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The High Voltage Electrician installs, modifies, tests, repairs, troubleshoots, and maintains generators, generator controls, cathodic protection, transformers, converters, regulators, cables, switches, circuit breakers, mechanical and electronic recording instruments, mechanical and electronic control systems, and other circuit elements found throughout a modem large scale hospital campus. Incumbent installs, modifies, connects, inspects, troubleshoots, and repairs electrical distribution lines serving the scores of buildings on the hospital's campus. The High Voltage Electrician services lines, substations. transformers, insulators, solar power equipment, lightning arresters, switches, fuses, along with associated controls and equipment. Other Duties Include, but are not limited to: Installs, modifies, and replaces electrical generation and distribution equipment in substations, power generating facility, and distribution centers; Cleans, adjusts, and repairs the wide variety of electrical equipment in a hospital facility, including isolated power equipment and monitors; Construct and install rigid, IMC and EMC conduits. Pull in conductors, assemble bus bars, and phase out and connect conductors; Troubleshoot distribution circuits, generating and controlling equipment to locate and correct the causes of outages and improper operation. Make emergency cutouts and substitutions of power lines and equipment, sometimes working on distribution systems when they are energized; Visually checks the work of contractors for compliance with contract specifications on new construction; Program and monitor electronic control equipment and operate computerized diagnostic and digital test equipment as part of high voltage electrical system maintenance and troubleshooting duties; Troubleshoot cable systems to locate shorts, opens. grounds, crosses, imbalance loads, or cable breaks. Locate and mark electrical underground utilities prior to excavation; Checks condition of transformers, switches, capacitor equipment, and cables. Checks transformer operating temperatures and voltage at secondary terminals and make repairs to defective, loose, or corroded connections; Visually checks ground wire connections and cables for cracks, breaks, corrosion, and punctures; Maintains street and building lighting systems and associated computerized controls; Provide first response for maintenance issues regarding complex electronic controls, elevator systems, automatic doors, infrared inspection and lightning protection; Incumbent maybe required to provide on-call coverage as needed. Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 7:00am - 3:30pm
Compressed/Flexible Schedule: Not Available
Position Description Title/PD#: Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized
Conditions of Employment
To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 05/11/2020. 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 screen out eligibility is: Ability to do the work without more than normal supervision. The potential eligibles are then rated against the remainder of the Job Elements:
Electric DrawingsElectricalElectrical EquipmentOperation of Equipment/MachineryTroubleshooting (Electrical)Use and Maintain Hand Tools (Electrical Work)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: Physical Requirements: Incumbent frequently performs moderately heavy lifting. pulling, and carrying of equipment and material weighing up lo 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. Incumbent uses block and tackle, pulleys, o rother lifting devices. Incumbent must crouch, stand, kneel, and stoop while installing, repairing, or testing electrical equipment in confined spaces such as enclosed switch gear, or in structures such as overhead bus and conduit assemblies. Incumbent works above ground from aerial equipment, ladders, scaffolding, platforms, elevated lifts, at ground level, trenches, and manholes. Work requires bending, stooping, climbing, and standing for long periods while installing, repairing, and testing electrical equipment from and in the situations listed. Working Conditions: Incumbent will work within the medical facility's operating functions and must use all appropriate safety tools and clothing to protect themselves, other staff, visitors and patients. This includes environments that include exposure to infectious diseases, hazardous chemicals and materials including asbestos. Incumbent works indoors and outdoors, is exposed to danger from explosions of equipment and cables in manholes and vaults, as well as danger from high voltage electrical shock, burns, broken bones, cuts, and bruises. Incumbent is exposed to heat and noise when working in substations or power-generating facility, to extremes of weather when working outdoors, and lo unpleasant odors and wet slippery surfaces when working in manholes. They are subject to electrical burns while working around high voltage electrical lines, broken bones from falls from poles, and strains from awkward work positions. They are exposed to chemicals such as insulation oil from transformers and oil switches. They use protective devices such asearplugs, safety hats, and nonconductive gloves and footwear.
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. VA 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. 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/. Placement Policy: The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position. It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members. Financial disclosure not required. For more information on the "Who may apply" eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitions document. If you are unable to apply online view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.