U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Operator Derrickboat in Peoria, Illinois
About the Position: This vacancy is to fill the position of Operator, Derrickboat, XH-5725-08, in the Illinois Waterway Project Office, Maintenance Section, located in Peoria, Illinois. This position is being filled under the Direct Hiring Authority (DHA) for Certain Personnel of the DoD Workforce.
Conditions of Employment
Who May Apply: US Citizens 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) Operator Derrickboat without more than normal supervision. To meet the screen out element, applicants should document experience and/or show the ability to perform common Operator, Derrickboat tasks including: operating various types of cranes using assorted levers, pedals, and controls; hoisting and handling heavy equipment and materials and working in tandem with other cranes; and acknowledging the appropriate weight limits and angles to lift loads safely. I work under normal supervision of a work leader or journey-level employee who observes tasks in progress an upon completion to make sure they are properly performed. - Failure to meet this Screen out Element will result in an ineligible rating. You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competency in the following areas:
Ability To Do The Work Of The Position Without More Than Normal Supervision (Screen-out Element)Ability to Drive Safely (Motor Vehicles) and Ability to Operate Safely (Non-Motor Vehicle)Ability To Interpret Instructions, Specifications, etc. (related to mobile equipment operation)Operation of Motor VehiclesReliability and dependability as a Crane OperatorWork Practices (includes keeping things neat, clean, and in order) PHYSICAL EFFORT: Work requires walking, bending, reaching, standing for prolonged periods, turning or moving hands, arms, feet and legs to direct or assist in operations on deck or below. Moderate physical effort is normally required in accomplishing tasks, lifting up to 50 pounds. Incumbent is subject to physical strain from swaying or jarring movements of the derrickboat. WORKING CONDITIONS: Work is performed both inside and outside aboard floating plant in all types of weather. There is danger of drowning due to accident or storm (and particularly due to improper lifting or handling of heavy objects which may cause the derrick to overturn). There is further danger of injury due to blasting operations. Is subject to cuts, bruises, sprains, and broken bones. The possibility of falling or slipping on wet or icy decks, ladders, etc., is always present. Is exposed to dirt and grease when making repairs to vessel and machinery. Possibility of falling overboard or drowning since work is frequently performed on or adjacent to water, and occasionally in turbulent water. Works at heights over 50 feet.