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Naval Research Laboratory, D.C
Jan 14, 2022
Jan 22, 2022
Full Time

  • You will fabricate and install or remove insulating materials, including asbestos on tanks, boilers, turbines, pumps, pipes, valves, ducts , and other structures to reduce heat loss or absorption.
  • You will prevent moisture condensation, reduce sound levels, or retard fires.
  • You will identify, collect, process, stabilize, neutralize, consolidate, and/or separate hazardous waste in preparation for disposal.
  • develop patterns and lay out, cut, form, join, assemble, and installs or remove all types of insulating materials.
  • You will plan and lay out the work using parallel and radial line development and the principles of triangulation to prepare patterns, templates, and sketches of the items to be covered.
  • You will independently select the martials and equipment to be used.
  • You will perform difficult work processes to assemble and form bulk insulation to cover a combination of irregular shaped valves, flanges, tees, ells, and other surfaces not suitable for block pieces.
  • You will cover non-supervisory work involved in identifying, collecting, processing, stabilizing, neutralizing, consolidating, and / or separating hazardous waste in preparation for disposal.
  • You will be required to respond to chemical or hazardous waste emergencies.
  • You will visually examines hazardous waste containers at generation sites for leakage and other indications of deterioration.
  • You will assist in the containment and clean up operations resulting from hazardous spills.


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
  • 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 date of employment except in limited circumstances where an exemption is approved due to a disability or sincerely held religious beliefs.
  • 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.


In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities, as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience

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 two screen-out elements 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 elements will be found ineligible. The Screen-out Elements for this position are:

The ability to do the work of an Insulator including having performed the majority of the following duties under normal supervision: applying predetermined methods, materials, and installation techniques in accordance with clearly defined drawings, patterns, or templates which are provided in work orders and instructions to assist in the removal and installation of insulation on items and systems such as pipes, ducts, heaters, tanks, and pumps; securing insulation in place with wire, fasteners, and hooks; assisting in the removal of asbestos from some surfaces; reading and interpreting blueprints; performing basic mathematical calculations to determine proper amount of insulation to be used; covering items using prefabricated insulating blocks/sheets; using tools of trades such as knives, rasps, and scissors.


The ability to do the work of a Hazardous Waste Disposer including having performed the majority of the following duties under normal supervision: collecting, packaging, and storing hazardous waste; identifying and labeling hazardous waste; performing operator maintenance and repairs on equipment used in handling hazardous waste; and assisting in the response to chemical and hazardous waste emergencies to clean up spills and overflows.

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:

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.


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:

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

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.

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