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The primary purpose of this position is to install, modify, troubleshoot, maintain and repair interior/exterior high and low voltage electrical distribution and associated electrical/electronic control systems. Provides base civil engineers, world wide, with expert level support on electrical equipment that is beyond the capability of base level personnel.Responsibilities
Incumbent is an expert on electrical power systems and equipment.
Uses state of the art, highly complex and technical test equipment to perform depot level maintenance and repairs on sensitive electric/electronlc equipment.
Installs, modifies, tests, repairs and maintains transformer, cables, switches, circuit breakers, mechanical and electronic systems and other circuit elements found in substations and power plants.
Uses complex infrared thermography equipment to inspect complete electrical systems to identify deficiencies, reliability, and potential failures.
Serves as a team member or a specialized mobility team.
Uses safety practices and procedures following established safety rules and regulations and maintains a safe and clean work environment.
Prepares accurate reports of site visits, travel vouchers, supply documents and conducts briefings to staff personnel.
Keeps abreast of emerging technologies and their application in power generation and distribution systems.Travel Required
75% or less - You may be expected to travel for this position.
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Requirements Conditions of Employment
This position is emergency-essential (EE). The incumbent of this position must meet all requirements of EE positions. and requires that the incumbent. or the designated alternate, be removed from any recall status.
May be required as a condition of employment to take a series of vaccinations and annual boosters to immunize against anthrax and other diseases.
In the event of a crisis situation, the incumbent or designated alternate, must continue to perform the E-E duties until relieved by proper authority.
The incumbent or the designated alternate may be required lo take part in readiness exercises. Th is position cannot be vacated during a national emergency or mobilization
U.S. Citizenship Required
Males must be registered for Selective Service, see www.sss.gov
Employee must obtain and maintain the appropriate security clearance and passport.
This posn is subject to provisions of the DoD Priority Placement Program
This is a drug testing designated position in accordance with (DP) IAW AFI 44107. The incumbent is subject to random testing for drug use.
Employee is required to work other than normal duty hours, which may include evenings, weekends, and/or holidays. The employee may be required to work overtime.
Shift work and emergency overtime may be required
Disclosure of Political Appointments
Position requires the employee to complete initial and annual mobility training requirements (i.e., chemical warfare, etc) and to obtain and keep current immunizations required for world-wide deployment.
Position requires the employee to frequently travel for long periods (i.e., 75% TDY) away from the normal duty station to include CONUS or outside CONUS, remote and isolated sites, and occasionally bare base encampments.
Position requires the employee lo work under adverse environmental conditions.
Position may require the employee to travel to hostile environments.
Employee must be willing and able to travel on military and commercial aircraft.
Projects may require the employee to work around high voltage electrical generating and distribution equipment and rotating machinery in excess of I 00,000 pounds, and/or high voltage equipment in excess of 13,800 volts.
Position may require that the employee be certified in the use of a respirator and/or air-fed hood.
Position requires the employee to drive a motor vehicle and/or fork lift. Appropriate, valid and current drivers/operators license(s) are required depending on type of vehicle or equipment. Qualifications
QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C for the WG-2800 Electrical Installation And Maintenance Family. Although a specific length of time and experience is not required for most blue-collar positions, you must meet any screen-out element listed, and 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.
The screen out element for this position is the ability to do the work of a High Voltage Electrician without more than normal supervision
JOB ELEMENTS: Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the following areas:
Advanced knowledge of technical practices in order to plan, layout, and complete maintenance or repair needed for electrical distribution and control equipment.
Advanced knowledge of low, medium and high voltage electrical distribution and control apparatus such as transformers, circuit breakers, protective relays, and transfer switches.
Advanced knowledge of and ability to install and maintain high-tech electrical/electronic control systems such as Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems. and Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC's)
Advanced knowledge of electrical and electronic theory and instruments used in shop and trade practices.
Advanced knowledge of troubleshooting and locating defects and trouble spots.
Advanced knowledge of safety regulations, procedures and practices and ability to operate safely.
Advanced skill in using and maintaining electrical tools and test equipment such as, phase rotation meters, digital lest equipment, fault finding equipment, frequency generators, oscilloscopes, synthesizers, phase shifters, complex infrared thermography equipment, ammeters, voltmeters, multi-meters, meggers, graphic recorders, and common hand tools.
Ability to install, modify, test, repair, troubleshoot, and maintain electric power generating and distributing equipment without more than normal supervision.
