USRO Leader

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Woodlawn, Maryland
Posted
Jul 20, 2021
Closes
Jul 24, 2021
Function
Management
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

********** READ THE QUALIFICATIONS SECTION BEFORE YOU APPLY **********

REQUIREMENTS HAVE CHANGED FROM PREVIOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS.

Leads and works with USROs to perform various tasks in connection with maintenance, fabrication, installation, repairs, troubleshooting, operation and modification of new and existing HVAC systems across large multi-floor agency facilities.

See additional responsibilities below.

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Responsibilities

  • Performs non-supervisory journeyman level USRO work. Work encompasses numerous HVAC systems such as boiler and chiller equipment, high and low pressure steam systems, water treatment systems and auxiliaries.
  • Passes along instructions from supervisor and Information Work Management System (IWMS); assigns immediate tasks to members of the group led; ensures that work is distributed among the work crew.
  • Works with others and sets the pace; demonstrates proper work methods; obtains information or decisions from the supervisor on problems that arise; serves on assigned project teams for USRO installation, repair, upgrade and maintenance projects.
  • Maintains supplies, equipment, tools and materials; ensures plans, drawings, materials and tools are available; provides technical guidance and training to USROs to ensure proper use of equipment, materials, techniques, procedures and processes.
  • Checks work in progress and when finished to ensure instructions on sequence, procedures, methods and deadlines were met; ensures safety and housekeeping rules are followed and that the shop is in compliance with health and safety standards.
  • Reports to supervisors on work status, work progress and causes for work delays; answers supervisor's questions on overall work operations and problems (for example, additional on-the-job training needed for individual employees).
  • Identifies additional work to be completed and notifies the supervisor; instructs or advises workers to follow the supervisor?s instructions and to meet deadlines; responds to building emergencies.
  • Conducts market research to procure stock materials, tools and equipment from suppliers, maintains accurate daily production records and administrative records such as warrantees, procurements, repairs, inventory and maintenance.
  • Maintains current trade knowledge and building standards, answers workers' questions on procedures, policies, written instructions and other directives; assumes additional responsibilities in the absence of the supervisor.
  • Attends meetings, assists with project design, planning and execution; analyzes proposals and determines if designs and performance characteristics meet agency requirements.
  • Conducts site surveys, provides comments to engineers and officials on the accuracy of USRO plans to meet desired objectives; compares the accuracy of final schematics and recommends modifications as necessary.


Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
None

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship required
  • Selective Service Registration, if applicable (www.sss.gov)
  • Background and/or security investigation required
  • Job offers are contingent on background / security investigation results
  • Selectees may be required to serve a 1 year probationary period
  • Relocation expenses will not be paid
  • All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement
  • This is an emergency/mission-critical position. Position is on a fixed rotating shift. Incumbent may be called to work after hours, on weekends and holidays.
  • This position is not authorized for telework or Alternate Work Schedules (AWS).
  • This position involves specific physical efforts, working conditions, shift requirements and/or protective gear requirements as described under QUALIFICATIONS below.
  • Relocation expenses will not be paid, but travel expenses for temporary assignments will be paid as appropriate according to applicable travel rules and/or regulations.
  • Successful performance of USRO work and adherence to conditions of this position will be assessed during the 1-year probationary period served by all new appointees (e.g., new to SSA and/or new to this series).


Qualifications

READ THIS BEFORE YOU APPLY .

YOUR RESUME MUST SPECIFICALLY ADDRESS THE SCREEN OUT AND JOB ELEMENTS FOR THIS POSITION.

APPLICATIONS WITHOUT THIS INFORMATION WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
REVIEWERS CANNOT ASSUME ANY INFORMATION NOT PROVIDED.

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

To qualify for this position, you must demonstrate the following SCREEN OUT :

Ability to Lead Others in the Performance of USRO Work

REQUIREMENT: USRO Leaders must have comprehensive understanding of the utility systems trade, skill in performing common-to-complex utility systems work and ability to teach, demonstrate or guide others in the performance of assigned trade work.

Duties of a wage leader include:
(1) relays instructions and assigns tasks to be performed;
(2) works with the team, setting the pace;
(3) demonstrates proper work methods;
(4) ensures plans, blueprints, materials and tools are available;
(5) provides technical guidance to workers;
(6) maintains current trade knowledge and provides information on procedures and/or instructions;
(7) checks work (in progress and completed) to ensure sequence, procedures and deadlines were met;
(8) ensures safety and housekeeping rules are followed;
(9) reports to supervisors on status and progress of work and/or causes of work delays; and
(10) answers questions on overall work operations and problems.

ADDITIONALLY , you must meet or exceed the following Job Elements:

Knowledge of Equipment - at a minimum, must perform common-to-complex installation, operation, maintenance and repair of USRO equipment with only occasional supervision (e.g., with sporadic spot-checks during progress and/or upon completion).

