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Substation Electrician
Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs    Coolidge, AZ 85128
     

Summary

This position is located with the Bureau of Indian Affairs, San Carlos Irrigation Project in Coolidge, Arizona. This position reports to the Electrician Supervisor. Recruitment Incentive; Relocation Incentive and/or Student Loan Repayment may be authorized for highly qualified applicants.

Responsibilities

Installs, maintains, troubleshoots, and repairs equipment in high voltage switchyards, substations, and power operation centers. Equipment may include power, distribution, grounding, phase shifting, and instrument transformers; oil, air and gas circuit breakers; reclosers; circuit switchers; step voltage regulators; reactor and capacitor banks; motor and manually operated battery chargers; motors; contactors and motor control switchgear, relays, indicating and power distribution equipment; and station groundings.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

Qualifications

This position is OPEN UNTIL FILLED and may be extended or closed prior to the current closing date. Applications will be reviewed every two weeks; the first cut-off date for applications is 10 business days from the opening date and every two weeks thereafter. Applicants with 10-point Veterans' Preference who submit a complete application after each two week cut-off date, but before the List of Eligibles is issued, will be considered and referred on the List, if qualified. To qualify for Substation Electrician BB-2810-00: 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. In addition to demonstrating that you possess the level of experience, you must also have completed a four (4) year / 8,000 hour electrician apprenticeship program administered by an electric utility or equivalent electrician training program. Examples of qualifying work experience include: Installing, maintaining, troubleshooting, and repairing equipment in high voltage switchyards, substations, and power operation centers. Equipment may include power, distribution, grounding, phase shifting, and instrument transformers; oil, air and gas circuit breakers; reclosers; circuit switchers; step voltage regulators; reactor and capacitor banks; motor and manually operated battery chargers; motors; contactors and motor control switchgear, relays, indicating and power distribution equipment; and station groundings. Working within the established maintenance plan on substation equipment. Reporting progress and problems. Completing and maintaining maintenance records. Participating in special projects such as checkout of new substations, stage additions, or substation preconditions preparations for installations of automated supervisory control systems. Using various types of text equipment including Doble testing equipment, ammeters, voltmeters, vattmeters, multimeters, meggers, low resistance ohmmeters, ground resistance meters, time travel recorders for servicing circuit breakers, transformer turns ration tester, oscillographs with signal conditions equipment, and insulating oil testing equipment. Installing, repairing, or making alterations in substation station service systems, station grounding systems, and in A.C. and D.C. control systems wiring. Installing equipment on control panels, relay panels, and in all types of electrical enclosures. Working from schematic and wiring diagrams, control board physical layouts, manufacturer's instructions, oral and written instructions, and the National Electric Code. Marking up wiring diagrams and schematics when field changes are made. Complying with safe clearance procedures and safety rules and regulations. Performing switching in high voltage substations and switchyards and receive clearances and hotline orders. Reading meters in substation and records readings. Reporting safety hazards and unsafe conditions and corrects or initiates actions to have them corrected. Reporting potential power system troubles to supervisor. Performing minor maintenance and housekeeping or substation structures, buildings, fences, and grounds, such as painting, etc. Providing technical guidance and training to apprentices and to other craft employees. When requested, supplying minor design data. Performing incidental concrete work usually related to equipment installation or repair. If your knowledge and ability in the SCREEN OUT JOB ELEMENT/Factor is not sufficient, you will receive no further consideration. In preparing your application, describe in detail the experience and training which you have had that specifically prepared you for this job to perform the duties described for this job. Experience should be clearly described and documented in your resume. The qualifications reviewer will not assume performance of such duties by Job Titles alone. Address your knowledges, skills and/or abilities in the areas shown in the job-related factors. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Works from ladders, scaffolds, and man lift devices and may work from substation support structures requiring use of a body belt. Regularly lifts and carries items weighing 50 pounds with occasional heavier lifting. Task often involves working in confined spaces and in strained positions. WORKING CONDITIONS: Works both inside and outdoors and is exposed to the possibility of electric shock, falls, bruises, cuts, burns, strains, inclement weather and extreme heat. Work is in or around energized sources. All qualification requirements must be met by the date of application. Merit Promotion candidates must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the date of application.

Education

If you are qualifying based on your education, you MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) official or unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement. If more than 10 percent of your undergraduate course work (credit hours) were taken on a pass/fail basis, your claim of superior academic achievement must be based upon class standing or membership in an honor society. One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study. If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency with your transcript in order to receive credit for that education which shows the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, visit: FOREIGN EDUCATION

Additional Information

The full performance level of this position is BB-2801-00. TELEWORK: Indian Affairs has determined that the duties of the position are NOT suitable for telework. Career Transition Assistance Programs: These programs apply to employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service or Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: (1) meet CTAP or ICTAP eligibility criteria; (2) be rated well-qualified for the position with a score of 85 or above; and, (3) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility. For more information visit: http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp . Under the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA) two groups of individuals are eligible to apply under this announcement: current and/or former employees serving or who have served under time-limited competitive appointments at land management agencies. Land Management Agencies include: Bureau of Indian Affairs, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, National Park Service, and U.S. Forest Service. Current appointees: 1) must have been hired under competitive examining procedures to a time limited appointment with a land management agency; 2) must have served under one or more time limited appointment(s) by a land management agency for a period totaling more than 24 months without a break in service of 2 or more years; AND 3) must have performed at an acceptable level during each period of service. Former appointees: 1) must have been hired under competitive examining procedures to a time limited appointment with a land management agency; 2) must have served under one or more time limited appointment(s) by a land management agency for a period totaling more than 24 months without a break in service of 2 or more years; 3) must have separated for reasons other than misconduct or performance; AND 4) must have performed at an acceptable level through the service period. Certain candidates may be eligible to apply under a special hiring authority including those for disabled individuals, Peace Corps employees, Foreign Service employees, veterans, etc. For more information, visit the following OPM websites: USAJOBS Information Center: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/; Vets Info Guide: http://www.fedshirevets.gov/. Former Federal Employees are required to indicate whether they received a Voluntary Separation Incentive Payment (VSIP) buyout in their previous employment with the Federal government, and are required to submit a copy of the applicable Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50) regarding the VSIP. Most individuals who accept reemployment with the Federal government within 5 years of receiving the VSIP amount, must repay the gross amount of the separation pay prior to reemployment.

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