<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 />Applicants who meet or exceed minimum qualifications will be assigned to one of two category groups based on job-related criteria: <br /><br />Best Qualified Category – Meets the minimum qualification requirements and excels in most of the job related competencies above. <br /><br />Qualified – Meets the minimum qualification requirements, but does not satisfy most of the job related competencies above to a substantive degree. <br /><br />This category rating process does not add veterans' preference points or apply the "rule of three", but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-veterans within each category. A selecting official may make selections from the highest quality category (Best Category) provided no veteran in that category is passed over to select a non-veteran in that category unless the requirements of 5 U.S.C. 3317(b) or 3318(b) are satisfied.<br /><br />Veterans who meet minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed in the highest quality category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-9 grade level or higher.<br /><br />Applicants who have not submitted a resume in the USAjobs system and/or have not answered all of the announcement questions will not be considered for this position.<br /><br /><strong>Important Note: </strong>Your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses to the occupational questionnaire or other assessment tool for consistency. If a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is supported by your resume, you will be assigned a rating commensurate to your described experience. Your resume should provide sufficient information regarding how your education and experience relate to this position, including the major duties and qualifications criteria listed.<br /><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>Proof of Veteran's Preference – DD214 (Member 4 Copy), if you are a veteran. Additionally, applicants claiming 10-point preference must complete Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, as well as additional documentation required by the SF-15, such as a VA letter.</li> <li>Proof of prior federal service such as the latest SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, if applicable.</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.