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Bonneville Power Administration Engineering Technician (Electrical) in Vancouver, Washington

Summary This position is located with Bonneville Power Administration, in Transmission Services, Transmission Engineering & Technical Services, Substation Engineering, Engineering Support. A successful candidate in the Engineering Technician (Electrical) position will serve as an Engineering Technician performing engineering design and implementation, engineering standards and specifications, and commodity engineering activities to support BPA's electrical transmission systems and facilities. Responsibilities As an Engineering Technician, you will: Acts as an authoritative source of technical expertise in the design and integration of stations and control systems during the development of the engineering packages. Independently creates, develops, reviews, and evaluates engineering requirements documents for unusual, especially difficult, or complex projects for compatibility, conformance to project requirements, good engineering practices and standards. Develops, reviews, and/or maintains substation engineering design standards/templates, substation engineering policies, high voltage substation equipment specifications and criteria. Acts as the primary point of contact for vendor (supplier) documents, drawings, or reports; distributes vendor (supplier) drawing review packages to internal BPA organizations and external contracted designers for review and comments. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: GS-11: A qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level GS-10 in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position is defined as: experience in developing drawings using computer design software such as computer-aided design (CAD) to 1) support customer service engineering projects and 2) develop and maintain internal technical documentation. GS-12: A qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level GS-11 in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position is defined as: experience in developing drawings using computer design software to include computer-aided design (CAD) to 1) support critical customer service engineering projects, 2) develop and maintain internal technical documentation, and 3) provide guidance to engineers and other technicians and contractors. "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. Education There are no specific education requirements or substitution of education for experience for this position. Additional Information About the Position - Vancouver This position is located in Vancouver, WA, a splendid place to live because of its picturesque downtown area full of trendy shops, delicious restaurants, and exclusive breweries. There are several breathtaking nature parks, miles of bike trails, and amazing panoramic mountain views! Vancouver is the perfect place for anyone who loves to be outdoors and really enjoys nature! 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 Information on how to create a federal resume https://www.usa.gov/government-jobs https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/how-to/account/documents/resume/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YX7o1PBoFk EEO Policy: USAJOBS Help Center | Equal employment opportunity policy Reasonable Accommodation Policy: USAJOBS Help Center | Reasonable accommodation policy Veterans Information: https://www.usajobs.gov/Help/working-in-government/unique-hiring-paths/veterans/disabled/ Telework: www.telework.gov Selective Service Registration: http://www.sss.gov/ Hiring incentives may be authorized for a highly qualified candidate based on budget availability and in accordance with federal regulations. 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/LeadershipBehaviors We 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.

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