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Job Title:  High Voltage Electrician WG-2810-10 (Open to ALL U.S. Citizens) SB
Department:  Department Of Transportation
Agency:  Maritime Administration
Job Announcement Number:  MARAD.SAR-2013-0014

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$21.03 to $24.53 / Per Hour
Friday, March 01, 2013 to Monday, March 11, 2013
Full Time - - Permanent
1 vacancy - Newport News, VA, US  View Map

Applications will be accepted from any U.S. citizen.

A separate job announcement is being advertised for applicants eligible for status consideration. Current and former status employees and veterans who qualify under VEOA are encouraged to also apply to announcement:MARAD.SAR-2013-0013.


The Maritime Administration is the agency within the U.S. Department of Transportation dealing with waterborne transportation. Its programs promote the use of waterborne transportation and its seamless integration with other segments of the transportation system, and the viability of the U.S. merchant marine. The Maritime Administration works in many areas involving ships and shipping, shipbuilding, port operations, vessel operations, national security, environment, and safety.

Position is located at the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Maritime Administration. The electrician performs a wide variety of electrical inspections, tests, trouble-shooting, repairs, splicing (high, medium. and low voltage), power distribution, maintenance and installation of high voltage power distribution systems (from 4,000 to 13,200 VAC), 480 VAC, 220 VAC, 110 V AC, 220 VDC, 110 VDC, 24 VDC and 12 VDC electrical cables, switches, transformers, and other components associated
with these electrical systems. Work is accomplished on ships within the National Defense Reserve Fleet.

The ideal candidate should possess knowledge in operating, distributing and maintaining the high voltage power distribution systems for Fleet electrical requirements.


  • You must be eligible for status consideration
  • Submit application and resume online by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date
  • Provide all required documents by closing date
  • Announcement also advertised to status canidates: MARAD.SAR-2013-0013
  • Announcement may be used to fill similar positions within 30 days


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As a High Voltage Electrician, you will:

  • Be responsible for performing the operation, distribution and maintenance of all 12.47 KVAC, 480 VAC, 220 VAC, 110 VAC, 220 VDC, 110 VDC, 24 VDC and 12 VDC systems for Fleet electrical requirements.  Work safely and properly to operate high voltage Visi Vac Vacuum Switches, power distribution centers, control power transformers, electrical and mechanical lock out devices, time over current relays, instantaneous ground sensors, ground monitor relays and all other electrical components associated with these types of electrical systems. 
  • Interpret reading wiring diagrams, engineering drawings, electrical maintenance manuals, repair manuals, and other manufacturers instructional manuals for 12.47 KVAC, 480 VAC, 220 VAC, 110 VAC, 220 VDC, 110 VDC.
  • Provide upon completion of the Phase M Maintenance inspection, accurate records of all tests performed, labor expended, material consumption, repairs accomplished and deficient items. Fabricate, install, trouble-shoot and repair cathodic protection systems, flood alarm systems, fire alarm systems, intrusion alarm systems, dehumidification systems, and other electronically operated preservation systems as required.  Record and provide all test records pertaining to inspections of these systems as well as ensuring all required inspections are complete as required by the FLEET manuals. 
  • Competently perform maintenance, testing, installation of new components, trouble-shooting, cable splicing, PLN connector assembly, and lockout – tag out requirements, OSHA safety requirements and NEC requirements associated with the various electrical systems 



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LEVEL To qualify, you must have at least one year of specialized experience equal or equivalent to the following:

Wage Grade


Experience in performing a wide variety of electrical inspections, tests, trouble-shooting, repairing, splicing, power distribution, maintenance and installation of high  voltage power distribution systems.


Your application will be rated on the following job elements:    
  • Ability to do the work of the postition without more than normal supervision.
  • Ability to use electrical drawings.
  • Theory and instruments (electrical, electronic) used in shop and trade practices.
  • Trouble-shooting (electrical).
  • Ability to provide production support services.

If you do not meet the minimum levels in the ability to do the work OR if you do not meet the minimum level overall, you will be disqualified. Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.


