Electrician (Shift)

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Woodlawn, Maryland
Posted
Apr 10, 2021
Closes
Apr 17, 2021
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

THIS ANNOUNCEMENT CONTAINS INFORMATION CRUCIAL TO SUBMITTING A SUCCESSFUL APPLICATION.

REQUIREMENTS HAVE CHANGED FROM PREVIOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS.

READ ALL INFORMATION BEFORE YOU APPLY.

Performs a variety of electrical assignments required to operate and maintain electrical systems across various large multi-floor facilities. Installs, modifies, repairs, maintains, troubleshoots, tests and operates such systems.

See additional responsibilities below.

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Responsibilities

  • Performs work on electrical and electronic lines, circuits, systems and associated fixtures, controls, equipment, standby Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) systems, medium voltage switching stations and generators.
  • Work requires nonstandard applications that lack clear precedent and require extensive modifications to fabricate, install or troubleshoot 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 electrical equipment.
  • Equipment includes distribution panels, switchgear, power and control circuits, industrial multiphase systems, thermocouple sensors, lighting control systems, AC and DC rectification systems.
  • Also includes galvanic and impressed current cathodic protection for equipment.
  • Receives assignments thru Information Work Management System or supervisors/leaders; responds to building emergencies; develops electrical plans and layouts from verbal requests and sketches to meet a variety of unique and critical requirements.
  • Works from building plans, wiring diagrams, drawings and electrical maintenance and repair manuals.
  • Plans and lays out the routing, placement type, size, gauge, balance, load, continuity and safe operation of electrical lines, circuits, systems, equipment and controls.
  • Determines the work sequence, extent of repairs necessary and judges the impact of decisions on related components.
  • Performs complete electrical wiring or rewiring projects for building segments and structures. Connects completed electrical circuits to power source, and works on energized equipment.
  • Serves as a member on assigned project teams for electrical and electronic installation, repair, upgrade and maintenance projects. Analyzes proposals and determines if designs and performance characteristics meet agency requirements.
  • Conducts site surveys and provides comments to engineers and officials on the accuracy of electrical plans to meet desired objectives. Compares the accuracy of final schematics and recommends modifications as necessary.
  • Works and assists other employees with major preventative or corrective maintenance on systems such as HVAC and other systems as assigned.


Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
None

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship required.
  • Selective Service Registration: 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
  • Background and/or security investigation may be required.
  • Job offers are contingent on background / security investigation results.
  • Federal employees must be in good standing.
  • Federal employees must have a successful performance rating.
  • Selectees may be required to serve a 1-year probationary period.
  • All application materials must be received by the closing date.
  • Official Personnel Folders will not be reviewed.
  • Requests for copies of application documents will not be accepted.
  • All application forms submitted become the property of SSA Human Resources.
  • 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.
  • This position is on a fixed rotating shift (8:00am to 4:00pm; 4:00pm to 12:00am; 12:00am to 8:00am).
  • Successful performance of electrical work and adherence to conditions of this position will be assessed during the 1-year probationary period served by all new appointees.


Qualifications

READ THIS SECTION IN ITS ENTIRETY. THIS INFORMATION IS CRUCIAL TO SUBMITTING A SUCCESSFUL APPLICATION.

YOUR RESUME MUST INCLUDE SPECIFIC INFORMATION AS DESCRIBED BELOW.

APPLICATIONS WITHOUT THIS INFORMATION WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.


See Required Documents for more information on demonstrating your eligibility and qualifications.

To meet qualification requirements for this position, you must demonstrate the following SCREEN OUT :

Ability to Do Electrical Work Without More than Normal Supervision.

This means you must have an adequate understanding of the electrical trade based on the following knowledge, skills and abilities :

(1) knowledge of electrical theory and accepted trade practices and techniques;

(2) ability to interpret and apply a variety of electrical guidelines and instructions in the performance of electrical tasks;

(3) skill in using trade tools (following manufacturer guidelines to ensure appropriate use, maintenance and storage of tools); and

(4) knowledge of electrical equipment, electrical systems and electrical components.

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

This means your level of work (at a minimum) must not require more than regular spot checks and/or guidance during progress and upon completion.

Typical work assignments include installing, modifying, repairing, maintaining, troubleshooting, testing and operating electrical systems and electronic lines, circuits, systems and associated fixtures, controls, equipment, standby Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) systems, medium voltage switching stations and generators.

ADDITIONALLY , you must meet or exceed the following Job Elements to demonstrate that you can perform Electrical work without more than normal supervision. This means your level of work must not require more than regular spot checks and/or guidance during progress and upon completion.

