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Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Boiler Plant Operator Supervisor in Leeds, Massachusetts

Summary This position is located in Facility Management Service (FMS) at the Leeds, MA location. This position is full-time at 40 hours per week. The incumbent serves as the Supervisor of the Boiler and Chiller Plant Operations Unit under the general supervision of the Assistant Chief, Facilities Management Service (FMS). Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Authorized Responsibilities The supervisor is responsible for the work operations, which covers a 24 hour-per-day, seven day-per-week operation and is accountable to their immediate supervisor for the quality and quantity of the work performed. Incumbent plans and schedules daily, weekly, and monthly work schedules and assignments for employees supervised. Establishes deadlines and priorities on the basis of general work schedules, methods, and procedures of the team. Determines how many assignments can be done concurrently or which must be delayed; the number of employees required to accomplish the work, and the availability of machinery, materials, and associated equipment needed. Schedules work and reassigns personnel to meet emergency situations (e.g., excessive absenteeism, unexpected resignations, or unusual situations which occur in the Medical Center. Determines proper methods, materials, personnel requirements, and time estimates necessary to ensure that established trade standards are met in assigned area. Decides on the best method of coping with emergencies in so far as materials, equipment, and personnel are concerned. Explains work requirements, methods, and procedures as needed. Defines quality and quantity to be met and informs employees of any changes in procedures as they occur. Ensures that equipment and supplies needed by employees are available. Provides on-the job training of all employees assigned to section in appropriate trade techniques. Participates in formal training classes by providing classroom instruction on technical issues related to journeyman tradesman. Based on a continuing observance of employees, makes suggestions to the section manager regarding the need for a review or revision of techniques involved in the trades and maintenance schedules. Incumbent must be familiar with pertinent rules and regulations regarding employees conduct, safety, fire, care of equipment, etc. Must be familiar with proper safety techniques and procedures so that the regular and safe functioning of the Medical Center is assured. Must understand instructions from the section manager in order to effectively transmit these instructions to his/her subordinates in a clear manner to preclude any confusion in job performance. Oral reports are made during the section manager's meeting regarding the progress of work assignments and projects. Incumbent is responsible for receipt, storage, inventory, and distribution of supplies, tools, and equipment assigned to the team. Responsible for issuing supplies, tools, equipment, etc., and ensuring that the latter are properly cleaned and returned to storage area after use. Inspects tools and equipment regularly and make recommendations for repairs or replacement. Must be able to provide instruction and training to employees (on-the-job training) subjects as well as other mandatory subjects required by The Joint Commission (TJC). Must have a working knowledge and possess adequate skills in dealing with personal problems of employees involving inadequate job performance and failure to meet established standards. Work Schedule: 7:00am - 3:30pm Position Description Title/PD#: Boiler Plant Operator Supervisor/PD035510 Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Authorized 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 Subject to background/security investigation Pre-employment physical required 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 To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 06/02/2023. EXPERIENCE: A specific length of training and experience is not required, but you must show evidence of training or experience of sufficient scope and quality of your ability to do the work of this position. Evidence which demonstrates you possess the knowledge, skills, and ability to perform the duties of this position must be supported by detailed descriptions of such on your resume. Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Federal Wage System Qualification Standards. SCREEN-OUT ELEMENT: Your qualifications will first be evaluated against the prescribed screen out element, which usually appears as question 1 in the on-line questionnaire. Those applicants who appear to possess at least the minimal acceptable qualification requirement are considered for further rating; those who do not are rated ineligible and are eliminated. The potential eligibles are then rated against the remainder of the Job Elements: Dexterity and Safety Equipment Assembly, Installation, Repair Lead or Supervise Operation of Equipment/Machinery Technical Practices 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; religions; 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. Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. 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. Physical Requirements/Working Conditions: Some heavy lifting (equipment and materials), movement of ladders required along with the stamina to perform physical labor. Continuous walking, standing, stooping, bending, and lifting, arduous physical effort is required in the performance of manual tasks and continuous standing for extended periods of time when performing tasks. Working conditions such as ventilation and environment are satisfactory. Incumbent may be subject to occasional noise, skin irritations, cuts, and bruises. The work performed requires continuous walking when making inspections in the various buildings. Education Additional Information 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. Contact the Agency Contact for information on how to apply under this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator. The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal/VA competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation (a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location) and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 85 or more) 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.