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Job Title: Boiler Plant Operator - Direct Hire Authority
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Position Type: Full-Time
Post Date: 05/18/2019
Expire Date: 06/17/2019
Job Categories: Agriculture, Forestry, & Fishing, Nonprofit and Volunteer Services
Job Description
Boiler Plant Operator - Direct Hire Authority
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement. 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 Federal Wage System Qualification Standards. 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: ELEMENT 1 - Ability to do the work of the Boiler Plant Operator without more than normal supervision (SCREEN-OUT).
ELEMENT 2E - Knowledge of Equipment Assembly, Installation, Repair, etc.
ELEMENT 6 - Operation of Boiler Plant.
ELEMENT 25-E - Technical Practices - Ability to operate Boiler Plant Control System/s.
ELEMENT 60 - Use of Measuring Instruments.
ELEMENT 75-B - Ability To Interpret Instructions, Specification, etc. (other than blueprinting reading)
ELEMENT 86 - Dexterity and Safety 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. Physical Requirements: Must be able to stand and walk for long periods. Must be able to crawl, climb ladders, and lift reasonable heavy objects occasionally. Must be able to lift an upward of 60 pounds and an average of 40 pounds. Objects heavier than this will be assisted with other workers.
Working Conditions: Exposure to high temperatures, hot surfaces, fuel fumes, boiler soot, caustic soda being used in water treatment, working at heights and close quarters such as when cleaning steam drums, tubes and fire boxes when equipment is out of service for cleaning. 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.
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Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Website:https://www.usajobs.gov:443/GetJob/ViewDetails/533798600?utm_source=VHA&utm_medium=Job%20Board&utm_campaign=HBCU
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