Open & closing dates: 01/14/2021 to 01/23/2021
Pay scale & grade: BB 00
Salary: $37.21 to $48.06 per hour
Appointment type: Permanent
Work schedule: Full-Time
8 vacancies in the following locations:
- Redmond, OR
- The Dalles, OR
- Umatilla, OR
- East Wenatchee, WA
- Kent, WA
- Olympia, WA
- Pasco, WA
- Snohomish, WA
- Spokane, WA
- Vancouver, WA
Relocation expenses reimbursed: No
Telework eligible: No
The Electrician Apprenticeship program is a formal 4-year program consisting of eight steps of 6 months each. The apprentice must pass an end-of-step review following each 6-month step to remain in this program. Apprentices will be promoted to journeyman after successfully passing the eighth step review.
A successful candidate will serve as an apprentice, expected to gain knowledge of various work processes with progressively difficult assignments throughout their apprenticeship.
A successful candidate in the position of an Electrician Apprentice II, under direct supervision of an Journeyman Electrician or Electrician Foreman, performs tasks which typically involve installation and adjustment (Construction) or maintenance and repair (Maintenance) of electrical equipment in Substations. The construction tasks include erection of new facilities or removal of old facilities. The maintenance tasks include routine inspection, modification, troubleshooting, and repair of facilities. Equipment serviced may be electrical, hydraulic, mechanical, pneumatic, and/or electronic.
An Electrician Apprentice II:
- Installs and adjusts (construction) major electrical equipment such as power transformer and gas, oil, or air-insulated power circuit breakers; instrument and station service transformers, disconnect and circuit switches, protective devices, static capacitors, batteries and charges
- Maintains and repairs (maintenance) major electrical equipment in substations. When equipment fails, performs emergency repairs.
- Performs diagnostic testing to inspect parts and equipment.
- Performs work in shops on equipment components including bushings, motors, small power tools, etc. Assembles, installs, and modifies control and relay panels for substations.
- Assembles and erects steel racks and towers to support equipment.
- Installs and changes antennas, reflectors, transmitting or receiving devices, emergency power supplies, and other equipment located in microwave or radio stations.
- Occasionally takes clearances and performs switching to isolate a piece of equipment for repair.
- Conduit and trenches for equipment are installed under the service yard. Cables are pulled through the conduit.
- Completes associated documentation required of the above listed tasks.
- Drives 20-25% of the time in all weather conditions.
- Travel Required: 25% or less - Drives 20-25% of the time in all weather conditions.
- Supervisory status: No
- Promotion Potential: 00
Conditions of Employment
You must be a United States Citizen.
This employer participates in the e-Verify program.
Males must abide by Selective Service registration requirements.
Position Subject to Initial Drug testing & random drug testing thereafter.
Selectee must be able to meet the physical requirements of the job.
Selectee may be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
Requires a pre-employment medical exam prior to appointment.
- All males born after December 31st 1959 must abide by laws regarding Selective Service registration. To learn more about this law, visit the Selective Service web page, Who Must Register.
- When you apply you will be asked a series of questions to determine your eligibility for employment and your qualification for this position specifically.
- A preliminary background check must be completed before a new employee can begin work.
- Become fully knowledgeable of and follow the safety practices of the BPA Accident Prevention Manual.
- Establish a residence in accordance with negotiated requirement, that is within one hour or less commuting time under normal weather and road conditions to the duty station headquarters.
- Possess or obtain a valid commercial drivers’ license (CDL) with all endorsements required for operation of substation maintenance and construction equipment from state of residence within the first year of employment and maintain continuously thereafter.
- Possess a U.S. Motor Vehicle Operator Authorization or obtain within 30 days after appointment. Traffic citations indicating poor driving habits may disqualify applicants.
- Become certified on aerial lift equipment or other equipment if assigned to use or operate.
- Take First Aid training to obtain a valid First Aid Card and CPR Card within the first month of employment and maintain continuously thereafter.
- Subject to call for emergency work at any time.
- Participate in training activities such as training related to hazardous waste handling, oil spill containment and cleanup, and other environmental activities.
- Be able to wear protective apparel such as respirators when required for safety.
- In addition to successful evaluation of the final review, the Apprentice must pass the current year’s Standard Clearance Certification Examination as it is a mandatory requirement for graduation to the journeyman level.
- Positions at Ashe (Richland) require unescorted access to a nuclear facility under the jurisdiction of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
- After employment, this position may be subject to periodic physical examinations, as prescribed by competent medical authority and at BPA expense, if exposed to health hazards.
- Apprentices may be selected for and relocated to their first assigned duty station during the last 12-months of their apprenticeship program in accordance with BPA-CPTC memorandum of understanding (MOU).
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 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 be clear and specific when describing your experience.
- Ability to do the work of the position without more than normal supervision. (Screen-out.)
- Ability to follow directions in a shop.
- Knowledge of Shop Practices.
The next Electrician Apprentice class is scheduled to begin in July 2021.
"Experience" refers to paid and unpaid experience. Examples of qualifying unpaid experience may include: volunteer work done through National Service programs (such as Peace Corps and AmeriCorps); as well as work for other community-based philanthropic and social organizations. 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.
CTAP/ICTAP candidates: To be considered "well qualified" you must meet all of the requirements as described in this section.
You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
There are no specific education requirements or substitution of education for experience for this position.
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Location: 8 Vacancies at different locations
Application Method: Online: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/589395300#
Base Pay: $37.21 to $48.06 HR