Department Of The Interior Bureau of Reclamation
$43.72 to $43.72
Open & closing dates
Opening and closing dates
$43.72 to $43.72 per hour
Pay scale & grade
1 vacancy in the following location:
Relocation expenses reimbursed
First-Post-of-Duty relocation expenses are authorized for new appointments and reinstatement eligibles.
This job is open to
U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.
Federal employees - Competitive service
Current or former competitive service federal employees.
Federal employees - Excepted service
Current excepted service federal employees.
Position is being advertised concurrently under vacancy announcement BR-GP-EC-18-47 for current Federal employees serving under a career or career-conditional appointment in the competitive service; former Federal employees with reinstatement eligibility; CTAP/ICTAP eligibles; Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA); Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA); 30% or More Disabled Veterans; Military Spouses under Executive Order 13473; Individuals with Disabilities (Schedule A); and eligible Peace Corps or AmeriCorps volunteers. If you are interested in applying under both announcement numbers, you must submit application packages for each.
Reclamation is seeking a career professional looking for an opportunity to capitalize on his/her expertise as a journeyman Electrician. 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 an organization with excellent growth potential!
LOCATION: Great Plains Region, Eastern Colorado Area Office, Colorado-Big Thompson O&M Branch, Green Mountain Section, Kremmling, Colorado.
For living conditions go to: https://www.usbr.gov/gp/employment/living_conditions.pdf
Additional vacancies may be filled from this vacancy announcement.
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- Performs duties of a skilled hydroelectric powerplant electrician: install, maintain, troubleshoot, and repair supporting facility structures and equipment, e.g., generators, exciters, governor controls, transformers, and power circuit breakers.
- Communicates information to team members.
- Monitors and performs electrical maintenance; applies electrical theory for hydroelectric pump(s) and/or generating powerplant(s).
- Interprets and applies electrical diagrams, schematics, standard operating procedures and manufacturer's instructions.
- Applies and implements the National Electric Code and other applicable safety standards in a working environment.
Occasional travel - Travel of 1-2 nights per month may be required for this position.
Who May Apply
This job is open to…
All U.S. Citizens and Nationals and current Federal employees serving under an excepted service appointment.
Questions? This job is open to 3 groups.
Job family (Series)
2810 High Voltage Electrician
Conditions of Employment
U.S. Citizens and Nationals. Work schedule four 10-hour shifts Mon-Thur.
Suitable for Federal employment, determined by background investigation.
For veterans consideration, submit document(s) under Required Documents.
You must meet job elements specific to this position (see Qualifications).
You must pass a pre-employment physical examination.
You must meet all qualification requirements and any selective placement factors 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 an average of at least 2 points on all of the job elements in order to be considered qualified for this position.
Applicants will be further evaluated on the following Job Elements through your resume and responses to the online questions.
1. Ability to do the work of Journey Level power system Electrician without more than normal supervision.(Screen-out)
2. Ability to maintain, install, repair and troubleshoot powerplant and mobile equipment.
3. Theory of electrical equipment/knowledge of electrical circuitry.
4. Ability to use and maintain various machines, equipment, power and hand tools associated with the Journey Level Electrician trade.
5. Knowledge of safe clearance procedures and safety standards.
6. Ability to read and interpret blueprints, drawings, and manufacturer's instructions.
-Reclamation has determined that the duties of this position are suitable for telework and the selectee may be allowed to telework with supervisory approval.
-Work schedule: Four 10-hour days, Mon-Thur 6:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
-At Government expense, the applicant selected will be required to complete and successfully pass a pre-employment physical.
-This position requires travel of approximately 1-2 nights per month.
-Operation of a government vehicle is required; therefore, a valid state driver's license is required. Driving record will be verified prior to final selection.
-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: https://www.sss.gov/
-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 factor.
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 for evaluating this position. If you meet the basic qualification requirements, your on-line responses to the vacancy assessment questionnaire will be used to determine the quality and extent of your experience, education, training, etc., for placement in one of the following categories: 1) Well Qualified and 2) Qualified. Qualified candidates will be assigned to one of the quality categories and Veterans with preference will be placed at the top of their respective category. The assessment questionnaire will take you approximately 30 minutes to complete.
Applicants’ answers to questions will be verified against information provided in their online resumes. Be sure that the resume clearly supports the response 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
Q - Nonsensitive
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: If you are entitled to veterans’ preference, you must provide a copy of your DD-214, and you should indicate the type of veterans’ preference you are claiming on your resume. Your veterans’ preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency.
- For 5-point veterans' preference, submit a copy of your DD-214, or an official statement of service from your command if you are currently on active duty, or other official documentation (e.g., documentation of receipt of a campaign badge or expeditionary medal) that proves your military service was performed under honorable conditions.
- For 10-point veterans' preference, please submit a Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, DD-214, and the required documentation requested by this form.
- For information on veteran's eligibility visit: www.opm.gov/staffingPortal/Vetguide.asp
- 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, documentation 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 placement factors, education and experience requirements and score at least 85 on the assessment questionnaire as established, and be able to perform the duties of the position upon entry. For information on CTAP/ICTAP, visit: https://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp
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
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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, assessment questionnaire, and supporting documents) 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 on the right 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, visit: https://www.usbr.gov/hr/hireme.html
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 email@example.com
; fax directly to the HR Office at 406-247-7875; mail to P.O. Box 36900, Billings, MT 59107-6900; OR hand-deliver to 2021 4th Avenue North, Room 109, Billings, MT. 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
Human Resources Office Human Resources Office
BUREAU OF RECLAMATION
P.O. Box 36900
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After application packages have been received, resumes and supporting document(s) will be reviewed to ensure applicants meet the basic qualification requirements. Applicants who meet 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.
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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.
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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.
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Department Of The Interior Bureau of Reclamation
Website : http://www.usbr.gov