Irrigation System Operator


Vacancy ID: 783483   Announcement Number: CRPA 08-13   USAJOBS Control Number: 331556400

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Vacancy Identification Number

The Vacancy Identification Number is: 783483


1. Title of Job

Irrigation System Operator


2. Biographic Data

3. E-Mail Address

4. Work Information

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5. Employment Availability

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6. Citizenship

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7. Background Information

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8. Other Information

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9. Languages

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10. Lowest Grade

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05

11. Miscellaneous Information

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12. Special Knowledge

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13. Test Location

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14. Veteran Preference Claim

15. Dates of Active Duty - Military Service

16. Availability Date

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17. Service Computation Date

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18. Other Date Information

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19. Job Preference

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20. Occupational Specialties

The occupational specialty will be selected for you if there is only one, otherwise, select/enter at least one occupational specialty code for this position. The specialty code for this position is:


001 Irrigation System Operator

21. Geographic Availability

The geographic location code will be selected for you if there is only one, otherwise, select/enter at least one geographic location in which you are intrested and will accept employment. The location code for this position is:


040110021 Coolidge, AZ

22. Transition Assistance Plan

23. Job Related Experience

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24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

WARNING STATEMENT: Do not overstate or understate your level of experience and demonstrated capability. You should be aware that your ratings are subject to evaluation and verification based on the résumé, and other relevant documents you submit, as well as through verification of references as appropriate. Later steps in the selection process are specifically designed to verify your stated level of experience and demonstrated capability. Deliberate attempts to falsify information may be grounds for not selecting you or for dismissing you from the position following acceptance.

1. Are you submitting Form BIA-4432, Verification of Indian Preference for Employment in the Bureau of Indian Affairs, to claim Indian Preference:

 

Note: You must include and upload your Form BIA-4432. As outlined in the vacancy announcement, this is the ONLY Indian Prefence Verification Form that will be accepted.

A. Yes.
B. No.

2. Are you submitting your most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, to verify you are a current status employee or a former employee with Reinstatement eligibility?

 

Note: you must include and upload your latest SF-50 to verify transfer or reinstatement eligibility.

A. Yes.
B. No.

3. Are you a veteran and submitting a DD-214, Certificate of Release or Honorable Discharge from Active Duty, to verify Veteran's Preference claimed?

 

Note: You must include and upload your DD-214, if claiming 5 pt. or 10 pt. preference and Standard Form 15 including the required supporting documentation, if claiming 10 pt. preference.

A. Yes.
B. No.

4. The incumbent of this position is required, as an incidental duty, to operate a government-owned or leased motor vehicles in the performance of duties, therefore, a valid State Driver's License is required.

 

Do you possess a valid State Driver's License?

A. Yes, I certify that I possess a valid State Driver's License.
B. No, I do not possess a valid State Driver's License.

Carefully read the following descriptions of experience and education. Select the one that best describes your qualifications for GS-4 Irrigation Systems Operator. Make sure your resume supports the response that you select.

5.

For the GS-4 grade level:  Please select the response below which best describes your experience and/or education to qualify for the Irrigations System Operator position.

A. I have six months of general and six months specialized experience that included: maintaining records of water delivery and daily measurements, calculate requirements and arranges quantity, and time of deliveries. Surveillance of condition of reservoirs, dams, canals, structures, buildings, recorder stations, and other facilities.
B. Successful completion of 2 years of study that included at least 12 semester hours in any combination of courses such as civil engineering, agriculture, soil management or conservation, physical science, mathematics, or range management or conservation.
C. I have a combination of qualifying general experience, specialized experience and education described above in A and B. The total percentage of education and experience must equal at least 100 percent to qualify for the GS-4 grade level.
D. I do not have education and/or general experience based upon any of the above descriptions.

Carefully read the following descriptions of experience and education. Select the one that best describes your qualifications for GS-5 Irrigation Systems Operator. Make usre your esume supports the response that you select.

6. For the GS-5 grade level:  Please select the response below which best describes your experience and/or education to qualify for the Irrigations System Operator position.

A. I have at least one year specialized experience, equivilant GS-4 grade level, which included: maintaining records of water delivery and daily measurements, calculate requirements and arranges quantity, and time of deliveries. Surveillance of condition of reservoirs, dams, canals, structures, buildings, recorder stations, and other facilities.
B. Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study leading to a bachelor's degree with major study or at least 24 semester hours in any combination of courses such as: civil engineering, agriculture, soil management or conservation, physical science, mathematics, or range management or conservation.
C. I have a combination of qualifying general experience, specialized experience and education described above in A and B. The total percentage of education and experience must equal at least 100 percent to qualify for the GS-5 grade level.
D. I do not have education and/or general experience based upon any of the above descriptions.

