You will serve as a PIPEFITTER in the PUBLIC WORKS OFFICE/DEPUTY PUBLIC WORKS OFFICER NORFOLK, PRODUCTION DIVISION, UTILITIES AND ENERGY BRANCH of NAVFAC ENGINEERING CMD MID-ATLANTIC.
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You will install, repair, or modify new or existing systems (e.g., high-pressure or deep vacuum piping systems, hydraulic, pneudraulic, fuel, and air filter) for working condition.
You will follow blueprints, sketches, shop drawings, verbal instructions, templates, or targets as guides to complete piping installations.
You will cut, bend, or assemble pipe fittings or fixtures using chalk lines, hand and power pipe threaders, or cutters.
You will use manual and power hand tools (e.g., grinders, flangers, pipe threaders, pipe benders, cutters, pipe wrenches) to assemble piping systems.
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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.
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 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.
This is a Mission Essential position. You will be required to ensure organization or facility continuity of operations and/or completion of tasks that are considered essential to the mission designated by a local or command decision.
This position is part of a regionalized command. The incumbent may be assigned to a similar position at any site or workstation within NAVFAC MIDLANT Norfolk area, as a condition of employment.
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.
Call back after normal working hours to respond to emergency calls is required.
The incumbent must be able to work overtime as required.
The work hours are subject to change, should it be necessary. Such changes could include working weekends as part of a regular workweek.
Incumbent will be required to enter and work inside of a confined space. Incumbent will be required to receive confined space training prior to assuming duties that require entry into a confined space.
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 the work of a PIPEFITTER without more than normal supervision performing duties such as: 1) Install, modify, and repair of various new and existing utility piping systems and equipment; 2) Skill in figuring pipe, joint, and valve sizes needed to support pressures of systems, aligning pipes, valves, fittings, and joints for accurate match, and installing proper braces and supports to control movement and vibration and allow for expansion and contraction; and 3) Use tools and equipment such as sliding squares, measuring tapes, levels, dividers, chalk lines, templates, drills, grinders, flangers, hand and power pipe threaders and cutters, and pipe wrenches.
Applicants must meet the requirements of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Job Qualification System for Trades and Labor Occupations (X-118C). Additional qualification information can be found at: ****Physical Demands: 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 push dollies loaded with pipe and other material. Other workers are available for assistance. The incumbent must be able to reach above shoulders to repair overhead lines. Work requires kneeling, crouching, stooping, pushing, lifting, climbing above and below ground level, and assuming strained or awkward positions. Strength is required in hand-over-hand turning to open or close large valves, climb ladders and work on lines. Depth perception is necessary when working on staging. Good hearing is required to hear instructions under noisy conditions and determine steam traveling through lines, although a hearing aid is permitted. Must have full use of both arms and legs to climb ladders.
Working Conditions: The majority of the work is performed outside and requires exposure to prevailing weather conditions. Work involves uncomfortable conditions such as excessive heat and humidity when working in steam manholes or on steam pipes, excessive cold around pier when working on the utility systems; dust, dirt, dampness and inadequate ventilations and illumination when repairing, checking or operating valves located in manholes. Exposed continuously to hazards such as live high pressure steam from broken lines, which could result in severe burns, solvents when using cutting oil to thread cut or cut pipe; moving traffic and open manholes around the pier areas; heights while working on overhead lines which could result in broken bones, sprains or sudden death; slippery or uneven walking surfaces when repairing lines beneath piers; hernia from improper turning on or off of large valves; and machinery with moving parts. Required to work in small boat under piers.
This job does not have an education qualification requirement.
The incumbent may be required to carry a cellular telephone during non-working hours.
May be called upon to serve as a Gas Free Technician or Qualified Person.
This position is not telework eligible.
This position is covered by the Department of Defense Priority Placement Program.
Recruitment incentives may be authorized to eligible new hires.
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.
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 for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and receive a rating in the well qualified category or higher. For more information about ICTAP eligibility please review the following link: ****Read more
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
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.
