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    ****This is an Open Continuous Announcement to establish a standing register of qualified candidates to refer as vacancies occur. The first cut-off date for receipt/referral of applications will be February 15, 2020; after this date additional referral lists will be created as vacancies are available. Final application disposition will be completed once all positions have been filled or the announcement reaches the end of the open period stated in the announcement. ****

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    ***Relocation (PCS) is not authorized for this vacancy; however, relocation/recruitment incentive may be paid in accordance with federal regulations and in consideration of budget availability for a highly qualified candidate; determined upon selection***

    A successful candidate in this position will perform installation and adjustment (construction) of electrical equipment in Substations. The construction aspects of a High Voltage Electrician task include erection of new facilities or removal of old facilities. Equipment serviced may be electrical, hydraulic, mechanical, pneumatic, and/or electronic. Electricians work from sketches, drawings, blueprints, wiring diagrams, and instruction books. Normally, an Electrician will perform either construction or maintenance tasks. However, the employee may be required to perform any duty of the craft concerning electrical equipment in substations. The Electrician usually reports to an Electrician Foreman but occasionally may work independently. The Electrician performs all duties in compliance with government regulations, BPA safety rules, and the BPA-CPTC Collective Agreement.

    As an Electrician you will:

    • Install and adjust major electrical equipment such as power transformer and gas, oil, or air-insulated power circuit breakers; instrument and station service transformers, disconnect and circuit switches, protective devices, static capacitors, batteries and charges.
    • Perform diagnostic testing to inspect parts and equipment.
    • Perform work in shops on equipment components including bushings, motors, small power tools, etc. Assemble, install, and modify control and relay panels for substations.
    • Assemble and erect steel racks and towers to support equipment.
    • Install and change antennas, reflectors, transmitting or receiving devices, emergency power supplies, and other equipment located in microwave or radio stations.
    • Takes clearances, hold orders and work permits in high voltage substations.
    • Install Conduit and trenches, pull cable and terminate.  Complete associated documentation required for the above listed tasks.
    • Drive 20-25% of the time in all weather conditions

    Travel Required

    76% or greater - This position will be in nearly continuous travel status up to 100% of the time.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/555695300. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.