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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers UTILITY WORKER in Kahlotus, Washington

Summary This is a Direct Hire Authority (DHA) solicitation utilizing the DHA for Certain Personnel of the DoD Workforce to recruit and appoint qualified candidates to positions in the competitive service. About the Position: This position is located at Lower Monumental Lock & Dam which is located on the Lower Snake River near the rural community of Kahlotus, WA. The project lies within commuting distance from several other communities of varying sizes. Responsibilities Performs a variety of utility labor tasks at a hydro-electric power plant in connection with the operation, maintenance, and repair of the power project. Preparatory work such as delivery and assembly at the work site of tools, materials, and supplies. Cleaning surfaces, parts, and disassembling uncomplicated units or parts as directed; placing blocks and jacks under assemblies for removal or for disassembly and repair or transporting. Serves as a rigger's helper or a grounds signal person, or signal person for a crane operator. Performs brush and roller painting, minor carpentry, or any other similar work. Operates hand and power tools, jackhammers, pavement breakers, chipping hammers, vibrators and grinders. Assists Electrical Journeymen in completion of duties. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications Who May Apply: US Citizens In order to qualify, you must meet the experience requirements described below. 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. Additional information about transcripts is in this document. 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. Minimum Qualifications (Screen Out Element): Ability to do the work of a(n) UTILITY WORKER without more than normal supervision. Perform the majority of the duties of a Utility Worker at a large industrial facility supporting journey level crafts workers involving a knowledge of elementary trade practices such as assembling and passing tools, carrying tools and equipment, sorting and rough placement of materials, cleaning, sorting and replacing parts and materials; cleaning and storing tools and equipment with dependability and reliability. Also have the ability to operate light motor vehicles and boats. - Failure to meet this Screen out Element will result in an ineligible rating. PHYSICAL EFFORT: Work requires frequent arm and leg movement to operate equipment; must frequently handle equipment and materials. Frequently lifts and carries equipment and supplies up to, and occasionally over, 45 pounds. Work requires prolonged standing, walking, climbing, bending, stooping, twisting, pulling, pushing and kneeling. Is subject to strains from lifting and pulling heavy objects. WORKING CONDITIONS: Work is done inside and outside. Inside work is often in dim, damp, cold areas. Outside work frequently requires exposure to hot sun and to bad weather. Discomfort is experienced while wearing protective clothing, shoes, respirators, goggles, gloves, or face masks. There is danger from falls when working at heights, i.e., on scaffolding and ladders; injury from use of power and hand tools, danger of electric shock, and danger of drowning. Is subject to cuts, bruises, and is exposed to noise, dust and fumes. Must wear appropriate safety equipment and protective clothing, and successfully complete and maintain all occupational health requirements. Education 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. One year trial/probationary period may be required. Direct Deposit of Pay is required. Position may require employee to wear protective clothing/gear. 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(n) Installations Career Field (CF) position. Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement. Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement. Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest. This position is covered under the UNITED POWER TRADES ORGANIZATION (UPTO) Bargaining Unit.