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 along with others and sets the pace; demonstrates proper work methods; obtains information or decisions from 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.
  • This position is not authorized for telework or Alternate Work Schedules.


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.
  • 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 federal employees as follows:

(1) Current competitive service -- permanent OR conditional tenure

(2) Current excepted service, including:
(a) agency with competitive service compatibility (Foreign Service, US Postal Service, etc)
(b) agency with Interchange Agreement
(c) Schedule A (block 5 of APPOINTMENT action shows Reg 213.3102(u) AND you have not been converted to competitive service)
(d) Veterans Recruitment Appointment (block 5 of APPOINTMENT action shows shows Pub. L. 107-288 AND you have not been converted to a competitive service position)
(e) time-limited veteran appointment (block 5 of APPOINTMENT action shows Reg. 316.402(b)(4) AND you have not been converted to competitive service)
(f) not described above (Attorneys, Pathways [PMFs, Recent Grads, Interns] or term appointments) who have prior competitive service OR veteran's 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 - (see https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/ctap_guideline.pdf )

AND

(5) Veterans -- no federal status - eligible under Veteran's Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA)
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.

VEOA applicants with federal status may apply using multiple eligibilities, but will be considered on federal status first and VEOA only if federal status cannot be used. Eligibilities must be fully documented in order to receive consideration.

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

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

OTHER NOTES:

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

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

Position is on a fixed rotating shift and is not authorized for telework or Alternate Work Schedules.

Relocation expenses will not be paid.

Salary will be set in accordance with local pay provisions.

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-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 required for this position. Duties that are not clearly described cannot be credited.

Your description of your knowledge, skills and abilities 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/11161700 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.

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

Information not specifically stated in your resume cannot be assumed. Information that is copied or restated language from the vacancy announcement or rating criteria will not be considered. If this occurs, you may be found ineligible.


Evaluations will be conducted as follows:

(1) Eligibility will be determined based on responses to questions 1 and 2. Responses will be verified using your supporting documents - choose carefully. If you provide a response that indicates you are not eligible, fail to provide documents to support your claim OR you are otherwise found ineligible during this part of the review, you will not receive further consideration.

(2) Eligible applicants will receive a score based on responses to the Job Element questions.

(3) If you are among the highest-ranking applicants based on that score, your resume will be reviewed to determine if you demonstrate the required knowledge, skills and abilities.

(4) If you remain among the highest-ranking applicants (e.g., your resume clearly demonstrates that you meet the Screen Out and Job Elements ), your name will be referred to the selecting official and your applicable documents will be forwarded for further review.

PRIORITY SELECTION :

Qualified CTAP and ICTAP applicants will receive the first consideration ONLY IF appropriate supporting documents are provided (see Career Transition Guide AND the Required Documents section).

Eligible veterans may apply under this Merit Promotion announcement, but preference points are not applied and veterans do not receive priority consideration.

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

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!

All applicants must submit a resume (SSA employees may use SSA-45). Information BELOW describes what your resume, SF-50 and Performance Appraisal must include. You may need to revise or update your resume in order to demonstrate that you meet qualification requirements.

Resumes must clearly describe duties you performthat support the knowledge, skills and/or abilities you claim for each Job Element and must include examples of your ability to perform USRO work without more than normal supervision. Include employer name, job title, work-schedule (number of hours per week), full start/stop dates for each position (month/day/year) and (if your position is or was federal) your federal pay scale and grade.

Do not simply list projects 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 the requirements for this position.

SEE QUALIFICATIONS TO UNDERSTAND WHAT YOUR RESUME MUST DEMONSTRATE.

Training/Certifications pertaining to this type of work should be listed on your resume - do not upload certificates.

Information that is copied or restated language from the vacancy announcement or rating criteria will not be considered. If this occurs, you may be found ineligible.

SF-50s must show grade, type of service and career-tenure. SF-50s should coincide with the information in your resume. If you apply for noncompetitive referral based on grade (i.e., reassignment or change-to-lower-grade), include the SF-50 showing your placement in a permanent position at or above WL-11.

Performance Appraisals are required for every applicant who has federal status, except as 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 without federal status are not required to submit a federal performance appraisal.

** DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR SPECIFIC ELIGIBILITIES

COMPETITIVE SERVICE EMPLOYEES -- (1) current SF-50 showing competitive status, grade and career tenure; (2) additional SF-50s (if necessary) to document highest grade held, (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 showing grade and career tenure; (2) additional SF-50s (if applicable) to show highest grade held; (3) performance appraisal; (4) (if applicable) a copy of your agency's Interchange Agreement and payscale AND (5) (if applicable) an SF-50 showing 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 Competitive Hiring (opm.gov) .

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) showing highest grade held, (4) performance appraisal and (5) if applicable, a current payscale.

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

VEOA - without competitive 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, you must submit a recently dated official statement of service from your command. For more information see Vet Guide .

NOTE: applicants with federal status who apply under VEOA are bound by the requirements for federal employees and must submit vet documents, as well as SF-50s and Performance Appraisals, if required.

CTAP/ICTAP -- see http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp .

If your federal payscale is not "GS" "WG" "WL" or "WS" please provide a copy of your agency's payscale.

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