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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers LOCK AND DAM EQUIPMENT MECHANIC SUPERVISOR in Old Hickory, Tennessee


About the Position: Supervisor (Lockmaster) at a large navigation lock and dam responsible for leading and supervising shift operators and lock and dam mechanics and executing all day-to-day administrative and maintenance activities associated with buildings, grounds, and structural components. This position is located at Old Hickory, Tenn.


Plan the use of subordinate workers, equipment, facilities and materials on a week-to-week, project-by-project, month-by-month basis; and, through involvement with first-line supervisor, long term operational and maintenance strategies.

Assign work to individual employees involved in lock and dam operating and site maintenance activities.

Support, implement, and explain management programs such as safety, cost reductions, EEO, time and leave, overtime, personnel and other administrative matters to all subordinate site staff.

Adhere to established deadlines, priorities, and work sequences, and plans work assignments based on general work schedules, methods, and policies set by supervisor or higher level management.

Provide technical direction in accomplishing difficult, new, or substantially changed work steps, processes, methods, procedures and operational sequences, as needed.

Exercise full regulatory authority in controlling river traffic through the facility

Maintains personal contacts and public relationships with representatives of shipping and towing firms and owners, operators, and crews of commercial and private vessels.


Conditions of Employment


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 Department of Army Civilian Employees 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 an Lock and Dam Equipment Mechanic Supervisor without more than normal supervision; operating, inspecting, dissembling, and troubleshooting lock and dam equipment and machinery. Investigates work related problems such as excessive costs or low productivity and determines causes and implements corrective actions within assigned authority to resolve work problems.- Failure to meet this Screen Out Element will result in an ineligible rating. MISSION ESSENTIAL STATUS: Individual Districts may determine this position to be Mission Essential based on site-specific conditions. A designation of "Mission Essential" will be communicated by management to the incumbent(s) if applicable. If designated as Mission Essential, incumbents are not subject to administrative dismissal in emergencies created by inclement weather conditions or other emergency situations as appropriate. A Mission Essential employee is required to report for, or remain at, work in emergency situations, and dismissal or closure announcements do not apply to him/her unless his/her supervisor instructs otherwise. Ability to Interpret Instructions, Specification, etc. (includes blueprint reading)Ability To Lead or SuperviseAbility To Use and Maintain Tools and EquipmentKnowledge of Equipment Assembly, Installation, Repair, etc.Knowledge of MaterialsTechnical Practices (theoretical, precise, artistic)Trouble Shooting


Additional Information

Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration. You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship. Two year trial/probationary period may be required. Direct deposit of pay is required. Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees. If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet. This is a Career Program (CP) 18 position You may claim military spouse preference (MSP). If a MSP applicant is determined best qualified and selected, placement must be at the full performance level for priority consideration. Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement. Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market Supplement. Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). If you are a Federal employee in the competitive service and your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority for this position. To receive selection priority, you must: (1) meet ICTAP eligibility criteria (2) be rated well-qualified for the position and; (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your ICTAP eligibility. To be considered well-qualified and receive selection priority applicants must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and receive a score of 90 or above. Additional information about the program is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website. If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application. Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the Government interest. Relocation and recruitment incentives are not authorized.