Pipefitter
Department of the Army - Washington, DC

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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.

About the Position:
The Pipefitter position is located at the Dalecarlia Water Treatment Plant, 5900 MacArthur Boulevard NW, Washington, DC. This position is under the supervision of the Washington Aqueduct. The Aqueduct, while part of the US Army Corps of Engineers, is a large scale, vital public utility, wholly financed through the sale of potable water. The job provides the opportunity to work at one of the largest water utilities in the nation, serving the public and producing a product which impacts the lives of all metropolitan area citizens and businesses on a daily basis. To be successful in this position, you will need to commit yourself to the Aqueduct's mission of providing safe, reliable and cost effective water.

Who May Apply:
US Citizens

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) Eligibles

KEY REQUIREMENTS

Must be a U.S. Citizen

Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret Security clearance

Permanent Change of Station (PCS) is not authorized

Defense National Relocation Program (DNRP) is not authorized

Business Travel (TDY) is not required

See additional position requirements in Conditions of Employment Section

DUTIES:
You will serve as a Pipefitter performing a full range of journeyman level Pipefitter duties to include installing, modifying, troubleshooting, maintaining and repairing industrial or domestic high-temperature water and high-pressure piping systems, plus, gas and chemical piping and equipment. You will perform a variety of highly specialized shop and field operations associated with troubleshooting, analyzing, installing, modifying, repairing and maintenance of high temperature water and high and low pressure steam, such as steam heating, steam generation, hydraulic and vacuum systems, radiators, and circulating pumps. You will install, repair and maintain oil and gas fired low pressure boilers and auxiliary equipment which produce steam and hot water for distribution. You will install and repair water mains up to 48 inches to reservoir tanks in a major metropolitan city. You will maintain and repair piping for hydraulic systems and perform plumbing work as needed to support the facility. You will perform preventive maintenance and assist other personnel as needed. As required you will guide and train lower graded employees. You will perform journeyman level plumber tasks including estimating materials, placing and connecting air, natural gas, water and sewage fixtures and lines in facilities and underground. You will operate a duel fuel forklift.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
QUALIFICATIONS : Your resume must indicate your overall knowledge, skills and ability and/or training to independently perform the duties of a Pipefitter as stated in the duties of the position and you must have the ability to do the work of a Pipefitter without more than normal supervision ( Screen Out ).

In addition, your resume will be evaluated on the following Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Competencies ( KSACs ):

1. Knowledge of Pipefitter Equipment Assembly, Installation, Repair, etc.

2. Technical Practices (Theoretical, Precise, Artistic)

3. Ability to Interpret Instructions, Specifications, Etc. (Includes Blueprint Reading)

4. Measurement and Layout5. Ability to Use and Maintain Tools and Equipment

6. Troubleshooting

PHYSICAL EFFORT : The employee makes repairs and installations from ladders, scaffolding, and other hard-to-reach places. Must stand, stoop, bend, kneel, climb, stretch, and work in tiring and uncomfortable positions. Frequently lift parts and equipment that weigh up to 50 pounds. Occasionally lift items that weigh over 50 pounds with the assistance from other workers. As part of the emergency response team, the employee may be required to work in Level A personal protective equipment to work in an Immediately Dangerous to Life and Health (IDLH) atmosphere under physically demanding conditions.

WORKING CONDITIONS : The employee performs work both indoors and outdoors under varying conditions of weather, noise and cleanliness. The work includes long periods of activity in confined spaces and water up to two feet for extended periods of time. The employee is given training regarding operating in confined spaces and may be required to be a confined space monitor. There is frequent exposure to uncomfortable heat conditions, strains, cuts, scrapes, bruises, burns or infections. The employee is sometimes required to make installations and repairs in areas where bad odors are present. The employee may be required to work on ladders and scaffolds at elevated heights. The employee uses and maintains prescribed safety/protective clothing and equipment such as the following: hard hat, safety glasses, shoes, belts, face shields, respirators with tight-fitting face pieces, self contained breathing apparatus, hearing protection, gloves, coveralls and chemical resistant clothing, and foul weather gear.

Other Requirements:
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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.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT :
This position requires a valid, state-issued motor vehicle driver's license.

This position requires the incumbent to obtain and maintain a security clearance at the Secret level.

This position requires the incumbent to obtain and maintain a confined space certification.

This position requires participation in the Medical Surveillance program to include passing a physical examination prior to appointment and annually thereafter.

This position requires the wearing of a uniform and protective clothing and gear.

This position has physical requirements to include long periods of standing, stooping, bending, kneeling, climbing, stretching, working in tiring and uncomfortable positions, accessing confined spaces, and exposure to highly toxic chemicals, including emergency response in Immediately Dangerous to Life and Health (IDLH) atmospheres, and inclement weather.

This position requires the incumbent to obtain and maintain Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) certification.

This position requires the employee must be certified to wear a variety of respirator equipment including tight-fitting face pieces for use in IDLH atmospheres. Use of respiratory protective equipment with a tight-fitting face piece is required in the performance of assigned duties and must be clean shaven at all times.

This position requires emergency and scheduled overtime.

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.

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 .

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
Work environment includes 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:
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• 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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