<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br />Click on "Learn more about this agency" button below to view <strong>Eligibilities</strong> being considered and other <strong>IMPORTANT</strong> information.<br /><br />The primary purpose of this position is to maintain, inspect, install, repair, replace, and modify fuel storage<br /> and distribution systems, water utility systems, back flow prevention devices, and fire suppressions systems.<br /><br />Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Independently installs, modifies, repairs and maintains a variety of new and existing utility, supply and</li> <li>disposal systems and equipment such as sewage, water, oil, gas distribution systems, and water closets, tubs, showers, backflow prevention devices, fire suppression and sprinkler systems.</li> <li>Performs all phases of liquid fuel system and component maintenance including preventative maintenance, troubleshooting, repair and modification.</li> <li>Inspects and tests fuel receiving, storage, and distribution facilities and performs preventative maintenance on fuel systems and components. Inspects fuel tanks and vents for proper ventilation.</li> <li>Utilizes safety practices and procedures following established safety rules and regulations and maintains a safe and clean work environment.</li> <li>Uses and assures proper fit of required safety equipment (i.e. foot, eye, breathing and ear protective gear) and clothing.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Travel Required</b><br /><br />Not required<br /><br />Supervisory status <br /> No <br /><br />Promotion Potential <br /> None <br /><br /></li> <b>Requirements</b><br /><br /><b>Conditions of Employment</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>U.S. Citizenship Required</li> <li>Males must be registered for Selective Service, see www.sss.gov</li> <li>This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program</li> <li>Disclosure of Political Appointments</li> <li>Shift work may be required.</li> <li>The employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours, which may include evening, weekends, and/or holidays.</li> <li>The work may require that the employee be certified in the use of a respirator.</li> <li>The work may require the employee to drive a motor vehicle. An appropriate, valid driver?s license may be required for the position.</li> <li>Must be able to obtain and maintain appropriate clearance</li> <li>This position has been identified as a designated position under the Air Force Drug Testing Plan. Incumbent(s) of this position is subject to the possibility of a random drug test.</li> <li>This position may be designated mission essential based on local conditions. Mission essential personnel report for duty at normal times when the base is closed or delayed reporting, and remain on duty during phased or early release.</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br /><strong>QUALIFICATIONS: </strong>Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C for the WG-4200 Plumbing and Pipe fitting Group. Although a specific length of time and experience is not required for most blue-collar positions, you must meet any screen-out element 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 you are applying. Qualification requirements emphasis is on the quality of experience, not necessarily the length of time.<br /><br />The screen out element for this position is ability to do work of a Water and fuel Distribution System Mechanic without more than normal supervision.<br /><br /><b>Physical effort:</b>Performs work which involves frequent bending, reaching, crouching, kneeling, crawling, stooping, standing, arm movement, and climbing. Sometimes must work in awkward, tiring, or uncomfortable positions, or cramped areas. Frequently lifts, carries, and sets up parts and equipment weighing up to 50 pounds and occasionally lifts items weighing over 50 pounds using jacks, hoists, or helpers. May be required to make repairs and installations from ladders, scaffolding, and platforms and to enter bulk storage tanks through tank manholes 24 inches in diameter.<br /><br /><b>Working conditions: </b>Work is performed inside and outside and may be subject to extreme heat and cold and hard, damp floors or surfaces. Work is usually dirty, dusty, and greasy. May be required to make installations and repairs outside during inclement weather. Frequently exposed to the possibility of cuts, scrapes, strains, bruises, bums, infections, and skin abrasions. Subject to skin irritation from fuels and oils; exposure to noxious fumes or toxic vapors; and danger of fire, explosion, electrical shock, and asphyxiation. Occasionally exposed to the possibility of broken bones. May be subject to claustrophobic conditions and the wearing of cumbersome breathing equipment when performing periodic cleaning of the interior of bulk storage tanks. Works around machinery or moving parts. May wear and use uncomfortable protective clothing and safety devices such as protective eyeglasses, ear devices, hard hats, hard-toe shoes, respirators, and gloves for long periods of time.<br /><br /><strong>JOB ELEMENTS: </strong>Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:<br /> 1. Knowledge of water and fuel distribution and storage systems.<br /> 2. Knowledge of equipment assembly, installation operation and repair, to include routing, placement, slant, slope and fall of systems.<br /> 3. Skill in installing, modifying and repairing new and existing utility, supply , sewage disposal systems and fuel<br /> distribution systems and equipment without more than normal supervision.<br /> 4. Knowledge of the physical properties and hazards associated with the handling of various types of petroleum<br /> fuels and or raw sewage systems.<br /> 5. Skills in using and maintaining tools and equipment such as rules, levels, plumb bobs, dividers various gauges<br /> and meters, various drain cleaning devices, hydrostatic pumps and torches.<br /> 6. Ability to analyze deficiencies and diagnose malfunctions of system components such as automatic control valves, back flow devices and flow meters.<br /><br /><strong>PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: </strong>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.