Utility Systems Repairer Operator


Vacancy ID: 839224   Announcement Number: PH-13-JP-839224   USAJOBS Control Number: 337344800

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1. Title of Job

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2. Biographic Data

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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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10. Lowest Grade

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Salary range for WG-10:  $25.32 - $29.57 per hour

Salary range for WG-11:  $26.63 - $31.11 per hour


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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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18. Other Date Information

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19. Job Preference

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20. Occupational Specialties

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001 Competitive (All U.S. Citizens)

21. Geographic Availability

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99MTRO012 Washington DC Metro Area, DC

22. Transition Assistance Plan

23. Job Related Experience

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24. Personal Background Information

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25. Occupational/Assessment Questions:

Thank you for your interest in a Utility Systems Repairer Operator position with the Department of Justice.
We will evaluate your resume and your responses to this Assessment Questionnaire to determine if you are among the best qualified for this position. Your responses are subject to verification. Please review your responses for accuracy before you submit this questionnaire.

1. Select the one statement that best describes the experience you possess that demonstrates your ability to perform the work of a WG-10 Utility Systems Repairer Operator without more than normal supervision (screen-out element).

A. I am able to perform difficult and more complex Utility System Repairer Operator tasks including using centrifugal compressors, or a combination of absorbers and compressors. Operate a centralized, multiple zone building automation air conditioning system and checking the temperature sensing points in the buildings, adjust controls, start, regulate, stops air handling equipment, and reset temperature controls and steam spray valves for humidity control. Use electronic, hydraulic, and pneumatic controls, and zone charts in conjunction with meters, gauges, and computer generated data to determine adjustments or corrections necessary for proper building operations or changing load requirements.
B. I am able to perform common Utility System Repairer Operator tasks including performing diagnostic test to resolve problems with valves, motors and HVAC system components. Monitor operating systems for both boilers and air conditioning to ensure compliance with established regulations and guidelines.
C. I am able to perform less complex Utility System Repairer Operator tasks including performing work that involves routine review and observation of readings on gauges, meters, detectors, recorders, boiler water level indicators and computer generated and analog displays to detect danger signals in operations. Provide assistance to lower level staff as needed.
D. I am able to provide assistance for some mechanical repair work, but know little or nothing about the work of a Utility Systems Repairer Operator or have on-the-job training or experience in this area.

2. Select the one statement that best describes the experience you possess that demonstrates your ability to perform the work of a WG-11 Utility Systems Repairer Operator without more than normal supervision (screen-out element).

A. With limited instructions from the supervisor I am able to perform difficult and complex Utility System Repairer Operator tasks including planning and laying out work to meet a variety of critical requirements. Install and recognize the cause of faulty equipment, and repair, modify and relocate equipment on various special-purpose air conditioning units and systems that are frequently modified to provide specific and critical climatic conditions in laboratories and other experimental or test activities. Additionally, modify and improve methods of testing and overhauling new instruments and devices that may require adapting tools and test equipment to special uses such as extending the range or sensitivity of diagnostic equipment, or fabricating tools to accommodate particular needs, or to perform standard operations more efficiently.
B. Receive instructions from supervisor I am able to perform common Utility System Repairer Operator tasks including planning and laying out work in order to complete critical assignments. Troubleshooting, repairing, overhauling, modifying, testing, calibrating, and installing instruments and equipment of multiple component design. Additionally, modifying and improving methods of testing and overhauling new instruments and devices that may require adapting tools and test equipment to special uses such as extending the range or sensitivity of diagnostic equipment, or fabricating tools to accommodate particular needs, or to perform standard operations more efficiently.
C. With limited instructions from the supervisor I am able to perform less complex Utility System Repairer Operator tasks including performing work that involves routine repair and checkout of electrical, mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic, or electronic components, assemblies, and devices that require only limited or minor adjustments and where problem analysis is repetitive. Visually examine disassembled components for broken parts, worn surfaces, heat discoloration, and other damaged conditions using magnifying mirror lamps, or microscopes. Test, locate, repair, or replace defective parts such as dials, pointers, jewels, bearings, slip rings, tension springs, coils, magnets, relays, resistors, capacitors, diodes, potentiometers, gears, and valves.
D. I am able to perform some mechanical repair work, but I know little or nothing about Utility Systems Repairer Operator work. I do not have on-the-job training or experience in the area.

3. Applicants must undergo a medical suitability exam and be medically suitable to perform essential functions of the position efficiently and without hazard to themselves and others. Are you willing to undergo a thorough medical suitability examination?

A. Yes, I am willing to undergo a thorough medical suitability examination.
B. No, I am not willing to undergo a thorough medical suitability examination.

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 know little or nothing about this.
B- I have had study or training in this.
C- I have used my knowledge or ability, but I have been closely supervised.
D- I have used my knowledge or ability on my own, under normal supervision.
E- I am consulted by other journeypersons in difficult situations, or I am called on to do unusually difficult jobs.

4. Recognize the cause of faulty equipment on various special-purpose air conditioning units and systems.

5. Examine complex air conditioning systems in order to troubleshoot, locate, and repair a variety of refrigerant controls.

6. Troubleshoot unusual malfunctions in advanced equipment and systems using numerous testing techniques and items of test equipment.

7. Test systems upon completion of repair to ensure equipment is repaired according to requirements.

8. Overhaul HVAC systems during their respective non-operating season.

9. Repair systems to provide exact temperature levels in special conditions.

10. Determine the size, shape, and location of close fitting ducts.

11. Pinpoint sources of trouble, whether in the controls or equipment, and determine the nature and extent of repairs or adjustments needed.

12. Follow written instructions supplied by the supervisor or the "operator in charge".

13. Read information from gauges, meters, recorders, analog displays, and computer generated data.

14. Make the adjustments necessary to achieve and maintain energy efficiency.

15. Adjust a variety of automatic or manually controlled equipment to ensure maximum operating efficiency of utility systems.

16. Operate equipment in situations ranging from cold starts through normal operation and emergency shutdowns.

17. Use a variety of complicated motor controls to protect against overload or overheating.

18. Use various types of power sources with various combinations or pulleys, belts, horsepower capacity, and tensioners.

19. Install and fit connecting rods, crank shafts, piston rings, bearings, and bushing.

20. Operate emergency electrical generators to meet plant electrical requirements when the main electrical source is unable to provide the necessary power.

21. Determine the treatment and chemicals to be used to control chemical concentrations, stabilize water conditions, and remove impurities and entrapped gases.

22. Install systems to provide exact temperature levels in special conditions.

23. Work on utility system(s) with a variety of compressors, controls, and sensors.

24. Dismantle, repair, and reassemble units and components.

25. Inspect and reports on contract repair work, materials and contract specifications to the supervisor.