Welder
Department of the Army - Marietta, OH

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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.

SPECIAL NOTICE - PLEASE READ!

This is a full time, temporary position not to exceed one year, may be extended up to two years.

This is a Standing Register announcement. Resumess may be submitted at any time during the open period. Referral lists will be issued as job opportunities occur.

Duty station: Marietta, Ohio

This announcement will be used to fill multiple welder positions on the repair fleet.

Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs are not authorized based on a determination that a PCS move is ot in the Government's best interest.

About the Position:
The listed position is at the Marietta Repair Fleet, which is a marine based repair party originating from Marietta, Ohio. The Repair Fleet is responsible for major/minor maintenance for 45 District projects which includes 9 high lift Locks and Dams and 36 flood control projects dispersed over a wide geographic region. The majority of maintenance activities take place on the Ohio and Kanawha Rivers at locations in WV, OH, and KY. Work performed with a travelling repair party.

Who may apply:
All US Citizens

KEY REQUIREMENTS

US Citizen

Must possess and maintain a valid State motor vehicle operator's license.

Temporary Duty Travel (TDY) required 90% of the time

Pre-employment physical may be required

May require working overtime, weekends, holidays and shift work

AWS Certification

DUTIES:
Plans and lays out work from blueprints, sketches, drawings, specifications and work orders. Makes a wide-range of welds, from simple to precision welding, including welds of dissimilar metals.

  • Determines disassembly or repair necessary, and materials to be used.
  • Works with light, heavy gauge and hardened metals, i.e., mild steel, carbon alloy steel, stainless steel, copper on brass, brass on stainless steel, cast iron, nickel and bronze.
  • Uses electric, oxyacetylene, oxyhydrogen gas metal arc, gas tungsten arc, and gas carbon arc welding processes to weld metal parts and structures ranging from .025 inches to very thick metal which requires multiple welding passes.
  • Devises special jigs and fixtures to hold parts to be welded.
  • Positions and clamps work, preheats metal and maintains temperature to prevent distortion.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
Screen Out Element : To qualify for this position, your resume must reflect your ability to do the work of a welder, WG-3703-10 without more than normal supervision. Applicants must meet this screen out element to be considered further. To meet this screen out element, applicants should document experience in the following:

Technical Practices (theoretical, precise, artistic)

Use of Measuring Instruments

Ability to Interpret Instructions, Specifications, etc. (includes blueprint reading)

Abilit to Use and Maintain Tools and Equipment

Knowledge of Metals

Dexterity and Safety

Physical effort : The work involves standing, walking, stooping, bending, kneeling, climbing, and crawling. Work may be done in awkward and cramped positions such as when welding in hard to reach places. May handle objects weighing twenty to fifty pounds, and occasionally objects weighing in excess of fifty pounds. Incumbent must be able to perform all physical requirements of this position. Duties include but are not limited to pushing and pulling bars and levers, winding cranks and winches, lifting and holding lines, climbing ladders and steep stairways, working in confined spaces, and working on steep and uneven ground. Incumbent must be capable of lifting at least 50 pounds unassisted or up to 100 pounds with the assistance of one other person.

Working Conditions: Work is completed in all types of weathe,r including inclement weather of extreme heat and cold. Incumbent is subject to cuts, bruises and shock from cutting tools, moving parts and electric current (440 volts). Incumbent is subject to dangers including but not limited to drowning and injury from falls and loads on overhead cranes. Incumbent utilizes appropriate personal protective equipment for those conditions which may be heavy and uncomfortable. Incumbent must be capable or working in conditions of dust, welding fumes, paint vapors and sandblast particles utilizing appropriate personal protective equipment for those conditions.

Other Requirements:
  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
  • Personal background investigation may be required.
  • Required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
  • One year probationary period may be required.
  • Direct Deposit of Pay is required.
  • Pre-employment physical may be required. Annual physical is required.
  • Uniform is required.
  • Temporary Duty Travel (TDY) may be required 90% of duty time.
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 questionnaire will be used to evaluate your relevant personal, educational, and work experiences.

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 he or she attains 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 .

BENEFITS:
The Department of Defense offers excellent benefits programs some of which may include:

Comprehensive health and life insurance
Competitive salaries
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.

OTHER INFORMATION:
• 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.

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