Bindery Machine Operator (Production Technician)

Stennis Space Center, Kiln, Mississippi 39529, United States View on Map
Apply Before : January 12, 2023
Job Description

Duties

  • Assists in starting equipment via touch screen, adjusts and help operate a variety of automatic bindery machines containing multiple functions and station capabilities.
  • Assists in combining electro-mechanically with other equipment and devices to produce a complete bindery and finishing unit that processes printed sheets into final books, catalogs, manuals, directories, magazines or other completed products.
  • Assists in making needed adjustments to coordinate the multiple work stations on a single machine.
  • Observes how to interpret job orders, which may be for one-of-a-kind materials; documents how to plan bindery operations utilizing the most efficient procedures and methods to meet job requirements to complete a combined finishing operation.
  • Shadows Bindery Operators in inspecting the work-in-process throughout the manufacturing process of U.S. Passports, Passport related components, Smart Cards, and Smart Card related components.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship is Required.
  • Selectee must successfully pass pre-employment prior to appointment.
  • Males born after 12/03/59 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • Selectee may be required to serve a one year probationary period.
  • Selectee must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.
  • Physical Effort: This level of effort involves having to continually lift, carry, or otherwise handle printed materials and paper stock weighing up to 5 kilograms (10 pounds).
  • Physical Effort: Occasionally, may be required to handle items or materials weighing up to 18 kilograms (40 pounds).
  • Physical Effort: The work involves standing for prolonged periods while operating or monitoring bindery machines.
  • Physical Effort: There is frequent stooping, bending, and reaching to make machine adjustments, remove mis-routed materials, and other operational activities.
  • Working Conditions: Work in well lighted, heated, and ventilated areas. The operators are occasionally exposed to low and high frequency noise generated by adjacent machine operations and vibrations during peak production periods.
  • Working Conditions: The operators are also exposed to the possibility of minor cuts from paper materials and more serious injuries.
  • Working Conditions: Duties are performed in a production environment that is well lit, heated, and ventilated. The area is exposed to low frequency noise generated by Production equipment.

Qualifications

This announcement will be open for 60 days (Standing Register) with established cut-off dates which allows acceptance of applications through the closing date of the announcement or until 250 applications have been received, whichever occurs first.

The intent of this announcement is to establish a standing register of qualified candidates and refer for consideration when vacancies occur.

****Announcement Amended to incorporate changes to the applicant count and established cut-off dates.

***** Applications will be referred based on receipt of applications and established cut-off dates as follows:

1st Cut-off: 11/24/2022 or when 100 applications have been reached, whichever occurs first.
2nd Cut-off: 12/9/2022 or when 200 applications have been reached, whichever occurs first.
3rd Cut-off: 12/23/2022 or when 250 applications have been reached, whichever occurs first.

ONCE ALL SELECTIONS ARE MADE, THIS ANNOUNCEMENT WILL BE CLOSED WITHOUT FURTHER NOTICE.*****

To qualify for the Bindery Machine Operator (Production Technician), KB -4402-00, you must meet the following requirements:

SCREEN OUT ELEMENT #1): Ability to do the work of a Bindery Machine Operator(Production Technician) without more than normal supervision. Examples of training or experience needed include: 1) Experience and/or interest for learning skills as an Bindery Machine Operator(Production Technician)without more than normal supervision, 2.The ability to follow simple directions, 3) ability to work safely, 3) dexterity, reliability and dependability, 4) basic knowledge of mathematics (i.e. decimals, metric units) to understand dimensional requirements contained in job orders and to make adjustments as needed; and 5) ability to use PCs for common applications, such as: spreadsheet programs, databases, and word processing.

In addition to meeting the above Screen-Out Element, qualification assessments will be conducted prior to selection to measure the following aptitudes:

  • Mechanical Principles
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Basic Computing Skills

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). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement (01/12/2023) to be considered.

Education

Substitution of education in lieu of specialized experience may not be used for this grade level.

