Job Title: PLANT MECHANICJob Announcement Number: BR-DEGP-EC-12-100
Department: Department Of The Interior
Agency: Bureau of Reclamation
This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.
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Monday, November 19, 2012 to
Monday, December 03, 2012
SERIES & GRADE:
1 vacancy in the following location:
Estes Park, CO, USView Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
All United States Citizens and Nationals.
Reclamation is a contemporary water management agency. Reclamation is best known for Hoover Dam on the Colorado River, Grand Coulee Dam on the Columbia River and Folsom Dam on the American River. Today we are the largest wholesaler of water in the country and the second largest producer of hydroelectric power in the western United States. Visit: www.usbr.gov .
View our DVD titled "Traditions, Talent, and Teamwork" at: www.usbr.gov/pmts/hr/video
Position is being advertised concurrently under BR-GP-EC-12-112 for current federal employees serving under competitive service career or career-conditional appointments, former federal employees with reinstatement eligibility, VEOA eligible veterans, or persons eligible for non-competitive appointment under special hiring authorities (such as 30% Disabled Veterans). If you are interested in applying under both announcement numbers, you must submit application packages for each.
Reclamation is seeking a Plant Mechanic looking for an opportunity to capitalize on his/her expertise as a Journeyman. You can make a difference in the West by assisting in meeting increasing water demands while protecting the environment.
Would you enjoy ensuring the safe and efficient operation of Government facilities? Incumbent will perform journeyman mechanical installation and maintenance duties in a hydroelectric power plant, pumping plant, and/or other structures and equipment.
Here is a great opportunity to join a great organization with excellent growth potential!
LOCATION: Great Plains Region, Eastern Colorado Area Office, Operations and Maintenance Division, Colorado-Big Thompson Operations and Maintenance Branch, Estes-Marys Lake Section, Estes Park, CO
For living conditions go to: www.usbr.gov/gp/employment/living_conditions.pdf
Relocation expenses will not be paid by the Government. Any travel, transportation and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the responsibility of the selected employee.
Additional vacancies may be filled from this vacancy announcement.
- U.S. Citizenship or National.
- You must submit a resume and supporting documentation (See How to Apply).
- You must meet job elements specific to this position (See Qualifications).
- Valid State drivers license required. Travel 1-2 nights per month.
- Physical required. Work four 10-hour days per week.
- Suitable for Federal employment; determined by background investigation.
DUTIES:Back to top
-Monitors and performs mechanical maintenance, including application of mechanical theory for a hydro-electric power plant with a generating capacity of 100 megawatts.
-Operates cranes, hoists, heavy equipment, incidental to lifting, moving, dismantling, assembling, overhauling, or repairing of plant machinery and related equipment.
-Dismantles, reconstructs, repairs, tests, and performs preventative maintenance on turbines, generators, motors, pumps, eductors, valves, pipes, penstocks, intakes, spillways, outlet works, domestic water systems, sewage systems, hydraulic systems, etc.
-Operates high-voltage switches and related devices to implement the switching program set up by the operations supervisor.
-Interprets and applies drawings, standard operating procedures, and manufacturer's instructions.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
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 job elements in order to be considered qualified for this position.
Applicants will be further evaluated on the following JOB ELEMENTS through your resume and responses to the online questions:
1. Ability to do the work of journey level Plant Mechanic without more than normal supervision. (Screen-out)
2. Ability to operate, use and maintain various machines and hand tools.
3. Knowledge of safe clearance procedures and safety standards.
4. Ability to read and interpret blueprints, drawings, and manufacturer's instructions.
5. Ability to maintain, install, repair, and troubleshoot powerplant and mobile equipment.
6. Knowledge of welding.
7. Knowledge of plumbing/pipefitting.
8. Ability to operate cableway hoists, overhead mobile, bridge and gantry cranes.
You must meet all qualification requirements and any selective placement factors by the closing date of this announcement.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Category rating and selection procedures will be used for evaluating this position. If you meet the basic qualification requirements, your on-line responses to the vacancy assessment questionnaire will be used to determine the quality and extent of your experience, education, training, etc., for placement in one of the following categories: 1) Highly Qualified, 2) Qualified. Qualified candidates will be assigned a numerical score on a scale of 70-100 and Veterans with preference will be placed at the top of their respective category. The assessment questionnaire will take you approximately 30 minutes to complete. To preview questions please click here.
Applicants’ answers to questions will be verified against information provided in their online resumes. Be sure that the resume clearly supports the responses to all the questions by addressing experience, education and/or training relevant to this position. Applicants must make a fair and accurate assessment of their qualifications. If a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is apparent in your description of experience, competencies, skills, and/or education/training OR that your resume/application is incomplete, you may be rated ineligible or your score may be lowered.
HOW TO APPLY:Back to top
Applications (resume, assessment questionnaire and supporting documents) for this vacancy MUST be received online BEFORE midnight Eastern Time (Washington D.C. time) on the closing date of this announcement. When you are ready to apply, click the blue APPLY ONLINE button on the right side of any page.
This vacancy is being announced through Bureau of Reclamation's Hiring System--HireMe. For more information about the HireMe system and the registration process, go to: www.usbr.gov/pmts/hr/hireme.html
As part of the on-line application process, applicants may be required to submit supporting documents. Failure to submit the requested supporting documents may result in your not being considered for this position.
Options for submitting supporting documentation include Auto Requested Fax or uploading from your USAJOBS profile - instructions provided during the online application process. In addition, you may E-mail your supporting documentation to email@example.com
; fax directly to the HR Office at 406-247-7875; mail to PO Box 36900, Billings, MT 59107-6900; OR hand-deliver to 316 North 26th St., Billings, MT. Include your name and the vacancy number on the supporting document(s).
This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us at the phone number shown at the bottom of this page. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.
To be considered for this position, applicants are required to submit a resume (with dates of employment, i.e. years and months), an on-line assessment questionnaire, and the following supporting documents, as appropriate:
--DD-214, CERTIFICATE OF RELEASE FROM ACTIVE DUTY: If you are entitled to veterans’ preference, you must provide a copy of your DD-214, and you should indicate the type of veterans’ preference you are claiming on your resume. Your veterans’ preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency.
-For 5-point veterans' preference, submit a copy of your DD-214 (Member 4 Copy), or an official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty, or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that proves your military service was performed under honorable conditions.
-For 10-point veterans' preference, please submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, DD-214, and the required documentation requested by this form.
-For information on veteran's eligibility visit: www.opm.gov/staffingPortal/Vetguide.asp
--CTAP/ICTAP: Provides placement assistance to permanent Federal employees who are surplus, displaced or involuntarily separated. Applicants claiming CTAP/ICTAP eligibility must submit a copy of their most recent performance appraisal, proof of eligibility and most current SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location with their application. To be considered under CTAP/ICTAP, applicants must be well-qualified, i.e., meet the minimum qualification requirements, including selective placement factors, education and experience requirements and score at least 85 on the assessment questionnaire as established, and be able to perform the duties of the position upon entry. For information on CTAP/ICTAP, visit: www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp.
WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:
After application packages have been received, resumes, assessment questionnaires and supporting document(s), will be reviewed to ensure applicants meet the basic qualification requirements. Applicants who meet the basic qualifications will be further evaluated on the information provided in the Assessment Questionnaire. Best-qualified applicants will be referred to the selecting official. After making a tentative job offer, a suitability and/or security background investigation will be conducted. A final job offer is typically made within 40 days after the deadline for applications. Applicants should monitor their status for positions with the Bureau of Reclamation by regularly checking their public status notifications in their USAJOBS profile.