Naval Facilities Engineering Command - Groton, CT

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This position is located in the Utilities and Energy Management Branch, Production Division, Public Works Department New London, Naval Facilities Engineering Command Mid-Atlantic located at Naval Submarine Base New London. Under the direction of the Utilities Manager, the incumbent performs pipefitting, plumbing, equipment operation and pipefitting related duties to support the operation of potable water, sanitary sewer, compressed air and high pressure steam commodities. TRAVEL REQUIRED
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.
Selectee may be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
You must obtain and maintain a security clearance. DUTIES: Back to top

Work from blueprints, plans, sketches and other specifications to plan, lay-out, fabricate and install piping systems for potable water, sanitary sewer, compressed air and high pressure steam commodities.

Installs fittings, couplings, flanges, valves, and pipes made of various material, size and type.

Installs appropriate braces and supports to control vibration and movement and allow for expansion and contraction. QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Back to top

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) Job Qualification System for Trades and Labor Occupations (X-118C). Additional qualification information can be found at: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/x-118c/tabindx.asp .

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.

Federal Wage System (FWS) positions require the use of a Screen-Out Element. Points will be based on experience and training which are documented by your responses to the questionnaire. To be qualified, applicants must receive at least 2 points on the Screen-Out Element and an average of 2 points on all the elements in order to be considered minimally qualified for the position. 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 Pipefitter without more than normal supervision performing the following duties:

WG-10: 1) Install, modify, and repair potable water, sanitary sewer, compressed air and high pressure steam systems; 2) plan, lay out and install piping systems and equipment from blueprints, sketches, etc.; 3) ensures pressure tight joints, such as compression, flared, threaded, flange, bolted flange, welded and soldered; and 4) Install pipes with necessary hangers, brackets and other necessary support to ensure proper pitch and elevation of pipes.

WG-08: 1) ensures pressure tight joints, such as compression, flared, threaded, flange, bolted flange, welded and soldered; 2) Install pipes with necessary hangers, brackets and other necessary support to ensure proper pitch and elevation of pipes; 3) cut, bent, or threaded pipes to ensure proper size, and connection.

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:

Knowledge of Equipment Assembly, Installation, Repair, etc.

Ability to perform pipefitting measurement and layout.

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 .

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

A Secret security clearance is a requirement of this position. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a position offer or removal. If you possess a security clearance, please indicate the level and termination date in your resume.

Must possess a valid state driver's license.

May be assigned tasks in non-trade related fields as an assistant/helper as workload requires.

Incumbent will be required to serve as an on-call duty mechanic on rotational basis. An on-call duty mechanic is required to carry a duty cell phone and must remain available to respond on site to after- hours emergencies within two hours.

The position is designated as ALPHA and incumbent will be required to report in emergencies and inclement weather. The incumbent may be required to report for duty or held in a duty status to provide support before, during and/or after special emergency situations, such as, but not limited to, destructive weather, disasters or periods of an increased security threat. The incumbent must be able to wear safety equipment to meet requirements of duties being performed, i.e. flame retardant clothing, safety glasses, hard hats, appropriate insulating rubber gloves/sleeves, safety harness, safety shoes, earplugs, and any other specialized equipment.

The incumbent shall obtain a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) as requested in order to utilize certain types of heavy equipment that is necessary to support pipefitting related tasks. Training for the CDL will be provided.

The incumbent will be required to be in the respiratory protection program due to the nature of the work being performed.

May be assigned a vehicle stocked with controlled inventory, tools and consumable materials. If assigned a vehicle, the incumbent is responsible for managing the tools and material by following established procedures for inventory control and cost accounting.

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. A pplicants 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.

Best qualified applicants will be referred to the hiring manager. The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews, and once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of the decision.

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

Selectee will be required to successfully complete a pre-appointment physical examination.

This position requires shift work and may include evening, weekend, and rotating shift work.

This position has promotion potential to the WG-10 grade. If selected below the full performance level, incumbent may be noncompetitively promoted to the next higher grade level after meeting all regulatory requirements, and upon recommendation of management. Promotion is neither implied nor guaranteed.

This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

Physical Effort: Moderate lifting up to 40 pounds is required. If a heavier lift is required, the incumbent must utilize assistance from other employees or appropriate lifting support devices. Must be able to work at a rapid pace for a short period of time. Must be able to work for longer stretches of time in emergency situations. Occasionally required to perform work by stooping, bending, and reaching while in cramped and uncomfortable positions and by walking, kneeling, crouching, and crawling. Must be able to climb ladders and scaffolds to perform work at various heights. Must be able to work in trenches, manholes and confined spaces. Normal vision or corrective lenses are required. Males born after December 31, 1959, will be required to certify that they have registered with the Selective Service System. If you fail to do so, you will be required to certify that you did not knowingly and willfully fail to register. This requirement must be met before you can be appointed to this position.

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.

The Department of the Navy uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify .

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: http://www.secnav.navy.mil/donhr/Documents/CivilianJobs/FedCivAnnuitants.pdf

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Eligible:

ICTAP applicants must be well qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. A well-qualified ICTAP applicant is one whose knowledge, skills, and abilities clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements; however, the individual would not necessarily be considered highly or best qualified. For more information about ICTAP eligibility please review the following link:


Veteran’s Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA):

Military Spouse Preference (MSP):

Veteran’s Preference Information:
http://www.secnav.navy.mil/donhr/Documents/CivilianJobs/ Vet _%20Preference_Statement.pdf

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