Lock and Dam Equipment Repairer Supervisor

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers | Pittsburgh, PA

Posted Date 3/26/2020
Description About the Position: Serves as a Federal Wage System Supervisor (Lockmaster) at a large navigation lock and dam within the Inland Marine Transportation System. Responsible for the implementation of all site operating and normal maintenance activities involving lock and dam operation and associated buildings, grounds and equipment operation and maintenance.Who 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 Army Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) Employee
  • Current Department of Army Civilian Employees
  • Current Permanent Department of Defense (DOD) Civilian Employee (non-Army)
  • Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act
  • Priority Placement Program, DoD Military Spouse Preference (MSP) Eligible
  • Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998


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) Lock and Dam Equipment Repairer Supervisor without more than normal supervision. Ability to do the work of a Lock and Dam Equipment Repairer Supervisor without more than normal supervision. Ability to Supervise to distribute and balance daily workload of Lock and Dam Equipment Mechanics and Lock and Dam Operators at a navigation lock an dam facility. Ensure facility is operated and maintained in the most efficient and safe manner to provide uninterrupted and reliable service to the commercial, government and recreational vessel lock users. - 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
  • ABILITY TO INTERPRET INSTRUCTIONS, SPECIFICATIONS ETC. (INCLUDING BLUEPRINT READING)
  • Ability To Use and Maintain Tools and Equipment
  • Decision Making
  • Knowledge of Equipment Assembly, Installation, Repair, etc.
  • Knowledge of Materials
  • Technical Competence
  • Physical Efforts: May be required to push and pull bars and levers, wind cranks and winches, lift and hold lines, walk extensively, and climb steps and ladders. May lift and carry heavy tools, materials, and equipment.
  • Working Conditions - Work inside and outside in all kinds of weather. Work may be performed over water that is frequently turbulent, sometimes in the proximity of moving machinery and electrical equipment, and on the dam structure that may require work and walking in high places. Occasional work behind bulkheads below water level. The possibility of drowning exists as a result of falls from working around water, but the hazard is eliminated through observance of safety procedures. Lock and dam operators wear life jackets when they are working around water.

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