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Locomotive Engineer (Railroad Repair Inspector)

Tooele Army Depot
Job Description
About the Position: This is a Public Notice for positions being filled under Direct Hiring Authority (DHA) for Domestic Defense Industrial Base Facilities and Major Range and Test Facilities Base, NDAA 1125 (a) and (c).


  • Operate one or more types of locomotives ranging in size from 60-120 tons.
  • Inspect, maintain, repair, and improve railroad track and associated appurtenances at Tooele Army Depot.
  • Inspect railroad track at Tooele Army Depot at intervals mandated by governing regulations by walking or moving along in vehicle on the track at a speed which is slow enough to visually detect defects.
  • Conduct preventive maintenance on railroads and appurtenances to achieve higher user benefits, increase maintenance and repair cost effectiveness, and develop a systematic approach to maintenance and repair.
  • Determine the four levels of track condition.

Travel Required: Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel 5% of the time for this position.

Conditions of Employment:
  • Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.
  • Must meet the requirements of AMCR 350-4, Training and Certification Program for Personnel Working in Ammunition Operations.
  • Must obtain and maintain a current state drivers license.
  • Will be subject to random drug testing requirements. This is in accordance with AR 600-85.
  • Must successfully complete training in hazardous waste management procedures within six (6) months after the date of appointment to this position and will not work in unsupervised situations until these training requirements have been met.
  • Must also participate in an annual review of training hazardous waste management procedures.
  • Position requires SECRET security clearances.
  • Must be cleared IAW requirements of AR 190-11, Physical Security of Arms, Ammunition, and Explosives (AAandE).
  • Subject to the Lautenberg Amendment to the Gun Control Act of 1968.
Who May Apply: US Citizens

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) Locomotive Engineer (Railroad Repair Inspector)~ without more than normal supervision. Operating at least one type of locomotive to pull railcars and cargo. Performing coupling and uncoupling operations. Performing maintenance and repair on railroad tracks. - 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 Drive Safely (Motor Vehicles)
  • Ability To Interpret Instructions, Specifications, etc. (related to mobile equipment operation)
  • Ability To Operate Safely (Non-Motor Vehicle)
  • Operation of Motor Vehicles
  • Reliability and Dependability as a Mobile Equipment Operator
  • Work Practices (includes keeping things neat, clean, and in order)
  • PHYSICAL EFFORT: Work requires climbing up and down steep steps or ladders. Subject to physical strain from swaying motions and jarring movement when coupling cars and running on rough track. Work involves lifting, moving, and carrying heavy items in excess of 45 pounds. Foot and hand pressure is exerted in steering and braking both trucks and fork lifts, and in manipulating clutch, gearshift, and any special mechanisms installed.
  • WORKING CONDITIONS: May be exposed to bad weather; unpleasant fuel exhaust fumes; and to jarring, jolting, and swaying movement. Continuously exposed to loud noise from engine operation, train whistle, and horn. Work is performed both inside and outside unheated igloos, magazines,open revetments, and warehouses in all types of weather conditions. Works in close quarters in poorly lighted areas. There is danger from falling objects, shifting loads, and toppling stacks. Rough terrain exists in off-road areas.
Education: This position does not have an education qualification requirement.

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) 24 position.
  • You may claim military spouse preference.
  • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
  • Further certification from this announcement may take place up to 90 days beyond the closing date of this announcement.

How You Will Be Evaluated:

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Once the announcement has closed, a review of your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine whether you meet the qualification requirements listed on this announcement. If you are minimally qualified, your resume and supporting documentation will be compared against your responses to the assessment questionnaire to determine your level of experience. If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may lose consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully when applying, errors or omissions may affect your eligibility.

You should list any relevant performance appraisals and incentive awards in your resume as that information may be taken into consideration during the selection process. If selected, you may be required to provide supporting documentation.

Basis for Rating: All applicants whose self assessment meets the screen out element will be rated. All qualified applicants will be referred to the selecting official
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