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Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Supervisor (Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Foreman)

Justice, Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System Lompoc, CA
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Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Supervisor (Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator Foreman)

##### Department of Justice

Justice, Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System


- ##### Open & closing dates

07/02/2019 to 07/17/2019

- ##### Service


- ##### Pay scale & grade

WS 09

- ##### Salary

$32.32 to $37.71 per hour

- ##### Appointment type


- ##### Work schedule



1 vacancy in the following location:


Lompoc, CA 1 vacancy

##### Relocation expenses reimbursed


##### Telework eligible


- Duties

### Summary

**Why work for the Federal Bureau of Prisons?**

You can have a meaningful career with an agency that truly values a
diverse workforce. You will find a diverse workforce employed from
entry level jobs to senior management positions. We protect public
safety by ensuring federal offenders serve their sentences of
imprisonment in facilities that are safe, humane, and provide
reentry programming. Employees at correctional facilities perform
correctional work regardless of their specific occupation.

Learn more about this agency

### Responsibilities

This position is located in the Facilities Department at the Federal
Correctional Complex (FCC) Lompoc, CA. The incumbent trains and
supervises staff and inmate workers involved in the operation of a
primary and secondary wastewater treatment plant responsible for the
operation, new construction, repair, improvement, and maintenance of
all equipment within the plant. The incumbent is responsible for the
treatment of all wastewater produced by the institution and/or the
residential housing area. In accordance with this position, the
incumbent must be licensed in compliance with state and/or federal
requirements. The incumbent will be required to maintain at a
minimum a Grade 2 wastewater license through the California Water
Quality Board.

Along with all other correctional institution employees, incumbent
is charged with responsibility for maintaining security of the
institution. The staff correctional responsibilities precede all
others required by this position and are performed on a regular and
recurring basis.

### Travel Required

Occasional travel - Travel may be required for training and/or work
related issues.

##### Supervisory status


##### Promotion Potential


- #### Job family (Series)

5408 Sewage Disposal Plant Operating

#### Similar jobs

- Operators, Wastewater System
- Operators, Wastewater Treatment Plant
- Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators
- Wastewater Treatment System Operators

- Requirements

### Conditions of Employment

- U.S. Citizenship is Required.
- See Special Conditions of Employment Section.
- Selective Service Requirement:

**Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)**. The
ICTAP provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service
employees with selection priority over other candidates for
competitive service vacancies. If your agency has notified you in
writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP
consideration, you may receive selection priority if: 1)this
vacancy is within your ICTAP eligibility; 2) you apply under the
instructions in this announcement; and 3) you are found well
qualified for this vacancy. To be well qualified, you must satisfy
all qualification requirements for the vacant position and rate
equivalent to the Highly Qualified category using established
category rating criteria. You must provide proof of eligibility
with your application of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your
separation personnel action form. Additional information about
ICTAP eligibility is at: Click Here

**The Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)** provides eligible
surplus and displaced competitive service employees in the
Department of Justice with selection priority over other candidates
for competitive service vacancies. If your Department of Justice
component has notified you in writing that you are a surplus or
displaced employee eligible for CTAP consideration, you may receive
selection priority if: 1) this vacancy is within your CTAP
eligibility; 2) you apply under the instructions in this
announcement; and 3) you are found well qualified for this vacancy.
To be well qualified, you must satisfy all qualification
requirements for the vacant position and rate equivalent to the
Highly Qualified category using established category rating
criteria. You must provide a copy of your written notification of
CTAP eligibility with your application. Additional information
about CTAP eligibility is at: Click Here

### Qualifications

To be considered for the position, you must meet the following
qualification requirements.

Applicants must have had sufficient training and experience to show
their ability to perform the duties of the position.

Qualifications will be determined by comparing your application to
the responses to the Applicant Assessment Questions against the
guidelines found in the Job Qualification System for Trades and
Labor Occupations, WS-5408 series.

To qualify for this position, you MUST meet the Barely Acceptable
level on both screen-out elements (Ability to supervise) and
(Aptitude for work with prisoners); receive at least one half of the
total possible points; AND you must furnish detailed information on
your resume to support your assessment responses to demonstrate that
you clearly possess the experience and skills to successfully
perform the duties of this position at the journeyman level. Failure
to specifically identify skills equivalent to a journeyman in this
field may result in your score being lowered or in being found
ineligible for this vacancy.

The screen-out elements are a critical self-assessment of the
applicants experience and are essential for satisfactory job


**Selective Placement Factor:**

Applicants applying for this position **MUST** also possess the
following Selective Factor. In the event you do not possess the
Selective Factor, you will be found ineligible for the position.

