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Electrician

  • ... Athens, Galicia, United States
  • ... Full time
  • ... Salary: 38.97 per hour
  • Posted on: Feb 02, 2024       Expires on:

Electrician   

JOB TITLE:

Electrician

JOB TYPE:

Full-time

JOB LOCATION:

Athens Galicia United States

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Duties

  • Performs the full range of electrician duties on electrical distribution systems that involve installing, modifying, repairing, maintaining, testing, or loading new and existing electrical systems, equipment and their components.
  • Performs scheduled and unscheduled adjusting, cleaning, repairing, replacing defective parts, and lubricating programs on all electrical equipment with related accessories.
  • Plans and lays out the routing, placement type, size, gauge, balance, continuity and safe operation of electrical lines, circuits, systems, equipment and controls.
  • Interprets and applies the National Electric code, local codes, building plans, blueprints, wiring diagrams, engineering drawings, and uses trade formulas to calculate common properties
  • Utilizes a wide variety of test equipment such as test meters, voltmeters, ammeters, watt meters and ohmmeters.
  • Troubleshoots malfunctioning equipment, distribution circuits and controlling equipment to locate and correct the cause of outages and improper operation.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a US Citizen or US National.
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be Selective Service registered or exempt.
  • Subject to satisfactory adjudication of background investigation and/or fingerprint check.
  • Successful completion of one-year probationary period, unless previously served.
  • Direct Deposit: Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to their financial institution.
  • Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check.
    To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit E-Verify at https://www.
    e-verify.
    gov/
  • For the health and safety of the incumbent and to prevent the spread of disease, immunization against diseases being studied which are transmissible to humans may be required.
  • Drug Test Required.
  • Vaccine(s) Required.
  • Special Physical Requirements/Demands.
  • SAC and full background investigation required for positions working with BSL-3 (or higher) agents, or in BSL-3/BSL-4 facilities.
  • Department of Justice (DOJ) Security Risk Assessment (SRA) approval is required.
  • National Agency Check with Inquiries (NACI) clearance is required.
  • Immunizations may be required.
  • Respirator fitting and certification is required.
  • This is a National Security Position and requires that the incumbent be a United States Citizen.

Qualifications

In order to qualify for this position you must meet the following by the closing date of the vacancy announcement: 02/22/2024.
Qualifications will be determined under the Job Element Rating System X-118C, Qualifications Standard Handbook.
While a specific length of time and experience is not required for most Wage Grade positions, you must show through experience and training that you possess the best qualified level of knowledge and skill necessary to perform the duties of this position.
Qualification requirements emphasize the quality of experience, not necessarily the length.
The responses to the questionnaire and your resume should be in significant detail to provide the person rating your application with a good understanding of your ability to do the job, technical knowledge, work, and training experience, etc.
(For example You must have the ability to perform the duties of a Electrician without more than normal supervision (Screen Out)).
Applicants who do not meet the SCREEN OUT ELEMENT will not be given further consideration.


