Utility systems repairer-operator

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Department of Defense
United States Citizens Excepted Service Permanent Full Time
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All new DCIPS employees are required to complete a two-year DCIPS trial period.
The mission of the United States Air Force is to _fly, fight_ and _win_...in air, space and cyberspace. To achieve that mission, the Air Force has a vision of _Global Vigilance, Reach and Power_. That vision orbits around three core competencies: Developing Airmen, Technology-to-Warfighting and Integrating Operations. Core competencies and distinctive capabilities are based on a shared commitment to three core values -- _integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do_.
This position is a Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel Systems (DCIPS) position implemented under Section 504, Title V of Public Law 99-569, Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1987, as codified in Sec 1601, Chap 83 of Title 10 United States Code which sets forth Air Force policies and procedures for DCIPS. This position is in the Excepted Service.
Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. For additional information, clickhere.

U.S. Citizenship Required PCS expenses if authorized will be paid IAW JTR and Air Force Regulations Must be registered for Selective Service, see Legal & Regulatory Guidance This posn may be subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Prog Travel and relocation expenses will NOT be paid Incumbent must obtain and maintain a Top Secret security clearance Incumbent is subject to initial and periodic drug testing
The organizational location of this position is: AFELM AEROSP DATA DENVER, CO
Hourly rate ranges from $25.36 - $29.61 per hour
The primary purpose of this position isto operate, maintain, troubleshoot, and repair electrical power generating equipment, centrifugal and screw type water chillers, Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning Systems (HVAC) single and multiple fuel heating boilers, power boilers, and associated auxiliary equipment, pollution control equipment and Energy Management and Control Systems (EMCS). Operates electrical power plant AC and DC switchgear to control and distribute electrical power through primary and secondary electrical distribution systems.
Installs, modifies, inspects, trouble shoots, repairs, replaces and overhauls generators, diesel engines, electrical distribution switchgear, control components and other auxiliary equipment required for the operation of a 25 megawatt power plant consisting of ten ea. 2500 KW generators and a remote 2.25 megawatt power plant consisting of 3 ea. 750 KW generator sets.
Operates, installs, inspects, repairs, troubleshoots, replaces and or overhauls chillers and all chiller plant support equipment chiller plant consists of three 1300 ton chillers, five 100 ton chillers, nine cooling towers, water pumps up to 3100 GPM, electrical motors from fractional to 125 HP, pneumatic and electronic control systems, pneumatic valves, level controllers and other associated equipment used in the operation of the central chiller plants.
Operates, installs, modifies, inspects, troubleshoots, repairs, replaces and overhauls large HVAC systems, HVAC subsystems and components such as large air handler units with capacities up to 138,200 CFM, hot water and steam boilers with capacities up to 4185 MBH, electric and pneumatic control systems, humidifiers, pumps, variable air volume (VAV) boxes, air conditioning unites, evaporative coolers, steam valves, traps, gas/water valves and pressure regulators.
Operates an Energy Management and Control System (EMCS) used to monitor and control all HVAC systems within the facility. Utilizes established safety practices, rules, regulations, and procedures to maintain safe and clean work environment.
DoD Components with DCIPS positions apply Veterans' Preference to preference eligible candidates as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 USC, in accordance with the procedures provided in DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 2005, DCIPS Employment and Placement. If you are a veteran claiming veterans' preference, as defined by section 2108 of Title 5 U.S.C., you must submit documents verifying your eligibility with your application package.
Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C. Although a specific length of time and experience is not required for most trade and labor occupations, you must meet any screen-out element(s) listed, and 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 applying. Qualification requirements emphasis is on the quality of experience, not necessarily the length of time.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:
1. Knowledge of a wide variety of technical practices in order to perform operational repairs and preventive maintenance on boilers, auxiliary, and pollution control equipment; and of steam or high temperature hot water boiler plant equipment including single or multiple fuel power boilers fueled by coal, oil, refuse derived fuel, wood, natural gas, or a combination of these fuels; auxiliary pollution control; and other auxiliary equipment. Knowledge of safety regulations, practices, and procedures.
2. Skill in troubleshooting complex problems through application of prescribed test procedures and equipment. Skill in the use of measuring instruments such as gauges, meters, recorders, analog displays, and computer generated data to determine operational status and make necessary adjustments.
3. Ability to interpret diagrams, drawings, operating manuals, or special facility procedures to be followed during emergencies, equipment failures, or system malfunctions.
4. Ability to operate auxiliary equipment and pollution control equipment; to operate power boilers using computer controlled equipment that produce steam or high temperature hot water; and to perform preventive maintenance and various operational repairs.
5. Skills in either Power Support System Mechanic or Air Conditioning Mechanical trade.
6. Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Ability to operate and maintain auxiliary equipment such as air compressors, pneumatic control systems, pumps and motors, refrigerant air dryers, batteries and battery chargers. Ability to perform operation and maintenance on referenced equipment without direct supervision when performing normal assignments.
_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.
_VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE:_ Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) andother organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteerexperience.
ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY? You _MUST_ provide transcripts to support your educational claims. Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
FOREIGN EDUCATION: Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the requirements. You must show proof the education credentials have been deemed to be at least equivalent to that gained in conventional U.S. education program. It is your responsibility to provide such evidence when applying. __
1. The employee may be required to work rotating shifts.
2. The work may require the employee to drive a motor vehicle. An appropriate, valid driver's license may be required for this position.
3. Occasionally is exposed to communicable disease or infectious matter when changing filters.
4. Certification in HFC/HCFC refrigerant processing is preferred, but not required.
5. Incumbent must be able to obtain and maintain a Top Secret clearance.
6. This is a drug testing designated position. Incumbent is subject to random drug testing for drug use.
