UTILITY SYSTEMS REPAIRER OPERATOR

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Bethesda, Maryland
Posted
Dec 02, 2021
Closes
Dec 03, 2021
Hours
Full Time
Duties

  • You will perform a mix of work involving Boiler Plant Operations and Boiler Plant Equipment Maintenance.
  • You will install, maintain, repair and modify boiler plant equipment.
  • You will operate all equipment in a boiler plant to produce and control the amount of steam necessary to meet demands.
  • You will ignite fires, put boilers in service, and close down boilers.
  • You will adjust firing controls, fuel feeds, and air drafts for best combustion efficiency.
  • You will collect samples of boiler water, perform prescribed tests, and determine amount of chemical to be fed into boilers for treatment of water control of corrosion and chemical concentrations.
  • You will operate numerous auxiliary equipment, such as pumps, water heaters, fans and deaerating equipment.
  • You will maintain logs, records and other plant data as required.
  • You will answer all trouble calls and take the appropriate action.


Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a US Citizen.
  • Must be determined suitable for federal employment.
  • Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.
  • New employees to the Department of the Navy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit e-verify.gov
  • Within the Department of Defense (DoD), the appointment of retired military members within 180 days immediately following retirement date to a civilian position is subject to the provisions of 5 United States Code 3326.
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • Per E.O. 14043, selectee(s) must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by 11/22/2021 or date of employment (which ever comes later) except in limited circumstances where an exemption is approved due to a disability or sincerely held religious beliefs.
  • This is a bargaining unit position.
  • You will be required to obtain and maintain a current valid United States driver?s license.
  • You will be required to obtain and maintain a current CPR certification.
  • You will be required to obtain and maintain a current Maryland Third Class Stationary Engineer license.
  • You may be required to attend NOx/Combustion Optimization training if provided.
  • You will be required to successfully complete a pre-appointment physical examination.
  • You will be required to obtain and maintain an interim and/or final security clearance prior to entrance on duty. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal.
  • You will be required to wear personal protective equipment such as helmets, gloves, coveralls, glasses, goggles, respirators and safety shoes continuously for the duration of the work shift.
  • This position is subject to work an uncommon tour, including nights, weekends, and holidays to meet mission requirements. Overtime or night differential pay and/or unusual duty hours may be required.


Qualifications

Although a specific length of time and experience is not required for most trade and labor occupations, you must show through experience and training that you possess the quality level of knowledge and skill necessary to perform the duties of the position at the level for which you are applying. Qualification requirements emphasis is on quality of experience, not necessarily the length of time.

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the job elements and screen out listed below.

This job has a screen-out element which will be used to determine minimum eligibility for this job. Applicants who do not receive a minimum of two points on the screen-out element(s) will be found ineligible. The Screen-out Element for this position is: 1) Operating semi-automatic gas/oil fired high pressure boilers and auxiliary equipment (e.g., electric feed water and fuel pumps, electric driven forced draft fans, air compressors, water softening, and de-aerating equipment); 2) Adjusting fuel feed controls; and 3) Changing from gas to oil.

Applicants must meet the requirements of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Job Qualification Handbook for Trades and Labor Occupations. Additional qualification information can be found at: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/federal-wage-system-qualifications/#url=List-of-Approved-Job-Elements

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.

Education

This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

This position is covered by the Department of Defense Priority Placement Program.

Additional vacancies may be filled by this announcement.

A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments.

If you are unable to apply online and request information about the Alternate Application process, please contact the Department of Navy's Employment Information Center.

Federal annuitant information: The selection of an annuitant is subject to the Department of Defense and Department of the Navy policy on the employment of annuitants. Policy information may be found at: http://www.secnav.navy.mil/donhr/Documents/CivilianJobs/FedCivAnnuitants.pdf

ICTAP Applicants: To be considered well-qualified and exercise selection priority as an ICTAP candidate, displaced Federal employees must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and receive a rating in the highly qualified category (score 85) or higher. ICTAP candidates must provide copies of all of the following documentation at the time of application: 1) agency notice; 2) most recent performance appraisal; and 3) most recent SF-50 or notification of personnel action that includes position, grade level, and duty location. Applicants who do not provide this documentation will not receive consideration as an ICTAP candidate. For more information about ICTAP eligibility please review the following link: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique-hiring-paths/federal-employees/ictap/

Military Spouse Preference applicants will receive priority consideration at the Full Performance Level (FPL) and if determined to be Best Qualified at the FPL, and selected, must be placed at the FPL. A BQ military spouse possesses knowledge, skills, abilities, and competencies comparable to others who meet the competitive referral criteria for the specific position.

This position requires rotating shift work.

Recruitment incentives may be authorized to eligible new hires.

A relocation incentive is generally a single payment intended to offset some of the relocation costs experienced by the selectee. A relocation incentive may be authorized.

Physical Effort: Light to medium physical effort is required to observe and adjust equipment. Work requires frequent standing, stooping, walking and climbing. Frequently work in awkward or cramped position when performing maintenance work. Frequently lifts and carries tools, equipment and supplies weighing up to 80 pounds.

Working Conditions: Work is performed indoors and outdoors. Incumbent will be exposed to extreme temperatures, smoke, dirt, noise, unpleasant odors, toxic fumes, scot, toxic dust, water, fuel oil; chemicals and all types of weather conditions. Work may result in bruises, burns, etc., from steam, heat, chemicals or machinery.

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