Department of Defense, Washin...
Arlington, Virginia
Mar 14, 2017
Mar 21, 2017
Full Time

About the Agency

This position is part of the WHS Facilities Services Directorate. As a Electrician, you will be responsible for:

Performs electrical maintenance, repair, trouble shooting, and modifying of new and existing electrical systems, operating equipment, facilities, fixtures, and electrical devices through out the Pentagon Building.

Washington Headquarters Services was established as a Department of Defense Field Activity on October 1, 1977, as part of a DoD headquarters streamlining initiative. Approximately 1,200 civilian and military employees as well as contract staff are organized into 12 directorates and offices. WHS personnel contribute to the mission of our Defense customers by managing DoD-wide programs and operations for the Pentagon Reservation and DoD leased facilities in the National Capital Region. WHS is organizationally aligned under the Director of Administration for the Office of the Deputy Chief Management Officer.

  • Not Required

  • Yes
  • You may qualify for reimbursement of relocation expenses in accordance with agency policy.

  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  • Males must be registered or exempt from Selective Service, www.sss.gov
  • This position is subject to provisions of the WHS/OSD PPP Pilot Program
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary/trial period
  • Must be determined suitable for federal employment
  • Required to participate in the direct deposit program
  • This position is subject to pre-employment and random drug testing
  • Your background must demonstrate a full range of Electrician work assignments include the ability to read and interpret blueprints, building plans, wire diagrams, electrical drawings, sketches, specifications; knowledge of National Electric Code; using basic formulas to the trade to calculate voltage, wattage, and resistance; assembling and installing systems, circuits, and equipment; skill in various power and hand tools; and test equipment such as voltmeters, ammeters, wattmeter, ohmmeters, tachometers, and circuit tracers.

    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 or OF-612. Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/x-118c

    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.

    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 questions.

    The screen-out element for this position is
    Ability To Do The Work Of The Position Without More Than Normal Supervision

    JOB ELEMENTS: Those who meet the minimum level of experience and training for the screen-out element will then be evaluated in each of the following job elements:

    • Knowledge of Electrical Equipment
    • Trouble shooting (electrical)
    • Ability to Use and Maintain Hand Tools (Electrical Work)
    PHYSICAL EFFORT/REQUIREMENTS: This position requires the incumbent to stand, stoop, bend, crawl, and climb stairs up to 5 stories. Must be able to walk considerable distance on a regular and also work in tiring and uncomfortable positions. Required to make repairs and installations from ladders, scaffolds, and platforms where equipment may be in hard to reach places. May be required to lift equipment and tolls up to 40 lbs in weight and occasionally over that amount. Muse be capable of passing a physical exam to wear respirator for periods of several hours at a time.

    WORKING CONDITIONS: Work is general performed inside buildings, shops, and office area that are well lighted, heated, and ventilated. Occasionally there is exposure to shocks and burns from live wires. May be required to work in dirty, dusty, and greasy environments. Injury to eyes may result from falling dust, dirt, or chips of plaster caused by drilling holes for fastening electrical equipment. There is a danger of cuts, bruises, eye, and hand injuries due to the use of powered tools. As work requires, may also work outside buildings in cold, damp, or hot weather, and in tunnels, manholes, or other underground areas. May also be required to work in areas where ventilating, heating, or cooling equipment has been shut down for maintenance of other purposes.

    When work is being performed asbestos contaminated area, special precaution must be taken. These include but are not limited to the following guidelines for working in asbestos contaminated area and above ceilings. Wearing protective equipment such as Tyvek Suits, gloves, knee pads, and respirators as required by the Occupational Safety and Health Association (OSHA).s

    This position has Conditions of Employment that must be met prior to your start date and for the duration of this employment. The Conditions of Employment for this position are:

    • This position will require you to obtain and maintain a SECRET security clearance.
    • This position requires you to pass screening for illegal drug use prior to appointment and subsequent periodic drug screening thereafter.
    • This position will require you to successfully pass a pre-employment physical examination and annual physical examinations thereafter.
    Only experience obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered.


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