Electrician (Power System), BB-2810-00-Redding

$52.00 hourly
  • Bureau of Reclamation
  • Redding, CA, USA
  • Mar 12, 2019
Full time Engineering Facilities General Labor Government Installation-Maint-Repair Skilled Labor Electronics Technician Maintenance Electrical

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1 Select the response that best describes your experience performing the work of a journey level power system electrician without more than normal supervision. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not had education, training or experience in this task.
  • I have completed education or training in this task, but have not yet applied this education or training on the job.
  • I have experience in an industrial environment working on electrical equipment rated above 600V. I independently install, test, maintain, repair and/or troubleshoot electrical equipment under general supervision.
  • I have experience working on power system equipment in an oil refinery, water treatment facility or powerplant (less than 20 MW). I independently install, test, maintain, repair, and troubleshoot electrical equipment under general supervision.
  • I have experience working on power system equipment in a powerplant (20 MW or greater) that is connected to an independent electrical power transmission grid. I independently install, test, maintain, repair, and troubleshoot electrical equipment under general supervision.
  • I have experience working on power system equipment in a hydroelectric powerplant (20 MW or greater). I independently handle complex problems and install, maintain, test, repair, and troubleshoot electrical equipment.
2 Select the response that best reflects how you obtained your skills as a journey level electrician. Answer to this question is required
  • I have recent work experience performing routine trades/crafts tasks that required me to use standard techniques and test equipment to maintain, repair and install wiring, outlets, fixtures, switches, regulators, circuit breakers or similar items.
  • I successfully completed at least a year of college or vocational technical school (30 semester units or equivalent) with courses in mathematics, engineering, electronics technology, science, or industrial technology (mechanics, machine trades, physics).
  • I successfully completed an associate's degree from an accredited college in electronics system technology, engineering, communication engineering, mechtronics, or closely related curriculum that included courses on electrical/electronic theoretical principles, control systems, power systems, circuitry, instrumentation, etc.
  • I successfully completed a technical degree program from an accredited vocational technical school (two year program or 60 semester units or equivalent) in electronics technology, control systems, communication engineering or closely related curriculum that included courses on electrical/electronic theoretical principles and practical workshop experience in power systems, instrumentation, circuitry, digital controls, etc.
  • I successfully completed a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in electrical engineering, electronics, control systems, or closely related curriculum that included courses on electrical/electronic theoretical principles, power systems, digital controls, instrumentation, circuitry, etc.
  • I successfully completed an employer or military sponsored electrical/electronic training program comprised of progressively increased levels of practical and theoretical complexity. The program included on-the-job training, formal instruction or correspondence coursework that developed my skills in installing, troubleshooting, testing, repairing and maintaining a variety of electrical equipment associated with electrical lines, circuits, systems, protective relays, controls and equipment.
  • I successfully completed a formal apprentice program (approx. 8000 hours) recognized by the Department of Labor for electricians or a closely related occupation. The program included on-the-job training, formal instruction or coursework at progressively increased levels of practical and theoretical complexity that developed my skills in installing, troubleshooting, testing, maintaining and repairing power electrical equipment and systems.
  • I acquired journey level electrical skills through extensive on-the-job training in a shop or industrial environment where I learned to install, troubleshoot, test, repair and calibrate equipment associated with power systems. My assignments progressively increased in difficulty, requiring me to understand electrical theory and gain new or more advanced skills to maintain, repair and replace electrical equipment and systems.
  • None of the above.
3 Select the response that best reflects the length of time you have worked as a journey level electrician in a industrial facility. Answer to this question is required
  • Less than 12 months
  • 12 to 23 months
  • 2 to 3 years
  • 4 to 5 years
  • 6 to 8 years
  • 9 to 11 years
  • 12 years or more
4 Select the response that best describes your experience with applying power analysis (such as 3 phase power, power factor, and load calculations) in electrical practices. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not used this electrical theory.
