Overview

<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br />You will serve as a Trades Apprentice in a training position under close supervision and technical guidance.<br /><br /><strong> PLACEMENT TEST INFORMATION: </strong><br /><br /><b><strong>FOR YOUR APPLICATION PACKAGE TO BE COMPLETE COLLEGE PLACEMENT TEST MUST BE ATTACHED BY THE CLOSING DATE (6/17/2019). THE PLACEMENT TEST IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE APPLICANT. </strong></b><br /><br /><strong>FRC MID ATLANTIC DOES NOT SCHEDULE THIS. IF USING A PREVIOUS PLACEMENT, THE TEST MUST HAVE BEEN TAKEN WITHIN THE PAST YEAR AS OF 6/17/2018 OR IT MUST BE RETAKEN.</strong><br /><br />Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>You will gradually gain trade knowledge and proficiency requiring increasing knowledge and more progressively technical assignments.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />Not required<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> No <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> 10 <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Must be a US Citizen.</li> <li>Must be determined suitable for federal employment.</li> <li>Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.</li> <li>New employees to the Department of the Navy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify/.</li> <li>Must be 18 years of age by the start of employment date as Department of Labor Child Labor laws do not allow employment for those under age 18 in hazardous, industrial areas.</li> <li>Must be willing to sign a Continued Service Agreement to work within the Department of Navy a period equal to a minimum of three times the length of training.</li> <li>Within the Department of Defense (DoD), the appointment of retired military members within 180 days immediately following retirement date to a civilian position is subject to the provisions of 5 United States Code 3326.</li> <li>You will be required to obtain and maintain an interim and/or final security clearance prior to entrance on duty. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal.</li> <li>This position is subject to work an uncommon tour, including nights, weekends, and holidays to meet mission requirements. Overtime or night differential pay and/or unusual duty hours may be required.</li> <li>You will be required to wear personal protective equipment such as helmets, gloves, coveralls, glasses, goggles, respirators and safety shoes continuously for the duration of the work shift.</li> <li>Successful completion of a pre-employment drug test (including marijuana) may be required. A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if you fail to report to the drug test appointment or pass the test. You will be subject to random testing.</li> <li>Work requires considerable walking, stooping, squatting, kneeling, crouching, standing, climbing, bending, stretching, pulling, lifting, and working in cramped and awkward positions for long periods of time.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br />Although a specific length of time and experience is not required for most trade and labor occupations, you must 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 you are applying. Qualification requirements emphasis is on quality of experience, not necessarily the length of time.<br /><br />Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the job elements and screen out listed below.<br /><br />This job has a screen-out element which will be used to determine minimum eligibility for this job. Applicants who do not receive a minimum of two points on the screen-out element(s) will be found ineligible. The Screen-out Element for this position is: APTITUDE AND INTEREST FOR LEARNING TRADE THEORY AND PRACTICE<br /><br />Applicants must meet the requirements of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Job Qualification System for Trades and Labor Occupations (X-118C). Additional qualification information can be found at: http: www.opm.gov/qualifications/x-118c/tabindx.asp.<br /><br /><strong>Selectee is required to sign an Authorization Agreement, and Certification of Training Form, SF182 with Continued Service Agreement fields 15 and 16 filled in and page four signed. Failure to comply with this agreement will result in the apprentice reimbursing FRCMA for all tuition, books, tools, and fees.</strong><br /><br /><b><strong>APPLICANTS MUST TAKE THE VIRGINIA PLACEMENT TEST (VPT) AT TIDEWATER COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND THE RESULTS MUST BE ATTACHED PRIOR TO ANNOUNCEMENT CLOSING DATE.</strong><br /><br /><strong>Placement tests prior to 6/17/2018 will NOT be accepted. In order to receive consideration, you MUST retake the test.</strong><br /><br /><strong>***OUT OF STATE APPLICANTS: PLEASE CONTACT porttestctrtcc.edu or (757) 822-2194 TO MAKE ARRANGEMENTS TO SCHEDULE YOURSELF TO TAKE THE VPT.***</strong><br /><br /><strong>To view the placement test schedule go to website </strong> https: www.tcc.edu/student-services/academic-success/testing-services </b><br /> <b><strong>or call 757-822-2194.</strong><br /><br /><strong>Placement test is free.</strong></b> <br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br />TO BE CONSIDERED ELIGIBLE FOR THESE POSITIONS, APPLICANTS MUST OBTAIN A SCORE THAT SHOWS THEY ARE ELIGIBLE TO ENROLL IN THE FOLLOWING COURSEWORK: MTH 111 or MTH3 (OR HIGHER) AND ENGLISH: ENF2 or ENG 111 (OR HIGHER).<br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br /><strong>These positions are covered by a formal training plan. FRC Mid-Atlantic Apprentice Program includes academic, trade training, and paid work experience. The selectees will perform a variety of duties associated with the specific trade for which hired. Continued employment and advancement requires satisfactory completion of classroom training and work experience. College level classroom training may include, but will not be limited to, trade skills and trade related mathematics (e.g. algebra, geometry, trigonometry), introductory sciences (e.g. metallurgy, electrical theory), and trade drawings and blueprints. You may be promoted after meeting all requirements, and upon the recommendation of management. After selectees successfully complete the training program, they will be converted to the full performance level of WG-10.