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  5. How to Apply

Job Title:TRADES APPRENTICE (VARIOUS)

Department:Department of the Navy

Agency:U.S. Pacific Fleet, Commander in Chief

Job Announcement Number:NW4XXXX-00-1073499LQ786962D

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$18.18 to $20.59 / Per Hour

OPEN PERIOD:

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 to Wednesday, April 02, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

WT-0099-00

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full Time - Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

Many vacancies in the following location:
Pearl Harbor, HI View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Secret

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

The Navy and Marine Corps team offers innovative, exciting and meaningful work linking military and civilian talents to achieve our mission and safeguard our freedoms. Department of the Navy provides competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits, and extensive professional development and training. From pipefitters to accountants, scientists to engineers, doctors to nurses-the careers and opportunities to make a difference are endless. Civilian careers-where purpose and patriotism unite!

This announcement is established to fill vacancies for the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and IMF Apprentice Program, which begins on January 26, 2015. 

 

The Apprentice Program provides a 4-year, combined work/study program, which prepares you for a career in an industrial trade through on-the-job training and formal classroom instruction.  The program requires that you complete classes from a local community college and complete required hours of work in the trade assigned.  Upon graduation from the Apprentice Program, you will earn an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science from an accredited educational institution and receive a certificate from the U.S. Department of Labor certifying your apprenticeship completion.  As an apprentice, you will attend classes during regular work hours and your tuition will be paid by the Shipyard.  Your advancement in the Apprentice Program will be dependent upon successful completion of both the formal education and apprenticeship training in the assigned trade.  These positions have promotion potential to the journey-level mechanic positions at the WG-9, WG-10, or WG-11 level (depending on the trade).

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Not Required

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • You must be a US Citizen.
  • Must be registered for Selective Service, see Legal & Regulatory Guidance.
  • Suitable for Federal employment as determined by background investigation.
  • Selectee may be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
  • Relocation expenses are NOT authorized.
  • You must obtain and maintain a security clearance.

DUTIES:

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As an Apprentice in a training capacity, you will receive instruction under the program guidelines of the Apprenticeship Program.  Your duties will include, but are not limited to:

·         Receiving and performing shop assignments in the rudiments of trade tasks, technical shop subjects, and tools, equipment and materials of the trade

·         Performing very elementary trade tasks under supervision of a shop instructor or artisan

·         Performing other tasks incidental to the mastery of trade fundamentals

 

Final determination of the number of position in specific trades will be determined by the Shipyard based on projected attrition and future staffing needs.  You will be applying for the Apprentice program and not a specific trade.  The Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and IMF management reserves the right to place you in a specific trade. 

Click here for additional information about the Apprentice program and trade descriptions.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered.  

 

Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities, as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to submit a thorough resume that directly relates to this position.

 

Applicants must meet the requirements of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Job Qualification System for Trades and Labor Occupations (X-118C). Additional qualification information can be found at:  http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/x-118c/tabindx.asp.

 

Although a specific length of time and experience is not required for most trade and labor occupations, you must show through experience and training that you possess the quality level of knowledge and skill necessary to perform the duties of the position at the level for which you are applying.  Qualification requirements emphasis is on the quality of experience, not necessarily the length of time. 

 

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the job elements and screen out listed below, a written examination, and a personal interview. 

 

Rating and referral will be based on the following factors:

  

1. SCREEN-OUT ELEMENT

·         This job has a screen-out element which will be used to determine minimum eligibility. 

·         Applicants who do not meet the screen-out element(s) will be found ineligible.

·         The Screen-out Element for this position is:  Reliability and dependability 

2. Meeting the following JOB ELEMENTS:

·         Ability to follow directions in a shop

·         Aptitude and interest for learning trade theory and practice 

3. Passing a WRITTEN EXAM

·         All applicants must take and receive a passing score on the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Apprentice Examination

·         Exams will be conducted ONLY in Hawaii (on the island of Oahu).  Applicants will be responsible for all transportation costs and living expenses while in Hawaii for the examination. 

·         Testing is tentatively scheduled for early May (2014) at a location on Oahu to be determined.

·         Applicants will be notified by email shortly after the closing date of the announcement to schedule a testing date and time; thus it is extremely important that your email address be correct and that you check your email and your automatic filters so that our emails do not go directly into your junk mail.

