Electrician (Shift)

Woodlawn, Maryland
Nov 29, 2022
Dec 03, 2022
Full Time

  • Must be able to do the work of the position without more than normal supervision.
  • Installs, modifies, repairs, maintains, troubleshoots, tests and operates electrical and electronic lines, circuits, systems and associated fixtures, controls, equipment, standby UPS systems, medium voltage switching stations and generators.
  • Uses nonstandard applications that lack clear precedents and require modifications to fabricate, install, troubleshoot and modify specialized electrical and electronic controls, monitoring systems and equipment designed to meet unique conditions.
  • Electrical systems are regularly subjected to extreme demands for accuracy of motion control and load sensing.
  • Responsible for power distribution lines and circuits that supply a wide range of voltage, amperage, phase and frequency requirements to equipment such as:
  • distribution panels, switchgear, power and control circuits, industrial multiphase systems, thermocouple sensors, lighting control systems, AC and DC rectification systems and galvanic and impressed current cathodic protection for equipment.


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship required; Selective Service Registration: If you are a male born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt under the Selective Service Law. See www.sss.gov
  • Fingerprinting and background and/or security investigation may be required. Job offers are contingent on fingerprinting and background / security investigation results.
  • Federal employees must be in good standing. Federal employees must have a successful performance rating. Official Personnel Folders will not be reviewed.
  • Selectees may be required to serve a 1-year probationary period.
  • All application materials must be received by the closing date. All application forms submitted become the property of SSA Human Resources. Requests for copies of application documents will not be accepted.
  • This is an emergency/mission-critical position on a rotating shift.
  • This position is not eligible for telework or Alternate Work Schedule (AWS).
  • Salary will be set in accordance with local pay provisions.
  • This position involves specific physical efforts, working conditions, shift requirements and/or protective gear requirements as described under QUALIFICATIONS below.
  • Successful performance of electrical work, including adherence to these conditions, will be assessed during the 1-year probationary period that may be served by new appointees.


To qualify for this WG-11 Electrician (Shift) position your resume must describe duties you perform that demonstrate:
A. the Screen Out
B. the six individual Job Elements

A. SCREEN OUT: Ability To Do Electrical Work Without More Than Normal Supervision

REQUIREMENT: Electricians in this position work without more than normal supervision to perform a variety of electrical assignments and projects required to operate and maintain electrical systems across various large multi-floor facilities.

You must have a fundamental understanding of the electrical trade based on the following knowledge, skills and/or abilities:

(1) knowledge of electrical theory;
(2) skill in applying accepted trade practices and techniques;
(3) ability to interpret and apply electrical instructions; and
(4) ability to use and maintain electrical tools

B. Additionally, your resume must describe duties you perform without more than normal supervision (e.g., with only regular spot-checks or guidance during progress and upon completion) that pertain to the following JOB ELEMENTS

(1) Knowledge of Electrical Equipment
(2) Knowledge of Electrical Theory
(3) Technical Practices
(4) Ability to Use Electrical Drawings
(5) Ability to Use and Maintain Tools
(6) Skill in Electrical Troubleshooting


Reviewers can only rate your application on the information you provide; if duties you perform are missing or incomplete, you may be rated ineligible.

Do not simply list projects on which you work or describe your work in terms of general accomplishments or achievements.
Qualifications must be met by the closing date of this announcement.


Due to the nature of electrical work, the following conditions are essential for successful performance in this position and selected candidates must fully comply with all of these conditions in order to meet performance requirements.

Successful performance of electrician work and adherence to these conditions will be assessed during the 1-year probationary period that may be served by new appointees.

(1) This is an emergency/mission-critical position. Electricians in this position will be assigned to a rotating shift (8am - 4pm; 4pm - 12am; 12am - 8am) to provide service 24-hours a day, 7-days a week and may be called to work after-hours, on weekends and holidays.

(2) Employees on rotating shifts must stay on duty until properly relieved. May be required to report to or remain at a duty station to perform critical services when employees are generally excused for all or part of a workday in emergency conditions.

(3) May be required to report during irregular hours and travel in hazardous weather conditions.

(4) Electricians in this position are on call 24-hours a day, 7-days a week, year around.

(5) May be required to support other agency buildings to provide critical services to sustain the operational needs of agency buildings.

(6) Telework and Alternate Work Schedules are not authorized for this position; position is not authorized to be filled by outstationing.

