Engineering Equipment Leader Job in Sarasota, Florida – Department of Veterans Affairs

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Engineering Equipment Leader – Sarasota, Florida
National Cemetery Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs
Job ID: 587637
Start Date: 04/19/2022
End Date: 05/10/2022

Qualification Summary
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement,05/09/2022. Your background must demonstrate work involved in interment activities, including layout and excavation of new grave sites, and reopening occupied gravesites which require extreme caution to avoid damage to previously interred containers. You must show that you have leadership experience as well as the ability to operate heavy equipment. EXPERIENCE: A specific length of training and experience is not required, but you must show evidence of training or experience of sufficient scope and quality of your ability to do the work of this position. Evidence which demonstrates you possess the knowledge, skills, and ability to perform the duties of this position must be supported by detailed descriptions of such on your resume. Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C ( www.opm.gov/qualifications/x-118c). SCREEN-OUT ELEMENT: Your qualifications will first be evaluated against the prescribed screen out element, which usually appears as question 1 in the on-line questionnaire. Those applicants who appear to possess at least the minimal acceptable qualification requirement are considered for further rating; those who do not are rated ineligible and are eliminated. The potential eligibles are then rated against the remainder of the Job Elements.
The screen-out element(s) for this position are/is: Ability to do the job without more than normal supervision. Must possess and maintain a valid state driver’s license. JOB ELEMENTS: Those who meet the minimum level of experience and training for the screen-out element will then be evaluated in each of the following job elements:
Interpret Instructions, Specifications (mobile equipment operations)Lead or SuperviseOperate Safely (Non-Motor Vehicle)Technical PracticesWork Practices
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; religions; 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. Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. 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. Physical Requirements: Heavy physical effort is required in constantly reaching, bending, turning, moving of hands, arms, feet and legs in order to handle different areas of controls that operate equipment and attachments. Because of the locations of some controls and attachments, the operator is frequently required to work in awkward or strained positions. The constant vibration of the equipment and the jerking and jolting from operation over rough terrain causes considerable strain. The incumbent will be required to lift and carry caskets and headstones in conjunction with others. Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds. Incumbent should request assistance whenever performing tasks that require lifting more than 50 pounds. Must be able to walk in all types of terrain and soil conditions. Incumbent is required to wear personal protective equipment when appropriate. Protective equipment includes personal protection for the eyes, hearing, face, head, back, extremities, protective clothing, respiratory devices and protective shields and barriers. This equipment will be maintained in a sanitary and reliable condition. Working Conditions: Work is primarily performed outside in all types of weather and environmental extremes often in an open driver’s seat or platform. The operator is exposed to injury from potential equipment malfunctions and subject to heat, cold, humidity, noise, dirt, vibrations, dust, and exhaust fumes. The incumbent may operate machinery that causes noise and vibrations, emits carbon monoxide, has moving parts that may cut or harm the body and requires the use of safety-protective clothing and devices. This work may be performed over uneven terrain. At times the incumbent will be exposed to dirt, dust, mud, water, fuel and lubricants, noise, and fumes from motor vehicles and other equipment. Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process. All applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drugs use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA.

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