·         There is NO OFFICIAL STUDY GUIDE for this exam.

·         This exam is approximately 4 ½ hours in length.

·         If you require special test arrangements because of a disability, please contact Mr. Donald Collado @ (808) 471-0244, donald.collado@navy.mil  for special accommodations. 

4. PERSONAL INTERVIEW

·         Those who receive test scores that meet the best qualified criteria will be referred for a panel interview.

·         Interviews will be conducted in Hawaii (on the island of Oahu).  There will be accommodations made for telephone interviews for those candidates who currently do not reside in Hawaii.  However, should you choose to come for a personal interview, you will be responsible for all travel costs and living expenses while in Hawaii for the interview.

·         Interviews are tentatively scheduled for late June (2014).

 

PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

 

As part of the application process, you must complete and submit an occupational questionnaire. To preview this questionnaire and determine if your experience matches the skills required for this position, click the following link: View Assessment Questions

 

Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating and/or appointment eligibility.

 


REQUIREMENTS:

Must be 18 years of age by the start of employment date as Department of Labor Child Labor laws do not allow employment for those under age 18 in hazardous, industrial areas.

 

Selectees will be required to take a college placement test to determine the appropriate math and English classes as part of the pre-employment process.  Further information will be provided to those selected.

 

A security clearance is a requirement of this position. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a position offer or removal.  If you possess a security clearance, please indicate the level and termination date in your resume. 

 

May be required to pass a drug test for some positions.

 

Selectee will be required to successfully complete a pre-appointment physical examination.

 

Selectee is required to participate in the Department of Defense direct deposit of pay program.

 

Work is performed indoors, outside, and aboard ships or submarines, and may be under adverse weather conditions.  Work conditions may involve, but are not limited to: dust, dirt, vibrations, loud noise, poor ventilation, poor illumination, fumes and unpleasant odors.

 

Work requires frequent bending, stooping, walking, standing, working in cramped positions, and climbing.

 

Work requires lifting and moving heavy items.

 

Work requires exposure to high noise levels.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

When the application process is complete, your application will be reviewed to determine if you meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this announcement.  You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume and responses to the questionnaire, along with your supporting documentation to determine your level of knowledge, skill, and ability, related to the job requirements. 

 

You will be rated under Category Rating procedures based on the extent to which your experience meets the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities for the position and rated as shown below.  Additional points are not added for veterans’ preference; however, preference is still applied. Applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans. If you meet the qualification requirements, your application will be placed in one of three 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.

 

Best qualified applicants will be referred to the hiring manager.  The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews, and once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of the decision.

 

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 to more accurately reflect your abilities or you may be found ineligible/not qualified.

 

Stay informed of changes to your application status by signing up for automatic email alerts at: https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/NotificationSettings.aspx.


BENEFITS:

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Department of the Navy offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays and a 401K-type retirement plan.

OTHER INFORMATION:

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:  Vacancies will be filled at the entry level (WT-00).  During the four-year apprenticeship program,  you may be non-competitively promoted to the next higher grade level after meeting all regulatory requirements, and upon the recommendation of management.  The full performance level of the positions vary.  These positions have promotion potential to the journey-level mechanic positions at either the WG-9, WG-10, or WG-11 level (depending on the trade).  Failure to complete the program requirements may result in termination.

 

You will be entitled to only one job offer under this program.  If you decline a job offer, you will be declining an offer for the program and will no longer be considered for positions filled through this announcement.

 

Overtime and/or shift work may be required.

 

You may be assigned to work areas where certain potentially harmful physical and chemical agents are present.  These agents may include, but are not limited to: fumes, dust, noise, heat, ionizing and non-ionizing radiation, chemicals, etc.  To ensure your safety and health, the shipyard maintains personnel protection programs consistent with applicable laws and regulations.

 

This Position is subject to Department of Defense Priority Placement Program.

This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. 

A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments.

 

The Department of the Navy uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify.


