Massachusetts Green Jobs

MassHire JobQuest Logo

Job Information

Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Boiler Plant Operator Supervisor in Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts

Summary The Boiler Plant Operator Supervisor supports the delivery of quality health care in a cost-effective manner by having the responsibility of maintaining the 24-hour, 7-day-a-week operation of a high-pressure Boiler Plant consisting of three 740-horsepower boilers, with a total maximum capacity of 153,180 pounds of steam per hour and the auxiliary equipment to produce and control the amount of steam required by the Medical Center. Responsibilities NOTE: This announcement has been extended to close on March 4, 2024. Applicant(s) who previously applied, do not need to re-apply. Some of the duties and responsibilities of this position include (but are not limited to): Responsible for the operation of the Heat Extractor system, which produces tempered water for Boiler Plant use and reclaimed heat for the hospital's fresh air supply. Monitoring and responding to the alarms generated by the Energy Management Computer system. Overseeing the operation of the Base-Loop Fire Alarm System. Performing maintenance and periodic testing, including record keeping for a 150 KW emergency generator with automatic transfer switches. Supervising lower-graded Boiler Plant Operators. Planning, scheduling, and changing work assignments for subordinates as necessary. Determining material, equipment, maintenance needs and ensuring they are requested in a timely manner to assure un-interruption of critical operations. Drafting position descriptions, performance standards, and routine memoranda. Providing information and advice to higher-level supervision on budget estimates by preparing budget worksheets. Overseeing, analyzing, and maintaining operational records of work production. Planning and scheduling all training of operating personnel. Scheduling and approving leave requests. Resolving informal complaints and grievances. Perform other related duties as assigned. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 6:00 AM - 2:00 PM Recruitment & Relocation Incentives: Not authorized Critical Skills Incentive (CSI): Not Approved Requirements Conditions of Employment You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959 You may be required to serve a probationary period Pre-employment physical required Subject to background/security investigation Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process Participation in the seasonal influenza vaccination program is a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP) Participation in the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination program is a requirement for all Veterans Health Administration Health Care Personnel (HCP) - See "Additional Information" below for details. Qualifications PHYSICAL EFFORT AND WORK CONDITIONS: The person in this position is subject to frequent standing, walking, kneeling, crawling, and climbing of ladders and scaffolds for inspections. The person in this position works inside in constant high temperatures from the boilers. Exposed to the danger of steam leaks, oil fumes, and fuel gases. Cuts, bruises, burns, and broken bones may result from accidents while working on equipment. Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Federal Wage System Qualifications. For this position, the job element method is used to match what you, the applicant, can do against what the work calls for. Your knowledge, skills and abilities will be compared to the knowledge, skills and abilities (called job elements) needed for success. Your qualifications will first be evaluated against the prescribed screen out element (WG-2 and higher only; screen-outs are not applicable to WG-1). Applicants who appear to meet the screen out element are considered for further rating; those who do not are rated ineligible and are eliminated from consideration. The potential eligibles are rated against the remainder of the job elements. While a specific length of training and experience is not required, your responses to the questionnaire must be supported by detailed descriptions of your experience on your resume. You will be rated on the following Job Elements as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position: Dexterity and Safety Equipment Assembly, Installation, Repair Interpret Instructions, Specifications (other than blueprint reading) Lead or Supervise Measuring Instruments Operation of Equipment/Machinery Technical Practices IMPORTANT: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. All experience listed on your resume must include the month and year start/end dates. 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. 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. Education Additional Information Receiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. Selected applicants may qualify for credit toward annual leave accrual, based on prior work experience or military service experience. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed. Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities (i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities), and/or disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. For more information on how to apply using this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator within the office, contact the facility Human Resources Department at (774) 826-1269. The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 85 or more before any Veterans preference points) for this vacancy. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. Pursuant to VHA Directive 1193.01, VHA health care personnel (HCP) are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 subject to such accommodations as required by law (i.e., medical, religious or pregnancy). VHA HCPs do not include remote workers who only infrequently enter VHA locations. If selected, you will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination before your start date. The agency will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request a legally required accommodation from this requirement using the reasonable accommodation process. If you are unable to apply online or need an alternate method to submit documents, please reach out to the Agency Contact listed in this Job Opportunity Announcement.