Electrician Supervisor

Baltimore, Maryland
Aug 06, 2022
Aug 09, 2022
Full Time

The Electrician Supervisor reports to the Maintenance and Operations Supervisor, and has the overall responsibilities to ensure that Electric and Electronic Shop personnel accomplish their mission through personal action and supervision.

Major Duties to include, but are not limited to:
  • Develops performance standards, counsels employees on performance, and makes formal and informal performance appraisals.
  • Reviews job descriptions for currency and accuracy and makes necessary changes. Reports detailing of employees to jobs other than their own to HR.
  • Interviews candidates for vacancies and recommends selections.
  • Counsels employees on problems and adjusts informal complaints through discussions with employees and union representatives.
  • Initiates proposals for formal disciplinary action as needed. Identifies employees training needs, and initiates recommendations to provide necessary training.
  • Schedules and approves leave of subordinates. Initiates recommendations for promotion or reassignment of subordinates.
  • Ensures that manhours and materials are documented on each work order, as well as the piece of equipment it is attached to, if any, for future records.
  • The incumbent is the Master Electrician of Record and supervises skilled and/or licensed Electricians, Electrical Workers and Helpers, and Electronics Mechanics in the installation, alteration, maintenance, and repair of electrical and electronic wiring systems and equipment used in communications, lighting and power.
  • Monitors incoming 13,200-volt feeds from the power company to the 3 hospital facilities at the Baltimore and Loch Raven VAMC's and the Baltimore Annex, as well as associated CBOC's for any anomalies which may cause electrical issues downstream to the 13,200 volt and 4,180-volt transformers.
  • Completes repairs by interpreting complex blueprints and AutoCAD drawings, and specifications.
  • Ensures that electrical and safety standards, procedures, and techniques are followed by subordinate staff, in accordance with NFPA 70, NFPA 70E, NFPA 99, and NFPA 101, and Joint Commission Environment of Care Standards. Uses independent judgement to assure the least amount of electrical interruption possible.
  • Performs repair work and construction with little or no supervision during progress. The Maintenance and Operations Supervisor may check overall work when necessary to ensure that it meets required standards.
  • Oversees and equitably administers 1-10 maintenance contracts concurrently as a Contracting Officers Representative (COR), and maintains a current COR II Certificate and FAITAS recognized by Contracting Personnel.
  • Develops, writes, submits, funds, and maintains multiple service contracts for building services, which requires constant follow-up and coordination with all involved staff and services whenever the contractor may need to perform any duties on station.
  • Ensures that vendors will effectively perform assigned job duties by directing the work of other licensed electricians and maintenance/vendor employees, and assigning and controlling the flow of work.
  • Monitors the work activities of contract workers, licensed electricians, vendor representatives, and maintenance employees who have been contracted to work on projects.
  • Coordinates with the Projects Section to determine that work and materials meet electrical codes and standards.
  • Ensures the timely completion of electrical and electronic projects by determining the most efficient work procedures and techniques; instructs others on the appropriate use of equipment and electrical techniques; inspects the quality of work performed by others; and checks the suitability of the materials and equipment used.
  • Plans weekly and monthly work schedules and sequence of operations for subordinates. Directs, assigns, and controls workflow to ensure Emergency, High, Average, Low Priority work orders are completed in the specified timeframes.
  • Re-directs individual workers and resources to accomplish unanticipated work.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Work Schedule: Full-time; Monday-Friday, 7:00 am to 3:30 pm.
Telework: Not Available
Virtual; Not Authorized
Compressed/Flexible Schedule:
Position Description Title/PD#: Electrician Supervisor/PD512-21045-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, 08/08/2022.

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 eligible are then rated against the remainder of the Job Elements:
  • Lead or Supervisor
  • Electrical Equipment
  • Technical Practices (Electrical Electronic)
  • Troubleshooting (Electrical)
  • Contract Administration
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 working conditions mayrequire you to stand, stoop, bend, kneel, climb, and work in tiring and uncomfortable positions. You will frequently lift and carry tools, equipment, and parts that weigh up to 9 kilograms (20 pounds) and, less often, up to 18 kilograms (40 pounds). Occasionally, you will lift or move with assistance moderately heavy objects weighing more than 18 Kilograms. The work is performed both inside and outside. You may sometimes be required to make repairs and installations in bad weather; in work areas that are noisy, dirty, dusty and greasy; on scaffolding or cranes at heights of 9 meters (30 feet) or more; and in close quarters such as manholes, or attics. You may occasionally be exposed to the possibility of injury from falling, electrical shock, burns, and rotary devices such as electrical motors. You may also be frequently exposed to the possibility of cuts and bruises.


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.

Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities [i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities], and/or Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. Contact the Agency Contact for information on how to apply under this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator.

The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal/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 .