Knowledge of Water Measurement

For each task in the following group, choose the statement from the list below that best describes your experience and/or training. Darken the oval corresponding to that statement in Section 25 of the Qualifications and Availability Form C. Please select only one letter for each item.

A- I have not had education, training or experience in performing this task.
B- I have had education or training in performing the task, but have not yet performed it on the job.
C- I have performed this task on the job. My work on this task was monitored closely by a supervisor or senior employee to ensure compliance with proper procedures.
D- I have performed this task as a regular part of a job. I have performed it independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
E- I am considered an expert in performing this task. I have supervised performance of this task or am normally the person who is consulted by other workers to assist them in doing this task because of my expertise.

7.

Ensure water delivery to eligible water users.

8.

Log all water requests pertaining to operations.

9.

Assist in scheduling of water for different crops for appropriate utilization.

10.

Disburse amount of water requested from and between storage reservoirs.

11.

Disburse amount of water requested at diversions and in canals.

12.

Disburse amount of water requested at delivery points within the specified work territory.

13.

Disburse amount of water requested within the specified work territory.

14.

Regulate and distribute irrigation water from and between storage reservoirs.

15.

Regulate and distribute irrigation water at diversions and in canals.

16.

Regulate and distribute irrigation water at delivery points within the specified work territory.

17.

Regulate and distribute irrigation water within the specified work territory.

18.

Prevent water losses during water delivery.

19.

Calculate water flow to meet water request/orders from water users.

20.

Use and read water measurement devices/equipment for water measurements.

21.

Report or relay water needs to water users during drought or limited water supply.

Apply Irrigation and Water Regulations, Policies, and Specifications

22.

Operate distribution facilities in accordance with project policies.

23.

Inform management of issues regarding: operating procedures, conditions, and problems relating to delivery schedules.

24.

Explain procedures, conditions, and problems relating to delivery schedules to customers.

25.

Immediately report any emergency situations or problems.

Safety and Health Standards

26. Monitor irrigation facilities for the condition of: reservoirs, dams, canals, structures, buildings, recorder stations, and other facilities which may require major/minor maintenance.

27. Ensure conditions are met for safe and efficient operation of the system.

28. Report emergency situation or problems.

29. Comply with applicable health and safety guidelines associated with OSHA regulations.

Operation and Maintenance of Equipment and Facilities

30. Repair or replace structures in canals and laterals.

31. Clean debris out of the canal to prevent damage to equipment.

32. Locate obstructions that impede water delivery and take appropriate action as needed.

33. Utilize canal and structures for water delivery.

34. Maintain equipment to prevent flooding canals.

35. Perform various irrigation duties which include: dam operations, dam safety and early warning systems.

36. Perform minor repairs and maintenance service requirements.

37. Operate a variety of small transportation equipment, such as: flat bed, back hoe, small tractors, etc.

38. Operate hand and power tools, such as: drills, drilling equipment, power saws, chainsaws, etc.

39. Plan and schedule work activities requiring completion.

Communication (Oral)

40. Inform management of issues which have risen, regarding: operating procedures, conditions, and problems relating to delivery schedules.

41. Inform management of disputes which have risen, regarding: operating procedures, conditions, and problems relating to delivery schedules.

42. Explain operating procedures, conditions, and problems relating to delivery schedules to customers.

43.

VERIFICATION STATEMENT: Your ratings in this Occupational Assessment Questionnaire are subject to evaluation and verification based on the documents and references you submit. Later steps in the selection process are specifically designed to verify your ratings. Deliberate attempts to falsify information may be grounds for not selecting you or for dismissing you from the position/agency. Please take this opportunity to review your ratings to ensure their accuracy. By agreeing to the statement below, you are confirming that you: 1) understand this warning; 2) have reviewed your responses to this questionnaire for accuracy, and ; 3) verify that your responses accurately describe your current level of experience and capability.

A. Yes, I verify that all of my responses to this questionnaire are true and accurate. I accept that if my supporting documentation and/or later steps in the selection process do not support one or more of my responses to the questionnaire that my application may be rated lower and/or I may be removed from further consideration.
B. No, I do not accept this agreement and/or I no longer wish to be considered for this position.

It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume, veterans or Indian Preference documentation, assessment questions and answers, and SF-50s) is received and is accurate.