National Institute of Standards and Technology Welder, WG-3703-11 in Gaithersburg, Maryland
Satisfactory completion of pre-employment medical examination is required. Are you ready to explore your future with NIST? Your application package may be shared with other selecting officials at NIST with opportunities like the one you are applying to. Additional selections may be made through this vacancy.
The individual will participate as a creative member of the fabrication technology group under general guidance from the supervisor and/or engineer, on job assignments, contributing to the fabrication of metal parts and assemblies for various research programs and research staff across NIST.
• Welding various materials and part assemblies per engineering designs and fabrication instructions supplied by shop customers,• Operating sheet metal machines, fabrication sheet metal parts per engineering design and fabrication instructions supplied by shop customers,• Performing helium leak detection on welding assemblies and inspecting welds on assembled parts,• Picking up various materials from the storeroom, shipping and receiving, completed parts in the weld shop and ordering supplies for the weld and sheet metal shop, • Operate various manual machining equipment and hand tools, as well as other general technical support as needed.
Conditions of Employment
You must be a U.S. citizen
You must be registered for Selective Service
You must be suitable for Federal Employment
Satisfactory completion of pre-employment medical examination is required.
Applicants must meet requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
There is no specific length or level of experience requirements. The applicant's overall background of experience, education and training must clearly demonstrate the ability to perform the duties, as described in this announcement,screen out element(i.e. without more than normal supervision).
Applicants must meet the screen out elements and achieve an overall score of at least fifty (50%) or higher
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. Qualification requirements in the vacancy announcement are based on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook, which contains Federal qualification standards. This handbook is available on the OPM website located athttps://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/ Applicants may request reconsideration of their qualifications determination within three business days from the date their applicant status was changed. Applicants should email the Agency Contact listed in this vacancy announcement with their written request listing the announcement number; explaining why the original determination was improper; what factors were not considered; and, should provide any other pertinent information that would enable reevaluation.
A probationary period may be required.
This position is covered by the Federal Wage System. The FWS is a uniform pay-setting system that covers Federal appropriated fund and non-appropriated fund blue-collar employees who are paid by the hour. For more information regarding the FWS, visithttp://www.opm.gov/oca/wage/.
Applying under a Special Appointing Authority (i.e.,VRA,30% or more disabled veterans,Peace Corps,Schedule A/persons with disabilities):if you meet the minimum qualifications stated in the vacancy announcement, you will be forwarded to the selecting official for consideration and may be contacted for an interview. If two or more VRA candidates apply and one or more is a preference eligible, Veterans' preference will be applied. Applying as a Merit Candidates:Your responses to the job questionnaire will serve as the basis for identifying best qualified candidates. Best qualified Merit and Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) eligibles (i.e., candidates in the GOLD category) will be forwarded for consideration to the selecting official and may be contacted for an interview. Non-competitive consideration will be given to those Merit candidates that have held a position with the same promotion potential as the position advertised. Documentation (in the form of an SF-50) is required to show proof of promotion potential or highest grade held. Applying as an Agency Based candidate (i.e., outside the Federal government),your application package will be placed in one of three categories based on your responses to the assessment questions; Gold, Silver, or Bronze. Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans. If non-veterans can be referred, the Best qualified (i.e., candidates in the GOLD category) will be forwarded for consideration to the selecting official and may be contacted for an interview. More information about the three categories can be found at:Category Rating Applying as a CTAP or ICTAP candidate:CTAP and ICTAP candidates will be eligible for selection priority if it is determined that they have exceeded the minimum qualifications for the position by attaining at least a rating of 85 out of 100.Information regarding CTAP and ICTAP appointments and eligibility can be found at -CTAP/ICTAP