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This Position Is No Longer Available

Department:  Department of the Navy
Agency:  Naval Sea Systems Command
Job Announcement Number:  AN635527

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$19.00 to $24.53 / Per Hour
Friday, June 08, 2012 to Friday, June 07, 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.

This register is being amended to reflect a change to the how to apply section on 03/21/2013. Applicants who previously applied do not need to reapply because of this change.


  • 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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  • Installs, maintains, and fabricates various piping systems and equipment necessary to carry out the overhaul and repair of naval vessels and to support shipboard hotel services and engineering systems. The piping systems include water (salt and fresh), steam (high and low pressure), compressed air, fuel, and sanitation systems.
  • Works from blueprints, sketches, job orders, etc.
  • Prepares surfaces for cutting, welding, and brazing.
  • Perform work related to nuclear material.


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To be considered for these positions, you must demonstrate that you are able to do the work of a Pipefitting Worker/Pipefitter under normal supervision; possess a knowledge of pipefitting trade practices, layout, materials, and structures; skill in the use of tools, equipment, and instruments used in the pipefitting trade; and the ability to interpret blueprints, specifications, and sketches.

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.
  • Working at heights (ladders, outside of handrails with fall protection).
  • 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 up to 45 pounds.
  • 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 a Pipefitting Worker/Pipefitter under normal supervision. In addition, you must demonstrate knowledge of equipment, assembly, installation, repair, etc.; technical practices common to the trade; ability to interpret instructions, specifications, etc. (includes blueprint reading); skill in measuring and laying out; ability to use and maintain tools and equipment; and troubleshooting.

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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To apply for this position, you must complete the occupational questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.

The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, June 07, 2013 to receive consideration.

* To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.

* Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.

* It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.

To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account @ and click the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application.  Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.

To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account @  and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement.  You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

To complete a hard copy assessment questionnaire and submit it via fax: Do not complete the steps below if you have already applied online to the questionnaire for this position.

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: 



  • Your Résumé (if you submit a personally developed résumé, curriculum vitae, or any other written format, be sure to include a detailed description of your job-related qualifications, beginning/ending dates, and hours worked per week, for each paid and non-paid position you included).
  • Completed Assessment Questionnaire

Other Supporting Documents: (only submit if applicable to you)

  • Veterans' Preference documentation (e.g., DD-214 Member Copy 4, SF-15, VA letter, etc.)
  • OF-306 Form (
  • CTAP/ICTAP documentation

    If you are unable to upload supporting document(s) online, you can fax them by completing the following:

    1. Print out a Fax Cover Page @ and complete the required information. The Vacancy ID is 635527

    2. Fax a Cover Page with each supporting document to 1-478-757-3144 by 11:59 PM (EST) on Friday, June 07, 2013 to receive consideration. Keep a copy of your fax confirmation in the event verification is needed.


    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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