- Applicant must possess a current and valid California Wastewater
Treatment Operator Certification (Grade II), or higher, or
equivalent reciprocity. For a state to have reciprocity with
California, the experience and education requirement must be
comparable to the State of California, and it must grant
reciprocal privileges to California certificate holders.

**NOTE: ALL applicants must clearly address the Selective Factor in
their resume and MUST upload certification. Certification MUST be
uploaded and electronically linked from USAJOBS at the time you

\*\*Your eligibility for consideration will be based on your
responses to the questions in the application.\*\*

### Education

See Qualifications Section for education requirements, if

### Additional information

In accordance with 5 U.S.C. 3307, a maximum entry age of 36 has been
established for initial appointment to a position in a Bureau of
Prisons institution. If you are above the maximum entry age and
have prior federal law enforcement coverage, you MUST submit an
SF-50 to verify prior coverage.

Qualified Preference Eligible Veterans may be exempt from meeting
the maximum age of 37. Please refer to the Required Documents
Section for the appropriate documentation to submit to validate
veteran eligibility.

**Special Conditions of Employment Section:**

Initial appointment to a supervisory/managerial position requires a
one-year probationary period.

The incumbent is subject to geographic relocation to meet the needs
of the agency.

Appointment is subject to satisfactory completion of a
pre-employment and panel interview, urinalysis, physical, and
background investigation. All applicants are subject to, and must
satisfactorily pass all screening requirements in relation to
National Crime Information Center (NCIC) and credit check.

All applicants not currently working in an institution will be
required to complete a qualification inquiry regarding convictions
of misdemeanor crimes of domestic violence in order to be authorized
to carry a firearm.

The Core Value Assessment (CVA) is an in-person assessment that must
be facilitated at a Bureau of Prisons Human Resource Servicing
office. On the day of the scheduled interview, a CVA will be
administered. The applicant assessment must be completed within a
70 minute time period and a passing score must be obtained. Further
employment consideration will not be extended if the applicant fails
to complete the examination or fails to achieve a passing score.
Note: The Core Value Assessment will not be administered to current
BOP employees.

Successful completion of the "Introduction to Correctional
Techniques," three-week training course at Glynco, Georgia is

Additional selections may be made if vacancies occur within the life
of the certificate.

### How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the
qualifications above.

Your application will be evaluated and rated under DOJ's Category
Rating and Selection Procedures. Based upon your self-reported
responses to the assessment questions during the application
process, your application will be placed into one of three
categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified, or Qualified.
Applications will be reviewed from the top quality category. Your
resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine
whether you meet the job qualifications listed in this announcement.
If you are found qualified for this job, your resume and supporting
documentation will be compared to the responses you provided on the
online assessment questionnaire.

**NOTE: ** Candidates within the top quality category and who are
eligible for veterans preference will receive selection priority
over non-veteran preference eligibles.

If you are entitled to veterans preference, you should indicate the
type of veterans preference you are claiming on your resume.
Although veterans preference points are not assigned under the
category rating procedures described under "How You Will Be
Evaluated", veterans preference eligibles are listed ahead of
non-veterans within each category for which they are qualified.

In addition, qualified veterans with a compensable service connected
disability of 10% or more are placed at the top of the highest
qualified category as defined by category rating procedures.

**What Job Elements are Required for this Position?**

The following Job Elements are required:

- Ability to supervise. (SCREEN-OUT ELEMENT)
- Aptitude for work with prisoners. (SCREEN-OUT ELEMENT)
- Knowledge of equipment, assembly, installation, repair, etc.
- Operation of wastewater disposal facilities and machinery, etc.
- Technical practices.
- Use of measuring instruments.
- Ability to interpret instructions, specifications, etc.
- Dexterity and Safety.

