Engineering Equipment Operator

Transforce | Lorton, VA

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Posted Date 6/06/2024
Description Summary

This position is located in Lorton Virginia, in the Lower Potomac Field Station.

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  • Accepting applications
  • Open & closing dates
06/05/2024 to 07/08/2024

This job will close when we have received 50 applications which may be sooner than the closing date. Learn more
  • Salary
$30.21 - $35.10 per hour
  • Pay scale & grade
WG 8
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1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Lorton, VA
  • Remote job
  • Telework eligible
  • Travel Required
Not required
  • Relocation expenses reimbursed
  • Appointment type
  • Work schedule
  • Service
  • Promotion potential
  • Job family (Series)
5716 Engineering Equipment Operating
  • Supervisory status
  • Security clearance
Not Required
  • Drug test
  • Position sensitivity and risk
Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk
  • Trust determination process

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This job is open to
  • Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)
Federal employees who meet the definition of a "surplus" or "displaced" employee.
  • The public
U.S. Citizens, Nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

Clarification from the agency

U.S. Citizens, CTAP, ICTAP


  • Operate one or more types of gasoline or diesel powered engineering and construction heavy equipment in flat or rolling terrain environments.
  • Use equipment to push, pull, pile, or load materials such as sand, gravel, or earth.
  • Use equipment to transfer material into dump trucks and clear brush, tree stumps, and rocks.


Conditions of Employment
  • U.S. Citizenship required
  • May be required to complete background investigation and drug screening.
  • Meet Selective Service Registration Act requirement for males
  • Must provide resume and supporting documents (See required documents).
  • You cannot hold an active real estate license, nor can you have an interest or hold stocks in firms with interest in Federal Lands.
  • If you are a new employee or supervisor in the Federal government, you will be required to complete a one-year probationary period.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with appropriate special endorsements to perform the work of the position.
  • Subject to the requirements of the Department of Transportation (DOT) drug and alcohol testing program, and is a Testing Designated Position (TDP) under the Department of the Interior (DOI) Drug-Free Workplace Program.
  • Required to wear all applicable Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) associated with the job.

To qualify, there is no specific length of training or experience required; however, your resume must demonstrate enough experience to show your ability to perform the duties of a Engineering Equipment Operator without more than normal supervision. Examples of such experience include: (1) operating gasoline or diesel-powered equipment such as road graders, bulldozers, excavators, backhoes, or trench diggers in simple terrains; (2) operating equipment to push, pull, pile, or load materials; (3) conducting routine minor or lower-graded maintenance in the areas of carpentry, masonry, electrical, painting, plumbing, and/or welding; (4) interpreting instructions/specifications associated with heavy equipment operation.

SELECTIVE FACTOR: This position has a Selective Placement Factor which is (A valid Class A Commercial Driver's License). You MUST submit documentation with your application package to receive further consideration. Candidates who do not meet this requirement by the closing date of this announcement 07/08/2024 will receive no further consideration and will be found ineligible for this position.

In preparing your application, describe in detail the experience and training which you have had that specifically prepared you for this job and to perform the duties described for this job. Experience should be clearly described and documented in your resume. The qualifications reviewer will not assume performance of such duties by Job Titles alone. Address your knowledge, skills and/or abilities in the areas shown in the job-related factors.

The following summarizes the qualification standard for this position found in the Job Qualifications System for Trades and Labor Occupations (Handbook X-118C)

Volunteer Experience: 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.

Part-time or Unpaid Experience: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position.

Physical Effort: Heavy physical effort is used by the operators in constantly reaching, bending, turning, and moving hands, arms, feet, and legs to handle different sets of controls to operate the equipment and attachments. Considerable strain is caused by the constant vibration of the equipment and the jerking and jolting from operating over rough surfaces. Because of the location of some of the controls and attachments, the operators are frequently required to work in awkward or strained positions.

Work Environment: Work is performed in all types of weather, often in an open driver's seat or platform, on hills, slopes, grades, rolling surfaces, and forests. The operators are exposed to injury due to the possibility of the equipment overturning. They are subject to noise, vibration, dust, dirt, and fumes from the motor and exhaust.


There is no substitution of education for experience for Wage Grade (WG) positions.

Additional information
  • Selectee will be required to participate in the Direct Deposit Electronics Funds Transfer Program.
  • You will be required to submit to a drug test and receive a negative drug test result prior to appointment. In addition, this position is subject to random testing for illegal drug use.
  • You will be required to obtain and maintain a valid state driver's license.
Certain incentives (such as Recruitment, Relocation or Student Loan Repayment) may be authorized to eligible selectees. If eligible and qualified, you may be offered a recruitment or relocation incentive. The decision to offer an incentive will be made on a case-by-case basis and is neither promised nor guaranteed. For information visit: Recruitment Incentive or Relocation Incentive or Student Loan Repayment.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) or Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP or CTAP eligible see . To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 90 or above on the rating criteria for this position.

If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, please contact San Antonio Services Branch at or 816-541-8101.

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How You Will Be Evaluated

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

A review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire to determine if you are qualified for this job. If your resume is incomplete or does not support the responses provided in the Occupational Questionnaire, or if you fail to submit all required documentation, you will be rated 'ineligible', 'not qualified', or your score may be adjusted accordingly. If a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully; errors or omissions may affect your rating.

Salary30.21 Hour
Equipment Operator
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