Job Overview

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: http://www.usbr.gov.
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Position is being advertised concurrently under BR-PN-VA-GC-13-201 for current federal employees serving under a competitive service career or career-conditional appointment or reinstatement eligible. If you are interested in applying under both announcement numbers, you must submit application packages for each.
Reclamation is seeking a career professional looking for an opportunity to capitalize on his/her expertise as a High Voltage, Power Systems Electrician. You can make a difference in the West by assisting in meeting increasing water demands while protecting the environment. Location - Grand Coulee, WA http://www.usbr.gov/pn/about/hr/area-information.html .
Relocation expenses are authorized with the exception of the Guaranteed Home Sale Provision. First-post-of-Duty relocation expenses are authorized for new appointment or reinstatement eligibles.
Not suitable for core or situational telework: Reclamation has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework only during an emergency or natural disaster.

Duties

Installs, modifies, repairs and tests new and existing electrical circuits, systems, fixtures, controls and equipment. Installs and maintains electrical equipment. Connects and services high and low voltage power transformers, distribution transformers, instrument transformers, circuit breakers, bus work and various types of switches. Installs, tests, and repairs the simpler metering, relaying and control equipment. Operates high-voltage switches and related devices. Works on distribution voltage circuits. Installs switchboards, relays, contactors, motor controllers and other electrical equipment in switchyards and hydroelectric generating plants. Performs maintenance and modification work on circuit breakers, transformers, switches, high voltage cables and other switchyard and substation equipment.