Power Systems Maintenance Specialist

Department Of Energy Phoenix, AZ
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Western Area Power Administration;

Desert Southwest Region; Maintenance;

Transmission Lines & Substations Maintenance (G5200)

615 S. 43rd Avenue

Phoenix, AZ 85009

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Serve as staff assistant to the Manager, for Transmission Lines and Substations Maintenance office of the Desert Southwest Customer Service Region (DSW), providing technical assistance, advice, and expertise in the functions of the Division. Develops project, resource, and management plans for assigned projects. Responsible for the development of and coordination of design, data gathering, and documentation of power system replacements, additions and modifications. Prepares cost estimates, budget request, opens and closes work orders associated with maintenance projects, tracks all project costs, and provides various reports associated with the projects. These projects may include replacements, additions, modifications and/or new installations of power system equipment. Coordinates and reviews transmission lines and substation maintenance programs for compliance with applicable Federal, State, and local environmental regulations. Advises Maintenance Manger on areas of potential non-compliance and recommends course of action. Coordinates with the Environmental Department and assists with procurement actions for the disposal of toxic materials and hazardous wastes in accordance with applicable regulations.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - 5-6 overnight travel required.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


Who May Apply This job is open to… This position is also advertised under vacancy #PMA-18-WG-177-DE.

* Federal Employee

* Former Federal Employee



* 30% Disabled

* Individuals with disabilities


* VRA (GS-11 and under)


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0301 Miscellaneous Administration And Program

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* Requirements

Help Requirements Conditions of Employment

* U.S. Citizenship

* This employer participates in the e-Verify program

* See "Other Information" section regarding Selective Service requirements



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


A qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position is defined as:

* Knowledge of maintenance practices associated with substations, transmission lines, and other transmission facilities to provide guidance related to design, construction, daily operations and maintenance of high voltage power system.

* Knowledge of interrelated engineering functions that impact the maintenance program (i.e., design, construction, and operation).

* Knowledge of heavy equipment fleet management process.

* Ability to exercise independent judgment in solving leadership and technical problems. Knowledge of electrical and civil drawings.

* Working knowledge of budget and procurement process, including contacts, developing technical specifications, and sole source justifications.

"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.

Time-in-Grade: Current Federal employees must meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement to receive consideration.

CTAP/ICTAP candidates: To be considered "well qualified" you must meet all of the requirements as described in this section.

You must meetallqualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.


For this position, education cannot be substituted for experience.

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