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Electronic Integrated Systems Mechanic (Meter & Relay)

Full Time • Posted May 9

  • Organization: Western Area Power Administration (WAPA)
  • Location: Phoenix, AZ
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Company Description

WAPA is a power marketing administration within the Department of Energy that markets and transmits wholesale electrical power across 15 states through an integrated 17,000-plus circuit-mile, highvoltage transmission system. Employees work around the clock to sell power and operate and maintain the transmission system that provides energy to: l Rural electric cooperatives l State and federal agencies l Investor-owned utilities l Municipalities l Native American tribes l Public utility and irrigation districts l Power marketers l Joint power authorities l Transportation districts l Independent system operator corporations l Regional transmission organizations Our customers then provide electric service to more than 40 million Americans from Texas to the Dakotas, and from the lakes of Minnesota to the California coastline.

Job Description

Western Area Power Administration
Desert Southwest Region, Maintenance,
Protection & Communication Maintenance, Protection & Control (G5300)

Maintain, repair, modify, program, install and commission power system substation protection control, monitoring and metering equipment. Maintain, repair, install, program, and test revenue metering equipment, including electronic and microprocessor based kilowatthour meters, digital demand recorders, panel meters, transducers, and instrument transformers. Maintain, repair, install, program, and test control equipment used in controlling substation equipment.

Travel Required

50% or less - 11 or more days of overnight travel per month.


3 vacancies in the following locations:

Bullhead City, AZ

Parker, AZ

Phoenix, AZ

Yuma, AZ

Relocation expenses reimbursed in accordance with Federal Travel Regulation.




Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a United States Citizen
  • This employer participates in the e-Verify program
  • See "Other Information" section regarding Selective Service requirements

If selected for this position, you must live no more than 60 minutes away from the duty station in case of call-out.

This position is subject to overtime work.

You must have a valid driver's license. 

You will be required to possess a pair of fully-encased safety-toed footwear meeting the standard ASTM F 2413-05 upon reporting to work.

If you are tentatively selected for this position, you will be required to have a physical examination that will determine whether you are qualified to perform the duties of the position. An offer of employment will depend upon your successfully passing the physical examination.

This position requires completion of an annual medical examination at Federal expense.

You must test negative for illegal drugs before placement in the position, and will be subject to random drug testing thereafter. If a determination of the use of illegal drugs is confirmed, non-selection or disciplinary action, up to and including removal from Federal service, may result.



You must have journeyman-level ability in the duties of a Meter and Relay Craftsman as described in KSA #1.

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


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.

 1. Ability to do the work of a Meter and Relay Craftsman without greater than normal supervision (install and commission, or maintain and repair, protective relay equipment and/or polyphase revenue metering equipment associated with power system distribution or transmission systems.)

2. Knowledge and ability to use tools and specialized equipment and procedures to maintain and test power system metering, control, and protective relay equipment.  

3. Knowledge of electrical theory and instruments and ability to do troubleshooting.

4.  Ability to read and understand electrical drawings and instruction manuals.

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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If not federal employee, please use this link:

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