Washington Headquarters Services

About the organization

WHS is the designated support and service provider of human resources, facilities, resource management, contracting, personnel security, research, equal employment opportunity, transportation, and executive services for the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Joint Staff, the Military Departments, other select DoD Components in the National Capital Region and beyond, Congress, and the White House.


Incumbents typical work assignments may include the following:

Operates the computer system to observe equipment readings and systems parameters.
Maintains, repairs, and tests a variety of complex equipment and systems involving but not limited to chillers, pump/lift stations, inverted siphons, single and multiple fuel power boilers, pressure vessels, and associated auxiliary and pollution control equipment such as water treatment systems, and chemical dispensers.
Performs preventative and scheduled maintenance on plant systems and equipment including but not limited to chilled water pumps, boiler feed pumps, fuel oil pumps, sewage pumps, air compressors, turbines, generators, steam traps, pressure regulating valves, boiler controls and instrumentation, and combustion fans.
Plans and lays out installation, repair, and/or modification of a variety of complex equipment and systems.
Installs, connects, and adjusts pumps, motors, valves, relays, solenoids, switches, safety devices, thermostats, rheostats, aquastats, and other similar devices. Uses stationary and industrial type power equipment such as power saws, lathes, and grinders.

Troubleshoots single and multiple fuel power boilers and associated auxiliary and pollution control equipment. Monitors and tests the operation of power boiler systems with equipment such as automatic controls, valves, piping, pumps, and related components.


To qualify for the Utility Systems Repairer-Operator at the WG-08 level, your resume must demonstrate the following: Assist a journey-level utility systems repair operator in performing the following basic tasks under very close supervision and regular inspection to ensure proper performance: Perform preventive maintenance on boilers, chillers, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), compressors and emergency power equipment.

Job Elements: 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:
Knowledge of equipment, assembly, installation, repair, etc..
Technical Practices (Theoretical, precise, artistic)



Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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