Department of the Navy - Quantico, VA

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This position is located in the Public Works Branch, Installation Facilities & Environmental Division, Marine Corps Base, Quantico, Virginia.

This is an emergency position. In the event of an emergency, the incumbent can be notified to report for work during non-duty hours, and during an emergency situation, may be assigned duties other than those identified.


You must be a US Citizen.

Must be registered for Selective Service, see Legal & Regulatory Guidance.

Suitable for Federal employment as determined by background investigation.

You must possess and maintain a valid state driver’s license.

Overtime/Weekend/Holiday/Shift work may be required.

Physical examination is required.

Prepares, paints and stains various surfaces as prescribed in accordance with standard painting techniques.

Determines the method, devices and materials that are best suited to the surface finish required.

Work is performed on interior and exterior surfaces using rollers, brushes and spray guns on wood, metal, masonry and drywall.

Performs other tasks as directed in support of organization's workload and/or emergencies.

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 submit a thorough resume that directly relates to this position.

Applicants must meet the requirements of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Handbook X118C, Job Qualification System for Trades and Labor Occupations. Additional qualification information can be found at: .

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 the 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 do the work of a Painter without more than normal supervision such as: applying complete knowledge and practices in the painting trade; applying materials so that surfaces meet the specified or desired texture, color, thickness, and level requirements; and using all types of basic painting and spraying equipment including rollers, brushes, scrapers, ladders of various sizes, air compressors, spray guns, stripping machines, etc.

In addition to the screen-out element you will be evaluated on the following Job Elements through your resume and responses to the on-line assessment questionnaire:

Technical Practices (theoretical, precise, artistic).

Knowledge of materials.

Ability to use and maintain Tools and Equipment.

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.

As part of the application process, you must complete and submit an occupational questionnaire. To preview this questionnaire and determine if your experience matches the skills required for this position, click the following link: View Assessment Questions

Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating and/or appointment eligibility.

Selectee may be required to successfully complete a probationary period.

Selectee is required to participate in the Department of Defense direct deposit of pay program.

Overtime/Weekend/Holiday/Shift work may be required.

Selectee must possess and maintain a valid state driver’s license and be able to safely operate a government vehicle (truck, van, car, etc.).

Job assignments require climbing, lifting, kneeling, bending, stooping and ability to determine heights and colors.

The incumbent is required to lift equipment and material that weighs 40 pounds and over.

The incumbent must be able to set up ladders, scaffolding, staging, move workboxes, sanding machines, buffers, etc.

Must be able to safely wear all personal protective equipment including respiratory protection (respirators); some work assignments may require entry into confined spaces.

Work will be performed in the interior of buildings and quarters and on the exterior when weather is permissible.

At times work will be performed under dusty, noisy, dirty conditions and soiling of clothes may result.

Some work will be performed using toxic material such as floor cleaner, solvents, stripper, etc.

When the application process is complete, your application will be reviewed to determine if 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 questionnaire, along with your supporting documentation to determine your level of knowledge, skill, and ability, related to the job requirements.

You will be rated under Category Rating procedures based on the extent to which your experience meets the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities for the position and rated as shown below. 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.

Highly 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, 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.

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Department of the Navy offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays and a 401K-type retirement plan.

This Position is subject to Department of Defense Priority Placement Program.

This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

Relocation expenses may or may not be authorized.

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:

ICTAP Applicants :

Military Spouse Preference (MSP):

Veteran’s Preference Information

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