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Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration     Tucson, AZ 85702

Summary The position is located at the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System, Engineering Service, Electric Shop and reports directly to the Maintenance and Operations Supervisor. The incumbent is responsible for maintenance, repair, installation and operation of lighting and power distribution systems. Responsibilities Duties include but not limited to: Makes mechanical and electrical tests and visual inspection to determine causes of malfunctions or conditions which may cause breakdown or safety hazards. Utilizes manufacturer's blueprints and specifications to determine proper replacement of parts or other information to aid in troubleshooting, repair, or modification. Capable of disassembling, making repairs and reassembling all trade related device and/or equipment. Perform preventive maintenance and operating checks on electrical and mechanical devices such as PLC's, polyphase motors, polyphase generators, timers, pump motors, automatic "buss" transfer switches, lighting controllers, motor controllers, kitchen and laundry equipment, and other electrical switching devices. Performance of visual examinations, inspections, technical research, and operational test to determine the need for, and the performance of, installing, modifying, overhauling, troubleshooting, and repairing facility systems on all level of difficulty and responsibility requiring skill, knowledge, and experience predominately in the electrical trade to perform work on equipment, switch- gear, high voltage power lines above and below ground, and all other components that comprise station electrical systems. Ability to work on project objectives proposed by engineers, including planning and laying out the sequence of work from drawings or blueprints which may be incomplete regarding the specific wiring required in the unique application of equipment. Responsible for completed project requirements, timeliness, and standards of safety. Maintains motor control systems, variable voltage, variable frequency (VVVF) drives, integrated lighting systems and controls. Applies National Electric Code (NEC) and NFPA regulations to all maintenance and installation tasks. Work Schedule: Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Position Description Title/PD#: Electrician/PD10993A Physical Requirements: Work assignments require the use of light to moderate physical effort. The employee must frequently lift, carry, or otherwise handle items weighing up to 40 pounds. Occasionally items weighing more than 40 pounds must be handled. Frequent standing, walking, bending, crouching, reaching, stooping, or working on ladders in high places for extended periods of time is required. Working conditions: Work is usually performed inside a well-lighted, heated, and ventilated area. Work is also conducted in highly visible crowded areas where workers and patient safety must be exercised. Employee is required to wear uniform and protective clothing when exposed to patients and areas that are contaminated or designated as clean areas. Employees are subject to injuries, such as electrical shocks, cuts, bruises, abrasions, and burns. Incumbent is subject to 24-hour call. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement. EXPERIENCE: A specific length of training and experience is not required, but you must show evidence of training or experience of sufficient scope and quality of your ability to do the work of this position. Evidence which demonstrates you possess the knowledge, skills, and ability to perform the duties of this position must be supported by detailed descriptions of such on your resume. Applicants will be rated in accordance with the OPM Federal Wage System Qualification Standards. SCREEN-OUT ELEMENT: Your qualifications will first be evaluated against the prescribed screen out element, which usually appears as question 1 in the on-line questionnaire. Those applicants who appear to possess at least the minimal acceptable qualification requirement are considered for further rating; those who do not are rated ineligible and are eliminated. The potential eligibles are then rated against the remainder of the Job Elements: Electric Drawings Electrical Equipment Technical Practices Troubleshooting (Electrical) Use and Maintain Hand Tools (Electrical Work) Without more than normal supervision Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). 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. Note: A full year of work is considered to be 35-40 hours of work per week. Part-time experience will be credited on the basis of time actually spent in appropriate activities. Applicants wishing to receive credit for such experience must indicate clearly the nature of their duties and responsibilities in each position and the number of hours a week spent in such employment. Education Additional Information Pursuant to VHA Directive 1193.01, VHA health care personnel (HCP) are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 subject to such accommodations as required by law (i.e., medical, religious or pregnancy). VHA HCPs do not include remote workers who only infrequently enter VHA locations. If selected, you will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination before your start date. The agency will provide additional information regarding what information or documentation will be needed and how you can request a legally required accommodation from this requirement using the reasonable accommodation process. The Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP) and Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP) provide eligible displaced VA competitive service employees with selection priority over other candidates for competitive service vacancies. To be well-qualified, applicants must possess experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors if applicable, and must be proficient in most of the requirements of the job. Information about ICTAP and CTAP eligibility is on OPM's Career Transition Resources website which can be found at Receiving Service Credit for Earning Annual (Vacation) Leave: Federal Employees earn annual leave at a rate (4, 6 or 8 hours per pay period) which is based on the number of years they have served as a Federal employee. VA may offer newly-appointed Federal employee's credit for their job-related non-federal experience or active duty uniformed military service. This credited service can be used in determining the rate at which they earn annual leave. Such credit must be requested and approved prior to the appointment date and is not guaranteed. This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies. If you are unable to apply online or need to fax a document you do not have in electronic form, view the following link for information regarding an Alternate Application.

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