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Job Title:  Electrician (Power System), BB-2810-00 (DEU)
Department:  Department Of The Interior
Agency:  Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
Job Announcement Number:  CRPA-D1427

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

The contents of the announcement can still be viewed.
$41.63 to $41.63 / Per Hour
Monday, August 4, 2014 to Monday, August 25, 2014
Full Time - Permanent
1 vacancy in the following location:
Coolidge, AZ View Map
Public Trust - Background Investigation


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.


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


  • 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.




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  • 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.


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Candidates for this position will be evaluated under the Federal Wage System (FWS) Job Grading Standards.  Applicants will be rated on the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position.  Each of the job elements must be addressed on the assessment questionnaire in order for the applicant to be rated for this position.  Your resume must reflect the answers to your assessment questionnaire.


SUITABILITY, CLEARANCE & REQUIREMENTS:  A background security investigation will be required for all new hires. Appointment will be subject to the applicant’s successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination.


MOTOR VEHICLE OPERATION:  Regularly operate government vehicles or equipment to perform the duties of the position.


TELEWORK INDICATOR:  The Bureau of Indian Affairs has determined that duties of this position are not suitable for telework under any circumstances.


As part of the application process, you are required to respond to a series of questions designed to assess your possession of the following job elements:

  • Element #1 - Ability to do the work of the position without more than normal supervision (Screen-Out)
  • Element #2-B - Knowledge of Electrical Equipment
  • Element #25-D - Theory and Instruments (Electrical, Electronic) Use in Shop and Trade Practices
  • Element #25-E - Technical Practices (theoretical, precise, artistic)
  • Element #75-J - Ability to Use Electrical Drawings
  • Element #81-B - Ability to Use and Maintain Hand Tools (Electrical Work)
  • Element #96-A - Troubleshooting (electrical)
  • Element #86 - Dexterity and Safety

We will compare your resume and supporting documentation to your responses on the assessment questionnaire.  If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your resume, your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities. 


Candidates for this position will be evaluated under the Federal Wage System (FWS) Job Grading Standards.  Applicants will be rated on the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position.  Each of the job elements must be addressed on the assessment questionnaire in order for the applicant to be rated for this position.  Your resume must reflect the answers to your assessment questionnaire.

Applicants will be evaluated and rated under the Category Rating and Selection procedures. Under category rating, applicants who meet basic minimum qualification requirements established for the position and whose job-related competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities have been assessed are ranked in two or more predefined quality categories. The final certificate will group applicants into the top category, applying veterans’ preference as appropriate, instead of ranking the applicants in numeric score order.

If basically qualified, you will be further evaluated to assess the quality, depth, and complexity of your accomplishments, experience, and education in relation to the job related competencies or knowledge, skills, and abilities required for the position and placed in one of the following categories:

BEST QUALIFIED: Applicants that possess all of the job related competencies identified as important for successful job performance.

WELL QUALIFIED: Applicants that possess a majority, (i.e., more than half but not all) of the job related competencies needed for successful job performance.

QUALIFIED: Applicants meet the basic eligibility and minimum qualification requirements but do not meet the definition of Best Qualified or Well Qualified as described above.

Preference Eligible’s are listed ahead of non-preference Eligible’s within each quality category.  Veterans’ preference is absolute within each quality category. Compensable veterans (CPS and CP) will "float" to the top of the highest category regardless of their final rating, except for Professional positions at GS-9 & above where they would be placed at the top of the category determined by their final rating. Non-compensable veterans (XP and TP) will go to the top of the category provided their final rating meets the cut-off rating for that category.



