Electrical Engineering Technician
Department Of The Treasury - Denver, CO

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The U.S. Department of the Treasury has a distinguished history dating back to the founding of our nation. As the steward of U.S. economic and financial systems, Treasury is a major and influential leader in today's global economy. We have over 100,000 employees across the country and around the world. Come Join the Department of the Treasury and Invest in Tomorrow.

How does the United States Mint connect America through coins? To hold a coin or medal produced by the United States Mint is to connect to the founding principles of our nation and the makings of our economy. Our commitment is to connect people nationwide to our country's shared heritage and values, as well as to one another, by forging the American spirit onto our nation's coins and medals. Come join us as a talented professional to help Connect America Through Coins .

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KEY REQUIREMENTS

DUTIES:
This position is located in the Plant Engineering Division, Denver Mint .

As an Electrical Engineering Technician, you will:
  • Develop and design drawings and specifications to modify electronic and electrical systems, illumination systems, and control systems supplying electrical power and light energize and regulate production equipment real property maintenance activities, including security/alarm and communication systems.
  • Prepare drawings and specifications for private architect engineer contracts. Review contractor's designs for suitability and conformance with applicable codes.
  • Serve as technical advisor to Plant Engineering branches/division and other divisions within the Mint, contractors, and equipment manufacturers.
  • Survey, investigate and evaluate electrical and in-plant systems for unique coin production equipment. Analyze data and decide on course of action.
  • Assist in instructing and coordinating the work of personnel in other Plant Engineering Division Branches. Conduct technical investigations and tests of electrical/electronic equipment and systems. Make recommendations to improve maintenance of the Mint as well as the efficient operation of equipment.
  • Provide engineering services in other disciplines relating to Mint security, improvements to the fire detection and alarm systems, and HVAC systems.
QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:
In order for your application to be considered, you must meet the following requirements by the closing date of this announcement:

Specialized Experience:
For the GS-11 You must have one year of specialized experience at a level of difficulty and responsibility equivalent to the GS-10 grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position includes: providing Electrical Engineering support services in a manufacturing, production or construction environment by developing and designing drawings and specifications to modify electronic and electrical systems, illumination systems, and control systems.

In addition to the above requirements, you must meet the following by the closing date of this announcement, if applicable:
  • You must have been at the GS-10 level for 52 weeks. (time-in-grade requirement).
HOW YOU WILL BE EVALUATED:
Your application includes your:
1. Resume,
2. Responses to the online questions, and
3. Required supporting documents.

We use a multi-step process to evaluate and refer applicants:
1. Minimum Requirements: Your application must show that you meet all requirements, including the education and/or experience required for this position. You may be found "not qualified" if you do not possess the minimum competencies required for the position. If your application is incomplete, we may rate you as ineligible.

2. Rating: Your application will be evaluated in the following areas: Knowledge of the methods and techniques of electrical engineering, communication, physical abilities and safety, and knowledge of public safety and security. We may lower your rating if your responses to the online questions are not supported by the education and/or experience described in your application. Category rating will be used to rank and select eligible candidates. If qualified, you will be assigned to one of three categories, Superior, Good, and Acceptable, depending on your experience and education related to this position. Veterans' preference is applied after applicants are assessed. Preference-eligibles will be listed at the top of their assigned category and considered before non-preference-eligibles in that category.

3. Referral: If you are among the top qualified candidates, your application may be referred to a selecting official for consideration and possible interview. If you are a displaced or surplus Federal employee (eligible for the Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) ), you must be assigned the middle category or better to be rated as well qualified to receive special selection priority.

We recommend that you preview the online questions for this announcement before you start the application process.
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BENEFITS:
We offer a workplace that is respectful, fair, and values diversity. Our comprehensive benefits are very generous - helping you to reach your personal goals by supporting your professional growth, health, well-being, and your family needs. Our benefits package includes:

Challenging work, opportunities for advancement, competitive salaries, bonuses and incentive awards;

Ten paid holidays, 13 days of sick leave, and 13 to 26 days of vacation time each year;

Access to insurance programs that may be continued after you retire;

A wide choice of health insurance plans, coverage for pre-existing conditions, and no waiting periods. We pay a substantial amount (up to 75%) of the health insurance premiums.
Learn more about Federal benefits programs at: http://www.usajobs.gov/ResourceCenter/Index/Interactive/Benefits#icc

OTHER INFORMATION:
  • We may select from this announcement or any other source to fill one or more vacancies.
  • We will not pay relocation expenses.
  • Shift Work: This facility operates on a 24 hour per day, three-shift basis. Assignment to a specific shift cannot be guaranteed. The successful applicant must be available to work on all three shifts on a rotational basis.
  • This is a bargaining–unit designated position.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
If selected for this position, you will be required to

  • Complete a one-year probationary period (unless already completed).
  • Complete a Declaration for Federal Employment to determine your suitability for Federal employment.
  • If you are a male applicant born after December 31, 1959, certify that you have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so.
  • Have your salary sent to a financial institution of your choice by Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer.
  • Go through a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) process that requires two forms of identification from the Form I-9 ( http://www.uscis.gov/files/form/i-9.pdf ). Federal law requires verification of the identity and employment eligibility of all new hires in the U.S.
  • Travel locally and/or overnight approximately 1 to 5 days per month.
  • Obtain and use a Government-issued charge card for business-related travel.
  • Wear required safety clothing and/or equipment required by the position. This may include safety shoes, hard hats, hearing protection, gloves, masks, etc.
  • Successfully complete a background investigation.
  • Obtain and maintain a security clearance.

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