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Water Treatment Plant Operator

Company name
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Salary
$24.80 to $32.24

Location
Washington, DC

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Open & closing dates

01/30/2018

to

04/30/2018

Salary

$24.80 to $32.24 per hour

Pay scale & grade

WG 8 - 10

Work schedule

Full-Time

Appointment type

Permanent

Location

Many vacancies in the following location:

Washington DC, DC

Relocation expenses reimbursed

No

This job is open to

The public

U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S., and excepted service employees.

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Announcement number

NEGE184857075001D

Control number

489847100

Duties

Duties

Summary

Looking for a great place to work? The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is one of the best! In 2016, USACE ranked number two of government large-agency subcomponents! As rated by their employees, USACE supervisors strongly support employee development and opportunities to demonstrate leadership skills, while also maintaining an optimal work/life balance. The Corps offers a team-inspiring and collaborative work environment; providing challenging and rewarding careers across a variety of disciplines.

Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

About the Position:

This is an Open-Continous Announcement. Applications will be accepted through April 30, 2018. Announcement MAY CLOSE EARLIER if all available vacancies have been filled prior to April 30, 2018.

The 1st Cut-Off date for receipt and referral of applicants to be considered for available vacant positions will be February 14, 2018.

The 2nd Cut-Off date for receipt and referral of applicants to be considered for available vacant positions will be March 16, 2018.

The 3rd Cut-Off date for receipt and referral of applicants to be considered for available vacant positions will be April 15, 2018.

The 4th Cut-Off date for receipt and referral of applicants to be considered for available vacant positions will be on the closing date of the announcement of April 30, 2018.

This position is located at the Dalecarlia Water Treatment Plant, 5900 MacArthur Boulevard NW, Washington, DC. This position is under the supervision of the Washington Aqueduct Administrative Branch Chief. The Aqueduct, while part of the US Army Corps of Engineers, is a large scale, vital public utility, wholly financed through the sale of potable water. The job provides the opportunity to work at one of the largest water utilities in the nation, serving the public and producing a product which impacts the lives of all metropolitan area citizens and businesses on a daily basis. To be successful in this position, you will need to commit yourself to the Aqueduct's mission of providing safe, reliable and cost effective water. Amenities available include ample free parking on site, limited public bus service, and alternate work schedule may be considered.

Who May Apply: US Citizens

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Responsibilities

You will operate the functions of the plant Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system including control, monitoring and data storage. Monitor and control the water treatment process. Determine treatment and operational changes needed to remain within regulatory limits of purity, chemical requirements, and water production needs. Analyze present and anticipated raw water quality; evaluate test results, and changes chemical feed rates, filtration rates, and other parameters to keep operations within established limits. Use experience, laboratory results, established water quality targets, and instrumentation to determine the amount of alum, algaecide, potassium permanganate, chlorine, fluoride acid, lime, carbon, polymers and other chemicals to dose in either the pre or post treatment stages. Read instrumentation and conduct bench testing of process samples to ensure that on-line monitoring equipment is functioning correctly. Maintain proper elevation through the treatment process by operating master gates, monitoring elevations, and coordinating filtration rates. Record logs of all readings, chemical test results, and changes in the treatment process. Control raw water withdrawal from the river to meet the treatment demand. Control the operation of the raw water conduits, the Booster Pumping Station, and the Little Falls Pumping Station to maintain appropriate raw water reservoir elevations. Monitor and control the electrical utilization for the entire Dalecarlia complex. Collect water quality samples. Record pump usage, electrical usage, and operational conditions. Respond to emergencies. Use emergency equipment including repair kits, tools, escape masks, self-contained breathing apparatus, and supplied air masks. Perform preventive maintenance including calibrating, cleaning, and adjusting equipment. Keep the immediate work area, equipment, and other facilities in a clean and orderly manner.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

10

Who May Apply

This job is open to…

US Citizens

Questions? This job is open to 1 group.

Job family (Series)

5409 Water Treatment Plant Operating

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Requirements

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

Please See Other Requirements Section

Other Requirements: Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.

You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.

Two year trial/probationary period may be required.

Appointment is subject to the completion of a favorable suitability or fitness determination.

Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.

This is a Career Program (CP) 18 position.

The duties of this position require the incumbent to possess or obtain and maintain a valid state Driver's License in one of the 50 U.S. states or possessions to operate vehicles.

This position requires the incumbent be able to obtain and maintain a determination of eligibility for a Top Secret security clearance or access for the duration of employment.

This position is subject to a pre-employment drug test screening, and random testing thereafter, to include testing based on reasonable suspicion and testing due to direct involvement with an on-duty accident.

This position requires the completion of a pre-employment Physical Examination and an annual examination thereafter to ensure the continued, required level of physical health & ability or fitness to perform the duties of the position.

This position has been designated as Key and shall not be vacated during a national emergency or mobilization as doing so would seriously impair the capability of the organization to function effectively.

This position has been designated Mission Essential.

This position requires the wearing of a uniform and protective clothing and gear.

This position requires shift work to provide coverage on evenings, weekends, holidays, or special situations.

Qualifications

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

There is no specific length of training or experience required. However, you must be able to demonstrate, through experience shown in your written application materials that you possess the sufficient knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the work of this position without more than normal supervision.

