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Lock and Dam Equipment Mechanic


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    Looking for a great place to work? The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is one of the best! In 2016, USACE ranked number two of government large-agency subcomponents! As rated by their employees, USACE supervisors strongly support employee development and opportunities to demonstrate leadership skills, while also maintaining an optimal work/life balance. The Corps offers a team-inspiring and collaborative work environment; providing challenging and rewarding careers across a variety of disciplines.

    About the Position:
    The Great Lakes and Ohio River Division (LRD) is actively seeking applications to fill multiple vacancies throughout the region.
    • The initial cut-off for referral consideration is October 16, 2017; applications received by this date will have the first opportunity for review. Applications received after this date will be considered as additional vacancies become available.
    • Period of Eligibility: Your application will remain active for three (3) months from the date it is received. Unless deactivated due to selection or lost consideration, your application will expire at the end of the 3-month period. Once expired, you must submit a new application package to receive further consideration.
    Who May Apply:
    Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities.

    • Current Department of Army Civilian Employees
    • Current Permanent Department of Defense (DOD) Civilian Employee (non-Army)
    • Executive Order (E.O.) 12721
    • Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan
    • Military Spouses, under Executive Order (E.O.) 13473
    • Non-Appropriated Fund Instrumentality (NAFI)
    • Non-Department of Defense (DoD) Transfer
    • Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Interchange Agreement Eligible
    • Postal Service/Peace Corps and Other Unique Authorities
    • Priority Placement Program (PPP), Program S (Military Spouse) registrant
    • Re-employed Annuitant
    • Reinstatement
    • Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998

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    Responsibilities

    As a Lock and Dam Equipment Mechanic at a USACE navigation facility, you will perform maintenance for mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, and electrical systems at a high lift lock and dam facility. You will also perform and participate in a variety of diagnostic inspections, preventive maintenance, and repairs of associated lock and dam appurtenances. Specific duties include, but are not limited to, the following:
    • Repair and/or install hydraulic and mechanical systems;
    • Rebuild lock and dam operating systems, machinery, and related equipment at the navigational facility;
    • Install new equipment, maintenance, repair, overhaul or replacement of parts, systems, equipment, etc., normally associated with the building, grounds and utilities of such facilities;
    • Operate mobile land plant and/or floating plant equipment;
    • Maintain project administrative maintenance records in connection with all preventive maintenance and repairs for project mechanical, hydraulic, pneumatic, and electrical systems, mobile land plant, floating plant, and inventory management; and
    • Occasionally perform Lock and Dam Operator duties.


    Travel Required
    Not required

    Supervisory status
    No

    Promotion Potential
    10

    Who May Apply This job is open to… Status Candidates, Federal Employees, ICTAP, VEOA, Military Spouses, Peace Corps, Former Overseas Employees
    Questions? This job is open to 6 groups.

  • Job family (Series)
    5318 Lock And Dam Repairing

  • Requirements
    Help Requirements Conditions of Employment

    Other Requirements:
    • 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.
    • Two year trial/probationary period may be required.
    • Appointment is subject to the completion of a favorable suitability or fitness determination.
    • Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.
    • Appropriate protective clothing and/or equipment will be provided to minimize or eliminate hazardous conditions, and its use is mandatory.
    • May be required to maintain an America Red Cross Standard First-Aid card in good standing, based on site-specific requirements.
    • May be required to wear a prescribed uniform, based on site-specific requirements.
    • May be required to have a valid state driver's license, based on job-related, site-specific requirements.
    • May be required to acquire and maintain appropriate Corps of Engineers equipment operating licenses, based on site-specific requirements.
    • Pre-employment physical examination is required.
    • Testing Designated Position. This position meets criteria for random drug testing under the Department of the Army (DA) Drug-Free Federal Workplace Program, as supplemented by USACE Pamphlet 600-1-3. Performance of the duties of the position is sufficiently critical that screening to detect the presence of drugs is warranted.
    • Mission Essential. This position is not subject to administrative dismissal in emergencies based on inclement weather conditions, or other emergency situations, as appropriate. Employee is required to report for, or remain at, work in emergency situations; dismissal or closure announcements do apply unless supervisor instructs otherwise.


    Qualifications
    Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

    There is no specific length of training or experience required. However, you must be able to demonstrate, through experience shown in your written application materials that you possess the sufficient knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the work of this position without more than normal supervision.

    Positions advertised fall under the USACE Inland Marine Technology System (IMTS).

    This is a developmental position, with a full-performance level (FPL) of WY-10. Selection may be made at any grade specified on this announcement.

