Maintenance and Operations Specialist
Department of the Army - Pickstown, SD

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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:
This position is located in Pickstown South Dakota at the Fort Randall Project site. Work under the supervision of the Maintenance and Operations Manager. As a Maintenance and Operations Specialist, the individual exercises initiative to implement established work plans, in a safe, effective, and efficient manner that conform to applicable guides and codes. Help organize programs for achieving mission goals. The Maintenance and Operations Specialist has no supervisory duties, but manages the technical aspects of directed work and recommends improvements to increase work production and quality.

Who May Apply: US Citizens
    KEY REQUIREMENTS
  • Temporary/Travel Duty (TDY) is up to 5%
  • Permanent change of station (PCS) may be authorized
  • Relocation Incentives may be authorized

DUTIES: Serve as the Maintenance and Operations Specialist, with responsibility to oversee the technical aspects of established work plans for the operation of the hydroelectric power plant, switchyard, transformer banks, water control structures, maintenance installations, modification, repair and testing of all mechanical and electrical equipment located at the power plant including hydroelectric generating equipment, switchyard equipment, water control structure, transformers, communications equipment, Power Plant Control System(PPCS) equipment, transmission systems, and related project facilities. During absences of the Maintenance and Operations Manager, incumbent assumes all duties and responsibilities of that position. Oversee the technical aspects of the maintenance, repair, modification installation and testing of all mechanical, electrical, electronics, PPCS and communications equipment associated with the power plant and related project facilities. Prepare equipment maintenance and inspection reports for submittal to higher authority. Incumbent also prepares operations reports and statistics. Also ensures O&M drawings are current and maintained. Use the Facilities and Equipment Maintenance (FEM) System. Help lead the implementation of the established safety program with emphasis on safety regulations ER 385-1-1, EM 385-1-31 and OSHA. Assist in the indoctrination, orientation and training of plant staff to work safely and correct/report hazardous conditions.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: Specialized experience: To Qualify applicants must possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade/level (GS-11). Specialized experience is defined as: experience that involved providing management oversight and/or technical support for operation and maintenance at a hydroelectric or industrial facility.

You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency (knowledge, skills, abilities) in the following areas:

•Technical knowledge
•Knowledge of program management
•Skill in written communication
•Skill as project liaison

There is no substitution of education in lieu of specialized experience for this position.

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.

Personnel security investigation is 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 .

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 to include use of Telework 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.dtic.mil/whs/directives/corres/pdf/1400.25-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.

    Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid work experience.

    Salary includes applicable locality pay.

    This is a Career Program (CP) 17 position.

    Further certification from this announcement may take place up to 90 days beyond the closing of this announcement

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