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 Reclamation, U.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.
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 journeyman level-Maintain, repair, modify, program, install and commission power system substation protection control, monitoring and metering equipment. 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.
Travel Required: 75% or less - 14 or more days per month of overnight travel.
Salary: $44.00/hr - $47.67/hr
- 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 meet all the qualification and eligibility requirements for the position by the closing date of the announcement.
To qualify for this position, you must:
1) Have some knowledge of this craft AND
2) Meet at least one of the following requirements
a. Completed a 4-year apprentice program in a related craft
b. Employment as a Western journeyman in the craft occupations (i.e. in the “WB” pay plan)
c. Hold, or have held, the journeyman level (i.e., a level achieved by at least 4 years of training) in a related craft
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.
- Ability to do the work of a journeyman lineman without more than normal supervision (constructing and maintaining transmission or distribution power lines (69KV or higher) and related equipment).
- Knowledge and ability to use and maintain tools and equipment associated with the job of journeyman lineman.
- Knowledge of electrical theory and instruments and ability to do journeyman lineman troubleshooting.
- Ability to read and understand electrical drawings and interpret instructions.
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.
You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
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