<br /><br /><strong>VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE:</strong> Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other 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 volunteer experience. <br /><br /><b>Education</b><br /><br />This job does not have an education qualification requirement. <br /><br /><b>Additional information</b><br /><br /><strong>Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): </strong>For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here . To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated well qualified or above for this position. You must submit a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location.<br /><br /><strong>Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): </strong>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. Click here for more information.<br /><br /><strong>90-Day Register: </strong>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.<br /><br /><strong>Direct Deposit:</strong> All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.<br /><br /><strong>If you have questions regarding this announcement and have hearing or speech difficulties click here .</strong> <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 />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.<br /><br />The resume/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.<br /><br />All Federal Wage Schedule (FWS) applicants must complete the assessment questionnaire in its entirety or it will result in an ineligible rating. Applicants who meet the requirements for and apply as a non-competitive eligible that meet minimal qualifications and other requirements of this position, will be given consideration as a non-competitive candidate and will be referred unless blocked by an individual with priority/preference.<br /><br /><strong>APPRAISALS/AWARDS: </strong>Hiring Managers use objective methods and consider previous performance appraisals and awards in the selection process. Current Federal Civilian employees should list any relevant performance related rating and/or awards in your resume. <br /><br /><b>Background checks and security clearance</b><br /><br />Security clearance <br /> Not Required <br /><br />Drug test required <br /> Yes <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br /><strong>The following documents are required and must be provided with your application. Other documents may be required based on the eligibility/eligibilities you are claiming. Click here to view the AF Civilian Employment Eligibility Guide and the required documents you must submit to substantiate the eligibilities you are claiming. </strong> <li>Online Application – Questionnaire</li> <li>Resume – must include beginning and ending month and year for each employment period, hours worked and supervisor</li> <li>Registration/License – active, current registration/license <strong>if applicable </strong>for the position</li> <li>If claiming VRA, VEOA or Veterans' Preference – a copy of your DD Form 214, which must include character of service or a Statement of Service/Proof of Service which must include service dates and character of service. In addition, if claiming 10-point preference and/or 30% Disabled Veteran, you must submit a VA Letter or a disability determination from a branch of the Armed Forces (or documentation of Purple Heart, if applicable) and a SF 15 (Application for 10-point veteran preference).</li> <li>Current or Former Federal Civilian Employees (Includes current Air Force employees): You are required to submit legible copy/copies of your last or most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, (block 24 must be a "1" or "2" AND block 34 must be a"1"). </li> <li>Applicants must refer to the AF Civilian Employment Eligibility Guide (link provided above) for a complete list of required documents for each eligibility you identify.</li> <strong>ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE MEMBERS:</strong> The VOW Act Chapter 21 of Title 5, United States Code (U.S.C.), Section 2108a, requires Federal agencies treat active duty service member as veterans, disabled veterans, and preference eligible, when they submit, at the time they apply for a Federal job, a "certification" of active service in lieu of a DD-214, assuming the service member is otherwise eligible. A "certification" letter should be on letterhead of the appropriate military branch of the service and contain (1) the military service dates including the expected discharge or release date; and (2) the character of service. The service member's military service dates are necessary in order to determine whether he or she meets the definition of "veteran" under 5 U.S.C. 2108(1). The "certification" must reflect the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions <strong>not later than 120 days after the date of submission</strong>. The "certification" must be signed by, or by direction of, the adjutant, personnel officer, or commander of your unit or higher headquarters and must indicate when your terminal leave will begin (if applicable), your rank, dates of active duty service, the type of discharge and character of service (i.e. honorable). Further, under paragraph (h) of the rule, agencies are required to verify a qualifying separation from military service prior to appointment, through the DD-214 or other appropriate documentation. Your preference and/or appointment eligibility will be verified prior to appointment. Active duty members that fail to provide a valid "certification" of service with their initial application will be found "not eligible." Military members may be appointed before the effective date of their military retirement/separation if member is on terminal leave.<br /><br /><strong>OPTIONAL DOCUMENTS:<br /> Performance Appraisals for Current Federal Civilian Employees</strong> – Most recent performance appraisals (dated within last 3 years) showing the official rating of record, signed by a supervisor, or statement why the performance appraisal is unavailable. Applicant should not submit an appraisal that does not include this information.<br /> <strong>Awards for Current Federal Civilian Employees</strong> – Copies of any award received within the last 3 years.