Knowledge of Electrical Equipment - adequate knowledge of electrical equipment and with normal supervision (e.g., regular spot-checks and/or guidance during progress and upon completion) ability to perform common electrical tasks

Theory and Instruments - adequate understanding of electrical theory and with normal supervision (e.g., regular spot checks during progress and upon completion) ability to use basic electrical instruments to locate the source of an electrical problem

Technical Practices -- adequate knowledge of technical practices of the electrical trade and with normal supervision (e.g., regular spot-checks and/or guidance during progress and upon completion) ability to apply those practices to perform common electrical tasks

Ability to Use Electrical Instructions - ability to read and interpret common electrical guidelines and instructions to plan and carry out required electrical work

Ability to Use and Maintain Hand Tools -- adequate knowledge and occasional hands-on use of some or most of electrical hand tools and with normal supervision (e.g., regular spot-checks and/or guidance during progress and upon completion) ability to use those tools to perform basic electrical tasks

Troubleshooting -- under normal supervision (e.g., with assistance during the troubleshooting and problem-analysis process) ability to perform common electrical troubleshooting

Reviewers can only evaluate your application on the information you provide; if items are missing or incomplete, you will cause yourself to lose consideration for this vacancy.

RESUMES : It is not sufficient to simply state that you have a particular knowledge, skill or ability - you must describe how you apply that knowledge, skill or ability in the performance of specific electrical tasks.

Likewise, do not simply list projects or types of systems on which you work or describe your work in terms of general accomplishments or achievements. Your resume must describe duties you perform that pertain to each of the required Job Elements for this position.

Your knowledge, skills and abilities must be clearly described in your resume. You must provide details of the duties you perform as they relate to the qualifying experience.

Any duties you perform that are not specifically described in your resume cannot be assumed - if you perform specific duties you want considered during the evaluation process, that information must be explicitly stated in your resume.

Qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement.

Due to the nature of Electrician 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 served by all new appointees.

(1) 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.

(2) 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.

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

(4) 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.

(5) 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.

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

(7) 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.

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

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

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

(11) This position is on a fixed rotating shift (8:00am - 4:00pm / 4pm - 12:00am / 12:00am - 8:00am). Employees work rotating shifts to provide service 24-hours a day, 7-days a week. Employees assigned to a rotating shift must stay on duty until properly relieved.

(12) Electricians in this position are required to understand and follow mandated safety procedures and wear mandated Personal Protective Equipment including, but not limited to: earplugs, safety glasses, steel-toed boots, gloves, respirator, and any other gear deemed required by the Electrician Supervisor.

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

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

Education

This position does not have an educational requirement.

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


Additional information

VACANCY OPEN TO federal employees as follows:

(1) Current competitive service -- permanent OR conditional tenure

(2) Current excepted service and certain non-tenured appointments, including:
(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) AND you have not been converted to competitive service)
(d) Veterans Recruitment Appointment (block 5 of APPOINTMENT action shows shows Pub. L. 107-288 AND you have not been converted to a competitive service position)
(e) time-limited veteran appointment (block 5 of APPOINTMENT action shows Reg. 316.402(b)(4) AND you have not been converted to competitive service)
(f) not described above (Attorneys, Pathways [PMFs, Recent Grads, Interns] or term appointments) who have prior competitive service OR veteran's status

(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) ICTAP/CTAP -- separated from competitive service due to RIF or received notice that you will soon be separated due to RIF - (see https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/ctap_guideline.pdf )

(5) AND certain applicants without federal status:
(a) Military Spouses -- no federal status
( https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique-hiring-paths/military-spouses/ )
(b) Veterans -- no federal status - eligible under Veteran's Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA)
https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique-hiring-paths/veterans/veoa/

VEOA is a means of eligibility and will not result in priority selection.
VEOA cannot be used to circumvent provisions of the merit promotion process.

Military Spouses with federal status may apply using multiple eligibilities, but eligibilities must be fully documented in order to receive consideration.

VEOA applicants with federal status may apply using multiple eligibilities, but 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.

See REQUIRED DOCUMENTS to ensure you upload the documents needed to support your claim.

OTHER NOTES:

See QUALIFICATIONS for important information pertaining to this position.

This position is not eligible for telework consideration.

Relocation expenses will not be paid.

Salary will be set in accordance with local pay provisions.

Position 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.

Location of position:
SSA-HQ
Office of Facilities and Logistics Management
Office of Building Management
Division of Data Center Facility Operations

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

READ THIS BEFORE YOU APPLY.

Preview questionnaire here: https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/11069629 Use APPLY link to submit responses.

**It is not sufficient to make claims in the questionnaire that are not supported in your resume.**

Answer all questions and follow instructions. Errors or omissions may affect your evaluation. The questionnaire takes about 15 minutes.

Ratings will consist of the following: first, eligibility will be determined based on responses to questions 3 and 4. Responses will be verified using your supporting documents - choose carefully. If you provide a response that indicates you are not eligible, fail to provide documents to support your claim OR you are otherwise found ineligible during this part of the review, you will not receive further consideration.

Eligible applicants will receive a score based on responses to the remaining online questions.Your resume and supporting documents will be compared to your responses, which are designed to capture the required competencies for this position.

If you are among the highest-ranking applicants based on that score, your resume will be reviewed to determine if you demonstrate the required experience at the indicated level.

Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your qualifications. You must clearly describe duties you perform that meet the Screen Out and Job Elements required for this position. Duties that are not clearly described cannot be credited.

Your description of your knowledge, skills and abilities is subject to verification by the selecting official. You may be asked to provide specific examples or documentation or to verify a response by a practical demonstration of your claim.

SEE QUALIFICATIONS TO UNDERSTAND WHAT YOUR RESUME MUST DEMONSTRATE.

If you remain among the highest-ranked applicants (e.g., your resume clearly demonstrates that you meet the Screen Out and Job Elements ), your name will be referred to the selecting official and your applicable documents will be forwarded for further review.

Applicants eligible for Priority Selection will receive first consideration (see http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp ).

See Required Documents for information on how to support these claims.

Veterans will not receive consideration for priority selection.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required
No

Position sensitivity and risk
Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

Trust determination process
Suitability/Fitness

Required Documents

It is imperative that you submit appropriate documents to support your eligibility and qualification.

Resumes must describe duties you perform as they relate to the Screen Out and Job Elements for this position. Include your employer, work schedule (hours per week), full start/stop dates for each position and a clear description of the duties you perform. It is not sufficient to simply state that you have a particular knowledge, skill or ability - you must describe how you apply that knowledge, skill or ability in the performance of specific electrical tasks.

Likewise, do not simply list projects or types of systems on which you work or describe your work in terms of general accomplishments or achievements. Your resume must describe duties you perform that pertain to each of the required Job Elements for this position.

SEE QUALIFICATIONS TO UNDERSTAND WHAT YOUR RESUME MUST DEMONSTRATE.

Information that is copied or restated language from the vacancy announcement or rating criteria will not be considered and may cause you to be ineligible.

SF-50s must show grade, type of service and career-tenure. SF-50s should coincide with the information in your resume. If you are applying for noncompetitive referral based on grade (i.e., reassignment or change-to-lower-grade), include the SF-50 showing your placement in a permanent position at or above WG-11.

Performance Appraisals are required for every applicant who has federal status, except as stated below. Itmust be for a period that ended less than a year ago, must be completed and signed and must indicate a rating of satisfactory or better. Do not substitute a 'Performance Plan. ' VEOA-applicants and Military Spouses without federal status are not required to submit a federal performance appraisal.

READ THE INFORMATION PERTAINING TO YOUR SPECIFIC ELIGIBILITY -- eligibilities not fully supported may result in a determination of ineligible.

COMPETITIVE SERVICE EMPLOYEES -- (1) current SF-50 documenting competitive status, grade and career tenure; (2) additional SF-50s (if necessary) to document highest grade held and/or time-in-grade, (3) performance appraisal AND (4) if applicable, a current payscale.

EXCEPTED SERVICE EMPLOYEES (USPS, Foreign Service, agencies with interchange agreements, etc) -- (1) current SF-50 documenting grade and career tenure; (2) additional SF-50s (if necessary) to document highest grade held and/or time-in-grade; (3) performance appraisal; (4) (if applicable) a copy of your agency's Interchange Agreement and payscale AND (5) (if applicable) an SF-50 that documents your prior competitive service (e.g., a resignation, retirement or other termination action that shows WHEN you left the competitive service [block 4] AND if you separated with career or career-conditional tenure [block 24]. See Excepted Service Appointments with Competitive Service Compatibility for more information.

SCHEDULE A / VRA / TIME-LIMITED VETERAN -- (1) SF-50 you received when you were hired; (2) current SF-50; (3) additional SF-50 (if necessary) documenting highest grade held and/or time-in-grade, (4) performance appraisal and (5) if applicable, a current payscale.

FORMER COMPETITIVE SERVICE EMPLOYEES -- (1) separation SF-50 showing that separation was not for performance or conduct and (2) (if different) SF-50 showing highest grade and career tenure. You must have served in the competitive service AND have permanent tenure OR have separated less than 3 years ago with conditional tenure (or at any time with veterans preference -- include vet documents). You are not required to submit a federal performance appraisal.

VEOA - without competitive status: (1) DD-214(s) (Member 4 ONLY) showing honorable discharge after serving 3+ years of continuous active duty OR (2) if applicable, documents demonstrating preference (such as a disability letter). If you are still on active duty, you must submit a recently dated official statement of service from your command. For more information see Vet Guide .

NOTE: applicants with federal status who apply under VEOA are bound by the requirements for federal employees and must submit vet documents, as well as SF-50s and Performance Appraisals, if required.

CTAP/ICTAP -- see http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp .

MILITARY SPOUSES: see https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique-hiring-paths/military-spouses/ . NOTE: applicants with federal status who also apply as a Military Spouse are bound by the requirements for federal employees and must also submit appropriate SF-50s and Performance Appraisals, if required.

If your federal payscale is not "GS" "WG" "WL" or "WS" please provide a copy of your agency's payscale.