Technical Practices - at a minimum, must apply appropriate technical practices and complete common-to-complex USRO work with only occasional supervision (e.g., sporadic spot-checks during progress and/or upon completion).

Use of Measuring Instruments - at a minimum, must use USRO instruments to perform common-to-complex assessments with only occasional supervision (e.g., sporadic spot-checks during progress and/or upon completion).

Ability to Interpret USRO Instructions - at a minimum, must read and interpret USRO instructions and perform common-to-complex USRO work with only occasional supervision (e.g., sporadic spot-checks during progress and/or upon completion).

Ability to Use and Maintain Tools and Equipment - at a minimum, must use USRO tools and equipment to perform common-to-complex USRO work with only occasional supervision (e.g., sporadic spot-checks during progress and/or upon completion).

Knowledge of Materials - at a minimum, must have comprehensive knowledge of USRO materials to perform common-to-complex USRO work with only occasional supervision (e.g., sporadic spot-checks during progress and/or upon completion).

***Reviewers can only evaluate your application on the information you provide; if items are missing or incomplete, you will cause yourself to lose consideration for this vacancy.

RESUMES : It is not sufficient to simply state that you have a particular knowledge, skill or ability - you must describe how you apply that knowledge, skill or ability in the performance of specific USRO tasks.

Likewise, do not simply list projects or types of systems on which you work or describe your work in terms of general accomplishments or achievements. Your resume must describe duties you perform that pertain to each of the required Job Elements for this position.

Your knowledge, skills and abilities must be clearly described in your resume. You must provide details of the duties you perform as they relate to the qualifying experience.

Any duties you perform that are not specifically described in your resume cannot be assumed - if you perform specific duties you want considered during the evaluation process, that information must be explicitly stated in your resume.

Qualifications must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

Due to the nature of Utility Systems Repair and Operation work, the following conditions are essential for successful performance in this position and selected candidates must fully comply with all of these conditions in order to meet performance requirements.

(1) Performs work inside in workshops and at job sites and occasionally outside in various weather conditions

(2) May perform work on top of tall buildings or in cramped areas with low overhead room.

(3) Makes repairs and installations from ladders, scaffolding and platforms where the parts of systems worked on are frequently in hard-to-reach places and in confined spaces.

(4) May be assigned to work in areas where certain potentially harmful physical and chemical agents are present.

(5) Work requires frequent standing, stooping, stretching, bending, climbing, crouching, kneeling and arm movement.

(6) Heavy exertion and physical strength is required at frequent intervals to handle heavy and bulky materials.

(7) Frequently carries and sets up parts and equipment that weigh up to 50 pounds, unassisted. Hoists, holders and pulleys are used when moving heavier objects such as large compressors, condensers and chillers.

(8) May be exposed to energized electric circuits, sharp metal edges, chemical fumes, dust, dirt, high noise levels, extreme temperatures from steam and boiler rooms and changes in temperature while working on outside cooling towers, roof exhausts and ventilating fans.

(9) Subject to cuts, bruises, contusions and burns when working on steam and hot water lines.

(10) May be required to support other agency buildings to provide critical services to sustain the operational needs of agency buildings.

(11) Required to work a predetermined shift, which is subject to change to meet the agency needs.

(12) May be required to report to or remain at a duty station to perform critical services when employees are generally excused for all or part of a workday in emergency conditions.

(13) May be required to report during irregular hours and travel in hazardous weather conditions.

(14) Employee is on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, year around.

(15) May be required to wear a uniform while working at the duty station.

(16) Uncomfortable facemasks and protective clothing may be required when there is a possibility of exposure to toxic refrigerants and large amounts of escaping noxious gases when making emergency repairs.

(17) Required to understand and follow mandated safety procedures and wear mandated Personal Protective Equipment including earplugs, safety glasses, steel-toed boots, gloves, respirator and any other gear required by higher-level supervisors.

(18) May be required to wear a respirator and may be required to shave to ensure a proper fit.

(19) Telework and Alternate Work Schedules are not authorized for this position.

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 (e.g., new to SSA and/or new to this series).

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

This position does not have an educational requirement.

If you completed any trade-relevant training you want considered as part of your evaluation, include that training on your resume rather than uploading certificates you received.

Additional information

Vacancy open to all US Citizens.

Before you apply, review the Biographical Data in your USAJobs Account . USAStaffing uses that information (NOT the information on your resume) to communicate with you.

Incorrect information in your USAJobs Biographical Data means you may not receive important emailed information pertaining to this vacancy announcement. SSA/HR is not responsible if outdated information provided in your USAJobs Account causes you to miss important emailed information.

No matter what information is provided on your resume, HR and USAStaffing can only contact you using the information in your USAJobs Account.

Selective Service: 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 .

If you are a federal contractor, do not identify yourself as a federal employee.

OTHER NOTES:

See QUALIFICATIONS and CONDITIONS for important information pertaining to this position.

This position is on a fixed rotating shift and is not eligible for telework or Alternate Work Schedules.

Relocation expenses will not be paid.

