Electrician

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Woodlawn, Maryland
Posted
Aug 23, 2019
Closes
Aug 24, 2019
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

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Participates with other specialists in the planning and design phase of electrical and electronic projects. Day-to-day assignments are performed independently and involve fabrication, installation, repair, maintenance, troubleshooting and overhaul of electrical/electronic equipment, controls and systems. Other duties include:

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Responsibilities

  • Serves as a member of an assigned project team established to identify projects requiring major electrical/electronic installation, repair, upgrade, maintenance, etc.
  • Independently comments on the electrical features detailed in blueprints outlining major projects.
  • Determines if proposals meet agency requirements (includes analysis of design and performance characteristics).
  • Works with Electrical Engineers (when available) or independently in the development of drawings and specifications and in coordinating detailed electrical projects.
  • Conducts site surveys and provides comments to engineers and officials on the accuracy of electrical plans in meeting desired objectives.
  • Compares results with final schematics and recommends modifications is necessary.
  • Fabricates, installs, maintains, troubleshoots, repairs and modifies unique and/or specialized electronic and electrical equipment and operational systems in support of SSA's critical operational and computer needs.
  • Equipment and systems include electrical/electronic distribution systems and electronic controlled load sensing banks.
  • Performs complete electrical wiring or rewiring jobs for segments of buildings and structures.
  • Installs, repairs and maintains switch and outlet boxes.
  • Connects completed electrical circuits to power source and tests operation of metering equipment and fuse disconnects.
  • Work often includes installation of cables and fabrication of circuits designed to accomplish multiple functions where one function impedes the operations of other related components.
  • Maintenance and repair problems require interpretation of a variety of electrical/electronic data and use of independent judgement in determining work sequence and selecting and using proper tools.
  • Work is performed under hot conditions on a variety of aged buildings at the Woodlawn Headquarters, requiring significant electrical/electronic modifications to both equipment and facilities.


Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
None

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship required
  • Selective Service Registration, if applicable (www.sss.gov)
  • Background and/or security investigation required
  • Job offers are contingent on background / security investigation results
  • Selectees may be required to serve a 1 year probationary period
  • Relocation expenses will not be paid
  • All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of the announcement
  • See Qualifications Section for detailed information pertaining to Physical Efforts, Working Conditions, Protective Gear and Other Requirements.


Qualifications

To qualify for this position, you must have:

Ability to Do the Work of this Position Without More Than Normal Supervision

This is the OPM-required Screen Out Element and means you must demonstrate the following worker-traits in the performance of ELECTRICIAN duties:

KNOWLEDGE: (1) possesses satisfactory or greater knowledge of the trade, (2) keeps informed of current trade practices and (3) applies relevant procedures, concepts and skills to accomplish work

ACCOUNTABILITY: (1) accepts and completes assigned tasks (requests assistance if needed); (2) uses time productively and (3) arrives to job location on time and adheres to schedules and/or deadlines

QUALITY: (1) produces work products consistent with trade standards; (2) completes expected amount of work on schedule with a minimum of errors and (3) shows professional concern for quality and timeliness of work

INITIATIVE: (1) takes prompt action to accomplish tasks; (2) properly organizes and prioritizes work and (3) offers ideas for improvements and solutions to problems

In addition, you must meet or exceed the following OPM-required Job Elements.

This means your resume should include specific information to demonstrate your claimed level of knowledge, skills and/or abilities.

Applicants may be asked to provide supporting documentation, describe specific examples of work performed OR to support claims by a practical demonstration .

Knowledge of Electrical Equipment - at a minimum, must be able to install, operate, maintain, troubleshoot and repair electrical equipment under not-more-than normal supervision.

Theory and Instruments - at a minimum, must have sufficient knowledge of electrical theory and ability to properly use electrical instruments under not-more-than normal supervision.

Technical Practices - at a minimum, must be able to apply required trade practices to perform common electrical work under not-more-than normal supervision.

Ability to Use Electrical Drawings - at a minimum, must be able to read electrical drawings and perform common electrical work under not-more-than normal supervision .

Ability to Use and Maintain Hand Tools - at a minimum, must be able to use hand-tools of the electrical trade to perform common electrical work under not-more-than normal supervision .

Troubleshooting (Electrical) - at a minimum, must be able to apply troubleshooting techniques of the electrical trade to perform common inspections and testing of electrical systems under not-more-than normal supervision .

YOUR RESUME MUST CLEARLY AND SPECIFICALLY DESCRIBE DUTIES YOU PERFORM THAT MEET OR EXCEED THESE JOB ELEMENTS

IF YOU DO NOT CLEARLY DEMONSTRATE THAT YOU MEET THE SCREEN OUT ELEMENT AND THE REQUIRED JOB ELEMENTS, YOU WILL BE DISQUALIFIED FROM FURTHER CONSIDERATION.

Information on Federal Wage System Qualifications can be found at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/federal-wage-system-qualifications/#url=Overview

This position also requires that applicants be willing and able to comply with the following:

Physical Efforts: Work is performed on ladders, scaffolds and platforms and involves extensive standing, stooping, bending, kneeling, climbing and working in tiring and uncomfortable positions. Lifts and carries equipment and tools over 40 lbs.

Working Conditions: Work is usually performed indoors where light, heat and ventilation are adequate. However, some work is conducted outside in all types of weather. Electricians may also be required to work in areas where ventilation, heating and cooling equipment has been shut off. Electricians are subject to injury, such as electric shock, cuts, bruises, falls and burns. Work may require exposure to high noise levels.

Protective Gear: Electricians are required to wear safety shoes and glasses and, when necessary and/or as directed, goggles and gloves. Additionally, electricians are required to wear a respirator on an as needed basis.