Additional information

***IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING HOURLY RATE***
Positions are being filled for shifts 1 and 3 at this location (Shifts are determined by Management after selection).
Note: Tour of duty is for 4 10 hour days

YEAR 1 (85%) of Uprate Bookbinder @ $39.01 per hour
YEAR 2 (90%) of Uprate Bookbinder @ $41.30 per hour
YEAR 3 (95%) of Uprate Bookbinder @ $43.60 per hour
YEAR 4 (103%) Uprate Bookbinder @ 45.89 per hour (Year 4, upon successful completion of Year 3, eligible for Promotion to the Full Performance level *SID Uprate Bookbinder, KB-4402-00)

***Salary for shift 3 will include the 10% night shift differential

Employment of Relatives
Section 3110 of Title 5, U.S. Code, prohibits a Federal official from appointing, promoting, or advocating the appointment or promotion of a relative in the agency where the official is serving or exercises jurisdiction. In addition, Section 2302(b)(7) of Title 5, U.S. Code, makes it a “prohibited personnel practice” for a person in authority to “appoint, employ, promote, advance, or advocate for the appointment, employment, promotion, or advancement of a relative.” For further information visit: https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/5/3110 and https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/5/2302

Separated Employees:
If you have separated from Federal Government employment, you may obtain a copy of your SF-50 via: National Personnel Records Center, Annex, 1411 Boulder Boulevard, Valmeyer, IL, 62295; or visit the National Archives Website.

Work Life Balance:
The GPO offers Transit subsidy for commuters using public transportation (Metro Bus/Rail, MARC, VRE, etc.).

Background Investigation:
To ensure the accomplishment of its mission, the GPO requires every employee to be reliable and trustworthy. To meet those standards, all selected applicants must undergo and successfully completed a background investigation for a Secret clearance. This review could include financial issues such as delinquency in the payment of debts, child support and/or tax obligations, as well as certain criminal offenses and illegal use or possession of drugs. Depending on the type of background investigation required, the security process may take between 6 weeks to 12 months.

The Agency may rescind the tentative offer, if the candidate is unable to obtain an interim clearance.

Schedule A (Disability Appointment):
Documentation of eligibility for employment under Schedule A can be obtained from a licensed medical professional (e.g., a physician or other medical professional certified by a state, the District of Columbia, or a U.S. territory to practice medicine); a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist (i.e., state or private); or any Federal agency, state agency, or agency of the District of Columbia or a U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits. The letter must be printed on a “medical professional’s” letterhead and signed.

Additional vacancies may be filled through this announcement.

  • Benefits

    A career with the U.S. government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.

     

    Review our benefits

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Once the application process is complete, a review of your application will be made to ensure you meet the job requirements. To determine if you are qualified for this position, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made and compared against your responses to the occupational questionnaire. The rating you receive is based on your responses to the questionnaire and supporting documents. If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, you may be excluded from further consideration for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating.

Those who meet the minimum level of experience and training for the screen-out element will then be evaluated in each of the following job elements:
Job Element # 6 Operation of variety of automatic bindery machines containing multiple functions and station capabilities, Job Element #25-E Technical Practices (Theoretical, Precise, Artistic), Job Element #60 Use of Measuring Instruments, and Job Element #82-A-Knowledge of Materials

We DO NOT require a separate narrative statement responding to the competencies, however your resume must CLEARLY show possession of these competencies.

If you meet the qualification requirements listed above, your application will be rated based on your online questionnaire and supporting documents. Your application will be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified. Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran’s preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans. If your final rating places you among the top candidates, your application will be referred to the selecting official for further review.

    • Benefits

      A career with the U.S. government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.

       

      Review our benefits

      Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

    • Required Documents

      As a new or existing federal employee, you and your family may have access to a range of benefits. Your benefits depend on the type of position you have – whether you’re a permanent, part-time, temporary or an intermittent employee. You may be eligible for the following benefits, however, check with your agency to make sure you’re eligible under their policies.

       