In the performance of various duties, the candidate may be required to work in tiring or uncomfortable positions. The work requires frequent standing, bending, reaching, stretching, climbing vertical ladders (up to 50 feet), and crouching. Additionally, may work on top of, under, or in tight compartments in cramped or awkward positions. The candidate may perform strenuous work while standing, lying, or sitting. Frequent lifting and carrying of items weighing up to fifty (50) pounds, without assistance, and exerting of similar effort in pushing, pulling, and positioning parts, assemblies and equipment is required. Heavier items must frequently be lifted or moved with the assistance of other workers, or with lifting devices such as jacks, hoists, and cranes. The candidate is sometimes required to work from ladders or work platforms at varying heights. Also required to work from skiffs, small craft and floating barges.

Work will be performed both indoors ad outside. The candidate is subject to prevailing weather conditions, extreme temperature, wet, and/or icy conditions when working outside. The candidate is subject to irritations and discomfort from dust, grease, heat, and fumes when working either inside or outside. The candidate works in spaces containing installed asbestos. The candidate is subject to cuts, bumps, chemical irritations, bruises, electrical shock, and other injuries resulting from falls or hazards of the occupation when making repairs, or when positioning and/or moving equipment. The candidate must follow prescribed safety practices, and use appropriate safety equipment (e.g., protective ear devices, hard hats, hard-toe shoes, gloves, respirators, protective clothing, etc.), which is provided. Some safety items may be uncomfortable to wear, or may be required to be worn for prolonged periods of time. In summary, the working environment is typical of, and includes all the hazards of, a shipboard, shipyard, and/or marine -environment, including working in adverse climatic conditions and on slippery decks.

May be required to work outside of normal hours in response to emergent conditions within the fleet oraboard out ported ships.


  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for the Selective Service.
  • You must complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed).


If you meet the qualification requirements, your application will be placed in one of four categories: Platinum, Gold, Silver or Bronze, which is based upon your responses to the vacancy questions. Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran's preference that have provided supporting documents will receive selection priority over nonveterans. The top rated applications will be reviewed for the quality of your experience, education and training relevant to the position. If your resume does not support the specialized experience, or if your application does not support your answers to the Vacancy Specific Questions, your final rating may be modified and/or you may be disqualified from consideration.

To preview questions please click here.


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Benefits include health and life insurance, annual and sick leave, and retirement benefits. Explore the major benefits offered to most Federal Employees here. This position is telework eligible.


Displaced employees may be eligible for ICTAP or CTAP priority consideration. For more information, please review the OPM Employee's Guide to Career Transition.


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You must submit a complete application package (including resume, vacancy questions and supporting documents) no later than midnight Eastern Time on the closing date of the announcement.
  • To begin, click the Apply Online button on the job announcement.
  • Follow the directions to register, submit all required documents and complete the assessment questionnaire.
  • You may review your saved application(s) at
If you are having difficulty applying online, send an email to or call us at (202)366-1298.


The following documents must be provided by the close date:
  • RESUME - Showing relevant experience and education and fully supporting the required specialized experience.
  • SPECIAL APPOINTING AUTHORITY DOCUMENTS - If requesting concurrent consideration for Non-competitive (NC) appointment eligibility (e.g. military spouse or persons with disabilities), you must provide appropriate supporting documentation such as PCS orders describing move & marriage certificate; letter from VA or DD214 describing 100% disability of spouse; letter from State Vocational Office certifying disability, etc. For more information, visit military spouse NC appointments or Persons with Disabilities NC appointments. Documents are only required if requesting non-competitive consideration.
  • DISPLACED EMPLOYEE PLACEMENT DOCUMENTS - Only required if requesting priority consideration under CTAP/ICTAP. You must submit ALL of the following: (1) your most recent performance appraisal, (2) the proof of eligibility letter from the Agency, and (3) your most current SF-50, displaying current series and grade. In addition, you must meet the well qualified standards for this vacancy (meeting minimum requirements for position and scoring at least an 85).
Failure to submit any of the required documents by the closing date of the vacancy will result in your removal from consideration for this position.


Automated Staffing Office
Phone: 202-366-1298
Fax: 571-258-4052
Agency Information:
Submit Application and Documents Online
1200 New Jersey Ave SE / HAHR - 50
Washington, DC
Fax: 571-258-4052


You may check your application status into by logging into your USAJOBS account. Within two weeks of the closing date, your application will be reviewed and rated. Ratings will be determined based on the documents and information received by the closing date. The most highly qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration. If you are selected for an interview, the hiring manager will contact you directly. Once a hiring decision is made, we will notify all applicants of their final status.

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