Electrician (Power Systems) (Sub-Operator) US Department of the Interior Anderson Dam

Title Electrician (power Systems) (sub-operator)
Date 2021
Company US Department of the Interior
City Anderson Dam

Short Description :

At all times as the position requires operation of government vehicles on government and public roads Installs electrical equipment, conduit, wiring, control devices, annunciator panels, circuitry devices, and makes terminations in accordance with electrical drawings To be considered ,…

Full Description :

    Duties Summary

    Reclamation is seeking a career professional looking for an opportunity to capitalize on his or her expertise as a Electrician (Power Systems) (Sub-Operator). Make a difference in the West by assisting in meeting increasing water demands while protecting the environment.
    LocationAnderson Dam, Idaho and Emmett, Idaho https://www.usbr.gov/pn/about/hr/area-information.html

    Responsibilities The primary duties of this position are:
    • Installs, modifies, maintains, troubleshoots, repairs, and tests new and existing hydroelectric power equipment including but not limited to: generators, motors and controllers, power and distribution transformers, power metering, circuit breakers, disconnects, and switches.
    • Installs electrical equipment, conduit, wiring, control devices, annunciator panels, circuitry devices, and makes terminations in accordance with electrical drawings.
    • Tests the installed systems and makes modifications, adjustments and settings as required.
    • Using appropriate drawings and prints, installs and wires switchboards devices in a neat, legible, timely and safe manner.
    Travel Required

    Occasional travelOccasional travel may be required.

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    2810 High Voltage Electrician

  • Requirements

    Requirements Conditions of Employment

    To be eligible, an applicant must meet the following:

    • U.S. Citizen or National
    • Suitability for Federal employment determined by background investigation
    • Submit a resume and supporting documentationSee How to Apply
    • Meet specialized experience requirementsSee Qualifications
    • Submit transcripts, if required, to verify education requirements
    • For veterans consideration, submit documents under Required Documents
    Applicants must meet all qualification requirements and any selective factors, by the closing date of the announcement 10/29/2020.
    Applicants may be required to serve an initial probationary period.
    If selected, the selectee will be required to obtain a successful pre-employment physical examination by a licensed physician certifying to his/her ability to perform the duties of this position. A physical exam may not be required if a comparable agency approved examination was performed within the last 12 months. The cost of the exam will be reimbursed by the agency.
    The selectee must maintain a valid State Driver's License at all times as the position requires operation of government vehicles on government and public roads. Failure to maintain a valid State Driver's License at all times will result in removal from the position.
    Due Weight Consideration: Please submit 1) a copy of your most recent performance appraisal/evaluation and 2) a list of any awards (e.g. superior performance awards, special act or achievement awards, quality step increase, etc.) you received in the last 5 years. Any performance appraisal/evaluation and award documentation you provide will be forwarded to the selecting official. The selecting official will review this documentation and give it due weight consideration during the overall selection process. If you do not have your most recent performance appraisal/evaluation, please submit a statement as to why it is not available. Please indicate if any prior performance appraisals/evaluations were at an acceptable level. Qualifications Application materials must demonstrate sufficient experience and training to perform the duties of this position without more than normal supervision. Qualifications will be determined on the basis of information submitted in the applicants resume and responses to the assessment questions. For information about qualifications for Federal Wage System positions please visit: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/x-118c/index.asp
    Minimum qualifications for trades and labor positions are determined by evaluation of job elements. Applicants must meet at least 2 points on the screen-out element(s) and obtain an average of at least 2 points on all of the job elements in order to be considered qualified for this position.
    Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. Applicants will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Education Additional information

    Position is being advertised concurrently under vacancy announcement BOR-21-DE-10929274-MR. Applicants interested in applying under both announcement numbers, must submit application packages for each.
    The selectee will be required to complete the Snake River Area Office sub-operator cross training program within one year of beginning the instructional program. Failure to successfully complete the training will result in removal from Federal service. The selectee will initially be placed at the rate of $45.25 ph and upon successful completion of the training program, the selectee may be promoted without further competition to a Plant Mechanic/Operator at the full performance rate of $47.06 ph.
    At the present time, we have two vacancies; however, this announcement may be used to fill additional, equivalent positions at these duty locations.
    Reclamation has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisory approval.
    DOI uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including applicant rights and responsibilities, please visit https://www.e-verify.gov/
    Selective Service: Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must certify registration with the Selective Service System or that the applicant is exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. Go to: https://www.sss.gov

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    Human Resources (HR) will review resumes and submitted documents, if applicable, to ensure applicants meet the basic qualification requirements. We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the information provided in the assessment questionnaire. The assessment questionnaire will take approximately 45 minutes to complete. Applicants determined best qualified will be referred to the selecting official.
    Applicants will be further evaluated on the following "Job Element" for trade/labor positions through his/her resume and responses to the online questions.
    Job Element 1: Ability to do the work of an Electrician (Power Systems) without more than normal supervision. (screen-out)
    Job Element 2: Ability to maintain, install, repair, and troubleshoot equipment.
    Job Element 3: Knowledge of the theory of electricity and of electric circuitry.
    Job Element 4: Ability to read and interpret blueprints, drawings, manufacturer's instructions, etc.
    Job Element 5: Knowledge of safety and safe clearance procedures.
    Applicant's answers to questions will be verified against information provided in their online resume. Be sure that the resume clearly supports the responses to all the questions by addressing experience, education, and/or training relevant to this position. Applicants must make a fair and accurate assessment of their qualifications. If a determination is made that an applicant has rated themselves higher than is apparent in his/her description of experience, competencies, skills, and/or education/training OR that his/her resume/application is incomplete, the applicant may be rated ineligible or his/her score may be lowered.
    Preview assessment questions here:https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10929275

