<b>Duties</b><br /><br /><b>Summary</b><br /><br /><strong>NOTE: </strong>This vacancy announcement will be open from July 10, 2019 to January 10, 2020. Applications will be considered throughout the open period. <strong>**INITIAL CUT OFF IS FRIDAY, JULY 26, 2019**</strong> Referral certificates will be issued when a hiring official exhausts current certificate and/or additional vacancies need to be filled.<br /><br />These positions are located in the Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) Group, Facilities Management Division of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.<br /> Learn more about this agency <br /><br /><b>Responsibilities</b><br /><br /><ul> <li>Installs, modifies, repairs, inspects, and maintains system specific and stand-alone controls; constructs, troubleshoots, and tests a wide variety of new and old components of secondary electrical distribution systems and equipment.</li> <li>Works from plans, blueprints, wiring diagrams, and electrical maintenance and repair manuals to plan and lay out the routing, placement type, size, gauge, balance, load, and continuity of electrical lines, circuits, systems, equipment, and controls.</li> <li>Recommends electrical work and projects that most effectively maintain the value and extend the life cycle of Kennedy Center facilities.</li> <li>Maintains logs and records of equipment and system conditions in order to identify trends that reveal operating or energy usage inefficiencies.</li> <li>Identifies electrical and lighting systems that may provide energy savings through upgrading, retrofitting, replacement, or elimination.</li> <li>Works with engineers, specialists, and consultants to build or modify systems or equipment based solely on a statement of work describing no more than desired performance.</li> <li>Estimates costs of work, researches and specifies appropriate supplies, materials, and equipment for purchase toward completion of goals and assignments.</li> <li>Ensures performance requirements are satisfied for assigned projects and that they are done in a timely manner, and to a high standard of safety.</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>US Citizenship is required.</li> <li>Suitable for Federal employment, determined by background investigation.</li> <li>Direct Deposit of pay is required.</li> <li>Selective Service registration required for male applicants, unless exempt.</li> <li>Status candidates must meet time-in-grade (see Qualifications).</li> <li>Employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours, to include evenings, weekends and/or holidays</li> </ul> <br /><br /><b>Qualifications</b><br /><br /><b>EXPERIENCE: </b>A specific length of training and experience is not required, but you must show evidence of training or experience of sufficient scope and quality of your ability to do the work of this position. Evidence which demonstrates you possess the knowledge, skills, and ability to perform the duties of this position must be supported by detailed descriptions of such on your resume. Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C .<br /><br /><b>SCREEN-OUT ELEMENT: </b>Your qualifications will first be evaluated against the prescribed screen out element. Those applicants who appear to possess at least the minimal acceptable qualification requirement are considered for further rating; those who do not are rated ineligible and are eliminated.<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 />1. Ability to do the work of the position without more than normal supervision. (SCREEN OUT) (OPM Job Element 1)<br /> 2. Ability to Inspect (OPM Job Element 77)<br /> 3. Knowledge of Electrical Equipment (OPM Job Element 2B)<br /> 4. Troubleshooting (Electrical) (OPM Job Element 96A)<br /> 5. Ability to Use Electrical Drawings (OPM Job Element 75J)<br /><br />If your knowledge and ability in the SCREEN OUT factor above is not sufficient, you will receive no further consideration. In preparing your application, describe in detail the experience and training which you have had that specifically prepared you for this job and to perform the duties described for this job. Experience should be clearly described and documented in your resume. The qualifications reviewer will not assume performance of such duties by Job Titles alone. Address your knowledge, skills and/or abilities in the areas shown in the job related factors.<br /><br />Minimum qualifications for trades and labor positions are determined by evaluation of job elements. You must meet at least 2 points on the screen-out element(s) and obtain an average of at least 2 points on all of the job elements in order to be considered qualified for this position.<br /><br />A written test is not required.<br /><br />Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.<br /><br /><strong>Physical Efforts and Working Conditions:</strong><br /> Incumbent must be in good physical condition. The incumbent will climb ladders and must be able to climb stair towers of greater than 100 feet. Accessing work sites often requires walking more than three miles throughout the day and stepping over objects. Work of this position involves pushing, pulling, or carrying of objects of varying sizes and shapes, weighing up to 75 pounds.