Utility Systems Repairer-Operator Supervisor

Washington, D.C
Dec 03, 2020
Dec 10, 2020
Full Time


The incumbent serves as the senior HVAC system supervisor on the shift and is relied upon to operate, maintain, regulate, facilitate, repair, and solve virtually all problems that arise on the shift. The incumbent is responsible for the smooth running of the HVAC system in all its many aspects and facets in all of the areas that the system covers including the many areas where priceless and delicate art treasures are present.

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The incumbent supervises the work activities of multiple trades within the Operations Department of the National Gallery of Art's Facilities Management Division. Receives general supervision and direction from the Assistant Operations Manager. Oversees a combined work force to maintain the proper environment within the National Gallery for all works of art, staff members, and visitors. Ensures the quality and quantity of work accomplished by the combined assigned work force within the Operations Department meets the established Gallery standards. Serves as a senior HVAC supervisor and is the technical overseer of the vital HVAC system including all related mechanical, plumbing and control systems and is relied upon to operate, maintain, regulate, facilitate, repair, and solve problems that arise on the shift.

Incumbent utilizes the skills of the assigned staff to schedule maintenance, repair, installation and up-keep of all mechanical rooms and related equipment throughout the NGA. The incumbent is engaged in operating, adjusting, modifying, repairing, installing components and performing major and minor preventative maintenance on mechanical equipment and plumbing systems, facilities. Directly monitors the Building Automation System (BAS) which monitors and and controls the physical plant, heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems.

The incumbent assists in developing quality standards for work accomplishment. Reviews and inspects completed staff and contractor work. And, coordinates work operations with managers and supervisors of other departments.

Performs a full range of supervisory responsibilities for assigned staff, establishes a good working climate and promotes good morale. Promotes an effective safety program and ensures that workers follow approved safety practices. Trains staff members in all aspects of the work, as necessary.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this job.
  • This position is day shift with possible rotation.
  • Subject to a background/suitability investigation.
  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required.
  • Selective Serivice Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • Required medical examination documents.

Physical Requirements: Physical requirements: Work may require climbing ladders, scaffolding and platforms or similar exertion. Full use of the senses including hearing, sight, smell and touch is required. Crawling, bending, stooping, crouching, and lifting objects weighing over 80 pounds are required. Position requires prolonged standing and extended walking on concrete and marble floors.

Your resume serves as the basis for qualification determinations and must highlight your most relevant and significant work experience and education (if applicable) as it relates to this job opportunity. 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). Your resume must include the dates of all qualifying experience (from month/year to month/year) and the number of hours worked/volunteered per week.


SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE: Applicants should have a minimum of one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility comparable to the next lower grade or comparable pay band in the Federal service or equivalent experience in the private sector.

Your application and resume must demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). Do not provide a separate narrative written statement. Rather, you must show in your résumé how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the KSAs identified below. If asked to do so, cite specific examples of employment or experience contained in your resume and describe how this experience has prepared you to successfully perform the duties of this position. DO NOT write "see resume" in your application!

Candidates must meet the supervisory and qualification requirements for WS-4742-10 which include possession of the following job elements:

1. Ability to supervise (Screen-out element)

2. Ability to perform the duties of the position

3. Knowledge of HVAC/mechanical equipment assembly, installation, and repair

4. Use of measuring instruments

5. Ability to interpret instructions, specifications, etc. (includes blueprint reading)

6 . Ability to use and maintain tools and equipment

7. Knowledge of materials

8. Ability to troubleshoot mechanical/HVAC systems problems.

CTAP/ICTAP candidates: To be considered "well qualified" you must meet all of the requirements as described in this section.

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


EDUCATION: Are you using education to qualify?

Although this position does not have a positive education requirement you may submit copies of your certificates or course training. You must provide documentation supporting the education claims.

Education must be obtained from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Foreign education must be reviewed by an organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For special instructions pertaining to foreign education and a list of organizations that can evaluate foreign education, see the Department of Education website .

Additional information

  • The National Gallery of Art fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    • More than one selection may be made from this vacancy announcement.

    • Some positions may require completion of a probationary period of up to 1 (one) year.


    • All males born after December 31st 1959 must abide by laws regarding Selective Service registration. To learn more about this law, visit the Selective Service web page, Who Must Register . If you are not registered and don't have an approved exemption, you will not be eligible for employment with the Federal government.

    EEO Policy: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/EEO_Policy_Statement

    Reasonable Accommodation Policy: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Reasonable_Accommodation_Policy_Statement

    Veterans Information: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Veterans_Information

    Selective Service Registration: http://www.sss.gov/

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

The National Gallery of Art uses an application tracking system to evaluate the responses you provide in the applicant assessment questionnaire to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications necessary for this position. Then, the HR Office and/or Subject Matter Expert (SME) will conduct a quality review of your application and supporting documentation to determine if your qualifications meet the criteria for referral to the selecting official.

We will also verify that you are eligible for Merit Promotion positions by reviewing your previous Federal employment to ensure you meet Time-in-Grade requirements. If you are eligible to apply to Merit Promotion announcements based on Veteran or other non-competitive statuses, we will verify your supporting documentation prior to referral.

If your resume is incomplete or does not support the responses you provided in your online questionnaire, or if you fail to submit all required documentation before the vacancy closes, you may be rated 'ineligible', 'not qualified', or your score may be adjusted accordingly.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

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

Trust determination process

Required Documents

Please carefully review the following list to determine what documentation you need to submit.

Some documents may not apply to all applicants. If you are unsure, click the link for each document type to read more.

ALL APPLICANTS: You must submit a resume supporting your specialized experience and responses to the online questionnaire.
  • Your resume should list all work experience (paid and unpaid); you should list the full name and address of the each employer.
  • Your experience listing should show the start and end dates (include month, day, and year); you must also list the average number of hours per week that you worked.
  • Your resume should also include any education and training you have completed (list the program title, subject area, number of hours completed, and completion date).
  • For more information about what to include in your resume, please view this USAJOBS Resume Tutorial video on YouTube.
  • It is important that your resume is complete and thorough. If any of the above information is not included in your resume, we may not be able to fully credit you for your experience.
If specific educational requirements are indicated for this vacancy: Documentation verifying your educational claims which can include unofficial transcripts or any report listing institution, course title, credits earned and final grade. Please see the Education section for more information.

Current and former Federal employees: Most recent SF-50 (Standard Form 50 - Notice of Personnel Action).

To properly verify status eligibility, your SF-50 must show the following. If you do not submit an appropriate SF-50, we cannot verify your status eligibility!
  • Full position title;
  • appointment type;
  • occupational series;
  • pay plan, grade, and step;
  • tenure code; and
  • service computation date (SCD).
  • Displaced Federal employees: To be considered CTAP/ICTAP eligible, you must submit documentation verifying your involuntary separation and CTAP/ICTAP status. Please see the OPM Guide to Career Transition for more information.

    Veterans: Veteran eligibility documentation (DD-214, VA Letter, Standard Form (SF) 15 as applicable). Please note: If you are a veteran who has not yet been discharged, you may provide a statement of intent to discharge from your agency which will allow you to apply under the (Veterans Opportunity to Work) VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011 .

    Persons with Disabilities: Individuals with intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities may apply for appointment through the Schedule A hiring authority. Certified verification of a disability from a licensed medical professional; a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist; or any Federal, state, or District of Columbia agency or U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits is required.

    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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