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Electrical Engineer

Company: Bonneville Power Administration
Location: vancouver
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

SummaryThis position is located in the Transmission Grid Modeling (TPMG), Communications & Grid Modeling (TPM), Planning & Asset Management (TP), Transmission Services (T) Organization, Bonneville Power Administration (BPA).A successful candidate in this position will serve as a an expert in the determination, analysis, acquisition, and delivery of SED information for BPA and is a point of contact for outside utilities. Learn more about this agency ResponsibilitiesAs a Electrical Engineer, you will:Calculate transmission line impedance parameters (resistance, reactance, susceptance, and conductance)Calculate shunt capacitor, shunt reactor, serious capacitor and series reactor parameters. Maintain each of these databases and generate SED reports as needed or requested.Provide input and recommendations on the enhancement of BPA SED software tools, such as suggesting revisions and new tools. Also, update and maintain SED process documents when new tools or revision for existing tools are identified.Maintain SED Diagram binders, including Transmission One line, Dispatcher One Line, Construction One line and Phase and Transformer Nameplate Diagrams. Add new and revised diagrams following diagram organization and properly dispose of all superseded diagrams.Verify all official records are accurately maintained for auditing purposes. Maintain file records in accordance with the Information Governance & Lifecycle Management (IGLM) policies and procedures.Lookup, request and review a wide variety of transmission diagrams, including transmission contracts, construction data books, transmission one-lines, plan diagrams, profile diagrams, substation layout diagrams, and transmission structure diagrams to identify transmission line impedance calculation inputs.Travel Required Occasional travel - Occasional travel may be requiredSupervisory status No Promotion Potential 13 Job family (Series) 0850 Electrical Engineering Similar jobs Electrical And Electronics Engineers Electrical Engineers Engineers, Electrical Engineers, Power Distribution Power Distribution Engineers Help Requirements Conditions of Employment You must be a United States Citizen. This employer participates in the e-Verify program. Males must abide by Selective Service registration requirements. OTHER REQUIREMENTS:When you apply you will be asked a series of questions to determine your eligibility for employment and your qualification for this position specifically. You must answer all of these questions completely and truthfully.After employment, this position may be subject to periodic physical examinations, as prescribed by competent medical authority and at BPA expense, if exposed to health hazards.Special Salary rate - Vancouver: The salary is based on a Special Rate Table, Number 0754:https://apps.opm.gov/SpecialRates/2021/Table075401012021.aspx QualificationsBASIC REQUIREMENT Degree: Engineering. To be acceptable, the program must: (1) lead to a bachelor's degree in a school of engineering with at least one program accredited by ABET; or (2) include differential and integral calculus and courses (more advanced than first-year physics and chemistry) in five of the following seven areas of engineering science or physics: (a) statics, dynamics; (b) strength of materials (stress-strain relationships); (c) fluid mechanics, hydraulics; (d) thermodynamics; (e) electrical fields and circuits; (f) nature and properties of materials (relating particle and aggregate structure to properties); and (g) any other comparable area of fundamental engineering science or physics, such as optics, heat transfer, soil mechanics, or electronics.-OR-B. Combination of Education and Experience college-level education, training, and/or technical experience that furnished (1) a thorough knowledge of the physical and mathematical sciences underlying engineering, and (2) a good understanding, both theoretical and practical, of the engineering sciences and techniques and their applications to one of the branches of engineering. The adequacy of such background must be demonstrated by one of the following:Professional Registration or Licensure Current registration as an Engineer Intern (EI), Engineer in Training (EIT), or licensure as a Professional Engineer (PE) by any State, the District of Columbia, Guam, or Puerto Rico. -OR-Written Test Evidence of having successfully passed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) examination or any other written test required for professional registration by an engineering licensure board in the various States, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico.-OR-Specified Academic Courses Successful completion of at least 60 semester hours of courses in the physical, mathematical, and engineering sciences and that included the courses specified in the basic requirements under paragraph A. The courses must be fully acceptable toward meeting the requirements of an engineering program as described in paragraph A.