Physical Effort
  • Incumbent performs duties in crawl spaces, on ladders and scaffolding.
    Operates boom truck.
    Work requires close hand and eye coordination, active walking, prolonged periods of standing on concrete floors, climbing, bending, reaching and working cramped positions or crowded areas or confined spaces (manholes).
    May be required to lift equipment or material weighing up to 75 lbs.
Working Conditions
  • Incumbent usually performs work inside heated building but may be required to work on.
    equipment located outside of buildings and on rooftops.
    Incumbent is subject to the possibility of broken bones, electrical shock, burns, infection, mechanical injury, gas, cuts, bruises, fumes, dirt and grease.
  • May be required to shower prior to reporting to duty station in accordance with entrance/exit safety protocols for specific areas of the Center.
    Safety equipment must be used when required.
    Incumbent is required to wear a full-faced respirator when working in biological control settings.
Other Considerations
The mission of SEPRL includes research, diagnosis and training for poultry diseases foreign to the United States (U.
S.
) for the purpose of protecting American agriculture and domestic food sources from their potentially devastating effects.
SEPRL is vital to successfully protecting U.
S.
agriculture from the intentional or non-intentional introduction of foreign animal diseases such as highly pathogenic avian influenza and Newcastle disease.
The position supports the biocontainment facilities and may require entry into biosafety level (BSL) 3, 3 enhanced, and 3 Ag.
The incumbent must demonstrate the physical and psychological capability to conduct normal duties that are appropriate to their position.
To prevent the transmission of disease out of biocontainment and retention of the position, the incumbent must meet the following medical standards in a pre-employment medical examination conducted after the receipt of a preliminary job offer and on a periodic basis:
  • Ability to shower out of biocontainment one or more times per day and;
  • Not have any skin condition which would prevent this;
  • Body piercings must be able to be removed prior to entry;
  • External medical assist devices must have the ability to be removed prior to entering biocontainment and the individual must still be able to shower out without assistance;
  • Ability to follow instructions regarding decontamination and biocontainment;
  • Any medical condition which could create an unsafe environment for the individual or his/her co-workers, such as:
    • Insufficient control of a medical disorder which could result in sudden loss of consciousness;
    • Inadequate vision and hearing required for safety in a laboratory environment.
Medical confidentiality will be maintained by the examining physician and only fitness or unfitness for duty determinations will be indicated.
The incumbent will also be required to pass periodic fitness-for-duty physicals.
In addition, a medical clearance will be required in the event that it becomes necessary to enter an area where an air purifying respirator or other respiratory protection is required.


A baseline blood sample may be required for employees entering and working in the biocontainment facilities.
For the health and safety of the incumbent and to prevent the spread of disease, immunization against diseases being studied at SEPRL which are transmissible to humans may be required where the vaccine has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration for safety and effectiveness under the provision of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, as amended 21 USC 321-392.
Where the vaccine has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration for investigational purposes, the incumbent will be advised that such immunization is voluntary.


Due to the contagious nature to poultry and other birds of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza and Newcastle disease, and other diseases under study at SEPRL, biosafety protocols specify a personal quarantine for employees working on specific infectious agents in designated areas of SEPRL.
As a condition for employment, all personnel entering these areas at SEPRL shall not be in contact with specific susceptible animals and their premises away from SEPRL for a period of five (5) or seven days depending on the agent.
Currently, restricted species are birds (agricultural and pet birds), but restrictions may be placed on staff working with or near infectious agents affecting these species.
Restricted birds may not be housed on the premises where the employee lives and where the quarantine cannot be enforced.
Employees who violate this requirement may be removed from employment or subject to other disciplinary action.

Education

This position does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

  • Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP), Reemployment Priority List (RPL), or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP): Visit the OPM website for information on how to apply as a CTAP, RPL, or ICTAP eligible.
    To exercise selection priority for this vacancy, CTAP/RPL/ICTAP candidates must meet the basic eligibility requirements and all selective factors.
    CTAP/ICTAP candidates must be rated and determined to be well qualified (or above) based on an evaluation of the competencies listed in the How You Will Be Evaluated section.
    When assessed through a score-based category rating method, CTAP/ICTAP applicants must receive a rating of at least 85 out of a possible 100.
  • Recruitment or Relocation Incentive may be authorized.
    Final determination to pay an incentive will be made by the hiring official at time of job offer.
  • This is a Testing Designated Position (TDP).
    Selectee must submit to a urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment and random testing thereafter.
    Final appointment and continued employment is conditional on negative results for illegal drug use.
  • This position may be eligible to telework up to four days per week, based upon the duties of the position.
    This position may also be eligible for flexible work arrangements as determined by agency policy and any applicable collective bargaining agreements.

  • Benefits

    A career with the U.
    S.
    government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package.
    As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.
    Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent.
    Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Applications will be evaluated in accordance with Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) Delegated Examining Procedures and USDA policy using category rating.
Applicants who meet basic minimum qualifications will be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified.
Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans.
Category placement will be determined based on applicants' quality of experience and the extent they possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA) or competencies:

  • Ability to do the work of the postion without more than nomal supervision
  • Ability to Use and Maintain Hand Tools (Electrical Work)
  • Ability To Use Electrical Drawings
  • Knowledge of Electrical Equipment
  • Technical Practices (theoretical, precise, artistic)
  • Theory and Instruments (Electrical, Electronic) Used in Shop and Trade Practices
  • Trouble shooting (electrical)
Your application, including the online Assessment Questionnaire, will be reviewed to determine if you meet (a) minimum qualification requirements and (b) the resume supports the answers provided to the job-specific questions.
Your resume must clearly support your responses to all the questions addressing experience and education relevant to this position.
Those determined to be in the best qualified category will be referred to the selecting official for consideration.


