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Naval Facilities Engineering Command HIGH VOLTAGE ELECTRICIAN LEADER in Naval Station Complex, United States


You will serve as a High Voltage Electrician Leader in the Naval Facilities Engineering Command of NAVFAC SOUTHWEST. This is a RE-ADVERTISEMENT of Announcement Number: ST-10728719-20-MSJ. Applicants that have previously applied NEED to re-apply to this announcement. .


You will install, modify, and replace generation and distribution equipment in substations, power-generating facilities, transformer vaults, or distribution centers.

You will coordinate distribution of electrician work to employees based on established priorities, work schedules, and production requirements.

You will troubleshoot distribution circuits to locate shorts, opens, grounds, crosses, damage, capacitance imbalances, and cable breaks.


Conditions of Employment


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 quality of experience, not necessarily the length of time. 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 listed below. This job has a screen-out element which will be used to determine minimum eligibility for this job. Applicants who do not receive a minimum of two points on the screen-out element(s) will be found ineligible. The Screen-out Element for this position is: Ability to Lead or Supervise. Your resume must show that you have the ability to 1) Repairing high voltage power generating and distributing equipment (e.g. generators, transformers, switches, circuit breakers, recording instruments, and control systems); 2) Installing transformers, capacitors, insulators, switches, circuit breakers and fuses for main distribution lines over 600V; and 3) Using high voltage test tools (e.g. oscillators, meggers, phase sticks, and fault finding equipment) to operate high voltage systems. Applicants must meet the requirements of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Job Qualification Handbook for Trades and Labor Occupations. Additional qualification information can be found at: and Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (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.


Additional Information

This position is covered by the Department of Defense Priority Placement Program. Additional vacancies may be filled by this announcement. A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments. This position is subject to work and uncommon tour, including nights, weekends, and holidays to meet mission requirements. Overtime or night differential pay and/or unusual duty hours may be required. This position requires rotating shift work. Works above ground from aerial bucket trucks and poles, at ground level, and in trenches, or manholes. Performs moderately heavy lifting, pulling, and carrying of equipment and material weighing up to 40 pounds and occasionally, lifts or pulls heavy cables and equipment weighing more than 50 pounds with help of weight handling equipment or assistance from other workers. Uses block and tackle, pulleys, or other lifting devices. Work may involve long periods of crouching, climbing, bending, standing, kneeling, and stooping while installing, repairing, or testing electrical equipment in confined spaces. May work above ground from aerial bucket trucks and poles, at ground level, and in trenches, or manholes. Works indoors and outdoors. May be 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. May be exposed to heat and noise when working in substations or power-generating facilities, to extremes of weather when working outdoors, and to unpleasant odors and wet slippery surfaces when working in manholes. May be subject to electrical burns while working around high voltage electrical lines, broken bones from falls from poles, strains from awkward positions. May be exposed to chemicals such as insulation oil from transformers and oil switches. May be required to wear protective devices such as earplugs, safety hats, and nonconductive gloves and footwear. This position may require special certification or license. A tentative offer of employment will be rescinded if the selectee fails to meet the pre-employment requirements, including failure to report to any of the scheduled appointments. Supervisors in the executive branch have a heightened personal responsibility for advancing government ethics. You will be required to review the 14 General Principles of Ethical Conduct at 5 CFR 2635.101. If you are unable to apply online and request information about the Alternate Application process, please contact the Department of Navy's Employment Information Center. Federal annuitant information: The selection of an annuitant is subject to the Department of Defense and Department of the Navy policy on the employment of annuitants. Policy information may be found at: ICTAP Applicants: To be considered well-qualified and exercise selection priority as an ICTAP candidate, displaced Federal employees must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and receive a rating of 85 or higher. For more information about ICTAP eligibility please review the following link: