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Electrician Power System

Company name
Department Of The Interior Bureau of Reclamation

$44.61 to $44.61

Mesa, CO

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$44.61 to $44.61 per hour

Pay scale & grade

BB 00

Work schedule

Full-Time - Full-time - 4, 10-hr days M-Th, 6:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Appointment type



1 vacancy in the following location:

Mesa, CO

1 vacancy

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 appointments or reinstatement eligibles.

This job is open to

Federal employees

Current or former competitive service employees, including:

Merit promotion

Career Transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)



Individuals with a disability

Military Spouses

Peace Corps & AmeriCorps Vista


Announcement number

BR-UC-2018-31 (MP-gv)

Control number





Reclamation is a contemporary water management agency. Reclamation is best known for Hoover Dam on the Colorado River, Grand Coulee Dam on the Columbia River and Folsom Dam on the American River. Today we are the largest wholesaler of water in the country and the second largest producer of hydroelectric power in the western United States. View our video titled Traditions, Talent, and Teamwork here

Reclamation is seeking a journeyman electrician looking for an opportunity to capitalize on his/her expertise in high-voltage electrical work and an opportunity to become an integral part of a team and grow in a hydropower environment.

Would you enjoy serving as an electrician for the Power Office performing skilled journeyman level electrician duties for industrial facilities and equipment associated with dams, hydro-electric power plants, and related facilities? You will be responsible for troubleshooting, assembling, adjusting, aligning, maintaining, and installing heavy industrial equipment. You can make a difference in the West by assisting in meeting increasing water demands while protecting the environment.

Here is a great opportunity to join a great organization with excellent growth potential!


Additional vacancies may be filled from this vacancy announcement.

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- Performs skilled journeyman electrician work involving troubleshooting, assembling, maintaining, installing, adjusting, and repairing heavy industrial electrical equipment, including power, distribution, and instrument transformers, generators, switchboards, circuit breakers, heating/ventilation/air conditioning (HVAC) systems, communication systems, and elevators.

- Uses personal computers and industry software applications in order to operate, test, troubleshoot, and repair equipment.

- Applies test procedures.

- Performs work independently, as a member of a work team consisting of different trades, and/or by providing technical direction to co-workers, helpers, and/or apprentices.

- Performs hydroelectric powerplant operations including starting, stopping, switching, hazardous energy control, and load/voltage control.

- Operates and uses a variety of equipment, tools, and machinery such as, electrical analyzing equipment, conduit benders, pipe threaders, pneumatic tools, impact wrenches, forklifts, motorized man-lifts, a variety of cranes, and light trucks.

WORKING CONDITIONS/ENVIRONMENT: The work is accomplished in and around dams, powerplants, and related facilities with exposure to high levels of noise, moving parts, hazardous materials, and electrical hazards. Work is also performed outside under prevailing weather and terrain conditions. Some work assignments are performed in confined spaces, closed and restricted quarters, and at substantial heights.

PHYSICAL EFFORT: Exerts moderately heavy physical effort which includes lifting and carrying items weighting up to 50 pounds, with occasional lifting up to 100 pounds. Climbing ladders and stairs, walking, standing, kneeling, crawling, or bending for long periods of time may be required in performing maintenance duties. Maintenance duties may also involve working from suspended scaffolding and motorized man-lifts at substantial heights and working in closed restricted quarters and confined spaces.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Work includes travel to various powerplants and related facilities in remote locations.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


Who May Apply

This job is open to…

Current or former Federal employees serving under competitive service career or career-conditional appointments; current or former time-limited employees eligible under the Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA); Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP); Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP); VRA; VEOA; 30% Disabled; Military Spouses; Schedule A; Individuals with Disabilities; Peace Corps; AmeriCorps; Vista.

Questions? This job is open to 5 groups.

Job family (Series)

2810 High Voltage Electrician



Conditions of Employment

Must apply online, submit resume & supporting documents (See How to Apply).

Must lift/carry to 50 lbs, occasionally to 100 lbs-climb stairs/ladders.

For veterans consideration, submit document(s) under Required documents.

Suitable for Federal employment, determined by a background investigation.

May be subject to 1-year Probationary Period.

All qualification requirements (including any applicable selective factors) must be met by the closing date of this announcement.


Minimum qualifications for trades and labor positions are determined by evaluation of job elements. You must meet at least 2 points on the screen-out element(s) and obtain and average of at least 2 points on all of the job elements in order to be considered qualified for this position.

This is a journey-level Electrician (Power System) position and is an occupation for which a 4-year (8,000) apprenticeship program has been established between the Bureau of Reclamation, UC Region, and the Department of Labor. Applicants should have completed a formal apprentice program directly related to industrial machinery and equipment; or possess journey-level electrician experience supplemented by formal training and college level/technical course work (military or technical trade schools) or extensive on-the-job training which demonstrates knowledge of an application of electrician practices required for troubleshooting, assembling, maintaining, installing, adjusting and repairing heavy industrial electrical equipment, including power, distribution, and power generation machinery and equipment.

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; 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. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.


Additional information

Telework: Reclamation has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework only during an emergency or natural disaster.

References: On your application, please include the names and current phone numbers for at least 3 supervisory references. If any individual is no longer available for contact, you are requested to provide the name and current phone number of another person with the company (team lead, acting supervisor, etc.) that would know your work history.

Medical Testing: This position MAY require periodic post-employment testing related to OSHA-mandated medical surveillance monitoring for occupational exposures, such as exposure to lead or heavy metals, hearing conservation, and/or use of a respirator.