Note: If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities, or you may be found ineligible.
Please follow all instructions carefully.
Errors or omissions may affect your rating.
Providing inaccurate information on Federal documents could be grounds for non-selection or disciplinary action up to including removal from the Federal service.


Clicking the link below will present a preview of the application form; i.
e.
the online questionnaire.
The application form link below will only provide a preview and does not initiate the application process.
To initiate the online application process, click the \\\"Apply\\\" button to the right.


To view the application form, visit:https://apply.
usastaffing.
gov/ViewQuestionnaire/12297180

  • Benefits

    A career with the U.
    S.
    government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package.
    As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.
    Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent.
    Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

  • Required Documents

    As a new or existing federal employee, you and your family may have access to a range of benefits.
    Your benefits depend on the type of position you have - whether you're a permanent, part-time, temporary or an intermittent employee.
    You may be eligible for the following benefits, however, check with your agency to make sure you're eligible under their policies.

    The following documents are required for your applicant package to be complete.
    Our office cannot be responsible for incompatible software, your system failure, etc.
    Encrypted documents will not be accepted.
    Failure to submit required, legible documents may result in loss of consideration.

    • Resume that includes: 1) personal information such as name, address, contact information; 2) education; 3) detailed work experience related to this position as described in the major duties including work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment; title, series, grade (if applicable); 4) other qualifications.
    • If education is required or you are using education to qualify, you must submit a copy of your college transcripts.
      An unofficial copy is sufficient with the application if it includes your name and the necessary course information; however, if you are selected, you will be required to submit official transcripts prior to entering on duty.
      Education must have been successfully obtained from an accredited school, college or university.
      If any education was completed at a foreign institute, you must submit with your application evidence that the institute was appropriately accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.
      S.
      Department of Education as equivalent to U.
      S.
      education standards.
      There are private organizations that specialize in this evaluation and a fee is normally associated with this service.
      For a list of private organizations that evaluate education, visit the NACES website.
      All transcripts must be in English or include an English translation.
    • If claiming veteran's preference, you must submit a DD214, Certificate of Release from Active Duty, which shows dates of service and discharge under honorable conditions.
      If currently on active duty you must submit a certification of expected discharge or release from active duty service under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is submitted.
      Veteran's preference must be verified prior to appointment.
      Without this documentation, you will not receive veteran's preference and your application will be evaluated based on the material(s) submitted.
    • If claiming 10-point veteran's preference you must provide the DD214 or certification requirements (see above bullet), plus the proof of entitlement of this preference as listed on the SF-15 Application for 10-point Veterans' Preference.
      The SF-15 should be included but is not required.
      Failure to submit these documents could result in the determination that there is insufficient documentation to support your claim for 10-point preference.
      For more information on veterans' preference visit FEDSHIREVETS.
    • Surplus or displaced employees eligible for CTAP, RPL, or ICTAP priority must provide: proof of eligibility (RIF separation notice, notice of proposed removal for declining a transfer of function or directed reassignment to another commuting area, notice of disability annuity termination), SF-50 documenting separation (as applicable), and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location with your application per 5 CFR 330.
  • How to Apply

    Please read the entire announcement and all instructions before you begin.
    You must complete this application process and submit all required documents electronically by 11:59p.
    m.
    Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement.


    Applying online is highly encouraged.
    We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00a.
    m.
    - 4:00p.
    m.
    , Monday - Friday).
    If applying online poses a hardship, contact the Agency Contact listed below well before the closing date for an alternate method.
    All hardship application packages must be complete and submitted no later than noon ET on the closing date of the announcement in order to be entered into the system prior to its closing.


    This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis; contact the Agency Contact to request this.


    To begin, click \\\"Apply\\\" and follow the instructions to complete the Assessment Questionnaire and attach your resume and all required documents.


