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Army Installation Management Command Utility Systems Repairer-Operator (Waste Water Treatment Plant) in Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington


About the Position: This is a Direct Hire Authority (DHA) solicitation utilizing the DHA for Meet Critical Hiring Needs in the Department of Defense to recruit and appoint qualified candidates to positions in the competitive service. This is a TEMPORARY position not-to-exceed date of 30 September 2021 from the date of hire. May be extended up to 6 months. May not exceed 18 months in total.


Perform pre-treatment on primary and secondary wastewater treatment processes and storm water processes.

Determine seriousness of problems that occur and takes appropriate action to shut down the plant or its components, make emergency repairs or substitute manual processes for automated ones.

Maintain logs of all operation, maintenance, and repair data. Additionally, the incumbent will operate, repair, and maintain all components of a Wastewater Treatment plant, lift stations, and storm water treatment facilities


Conditions of Employment


Who May Apply: US Citizens 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). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your application. There is no specific length of training or experience required. However, you must be able to demonstrate, through experience shown in your written application materials that you possess the sufficient knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the work of this position without more than normal supervision. WG-09: Minimum Qualifications (Screen Out Element): Ability to do the work of a Utility Systems Repairer-Operator (Waste Water Treatment Plant) without more than normal supervision. I have the ability to perform common duties operating and repairing all components of a water treatment plant. I can operate wells, covered reservoirs and small well water systems. I work under normal supervision of a work leader or journey-level employee who observes tasks in progress and upon completion to make sure they are properly performed. Selective Placement Factor: This position has selective placement factor which must be met prior to employment and for continued employment. Your answers to the questions in this section will indicate your understanding of, or possession of, these requirements. The WG-09 Utility Systems Repairer-Operator (Waste Water Treatment Plant) position requires the incumbent to possess and maintain a valid Washington State Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Group II Certification before coming on board. PHYSICAL EFFORT: Occasionally opens and closes heavy valves and lifts heavy equipment and tools. Sometimes works in strained positions while cleaning equipment. Continuously walks up and down stairs and around the plant while checking equipment. Frequently handles objects weighing up to 50 pounds and occasionally heavier. WORKING CONDITIONS: Works both inside and outside. Is subject to damp and varied weather conditions for substantial amounts of time. Is exposed to infections or diseases while cleaning equipment or handling biosolids. Is exposed to danger of asphyxiation and injury from contact with wastewater, storm water, gas and fumes. Severe injuries may result from falls into open tanks. May be required to wear a respirator or breathing apparatus and safety harness. Must be familiar with and utilize confined space entry procedures.


Additional Information

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. Two year trial/probationary period may be required. Direct Deposit of Pay is required. 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 Annuitant information sheet. This is a Career Program (CP) 29- Installation Management position. Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement. Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement. Position requires the incumbent to possess and maintain a valid Washington State Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Group II Certification before coming on board. Position requires the incumbent to possess and maintain a valid Washington State Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Group III Certification within 1 year of assignment to this position.