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The Bureau of Indian Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered:



CTAP & ICTAP APPLICANTS: Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) participants who are well qualified may apply for this position. To be eligible for consideration under CTAP, an applicant must provide written notification that they will be losing their current federal position. To be eligible for consideration under ICTAP, an applicant must provide proof that they have lost their federal position within the last year. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85 or above on the rating criteria for this position. Federal employees seeking CTAP/ICTAP eligibility must submit proof that they meet the requirements of 5 CFR 330.605(a) for CTAP and 5 CFR 330.704 for ICTAP. This includes a copy of the agency notice, a copy of their most recent Performance Rating and a copy of their most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location. Please annotate your application to reflect that you are applying as a CTAP or ICTAP eligible. For more information regarding CTAP & ICTAP, please visit


NOTICE TO MALE APPLICANTS: Section 1622 of the Defense Authorization Act of 1986, prohibits any male born after December 31, 1959, from being appointed to a position in an executive agency if he has knowingly and willfully failed to register with the Selective Service System. Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, will be required to complete a certification document to confirm their Selective Service registration status, if selected for appointment.



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To Apply Online:

  • Click the Apply Online button and follow the prompts to register
  • Answer the Questionnaire and click on SUBMIT my answers
  • UPLOAD all required documents and other supporting documents
  • To return to a previously saved or incomplete application go to

We strongly encourage you to apply online. However, if you cannot apply online, you may FAX your assessment questionnaire, resume and supporting documents to (478) 757-3144 by following the steps below.


To apply by Fax:

  • Print a copy of the OPM Form 1203-FX
  • Answer the assessment questionnaire View Occupational Questionnaire
  • When faxing a completed OPM Form 1203-FX, this will serve as your fax cover and must be placed on TOP of your application and other supporting documents. No other fax page is required. Simply make sure all six pages of the completed OPM Form 1203-FX are on top of all other documents being faxed


Combination Online/Fax:

  • Log into or create your Application Manager account at
  • ANSWER the Questionnaire and click on SUBMIT my answers
  • Include the Vacancy Identification Number 1178521, SSN, and full name to ensure that your documents are associated with the rest of your application
  • Fax your United States Government Application Cover Page, application, and supporting documents to (478) 757-3144

Please note that it is the applicant's responsibility to verify that all information entered, uploaded, or faxed (i.e., questionnaire responses, resume, and any supporting documents) are complete and accurate.


All electronic submissions and/or faxes must be completed by 11:59 PM EST;  Monday, August 25, 2014.


NOTE: Submission of a resume alone is not a complete application. This position requires the submission of additional forms as described under the REQUIRED DOCUMENTS section. Failure to provide the required information and/or documentation may result in your application not being considered for employment.



The following forms must be submitted in order to have a complete application:

  1. Resume/Application- Must contain the following:
    - Work experience, include the following:
    • Position Title;
    • Dates - from (mm/yy) to (mm/yy);
    • Hours Worked Per Week;
    • Current Supervisor's Name, Address, and Telephone number,
    - Education
    - References - List Three people who are not related to you and are not current or previous supervisors.
  2. Form BIA 4432, Verification of Indian Preference for Employment, is required for claiming Indian Preference. No other form will be accepted.
  3. Form DD-214, if claiming 5 pt. veteran's preference or Standard Form 15 with required proof of entitlement, if claiming 10 pt. veteran's preference.
  4. Assessment Questionnaire, listed in announcement. Failure to respond to the questionnaire will result in loss of consideration.
  5. Copy of most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, current or former Federal employees.
  6. Certification of Completion of Apprenticeship or 8,000 hours of electrical type training is required.
  7. Commercial Driver's License, a legible copy of driver's license indicating your CDL classification must be submitted.
  8. GSA Form 3607, Motor Vehicle Operator's License and Driving Report, available at (Optional during the application process; however, selectee will be required to submit as part of the pre-appointment process.)

    NOTE: Persons submitting incomplete application will be given credit only for the information they provide. The applicant is responsible for submitting all required documentation in support of their application in order to receive full credit for their Indian preference, veteran preference, experience, training, and/or education. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION WILL NOT BE SOLICITED FROM THIS OFFICE.



    Agnes Teller
    Phone: (505)563-5122
    Agency Information:
    BIA Center for Recruitment Albuquerque
    1011 Indian School Road NW Suite 136
    Albuquerque, NM


    Once the online questionnaire is received, you will receive an acknowledgement email notifying you that your submission was successful. After a review of your application is made, you will be notified regarding your rating and referral to the hiring official. If further evaluation or interviews are required, you will be contacted. 

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