      • Content of Resume: Your resume or other written form you choose to describe your job-related experiences are used to verify your qualifications. Therefore, it is important that your resume accurately reflects the duties and responsibilities under each position you have held with each employer. In describing your experience, please be clear and specific. It is your responsibility to make sure your resume states complete information for each job entry (beginning and ending dates of employment stated as MM/YYYY; and total number of hours worked per week). If your resume does not provide enough information regarding your work history for us to make a creditable qualification determination, your application package may be rendered disqualified and you will no longer be considered for this position. To assist you in sending in a complete resume, use the checklist at: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/faq/application/documents/resume/what-to-include
      • Veterans’ Preference: When applying for Federal positions, those eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) 0pt, on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section(s) provided. Only veterans discharged or released from active duty in the armed forces under honorable conditions are eligible for veterans’ preference.
      • For Competitive Applicants/U.S. Citizens: If you meet the qualification requirements listed above, your application will be rated based on your online questionnaire and supporting documents. Your application will be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified. Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran’s preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans. If your final rating places you among the top candidates, your application will be referred to the selecting official for further review.
      • DD-214: If you are claiming Veterans’ Preference, provide a copy of your DD-214 (Member Copy 4) Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, or other equivalent documentation to prove your entitlement and to verify your type of discharge. Failure to provide this information may result in your application not receiving preference.
      • VA Letter and SF-15: If you are claiming Veterans’ Preference based on a Compensable Disability, Widow or Spouse Entitlement, or as a Purple Heart recipient, you must submit your DD-214 or other proof of entitlement as described above; and SF-15, and the required proof of disability, i.e., Department of Veterans Affairs letter dated 1991 or later. Failure to provide this documentation may result in your application not receiving preference. (Please see veteran eligibility documentation for more information on veterans preference in federal hiring)
      • Active Duty Service Members: If you are veteran who has not yet been discharged, you may provide a statement of intent to discharge from your agency to receive Veterans Preference under the VOW (Veteran Opportunity to Work) to Hire Heroes Act of 2011. Agencies are required to accept, process, and grant tentative veterans’ preference to those active duty service members who submit a certification (in lieu of a DD-214) along with their job application materials. Agencies must verify the individual meets the definition of ‘preference eligible’ under 5 U.S.C. 2108 prior to appointment. A ‘”certification” is any written document from the armed forces that certifies you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions within 120 days after the certification is submitted by the applicant. The certification letter should be on letterhead of the appropriate military branch of the service and contain (1) the military service dates including the expected discharge or release date; and (2) the character of service. More information may be found at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/veterans-employment-initiative/vet-guide/.

      All application materials must be received by 01/12/2023 to be considered.

 

  • How to Apply

    To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package, which includes 1) your responses to the Occupational Questionnaire, 2) your resume, and 3) any other documents needed to verify your qualifications or eligibility (see the required documents section).

    Please follow the instructions listed below for submitting your complete application package. Application procedures are specific to this vacancy announcement. Please read all instructions before you begin.

    Resume Requirements:

    • Resumes are limited to eight (8) pages
    • Resumes should focus on the knowledge, skills, abilities; accomplishments and results; and training and education relevant to this position.
    • Resumes must be in the following format (for each position held relevant to this position):
      • Short summary of position duties
      • Accomplishments while in the position
      • Results of those accomplishments

    Copying and pasting position descriptions into a resume is not acceptable.

    Illegible Information and/or Documents

    • If your supporting documents and resume are illegible or do not provide the necessary information for the Human Capital Specialist and/or Subject Matter Expert to make a qualification determination, you may lose consideration for this position.

    Last Document Uploaded

    • If multiple copies of the same document are uploaded/faxed and submitted with your application, GPO will only consider the last copy of the document uploaded/faxed when determining your eligibility and qualifications. For example, if you upload/fax two or more resumes only the last resume uploaded/faxed and submitted will be considered.

    Print a copy of the occupational questionnaire so that you may read and review the questions before submitting your online responses. Click here to view the Occupational Questionnaire:https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/11715981

    The completed online Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on 01/12/2023.

    To begin, click Apply to access the online application. You will need to be logged into your USAJOBS account to apply. If you do not have a USAJOBS account, you will need to create one before beginning the application.

    • Follow the prompts to select your resume and/or other supporting documents to be included with your application package. You will have the opportunity to upload additional documents to include in your application before it is submitted. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
    • After acknowledging you have reviewed your application package, complete the Include Personal Information section as you deem appropriate and click to continue with the application process.
    • You will be taken to the online application which you must complete in order to apply for the position. Complete the online application, verify the required documentation is included with your application package, and submit the application.

    To verify the status of your application, log into your USAJOBS account http://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login), all of your applications will appear on the Welcome screen. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each Application Status means, visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/application/status/. 

    Agency contact information

    Michele Jarman

    Phone

    202-431-3129

    Email

    mjarman@gpo.gov

    Address

     

    US Government Publishing Office
    732 North Capitol St. NW
    Washington, DC 20401
    US

    Next steps

    After each step in the recruitment process, your status will be updated in the online application tracking system and if you have elected to receive email updates, you will be notified through your USAJOBS registered email address. If you have not elected to receive email updates, you can review your current application status in USAJOBS at any time. Please check that your USAJOBS profile contact information is current and correct each time you apply to a job. This will ensure we can contact you as quickly as possible.

