Job Overview


The Bureau of Indian Affairs is the lead agency for the United States in carrying on a government-to-government relationship with the tribal nations. A challenging and dynamic place to work, it enhances the quality of life, promotes economic opportunity, and carries out the responsibility to protect and improve the trust assets of American Indian, Indian tribes and Alaska Natives.

Vacancy ID:   1178521

ELECTRICIAN (Power System), BB-2810-00, 

Posn.#4100042, Western Region,

San Carlos Irrigation Project,

Power Division,

Coolidge, Arizona 

BB-00: $41.63 - $41.63 Per Hour

NOTE: Government housing is not available.

NOTE:  This position is also being advertised under the Merit Promotion Vacancy Announcement Number CRPA 148/14.  Applicants who wish to be considered under both Merit Promotion and DEU procedures must submit a separate application to each announcement. 

Selective Factor:  Applicants must meet the Federal Wage System (FWS) Job Grading Standards and the following selective factors:

  • Applicant must provide proof of a four (4) year electrician apprenticeship program or 8,000 hours of electrical type training equivalent to such a program administered by an electric utility. 
  • A valid Commercial Driver's License - Class "B" is required.  A legible copy of your driver's license indicating your CDL classification must be submitted. 

: Preference in filling vacancies is given to qualified Indian candidates in accordance with the Indian Preference Act of 1934 (Title 25, USC, Section 472). Verification of Form BIA-4432 must be submitted with the application if claiming Indian Preference. Indian Preference eligibles that are not currently employed with the Federal service will be appointed under the Excepted Service Appointment Authority Schedule A, 213.3112(A)(7). Consideration will be given to non-Indian applicants (Status or Reinstatement eligibles) in the absence of a qualified Indian Preference eligible.  Applicants not entitled to Indian Preference must be Federal civilian employees with competitive status or former Federal civilian employees with reinstatement eligibility and must submit latest Notification of Personnel Action, SF-50B, as proof.


  • Install, maintain, troubleshoot, and repair equipment in high voltage switchyards, substations, and power operations centers.
  • Work with established maintenance plan and substation equipment.
  • Report process and problems.
  • Complete and maintain maintenance record.
  • Participate in special projects such as checkout of new substations, stage additions, or substation preconditioning preparations.
  • Use various types of test equipment, such as Doble testing equipment, ammeters, voltmeters, wattmeters, multimeters, meggers, low resistance ohmmeters, ground resistance meters, etc.
  • Install, repair, or make alterations in substation station service systems, station grounding systems, and in A.C. and D.C. control system wiring.
  • Install equipment on control panels, relay panels, and in all types of electrical enclosures.
  • Work from schematic and wiring diagrams.
  • Comply with safe clearance procedures and safety rules and regulations.
  • Perform minor maintenance and housekeeping on substation structures, buildings, fences, and grounds, such as painting, etc.
  • Provide technical guidance and training to apprentice and other craft employees.
  • Responsible for maintenance of various reports, such as vehicle reports, equipment records, receiving reports, work reports, accident and safety reports, credit card statement and reconciliation reports.

Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • Travel may be required for training, conferences, meetings and other work related activities.

Relocation Authorized

  • Yes
  • Relocation Expense will be paid in accordance with appropriate Federal Travel Regulations. The Pay flexibilities of the Recruitment Bonus, Relocation Bonus and Student Loan Repayment may be authorized by the Manager.