-OR-Related Curriculum Successful completion of a curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in an appropriate scientific field, e.g., engineering technology, physics, chemistry, architecture, computer science, mathematics, hydrology, or geology, may be accepted in lieu of a bachelor's degree in engineering, provided the applicant has had at least 1 year of professional engineering experience acquired under professional engineering supervision and guidance. Ordinarily there should be either an established plan of intensive training to develop professional engineering competence, or several years of prior professional engineering-type experience, e.g., in interdisciplinary positions. (The above examples of related curricula are not all-inclusive.)For more information on how to meet the Basic Requirements please visit: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/0800/files/all-professional-engineering-positions-0800.pdfSPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTSA qualified candidate's resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-12 ) in the Federal service.Specialized experience for this position is defined as: Experience in applying a professional knowledge of electrical engineering principles and concepts to 1) carry out a range of advanced and complex electrical engineering studies and assignments to include planning, design, operation, maintenance, and modeling of a power transmission, distribution, or generation systems, and 2) conduct a range of qualitative or quantitative assessment method to improve program effectiveness. There is no substitution of education for experience at the GS-12 level. Your resume should demonstrate that you possess the following knowledge, skills, abilities and competencies (KSACs). Do not provide a separate narrative written statement. Rather, you must describe in your resume how your past work experience demonstrates that you possess the KSACs identified below. Cite specific examples of employment or experience and describe how this experience has prepared you to successfully perform the duties of this position.Electrical Engineering: Knowledge of the concepts, principles, theories, and methods related to the design, analysis, test, and integration of electrical systems; energy conversion; electrical power generation; and energy transmission, control, distribution or use.Electrical: Knowledge of electrical equipment, components, instruments, and systems, including their design, installation, testing, uses, repair, or maintenance.Operations Support: Knowledge of procedures to ensure production or delivery of products and services, including tools and mechanisms for distributing new or enhanced software.Attention to Detail: Is thorough when performing work and conscientious about attending to detail.Oral Communication: Expresses information (for example, ideas or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account the audience and nature of the information (for example, technical, sensitive, controversial); makes clear and convincing oral presentations; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds appropriately."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 candidates: To be considered "well qualified" you must meet all of the requirements as described in this section.You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement.EducationThis vacancy has a positive education requirement. In order to be rated as qualified, you must provide copies of your college transcripts. Failure to provide copies of your college transcripts may result in a rating of "Ineligible".Education must be obtained from an accredited institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Foreign education must be reviewed by an organization recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For special instructions pertaining to foreign education and a list of organizations that can evaluate foreign education, see the Department of Education website.Additional informationThe U.S. Department of Energy fosters a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.Veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more information, please visit the links at the bottom of this page or visit the FedsHireVets website.More than one selection may be made from this vacancy announcement.Some positions may require completion of a probationary period of up to 1 (one) year.Many positions require successful completion of a background investigation.All males born after December 31st 1959 must abide by laws regarding Selective Service registration. To learn more about this law, visit the Selective Service web page, Who Must Register. If you are not registered and don't have an approved exemption, you will not be eligible for employment with the Federal government.EEO Policy: http://www.usajobs.gov/eeoReasonable Accommodation Policy: http://www.usajobs.gov/rapsVeterans Information: http://www.usajobs.gov/viTelework: www.telework.govSelective Service Registration: http://www.sss.gov/BPA strives to ensure a safe, positive, inclusive work environment, supported by Leadership Behaviors. For more information on Leadership Behaviors visit: www.bpa.gov/goto/LeadershipBehaviorsWe also understand the importance of work/life balance and offer a variety of programs and policies designed to create more flexible, responsive work environments supportive of commitments to community, home and family members. BPA also supports employees' overall wellness through its Be Well program, which helps employees adopt healthier lifestyles and feel better about their work/life balance. The program supports five key areas of life: career, community, financial, physical and social.Read more How You Will Be EvaluatedYou will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.The Department of Energy uses an application tracking system to evaluate the responses you provide in the applicant assessment questionnaire to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications necessary for this position. Then, the HR Office and/or Subject Matter Expert (SME) will conduct a quality review of your application and supporting documentation to determine if your qualifications meet the criteria