Naval Base, Virginia
Jan 27, 2022
Feb 03, 2022
Full Time

  • You will work with electrical equipment (e.g. transformers, circuit breakers, feeders cables, remote controlled switches and relays).
  • You will make connections using proper cables, cam lock, connectors, Joy Plugs, turtlebacks, phasing equipment, and control circuits.
  • You will use basic mathematical formulas or principles to perform work assignment
  • You will use test devices (e.g., voltmeters, ohmmeters, meggers) and electrical tools to conduct basic checks for continuity, resistance, voltage, shorts, insulation breakdowns, and grounds.


Conditions of Employment

  • Per E.O. 14043, selectee(s) must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by date of employment except in limited circumstances where an exemption is approved due to a disability or sincerely held religious beliefs.
  • Incumbent must obtain and maintain both a Class B commercial driver's license and a Navy Crane Operators License within six months of appointment to the position.
  • The position is designated as ALPHA and incumbent will be required to report in emergencies and inclement weather.
  • Must be a US Citizen.
  • Must be determined suitable for federal employment.
  • Must participate in the direct deposit pay program.
  • New employees to the Department of the Navy will be required to successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify/.
  • 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.
  • This is a bargaining unit position.
  • You are required to have a current valid United States driver?s license.
  • You will be required to successfully complete a pre-appointment physical examination.
  • You will be required to obtain and maintain an interim and/or final security clearance prior to entrance on duty. Failure to obtain and maintain the required level of clearance may result in the withdrawal of a job offer or removal.
  • Successful completion of a pre-employment drug test (including marijuana) is required. A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if you fail to report to the drug test appointment or pass the test. You will be subject to random testing.
  • You will be required to wear personal protective equipment such as helmets, gloves, coveralls, glasses, goggles, respirators and safety shoes continuously for the duration of the work shift.
  • Call back hours are required and scheduled overtime may be necessary.


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: The ability to do the work of a High Voltage Electrical Worker without more than normal supervision performing duties such as: 1) Install, maintain, and repair ship-to-shore electrical power cables and end connectors; 2) Read and interpret blueprints, schematics, one-line diagrams, AutoCAD drawings, wiring diagrams, sketches, etc.; 3) Energize and de-energize electrical circuits up to 13,800 volts; 4) Operate boom truck (crane) and other motorized equipment to move electrical cables to support connects, disconnects, and ship set-ups. I work under close supervision of a work leader or journey-level employee who observes tasks in progress and upon completion to make sure they are properly performed.

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 .


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

This announcement uses the Certain Personnel of the DoD/Modified direct hire authority to recruit and appoint qualified candidates to positions in the competitive service.

This position is covered by the Department of Defense Priority Placement Program.

A forty hour work week is typical for this position.

Certain incentives (such as Recruitment, Relocation or Student Loan Repayment) may be authorized to eligible selectees.

A relocation incentive is generally a single payment intended to offset some of the relocation costs experienced by the selectee. A relocation incentive may be authorized.

Incumbent must be certified in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) training and be prepared at all times to quickly alert emergency medical personnel when needed.

PHYSICAL EFFORT: The incumbent frequently lifts, carries, and sets up tools, materials, and equipment weighing up to 40 pounds. The position requires bending, stooping, climbing, twisting, and standing for long periods; working aloft ships, at ground level, and in trenches or manholes. The incumbent is often required to work in awkward and uncomfortable positions. Climbing may be required. Good eye, hand, leg, and body coordination is necessary when installing, repairing, and testing electrical equipment. Incumbent may be required to work in confined space and in aerial platforms. Requires hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity to adjust, control and maintain equipment. Requires color discrimination to distinguish color coded electric circuits. Requires both arms and legs when climbing ladders and into/out of the boom truck. Work pace is rapid for 8 hours and many times longer. Heavy exertion is required constantly.

WORKING CONDITIONS: The employee works predominately outdoors and is exposed to a variety of extreme weather conditions. The incumbent is exposed to elevations, high voltage conductors, and open unprotected switch gear with voltages ranging up to 34,500 volts. These hazards may result in cuts, shock, broken bones, or loss of life. Normally works in crowded, industrialized, congested waterfront pier. Exposed to noise hazards, high voltages, and heights and may be required to work around hazardous materials such as PCB's. Such uncomfortable conditions exist as excessive heat and cold weather conditions as well as dust, dirt, noise, poor illumination, unpleasant odors, and dampness.

Several vacancies may be filled.

A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments.

Federal annuitant information: The selection of an annuitant is subject to the Department of Defense and Department of the Navy policy on the employment of annuitants. Policy information may be found at: http://www.secnav.navy.mil/donhr/Documents/CivilianJobs/FedCivAnnuitants.pdf .

Veteran's preference does not apply when selecting individuals under this specific hiring authority. However, if you claim veteran's preference, you will be required to submit supporting documentation with your application as described in the Required Documents section below.