Air Education and Training Command WATER TREATMENT PLANT OPERATOR in Lackland AFB, Texas

Job Overview

Job Overview

The mission of the United States Air Force is to fly, fight and win?in air, space and cyberspace.

To achieve that mission, the Air Force has a vision of Global Vigilance, Reach and Power. That vision orbits around three core competencies: Developing Airmen, Technology-to-Warfighting and Integrating Operations. Core competencies and distinctive capabilities are based on a shared commitment to three core values -- integrity first, service before self, and excellence in all we do.

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Internal Employees (Air Force Employee - Current Permanent Competitive Service Career/Career-Conditional Employee and Current Permanent AF DCIPS Employees with Reinstatement Rights to the Competitive Service) Current Federal Employees (DoD Transfer - Army, Navy, DFAS, etc.--Excluding Air Force) Former Federal Employees (Reinstatement) DoD Transfer (Army, Navy, DFAS, etc.--Excluding Air Force) Schedule A - Individual with Disabilities - click here for additional information ICTAP (Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program) NAFI/AAFES Federal Employees (Non-DoD Transfer - OPM, VA, Dept of Labor, etc.) VEOA (Veterans Employment Opportunity Act) VRA (Veterans' Recruitment Appointment) 30% Disabled Veterans

You MUST have one or more listed eligibilities to be considered. Eligibility claims must be supported with required documentation submitted with each application package to be considered. "Transfer" and "Reinstatement" eligibles must provide their most current SF-50 and the SF-50 reflecting the highest grade held if not reflected on most current/separation SF-50. *Air Force is not responsible for erroneous eligibilities you list or fail to list.



The primary purpose of this position is:To perform repairs and preventive maintenance to water plants and sewage lift stations. Performs tests on raw and treated water. Operates base water plant as operator in charge on a 7 day a week/ 24 hour per day rotation. Monitors, Operates, and repairs sewage lift stations.

  • Independently operates and monitors water, swimming pool, and sewage lift station system motors, pumps, valves, chlorinators, booster pumps, tanks, etc., through use of manual means or computer telemetry operating systems.
  • Works independently in charge of the water pumping treatment plants, Swimming pools, and sewage lift stations.
  • Troubleshoots/tests various plumbing systems and equipment within the Water Treatment plant including back-flow prevention devices such as reduced pressure principle devices, double check devices, atmospheric vacuum breakers, and other cross connection devices.
  • Maintains detailed records during assigned shift to reflect all activities such as periods of operations and amount of water pumped from each well, gauge and chart readings, amounts and types of chemicals used, test result readings, static water level and draw down versus capacity or pumping rate.
  • Utilizes safety practices and procedures following established safety rules and regulations and maintains a safe and clean work environment.
Supervisory Status


Promotion Potential


Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • You may be expected to travel for this position.
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Who May Apply
This job is open to…

Federal Employees, Veterans, Individuals with a disability, Military Spouses, and Former Overseas Employees. See Job Summary for further information on "Who May Apply".

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Job Requirements

Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Males must be registered for Selective Service, see
  • A security clearance may be required
  • This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program

Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C; for additional information click here. Although a specific length of time and experience is not required for most trade and labor occupations, you must meet any screen-out element(s) listed, and show through experience and training that you possess the quality level of knowledge and skill necessary to perform the duties of the position at the level for which applying. Qualification requirements emphasis is on the quality of experience, not necessarily the length of time.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs):Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas: 1. Thorough knowledge of non-filtration processes normally associated with pretreated or ground (well) water treatment process to change the taste, odor, or chemical content of the water. 2. Ability to perform water treatment tests to check items such as PH level, turbidity, and fluoride, and phosphate content. 3. Skill in the use of instruments such as ethylometers and PH meters to take measurements. 4. Skill in adding silicates and chemical agents such as fluoride, chlorine, and manganese into the water system 5. Knowledgeable of proper procedures for monitoring and maintaining the quality of swimming pool water and chlorination levels. 6. Knowledge of State Federal reporting requirements and Federal regulations which cover the addition of water treatment chemicals. 7. Skill in troubleshooting plant operations and performing minor maintenance repairs on plant equipment. 8. Skill in using a computerized water monitoring system. 9. Skill in repairing sewage lift station pumping equipment such and submersible sewage ejection pumps and float systems.

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 held and the total number of hours per week.

VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: 1. The work requires the employee to drive a motor vehicle. As appropriate, valid driver's license is required to be maintained for this position. 2. As required, may train and/or guide other personnel in performance of plumbing duties. 3. Shift work may be required. 4. Minimum of State ground water production license grade C required and must be maintained 5. As directed, travels to any off-base location to accomplish work within skill capability 6. May be required to work an uncommon tour of duty and/ overtime. 7. AFI 90-508, Air Force Civilian Drug Demand Reduction Program dtd 28 Aug 14, states that: Core personnel documents/position descriptions for positions identified as TDP under these procedures will be documented with the statement: This is a drug testing designated position. The incumbent is subject to random testing for drug use. 8. The incumbent must be able to obtain and maintain the appropriate security clearance.

Security Clearance

Q - Nonsensitive

Additional Information

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

Once your application package is received an acknowledgement email will be sent.

If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application.Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility and qualifications for consideration. If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration.

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Other Information

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

Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants):Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants. Click here for more information.

Current Federal Civilian employees may apply for temporary and term positions and if selected, a break in service of more than three (3) calendar days may be required prior to appointment to the position.

90-Day Register:This announcement may result in a 90-day register that may be used to fill like vacancies for 90 days after the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as vacancies occur.

Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.

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Open & closing dates: 2017-07-14 to 2017-08-22

Salary: $41,489 to $48,397 / per year

Pay scale & grade: WG 9

Series: 5409 Water Treatment Plant Operating

Appointment type: Permanent

Work schedule: Full-Time

Job announcement number: 8Z-AFPC-10012351-885615-AA

Control number: 474423400