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Vacancy Details

Grade: 10

1 Do you have the ability to do the work of this position without more than normal supervision? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2 Aplicants are required to possess an EPA Universal Certificate for Refrigerants to be minimally qualified for this position. Do you possess an EPA Universal Certificate for Refrigerants? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
3 Do you have the ability to supervise a full range of operations, maintenance, troubleshooting, repair, and control work? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4 Do you have a valid state or District of Columbia driver's license? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
5 Which of the following statements best describes your knowledge, training and experience in leadership concepts and principles? Answer to this question is required
  • I have completed formal education or training in leadership skills, supervision, or management but have not yet performed this task on the job.
  • I have knowledge, training and experience in leadership, and supervisory concepts and principles; and has led a workforce of highly skilled operators as a central or major part of my work and/or I have trained others in performance of this task, and/or I am normally consulted as an expert for assistance in performing this task.
  • I have knowledge, training and experience in leadership, and supervisory concepts and principles; and have led a workforce of highly skilled operators on the job under close supervision by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I have knowledge, training and experience in leadership, project management and supervisory concepts and principles; and has led a workforce of highly skilled operators as a regular part of the job, independently and usually without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • None of the above
6 Which of the following statements describe your experience leading or supervising? (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • I have provided guidance to subordinate employees.
  • I have provided supervision to subordinate employees.
  • I have review subordinate’s work.
  • I have established deadlines for subordinate employees.
  • I have planned work to be accomplished by subordinates.
  • I have assigned work to subordinates based on priorities, selective consideration of the difficulty and the requirements of the assignments, and the capabilities of the employee.
  • I have evaluated performance of subordinates.
  • I have identified developmental and training needs of employees.
  • I have motivated employees.
  • I have ensured staff are appropriately used, developed and treated in a fair and equitable manner.
  • I have provided recognition and reward for effective or outstanding performance.
  • I have resolved complaints from employees.
  • None of the above
7 Which of the following best describes the maximum number of direct report personnel that you have supervised at one time in the last 3 years? Answer to this question is required
  • 1-5 employees.
  • 6-10 employees.
  • 11-15 employees.
  • 16-20 employees.
  • None of the above.
8 Which of the following types of boiler(s) have you performed maintenance? (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • High pressure
  • Low pressure
  • Hot water
  • None of the above
9 Which of the following responses best describes your experience maintaining and operating centrifugal pumps as a regular part of your job? Answer to this question is required
  • I have maintained and operated centrifugal pumps with supervision, guidance, or as part of a team or group.
  • I have assisted others in maintaining and operating centrifugal pumps.
  • I have independently maintained and operated centrifugal pumps.
  • I have overseen and monitored the work of others maintaining and operating centrifugal pumps.
  • I have led or supervised the work of others maintaining and operating centrifugal pumps.
  • None of the above
10 Which of the following types of chiller(s) have you performed maintenance? (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Centrifugal Chiller
  • Scroll Chiller
  • Screw Chiller
  • Hermetic Chiller
  • None of the above
11 Which of the following building environments have you had the most experience performing HVAC-related preventive or predictive maintenance services? Answer to this question is required
  • Residential
  • Light commercial
  • Commercial
  • Industrial
  • None of the above
12 Which of the following responses best describes your highest level of experience (as a regular part of your job) maintaining and operating commercial/industrial air-handling units? Answer to this question is required
  • I have maintained and operated commercial/industrial air-handling units with supervision, guidance, or as part of a team or group.
  • I have assisted others in maintaining and operations commercial/industrial air-handling units.
  • I have independently maintained and operated commercial/industrial air-handling units.
  • I have overseen and monitored the work of others maintaining and operating commercial/industrial air-handling units.
  • I have led or supervised the work of others maintaining and operating commercial/industrial air-handling units.
  • None of the above
13 Which of the following steam pressure ranges have you had the most work experience? Answer to this question is required
  • 0-15 psi
  • 16-30 psi
  • 31-100 psi
  • 101-200 psi
  • Over 200 psi
  • None of the above. I have not worked in an environment that requires me to work with steam pressure.
14 Which of the following statements best describes your experience with electronic and electrical systems? Answer to this question is required
  • I have no experience with electronics and electrical systems.
  • I have minimal experience with electronics and electrical systems in a work environment.
  • I have worked extensively, as a regular part of my duties, with electronics and electrical systems.
  • I have led other in working with electronics and electrical systems.
  • I hold a certification and/or license in electronics and electrical system.
  • I have trained others in working with electronics and electrical systems.
15 Which of the following stationary engineer’s licenses do you current possess? Answer to this question is required
  • First Grade Stationary Engineer
  • Second Grade Stationary Engineer
  • Third Grade Stationary Engineer
  • None of the above
16 Which of the following measuring instruments do you have experience using? (check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Water flow meter
  • Anemometer
  • Bolometer
  • Pressure gauges
  • Multi-meter
  • Caliper
  • Pyrometer
  • Measuring tape
  • Ultrasound testing equipment
  • None of the above
17 Which of the following computer software programs and/or applications do you have experience using? (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Email
  • Word Processing
  • Spreadsheets
  • Databases
  • Automated building management systems
  • Internet search engines
  • None of the above
18 Which of the following types of steam traps do you have experience performing preventive or predictive maintenance service? (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • F&T (Float & Thermostat)
  • Inverted Bucket
  • Thermostat Disc
  • None of the above
19 Which of the following statements best describes your highest level of experience performing HVAC-related troubleshooting and repair in a building environment? Answer to this question is required
  • I have performed HVAC-related troubleshooting and repair with supervision, guidance, or as part of a team or group.
  • I have assisted others in performing HVAC-related troubleshooting and repair.
  • I have independently performed routine HVAC-related troubleshooting and repair.
  • I have overseen and monitored the work of others performing HVAC-related troubleshooting and repair.
  • I have led and supervised the work of others performing HVAC-related troubleshooting and repair.
  • None of the above
20 Which of the following task(s) have you performed related to troubleshooting building automation systems (BAS) as a regular part of your job? (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Troubleshooting electronic and pneumatic relays
  • Calibrating multiple electronic and pneumatic devices
  • Troubleshooting electronic and pneumatic modules
  • Generate alarm reports, operator reports, etc
  • Use software program to communicate with devices and/or diagnose problems
  • Troubleshooting floor level and/or building level networks
  • Troubleshoot automated BAS Program
  • Troubleshoot automated BAS sequence of operations
  • None of the above
21 Which of the following drawings/diagrams do you have knowledge and experience utilizing? (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Blueprints.
  • Wiring schematics.
  • Ladder diagrams.
  • Controls drawings.
  • Construction submittals.
  • None of the above.
22 Which of the following item(s) do you have experience repairing and/or replacing in a commercial building environment as a regular part of your duties? Answer to this question is required
  • Bearings.
  • Mechanical seals.
  • Split refrigerant systems.
  • Chillers.
  • Strainers and traps.
  • Dampers and actuators.
  • Coils.
  • None of the above.
23 Which of the following utility system materials do you have experience maintaining? (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Valves.
  • Stream traps.
  • Strainers.
  • Coils.
  • Dampers.
  • Control valves.
  • Flow control devices.
  • None of the above.
24 Which of the following utility systems do you have experience in operating, maintaining, repairing, and/or replacing? (Check all that apply) Answer to this question is required
  • Fire Life Safety (building equipment and/or instruments used to protect life safety such as sprinkler systems, fire alarms, and generators) and fire pumps.
  • Emergency generators.
  • Underground storage tanks (fuel).
  • Domestic water valves and booster pumps.
  • Lighting control systems.
  • Sewage pumping systems.
  • None of the above.

Grade: All Grades

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1 Select the response that best reflects how you learned about this position. Answer to this question is required
  • Individual referral (friend, relative, Smithsonian employee, school counselor, or other)
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  • Job fair or informational session
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