JOB OPENING: Meter and Relay Apprentice, Rocky Mountain Region


Locations: Gering, NE, Craig, CO, and Casper, WY

Pay: $27.56 to $42.40 per hour

Description of Duties:

Apprentices are in training, with the goal of becoming Journeyman, duties of the goal position are as follows: Performs a variety of jobs concerned with the maintenance and repair of power system metering, control, and protective relay equipment. Maintains, repairs, and tests metering equipment, including watthour meters, paper and magnetic tape digital demand recorders, switchboard recorders, and indicating meters of all types. Maintains, repairs, and tests control equipment including switchboard devices used in controlling substation circuit breakers, motors, capacitor banks, and compressors. Maintains, repairs, and tests protective equipment including current, voltage, differential, reclosing, timing, auxiliary, ground detection, and complex impedance relays of both the electromechanical and solid state types. Maintains, repairs, tests, and adjusts system oscillograph recording equipment. Wires switchboards and installs new switchboard equipment. Participates in the checkout and placing in service of new facilities and additions to existing facilities. Will be required to drive a motor vehicle.

Conditions of Employment:

Upon entrance on duty, all Federal employees are required to enroll in Direct Deposit/Electronic Fund Transfer. Appointee must complete a background investigation and drug test prior to confirmation of employment. Appointee must have a valid drivers license.

Eligibility Requirements:

Must be a United States Citizen. VRA OR 30% Compensable Veterans who have experience in a trade or craft that provided a basic knowledge of electrical and electronic theory and practice; basic knowledge of control circuits, protective relay schemes, revenue meters and revenue metering systems; and a basic knowledge of communication circuits and network based connections necessary to connect equipment to remote interrogation sources. Veterans’ Recruitment Appointment (VRA) Veterans’ Recruitment Appointment (VRA) is an excepted authority that allows agencies, to appoint eligible veterans without competition. If you: are in receipt of a campaign badge for service during a war or in a campaign or expedition; OR are a disabled veteran, OR are in receipt of an Armed forces Service Medal for participation in a military operation, OR are a recently separated veteran (within the last 3 years), AND separated under honorable conditions (this means an honorable or general discharge), you are VRA eligible. 30% or More Disabled Veteran 30% or More Disabled Veteran allows any veteran with a 30% or more service‐connected disability to be non‐competitively appointed. You are eligible if you: retired from active military service with a service‐connected disability rating of 30% or more; OR you have a rating by the Department of Veterans Affairs showing a compensable service‐connected

Who May Apply:

Individuals who are eligible to work under the Veterans’ Recruitment Appointment (VRA) and/or individuals who are 30% or more disabled veteran may be considered.

Application Procedures:

Applicants are required to submit the following to receive consideration for this announcement: resume, Member 4 copy of DD‐214, if claiming veteran’s preference do no submit originals. Veterans claiming 30% or more disability must also submit a SF‐15 and disability award letter, ( SF15.pdf). Preference will not be afforded without appropriate documentation as defined on the SF‐15.

Applications must be postmarked no later than March 24, 2014

Mail Application Package to:

Western Area Power Administration

Jennie Montoya, HR Specialist (A7220)

Post Office Box 281213

Lakewood, CO 80228‐8213

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