Other Requirements: Electricians in this position must have a valid driver's license and may occasionally operate a government vehicle. Additionally, electricians may be required to report for duty or continue in a duty status during emergencies.

Education

There is no educational requirement for this position.

This position does not accept education in lieu of experience.

Additional information

Position is located in Division Of Mechanical Maintenance (DMM)
Office of Buildings Management (OBM)
Office of Facilities and Logistics Management (OFLM)

This position is not eligible for telework consideration.

Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. See www.sss.gov .

Additional selections may be made for this vacancy six months from the closing date of this announcement.

See Qualifications Section for detailed information pertaining to Physical Efforts, Working Conditions, Protective Gear and Other Requirements.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Applicants will be ranked under federal Category Rating Procedures.

Preview the assessment questionnaire here: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10575910

Answer all questions and follow instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your evaluation. The questionnaire is designed to capture the desired competencies for this position and takes approximately 15 minutes to complete.

Under Category Rating, applicants will receive a score based on responses to the online questionnaire and eligible applicants will be placed into one of three categories:

(1) Qualified -- Candidates who meet the Screen Out criteria, demonstrate a sufficient level of knowledge, skills and abilities and can perform the duties of the position under not-more-than normal supervision .

(2) Well Qualified -- Candidates who meet the Screen Out criteria, demonstrate a sufficient level of knowledge, skills and abilities and can perform the duties of the position with occasional guidance or assistance only for new or unusual tasks or situations .

(3) Best Qualified -- Candidates who meet the Screen Out criteria, demonstrate a sufficient level of knowledge, skills and abilities and can perform the duties of the position on an independent basis.

Candidates eligible for veterans' preference will be placed ahead of other candidates in the category for which they have been rated.

Additionally, preference-eligibles who demonstrate a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent (AND who meet the Screen Out criteria AND demonstrate at least a satisfactory level of the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the duties of the position) will automatically be placed in the Best Qualified Category.

Your resume should describe duties you perform that demonstrate how you meet the Screen Out requirement, as well as duties that pertain to the Job Elements stated under Qualifications.

The experience you claim is subject to verification by the selecting official. You may be asked to provide specific examples or documentation of experience to support your answers or you may be required to verify a response by a practical demonstration of your claimed ability to perform a task.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required
No

Position sensitivity and risk
Noncritical-Sensitive (NCS)/Moderate Risk

Trust determination process
Suitability/Fitness

Required Documents

You must submit a resume that clearly demonstrates how you meet the Screen Out criteria, as well your knowledge, skills and abilities as they pertain to the individual Job Elements .

If you are claiming eligibility for preference , you must also submit supporting documents, as indicated below.

Supporting documents must be submitted by the closing date of the vacancy announcement or they cannot be considered.

CTAP (Career Transition Assistance Plan) - this is for competitive service employees who have been (or will be) displaced from the hiring agency (e.g., from SSA). If you voluntarily separated from SSA (e.g., resigned or retired) OR you separated at the conclusion of a term or temporary appointment OR you were terminated for performance or conduct reasons, you do not meet the requirements for CTAP and should not indicate that as an eligibility.

ICTAP (INTERAGENCY CAREER TRANSITION ASSISTANCE PLAN): this is for competitive service employees who have been (or will be) displaced from other federal agencies (e.g., NOT from SSA). If you voluntarily separated from federal employment (e.g., resigned or retired) OR you separated at the conclusion of a term or temporary appointment OR you were terminated for performance or conduct reasons, you do not meet the requirements for ICTAP and should not indicate that as an eligibility.

CTAP and ICTAP candidates must provide (as part of your application):
-- a copy of your written notification of ICTAP eligibility or a copy of your separation SF-50 (Notice of Personnel Action) and
-- your most recent performance rating of at least "fully successful" (Level III) or equivalent

CTAP and ICTAP candidates must meet the requirements for the Well-Qualified or Best Qualified category (as described above) to receive selection priority.

For more information visit http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp .

VETERAN'S PREFERENCE: Follow these instructions pertaining to documents required to substantiate veteran's preference. Applicants who don't submit the required documents will receive preference based only on the documents provided. This may affect your eligibility and/or rating.

PLEASE NOTE THAT SSA'S REQUIREMENTS MAY BE DIFFERENT FROM WHAT YOU HAVE SUBMITTED IN THE PAST.

Applicants claiming veteran's preference must submit a DD-214 ( member 4 copy ONLY ) OR if you are currently on active duty, an official statement of service from your command. To be acceptable, documents must show Character of Service. You may not receive consideration as a veteran if you fail to submit a legible copy of the proper DD-214.

Applicantsclaiming 10-point veteran's preference based on a service-connected disability must submit an SF-15 ( Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference) and the documents specified on the reverse of the SF-15. You may not receive consideration as a 10-point veteran if you fail to submit all of the required documents

Applicants claiming derived preference must submit an SF-15 and the documents specified on the reverse of the SF-15. You may not receive derived preference if you fail to submit all of the required documents.

MILITARY SPOUSES: You must meet certain conditions to be eligible as a Military Spouse. See complete information at https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique-hiring-paths/military-spouses/ . You must submit a marriage certificate and proof that your spouse is still an active-duty member of the military.

Preference will be granted using ONLY the documents listed above . For more information visit the Vet Guide .

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO VETERANS : The Office of Personnel Management has published the end date for Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) as August 31, 2010. To receive veteran's preference for service during the Enduring Freedom/Iraqi Freedom era, you must have served for more than 180 days between September 11, 2001 and August 31, 2010 OR be in receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal. The updated CFR language is available here . Other qualifying eligibility for preference (e.g., disability) remains unchanged.

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