Department of the Navy - Maryland

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This position is located in Bethesda, MD, Carderock Division and is responsible for preparing established testing programs, equipment, and procedures to determine the characteristics, capabilities, and limitations of systems and to evaluate proper performance. KEY REQUIREMENTS

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.
Relocation expenses are not authorized.

You must obtain and maintain a security clearance. DUTIES:
As a Technician, your duties will include, but are not limited to:

  • Welding high strength steels (HY-80, HY-100), aluminum, and stainless steel.
  • Using the fabrication requirements of scale model size ship and pressure hull model sections to support Test and Evaluation programs.
  • Verifying components and models are in compliance with dimension specified in drawings, specifications, and control documents.
  • Fabricating custom fixtures to maintain shape and control distortion of welded structures to tight tolerances, particularly cylindrical pieces with multiple seams.
  • Welding high strength steels (HY-80, HY-100), aluminum, and Stainless Steel using GTAW, GMAW, and SMAW welding processes. QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
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 be clear and specific when describing your experience.

Your resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the next lower pay level in Federal service or equivalent experience in the private or public sector. Specialized experience is defined as experience that is typically in or related to the work of the position to be filled and has equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities, to successfully perform the duties of the position. Specialized experience must demonstrate the following:

NT-03 (GS-9/10) Developing fixturing or weld methods to minimize distortion in weldments; welding steel, high strength steels (HY-80, HY-100), aluminum, or stainless steel using GTAW and GMAW welding processes in support of test and evaluation or research and development projects.


Two full years of graduate education or a master's degree directly related to the work of the position.

NT-04 (GS-11/12) A nalyzing and diagnosing welding problems including excess welding distortion or discontinuities in fabrication processes; welding high yield strength steels (HY-80, HY-100), pressure vessels, or steel, stainless steel or other alloy pipes using GTAW and GMAW welding processes in support of test and evaluation or research and development projects.

Graduate education or an internship meets the specialized experience required only in those instances where it is directly related to the work of the position. Two full years of graduate education or a master's degree meets the requirements for GS-9. One year of full-time graduate education is considered to be the number of credit hours that the school attended has determined to represent 1 year of full-time study. If that information cannot be obtained from the school, 18 semester hours should be considered as satisfying the 1 year of full-time study requirement. Part-time graduate education is creditable in accordance with its relationship to a year of full-time study at the school attended.

Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management web site:

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: TAG: Link to Questions Only.

Are you using your education to qualify? I f you are using education to meet all or part of the qualification requirements , you must submit a copy of your transcripts or an itemized list of college courses which includes equivalent information from the transcript (course title, semester/quarter hours, and grade/degree earned) . See OPM's General Policies for information on crediting education .

Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the qualification requirements if the applicant can provide documentation indicating that the foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States. It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide such evidence when applying f or further information, visit:

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. HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

When the application process is complete, we will review your r esume to ensure 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 Occupational Questionnaire , along with your supporting documentation to determine your ability to demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and abilities/competencies:

1. Knowledge of metals and testing

2. Ability to perform analysis and design

3. Knowledge of machining and tool use

4. Skill performing welding and related processes

For each candidate, minimum qualifications will be determined, including any selective placement factors identified for the position. Candidates who meet basic (minimum) qualifications will be further evaluated based on knowledge, skills and abilities for the position being filled. Based on this assessment, candidates will be placed in one of three quality groups based on their numerical score, including any veterans' preference points: Basically Qualified (score of 70 and above), Highly Qualified (Score of 80 and above) or Superior (score of 90 and above). The names of preference eligibles shall be entered ahead of others having the same numerical rating.

If you meet the qualification requirements, your application will be placed in one of three categories:

Superior- 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.

Best 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.

Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment. BENEFITS:

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

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

This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

PROMOTION POTENTIAL - This position has promotion potential to the NT-04 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 the recommendation of management. Promotion is neither implied nor guaranteed.

This agency has Legislative authority to recruit and fill permanent career-conditional and term appointments under a demonstration project. Under this project, interested individuals need not have present or previous status as a Federal employee in order to apply.

The position is located in office, industrial, and construction settings; the work requires the employee to spend most of the day standing, kneeling, or sitting in awkward positions. Employee will lift weights from 40 to 80 pounds; work from ladders and scaffolds and trenches and hard to reach places by bending, stretching, and stooping.

Overtime and/or shift work may be required.

Occasionally performs work in industrial settings where the potential for hazards exists. However, the use of engineering controls, materials substitution, and personal protective equipment reduce or eliminate hazard exposure.

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 .

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:

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:

Military Spouse Preference (MSP):

Veteran’s Preference Information: - 9 months ago - save job - block
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