PipeChat Digest #1298 - Friday, March 10, 2000
 
West Point, NY: Vacancy..Organ Installer and Repairer (X-post)
  by "Pat Maimone" <patmai@juno.com>
Dr. Gordon Turk at West Point Sunday, March 12 at 3:30 PM (X-post)
  by "Pat Maimone" <patmai@juno.com>
Re: Ten Commandments settings?
  by <JamesM8336@aol.com>
Re: West Point, NY: Vacancy..Organ Installer and Repairer (X-post)
  by "Blaine Ricketts" <blaineri@home.com>
West Point
  by "LAMAR BOULET" <lmar@hotmail.com>
Re: West Point, NY: Vacancy..Organ Installer and Repairer (X-post)
  by <TRACKELECT@cs.com>
Fw: West Point
  by "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net>
 



(back) Subject: West Point, NY: Vacancy..Organ Installer and Repairer (X-post) From: "Pat Maimone" <patmai@juno.com> Date: Thu, 9 Mar 2000 08:26:53 -0500   The following was posted as below yesterday at West Point:   The Department of the Army Job Opportunity Announcement   This vacancy announcement has been amended as follows: 03/06/00 -- This announcement was amended to extend the closing date to 04/03/00.   Vacancy Announcement No.: BRU000434 Opening Date: March 6, 2000 Closing Date: April 3, 2000 Position Title (Pay Plan-Series): Organ Installer and Repairer (WG-4802) Grade: 11 Full Performance Grade: 11   Comments: THIS IS A DELEGATED EXAMINING UNIT ANNOUNCEMENT. TENURE: This is a permanent position. NOTE: (1) Career/career conditional employees selected under this announcement will be required to serve a one year probationary period in accordance with 5 CFR 315.801(a)(1). (2) You must follow the procedure stated in the "How to Apply" section to receive consideration under this announcement. (3) You must include the announcement number on all documents submitted. WORKING CONDITIONS: Due to limited space and large number of pipes in the loft, frequently works in confined places and awkward positions. FILING DEADLINE: Applications must be received by the closing date to receive consideration. Incomplete or late applications will not be considered. Number of vacancies to be filled by this announcement : 1 (one).   Salary: $16.26 per hour Region: Northeast Organization: U.S. Military Academy Chaplains Office   Duty Station: West Point, NY   Area of Consideration: Expanded Definitions <javascript:open_New(> Opened to all applicants with or without Civil Service Status.   Duties: Performs various tasks required for maintenance and repair of Cadet Chapel Organs. Installs wiring, switches, contacts, magnets, relays and other accessories. Performs work such as wiring sections of organ couplerrelay system. Recovers with leather or ruberized cloth those parts where these materials have deteriorated, such as chests, reservoirs, pouches, stop actions, shade actions; scrapes out or removes old coverings, selects proper material; cuts skives, fits and glues material into place in such a way as to assure proper tolerances, freedom of movement, absence of leaks, etc. Installs and repairs wind conductors, solders joints when leaks are discovered or when extensions are needed. Straightens, solders and braces damaged pipes. Performs carpentry work, using hand tools, for installation of braces, racks, guides for pipes, etc. Diagnoses and locates trouble evidence by silent notes or ciphers; this involves electrical testing with voltmeter or lamp, inspecting wind conductors, chests, pipes, etc. for leaks or any other type of fault. Tunes organ by making adjustments peculiar to each type of pipe, such as adjusting the length of the resonators, adjusting the tongue over the eschalot, increasing or decreasing the size of the toe, and also for the tonal regulations of the pipes by manipulating the lips, nicking of the languets, and regulating beards over the mouths of the various pipes. Participates in the planning of a comprehensive rehibilitaion program for the organ. Performs other duties as assigned.   Qualification Requirements: Candidates will be evaluated on their ability to perform the duties of a Organ Installer/Repairer, rather than length of experience. Eligibility will be determined by the relevance, scope and quality of all experience and training, regardless of where or how acquired. Applicants will be ranked and rated based on their knowledge of the following identified job elements. Applicants must indicate their experience and training relative to each of the job elements specifically on plain bond paper and submit it along with the other application materials. Applicants who do not submit this information will not be considered. 1. Ability to do the work of an organ installer/repairer without more than normal supervision. 2. Knowledge of equipment assembly, installation and repair. 3. Use of measuring instruments. 4. Troubleshooting. 5. Ability to manufacture and rebuild organ parts. Please use a seperate sheets(s) of bond paper to address these job elements.   Selective Placement Factors/Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSA's): SELECTIVE PLACEMENT FACTOR: None Re             ________________________________________________________________ YOU'RE PAYING TOO MUCH FOR THE INTERNET! Juno now offers FREE Internet Access! Try it today - there's no risk! For your FREE software, visit: http://dl.www.juno.com/get/tagj.  
