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Job Title:  Electrician (Power System) (DEU-NW)
Department:  Department Of The Interior
Agency:  Bureau of Reclamation
Job Announcement Number:  BR-LC-DE-13-01

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$42.68 to $42.68 / Per Hour
Monday, January 7, 2013 to Thursday, May 2, 2013
Full-time - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Davis Dam, Bullhead City, AZ, USView Map

All United States Citizens and Nationals.


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. 
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Position is being advertised concurrently under BR-LC-13-03 for applications from status applicants.  If you are interested in applying under both announcement numbers, you must submit application packages for each.

Reclamation is seeking a journeyman Electrician who is looking for an opportunity to capitalize on their expertise in troubleshooting, repairing and maintaining electrical equipment. 

LOCATION: Lower Colorado Region, Lower Colorado Dams Office, Davis Dam Field Division, Bullhead City, AZ.  For living conditions visit:

Relocation expenses are not authorized.
Additional vacancies may be filled from this vacancy announcement.


  • U.S. Citizenship or National.
  • Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation.
  • You must apply online to be considered for this position.
  • You must pass a pre-employment physical.
  • You must hold a current valid state drivers license.


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  • Locates trouble and maintains electrical equipment and related circuitry in high voltage substations and/or hydroelectric generating stations.
  • Installs and/or assists with installation and maintenance of the mechanical, electrical, and electronic equipment.
  • Repairs, tests, and services AC and DC motors and generators, elevators and electric hoisting equipment, power transformers, distribution transformers, instrument transformers, oil/air circuit breakers, various types of switches, recording, metering and relaying devices, telephone equipment, battery and charging systems, refrigeration equipment, ventilation equipment, illumination devices, and various AC and DC control circuitry.
  • Reads layout, wiring, and schematic diagrams to accomplish circuitry installation, troubleshooting and/or maintenance. Updates aforementioned drawings to reflect modifications or equipment replacement.
  • Required to perform operational duties such as: starting, stopping, and synchronizing large hydroelectric generators, operating high voltage circuit breakers and disconnect switches, performing inspections on pneumatic, hydraulic, lubricating, and water treatment systems, maintaining station log book, metering and water flow data records, abides by safe clearance procedures and safety practices recognized by the industry.


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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 identified below and obtain an average of at least 2 points on all of the job elements in order to be considered qualified for this position.

Job Elements:

1. Ability to do the work of the position without more than normal supervision. (Screenout)
2. Technical practices (theoretical, precise).
3. Ability to use electrical drawings.
4. Dexterity and safety.
5. Troubleshooting (electrical) equipment.
This position requires journey level knowledge of a Power System Electrician.  Your resume must clearly reflect experience as a journey level Electrician.

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


Applicants determined to be minimally qualified will be further evaluated on the above Job Elements through their resume and responses to the online assessment questions.  Applicants determined to be best qualified will be referred to the selecting official.

Be sure that your resume clearly supports your responses to the online assessment 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.

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)  Best Qualified, 2) Well Qualified and 3) 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.

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Working for the Bureau of Reclamation offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System.  To explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees, visit:


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. For more information visit:

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.

Probationary Period:  Placement in this position requires you to complete a one-year probationary period.

Driver’s License/History: Operation of a Government vehicle required; therefore, you must possess a valid state driver’s license. A driving history check is required.

Working Conditions: Physical requirements of the position entail frequent work at elevated positions such as from ladders, scaffolds, and mobile platforms up to heights of approximately 100 feet; pulling and/or pushing of forces up to approximately 100 pounds; working in close quarters in cramped and awkward positions requiring stooping, bending, or kneeling positions for moderate time periods; heavy lifting required, lifting of materials and/or equipment weighing up to approximately 100 pounds; subjected to considerable noise; danger of falling; exposed to greases, oils, fumes, smoke, and dust; working around water; and working in extreme heat for extended periods of time.

Pre-employment Physical:  If selected, you are required to obtain and successfully pass a pre-employment physical examination by a licensed physician certifying to your ability to perform the duties of the position.  

Optional Form 306 (OF-306): Before final selection, you will be required to sign and certify the accuracy of the information in your application.  If you make a false statement in any part of your application, you may not be hired; you may be fired after you begin work; or you may be subject to fine, imprisonment, or other disciplinary action.

Telework: Reclamation has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework only during an emergency or natural disaster.


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Applications (resume and assessment questionnaire) for this vacancy MUST be received online BEFORE midnight Eastern Time (Washington D.C. time) on the closing date of this announcement. When you're ready to apply, click the blue APPLY ONLINE button at the top of the 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:

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.

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.


To be considered for this position, applicants are required to submit a resume that includes dates of employment, specifically years, months, and hours worked per week for each period of experience; an on-line assessment questionnaire; and the following supporting documents, as appropriate:

Veterans Preference: If you are entitled to veterans’ preference, you must provide a copy of your Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, DD Form 214 (DD-214), member 4 copy, 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:

CTAP/ICTAP Eligibles:  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 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:

The following link provides general resume formatting instructions:


Nicole Wilson
Phone: 702-293-8433
Fax: 000-000-0000
Agency Information:
P.O. Box 61470
Attn: LC-5413
Boulder City, NV
Fax: 000-000-0000


After all application packages have been received, resumes will be reviewed to ensure applicants meet the basic qualification requirements.  Each applicant who meets 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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