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    The Architect of the Capitol (AOC) Utilities and Power Plant Operations Division is seeking a Chemical Treatment System Program Specialist who will be responsible for managing all aspects of the chemical treatment program for the Capitol Power Plant (CPP) to include monitoring chemical testing operations, chemical delivery system reliability and support services for treated systems located at the CPP.

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    This position is emergency essential and the employee is required to report to work during emergencies, failure of plant machinery and equipment and inclement weather situations to support the critical mission of the CPP.

    The CPP chemically treats several water systems including a closed loop steam/condensate return system, closed loop chilled water system, closed loop hot water system and two open loop condenser water systems.

    The CPP operates around the clock to generate and distribute steam and chilled water utility services for the buildings of the Capitol Campus (House and Senate Office Buildings, the Capitol Building, the Capitol Visitor Center, U.S. Botanic Garden and the Supreme Court), Library of Congress, Union Station and the Government Printing Office (GPO). Duties quoted at GS-12 level.

    Major Duties

    Chemical Testing

    • Serves as the Chemical Treatment System Program Specialist and is responsible for the proper chemical treatment of all the open and closed plant water systems used in the generation and distribution of steam and chilled water for heating and cooling the Capitol Campus facilities served by the CPP. Ensures all aspects of the chemical treatment program at the CPP comply with all CPP policies and standards, as well as, AOC Policies, D.C. and Federal regulations and environmental air and water permits.
    • As the water-quality expert, ensures that proper chemical levels are consistently maintained within the program parameters for all treated water systems. Performs testing to measure chemical levels, adjusts chemical feeds as indicated by the test results and monitors the chemical levels to determine if additional chemical treatment is required.
    • Performs complex testing of water samples, interpreting and providing guidance on all chemical analyses associated with all process waters, including but not limited to boilers, chilled water, condenser water, condensate and related waste process water.
    • Maintains the inventory of laboratory testing chemicals, reagents, standards and lab supplies and maintains and calibrates laboratory equipment. Responsible for training and qualifying Power Plant Operators on the chemical treatment systems and testing procedures at the CPP.
    • Operates, maintains and troubleshoots makeup water systems including, water softeners, soft water dealkalizers, chilled water and cooling tower systems. Operates, maintains, calibrates and repairs all on line chemistry equipment associated with the boiler and chilled water make-up systems.

    Program Administration

    • Manages all aspects of the CPP Chemical Treatment Program.
    • Observes, receives and otherwise obtains chemical treatment information from all relevant sources and is responsible for entering, transcribing, recording, storing or maintaining data in written and electronic form.
    • Evaluates chemical treatment test results to insure water chemistry is maintained within specified chemical level parameters. Monitors and reviews information from the use of new materials to detect and assess potential impact to operating systems and compliance with applicable environmental regulations.
    • Assesses chemical treatment reports and makes conclusions to improve future treatments and procedures. This involves developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize and accomplish revised treatment methods and objectives.
    • Must comply with all safety requirements, including but not limited to respirator fit test, chemical handling and inventory and eye and skin chemical protection. Must have up-to-date environmental training in hazardous waste management, hazardous waste and Emergency Response.

    Contractor Oversight

    • Responsible for all phases of chemical treatment contract management from developing the scope of work, through identifying funding requirements, procurement, contract administration, monitoring, inspections and closeout.
    • Serves as a Contracting Officer's Technical Representative (COTR). Prior to project performance, reviews plans, specifications and cost estimates for technical adequacy. During project performance, assists contractors in interpreting technical requirements; recommends changes in contract terms to the Contracting Officer; monitors and evaluates contractor performance; reviews contractor invoices; recommends corrective actions; and inspects and accepts contract deliverables.
    • Plans and develops new chemical treatment quality programs and projects by studying and analyzing the needs of the plant and the requirements and objectives throughout the Capitol Complex. Reviews project proposals involving extremely complex water quality problems and issues to determine the feasibility of remediation projects, based on programs or priorities, the adequacy of work plans, proposed technical approaches and methodology and human capital and budgetary resources.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/520764000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.