</strong><br /><br />This position is covered by the Department of Defense Priority Placement Program.<br /><br />Additional vacancies may be filled by this announcement.<br /><br />A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments.<br /><br />If you are unable to apply online and request information about the Alternate Application process, please contact the Department of Navy's Employment Information Center.<br /><br />Federal annuitant information: The selection of an annuitant is subject to the Department of Defense and Department of the Navy policy on the employment of annuitants. Policy information may be found at: http: www.secnav.navy.mil/donhr/Documents/CivilianJobs/FedCivAnnuitants.pdf <br /><br />ICTAP Applicants: To be considered well-qualified and exercise selection priority as an ICTAP candidate for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and receive a rating in the well qualified category or higher. For more information about ICTAP eligibility please review the following link: https: www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique-hiring-paths/federal-employees/ictap/<br /><br />Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents contain personal information such as SSN and DOB and some documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove said 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. <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 />In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities, as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience.<br /><br />When the application process is complete, we will review your resume to ensure you meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this announcement. You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume and responses to the Occupational Questionnaire, along with your supporting documentation to determine your ability to demonstrate the following job elements:<br /><br /><ul><li>ABILITY TO FOLLOW DIRECTIONS IN A SHOP</li><li>APTITUDE AND INTEREST FOR LEARNING TRADE THEORY AND PRACTICE</li><li>RELIABILITY AND DEPENDABILITY</li></ul><br /><br />You will be evaluated and rated under Category Rating selection procedures. Additional points are not added for veterans' preference; however, preference is still applied. Applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans.<br /><br />If you meet the qualification requirements, your application will be placed in one of three categories:<br /><br />Best Qualified- Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements for announced position.<br /> Highly Qualified-Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above the minimum requirements for announced position.<br /> Qualified- Candidates in this category meet the minimum experience requirements for announced position.<br /><br />If selected, you may be required to provide supporting documentation.<br /><br />If after reviewing your resume and supporting documentation, a determination is made that you inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities or you may be found ineligible/not qualified.<br /><br />Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.<br /><br />All qualifications requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.<br /><br />Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, spiritual, community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Secret <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> Yes <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br />YOU ARE REQUIRED TO DOCUMENT IN YOUR APPLICATION PACKAGE EVIDENCE THAT SUPPORTS YOUR ELIGIBILITY AND QUALIFICATION CLAIMS. You are required to upload the applicable documents with your application package. These documents will assist the staffing specialist in determining your eligibility and qualifications.<br /><br />DOES THIS POSITION REQUIRE A LICENSE OR CERTIFICATE?<br /> You must submit a copy of your license or certificate in your application package.<br /><br />ARE YOU QUALIFYING BASED ON EDUCATION or A COMBINATION OF EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE?<br /> You must submit a copy of your college transcript or an appropriate course listing. You may submit a copy of your degree(s) if specific coursework does not have to be verified. 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. Applicants can verify accreditation at the following website: http: www.ed.gov/admins/finaid/accred/index.html . All education claimed by applicants will be verified by the appointing agency accordingly. If selected, an official/sealed transcript will be required prior to appointment.<br /><br />ARE YOU A VETERAN CLAIMING SOLE SURVIVORSHIP PREFERENCE OR 5-POINT VETERANS' PREFERENCE?<br /> You must submit legible copy/copies of the following: DD-214 (member 4 copy), "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty," showing all dates of service, as well as character of service (Honorable, General, etc.) or Statement of Service/Proof of Service (in lieu of a DD-214) from your command or local Personnel Support Detachment (PSD). The Statement of Service/Proof of Service must provide all dates of service, the expected date of discharge and anticipated character of service (Honorable, General, etc.). Veterans should upload their DD-214 once they receive it upon separation.<br /><br />ARE YOU A DISABLED VETERAN or CLAIMING 10-POINT VETERANS' PREFERENCE?<br /> Disabled veterans, veterans, widows, spouses or the parent of a veteran who are eligible for 10-point veterans' preference must submit legible copies of the following: Applicable supporting documents as noted on Standard Form-15 (SF-15). To obtain a copy of SF-15, go to http: www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf .<br /><br />Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents contain personal information such as SSN and DOB and some documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove said 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. <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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