When the application process is complete, we will review your resume to ensure you meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this announcement. You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume and responses to the Occupational Questionnaire, along with your supporting documentation to determine your ability to demonstrate the following job elements:
ABILITY TO DO THE WORK OF THE POSITION WITHOUT MORE THAN NORMAL SUPERVISION
ABILITY TO INTERPRET INSTRUCTIONS AND SPECIFICATIONS, INCLUDING BLUEPRINT READING
ABILITY TO USE AND MAINTAIN TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT
KNOWLEDGE OF EQUIPMENT ASSEMBLY, INSTALLATION, REPAIR, ETC.
TECHNICAL PRACTICES (THEORETICAL, PRECISE, ARTISTIC)
You will be evaluated and rated under Category Rating selection procedures. Additional points are not added for veterans' preference; however, preference is still applied. Applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans.
If you meet the qualification requirements, your application will be placed in one of three categories:
Best Qualified- Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements for announced position.
Well Qualified-Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above the minimum requirements for announced position.
Qualified- Candidates in this category meet the minimum experience requirements for announced position.
If selected, you may be required to provide supporting documentation.
If after reviewing your resume and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities or you may be found ineligible/not qualified.
Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.
All qualifications requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.
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.
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
YOU ARE REQUIRED TO DOCUMENT IN YOUR APPLICATION PACKAGE EVIDENCE THAT SUPPORTS YOUR ELIGIBILITY AND QUALIFICATION CLAIMS. You are required to upload the applicable documents with your application package. These documents will assist the staffing specialist in determining your eligibility and qualifications.
DOES THIS POSITION REQUIRE A LICENSE OR CERTIFICATE?
You must submit a copy of your license or certificate in your application package.
ARE YOU A VETERAN CLAIMING SOLE SURVIVORSHIP PREFERENCE OR 5-POINT VETERANS' PREFERENCE?
You must submit legible copy/copies of the following: DD-214 (member 4 copy), Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, showing all dates of service, as well as character of service (Honorable, General, etc.) or Statement of Service/Proof of Service (in lieu of a DD-214) from your command or local Personnel Support Detachment (PSD). The Statement of Service/Proof of Service must provide all dates of service, the expected date of discharge and anticipated character of service (Honorable, General, etc.). Veterans should upload their DD-214 once they receive it upon separation.
ARE YOU A DISABLED VETERAN or CLAIMING 10-POINT VETERANS' PREFERENCE?
Disabled veterans, veterans, widows, spouses or the mother of a veteran who are eligible for 10-point veterans' preference must submit legible copies of the following: Applicable supporting documents as noted on Standard Form-15 (SF-15). To obtain a copy of SF-15, go to ****Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents contain personal information such as SSN and DOB and some documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove said personal information before you submit your application. You may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected to confirm your eligibility.
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How to Apply
How to Apply
Click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
1. Complete resume with relevant experience where you worked, job title, duties and accomplishments, employer's name and address, supervisor's name and phone number, starting and end dates (Mo/Yr), hours per week and salary. If you are a current or previous federal employee, provide your pay plan, series and grade level (e.g. GS-0201-09).
2. Complete assessment questionnaire. For a quick preview of the assessment questionnaire click here: ****3. Supporting documentation
Failure to submit a complete application package will result in an ineligible rating and loss of consideration.
Your complete application (resume, assessment questionnaire, and all supporting documents) must be received by 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) on 08/16/2018. Applications received after 08/16/2018 may result in an ineligible rating and loss of consideration. If more than one resume is received, only the last resume received and processed will be reviewed.
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You are encouraged to apply online. Applying online will allow you to review and track the status of your application.
If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents contact Department of Navy EIC at **** or (800) 378-4559.
Do not email or send hard copy resumes/applications to the ****
NAVFAC ENGINEERING CMD MID-ATLANTIC
6506 Hampton Blvd.
Norfolk, VA 23508
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When the application process is complete, your application will be reviewed to determine if you meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements for which you requested consideration. You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume and responses to the questionnaire, along with your supporting documentation to determine your level of knowledge, skill, and ability related to the job requirements.
Best qualified applicants will be referred to the hiring manager. The hiring manager may choose to conduct interviews. Once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of the decision.
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Open & closing dates:
08/10/2018 to 08/16/2018
Pay scale & grade:
$22.75 to $26.53 per hour