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  1. Overview
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  4. Benefits & Other Info
  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Bookbinder I

Department:Department Of The Treasury

Agency:Bureau of Engraving and Printing

Job Announcement Number:13-BEP-010P

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$38.06 to $38.07 / Per Hour

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 to Monday, December 10, 2012

SERIES & GRADE:

WE-4441-xx

POSITION INFORMATION:

This position is on a full-time work schedule. - This is a Permanent Appointment.

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

xx

DUTY LOCATIONS:

4 vacancies - Fort Worth, TX, USView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

U.S. citizens; no prior Federal experience is required.

JOB SUMMARY:

The U.S. Department of the Treasury has a distinguished history dating back to the founding of our nation. As the steward of U.S. economic and financial systems, Treasury is a major and influential leader in today's global economy. We have over 100,000 employees across the country and around the world. Come Join the Department of the Treasury and Invest in Tomorrow.

The Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) prints billions of Federal Reserve Notes for delivery to the Federal Reserve System each year. These notes are produced at our facilities in Washington, DC, and Fort Worth, Texas. The BEP's research and development efforts focus on the continued use of automation in the production process and counterfeit deterrent technologies for use in security documents, especially United States currency. This position is located in the Office of Currency Manufacturing, Mechanical Exam Operations Branch,  

KEY INFORMATION:

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KEY REQUIREMENTS


    DUTIES:

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    The following are the duties of this position. As a Journeyman Bookbinder I, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position. Upon successful completion meeting certification requirements, the incumbent will elevate to the position of Bookbinder II.

    • Perform operations in the production processing and finishing of high quality security printed Items done by hand involving use of hand tools and/or non automatic/machine finished processes that involve cutting, perforating trimming, etc., for the manufacturing of U.S. Currency.
    • Perform set-up operational adjustments and minor maintenance tasks on machines used to trim, cut, examine, jog, slit, and otherwise manufacture security printed matter in a finished format. Machine operation may accomplish and/or include more than one finishing process.
    • Monitors machine operations and inspects product during processing to remove blank, partially printed and defective sheets to maintain high quality and to prevent machine jam-ups of work in process. Ensure integrity of work product format in any prescribed form or sequence, shape of stock, etc., through any segmental processes in finishing final product.
    • Notifies supervisor of substandard quality of printed and non-printed material used for finishing of the product that could adversely affect quality of final product (ie.,glue and other binding material, cover finishes, etc.). Reports any discrepancies, errors or work irregularities that impact accountability of product amounts, post-printing marking, etc.


    QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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    In order for your application to be considered, you must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement: 


    You must show in your resume and in your responses to the Supplemental Questionnaire that you possess the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of the position. Applicants must meet the screen-out and obtain an average score of two (2) on all other elements in order to be considered minimally qualified for the position.

    HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

    Your application includes your:

    1. Resume,

    2. Responses to the online questions, and

    3. Required supporting documents.

    We use a multi-step process to evaluate and refer applicants:

    1. Minimum Requirements: Your application must show that you meet all requirements, including the education and/or experience required for this position. You may be found "not qualified" if you do not possess the minimum competencies required for the position. If your application is incomplete, we may rate you as ineligible.
    2. Rating: Your application will be evaluated in the following areas: Ability to do the job without more than normal supervision (SCREENOUT), operation of Bookbinding equipment, technical practices(theoretical, precise, artistic) use of measuring instruments, ability to interpret instructions specification, etc, ability to use and maintain tools and equipment and knowledge of materials. We may lower your rating if your responses to the online questions are not supported by the education and/or experience described in your application. Category Rating will be used to rank and select eligible candidates. If qualified, you will be assigned to one of three categories, A, B or C, depending on your experience and education related to this position. Veterans'preference is applied after applicants are assessed. Preference-eligibles will be listed at the top of their assigned category and considered before non-preference-eligibles in that category. Qualified preference-eligibles with a compensable service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest category.
    3. Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration and possible interview. If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee (eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)), you must be assigned the middle category or better to be rated as well qualified to receive special selection priority.
    We recommend that you preview the online questions for this announcement before you start the application process.
    To preview questions please click here.


    BENEFITS:

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    We offer a workplace that is respectful, fair, and values diversity. Our comprehensive benefits are very generous - helping you to reach your personal goals by supporting your professional growth, health, well-being, and your family needs. Our benefits package includes:
  • Challenging work, opportunities for advancement, competitive salaries, bonuses and incentive awards;
  • Ten paid holidays, 13 days of sick leave, and 13 to 26 days of vacation time each year;
  • Access to insurance programs that may be continued after you retire;
  • A wide choice of health insurance plans, coverage for pre-existing conditions, and no waiting periods. We pay a substantial amount (up to 75%) of the health insurance premiums.
  • Learn more about Federal benefits programs at:http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc

    OTHER INFORMATION:

    • We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
    • We will not pay relocation expenses. 
    • Shift Work: This facility operates on a 24 hour per day, three-shift basis.  Assignment to a specific shift cannot be guaranteed. The successful applicant must be available to work on all three shifts on a rotational basis.
    • The facility shuts down annually between Christmas and New Year's Day. Employees must take leave for work days during this shutdown period.
    • This is a bargaining unit designated position.
    • All candidates will be considered without regard to any non-merit reasons such as race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, lawful political affiliation, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, protected genetic information, parental status, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.
    CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: If selected for this position, you will be required to:
    • Complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed).
    • Submit to and pass a drug test prior to your selection and random drug testing while you occupy the position.
    • Successfully complete a background investigation.
    • Wear required safety clothing and/or equipment required by the position. This may include safety shoes, hard hats, hearing protection, gloves, masks, etc.
    • If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
    • Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9 (http://www.uscis.gov/files/form/i-9.pdf). Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.  
    • Pass a pre-employment physical examination.  