  • I have received post high school education or formal training (apprenticeship) on this electrical theory, but I have not applied the theory on the job.
  • I have used this electrical theory in closely supervised work.
  • I have used this electrical theory for troubleshooting electrical systems with minimal supervision.
  • I have used this electrical theory along with mathematical analysis of circuits, with minimal supervision.
5 Select the response that best describes your experience with applying transformer theory in electrical practices. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not used this electrical theory.
  • I have received post high school education or formal training (apprenticeship) on this electrical theory, but I have not applied the theory on the job.
  • I have used this electrical theory in closely supervised work.
  • I have used this electrical theory for troubleshooting electrical systems with minimal supervision.
  • I have used this electrical theory along with mathematical analysis of circuits, with minimal supervision.
6 Select the response that best describes your experience with applying direct current theory in electrical practices. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not used this electrical theory.
  • I have received post high school education or formal training (apprenticeship) on this electrical theory, but I have not applied the theory on the job.
  • I have used this electrical theory in closely supervised work.
  • I have used this electrical theory for troubleshooting electrical systems with minimal supervision.
  • I have used this electrical theory along with mathematical analysis of circuits, with minimal supervision.
7 Select the one response that best describes your experience with applying grounding/bonding theory in electrical practices. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not used this electrical theory.
  • I have received post high school education or formal training (apprenticeship) on this electrical theory, but I have not applied the theory on the job.
  • I have used this electrical theory in closely supervised work.
  • I have used this electrical theory for troubleshooting electrical systems with minimal supervision.
  • I have used this electrical theory along with mathematical analysis of circuits, with minimal supervision.
8 Select the electrical test equipment you have operated or used in a commercial or industrial work environment. Answer to this question is required
  • Voltmeters
  • Recording voltmeters
  • Ammeters
  • Ohmmeters
  • Clamp-on ampmeters
  • Potentiometers
  • Frequency meters
  • Phase sequence tester
  • Infra-red gun or camera
  • Megger
  • Doble
  • Hi Pot (AC & DC)
  • High current test set
  • Resistance bridges
  • Oscilloscopes
  • Oscillographs
  • Wheatstone-Bridge
  • Time travel analyzers
  • Ductor
  • None of the above
9 Select the electrical and electronic equipment you have maintained in a commercial or industrial work environment. Answer to this question is required
  • Rotating exciters
  • Solid-state exciters
  • Electro-mechanical exciters
  • Solid-state elevators
  • Electro-mechanical elevators
  • Alarm systems
  • Generator controls
  • Generator protection
  • Electrical control circuits in powerplants
  • Electrical control circuits in pumping plants
  • Electrical control circuits in switchyards
  • Generators (greater than 5MW)
  • Power transformers (10,000 KVA or larger)
  • Transformers (less than 10,000 KVA)
  • Power circuit breakers (greater than 10 KA)
  • Switches
  • Busses (13.8 KV and larger)
  • Busses (less than 13.8 KV)
  • Electro-mechanical governor controls
  • AC motors
  • DC motors
  • Air compressors
  • Solenoid valves
  • Motor controllers
  • Switchgear (less than 600V)
  • Switchgear (600V to 24KV)
  • Switchgear (greater than 24KV)
  • 120V circuits
  • 220V circuits
  • 277V circuits
  • Disconnect switches
  • Motor operated valves
  • Metering equipment
  • Synchronizing equipment
  • Refrigeration equipment
  • Lighting fixtures
  • Rectifiers
  • Industrial wiring
  • Programmable logic control
  • Sonic liquid devices
  • Communication cable
  • Capacitors
  • Inductors
  • Surge arrestors
  • Potential transformers
  • Current transformers
  • SCADA
  • DC battery systems
  • AC UPS systems
  • Voltage detectors (tic tracer)
  • None of the above
10 Select the following task(s) that represent your strongest capabilities. Answer to this question is required
  • Repairing compressors
  • Maintaining and testing battery chargers/systems
  • Wiring electrical circuits (greater than 600V)
  • Repairing and maintaining HVAC systems
  • Troubleshooting and repairing governors
  • Maintaining and testing power circuit breakers (air, vacuum, oil or SF6)
  • Troubleshooting electrical circuits
  • Using programmable logic controllers
  • Diagnosing and repairing hydraulic systems
  • Maintaining power transformers (greater than 10MVA)
  • Testing high voltage equipment
  • Repairing large vertical shaft generators (greater than 5MW)
  • Repairing large hydroelectric generators (greater than 1MW)
  • Troubleshooting voltage regulators
  • Repairing large pumps (greater than 50 CFS) and motors (greater than 500 HP)
  • Troubleshooting, repairing and maintaining excitation systems
  • Troubleshooting, repairing and maintaining elevators
  • None of the above
11 Select the conduit installation techniques in which you are proficient in performing in a commercial or industrial work environment. Answer to this question is required
  • Offset layout
  • Measuring, cutting, and bending pipe
  • Pipe threading machines
  • Conduit fittings and bodies (Erickson, LBs etc.)