Ability to use and/or create electrical drawings, blueprints, circuit diagrams, schematics, and logic diagrams.
Ability to apply shop procedures, policies, written and oral instructions, and directives sufficient to provide training to others.
Knowledge of military unique equipment used to support contingency requirements. Specifically Mobile Electric Power (MEP) generators, Primary Distribution Centers (PDC), Secondary Distribution Centers (SOC), and Environmental Control Units (ECU). Must have the ability to perform depot-level maintenance and repair capabilities at bare base encampments. Must be knowledgeable of theories, principles, practices, techniques and application of all WRM assets.
Knowledge of regulations, procedures and policies related to records maintenance and documentation.
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writingPhysical Conditions:
The employee frequently performs moderately heavy lifting, pulling, and carrying of equipment and material up to I8 kilograms (40 pounds) and occasionally, lifts or pulls heavy cables and equipment weighing more than 23 kilograms (50 pounds) with the help of weight handling equipment or with assistance from other workers. Work requires bending, stooping, climbing and standing for long periods. At times, works in awkward positions and restricted spaces where coordination of hands, legs and body are needed to perform tasks.
Employee works indoors and outdoors. Exposed to heat, noise and vibration in power plants, and to extremes of weather when outside. Working conditions in power plants frequently include, wet slippery surfaces, poor illumination, unpleasant orders. gases, fumes, and exposure lo oils, lubricants, and chemical cleaning agents. The employee is subject lo bums. chemical irritations, shocks, bruises, cuts and strains. Involves working on ladders, on and around rotating machinery, and energized electrical equipment. The incumbent must follow numerous safety procedures and wear safely equipment which includes safety shoes, glasses, and respirators. Some safety items may be uncomforted to wear or use, and may be worn or used for long periods. Some projects require the employee to work around high voltage electrical generating and distribution equipment and rotating machinery in excess of I00,000 pounds, and/or high voltage equipment in excess of 13,800 volts. Position requires frequent travel for long periods (i.e. 75% TDY) away from the normal duty station to include CONUS or outside CONUS, remote and isolated sites, and occasionally bare base encampments. Position requires the employee to work under adverse environmental conditions. Position may require the employee to travel to hostile environments.
PART-TIME OR UNPAID EXPERIENCE: Credit will be given for appropriate unpaid and or part-time work. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.
VOLUNTEER WORK EXPERIENCE: Refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service Programs (i.e., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student and social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge and skills that can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment.You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
This job does not have an education qualification requirement.
Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP): For information on how to apply as an ICTAP eligible click. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated well qualified or above for this position. You must submit a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location.
Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants. Click for more information.
90-Day Register: This announcement may result in a 90-day register that may be used to fill like vacancies for 90 days after the closing date. Applicants may be referred for consideration as vacancies occur.
Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.
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How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Your application package (resume, supporting documents, and responses to the questionnaire) will be used to determine your eligibility, qualifications, and quality ranking for this position. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.
The resume/documents you submit must support your responses to the online questionnaire. If your application contradicts or does not support your questionnaire responses, you will receive a rating of \"not qualified\" or \"insufficient information\" and you will not receive further consideration for this job.
All Federal Wage Schedule (FWS) applicants must complete the assessment questionnaire in its entirety or it will result in an ineligible rating. Applicants who meet the requirements for and apply as a non-competitive eligible that meet minimal qualifications and other requirements of this position, will be given consideration as a non-competitive candidate and will be referred unless blocked by an individual with priority/preference.
APPRAISALS/AWARDS: Hiring Managers use objective methods and consider previous performance appraisals and awards in the selection process. Current Federal Civilian employees should list any relevant performance related rating and/or awards in your resume.
Background checks and security clearanceSecurity clearance
Drug test required
The following documents are required and must be provided with your application. Other documents may be required based on the eligibility/eligibilities you are claiming. Click to view the AF Civilian Employment Eligibility Guide and the required documents you must submit to substantiate the eligibilities you are claiming.
Online Application - Questionnaire
Resume - must include beginning and ending month and year for each employment period, hours worked and supervisor
Registration/License - active, current registration/license if applicable for the position
If claiming VRA, VEOA or Veterans' Preference - a copy of your DD Form 214, which must include character of service or a Statement of Service/Proof of Service which must include service dates and character of service. In addition, if claiming 10-point preference and/or 30% Disabled Veteran, you must submit a VA Letter or a disability determination from a branch of the Armed Forces (or documentation of Purple Heart, if applicable) and a SF 15 (Application for 10-point veteran preference).