    HOW TO APPLY:

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    The following instructions outline our application process. You must complete this application process and submit any required documents by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday). If applying online poses a hardship, please contact us by noon ET on the announcement's closing date. Treasury provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us if you require this for any part of the application and hiring process.

    Step 1 - Create or Upload a resume with USAJOBS (www.usajobs.gov) - We suggest you go to the end of the Qualifications & Evaluation section of the job announcement to preview the online questions that you will answer in Step 3. You may need to customize your resume to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. For more resume tips click here. - You may create a resume in USAJOBS or upload one of your own choosing. Although you must enter your Social Security Number (SSN) for USAJOBS, we will only see the last four digits for identification purposes.

    Step 2 - Apply Online Click the "Apply Online" link of this announcement and then select the resume you wish to submit with your application. You will be redirected to the Department of the Treasury's CareerConnector website to complete the application process.

    Step 3 - Answer the Online Questions and Submit Your Online Application If this is your first time on Treasury's CareerConnector website, you will be prompted to register by answering questions related to your eligibility for Federal employment. The system will save these responses and take you back to the main screen so that you can answer the job-specific questions. Select "Take me to the assessment" and click on the "Continue" button to answer the job-specific questions. You must answer all the questions and click the "Finished" button.

    Step 4 - Review and Confirm Your Submission You will now have the option to upload a document or print fax cover-sheets for your required documents (see step 5 for details). Once you click "Done," you will see a summary of your application for your review. You may also print a copy for your records. When you click "Finished" at the bottom of the page, you will then be directed back to USAJOBS where you can confirm that your application has been submitted and track your application status.

    Step 5 - Submit Required Documents You can submit any required documents (discussed below) by document upload or fax. Whichever method you choose, please include the job announcement number with your documents. To protect your privacy, we encourage you to remove your SSN from any documents that you submit. Document Upload: You may upload supporting documents in one of two ways: 1. Once you finish answering the questions in the job announcement, you will be prompted to upload your document(s) to your application. You will be given the choice to either upload the document as part of the application process or you can select a document that you've already loaded on USAJOBS. or 2. You can upload a document to an existing application by logging into your USAJOBS account profile. Click on "My Applications" and search for the vacancy. Once you've located the vacancy, click on the vacancy and select "Apply Online." Move through your existing application to the Documents page and select Upload in order to add a document to your application. Be certain to review your complete application for confirmation that the document uploaded. In the Application Review section, you may verify acceptance of your documents in CareerConnector if you see them listed on the "Vacancy Documents" screen. Then, click on "Finished" to be returned to USAJOBS. Fax: Create a fax cover-sheet in CareerConnector by following the "Faxing Supporting Documentation" instructions. The fax number will be on the cover-sheet.



    REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

    Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you may not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible).

    All Applicants

    - A 2011 revision of the OF-306 - Declaration for Federal Employment Form, MUST be completed, signed and included with your package for you to receive consideration for this vacancy. Please use the link above to ensure you submit the proper revision of the form. Current BEP employees are not required to submit an OF-306.

    VETERANS' PREFERENCE DOCUMENTATION If you are claiming veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge From Active Duty, DD-214 (Member 4 copy), or other official documentation from a branch of the Armed Forces or the Department of Veterans Affairs showing dates of service and type of discharge. Ten-point preference eligibles must also submit an Application for 10-point Veteran Preference, SF-15, along with the required documentation listed on the back of the SF-15 form. An SF-15 may be found at: http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdfFor more information on veteran's preference, click here.

    CTAP/ICTAP DOCUMENTATION If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee eligible for consideration under the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP), you must submit proof of eligibility. For a detailed list of documents, click here.

    AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

    Applicant Call Center
    Phone: 304-480-7300
    Fax: 000-000-0000
    TDD: 304-480-8725
    Email: bepinquiries@bpd.treas.gov
    Agency Information:
    Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP)
    See "How to Apply" section
    Fort Worth, TX
    76131
    US
    Fax: 000-000-0000

    WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

    You may check the status of your application for this position at any time by logging onto the USAJOBS "My Account" tab and clicking on "Application Status". Please notify us if your contact information changes after the closing date of the announcement. Also, note that if you provide an email address that is inaccurate, or if your mailbox is full or blocked (e.g., spam-blocker), you may not receive important communication that could affect your consideration for this position.

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    Job Announcement Number:

    13-BEP-010P

    Control Number:

    331231500