(7) Work is performed on ladders, scaffolds and platforms. Work requires frequent standing, stooping, bending, climbing, crouching, kneeling, arm movement and working in tiring uncomfortable positions and confined spaces.

(8) Heavy exertion and physical strength is required at frequent intervals to handle heavy and bulky materials. May need to lift, carry and move equipment, tools and materials up to 50 pounds, unassisted, and occasionally lift or move heavier items with the assistance of lifting devices or other workers.

(9) Work is usually performed indoors where light, heat and ventilation are adequate, however, some work is conducted outside in all types of weather.

(10) Work may be performed under hot or cold conditions, on agency buildings requiring significant electrical and electronic modifications to both equipment and facilities. May be exposed to weather conditions and the hazards of working on and around scaffolds, ladders and confined spaces.

(11) Electricians are subject to injury, such as electric shock, cuts, bruises, falls and burns. May be exposed to high noise levels. May be required to work in areas that are dusty, dirty and confined where ventilation, heating and cooling equipment has been shut off.

(12) Electricians are required to understand and follow mandated safety procedures and wear mandated Personal Protective Equipment, including earplugs, safety glasses, steel-toed boots, gloves, respirator and any other gear required by the Electrician Supervisor.

(13) Electricians may be required to wear a respirator and may be required to shave to ensure a proper fit.

(14) Electricians may be required to wear a uniform while working at the duty station.

Information on Federal Wage System Qualifications can be found at FWS Qualifications Guide .


This position does not have an educational requirement.

If you completed trade-relevant training you want considered as part of your evaluation, include that training on your resume rather than uploading certificates you earned.

Additional information

VACANCY OPEN TO federal employees as follows:

(1) ICTAP/CTAP - must meet requirements under https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/ctap_guideline.pdf

(2) Current competitive service (permanent OR conditional tenure only)

(3) Former competitive service -- voluntarily separated (resigned or retired)
(a) with permanent tenure (separation at any time)
(b) with conditional tenure (separation within previous 3 years)
(c) with conditional tenure AND veterans preference (separation at any time)

(4) Current excepted service:
(a) agency with competitive service compatibility (Foreign Service, US Postal Service, etc)
(b) agency with Interchange Agreement
(c) Schedule A -- block 5 of APPOINTMENT action shows Reg 213.3102(u)
(d) VRA -- block 5 of APPOINTMENT action shows shows Pub. L. 107-288
(e) time-limited veteran appointment -- block 5 of APPOINTMENT action shows Reg. 316.402(b)(4)
(f) not described above but can demonstrate prior competitive service OR veteran's status

(5) Former excepted service - only eligible with prior competitive-status or VEOA-status

(6) VEOA -- must meet requirements under https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique-hiring-paths/veterans/veoa/ -- may be used by applicants with non-qualifying excepted service (e.g., all former excepted service OR current excepted service not included in (4) above is non-qualifying).

If you have non-qualifying excepted service and are an eligible veteran, you may use VEOA as your eligibility, but still must provide documents demonstrating your excepted service status (e.g., current SF-50 and performance appraisal or separation SF-50) -- applicants with competitive service status should choose a current or former competitive service eligibility instead of VEOA

VEOA cannot be used to circumvent merit promotion requirements and will not result in priority selection.

VEOA applicants with federal status will be considered on federal status first and VEOA only if federal status cannot be used. Eligibilities must be fully documented in order to receive consideration.

If you are a federal contractor, do not identify yourself as a federal employee.

This is a bargaining unit position, represented by AFGE, to be filled under the provisions of the SSA/AFGE Merit Promotion Plan . Additional selections may be made within 6 months of the date of the initial selection.


Your resume must address the Screen Out and Job Elements required for this position -- see QUALIFICATIONS for information.

Position is on a rotating shift (8am - 4pm; 4pm - 12am; 12am - 8am) to provide service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and is not eligible for telework or Alternate Work Schedules (AWS).

Position is not authorized to be filled virtually or through outstationing; selectees will be required to report to SSA-HQ in Woodlawn, Maryland; relocation expenses will not be paid.

Salary will be set in accordance with local pay provisions.

Location of position:
Office of Facilities and Logistics Management (OFLM)
Office of Buildings Management (OBM)
Division of Data Center Facilities Operations (DDCFO)