**To preview questions please click here.**

### Background checks and security clearance

##### Security clearance


##### Drug test required


- Required Documents

- Veterans' Preference Documentation: Veterans must demonstrate
that they have been discharged or released from active duty
under honorable conditions (i.e., the individual must have
received either an honorable or general discharge). Certificate
of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD-214 indicating type
of discharge); or other official documentation (e.g.,
documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary
- If you are currently on active duty, a statement from the
appropriate Branch Personnel Office containing the following
information: Name, Rank, Branch of Service, Active Duty time,
Projected Separation Date and type of anticipated discharge must
be provided.
- If you are a disabled veteran, a Purple Heart recipient, or
widow/widower of a veteran, the spouse of a disabled veteran or
the parent of a disabled or deceased veteran, you **SHOULD**
submit a **completed** Standard Form (SF) 15, "Application for
10-Point Veteran Preference", and the other required
documentation identified on the reverse side of the SF-15 to
support your preference claim. Documentation to support a
disability **must** reflect the **overall** evaluation or
percentage disability rating. Veterans must also demonstrate
that they have been discharged or released from active duty
under honorable conditions (i.e., the individual must have
received either an honorable or general discharge).
- Resume showing relevant experience (cover letter optional).
- In order to receive credit for experience contained in a resume,
your employment history must be documented in month/year format
(MM/YYYY), reflecting starting date and ending date and include
the number of hours worked per week. Failure to follow this
format may result in disqualification.
- SF-50 for proof of prior LEO coverage, if applicable.

**Failure to provide these documents could possibly result in
removal from consideration for this vacancy. If uploading
documentation, do not identify/save your documents utilizing a
special character such as %, \#, @, etc. Documentation should be
identified/saved as VA Letter, DD214, or Transcripts.**

**We cannot be held responsible for incompatible software, delays in
mail service, applicant application errors, etc.**

#### If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution
recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be
credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the
attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting
institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this
vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may
affect the overall rating.

- Benefits

A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a
comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your
family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to
make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal

Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold
and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent.
Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific
benefits offered.

- How to Apply

You must apply through the online application system at Follow the prompts to register, answer a few
questions and submit all required documents.

**NOTE:** Submission of a resume alone is not a complete
application. This position may require the completion of additional
forms and/or supplemental materials as described under the Required
Documents section. Please carefully review the complete job
announcement and the "How to Apply" instructions. Failure to
provide the required information and/or materials will result in
your application not being considered for employment.

**Claiming Veterans Preference?** If yes, you MUST claim preference
on-line during the application process and upload documentation to
support preference claimed. Failure to claim Veterans Preference
or provide supporting documentation may result in you not receiving
appropriate consideration during the assessment process.

Required supporting documentation **must** be electronically
uploaded or transferred from USAJOBS (uploaded).

All required supporting documentation MUST be received by the
Consolidated Staffing Unit by 11:59 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, on
the closing date of the vacancy announcement. Supporting
documentation for announcements with an **application limitation
MUST** be uploaded the same day you apply, as these positions may
close earlier than stated in the announcement.

Paper applications: If applying online is impossible, please
contact the Consolidated Staffing Unit at the telephone number
listed below, prior to the closing date of the announcement for the
alternate application procedure.

**Contact for Assistance in Applying On-Line:**
DOJ, Federal Bureau of Prisons
Consolidated Staffing Unit
346 Marine Forces Drive
Grand Prairie, TX 75051
E-Mail: GRA-HRM/
Phone: 972-352-4200

### Agency contact information

### CSU

##### Phone


##### Email


##### Address

Consolidated Staffing Unit
346 Marine Forces Drive
Grand Prairie, Texas 75051
United States

Learn more about this agency

### Next steps

We will notify you of the outcome after each step of the application
process has been completed. Applicants will be notified via e-mail,
to the e-mail address registered in USAJOBS. The referral
certificate or list of eligibles will then be issued to the
selecting official for further consideration. The Human Resource
Office may then contact you for an interview if they wish. We
expect to make a final job offer within 80 days after the closing
date of the announcement.

Applicants referred on a certificate of eligibles may receive an
Inquiry of Availability (OF-5 Form)via e-mail, mail or a telephone
inquiry from the local Human Resource Department. Applicants
**MUST** complete the OF-5 form and return it to the Human Resource
Management Office or contact the Human Resource Department
telephonically or via e-mail. Applicants **MUST** also telephone
the Human Resource Department during normal business hours to
schedule an interview. Failure to either return the form or contact
the Human Resource Department will result in a loss of consideration
for the position.

- Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent.
Please read the following guidance.

### Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on
the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and
gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual
orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age,
membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental
status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

- Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job

### Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants
with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable
accommodation for any part of the application process should follow
the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part
of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the
hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable
accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work
environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an
individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties
or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide
reasonable accommodations when:

- An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an
equal opportunity to apply for a job.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform
the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
- An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive
equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and
office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the
application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are
considered on a case-by-case basis.

Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations
or how to contact an agency.

#### Legal and regulatory guidance

- Financial suitability
- Social security number request
- Privacy Act
- Signature and false statements
- Selective Service
- New employee probationary period

This job originated on For the full announcement and to
apply, visit Only resumes
submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed
at will be considered.

Justice, Bureau of Prisons/Federal Prison System


Lompoc, CA