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Job Title:Electrician

Department:Department Of The Interior

Agency:National Park Service

Job Announcement Number:778931NASUDE1310

This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.


$22.16 to $25.86 / Per Hour


Friday, November 02, 2012 to Friday, November 16, 2012




Part Time 16 hours - Temporary NTE 1039 hours


1 vacancy in the following location:
Oneida, TN United StatesView Map


United States Citizens


This is an OPEN COMPETITIVE Examination being conducted under Delegated Examining Unit Authority.  Applications will be accepted from United States citizens.

Read entire announcement before applying and follow directions in How to Apply. 
Do not send applications or supporting documents to this Human Resources Office. 

Experience your America and build a fulfilling career by joining the National Park Service. Become a part of our mission to unite our past, our cultures and our special places, to establish important connections to the present and build a rich and lasting legacy for future generations.


The duty station is located in Oneida, TN.  Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, Park Headquarters, is located between Oneida, TN and Jamestown, TN; Stearns, KY is located 15 miles north of Oneida, TN and 3 miles South of Whitley City, KY.  Housing, shopping, churches, medical clinics, hospital, elementary, middle, and high schools; and community colleges are available.  The nearest metropolitan area is Knoxville, TN (approximately 75 miles from Park Headquarters).  The climate is moderate with summer highs in the 90's and winter lows may reach 0 degrees.  Precipitation averages 51 inches annually.  Average snowfall are 1-6 inches and last only a few days.  The Big South Fort NRRA is a 125,000 acre natural area with three (3) developed campgrounds; numerous picnic areas; backcountry camping, and over 400 miles of various trails from horse to bike to hiking.  Also present is a major river with up to Class V rapids and six (6) boat ramps and launches.   The OBRI consists of 45.2 miles of rivers and streams in deep gorges on the Cumberland Plateau.  Rural in character Wartburg is only 45 miles from Knoxville, TN, a metropolitan area.  Wartburg is located only 23 miles from the City of Oak Ridge, TN.  Grocery stores, library, health clinic, banks, high schools and elementary schools are available locally.  Hospitals and major shopping centers are available in Oak Ridge and Knoxville.  The climate is moderate: Summer temperatures average in the high 80's and low 90's with relatively high humidity.  Winter temperatures occasionally reach zero degrees.





  • Background investigation and/or security investigation required.
  • Must be US Citizen and have valid state driver's license.
  • Selective Service Registration required if applicable.


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This position serves as an Electrician for Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area (BISO) and Obed Wild and Scenic River (OBRI), units of the National Park Service.   Performs all preventive maintenance, operational checks, repair, layout, installation, troubleshooting, tracing, locating defects and modifications on all new and existing electrical systems park-wide, electrical generators and fire suppression systems park-wide.  The incumbent installs, maintains, and repairs electrical equipment park-wide in accordance with CFR19910.331-5 and the National Electric Code (NEC)  Work consists of installing and troubleshooting meters, load centers, circuit breakers, equipment controls, lighting and power outlets, disconnects, solenoids, relays and lighting fixtures.  he/she accurately bends and installs EMT, rigid, flex and PVC conduits for installation of electric systems,   The incumbent must be able to appropriately apply the NEC to projects in order to select the correct materials and methods for an installation or repair.  Work is undertaken in visitor centers, museums, hotels, restaurants, employee housing areas, maintenance facilities, public buildings, residences, and/or shops.  Installs, maintains and repairs electric motors, pumps, control wiring, relays and starters, particularly those units required for sewer treatment plant operation, water systems, and HVAC.  Determines the proper and safe operation of electrical lines, circuits, systems equipment and controls.  Plans and lays out the routing, placement, type and size of wires.  Ensures continuity, tests and balances electrical loads.  Locates distribution panels, boxes, circuits, fixtures, transformers and other electrical devices.  Determines size, type and arrangement to meet applicable codes for the safe operation of electrical systems, circuits and equipment park-wide.  Works from plans, blueprints, wiring diagrams, engineering drawings, repair manuals and related codes:  National Electric  Code, Uniform Building Code, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Life Safety Code, and NFPA 70A Electrical code for one- and two- family dwellings, park and manufacturers' standards of preventive maintenance.  May perform some carpentry and painting work in areas where electrical systems have been installed and for minor building repairs and modifications.  This requires a thorough working knowledge of power tools, hand tools, construction materials, premixed paints, paint rollers and brushes.  Uses appropriate safety equipment and follows standard safety procedures while performing the varied duties of this position.


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To qualify, no specific length of experience or training is required; however, you must be able to demonstrate through information provided in the assessment questionnaire and your resume that you are able to perform the duties of this position without more than normal supervision.   


