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Job Title:  Power Plant Electrician (TC-I)
Department:  Department of the Army
Agency:  U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Hiring Organization:  Lower Granite Project, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Walla Walla District
Job Announcement Number:  WTHG148155411044150D

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
SALARY RANGE:
$37.98 to $37.98 / Per Hour
OPEN PERIOD:
Friday, February 07, 2014 to Thursday, February 20, 2014
SERIES & GRADE:
WB-2810-00
POSITION INFORMATION:
Full Time - Term NTE 13 months
DUTY LOCATIONS:
1 vacancy in the following location:
Pullman, WA View Map
WHO MAY APPLY:
United States Citizens
SECURITY CLEARANCE:
Q - Nonsensitive
SUPERVISORY STATUS:
No

JOB SUMMARY:

Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a Total Army.

About the Position:
This position is located at Lower Granite Project, operated by the US Army Corps of Engineers and situated on the Snake River, 32-river miles downstream from Clarkston, Washington. This Project provides hydroelectric generation, navigation, fish passage and recreation. The powerhouse, navigation lock and juvenile fish facility are operated and maintained by 80-85 employees. Lower Granite Project lies in close proximity to the Lewiston-Clarkston Valley; college towns of Pullman, Washington and Moscow, Idaho; and Colfax, Washington. Vanpools originating in Garfield, Whitman, Asotin and Columbia Counties offer mass transit service to and from the Project. Recreational opportunities including fishing, hunting, boating and camping are abundantly available to enthusiasts.

Who May Apply: U.S. Citizens

TRAVEL REQUIRED

  • Occasional Travel
  • May require 5% TDY

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED

  • No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • A Pre-employment Physical is Required.

DUTIES:

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- Installs, modifies, repairs, and performs diagnostic evaluation, troubleshooting and periodic and unscheduled maintenance on the full range of electrical and solid state analog electronic equipment common to hydroelectric power producing stations.

- Installs, modifies, troubleshoots, and repairs equipment and systems ancillary to the project such as power distribution systems; heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems; lighting; security systems; dam safety instrumentation systems; and communications and telephone systems.

- Maintains, repairs, and calibrates recording and indicating meters, automatic generation control, voltage control equipment, communication equipment, and relays. -
-Troubleshoots and repairs industrial electronic equipment.

-Performs soldering, brazing plating, and various types of light, non-structural welding, as required.


QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

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SCREEN OUT ELEMENT: I have the ability to perform the common tasks of a journeyman electrician in diagnosing, repairing, and maintaining power distribution circuits, control systems, communication systems, and high voltage heavy duty generating and distribution systems, under close supervision of a supervisory electrician with inspection performed at the completion of each task.Failure to meet the screen out element will result in an ineligible rating.

Application packages will be reviewed and screened for experience and/or training which provided:

- Knowledge of Electrical Equipment
- Theory and Instruments (Electrical) Used in Shop and Trade Practices
- Technical Practices (theoretical, precise, artistic)- Ability to Use Electrical Drawings
- Ability to Use and Maintain Hand Tools (electrical work)
- Troubleshooting

PHYSICAL EFFORT: The incumbent handles heavy parts and equipment and works in cramped quarters in tiring positions. Physical effort requires climbing stairs and ladders, and lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling and twisting objects frequently weighing up to, and occasionally over, 45 pounds. A high degree of concentrated mental and visual attention is necessary to determine cause of trouble and to plan and carry out corrective action; to interpret complex drawings; and to coordinate a high degree of manual dexterity with close visual attention for sustained periods. Ability to distinguish colors is essential.

WORKING CONDITIONS: Work is performed in the project powerhouse, other structures, and outdoors. The employee is exposed to noise, extremes of heat or cold, dirt, oils, greases, dust, energized equipment, moving machinery, odors and fumes. Works around and over water, in damp drafty areas, and at various heights. May work with a variety of toxic or caustic materials. Required to work in concrete structures. There is a possibility of cuts, burns, falls, and electrical shock. Must wear all appropriate safety equipment and protective clothing, and successfully complete and maintain all occupational health requirements.