E-Verify: DOI uses E-Verify to confirm the employment eligibility of all newly hired employees. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, please visit: E-Verify

Selective Service: If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, you must certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under the Selective Service Law. For more information visit: Selective Service

Equal Employment Opportunity: The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability and genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, or other non-merit factors.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Human Resources (HR) will review resumes and transcript(s) if applicable, to ensure applicants meet the basic qualification requirements. We will evaluate each applicant who meets the basic qualifications on the information provided in the assessment questionnaire. The assessment questionnaire will take approximately 30 minutes to complete. Applicants determined best qualified will be referred to the selecting official.

Applicants will be further evaluated on the following “Job Elements through your resume and responses to the online questions:

1. Ability to perform the work of an Electrician (Power System) without more than normal supervision (SCREEN-OUT).

2. Safety & Safe Clearance Procedures.

3. Interpret Blueprints, Drawings, etc.

4. Maintain/Repair/Install/Troubleshoot Equipment.

5. Operate and Maintain Machines and Tools.

6. Theory of Electricity.

7. Knowledge of Conduit Installation.

Applicant's answers to questions will be verified against information provided in their online resume. Be sure that the resume clearly supports the responses to all the questions by addressing experience, education and/or training relevant to this position. Applicants must make a fair and accurate assessment of their qualifications. If a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is apparent in your description of experience, competencies, skills, and/or education/training OR that your resume/application is incomplete, you may be rated ineligible or your score may be lowered.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance


Required Documents

Required Documents

To be considered for this position, applicants are required to submit an on-line assessment questionnaire, and the following Supporting Documents, as appropriate:

--RESUME: A resume with dates of employment: Your resume may be submitted in any format. If you submit more than one copy of your resume, only the most recent version will be reviewed. The latest timestamp will be used to determine which version of your resume is most recent. It is your responsibility to check the status and timestamp of all documents you submit as part of your application. For qualifications determinations, your resume must contain hours worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., hours per week and mm/dd/yy to mm/dd/yy, OR mm/dd/yy to the date you are submitting the resume). If using an automated resume builder, be sure to include this specific information in the narrative portion of your work description. Any period of employment that does not include this specific information WILL NOT be credited toward meeting the qualifications requirements of the position.

--SF-50, NOTIFICATION OF PERSONNEL ACTION: Status applicants (transfer, reassignment, reinstatement, promotion, etc.) MUST submit a copy of their SF-50, verifying highest rate of pay and documenting career or career-conditional status in the competitive service (Tenure 1 or 2) for which you are claiming eligibility. FAILURE TO SUBMIT AN SF-50 VERIFYING STATUS WILL RESULT IN THE APPLICANT NOT BEING CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION.

--For candidates eligible under the Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) you must submit the appropriate DD-214 (Member 4 Copy) documenting your eligibility.

--For information on veteran's eligibility visit: here

--30% DISABLED VETERANS: Please submit a copy of your DD-214 (Member 4 Copy), a Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, and the required documentation requested by this form.

--Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA) Eligibles: If you are a current or former land management agency appointee – you must provide documentation to verify eligibility as follows:

a) A copy of your SF-50, Notification of Personnel Action, that reflects having initially been hired under competitive examining procedures to a time limited (temporary/term) appointment;

b) A copy of SF-50(s), Notification of Personnel Action(s), that reflect having served under one (1) or more time-limited (temporary/term) appointments by a land management agency for a period totaling more than 24 months without a break in service of two (2) or more years; and

(c) A copy of your Performance Appraisal Plan and/or Supervisor Memorandum that reflects having performed at an acceptable level during each period of service.

For more information on LMWFA, visit: LMWFA

--Current or former Public Land Corps (PLC) eligibles: If you are a current or former Public Land Corps participant-you must provide documentation to verify eligibility as follows:

a) Verification of Participant Work Hours for Conservation Projects. Document must reflect at a minimum 640 hours of satisfactory conservation project hours with at least 120 hours through PLC within the last 2 years.

b) Certificate of Non-Competitive Eligibility. Signed documentation from a bureau PLC coordinator that a participant has satisfactorily completed all service requirements and meets eligibility for non-competitive hiring status.

--SPECIAL NON-COMPETITIVE APPOINTING AUTHORITIES: For more information on special non-competitive appointing authorities visit: here

--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 90 on the assessment questionnaire as established, and be able to perform the duties of the position upon entry. For information on CTAP/ICTAP, visit: CTAP/ICTAP

--TRANSCRIPT(S), CERTIFICATES, MILITARY TRAINING RECORDS, ETC: You must submit copy of your college transcript(s) or certificate(s), if applicable.

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

Working for the Bureau of Reclamation offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. To explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees, visit the Benefits URL above.

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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.

How to Apply

How to Apply

Applications (resume and assessment questionnaire) for this vacancy MUST be received online BEFORE midnight Eastern Time (Washington D.C. time) on the closing date of this announcement. When you're ready to apply, click the blue APPLY ONLINE button at the side of any page.

This vacancy is being announced through Bureau of Reclamation's Hiring System--HireMe. For more information about the HireMe system and the registration process, click: here

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 your not being considered for this position.

Options for submitting supporting documentation include Auto Requested Fax or uploading from your USAJOBS profile - instructions provided during the online application process. In addition, you may E-mail your supporting documentation to

, fax directly to the HR Office at (801) 524-3187, mail to 125 South State Street, Room 8100 (UC-552), Salt Lake City, Utah 84138, OR hand deliver to 125 South State Street, Room 7102A (UC-552), Salt Lake City, Utah 84138. Include your name and the vacancy number on the supporting document(s).

This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us 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

Angelica Sotelo










125 South State Street, Room 8100

Salt Lake City, Utah

United States

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Next steps

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 their 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

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Financial suitability

Social security number request

Privacy Act

Signature and false statements

Selective Service

New employee probationary period

Note: We cannot accept applications on behalf of Federal Agencies. Application instructions are listed within the Job Description.

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