Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland
Nov 24, 2021
Nov 27, 2021
Engineer, IT, QA Engineer
Full Time

  • Operate gasoline-powered concrete mixer in order to complete the required tasks.
  • Perform necessary operator maintenance of equipment.
  • Install weight-handling gear such as cables, ropes, slings, and chains to move a variety of equipment.
  • Operate engineering equipment such as those with bull blades, four-in-one bucket loader, or drag pan in a construction debris landfill.
  • Utilize vehicles according to safety rules to prevent damage.


Conditions of Employment

  • Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
  • Pursuant to EO 14043, all Federal employees, regardless of duty location or work arrangement, must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by November 22, 2021, or before entrance on duty if after November 22, subject to exceptions as required by law.
  • If selected, the agency will provide information regarding what documentation is needed and how to request any legally required exceptions from this requirement.
  • Proof of vaccination will be required. To ensure compliance with this mandate, review the vaccination requirements, to include timelines for receiving required doses, at the following:
  • This position is subject to a pre-employment drug screening, and random drug testing thereafter, to include testing based on reasonable suspicion and testing due to direct involvement with an on-duty accident.
  • This position has been designated "Mission Essential". See 'Additional Info' section for more details.
  • This position requires the completion of a pre-employment Physical Examination and an annual examination thereafter to ensure the continued, required level of physical health and ability or fitness to perform the duties of the position.
  • This position has a requirement to lift up to 40 lbs. in the regular performance of duties.


Who May Apply:
  • US Citizens
  • Priority Placement Program, DoD Military Spouse Preference (MSP) Eligible
In order to qualify, you must meet the experience requirements described below. 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience.

Screen Out Element: There is no specific length of training or experience required. However, you must be able to demonstrate, through experience shown in your written application materials that you possess the sufficient knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the work of this position without more than normal supervision (listed below).
  • Minimum Qualifications (Screen Out Element): Ability to do the work of a Engineering Equipment Operator (MVO), WG-08 without more than normal supervision. Failure to meet this Screen out Element will result in an ineligible rating.
Selective Placement Factor: In addition to the Screen Out Element (above), you must also meet the Selective Placement Factor (listed below). Applicants will need to submit a copy of their licenses along with the application. Failure to attach licenses will result in an ineligible rating.
  • Selective Placement Factor: Incumbent must already possess (and be willing to maintain) a Class B CDL with/Hazmat endorsement for the WG-08 position. (To be considered for this position, you MUST submit a copy of your Class B CDL with/Hazmat endorsement with your application package).

Working Conditions The operator works in all types of weather in flat terrain and is exposed to serious injury due to the possibility of the equipment overturning or the vehicle being involved in traffic accidents. Also, the operator is subject to noise, vibration, dust, dirt, and fumes form the motor and exhaust. Asphalt worker is subject to cuts, bruises, and is exposed to the danger of falls while working on moving equipment.

Physical Effort Heavy physical effort is used by the operator in constantly reaching, bending, turning, and moving hands, arms, feet, and legs to handle different sets of controls to operate the equipment, attachments, and vehicles. Considerable strain is caused by the constant: vibration of the equipment and the jerking and jolting from operating over rough surfaces. Because of the location of the controls and attachments, the operator frequently works in awkward or stained positions. Worker frequently lifts up to 40 pounds and occasionally lifts equipment weighing up to 80 pounds with assistance.


Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this position, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted.

Additional information

  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
  • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
  • Two year trial/probationary period may be required.
  • Direct Deposit of Pay is required.
  • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
  • If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet.
  • This position has been designated "Mission Essential". In the event of severe weather conditions or other such emergency type situations (natural or man-made disaster) the incumbent is required to report to work or remain at work as scheduled to support mission operations.
  • This is a Career Program (CP) 18 - Engineers & Scientists (Construction) position.
  • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
  • Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement.

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