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Job Title: Utility Systems Operator Supervisor
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: San Diego County, CA
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 09/12/2018
Expire Date: 11/11/2018
Job Categories: Agriculture, Forestry, & Fishing, Healthcare, Practitioner and Technician, Human Resources, Information Technology, Installation, Maintenance, and Repair, Military, Counseling, Executive Management, Medical, Environmental, Nonprofit and Volunteer Services, Energy / Utilities
Job Description
Utility Systems Operator Supervisor
Under the supervision of the Central Plant Manager, the Supervisor of the Utilities System Operators is in charge of the operations and maintenance of the Central plant. This includes two dual fire 24,000 lb. per hour boilers, three 1,200-ton centrifugal chillers, one 500-ton absorption chiller, and all other pertinent plant equipment including economizers, four 650 KW emergency generators, one 4.6 MW turbine cogeneration unit with 24,000 PPH waste heat boiler, electrical switchgear, medical gases, fuel and water storage systems. Sets performance standards, evaluates employees, recommends advancements, incentive awards, etc., counsels employees and initiates disciplinary and adverse actions as needed. Keeps and submits time sheets for all plant operators. Prepares shift schedules for all shifts which must be prepared in advance for leave purposes. He/she directs work of all operators and maintains a first-class plant so that it is efficiently and safely run and accomplishes energy conservation constantly. He/she is responsible for assuring the efficient and economical accomplishment of work assignments by his/her subordinates within the work schedules set. He/she is to maintain accurate records and is responsible for preparation of administrative and technical reports relative to the Operations Section. He/she maintains an inventory of supplies as required and determines the level of inventory to be carried and the intervals at which to reorder. Prepares memorandums and recommends replacement, repair, and/or modifications to equipment, utilities and structures in order to facilitate both long and short-range planning. Work is often assigned on a long-term basis rather than on a day to day basis. He/she is responsible for the direct supervision of Utilities System Operators (WG-9). It should be noted that the Central Plant operates on a 24-hour basis which requires an extremely competent supervisor. Responsible to respond to hospital emergency calls as the Engineering Emergency Responder after regular working hours (weekends, evenings, nights, and holidays) including locating the source of the problem (may require interstitial access) and taking necessary action to correct the deficiency.

Work Schedule: Full Time, 40 hours per week, may also require Overtime, Shift, Holidays and Weekends

Position Description Title/PD#: /11037A

Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Is authorized

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 09/17/2018.

EXPERIENCE: A specific length of training and experience is not required, but you must show evidence of training or experience of sufficient scope and quality of your ability to do the work of this position. Evidence which demonstrates you possess the knowledge, skills, and ability to perform the duties of this position must be supported by detailed descriptions of such on your resume. Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C.

SCREEN-OUT ELEMENT: Your qualifications will first be evaluated against the prescribed screen out element, which usually appears as question 1 in the on-line questionnaire. Those applicants who appear to possess at least the minimal acceptable qualification requirement are considered for further rating; those who do not are rated ineligible and are eliminated. The potential eligibles are then rated against the remainder of the Job Elements:

  • Equipment Assembly, Installation, Repair
  • Interpret Instructions, Specifications (includes blueprint reading)
  • Lead or Supervise
  • Measuring Instruments
  • Operation of Equipment/Machinery


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; religions; 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. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.

Physical Requirements/Working Conditions: Heavy lifting 45 lbs and over, heavy carrying, 45 lbs and over, pulling hand over hand 4 hours, pushing 2 hours, reaching above shoulder, use of fingers, both hands required, walking 12 hours, standing 12 hours, kneeling 2 hours, repeated bending 4 hours, climbing, use of legs and arms, both legs required, operation of crane, truck, tractor or motor vehicle, ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously, near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4, far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other, specific visual requirement (far vision: 20/50 & 20/100), depth perception, ability to distinguish basic colors, ability to distinguish shades of colors, hear (aid permitted), hearing without aid, emotional/mental stability. Environmental factors: outside, outside and inside, excessive heat, excessive cold, excessive humidity, excessive dampness or chilling, dry atmospheric conditions, excessive noise intermittent, constant noise, dust, silica, asbestos etc., fumes, smoke or gases, solvents (degreasing agents), grease and oils, electrical energy, slippery and uneven walking surfaces, working around machinery with moving parts, working around moving objects or vehicles, working on ladders or scaffolding, unusual fatigue factors (12 hour rotating shift), working with hands in water, vibration, working closely with others, working alone, protracted or irregular hours of work, and working in confined space.

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To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
1) CV or Resume - must include the following information for each job listed: Job Title (if federal position, include pay plan/series/grade) and Duties (be as detailed as possible), month and year start/end dates (e.g. June 2007 to April 2008), full-time or part-time (include hours worked per week).
2) Occupational Questionnaire (online)
3) Copy of most recent SF-50 (non-award SF-50) - Notice of Personnel Action with title, series, grade and step information (required if current or former career/career-conditional federal employee).
4) If prior military service, include all copies of your DD Forms 214 member copy #4 or proof of service (required). Applicants claiming preference based on service-connected disability, or based on being the spouse or mother of a disabled or deceased Veteran, must also complete and submit an SF 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference (available at http://www.opm.gov/forms/pdf_fill/SF15.pdf).


The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's (current/former Federal employees), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.

  • Cover Letter
  • Rating Letter
  • Resume
  • SF-50


Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
Qualifications & Requirements

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 09/17/2018.

EXPERIENCE: A specific length of training and experience is not required, but you must show evidence of training or experience of sufficient scope and quality of your ability to do the work of this position. Evidence which demonstrates you possess the knowledge, skills, and ability to perform the duties of this position must be supported by detailed descriptions of such on your resume. Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C.

SCREEN-OUT ELEMENT: Your qualifications will first be evaluated against the prescribed screen out element, which usually appears as question 1 in the on-line questionnaire. Those applicants who appear to possess at least the minimal acceptable qualification requirement are considered for further rating; those who do not are rated ineligible and are eliminated. The potential eligibles are then rated against the remainder of the Job Elements:

  • Equipment Assembly, Installation, Repair
  • Interpret Instructions, Specifications (includes blueprint reading)
  • Lead or Supervise
  • Measuring Instruments
  • Operation of Equipment/Machinery


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; religions; 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. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.

Physical Requirements/Working Conditions: Heavy lifting 45 lbs and over, heavy carrying, 45 lbs and over, pulling hand over hand 4 hours, pushing 2 hours, reaching above shoulder, use of fingers, both hands required, walking 12 hours, standing 12 hours, kneeling 2 hours, repeated bending 4 hours, climbing, use of legs and arms, both legs required, operation of crane, truck, tractor or motor vehicle, ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously, near vision correctable at 13" to 16" to Jaeger 1 to 4, far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other, specific visual requirement (far vision: 20/50 & 20/100), depth perception, ability to distinguish basic colors, ability to distinguish shades of colors, hear (aid permitted), hearing without aid, emotional/mental stability. Environmental factors: outside, outside and inside, excessive heat, excessive cold, excessive humidity, excessive dampness or chilling, dry atmospheric conditions, excessive noise intermittent, constant noise, dust, silica, asbestos etc., fumes, smoke or gases, solvents (degreasing agents), grease and oils, electrical energy, slippery and uneven walking surfaces, working around machinery with moving parts, working around moving objects or vehicles, working on ladders or scaffolding, unusual fatigue factors (12 hour rotating shift), working with hands in water, vibration, working closely with others, working alone, protracted or irregular hours of work, and working in confined space.
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