Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Electrician in Bedford, Massachusetts
Summary This Electrician position is located in Engineering Service at the VA Bedford Healthcare System location. This position is a full-time position at 40 hours per week. The incumbent tests, installs, maintains and repairs electrical distribution systems, electrical equipment, appliances and systems at the Bedford facility. Responsibilities Operates and maintains tools such as soldering irons, soldering guns, microwave radiation detectors, power and non power hand tools Adheres to proper safety practices at all times; Uses all instruments and equipment normally used by journeyman electricians (voltmeters, ammeters, ohmmeters, test lights, tube testers, etc.); locates and diagnoses trouble in electrical systems and equipment; Performs routine operations , maintenance, repair, and service of Emergency Power Generators and Automatic Transfer Switches; Conducts work using local and national safety codes; Understands oral instructions and statements of equipment requirements and specifications; Reads, interprets and works from blueprints, sketches, single line schematic wiring diagrams and instruction sheets; Works from oral and written instructions, blueprints, wiring diagrams, etc. with spot checks by supervisor; Incumbent installs, repairs and maintains electrical and equipment according to organizations codes and directives at the National Electrical Code; Locates and diagnoses trouble in electrical systems and equipment making necessary changes or repair; Maintains a good understanding of the applicable codes and directives which set the standards of safety and loading for electrical systems and equipment; Performs routine operations, maintenance, repair and service of Emergency Power Generators, Automatic Transfer Switches and UST/ AST Fuel Storage tank. Work Schedule: Monday-Friday; 7:00am-3:30pm Compressed/Flexible Schedule: Not Available Position Description Title/PD#: Electrician/PD#00259A Relocation/Recruitment Incentives: Not authorized Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 08/03/2021. 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 Federal Wage System Qualification Standards. 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. 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: Electrical EquipmentTechnical Practices (Electrical Electronic)Troubleshooting (Electrical)Use and Maintain Hand Tools (Electrical Work)Without more than normal supervision 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/Working Conditions: The work usually entails considerable walking, lifting, stretching, stooping and some climbing, indoors and out (in all weather conditions), throughout the hospital complex. Must be able to carry tools or objects up to 40 lbs Education Additional Information Receiving Service Credit or Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employee's credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed. 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. Contact the Agency Contact for information on how to apply under this appointment authority via the Selective Placement Coordinator. The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced Federal/VA competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be qualified you must submit appropriate documentation (a copy of the agency notice, your most recent performance rating, and your most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location) and be found well-qualified (have a final rating of 85 or more) for this vacancy. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website at http://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/workforce-restructuring/employee-guide-to-career-transition/. Placement Policy: The posting of this announcement does not obligate management to fill a vacancy or vacancies by promotion. The position may be filled by reassignment, change to lower grade, transfer, appointment, or reinstatement. Management may use any one or any combination of these methods to fill the position. It is the policy of the VA to not deny employment to those that have faced financial hardships or periods of unemployment. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. Veterans and Transitioning Service Members: Please visit the VA for Vets site for career-search tools for Veterans seeking employment at VA, career development services for our existing Veterans, and coaching and reintegration support for military service members. Financial disclosure not required. For more information on the "Who may apply" eligibility requirements, please refer to the OHRM Status Candidates and Other Candidate Definitions document. If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.