    In addition to changing your status online, we will send you email notifications at each major step in the process, to include: application received, eligible or ineligible, referred or not referred, selected or not selected.

    Position Reconsideration Process
    Applicants who have applied for employment with the Government Publishing Office who were found to be ineligible for a position, may submit a request for reconsideration upon reasonable demonstration that a reconsideration review is necessary.

    A request to reconsider a rating must be received in the servicing Human Capital Office within 5 business days from the date indicated on the Touch Point Notification, Notice of Results received from USA Staffing, or it will be rejected as an untimely request for reconsideration.

    Applicants must complete the Applicant Request for Reconsideration Form (GPO Form No: 4088) and include a detailed written justification explaining why the applicant believes the original decision was not proper. The request should be submitted via email to the Recruitment and Staffing mailbox at: requestforreconsideration@gpo.gov. The Human Capital Operations, Recruitment and Staffing Branch will review the application based on the reconsideration request to determine if the rating was appropriate and render a final decision to the applicant within in 8 business days of receipt.

    Applicants may send an email request for a copy of the Applicant Request for Reconsideration form to: requestforreconsideration@gpo.gov.

  • Fair and Transparent

    The Federal hiring process is set up to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

    • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy
    • Reasonable accommodation policy
    • Financial suitability
    • Selective Service
    • New employee probationary period
    • Signature and false statements
    • Privacy Act
    • Social security number request

Required Documents

 

  • Content of Resume: Your resume or other written form you choose to describe your job-related experiences are used to verify your qualifications. Therefore, it is important that your resume accurately reflects the duties and responsibilities under each position you have held with each employer. In describing your experience, please be clear and specific. It is your responsibility to make sure your resume states complete information for each job entry (beginning and ending dates of employment stated as MM/YYYY; and total number of hours worked per week). If your resume does not provide enough information regarding your work history for us to make a creditable qualification determination, your application package may be rendered disqualified and you will no longer be considered for this position. To assist you in sending in a complete resume, use the checklist at: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/faq/application/documents/resume/what-to-include
  • Veterans’ Preference: When applying for Federal positions, those eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) 0pt, on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section(s) provided. Only veterans discharged or released from active duty in the armed forces under honorable conditions are eligible for veterans’ preference.
  • For Competitive Applicants/U.S. Citizens: If you meet the qualification requirements listed above, your application will be rated based on your online questionnaire and supporting documents. Your application will be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified. Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran’s preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans. If your final rating places you among the top candidates, your application will be referred to the selecting official for further review.
  • DD-214: If you are claiming Veterans’ Preference, provide a copy of your DD-214 (Member Copy 4) Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, or other equivalent documentation to prove your entitlement and to verify your type of discharge. Failure to provide this information may result in your application not receiving preference.
  • VA Letter and SF-15: If you are claiming Veterans’ Preference based on a Compensable Disability, Widow or Spouse Entitlement, or as a Purple Heart recipient, you must submit your DD-214 or other proof of entitlement as described above; and SF-15, and the required proof of disability, i.e., Department of Veterans Affairs letter dated 1991 or later. Failure to provide this documentation may result in your application not receiving preference. (Please see veteran eligibility documentation for more information on veterans preference in federal hiring)
  • Active Duty Service Members: If you are veteran who has not yet been discharged, you may provide a statement of intent to discharge from your agency to receive Veterans Preference under the VOW (Veteran Opportunity to Work) to Hire Heroes Act of 2011. Agencies are required to accept, process, and grant tentative veterans’ preference to those active duty service members who submit a certification (in lieu of a DD-214) along with their job application materials. Agencies must verify the individual meets the definition of ‘preference eligible’ under 5 U.S.C. 2108 prior to appointment. A ‘”certification” is any written document from the armed forces that certifies you are expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions within 120 days after the certification is submitted by the applicant. The certification letter should be on letterhead of the appropriate military branch of the service and contain (1) the military service dates including the expected discharge or release date; and (2) the character of service. More information may be found at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/veterans-employment-initiative/vet-guide/.

All application materials must be received by 01/12/2023 to be considered.

 

 

Help

This job is open to

    • Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)

      Federal employees who meet the definition of a “surplus” or “displaced” employee.

    • The public

      U.S. Citizens, Nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

  • Veterans

 

Clarification from the agency

All U.S. Citizens