The Bureau of Indian Affairs is the lead agency for the United States in carrying on a government-to-government relationship with the tribal nations. A challenging and dynamic place to work, it enhances the quality of life, promotes economic opportunity, and carries out the responsibility to protect and improve the trust assets of American Indian, Indian tribes and Alaska Natives.
Vacancy ID: 787392
BB-2810-00, Posn.# 4100006,
San Carlos Irrigation Project,
Power Division, Power Systems Maintenance,
San Carlos, Arizona
BB-2810-00: $37.38 - $37.38 Per Hour
NOTE: RELOCATION EXPENSES WILL BE PAID IN ACCORDANCE WITH APPROPRIATE FEDERAL TRAVEL REGULATIONS. THE PAY FLEXIBILITIES OF THE RECRUITMENT BONUS, RELOCATION BONUS, AND STUDENT LOAN REPAYMENT MAYBE AUTHORIZED BY THE MANAGER. GOVERNMENT HOUSING IS NOT AVAILABLE.
Selective Factor: Applicants must meet the OPM Qualification Standard Handbook X-118c and the following selective factors:
Applicants must provide proof of 8,000 hours of apprenticeship or similar training.
A valid state Commercial Driver's License - Class A is/will be required. If you have a current Class A Commercial Driver's License, a legible copy of your driver's license indicating your CDL classification must be submitted.
INDIAN PREFERENCE : Preference in filling vacancies is given to qualified Indian candidates in accordance with the Indian Preference Act of 1934 (Title 25, USC, Section 472). Verification of Form BIA-4432 must be submitted with the application if claiming Indian Preference. Indian Preference eligibles that are not currently employed with the Federal service will be appointed under the Excepted Service Appointment Authority Schedule A, 213.3112(A)(7). Consideration will be given to non-Indian applicants (Status or Reinstatement eligibles) in the absence of a qualified Indian Preference eligible.
VETERANS EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES ACT (VEOA): Preference eligibles may apply for permanent positions (career or career-conditional appointments) under merit promotion procedures for VEOA appointments; however, veterans preference is not a factor in these appointments. To be eligible for a VEOA appointment, a veteran must be a preference eligible OR veteran separated after 3 or more years of continuous active service performed under honorable conditions. Applicants must submit a copy of their DD-214 for verification of eligibility. For more information, click here: http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/shav/index.aspx#veoa
US CITIZENSHIP REQUIRED.
A BACKGROUND SECURITY INVESTIGATION WILL BE REQUIRED FOR ALL NEW HIRES.
APPOINTMENT MAY INCLUDE A REQUIREMENT FOR ONE YEAR PROBATIONARY PERIOD.
APPLICATIONS WILL ONLY BE ACCEPTED ONLINE AND BY FAX.
SUMMARY OF DUTIES:
Construct/Install, maintains and repairs transmission and underground/overhead distribution power lines.
Inspects electric power transmission and distribution lines including steel and wood poles from vehicles and on foot.
Inspects for cracked or damaged cross-arms and x-braces, loose bolts, broken insulators, missing vibration dampers, broken or worn conductors, cotter keys, etc.
Maintains records of findings while patrolling on conditions of poles, cross-arms, insulators, guy wires, access roads and anchors.
Complies with prescribed clearance and safety rules and regulations as per the National Electric Safety Code, National Electric Code and all applicable safety manuals.
Reports safety hazards and unsafe conditions and collects or initiates action to correct.
Reports potential power system troubles to supervisor.
Maintains right-of-way along transmission/distribution lines by trimming trees.
Installs and replaces underground transformers, cabling, switches, junction boxes, vaults, and auxiliary equipment.
This position requires the employee to operate a government-owned or leased motor vehicle in the performance of official duties.
Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Qualification Standard Handbook X-118C, and will be evaluated on their ability to perform the duties of the position rather than length of experience. Eligibility will be determined by the relevance, scope and quality of all experience and training.
Must have completed a Lineman, Apprentice program of four (4) years or 8,000 hours or electrical type training equivalent to such a program. Applicant must provide proof of completed apprenticeship or equivalent training.
SUITABILITY, CLEARANCE & REQUIREMENTS: A background security investigation will be required for all new hires. Appointment will be subject to the applicants successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements will be grounds for termination.
OTHER: Incumbent is required, as an incidental duty, to operate a government-owned or leased motor vehicle, in the performance of duties; therefore, a valid drivers license is required. Incumbent must have a safe driving record within the three-year period immediately preceding submittal of GSA Form 3607 and be able to meet the safe driving requirements of the Bureau of Indian Affairs.
Bureau of Indian Affairs has determined that the duties of this position are not suitable for telework under any circumstances.
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
As part of the application process, you are required to respond to a series of questions designed to assess your possession of the following job elements:
Element# 1: Ability to do the work of the position without more than normal supervision. (Screen-out)
Element# 2-B: Knowledge of Electrical Equipment
Element# 25-D: Theory and Instruments (Electrical and Electronic) Used in shop and trade practices.
Element# 25-E: Technical Practices.
Element# 75-J: Ability to use electrical drawings.
Element# 81-B: Ability to use and maintain hand tools, aerial lifts and bucket trucks (electrical work).
Element# 96-A: Trouble shooting (electrical utility).
Element# 86: Dexterity and Safety
We will compare your resume and supporting documentation to your responses on the assessment questionnaire. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your resume, your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities.
The Bureau of Indian Affairs offers a comprehensive benefits package. This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered: http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc
CTAP & ICTAP APPLICANTS: Career Transition Assistance Program (CTAP) or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP) participants who are well qualified may apply for this position. To be eligible for consideration under CTAP, an applicant must provide written notification that they will be losing their current federal position. To be eligible for consideration under ICTAP, an applicant must provide proof that they have lost their federal position within the last year. To be well-qualified and exercise selection priority for this vacancy, displaced Federal employees must be rated at 85 or above on the rating criteria for this position. Federal employees seeking CTAP/ICTAP eligibility must submit proof that they meet the requirements of 5 CFR 330.605(a) for CTAP and 5 CFR 330.704 for ICTAP. This includes a copy of the agency notice, a copy of their most recent Performance Rating and a copy of their most recent SF-50 noting current position, grade level, and duty location. Please annotate your application to reflect that you are applying as a CTAP or ICTAP eligible. For more information regarding CTAP & ICTAP, please visit http://www.opm.gov/rif/employee_guides/career_transition.asp
NOTICE TO MALE APPLICANTS: Section 1622 of the Defense Authorization Act of 1986, prohibits any male born after December 31, 1959, from being appointed to a position in an executive agency if he has knowingly and willfully failed to register with the Selective Service System. Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, will be required to complete a certification document to confirm their Selective Service registration status, if selected for appointment.