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Explosives Operator (MH/FLO)


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    This Open Continuous Announcement (OCA) allows acceptance of applications throughout the year with eligible applicants being placed on the OCA register and referred for consideration when vacancies occur. Your application will expire in 3 months. You must reapply at least every 3 months to keep your application active for this vacancy.

    First Cut-off: May 1, 2018
    Additional cut-offs will be pulled as vacancies occur

    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 with the Mission Management Directorate at the Blue Grass Army Depot located in Richmond, Kentucky.

    Richmond Kentucky is the home of Eastern Kentucky University and is centrally located and within driving distance from a number of major cities. It is approximately 20 miles from Lexington, KY; 90 miles from Cincinnati, OH; 90 miles from Louisville, KY, and 140 miles from Knoxville, TN.

    This position is a TERM position. It is time-limited and may be extended up to a maximum of six years. This position may be converted to permanent career or career-conditional appointment without further competition as long as all requirements are met. To be eligible for conversion, employee must complete at least 2 years of current continuous service under a term appointment in the competitive service AND employee must have a current performance rating under such term appointment of at least fully successful or equivalent.

    Who May Apply: US Citizens
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    Responsibilities

    • Operates drilling machines to remove stakings; vacuum systems and/or hand powered equipment to clean and/or draw off explosive residue.
    • Operates such equipment by placing items and/or components in holding devices or in proper position in machines, manipulating levers or controls to effect operation, removing items or components from machine and replacing on conveyor belts, skids, carts, hand trucks, in boxes, etc., as required.
    • Refers to applicable automated document systems concerning proper item description, packaging, marking, labeling, handling, and other criteria such as explosive weight, United Nationals (UN) markings, item compatibility, etc.
    • Packs, seals containers, unpacks, sorts, stacks, palletizes, warehouses, bins, and moves items and checks for required maintenance.
    • Assumes custodial and property responsibility for stock; conventional ammunition, chemical defense equipment, hard iron pieces and parts, etc. upon receipt.
    • Selects, assembles and completes documentation for issue and shipments of various types of munitions, chemical defense equipment, and hard iron parts and pieces.
    • Operates scan-ray machine to inspect inert munitions.
    • Performs physical or manual operations involved in the disassembly and/or assembly of ammunition.
    • Operates electric and gasoline powered forklift trucks capable of lifting loads weighing 10,000 pounds or more to move, load, or unload, transfer, transport, and stack or un-stack palletized goods, boxes, crates, and materials from one location to another.
    • Operates a gasoline powered flatbed stake truck to haul small boxes of inert, small arms and conventional ammunition and assures that truck is properly loaded, cargo is protected and secured.


    Travel Required
    Occasional travel - Up to 5% Business Travel May be Required

    Supervisory status
    No

    Who May Apply This job is open to… US Citizens
    Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

  • Job family (Series)
    6502 Explosives Operating

  • Requirements
    Help Requirements Conditions of Employment
    • Work Schedule: Full-Time
    • FLSA: Non-Exempt
    • Bargaining Unit: Yes

    • This is a drug testing designated position
    • This position requires a back ground investigation.
    • This position requires a pre-employment physical and annual physical thereafter.
    • This position is covered by the 1996 Lautenberg amendment.
    • This position requires a Fork lift license.
    • The incumbent of this job is subject to the training, qualification, certification and retraining requirements of AMC-R 350-4 for operations personnel involved in conventional and/or toxic chemical ammunition operations.
    • This position requires business travel 5% of the time.
    • This position requires a valid state driver's license.
    • Term employment has a one year trial period requirement.
    • This position has a requirement to lift up to 100 pounds in the regular performance of duty.

    Other Requirements: Click here for expanded definitions.
    • 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.
    • This is a Career Program (CP) 33 position.


    Qualifications
    In order to qualify, you must meet the experience requirements described below. 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. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. Additional information about transcripts is in this document .

    SCREEN OUT: Ability to do the work of an Explosives Operator (MH/FLO) without more than normal supervision: Experience working on complex operations with minimal supervision. I am able to operate equipment, make adjustments, and follow complex written and verbal instructions. Adhere to regulations, apply quality standards, and ensure proper safety practices are followed with little or no supervision.

    PHYSICAL EFFORT: Work is performed on hard surfaces and requires working in tiring and uncomfortable positions. The work normally requires extensive standing, walking, repeated bending, kneeling, and the use of both hands. Requires listing and carrying supplies, materials and equipment that weigh up to 70 pounds. May occasionally handle items that weigh up to 100 pounds.

    WORKING CONDITIONS: Work is performed inside maintenance buildings, warehouses, igloos, in open areas, and on receiving and shipping docks. The areas may be cold, drafty and damp, or hot. There is considerable possibility of injury from falling or dropped stock, exposure to cuts, bruises, lacerations, and hazards associated with handling explosive loaded materials, such as cuts, burns, bruises and sprains. The duties performed are regularly subjected to dirt, noise, dust, fumes, smoke and gases. Protective clothing is issued as determined necessary by supervisor and safety procedures.

    You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:
    • Ability To Do The Work Of The Position Without More Than Normal Supervision (Screen-out Element)
    • Ability To Handle Weights and Loads
    • Ammunition and Explosives Material
    • Dexterity and Safety
    • Inventory Management


    Education
    Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no substitution of education for experience is permitted.

    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.
    • You may claim military spouse preference, see the information in the Military Spouse Preference Under Delegated Examining Procedures information sheet.
    • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.


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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.

    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.
    • Best Qualified. Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements for the announced position.
    • Highly Qualified. Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above the minimum requirements for the announced position.
    • Qualified. Candidates in this category meet the minimum experience requirements for the announced position.

    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. See Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) for more information. Additional information about the program is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website .

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    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance
    Q - Nonsensitive

  • Required Documents
    Help Required Documents

    The documents you are required to submit vary based on whether or not you are eligible for preference in federal employment. A complete description of preference categories and the associated required documents is in the Applicant Checklist (External) .

    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.
    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
    Help Benefits

    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 09/30/2018 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/10044878 ).
    • 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

    AU-APF-W0L7AA BLUEGRASS ARMY DEPOT
    DO NOT MAIL
    Richmond, KY 40475
    US

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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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    Fair & Transparent
    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/480650400 . Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
Company
U.S. Army Joint Munitions Command
Posted
08/18/2018
Type
Full time
Location
Richmond, KY, US