U.S. Air Force - Agency Wide ENGINEERING EQUIPMENT OPERATOR in Vandenberg AFB, California

Job Overview

Job Overview
Summary

The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight and win in air, space and cyberspace.

To achieve that mission, the Air Force has a vision of Global Vigilance, Reach and Power. That vision orbits around three core competencies: Developing Airmen, Technology-to-Warfighting and Integrating Operations. Core competencies and distinctive capabilities are based on a shared commitment to three core values -- integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do.


WHO MAY APPLY: Click here for more information on eligibility categories and the documentation requirements. You MUST have one or more listed eligibilities to be considered. Eligibility claims must be supported with required documentation submitted within each application package to be considered. Transfer and Reinstatement eligibles must provide their most current SF-50, AND SF-50 reflecting the highest grade held if different from your latest SF-50. Air Force is not responsible for erroneous eligibilities you list or fail to list

Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. For additional information, click here.

Internal Employees (Air Force Employee - Current Permanent Competitive Service Career/Career-Conditional Employee and Current Permanent AF DCIPS Employees with Reinstatement Rights to the Competitive Service)

Current Federal Employees (DoD Transfer - Army, Navy, DFAS, etc.--Excluding Air Force)

Former Federal Employees (Reinstatement)

Military Spouses - Appointment of Certain Military Spouse (EO 13473)

DoD Transfer (Army, Navy, DFAS, etc.--Excluding Air Force)

Schedule A – Individual with Disabilities - click here for additional information

Former Overseas Employees

ICTAP (Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program)

NAFI/AAFES

Federal Employees (Non-DoD Transfer - OPM, VA, Dept of Labor, etc.)

VEOA (Veterans Employment Opportunity Act)

VRA (Veterans' Recruitment Appointment)

30% Disabled Veterans

Duties
  • The primary purpose or this position is: To perform functions as cutting, moving, digging, grading, and rolling earth, sand, stone, and other materials and construct, maintain, and repair rigid and flexible pavements, roads, and runways. Operates one or more types of heavy equipment to excavate, backfill, grade, or level earth to rough specifications on such projects as breaking new ground for trails, roads, airfields, or other construction sites.
  • Maintains, repairs, and constructs flexible roads, pavements, parking areas, airdromes, bike paths, or similar surfaces of asphalt.
  • Maintains, repairs, and constructs rigid pavements or similar cement and concrete surfaces.
  • Utilizes safety practices and procedures following established safety rules and regulations and maintains a safe and clean work environment.
  • Uses and maintains tools and equipment. Trains military and/or civilian lower graded employees.

Additional Information:

The Hourly Rate for This Position is: $24.56 TO $28.71PH

Physical Effort: Heavy physical effort is used by the operator in constantly reaching, bending, turning, and moving hands, arms, feet, and legs to handle different sets of controls, levers, clutches, and brakes to operate the equipment and attachments. Considerable strain is caused by the constant vibration of the equipment and the jerking and jolting from operating over rough surfaces. Work becomes increasingly strenuous because of the larger type of equipment handled and the requirement for more frequent adjustments under adverse operating conditions. The employee frequently lifts, carries, and handles items weighing up to 40 pounds. When performing cement work, employee is frequently required to perform heavy lifting up 100 pounds. Exerts considerable physical effort while using pickax or air hammer to remove damaged pavement. Work requires frequent stooping, stretching, bending, kneeling, and working in tiring, uncomfortable positions for long periods. In addition, work involves frequent movement and maneuvering of large, heavy equipment using hoists, holders, and pulleys, attaching and disconnecting tow bars, as required.

Working Conditions: The employee works outside in all kinds of weather frequently exposed to dust and dirt. Works near moving parts of equipment and machinery. Employee is regularly exposed to the possibility of cut, scrapes, and bruises, falls, falling material, or injury from equipment. May be exposed to grease, fumes, solvents, high noise, vibrations, and exposure to critical injuries from the possibility of the equipment overturning. The exposure to injury, overturning, noise, and vibrations is increased when operating larger and more complicated equipment in more difficult circumstances. May be required to wear protective clothing, such as hard hats, steel-toed shoes, gloves, masks, and aprons.

Supervisory Status

No

Promotion Potential

10

Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Who May Apply
This job is open to…

Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles)

Questions? This job is open to 2 groups.

Job Requirements

Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • PCS expenses if authorized will be paid IAW JTR and Air Force Regulations
  • Must be registered for Selective Service, see Legal & Regulatory Guidance
  • This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program
  • Physical exam is required
  • Incumbent subject to random drug testing for drug use
  • This is a Key position
  • This is a high cost of living area
Qualifications

EXPERIENCE: Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C; for additional information click here. Although a specific length of time and experience is not required for most trade and labor occupations, you must meet any screen-out element(s) listed, and show through experience and training that you possess the quality level of knowledge and skill necessary to perform the duties of the position at the level for which applying. Qualification requirements emphasis is on the quality of experience, not necessarily the length of time.

The screen out element for this position is ability to do the work of the position without more than normal supervision.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs): Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:

  1. Knowledge of engineering equipment, such as graders. tractors with bulldozer or angle dozer blades, front-end loaders, backhoes, trench diggers, and large industrial tractors with pan or scraper attachments.
  2. Knowledge of methods and techniques of subsurface preparation and constructing and repairing asphalt and cement surfaces.
  3. Knowledge of the different sets of controls and operation of equipment and attachments. Skill in manipulating the controls to adjust spreaders, sprayers, posthole diggers, backhoes, moveable dozer blades, and front-end loading devices.
  4. Knowledge of safety regulations, practices, and procedures.
  5. Skill in applying and leveling gravel crushed stone sand or other aggregates to the proper thickness for the subsurface and in applying sealer. Skill in shaping curbs and drainage ditches and in curing asphalt with sealer.
  6. Ability to use and maintain power tools, hand tools, and related equipment. Ability to read and interpret instructions, blueprints, drawings, and sketches.

PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE*:*Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT*:*

**1. Emergency overtime may be required. 2. The work may require the employee to drive a motor vehicle. An appropriate, valid driver's license may be required for the position. 3. Shift work may be required. 4. This is a drug testing designated position. The incumbent is subject to random testing for drug use. 5. The employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours, which may include evenings, weekends, and/or holidays 6. This position is designated as a key position IAW AFI 36-507. Duties of this position are essential to the accomplishment of wartime/contingency operations. Incumbents of key positions must be removed from their military recall status if alternative for filling of the position during an emergency are not available

Security Clearance

Q - Nonsensitive

Additional Information

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

Once your application package is received an acknowledgement email will be sent.

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 and qualifications for consideration. If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration.

To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select My Applications, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.

If you do not provide an email address, you are responsible for checking status updates and notifications in USAJOBS. Hard copy notifications will not be sent to you.

BENEFITS

The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program. In addition to your take-home pay, click here for an overview benefits currently offered to Federal employees.

Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.

Other Information

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click here. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 80 or above on the rating criteria for this position.

Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants. Click here for more information.

Incentives: Recruitment and/or retention incentives will not be used.

90-Day Register: This announcement may result in a 90-day register that may be used to fill like vacancies for 90 days after the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as vacancies occur.

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/476845400. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.

Open & closing dates: 2017-08-11 to 2017-08-17

Salary: $51,256 to $59,917 / per year

Pay scale & grade: WG 10

Series: 5716 Engineering Equipment Operating

Appointment type: Permanent

Work schedule: Full Time

Job announcement number: 5Z-AFPC-199100-969130-SLT

Control number: 476845400