Air Force Materiel Command HIGH VOLTAGE ELECTRICIAN in Edwards AFB, California
Air Force Materiel Command
Few vacancies in the following location:
- Edwards AFB, CA
Work Schedule is Multiple Schedules - Multiple Appointment Types
Opened Wednesday 10/12/2016 (12 day(s) ago)
** Closes Wednesday 10/26/2016 (2 day(s) away)
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A list of eligible candidates is being established and may be used to fill multiple vacancies for a period of 12 months (or more). Types of appointments may include: Full time permanent positions; OR full time term positions Not-to-Exceed 13 months, with extension possible; OR full time temporary positions not to exceed 1 year, with a 1 year extension possible. Temporary and Term Appointments: If you are selected for a temporary or term position, your appointment may be extended to the maximum period allowed by law without further competition.
THIS VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT HAS BEEN AMMENDED TO CLOSE ON 10/26*/2016.*
HOURLY WAGE IS: $25.74-$29.98
REQUIRED RESUME: For each block of detailed work experience you must include month/year (starting/ending dates), salary, hours per week, job title, supervisors' name/phone number (may we contact statement).
As a High Voltage Electrician, WG-2810-10 you will be responsible to install, modify, test, repair and maintain transformers, converters, regulators, cables, switches, circuit breakers, mechanical and electronic systems, and other circuit elements found in substations. You will also:
Install, modify, connect, inspect and repair overhead and underground electrical distribution lines.
Troubleshoot distribution circuits and generating and controlling equipment.
Utilize safety practices and procedures following established safety rules and regulations and maintain a safe and clean work environment.
Use and maintain various hand and power tools and test equipment such as oscillators, meggers, phase sticks, phase rotation meters, digital test equipment and cable locating and fault finding equipment.
- Not Required
- U.S. Citizenship or Naturalization required
- Position to be filled through Delegated Examining Authority
- Category rating and selection procedures will be utilized
- Must be registered for Selective Service, see Legal & Regulatory Guidance
- Veterans must submit required documents to receive veterans' preference
- Physical is required
To qualify for this position 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 of experience, which demonstrates you possess the knowledge, skills, and ability to perform the duties of this position, must be supported by detailed descriptions of your experience on your on-line resume.
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, but you must clearly identify the duties and responsibilities in each position held. ONLY EXPERIENCE OBTAINED BY THE CLOSING DATE OF THIS ANNOUNCEMENT WILL BE CONSIDERED. SCREEN OUT ELEMENT: Your qualifications will first be evaluated against the prescribed screen out element. To meet basic eligibility you must receive at least 2 points on the Screen Out Element indicated below and must have an average of 2 points on all elements listed. Your application will be further evaluated to determine if you meet best qualified cut-off for referral to the selecting official. APPROVED JOB ELEMENTS: Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skill and ability in the following job element areas as reported on your résumé: 1.MUST HAVE THE FOLLOWING ABILITY TO BE RATED ELIGIBLE FOR THE POSITION (SCREENOUT ELEMENT). ABILITY TO DO THE WORK OF THE POSITION WITHOUT MORE THAN NORMAL SUPERVISION.**
*2. KNOWLEDGE OF ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT. *
3. THEORY AND INSTRUMENTS (ELECTRICAL, ELECTRONIC) USED IN SHOP AND TRADE PRACTICES.
4. TECHNICAL PRACTICES (THEORETICAL, PRECISE, ARTISTIC).
5. ABILITY TO USE ELECTRICAL DRAWINGS.
6. ABILITY TO USE AND MAINTAIN HAND TOOLS (ELECTRICAL WORK).
7. TROUBLESHOOTING (ELECTRICAL).* OTHER INFORMATION:*
SECURITY CLEARANCE: INCUMBENT MUST BE ABLE TO OBTAIN AND MAINTAIN A SECRET LEVEL SECURITY CLEARANCE AS A CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT.
Position requires the ability to discern colors and contrast.
Will be required to possess a valid operator's license in order to drive a motor vehicle to and from work sites, and/or may be required to procure a government operators permit or obtain a commercial driver's license to drive and/or operate special electrical repair trucks and/or obtain a flight line drivers license.
Visually checks the work of contractors for compliance with contract specifications on new construction.
The employee will be classified as Mission Essential.
Shift work may be required.
Emergency overtime will be required.
The employee may be required to work other than normal duty hours, which may include evenings, weekends, and or holidays.
May work with hazardous materials such as asbestos or accumulated waste. Employee will be required to wear protective clothing and gear on these occasions.
Must obtain and maintain a current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification.
This position may require the employee to work under adverse environmental and working conditions (climbing utility poles with gaffs at heights of up to 60 feet).