7. Subject to emergency call back to assist in emergency work or fulfill minimum manning requirements.
_Physical Effort: _
Frequently works in confined areas in and around boilers and support equipment; e.g., auxiliary and pollution control equipment. Work requires moderate to strenuous physical effort and long periods of walking, kneeling, standing, climbing, bending, and crouching.
Frequently lifts and carries boiler parts, equipment, and chemical supplies weighing up to 50 pounds unassisted and occasionally items weighing over 50 pounds with assistance of other workers or weight handling equipment.
_Working Conditions: _
Employee normally works indoors on concrete surfaces. Occasi9onally works outside for short periods. When working outside is subject to prevailing weather conditions. Works on catwalks and ladders. Employee is subject to high temperatures, high noise, rotating machinery, soot, dirt, grease, chemicals, oil, and fumes in the work area. Exposed to toxic effects of refrigerants and steam temperatures up to 115 degrees. Subject to cuts and abrasions from use of tools and equipment and burns from acids. Caustics, and contract with pipes and boilers. Working in close quarters or in high places is not unusual.
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.
Your responses to the questionnaire may be compared to the documents you submit. 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 "insufficient information" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.
Applicants who disqualify themselves will not be evaluated further.
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
1. Your Resume (your latest resume will be used to determine your qualifications)
If you submit more than one copy of your resume, only the most recent (latest) 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, you will not be considered for this vacancy.
For qualification determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and dates of employment (i.e., hours per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as insufficient and you will not receive consideration for this position.
2. A complete Occupational Questionnaire
3. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section below). Ensure all submitted documents contain your full name, address, phone number and last four digits of your social security number.
The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) onThursday, January 15, 2015
To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.
To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, clickhere for the required cover page. This Vacancy ID is1298035. Fax your documents to . All support documents should be uploaded to your USAJOBS account and included with your application package. Faxing documents should be used as a last resort; do not fax duplicate documents
If you cannot apply online:
1. Click the following link to view and print the questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire
2. OPM Form 1203-FX must be provided to show your responses to the occupational questionnaire. Please note: The numbering on the OPM Form 1203-FX will not match the Occupational Questionnaire in Section 25 of the OPM Form 1203-FX, which continuously numbers from number one, while the Questionnaire starts each section of questions with number one. When entering your responses please continue regardless of number sequence. Applicants are responsible for ensuring their responses are transferred accurately.Clickhere for the OPM Form 1203-FX
3. Fax all required documents to . Your OPM Form 1203-FX will be the cover page for your fax transmission.
PLEASE NOTE: It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume) is received, accurate and submitted by the closing date. You may verify your documents have been processed with your application package successfully by clickinghere. Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan. Faxed documents take 2-3 business days to process.
Human Resources WILL NOT modify or change any answers submitted by an applicant.
The following documents are required and must be provided by the closing date of the announcement.
Online Application (Questionnaire)
Resume - If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, you will not be considered for this vacancy. Your resume may be submitted in any format. For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., hour per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). Resumes that do not contain this information may be marked as insufficient and applicants may not receive consideration for this position.
DD214 or "Certification" of service (Document must reflect character of service)
SF-15 , Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, if applicable
Veteran Administration Letter of Disability Rating ,if applicable
If selected, you will be required to submit the following documents to substantiate your eligibility and/or qualifications. A list of required documents for all eligibilities may be located here:
Eligibility Documentation, SF50, Proof of Disability, Certification of Job Readiness, etc.
Transcripts, if qualifying based on education or positive education series.
Once your application package is received an acknowledgement email will be sent.
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 and qualifications for consideration. If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration.
To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select My Applications, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.
If you do not provide an email address, you are responsible for checking status updates and notifications in USAJOBS. Hard copy notifications will not be sent to you.
The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program . In addition to your take-home pay, click here for an overview of benefits currently offered to Federal employees.
Direct Deposit : All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.
It is the policy of the Government not to deny employment simply because an individual has been unemployed or has had financial difficulties that have arisen through no fault of the individual. Information about an individual's employment experience will be used only to determine the person's qualifications and to assess his or her relative level of knowledge, skills, and abilities. Although an individual's personal conduct may be relevant in any employment decision, including conduct during periods of unemployment or evidence of dishonesty in handling financial matters, financial difficulty that has arisen through no fault of the individual will generally not itself be the basis of an unfavorable suitability or fitness determination.
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible clickhere. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 80or above on the rating criteria for this position.
Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants) : Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants. Clickhere for more information.
Incentives : Recruitment and/or retention incentives may or may not be used.
Current Federal Civilian employees may apply for temporary and term positions and if selected, a break in service of more than three (3) calendar days may be required prior to appointment to the position.
Temporary and Term Appointments: If you are selected for a temporary or term position, your appointment may be extended to the maximum period allowed by law without further competition.
90-Day Register: This announcement may result in a 90-day register that may be used to fill like vacancies for 90 days after the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as vacancies occur.

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