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Job opening: Utility Systems Operator Supervisor

Salary: $38 - 45 per hour
City: Houston
Published at: Sep 19 2023
Employment Type: Full-time
This position is located at the Michael E. DeBakey Veteran Affairs Medical Center (MED VAMC) which is an extremely complex level 1A facility. The incumbent functions as the Boiler Plant Supervisor in the Maintenance and Operations Section within the Facilities Management Service Line. The incumbent is responsible for the overall operations of Steam Production for MEDVAMC Domestic and Hot Water Heating Systems.


Major Duties The employee will be responsible for supervising (6) WG-5406-09 (Utilities Systems Operators and demonstrating proper operations and work methods; recommend promotion or reassignment of subordinate employees, makes formal appraisals of their work performance, and determine training needs for all levels of subordinate employees and workers. Promote and administer a variety of management programs for the units supervised, such as VHA 1810 Directive, safety, cost reduction, incentive awards, and quality assurance within policies and procedures established by higher authority. The employee assures that subordinate workers effectively carry out policies and standard operating procedures to achieve Program Management objectives in such areas as labor-management relations and equal employment opportunity, schedule leave and review personnel actions and employee performance appraisals. Acts on personnel problems referred by subordinate employees, provide counseling, and serve as management representative at hearings, meetings, and negotiations involving labor-management relations. Assure that appropriate production reports and administrative records are maintained. Periodically reviews job descriptions of subordinates for currency and accuracy and makes necessary changes; report detailing of employees to jobs other than their own. Initiate or participate in review and improvement of work methods, organizational features, and the structuring of positions to eliminate unnecessary ones and achieve optimum content in those remaining The employee is responsible for managing and maintaining the Boiler Plant, Steam and Hot Water Systems as well as other significant utility systems for MEDVAMC. The employee must ensure the completion of all maintenance and repair activities for these systems as well as ensure the operational safety devices and well-being of staff working on these systems and in this industrial setting. The incumbent administers a continuing education and training program including instruction as to the proper use of safety devices and safe work habits and personal protective equipment. The incumbent evaluates the staffing needs within his/her section in terms of both discretionary and nondiscretionary workload and medical center objectives. The incumbent resolves differences between key subordinates, makes staff selections for key positions, and takes disciplinary actions and any other conclusive personnel actions necessitated by the circumstances The incumbent constantly reviews aspects of the Engineering programs to assure efficient utilization of resources and maintain cost effectiveness relative to the established boundaries or constraints. In the performance of their duties the Operations Supervisor shall ensure compliance with all VHA and local directives related to safety, life safety, health, hazardous materials (including maintaining material safety data sheets and updating the chemical inventory every six months) and emergency management; shall ensure employees or contractors under their direction abide by all OSHA, EPA, NRC, DOT, DEQ, JCAHO and other federal, state or local safety and health requirements. This supervisor drafts Medical Center and Engineering Service policies and procedures. Included in this position is the required periodic review of existing policies and procedures and drafting recommended changes for upper level management approval. This position will be responsible for ensuring all safety devices are properly installed and tested in accordance with VHA Directive 1810, and ensuring all boilers receive annual inspection. The incumbent is responsible for developing and implementing an action plan to correct deficiencies. This manager administers a utility management and preventive maintenance program and prepares internal systematic review reports on a quarterly basis. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 7:30AM- 4:00PM (Subject to change based on agency needs) Position Description Title/PD#: Utility Systems Operator Supervisor/PD040780 Physical Requirements: Employee exerts considerable physical effort by walking, climbing stairs and ladders. May be required to carry objects of varying weights, sized, and shapes.


  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this job
  • Subject to a background/suitability investigation
  • May serve a probationary period
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • A complete application package; Resume, Transcripts, etc.
  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process


To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement. EXPERIENCE: A specific length of training and experience is not required, but you must show evidence of training or experience of sufficient scope and quality of your ability to do the work of this position. Evidence which demonstrates you possess the knowledge, skills, and ability to perform the duties of this position must be supported by detailed descriptions of such on your resume. Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Federal Wage System Qualification Standards. SCREEN-OUT ELEMENT: Your qualifications will first be evaluated against the prescribed screen out element, which usually appears as question 1 in the on-line questionnaire. Those applicants who appear to possess at least the minimal acceptable qualification requirement are considered for further rating; those who do not are rated ineligible and are eliminated. The potential eligibles are then rated against the remainder of the Job Elements: Dexterity and SafetyEquipment Assembly, Installation, RepairInterpret Instructions, Specifications (other than blueprint reading)Lead or SuperviseMeasuring InstrumentsOperation of Equipment/MachineryTechnical Practices 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; religions; 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. Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.


  • Address Michael E DeBakey VA Medical Center 2002 Holcombe Boulevard Houston, TX 77030 US
  • Name: Jere Parks
  • Phone: 478-484-5185
  • Email: [email protected]