Salary will be set in accordance with local pay provisions.

Additional selections may be made for this vacancy six months from the closing date of this announcement.

Location of position:
SSA-HQ
Office of Facilities and Logistics Management
Office of Building 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.

SEE QUALIFICATIONS TO UNDERSTAND WHAT YOUR RESUME MUST DEMONSTRATE.

Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your qualifications. You must clearly describe duties you perform that meet the Screen Out and Job Elements for this position. Duties that are not clearly described cannot be credited.

Experience is subject to verification by the selecting official. You may be asked to provide specific examples or documentation or to verify a response by a practical demonstration of your claimed ability.

Preview questionnaire here: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/11161991 Use APPLY link to submit responses.

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

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.

Applicants will be ranked using Category Rating.
If you meet basic requirements (based on your score AND your resume), you will placed into one of three categories:

(1) Qualified -- applicants who meet the Screen Out and demonstrate a basic level of knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the duties of the position

(2) Well Qualified -- applicants who meet the Screen out and demonstrate a satisfactory level of knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the duties of the position

(3) Best Qualified -- applicants who meet the Screen Out and demonstrate a high level of knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the duties of the position

Applicants eligible for Priority Selection will receive first consideration.

CTAP and ICTAPeligibles (see http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp ) must score in the well-qualified category to receive priority selection.

Veterans' Preference-eligibles will be placed ahead of other candidates in the category for which they have been ranked.

Preference-eligibles who demonstrate a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent (AND who meet the minimum qualifications) will automatically be placed in the Best Qualified Category.

See Required Documents for information on how to support these 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

NOTE THAT SSA'S REQUIREMENTS MAY BE DIFFERENT FROM WHAT YOU SUBMITTED IN THE PAST.

*** DOCUMENTS UPLOADED TO YOUR USAJOBS ACCOUNT MUST BE RECENT - OUTDATED DOCUMENTS CAN CAUSE YOU TO LOSE CONSIDERATION!

It is imperative that you submit appropriate documents to support your eligibility and qualification.

Resumes must describe duties you perform as they relate to the Screen Out and Job Elements for this position. Include your employer, work schedule (hours per week), full start/stop dates for each position and a clear description of the duties you perform. It is not sufficient to simply state that you have a particular knowledge, skill or ability - you must describe how you apply that knowledge, skill or ability in the performance of specific USRO tasks.

Likewise, do not simply list projects or types of systems on which you work or describe your work in terms of general accomplishments or achievements. Your resume must describe duties you perform that pertain to each of the required Job Elements for this position.

SEE QUALIFICATIONS TO UNDERSTAND WHAT YOUR RESUME MUST DEMONSTRATE.

Information that is copied or restated language from the vacancy announcement or rating criteria will not be considered and may cause you to be ineligible.

If you claim eligibility for priority selection, you must also submit supporting documents as indicated below.

NOTE: don't claim CTAP or ICTAP if you voluntarily separated from federal employment (e.g., if you resigned, retired or transferred out) OR you separated at the end of a term or temporary appointment OR you were terminated for performance or conduct reasons OR you have never held a federal position.

CTAP (Career Transition Assistance Plan) - only for competitive service employees who have been (or will be) displaced from SSA.

ICTAP (Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan) - only for competitive service employees who have been (or will be) displaced from other federal agencies (NOT SSA).

CTAP and ICTAP candidates must provide:
-- written notice of eligibility or a copy of your separation SF-50 (Notice of Personnel Action) and
-- most recent performance rating of at least "fully successful" (Level III) or equivalent

For more information see http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp .

VETERAN'S PREFERENCE: Applicants claiming veteran's preference must submit a DD-214 ( member 4 copy ONLY ) OR if you are still on active duty, an official statement of service from your command. Your document must show Character of Service. You may not receive consideration as a veteran if you fail to submit a legible copy of the proper DD-214.

If you don't submit the required documents your preference will be based only on the documents provided. This may affect your eligibility and/or rating.

To claim 10-point preference based on a service-connected disability, submit SF-15 ( Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference) and the documents specified on the reverse of the SF-15. You may not receive consideration as a 10-point veteran if you fail to submit all required documents.

For derived preference -- submit SF-15 and documents specified on the reverse of the SF-15. You may not receive derived preference if you fail to submit all required documents.

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO VETERANS : The Office of Personnel Management has published the end date for Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) as August 31, 2010. To receive veteran's preference for service during the Enduring Freedom/Iraqi Freedom era, you must have served for more than 180 days between September 11, 2001 and August 31, 2010 OR be in receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal. The updated CFR language is available here . Other qualifying eligibility for preference (e.g., disability) remains unchanged.

MILITARY SPOUSES -- you must meet certain conditions -- see complete information at https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique-hiring-paths/military-spouses/ . Submit a marriage certificate and proof that your spouse is still an active-duty member of the military.

Preference will be granted using ONLY the documents listed above . See Vet Guide for more information.

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