<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br />This position is located in the Office of Facilities Management and Reliability (OFMR), Smithsonian Facilities (SF), Smithsonian Institution. The incumbent serves under the general supervision of the Crafts Shop Supervisor and performs a variety of duties in the zone. The incumbent may be required to work late shifts, weekends and holidays and is subject to being called in for emergencies to restore the Smithsonian Institution to normal operations. <br /><br />Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br />Smithsonian Facilities provides unparalleled stewardship of Smithsonian buildings, gardens, and facilities – operating, maintaining, and ensuring a safe, secure, healthy environment that enhances the Smithsonian experience for all. As the largest and most diverse organization within the Smithsonian Institution, Smithsonian Facilities' employees are located throughout the 19 world-class museums, galleries, gardens, research and cultural centers, as well as the National Zoological Park. Our team is comprised of professionals from every facet of facilities management, performing the majority of projects and requirements with our own workforce. Responsible for the planning, design, construction, maintenance, and safety of the Smithsonian's world-wide facilities, we accomplish our mission and vision through four Strategic Goals:<br /> <ul> <li>Partnering with the Smithsonian Community</li> <li>Caring for Distinctive Buildings and Grounds</li> <li>Providing Exceptional Experiences for Internal and External Customers</li> <li>Cultivating a Highly Motivated and Dedicated Workforce</li> </ul> <br />For more information about Smithsonian Facilities, Click Here .<br /> <ul> <li>Installs, modifies and repairs new and existing high pressure piping systems and equipment such as steam heating, steam generation and hydraulic systems, steam generators, flash and expansion tanks.</li> <li>Installs, maintains, modifies, repairs and tests conventional piping systems, such as high pressure steam (up to 100 pounds), air, gas, refrigerant, hot and cold lines, and sewer system. </li> <li>Works with building plans, blueprints, sketches and specifications to plan and layout the routine placement and proper operation of systems and equipment.</li> <li>Prepares and assembles for installation by cutting, threading and bending pipe.</li> <li>Repairs leaks and clears obstructions in pipes and waste lines, storm drains fixtures and traps by using electric and flexible hand held augers, suction cups, and compressed air guns. </li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />Not required<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> No <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> 11 <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Pass Pre-employment Background Investigation.</li> <li>May need to complete a Probationary Period.</li> <li>Maintain a Bank Account for Direct Deposit/Electronic Transfer.</li> <li>Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with Selective Service.</li> <li>Must have a valid state or District of Columbia driver's license.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><strong>Physical Requirements: </strong><br /><br />Pipefitters make repairs and installation from ladders, scaffolding and platforms, and where the work is in hard-to-reach places. They are required to stoop, bend, kneel, climb and work in tiring positions. They frequently lift up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift more than 50 pounds. This employee's work requires prolonged standing, climbing up and down ladders and scaffolding, and working in cramped positions.<br /><br />Qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the job opportunity announcement.<br /><br />For information on the Job Qualification System for Trades and Labor Occupations, see OPM's web site at http: www.opm.gov/qualifications/x-118c/index.htm. <br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br />Your overall experience and training must indicate that you have the minimum knowledge, skills, abilities needed to perform the duties of this position. There is no substitution of education for experience for this position. Qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement.<br /><br />Additional information on the Job Qualification System for Trades and Labor Occupations can be found on OPM's web site at http: www.opm.gov/qualifications/x-118c/index.htm.<br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br />N/A<br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br />Flexible Spending Accounts – http: www.fsafeds.com/fsafeds/index.asp <br /><br />Health Insurance – http: www.opm.gov/insure/health/index.asp <br /><br />Leave – http: www.opm.gov/oca/leave/index.asp <br /><br />Life Insurance – http: www.opm.gov/insure/life/index.asp <br /><br />Long Term Care Insurance – http: www.ltcfeds.com <br /><br />Retirement Program – http: www.opm.gov/retire/index.asp <br /><br /><b>How You Will Be Evaluated</b><br /><br />You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.<br /><br /><strong>Applications will first be evaluated to determine whether the following screen out element is met:<br /></strong><br /> <li>Ability to do the work of the Pipefitter without more than normal supervision.</li> <br />If an applicant meets the screen-out element, the following Job Elements will be evaluated:<br /> <ul> <li>Knowledge of Equipment, assembly, installation, repair, etc.</li> <li>Knowledge of technical practices (theoretical, precise, artistic).</li> <li>Ability to interpreting instructions, specifications, etc. (includes blueprint reading).</li> <li>Ability to use measuring instruments and layouts materials/instruments associated with plumbing work.</li> <li>Ability to use and maintain tools and equipment used to perform minor repairs and maintenance.</li> <li>Ability to manage trouble shooting. </li> </ul> <br /><strong>BASIS OF RATING: </strong>Once the announcement closes, your application will be automatically evaluated and rated by the system and a Human Resources Specialist. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your application and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills, and abilities required of this position. If, after the Human Resources Specialist reviews your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that the score you have received is not a true reflection of your qualifications and/or experience, your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect the information you provided that support your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. Your resume should provide detailed information regarding how your education and experience relate to this position, including the major duties and qualifications criteria listed.<br /><br /><strong>Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA):</strong> If you are applying for a VEOA appointment, you must be a veteran and must be honorably separated and either a preference eligible or have substantially completed 3 or more years of active service. ("Active Service" under this law means active duty in a uniformed service and includes full-time training duty, annual training duty, full-time National Guard duty, and attendance, while in the active service, at a school designated as a service school by law or by the Secretary concerned.) A veteran who is released under honorable conditions shortly before completing a 3-year tour is also eligible.<br /><br /><strong>Noncompetitive Appointment Authorities:</strong> The following links contain information on the eligibility requirements to be considered under a noncompetitive appointing authority:<br /> <ul> <li> Primary Appointing Authorities for Career and Career-Conditional Appointments </li> <li> Hiring Authorities for Veterans </li> <li> People with Disabilities </li> </ul> <br /><b>To preview questions please click here .</b> <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Not Required <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> No <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br /><strong>Your application package should include the following documents:</strong><br /> <ul> <li><strong>Resume – Your resume can be uploaded and attached to your application or created using the USA Jobs on-line resume builder. If you want to receive full credit for relevant experience your resume MUST contain the job title (including the occupational series and grade if it is Federal), duties, starting and ending dates (month and year), hours worked per week, and salary.</strong><br /><br /><strong>USAJOBS has guidance on how to ensure that you submit a complete resume: If you have not written a Federal resume before, you may watch this Resume Writing Tutorial video on the USAJOBS YouTube channel , or read through a helpful Resume Writing FAQ article on the USAJOBS Help Site to learn what details you should, and should not, include in your resume. If any of the above information is not included in your resume we may not be able to fully credit you for your experience.<br /></strong><br /> </li> <li>A copy of your most recent SF-50 which shows your position title, series, grade, step, salary, position occupied, and tenure to verify Time-in-Grade/competitive status. If you have previously held a higher grade and are applying based on that grade you must provide a copy of the SF-50 showing you held the higher grade and/or have promotion potential to the grade being advertised. Do NOT submit award SF-50s.</li> <li>Most current Performance Appraisal.</li> <li><strong>MUST submit a copy of your valid driver's license. </strong></li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:</b><br /><br />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 . <br /><br />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.

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