Job Title: Lineman (Electric Power)Job Announcement Number: SWPA-13-MP-0006
Department: Department Of Energy
Agency: Southwestern Power Administration
This position is closed and no longer accepting online applications through USAJOBS.
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Monday, June 24, 2013 to
Thursday, October 8, 2015
SERIES & GRADE:
few vacancies in the following location:
Jonesboro, AR, USView Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
- Current Department of Energy Federal employee with competitive status
- Former Federal employees with reinstatement eligibility
- CTAP/ICTAP eligibles
- Veterans with VOW, VEOA or VRA eligibility
- Those eligible under an OPM interchange agreement or special appointing authority
Southwestern Power Administration offers career opportunities in the highly energized electric utility industry. We market federally produced hydropower from 24 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers multipurpose dams in Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Oklahoma and Texas.
We operate and maintain 1,380 miles of high-voltage transmission lines, substations and a communications system that includes microwave, VHF radio, and state of the art fiber optics. Our offices are located in Gore, Oklahoma, Jonesboro, Arkansas, Springfield, Missouri, and Tulsa, Oklahoma.
A successful candidate in this position will individually, or with the assistance of other linemen, line equipment operators, and equipment operators, perform maintenance and construction work in the erection and repair of high-voltage transmission power lines and related equipment.
- Have and maintain a Class A Commercial Driver's License.
- Subject to initial and random drug testing.
- Pre-employment physical examination may be required.
- This position may require frequent overnight travel.
DUTIES:Back to top
As a Journeyman Lineman you will:
- Erect power lines consisting of supporting structures, conductors, insulators, and auxiliary equipment.
- Replace or install poles, cross arms, insulators, line hardware, guys and anchors, overhead ground wire, braces, dampers, lightning arrestors, transformers, bird wire, and other auxiliary substation equipment.
- String conductors from structure to structure, clamping or tying to insulators, with or without armor rod, in such a manner as to maintain proper sag. Splices wire or conductor when broken and reinstalls.
- Operate and/or uses and maintains all types of equipment and tools.
- Work on energized lines (up to 161-kV) requiring the use of safety devices such as hot line tools, rubber gloves, mats, etc.
- Investigate, as requested, transmission line equipment failures/interruptions, diagnosing problems and determining possible remedies (troubleshooting).
Physical Demands: The work requires physical exertion such as heavy lifting and carrying (over 100 pounds) over rough terrain, i.e., one end of an assembled 34-foot cross arm or a string of suspension insulators. Frequent pulling and or pushing, often from awkward positions, i.e., dinging and un-dinging suspension insulators while in hooks, requiring the use of both legs; climbing wooden poles using climbers and steel towers with steps or step bolts while wearing gear weighing approximately 35 pounds, requiring the use of both legs; frequent use of hands and fingers requiring the use of both hands and all fingers; moderate walking over rough terrain, stooping and kneeling, and standing for long periods.
Working Conditions: The work environment involves high risks with exposure to potentially dangerous situations or unusual environmental stress such as working on energized high-voltage electrical power transmission equipment (.001 volts to 161,000 volts as general criteria); extreme outdoor weather conditions; emergency situations at all hours of the day and any day; and potential exposure to poison ivy, poison oak and poisonous snakes. The employee must apply a wide range of safety precautions.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:Back to top
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
A qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position is defined as:
- Erect and maintain power lines consisting of supporting structures, conductors, insulators, and auxiliary equipment.
- Stringing conductors from structure to structure, clamping or tying insulators, and maintaining proper sag.
- Operate and maintain all types of equipment and tools used in the utility trade.
- Work on energized lines up to 161-kV requiring the use of safety devices.
EDUCATION: For this position, education cannot be substituted for experience.
- If you are tentatively selected for this position, you may be required to have a physical examination that will determine whether you are qualified to perform the duties of the position. An offer of employment will depend upon your successfully passing the physical examination.
- This position requires completion of an annual medical examination at Federal expense.
- You will be subject to random drug/alcohol testing.
- This position may require frequent overnight travel.
- This position is subject to overtime work.
- You must have a valid Class A Commercial Drivers License without restrictions (except for corrective lenses)to operate vehicles of more than 26,000 pounds GVWR.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application and resume should demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). Do not provide a separate narrative written statement. Rather, you must describe in your application how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the KSAs identified below. Cite specific examples of employment or experience contained in your resume and describe how the experience has prepared you to successfully perform the duties of this position DO NOT write "see resume" in your application!
- Ability to perform the duties of a Lineman (Electric Power) without more than normal supervision (Screen-out element).*
- Ability to perform electrical line construction, installation, and maintenance.
- Knowledge of electrical theory and instruments used in high-voltage electrical practices and ability to do electrical power system troubleshooting.
- Ability to work at heights with dexterity and safety.
- Ability to use and maintain tools and instruments of the trade.
- Knowledge of technical practices of a Lineman.
*Screen-out element: to be considered for this position, you must have demonstrated in your application that you have the critical knowledge and experience necessary to perform the duties of Lineman (Electric Power) with normal supervision.
You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement. To preview questions please click here.