a wage leader include (1) relaying supervisor's instructions and assigning immediate tasks to be performed; (2) working with the team and setting the pace; (3) demonstrating proper work methods; (4) ensuring plans, blueprints, materials and tools are available; (5) obtaining information or decisions from supervisors on problems that come up during the work; (6) maintaining a current trade knowledge and providing information to others on procedures, instructions and/or technical orders; (7) ensuring there is enough work to keep everyone busy; (8) checking work in progress and when finished to ensure sequence, procedures, methods and deadlines have been met; (9) directing or advising others to follow instructions and to meet deadlines; (10) ensuring safety and housekeeping rules are followed (e.g., safety limits of machines are not exceeded and tools are maintained and stored properly); (11) reporting to supervisors on status and progress of work and/or causes of work delays; and (12) answering questions of supervisors on overall work operations and problems, such as unanticipated delays or additional on-the-job training requirements for individual employees.

AT A MINIMUM, you must have extensive knowledge of the USRO trade AND provide guidance or leadership to others on at least an as-needed basis(such as for a special assignment OR in the unplanned absence of the assigned work-leader).

Your resume must include examples of leadership duties you perform (or have performed).

If your resume doesn't specifically demonstrate that you provide guidance or leadership to others performing USRO work you may not receive credit for the Screen Out and will be ineligible for further consideration.

In addition, you must meet or exceed the Job Elements below.

Your resume must describe duties you perform that support the knowledge, skills or abilities you claim for each Job Element.

During the interview/selection process, you may be asked to provide supporting documents, describe specific examples of work performed OR support your claims by a practical demonstration.

If your resume doesn't specifically demonstrate that you meet or exceed the Job Elements you may not receive credit for that knowledge, skill or ability.

Knowledge of Equipment - at a minimum you must demonstrate an extensive understanding of USRO equipment and ability to install, operate, maintain and repair such equipment with general guidance only for new or unusual tasks.

Technical Practices - at a minimum you must demonstrate an extensive understanding of USRO technical practices and ability to apply appropriate methods and techniques needed to perform work with general guidance only for new or unusual tasks.

Use of Measuring Instruments - at a minimum you must demonstrate skill in using USRO measuring instruments to perform common-to-complex maintenance and repair of utility systems with general guidance only for new or unusual tasks.

Ability to Interpret Instructions - at a minimum you must demonstrate skill in interpreting common-to-complex USRO instructions with general guidance only for new or unusual tasks.

Ability to Use and Maintain Tools and Equipment - at a minimum you must demonstrate skill in using USRO tools and equipment to perform common-to-complex USRO workwith general guidance only for new or unusual tasks.

Knowledge of Materials - at a minimum must be able to choose and use most or all types of USRO materials and perform common-to-complex USRO work with guidance only for new or unusual tasks.

USROs work within a comprehensive space utilization control and improvement program for assigned building(s) by using application software (e.g., Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and CAD standard guidelines) to view, read and print drawings for use in maintaining SSA's facilities space management system.

Knowledge of basic architectural and engineering terminology, drawings and recognized drawing standards to use the SSA CAD application and to interpret applicable building construction and renovation specifications. Formal AutoCad training is required and must be administered from an accredited Autodesk training center with an SSA-approved CAD training curriculum.

SEE CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT ABOVE FOR IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THIS POSITION.

*** RESUME REQUIREMENTS ***

Your resume must show your name and contact information, your employer, your job title, your work schedule/hours worked per week, full dates of employment, grade (if your position is federal) and the duties you perform.

IN ADDITION, your resume must include specific information to demonstrate the knowledge, skills and/or abilities you claim.Describe specific duties you perform and the level of leadership or guidance you provide(e.g., specific equipment you've worked on and types of installation, operation, repair or maintenance you've performed on that equipment; specific trade practices you've applied and how you've applied them; specific instruments you've used and what types of assessments you've performed; specific types of instructions you've interpreted and what they were applied to; specific tools and equipment you've used and what you've used them for; and specific materials you've used and). Applicants who don't specifically demonstrate the required job elements may not receive credit for that knowledge, skill or ability.

IF YOU DO NOT CLEARLY DEMONSTRATE THAT YOU MEET THE SCREEN OUT ELEMENT AND THE REQUIRED JOB ELEMENTS, YOU WILL BE DISQUALIFIED FROM FURTHER CONSIDERATION.

Information on Federal Wage System Qualifications can be found at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/federal-wage-system-qualifications/#url=Overview

Education

There is no educational requirement for this position.

If you have training or certifications pertaining to this type of work, you should include that information on your resume instead of uploading certificates.

