National Park Service Electrician in Mammoth Cave, Kentucky

National Park Service
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • Mammoth Cave, KY
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent

Opened Monday 10/17/2016 (8 day(s) ago)

** Closes Wednesday 10/26/2016 (1 day(s) away)

Job Overview

**Experience your America and build a fulfilling career by joining the National Park Service, as we prepare for a second century of Stewardship and Engagement. Become a part of our mission to connect with our past and create important connections to the future by building a rich and lasting legacy for the next generation of park visitors, supporters and advocates.

The employees of the National Park Service care for the special places that are the heritage of all Americans. Since its inception in 1916, the National Park Service has been dedicated to the preservation and management of this country's outstanding natural, historical, and recreational resources.**

This job opportunity announcement has been amended to extend the closing date to October 26, 2016

This position is located at Mammoth Cave National Park in the Division of Facility Management, located in Mammoth Cave, Kentucky.

This is a Career/Career-Conditional full-time appointment.

This position is concurrently open under Announcement Number MACA-16-1825909-MP under merit promotion procedures (open to Merit Promotion and VEOA eligibles and those eligible to apply based on special hiring authorities). See MACA-16-1825909-MP for specific instructions on how to apply under that announcement.

Number of Vacancies: We expect to fill 1 vacancy at this time; however, this announcement may be used to fill additional similar vacancies.

Full Performance Level: 10

  • Installs, maintains, modifies, troubleshoots and repairs new and existing electrical systems.
  • Performs preventative maintenance and operational checks, repair, layout, troubleshooting, tracing, location of defects and modifications to existing electrical systems.
  • Adheres to guidelines set forth in Federal, state and park policies governing the safe and correct standards of electrical work.
  • Install and bend EMT, rigid flex and PVC conduits for the installation of electrical systems.
  • Installs, maintains and repairs electric motors, pumps, control wiring, relays and starters.
  • Utilizes various computer and software systems to plan, report and troubleshoot electrical systems.
  • Performs minor carpentry, painting work and plumbing repairs.
Travel Required
  • Not Required
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  • Pre-employment background and/or security investigation is required.
  • All supporting documents must be received by the closing date.
  • Social Security Number is required to process your application.
  • Direct Deposit is required.

OPM Job Qualifications System for Trades and Labor Occupations will be used in determining applicant's qualifications. There is no specific length of training or experience required; however, the applicant must be able to demonstrate through experience shown in the resume materials, that they possess the skill level that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully perform the duties of an Electrician without more than normal supervision.

Applicants must meet qualifications as specified in the Office of Personnel Management Handbook X-118C Job Qualification System for Trades and Labor Occupations.

Although no specific amount of experience, education or training is required, applicants must meet a minimum level of ability in relation to the Major Duties of this position and the Job elements listed below, under "How You Will Be Evaluated." Applications should provide enough information to show that the applicant possesses sufficient knowledge and experience to perform the duties. More information on qualification standards can be found at

Your application will be reviewed to ensure you meet the basic job requirements. In addition, we will evaluate your responses to the attached online Assessment Questionnaire to measure the degree to which your background matches the requirements for the position. To preview the Assessment Questionnaire click here: View Assessment Questions

The Assessment Questionnaire is designed to measure your ability in the following competencies needed to successfully perform on the job:

  1. Ability to do the work of an Electrician without more than normal supervision (SCREEN-OUT).

  2. Knowledge of applicable electrical codes and guidelines set forth by the National Electric Safety Code (NESC) and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

  3. Ability to use common trade tools and equipment.

  4. Ability to work from blueprints, drawings and written specifications.

  5. Ability to perform carpentry, painting and plumbing work.

Basis for rating: Applicants who meet the qualification requirements specified above for this position will be evaluated, and a score assigned, based upon the responses provided on the job specific questionnaire that is required as part of the application process for this position.

Applicants who meet the qualification requirements based on responses provided in the Applicant Assessment Questionnaire will be placed in one of three categories: Best-Qualified, Well-Qualified or Qualified. Within these categories, applicants referred to the selecting official that are eligible for Veteran's Preference will receive selection priority over Non-Veterans.

DO NOT SEND Application materials by mail or email to the Servicing Human Resources Office.

Security Clearance

Q - Nonsensitive

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

Once your complete application is received, we will verify your responses provided in the Assessment Questionnaire against the other supporting application materials you submit, and your final score will be assigned. Based on applicant scores, the best qualified candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. You will be notified when referral has been made and what the final outcome is. We expect to make a selection within 90 working days of the closing date of this announcement.


Working for the National Park Service offers a comprehensive benefits package that may include, in part, paid vacation, sick leave, holidays, telework, flexible work schedules, life and health insurance, retirement benefits, and participation in the Thrift Savings Plan which includes a percentage of government matching contributions. The following Web address is provided for your reference to explore the major benefits offered to most Federal employees: Employee Benefits

Other Information

Pre-Employment background investigation must be completed for anyone who does not already have a completed background investigation prior to entry on duty.

Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must certify that they have registered with the Selective Service System or are exempt from having to do so under Selective Service Law.

Shift work include, overtime, weekend and holiday work may be required.

Applicants must possess a valid state driver's license.

Wearing a uniform is required.

Physical demands: The physical effort for electricians includes making repairs and installations from ladders, scaffolding, platforms and other hard to reach places. The work requires standing, stooping, kneeling, climbing and working in tiring and uncomfortable positions. The work often requires lifting and carrying tools and equipment in excess of 50 pounds.

Work environment: The work is performed inside and outside, including temperature extremes and inclement weather conditions. Work maybe performed at heights of more than 30 feet. The incumbent may be exposed to the possibility of injury from falls, electric shock, bums, and the use of power tools. The work sometimes requires backcountry hikes, travel on unimproved roads, or travel by helicopter

Career Transition Program: This program applies to Federal service employees whose positions have been deemed surplus or no longer needed, or employees who have been involuntarily separated from a Federal service position within the competitive service. To receive selection priority for this position, you must: 1) meet eligibility criteria for CTAP or ICTAP; 2) submit the appropriate documentation to support your CTAP or ICTAP eligibility; and 3) be rated well-qualified for the position. To be well qualified, the evaluation of your resume and supporting documentation must satisfy all qualification requirements for the position and you must score 85or above on the rating criteria for this position. For information on eligibility criteria and required documentation, go to

Veteran's Preference: If you are claiming Veteran's Preference, you MUST clearly identify your claim on your application and provide specific required evidence such as: DD-214, "Certificate of Release of Discharge from Active Duty", or Standard Form 15 (SF-15), "Application for 10-point Veteran's Preference" and proof requested on the form. Failure to submit appropriate supporting documentation will result in NOT granting Veteran's Preference.

Salary Range: $22.92 to $26.75 / Per Hour

Series & Grade: WG-2805-10/10

Promotion Potential: 10

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 453434500

Job Announcement Number: MACA-16-1825725-DEU