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Agency: Department of General Services

Opening date: January 23, 2013

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Collective Bargaining Unit (Union): This position is in the collective bargaining unit represented by Teamsters Local 730 and you may be required to pay an agency service fee through direct payroll deduction.

Number of Vacancies: Two (2)

First Screening Date: February 5, 2013

Duration of Appointment: Permanent

Salary Range: $24.07 - $37.27 hourly

Tour of Duty: Shift subject to change; Position is essential and is subject to emargency calls; seven (7) days a week, twenty-four (24) hours a day.

"Pay Plan, Series & Grade: SW-5402-11


Brief Description of Duties: This position is an essential position located in the Facilities Management Division of the Department of General Services (DGS). The Facilities Management Division is responsible for the operation and maintenance of single and multiple fuel fired water or fire tube boilers and associated auxiliary equipment . The Division functions to ensure that boilers are safe and operating effectively and ensure the effectively and to ensure the effective and efficient operation of installed heating, hot water, air conditioning and ventilating systems within designated facilities.
Supervises a staff on a 24-hour basis for a safe, effective, economical, and adequate operation of installed heating, hot water, air conditioning, ventilating and electrical systems, and performs maintenance on the systems. Supervises and provides assistance to lower level supervisors. These responsibilities include but not limited to personally ensuring that the subordinate supervisors and their staff carryout the following duties and responsibilities: Responsible for oil, gas or electrical hot water or steam low-pressure boiler plant operations supporting all facilities and is guided by policy and procedure directives of the unit and the agency, District of Columbia Municipal Regulation 17, D.C. Health and Fire Department regulations, and equipment servicing and maintenance manuals applicable to installed equipment. Overseas specific maintenance on systems including moderately complex dismantling procedures, cleaning, adjusting, servicing, and replacing auxiliary and component parts, taking boiler water samples and adding chemicals at specific times for analysis purposes (on problems relating to the chemicals, seeks advice and assistance from Mechanical Maintenance Specialists). Ensures preventive maintenance is conducted in accordance with division policy and guidance.
Preventive maintenance consists mainly of periodic oiling, greasing, repack bearings, changing washers, tightening connections, changing wires, cleaning filters or fixtures, adjusting tolerance on all utilities needing calibration. Check employees to make certain that all applicable guides and instructions are utilized. Submits requests for tools, equipment, plumbing and electrical supplies, and replacement parts for installed equipment and machinery. Maintains working level inventory of parts and equipment and is responsible for its security. Prepares work order requests for maintenance and repairs that are either out of the realm of responsibility or would constitute major construction or modification. Survey repairs other than in emergency situations prior to undertaking or directing repairs and maintenance that is beyond capabilities of incumbent or staff. Incumbent orders fuel for heating and hot water systems. Reviews daily logs and prepares additional reports as requested. Keeps supervisor informed of all problems that cannot be resolved independently, quality of subordinates, training accomplished, personnel needs, and all periods they will be absent from their job. Prepares work schedules for employees to cover the period of time the facilities are opened and/or occupied; and instructs Operators of the specific timeframe and methods for closing down the plants at the end of the day. Works in conjunction with other Boiler Plant Operator Supervisors to establish weekend and emergency personnel schedules to cover unusual situations; and make arrangement insuring coverage for each facility. May be required to work extended shifts until all required assignments are completed and is subject to calls when off duty for emergencies.


Basic Requirements: District of Columbia 1st Class Steam Boiler Plant Operator's License and a CFC Universal Certification are required. Must Possess and maintain a valid driver's license.
In addition to the required license and certification, a Swimming Pool Operator and Pesticide Applicator License is preferred.

Ranking Factors

Submission of Ranking Factors: The following ranking factors will be used in the evaluation process. All applicants MUST respond to the ranking factors. Please respond specifically to the ranking factor(s) by either typing directly into the free form area provided or by pasting from a text document. Please describe specific incidents of sustained achievements from your experience that show evidence of the level at which you are applying. You may refer to any experience, education, training, awards, outside activities, etc. that include the degree to which you possess the job related knowledge, skills and abilities described in the ranking factors. The information given in response to the ranking factors should be complete and accurate to the best of your knowledge. FAILURE TO RESPOND TO ALL RANKING FACTORS WILL ELIMINATE YOU FROM CONSIDERATION.

Ranking Factor #1: Describe your experience in operating various types of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and auxiliary mechanical equipment and ability to troubleshoot problems when necessary.

Ranking Factor #2: Describe your ability to apply a knowledge of various operational phases of power boiler plant operations and their interrelationships for efficient and economical generation of steam or high temperature hot water (HTHW); and apply knowledge of the principles and theories pertaining to combustion, heat transfer and steam or HTHW generation in the operation of power boiler plants.

Ranking Factor #3: Describe your ability and skill to apply a general knowledge of the structural and operating characteristics of single and multiple fuel power boilers and associated auxiliary and pollution control equipment or systems (e.g. computerized or microprocessor control systems, fuel handling and distribution equipment and systems, fuel firing mechanisms, feed water and boiler water treatment and flue-gas desulfurization systems) to properly operate, adjust, troubleshoot, and maintain the equipment and systems.

Ranking Factor #4: Describe your ability to apply general knowledge of water treatment procedures and water analysis, using standard chemical tests and thorough knowledge of water treatment equipment and systems (e.g. cation/anion exchange units for demineralization of feed water).

Conditions of Employment

Physical Effort: Frequently works in confined areas in and around boilers and support equipment. The work requires moderate to strenuous effort and long periods of walking, standing, climbing, bending and crouching. Workers frequently lift and carry boiler parts and chemical supplies weighing up to 40 pounds and occasionally items weighing over 40 pounds with assistance from other workers or special weight handling equipment.

Working Conditions: Works indoors and/or outside where the incumbent is subject to prevailing weather conditions. The incumbent is subject to high temperatures, constant noise, rotating machinery, soot, dirt, grease, chemicals, oil, and fumes in the work area.

Residency Requirement

A person applying for a position in the Career Service, Educational Service, Management Supervisory Service, an attorney position in the Legal Service (series 905) other than in the Senior Executive Attorney Service (SEAS), who is a bona fide District resident AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION for the position, may be awarded a 10-point residency preference over non-District applicants, unless the person declines the preference points. If selected, the person shall be required to present no less than 8 proofs of bona fide District residency and maintain such residency for 7 consecutive years from the effective date of the appointment. Failure to maintain bona fide District residency for the 7-year period will result in forfeiture of employment.

Information to Applicants

Drug-Free Workplace: Pursuant to the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fill this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than five (5) days after conviction of or a plea of guilty to a violation of any criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace.

Other Information: The incumbent in this position is required to undergo and successfully pass a Criminal Background Investigation and Drug and Alcohol test as mandated by Title II of the Child and Youth Health and Safety Omnibus Act of 2004. The incumbent will be required to take random drug test.

How to Apply

Where to Apply (Judiciary Square): D.C. Department of Human Resources (DCHR) Job Center located in the South Lobby at 441 - 4th Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20001. All inquiries should be directed to HR Answers at (202) 442-9700.

Closing Statement

EEO Statement: The District of Columbia Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Equal Opportunity Employer: All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.

Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section 2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability, source of income, or place of residence or business. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act. In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act. Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated. Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.

Job Offers: Official Job Offers are made by the Office of Human Resources Only.

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