    NOTE: If a document is resubmitted, it replaces the previous submission, which means the previous document is no longer available to the Human Resources Office.
    If you are adding to, rather than replacing a previous submission, you must upload both the old document and the new document.
    You must verify that uploaded documents from USAJOBS transfer into the Agency's staffing system as there is a limitation to the number of documents that can be transferred.
    However, once in the Agency's staffing system, you will have the opportunity to upload additional documents.
    Applicants may combine all like required documents (e.
    g.
    SF-50s or veteran docs) into one or more files and scan for uploading into the application.
    Each file must not exceed 3MB.
    Grouping like documents into files will simplify the application process.
    Documents must be in one of the following formats: GIF, JPEG, JPG, PDF, PNG, RTF, or Word (DOC or DOCX).
    Uploaded documents may not require a password, digital signature, or other encryption to open.

    Agency contact information

    Robert Green

    Phone

    (703) 259-9392

    Email

    robert.
    green2@usda.
    gov

    Address

    Agricultural Research Service
    141 Experimental Station Road
    Stoneville, MS 38776
    US

    Next steps

    Your application will be reviewed to verify that you meet the eligibility and qualification requirements for the position prior to issuing referral lists to the selecting official.
    If further evaluation or interviews are required, you will be contacted.
    Log in to your USAJOBS account to check your application status.


    You must choose to turn on email notifications in your USAJOBS profile if you want to receive important email notifications that may impact your applicant experience (e.
    g.
    If you start an application and do not submit it prior to the closing date, USAJOBS will send an email reminder that the closing date is approaching and your application is in an incomplete status).


    Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.

  • Fair and Transparent

    The Federal hiring process is set up to be fair and transparent.
    Please read the following guidance.

    • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy
    • Reasonable accommodation policy
    • Financial suitability
    • Selective Service
    • New employee probationary period
    • Signature and false statements
    • Privacy Act
    • Social security number request

Required Documents

The following documents are required for your applicant package to be complete.
Our office cannot be responsible for incompatible software, your system failure, etc.
Encrypted documents will not be accepted.
Failure to submit required, legible documents may result in loss of consideration.

  • Resume that includes: 1) personal information such as name, address, contact information; 2) education; 3) detailed work experience related to this position as described in the major duties including work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment; title, series, grade (if applicable); 4) other qualifications.
  • If education is required or you are using education to qualify, you must submit a copy of your college transcripts.
    An unofficial copy is sufficient with the application if it includes your name and the necessary course information; however, if you are selected, you will be required to submit official transcripts prior to entering on duty.
    Education must have been successfully obtained from an accredited school, college or university.
    If any education was completed at a foreign institute, you must submit with your application evidence that the institute was appropriately accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.
    S.
    Department of Education as equivalent to U.
    S.
    education standards.
    There are private organizations that specialize in this evaluation and a fee is normally associated with this service.
    For a list of private organizations that evaluate education, visit the NACES website.
    All transcripts must be in English or include an English translation.
  • If claiming veteran's preference, you must submit a DD214, Certificate of Release from Active Duty, which shows dates of service and discharge under honorable conditions.
    If currently on active duty you must submit a certification of expected discharge or release from active duty service under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is submitted.
    Veteran's preference must be verified prior to appointment.
    Without this documentation, you will not receive veteran's preference and your application will be evaluated based on the material(s) submitted.
  • If claiming 10-point veteran's preference you must provide the DD214 or certification requirements (see above bullet), plus the proof of entitlement of this preference as listed on the SF-15 Application for 10-point Veterans' Preference.
    The SF-15 should be included but is not required.
    Failure to submit these documents could result in the determination that there is insufficient documentation to support your claim for 10-point preference.
    For more information on veterans' preference visit FEDSHIREVETS.
  • Surplus or displaced employees eligible for CTAP, RPL, or ICTAP priority must provide: proof of eligibility (RIF separation notice, notice of proposed removal for declining a transfer of function or directed reassignment to another commuting area, notice of disability annuity termination), SF-50 documenting separation (as applicable), and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location with your application per 5 CFR 330.


Help

This job is open to

  • Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)

    Federal employees who meet the definition of a \\\"surplus\\\" or \\\"displaced\\\" employee.

  • The public

    U.
    S.
    Citizens, Nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.
    S.

Clarification from the agency

US Citizens and Nationals; no prior Federal experience is required.

