HIGH VOLTAGE ELECTRICIAN


Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Department of the Navy

China Lake, CA - Sep 13, 2022 via USAJobs

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This is a public notice flyer to notify interested applicants of anticipated vacancies.

Applications will not be accepted through this flyer.

Interested applicants must follow the directions in the "How to Apply" section of this flyer to be considered.

There may or may not be actual vacancies filled from this flyer.

Notice of Result letters will not be sent to applicants who respond to this flyer.

Although a specific length of time and experience is not required for most trade and labor occupations, you must show through experience and training that you possess the quality level of knowledge and skill necessary to perform the duties of the position at the level for which you are applying.

Qualification requirements emphasis is on quality of experience, not necessarily the length of time.

Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of knowledge, skills, abilities and/or competencies in the job elements and screen out listed below.

WG-10: The Screen-out Element for this position is the ability to perform the duties of a HIGH VOLTAGE ELECTRICIAN without more than normal supervision as demonstrated by the following: 1) Installing wire or cable distribution lines from public utility supply point to distribution substations; 2) Setting proper wire tension or sag in accordance with strength and weight of wire, length of span, and wire contraction and expansion in temperature changes; and 3) Understanding drawings and diagrams of distribution network, equipment, and control circuits.

**NOTE: This information must be supported in your resume to be considered for the position.

WG-08: The Screen-out Element for this position is the ability to perform the duties of a HIGH VOLTAGE ELECTRICIAN without more than normal supervision as demonstrated by the following: 1) Installing transformers, capacitors, insulators, switches, circuit breakers, and fuses in connection with main distribution lines; 2) Using test equipment such as ohmmeters, voltage testers, clamp-on ammeters, and meggers to determine high resistance, grounds and open circuits; 3) Climbing poles to string overhead wire; and 4) Driving bucket trucks to install and repair high voltage electrical equipment and cables.

**NOTE: This information must be supported in your resume to be considered for the position.

Applicants must meet the requirements of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Job Qualification Handbook for Trades and Labor Occupations.

Additional qualification information can be found at: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/federal-wage-system-qualifications/#url=WG-2800 Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (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.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The incumbent can be expected to work on power poles, at ground level, and in underground trenches or manholes.

Work requires bending, stooping, climbing, standing and working in awkward and strained positions for long periods of time.

Coordination of eyes, hands, legs, and body is essential in installing, repairing, and testing electrical equipment in confined spaces such as manholes and overhead structures.

Uses normal color perception to identify wires by color code.

Performs moderately heavy lifting, pulling, carrying of equipment, and materials weighing up to 75 pounds.

WORKING CONDITIONS: Works outside 90 percent of the time in all kinds of weather.

Works on poles up to 65 feet high.

Works with voltage up to 69,000 volts.

Works below ground in electrical vaults and trenches, and sewer lift stations.

Is subjected to the danger of electrical shock and burns when working on live circuits and burns from soldering irons and molten metal when working on wires and cables.

may be exposed to extreme heat when working in stormy weather conditions when working outside, and wet, slippery walking surfaces in and around manholes.

Injuries suffered could include cuts, bruises, sprains, broken limbs, and electrical shock.

Is exposed to injury from explosions of equipment, cables in vaults, high voltage electrical shock (up to 69KV), falls, broken bones, cuts and bruises.

Uses safety glasses, goggles, face shields, rubber gloves, barriers, flags, safety belts, insulated tools, foul weather gear, and other safety gear to ensure maximum personal safety.



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