This position is within the Western Area Power Administration. As a High Voltage Electrician, you will serve as a Journeyman HV Electrician. You will install, construct, maintain, equipment in high voltage communication facilities and power operations centers.

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 groundings.

Substation station service systems, station grounding systems, a.c. and d.c. distribution and control system wiring, terminate, splice, direct bury high voltage cable up to 34.5 kV. 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.

You must have journeyman-level ability in the duties of an High Voltage Electrician. You must meet all the qualification and eligibility requirements for the position by the closing date of the announcement.

Positions maybe required to perform all or some of the listed conditions
The incumbent is required wear Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
You will be required to possess a pair of fully-encased safety-toed footwear meeting the standard ASTM F 2413-05 upon reporting to work.
The incumbent must wear Arc rated protective clothing when in proximity to exposed energized circuits.
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.
The incumbent must be able to obtain and maintain a Class A Commercial Driver\’s License (CDL) to operate vehicles of more than 26,000 pounds GVWR. The CDL must be obtained within 120 days of employment.
The position requires that ability to operate a government vehicle. The incumbent must be at least 18 years of age, able to obtain and maintain a Defensive Drivers certification and have a valid state driver\’s license. Defensive Driver\’s Training will be completed upon employment.
This position requires the incumbent to climb transmission structures averaging 65 feet but up to 500 feet on occasion and communication towers up to 400 feet.
This position requires a climbing weight (personal weight without gear) not to exceed 280 pounds. To be determined at the time of the pre-employment and annual physical.
Travel of up to 50% annually, with overnight travel of 11 or more nights may be required.
The incumbent is subject to the random drug and alcohol testing program established by the Department of Energy.
The position requires a pre-appointment and annual physical exam at Federal expense.
The incumbent of this position is subject to inclement weather conditions such as high temperatures, rain, sleet, snow, and extreme cold.
This position is subject to regular and recurring overtime. Overtime may be on short notice to include nights, holidays, and weekends in support of related mission requirements.

SNR ELECTRICIAN: This position is designated as Emergency Essential.
RMR ELECTRICIAN: This position is designated as Emergency Essential.

WAPA offers a competitive base pay and a comprehensive benefits package that includes:
• Health and Life Insurance
• Dental and Vision Insurance
• Long Term Care Insurance
• Flexible Spending Accounts
• Thrift Savings Plan (401(k) equivalent) with up to 5% matching contributions
• Defined-Benefit Pension
• Paid Annual Leave that increases with length of service
o 13 days per year in the first 3 years of service
o 20 days per year after 3 years of service
o 26 days per year after 15 years of service
• Creditable service for annual leave accrual for qualifying military service and federal civilian service
• 13 days of Paid Sick Leave per year
• 12 weeks of Paid Parental Leave under Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
• 11 Paid Federal Holidays
• Tuition Assistance and Student Loan Repayment
• Fitness Reimbursement
• Annual Performance-Based Awards Program
• Referral Bonus Award Program
• Pay and Leave Flexibilities
and so much more!

Join WAPA’s team and “keep the lights on” for millions of Americans. Guided by our Strategic Roadmap, we market and deliver clean, renewable, reliable federal hydroelectric power, which enhances America’s energy security and sustains its economic vitality. As part of the Department of Energy, WAPA provides premier power marketing and transmission services across 17,000+ miles of high-voltage transmission lines in 15 states. We operate and maintain the transmission system, providing energy to customers who then serve about 40 million people in the West. Our powerful partnerships help us deliver on our mission amid a dynamic energy landscape. Join us as we power the energy frontier! WAPA is proud to be ranked as a Best Place to Work in the Federal Government.

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