Position Details

POSTED:

Feb 02, 2024

EMPLOYMENT:

Full-time

SALARY:

38.97 per year

SNAPRECRUIT ID:

S-1707249230-b099f5ea7c0deb7823615aff0befc35d

LOCATION:

Galicia United States

CITY:

Athens

Job Origin:

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Duties

  • Performs the full range of electrician duties on electrical distribution systems that involve installing, modifying, repairing, maintaining, testing, or loading new and existing electrical systems, equipment and their components.
  • Performs scheduled and unscheduled adjusting, cleaning, repairing, replacing defective parts, and lubricating programs on all electrical equipment with related accessories.
  • Plans and lays out the routing, placement type, size, gauge, balance, continuity and safe operation of electrical lines, circuits, systems, equipment and controls.
  • Interprets and applies the National Electric code, local codes, building plans, blueprints, wiring diagrams, engineering drawings, and uses trade formulas to calculate common properties
  • Utilizes a wide variety of test equipment such as test meters, voltmeters, ammeters, watt meters and ohmmeters.
  • Troubleshoots malfunctioning equipment, distribution circuits and controlling equipment to locate and correct the cause of outages and improper operation.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a US Citizen or US National.
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be Selective Service registered or exempt.
  • Subject to satisfactory adjudication of background investigation and/or fingerprint check.
  • Successful completion of one-year probationary period, unless previously served.
  • Direct Deposit: Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to their financial institution.
  • Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit E-Verify at https://www.e-verify.gov/
  • For the health and safety of the incumbent and to prevent the spread of disease, immunization against diseases being studied which are transmissible to humans may be required.
  • Drug Test Required.
  • Vaccine(s) Required.
  • Special Physical Requirements/Demands.
  • SAC and full background investigation required for positions working with BSL-3 (or higher) agents, or in BSL-3/BSL-4 facilities.
  • Department of Justice (DOJ) Security Risk Assessment (SRA) approval is required.
  • National Agency Check with Inquiries (NACI) clearance is required.
  • Immunizations may be required.
  • Respirator fitting and certification is required.
  • This is a National Security Position and requires that the incumbent be a United States Citizen.

Qualifications

In order to qualify for this position you must meet the following by the closing date of the vacancy announcement: 02/22/2024. Qualifications will be determined under the Job Element Rating System X-118C, Qualifications Standard Handbook. While a specific length of time and experience is not required for most Wage Grade positions, you must show through experience and training that you possess the best qualified level of knowledge and skill necessary to perform the duties of this position. Qualification requirements emphasize the quality of experience, not necessarily the length. The responses to the questionnaire and your resume should be in significant detail to provide the person rating your application with a good understanding of your ability to do the job, technical knowledge, work, and training experience, etc. (For example You must have the ability to perform the duties of a Electrician without more than normal supervision (Screen Out)). Applicants who do not meet the SCREEN OUT ELEMENT will not be given further consideration.

Physical Effort
  • Incumbent performs duties in crawl spaces, on ladders and scaffolding. Operates boom truck. Work requires close hand and eye coordination, active walking, prolonged periods of standing on concrete floors, climbing, bending, reaching and working cramped positions or crowded areas or confined spaces (manholes). May be required to lift equipment or material weighing up to 75 lbs.
Working Conditions
  • Incumbent usually performs work inside heated building but may be required to work on. equipment located outside of buildings and on rooftops. Incumbent is subject to the possibility of broken bones, electrical shock, burns, infection, mechanical injury, gas, cuts, bruises, fumes, dirt and grease.
  • May be required to shower prior to reporting to duty station in accordance with entrance/exit safety protocols for specific areas of the Center. Safety equipment must be used when required. Incumbent is required to wear a full-faced respirator when working in biological control settings.
Other Considerations
The mission of SEPRL includes research, diagnosis and training for poultry diseases foreign to the United States (U.S.) for the purpose of protecting American agriculture and domestic food sources from their potentially devastating effects. SEPRL is vital to successfully protecting U.S. agriculture from the intentional or non-intentional introduction of foreign animal diseases such as highly pathogenic avian influenza and Newcastle disease. The position supports the biocontainment facilities and may require entry into biosafety level (BSL) 3, 3 enhanced, and 3 Ag. The incumbent must demonstrate the physical and psychological capability to conduct normal duties that are appropriate to their position. To prevent the transmission of disease out of biocontainment and retention of the position, the incumbent must meet the following medical standards in a pre-employment medical examination conducted after the receipt of a preliminary job offer and on a periodic basis:
  • Ability to shower out of biocontainment one or more times per day and;
  • Not have any skin condition which would prevent this;
  • Body piercings must be able to be removed prior to entry;
  • External medical assist devices must have the ability to be removed prior to entering biocontainment and the individual must still be able to shower out without assistance;
  • Ability to follow instructions regarding decontamination and biocontainment;
  • Any medical condition which could create an unsafe environment for the individual or his/her co-workers, such as:
    • Insufficient control of a medical disorder which could result in sudden loss of consciousness;
    • Inadequate vision and hearing required for safety in a laboratory environment.
Medical confidentiality will be maintained by the examining physician and only fitness or unfitness for duty determinations will be indicated. The incumbent will also be required to pass periodic fitness-for-duty physicals. In addition, a medical clearance will be required in the event that it becomes necessary to enter an area where an air purifying respirator or other respiratory protection is required.