Other Requirements: Click here for expanded definitions.

  • Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must complete a Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service Registration.
  • You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
  • One year trial/probationary period may be required.
  • Direct Deposit of Pay is Required.
  • This is a Career Program Position(CP)18.
  • Credit will be given for appropriateunpaid experience or volunteer work.
  • This is a TERM position. It is temporary and maybe extended up to a maximum of 4 years.

HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:

Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.

Basis for Rating: Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of three quality categories: Best Qualified, Highly Qualified and Qualified. Veteran preference eligibles are listed ahead of non-preference eligibles within each quality category.

Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP). If you are a Federal employee in the competitive service and your agency has notified you in writing that you are a displaced employee eligible for ICTAP consideration, you may receive selection priority. See Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) for more information. Additional information about the program is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website.


BENEFITS:

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The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program. In addition to your take-home pay, your comprehensive compensation/benefits package will include most of the benefits described in the USAJOBS Resource Center.


OTHER INFORMATION:

  • Selection is subject to restrictions resulting from Department of Defense referral system for displaced employees.
  • If you have retired from federal service and you are interested in employment as a reemployed annuitant, see the information in the Reemployed Annuitant information sheet.
  • You may claim military spouse preference, see the information in the Military Spouse Preference Under Delegated Examining Procedures information sheet.
  • Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.

  • HOW TO APPLY:

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    To apply for this position, you must complete the online questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below.


    The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on
    Thursday, February 20, 2014 to receive consideration.

    • To begin, click Apply Online to create a USAJOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USAJOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
    • Click the Submit My Answers button to submit your application package.
    • It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
    • To verify your application is complete, log into your USAJOBS account, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Details page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process.
    • To return to an incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USAJOBS account or your application will be incomplete.
    • It is your responsibility to verify that information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., resume) is complete, accurate, and submitted by the closing date.  Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.  Faxed documents must be completely transmitted by 11:59p.m. Eastern Standard Time on the closing date of the announcement.

    The Department of the Army provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the servicing civilian personnel unit. Your requests for reasonable accommodation will be addressed on a case-by-case basis.



    REQUIRED DOCUMENTS:

    The documents you are required to submit vary based on whether or not you are eligible for preference in federal employment. A complete description of preference categories and the associated required documents is in the Applicant Checklist (External)

    As described above, your complete application includes your resume, your responses to the online questionnaire, and documents which prove your eligibility to apply.  If you fail to provide these documents, you will be marked as having an incomplete application package and you will not be considered any further.

    Your resume:

    • Your resume may be submitted in any format.
    • If you submit more than one copy of your resume, only the most recent version will be reviewed. The latest timestamp will be used to determine which version of your resume is "most recent." It is your responsibility to check the status and timestamp of all documents you submit as part of your application.
    • If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and qualification determinations and you may not be considered for this vacancy.
    • For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application will be marked as incomplete and you will not receive consideration for this position.

    If you are unable to apply online or unable to upload your supporting documents follow the directions located at: Faxing Applications and Documents The Vacancy ID is 1044150. You will need the questionnaire, View Occupational Questionnaire, to complete your faxed application


    NOTE: Documents submitted as part of the application package, to include supplemental documents, may be shared beyond the Human Resources Office.   Some supplemental documents such as military orders and marriage certificates may contain personal information for someone other than you. You may sanitize these documents to remove another person's personal information before you submit your application. You may be asked to provide an un-sanitized version of the documents if you are selected to confirm your eligibility.


    AGENCY CONTACT INFO:

    Central Resume Processing Center
    Phone: (000)000-0000
    Email: USARMY.APG.CHRA-NE.MBX.APPLICANTHELP@MAIL.MIL
    Agency Information:
    DA WER USACE Walla Walla District
    314 Johnson Street
    Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD
    21005-5283

    WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT:

    If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application.  Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. 

    If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration.

    The documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire.  If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of "not qualified" or "incomplete application" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.


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