Electrical Worker

Baltimore, Maryland
May 21, 2022
May 23, 2022
Full Time

Major duties include but are not limited to:
  • Assists in the installation or repair of complex industrial electrical systems.
  • Reads and interprets basic schematics and wiring diagrams.
  • Rearrange/install new electrical receptacles/relay switches/light fixtures.
  • Make repairs by removing, replacing, tightening, slicing, and soldering wire.
  • Measures, cuts and bends wire and conduit to specified lengths and angles.
  • Makes repairs by tightening connections, wrapping exposed wiring and soldering wire leads to contact points.
  • Uses hand tools - screwdrivers, pliers, wire cutters, strippers and manual conduit benders and threaders.
  • Splices electrical wires safely and makes proper wire terminations.
  • Tests various types of electrical receptacles and switches and identifies what corrective action is necessary to correct the problem.
Work Schedule: Full-Time Monday to Friday 7am to 3:30pm.
Position Description Title/PD#: Electrical Worker/PD08279-O
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • You may be required to serve a probationary period
  • Subject to background/security investigation
  • Pre-employment physical required
  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process
  • Participation in the seasonal influenza vaccination program is a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP)
  • Participation in the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination program is a requirement for all Veterans Health Administration Health Care Personnel (HCP) - See "Additional Information" below for details.


To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 05/25/2022.

EXPERIENCE: A specific length of training and experience is not required, but you must show evidence of training or experience of sufficient scope and quality of your ability to do the work of this position. Evidence which demonstrates you possess the knowledge, skills, and ability to perform the duties of this position must be supported by detailed descriptions of such on your resume. Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Federal Wage System Qualification Standards .

SCREEN-OUT ELEMENT: Your qualifications will first be evaluated against the prescribed screen out element, which usually appears as question 1 in the on-line questionnaire. Those applicants who appear to possess at least the minimal acceptable qualification requirement are considered for further rating; those who do not are rated ineligible and are eliminated. The potential eligibles are then rated against the remainder of the Job Elements:
  • Electrical Equipment
  • Troubleshooting
  • Use and Maintain Hand Tools (Electrical Work)
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; religions; 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. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.

Physical Requirements/Working Conditions: The incumbent must work through all areas of the medical center buildings and campus. In some cases, he/she must go in out-of-way areas such as pipe chases, roofs, attics, crawlspaces, mechanical spaces, etc, which may require kneeling, bending, stooping, crawling, etc. He/She may be required to handle object weighing 10 to 40 pounds and sometimes over 40 pounds. The Electrical Worker must work throughout all areas of the medical center, buildings and the campus. In some cases she must go in out-of-the-way areas which may be dirty, dusty, hot or cold environments. Work assignments will be indoors or outside work the incumbent is exposed to the possibility of cuts, bruises, scrapes, broken bones and serious burns caused by electrical shock, high voltage, or hot components. He/She must wear safety equipment or clothing when appropriate or required.


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

Receiving Service Credit or Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. Selected applicants may qualify for credit toward annual leave accrual, based on prior work experience or military service experience. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed.

The Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced VA competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation (a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location) and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 85 or more) for this vacancy. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/ .

This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies.

Pursuant to VHA Directive 1193.01, VHA health care personnel (HCP) are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 subject to such accommodations as required by law (i.e., medical, religious or pregnancy). VHA HCPs do not include remote workers who only infrequently enter VHA locations. If selected, you will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination before your start date. The agency will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request a legally required accommodation from this requirement using the reasonable accommodation process.

If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application .

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