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Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration Electrician Supervisor in Leeds, Massachusetts

Summary Incumbent serves under the direct supervision of the Maintenance & Operations Supervisor, within the Facilities Maintenance Section at the VA Central Western Massachusetts in Leeds MA. The incumbent is responsible for effective and efficient operation & maintenance of: emergency generators, main feeder lines, utility distribution systems, building and street lights, various building heating units, various kitchen at the main facility as well as Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC's). Responsibilities MAJOR DUTIES: Plans, directs and supervises the Electric Shop and Boiler Plant programs and personnel by serving as a technical and administrative supervisor over the sections, exercising full supervisory responsibility over work operations involving the maintenance, repair, modification, renovation, and new construction of various building components. The incumbent directly supervises eight employees at the WG-10 level. Work operations require performance of multiple skills such as maintaining inventory stock level, perform preventative maintenance, and performance of routine & nonroutinemaintenance to ensure that all functions of the sections are carried out. Incumbent is responsible for contacting various types of vendors and writing scopes of work to ensure projects are completed properly. Incumbent will be responsible for reviewing scopes of work and contractor performance to ensure that work done conforms to the contract drawings and specifications. S/he inspects work performed by his/her subordinates and assists with inspections of outside contracted work. The incumbent is required to complete VA training and become certified to perform the duties of Contracting Officers Representative (COR) for projects/contracts assigned by FMS Management. Must be able to read and understand technical publications and installation and maintenance manuals. Incumbent must have full knowledge of the proper and safe use of test equipment (e.g. volt-ohm meter, amp meter, dig-safe electrical meter, safety analyzer, test board, mega ohm meter, etc.) being used in his/her sections. Incumbent must be knowledgeable of NEC, NFPA, and other industry and regulatory standards in order to maintain compliance. Work Schedule: Monday- Friday 7:00am- 3:30pm Position Description Title/PD#: Electrician Supervisor/PD003780 Physical Requirements: Main campus with approximately 25 buildings from 1 to 4 floors high including basements and attics with no service elevators to some floors. There are also five out-patient clinics within the state up to 1-1/2 hours away. The supervisor's office is located within the Electrical Shop and the Boiler Plant is approximately a 300 feet away. The Supervisor must be able to communicate in a wide variety of methods with his/hers work staff to effectively manage all work and projects. This includes physically walking to job sites, traveling by Gov't vehicle, radio, telephone, emails, work order remarks and inspection /testing documentation. The incumbent must effectively manage departmental work, travel and work order completion remarks in order to stay abreast of current job status, labor and materials. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement. 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: Electric Drawings Electrical Equipment Lead or Supervise Technical Practices (Electrical Electronic) Troubleshooting (Electrical) Use and Maintain Hand Tools (Electrical Work) 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. Education Additional Information The following will be communicated to applicants for VA employment in a testing designated position and will also be included in all VA vacancy announcements for such positions: All applicants tentatively selected for VA employment in a testing designated position are subject to urinalysis to screen for illegal drugs use prior to appointment. Applicants who refuse to be tested will be denied employment with VA. The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced VA competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be well-qualified, applicants must possess experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors if applicable, and must be proficient in most of the requirements of the job. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website which can be found at Receiving Service Credit for 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. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. 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.