1+ months

Director Transmission and Construction

Western Area Power Administration
Phoenix, Arizona 85009
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time
  • Shift
    1st Shift


Serves as the Desert Southwest Region's (DSW) Director, Transmission and Construction as a direct report to the Regional Manager, which includes transmission lines and substations maintenance, engineering and construction. Manages, plans, and coordinates work activities required for the maintenance, replacement and rehabilitation of the power transmission system and the administration of the maintenance portions of associated power contracts.


Plans, directs, executes, and assures efficient maintenance of complex power transmission facilities in the Region, including transmission lines, substations; communications, meter, relay, control and protection facilities. Directs a diverse workforce of approximately 126 employees through subordinate supervisors. Establishes annual and multi-year goals and work plans for the work directed. Assures implementation, by subordinates, of the goals and objectives for the programs directed. Responsible for the development of project management plans including descriptions, program schedules, budget estimates, and justification data for planned system additions and modifications, and major new projects and interconnections with new or existing customers, independent power producers, and renewable resource power developers. Exercises primary Regional staff responsibility for the long-range planning of transmission system replacements and modifications, preparing needs assessments for transmission lines and substation replacements and modifications reviewing construction and supply specifications and manufacturer's instruction books and drawings, and representing the Region in engineering and planning functions with other systems, pools, and councils. Ensures on-the-job safety and health of all employees supervised. Identifies and corrects job safety and health hazards, instructs employees on safety requirements for job assignments, and reviews and reports loss incidents in accordance with WAPA's regulations and Office of Workers' Compensation regulations.


Conditions of Employment


  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
  • This employer participates in the e-Verify program.
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be registered for Selective Service.
  • Suitable for Federal employment, as determined by a background investigation.



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

SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTSA qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level of a GS-14 in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position is defined as:

  1. Extensive experience with maintenance requirements of a high voltage electric transmission system, including protection and communication systems, and experience in construction, all sufficient to manage the implementation of complex maintenance, rehabilitation and construction programs.
  2. Demonstrated experience leading a large multi-faceted utility organization with varying goals, customers and stakeholders.



For this position, education cannot be substituted for experience.


Additional information


  • The U.S. Department of Energy fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
  • This job opportunity announcement may be used to fill additional similar vacancies across DOE.
  • For general information on government-wide Telework polices visit: www.telework.gov
  • If selected, you may be required to complete a one-year supervisory probation period.
  • The incumbent is required to submit a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 450), upon entering the position and annually.
  • This position requires the ability to operate a Government vehicle. The incumbent must be at least 18 years of age, able to obtain and maintain Defensive Drivers certification and have a valid state driver's license. Defensive Driver's Training will be completed upon employment.
  • Travel up to 10% annually is required for this position.
  • The selectee for this position may be eligible to receive a recruitment or relocation incentive. Inquiries must be made prior to accepting position. You will need to sign an employment agreement to be eligible for this incentive.


Posted: 2022-08-23 Expires: 2022-11-23

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