    Background checks and security clearance Security clearance

    Not Required

    Drug test required


    Position sensitivity and risk

    Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

    Trust determination process

    Credentialing, Suitability/Fitness

  • Required Documents

    Required Documents

    Applicants are required to submit a resume, an on-line assessment questionnaire, and the following supporting documents, as appropriate.
    Resume: Must demonstrate how skills and experiences meet the qualifications and requirements listed in the job announcement to be considered for the job. Each job experience should at least include start and end dates (month and year) and number of hours worked per week. For more information: ResumesWhat to Include
    SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action: Status applicants (transfer, reassignment, reinstatement, promotion, etc.) MUST submit a copy of their SF-50, verifying highest rate of pay and documenting career or career-conditional status in the competitive service (Tenure 1 or 2) for which the applicant is claiming eligibility. Do not submit award SF-50s. FAILURE TO SUBMIT AN SF-50 VERIFYING STATUS WILL RESULT IN THE APPLICANT NOT BEING CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION.
    Special Non-Competitive Appointing Authorities: Schedule A, Peace Corps & AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteers. Applicants claiming eligibility based on a Special Hiring Authority must submit applicable proof of eligibility. For more information: Special Non-Competitive Hiring Authorities
    Schedule A (Individuals with Disabilities) information: Schedule A (Individuals with Disabilities)
    Peace Corps & AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteers information: Peace Corps & AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteers
    Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA) Eligibles: Current or former land management agency appointees must provide documentation to verify eligibility as follows:
    a) A copy of the applicant's SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, that reflects having initially been hired under competitive examining procedures to a time limited (temporary/term) appointment;
    b) A copy of SF-50(s), Notification of Personnel Action(s), that reflect having served under one (1) or more time-limited (temporary/term) appointments by a land management agency for a period totaling more than 24 months without a break in service of two (2) or more years; and
    (c) A copy of the applicant's Performance Appraisal Plan and/or Supervisor Memorandum that reflects having performed at an acceptable level during each period of service.
    For more information on LMWFA, visit: Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act
    DD-214, Certificate of Release from Active Duty (VEOA, VRA, 30% or more Disabled, or Disabled Veterans Enrolled in a VA Training Program): Applicants who are entitled to veterans' preference must submit a copy of his/her DD-214 (Member 4 Copy preferred, including character of service), or an official statement of service from his/her command if he/she is currently on active duty, or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that proves the applicants military service was performed under honorable conditions. If the applicant has a compensable service-connected disability, submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, and the required documentation requested by this form, in addition to the DD-214.
    For information on veteran's eligibility visit: Feds Hire VetsVet Guide
    CTAP/ICTAP: CTAP/ICTAP provides placement assistance to permanent Federal employees who are surplus, displaced, or involuntarily separated. Applicants claiming CTAP/ICTAP eligibility must submit a copy of their most recent performance appraisal, proof of eligibility, and most current SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location with their application. To be considered under CTAP/ICTAP, applicants must be well-qualified (i.e., meet the minimum qualification requirements, including selective factors, education and experience requirements) and score at least 85.0 on the assessment questionnaire as established, and be able to perform the duties of the position upon entry.
    For information on CTAP and ICTAP visit: Career Transition
    Public Land Corps (PLC) Eligibles: An individual's eligibility for this non-competitive hiring status extends until 120 days after the completion of the individual's last PLC project. For consideration under this hiring status, applicants must have served a minimum of 640 hours of satisfactory service on appropriate conservation projects and at least 120 hours served on a project utilizing the PLC legal authority. Applicants must submit documentation of this work by submitting their PLC Certificate of Noncompetitive Hiring Status Eligibility signed by the Line Officer. For more information on PLC and applicable eligibility requirements, visit: https: Public Land Corps

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

  • Benefits


    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits.

    Review our benefits

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

Help This job is open to
  • Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)

    Federal employees who meet the definition of a "surplus" or "displaced" employee.

  • Federal employeesCompetitive service

    Current or former competitive service federal employees.

  • Individuals with disabilities
  • Land & base management

    Certain current or former term or temporary federal employees of a land or base management agency.

  • Military spouses
  • Peace Corps & AmeriCorps Vista
  • Special authorities

    Individuals eligible under a special authority not listed above, but defined in the federal hiring regulations.

  • Veterans
Clarification from the agency

Current Federal employees serving under career/career-conditional appointment in the competitive service; former Federal employees with reinstatement eligibility; CTAP/ICTAP eligible; Veterans Employment Opportunities Act; 30% or More Disabled Veterans; Military Spouses under Executive Order 13832; Individuals with Disabilities; eligible Peace Corps or AmeriCorps VISTA volunteers; Public Land Corps Eligibles & Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act Eligibles.

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