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Announcement Number:
18-BEP-216-P
Hiring Agency:
Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP)
Position Title:
Pressman ((OFFSET/LEPE/COPE PAK))
Open Period:
10/03/2018 - 10/19/2018

Format MM/DD/YYYY

Series/Grade:
WE - 4406 06
Salary:
USD $50.43 - USD $50.43
Work Schedule:
Full-time - Career/Career Conditional
Promotion Potential:
WE-06
Duty Location(s):
4
in
Washington, DC, US
Telework Eligible:
No
For More Info:
Applicant Call Center
304-480-7300
bepinquiries@fiscal.treasury.gov

Overview

Hiring Path:
• Open to the public
Who May Apply/Clarification From the Agency:
U.S. citizens or U.S. Nationals; no prior Federal experience is required.
Security Clearance Required:
Public Trust - Background Investigation
Appointment Type
Permanent
Appointment Type Details:
Full-time
Marketing Statement:
The U.S. Department of the Treasury has a distinguished history dating back to the founding of our nation. As the steward of U.S. economic and financial systems, Treasury is a major and influential leader in today's global economy. We have over 100,000 employees across the country and around the world and we make diversity of thoughts and inclusion a core value. Come Join the Department of the Treasury and Invest in Tomorrow.
Summary:

This position is located in the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP); Associate Director – Manufacturing, Office of Currency Manufacturing, Washington, D.C.

Supervisory Position:
No
Relocation Expenses Reimbursed:
No
Travel Required:
Not Required

Duties

As a Pressman (Offset/LEPE/COPE PAK), you will:
- Make necessary adjustments to the press feeder and delivery systems. 
- Monitor the delivery piles and the sheet layers exiting the delivery. 
- Oil numbering blocks and press parts; check hydraulic, mechanical system and electrical systems, set and adjust inverted sheet detection system at start of shift, including cleaning of two-sheet detector eyes and checking for proper density reading and cleaning and positioning front lay lights. 
- Be responsible for quality of printings and registration and perform general house cleaning duties, regarding the press and press area. 
- Make adjustments required to maintain high quality of the standards set forth by the US Federal Reserve and analyze and resolve in a timely manner any imperfections of the printing processes.

Qualifications and Evaluations

Requirements:

Physical Requirements:


Work is performed in a standing position and considerable bending, stooping, crouching, climbing and stretching are required to operate the equipment and to make necessary adjustments. There is also moderate to heavy lifting of weights up to 70 pounds of paper stock and rolls of plastic. Pushing and pulling requirements are 800 pounds assisted by use of a manual floor jack for moving loads up to and around the equipment. Good eyesight is required as well as eye-hand coordination. Manual dexterity is required for the operation and adjustment of equipment and for the hand operations associated with binding and finishing activities. Must be extremely alert and attentive to work and equipment operations to ensure accuracy, detect equipment malfunctions and defective products, to avoid spoilage, and to ensure adherence to all safety requirements.


AND

You must show in your experience in online application that you possess the knowledge, skill and abilities to perform the duties of the position. You must meet the screen-out element, Ability To Do The Work Of The Position Without More Than Normal Supervision, normally addressed at the beginning of the online questions.  In addition, you must also obtain an average score of two (2) on all other elements for this position as addressed through the online question in order to be considered minimally qualified. 

SUITABILITY, CLEARANCE & REQUIREMENTS:  A background investigation will be required for all new hires.  Appointment will be subject to the applicant’s successful completion of a background investigation and favorable adjudication.  Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for disqualification in the hiring process. The background investigation process conducted by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing is very thorough.  Therefore  it is imperative that applicants exercise candor and honesty when answering background questionnaires, especially as it relates to arrest, employment, education, finances, illegal drug use, and/or other criminal history.  Falsification discovered in security documents or during the background investigation process may result in an immediate negative suitability determination or immediate revocation of your interim clearance (if applicable).




Key Requirements:
  • Must be U.S. Citizens or U.S. Nationals.
  • Education Requirements:
    Evaluations:

    Your application includes your résumé, responses to the online questions, and required supporting documents. Please be sure that your résumé includes detailed information to support your qualifications for this position; failure to provide sufficient evidence in your resume may result in a “not qualified” determination.  The experience may have been gained in either the public or private sector. Be sure all experience is documented in your resume by indicating place of employment, job title, length of time performing the duties, and the name and contact information for the supervisor. We must be able to verify this experience in your resume in order for you to receive credit.

    Rating: Your application will be evaluated in the following areas: Ability To Do The Work Of The Position Without More Than Normal Supervision (Screen-Out Element), Operation of large format high-speed computerized Offset press, Technical Practices (theoretical, precise, artistic), Ability To Interpret Instructions, Specifications, etc. (other than blueprints), Knowledge of Materials, and Ability To Use and Maintain Tools and Equipment. Category rating will be used to rank and select eligible candidates. If qualified, you will be assigned to one of three quality level categories, Gold, Silver, and Bronze depending on your responses to the online questions, regarding your experience, education, and training related to this position. A subject matter expert may be used in the evaluation. Your rating may be lowered if your responses to the online questions are not supported by the education and/or experience described in your application.

