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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Lock and Dam Equipment Repairer Supervisor in Pleasant Valley, Iowa


About the Position: This announcement is for the position of Lock and Dam Equipment Repairer Supervisor, WA-5318-07, at Lock and Dam 14 located in Pleasant Valley, Iowa.


Serve as the working supervisor of employees involved in lock and dam facility operation and routing upkeep and maintenance work.

Plan the use of workers, equipment, facilities, materials, and tools on a day to day, project by project basis.

Provide technical direction and assists in accomplishing difficult, new, or changed work processes or methods.

Assign work to individual employees involved in the performance of facility maintenance activities.

Assign, track and report the progress of work assignments.

Inspect completed work for quality and work order/assignment requirements.

Advise, performance rate, and counsel employees.

Serve as primary credit card holder and maintain associated records on usage and purchases.

Implement management programs such as incentive awards, cost reduction, affirmative action, time and leave, and overtime.

Assure that equipment, tools, supplies, and material are maintained and used properly.

Recommend changes to schedules, priorities, and work sequences, as necessary.

Analyze and remedy problems such as equipment failure, material delays, or unplanned absences.


Conditions of Employment


Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities. Current Department of Army Civilian EmployeesDomestic Defense Industrial Base/Major Range and Test Facilities Base Civilian Personnel WorkforceInteragency Career Transition Assistance PlanLand Management Workforce Flexibility ActMilitary Spouses, under Executive Order (E.O.) 13473Priority Placement Program, DoD Military Spouse Preference (MSP) EligibleVeterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998 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) Lock and Dam Equipment Repairer Supervisor without more than normal supervision. To meet the screen out element, applicants should document experience and/or show the ability to perform common duties as a shift head lock and dam operator such as being responsible for site operations during second, third, and swing shift or on leave days; performing and directing the locking of boats and dam gate operations; and performing, assisting, and/or directing other lock personnel in installation, repair and maintenance tasks; and being responsible for directing and/or accomplishing all routine or special lock operating gate operations, and maintenance tasks as assigned and for exercising primary authority over use of locks during work shift when working independently of immediate supervision. - Failure to meet this Screen Out Element will result in an ineligible rating. You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following job element areas:

Ability to Interpret Instructions, Specification, etc. (includes blueprint reading)Ability To Lead or SuperviseAbility To Use and Maintain Tools and EquipmentKnowledge of Equipment Assembly, Installation, Repair, etc.Knowledge of MaterialsTechnical Practices (theoretical, precise, artistic)Trouble Shooting Physical Efforts: Work requires frequent standing, stooping, stretching, climbing and crouching. Lifts and carries items weighing up to 50 pounds. May occasionally lift and carry items weighing over 50 pounds. Uses coordination of eyes, hands and feet, and also of legs and body in installing, repairing, or testing equipment in confined areas such as manholes, enclosed switchgear structures, or on overhead structures. Climbs ladder and poles. Working Conditions: Works inside and outside, subject to changing climatic conditions, loud noises, prolonged standing, falling, water hazards, drowning, cuts and bruises. Works in cramped places and is exposed to dirt, grease, fumes, and dust; works around heavy construction machinery with and around power shop equipment. Occasionally will work behind bulkheads or in tunnels below water level.


Additional Information

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. Appointment is subject to the completion of a favorable suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a background investigation. Direct deposit of pay is required. This is a Career Program (CP) 18 - Engineers and Scientists (Resources and Construction) position. 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. Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement. Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement. 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. 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. Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest. Position requires employee to wear a uniform and/or protective clothing. May be required to have an American Red Cross Standard First Aid card, CPR, and/or AED in good standing. May be required to work uncommon hours such as nights, weekends, and holidays. May be required to work overtime.