Company: Department of Veterans Affairs
Location: Las Vegas
Posted on: June 12, 2021
The position is located at the VA Southern Nevada Healthcare
System (VASNHS) om the Facility Management Service. Work performed
will be working from building plans, blueprints, wiring diagrams,
engineering drawings, and electrical maintenance and repair manuals
to plan and lay out the routing, placement, type, size, gauge,
balance, load, continuity, and safe operation of electrical lines,
circuits, systems, equipment and controls.
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Duties include but not limited to:
- Determines and places distribution panels, boxes, fittings, and
connections and install wiring, couplings, conduit, relays,
fixtures, transformers and other electrical devices including
electrical service entrances. The work involves installing,
modifying, repairing, and maintaining electrical lines, circuits,
systems, and associated fixtures, controls, and equipment. Examples
of these are secondary power distribution lines, and circuits used
to supply a wide range of voltage, amperage, phase and frequency
requirements to distribution panels, switch gear, power and control
circuits; industrial multiphase systems; thermocouple sensors;
electrical intrusion alarm and fire alarm systems; emergency
warning system; lighting protection system; high intensity lighting
systems with associated controls; target mechanisms; AC and DC
rectification systems; galvanic and impressed current cathode
protection systems which prevent corrosion on underground or
submerged equipment and pipes; amplifier circuits; and related
- The work involves troubleshooting, testing, and loading new and
existing electrical lines, circuits, systems, and associated
fixtures, controls, and equipment. Plans and lays out work, tracing
hard-to-locate defects or problems, and completes repairs and
installations. Determines location of existing electrical devices
and service entrances and places new ones. Traces hard to locate
defects or problems. They must have the ability to interpret and
apply the National Electrical Code, local codes, building plans,
blueprints, wiring diagrams, and engineering drawings, and to use
trade formulas to calculate common properties, e.g., voltage,
voltage drop and current capability in series and parallel
circuits, resistance, inductance, capacitance, power factor,
current flow, and temperature and length in single and multiple
raceways, conduits, gutters, and cable trays.
- Completes installation, modification and repairs. Loads and
tests systems, circuits, equipment, and controls with little or no
check during the progress or upon completion of work. Responsible
for safe and proper operation of systems and equipment, and for
compliance with the National Electrical Code. The supervisor checks
overall work to see that it meets accepted trade standards and is
completed in a timely manner.
Work Schedule: Full Time M-F Work hours to be Determined
Position Description Title/PD#: Electrician/PD03943A
Physical Requirements: Make repairs and installations from
ladders, scaffolding, platforms, and other hard-to-reach places.
This requires standing, stooping, bending, kneeling, climbing, and
working in tiring and uncomfortable positions. Frequently lift and
carry tools, equipment, and parts weighing up to 20 pounds and less
often, up to 40 pounds.
Conditions of Employment
- You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
- Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
- Selective Service Registration is required for males born after
- You may be required to serve a probationary period
- Subject to a background/security investigation
- Pre-employment physical required
- Selected applicants will be required to complete an online
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 (Electrical Electronic)
- 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.
Physical Requirements/Working Conditions: Must pass a
pre-employment physical examination as required by VA Handbook
5019. This examination is administered by VA Occupational Health.
Makes repairs and installations from ladders, scaffolding,
platforms, and other hard-to-reach places. Stands, stoops, bends,
kneels, climbs, and works in tiring and uncomfortable positions.
Frequently lifts and carries tools, equipment, and parts that weigh
up to 20 pounds and, less often, up to 40 pounds. Occasionally,
they lift or move with assistance moderately heavy objects weighing
more than 40 pounds.
WORKING CONDITIONS: The work is performed both inside and
outside. Electricians are sometimes required to make repairs and
installations in bad weather; in work areas that are noisy, dirty,
dusty, and greasy; on scaffolding or cranes at heights of 30 feet
or more; and in hard to reach areas. They are occasionally exposed
to the possibility of injury from falling, electrical shock, burns,
and rotary devices such as electrical motors. They are frequently
exposed to the possibility of cuts and bruises.
Note: Only education or degrees recognized by the U.S.
Department of Education from accredited colleges, universities,
schools, or institutions may be used to qualify for Federal
employment. You can verify your education here: http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/.
If you are using foreign education to meet qualification
requirements, you must send a Certificate of Foreign Equivalency
with your transcript in order to receive credit for that
Keywords: Department of Veterans Affairs, Las Vegas , Electrician, Other , Las Vegas, Nevada
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