Washington D.C.
Jul 11, 2017
Jul 25, 2017
Full Time

About the Agency

The selectee for this position will serve as a HIGH VOLTAGE ELECTRICIAN in the Public Works Department of NAVAL FAC ENGINEERING CMD WASH.

  • Not Required

  • Yes
  • Relocation incentives as described in 5 USC 5753 may be authorized in accordance with applicable command policy and available command funding.

  • Must be a US Citizen.
  • Males must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. www.sss.gov
  • Must be determined suitable for federal employment.
  • Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary/trial period.
  • See Other Information section for additional requirements.
  • In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities, as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to be clear and specific when describing your experience.

    Although a specific length of time and experience is not required for most trade and labor occupations, you must 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 quality of experience, not necessarily the length of time.

    Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the job elements and screen out listed below.

    This job has a screen-out element which will be used to determine minimum eligibility for this job. Applicants who do not receive a minimum of two points on the screen-out element(s) will be found ineligible. The Screen-out Element for this position is: Ability to perform the duties of a HIGH VOLTAGE ELECTRICIAN under normal supervision: Performing routine installation, maintenance, and repairs on electric power control equipment, distribution lines, or electric-generating equipment.

    Applicants must meet the requirements of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Job Qualification System for Trades and Labor Occupations (X-118C). Additional qualification information can be found at: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/x-118c/tabindx.asp.

    You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer and part time experience. You must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held and the total number of hours per week.

    Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., professional, philanthropic, religious, 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.


    All qualifications requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement and clearly documented in your resume.

    Within the Department of Defense (DoD), the appointment of retired military members within 180 days immediately following retirement date to a civilian position is subject to the provisions of 5 United States Code 3326.

    Must be able to obtain an interim and/or final (e.g., confidential/secret/top secret, etc.) security clearance prior to entrance on duty AND must be able to maintain the required level of clearance while employed in the subject position. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal.

    Selectee will be required to successfully complete a pre-appointment and yearly physical examination.

    Selectee must obtain and maintain a current valid United States driver's license.

    Call back and emergency overtime are regular requirements of this position.

    May be called in to restore power when circuit is inadvertently cut off.

    Physical Demands: Must be able to make repairs and installations from ladders, scaffolding, platforms, and other hard-to-reach places. This requires standing, stooping, bending, kneeling, climbing, and working in tiring and uncomfortable positions. Must be able to frequently lift and carry tools, equipment, and parts that weigh up to 20 pounds and, less often, up to 40 pounds. Occasionally, lift or move with assistance moderately heavy objects weighing more than 40 pounds. Other work requires climbing water tanks, stacks, and coal conveyors to heights of 190 feet.

    Working Conditions: The selectee will be exposed to the usual dangers existing to high voltage. Exposure to high heat, cold, dust, and dark areas. Work is performed indoors and outdoors, employee will be exposed to extreme temperatures, smoke, dirt, noise, unpleasant odors, toxic fumes, soot, coal dust, fly ash, water, fuel, oil, chemicals and all types of weather conditions. Work may result in bruises, burns from steam, heat, chemicals, or machinery.



    The successful selectee will perform the following duties:

    • Use and maintain hand or power tools (e.g., cable pullers, hydraulic benders, pipe threading machines) to complete high voltage electrician tasks.
    • Read and interpret blueprints, job sketches, and equipment diagrams to perform work on high voltage electrical systems.
    • Install, modify, and replace generation and distribution equipment in substations, power-generating facilities, transformer vaults, or distribution centers.
    • Troubleshoot generating or distribution equipment (e.g., circuit breakers, relays, battery banks and chargers, transformers, diesel generators, oil-gas-air switches, capacitors, cables, meters, controls, control circuits) to determine operating condition.

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