The Palo Alto VA is hiring the following:
2 vacancies - Livermore, California
1 vacancy - Menlo Park, California
2 vacancies - Palo Alto, California
This announcement is open for 90 days but a certificate of
eligible applicants will be sent to the selecting official every
The Electrician must have California Electrician's Certificate
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Duties include but not limited to:
- Performs maintenance, installation, modifications, additions,
repairs, troubleshooting, and testing of building electrical
systems and equipment, such as distribution panels, circuit
breakers, power supplies, rheostats, switches and outlets of all
types, fluorescent and incandescent fixtures, lamps, fans, heating
devices, appliances, buzzer and bell circuits, temperature and
pressure controls, and regulators. Installs conduit, wiring and
cable and completes splices and connections and tests circuits for
continuity and safety.
- Performs routine maintenance, repair, service, and cleaning of
high voltage distribution systems including switchgear,
transformers, power supplies, constant voltage regulators and
systems, and emergency and alternate power systems and
- Performs routine operation, maintenance, repair I and service
of Emergency Powel' Generators
(EPSS), both gasoline and diesel, Automatic Transfer Switches,
and UST/AST fuel storage tanks.
- Repairs, services, maintains, installs, modifies, and
troubleshoots electrical and pneumatic equipment such as automatic
doors, kitchen and laundry equipment, and engineering shop
equipment. Works with solid state circuits1 flexible wiring and
conduit, switches, relays, contactors, photocells, and control
Work schedule: 8:00am to 4:30 pm
Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this
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.
SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE as an Electrician: Applicants must have
specialized experience that has equipped the applicant with the
particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully
the duties of the Electrician position. This is typically in or
related to the work of the position to be filled. To be creditable,
specialized experience as an Electrician. Examples of specialized
experience include experience in using and maintaining hand tools
as components, instruments and systems. This would include their
knowledge of design, installation, repairs and testing. An
electrician must compliance knowledge of procedure for assessing,
evaluating and monitoring program and projects.
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)
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