Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.
About the Position:
The U S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District, Fort Randall Project is a multi-purpose project providing flood control, recreation, hydropower, water supply, irrigation and wildlife and fisheries benefits to the nation. The hydropower facility includes eight 40 MW generator units. The project employs about 35 employees and is located in South Central South Dakota near the Nebraska border. The nearest larger towns are Mitchell, SD approximately 60 miles away, and Yankton, SD, approximately 70 miles away. There are excellent opportunities for a variety of fishing and hunting in this area.
Who May Apply: US Citizens
Personnel security investigation required.
A medical examination is required.
Must comply with Drug Abuse Testing Program requirements.
A recruitment and/or relocation bonus of up to 25% MAY be authorized.
Permanent Change of Station (PCS) expenses MAY be authorized.
The Shift Operator is responsible for the safe and proper operation of a hydroelectric power-plant, switchyard and associated water control structures. Using local automatic/manual modes of operation, starts, stops, synchronizes and regulates power and reactive loads on turbine-generators. Issues clearances and performs switching and clearing of generator, transmission lines and station service switchgear. Opens, closes and regulates outlet works and/or spillway gates. Maintains power-plant operating log and prepares power generation and transmission equipment operating reports. Receives/records stream-flow and river level data. Operates power-plant auxiliary systems such as potable and waste water systems, intake and spillway deicing systems, HVAC systems, lighting systems, telephone and radio communication systems, station battery, etc. Performs maintenance of equipment.
Failure to meet the screenout element will result in an ineligible rating.
Screen Out Element: Ability to do the work of a Power Plant Shift Operator without more than normal supervision. Qualifying experience inculdes: Experience operating and maintaining water control structures and power-plant and station service auxiliary systems. Shift Operators are responsible for the safe and proper operation of a hydroelectric power-plant, switchyard and associated water control structures.
Knowledge of Equipment Assembly, Installation, Repair, etc.
Operation of Power Plant Equipment
Technical Practices (theoretical, precise, artistic)
Use of Measuring Instruments
Ability To Interpret Instructions, Specification, etc. (other than blueprinting reading)
Dexterity and Safety
PHYSICAL EFFORT: Work requires extensive walking, standing, and climbing vertical and inclined ladders and stairs; and stooping, bending, kneeling and crawling. Work may be done in awkward and cramped positions which may require the physical endurance to work under poor conditions for prolonged periods of time. Requires lifting and carrying tools, equipment and supplies frequently weighing up to and over 45 pounds. Required to operate large valves, life deck hatches, and perform other tasks requiring up to 75 pounds of pulling or turning force. There is danger of cuts, bruises and burns from equipment used and possible irritation or injury to eyes and spills from acids and solvents used. Must have good distant vision in each eye and be able to read fine calibrations; glasses permitted. Ability to distinguish basic colors is required.
WORKING CONDITIONS: The principal assignment is to the powerhouse; however, the work area may include intake structures and spillway areas. Work is principally indoors in a well heated, lighted and ventilated environment, but occasional outdoor work exposes employee to usual climate extremes. Exposed to equipment and machinery noises, heights, oils, greases, confined areas, dust, dirt, water, heat and cold, odors, fumes and moving and/or energized equipment. May work in proximity to high voltages and currents. Is subject to the discomfort of safety equipment required such as hard-hats and ear plugs.
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Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
One year trial/probationary period may be required.
Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be reviewed to verify that you meet the basic eligibility and qualification requirements. Your responses to the q uestionnaire will be used to evaluate your relevant personal, educational, and work experiences. Only the most recently submitted resume will be considered.
Basis for Rating : Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of three quality categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified and Qualified. Veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category.
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility, 2) you apply under the instructions in this announcement, and 3) you are found well-qualified for this vacancy. Well-qualified is defined as meeting all of the minimum qualification standards and eligibility requirements as well as possessing skills that clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements for the position. Under competitive delegated examining, an ICTAP eligible will be considered well-qualified if they attain an eligibility rating of 90 or higher, not including points for veterans' preference. You must provide proof of eligibility with your application to receive selection priority. Such proof may include a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation personnel action form. Information about ICTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp .
The Department of Defense offers excellent benefits programs some of which may include:
Comprehensive health and life insurance
Generous retirement programs
Paid holidays, sick leave, and vacation time
Flexible work environment and alternate work schedules
Paid employment related training and education
Possible student loan repayment
Payment of licenses, certification, and academic degrees as applicable
Bonuses, incentives, and awards as appropriate for the job.
Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
The Department of Defense (DoD) policy on employment of annuitants will be used in determining eligibility of annuitants. The DoD policy is available at http://www.cpms.osd.mil/ASSETS/E8AB932EA1E44617BAC7222922E42A62/DoDl140025-V300.pdf.
In accordance with section 9902(h) of title 5, United States Code, annuitants reemployed in the Department of Defense shall receive full annuity and salary upon appointment. They shall not be eligible for retirement contributions, participation in the Thrift Savings Plan, or a supplemental or redetermined annuity for the reemployment period. Discontinued service retirement annuitants (i.e. retired under section 8336(d)(1) or 8416(b)(1)(A) of title 5, United States Code) appointed to the Department of Defense may elect to be subject to retirement provisions of the new appointment as appropriate. (See DoD instructions 1400.25, Volume 300, at http://www.dtic.mil/whs/directives .)
Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
Further certification from this announcement may take place up to 90 days beyond the closing date of this announcement.
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