<br /><br />Incumbent works in confined areas such as attics, near ceilings, in utility corridors, etc. Incumbent will work from various heights on ladders, lifts, and scaffolding. Duties are performed both inside and outside in weather conditions varying from hot, humid summer heat to below freezing winter temperatures.<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>Career Transition Assistance Programs</strong>: These programs apply to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet CTAP or ICTAP eligibility criteria; 2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 85 or above; and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. For more information: http: www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp) .<br /><br /><strong>Appointment Authorities</strong>: For more information on appointment authority eligibility requirements: <br /> Persons with Disabilities-Schedule A <br /> Special Hiring Authorities for Veterans <br /> Special Hiring Authority for Certain Military Spouses <br /> Other Special Appointment Authorities <br /> OPM Interchange Agreement and Other Miscellaneous Authorities <br /><br /><strong>Telework Suitability:</strong><br /><br />The duties of this position are not suitable for telework.<br /><br /><strong>Stipulations of Employment:</strong><br /><br />Selection may require completion of a 1-year probationary period.<br /><br /><strong>Work Schedule:</strong><br /><br />This position requires a fixed work schedule; flexible work schedules will not be authorized.<br /><br /><strong>This vacancy is open to fill multiple positions covering the following shifts:</strong><br /><br /><strong>1 st Shift: 6:30 am – 3:00 pm<br /> 2 nd Shift: 2:30 pm – 11:00 pm<br /><br />Monday – Friday. Weekend and holiday work on an overtime basis as needed but not regular and reoccurring.</strong><br /><br />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.<br /><br /><strong>Miscellaneous:</strong><br /><br />The Kennedy Center uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit http: www.uscis.gov/e-verify .<br /><br />If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application: https: help.usastaffing.gov/Apply/index.php?title=Alternate_Application_Information <br /><br />Applications for these positions will be accepted on a continuous basis up to the closing date of the announcement. <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 />Once the application process is complete, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed on this announcement. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job. If you are found to be among the top candidates, you will be referred to the selecting official for employment consideration. <br /><br />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 />Ability to do the work of the position without more than normal supervision.<br /> Ability to Inspect<br /> Ability to Use Electrical Drawings<br /> Knowledge of Electrical Equipment<br /> Troubleshooting (Electrical) <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 />Position sensitivity and risk <br /> Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk <br /><br />Trust determination process <br /> Suitability/Fitness <br /><br /></li> <b>Required Documents</b><br /><br />To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:<br /> 1. Your <strong>Resume</strong> listing work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment mm/yy and duties performed.<br /> 2. SF-50 or DD-214 <ul> <li><strong>Current/Former Career/Career-Conditional Eligible:</strong> Your most recent <strong>non-award</strong> Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50 or equivalent) showing that you are/were in the competitive service, as well as the highest grade (or promotion potential) held, on a permanent basis</li> </ul> 3. Other supporting documents: <ul> <li>College transcript(s), if qualifying based on education</li> <li>SF-15 Form and VA letter, or certification of expected discharge or release from active duty from Veterans for consideration under Veteran hiring authorities</li> <li>Non-competitive appointment authority documentation, if applicable</li> <li>Career Transition Assistance Program/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program Documentation, if applicable (e.g. Certification of Expected Separation, Reduction-In-Force Separation Notice, or Notice of Proposed Removal; SF-50 that documents the RIF separation action; and most recent performance appraisal)</li> <li>Most recent Performance Appraisal, if applicable</li> <li>Cover letter, optional</li> </ul> <br /><strong>Do not submit photographs with your application package.</strong> Documents with photographs may not be seen by hiring officials – you must remove your image from any badges, licenses, etc.<br /><br /><strong>Do not upload Adobe portfolio documents.</strong> Adobe portfolio documents are not viewable by our agency's staffing offices.<br /><br /><strong>It is your responsibility to ensure all required documents have been submitted prior to the closing date of the announcement.</strong><br /><br /><strong>Career Transition Assistance Programs</strong>: These programs apply to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet CTAP or ICTAP eligibility criteria; 2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 85 or above; and 3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. For more information: http: www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp .