1. Performs electrical work at the journeyman level of skill and knowledge.
2. Performs necessary maintenance and repair work on all secondary electrical distribution systems.
3. Locates and troubleshoots problems within the primary distribution system; which required knowledge of operation of transformers, switchgear, wiring devices, etc.
4. Performs necessary maintenance and repair work on all emergency generation equipment, devices and circuits.
5. Performs necessary maintenance and repair work on all types of electrical equipment, motors, generators, and exterior/interior lighting systems.
6. Independently locates, troubleshoots and corrects electrical malfunctions in wiring systems such as lighting, intercom, fire alarm, nurses call, paging and security systems.
7. Performs electrical safety tests/inspections of electrical systems, wiring systems, receptacles and wide variety of portable electrical equipment such as fans, hot plates, heating devices, floor buffers etc.
8. Required to properly use a wide variety of shop equipment such as power hammers, saws, drills, etc. In addition capable of proper use of voltmeters, ammeters, meggers, etc
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Relocation Expenses: Relocation expenses are not authorized for this position.
Our mission: To fulfill President Lincoln’s promise "To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan" by serving and honoring the men and women who are America’s Veterans.
YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE
This position is located in the Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration (VHA), Eastern Region, Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN 4), Philadelphia VA Medical Center, Facilities Management Service (FMS), Projects and Engineering Office, Philadelphia, PA.
WHO MAY APPLY:
Current federal employees serving under a career or career-conditional appointment in the competitive service
Former federal employees with reinstatement eligibility
CTAP and ICTAP
Persons eligible for non-competitive appointment under special hiring authorities
Persons eligible under an Interchange Agreement, Veterans’ preference eligibles or veterans who have been separated from the Armed Forces under honorable conditions after substantially completing at least three consecutive years of active duty
Current federal employees serving under a permanent appointment in the Veterans Canteen Service with 12 months of permanent employment
Current excepted service employees serving under a permanent appointment with 12 months of permanent employment
For more information on the "Who may apply" eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitions document.
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.
Physical Demands: Must be able to climb ladders, work in stopped positions, in crawl spaces and ceilings. Working outdoors is required including entering manholes, working from portable scaffolding, etc. This work is preformed in all types or weather conditions. Must be able to lift and carry tools/equipment/materials or considerable weight.
Work Environment: This position has a normal amount of dangerous working conditions unusually experienced in the electrical trade; such as working in high voltage (13000 volt) transformer vault.
Qualifications & Evaluations
Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C (www.opm.gov/qualifications/x-118c). For this position, the job element method is used to match what you, the applicant, can do against what the work calls for. Your knowledge, skills and abilities will be compared to the knowledge, skills and abilities (called job elements) needed for success. Your qualifications will first be evaluated against the prescribed screen out element (WG-2 and higher only; screen-outs are not applicable to WG-1). Applicants who appear to meet the screen out element are considered for further rating; those who do not are rated ineligible and are eliminated from consideration. The potential eligibles are rated against the remainder of the job elements. While a specific length of training and experience is not required, your responses to the questionnaire must be supported by detailed descriptions of your experience on your resume.
You will be rated on the following Job Elements as part of the assessment questionnaire for this position:
- Ability to do the work of an Electrician, WG-10, without more than normal supervision (Screen-out).
- Knowledge of electrical theory and instruments used in shop and trade.
- Ability to use and maintain tools and equipment of the electrician trade.
- Ability to troubleshoot electrical systems and equipment.
- Ability to use electrical circuit diagrams, blueprints, and schematics.
Your rsum and/or supporting documentation will be verified. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating or consideration for employment.
When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference on the Occupational Questionnaire in the section provided and provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) showing all dates of service as well as character of service (honorable, general, etc.). Additionally, Veterans with service-connected disability of 10% or more must also submit a copy of their official statement from the Department of Veterans Affairs, or from a branch of the Armed Forces, certifying their service-connected disability and/or their receipt of compensation for service-connected disability.
Veterans with service-connected disability of less than 10%, non-service-connected disability, and Purple Heart recipients, as well as those claiming derived preference for a spouse, widow or widower, or natural mother, should refer to and submit a completed SF-15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference and required documentation with your application materials.
For more information on Veterans’ Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
Benefits & Other Info
Working for the Department of Veterans Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, life insurance, health benefits, and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System. In addition to traditional "dollars and cents" benefits, we offer a range of benefits to help balance work and life. For more information please visit us at http://www.vacareers.va.gov/why-choose-va/benefits/index.asp.