Additional information

VACANCY OPEN TO federal employees as follows:

(1) Current competitive service -- permanent OR conditional tenure
(2) Current excepted service and certain non-tenured appointments, including:
(a) agency with competitive service compatibility (Foreign Service, US Postal Service, etc)
(b) agency with Interchange Agreement
(c) Schedule A (APPOINTMENT SF-50 shows Reg 213.3102(u) / you have not been converted to competitive service)
(d) VRA (APPOINTMENT SF-50 shows Pub. L. 107-288 in block 5 / you have not been converted to competitive service)
(d) time-limited veteran (APPOINTMENT SF-50 shows Reg. 316.402(b)(4) / you have not been converted to competitive service)
(e) not described above (Attorney, Pathways [PMFs/Recent Grads/Interns] or term appointments) with prior competitive service OR vet status

(3) Former competitive service -- voluntarily separated (resigned or retired)
(a) with permanent tenure (separation at any time)
(b) with conditional tenure (separation within previous 3 years)
(c) with conditional tenure AND veterans preference (separation at any time)

(4) ICTAP/CTAP -- separated from competitive service due to RIF or received notice that you will soon be separated due to RIF - does not apply if you voluntarily separated from federal employment OR were terminated for reasons other than a RIF (i.e., resigned, retired, separated for performance or conduct reasons OR separated at the conclusion of a term or temporary appointment) (see https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/ctap_guideline.pdf )

(5) AND certain applicants WITHOUT FEDERAL STATUS, including:
(a) Military Spouses -- no federal status ( https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique-hiring-paths/military-spouses/ )
(b) VEOA -- Veterans with no federal status eligible under Veteran's Employment Opportunity Act https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique-hiring-paths/veterans/veoa/

VEOA is a means of eligibility and will not result in priority selection. VEOA cannot be used to circumvent provisions of the merit promotion process.

Veterans with federal status -- choose Promotion or Non-Competitive Referral as your eligibility based on meeting 1, 2, 3 or 4 above, otherwise you will be required to submit the documents for that eligibility in addition to the documents for VEOA.

Veterans WITHOUT federal status -- choose VEOA as your eligibility - not Promotion.

OTHER NOTES: Locality Pay info intentionally removed

See CONDITIONS for important information pertaining to this position.

See REQUIRED DOCUMENTS to ensure you the documents needed to support your claim.

Position is NOT eligible for telework consideration or Alternate Work Schedules.

Relocation expenses will not be paid.

Position to be filled under the provisions of the SSA/AFGE Merit Promotion Plan.
Additional selections may be made within 6 months of the date of the initial selection.

Location of Position:
SSA Headquarters/Woodlawn, Maryland
Office of Facilities and Logistics Management
Office of Buildings Management
Division of Mechanical Maintenance

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

READ THIS BEFORE YOU APPLY!

Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your qualifications. It should clearly describe duties you perform that demonstrate how you meet the Screen Out requirements and individual Job Elements.

**It is not sufficient to make claims in the questionnaire that are not supported in your resume.**

If your resume doesn't specifically demonstrate that you are able to lead others in the performance of USRO work, you may not receive credit for the Screen Out and will be rated ineligible.

Information not specifically stated in your resume cannot be assumed.

AT A MINIMUM, you must demonstrate extensive knowledge of the USRO trade AND provide guidance or leadership to others on at least an as-needed basis(such as for a special assignment OR in the unplanned absence of the assigned work-leader).

IF YOUR RESUME DOESN'T SPECIFICALLY DEMONSTRATE THAT YOU ARE ABLE TO LEAD OTHERS IN THE PERFORMANCE OF USRO WORK, YOU MAY NOT RECEIVE CREDIT FOR THE SCREEN OUT AND WILL BE RATED INELIGIBLE.

In addition, you must meet or exceed the required OPM-required Job Elements.

IF YOU DO NOT CLEARLY DEMONSTRATE THAT YOU MEET THE REQUIRED JOB ELEMENTS, YOU MAY BE DISQUALIFIED FROM FURTHER CONSIDERATION.

Your resume must include examples of USRO duties you perform (or have performed) that support the knowledge, skills or abilities you claim for each Job Element.

SEE QUALIFICATIONS TO UNDERSTAND WHAT YOUR RESUME MUST DEMONSTRATE.

Preview questionnaire here: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10965971 Use APPLY link to submit responses.

Answer all questions and follow instructions. Errors or omissions may affect your evaluation. The questionnaire takes about 15 minutes.

Your score will be based on your responses. Your resume and supporting documents will be compared to your responses, which are designed to capture the required competencies for this position.

When completing the online questionnaire, you must indicate the correct federal status and provide the required supporting documents to receive the proper consideration.

