Lock And Dam Operator
Department Of Defense
Hastings , MN 55033
Posted 1 week ago
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* DutiesHelpDutiesSummaryAbout the Position: This position is with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District. The applicant selected serves as a shift Head Lock and Dam Operator at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers navigation facilities, Lock and Dam 2. The applicant selected directs employees in the operation of lock and dam equipment. The applicant selected also operates electrically, electronically, and/or hydraulically controlled lock or lock and dam gates, control valves, and other associated equipment.Learn more about this agencyResponsibilities * During shift operation exercises primary authority over use of lock through issuance of instructions to tow boat captains and other craft operators, the setting of precedence of entry, and through maintaining proper procedural operation. * Serves alone or as responsible lead person of two-person crew responsible for making lockages. * Handles bow or stern lines, walks lines to proper locations along wall and snubs lines to assist pilot in maneuvering craft into position. * Operates electrical, electronic, and/or hydraulic gate controls to open and/or close gates at one end of lock chamber. * Observes weather conditions, condition of craft desiring entry, etc., to determine propriety of entry from safety standpoint. * Performs continuing and/or special operational or functional checks on machinery to avoid untimely or dangerous equipment breakdown, and identify when possible, development of unsafe conditions. * Personally performs, assists in and/or directs journeyman or sub-journeyman work accomplished. * Performs seasonal duties such as grass cutting, trimming, gardening, snow shoveling, clearing ice; as well as janitorial tasks such as cleaning control house and lock building, restroom facilities, standby equipment, etc.Travel RequiredOccasional travel - You may be expected to travel occasionally for this position.Supervisory statusNoPromotion PotentialNone * Job family (Series)5426 Lock And Dam OperatingSimilar jobs * Lock And Dam Operators * Lock Operators * Operators, Lock * Operators, Lock And Dam * RequirementsHelpRequirementsConditions of Employment * Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation. * The duties of this position require the incumbent to possess or obtain and maintain a valid state Driver's License in one of the 50 U.S. states or possessions to operate vehicles. * This position may require the completion of a pre-employment physical examination. * This position has been designated "Mission Essential". In the event of severe weather conditions or other such emergency type situations (natural or man-made disaster) the incumbent is required to report to work or remain at work. * Operators may be required to alternate working hours on all shifts to include weekdays and weekends as well as rotating shifts. * Incumbent may be required to have an American Red Cross Standard First Aid card, CPR, and/or AED in good standing and/or wear prescribed uniform based on site specific requirements. * Employees are required to observe established safe working procedures. Appropriate protective clothing and/or equipment is provided to minimize or eliminate hazardous conditions, and its use is mandatory. * This position requires IMTS certification unless exempt through provisions for grand-fathered applicants. * The position meets the criteria for random drug testing under the Department of the Army Drug-Free Federal Workplace Program as supplemented by the USACE Pamphlet 600-1-3. * Subject to both planned and unscheduled overtime.QualificationsWho May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities.* Current Department of Army Civilian Employees * Domestic Defense Industrial Base/Major Range and Test Facilities Base Civilian Personnel Workforce * Priority Placement Program, DoD Military Spouse Preference (MSP) EligibleExperience 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 an Lock and Dam Operator without more than normal supervision operating lock and dam equipment where lock and dam gates and valves are electrically or hydraulically controlled, as directed; making minor repairs to lock and dam equipment; apply locking procedures, policies, and laws regarding traffic right-of-way, sequence of operations and safe passage of hazardous commodities and damaged crafts; and comply with governing safety practices and procedures. Failure to meet this Screen Out Element will result in an ineligible rating. * Ability To Do The Work Of The Position Without More Than Normal Supervision (Screen-out Element)* Ability to Interpret Instructions, Specification, etc. * Dexterity and Safety * Knowledge of Equipment Assembly, Installation, Repair, etc. * Operation of Equipment and Machinery * Technical Practices (theoretical, precise, artistic)* Use of Measuring Instruments * Physical Effort: Eye and hand coordination for operating various controls and handling lines while observing traffic and personnel, during crane lifting operations, lifting dam gates, etc. There is standing, stooping, bending, occasional lifting in excess of 50 pounds, stretching, working in cramped positions and spaces, handling or maneuvering bulky items or equipment, and general continuous moderate to arduous physical effort required. * Working Conditions: Preponderance of work is performed outside subject to extremes of temperature and weather. There is exposure to injuries associated with working in restricted areas, occasionally cramped or uncomfortably hot or cold areas, from falling objects, from working with electrical power tools, and from falls while working on lock walls, dam service bridge, etc. While possibility of drowning exists as a result of falls while working around water, hazard is practically eliminated through observance of safety procedures and use of safety equipment. During maintenance operations is occasionally exposed to unpleasant fumes, dust, etc.EducationThis job does not have an education qualification requirement.