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Wage and Hour Division (WHD)

Service Contract Act Directory of Occupations

29495 Unexploded (UXO) Sweep Personnel

Sweep personnel assist UXO personnel in the clearance of UXO, operating only under the direct working supervision of qualified UXO specialist and/or UXO supervisory personnel. Sweep personnel conduct visual and/or instrumented UXO search activities in the field and operate ordnance detection instruments and similar equipment. Sweep personnel remove UXO fuze remnants, fragments and related debris only after such items have been positively identified, inspected and verified as safe to handle by a qualified UXO specialist. Sweep personnel are not involved in the execution of explosive operations. This position requires site and job specific contractor training, but does not require UXO qualifications.