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Water Treatment Plant Operator

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Department of Defense
United States Citizens Permanent Full Time 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 position is located at the USAG-HI, Directorate of Public Works, Operations & Maintenance Division, Utilities Branch, Schofield Barracks Oahu Water Section. Plant operations are performed on a 7 day, 5 alternating shift schedule. Shifts are 0700-1530 and alternate weekly between 4 employees.
This position is located on Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. Oahu is the third largest island in the Hawaiian chain. It is home to about three-fourths of the state''s population. Honolulu is the state capitol and the 11th largest U.S. metropolitan city. Waikiki, the most world-renowned site in Oahu, is the top visitor destination of the state. The island is very geographically diverse with mountains, rainforests, volcanic craters, tropics, beaches and much more. For more information about Hawaii and the island of Oahu, visit: / and /.
Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens
Travel and transportation costs are NOT authorized. Pre-employment physical required. This is a career program (CP) 18 position.
You will serve as a Water Treatment Plant Operator with U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii, Directorate of Public Works, Operations & Maintenance Division, Utilities Branch, Schofield Barracks Oahu Water Section. Responsible for performing water plant operational duties required for the production, treatment and distribution of water for military reservations and training areas. You will also operate and perform maintenance of sand filtration systems for swimming pools.
SCREEN-OUT ELEMENT: Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C. Ability to do the work of the position without more than normal supervision. Applicants must meet this screen out element to be considered further. Failure to meet the screen out element will result in an ineligible rating. To meet the screen out element applicants should document experience performing common Water Treatment Plant Operator tasks including basic water testing and operating portable and limited capacity pumps.
Knowledge of Equipment Assembly, Installation, and Repair
Operation of water treatment plant equipment, machinery, etc.
Technical Practices (theoretical, precise, artistic)
Use of Measuring Instruments
Ability to Interpret Instructions, Specification, etc. (other than blueprint reading)
Dexterity and Safety
PHYSICAL EFFORT: A degree of heavy physical effort is present when the operator is required open and close heavy valves; lift heavy equipment, tools and containers of chemicals; work in strained or awkward positions; climbing ladders, mountain trails, walking the deep well tunnels; and continuously move about the plant.
WORKING CONDITIONS: Work is performed both in and out of doors. Work requires regular ingress and egress to the deep well tunnel, a Non-permit required confined space as long as the atmospheric conditions do not change. In the event the atmospheric conditions change the Deep well tunnel is re-classified, as a permit required confined space. There is exposure to poisonous/corrosive chemicals and compounds, infection or disease, gas and fumes. Protective devices such as self contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), respirators; chemical gloves/aprons must be worn. There is also danger due to falls into open tanks and manholes as well as the possibility of cuts, bruises and broken bones.
Other Requirements: Clickhere for expanded definitions.
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.
One year trial/probationary period may be required.
Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.
Conditions of Employment:
After a year of experience in the position incumbent is required to take the test for a Grade 1 Water Treatment Operator license.
The incumbent must obtain and maintain the license within a year after one year of experience.
This position is designated as Drug Testing required. Incumbent is subject to random urinalysis testing in accordance with DA guidelines.
Must be able to obtain and maintain the Certified Pool Operator (CPO) certification after a year of experience with the swimming pools.
Serves as an incidental motor vehicle operator of vehicles to carry self, tools and equipment, and sometimes other employees to work site.
Must obtain/maintain a government vehicle operator''s license for the class of vehicles operated.
Must obtain/maintain a state driver''s license.
Must respond to emergency calls after regular working hours.
May be subject to rotating shifts.
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. See Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) for more information. Additional information about the program is on OPM''s Career Transition Resources website.
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) onMonday, May 12, 2014 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.
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 intoyour 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 intoyour 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 information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume) is complete, accurate, and submitted by the closing date. Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan. Faxed documents must be completely transmitted by 11:59p.m. Eastern Standard Time on the closing date of the announcement.

The Department of the 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.

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.
If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents follow the directions located at: Faxing Applications and Documents The Vacancy ID is 1101310. You will need the questionnaire,View Occupational Questionnaire, to complete your faxed application

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 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.
The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program. In addition to your take-home pay, your comprehensive compensation/benefits package will include most of the benefits described inthe USAJOBS Resource Center.
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 Annuitantinformation sheet.
You may claim military spouse preference, see the information in the Military Spouse Preference Under Delegated Examining Procedures information sheet.
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.

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