All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.  


The qualification standard for this position is found in the Job Qualifications System for Trades and Labor Occupations (Handbook X-118C) published by the Office of Personnel Management which is available for your review on OPM's web site at



  • You must meet all qualifications (experience, education, etc.) by the closing date of the announcement
    • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must certify that they have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under Selective Service law (
    • New employees of the Department of the Interior are requed by PL 104-134 to have federal payments made by direct deposit.
    • If you are selected for Federal employment, you will be required to fill out a Declaration of Federal Employment, OF-306, ( prior to being appointed to determine your suitability for Federal employment and to authorize a background investigation. Failing to answer all questions truthfully and completely or providing false statements on your application may be grounds for not hiring you, or for firing you after you begin work. Also, you may be punished by fine or imprisonment (USC, Title 18, Section 1001).
    • You may be required to operate a government (or private) motor vehicle as part of your official duties. Prior to your first official motor vehicle operation, and again every year thereafter (or more frequently if management determines such need exists), you will be required to sign an affidavit certifying to your possession of a valid State issued drivers license that is current and has not been revoked, suspended, canceled, or otherwise disqualified in any way to prohibit your operation of a motor vehicle. You will also submit a photocopy of your valid State issued drivers license prior to your first official motor vehicle operation, and again every year or more frequently if management determines such need exists. Lastly, you may be required to submit (within a State sealed envelope or submitted directly by the State authorities), and at your own expense, all certified driving records from all States that discloses all valid drivers licenses, whether current or past, possessed by you.



How you will be evaluated: Once the application process is complete, a review of your resume and supporting documentation will be made to ensure you meet the basic qualification requirements.  In addition, we will evaluate your responses to the online assessment questionnaire to measure the degree to which your background matches the requirements of the position.   


To receive credit, information submitted in your Assessment Questionnaire MUST relate to a specific work/experience block in your resume. Only education and experience acquired by the filing deadline will be considered. If, after reviewing your resume or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your score can and will be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. Please follow all instructions carefully.  Errors or omissions may affect your rating. The assessment questionnaire is designed to measure your ability in the following competencies needed to successfully perform on the job:

1. Ability to do the work of a electrician without more than normal supervision (screen-out)

2. Knowledge of electrical equipment.

3. Theory and Instruments (Electrical, Electronic) used in shop and trade practices and ability to use and maintain hand tools (electrical work).

4. Technical Practices (theoretical, precise, artistic) and Trouble shooting (electrical)

5. Ability to use electrical drawings.    

To preview the assessment questionnaire, click here View Assessment Questions


Failure to complete the assessment questionnaire will result in your not receiving consideration for this position


Your application will be evaluated and rated using Category Rating Procedures.  If you meet the qualification requirements, based on your score your application will be placed in one of three categories: 

  •  Best Qualified - applicants possessing experience that substantially exceed the minimum qualifications of the position including selective factors, and who are highly proficient in all requirements of the job;
  • Well Qualified - applicants possessing experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in most of the requirements of the job;
  • Qualified - applicants possessing experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in some, but not all of the requirements of the job.

Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans.  Order of consideration:  (1) Best Qualified-all qualified applicants entitled to veterans’ preference who have a compensable service-connected disability of 10% or more and Best Qualified applicants entitled to veterans’ preference, then all other Best Qualified applicants; (2) Well Qualified applicants entitled to veterans’ preference, then all other Well Qualified applicants; (3) Qualified applicants entitled to veterans’ preference, then all other Qualified applicants.


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The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees:


  • Incumbent of this position will be required to wear a uniform.
  • Infrequent travel may be required.
  • Position has no known promotion potential. Work schedule may include shift rotation, holiday, night and/or weekend work.
  • Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will not be paid.
  • Appointments made under this announcement are limited to 1039 working hours (approximately 6 months of full-time work) in a service year, but may be terminated sooner or extended depending on budget and staffing needs.
  • Selectee of the position may be reappointed in successive seasons without recompetition provided appointment is no longer than 1039 hours


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    Applications or supporting documents faxed, mailed or emailed directly to this office will not be accepted nor returned to you.  You must follow the directions below to apply. 


    To apply for this position, you must provide, online (Option A) or by fax (Option B), a complete Application Package, which includes the following parts: 

    1. Your responses to the Assessment Questionnaire; and
    2. Your résumé; and
    3. All other supporting documents needed (such as transcripts to verify education; DD-214, SF-15, VA letter (as applicable) to verify veteran's preference

    If you cannot submit all application materials online, you may submit some documents online and some by fax   

    Due Date:  To be considered under this announcement, all documents must be received by 11:59 p.m. (Eastern time) of the closing date of the announcement whether you apply online or by faxing materials as directed below.     


