This position is located at the VA Central Western Mass (VACWM)
located in Leeds, Massachusetts. The position reports directly to
the Electrical Super visor in the Facilities Maintenance Service (
F M S) . The purpose of the position is to install, modify, repair,
maintain, troubleshoot, test, and load new and existing electrical
lines, circuits, systems, and associated fixtures, controls, and
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Some duties may include:
- Installs and tests new and existing electrical lines, circuits,
systems, and associated fixtures, controls, and equipment.
- Works from building plans, blueprints, wiring diagrams,
engineering, drawings, and electrical maintenance and repair
manuals to plan and lay out electrical projects.
- Traces hard-to-locate defects or problems associated with the
completion of repairs and installations.
- Repairs and installations are made from ladders, scaffolding,
platforms and other hard-to-reach places.
- Ability to frequently lift and carry tools, equipment and parts
that weigh up to 20 pounds and occasionally up to 40 pounds.
- Using knowledge of the various gauges, sizes, and types of
wire, conduit, couplings, fittings, relays, boxes, circuit
breakers, and other electrical devices, and the ability to arrange
and install them in ways that insure proper and safe operation of
electrical systems and equipment.
- Basic familiarity with signal generators, signal tracers and
read schematics of uncomplicated assemblies to test and determine
locations of defective parts.
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 7:00 am -3:30 pm
Position Title: Electrician PD00196A
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this
Conditions of Employment
- You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
- Selective Service Registration is required for males born after
- You may be required to serve a probationary period
- Subject to a background/security investigation
- Pre-employment physical required
- Selected applicants will be required to complete an online
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
- Technical Practices
- Troubleshooting (Electrical)
- Use and Maintain Tools and Equipment
- 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: Repairs and installations are made from
ladders, scaffolding, platforms and other hard-to-reach places.
This requires the incumbent to stand, stoop, bend, kneel, climb,
and work in tiring & uncomfortable positions. The work requires
frequently lifting and carrying of tools, equipment and parts that
weigh up to 20 pounds and occasionally up to 40 pounds.
Working Conditions: The work is performed both inside and
outside. The incumbent is sometimes required to make repairs and
installations in bad weather and work in areas that are noisy,
dirty, dusty, and greasy on scaffolding or cranes at heights of 30
feet or more and in close quarters such as manholes and attics. The
incumbent is exposed to the possibility of injury from: falling,
electrical shock, burns, and injuries from rotary devices such as
electrical motors and is frequently exposed to the possibility of
cuts and bruises.
This job does not have an education qualification