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    The ideal candidate will have apprentice or journeyman level skills in commercial and/or industrial electrical work and have some skills in high voltage (12 kilovolt) electrical work. This position starts at a salary of $26.54 (WG-08) and $29.53 (WG-10), with promotion potential to $31.04 (WG-11). Apply for this exciting opportunity to become a member of the Mount Weather Emergency Operations Center (MWEOC) team within FEMA.

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

    • Troubleshooting and repairing of electrical wiring systems and associated fixtures, controls, equipment in industrial, commercial office, and residential buildings; tracing and repairing hard to locate defects or problems; repairing or replacing 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.
    • Installing 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; pulling and terminating wire in all of the above; wiring and installing service distribution panels and disconnecting, transformers, switches and receptacles.
    • Interpreting and applying the National Electrical Code, local codes, building plans, and use formulas to calculate common properties. i.e. ohms law.

    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. 

    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.

    All MWEOC employees are: (1) required to use a government-issued electronic device (to include cellular phones); (2) subject to recall during emergency situations; and (3)  required to perform work in locations both above and below ground. 

    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.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - This position may require minimal non-emergency travel up to 5%.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/596416600. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.