Regional Transmission Lines Maintenance Supervisor

Company Name: Western Area Power Administration - Desert Southwest Region
City: Phoenix
State/Provence: Arizona
Zip: 85009
Job Title: Regional Transmission Lines Maintenance Supervisor
Number of Openings: 1
Position Type: Management
Posting Start Date: November 8, 2017
Salary: $88,434 - $114,963
Salary Per: Per Year
Work Time Type: Hours
Duties:

Where would I be working?

Western Area Power Administration
Desert Southwest Region
615 South 43rd Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85009

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Responsibilities

As a Regional Transmission Lines Maintenance Supervisor, you will:

Be responsible for the efficient maintenance and replacement of facilities assigned to this position. Manages the activities of assigned locations through subordinate Foremen and skilled craft persons. In collaboration with the Maintenance Manager, determines the long and short range planning for maintenance program requirements including staffing, tools, equipment, facilities and funds. Determines priority of work assignments to maintain Western Area Power Administration (WAPA) standards of system reliability while making optimum use of the professional skills of subordinates. In collaboration with the Maintenance Manager, prepares budget data and schedules for major system maintenance, replacements and additions to be coordinated and integrated into the DSW Region budget.

Travel Required
25% or less – Over night travel will be required 5 to 6 nights per month.

Supervisory status
Yes
Promotion Potential
13

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)
  • Individuals with Disabilities
  • CTAP and ICTAP
  • OPM interchange agreement or a special appointing authority Eligibles.

This position is also advertised to the public under announcement # PMA-18-WG-08-DE.

Experience Required:

Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship
  • This employer participates in the e-Verify program
  • See “Other Information” section regarding Selective Service requirements

You must meetallqualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

Qualifications

You must meet all the qualification and eligibility requirements for the position by the closing date of the announcement. You may review the qualification requirements here.

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

A qualified candidate’s online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position is defined as:

GS-13: To qualify you must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-12). Specialized experience is defined as: 1) experience with the operation, maintenance and construction of high voltage electric power transmission systems sufficient to implement a maintenance, replacement and rehabilitation program, 2) knowledge of power system safety standards and procedures and applicable federally mandated safety requirements and, 3) knowledge of labor-management relations.

Your application and resume should demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs). Do not provide a separate narrative written statement. Rather, you must describe in your application how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the KSAs identified below. Cite specific examples of employment or experience contained in your resume and describe how this experience has prepared you to successfully perform the duties of this position. DO NOT write “see resume” in your application!

  1. Broad knowledge of electrical operation and maintenance associated with high voltage electrical transmission systems.
  2. Knowledge of routine maintenance testing and trouble analysis.
  3. Knowledge of costing, budgeting procedures and recordkeeping procedures relating to maintenance activities and spare parts inventories.
  4. An extensive professional knowledge of power system safety procedures, especially those attending to operation and maintenance work on power system facilities

“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.

Time-in-Grade: Current Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement to receive consideration.

CTAP/ICTAP candidates: To be considered “well qualified” you must meet all of the requirements as described in this section.

Education
There is no education requirement for this position.

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 31, 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 selected, you may be required to complete a one-year supervisory probation period.
  • If selected, appointee must live within 60 minutes of duty station.

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How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

We will review your application to ensure you meet the job requirements. If you meet the qualifications requirements and are found to be among the top candidates, your application will be referred to the selecting official for further review.

If your resume is incomplete or does not support the responses in your online questionnaire, or if you fail to submit required documentation BEFORE the vacancy closes, you may be rated ‘ineligible’, ‘not qualified’, or your score may be adjusted.

Selecting Official may check references on those applicants referred for consideration.

To preview questions please click here.

How to Apply:

To be considered for this position, you must submit your complete application no later than 11:59 pm U.S. Eastern Time on the closing date of this announcement. If you fail to submit a complete application prior to the closing time (regardless of when you started) the application system will not allow you to finish! Requests for extensions will not be granted, so please begin the application process allowing yourself enough time to finish before the deadline. Our application system displays a countdown timer in the top-left corner of the screen for your reference.

For your security, your session in our online application system will “time-out” if you are inactive for a certain period of time. We recommend that you preview the assessment questions before you apply and prepare all of your information prior to beginning the application. If you do get “timed-out” you will have to log back in to USAJOBS and re-visit the vacancy announcement, you can then click “Update Application” to finish where you left off.

Steps to submit a complete application:

  1. You must have an active USAJOBS account and be logged in.
  2. You must have a complete resume associated with your USAJOBS account. Please note that some DOE offices do not accept uploaded resumes and instead require that you submit a USAJOBS-formatted resume using theResume Builder.
  3. Once you are logged in and all of your application materials are ready, click on the ‘Apply Online’ button to get started.
  4. You will be given the option to include your resume, documents, and demographic information from your USAJOBS profile. You will then be transferred to the Department of Energy’s application tracking system. If you select documents from your USAJOBS account, you MUST complete the download process in a later step or your USAJOBS documentation WILL NOT be transferred! See Step 6.
  5. You must respond to all applicant assessment questions, carefully following all instructions provided.
  6. You will then be asked to upload additional supporting documentation. If you selected documents from USAJOBS prior to being transferred to our application system (Step 4), you will need to click the “USAJOBS” link to complete the transfer process. These documents ARE NOT automatically transferred!It is ultimately your responsibility to make sure all required documents are either faxed, uploaded, or transferred from USAJOBS successfully. If you are unsure that your documents went through, please contact the HR Specialist listed on the announcement BEFORE the vacancy closes.
  7. IMPORTANT: In the final step of the application process you will be shown a copy of your resume and all the information you entered during the application process. You must click the ‘Finish’ button at the bottom of this final page and receive confirmation that your application has been received. If you do not click ‘Finish’, your application will not be received!

If your resume does not support the responses in your application questionnaire, or if you fail to submit required documentation before the vacancy closes, you may be rated ‘ineligible’, ‘not qualified’, or your score may be adjusted accordingly.

Steps to modify or withdraw your application:

  1. Return to USAJOBS and log in to your account.
  2. In the “My Account” screen, click “Application Status” in the left-hand column.
  3. You will see a table list of all the jobs you’ve applied to, click on the title of the application you want to modify.
  4. If the announcement is still open the button which normally says “Apply Online” will instead say “Edit Application”, click that button. (If you want to withdraw your application from consideration after the closing date, contact the HR Specialist listed on the announcement.)
  5. You will be directed back to DOE’s application tracking system where you can make changes, or you can click “Withdraw Application” to remove your application from being considered.

NEED HELP?

  • If you experience any difficulties with the application process (anything after you have clicked the ‘Apply Online’ button), please contact the HR Office listed on this announcement between normal business hours. If you are receiving any kind of error message, please be ready to provide a screenshot or at a minimum, the error message text and number.
  • If you are having trouble with USAJOBS (searching for jobs, account password/profile issues, or Resume Builder help, please visit the USAJOBS Resource Center or e-mail USAJOBS3.0@opm.gov. Regretfully, DOE cannot resolve issues with your USAJOBS account. We regret that we are unable to support any issue with USAJOBS, as this service is maintained by the Office of Personnel Management exclusively.
  • If you are experiencing a significant hardship which hinders your ability to apply online please contact the HR Office listed on this announcement during normal business hours to discuss your situation.
Posting End Date: November 21, 2017