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This position is located in the Ordnance Department at Navy Munitions Command, CONUS West Division, Detachment Indian Island. The primary purpose of the position is to provide rigging duties. You will perform rigging by use of cranes, hoisting tackles, pull lifts, chain hoists, roller bars, skids, and forklifts. The secondary function of the position will allow the incumbent to work within a multi-skilled work group as part of the Accountability Control Team (ACT) performing a wide-range of activities involved in receiving, issuing, storing, segregating, selecting, handling, prepping, inventorying, and shipping ordnance material including ammunition, explosives, chemical munitions, fuels, missiles, and associated components, and various other hazardous or inert materials. 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.
This position is a Drug Testing Designated Position (TDP).
You must obtain and maintain a SECRET security clearance. DUTIES:

As a RIGGER, your duties will include, but not be limited to:
  • Performing rigging by use of cranes, hoisting tackles, pull lifts, chain hoists, roller bars, skids, or forklifts.
  • Serving as a weight test certifying official for all Material Handling Equipment (MHE) or Ordnance Handling Equipment (OHE).
  • Inspecting and testing wire rope slings, monorails, chain hoists, air or electric hoists to determine safety requirements are met.
  • Selecting hand tools to be used such as marlin spikes, fids, serving mallets, wire cutters, wrenches, sledges, wedges, zinc ladles, temple sticks or pyrometer for rigging work.
  • Securing machinery, grading equipment, trucks, or miscellaneous materials on railroad flat cars, box cars and trucks for shipment, by means of lashing or turnbuckles.
  • Loading and unloading ammunition or explosives from ships and barges at dock. 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 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 outs listed below.

This job has TWO (2) screen-out elements 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 elements will be found ineligible. The first Screen-out Element for this position is:

You must possess a current valid state Rigger Certification or Navy Rigger Designation upon hire. If yes, please include documentation when you apply, such as a certificate or license. Failure to upload a certificate or documentation showing you possess such a Certification or Designation will result in an ineligible rating for the position.

The second Screen-out Element for this position is:
Ability to do the work of a RIGGER, without more than normal supervision, performing rigging duties by use of cranes, hoisting tackles, pull lifts, chain hoists, roller bars, skids, or forklifts; and directing the lifting, moving, or placement of heavy loads in loading and unloading materials, equipment, and machinery from railroad cars, trucks, barges, ships, or on top of high buildings.

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






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.

Successful completion of a pre-employment drug test is required. A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the applicant fails to report to the scheduled drug test appointment. Incumbents of drug testing designated positions will be subject to random testing. Drug test results will be provided to the employing activity/command.

This position has the following conditions of employment:
U.S. GOVERNMENT MOTOR VEHICLE OPERATOR CERTIFICATION - This position requires the incumbent to obtain and maintain a Class A CDL license from a State in the United States or one appropriate to the class and size of the vehicle operated with a Hazardous Material Driver endorsement.

EXPLOSIVE DRIVER’S AND FORKLIFT OPERATOR’S LICENSE - This position requires you to obtain and maintain an explosive driver’s and forklift operator’s license within one year.

PHYSICAL EXAMINATION - This position requires the incumbent to pass a physical exam to ensure he or she is physically able to perform the required duties without hazard to himself or herself, or others.

SUITABILITY - This position requires the incumbent to submit to an extensive background investigation to verify their suitability for employment.

LAUTENBERG ACT - This position is covered by the Domestic Violence Misdemeanor Amendment (30 Sep 06) of the Gun Control Act (Lautenberg Amendment) of 1968. An individual convicted of a qualifying crime of domestic violence may not perform the duties of this position.

DRUG TESTING - This position requires the incumbent to submit to random drug testing (urinalysis) on a recurring basis. This position has been identified as a Test Designated Position (TDP) and requires the incumbent to refrain from the use of illegal drugs and if requested, to submit to urinalysis testing. Further, the incumbent is required to sign a statement acknowledging the position is occupied as a TDP, and that they are subject to random drug testing as a condition of employment.

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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https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/NotificationSettings.aspx 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.

PCS expenses are not authorized.

Recruitment and/or Relocation Incentives 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.

Required to stand, stoop, bend, and work in tiring and uncomfortable positions. Must be able to operate motor vehicles, climb into railcars and trucks, climb ladders, and walk inclines. There is a required amount of heavy lifting of 50 pounds or more both individually or with assistance, both in magazines and out. At times, it is necessary to lift items in kneeling or other awkward positions. Must be able to meet and maintain all required qualification and certification requirements. Must have normal hearing and vision (correction permitted) including ability to distinguish basic colors. Must have full use of all limbs.

Continuously exposed to hazards of working around heavy objects being lifts, moved and lowered into place, and danger of hoisting equipment failure causing materials to fall. Moving objects such as swinging loads, elevators, cranes, forklifts, and trucks. Exposed to falls due to climbing and rigging work at elevations, explosive hazards in handling ammunition, cuts and bruises from handling rough or sharp objects. Exposed to danger of falling objects. Sometimes required to work in confined spaces.

Work is done inside or outside in areas that may be hot, damp, cold, drafty, or poorly lighted. Work is often performed pier side on board Naval vessels, including ships, barges, or floating cranes. Regularly exposed to the possibility of cuts, scrapes, bruises, abrasions, falls, and injury from falling stock or mechanized conveyor systems. May be exposed to dust, dirt, grease, and solvents and to high noise levels in mechanized work areas. When working in hazardous materials areas, may be subject to exposure from radiation, toxins, explosive hazards, or chemical fumes. Work may require wearing protective clothing such as hard-hats, steel-toed shoes, rubber gloves, respirators, masks, and rubber aprons.

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:


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:

30% or More Disabled Veterans:

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