Western Area Power Administration Engineering Equipment Operator Leader (Foreman I) in Montrose, Colorado

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Where would I be working? Western Area Power Administration, Rocky Mountain Region, Maintenance, Western Colorado Maintenance (J5300).

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Responsibilities

Foreman I - The incumbent is expected to be a working member of the crew and assure that the crew's work assignments are carried out in a safe and cost-effective manner. Develops weekly, monthly, and annual work schedules. Develops regular work plans. Based on general instructions from the supervisor, the employee works with the crew to prioritize, coordinate, and accomplish routine work for optimum safety and operations, least adverse impact on landowners, the public, other agencies, and customers whose activities or property may be involved, and fair utilization of personnel. Provides leadership to ensure that the crew has clear work assignments and understands what is expected of them. Provides on-the-job training in work methods and practices. Identifies, secures, and/or coordinates material, personnel, and equipment needed for the timely performance of required task. Initiates drawing revisions and keeps established maintenance, safety, and environmental records and reports. Coordinates crew leave needs, advises supervisor on how leave requests will impact work schedules, and approve leave as delegated. Immediately initiates corrective actions regarding conduct and performance problems associated with safety and work procedures.

Operate heavy machinery, tracked dozers, graders, scrapers, front end loaders, backhoes, auger trucks, manlifts, snow cats, tanker trucks, line trucks, line pullers/ tensioners, mobile cranes, and gantry cranes. Operate diesel and gasoline powered, heavy duty trucks of all types. Load and unload cargo. Operate trucks on public roadways and all types of terrain. Operate earth and material handling equipment, such as tracked dozers, graders, rollers, scrapers, winches, backhoes, compactors, forklifts, and loaders. Set up and operate a bucket truck. Operate a crawler tractor to build or maintain roads. Operate this equipment in all types of weather and terrain. Handle and haul hazardous materials. Operate tree and brush removal equipment to clear transmission line right-of-way. Perform routine maintenance on equipment as required. Operate hydraulic, telescoping boom, engine driven, self-propelled or truck mounted cranes. Rating of cranes operated may occasionally exceed 50 tons. Use load monitoring devices. Operate equipment for lifting, loading, unloading, placing, positioning, erecting or transporting wood poles and steel towers. Coordinate with Western's offices of Lands and Environment, other Federal agencies (Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management), and private landowners, for access road and right of way work. Secure the appropriate permits for loads to be hauled. Haul over size loads under permit.

Travel Required

75% or less - Overnight Travel of 15 or more days per month may be required.

Supervisory status

No

Promotion Potential

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5716 Engineering Equipment Operating

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Conditions of Employment
  • You must be a United States Citizen
  • This employer participates in the e-Verify program
  • See "Other Information" section regarding Selective Service requirements

Employee’s maximum weight may not exceed 280 pounds.

Qualifications

You must have journeyman-level ability in the duties of a Heavy Equipment Operator. You must meet all the qualification and eligibility requirements for the position by the closing date of the announcement.

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS Your application and resume should demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). You are NOT required to provide a separate narrative written response. Rather, you must describe in your application how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the KSAs identified below.

  1. Ability to lead the work of Heavy Equipment Operators
  2. Ability to do the work of a Heavy Equipment Operator without more than normal supervision. (Screen-out)
  3. Operation of mobile equipment.
  4. Ability to operate safely.
  5. Ability to interpret instructions, specifications, etc., related to mobile equipment operation.
  6. Knowledge of preventative maintenance.
  7. Ability to keep records and make reports. "Experience" refers to paid and unpaid experience. Examples of qualifying unpaid experience may include: volunteer work done through National Service programs (such as Peace Corps and AmeriCorps); as well as work for other community-based philanthropic and social organizations. 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. We will review your application to ensure you meet the job requirements.

If you meet the qualifications requirements and are found to be among the top candidates, your application will be referred to the selecting official for further review.

Education

For this position, education cannot be substituted for experience.