  • Sizing conduit for number and size of conductors
  • Selecting appropriate conduit for the job
  • None of the above
12 Select the electrical drawings have you used to maintain and repair electrical equipment associated with a powerplant facility. Answer to this question is required
  • I have experience using detailed wiring diagrams.
  • I have experience using detailed schematic diagrams.
  • I have experience using manufacturer's drawings.
  • I have experience using electrical control diagrams.
  • I have experience using detailed block diagrams for circuit analysis.
  • I have experience using simple wiring diagrams.
  • I have experience using simple block diagrams.
  • I have experience using single-line diagrams.
  • I have experience using 3-line diagrams.
  • I have experience using ladder logic diagrams.
  • I have experience using step-by-step manufacturer's instructions.
  • None of the above.
13 Select the response that best describes your experience using computerized preventative maintenance management programs. Answer to this question is required
  • I have no education or experience using computerized preventative maintenance management programs.
  • I have experience using computerized preventative maintenance management programs to review, analyze and document maintenance activities. My work was closely monitored by a supervisor or a senior employee to ensure quality.
  • I have experience using computerized preventative maintenance management programs to review, analyze and document maintenance activities as a regular part of my job. I have applied my abilities independently and normally without review by a supervisor or senior employee.
  • I am considered an expert in using computerized preventative maintenance management programs to review, analyze and document maintenance activities.
  • I have supervised other employees engaged in using computerized preventative maintenance management programs to review, analyze and document maintenance activities, OR I am considered an expert who is consulted by other workers to assist or train them with using computerized preventative maintenance management programs for complicated review, analysis and documentation of maintenance activities.
14 Select the response that best describes your highest level of experience in using blueprints, drawings and manufacturer's instructions to troubleshoot and diagnose electrical equipment. Answer to this question is required
  • I have not performed these job functions.
  • I have received post high school education or formal training in these functions, but I have not performed them on the job.
  • I have used blueprints, drawings and manufacturer's instructions to troubleshoot and diagnose electrical equipment in an industrial facility.
  • I have used blueprints, drawings and manufacturer's instructions to troubleshoot and diagnose electrical equipment in an oil refinery, water treatment facility, or powerplant.
  • I have journey level experience using blueprints, drawings and manufacturer's instructions to troubleshoot and diagnose electrical equipment in a powerplant. I have performed these functions independently and routinely, and I have made recommendations to solve unusual or obscure problems and malfunctions.
  • I have journey level experience using blueprints, drawings and manufacturer's instructions to troubleshoot and diagnose electrical equipment in a hydroelectric powerplant. I have performed these functions independently and routinely, and I have made recommendations to solve unusual or obscure problems and malfunctions.