    Option A - Applying Online

    1.   If your résumé is going to come from the USAJOBS Resume Builder:

    • Click the Apply Online button on the right hand side of this page. 
    • After completing your work in the Resume Builder, you will be led directly to Application Manager to complete your Application Package including the Assessment Questionnaire and uploading electronic copies of supporting documents.

    2.  If your résumé is going to be one you prepared outside of the USAJOBS Résumé Builder:

    • Click this link:  Online Questionnaire   This takes you to the Application Manager. 
    • Complete the Assessment Questionnaire and use the “Upload Documents” navigation link to submit your resume and supporting documents.

    NOTE: Please ensure you click the “Submit my Answers” button at the end of the process.  Your Assessment Questionnaire is not processed nor are your resume or supporting documents submitted until you click the Submit button. 


    To fax supporting documents you are unable to upload, you must use the official cover sheet, link provided here: and fax your documentation to:   


    FAX NUMBER:   1-478-757-3144 - Please note you must use this official fax number only


    To Return to Application Manager to access the Assessment Questionnaire and complete it, and/or to upload documents -- click on or insert this link into your internet browser The Vacancy ID number for this position is 778931


    If you need help, or have problems with using the online application process, click on the help button within the Application Manager or send an email to     

    Option B:  Applying by Fax

    If you are unable to apply online (Option A), you may submit your Assessment Questionnaire, resume, and supporting documents by fax.   

    1.  View and print a copy of the Assessment Questionnaire by clicking:   View Occupational Questionnaire

    2.   To complete the Assessment Questionnaire in paper copy form, you must click this link and print a copy of the OPM Form 1203-FX.  

    3.   Write your answers to the Assessment Questionnaire on the paper copy of the Form 1203-FX and fax it and your resume and all supporting documents to:  1-478-757-3144.  Do not use a separate cover page.  Make sure that all pages of the Form 1203-FX are on top of any other documents you are faxing.  


    How to Verify Your Application Materials Have Been Successfully Submitted:  

    1.  Log into Application Manager at  and select Vacancy ID: 778931

    2.   Verify that all of your documents were submitted by reviewing the table - If an Item (Type of Document) on the table appears with a status of "OK", that Item was successfully submitted.

    3.  Please allow at least two business days for your faxed documents to appear.  If they have not appeared after two business days, you may need to resubmit. 


    (1) RESUME: Your resume should include work experience for each paid or non-paid position held that relates to the job for which you are applying and indicate the month/year you began and ended each job, and the number of hours worked per week. Your resume and supporting documents must include information to support your answers on the Assessment Questionnaire. If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and/or experience, your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your competencies. 

    (2) VETERAN'S PREFERENCE: If you are claiming Veteran's preference, you MUST provide specific required evidence:

    • For 5-point preference:  DD-214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty. - must show type of discharge on form. 
    • For 10-point preference:  DD-214, Standard Form 15 (SF-15), "Application for 10-Point Veterans Preference" and proof listed on the reverse of the SF-15. 

    Failure to submit appropriate supporting documentation will result in NOT granting veteran's preference. For more information on Veteran's preference, visit:

    (3)  COLLEGE TRANSCRIPTS:  If you are using education to qualify, you must submit a copy of your college transcripts or a complete list of all college or other courses taken, indicating the course titles, date attended, credit and grade received.  (A copy of your official transcript will be required before entrance on duty, if selected.)   

    (4) CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN (CTAP)/ INTERAGENCY CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (ICTAP):  Note:  Please indicate on your application that you are a CTAP or ICTAP eligible.  Individuals who have special priority selection rights under the Agency Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) must be well qualified for the position to receive special priority selections.  CTAP and ICTAP eligibles will be considered well qualified if he/she earns a score of at least 85 on the rating criteria developed for this position.  Federal employees seeking CTAP/ICTAP eligibility must submit proof that they meet the requirements of 5 CFR 330.605(a) and 5 CFR 330.704 for ICTAP. This includes a copy of the agency notice, a copy of their most recent Performance Rating and a copy of their most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location.


    Beverly Slaybaugh
    Phone: (865)436-1273
    Agency Information:
    North ASU Servicing Human Resources Office SER
    Human Resources Office
    107 Park Headquarters Road
    Gatlinburg, TN


    Once your application is received we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications.  You will be notified by email or letter if you are qualified and referred to the selecting official.  We expect to make a selection within 45 days of the closing date of this announcement.  You will be notified of the outcome.

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