Department of Defense Fort Hood, TX
* Duties

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About the Position: Fort Hood rests in the beautiful 'hill and lake' country of Central Texas between Killeen and Copperas Cove and is approximately 60 miles north of the capital city of Austin, 50 miles south of Waco, 160 miles south of Dallas, and 150 miles north of San Antonio. For everyone who enjoys the outdoors, The Great Place is the ideal location, because of warm winters and hot summers. The nearby lakes, Belton and Stillhouse, offer year round outdoor recreation activities.

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* Applies specialized electrical skills and knowledge and the use of a variety of test equipment, instruments and various hand and power tools in performance of various duties.

* Ability to interpret and apply blueprints, schematics, wiring diagrams, engineering drawings, technical manuals, National Electric Code, National Fire codes, local codes, and to use trade formulas to calculate common properties.

* Uses shop and hand tools, and a wide variety of test equipment, including test lamps, voltage recording meters, meggers, oscilloscopes, protective relay testers, multi-meters, watt-meters, oh-meters, ammeters, wheatstone bridges, and Kelvin bridges.

* Works directly with engineers to build or modify electrical configurations on the basis of rough notes and desired criteria.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


* Job family (Series)

2805 Electrician

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* Requirements

Help Requirements Conditions of Employment

* Appointment may be subject to a suitability or fitness determination, as determined by a completed background investigation.

* Required to obtain and maintain a valid state driver?s license and any installation and/or DoD license required for the type of vehicle being driven.

* Position designated "Mission Essential". In the event of severe weather conditions or other such emergency type situations the incumbent is required to report to work or remain at work as scheduled to support mission operations.

* This position requires the completion of a pre-employment Physical Examination and an annual examination thereafter to ensure the continued, required level of physical health and ability or fitness to perform the duties of the position.


Who May Apply: Only applicants who meet one of the employment authority categories below are eligible to apply for this job. You will be asked to identify which category or categories you meet, and to provide documents which prove you meet the category or categories you selected. See Proof of Eligibility for an extensive list of document requirements for all employment authorities.

* 30 Percent or More Disabled Veterans

* Current Department of Army Civilian Employees

* Current Permanent Department of Defense (DOD) Civilian Employee (non-Army)

* Executive Order (E.O.) 12721

* Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan

* Military Spouses, under Executive Order (E.O.) 13473

* Non-Appropriated Fund Instrumentality (NAFI)

* Non-Department of Defense (DoD) Transfer

* People with Disabilities, Schedule A

* Priority Placement Program (PPP), Program S (Military Spouse) registrant

* Reinstatement

* Veterans Employment Opportunity Act (VEOA) of 1998

* Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA)

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community; student; social). You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

There is no specific length of training or experience required. However, you must be able to demonstrate, through experience shown in your written application materials that you possess the sufficient knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the work of this position without more than normal supervision.

Minimum Qualifications (Screen Out Element): Ability to do the work of an Electrician without more than normal supervision. I can determine work methods to accomplish assignments. I can plan working details and follow sketches, wiring diagrams, or blueprints I follow maintenance schedules and inspections or work orders. I can repair electrical wiring systems, related switches, controls, distribution panels, or outlet boxes; as well as a wide variety of electrical fixtures, tools and appliances. I work under normal supervision of a work leader or journey-level employee who observes tasks in progress and upon completion to make sure they are properly performed. - Failure to meet this Screen Out Element will result in an ineligible rating.

* Ability To Do The Work Of The Position Without More Than Normal 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)

* Physical Effort: The employee makes repairs from work stands and other hard-to-reach places. Must stand, stoop, bend, kneel, climb, stretch, and work in tiring and uncomfortable positions. Frequently lifts parts and equipment that weigh up to 20 pounds. Occasionally lifts items that weigh over 40 pounds with assistance from other workers.

* Working Conditions: Employee works both inside and outside, sometimes in bad weather and in areas that are noisy, dirty, dusty, and greasy. May work on scaffolding or cranes at heights of 30 or more feet, or in close quarters such as manholes or aboard ships. Subject to electric shock, cuts and bruises. May be exposed to temperature extremes in test facilities, extremely high noise levels, and exposure to lead, radiation, chemicals or carcinogens.


This job does not have an education qualification requirement.