* Duties Help ## Duties ### Reclamation is seeking a career professional looking for an opportunity to capitalize on his or her expertise as a Powerplant Mechanic. Make a difference in the West by assisting in meeting increasing water demands while protecting the environment. Here is an opportunity to join a great organization with excellent growth potential! Learn more about this agency ### * Performs the mechanical maintenance in a hydroelectric powerplant, dam, and facilities. * Performs mechanical maintenance on turbines, generators, motors, pumps, valves, pipes, penstocks, and compressors, etc. * Operates gantry, bridge, mobile cranes and hoists, moving, dismantling, assembling, overhauling, and repairing of hydroelectric plant machinery and related equipment. * Uses oxyacetylene, arc, arc-air, tungsten inert gas (TIG) and metal inert gas (MIG) equipment when welding, cutting, or soldering. * Performs pipe fitting work on air, water, gas, oil, hydraulic, and refrigeration piping. * Responsible for the safe use and maintenance of tools and equipment. Works safely, which includes following safety measures such as lockout/tagout and job hazard analysis procedures. ### Travel Required Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be required. ##### Supervisory status No ##### Promotion Potential 00 - This has a full performance level of Power Systems Journeyman (Mechanical) with the current pay rate of $48.19 per hour. * #### Job family (Series) 5352 Industrial Equipment Mechanic * Help ## ### Conditions of Employment * U.S. Citizenship or National * Suitability for Federal employment determined by a background investigation * Must submit a resume and supporting documentation - See How to Apply * Must meet job element - See * For veterans consideration, submit documents under Required Documents * Must have a valid Drivers License Applicants must meet all qualification and any selective factors, by the closing date of the announcement. ### Application materials must demonstrate sufficient experience and training to perform the duties of this without more than normal supervision. will be determined on the basis of information submitted in the applicants resume and responses to the assessment questions. For information about for Federal Wage System positions please visit: pm.gov/qualifications/x-118c/index.asp Minimum for trades and labor positions are determined by evaluation of job elements. Applicants must meet at least 2 points on the screen-out element(s) and obtain an average of at least 2 points on all of the job elements in order to be considered qualified for this position. 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). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. Applicants will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. ### Education ### Additional information Reclamation has determined that the duties of this are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisory approval. The career ladder promotion potential of this is the Power Systems Journeyman (Mechanical) level. However, this may be filled at a lower grade. If so, when and if it is determined that a subsequent promotion is warranted and all have been met, it may be made without further competition. Promotion up to and including the Power Systems Journeyman (Mechanical) level is neither guaranteed nor automatic. Location Yakima, WA or Benton City, WA sbr.gov/pn/about/hr/area-information.html Payment of travel and relocation expenses will be the responsibility of the selectee. At the present time, we have one vacancy which will be filled at either the Yakima or Benton City location; however, this announcement may be used to fill additional, equivalent positions at these duty locations. Applicants initially appointed to a career-conditional must serve a 1-year probationary period. DOI uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including applicant rights and responsibilities, please visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify. Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must certify registration with the Selective Service System or that the applicant is exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. Go to: ss.gov If selected, the selectee will be required to obtain a successful pre-employment physical examination by a licensed physician certifying to his/her ability to perform the duties of this position. A physical exam may not be required if a comparable agency approved examination was performed within the last 12 months. The cost of the exam will be reimbursed by the agency. The selectee must maintain a valid State Drivers License at all times as the requires operation of government vehicles on government and public roads. Failure to maintain a valid State Drivers License at all times will result in removal from the position. Read more ### How You Will Be Evaluated You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the above. Human Resources (HR) will review resumes and transcripts, if applicable, to ensure applicants meet the basic qualification requirements. We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic on the information provided in the assessment questionnaire. The assessment questionnaire will take approximately 45 minutes to complete. Applicants determined best qualified will be referred to the selecting official. Applicants will be further evaluated on the following Job Elements for trade/labor positions through his/her resume and responses to the online questions. **Job Element 1: **Ability to perform the duties of a Powerplant Mechanic without more than normal supervision. (screenout) **Job Element 2: **Knowledge of equipment assembly, installation, repair, etc. **Job Element 3: **Operation of cableway hoist, overhead, mobile, bridge and gantry cranes. **Job Element 4: **Knowledge of technical practices. **Job Element 5: **Dexterity and Safety (Knowledge of Safety Practices) Applicants answers to questions will be verified against information provided in their online resume. Be sure that the resume clearly supports the responses to all the questions by addressing experience, education, and/or training relevant to this position. Applicants must make a fair and accurate assessment of their qualifications. If a determination is made that an applicant has rated themselves higher than is apparent in his/her description of experience, competencies, skills, and/or education/training OR that his/her resume/application is incomplete, the applicant may be rated ineligible or his/her score may be lowered. **To preview questions please click here.** Read more ### Background checks and security clearance ##### Security clearance Not Required ##### Drug test required No * Required Documents Help ## Required Documents To be considered for this position, applicants are required to submit a resume (with dates of employment, i.e. years and months), an on-line assessment questionnaire, and the following supporting documents, as appropriate. **SF-50, NOTIFICATION OF PERSONNEL ACTION:** Status applicants (transfer, reassignment, reinstatement, promotion, etc.) MUST submit a copy of their SF-50, verifying highest rate of pay and documenting career or career-conditional status in the competitive service (Tenure 1 or 2) for which the applicant is claiming eligibility. **Do not submit award SF-50s.