    Minimum Qualifications (Screen Out Element): Ability to do the work of an Lock and Dam Equipment Mechanic without more than normal supervision.
    At a minimum, your level of experience must show that you have:
    • WY-08 -- Assisted in performing a variety of tasks associated with the installation, repair, and maintenance of lock or lock and dam machinery, or equipment of mechanical or electrical types, concrete work, etc; performed continuing and special operational or functional checks on machinery to avoid untimely or dangerous equipment breakdown, and identified development of unsafe situation; and operated a variety of power-driven hand tools and used a variety of hand/mechanical tools to accomplish simple maintenance tasks.
    • WY-10 -- Performed a variety of work in connection with the installation, alteration, maintenance, and repair of machinery, structures, utilities, and other facilities related to the operation and maintenance of a navigation structure; and performed tasks utilizing methods, tools, and techniques of trades and crafts (such as carpentry, painting, masonry, and mechanics), including concrete/steel fabrication, heavy equipment overhaul and repair, welding, and/or electrical repair and installation. - Failure to meet this Screen Out Element will result in an ineligible rating.
    In addition to the screen-out element, you will be evaluated on your level of Knowledge, Skill, Ability, and/or Competency (KSAC) in the following areas:

    • Ability To Do The Work Of The position Without More Than Normal Supervision
    • Ability To Interpret Instructions, Specification, etc. (includes blueprinting reading)
    • Ability To Use and Maintain Tools and Equipment
    • Knowledge of Equipment Assembly, Installation, Repair, etc.
    • Knowledge of Materials
    • Technical Practices (theoretical, precise, artistic)
    • Trouble shooting
    • Physical Effort: Work requires frequent standing, stooping, stretching, climbing and crouching. Routinely lifts and carries items weighing up to 50 pounds. Uses coordination of eyes, hands, legs and body in installing, repairing, or testing equipment in confined spaces such as manholes, enclosed switchgear structures, or on overhead structures; climbs ladders and poles. Machinery on high lift structures is large and requires the skills of a heavy construction mechanic to effect repair or replacement.
    • Working Conditions: Work is performed indoors and outdoors during the day or night subject to inclement weather, on high structures usually over water that is frequently turbulent, in the proximity of moving machinery and high tension electrical equipment, on scaffolds and from slings or floating plant. Occasionally will work behind bulkheads or in tunnels below water level. Incumbent is subject to falls, drowning, electrical shocks, injury, or discomfort and when inside, exposure to moving machinery, electrical circuits and loud noises, and at times, dangerous icy conditions. Uses safety equipment such as life vests, protective ear devices, hard hats, hard toe shoes, respirators and protective clothing.


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    Additional information

    • If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .
    • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
    • If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet.
    • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
    • It is your responsibility to keep your application package up-to-date, and verify that the documents submitted are accurate and contain the required information needed to conduct a qualifications review. You will not be notified if/when a vacancy occurs in your desired geographic location(s), or before your application is pulled for referral consideration.


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    How You Will Be Evaluated

    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

    Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). If you are a Federal employee in the competitive service and your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority. Additional information about the program is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website .

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    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Not Applicable

  • Required Documents
    Help Required Documents

    The documents you are required to submit vary based on the authority you are using to apply (i.e., applying as a veteran, applying as a current permanent Federal employee, applying as a reinstatement, etc). Please review the following links to see which documents you need to provide to prove your eligibility to apply: Applicant Merit Checklist and Proof of Eligibility .

    As described above, your complete application includes your resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply. If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.

    Your resume:
    • Your resume may be submitted in any format.
    • If you submit more than one copy of your resume, only the most recent version will be reviewed. The latest timestamp will be used to determine which version of your resume is "most recent." It is your responsibility to check the status and timestamp of all documents you submit as part of your application.
    • If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and qualification determinations and you may not be considered for this vacancy.
    • For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application will be marked as incomplete and you will not receive consideration for this position.
    Proof of Eligibility to Apply: Your application must include the documents which prove you are eligible to apply for the vacancy. The Proof of Eligibility document describes authorities commonly used in merit promotion recruitment and what document(s) are required to prove you meet the requirements of the authority. You must meet the requirements of at least one of the authorities listed in the Who May Apply section above to receive further consideration.

    NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove another person's personal information before you submit your application. You may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected to confirm your eligibility.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

  • Benefits
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    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits .

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    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

  • How to Apply
    Help How to Apply

    To apply for this position, you must complete the online questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

    The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 09/17/2018 to receive consideration.
    • To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire ( https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10043831 ).
    • Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.
    • It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
    • To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account , select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
    • To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
    • It is your responsibility to verify that your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) is complete, accurate, and submitted by the closing date. Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.
    The Department of Army provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the servicing civilian personnel unit. Your requests for reasonable accommodation will be addressed on a case-by-case basis.

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    Agency contact information Army Applicant Help Desk

    Phone
    (000)000-0000
    Email
    [email protected]

    Address

    GJ-APF-W2SM02 US ARMY ENGINEER DISTRICT, LOUISVILLE
    DO NOT MAIL
    Louisville, KY 40201
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    Next steps

    If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application. Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration.

    The documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "incomplete application" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.

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    The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.
    Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

    The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
    • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants

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    Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

    A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

    Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
    • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
    • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
    • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.


    You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

    Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations or how to contact an agency.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov . For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/479782200 . Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
Company
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Posted
08/18/2018
Type
Full time
Location
Florence, AL, US