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Boiler Plant Operator – Buffalo, New York
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 22488Start Date: 12/07/2018End Date: 12/13/2018
Physical Effort and Work Conditions: The person in this position stands for extended periods of time while operating machinery. Must climb ladders and catwalks as high as 40 feet above floor level. Repairs to boilers and equipment must be accomplished while working in a crouched position. The work requires considerable bending, kneeling, and stooping. Strenuous physical exertion is sometimes required when handling heavy and bulky materials unassisted up to 40 pounds.
The person in this position may encounter ambient temperatures above 80 degrees F. at all seasons of the year. Exposed to dust, dirt, and soot when cleaning boilers and their surrounding area. May be required to work in a confined space and may be exposed to high levels of noise. Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C (www.opm.gov/qualifications/x-118c). For this position, the job element method is used to match what you, the applicant, can do against what the work calls for. Your knowledge, skills and abilities will be compared to the knowledge, skills and abilities (called job elements) needed for success. Your qualifications will first be evaluated against the prescribed screen out element (WG-2 and higher only; screen-outs are not applicable to WG-1). Applicants who appear to meet the screen out element are considered for further rating; those who do not are rated ineligible and are eliminated from consideration. The potential eligibles are rated against the remainder of the job elements. While a specific length of training and experience is not required, your responses to the questionnaire must be supported by detailed descriptions of your experience on your resume. You will be rated on the following Job Elements as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position: ABILITY TO DO THE WORK OF BOILER OPERATOR WITHOUT MORE THAN NORMAL SUPERVISION (SCREEN OUT) EQUIPMENT ASSEMBLY, INSTALLATION, REPAIR OPERATION OF EQUIPMENT/MACHINERY TECHNICAL PRACTICES MEASURING INSTRUMENTS INTERPRET INSTRUCTIONS, SPECIFICATIONS (OTHER THAN BLUEPRINT READING) DEXTERITY AND SAFETY IMPORTANT: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. All experience listed on your resume must include the month and year start/end dates. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment. 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). 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.
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