Power Plant Senior Controller
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POST DATE 7/10/2020
END DATE 7/14/2020
Department of the Army
ABOUT THE POSITION: This is a Power Plant Senior Controller, WB-5407-00 position with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Southwestern Division, Fort Worth District, Operations Division, Piney Woods Regional Office and will be located in Jasper, TX. This is a permanent and full-time position.
THIS POSITION IS EXCLUSIVELY REPRESENTED BY AFGE LOCAL 2732.
RESPONSIBILITIES * Directs power plant operations during one working shift and responsible for the operation of 6 (six) hydroelectric generating units, including 4 (four) remotely controlled generators and 2 (two) locally controlled generators.
* Serves as the senior employee at the plant on night, weekend, and holiday shifts and follows standard operating procedures for plant operation.
* In the absence of management authorities, has responsibility for determining appropriate actions to be taken during abnormal conditions.
* Responsible for the operation and remotely controlling, using Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) computer systems, 4 (four) generators, and the local manual operation of 2 (two) main generators at the master plant.
* Records hourly reading of generator and transmission line meters, indicated loads, reactive loads, voltages, temperatures, and currents.
* Keeps informed regarding necessity to deviate from normal operation and determines action to be taken through continuous observance of instruments and indicators in the control room and communication with system dispatchers.
* Coordinates generation or transmission line outages with the system dispatch offices, other federal agencies, and private power marketing companies.
* Keeps a complete station log of activities on the shift.
* Assists electrical and mechanical crews in the overhaul, repair, and servicing of all power plant and intake structure equipment when on maintenance tour of duty.
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT * Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
* This position requires pre-employment and random drug testing.
* This position requires pre-employment and annual physical examinations.
* This position requires the incumbent to possess and maintain a current, valid state driver's license.
* Incumbent will work on a compressed work schedule of 12 hour rotating shifts, to provide 24 hour plant operations, in an 80-hour biweekly pay period.
* Incumbent required to work overtime and respond to call-outs on nights, weekends, and holidays.
QUALIFICATIONS : 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 for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities. * Current Department of Army Civilian Employees
* Current Permanent Department of Defense (DOD) Civilian Employee (non-Army)
* Domestic Defense Industrial Base/Major Range and Test Facilities Base Civilian Personnel Workforce
* Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan
* Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act
* Military Spouses, under Executive Order (E.O.) 13473
* Non-Department of Defense (DoD) Transfer
* Priority Placement Program, DoD Military Spouse Preference (MSP) Eligible
* Veterans 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) POWER PLANT SENIOR CONTROLLER ~ WITHOUT MORE THAN NORMAL SUPERVISION. Incumbent must have the ability to perform common maintenance and repair duties, including operating hydroelectric power plant equipment under normal and abnormal conditions and operating flood control facilities to reduce flood risks. Failure to meet this Screen out Element will result in an ineligible rating.
* Ability To Do The Work Of The Position Without More Than Normal Supervision
* Ability to Interpret Instructions, Specification, etc. (includes blueprint reading)
* Dexterity and Safety
* Knowledge of Equipment Assembly, Installation, Repair, etc.
* Operation of Hydroelectric Power Equipment
* Technical Practices (theoretical, precise, artistic)
* Use of Measuring Instruments
* PHYSICAL EFFORT: The work is mostly sedentary, sitting at the Power Plant control consoles; however, some walking, bending and climbing is required in the performance of various assigned duties.
* WORKING CONDITIONS: Most duties are performed within the confines of Master Power Plant control room. Occasionally duties may be assigned on the generator and turbine floor, spillway and switchyard. Some exposure to moderate discomforts such as noise, heat, cold, moving and rotating equipment can be expected.
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) 17 - Material Maintenance Management 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 information sheet.
* Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
* 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 .
* When you perform a Civilian Permanent Change of Station (PCS) with the government, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) considers the majority of your entitlements to be taxable. Visit for more information.
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* Permanent Change of Station (PCS) allowances may be authorized, subject to the provisions of the Joint Travel Regulations and an agency determination that a PCS move is in the Government Interest.
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