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JOB ALERT!!!  The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) Office of Facilities and Environmental Quality office is seeking to fill an Electrician Supervisor position, WS-2805-10 (In the range of $34.16 - $39.81) position located in the Office of Space & Building Management, Space Management Division, 1401 Constitution Ave .N.W., Washington DC 20230. Relocation support is not authorized.  DOC is ONLY accepting resumes from qualified veterans that are eligible under the Schedule A, 30%+ disabled veterans, or Veterans Recruitment Appointment (VRA) non-competitive hiring authority. 

 Job Opportunity

The Office of Facilities & Environmental Quality (OFEQ) is looking for bright, energetic, and results-oriented individuals to join our fast-paced organization.  OFEQ is a team of professionals who provide quality support services to Department of Commerce employees, enabling them to focus on their core missions. OFEQ specialties include building management, real estate and energy and environmental management.

The selected candidate will serve as the Electrician Supervisor, in the Building Management Division (BMD) of OFEQ.

Position Description

The selected candidate will be responsible for Electrician Supervisor duties which include, but are not limited to:

  • Leading and joining approximately five (5) employees engaged in the operation, maintenance, and repair of Herbert C. Hoover Building electrical components and systems. Providing recommendations during initial planning of current and future work schedules, budget requests, staffing needs, estimates, and provides input in scheduling projected work.  Planning the use of workers, equipment, facilities and materials on a day-to-day, project-by-project basis and establishing deadlines, priorities, work sequences, planning assignments based on the general work schedule, methods and policies set by superiors.  
  • Assigns work and instructs subordinates in specific tasks and job techniques, to accomplish of difficult or complex tasks.  Observes work in progress to anticipates and resolves problems; reassigns personnel and coordinates work among the workforce and with other supervisors to maintain progress and to meet schedules.  Inspects completed work for quality and work order requirements. Reports possible or actual work delays to higher level supervisors.
  • Provides technical advice and guidance to GSA and DOC renovation project employees as part of ongoing building modernization project. 
  • Ensures all work is performed full compliance with the National Electrical Code (NEC) and other codes or industry standards that pertain.


Applicants must have 1-year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade (WG-9) or equivalent in the Federal service.

Specialized experience is that which equipped you with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position and should include most of the work activities such as, but not limited to:

  • Knowledgeable in the application of electrical principles, industry practices, techniques and materials as well as industry and OSHA safety standards/practices
  • Thorough knowledge of the various gauges, sizes, and types of wire, conduit, couplings, fittings, relays, boxes, circuit breakers, and other electrical devices, and the ability to arrange and install them in ways that insure proper and safe operation of electrical systems and equipment. Skilled in the use of hand tools; power tools, and a wide variety of test equipment such as: meggers, multimeters, frequency meters, watt meters, power factor meters, vibro-grounds, phase rotation meters, audio tone location equipment, high potential testers, ground fault interrupter testing equipment, recording ampmeters, circuit analyzers, circuit breaker testers, resistance bridges, and cathodic protection test sets.
  • Expertise in the operation and installation of a variety of complete electrical systems and equipment, such as series, parallel, and compound circuits for single and multiple phase alternating current of varying voltage, amperage, and frequency; wiring systems in industrial complexes and in buildings; and power or regulating and control circuits and distribution panels to industrial machinery, computers and other electrical equipment.
  • Subject matter expert in plans, lay outs, installations, modifications, troubleshooting, and repair for a variety of complete systems as well as any parts of these systems.  Should possess expertise in how various circuits, equipment, and controls operate, fit, and work together. and complete work independently, utilizing the full range of standard equipment and tools.
  • Knowledgeable in and possesses the ability to interpret and apply the National Electrical Code, local codes, building plans, blueprints, wiring diagrams, and engineering drawings. While a Master Electrician certification is NOT required and equal level of competencies and knowledge are desired.


The Department of Commerce works with businesses, universities, communities, and the Nation’s workers to promote job creation, economic growth, sustainable development, and improved standards of living for Americans. Through its 12 bureaus and nearly 47,000 employees located in all 50 states and five U.S. territories and more than 86 countries worldwide, the Department administers critical programs that touch the lives of every American. The Department’s workforce is as diverse as its mission. It is made up of economists, Nobel winning scientists, foreign service officers, patent attorneys, law enforcement officers, and specialists in everything from international trade to aerospace engineering.

To Apply

 Email your resume, Cover Letter, professional references, and proof of NCE to Stephanie Mendez, with the Office of Space and Building Management at ( by COB December 23, 2016.

Note:  Your cover letter should clearly indicate the position for which you wish to be considered. Please ensure the content of your resume adequately addresses the qualification requirements of the position as listed in the solicitation announcement. 

Selection will be made without discrimination for non-merit reasons such as race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, handicapping condition, marital status, sexual orientation, or political affiliation.

  • U.S. Office of Personnel Management
  • Department of Defense
  • Department of Labor
  • Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Department of Homeland Security
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