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    The Electrician Apprenticeship program is a formal 4-year program consisting of eight steps of 6 months each. The apprentice must pass an end-of-step review following each 6-month step to remain in this program. Apprentices will be promoted to journeyman after successfully passing the eighth step review.

    A successful candidate will serve as an apprentice, expected to gain knowledge of various work processes with progressively difficult assignments throughout their apprenticeship.

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    This announcement is also being advertised under Merit Promotion as announcement DOE-BPA-21-14361-MP. If you are a status candidate or intend to apply under a Special Hiring Authority (e.g. Schedule A, VEOA, etc.), please apply under the Merit Promotion announcement.

    A successful candidate in the position of an Electrician Apprentice II, under direct supervision of an Journeyman Electrician or Electrician Foreman, performs tasks which typically involve installation and adjustment (Construction) or maintenance and repair (Maintenance) of electrical equipment in Substations. The construction tasks include erection of new facilities or removal of old facilities. The maintenance tasks include routine inspection, modification, troubleshooting, and repair of facilities. Equipment serviced may be electrical, hydraulic, mechanical, pneumatic, and/or electronic.

    An Electrician Apprentice II:

    • Installs and adjusts (construction) 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
    • Maintains and repairs (maintenance) major electrical equipment in substations. When equipment fails, performs emergency repairs.
    • Performs diagnostic testing to inspect parts and equipment.
    • Performs work in shops on equipment components including bushings, motors, small power tools, etc. Assembles, installs, and modifies control and relay panels for substations.
    • Assembles and erects steel racks and towers to support equipment.
    • Installs and changes antennas, reflectors, transmitting or receiving devices, emergency power supplies, and other equipment located in microwave or radio stations.
    • Occasionally takes clearances and performs switching to isolate a piece of equipment for repair.
    • Conduit and trenches for equipment are installed under the service yard. Cables are pulled through the conduit.
    • Completes associated documentation required of the above listed tasks.
    • Drives 20-25% of the time in all weather conditions.

    To be eligible for the Recent Graduate program you must be a:

    Recent graduate who has completed, within the previous two years, a qualifying associates, bachelors, masters, professional, doctorate, vocational or technical degree or
    certificate from a qualifying educational institution.


    Student who within nine months of the closing date of this announcement will meet the education requirements and will graduate with a qualifying associates, bachelors, masters,
    professional, doctorate, vocational or technical degree or certificate from a qualifying educational institution. A student may not be appointed to a position until they have


    Preference eligible veteran who was precluded from applying due to their military service obligation beginning of their two-year eligibility period, upon release, or discharge from active duty.
    Eligibility for these veterans cannot exceed six years after degree or certificate completion.

    Travel Required

    25% or less - Drives 20-25% of the time in all weather conditions.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/589394100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.