High Voltage Electrician Journeyman

Transforce | Bismarck, ND

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Posted Date 5/19/2024
Description Summary

These positions are part of the Western Area Power Administration with duty locations in the following regions; Desert Southwest (DSW), Rocky Mountain (RMR), Sierra Nevada (SNR), and Upper Great Plains (UGP). As a High Voltage Electrician Journeyman, you will perform the duties of a High Voltage Electrician.

This is not a remote position.

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  • Accepting applications
  • Open & closing dates
05/17/2024 to 12/31/2024
  • Salary
$57.93 - $75.95 per hour
  • Pay scale & grade
WB 00
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  • Sioux City, IA
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  • Jamestown, ND
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  • Gering, NE
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  • Philip, SD
  • Rapid City, SD
  • Watertown, SD
  • Vernal, UT
  • Casper, WY
  • Cheyenne, WY
  • Cody, WY
  • Remote job
  • Telework eligible
Yes-Situational as determined by the agency policy.
  • Travel Required
75% or less - You will be expected to travel for this position.
  • Relocation expenses reimbursed
  • Appointment type
  • Work schedule
  • Service
  • Promotion potential
  • Job family (Series)
2810 High Voltage Electrician
  • Supervisory status
  • Security clearance
Not Required
  • Drug test
  • Position sensitivity and risk
Moderate Risk (MR)
  • Trust determination process

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This job is open to
  • The public
U.S. Citizens, Nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

Clarification from the agency

This is a Direct Hire Public Notice. Please read this Public Notice in its entirety prior to submitting your application for consideration.



As a High Voltage Electrician Journeyman, you will perform the following duties:

Install, construct, commission, maintain, troubleshoot, and repair equipment in high voltage switchyards, substations, communication facilities and power operations centers. This includes:
  • Power, distribution, grounding, phase shifting, and instrument transformers; oil, air, vacuum and gas circuit breakers; reclosers; circuit switchers; step voltage regulators; reactor and capacitor banks, motor and manually operated disconnecting switches; air compressors; uninterruptible power supply (UPS) equipment, alternate power systems, stand-by generators, transfer switches; batteries and battery chargers; motors; contactors and motor control switchgear; relays, indicating and recording instruments, condition monitoring devices, control switches, and related equipment; lighting and miscellaneous power distribution equipment; wire and cable raceway systems, and station service systems, station grounding systems, AC and DC distribution and control system wiring, underground high voltage cable up to 34.5kV..
  • Terminate and, splice splice wire and cable, install and wire equipment on switchboards, control panels, relay panels, and in all types of electrical enclosures. Work from schematic and wiring diagrams, control board physical layouts, manufacturer's instructions, oral and written instructions. Mark up wiring diagrams and schematics when field changes are made.
  • Safely operate vehicles up to 10,000 pounds Gross Vehicle Weight (GVWR) and vehicles of larger GVWR rating as required by specific job location. Heavy equipment associated with substation maintenance which may include utility trucks, skid steers, trenchers, tractor-trailer combinations, back hoes, aerial man lifts, loaders, diggers, cranes, snow vehicles and snow plows normally used in construction and maintenance activities of transmission line, substation and communication facilities.
  • This is not an all inclusive list.


Conditions of Employment
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
  • This employer participates in the e-Verify program.
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • Suitable for Federal employment, as determined by a background investigation.
  • May be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
  • Possess a valid state driver's license at the time of employment.
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a Class A Commercial Driver's License (CDL) to operate vehicles of more than 10,000 pounds GVWR and vehicles of larger GVWR rating as required by specific job location. The hiring organization will work with you on obtaining your CDL.
  • Be able to wear protective apparel (such as respirators, steel-toed footwear, arc rated protective clothing) when required for worker safety.
  • This position requires an initial drug test prior to appointment and random drug or drug and alcohol testing thereafter. Failure to test or a positive result on random drug or drug and alcohol tests conducted after appointment may result in removal from Federal employment.
  • If you are tentatively selected for this position, you will be required to have a physical examination that will determine whether you are qualified to perform the duties of the position. An offer of employment will depend upon your successfully passing the physical examination.
  • This position requires completion of an annual medical examination at Federal expense.
  • This position may require regular and recurring overtime. Overtime may be required on short notice to include nights, holidays and weekends in support of related mission requirements.

In order to qualify for this position, your resume must provide sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities, to perform the duties of the specific position for which you are being considered. Your resume is the key means we have for evaluating your skills, knowledge, and abilities, as they relate to this position. Therefore, we encourage you to submit a thorough resume that directly relates to this position. Applicants must meet the requirements of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Job Qualification System for Trades and Labor Occupations (X-118C).

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 the 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. Your resume should demonstrate that you possess these elements and screen out. Do not provide a separate narrative written statement. Rather, you must describe in your resume how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the elements and screen out identified below.

The screen-out element for this position is below. Failure to meet this screen out element will result in an ineligible rating:
  • Ability to do the work of a journeyman electrician in high voltage power systems (69KV and higher) to include the ability to install, construct, commission, maintain, trouble and repair equipment in high volage switchyards, substations, communication facilities and power operations centers independently without more than normal supervision.
If your knowledge and ability in the SCREEN OUT factor above is not sufficient, you will receive no further consideration. In preparing your application, describe in detail the experience and training which you have had that specifically prepared you for this job and to perform the duties described for this job. Experience should be clearly described and documented in your resume. The qualifications reviewer will not assume performance of such duties by job titles alone.

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