Additional information
  • More than one selection may be made from this vacancy announcement.
  • Some positions may require completion of a probationary period of up to 1 (one) year.
  • All males born after December 31st 1959 must abide by laws regarding Selective Service registration. To learn more about this law, visit the Selective Service web page, Who Must Register. If you are not registered and don't have an approved exemption, you will not be eligible for employment with the Federal government.
  • If selected for this position, your appointment is contingent upon completion of OF-306, Declaration for Federal Employment, during the pre-employment process.
  • If selected, you will be required to complete a questionnaire and are subject to a criminal background check to determine suitability for Federal employment before appointment.
  • If you are tentatively selected for this position, you will be required to have a physical examination that will determine whether you are qualified to perform the duties of the position. An offer of employment will depend upon your successfully passing the physical examination.
  • This position requires completion of an annual medical examination at Federal expense.
  • You must test negative for illegal drugs before placement in the position, and will be subject to random drug testing thereafter. If a determination of the use of illegal drugs is confirmed, non-selection or disciplinary action, up to and including removal from Federal service, may result.
  • You must have a valid driver's license. You must also have, or be able to get within 60 days of your appointment, a Class A Commercial Driver's License to operate vehicles of more than 26,000 pounds GVWR (at your own expense). You may also need a tanker and/or hazardous material endorsement.
  • You will be required to possess a pair of fully-encased safety-toed footwear meeting the standard ASTM F 2413-05 upon reporting to work.
  • This position is subject to overtime work.
  • If selected for this position, you must live no more than 60 minutes away from the duty station in case of call-out.
  • Employee’s maximum weight may not exceed 280 pounds. Weight will be determined at time of physical for those applicant tentatively selected.
  • This position may be required to overtime work.
  • This position may require overnight travel of 15 or more days per month.
  • You must have a valid State Driver's License.

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How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

The Department of Energy uses an application tracking system to evaluate the responses you provide in the applicant assessment questionnaire to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications necessary for this position. Then, the HR Office and/or Subject Matter Expert (SME) will conduct a quality review of your application and supporting documentation to determine if your qualifications meet the criteria for referral to the selecting official.

If your resume is incomplete or does not support the responses you provided in your online questionnaire, or if you fail to submit all required documentation before the vacancy closes, you may be rated 'ineligible', 'not qualified', or your score may be adjusted accordingly.

Selecting Official may check references on those applicants referred for consideration. To preview questions please click here.

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Required Documents

ALL APPLICANTS: You must submit a*resume*supporting your specialized experience and responses to the online questionnaire.

  • Your resume should list all work experience (paid and unpaid); you should list the full name and address of the each employer.
  • Your experience listing should show the start and end dates (include month, day, and year); you must also list the average number of hours per week that you worked.
  • Your resume should also include any education and training you have completed (list the program title, subject area, number of hours completed, and completion date).
  • For more information about what to include in your resume, please view this USAJOBS Resume Tutorial videoon YouTube.
  • Most DOE offices will allow you to submit a resume in the format of your choice (as an attached document or as a USAJOBS Resume Builder format). However, some offices may require the USAJOBS resume format. You will be notified at the time you click 'Apply Online' which is required.
  • It is important that you are complete and thorough in your resume. If any of the above information is not included in your resume, we may not be able to fully credit you for your experience. If specific educational requirements are indicated for this vacancy:*Documentation verifying your educational claims*which can include unofficial transcripts or any report listing institution, course title, credits earned and final grade. Please see the Education section for more information.

Current and former Federal employees:SF-50 that reflects your title, series and grade - Do not submit an award*SF-50.* (Standard Form 50 - Notice of Personnel Action). To properly verify status eligibility, your SF-50 must show the following. If you do not submit an appropriate SF-50, we cannot verify your status eligibility!

  1. Full position title;
  2. appointment type;
  3. occupational series;
  4. pay plan, grade, and step;
  5. tenure code; and
  6. service computation date (SCD). Displaced Federal employees:You will need to submit documentation verifying your involuntary separation and CTAP/ICTAP status. Please see the OPM Guide to Career Transitionfor more information.

Veterans:*veteran eligibility documentation(DD-214, VA Letter, Standard Form (SF) 15 as applicable). Please note: If you are a veteran who has not yet been discharged, you may provide a statement of intent to discharge from your agency which will allow you to apply under the *(Veterans Opportunity to Work) VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011.

Persons with Disabilities:Individuals with intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities may apply for appointment through the Schedule A hiring authority.Certified verification of a disabilityfrom a licensed medical professional; a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist; or any Federal, state, or District of Columbia agency or U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits will be required.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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Benefits

A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.

