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    This position is established to provide leadership and direction for a crew of typically 5 to 11 trade and craft employees ranging in experience and expertise from entry level trainee to fully competent skilled journeymen in the operation and maintenance functions of high-voltage substations, transmission lines, associated facilities and equipment.

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    Works as a member of the crew and assures the crew's work assignments are carried out in a safe and cost-effective manner. Develops weekly, monthly, and annual work schedules. Develops regular work plans. Based on general instructions from the supervisor, the employee works with the crew to prioritize, coordinate, and accomplish routine work for optimum safety and operations, least adverse impact on landowners, the public, other agencies, and customers whose activities or property may be involved, and fair utilization of personnel. Provides leadership to ensure that the crew has clear work assignments and understands what is expected of them. Provides on-the-job training in work methods and practices. Identifies, secures, and/or coordinates material, personnel, and equipment needed for the timely performance of required task.

    Linemen perform the following: Erect and repair transmission/distribution power lines. Inspect electric power transmission lines including steel towers and wood poles from vehicles, on foot, or from aircraft. Inspect for damage to wood poles, cross arms, grounds, X-braces, loose bolts, broken or flashed insulators, missing or damaged vibration dampers, damaged or missing spacer dampers, damaged conductors or overhead ground wires, bent or missing steel members, and missing cotter keys. Maintain records of deficiencies either on patrol sheets or electronically. Install and replace poles, cross arms, line hardware, lightning arresters, fiber optic, and auxiliary equipment. String conductor, optical ground wire (OPGW), and fiber optic cable from structure to structure; splice conductor when broken; replace poles; and work on energized lines requiring the use of hotline tools and bare hand techniques. Repair requiring power outages are scheduled and coordinated by others. Climb transmission structures averaging 65 feet, but up to 500 feet on occasion, and communication towers up to 400 feet.

    Travel Required

    50% or less - 10-15 days per month

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/553024100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.