(back) Subject: Dr. Gordon Turk at West Point Sunday, March 12 at 3:30 PM (X-post) From: "Pat Maimone" <patmai@juno.com> Date: Thu, 9 Mar 2000 08:29:51 -0500   Come one, come all to hear   Dr. GORDON TURK   play a Distinguished Artists' Organ Recital sponsored by the USMA Class of 1936 at the   C A D E T C H A P E L, West Point, NY SUNDAY, MARCH 12 at 3:30 PM.   Admission is FREE...   Come early for parking!   Dr. Turk, who is the organist at Ocean Grove Auditorium in New Jersey, also serves as Organist-Choirmaster in an Episcopal church in the Philadelphia suburb of Wayne, PA. As a chaplain assistant, Gordon served as Organist at the Post Chapel from 1971-73.   His program Sunday will include: Carillon de Westminster Louis Vierne   Arioso and Prelude and Fugue in D Major J. S. Bach   Benedictus Max Reger   Berceuse and Litanies Jehan Alain   Intermission   Festive March in D Henry Smart   "To the Evening Star" (Tannhauser) Richard Wagner   Canon in B Minor Robert Schumann   Gymnopedie No. 1 Erik Satie   Toccata: "Thou Art the Rock" Henri Mulet     * Hope to see you there, if you are not going to Thomas Murray's recital in NYC!   Info: Ms. Pat Maimone Interim Organist-Choirmaster, Cadet Chapel 914-938-2959 Voice mail Cadet Chapel 914-938-2308       ________________________________________________________________ YOU'RE PAYING TOO MUCH FOR THE INTERNET! Juno now offers FREE Internet Access! Try it today - there's no risk! For your FREE software, visit: http://dl.www.juno.com/get/tagj.  
(back) Subject: Re: Ten Commandments settings? From: <JamesM8336@aol.com> Date: Thu, 9 Mar 2000 10:14:05 EST   The hymn setting is in The Lutheran Hymnal (1941), #287. first line is = "That Man a Godly Life May Live."   Jim  
(back) Subject: Re: West Point, NY: Vacancy..Organ Installer and Repairer (X-post) From: "Blaine Ricketts" <blaineri@home.com> Date: Thu, 09 Mar 2000 08:21:21 -0800   Where can you get an organ man for $16.50 per hour? Do they give you free = housing or something that is not apparent?   Just curious,   Blaine Ricketts     Pat Maimone wrote: > > The following was posted as below yesterday at West Point: >   > Salary: $16.26 per hour > Region: Northeast > Organization: U.S. Military Academy Chaplains Office >  
(back) Subject: West Point From: "LAMAR BOULET" <lmar@hotmail.com> Date: Thu, 09 Mar 2000 18:10:16 PST   What a slap in the face. I can tune a couple of pianos a day and make = more than what West Point is offering. Isn't it time that the organ builder be =   rewarded for the many skills required to service even a small four rank = pipe organ.   Is there a good reason, other than the mentioned fees, the organ builder left the post?   lamar   ______________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free Email at http://www.hotmail.com    
(back) Subject: Re: West Point, NY: Vacancy..Organ Installer and Repairer (X-post) From: <TRACKELECT@cs.com> Date: Thu, 9 Mar 2000 21:24:14 EST   Blaine: I can tell you as someone who has worked for four different organ firms = and now runs my own that $16.50 per hour is a fine starting wage for an organ man. In fact you would be hard pressed to get that from a private company. =   When the organ man comes, tunes your organ and sends a bill for anywhere = from $50.00 per hour to $85.00 per hour that rate reflects the cost of his = shop, insurance, vehicle, car insurance, gasoline, shop heating bill, = electricity, water, telephone, assistant's wages, his ( small ) wages etc. He doesn't = just put it all in his pocket - then there is the tax man. It's not easy to = make a profit in this business so it's tempting to apply for a government job = like that with it's excellent benifits and retirement package. That's a = beautiful part of NY and there may well be housing on the base for the organ man. = Good luck to the person that gets the position. Also; go hear Gordon Turk play = the cadet chapel organ on the 12th if you possibly can. He is a great = performer and will give the 300 + ranks real work out. Alan B  
(back) Subject: Fw: West Point From: "VEAGUE" <dutchorgan@svs.net> Date: Thu, 9 Mar 2000 23:08:48 -0500   I too would like to know. This seems like such a prestigious position to have.   Rick     ----- Original Message ----- From: LAMAR BOULET <lmar@hotmail.com> To: <pipechat@pipechat.org> Sent: Thursday, March 09, 2000 9:10 PM Subject: West Point     > What a slap in the face. I can tune a couple of pianos a day and make more > than what West Point is offering. Isn't it time that the organ builder = be > rewarded for the many skills required to service even a small four rank pipe > organ. > > Is there a good reason, other than the mentioned fees, the organ builder > left the post? > > lamar > > ______________________________________________________ > Get Your Private, Free Email at http://www.hotmail.com > > > "Pipe Up and Be Heard!" > PipeChat: A discussion List for pipe/digital organs & related topics > HOMEPAGE : http://www.pipechat.org > List: mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org > Administration: mailto:admin@pipechat.org > Subscribe/Unsubscribe: mailto:requests@pipechat.org >