for referral to the selecting official.We will also verify that you are eligible for Merit Promotion positions by reviewing your previous Federal employment to ensure you meet Time-in-Grade requirements. If you are eligible to apply to Merit Promotion announcements we will verify your supporting documentation prior to referral. In the merit promotion selection process, due weight will be given to incentive awards and performance appraisals. Current federal employees must have at least a fully successful or equivalent performance rating to receive consideration for this position.If you are eligible for career transition assistance plans such as CTAP, you must meet the definition of "well qualified" which is defined as having a score of 85 or better.If your resume is incomplete or does not support the responses you provided in your online questionnaire, or if you fail to submit all required documentation before the vacancy closes, you may be rated 'ineligible', 'not qualified', or your score may be adjusted accordingly. To preview questions please click here. Read more Background checks and security clearanceSecurity clearance Not Required Drug test required No Position sensitivity and risk Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk Trust determination process Credentialing, Suitability/Fitness Help Required DocumentsPlease carefully review the following list to determine what documentation you need to submit. Some documents may not apply to all applicants.If you are unsure, click the link for each document type to read more.ALL APPLICANTS: You must submit a about what is expected in your resume." href="https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/How_to_create_your_resume" target="_blank" rel="noopener">resume supporting your specialized experience and responses to the online questionnaire.Your resume should list all work experience (paid and unpaid); you must list the full name and address of the each employer.For all types of work experience, you should indicate the start and end dates (include month, day, and year); you must also list the average number of hours per week that you worked.For paid work experience, please indicate your starting grade/salary for each position and the highest grade/salary you earned (if different).Your resume should also include any education and training you have completed (list the program title, subject area, number of hours completed, and completion date).For more information about what to include in your resume, please view this USAJOBS Resume Tutorial video on YouTube.Most DOE offices will allow you to submit a resume in the format of your choice (as an attached document or as a USAJOBS Resume Builder format). However, some offices may require one specific format. You will be notified at the time you click 'Apply Online' which type of resume is acceptable. It is important that you are complete and thorough in your resume. If any of the above information is not included in your resume, we may not be able to fully credit you for your experience.Current and former Federal employees: Most recent SF-50 (Standard Form 50 - Notice of Personnel Action). To properly verify status eligibility, your SF-50 must show the following. If you do not submit an appropriate SF-50, we cannot verify your status eligibility!Full position title;appointment type;occupational series;pay plan, grade, and step;tenure code; andservice computation date (SCD).If specific educational requirements are indicated for this vacancy: experience." href="https://help.usajobs.gov/index.php/Education" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Documentation verifying your educational claims which can include unofficial transcripts or any report listing institution, course title, credits earned and final grade. Please see the Education section for more information.Veterans: authorities and the documentation you need to submit" href="http://www.fedshirevets.gov/job/shav/index.aspx" target="_blank" rel="noopener">veteran eligibility documentation (DD-214 Member #4 Copy, VA Letter, Standard Form (SF) 15 as applicable). Please note: If you are a veteran who has not yet been discharged, you may provide a statement of intent to discharge from your agency to receive Veterans Preference under the VOW (Veterans Opportunity to Work) to Hire Heroes Act of 2011.Persons with Disabilities: Individuals with intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities may apply for appointment through the Schedule A hiring authority. flexibilities for persons with disabilities" href="https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/disability-employment/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Certified verification of a disability from a licensed medical professional; a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist; or any Federal, state, or District of Columbia agency or U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits will be required.Displaced Federal employees who qualify for ICTAP: If you are a former Federal employee who was displaced due to a Reduction-in-Force (RIF) or surplused by some other means, please submit a copy of the separation letter or RIF notice from your agency. To be selected under I/CTAP, you must still be found well-qualified for this position. Please see the OPM Guide to Career Transition for more information.If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements: Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating. Help BenefitsA career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits. Review our benefits Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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