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About Washington Headquarters Services

WHS is the designated support and service provider of human resources, facilities, resource management, contracting, personnel security, research, equal employment opportunity, transportation, and executive services for the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Joint Staff, the Military Departments, other select DoD Components in the National Capital Region and beyond, Congress, and the White House.


Incumbents typical work assignments may include the following: Installs, maintains, modifies, tests, troubleshoots, and repairs secondary power distribution and building electrical systems and related circuits and equipment. Works from building plans, blueprints, wiring diagrams, engineering drawings, and electrical maintenance and repair manuals to plan and lay out the routing, placement type, size, gauge, balance, load, continuity, and safe operation of electrical lines, circuits, systems, equipment and controls. Performs system inspections, maintenance tests and adjustments, troubleshoots any discovered system deficiency or equipment malfunction, determines and orders all required parts and performs all necessary repairs and corrective actions.


Your background must demonstrate up to a full range of Electrician tasks which includes installing, maintaining, troubleshooting, and repairing high voltage electrical generating equipment controls associated with a Class A power plant. You may qualify at the WG-10 level, if you fulfill the following qualification requirement: You must demonstrate a full range of ability in performing common Electrician tasks such as installing wiring, conduit, fixtures, lighting ballast, transformers and other electrical devices to insure proper and safe operation of electrical systems under normal supervision and performing independently in some cases. You may qualify at the WG-08 level, if you fulfill the following qualification requirement: You must demonstrate a full range of some common Electrician tasks such as assisting in performing electrical maintenance, repairing, and troubleshooting electrical systems under close supervision of a work leader or supervisor. You may qualify at the WG-05 level, if you fulfill the following qualification requirement: You must demonstrate a full range of routine Electrician Helper tasks including general housekeeping duties in shop and on the job sites, keeping parts and tool storage cabinets properly arranged and maintaining current inventories, and delivering parts and supplies to the higher graded mechanics. More difficult tasks are performed under very close supervision.

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Equal Opportunity Employment

The posting employer has certified that this announcement complies with Peace Corps’ Equal Opportunity Employment policy:

The Peace Corps is committed to providing equal opportunity to all employees, Volunteers, and applicants for employment and volunteer service. Peace Corps policy prohibits discrimination and harassment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age (40 or over), disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, parental status, political affiliation, union membership, genetic information, or history of participation in the Equal Employment Opportunity process, grievance procedure, or any authorized complaint procedure.

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