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High Voltage Electrician (Lineman-Journeyman)

Full Time • Posted April 25

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Company Description

We're one of four power marketing administrations within the U.S. Department of Energy whose role is to market and transmit wholesale electricity from multi-use water projects. Our service area encompasses a 15-state region of the central and western U.S. where our more than 17,000 circuit mile transmission system carries electricity from 57 hydropower plants operated by the Bureau of ReclamationU.S. Army Corps of Engineers   and the International Boundary and Water Commission. We also market power from the Navajo Generating Station coal-fired plant near Page, Ariz. Together, these plants have an installed capacity of 10,504 megawatts. We sell our power to preference customers such as Federal and state agencies, cities and towns, rural electric cooperatives, public utility districts, irrigation districts and Native American tribes. They, in turn, provide retail electric service to millions of consumers in the West.

Job Description

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.



  • Salary:  $46.93 to $48.89 per hour                 Work schedule:   Full-Time

  • Two locations:  Boulder City, NV  or Yuma, AZ


  • 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 journeyman-level ability in the duties of a Lineman. Selective Factor: 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 journeyman lineman work constructing and maintaining transmission or distribution power lines (69KV or higher) and related equipment, without more than normal supervision.

Knowledge of electrical line construction, operations, maintenance, and technical practices of a journeyman lineman.

Knowledge of electrical theory and instruments and ability to do journeyman lineman troubleshooting.Ability to use electrical drawings and specifications, and to interpret instructions.

Ability to use and maintain tools and equipment associated with the job of journeyman lineman.

Ability to climb structures and work at heights.

Ability to work safely; knowledge of safe work practices.

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. ermined at the time of physical examination and final job offer will be contingent upon verification that individual’s weight does not exceed this amount.

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Non-federal employees please refer to this job link.

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