A baseline blood sample may be required for employees entering and working in the biocontainment facilities. For the health and safety of the incumbent and to prevent the spread of disease, immunization against diseases being studied at SEPRL which are transmissible to humans may be required where the vaccine has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration for safety and effectiveness under the provision of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, as amended 21 USC 321-392. Where the vaccine has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration for investigational purposes, the incumbent will be advised that such immunization is voluntary.

Due to the contagious nature to poultry and other birds of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza and Newcastle disease, and other diseases under study at SEPRL, biosafety protocols specify a personal quarantine for employees working on specific infectious agents in designated areas of SEPRL. As a condition for employment, all personnel entering these areas at SEPRL shall not be in contact with specific susceptible animals and their premises away from SEPRL for a period of five (5) or seven days depending on the agent. Currently, restricted species are birds (agricultural and pet birds), but restrictions may be placed on staff working with or near infectious agents affecting these species. Restricted birds may not be housed on the premises where the employee lives and where the quarantine cannot be enforced. Employees who violate this requirement may be removed from employment or subject to other disciplinary action.

Education

This position does not have an education qualification requirement.

Additional information

  • Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP), Reemployment Priority List (RPL), or Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan (ICTAP): Visit the OPM website for information on how to apply as a CTAP, RPL, or ICTAP eligible. To exercise selection priority for this vacancy, CTAP/RPL/ICTAP candidates must meet the basic eligibility requirements and all selective factors. CTAP/ICTAP candidates must be rated and determined to be well qualified (or above) based on an evaluation of the competencies listed in the How You Will Be Evaluated section. When assessed through a score-based category rating method, CTAP/ICTAP applicants must receive a rating of at least 85 out of a possible 100.
  • Recruitment or Relocation Incentive may be authorized. Final determination to pay an incentive will be made by the hiring official at time of job offer.
  • This is a Testing Designated Position (TDP). Selectee must submit to a urinalysis to screen for illegal drug use prior to appointment and random testing thereafter. Final appointment and continued employment is conditional on negative results for illegal drug use.
  • This position may be eligible to telework up to four days per week, based upon the duties of the position. This position may also be eligible for flexible work arrangements as determined by agency policy and any applicable collective bargaining agreements.

  • Benefits

    A career with the U.S. government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

Applications will be evaluated in accordance with Office of Personnel Management's (OPM) Delegated Examining Procedures and USDA policy using category rating. Applicants who meet basic minimum qualifications will be placed in one of three categories: Best Qualified, Well Qualified, or Qualified. Within these categories, applicants eligible for veteran's preference will receive selection priority over non-veterans. Category placement will be determined based on applicants' quality of experience and the extent they possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSA) or competencies:

  • Ability to do the work of the postion without more than nomal supervision
  • Ability to Use and Maintain Hand Tools (Electrical Work)
  • Ability To Use Electrical Drawings
  • Knowledge of Electrical Equipment
  • Technical Practices (theoretical, precise, artistic)
  • Theory and Instruments (Electrical, Electronic) Used in Shop and Trade Practices
  • Trouble shooting (electrical)
Your application, including the online Assessment Questionnaire, will be reviewed to determine if you meet (a) minimum qualification requirements and (b) the resume supports the answers provided to the job-specific questions. Your resume must clearly support your responses to all the questions addressing experience and education relevant to this position. Those determined to be in the best qualified category will be referred to the selecting official for consideration.

