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Job Title: Electrician
Company Name: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Location: Iowa City, IA
Position Type: Full Time
Post Date: 09/12/2018
Expire Date: 11/11/2018
Job Categories: Agriculture, Forestry, & Fishing, Construction, Mining and Trades, Human Resources, Installation, Maintenance, and Repair, Medical, Nonprofit and Volunteer Services, Energy / Utilities
Job Description
Electrician
Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.- 4:30 p.m. May be called back for emergencies.
Position Description Title/PD#: WG-2805-10, Electrician/ 50235A
Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized
This position is in the bargaining unit represented by AFGE, Local 2547.

Duties include but not limited to:
  • Repair of electrical wiring systems, fixtures, controls and equipment.
  • Perform various types of wiring jobs for electrical distribution.
  • Repair and maintain various types of portable electric equipment, tools, and appliances.
  • Perform preventative maintenance program inspections.
  • Plans, lays out routing, placement type of electrical lines, circuit, systems, equipment, and controls.
  • Install conduit, (EMT and Rigid), using proper methods and in compliance with NEC (National Electric Code).
  • He/she operates, repairs and maintains emergency alternate source generator equipment and spot checks elevators and dumbwaiters to determine if the elevator maintenance contractor is to be called.
  • He/she maintains stock level of parts and materials by ordering necessary materials to complete job or replenish stock.
  • Other duties as assigned.

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 09/17/2018.

EXPERIENCE: A specific length of training and experience is not required, but you must show evidence of training or experience of sufficient scope and quality of your ability to do the work of this position. Evidence which demonstrates you possess the knowledge, skills, and ability to perform the duties of this position must be supported by detailed descriptions of such on your resume. Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C.

Specialized Experience: Ability to install conduit using appropriate methods and making proper bends, perform preventative maintenance and operation inspections and checks on electrical systems. Hospital experience is preferred.

SCREEN-OUT ELEMENT: Your qualifications will first be evaluated against the prescribed screen out element, which usually appears as question 1 in the on-line questionnaire. The screen out element is: Ability to do the work of journeyman Electrician without more than normal supervision. Those applicants who appear to possess at least the minimal acceptable qualification requirement are considered for further rating; those who do not are rated ineligible and are eliminated. The potential eligibles are then rated against the remainder of the Job Elements:

1. Knowledge and theory of the electrical trade and the ability to troubleshoot electrical systems
2. Ability to read and interpret diagrams, blueprints, and schematics.
3. Ability to use and maintain hand tools equipment of the electrical industry.
4. Knowledge of theory and instruments (Electrical a, Electronic) used in shop and trade practices.
5. Knowledge of technical practices (theoretical, precise, artistic).

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; religions; 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.

Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.

Physical Requirements: This position requires performance of work that usually entails considerable walking, lifting, stretching, and some climbing, indoors and out, throughout the hospital complex. Frequently carries small portable tools and occasionally lifts or carries objects up to 40 lbs., either alone or with others. Must be able to perform all assignments without undue stress or impairment. Occasionally works from ladders, platforms, high places, cramped areas and holds awkward positions for prolonged periods. This position requires moderate lifting (15-44 pounds), moderate carrying (15-44 pounds), straight pulling (1 hour), pulling hand over hand (1 hour), pushing (1 hour), reaching above shoulder, use of fingers, both hands required, walking (4 hours), standing (4 hours), crawling (1 hour), kneeling (1 hour), repeated bending (2 hours), climbing - legs only (5 hours), climbing - use of legs and arms, both legs required, operation of crane, truck, tractor, or motor vehicle, ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously, near vision at 13" to 16", far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other, both eyes required, depth perception, ability to distinguish basic colors, ability to distinguish shades of colors, hear (aid permitted) and emotional/mental stability.
WORKING CONDITIONS: Incumbent works around and with hazardous mechanical and electrical equipment and electrical systems with the potential for serious injury and/or death. Physical agility and dexterity are required while working around equipment and handling wiring. Incumbent works in close quarters and cramped positions, in service rooms, sub-basement areas and other areas with marginal ventilation. Work is performed in facility and shop areas, laboratories, offices and many types of patient areas. Incumbent will sometimes be required to work in environments where the hazards of asbestos, burns, exposure to chemicals, radiation, and contagious disease exist. Incumbent must know and follow procedures for working in areas of infection, radiation, and high voltage and use all appropriate safety tools, clothing, etc., to protect himself/herself, other staff, patients, and visitors.

