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Southwestern Power Administration

Student Trainee (High Voltage Electrician)

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Job Location

Jonesboro, AR, United States

Job Description

A successful candidate in this position will serve as a student trainee by assisting higher graded journeymen in High Voltage Electrician work. Assignments are aimed at developing the student’s skills and knowledge to perform progressively more difficult duties.

Southwestern Power Administration is seeking bright, innovative, results-oriented individuals to join our Pathways-Internship Program. The Pathways Internship Program targets students accepted for enrollment or currently enrolled in a degree-seeking program in an accredited/qualifying educational institution, on a full or half-time basis. (Applicants who do not meet the definition of "student" will not be considered) Internships can be seasonal (spring, summer, fall) or year round. At the successful conclusion of this program you may be eligible for non-competitive conversion to a Federal career or career-conditional position. Such conversions are not guaranteed nor promised.

Location: Jonesboro, Arkansas, United States

Posted Date: 4/6/2021

Job Requirements

Examples include: demonstrated ability to perform tasks associated with high voltage transmission line work; demonstrated experience of on the job training or formal apprentice program completing basic tasks under closer than normal supervision which would including using common transmission line tools and equipment common to the trade.Physical Demands: The work requires various degrees of physical exertion, such as: Heavy lifting and carrying loads up to 100 pounds over rough terrain; i.e., one end of an assembled 34-foot cross-arm or a string of suspension insulators. Frequent pulling or pushing, often from awkward positions; i.e., dinging and un-dinging suspension insulators while in hooks on a pole requiring the use of both legs. Climbing wooden poles using climbers and steel towers with steps or step bolts while wearing gear weighing approximately 35 pounds, requiring the use of both legs. Long periods of standing. Walking and driving over rough terrain. Repeated stooping and kneeling. Frequent and repetitive use of both hands and fingers. Exposure to outdoor temperature extremes while performing work. Working Conditions:The work environment involves high risks, with exposure to potentially dangerous situations or unusual environmental stress, such as working with high-voltage electrical equipment (.001 volts to 161,000 volts as general criteria), in remote, outdoor field locations with rough terrain; and exposure to various weather conditions, wind, dust, brush, insects, and occasionally poisonous snakes; and emergency situations at all hours of the day and any day. The general public will be encountered, who may object to aspects of the projects. Frequently travels and lodges at remote locations. Your application and resume should demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs). You do not need to provide a separate narrative written statement. Instead, you must describe in your application how your past work experience/training demonstrates that you possess the KSAs identified below. You will be evaluated on the basis of your level of experience/training in the following factors:JOB ELEMENTS (KSA’s): Likelihood Of Success In Assignments Which Require Interest, Motivation, And Readiness To Do Simple Work (Screen-out Element) Ability To Handle Weights and Loads Ability To Follow Oral Directions Dexterity and Safety "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.You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.
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April 6, 2021
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