Current or Former Federal Civilian Employees (Includes current Air Force employees): You are required to submit legible copy/copies of your last or most recent SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, (block 24 must be a \"1\" or \"2\" AND block 34 must be a\"1\").
Applicants must refer to the AF Civilian Employment Eligibility Guide (link provided above) for a complete list of required documents for each eligibility you identify.ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE MEMBERS: The VOW Act Chapter 21 of Title 5, United States Code (U.S.C.), Section 2108a, requires Federal agencies treat active duty service member as veterans, disabled veterans, and preference eligible, when they submit, at the time they apply for a Federal job, a \"certification\" of active service in lieu of a DD-214, assuming the service member is otherwise eligible. A \"certification\" letter should be on letterhead of the appropriate military branch of the service and contain (1) the military service dates including the expected discharge or release date; and (2) the character of service. The service member's military service dates are necessary in order to determine whether he or she meets the definition of \"veteran\" under 5 U.S.C. 2108(1). The \"certification\" must reflect the service member is expected to be discharged or released from active duty service in the armed forces under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date of submission. The \"certification\" must be signed by, or by direction of, the adjutant, personnel officer, or commander of your unit or higher headquarters and must indicate when your terminal leave will begin (if applicable), your rank, dates of active duty service, the type of discharge and character of service (i.e. honorable). Further, under paragraph (h) of the rule, agencies are required to verify a qualifying separation from military service prior to appointment, through the DD-214 or other appropriate documentation. Your preference and/or appointment eligibility will be verified prior to appointment. Active duty members that fail to provide a valid \"certification\" of service with their initial application will be found \"not eligible.\" Military members may be appointed before the effective date of their military retirement/separation if member is on terminal leave.
Performance Appraisals for Current Federal Civilian Employees - Most recent performance appraisals (dated within last 3 years) showing the official rating of record, signed by a supervisor, or statement why the performance appraisal is unavailable. Applicant should not submit an appraisal that does not include this information.
Awards for Current Federal Civilian Employees - Copies of any award received within the last 3 years.
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. .
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.
How to Apply
How to Apply
The complete Application Package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 03/13/2019
To preview the Application Questionnaire, please click the following link:
To begin the process, click the Apply Online button to create an account or log in to your existing USAJOBS account. Follow the prompts to complete the application questionnaire. Please ensure you click the Submit My Application button at the end of the process.
To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:
1. Your Resume (your latest resume will be used to determine your qualifications). If you submit more than one copy of your resume, only the most recent (latest) version will be reviewed. The latest timestamp will be used to determine which version of your resume is \"most recent.\"
It is your responsibility to check the status and timestamp of all documents you submit as part of your application.
If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate material or content, you will not be considered for this vacancy.
For qualification determinations your resume must contain hours worked per week and dates of employment (i.e., hours per week and month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume does not contain this information, your application may be marked as insufficient and you will not receive consideration for this position.
2. A complete Application Questionnaire
3. Additional Required Documents (see Required Documents section). Ensure all submitted documents contain your full name.
If you are unable to apply online, view the following link for information regarding . The Vacancy ID is 10437785
PLEASE NOTE: It is the applicant's responsibility to verify that information entered and/or uploaded, (i.e., resume) is received, accurate, and submitted by the closing date. You may verify your documents have been processed with your application package successfully. You can access your USAJOBS account to do so by clicking . Uploaded documents may take up to one hour to clear the virus scan.
Human Resources WILL NOT modify or change any answers submitted by an applicant.
Agency contact informationTotal Force Service Center
Total Force Service Center
540 Airlift Drive
Travis AFB, CA 94535
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If you provided an email address, you will receive an email message acknowledging receipt of your application.Your application package will be used to determine your eligibility and qualifications for consideration. If you are determined to be ineligible or not qualified, your application will receive no further consideration.
To check the status of your application or return to a previous or incomplete application, log into your USAJOBS account, select My Applications, and click on the more information link under the application status for this position.
If you do not provide an email address, you are responsible for checking status updates and notifications in USAJOBS. Hard copy notifications will not be sent to you.
Fair & Transparent
Fair & Transparent
The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.
Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
Reasonable Accommodation Policy
Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.
Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:
An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.
You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
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