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Job Title: Electrician
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Denver, CO
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 11/09/2017
Expire Date: 01/08/2018
Job Categories: Agriculture, Forestry, & Fishing, Construction, Mining and Trades, Finance/Economics, Healthcare, Other, Human Resources, Installation, Maintenance, and Repair, Internet/E-Commerce, Quality Control, Research & Development, Environmental, Web Technology, Nonprofit and Volunteer Services, Energy / Utilities
Job Description
Electrician

The position is located in the Maintenance & Repair Section of Facilities Management Service, at the VA Eastern Colorado Healthcare System, Denver, CO. The primary purpose of the position is to perform installation, modifications, maintenance, testing, inspecting, troubleshooting, and repair of electrical distribution systems, wiring systems, fixtures, controls, and equipment in healthcare, industrial and office settings. The position requires knowledge and application of electrical principles, materials, and safety standards.

Major duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

* Works with voltages ranging from 24 volts up to and including 13,800 volts.

* Installs all types of conduit, fittings, couplings, boxes, supports and devices.

* Modifies existing systems and circuitry to accommodate any emergency or additional loads that arise.

* Devises solutions for operational problems and performs intensive testing on numerous specialized relay protection devices which supplement the overall electric distribution transformers with distribution voltages of 13.8 KV designed to support research and normal campus healthcare operation.

* Installs, maintains, troubleshoots, and repairs high voltage electrical generating equipment and controls.

* Performs work on high voltage equipment such as switchgear, vacuum and air circuit breakers, fuse cabinets, capacitors, contactors, motors, gang-operated switches, cutouts, lightning arrestors, Emergency Power Supply Systems (EPSS), Stored Emergency Power Supply Systems (SEPSS- i.e. uninterruptable power supplies) Transient Voltage Surge Suppression (TVSS) and transformers (pad mounted). Sometimes this working is performed on energized systems.

* Troubleshoots highly complex circuitry, AC and DC, with a wide range of voltages and currents.

* Operates technical test equipment such as relay test sets, volt, amp and power factor meters, high voltage output testers and fault finding equipment.

Work schedule: Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.; occasional work on weekends or off duty hours, as needed for projects.
Compressed/Flexible Schedule: Not Available
Position Description Title/PD#: Electrician/ 071210
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not Authorized
Financial Disclosure Report: Not required

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 11/30/2017.

EXPERIENCE: A specific length of training and experience is not required, but you must show evidence of training or experience of sufficient scope and quality of your ability to do the work of this position. Evidence which demonstrates you possess the knowledge, skills, and ability to perform the duties of this position must be supported by detailed descriptions of such on your resume. Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C.

SCREEN-OUT ELEMENT: Your qualifications will first be evaluated against the prescribed screen out element, which usually appears as question 1 in the on-line questionnaire. Those applicants who appear to possess at least the minimal acceptable qualification requirement are considered for further rating; those who do not are rated ineligible and are eliminated. The potential eligibles are then rated against the remainder of the Job Elements:
Element 1: Without More Than Normal Supervision
Element 2: Electric Drawings
Element 3: Electrical Equipment
Element 4: Equipment Assembly, Installation, Repair
Element 5: Technical Practices (Electrical)
Element 6: Troubleshooting (Electrical)
Element 7: Use and Maintain Hand Tools (Electrical Work)
Element 5: Ability to Use and Maintain Hand Tools (Electrical Work)
Element 6: 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; religions; 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.

Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.

Physical Requirements/Working Conditions: The incumbent performs tasks normally requiring moderate physical exertion, including frequent medium lifting of up to 40 pounds, pushing, pulling, carrying, climbing, bending, stooping, crawling, and negotiating manholes, or other confined spaces. Incumbent frequently works off high ladders, scaffolds, and platforms. Heavy lifting over 40 pounds and strenuous exertion is occasionally performed. The incumbent is standing or walking most of the time and must be in good overall physical condition. Coordination of eyes, hands, legs, and body is needed in installing, repairing, and testing electrical equipment in confined spaces such as manholes and overhead structures.
Work is performed both inside and outside. Most work is performed inside buildings, usually with adequate lighting and environmental conditioning. Occasionally work is performed in very cold, hot, or unventilated areas, or outside during bad weather; in work areas that are noisy, dirty, dusty, and greasy; on scaffolding or cranes at heights of 30 feet or more; in close quarters such as manholes or crawl spaces. Exposure to equipment noise, arc flash danger, battery and other chemicals and fumes is common, as well as the ever present hazards of lethal electrical shock and burns, in close proximity to high voltage lines and equipment, and the physical hazards of electrically operated moving machinery and equipment. The incumbent may experience strains from awkward positions, and less serious cuts and bruises when handling tools and materials.


Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process.

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  • Resume


The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.
  • Cover Letter
  • DD-214
  • OF-306
  • Other
  • Other Veterans Document
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50


Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
Qualifications & Requirements

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 11/30/2017.

EXPERIENCE: A specific length of training and experience is not required, but you must show evidence of training or experience of sufficient scope and quality of your ability to do the work of this position. Evidence which demonstrates you possess the knowledge, skills, and ability to perform the duties of this position must be supported by detailed descriptions of such on your resume. Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C.

SCREEN-OUT ELEMENT: Your qualifications will first be evaluated against the prescribed screen out element, which usually appears as question 1 in the on-line questionnaire. Those applicants who appear to possess at least the minimal acceptable qualification requirement are considered for further rating; those who do not are rated ineligible and are eliminated. The potential eligibles are then rated against the remainder of the Job Elements:
Element 1: Without More Than Normal Supervision
Element 2: Electric Drawings
Element 3: Electrical Equipment
Element 4: Equipment Assembly, Installation, Repair
Element 5: Technical Practices (Electrical)
Element 6: Troubleshooting (Electrical)
Element 7: Use and Maintain Hand Tools (Electrical Work)
Element 5: Ability to Use and Maintain Hand Tools (Electrical Work)
Element 6: 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; religions; 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.

Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.

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