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    The ideal candidate will have apprentice (WG-08) or journeyman (WG-10) level skills in commercial and industrial electrical work and  skills in high voltage (12 kilovolt) electrical work. This position starts at a salary of $25.37 (WG-08) and $28.23 (WG-10) with promotion potential to $29.68 (WG-11). Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the Mount Weather Emergency Operations Center team within FEMA.

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    When disaster strikes, America looks to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Now FEMA looks to you. Join our team and use your talent to support Americans in their times of greatest need. FEMA prepares the nation for all hazards and manages Federal response and recovery efforts following any national incident. We foster innovation, reward performance and creativity, and provide challenges on a routine basis with a well-skilled, knowledgeable, high performance workforce. Please visit www.fema.gov for additional information.

    EMERGENCY ASSIGNMENT: Every FEMA employee has regular and recurring emergency management responsibilities, though not every position requires routine deployment to disaster sites. All positions are subject to recall around the clock for emergency management operations, which may require irregular work hours, work at locations other than the official duty station, and may include duties other than those specified in the employee's official position description. Travel requirements in support of emergency operations may be extensive in nature (weeks to months), with little advance notice, and may require employees to relocate to emergency sites with physically austere and operationally challenging conditions.

    In this position, you will serve primarily as an electrician for installation, maintenance, and repair work. In addition, you will undergo training and perform certain high voltage (12 kilovolt) system maintenance and repairs with more senior personnel. Typical assignments include:

    • Troubleshooting and repair of electrical wiring systems and associated fixtures, controls, equipment in industrial, commercial office, and residential buildings. Traces and repairs hard to locate defects or problems. Repairs or replaces a variety of electrical equipment including light fixtures
    • Reading building plans, blueprints, wiring diagrams, engineering drawings, and electrical maintenance and repair manuals to install electrical lines, circuits, systems, equipment and controls.
    • Installs various types of conduit with associated couplings, connectors, and straps, to include electrical metallic tubing (EMT), rigid, polyvinyl chloride (PVC), liquid tight flexible conduit, and wire mold. Pulls and terminates wire in all of the above. Wires and installs services distribution panels and disconnects, transformers, switches and receptacles.
    • Interpret and apply the National Electrical Code, local codes, building plans, and use formulas to calculate common properties i.e. ohms law.

    All MWEOC staff have emergency assignments and are considered deployed in place. Exercises and activations are planned and unplanned, and may require long hours, nights, weekends and holidays

    Promotion Potential: Future promotions will be dependent on your ability to perform the duties at a higher level, the continuing need for an employee assigned to the higher level, and administrative approval.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Occasional non-emergency travel may be required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


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    2805 Electrician

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/552936500. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.