Electrician Fort Thomas Domiciliary

Job Posted 7/2/2023
Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Fort Thomas, KY
United States
Category Wind Jobs
Job Description
Summary The incumbent provides all installations, repairs, and preventative maintenance actions on all electrical, data and communication systems within the Cincinnati VA Medical Center, research facility and 12 offsite locations located in the surrounding communities. Incumbent is assigned a wide variety of duties including the installation, modification, repair, troubleshooting, preventive maintenance and testing of electrical systems, vertical lifts, HVAC, boilers, data, and communication systems. Responsibilities The Cincinnati VA Medical Center is a two-division campus located in Cincinnati, Ohio and Fort Thomas, Kentucky serving 15 counties in Southwest Ohio, Northern Kentucky, and Southeast Indiana with 6 Community Based Outpatient Clinics located in Bellevue, KY; Florence, KY; Lawrenceburg, IN; Hamilton, OH; Clermont County, OH, and Georgetown, OH. Cincinnati VAMC also supports two off main campus locations in the Cincinnati area via an Eye Center and Mental Health Outreach Community Division.\ MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: maintains, installs, modifies, troubleshoots, repairs, loads, and tests emergency generator systems, new and existing electrical circuits, electrical distribution systems, fixtures, variable frequency drives, lighting systems, motor controllers and various equipment. Both single and three-phased primary (up to 12.47KV) and secondary electrical distribution lines, circuits, and equipment at various voltages. Performs maintenance, installation, inspection, modifications, testing, troubleshooting and repairs on a wide variety of electrical, electronic, healthcare, and environmental management equipment to include but not limited to patient beds, stretchers, surgical tables, exam chairs and tables, and kitchen equipment. Maintains, troubleshoots, test and repairs boiler control systems in the heating plant. This involves various interconnected circuits that control the operation of boiler systems. Data and Communication Installation and Repair. The Incumbent installs, modifies, troubleshoots, repairs, and maintains complete systems such as fire alarms, audio distribution systems, CCTV, data and communication systems, card access and intrusion alarm systems, and nurse call systems. Elevator Maintenance and Repair The Incumbent performs troubleshooting, modifications, inspections, repairs, and preventive maintenance on both hydraulic and traction elevator systems. These systems are powered by one or two speed controls (120 to 480 volts, AC or DC) and may be single or duplex operation, containing a variety of interrelated electronics and electromechanical control circuits. High Voltage Installation, Maintenance and Repair Performs switching, terminations, splicing, testing and repairs to high voltage cabling and equipment. Other Duties: Incumbent performs a wide range of tests/checks relating to electrical safety and equipment operation as outlined by the Joint Commission, OSHA, NEC, HAP, CAP, VA, and other pertinent standards and/or policies. Maintains, troubleshoots, and conducts repairs to automatic door operators, pneumatic tube delivery systems, and specialty medical and imaging equipment. Conducts training sessions designed to update, improve, or upgrade the knowledge and skills of others. Performs miscellaneous tasks of the Engineering Division in emergencies or as needed. Performs the installation of the above-mentioned equipment through rigorous planning, coordination and design while ensuring compliance with equipment specifications and applicable codes and laws. Performs preliminary Electrical design as required. The incumbent installs, modifies, troubleshoots, repairs, and maintains complete systems such as street light systems and emergency power systems. Performs maintenance, inspections, and repairs on a wide variety of electrical, medical, office, kitchen, and environmental management equipment. Incumbent receives little to no technical supervision. Must apply ingenuity, judgment and skill in planning and laying out work to meet a variety of unique requirements. Technical guides or diagrams may be incomplete or unavailable for troubleshooting or modification of work required. Incumbent often assists other shops in a variety of duties involving equipment installation, modification, troubleshooting, repair, and preventative maintenance. Performs other duties and responsibilities as assigned. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 7:00am-3:30pm Compressed/Flexible Schedule: Not Authorized Position Description Title/PD#: Electrician Fort Thomas Domiciliary/PD91766A Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized Requirements Conditions of Employment You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959 You may be required to serve a probationary period Subject to background/security investigation Pre-employment physical required Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process Participation in the seasonal influenza vaccination program is a requirement for all Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care Personnel (HCP) Participation in the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) vaccination program is a requirement for all Veterans Health Administration Health Care Personnel (HCP) - See "Additional Information" below for details. Qualifications To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 07/11/2023. 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 Federal Wage System Qualification Standards. 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: Electric Drawings Electrical Equipment Technical Practices (Electrical Electronic) Troubleshooting (Electrical) Use and Maintain Tools and Equipment Without more than normal supervision 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 is frequently subjected to a wide range of varying work environments. Working conditions include exposure to sunlight / wind / snow / rain / damp or wet conditions. Exposure to these conditions require him/her to wear appropriate attire while performing job duties. Incumbent is occasionally required to work in hallways, laboratories, heating or cooling plants, on top of tall buildings or equipment, and in cramped areas with low overheads. Sometimes required to perform repairs and installations in inclement weather; in work areas that are dirty and or greasy; on scaffolding, aerial work platforms or articulating boom lifts frequently at heights of 30 feet or more. Work could be done in close quarters such as manholes, attics, or crawl spaces. Occasionally the incumbent may be exposed to the possibility of injury from falling, extreme high noise, electrical shock, burns, cuts, bruises, broken bones. Work performed in radiography equipment areas including x-ray rooms and nuclear hot labs may present incidental exposure to x-rays, Alpha, Beta or Gama radiation. Uncomfortable face mask, respirators and protective clothing may be occasionally worn when there is the possibility of exposure to biohazards, asbestos containing materials, radiation, carcinogens, toxic refrigerants, acids, chemicals, and other hazardous materials. Education Additional Information Receiving Service Credit or Earning Annual (Vacation) 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. Selected applicants may qualify for credit toward annual leave accrual, based on prior work experience or military service experience. 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. Special Employment Consideration: VA encourages persons with disabilities to apply, including those eligible for hiring under 5 CFR 213.3102(u), Schedule A, Appointment of persons with disabilities [i.e., intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities], and/or Disabled veterans with a compensable service-connected disability of 30% or more. Contact the Agency Contact for information on how to apply under this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator. The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal/VA 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 found well-qualified (have a final rating of 85 or more) for this vacancy. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. Pursuant to VHA Directive 1193.01, VHA health care personnel (HCP) are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 subject to such accommodations as required by law (i.e., medical, religious or pregnancy). VHA HCPs do not include remote workers who only infrequently enter VHA locations. If selected, you will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination before your start date. The agency will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request a legally required accommodation from this requirement using the reasonable accommodation process. If you are unable to apply online or need an alternate method to submit documents, please reach out to the Agency Contact listed in this Job Opportunity Announcement.