You must meet all qualification requirements outlined in this vacancy by 11:59 PM (EST) on the closing date of the announcement.
There is no specific length of training or experience required. However, you must be able to demonstrate through experience shown in your written application materials that you possess the knowledge, skills and ability to successfully perform the work of this Engineering Equipment Operator position as described under Major Duties. Failure to address this adequately in your resume will result in your disqualification for this position.
To be found qualified for this position, your resume must show you have the ability to do the work of an Engineering Equipment Operator without more than normal supervision, to include: 1) conducting water management activities; 2) operating a variety of gasoline or diesel powered engineering or construction equipment with associated implements; 3) performing operator service and maintenance of equipment and implements.
SELECTIVE FACTOR (SCREEN OUT): In addition to the qualifying experience listed above, this position requires applicants to possess a current Commercial Driver's License (CDL) or be able to obtain one prior to employment and submit proof.
OTHER KEY REQUIREMENTS (conditions of employment)
Valid driver's license.
Direct deposit of salary payment.
Initial probationary period.
Must apply for Government travel charge card if expected to travel on official business.
Physical Effort: Heavy physical effort is required in the operation of equipment and attachments. Considerable strain may be caused by the constant vibration of equipment. Location of the controls and attachments frequently require working in awkward and strained positions.
Working Conditions: Work is done in and around standing and running water in all types of weather. Operator is subject to noise, vibration, dust, and fumes from machinery. A variety of safety gear will be worn as appropriate and may include eye and hearing protection, hard hat, coveralls, respirator mask, and gloves.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application will be evaluated and rated under the Category Rating and Selection Procedures.
If you meet the minimum qualifications for this job, your evaluation will be based on a review of your complete application package and the extent to which your responses to the Questionnaire relate to the knowledge, skills and abilities listed below:
- Ability to do the work of an Engineering Equipment Operator without more than normal supervision (Screen out).
- Possession of a Commercial Driver's License (Screen Out).
- Ability to operate engineering/construction equipment.
- Knowledge of work practices pertaining to operation of engineering/construction equipment.
- Ability to interpret and follow directions.
- Ability to safely operate engineering/construction equipment.
We will then place you in one of three categories:
Qualified: Meets minimum qualifications established for the position, but fails to meet the benchmark definition for the Well Qualified category
Well Qualified: Demonstrates overall competency in the knowledge, skills, and abilities of the position.
Best Qualified: Demonstrates high proficiency and comprehensive level of knowledge, skills, and abilities of the position.
Please make sure that your responses to the questionnaire are supported in your resume. Also, follow all instructions carefully as errors and omissions may affect your score.
Note: If a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is apparent in your description of experience and/or education, OR that your application is incomplete, you may be rated ineligible, not qualified, or your score may be lowered.
Application of Veterans Preference: Category rating and selection procedures place those with veterans preference above non-preference eligibles within each category. Veterans who meet the eligibility and qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent are listed in the highest quality category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-9 grade level or higher.