You may not be credited for federal experience unless you clearly show your grade at the time the experience was gained, as well as the complete dates (month/date/year) you were in each position.

Experience you claim is subject to verification by the selecting official. You may be asked to provide examples or documents to support your answers or to verify a response by a practical demonstration of your claimed ability.



PRIORITY SELECTION :

Applicants eligible for Priority Selection will receive the first consideration ONLY IF appropriate supporting documents are provided.

CTAP and ICTAP -- see http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp AND the Required Documents section.

Veterans are provided the opportunity to apply under this Merit Promotion announcement, but preference points are not considered and veterans do not receive priority consideration.

See Required Documents for information on how to support ALL eligibility claims.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required
No

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

Trust determination process
Suitability/Fitness

Required Documents

All applicants must submit a resume (SSA employees may use SSA-45) - see below for specific information.

Federal employees must also submit SF-50(s) and a performance appraisal - see below for specific information.

Resumes -- must show employer, job title, full- or part-time/number of hours per week, start and stop dates (month/day/year) and grade (if federal). Resumes should clearly describe duties you perform that support the knowledge, skills and/or abilities you claim for each Job Element and must include examples of guidance or leadership you have provided to other USROs.

If you have training or certifications pertaining to this type of work, you should include that information on your resume instead of uploading certificates.

SEE QUALIFICATIONS TO UNDERSTAND WHAT YOUR RESUME MUST DEMONSTRATE.

SF-50 must show grade, type of service and career-tenure. SF-50 should coincide with information in your resume. If you apply for noncompetitive referral based on grade, include SF-50 showing your placement in a permanent WL-11 position.

Performance Appraisals are required for every applicant who has federal status, except as specifically stated below. Itmust be for a period that ended less than a year ago, must be completed and signed and must indicate a rating of satisfactory or better. Do not substitute a 'Performance Plan. ' VEOA-applicants and Military Spouses without federal status are not required to submit a federal performance appraisal.

SEE GUIDANCE BELOW FOR YOUR SPECIFIC ELIGIBILITY - if you claim an eligibility and don't fully support it you may cause yourself to be eliminated from consideration.

HINT: name your documents 'Resume' or 'SF-50' to ensure you upload the intended document. Additionally, it's helpful if you choose the appropriate document type to upload your document to.

COMPETITIVE SERVICE EMPLOYEES -- (1) current SF-50 documenting competitive status, grade and career tenure; (2) additional SF-50s (if necessary) to document highest grade held and/or time-in-grade, (3) performance appraisal AND (4) if applicable, a current payscale.

EXCEPTED SERVICE EMPLOYEES (USPS, Foreign Service, agencies with interchange agreements, etc) -- (1) current SF-50 documenting grade and career tenure; (2) additional SF-50s (if necessary) to document highest grade held and/or time-in-grade; (3) performance appraisal; (4) (if applicable) a copy of your agency's Interchange Agreement and payscale AND (5) (if applicable) an SF-50 that documents your prior competitive service (e.g., a resignation, retirement or other termination action that shows WHEN you left the competitive service [block 4] AND if you separated with career or career-conditional tenure [block 24].

See Excepted Service Appointments with Competitive Service Compatibility for more information.

SCHEDULE A/VRA/TIME-LIMITED VETERAN -- (1) SF-50 you received when you were hired; (2) current SF-50; (3) additional SF-50 (if necessary) documenting highest grade held and/or time-in-grade, (4) performance appraisal and (5) if applicable, a current payscale.

FORMER FEDERAL EMPLOYEES -- (1) separation SF-50 showing that separation was not for performance or conduct reasons, (2) (if different) SF-50 showing highest grade and career tenure in the competitive service. You must have served in a competitive service position AND have permanent tenure OR separated less than 3 years ago with conditional tenure (or at any time with vet preference - include vet preference documents). You are not required to submit a federal performance appraisal.

VEOA - applicants without federal status: (1) DD-214(s) (Member 4 ONLY) showing honorable discharge after serving 3+ years of continuous active duty OR (2) if applicable, documents demonstrating preference (such as a disability letter). If you are still on active duty, submit a recently dated official statement of service from your command. For more information visit the Vet Guide .

CTAP/ICTAP - read https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/ctap_guideline.pdf before you claim this - requirements are very specific.

MILITARY SPOUSES: read https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique-hiring-paths/military-spouses/ before you claim this - requirements are very specific.

Applications without specific supporting documents will not receive consideration for priority selection.

IMPORTANT: applicants with federal status who apply as a Military Spouse or under VEOA are still bound by the requirements for federal employees and must still submit appropriate SF-50s and Performance Appraisals.

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