U.S. Army Corps of Engineers WELDER ( DECKHAND) in Duluth, Minnesota
About the Position: Serves as the Welder (Deckhand) of a non-self-propelled crane or derrick barge displacing 175 to 1100 tons engaged in maintenance of the waterway. This position is actively engaged in all aspects of maintenance and repair work to include piers, dams, navigational locks, disposal sites, breakwaters and to support the work.
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- Operates power hacksaw in cutting steel rods, pipe, strap iron, etc., and forge welds round and flat steel for metal straps, hangers, braces, mountings, etc., used in making repairs and alterations.
- Operates and maintains various mechanical equipment, such as portable air compressors, pumps, generators, electric welding machine, concrete mixers, bore welder, programmable shape cutter, air-arc metal cutters, etc.
- Prepares metal and wood surfaces for painting by scraping, chipping, or with paint remover.
- Operates pneumatic tools, such as jackhammer, concrete vibrator, pneumatic drills, etc., in concrete operations.
- Cleans and prepares surfaces for welding, using flux as required, and chips, grinds, files and buffs completed welds, using hand and power tools machine tools.
- Ability to read and interpret blueprints, work instructions and be able to respond satisfactorily to new or changed instructions.
- Cuts driven sheet steel piling to proper elevation as indicated by supervisor using acetylene cutting torch.
- Handling mooring lines when docking, fastening lines to mooring posts, dock and or towing bits.
- Operate deck winches or towing engines when required and oil/grease deck equipment for proper maintenance.
- Maintains a clean pilot house, galley, quarters and superstructure on vessels and assists Master/Mate as a wheelman when needed.
- Uses electric and acetylene gas welding equipment in making repairs and modifications to land and floating plant. Maintains a current certificate for welding structural steel, all positions.
- Welds a wide variety of metals, including alloys such as stainless steel. Works with light, medium, and heavy gage metals in performing welding, which ranges from simple to precision levels of accuracy.
76% or greater - You may be expected to travel for this position 80% of the time.
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- Arc Welders
Conditions of Employment
- Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
- Seasonal employment means annually recurring periods of work that typically last six months each year placed in a non-duty, non-pay status in the off-season and recalled to duty the following work season it may vary depending of management needs.
- This position requires the incumbent to lift and carry materials weighing 50 pounds or more and will require a pre-employment physical exam.
- This position is covered by the civilian drug abuse testing program. Incumbent is required to sign a DA Form 5019-R, Condition of Employment for certain civilian positions identified as critical under the Drug Abuse Testing Program.
- The duties of this position require the incumbent to possess or obtain and maintain a valid state Driver's License in one of the 50 U.S. states.
- Incumbent must possess American Welding Society (AWS) Code D1.1. (Horizontal/Vertical/Overhead Positions) welder?s certification.
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.
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) WELDER ( DECKHAND) without more than normal supervision. Provide welder instructions to others when needed in the following duties: operation of electric and acetylene gas welding equipment; complete penetration, as well as fusion of base and filler metals; weld in positions to include flat, horizontal, vertical and overhead; brazing, soldering, flame and arc- cutting, surface hardening, annealing and metal spraying; handle mooring line; act as a wheelman.
Failure to meet this Screen out Element will result in an ineligible rating.
Ability To Do The Work Of The Position Without More Than Normal Supervision
- Ability to Interpret Instructions, Specification, etc. (includes blueprint reading)
- Ability to Use Hand Tools, Power Tools, etc., for Metal Work
- Knowledge of Equipment Assembly, Installation, Repair, etc.
- Knowledge of Metals
- Reliability and Dependability as a Deckhand
Physical Effort: Work requires continuous physical effort, working in awkward positions, and working in one position for long periods of time while welding; heavy lifting is required occasionally.
Working Conditions: Usually works outside, exposed to all kinds of weather; is exposed to danger of physical injuries working around floating derricks, operating power equipment and tools, and from working on heavy equipment; is exposed to eye injuries and burns from flying sparks while welding, grinding and forging; and to danger of falling from marine structures of floating plant and drowning.
- 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) 17 - position.
- You may claim military spouse preference.
- Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
- Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). If you are a Federal employee in the competitive service and your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority for this position. To receive selection priority, you must: (1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria (2) be rated well-qualified for the position and; (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. To be considered well-qualified and receive selection priority applicants must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and receive a score of 90 or above. Additional information about the program is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website.
- When you perform a Civilian Permanent Change of Station (PCS) with the government, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) considers the majority of your entitlements to be taxable. Visit https://www.gsa.gov/cdnstatic/FTR%20Bulletin%201805%20Relocation%20Allowances0.pdf for more information.
- If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.
- Permanent Change of Station (PCS) allowances may be authorized, subject to the provisions of the Joint Travel Regulations and an agency determination that a PCS move is in the Government Interest.
- Relocation incentive may be authorized.
- This position required a signed Seasonal Agreement.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Once the announcement has closed, a review of your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your résumé and supporting documentation will be compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If, after reviewing your résumé and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully when applying, errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.
You should list any relevant performance appraisals and incentive awards in your resume as that information may be taken into consideration during the selection process. If selected, you may be required to provide supporting documentation.
Basis for Rating: Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of three quality categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified and Qualified. Veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category.
- Best Qualified. Candidates in this category possess exceptional skills and experience to exceed well above the minimum requirements for the announced position.
- Highly Qualified. Candidates in this category possess good skills and experience above the minimum requirements for the announced position.
- Qualified. Candidates in this category meet the minimum experience requirements for the announced position.
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Drug test required
- Required Documents
The documents you are required to submit vary based on whether or not you are eligible for preference in federal employment. A complete description of preference categories and the associated required documents is in the Applicant Checklist (External).
As described above, your complete application includes your resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply.* If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.*
1. Your resume:
- Your resume may be submitted in any format and must support the specialized experience described in this announcement.
- If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and qualification determinations and you may not be considered for this vacancy.
- For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as incomplete and you may not receive consideration for this position.
- For additional information see: What to include in your resume. 2. Other supporting documents:
- Cover Letter, optional
- Most recent Performance Appraisal, if applicable
- This position requires a job-related license or certification. You MUST submit a copy of your license or certification with your application package or you will be rated ineligible. See: Transcripts and Licenses NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office. Some supplemental documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove another person's personal information before you submit your application. You may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected to confirm your eligibility.
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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How to Apply
To apply for this position, you must complete the online questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.
The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 02/20/2019 to receive consideration
- To begin, click Applyto access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application (https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10415292).
- Follow the prompts to select your résumé and/or other supporting documents to be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
- After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process.
- You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
- It is your responsibility to verify that your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) is complete, accurate, and submitted by the closing date. Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.
- Additional information on how to complete the online application process and submit your online application may be found on the USA Staffing Applicant Resource Center.
To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account (https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login), all of your applications will appear on the Welcome screen. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means, visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/application/status/.
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Army Applicant Help Desk
GJ-APF-W2SM07 US ARMY ENGINEER DISTRICT, DETROIT DO NOT MAIL Louisville, KY 40201 US
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If you have questions regarding this job posting please visit https://portal.chra.army.mil/hrpublic?id=formpublic&sys;id=-1&table;=uapplicationinquirystaging and complete the online submission form. To expedite the process please include the Job announcement number, which can be found at the top, right hand side of the job announcement.
If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application. Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration.
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This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/523715900. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.
Open & closing dates: 02/07/2019 to 02/20/2019
Pay scale & grade: XF 10
Salary: $29.84 to $34.82 per hour
Appointment type: Permanent
Work schedule: Full-Time - Seasonal