Federal Annuitant Information:

The selection of an annuitant is subject to the Department of Defense and Department of the Navy policy on the employment of annuitants.  Policy information may be found at: http://www.public.navy.mil/donhr/Employment/CivJobOpps/Documents/FedCivAnnuitants.pdf

 

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) Eligible: 

ICTAP applicants must be well qualified for the position to receive consideration for special priority selection. A well-qualified ICTAP applicant is one whose knowledge, skills, and abilities clearly exceed the minimum qualification requirements; however, the individual would not necessarily be considered highly or best qualified.  For more information about ICTAP eligibility please review the following link:  http://www.public.navy.mil/donhr/Employment/CivJobOpps/Documents/ICTAP_Statement.pdf

  

Military Spouse Preference (MSP):

http://www.public.navy.mil/donhr/Employment/CivJobOpps/Documents/Mil_Spouse_Pref_Statement.pdf

 

Veteran’s Preference Information:

http://www.public.navy.mil/donhr/Employment/CivJobOpps/Documents/Vet_%20Preference_Statement.pdf



HOW TO APPLY:

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To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account.  Follow the prompts to complete the occupational questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Answers button at the end of the process.

 

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes: 
- Complete Resume.

- Complete OF-306 Form.
- Complete Assessment Questionnaire. View Occupational Questionnaire

- Other supporting documentation as required.  Please see the "REQUIRED DOCUMENTS" section to determine if there are other documents you are required to submit. 

 

Your complete application (resume, assessment questionnaire, and all supporting documents) must be submitted by 11:59 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) on Wednesday, April 02, 2014.  Please follow all instructions carefully as missing application information will not be requested.

 

If more than one resume is received, only the last resume submitted will be reviewed.

If you upload your documents, do not fax the same documents.

Note: To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account:  https://mydon.usajobs.gov/Account/Login select Application Status, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.  

If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents follow the directions located at:   http://www.public.navy.mil/donhr/Employment/CivJobOpps/Documents/ApplicationInfo_HowtoApplyviaFax.pdf 

This Vacancy ID is 1073499. 

Do not email or send hard copy resumes/applications to the Contact Information or Agency Information listed in this vacancy announcement.  All resumes/applications received at the addresses listed in the Contact Information or Agency Information will be destroyed and will not be considered for this vacancy announcement.

 

** It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information and documents entered, uploaded, or faxed is received, legible and accurate.  HR will not modify answers/documents submitted by an applicant. **



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

The documents you are required to submit vary based on what you are claiming (i.e., applying as a veteran or disabled veteran, applying as a military spouse, etc).  Please review the following link to see if there are any documents you need to provide: Applicant Checklist-External

 

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

DON Employment Info Center EIC
Phone: (800)378-4559
TDD: (858)577-5723
Email: DONEIC@NAVY.MIL
Agency Information:
32253 PEARL HARBOR NAVAL SHIPYARD AND IMF
667 Safeguard Street
Pearl Harbor, HI
96860-5033

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

When the application process is complete, your application will be reviewed to determine if you meet the hiring eligibility and qualification requirements listed in this announcement.  You will be rated based on the information provided in your resume and responses to the questionnaire, along with your supporting documentation to determine your level of knowledge, skill, and ability, related to the job requirements.  

 

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 to more accurately reflect your abilities or you may be found ineligible/not qualified.

 

Best qualified applicants will be referred to the hiring manager. Best qualified applicants with veterans' preference are entitled to initial selection consideration.  If there are a sufficient number of best qualified applicants with veterans' preference, only those veterans will be referred to the hiring manager.  The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews, and once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of the decision.

 

You will be entitled to only one job offer under this program.  If you decline a job offer, you will be declining an offer for the program and will no longer be considered for positions filled through this announcement. 

 

Further information regarding location and procedures for physical examinations, security investigations, etc. will be provided at the time of selection.

 

You will receive an Acknowledgement letter once you have submitted your application package.   The next notification will notify you whether or not you are eligible to continue the process.   If eligible, the notice will explain how to schedule yourself for the Apprentice test.  Failure to schedule your test will remove you from further consideration.  You will also be able to view notices by logging into your USAJOBS account:  https://mydon.usajobs.gov/Account/Login select Application Status, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.  

 

Stay informed of changes to your application status by signing up for automatic email alerts at: https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/NotificationSettings.aspx.

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Job Announcement Number:

NW4XXXX-00-1073499LQ786962D

Control Number:

364323100