You will use a wide range of test equipment, meters, monitoring devices, and special tools to accomplish all work in accordance with the National Electric Code (NEC). You will perform all electrical and associated work required or expected of a journeyman electrician. The work at this level involves designing (minor), installing, modifying, repairing, maintaining, troubleshooting, testing, loading, and balancing new and existing electrical circuits and associated fixtures, controls, and equipment. Examples are secondary power distribution systems used to supply a wide range of voltage, amperage, and phase requirements to distribution panels, switchgear, power and control circuits, and industrial multiphase systems. You will maintain and repair all electrical equipment including transformers, feeders, motors, generators, starters, overload and over current protectors, transfer switches, and controllers. You must be able to troubleshoot and maintain electric and electronic control circuits on equipment, including dietetic equipment, rotary files, isolated power systems, fire alarm systems, intrusion alarm systems and intercom systems, micro-processing and magnetic locking door entry systems, and environmental alarm systems. In this position you will perform a variety of related duties.
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm, however it may be necessary to occasionally work 2nd shift to meets the needs of the service
Position Description Title/PD#: /40137A
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 07/02/2018.
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 Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C.
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:
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.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: You will work from ladders, scaffolding and hydraulic work platforms. You often work in portions of the electrical systems requiring attention that are in cramped, dirty and hard-to-reach locations. The work involves prolonged crouching and standing and frequent stooping, bending, kneeling, climbing and working in exhausting and uncomfortable positions. This position frequently lifts or carries tools, equipment, ladders, scaffolding, parts and supplies weighing up to 20 pounds. Occasionally, you will be required to lift and carry items over 40 pounds. Because of the possible extreme dangers of the position, the incumbent must be physically and mentally fit to carry out the duties of the position.
WORKING CONDITIONS: You will be required to work in all types of weather and conditions to maintain and repair the electrical system, its components, and all allied electrical equipment used at the VAMC. During emergency repairs, extremes of bad weather are sometimes present. Many work sites are hot, dirty, dusty, greasy, poorly lit, cramped and with unpleasant odors. Occasionally, you will be required to wear appropriate personal protective equipment as necessary to accomplish assigned tasks in a safe manner. You will be subject to hazardous conditions of the electrical trade, such as electrical shock or burns.
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's (current/former Federal employees), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.
Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.