Selective Service Registration: http://www.sss.gov/

The U.S. Department of Energy fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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How to Apply

To be considered for this position, you must submit your complete application no later than 11:59 pm U.S. Eastern Time on the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to submit a complete application prior to the closing time (regardless of when you started) the application system will not allow you to finish! Requests for extensions will not be granted, so please begin the application process allowing yourself enough time to finish before the deadline. Our application system displays a countdown timer in the top-left corner of the screen for your reference. For your security, your session in our online application system will "time-out" if you are inactive for a certain period of time. We recommend that you preview the assessment questions before you apply and prepare all of your information prior to beginning the application. If you do get "timed-out" you will have to log back in to USAJOBS and re-visit the vacancy announcement, you can then click "Update Application" to finish where you left off.

Steps to submit a complete application:

  1. You must have an active USAJOBS account and be logged in.
  2. You must have a complete resume associated with your USAJOBS account. Please note that some DOE offices do not accept uploaded resumes and instead require that you submit a USAJOBS-formatted resume using the Resume Builder.
  3. Once you are logged in and all of your application materials are ready, click on the 'Apply Online' button to get started.
  4. You will be given the option to include your resume, documents, and demographic information from your USAJOBS profile. You will then be transferred to the Department of Energy's application tracking system. If you select documents from your USAJOBS account, you MUST complete the download process in a later step or your USAJOBS documentation WILL NOT be transferred! See Step 6.
  5. You must respond to all applicant assessment questions, carefully following all instructions provided.
  6. You will then be asked to upload additional supporting documentation. If you selected documents from USAJOBS prior to being transferred to our application system (Step 4), you will need to click the "USAJOBS" link to complete the transfer process. These documents ARE NOT automatically transferred! It is ultimately your responsibility to make sure all required documents are either faxed, uploaded, or transferred from USAJOBS successfully. If you are unsure that your documents went through, please contact the HR Specialist listed on the announcement BEFORE the vacancy closes.
  7. IMPORTANT: In the final step of the application process you will be shown a copy of your resume and all the information you entered during the application process. You must click the 'Finish' button at the bottom of this final page and receive confirmation that your application has been received. If you do not click 'Finish', your application will not be received! If your resume does not support the responses in your application questionnaire, or if you fail to submit required documentation before the vacancy closes, you may be rated 'ineligible', 'not qualified', or your score may be adjusted accordingly.

Steps to modify or withdraw your application:

  1. Return to USAJOBS and log in to your account.
  2. In the "My Account" screen, click "Application Status" in the left-hand column.
  3. You will see a table list of all the jobs you've applied to, click on the title of the application you want to modify.
  4. If the announcement is still open the button which normally says "Apply Online" will instead say "Edit Application", click that button. (If you want to withdraw your application from consideration after the closing date, contact the HR Specialist listed on the announcement.)
  5. You will be directed back to DOE's application tracking system where you can make changes, or you can click "Withdraw Application" to remove your application from being considered. NEED HELP?
  • If you experience any difficulties with the application process (anything after you have clicked the 'Apply Online' button), please contact the HR Office listed on this announcement between normal business hours. If you are receiving any kind of error message, please be ready to provide a screenshot or at a minimum, the error message text and number.
  • If you are having trouble with USAJOBS (searching for jobs, account password/profile issues, or Resume Builder help, please visit the USAJOBS Resource Center or e-mail USAJOBS3.0@opm.gov. Regretfully, DOE cannot resolve issues with your USAJOBS account. We regret that we are unable to support any issue with USAJOBS, as this service is maintained by the Office of Personnel Management exclusively.
  • If you are experiencing a significant hardship which hinders your ability to apply online please contact the HR Office listed on this announcement during normal business hours to discuss your situation.

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Agency contact information
Erika Johnson
Phone

720-962-7109

Email

erika.johnson@hc.doe.gov

Address

Western Area Power Administration 12155 West Alameda Parkway Lakewood, Colorado 80228 United States

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Next steps

After each step in the recruitment process, your status will be updated in our application tracking system. Once this happens, if you have elected to receive e-mail updates, you will be notified through your USAJOBS registered e-mail address. If you have not elected for e-mail updates, you can review your current application status in USAJOBS at any time. Please check that your USAJOBS profile contact information is current and correct each time you apply to a job--this will ensure we are able to contact you as quickly as possible.

In addition to changing your status online, we will send you e-mail notifications at each major step in the process, to include: application received, eligible or not eligible, referred or not referred, selected or not selected.

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The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

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Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/507153000. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 08/06/2018 to 08/20/2018

Salary: $50.18 to $50.18 per hour

Pay scale & grade: WB 00

Work schedule: Full-Time

Appointment type: Permanent