High Voltage Electrical Worker (Open to both U.S. Citizens and Federal Employees)

Fort Eustis, Virginia
Jan 20, 2022
Jan 25, 2022
Full Time

The High Voltage Electrical Worker:
  • Is responsible for performing the operation, distribution and maintenance of all 13.2 kVAC, 480 VAC, 220 VAC, 110 VAC, 110 VDC, 24 VDC and 12 VDC systems for Fleet electrical requirements.
  • Works safely and properly to operate high voltage Visi Vac Vacuum Switches, power distribution centers, control power transformers, electrical and mechanical lock out devices, time over current relays, instantaneous ground sensors, ground monitor relays and all other electrical components associated with these types of electrical systems.
  • Performs maintenance inspections on ships.
  • Performs work in accomplishing all types of high and low voltage cable splicing which includes above ground, underground, underwater performed on a floating barge and shipboard.
  • Should be able to use and interpret electrical schematics, wiring diagrams, and possess a good mathematical ability in general arithmetic and algebra in order to use electrical formulas.
  • Should be able to interpret in reading wiring diagrams, engineering drawings, electrical maintenance manuals, repair manuals, and other manufacturers instructional manuals for 13.2 kVAC, 480 VAC, 220 VAC, 110 VAC, 110 VDC, 24 VDC and 12 VDC equipment.


Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S.Citizen and eligible for consideration.
  • You must meet specialized experience to qualify.
  • Required documents must be submitted by the closing date.
  • Submit application and resume online by 11:59 PM EST on the closing date.

  • SELECTIVE SERVICE: Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for the Selective Service.
  • PROBATIONARY PERIOD: You must complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed).
  • DEU REQUIREMENTS: Applicants selected under delegated examining procedures may be required to successfully complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed).


Qualifications for the position are based on the training, experience, or other requirements that determine which applicants would be able to perform satisfactorily in the position to be filled.

To qualify for the WG-08, your experience should include experience equal or equivalent to the following:
  • The ability to assist in a wide variety of electrical inspections, tests, trouble-shooting, repairs, splicing (high, medium, and low voltage), power distribution, maintenance and installation of high voltage power distribution systems (from 4,000 to 13,200 VAC), 480 VAC, 220 VAC, 110 VAC, 220 VDC, 110 VDC, 24 VDC and 12 VDC electrical cables, switches, transformers, and components associated with these electrical systems.

Your application will also be rated on the following job elements:
  • Ability to do the work of the position.
  • Ability to inspect.
  • Theory and instruments (electrical, electronic) used in shop and trade practices.
  • Technical practices (theoretical, precise, artistic).
  • Ability to use electrical drawings.
  • Ability to use and maintain tools and equipment.
  • Trouble shooting (electrical).

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; 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. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Applicants must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement. If you do not meet the minimum levels in the ability to do the work OR if you do not meet the minimum level overall, you will be disqualified.

Additional information


This is a Bargaining unit position represented by NAIL, Local #6.

PHYSICAL EFFORT: The employee may be required to work in tiring or uncomfortable positions. The work requires frequent standing, bending, reaching, stretching, climbing vertical ladders (up to 50 feet), and crouching. Additionally, may work on top of, under, or in tight compartments in cramped or awkward positions. May perform strenuous work while standing, lying, or sitting. The work requires frequent lifting and carrying of items weighing up to fifty (50) pounds, without assistance, and exerting of similar effort in pushing, pulling, and positioning parts, assemblies and equipment is required. Heavier items must frequently be lifted or moved with the assistance of other workers, or with lifting devices such as jacks, hoists, and cranes. The employee is sometimes required to work from ladders or work platforms at varying heights and is also required to work from skiffs, small craft, and floating barges.

WORKING CONDITIONS: Work is performed both indoors and outside. The employee is subject to prevailing weather conditions, extreme temperature, wet, and/or icy conditions when working outside. The employee is subject to irritations and discomfort from dust, grease, heat, and fumes when working either inside or outside. Incumbent works in spaces containing installed asbestos. The employee is subject to cuts, bums, chemical irritations, bruises, electrical shock, and other injuries resulting from falls or hazards of the occupation when making repairs, or when position·1ng and/or moving equipment. The employee must follow prescribed safety practices, and use appropriate safety equipment (e.g., protective ear devices, hard hats, hard-toe shoes, gloves, respirators, protective clothing, etc.), which is provided. Some safety items may be uncomfortable to wear, or may be required to be worn for prolonged periods of time. The working environment is typical of, and includes all the hazards of, a shipboard, shipyard, and/or marine - environment, including working in adverse climatic conditions and on slippery decks. May be required to work outside of normal hours in response to emergent conditions within the fleet or aboard out ported ships.

COVID VACCINATION: As required by Executive Order 14043 , Federal employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of the employee's duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject only to exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination before appointment or onboarding with the agency. The agency will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request a legally required exception from this requirement.

This announcement may be used to fill additional positions if similar vacancies occur within 90 days of the issue date of the referral certificate.