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Bonneville Power Administration Engineering Technician (Electrical) in Vancouver, Washington

Summary This position is located in NWFC (Critical Infrastructure Operations and Maintenance), Workplace Services (NW), Chief Administrative Office (N) Bonneville Power Administration (BPA). This position supports 24x7 critical facilities operations and is responsible for performing inspections, overseeing maintenance and testing that supports Critical Utilities Uptime requirements. Responsibilities As a Engineering Technician (Electrical), you will: Under the direction of NWFC Supervisor and based on the prioritized list of deferred maintenance items from NWFC, the incumbent will complete inspections, assist in maintenance and testing of critical utilities systems that support the Control Centers and Data Centers. As the Facilities Operations and Maintenance technical expert, evaluate the critical assets PM/CM issues with Workplace Services, Enterprise Technology Operations, and Transmission Operations staff to develop a programmatic schedule for PM/CM requirements. Conduct building and facility inspections when on job sites and ensures maintenance, repair, and construction needs are identified and programmed for accomplishment. Plan and oversee construction, maintenance, repair/replace and construction projects and ensures activities are carried out in accordance with OSHA, National Historical Registry, environmental impact, BPA Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) Committee or other local guidelines governing the construction, maintenance, destruction, and disposal of physical property. Work closely with TTO, NWFC, JN and other NWF Facilities personnel including but not limited to other Facility Operations Specialists, plumbers, electricians, HVAC technicians, and maintenance workers to ensure that facilities inspections are conducted and maintenance, repair, and construction needs are identified and programmed for accomplishment. Participate on emergency response teams after hours and on weekends, during emergency planning, and test scenario exercises. Supports management and other team members during emergency events, weather related events, and infrastructure restoration periods. Requirements Conditions of Employment When you apply you will be asked a series of questions to determine your eligibility for employment and your qualification for this position specifically. You must answer all of these questions completely and truthfully. Key Requirements: You must be a United States Citizen. This employer participates in the e-Verify program. Males must abide by Selective Service registration requirements. This position does not support remote work. You will be required to report physically to the official reporting worksite as specified by the supervisor, but no less than 3 days per pay period. This position will require travel throughout the BPA territory to include: Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Montana facilities approximately up to 50% of the time. A valid driver's license is required. Qualifications SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS A qualified candidate's resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-11) in the Federal service. Specialized Experience is defined as experience in: 1) Working with electrical systems that support critical assets (i.e., switchgear, circuit breakers, batteries, Uninterrupted Power Supplies (UPS), and/or emergency engine generators, etc.); 2) Reviewing and editing technical documentation (i.e., drawings, procedures, work standards, construction standards and/or policies, etc.) related to electrical infrastructure projects and maintenance activities; 3) Managing and overseeing a wide variety of projects that include repair activities related to electrical infrastructure (i.e., scope development, project management, project monitoring, etc.). "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 candidates: To be considered "well qualified" you must meet all of the requirements as described in this section. You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement. Education There are no specific education requirements or substitution of education for experience for this position. Additional Information The U.S. Department of Energy fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, please visit the links at the bottom of this page or visit the FedsHireVets website. 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. Many positions require successful completion of a background investigation. 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. EEO Policy: USAJOBS Help Center | Equal employment opportunity policy Reasonable Accommodation Policy: USAJOBS Help Center | Reasonable accommodation policy Veterans Information: Telework: Selective Service Registration: BPA strives to ensure a safe, positive, inclusive work environment, supported by Leadership Behaviors. For more information on Leadership Behaviors visit: We also understand the importance of work/life balance and offer a variety of programs and policies designed to create more flexible, responsive work environments supportive of commitments to community, home and family members. BPA also supports employees' overall wellness through its Be Well program, which helps employees adopt healthier lifestyles and feel better about their work/life balance. The program supports five key areas of life: career, community, financial, physical and social.