Minimum Qualifications (Screen Out Element):Ability to do the work of an Water Treatment Plant Operator~ without more than normal supervision. WG-08: Ability to perform common tasks including: (1) Following standard operating procedures to accomplish objectives while adhering to workplace safety standards; (2) Performing basic tests, measurements or adjustments according to instructions provided in manufacturers' operation and maintenance manuals; and (3) Maintaining a clean and neat work area. WG-10: Ability to perform common Water Treatment Plant Operator tasks including: (1) Following standard operating procedures to accomplish objectives while adhering to workplace safety standards; (2) Performing basic tests, measurements or adjustments according to instructions provided in manufacturers' operation and maintenance manuals; and (3) Receiving, checking, recording, and unloading water treatment chemicals. - Failure to meet this Screen out Element will result in an ineligible rating.

Selective Placement Factor for WG-5409-08 Grade Level: This position requires a Water Treatment Plant Operator Class I Certification by the American Boards of Certification (ABC) or equivalent in order to be considered for the WG-08 grade level. You MUST upload a copy of your certification and submit it with your application package.

Selective Placement Factor for WG-5409-10 Grade Level: This position requires a Water Treatment Plant Operator Class II Certification by the American Boards of Certification (ABC) or equivalent in order to be considered for the WG-10 grade level. You MUST upload a copy of your certification and submit it with your application package.

To meet the basic eligibility, you must receive at least two points on the screen-out element indicated above and must have an average of two points on all the job elements listed below. Your application will be further evaluated to determine if you meet the best qualified cut-off for referral to the selecting official.

Ability To Do The Work Of The Position Without More Than Normal Supervision (Screen-out Element)

Ability To Interpret Instructions, Specification, etc. (includes blueprinting reading)

Ability to Perform Work with Dexterity and Safety

Knowledge of Equipment Assembly, Installation, Repair, etc.

Operation of Equipment and Machinery

Technical Practices (theoretical, precise, artistic)

Use of Measuring Instruments

Physical Effort: Subject position requires walking, bending, stooping on hard concrete floors for periods of time, while taking readings, cleaning filters, etc.

Working Conditions: Work is performed in several areas with extreme temperature and humidity variations. Inside work is performed on hard floors such as asbestos or quarry tile, and may be subject to possible shock and burns, skin irritation and fumes from chemicals. Employee is subject to work on any of three shifts including weekends and holidays, and must report accordingly to posted schedule regardless of weather conditions, etc.

Education

Additional information

If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application

Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.

If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed

Annuitant information sheet.

You may claim military spouse preference.

Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Your application package

(resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

Basis for Rating: Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of three quality categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified and Qualified. Veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category. Best Qualified. Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements for the announced position.

Highly Qualified. Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above the minimum requirements for the announced position.

Qualified. Candidates in this category meet the minimum experience requirements for the announced position.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). If you are a Federal employee in the competitive service and your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: (1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria; (2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 90 or above; and, (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. Additional information about the program is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Top Secret

Required Documents

Required Documents

The documents you are required to submit vary based on whether or not you are eligible for preference in federal employment. A complete description of preference categories and the associated required documents is in the Applicant Checklist (External)

As described above, your complete application includes your resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply. If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.

Your resume: Your resume may be submitted in any format.

If you submit more than one copy of your resume, only the most recent version will be reviewed. The latest timestamp will be used to determine which version of your resume is most recent. It is your responsibility to check the status and timestamp of all documents you submit as part of your application.

If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and qualification determinations and you may not be considered for this vacancy.

For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application will be marked as incomplete and you will not receive consideration for this position.

NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove another person's personal information before you submit your application. You may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected to confirm your eligibility.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

Benefits

Benefits

A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits

Review our benefits

Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

How to Apply

How to Apply

To apply for this position, you must complete the online 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 04/30/2018 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 ( https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10105001

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

, select 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.

It is your responsibility to verify that your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) is complete, accurate, and submitted by the closing date. Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.

The Department of Army provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the servicing civilian personnel unit. Your requests for reasonable accommodation will be addressed on a case-by-case basis.

Agency contact information

Army Applicant Help Desk

Phone

(000)000-0000

Email

USARMY.APG.CHRA-NE.MBX.APPLICANTHELP@MAIL.MIL

Address

GE-APF-W2SF07 US ARMY ENGINEER DISTRICT-WAD

DO NOT MAIL

Baltimore, MD

US

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Next steps

If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application. Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration.

The documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of not qualified or incomplete application and you will not receive further consideration for this job.

Fair & Transparent

Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.

An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.

An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations

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Financial suitability

Social security number request

Privacy Act

Signature and false statements

Selective Service

New employee probationary period

Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.

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Company info

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Website : http://www.usace.army.mil/

Company Profile
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has approximately 37,000 dedicated Civilians and Soldiers delivering engineering services to customers in more than 130 countries worldwide. With environmental sustainability as a guiding principle, our disciplined Corps team is working diligently to strengthen our Nation’s security by building and maintaining America’s infrastructure and providing military facilities where our servicemembers train, work and live. We are also researching and developing technology for our war fighters while protecting America’s interests abroad by using our engineering expertise to promote stability and improve quality of life. We are energizing the economy by dredging America’s waterways to support the movement of critical commodities and providing recreation opportunities at our campgrounds, lakes and marinas.

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