Will be required to train/guide lower grade (or other trades) civilian employees.
This is a test designated position. The incumbent is subject to random testing for drug use.
- Flight line Driving/Testing is required.
- May be required to participate in mobility exercises.
Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or exempt from Selective Service. For additional information, click here.
DRUG TESTING:*THIS POSITION HAS BEEN DESIGNATED FOR DRUG TESTING. IF YOU ARE SELECTED FOR THIS POSITION YOU MAY BE SUBJECT TO URINALYSIS TESTING PRIOR TO APPOINTMENT AND YOU WILL BE SUBJECT TO RANDOM URINALYSIS TESTING AS A CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT.*
*PHYSICAL EFFORT: *The employee frequently performs moderately heavy lifting, pulling, and carrying of equipment and material up to 18 kilograms (40 pounds) and occasionally, lifts or pulls heavy cables and equipment weighing more than 23 kilograms (50 pounds) with the help of weight handling equipment or with assistance from other workers. Work aloft on poles, at ground level, and in ground trenches or manholes. Work requires bending, stooping, climbing, and standing for long periods. Must be able to distinguish colors and shades of colors. At times works in awkward positions and restricted spaces where coordination of hands, legs, and body are needed to perform tasks.
*WORK ENVIRONMENT: *The work is performed indoors and outdoors. Exposed to danger from explosions of equipment and cables in manholes and vaults, as well as danger from high voltage electrical shock, burns from solder, broken bones, cuts and bruises. Exposed to heat and noise when working in substations, to extremes of weather when working outdoors, and to unpleasant odors and wet slippery surfaces when working in manholes. Subject to electrical burns while working around high voltage electrical lines, broken bones from falls from poles, and strains from awkward work positions. Also exposed to chemicals such as insulating oils and PCB's from transformers and oil switches. Uses personnel protective equipment such as ear plugs, safety hats, and nonconductive gloves and footwear.
What To Expect Next
Once the initial online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful, if you provided an email address in your application.
- Your application will be evaluated and rated under the Category Rating and Selection Procedures, and you will then be placed in one of three rating categories.
- You will be notified via email regarding your qualifications and if you have been referred to the selecting official. Interviews may be conducted at the discretion of the hiring manager.
- If selected for the position you will be contacted via email with a tentative offer. If you are not selected you will be notified by this office.
The Department of Defense offers an excellent benefits program. In addition to your take-home pay, click here for an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees.
Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit.
ICTAP: The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) provides eligible displaced Federal competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation (a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location) and be rated well-qualified or higher on the assessment questionnaire for this vacancy. Additional information about ICTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website here.
Employed Annuitants (Reemployed Annuitants): Applicants in receipt of an annuity based on civilian employment in the Federal Service are subject to the DoD Policy on The Employment of Annuitants. Click here for more information.
Military Spouse Preference: Military Spouse preference applies to the wife or husband of an active duty military member of the armed forces, including a member of the U.S. Coast Guard, relocating because of service under a statutory tour. Applicant must meet all pre-employment criteria for suitability and citizenship. Eligibility does not extend to the spouse unless the marriage took place prior to the sponsor and the spouse relocating to the new duty station area. To be eligible for MSP, applicants must be ranked in the "Best Qualified" category, and be applying for a vacancy within the commuting area of the sponsor's new duty location. NOTE: To receive Military Spouse Preference (MSP), please submit a copy of the sponsor's orders showing your name as an accompanying dependent, along with your completed application.
Incentives: Recruitment and/or retention incentives may or may not be used.
Temporary and Term Appointments: Individuals serving under a term appointment may convert to a permanent appointment in the competitive service within the position without further competition providing the employee has completed at least 2 years of current continuous service under a term appointment in the competitive service, the position to which such employee is being converted under this section is in the same occupational series, is in the same geographic location, and provides no greater promotion potential than the term position for which the competitive examination was conducted. An employee converted to career or career-conditional employment under this section acquires competitive status upon conversion.
It is the policy of the Government not to deny employment simply because an individual has been unemployed or has had financial difficulties that have arisen through no fault of the individual. Information about an individual's employment experience will be used only to determine the person's qualifications and to assess his or her relative level of knowledge, skills, and abilities. Although an individual's personal conduct may be relevant in any employment decision, including conduct during periods of unemployment or evidence of dishonesty in handling financial matters, financial difficulty that has arisen through no fault of the individual will generally not itself be the basis of an unfavorable suitability or fitness determination.
Salary Range: $53,719.00 to $62,568.00 / Per Year
Series & Grade: WG-2810-10/10
Promotion Potential: 10
Supervisory Status: No
Who May Apply: United States Citizens
Control Number: 453023500
Job Announcement Number: 8L-DEO-1822307-789443-CHH