National Park Service Electrician in South Wellfleet, Massachusetts

National Park Service
1 vacancy in the following location:
  • South Wellfleet, MA
Work Schedule is Full Time - Permanent

Opened Tuesday 10/18/2016 (3 day(s) ago)

** Closes Thursday 10/27/2016 (6 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. For more information about the National Park Service, click National Park Service.

WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: Open to all U.S. citizens.

POSITION INFORMATION:This is a permanent full-time work schedule position.


Performs all preventive maintenance, operational checks, locating defects, repair, installation, troubleshooting, and tracing of electrical systems. Performs modifications on all new and existing electrical systems park wide including electrical generators and fire suppression systems.

Install, maintains, and repairs electrical equipment park wide in accordance with CFR 19910.331-5 and the National Electric Code (NEC). Work consists of installing and troubleshooting meters, load centers, circuit breakers, equipment controls, lighting and power outlets, disconnects, solenoids, relay and lighting fixtures. Accurately bends and installs EMT, rigid, flex and PVC conduits for installation of electric systems.

Work is performed in visitor centers, museums, employee housing area, maintenance facilities, public buildings, and/or shops. Installs, maintains and repairs electric motors, pumps, control wiring, relays and starters, particularly those units required for sewer treatment plan operation, water system, and HVAC. Determines the proper and safe operation of electrical lines, circuits, systems equipment and controls. Plan and lay out the routing placement, type and size of wire. Ensures continuity, tests and balances electrical loads. Locates distribution panels, boxes, circuits, fixtures, transformers and other electric devices. Determines size, type and arrangement to meet applicable codes for the safe operation of electrical systems, circuits and equipment park-wide.

Works from plans, blueprints, wiring diagrams, engineering drawings, repair manuals and related codes: National Electric Code, Uniform Building Code, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Life Safety Code, and NFPA 70A Electrical Code for one- and two-family dwellings, park and manufacturers' standards of preventative maintenance.

May perform some carpentry and painting work in areas where electrical systems have been installed ad for minor buildings repairs and modifications. This requires a thorough working knowledge of power tools, hand tools, construction materials, premixed paints, paint rollers and brushes. Uses appropriate safety equipment and follows standard safety procedures while performing the varied duties of this position.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS/*WORK ENVIRONMENT:Works outdoors in all types of weather; often works inside in dusty, dirty arid occasionally greasy locations where there is a possibility of cuts and bruises. Required to complete OSHA 190.269 High Voltage Electrical Safety, Confined Space Training and Lockout/Tagout Training with six months of hiring. Must maintain a USFS Class C chainsaw rating, a forklift operator's certification from the park, and a valid state driver's license.*

*AREA INFORMATION/HOUSING INFORMATION: *Cape Cod National Seashore is located on Outer Cape Cod, MA. The great Outer Beach described by Thoreau in the 1800s is protected within the national seashore. Forty miles of pristine sandy beach, marshes, ponds, and uplands support diverse species. Lighthouses, cultural landscapes, and wild cranberry bogs offer a glimpse of Cape Cod's past and continuing ways of life. Swimming beaches and walking and biking trails beckon today's residents and visitors. The duty station for this position is in North Truro, which is located approximately 40 miles from Hyannis and 110 miles from Boston. Small residential communities adjacent to the seashore provide basic amenities, including grocery and specialty shops, medical services, libraries, and schools at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. A hospital, shopping malls, and Cape Cod Community College are located in Hyannis. The Outer Cape has abundant cultural and outdoor activities, including community theaters, art galleries, museums, music, whale watching, fishing, bird watching, swimming and boating. Airline and ferry service between Boston and Provincetown is available. Private rentals in the community are comparably priced, but year around rentals are often difficult to obtain. Homes are available for purchase in all nearby communities; purchase prices are considered high.

Travel Required
  • Occasional Travel
  • Occasional travel for training or to other park sites.
Relocation Authorized
  • No
Job Requirements
Key Requirements
  • U.S. Citizenship Required
  • Appointment subject to background investigation and favorable adjudication.
  • Valid state driver's license required.