Note: If, after reviewing your resume and/or supporting documentation, a determination is made that you have inflated your qualifications and or experience, your score may be adjusted to more accurately reflect your abilities, or you may be found ineligible. Please follow all instructions carefully. Errors or omissions may affect your rating. Providing inaccurate information on Federal documents could be grounds for non-selection or disciplinary action up to including removal from the Federal service.

Clicking the link below will present a preview of the application form; i.e. the online questionnaire. The application form link below will only provide a preview and does not initiate the application process. To initiate the online application process, click the \\\"Apply\\\" button to the right.

To view the application form, visit:https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/12297180

  • Benefits

    A career with the U.S. government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

  • Required Documents

    As a new or existing federal employee, you and your family may have access to a range of benefits. Your benefits depend on the type of position you have - whether you're a permanent, part-time, temporary or an intermittent employee. You may be eligible for the following benefits, however, check with your agency to make sure you're eligible under their policies.

    The following documents are required for your applicant package to be complete. Our office cannot be responsible for incompatible software, your system failure, etc. Encrypted documents will not be accepted. Failure to submit required, legible documents may result in loss of consideration.

    • Resume that includes: 1) personal information such as name, address, contact information; 2) education; 3) detailed work experience related to this position as described in the major duties including work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment; title, series, grade (if applicable); 4) other qualifications.
    • If education is required or you are using education to qualify, you must submit a copy of your college transcripts. An unofficial copy is sufficient with the application if it includes your name and the necessary course information; however, if you are selected, you will be required to submit official transcripts prior to entering on duty. Education must have been successfully obtained from an accredited school, college or university. If any education was completed at a foreign institute, you must submit with your application evidence that the institute was appropriately accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as equivalent to U.S. education standards. There are private organizations that specialize in this evaluation and a fee is normally associated with this service. For a list of private organizations that evaluate education, visit the NACES website. All transcripts must be in English or include an English translation.
    • If claiming veteran's preference, you must submit a DD214, Certificate of Release from Active Duty, which shows dates of service and discharge under honorable conditions. If currently on active duty you must submit a certification of expected discharge or release from active duty service under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is submitted. Veteran's preference must be verified prior to appointment. Without this documentation, you will not receive veteran's preference and your application will be evaluated based on the material(s) submitted.
    • If claiming 10-point veteran's preference you must provide the DD214 or certification requirements (see above bullet), plus the proof of entitlement of this preference as listed on the SF-15 Application for 10-point Veterans' Preference. The SF-15 should be included but is not required. Failure to submit these documents could result in the determination that there is insufficient documentation to support your claim for 10-point preference. For more information on veterans' preference visit FEDSHIREVETS.
    • Surplus or displaced employees eligible for CTAP, RPL, or ICTAP priority must provide: proof of eligibility (RIF separation notice, notice of proposed removal for declining a transfer of function or directed reassignment to another commuting area, notice of disability annuity termination), SF-50 documenting separation (as applicable), and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location with your application per 5 CFR 330.
  • How to Apply

    Please read the entire announcement and all instructions before you begin. You must complete this application process and submit all required documents electronically by 11:59p.m. Eastern Time (ET) on the closing date of this announcement.

    Applying online is highly encouraged. We are available to assist you during business hours (normally 8:00a.m. - 4:00p.m., Monday - Friday). If applying online poses a hardship, contact the Agency Contact listed below well before the closing date for an alternate method. All hardship application packages must be complete and submitted no later than noon ET on the closing date of the announcement in order to be entered into the system prior to its closing.

    This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis; contact the Agency Contact to request this.

    To begin, click \\\"Apply\\\" and follow the instructions to complete the Assessment Questionnaire and attach your resume and all required documents.