None

To apply for this position, you must provide a complete Application Package which includes:

  • Resume


The following documents are accepted, and may be required if applicable to your eligibility and/or qualifications for this position. Please use this checklist to make sure you have included other documents required for your application, such as a copy of your transcript (if using education to qualify), SF-50's (current/former Federal employees), documentation to support Veterans Preference claims, or ICTAP/CTAP documentation (for displaced Federal employees). You will not be contacted for additional information.
  • Cover Letter
  • DD-214
  • OF-306
  • Other
  • Other Veterans Document
  • Resume
  • SF-15
  • SF-50
  • Transcript


Veterans' Preference: When applying for Federal Jobs, eligible Veterans should claim preference for 5pt (TP), 10pt (CP/CPS/XP), or for Sole Survivor Preference (SSP) in the questionnaire. You must provide a legible copy of your DD214(s) which shows dates and character of service (honorable, general, etc.). If you are currently serving on active duty and expect to be released or discharged within 120 days you must submit documentation related to your active duty service which reflects the dates of service, character of service (honorable, general, etc.), and dates of impending separation. Additionally, disabled veterans and others eligible for 10-point preference (such as widows or mothers of eligible Veterans) must also submit an SF-15 "Application for 10 Point Veteran Preference" with required proof as stated on the form. Documentation is required to award preference. For more information on Veterans' Preference, please visit http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/vetpref/index.aspx.
Qualifications & Requirements

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 09/17/2018.

EXPERIENCE: A specific length of training and experience is not required, but you must show evidence of training or experience of sufficient scope and quality of your ability to do the work of this position. Evidence which demonstrates you possess the knowledge, skills, and ability to perform the duties of this position must be supported by detailed descriptions of such on your resume. Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C.

Specialized Experience: Ability to install conduit using appropriate methods and making proper bends, perform preventative maintenance and operation inspections and checks on electrical systems. Hospital experience is preferred.

SCREEN-OUT ELEMENT: Your qualifications will first be evaluated against the prescribed screen out element, which usually appears as question 1 in the on-line questionnaire. The screen out element is: Ability to do the work of journeyman Electrician without more than normal supervision. Those applicants who appear to possess at least the minimal acceptable qualification requirement are considered for further rating; those who do not are rated ineligible and are eliminated. The potential eligibles are then rated against the remainder of the Job Elements:

1. Knowledge and theory of the electrical trade and the ability to troubleshoot electrical systems
2. Ability to read and interpret diagrams, blueprints, and schematics.
3. Ability to use and maintain hand tools equipment of the electrical industry.
4. Knowledge of theory and instruments (Electrical a, Electronic) used in shop and trade practices.
5. Knowledge of technical practices (theoretical, precise, artistic).

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; religions; 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.

Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment.

Physical Requirements: This position requires performance of work that usually entails considerable walking, lifting, stretching, and some climbing, indoors and out, throughout the hospital complex. Frequently carries small portable tools and occasionally lifts or carries objects up to 40 lbs., either alone or with others. Must be able to perform all assignments without undue stress or impairment. Occasionally works from ladders, platforms, high places, cramped areas and holds awkward positions for prolonged periods. This position requires moderate lifting (15-44 pounds), moderate carrying (15-44 pounds), straight pulling (1 hour), pulling hand over hand (1 hour), pushing (1 hour), reaching above shoulder, use of fingers, both hands required, walking (4 hours), standing (4 hours), crawling (1 hour), kneeling (1 hour), repeated bending (2 hours), climbing - legs only (5 hours), climbing - use of legs and arms, both legs required, operation of crane, truck, tractor, or motor vehicle, ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination simultaneously, near vision at 13" to 16", far vision correctable in one eye to 20/20 and to 20/40 in the other, both eyes required, depth perception, ability to distinguish basic colors, ability to distinguish shades of colors, hear (aid permitted) and emotional/mental stability.
WORKING CONDITIONS: Incumbent works around and with hazardous mechanical and electrical equipment and electrical systems with the potential for serious injury and/or death. Physical agility and dexterity are required while working around equipment and handling wiring. Incumbent works in close quarters and cramped positions, in service rooms, sub-basement areas and other areas with marginal ventilation. Work is performed in facility and shop areas, laboratories, offices and many types of patient areas. Incumbent will sometimes be required to work in environments where the hazards of asbestos, burns, exposure to chemicals, radiation, and contagious disease exist. Incumbent must know and follow procedures for working in areas of infection, radiation, and high voltage and use all appropriate safety tools, clothing, etc., to protect himself/herself, other staff, patients, and visitors.

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Contact Email:Julie.Bryant@va.gov
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