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Job Title:ELECTRICIAN

Department:Department Of The Interior

Agency:Bureau of Reclamation

Job Announcement Number:BR-DEGP-EC-12-99

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.

SALARY RANGE:

$37.30 to $37.30 / Per Hour

OPEN PERIOD:

Monday, November 19, 2012 to Monday, December 10, 2012

SERIES & GRADE:

BB-2810-00

POSITION INFORMATION:

Full-time - Permanent

DUTY LOCATIONS:

1 vacancy in the following location:
Twin Lakes, CO, USView Map

WHO MAY APPLY:

All United States Citizens and Nationals.

JOB SUMMARY:

Reclamation is a contemporary water management agency. Reclamation is best known for Hoover Dam on the Colorado River, Grand Coulee Dam on the Columbia River and Folsom Dam on the American River. Today we are the largest wholesaler of water in the country and the second largest producer of hydroelectric power in the western United States. Visit: www.usbr.gov.

View our DVD titled "Traditions, Talent, and Teamwork" at: www.usbr.gov/pmts/hr/video/

Position is being advertised concurrently under BR-GP-EC-12-111 for current federal employees serving under competitive service career or career-conditional appointments, former Federal employees with reinstatement eligibility, VEOA eligible veterans, or persons eligible for non-competitive appointment under special hiring authorities (such as 30% Disabled Veterans). If you are interested in applying under both announcement numbers, you must submit application packages for each.

Reclamation is seeking a journeyman Electrician looking for an opportunity to capitalize on his/her expertise. You can make a difference in the West by assisting in meeting increasing water demands while protecting the environment. 

Would you enjoy ensuring the safe and efficient operation of Government facilities? Responsibilities include troubleshooting and maintaining electrical equipment and circuits in high voltage substations and/or hydro-electrical generating stations. 

Here is a great opportunity to join an organization with excellent growth potential!

LOCATION: Great Plains Region, Eastern Colorado Area Office, Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Division, Fryingpan Arkansas O&M Branch, Power Section, Twin Lakes, CO. 

For living conditions go to: www.usbr.gov/gp/employment/living_conditions.pdf 

Relocation expenses will not be paid by the Government. Any travel, transportation and relocation expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the responsibility of the selected employee.

Additional vacancies may be filled from this vacancy announcement.

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship or National. Travel of 1-2 nights per month.
  • You MUST submit a resume and supporting documentation (See How to Apply).
  • You must meet job elements specific to this position (See Qualifications).
  • You must pass a pre-employment physical examination.
  • Valid State driver's license required. Work Schedule four 10-hour shifts.
  • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by background investigation.

DUTIES:

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-Performs duties of a skilled hydroelectric powerplant electrician: install, maintain, troubleshoot, and repair supporting facility structures and equipment, e.g., generators, exciters, governor controls, transformers, and power circuit breakers.

-Monitors and performs electrical maintenance, including application of electrical theory for a hydroelectric pump/generate powerplant with a combined generating capacity of 200 megawatts.

-Interprets and applies electrical diagrams, schematics, standard operating procedures and manufacturer's instructions.

-Applies and implements the National Electric Code and other applicable safety standards in a working environment.

-Work with and communicate information to team members.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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Minimum qualifications for trades and labor positions are determined by evaluation of job elements. You must meet at least 2 points on the screen-out element(s) and obtain an average of at least 2 points on all of the job elements in order to be considered qualified for this position.

Applicants will be further evaluated on the following Job Elements through your resume and responses to the online questions:
1. Ability to do the work of Journey Level Power System Electrician without more than normal supervision (Screen-out).
2. Ability to maintain, install, repair and troubleshoot powerplant and mobile equipment.
3. Knowledge and theory of electrical circuitry.
4. Ability to use and maintain various machines, equipment, power and hand tools associated with the Journey Level Electrician trade.
5. Knowledge of safe clearance procedures and safety standards.
6. Ability to read and interpret blueprints, drawings, and manufacturer's instructions.
7. Knowledge of installing electrical equipment and wiring, and conduit installation.


You must meet all qualification requirements and any selective placement factors by the closing date of this announcement.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Category rating and selection procedures will be used for evaluating this position. If you meet the basic qualification requirements, your on-line responses to the vacancy assessment questionnaire will be used to determine the quality and extent of your experience, education, training, etc., for placement in one of the following categories: 1) Highly Qualified, 2) Qualified. Qualified candidates will be assigned a numerical score on a scale of 70-100 and Veterans with preference will be placed at the top of their respective category. The assessment questionnaire will take you approximately 30 minutes to complete.

