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  1. Overview
  2. Duties
  3. Qualifications & Evaluations
  4. Benefits & Other Info
  5. How to Apply

Job Title:Pipefitter

Agency:Smithsonian Institution

Job Announcement Number:14R-JC-299696-MPA-OFEO

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$25.58 to $29.87 / Per Hour

OPEN PERIOD:

Thursday, August 7, 2014 to Tuesday, September 30, 2014

SERIES & GRADE:

WG-4204-10

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full-Time, Permanent - Federal

PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

10

DUTY LOCATIONS:

FEW vacancies - Washington DC, DC View Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

This position is open to current and former Federal employees with permanent status or reinstatement eligibility. Individuals who are eligible for a special appointing authority may also apply; such as applicants with a disability, former Peace Corps volunteers, certain military spouses, veterans seeking a VRA/VEOA appointment, or veterans who have been separated from armed forces under honorable conditions after 3 years or more of continuous active service.

SECURITY CLEARANCE:

Public Trust - Background Investigation

SUPERVISORY STATUS:

No

JOB SUMMARY:

About the Agency

The Smithsonian Institution values and seeks a diverse workforce. Join us in "Inspiring Generations through Knowledge and Discovery."

More than one selection may be made from this announcement.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • Pass Pre-employment Background Investigation
  • May need to complete a Probationary Period
  • Maintain a Bank Account for Direct Deposit/Electronic Transfer
  • Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with Selective Service.
  • Must maintain a valid state or DC driver's license.

DUTIES:

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  • Performs preventative maintenance, minor repairs, and installations for many utility distribution systems on all Smithsonian buildings within the zone in the metropolitan Washington, DC area.
  • Installs, modifies, and repairs new and existing utility, supply, and disposal systems and equipment such as sewage, water, oil and gas distribution systems, water closets, tubs, fire sprinkler systems, and showers.
  • Uses materials (such as aluminum, copper, iron, nylon, lead, vinyl, PVC, and rubber) requiring a knowledge of their resistance to heat and acids, their strength and resiliency, and how to connect tubing made of different materials by using special fittings such as nylon to connect plastic and metal tubing.
  • Performs or assists with ACM/ACBM operation projects including but not limited to containment, enclosure, encapsulation, and abatement of suspected and known ACM-contaminated building areas. 
  • Operates all power and hand tools used in pipefitting such as pipe bending, threading and cutting machines, pneumatic caulking hammers, electric hand drills, and electric saws.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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In order to be rated qualified, an applicant's overall experience and training must indicate possession of the minimum knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to perform the duties of this position.


Physical Requirements: This position requires the physical ability to perform moderately heavy work including lifting and carrying heavy objects up to 50 lbs.; work outside in all weather conditions with exposure to dirt, dust, pollen and insects; climb ladders and stairs; and stand and walk for extended periods.

Qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the job opportunity announcement.

For information on the Job Qualification System for Trades and Labor Occupations, see OPMs web site at http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/x-118c/index.htm.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your application will be evaluated first for the basic qualifications described above. The applications that meet the basic qualifications will be evaluated further against the following criteria:

  1. Ability to do the work of a Pipefitter without more than normal supervision.
If an applicant meets the screen-out element, the following Job Elements will be evaluated:
  1. Knowledge of equipment, assembly, installation, repair, etc.
  2. Knowledge of technical practices (theoretical, precise, artistic).
  3. Ability to interpret instructions, specifications, etc. (includes blueprint reading).
  4. Ability to use measuring instruments and layouts materials/instruments associated with plumbing.
  5. Ability to use and maintain tools and equipment.
  6. Ability to troubleshoot.
BASIS OF RATING: Once the announcement closes, your application will be automatically evaluated and rated by the system and a Human Resources Specialist. To determine if you are qualified for this job, a review of your application and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The numeric rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire. The score is a measure of the degree to which your background matches the knowledge, skills, and abilities required of this position. If, after the Human Resources Specialist reviews your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that the score you have received is not a true reflection of your qualifications and/or experience, your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect the information you provided that support your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. Your resume should provide detailed information regarding how your education and experience relate to this position, including the major duties and qualifications criteria listed.

Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA): If you applying as for a VEOA appointment, you must be a veteran must be honorably separated and either a preference eligible or have substantially completed 3 or more years of active service. ("Active Service" under this law means active duty in a uniformed service and includes full-time training duty, annual training duty, full-time National Guard duty, and attendance, while in the active service, at a school designated as a service school by law or by the Secretary concerned.) A veteran who is released under honorable conditions shortly before completing a 3-year tour is also eligible.

Noncompetitive Appointment Authorities: The following links contain information on the eligibility requirements to be considered under a noncompetitive appointing authority:

To preview questions please click here.


BENEFITS:

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OTHER INFORMATION:

Flexible Spending Accounts - href="http://www.fsafeds.com/fsafeds/index.asp">http://www.fsafeds.com/fsafeds/index.asp
Health Insurance - href="http://www.opm.gov/insure/health/index.asp">http://www.opm.gov/insure/health/index.asp
Leave - href="http://www.opm.gov/oca/leave/index.asp">http://www.opm.gov/oca/leave/index.asp
Life Insurance - href="http://www.opm.gov/insure/life/index.asp">http://www.opm.gov/insure/life/index.asp
Long Term Care Insurance - href="http://www.ltcfeds.com">http://www.ltcfeds.com
Retirement Program - href="http://www.opm.gov/retire/index.asp">http://www.opm.gov/retire/index.asp

HOW TO APPLY:

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Click on the "Apply Online" button on the upper right side of the page. Please Note:
  • You must apply for this position online through the 'Apply Online' button and submit required supplemental documents (if they are relevant to you).
  • You may submit required documents by uploading them online during the application process; OR You may manually fax required documents. Faxes are received by an automated system, not a physical fax machine. Documents that are faxed as part of the application process must be sent with the system generated cover sheet by the closing date. Documents faxed without the system generated coversheet are not retrievable and cannot be considered as part of the application package.
  • The complete application package, including any required documents, is due in the Smithsonian Office of Human Resources on the closing date of the announcement by 11:59 PM Eastern Time.
  • If you are unable to apply online, paper applications may be accepted with prior approval of the Contact Person listed below.


REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

Your application package should include the following documents:
  • Detailed resume created in the USAJOBS Resume Builder.
  • Proof of prior federal service such as the latest SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action.
  • A recent performance evaluation.
  • Proof of Veteran's Preference - DD214 (Member 4 Copy) if you are requesting a special appointment authority, such as VRA or VEOA.
  • Proof of severe disability if you are requesting special placement consideration.
  • Proof of eligibility for a military spouse appointment, such as a permanent change station military order.
  • Proof of eligibility for any other special appointing authority not specifically mentioned here.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

John Chiu, Jr.
Phone: 202-633-6344
Fax: 571-258-4052
TDD: 202-633-6409
Email: chiuj@si.edu
Agency Information:
SMITHSONIAN
Office of Human Resources
POB 37012, 600 Maryland Avenue, MRC 517
Suite 5060
Washington, DC
20013-7012
US
Fax: 571-258-4052

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

At the end of the application process you will be able to create and save a PDF file that contains your responses to the assessment questions. You may save this file as initial receipt of your application. After the job announcement closes, you will receive an email from the Smithsonian with confirmation of receipt. The Smithsonian receives many applications for each job. Each application is reviewed carefully which may take a few weeks. We will send you an e-mail to update you as we go through phases of the application review process. You may also check your application status by logging into www.usajobs.gov and selecting the tab "My USAJOBS;" e-mailing vacancy.info@si.edu; or by contacting the Office of Human Resources Representative listed. Additional Information:
  • Tips on applying for Smithsonian jobs are available at www.sihr.si.edu/jobs.cfm.
  • The Smithsonian does not pay relocation expenses.
  • The Smithsonian embraces diversity and equal employment opportunity (www.si.edu/oeema).

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Job Announcement Number:

14R-JC-299696-MPA-OFEO

Control Number:

377710100