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:
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.
This job has a screen-out element which will be used to determine minimum eligibility for this job. Applicants who do not receive a minimum of two points on the screen-out element(s) will be found ineligible. The Screen-out Element for this position is: Ability to do the work of a Coal Handling Equipment Operator without more than normal supervision such as: Maintaining coal handling equipment on my own initiative under general supervision subject to occasional inspection.
In addition to the screen-out element you will be evaluated on the following Job Elements through your resume and responses to the on-line assessment questionnaire:
· Knowledge of materials and work practices (includes keeping things neat, clean, and in order)
· Technical practices (theoretical, precise, artistic).
· Ability to interpret instructions, specifications, etc. (other than blueprints).
· Dexterity and safety.
Must possess and maintain a valid state driver's license.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.
Selectee is required to participate in the Department of Defense direct deposit of pay program.
A pre-appointment physical examination is required.
Must obtain and maintain on-base driving privilages, and any government permits required to operate equipment.
The position requires lifting, standing, sitting, stooping, pulling, reaching, climbing ladders and exposure to temperature extremes. Selectee must be able to carry weights up to 50 pounds for short distances at frequent intervals. Must have normal vision and normal hearing (aids permitted). May be required to climb and/or descend stationary ladders with heights of approximately 40 feet and work from permanent platforms approximately 100 feet above the ground.
Approximately 95 percent of the work will be outside in all weather conditions subject to temperature extremes, coal and ash dust, snow and ice contaminants peculiar to coal burning plants.
The possibility exists at all times to receive burns and injury from moving equipment, high noise hazards, and extreme temperatures variations. Exposed to soot, fly ash, furnace gases, grease, oil, coal dust, and damage to clothes from coal and fuel fire.
Selectee will be required to work nights, weekends, and holidays. Will be responsible for carrying out instructions supplied by supervisor or passed on by other shift leader. In the event of a breakdown or malfunction, will determine the problem, report it to the supervisor or shift leader, and make minor repairs.
During destructive weather condition such as, but not limited to, ice and snowstorms, high winds and hurricanes, the incumbent may be required to report for duty. Incumbent will also be subject to call back for work during off-duty hours when an emergency arises.
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.
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