Naval Shipyard, Virginia
Jan 15, 2022
Jan 19, 2022
Full Time

  • You will install equipment by completing the routing and placement of systems leading to the equipment, and seating, hooking up, and testing the equipment.
  • You will install, modify, and repair new and existing utility, supply, and disposal systems and equipment such as sewage, water, oil, and gas distribution systems, water closets, tubs, fire sprinkler systems and showers.
  • You will work from building plans, blueprints, and sketches to lay out the routing, placement, slant, slope, fall, and proper operation of systems and equipment.
  • You will locate and tap main lines, set up system routes, place and cut route openings, place hangers for proper level and slope, and determine and install valves, traps, and unions needed for proper operation of systems.


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.
  • This is a bargaining unit position.
  • You will be required to obtain and maintain a current valid United States drivers license.
  • 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 and annually thereafter.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • NAVFAC MIDLANT is a regionalized command. The incumbent serving in this position may at any time be reassigned to a similar position at any site or workstation within the commuting area as a condition of employment.


This job has a screen-out element which will be used to determine minimum eligibility for this job. The Screen-out Element for this position is: Ability to do the work of a Plumber WG-4206-9 without more than normal supervision: 1) Installing, modifying, and repairing plumbing systems. (e.g., sewage, water, oil, air, and gas distribution systems, water closets, tubs, back flow prevention devices/assemblies, fire sprinkler systems, and showers); 2) Determining equipment, tools, and parts needed for plumbing repair work; and 3) Reviewing blueprints, building plans, or specifications to determine plumbing work details or procedures.

Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management website:

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 announcement uses the Certain Competitive Service/Modified Direct Hire Authority to recruit and appoint qualified candidates to certain positions in the competitive service.

A 40 hour work week is typical of this position.

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.

Shift work may be required.

The incumbent serving in this position may at any time be reassigned to a similar position at any site or workstation within the commuting area as a condition of employment.

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

May be required to serve on-call duty on a rotational basis. When on-call, incumbent 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.

This position may be considered ESSENTIAL and the incumbent will be 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 (including snow removal), disasters, or periods of increased security threat.

Certain incentives (such as Recruitment, Relocation or Student Loan Repayment) may be authorized to eligible selectees.

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.

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

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: .

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.

PHYSICAL EFFORT: The work involves making repairs and installations from ladders, scaffolding, and platforms, and where the parts of systems worked on may be in hard-to-reach places. This requires standing, stooping, bending, kneeling, climbing, and working in tiring and uncomfortable positions. May be required to lift, carry, and set up parts and equipment that weigh up 40 pounds.

WORKING CONDITIONS: The work is done inside and outside, and is usually dirty, dusty, and greasy. May be required to make repairs and installations outside in bad weather. May occasionally make repairs in areas where bad smelling fumes are present. May occasionally be exposed to the possibility of broken bones and/or scrapes, burns, and infections.