15 Select the response that best describes your highest level of experience with safe clearance (lockout/tagout) procedures. Answer to this question is required
  • I have accepted/held clearances in a large hydroelectric powerplant (greater than 5MW capacity) or large pumping plant (greater than 200 CFS capacity), and verified the clearance boundary.
  • I have received clearances in a large powerplant (greater than 5MW capacity) following safe clearance and switching procedures.
  • I have experience working under a clearance in an industrial maintenance facility following safe clearance and switching procedures.
  • I have experience working under a clearance in an industrial facility and have followed safety procedures.
  • I have no experience with safe clearance procedures.
16 Select the response that best describes your highest level of experience and knowledge in following safety guidelines relating to job duties as an Electrician. Answer to this question is required
  • I have performed as an Electrician performing my work under the guidance of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Facilities, Instructions, Standards, and Techniques (F.I.S.T.), Volume 1-1 (Hazardous Energy Control Program).
  • I have performed as an Electrician performing my work under the guidance of OSHA-approved LOTO regulations.
  • I have received training in safety requirements and procedures relating to electrician work. I have experience with electrical wiring which required safety precautions such as making sure fuses are switched off and/or devices are locked out before working on wires, etc.
  • I have received training in electrical safety procedures, but have not used them in a position I held as an Electrician.
  • I have not received training in electrical safety procedures.
17 I have performed electrical maintenance on equipment at heights exceeding 60 feet.
  • Yes
  • No
18 Select the response that defines how long it has been since you have had an at-fault accident (personal injury to self or others, or property damage) at work. Answer to this question is required
  • Greater than 5 years
  • Greater than 3 years and less than 5 years
  • Greater than 2 years and less than 3 years
  • Greater than 1 year and less than 2 years
  • Less than 1 year
  • I have never had an at-fault accident
19 Do you have a valid state driver's license? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
20 Have you operated a bucket truck? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
21 Are you physically able to lift items weighing up to 50 pounds on a regular basis without assistance? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
22 Are you physically able to perform work involving confined space entry and working in confined quarters? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
23 From the following list, select all of the safety standards, guidelines, and/or procedures for which you have received education or training AND have utilized in a work environment. Answer to this question is required
  • Job Hazard Analysis (JHA)
  • Hazardous Energy Control Program (HECP)
  • Lockout Tag Out Procedures
  • Switchman & Authorized Personnel Certification
  • Basic Electricity in the Workplace
  • Hearing Conservation
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Respiratory Protection
  • Confined Space
  • Hazardous Communications/MSDS
  • Spill Prevention
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • Infectious Control (Bloodborne Pathogens)
  • Emergency Response Planning
  • Personal Fall Protection
  • Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • First Aid
  • Hazardous Waste
  • Asbestos Awareness
  • Workplace Safety and Health Inspections
  • Reclamation Safety & Health Standards (RSHS)
  • Construction Safety Standards
  • Defensive Driving
24 Are you able to distinguish and identify shades of colors, which may be similar, as to verify accuracy of electrical wiring? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
25 Have you received an employee performance appraisal rating in the previous 12 months? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    25.1 Indicate who officially rated your performance (e.g., immediate supervisor, 2nd level supervisor, acting supervisor, etc.). Also, indicate your rating in terms of the performance system (e.g., 3 level rating out of a 5-tier system; 2 level rating out of a 3-tier system; Pass rating out of a Pass/Fail system). Maximum length of 250 characters.
     
  • No
26 In the last three years, have you been recognized for your performance, accomplishments, and/or contributions at work? Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
    26.1 Indicate the type of recognition received (e.g., monetary award, time off award, safety award, plaque, etc.), for what purpose, and from whom (e.g., supervisor, co-worker, community or government official). Maximum length of 250 characters.
    Gary Munson
     Celeste Swanson
    cbswanson@usbr.gov
    https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/526950800

Qualifications

Veteran Preference, 30 % Disabled or Armed Forces Service Medal or campaign badge for service in a campaign or expedition.