In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities, as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to submit a thorough resume that directly relates to this position. Applicants must meet the requirements of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Job Qualification System for Trades and Labor Occupations (X-118C).
Although a specific length of time and experience is not required for most trade and labor occupations, you must show through experience and training that you possess the quality level of knowledge and skill necessary to perform the duties of the position at the level for which you are applying. Qualification requirements emphasis is on the quality of experience, not necessarily the length of time.
Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the job elements and screen out listed below. This job has a screen-out factors which will be used to determine minimum eligibility for this job. Applicants who do not receive a minimum of two points on this screen-out element(s) or who do not score at least half of the total points possible across all elements will be found ineligible.
The screen-out element for this position is: Ability to do the work of a Electrician without more than normal supervision to include maintaining, installing, modifying, calibrating, repairing of; electrical sub-stations, power generation/transmission/distribution equipment and systems at 11,000 to 500,000 volts; climbing, maintaining and repairing electrical sub-stations; transformer banks. Failure to meet this Screen out Element will result in an ineligible rating.
- Ability To Do The Work Of The Position Without More Than Normal Supervision
- Ability To Use and Maintain Hand Tools (Electrical Work)
- Ability To Use Electrical Drawings
- Knowledge of Electrical Equipment
- Technical Practices (theoretical, precise, artistic)
- Theory and Instruments (Electrical, Electronic) Used in Shop and Trade Practices
- Trouble shooting (electrical)
"Experience" refers to paid and unpaid experience. Examples of qualifying unpaid experience may include: volunteer work done through National Service programs (such as Peace Corps and AmeriCorps); as well as work for other community-based philanthropic and social organizations. Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills; and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
This position has a selective placement factor, failure to meet this requirement(s) will result in an ineligible rating.
- Must possess a current valid U.S. motor vehicle operator's license from state of residence.
Working conditions vary depending on tasks. Most work is performed outside in all weather conditions, but some work is done inside under normal shop conditions. Work is performed around energized equipment, such as switchboards containing critical control circuits where carelessness could cause a serious system disturbance or outage. Work is done in energized Substations at various heights in excess of 100 feet, such as on steel framework, platforms, and ladders adjacent to energized high-voltage equipment. The Electrician must frequently work on surfaces which are slippery due to insulating oil or ice. Installing conduit, pulling cable, working in oil circuit breaker (OCB) tanks, etc., involves working in restricted and cramped quarters. Approved respiratory and safety equipment shall be worn when hazardous substances are being handled (oil, acid, and solvent fumes, etc.). At times, work may be physically demanding. The work environment will occasionally include high noise levels or exposure to hazardous substances (i.e., mercury, acids, solvents, PCB's, etc.) that could, if precautions are not followed, pose a health risk. Potential exposure to radiation could occur if assigned to work at the WNP2 plant (Ashe and Hanford). Emergencies, critical system conditions, or outage limitations may require that work be systemwide, done at night or under serious time pressures. System priorities may require extended periods of overtime including working weekends and holidays.
Able to climb and work at various heights,
averaging 40 feet, rarely to 100 feet,
such as on steel framework, platforms and ladders adjacent to high-voltage equipment. Requires good balance while climbing ladders and structures such as transformers toperform repair duties and while hanging grounds. Balancing required on narrow and slippery surfaces at heights and in varied weather conditions, as well as on uneven terrain.
To operate trucks and equipmentand to climb ladders. Must be able to work from ladders and other aerial equipment. Ability to stand an average of 2 hours, with a maximum of 3-4 hours uninterrupted. Walks an average of 2 hours; alternate standing/walking up to a maximum of 8 hours, some of which may be on uneven, slippery, surfaces and rough terrain. Lifts tools and equipment. Average is10-20 lbs. Positions 100-110 pound nitrogen and oxygen bottles and 200-pound SF6 gas cylinders from rack to cart (usually two persons assist with this) on daily basis.Ability to raise, lower and maneuver up to 30 pounds utilizing a pole 20 feet or more in length. Installs conduit and pulls cable. Pushing/pulling while assembling bolts and parts. Works in cramped, awkward positionswhile working from buckets, in manholes or confined spaces, etc. Works with arms overhead or occasionally outstretchedfor extended periods of time. May crouch for long periods when working in confined spaces or while wiring or working on pumps. Frequent kneeling to access and test equipment and wire. Tasks vary based upon whether position is engaged in maintenance or construction activities.
As part of the application process, you must complete and submit an online occupational questionnaire. If your resume is incomplete or does not support the responses you provide in your online questionnaire, or if you fail to submit all required documentation before each cut-off date, you may be rated 'ineligible', 'not qualified', or your score may be adjusted accordingly.