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The primary purpose of this position is to perform the full range of pipefitter duties in maintaining, repairing and overhauling, main steam, condensate, water and sewer lines with the utilidor system. Performs metal welding work in the repair, modification, and assembly of various types of metal and alloy parts, equipment, systems and structures.
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Installs, inspects, troubleshoots and repairs a complex and interrelated assortment of high pressure steam lines, high temperature condensate lines, wastewater collection lines, and other accessories in underground utilidors.
Performs the full range of tasks associated with the journeyman level welder. Performs oxygen/gas and electric arc welding on a variety of metals.
Independently or as a work team member maintains, inspects, troubleshoots, and repairs a variety of complex equipment and utility systems.
Plans work from initial layout to work project completion. Reviews work requirements reflecting systems, parts, and assemblies for repair, modification or installation.
Complies with established procedures relating to resource protection, worker health and safety, and environmental protection.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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Conditions of Employment
U.S. Citizenship Required
Males must be registered for Selective Service, see ****Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.
This position is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program
This is a drug testing designated position. The incumbent is subject to random testing for drug use.
Disclosure of Political Appointments
This is a Key position, Incumbent must be removed from their military recall status if alternatives for filling the position during an emergency are not available (AFI 36-507)
The work requires the employee to drive a motor vehicle. prior to entry on duty the employee must have and then maintain an appropriate, valid driver's license
The work requires the employee to report for scheduled or call back shifts regardless of time of day or weather conditions
Work may require employee to work a non-standard schedule and may require employee to work overtime
Work requires employee to obtain and maintain the appropriate State of Alaska, Department of Environmental Conservation water distribution and wastewater collection operator certification as soon as practicable
Work requires employee to obtain and maintain the appropriate welding certification within 120 days of hire
Work may require occasional travel away from normal duty station via military or commercial aircraft
Work requires employee to wear appropriate respiratory protection and personal protective equipment during activities requiring this protection
Work requires employee to support and participate in established resource and force protection programs
Work requires employee to enter and perform tasks in permit and non-permit confined spaces that contain high presure-high temperarure steam and condensate mains water distrbution mains and wastewater collection mains
Work requires employee to enter and perform tasks in permit and non-permit confined spaces that contain high pressure-high temperature steam and condensate mains water distribution mains and wastewater collection mains
Pre-Employment Physical Examination required
Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C for the WG-4200 Plumbing and Pipefitting Family. Although a specific length of time and experience is not required for most blue-collar positions, you must meet any screen-out element listed, and 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 the quality of experience, not necessarily the length of time.
The screen out element for this position is the ability to perform the duties of a Pipefitter (Welder), WG-4204-11 without more than normal supervision.
Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:
1. Knowledge of a wide range of principles, processes, and techniques of trades and crafts including utilities layout and construction, plumbing water distribution and wastewater collection systems, pipefitting high pressure-high temperature steam distribution and condensate return systems, welding assorted metals, and maintaining industrial equipment.
2. Knowledge of a wide range of welding principles, processes and difficult techniques. Skill and ability to weld similar/dissimilar metals producing water or air tight welds with complete penetration and fusion of base and filler metals regardless of welding location in accordance with American Society of Mechanical Engineers codes.
3. Knowledge of mechanical, electric, and electronics procedures, hydraulic and pneumatic systems, and components of industrial machinery and equipment, and the operating characteristics of the involved systems and equipment.
4. Ability to apply basic math, science, and engineering concepts including chemistry, hydraulics, thermodynamics, corrosion control and hydrology.
5. Knowledge of and ability to implement safety regulations, practices and procedures applicable to utility distribution systems including confined spaces, excavation and trenching, hazard communication standard and electrical lookout.
6. Skill in troubleshooting complex problems through application of prescribed test procedures and equipment.
7. Knowledge and skill in the use and maintenance of hand and power tools, equipment, and precision measuring and/or test equipment common to trade including welders, cutting torches, water distribution and sewer collection line cleaning equipment, back flow device testers, multi-meters and instruments such as gauges, meters, recorders analog displays and computer generated data to determine operational status and make necessary adjustments.
8. Ability to independently plan and organize work assignments to include determining resources required researching alternative parts or procedures and coordinating activities with other personnel.
9. Ability to read and interpret wiring diagrams, shop drawings, operating manuals, fabrication sketches, technical specifications or special facility procedures to be followed during emergencies, equipment failures, or system malfunctions.
10. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, and use personal computers.
Works in confined spaces such as utilidors (pipe tunnels). Employee must reach, push, pull, walk, stand, stoop, bend, kneel, climb, crawl, stretch and work in awkward and cramped positions in hard-to-reach areas, and may need to work from ladders, scaffolding, or platforms. Joints of pipe are extremely heavy and must often be handled in steam pits in minimal work space between other piping. Employee may work around heavy equipment during trenching and excavation work and often works around powered lifting equipment. Frequently lifts, carries, and handles objects weighing 50 pounds unassisted and often handles objects weighing over 50 pounds with assistance.
Employee works both inside and outside regardless of the weather in areas that are extremely confined, noisy, dirty, greasy, uneven, and slippery. Frequently exposed to moving objects with sharp edges, very heavy moving objects, fumes, mists, vapors, dust, extreme heat, raw sewage, dampness, and vibrations. Occasional exposure to the possibility of broken bones and frequent exposure to the possibility of scraps, bums and infections. Employee maintains and uses prescribed safety/protective equipment and clothing including hard hats, safety boots, safety glasses, face shields, respirators, hearing protection, gas detectors, foul weather gear, work gloves, coveralls, rubber boots, and supplied air systems.
PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE:
Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.
VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE:
Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
This job does not have an education qualification requirement.
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP):
For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated well qualified or above for this position. You must submit a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location.
Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants):
Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants. Click here for more information.
This announcement may result in a 90-day register that may be used to fill like vacancies for 90 days after the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as vacancies occur.
All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.
Recruitment and/or Relocation incentives may be used.
Incentive for prior non-federal work experience or active duty uniformed service for determining leave accrual rate is authorized.
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How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
You MUST have one or more listed eligibilities (click Learn more about this agency button above) to be considered. Eligibility claims must be supported with required documentation submitted with each application package to be considered. Transfer and Reinstatement or equivalent eligibles must provide their most current SF-50 and the SF-50 reflecting the highest grade held if not reflected on most current/separation SF-50. *Air Force is not responsible for erroneous eligibilities you list or fail to list.
Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.
The resume/documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of not qualified or insufficient information and you will not receive further consideration for this job.
All Federal Wage Schedule (FWS) applicants must complete the assessment questionnaire in its entirety or it will result in an ineligible rating. Applicants who meet the requirements for and apply as a non-competitive eligible that meet minimal qualifications and other requirements of this position, will be given consideration as a non-competitive candidate and will be referred unless blocked by an individual with priority/preference.
Hiring Managers use objective methods and consider previous performance appraisals and awards in the selection process. Current Federal Civilian employees should list any relevant performance related rating and/or awards in your resume.
Selectees who physically reside permanently in the U.S., the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico or Northern Mariana Islands, and the Possessions of the U.S., during the entire recruitment process (application, selection, and acceptance of a formal job offer) and selected for employment in the foreign area are eligible to receive certain foreign area benefits such as: Living Quarters Allowance (LQA) or government quarters, Post Allowance, Home Leave, etc. (subject to approval).
Selectees who physically reside outside the U.S., the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico or Northern Mariana Islands, and the Possessions of the U.S., during any step of the recruitment process (application, selection, and acceptance of a formal job offer) will have foreign area benefits eligibility be determined on a case by case basis.
Background checks and security clearance
Drug test required
The following documents are required and must be provided with your application. Other documents may be required based on the eligibility/eligibilities you are claiming. Click here to view the AF Civilian Employment Eligibility Guide and the required documents you must submit to substantiate the eligibilities you are claiming.
Online Application - Questionnaire
Resume - must include beginning and ending month and year for each employment period, hours worked and supervisor
Registration/License - active, current registration/license if applicable
for the position
If claiming VRA, VEOA or Veterans' Preference - a copy of your DD Form 214, which must include character of service or a Statement of Service/Proof of Service which must include service dates and character of service. In addition, if claiming 10-point preference and/or 30% Disabled Veteran, you must submit a VA Letter or a disability determination from a branch of the Armed Forces (or documentation of Purple Heart, if applicable) and a SF 15 (Application for 10-point veteran preference).
ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE MEMBERS:
The VOW Act Chapter 21 of Title 5, United States Code (U.S.C.), Section 2108a, requires Federal agencies treat active duty service member as veterans, disabled veterans, and preference eligible, when they submit, at the time they apply for a Federal job, a certification of active service in lieu of a DD214, assuming the service member is otherwise eligible. A certification letter should be on letterhead of the appropriate military branch of the service and contain (1) the military service dates including the expected discharge or release date; and (2) the character of service. The service member's military service dates are necessary in order to determine whether he or she meets the definition of veteran under 5 U.S.C. 2108(1). The certification must reflect the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date of submission
. The certification must be signed by, or by direction of, the adjutant, personnel officer, or commander of your unit or higher headquarters and must indicate when your terminal leave will begin (if applicable), your rank, dates of active duty service, the type of discharge and character of service (i.e. honorable). Further, under paragraph (h) of the rule, agencies are required to verify a qualifying separation from military service prior to appointment, through the DD214 or other appropriate documentation. Your preference and/or appointment eligibility will be verified prior to appointment. Active duty members that fail to provide a valid certification of service with their initial application will be found not eligible. Military members may be appointed before the effective date of their military retirement/separation if member is on terminal leave.
Performance Appraisals for Current Federal Civilian Employees
- Most recent performance appraisals (dated within last 3 years) showing the official rating of record, signed by a supervisor, or statement why the performance appraisal is unavailable. Applicant should not submit an appraisal that does not include this information.
Awards for Current Federal Civilian Employees
- Copies of any award received within the last 3 years.
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How to Apply
How to Apply
The complete Application Package must
be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 08/16/2018
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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
Your Resume (your latest resume will be used to determine your qualifications). If you submit more than one copy of your resume, only the most recent (latest) version will be reviewed. The latest timestamp will be used to determine which version of your resume is most recent.
It is your responsibility to check the status and timestamp of all documents you submit as part of your application.
If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, you will not be considered for this vacancy.
For qualification determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and dates of employment (i.e., hours per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as insufficient and you will not receive consideration for this position.
A complete Application Questionnaire
Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below). Ensure all submitted documents contain your full name, address, ****
It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information entered and/or uploaded, (i.e., resume) is received, accurate, and submitted by the closing date. You may verify your documents have been processed with your application package successfully. You can access your USAJOBS account to do so by clicking here. Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.
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Eielson AFB, AK 99702
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Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
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Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.
Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.
You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
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Open & closing dates:
08/10/2018 to 08/16/2018
Pay scale & grade:
$34.63 to $40.38 per hour $72,273 to $84,273 Annually