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This Position Is No Longer Available

Department:  Department of the Navy
Agency:  Naval Sea Systems Command
Job Announcement Number:  AN635465

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$20.00 to $23.39 / Per Hour
Wednesday, December 05, 2012 to Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Full Time - Permanent
Many vacancies in the following location:
Portsmouth, VA United StatesView Map
United States Citizens



The NORFOLK NAVAL SHIPYARD in Portsmouth, Virginia is one of the largest shipyards in the world specializing in repairing, overhauling and modernizing ships and submarines.  It is the oldest and largest industrial facility that belongs to the U.S. Navy, and it's also the most multifaceted.

This job announcement will be used to establish and maintain a standing register that will be used to fill vacancies on an as needed basis at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard.

Applicants applying under this announcement will be considered for full-time and/or seasonal (on-call) career/career-conditional employment.


  • Must be able to obtain a Security Clearance
  • May be required to serve a one-year probationary period
  • Shift work may be required
  • Pre-employment physical exam required
  • Local travel within the Hampton Roads area may be required
  • U.S. Citizenship or National


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  • Conducts inspections of dry docks and surrounding areas to detect unsatisfactory environmental conditions (i.e., unauthorized discharges into the river, improperly stored hazardous materials, malfunction of runoff collection systems).
  • Operates small boats and associated equipment to perform water borne inspections of environmental conditions and to respond to hazardous spills.

  • Advises and coordinates with the project team to correct deficient conditions discovered during inspections.

  • Assesses and performs control and cleanup of spills of oil and other hazardous substances, both afloat and ashore.

  • Operates a variety of engines, pumps, hydraulic machinery, oil separators, and related equipment to load and off-load barges, receive and process bilge and tank liquids, and de-water dry docks.

  • Monitors, and maintains the shipyard's Dissolved Air Flotation (DAF) industrial wastewater pre treatment systems.

  • Performs preventative maintenance on valves, pumps, and all equipment associated with the DAF.


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    To qualify for this position at the WG-09 level, you must demonstrate the ability to do the work of an Engine and Pump Operator under normal supervision; knowledge of engines, gauges, valves, pumps, and safety equipment used on barges, floating cranes, and in facilities; skill in operating and maintaining wastewater management equipment; and the ability to interpret blueprints and instructions.

    Work Environment and Conditions:

    ·         May be required to operate cranes, hoists, forklifts, and/or hand trucks to handle heavy material and equipment.

    ·         You may be required to work both inside and outside in excessive heat, cold, humidity, dampness or chilling weather conditions, be exposed to excessive and/or constant intermittent noise; work in confined areas and on slippery or uneven surfaces; work in awkward uncomfortable positions; and enter accesses 18 inches in diameter.

    ·         While working, you may be exposed to machinery with moving parts, moving objects, elevations, electricity, sharp edges, and confined spaces. 

    ·         This job requires lifting and/or carrying weights of 45 pounds and over.

    ·         Only applicants that demonstrate that they are able to successfully perform the duties of the position under normal supervision will be considered.


    Once the job opportunity announcement closes, a review of your résumé and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job.

    To be considered for these positions, you must demonstrate the ability to do the work of an Engine and Pump Operator under normal supervision. In addition, you must demonstrate knowledge of the engine and pump equipment that are common to the trade; demonstrate the ability to interpret instructions, specifications, etc. (includes blueprint reading); demonstrate the ability to troubleshoot; and the ability to apply technical practices (theoretical, precise, artistic) when performing work in the trade.Qualified candidates will be assigned to the following quality categories: 

    Best Qualified: Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements for announced position.

    Highly Qualified: Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above the minimum requirements for announced position. 


    Qualified: Candidates in this category meet the minimum experience requirements for announced position.


    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 or you may be found ineligible/not qualified.


    Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.


    Application of Veterans' Preference:  Under Category Rating procedures, veteran preference eligibles will receive selection consideration before non-preference eligibles within each quality category.

    To view the assessment questions, please click on the following link: View Assessment Questions


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    Veterans' Preference: If you are a veteran claiming 5-point veterans' preference, you must submit a copy of your DD-214 (Member Copy 4) or an official statement (including Character of Service) from your command if currently on active duty. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, in addition to the DD-214, you must also submit a Standard Form 15 (Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference) and the required supporting documents listed on that form. For more information on veterans' preference, click on:

    Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): This program applies to Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed, or employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet eligibility criteria for ICTAP; 2) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility; and 3) be rated well-qualified for the position. To be well qualified the evaluation of your resume and supporting documentation must place you in the well-qualified category or higher. For information on eligibility criteria and required documentation, go to:

    Selective Service: The Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that all male applicants born after 12/31/59 who are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, be registered or they are not eligible for appointment to this position. For further information concerning Selective Service requirements, please visit


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    Click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.  Follow the prompts to complete the on-line assessment questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

    Note: To return to your saved application materials, log in at: and click on 635465.

    If you cannot apply online, you will need to:

    1) Print the instructions and questionnaire by clicking View Occupational Questionnaire.

    2) Print the 1203FX form to record your responses to the questionnaire.

    3) Fax the completed 1203FX (all 6 pages but do not include a Cover Page for this document) to:  1-478-757-3144.

    4) Print the Fax Cover Page and include with any supporting documents you fax (e.g., résumé, transcripts, veterans documentation, etc.) to the same fax number above.

    Please do not complete steps 1-4 above if you are applying on-line.


    Application status may be viewed by accessing your Application Manager account at and clicking on the vacancy identification number 635465 to view your Application Package Status screen.


    ·      Résumé

    ·      Assessment Questionnaire (Your responses to the assessment questions must be supported in your résumé and supporting documentation.)

    Other Supporting Documents: 

    ·      Veterans' Preference documentation (DD214, SF15, VA Letter, etc. ) if applicable

    ·     OF-306 Form ( If applying online, upload to Miscellaneous in Application Manager. This form is being collected as part of the background/suitability process and applicants are asked to submit this form at time of application. If an applicant does not submit the form at time of application, the agency may request it at a later time during the application process.


    Mid-Atlantic Services Branch
    Phone: (757)441-6765
    Agency Information:
    Mid Atlantic Svc Branch Norfolk
    OPM Federal Building
    200 Granby Street
    Suite 500
    Norfolk, VA


    Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. You will be notified of your status when the list of candidates has been referred to the hiring manager for employment consideration.

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