** FAILURE TO SUBMIT AN SF-50 VERIFYING STATUS WILL RESULT IN THE APPLICANT NOT BEING CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION. **VEOA:** For candidates eligible under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA), he/she must submit the appropriate DD-214 (Member 4 Copy) documenting eligibility. **Special Non-Competitive Appointing Authorities:**For more information on special non-competitive appointing authorities, visit: sajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/appointments/ **Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA) Eligibles:** If you are a current or former land management agency appointee you must provide documentation to verify eligibility as follows: a) A copy of your SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, that reflects having initially been hired under competitive examining procedures to a time limited (temporary/term) appointment; b) A copy of SF-50(s), Notification of Personnel Action(s), that reflect having served under one (1) or more time-limited (temporary/term) appointments by a land management agency for a period totaling more than 24 months without a break in service of two (2) or more years; **and** (c) A copy of your Performance Appraisal Plan and/or Supervisor Memorandum that reflects having performed at an acceptable level during **each** period of service. For more information on LMWFA, visit: ov/content/implementing-policy-guidance-land-management-workforce-flexibility-act. **NOTE: If applying as a LMWFA eligible, applicants are required to contact Vena Vosquez, HR Assistant, 208-###-#### or ...@usbr.gov to complete the application process.** **DD-214, Certificate of Release from Active Duty:** Applicants who are entitled to veterans preference must submit a copy of his/her DD-214 (Member 4 Copy), or an official statement of service from his/her command if he/she is currently on active duty, or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that proves the applicants military service was performed under honorable conditions. If the applicant has a compensable service connected disability, submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, and the required documentation requested by this form, in addition to the DD-214. For information on veteran’s eligibility visit: edshirevets.gov/hire/hrp/vetguide/index.aspx **CTAP/ICTAP:** CTAP/ICTAP provides placement assistance to permanent Federal employees who are surplus, displaced, or involuntarily separated. Applicants claiming CTAP/ICTAP eligibility must submit a copy of their most recent performance appraisal, proof of eligibility, and most current SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location with their application. To be considered under CTAP/ICTAP, applicants must be well-qualified (i.e., meet the minimum qualification requirements, including selective factors, education and experience requirements) and score at least 85.0 on the assessment questionnaire as established, and be able to perform the duties of the upon entry. For information on CTAP visit: sajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique-hiring-paths/federal-employees/ctap/ For information on ICTAP visit: sajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique-hiring-paths/federal-employees/ictap/ #### If you are relying on your education to meet qualification 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 Help ## 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. Working for the Bureau of Reclamation offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. To explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees, visit: pm.gov/insure/fastfacts/quickguide.pdf Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of you hold and whether your is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered. * How to Apply Help ## How to Apply Applications (resume and assessment questionnaire) for this vacancy MUST be received online BEFORE midnight Eastern Time (Washington, DC time) on the closing date of this announcement. To apply, click the blue APPLY ONLINE button at the top of the page. This vacancy is being announced through Bureau of Reclamations Hiring SystemHireMe. For more information, please visit: sbr.gov/hr/ As part of the on-line application process, applicants may be required to submit supporting documents. Failure to submit the requested supporting documents may result in the applicant not being considered for this position. Options for submitting supporting documentation include: * Auto Requested Fax or uploading from the applicants USAJOBS profile instructions provided during the online application process * E-mail to ...@usbr.gov * Fax directly to the HR Office at (208) ###-#### * Mail to the Bureau of Reclamation, ATTN: PN-1446, 1150 North Curtis Road, Suite 100, Boise, Idaho 83706-1234 or * Hand deliver to the Bureau of Reclamation, Human Resources Room 109, 1150 North Curtis Road, Boise, Idaho. Include the applicant name and vacancy number on supporting documents. Read more ### Agency contact information ### Human Resources ##### Phone 208-###-#### ##### Fax 208-###-#### ##### Email ...@usbr.gov ##### Address BUREAU OF RECLAMATION 1150 N. Curtis Road, Suite 100 Attn: PN-1446 Boise, Idaho 83706-1234 United States Learn more about this agency ### Next steps Upon successful submission of the application packet, applicants will receive a confirmation email from USAJOBS. If this email confirmation is not received by the applicant, the application has not yet been accepted by the system. After all application packages have been received, resumes and transcripts will be reviewed to ensure applicants meet the basic qualification requirements. Each applicant who meets the basic will be further evaluated on the information provided in the Assessment Questionnaire. Best-qualified applicants will be referred to the selecting official. After making a tentative job offer, a suitability and/or security background investigation will be conducted. A final job offer is typically made within 40 days after the deadline for applications. Applicants should monitor their status for positions with the Bureau of Reclamation by regularly checking their public status notifications in the USAJOBS profile. Read more * 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 Read more ### 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 process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants 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 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 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 or how to contact an agency. Read more #### Legal and regulatory guidance * Financial suitability * Social security number request * Privacy Act * Signature and false statements * Selective Service * New employee probationary period This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/527452600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered. *Open & closing dates:* 03/14/2019 to 04/01/2019 *Service:* Competitive *Pay scale & grade:* BB 00 *Salary:* $44.62 to $44.62 per hour *Appointment type:* Permanent *Work schedule:* Full-Time - This is a FULL TIME position.