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Job Title: Utility Systems Operator
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, Computers, Software, Healthcare, Practitioner and Technician, Human Resources, Information Technology, Installation, Maintenance, and Repair, Military, Research & Development, Medical, Environmental, Nonprofit and Volunteer Services, Energy / Utilities
Job Description
Utility Systems Operator
Duties and responsibilities involve Pipe Fitting, Medical Air systems; Bulk Oxygen, Medical Air Compressors, Medical Vacuum, Filters and air dryers. Electrical and Electronic systems and components, High pressure Steam, Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC), Refrigeration, Control Systems; Electrical Generation, control and distribution: 4.6 Megawatt High Voltage Natural Gas Cogeneration Plant which provides 90% of the electrical power to the entire medical center campus; 2.5 Megawatt diesel generators for Emergency Power for the entire Medical Center Campus,
Fuel Oil storage, monitoring and distribution; Open and Closed Loop treated water systems, Domestic water Distribution and treatment, Deioniozed and Reverse Osmosis Water generation, storage and distribution; Natural Gas systems, piping, metering and control, Pneumatics, Mechanical Cooling systems, Pumping, Data input, Acquisition and Analysis, Hazard materials exposure control, Central Plant Safety, Ensures continuous operations of Utilities to the Medical Center, Energy monitoring, control and conservation. Incumbent is also responsible for all Engineering Utility equipment, monitoring and distribution systems throughout the Medical Center after normal working hours. As an Operator in Charge has the authorization to call in staff for overtime, notify and dispatch Contactors, Research, Engineering, Safety, Housekeeping, IT and other support staff after normal working hours. This is an extremely critical position for the entire Medical Center. Electrical Power generation and distribution: 4.6 Megawatt High pressure Natural Gas fired cogeneration turbine with Utility Primary voltage - 12,000 Volts: generator, High Voltage Substations, air Breakers, oil switches and Utility (SDGE) to Plant paralleling switchgear, Main Electrical Vault Breaker controls.

Emergency Power generation and distribution: Four 625 kilowatt 480 volt emergency generators and Emergency Power grid breakers and transfer Switches.

Work Schedule: 12:00 am (midnight) - 12:00 pm (noon)/12:00 pm (noon) to 12:00 am (midnight): may also include overtime/shift/weekend/holidays.

Position Description Title/PD#: Utility Systems Operator PD 09766A

Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Are authorized

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 09/13/2018.

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 Knowledge of Equipment Assembly, Installation, Repair, etc.
? Operation of Equipment/Machinery. Specific to the position.
? Measuring Instruments
? Interpret Instructions, specifications (Include blueprint reading).

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, pulling hand over hand 4 hours, pushing 2 hours, reaching above shoulder, use of fingers, both hands required, walking 8 hours, standing 8 hours, climbing, use of legs and arms, both legs required,, 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, hearing (aid permitted), hearing without aid, emotional/mental stability. May work outside and inside, excessive heat, excessive cold, excessive humidity, excessive dampness or chilling, dry atmospheric conditions, excessive noise, intermittent, constant noise, dust, fumes, smoke or gases, solvents (degreasing agents), grease and oils, electrical energy, slippery or uneven walking surfaces, working around machinery with moving parts, working around moving objects or vehicles, working on ladders or scaffolding, working with hands in water, working closely with others and working alone

None

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

*IF THE REQUIRED DOCUMENTS ARE NOT PROVIDED, YOUR APPLICATION WILL NOT RECEIVE FURTHER CONSIDERATION AND YOU WILL BE RATED AS INELIGIBLE. PLEASE REVIEW THE CHECKLIST BELOW TO ENSURE YOU HAVE PROVIDED ALL OF YOUR DOCUMENTS*

1. Responses to the questionnaire. (If applying online, you will be prompted to respond electronically. If submitting application via fax, you MUST complete the OPM 1203FX form). (Required)
2. Resume. Must include sufficient experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered. Therefore, we encourage you to submit a thorough resume that directly relates to this position. Your resume MUST include the following: grade level for each position held (if applicable), the month and year for each position held, and the number of work hours per week. E.g., GS-0343-12/2, Program Analyst, 03/09 - 06/11 (or Present), 40 hrs/week. A full year of work is considered to be 40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. (Required)
3. SF-50: MUST provide a copy of your latest SF-50, "Notice of Personnel Action" that identifies your position, title, series, grade, step, tenure, position occupied (Competitive or Excepted). (Required if current or former federal employee; non-Award SF-50).
4. If prior military service, include member copy 4 of your DD-214. 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).

Please use this checklist to ensure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.

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

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, 09/13/2018.

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 Knowledge of Equipment Assembly, Installation, Repair, etc.
? Operation of Equipment/Machinery. Specific to the position.
? Measuring Instruments
? Interpret Instructions, specifications (Include blueprint reading).

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, pulling hand over hand 4 hours, pushing 2 hours, reaching above shoulder, use of fingers, both hands required, walking 8 hours, standing 8 hours, climbing, use of legs and arms, both legs required,, 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, hearing (aid permitted), hearing without aid, emotional/mental stability. May work outside and inside, excessive heat, excessive cold, excessive humidity, excessive dampness or chilling, dry atmospheric conditions, excessive noise, intermittent, constant noise, dust, fumes, smoke or gases, solvents (degreasing agents), grease and oils, electrical energy, slippery or uneven walking surfaces, working around machinery with moving parts, working around moving objects or vehicles, working on ladders or scaffolding, working with hands in water, working closely with others and working alone

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