1+ months

Director Transmission and Construction

Western Area Power Administration
Phoenix, Arizona 85009
  • Job Code
    23-WG-00325-11733247-DE
  • Job Type
    Employee
  • 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.

Join WAPA's team and "keep the lights on" for millions of Americans. Guided by our Strategic Roadmap, we market and deliver clean, renewable, reliable federal hydroelectric power, which enhances America's energy security and sustains its economic vitality. As part of the Department of Energy, WAPA provides premier power marketing and transmission services across 17,000+ miles of high-voltage transmission lines in 15 states.
We operate and maintain the transmission system, providing energy to customers who then serve about 40 million people in the West. Our powerful partnerships help us deliver on our mission amid a dynamic energy landscape. Join us as we power the energy frontier!

Duties
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.

Requirements


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. May be required to successfully complete a probationary period.


Qualifications
You must meet all the qualification and eligibility requirements for the position by the closing date of the announcement. SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS A 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.


Education
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. Upon reporting, and annually thereafter, the selectee may be required to file one or more financial statements and/or a procurement integrity certification. These certifications may be subject to public disclosure. 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. You will need to sign an employment agreement to be eligible for this incentive.

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.
Once the application process is complete, your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications. If you are minimally qualified for this job, your responses to the self-assessment questions (True/False, Yes/ No, Multiple Choice questions) will be evaluated and you will be placed into one of three pre-defined quality categories under Category Rating procedures. These categories are "Best Qualified", "Well Qualified", and "Qualified. If you rate yourself higher than is supported by your application materials, your responses may be adjusted and/or you may be excluded from consideration for this job.
Your qualifications will be evaluated on the following competencies (knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics):


· Building and Construction
· Leadership
· Personnel Security and Safety
· Project Management
· Technical Competence


Application of Veterans' Preference: If you are a preference eligible candidate, you will be listed at the top of whichever quality category your rating places you in. CP/CPS veterans are placed at the top of the highest category for all positions except professional and scientific positions at GS-9 and higher.


Career Transition Assistance Programs: To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet the eligibility criteria; and 2) be rated "well-qualified", which is defined as scoring in the Well Qualified category (or higher).


You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date (12/27/2022) of this announcement.


To preview the Assessment Questionnaire, click
https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/11733247

Required Documents
To apply for this position, you MUST provide a complete application package which includes:
· Your RESUME showing all relevant work experience (paid and unpaid) including: duties performed; full name and address of the each employer; start and end dates (month/day/year); work schedule (part-time, full-time, number of hours if intermittent); salary; and any completed education and training (program title, subject area, number of hours completed, and completion date).
· Transcripts, if specific educational requirements are indicated in this job announcement. Unofficial transcripts or any report listing institution, course title, credits earned (semester or quarter hour) and final grade is acceptable. It is your responsibility to provide adequate proof that you meet the educational requirements.
· Veterans' Preference documentation, if applicable, DD-214 Member Copy 4 showing type of discharge/character of service; current active duty members- certification of expected discharge or release from active duty under honorable conditions dated within 120 days; SF-15 Form and related documentation; VA letter. For more information visit the USAJOBS Help Center & OPM CHCOC website for VOW information.
· Career Transition Assistance Program/Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program documentation, if applicable (e.g., Certification of Expected Separation, Reduction-In-Force Separation Notice, or Notice of Proposed Removal; SF-50 that documents the RIF separation action; and most recent performance appraisal.) For more information see the OPM Guide to Career Transition.


Failure to submit any of the above mentioned required documents may result in loss of consideration due to an incomplete application package. It is your responsibility to ensure all required documents have been submitted.

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Posted: 2022-12-06 Expires: 2023-03-06

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