This position is part of the WAPA-DSW-Desert Southwest. As a High Voltage Electrician Apprentice, you will serve as an apprentice lineman and enter training to become a Journeyman Level High Voltage Electrician after a four year training period.
**This is not a remote position. The selectee will be required to be physically present at one of the duty location(s) identified.**
Clarification from the agency
As a High Voltage Electrician Apprentice you will be in training as an apprentice in the electrical trades. During the term of the apprenticeship, the apprentice shall be provided progressively more complex and responsible training and experience in order to assure that upon completion of the term of apprenticeship, the apprentice will possess both the theoretical and practical knowledge, skill, and ability of the trade necessary to perform the full range of duties of the trade at the skilled journeyman level of competence.
- The apprentice shall work under the day-to-day supervision of a craft supervisor or work leader who is the supervisor of record. In addition, an apprentice shall also be under the general direction of an apprentice instructor, who may or may not be the supervisor of record.
- Apprentices are required to complete related training, including self-study training such as correspondence courses during off-duty hours as part of the apprentice program.
- The apprentice may work individually, with another craftsman, or as a member of a full crew supervised by supervisory craftsman.
- Work is assigned by the supervisor and/or apprentice instructor and may include work to extend over several weeks.
- Instructions may be oral, written, or require the use of drawings, diagrams, or manuals.
- Work is carried out independently some of the time, although contact with the supervisor or apprentice instructor is usually available.
- Work is periodically spot checked for adequacy, workmanship, and timeliness.
- Work is reviewed, and progress in the program, is assessed by the supervisor, apprentice instructor, and apprenticeship committee.
Conditions of Employment
- Must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
- This employer participates in the e-Verify program.
- Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for Selective Service.
- Suitable for Federal employment, as determined by a background investigation.
- May be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
- Possess a valid state driver's license at the time of employment.
In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities, as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to submit a thorough resume that directly relates to this position.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
Applicants must meet the requirements of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Job Qualification System for Trades and Labor Occupations (X-118C).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 the quality of experience, not necessarily the length of tie.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 listmed below. This job has a screen-out factors which will be used to determine minimum eligibility for this job. Applicants who do not receive a minimum of two points on this screen-out element(s) will be found ineligible.
The screen-out element for this position is: Having the aptitude and interest for learning trade theory and practice and am able to perform simple tasks under close supervision.
Work under conditions of moderate to high physical demand related to climbing, lifting, or working in strained positions. May be required to lift items weighing over 50 pounds in order to install, inspect, and repair equipment or facilities. Coordination of eyes, hands, legs, and body is required in installing and repairing equipment in confined spaces or overhead structures.
Majority of work takes place outside. The incumbent works both inside and out-of-doors and is subject to extremes of weather conditions. Works in close proximity to high voltage lines and/or equipment. Work involves climbing transmission structures averaging 65 feet but up to 500 feet on occasion, and communication towers up to 400 feet. Subject to potential for injury Subject to the normal occupational working conditions characteristic of the apprentice occupation (i.e., working aby high voltage lines, broken bones in falls from poles or structures, muscle strains from awkward positions, and cuts and bruises when handling tools and materials. Position may require nationally recognized crane certification for fixed and swing boom certification. If so, training will be provided at government expense. May be required to fly to worksites by either fixed wing aircraft or helicopter. Work may require considerable travel requiring temporary lodging away from duty station. May occasionally perform aerial transmission line patrol and may use aerial transportation to access work sites.
- Must wear personal protective equipment as required. You will be required to possess a pair of fully-encased safety-toed footwear meeting the standard ASTM F 2413-05 upon reporting to work.
- Must wear ARC rated protected clothing when in proximity to exposed energy circuits.
- Subject to inclement weather conditions such as high temperatures, rain, sleet, snow, and extreme cold.
- Requires the ability to operate a Government vehicle. Must be 18 years of age and able to obtain and maintain a Defensive Driver certification, and have a valid state driver's license. Defensive Driver's training will be completed upon employment.
- Position may be subject to regular and recurring overtime. Overtime may be on short notice to include nights, holidays and weekends in support of related mission requirements.
- May require incumbent to occasionally fly in a helicopter to perform duties of the position.
- Must be able to obtain and maintain a Class A Commercial Driver's License to operate vehicles of more than 26,000 pounds GVWR. The CDL must be obtained within 120 days of employment or longer if outside the control of the employer.
- This position requires an initial drug test prior to appointment and random drug or drug and alcohol testing thereafter. Failure to test or a positive result on random drug or drug and alcohol tests conducted after appointment may result in removal from Federal employment.
- This position requires completion of an annual medical examination at Federal expense.
- If you are tentatively selected for this position, you will be required to have a physical examination that will determine whether you are qualified to perform the duties of the position. An offer of employment will depend upon your successfully passing the physical examination.
- Personal maximum weight may not exceed 280 pounds at time of appointment. Personal weight will be determined at the time of physical examination and final job offer will be contingent upon verification that individual's weight does not exceed this amount.
