Ordnance Equipment Worker, WG-6641-8

Baltimore, Maryland
Jan 25, 2022
Jan 28, 2022
Full Time

You will perform a wide variety of routine ordnance equipment trade tasks involved in the maintenance, overhaul and conversion of a wide variety of types and sizes of ordnance equipment components and in connection with miscellaneous manufacturing projects.

Being a civilian working for the Coast Guard makes you a valuable team member. Typical duties include:

* Working on clear-cut work orders and instructions, working from blueprints, schematics, drawings, sketches, and specifications.

* Installing, overhauling, modifying, and repairing defective mechanical, electrical, and hydraulic elements of ordnance equipment such as MK 75 76MM and MK 38 25MM guns and mounts, 50 caliber mounts, and CAS ANT MK53.

* Assembling, adjusting and testing individual parts, subassemblies and complete units, using gauges, meters, and intricate test equipment.

* Measuring operating characteristics of mechanical, electrical and hydraulic elements.

* Maintaining, modifying and operating the testing and measuring instruments and apparatus and constructing special mechanical, hydraulic, and electrical units and jigs, using hand tools, blueprints and service manuals.


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • Applicant is required to meet the physical requirements of the position.
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for Selective Service.

All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.

As required by Executive Order 14043 and guidance issued by the Safer Federal Workforce Taskforce, Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to provide information on your vaccination status and will be required to submit documentation of proof of vaccination, or seek a medical or religious exemption to the requirements of E.O. 14043.


Applicants will be evaluated on their ability to perform the duties of the position rather than the length of experience. Eligibility will be determined by the relevance, scope, and quality of all experience and training, regardless of where or how acquired.

Applicants will be rated and ranked based on their knowledge of the following job elements:

1) Ability to do the work of the position without more than normal supervision (SCREENOUT)

2) Knowledge of equipment, assembly, installation, repair, etc.

3) Technical practices (theoretical, precise, artistic)

4) Use of measuring instruments

5) Ability to interpret instructions, specifications, etc. (includes blueprint reading)

6) Ability to use and maintain tools and equipment

7) Troubleshooting

National Service Experience (i.e., volunteer experience): 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). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.


This position does not have a positive education requirement. If you are including education on your resume, report only attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. See Required Documents section for detail.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet Federal qualification requirements if you can show that your foreign education is comparable to education received in accredited educational institutions in the United States. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence with your application. See Recognition of Foreign Qualifications click here

Additional information

Applicants will be required to complete questions contained on the Declaration for Federal Employment (OF-306) at the time a tentative job offer is made. Certain responses on the form could pose a problem with suitability for employment determinations. If you receive a conditional offer of employment for this position, you will be required to complete/make updates to the OF-306 and to sign and certify the accuracy of all information in your application, prior to entry on duty. False statements on any part of the application may result in withdrawal of offer of employment, dismissal after beginning work, or imprisonment.

DHS uses e-Verify, an Internet-based system, to confirm the eligibility of all newly hired employees to work in the United States. Learn more about e-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities at click here

***IF NOT APPLICABLE DELETE THIS NOTE*** Recruitment incentives may be authorized.

***REMOVE IF NOT A SUPERVISORY*** This is a supervisory position, under provisions of the Civil Service Reform Act, first time supervisors and/or managers will be required to serve a one-year probationary period.

***IF ANNOUNCING TEMP OR TERM-ADD STATEMENT*** This is a temporary/term appointment not to exceed __. However, an extension is possible up to 4 years.

***IF ANNOUNCING AT ONE GRADE LEVEL-DELETE STATEMENT*** If selection is made below the full performance level, the incumbent may be promoted up to the target grade without further competition, if all legal and regulatory requirements are met and when recommended by the supervisor. However, promotion to the full performance level is not guaranteed and is dependent on successful performance at the lower grade level(s).

All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit.

The Department of Homeland Security encourages persons with disabilities to apply, to include persons with intellectual, severe physical or psychiatric disabilities, as defined by 5 CFR § 213.3102(u), and/or Disabled Veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30 percent or more as defined by 5 CFR § 315.707. Veterans , Peace Corps / VISTA volunteers , and persons with disabilities possess a wealth of unique talents, experiences, and competencies that can be invaluable to the DHS mission. If you are a member of one of these groups, you may not have to compete with the public for federal jobs. To determine your eligibility for non-competitive appointment and to understand the required documentation, click on the links above or contact the Servicing Human Resources Office listed at the bottom of this announcement.

More than 1 selection may be made from this announcement if additional identical vacancies in the same title, series, grade, and unit occur within 45 days from the date the certificate was issued.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for the application and hiring process, please contact 410-636-3593. Decisions on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Visit Reasonable Accommodation

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