Naval Base, Virginia
Jan 12, 2022
Jan 20, 2022
Full Time

  • You will visually inspect for external damage and operational deficiencies, wet and dry pipe system components.
  • You will inspect fire pumps and fire pump system components for damage and visually apparent operation deficiencies or impairments.
  • You will perform main drain test on all water based suppression systems.
  • You will perform priming water, low air pressure, and quick-opening device tests on dry pipe systems.
  • You will respond to all levels of trouble calls.
  • You will maintain special hazard foam suppression systems including flushing lubricating and adjusting control valves, piping and nozzles.
  • You will maintain and install sprinkler systems.
  • You will maintain and replace fire pumping systems.


Conditions of Employment

  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • This is a bargaining unit position.
  • 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 successfully complete a pre-appointment physical examination.
  • You will be required to obtain and maintain a current valid United States driver's license.
  • NAVFAC MID-LANT is a regionalized command. The incumbent serving in this position may at any time be assigned to a similar position at any site or workstation within the commuting area.
  • You will be required to obtain and maintain local licensure required for a Fire Sprinkler Mechanic.


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 Ability to do the work of a Plumber without more than normal supervision, which includes: 1) Maintaining, testing, troubleshooting, repairing fire sprinkler systems in accordance with local regulations and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) instructions; 2) Using blueprints, sketches, and specifications to detect malfunctions and complete assignments; and 3) Using practical mathematics to make calculations, such as pipe size, area of coverage, and flow rate. NOTE: This information must be supported in your resume to be considered for the position.

Applicants must meet the requirements of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Job Qualification System for Trades and Labor Occupations. Additional qualification information can be found at:


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

This announcement uses the Certain Personnel of the DoD/Modified direct hire authority to recruit and appoint qualified candidates to positions in the competitive service.

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

You will be required to obtain and maintain the National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET) Level I certification within 12 months of entry into the position and NICET Level II certification within 24 months of entry into the position.

A 40-hour work week is typical for this position.

You may be required to serve as an on-call duty mechanic on a rotational basis. An on-call duty mechanic is required to carry a duty cell phone and duty pager and must remain available to respond on site to after-hour emergencies within two hours.

You may be assigned to perform tasks in non-trade related fields as an assistant/helper as workload requires.

You may be designated as ALPHA/Essential personnel and required to report for duty or held in a duty status to provide support before, during, and/or after special emergency situations, such as, but not limited to destructive weather, disasters, or periods of an increased security threat.

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.

Recruitment incentives may be authorized to eligible new hires.

Several vacancies may be filled.

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.

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: .

PHYSICAL EFFORT: Moderate lifting up to 40 pounds is required. If a heavier lift is required, it must not be attempted without assistance. Must be able to work at a rapid pace for a short period of time. Occasionally required to perform work by stooping, bending and reaching while in cramped and uncomfortable positions and by walking, kneeling, crouching and crawling. Must be able to climb ladders and scaffolds to perform work at various heights. Normal vision is required.

WORKING CONDITIONS: Some work is performed outside and may require exposure to prevailing weather conditions. Working conditions in this position vary with a portion performed in relatively pleasant surroundings and a portion on rooftops, in equipment rooms, under buildings, and in confined spaces. Subject to perform work in areas with high noise levels where ear protection is required. Working in very hot and cold environments, poorly ventilated and lighted areas is occasionally required and in some instances work in these conditions is for the duration of the shift. The incumbent may be exposed to fumes, dust, dirt, grease and oil, and is subject to the possibility of scrapes, cuts, bruises contusions, burns, electric shock and eye hazards.

Veteran's preference does not apply when selecting individuals under this specific hiring authority. However, if you claim veteran's preference, you will be required to submit supporting documentation with your application as described in the Required Documents section below.