    NOTE: If a document is resubmitted, it replaces the previous submission, which means the previous document is no longer available to the Human Resources Office. If you are adding to, rather than replacing a previous submission, you must upload both the old document and the new document. You must verify that uploaded documents from USAJOBS transfer into the Agency's staffing system as there is a limitation to the number of documents that can be transferred. However, once in the Agency's staffing system, you will have the opportunity to upload additional documents. Applicants may combine all like required documents (e.g. SF-50s or veteran docs) into one or more files and scan for uploading into the application. Each file must not exceed 3MB. Grouping like documents into files will simplify the application process. Documents must be in one of the following formats: GIF, JPEG, JPG, PDF, PNG, RTF, or Word (DOC or DOCX). Uploaded documents may not require a password, digital signature, or other encryption to open.

    Agency contact information

    Robert Green

    Phone

    (703) 259-9392

    Email

    robert.green2@usda.gov

    Address

    Agricultural Research Service
    141 Experimental Station Road
    Stoneville, MS 38776
    US

    Next steps

    Your application will be reviewed to verify that you meet the eligibility and qualification requirements for the position prior to issuing referral lists to the selecting official. If further evaluation or interviews are required, you will be contacted. Log in to your USAJOBS account to check your application status.

    You must choose to turn on email notifications in your USAJOBS profile if you want to receive important email notifications that may impact your applicant experience (e.g. If you start an application and do not submit it prior to the closing date, USAJOBS will send an email reminder that the closing date is approaching and your application is in an incomplete status).

    Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.

  • Fair and Transparent

    The Federal hiring process is set up to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

    • Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Policy
    • Reasonable accommodation policy
    • Financial suitability
    • Selective Service
    • New employee probationary period
    • Signature and false statements
    • Privacy Act
    • Social security number request

Required Documents

The following documents are required for your applicant package to be complete. Our office cannot be responsible for incompatible software, your system failure, etc. Encrypted documents will not be accepted. Failure to submit required, legible documents may result in loss of consideration.

  • Resume that includes: 1) personal information such as name, address, contact information; 2) education; 3) detailed work experience related to this position as described in the major duties including work schedule, hours worked per week, dates of employment; title, series, grade (if applicable); 4) other qualifications.
  • If education is required or you are using education to qualify, you must submit a copy of your college transcripts. An unofficial copy is sufficient with the application if it includes your name and the necessary course information; however, if you are selected, you will be required to submit official transcripts prior to entering on duty. Education must have been successfully obtained from an accredited school, college or university. If any education was completed at a foreign institute, you must submit with your application evidence that the institute was appropriately accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as equivalent to U.S. education standards. There are private organizations that specialize in this evaluation and a fee is normally associated with this service. For a list of private organizations that evaluate education, visit the NACES website. All transcripts must be in English or include an English translation.
  • If claiming veteran's preference, you must submit a DD214, Certificate of Release from Active Duty, which shows dates of service and discharge under honorable conditions. If currently on active duty you must submit a certification of expected discharge or release from active duty service under honorable conditions not later than 120 days after the date the certification is submitted. Veteran's preference must be verified prior to appointment. Without this documentation, you will not receive veteran's preference and your application will be evaluated based on the material(s) submitted.
  • If claiming 10-point veteran's preference you must provide the DD214 or certification requirements (see above bullet), plus the proof of entitlement of this preference as listed on the SF-15 Application for 10-point Veterans' Preference. The SF-15 should be included but is not required. Failure to submit these documents could result in the determination that there is insufficient documentation to support your claim for 10-point preference. For more information on veterans' preference visit FEDSHIREVETS.
  • Surplus or displaced employees eligible for CTAP, RPL, or ICTAP priority must provide: proof of eligibility (RIF separation notice, notice of proposed removal for declining a transfer of function or directed reassignment to another commuting area, notice of disability annuity termination), SF-50 documenting separation (as applicable), and your most recent SF-50 noting position, grade level, and duty location with your application per 5 CFR 330.


Help

This job is open to

  • Career transition (CTAP, ICTAP, RPL)

    Federal employees who meet the definition of a \\\"surplus\\\" or \\\"displaced\\\" employee.

  • The public

    U.S. Citizens, Nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

Clarification from the agency

US Citizens and Nationals; no prior Federal experience is required.

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