All qualifications must be met by the closing date of this announcement, Thursday, October 27, 2016. Qualifying experience may be obtained in the private or public sectors. QUALIFICATIONS: To be eligible for this position, you must possess the qualifying experience as described in the occupational/assessment questionnaire and as outlined below.

WG: Applicants must be physically fit and must possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities of the elements listed in Section 25 of the Online Occupational Questionnaire to perform the duties of the position at the level for which they are applying. A specific length of time and experience is not required; however you must be able to demonstrate through experience shown in your written application, that you possess sufficient knowledge, skill and ability to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision.

Examples of experience for this position include: Performing electrical work at a journeyman level under general supervision to include installing, modifying, repairing, maintaining, troubleshooting electrical lines and circuits both AC and DC systems; bending pipe; installing light fixtures; pulling wire; and reading blueprints.Possess the knowledge and ability to use electrical and electronic meters and tools associated with the trade.

All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. You must meet level 2 on the screen out factor/element and an average of level 2 on all factors/elements in the occupational assessment questionnaire. Category rating procedures will be used to rate and rank candidates. Candidates will be ranked into 3 categories:

Category Group I (Best Qualified) - applicants who possess experience and/or education that well exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position, including all selective factors and all quality ranking factors. Applicants considered best qualified must be highly proficient in all requirements of the job and be able to perform effectively in the position. Category Group II (Well Qualified) - applicants possessing experience that exceeds the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in most of the requirements of the job. Category Group III (Qualified) - applicants possessing experience that meets the minimum qualifications of the position including all selective factors, and who are proficient in some, but not all of the requirements of the job.

VETERANS PREFERENCE: Veterans Preference applies to category rating. Within each quality category, veteran's preference eligibles are listed first, including CP, CPS, XP, and TP. In addition, veterans who have a 10% or more service-connected compensable disability (CP or CPS) are placed at the top of the highest quality category. Applicants referred are listed on the selection certificate alphabetically (veteran's preference eligibles before non-veterans) without scores.

Requirements 1. You may be required to serve a probationary period of 1 year. 2. National Park Service (NPS) uniformed position. Employee will be required to wear a uniform and comply with NPS uniform standards. A uniform allowance will be provided to defray the cost of the uniform. 3. Applicants must possess a valid state drivers license.

  1. OSHA 1910.269 High Voltage Electrical Safety, Confined Space Training and Lockout/Tagout Training required within six months of employment.

  2. Park housing is not available.

  3. Upon review of all qualified applicants, a tentative offer will be made pending the favorable outcome of a background investigation.

Security Clearance

Q - Nonsensitive

Additional Information
What To Expect Next

Once the online questionnaire is received you will receive an acknowledgement email that your submission was successful. After a review of your complete application is made you will be notified of your rating and/or referral to the hiring official. If further evaluation or interviews are required you will be contacted.


The Federal government offers a number of exceptional benefits to its employees. Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Some of the most popular benefits include:

Flexible Spending Accounts

Health Insurance


Life Insurance

Long Term Care Insurance

Retirement Program

Other Information
  1. If you are a male applicant who was born after 12/31/59 and are required to register under the Military Selective Service Act, the Defense Authorization Act of 1986 requires that you be registered or you are not eligible for appointment in this agency.

  2. If you are a veteran with preference eligibility and you are claiming 5-point veterans' preference, you must attach legible a copy of your DD-214 or other proof of eligibility. If you are claiming 10-point veterans' preference, you must attach an SF-15, "Application for 10-Point Veterans' Preference" plus the proof required by that form. You must submit the required documentation to verify/confirm your claim, or you will NOT be given veteran's preference. Additional veteran's information is found at

  3. Promotion Potential: Position is at the full performance level.
  4. Travel, transportation, and relocation expenses will not be paid. All expenses associated with reporting for duty in this position will be the sole responsibility of the selected employee.
  5. Number of Vacancies: This announcement may be used to fill additional similar vacancies if necessary.
  6. NOTE: Applicants must submit their application packages electronically or by fax. Applications/resumes and supporting documentation sent by mail (including email) WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

Salary Range: $23.74 to $27.71 / Per Hour

Series & Grade: WG-2805-10/10

Promotion Potential: 10

Supervisory Status: No

Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Control Number: 453564900

Job Announcement Number: NSHRO-KA-1826912