    Veterans' preference is applied after applicants are assessed. Preference-eligibles will be listed at the top of their assigned category and considered before non-preference-eligibles in that category. Qualified preference-eligibles with a compensable service-connected disability of 10% or more will be listed at the top of the highest category.

    Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration. You may be required to participate in a selection interview. We will not reimburse costs related to the interview such as travel to and from the interview site.

    If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee (eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP)) you must be assigned the middle category or better to be rated as “well qualified" to receive special selection priority.

    Qualifications:

    You must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

    Benefits and Other Info

    Benefits:
    Our comprehensive benefits are very generous.  Our benefits package includes:               

    - Challenging work, opportunities for advancement, competitive salaries, bonuses and incentive awards.
    - Ten paid holidays, 13 days of sick leave, and 13 to 26 days of vacation time each year.
    - Access to insurance programs that may be continued after you retire.
    - A wide choice of health insurance plans, coverage for pre-existing conditions, and no waiting periods. We pay a substantial amount (up to 75%) of the health insurance premiums.
    - A retirement program which includes employer-matching contributions.
    - Learn more about Federal benefits programs at: https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Pay_and_Benefits
    Other Information:

    - We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies. 
    - This is a bargaining unit position.
    - The facility shuts down annually between Christmas and New Year's Day.  Employees must take leave for work days during the shutdown period.

    CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
    - A one year probationary period may be required.
    - Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment, at the time requested by the agency
    - If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
    - Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
    - Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9.  Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
    - Submit to a drug test prior to your appointment and random drug testing while you occupy the position.
    - Pass a pre-employment physical examination.
    - Wear required safety clothing and/or equipment required by the position.  This may include safety shoes, hard hats, hearing protection, gloves, masks, etc.
    - Shift Work: This facility operates on a 24 hour per day, three-shift basis.  Assignment to a specific shift cannot be guaranteed.  The successful applicant must be available to work on all three shifts on a rotational basis.

    How to Apply

    How to Apply:
    The Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) has partnered with the Treasury's Bureau of the Fiscal Service to provide certain personnel services to its organization.  Fiscal Service's responsibilities include advertising vacancies, accepting and handling applications, and extending job offers.

    The following instructions outline our application process. You must complete this application process and submit any required documents by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement. We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET, Monday - Friday).  If applying online poses a hardship, please contact us by noon ET on the announcement's closing date. 

    BEP provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis.  Please contact us if you require this for any part of the application and hiring process.
     
    To begin, either click the “Create a New Account” button and follow the prompts to register or if you previously registered, click the "Apply Online" button and follow the prompts.
     
    You will be re-directed to BEP's CareerConnector system to complete your application process; answer the online questions, and submit all required documents. (To submit supporting documents, click one of the available options; Upload; Fax; or Reuse existing documents.  To protect your privacy, we suggest you first remove your SSN). Also, go to “My Account” to view and update your information, as necessary.

    To complete, you must click the “Finish” button located at the bottom of the “Application Review” page.

    To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application.

    To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

    If you are experiencing system issues with your application, please contact the CareerConnector Help Desk at careerconnectorhelp@treasury.gov and/or the USAJOBS Help Desk.
    Required Documents:

    A complete application includes 1. A résumé, 2. Vacancy question responses, and 3. Submission of any required documents.  Please note that if you do not provide all required information, as specified in this announcement, you may not be considered for this position (or may not receive the special consideration for which you may be eligible). 

    All applicants are required to submit a résumé either by creating one in USAJOBS or uploading one of their own choosing.  (Cover letters are optional.)  To receive full credit for relevant experience, please list the month/date/year and number of hours worked for experience listed on your résumé.  We suggest that you preview the online questions, as you may need to customize your résumé to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions. Please view résumé tips.

    VETERANS' PREFERENCE DOCUMENTATION: If you are claiming veterans preference, please see applicant guide for required documentation. In order to be considered for veterans preference, you must submit all required documentation as outlined in the applicant guide.

    CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (CTAP) OR INTERAGENCY CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (ICTAP) DOCUMENTATION: If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee, click CTAP/ICTAP for eligibility and a detailed list of required documents.

    Next Steps:
     To check the status of your application for this position, please follow these steps:
    1. Login to your USAJOBS account, select the "Applications" section and click on the vacancy you would like to view and have already applied for.
    2. Under "application status," click "additional application information" and you will be taken to the CareerConnector website where you can check your application status.  The "additional application information" link may not be available if your application status says "Unavailable." This indicates that your application is not complete.