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Western Area Power Administration High Voltage Electrician (Lineman) in Craig, Colorado


Where will I be on the pay scale? If you are not currently a Western journeyman in the occupation advertised, you will receive entry-level pay with the possibility of promotion to full journeyman status after meeting certification andperformance requirements (generally within 3-6 months).


Erect and repair transmission/distribution power lines. Inspect electric power transmission lines including steel towers and wood poles from vehicles, on foot, or from aircraft. Inspect for damage to wood poles, cross arms, grounds, X-braces, loose bolts, broken or flashed insulators, missing or damaged vibration dampers, damaged or missing spacer dampers, damaged conductors or overhead ground wires, bent or missing steel members, and missing cotter keys. Maintain records of deficiencies either on patrol sheets or electronically. Install and replace poles, cross arms, line hardware, lightning arresters, fiber optic, and auxiliary equipment. String conductor, optical ground wire (OPGW), and fiber optic cable from structure to structure; splice conductor when broken; replace poles; and work on energized lines requiring the use of hotline tools and bare hand techniques. Repair requiring power outages are scheduled and coordinated by others. Climb transmission structures averaging 65 feet, but up to 500 feet on occasion, and communication towers up to 400 feet.


Conditions of Employment

You must be a United States Citizen

This employer participates in the e-Verify program

See "Other Information" section regarding Selective Service requirements

Personal maximum weight may not exceed 280 pounds at time of appointment. Personal weight will be determined at the time of physical examination and final job offer will be contingent upon verification that individual’s weight does not exceed this amount.


You must have journeyman-level ability in the duties of an Lineman. You must meet all the qualification and eligibility requirements for the position by the closing date of the announcement.ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS Your application and resume should demonstrate that you possess the following abilities. You are NOT required to provide a separate narrative written response. Rather, you must describe in your application how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess those described below.You must have the ability to climb transmission structures up to 200 feet in height, or you will not be considered for this position. Ability to do the work of High Voltage Electrician (Lineman) without more than normal supervision. (Screen out)

Knowledge of Electrical Equipment

Theory and Instruments (Electrical) Used in Shop and Trade Practices

Troubleshooting (electrical)

Technical Practices (theoretical, precise, artistic)

Ability To Use Electrical Drawings

Ability to Use and Maintain Hand Tools (Electrical Work) CTAP/ICTAP candidates: To be considered "well qualified" you must meet all of the requirements as described in this section."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.


For this position, education cannot be substituted for experience.

Additional Information

More than one selection may be made from this vacancy announcement.Some positions may require completion of a probationary period of up to 1 (one) year.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. If you are not registered and don't have an approved exemption, you will not be eligible for employment with the Federal government.If selected for this position, your appointment is contingent upon completion of OF- 306, Declaration for Federal Employment, during the pre-employment process.If selected, you will be required to complete a questionnaire and are subject to a criminal background check to determine suitability for Federal employment before appointment.If you are tentatively selected for this position, you will be required to have aphysical examination that will determine whether you are qualified to perform theduties of the position. An offer of employment will depend upon your successfullypassing the physical examination.This position requires completion of an annual medical examination at Federal expense.You must test negative for illegal drugs before placement in the position, and will besubject to random drug testing thereafter. If a determination of the use of illegaldrugs is confirmed, non-selection or disciplinary action, up to and including removalfrom Federal service, may result.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.You will be required to possess a pair of fully-encased safety-toed footwear meetingthe standard ASTM F 2413-05 upon reporting to work.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 selectee for this position may be eligible to receive a recruitment or relocationincentive. You will need to sign an employment agreement to be eligible for thisincentive.