Department Of The Interior Bureau of Reclamation
$41.06 to $41.06
Open & closing dates
$41.06 to $41.06 per hour
Pay scale & grade
Full-Time - This is a FULL TIME position.
Permanent - This is a PERMANENT position.
1 vacancy in the following location:
Hungry Horse, MT
Relocation expenses reimbursed
Relocation expenses are authorized with the exception of the Guaranteed Home Sale Provision. First-post-of-Duty relocation expenses are authorized for new appointment or reinstatement eligibles. Relocation expenses are authorized for current Federal employees.
This job is open to
U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S., and excepted service employees.
Position is being advertised concurrently under BR-PN-VA-HH-18-071 for current federal employees serving under a competitive service career or career-conditional appointment or reinstatement eligible. Applicants interested in applying under both announcement numbers, must submit application packages for each.
Reclamation is seeking a career professional looking for an opportunity to capitalize on his or her expertise as an Electrician (Power Systems)(Sub-Operator). Make a difference in the West by assisting in meeting increasing water demands while protecting the environment.
Here is an opportunity to join a great organization with excellent growth potential!
Reclamation has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework only during an emergency or natural disaster.
The Electrician (Power Systems)(Sub-Operator) position has a 3 step pay system and applicants initially hired into this position/pay system will be hired at the step 1 wage rate of $41.06 per hour. After a one year period from the date of hire and upon performing successfully in this position and approved by the supervisor, the incumbent may be advanced to the step 2 wage rate of $42.77 per hour. Again, after a one year period, successful job performance and supervisory approval, the incumbent may be advanced to the step 3 wage rate of $44.48 per hour. Annual wage adjustments are reviewed and adjusted the first full pay period in May of each year.
Location – Hungry Horse, Montana ; http://www.usbr.gov/pn/about/hr/area-information.html
At the present time, we have 1 vacancy; however, this announcement may be used to fill additional, equivalent positions at this duty location.
Learn more about this agency
Responsible for locating trouble and maintaining electrical and solid state equipment in a hydroelectric generating station, switchyard, dam and appurtenant structures.
Connects, services and troubleshoots up to 230kv power transformers, distribution transformers, instrument transformers, switches, switchboards, meters, relays, lifting equipment up to 290 ton cranes, elevators with 10,000 pound load capacity, and power circuit breakers up to 230kv and communication circuits.
Interprets and works from electrical schematics, drawings, diagrams and blueprints in performing above work; is proficient in the use of tools and equipment of the trade.
Observes and practices safe working habits and procedures required by the electrical industry and the project.
When assigned as a powerplant operator, duties include starting and stopping hydroelectric generating units, operating valves, gates and all related electrical and mechanical equipment as directed by dispatchers or directed by supervisors.
Occasional travel - Occasional Travel may be required.
Who May Apply
This job is open to…
All United States Citizens and Nationals.
Questions? This job is open to 1 group.
Job family (Series)
2810 High Voltage Electrician
Conditions of Employment
U.S. Citizenship or National
Suitability for Federal employment determined by a background investigation
Must submit a resume and supporting documentation - See How to Apply
For veterans consideration, submit documents under Required Documents
Applicants must meet all qualification requirements, including any selective factors, by the closing date of the announcement.
Application materials must demonstrate sufficient experience and training to perform the duties of this position without more than normal supervision. Qualifications will be determined on the basis of information submitted in the applicants resume and responses to the assessment questions. For information about qualifications for federal wage system positions please visit: http://www.opm.gov/qualifications/x-118c/index.asp
Minimum qualifications for trades and labor positions are determined by evaluation of job elements. Applicants must meet at least 2 points on the screen-out element(s) and obtain an average of at least 2 points on all of the job elements in order to be considered qualified for this position.
Applicants initially appointed to a career-conditional position must serve a 1-year probationary period.
Current permanent federal employees who are selected from this announcement may be required to serve a 1-year probationary period.
DOI uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including applicant rights and responsibilities, please visit www.dhs.gov/E-Verify
Selective Service: Male applicants born after December 31, 1959 must certify registration with the Selective Service System or that the applicant is exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. Go to: http://www.sss.gov
If selected, the selectee will be required to obtain a successful pre-employment physical examination by a licensed physician certifying to his/her ability to perform the duties of this position. A physical exam may not be required if a comparable agency approved examination was performed within the last 12 months. The cost of the exam will be reimbursed by the agency.