You must have a high school education or GED equivalency. You must provide copies of your high school transcripts or GED equivalency records. Failure to submit these documents will remove you from further consideration.
Vacancies may be filled throughout the Upper Great Plains, Rocky Mountain, Sierra Nevada and Desert Southwest regions.
The U.S. Department of Energy fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
- This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional similar vacancies across DOE.
- For general information on government-wide Telework polices visit: www.telework.gov.
- The selectee for this position may be eligible to receive a recruitment or relocation incentive. You will need to sign an employment agreement to be eligible for this incentive.
- Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs are not authorized.
- This position may be eligible for creditable service towards annual leave. Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. DOE may offer newly-appointed Federal employee's credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed.
- Vacancies may not exist in all duty locations during the open period of this vacancy announcement. Positions will be filled as needed.
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Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
This position is announced under a government-wide Direct-Hire Authority (DHA) for High Voltage Electrician Apprentice positions in the 2810 series. Under the DHA, applicants who meet the Education and Qualification requirements listed in this announcement will be referred for consideration.
Once the application process is complete, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications. If you are minimally qualified for this job, your responses to the self-assessment questions (True/False, Yes/ No, Multiple Choice questions) will be evaluated and you will be placed into one of three pre-defined quality categories under Category Rating procedures. These categories are "Best Qualified", "Well Qualified", and "Qualified. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job.
Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):
Application of Veterans' Preference: If you are a preference eligible candidate, you will be listed at the top of whichever quality category your rating places you in. CP/CPS veterans are placed at the top of the highest category for all positions except professional and scientific positions at GS-9 and higher.
Career Transition Assistance Programs: To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet the eligibility criteria; and 2) be rated "well-qualified", which is defined as scoring in the Well Qualified category (or higher).
You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date (03/11/2024) of this announcement.
To preview the Assessment Questionnaire, click https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/12170571
To apply for this position, you MUST provide a complete application package which includes:
- Your RESUME showing all relevant work experience (paid and unpaid) including: duties performed; full name and address of the each employer; start and end dates (month/day/year); work schedule (part-time, full-time, number of hours if intermittent); salary; and any completed education and training (program title, subject area, number of hours completed, and completion date).
- Transcripts, if specific educational requirements are indicated in this job announcement.Unofficial transcripts or any report listing institution, course title, credits earned (semester or quarter hour) and final grade is acceptable. It is your responsibility to provide adequate proof that you meet the educational requirements.
- Veterans' Preference documentation,if applicable, DD-214 Member Copy 4 showing type of discharge/character of service; current active duty members- certification of expected discharge or release from active duty under honorable conditions dated within 120 days; SF-15 Form and related documentation; VA letter. For more information visit the USAJOBS Help Center & OPM CHCOC website for VOW information.
- Career Transition Assistance Program/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program documentation, if applicable(e.g., Certification of Expected Separation, Reduction-In-Force Separation Notice, or Notice of Proposed Removal; SF-50 that documents the RIF separation action; and most recent performance appraisal.) For more information see the OPM Guide to Career Transition.
Failure to submit any of the above mentioned required documents may result in loss of consideration due to an incomplete application package. It is your responsibility to ensure all required documents have been submitted.
If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:
Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from
schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.
Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.
Please read the entire announcement and all the instructions before you begin an application. To apply for this position, you must complete the initial online application, to include submission of the required documentation specified in the Required Documents section. A complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (EST) on the announcement closing date to receive consideration.
The application process is as follows:
- You must have a login.gov account to sign into USAJOBS: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/account/.
- To begin the application process in USAJOBS, click the Apply Online button.
- Answer the questions presented in the application and attach all required and supporting documentation.
- You must click the Submit Application button prior to 11:59 pm (ET) on the announcement closing date.
You may update your application, including supporting documentation, at any time during the announcement open period by returning to your USAJOBS account, select Update Application: https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login
. This option will no longer be available once the announcement has closed.
To verify the status of your application, during and after the announcement open period, log into your USAJOBS account; applications will appear on the Welcome screen. The Application Status will appear along with the date your application was last updated. For information on what each application status means, visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/application/status/
If you need help with login.gov or USAJOBS (e.g., account access, Resume Builder) visit the USAJOBS Help Center: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/
If you experience difficulty applying on USAJOBS, after clicking the Apply Online button, or you are experiencing a significant hardship hindering your ability to apply online, the Agency Contact listed in the announcement can assist you during normal business hours. If you receive any system error messages, take screenshots if possible, to aid technical support.
Once your online application is submitted you will receive a confirmation notification by email. The status of your application will be updated in USAJOBS as it is evaluated.
You can check the status by logging into USAJOBS. You may also sign up to receive automatic emails anytime the status of your application changes by logging into your USAJobs Account and editing the Notification Settings.
You will be contacted directly if an interview is required.