Applicants answers to questions will be verified against information provided in their online resumes.  Be sure that the resume clearly supports the responses to all questions by addressing experience, education and/or training relevant to this position. Applicants must make a fair and accurate assessment of their qualifications. If a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is apparent in your description of experience, competencies, skills, and/or education/training OR that your resume/application is incomplete, you may be rated ineligible or your score may be lowered. 


To preview questions please click here.


BENEFITS:

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Working for the Bureau of Reclamation offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System.

To explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees, visit: www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc.



OTHER INFORMATION:

-Work schedule: Four 10-hour days per week.

-At Government expense, the applicant selected will be required to obtain and successfully pass a pre-employment physical examination by a licensed physician certifying to his/her ability to perform duties of the position.

-Operation of a Government vehicle is required; therefore, valid State driver's license is required. Driving record will be verified prior to final selection.

-Travel of approximately 1-2 nights per month.

-Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. Go to: www.sss.gov

Equal Employment Opportunity: The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability and genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factor.



HOW TO APPLY:

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Applications (resume, assessment questionnaire and supporting documents) for this vacancy MUST be received online BEFORE midnight Eastern Time (Washington D.C. time) on the closing date of this announcement. When you are ready to apply, click the blue APPLY ONLINE button on the right side of any page.

This vacancy is being announced through Bureau of Reclamation's Hiring System--HireMe. For more information about the HireMe system and the registration process, visit: www.usbr.gov/pmts/hr/hireme.html

As part of the on-line application process, applicants may be required to submit supporting documents. Failure to submit the requested supporting documents may result in your not being considered for this position.

Options for submitting supporting documentation include Auto Requested Fax or uploading from your USAJOBS profile - instructions provided during the online application process. In addition, you may e-mail your supporting documentation to gphireme@usbr.gov; fax directly to the HR Office at 406-247-7875; mail to PO Box 36900, Billings, MT 59107-6900; or hand-deliver to 316 North 26th St., Billings, MT. Include your name and vacancy number on the supporting document(s).

This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us at the phone number shown at the bottom of this page. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.



REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

To be considered for this position, applicants are required to submit a resume (with dates of employment, i.e. years and months), an on-line assessment questionnaire, and the following supporting documents, as appropriate:

--DD-214, CERTIFICATE OF RELEASE FROM ACTIVE DUTY: If you are entitled to veterans' preference, you must provide a copy of your DD-214, and you should indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming on your resume. Your veterans' preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency.

--For 5-point veterans' preference, submit a copy of your DD-214 (Member 4 Copy), or an official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty, or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that proves your military service was performed under honorable conditions.

--For 10-point veterans' preference, please submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, DD-214, and the required documentation requested by this form.

--For information on veteran's eligibility visit: www.opm.gov/staffingPortal/Vetguide.asp

--CTAP/ICTAP: Provides placement assistance to permanent Federal employees who are surplus, displaced or involuntarily separated. Applicants claiming CTAP/ICTAP eligibility must submit a copy of their most recent performance appraisal, proof of eligibility and most current SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location with their application. To be considered under CTAP/ICTAP, applicants must be well-qualified, i.e. meet the minimum qualification requirements, including selective placement factors, education and experience requirements and score at least 85 on the assessment questionnaire as established, and be able to perform the duties of the position upon entry. For information on CTAP/ICTAP, visit: www.opm.gov/ctap/index.asp.

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

Human Resources Office
Phone: 406-247-7696
Fax: 406-247-7875
Email: gphireme@usbr.gov
Agency Information:
BUREAU OF RECLAMATION
P.O. Box 36900
Billings, MT
59107-6900
US
Fax: 406-247-7875

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

After application packages have been received, resumes, assessment questionnaires and supporting document(s) will be reviewed to ensure applicants meet the basic qualification requirements. Applicants who meet the basic qualifications will be further evaluated on the information provided in the Assessment Questionnaire. Best-qualified applicants will be referred to the selecting official. After making a tentative job offer, a suitability and/or security background investigation will be conducted. A final job offer is typically made within 40 days after the deadline for applications. Applicants should monitor their status for positions with the Bureau of Reclamation by regularly checking their public status notifications in their USAJOBS profile.


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Job Announcement Number:

BR-DEGP-EC-12-99

Control Number:

331701900