Where would I be working
Western Area Power Administration, Desert Southwest Region, Maintenance,
Transmission Lines & Substation Maintenance (G5200)
Multiple Duty Locations:
815 S. 43rd Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85009
1 Davis Dam
Bullhead City, AZ 86429
2288 North Arizona Boulevard
9600 East Araby-Blaisdell Road
Yuma, AZ 85365
This is NOT a full level journeyman position. The objective of Western’s CIT program is to recruit journeyman-level craftsmen with knowledge and experience that is relevant, but less than required at the journeyman level for this occupation in Western.
Where will I be on the pay scale?
Trainees will be compensated at a progressively increasing percentage of the basic wage rate paid to the journeyman, who is engaged in the same trade at the same field location. An employee entering the program with a 2-year requirement receives 90% of journeyman wages for the craft being entered and is eligible for a 2.5% increase every 6 months. If an employee is placed at a step with less than 2 years to complete (minimum of six months), the employee will receive wages commensurate with that step.
Craftsman-in Training pay rates:
Step 1 – $41.22 per hour
Step 2 – $42.37 per hour
Step 3 – $43.51 per hour
Step 4 – $44.66 per hour
Journeyman Electrician pay rate is $45.80 per hour.
The Craftsman-in-Training Program is designed to train, appraise, and develop craftsmen as they progress through various stages of an occupation to become fully competent journeymen. The standard length of time in the program for each trainee is two (2) years. The 2-year program consists of four levels, with 6 months at each level.
At the full performance level: 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.
75% or less – Travel may be required 14 or more days per month. Supervisory status
Promotion Potential 00 Who May Apply This job is open to… Current Federal employees with competitive status
Former Federal employees with reinstatement eligibility
Veterans eligible for VEOA or Veterans eligible for VRA (GS-11 and below)
Career and Interagency Transition Assistance Plans Eligibles
OPM interchange agreement or a special appointing authority Eligibles
Job family (Series)
2810 High Voltage Electrician