How You Will Be Evaluated
You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Category rating and selection procedures will be used to evaluate applications from this announcement. If an applicant meets the basic qualification requirements, his/her on-line responses to the vacancy assessment questionnaire will be used to determine the quality and extent of his/her experience, education, training, etc., for placement in one of the following categories: 1) Best Qualified, 2) Well Qualified, and 3) Qualified. Qualified candidates will be assigned a numerical score on a scale of 70-100 and veterans with preference will be placed at the top of the respective category. The assessment questionnaire will take approximately 45 minutes to complete.
Applicants will be further evaluated on the following “Job Elements” for trade/labor positions through his/her resume and responses to the online questions.
Job Element 1: Ability to do the work of a Power System Electrician without more than normal supervision. SCREENOUT
Job Element 2: Ability to troubleshoot electrical equipment.
Job Element 3: Ability to read and interpret electrical drawings.
Job Element 4: Ability to work safely and follow safe clearance practices.
Job Element 5: Skill in the technical practices of a Power Plant Operator.
To preview questions please click here
Background checks and security clearance
To be considered for this position, applicants are required to submit a resume (with dates of employment, i.e. years and months), an on-line assessment questionnaire, and the following supporting documents, as appropriate.
DD-214, Certificate of Release from Active Duty: Applicants who are entitled to veterans’ preference must submit a copy of his/her DD-214 (Member 4 Copy), or an official statement of service from his/her command if he/she is currently on active duty, or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that proves the applicants military service was performed under honorable conditions. If the applicant has a compensable service connected disability, submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, and the required documentation requested by this form, in addition to the DD-214.
For information on veteran's eligibility visit: https://www.fedshirevets.gov/hire/hrp/vetguide/index.aspx
CTAP/ICTAP: CTAP/ICTAP provides placement assistance to permanent Federal employees who are surplus, displaced, or involuntarily separated. Applicants claiming CTAP/ICTAP eligibility must submit a copy of their most recent performance appraisal, proof of eligibility, and most current SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location with their application. To be considered under CTAP/ICTAP, applicants must be well-qualified (i.e., meet the minimum qualification requirements, including selective factors, education and experience requirements) and score at least 85.0 on the assessment questionnaire as established, and be able to perform the duties of the position upon entry.
For information on CTAP visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique-hiring-paths/federal-employees/ctap/
For information on ICTAP visit: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique-hiring-paths/federal-employees/ictap/
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.
A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Learn more about federal benefits
Review our benefits
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.
How to Apply
How to Apply
Applications (resume and assessment questionnaire) for this vacancy MUST be received online BEFORE midnight Eastern Time (Washington, DC time) on the closing date of this announcement. To apply, click the blue APPLY ONLINE button at the top of the page.
This vacancy is being announced through Bureau of Reclamation’s Hiring System—HireMe. For more information, please visit: https://www.usbr.gov/hr/
As part of the on-line application process, applicants may be required to submit supporting documents. Failure to submit the requested supporting documents may result in the applicant not being considered for this position. Options for submitting supporting documentation include:
-- Auto Requested Fax or uploading from the applicants USAJOBS profile – instructions provided during the online application process
-- E-mail to email@example.com
-- Fax directly to the HR Office at (208) 378-5023
-- Mail to the Bureau of Reclamation, ATTN: PN-1443, 1150 North Curtis Road, Suite 100, Boise, Idaho 83706-1234 – or –
-- Hand deliver to the Bureau of Reclamation, Human Resources – Room 109, 1150 North Curtis Road, Boise, Idaho.
Include the applicant name and vacancy number on supporting documents.
This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If an applicant needs a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the HR office at the phone number shown at the bottom of this page. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be on a case-by-case basis.
Agency contact information
BUREAU OF RECLAMATION
1150 N. Curtis Road, Suite 100
Learn more about this agency
Upon successful submission of the application packet, applicants will receive a confirmation email from USAJOBS. If this email confirmation is not received by the applicant, the application has not yet been accepted by the system.
After all application packages have been received, resumes and transcripts will be reviewed to ensure applicants meet the basic qualification requirements. Each applicant who meets the basic qualifications will be further evaluated on the information provided in the Assessment Questionnaire. Best-qualified applicants will be referred to the selecting official. After making a tentative job offer, a suitability and/or security background investigation will be conducted. A final job offer is typically made within 40 days after the deadline for applications. Applicants should monitor their status for positions with the Bureau of Reclamation by regularly checking their public status notifications in the USAJOBS profile.
Fair & Transparent
Fair & Transparent
The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.
Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) for federal employees & job applicants
Reasonable Accommodation Policy
Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.
A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.
Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when: An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.
You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.
Learn more about disability employment and reasonable accommodations
or how to contact an agency.
Legal and regulatory guidance
Social security number request
Signature and false statements
New employee probationary period
Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.
Department Of The Interior Bureau of Reclamation
Website : http://www.usbr.gov