United States Fleet Forces Command
Naval Business Center, Philadelphia, PA
You will serve as a RIGGER in the Lifting and Handling Division (1450) and Production Rigging Branch (1450.2) of NORFOLK NAVAL SHIPYARD.Although a specific length of time and experience is not required for most trade and labor occupations, you must 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 you are applying. Qualification requirements emphasis is on quality of experience, not necessarily the length of time.
Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the job elements and screen out listed below.
This job has a screen-out element which will be used to determine minimum eligibility for this job. Applicants who do not receive a minimum of two points on the screen-out element(s) will be found ineligible. The Screen-out Element for this position is: Ability to Do The Work of The Position Without More Than Normal Supervision
Preparing heavy objects for moving by attaching lifting devices such as cables, slings, ropes, chains, and hooks; estimating weights of material and objects to be lifted or moved, lifted, put in place or removed; determining the type and position of the hoisting equipment, size and strength of cable to be used by estimating the weight of the load to be lifted
Selecting installing and using cables, ropes, chains and other weight handling gear to lift, move, or position heavy loads in open or confined areas; assemble, repair, or set up standing or running rigging to support, secure, equipment or machinery
Applicants must meet the requirements of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Job Qualification Handbook for Trades and Labor Occupations. Additional qualification information can be found at:
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (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.
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