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Vacancy Details

Grade: 00

1 Select the statement that best describes your aptitude and interest for learning trade theory and practice for a Substation Operator Apprentice, BB-5407-00, position. Answer to this question is required
  • I have the aptitude and interest in learning the trade theory and practices as it relates to the position of Substation Operator Apprentice.
  • I lack interest in learning trade theory and practices for the position of Substation Operator Apprentice.
2 Operate Equipment that requires a precise sequence in order to perform. Answer to this question is required
  • I know little or nothing about this.
  • I have had study or training in this.
  • I have used my knowledge or ability, but I have been closely supervised.
  • I have used my knowledge or ability on my own, under normal supervision.
  • I am consulted by other journey persons in difficult situations, or I am called on to do unusually difficult jobs.
3 Follow oral instructions directed by your supervisor to perform a sequence of tasks. Answer to this question is required
  • I know little or nothing about this.
  • I have had study or training in this.
  • I have used my knowledge or ability, but I have been closely supervised.
  • I have used my knowledge or ability on my own, under normal supervision.
  • I am consulted by other journey persons in difficult situations, or I am called on to do unusually difficult jobs.
4 Follow instruction manuals or books in order to assemble and/or dissemble a mechanism. Answer to this question is required
  • I know little or nothing about this.
  • I have had study or training in this.
  • I have used my knowledge or ability, but I have been closely supervised.
  • I have used my knowledge or ability on my own, under normal supervision.
  • I am consulted by other journey persons in difficult situations, or I am called on to do unusually difficult jobs.
5 Perform detailed planning and investigation to complete a job or task. Answer to this question is required
  • I know little or nothing about this.
  • I have had study or training in this.
  • I have used my knowledge or ability, but I have been closely supervised.
  • I have used my knowledge or ability on my own, under normal supervision.
  • I am consulted by other journey persons in difficult situations, or I am called on to do unusually difficult jobs.
6 Maintain and compile records for inspection. Answer to this question is required
  • I know little or nothing about this.
  • I have had study or training in this.
  • I have used my knowledge or ability, but I have been closely supervised.
  • I have used my knowledge or ability on my own, under normal supervision.
  • I am consulted by other journey persons in difficult situations, or I am called on to do unusually difficult jobs.
7 Responsible for maintaining tools and/or shop equipment. Answer to this question is required
  • I know little or nothing about this.
  • I have had study or training in this.
  • I have used my knowledge or ability, but I have been closely supervised.
  • I have used my knowledge or ability on my own, under normal supervision.
  • I am consulted by other journey persons in difficult situations, or I am called on to do unusually difficult jobs.
8 Perform inspections on equipment to assess and determine usability and reliability. Answer to this question is required
  • I know little or nothing about this.
  • I have had study or training in this.
  • I have used my knowledge or ability, but I have been closely supervised.
  • I have used my knowledge or ability on my own, under normal supervision.
  • I am consulted by other journey persons in difficult situations, or I am called on to do unusually difficult jobs.
9 Use simple circuit diagrams for researching and troubleshooting. Answer to this question is required
  • I know little or nothing about this.
  • I have had study or training in this.
  • I have used my knowledge or ability, but I have been closely supervised.
  • I have used my knowledge or ability on my own, under normal supervision.
  • I am consulted by other journey persons in difficult situations, or I am called on to do unusually difficult jobs.
10 Interpret written instructions (i.e., sketches, drawings, prints, templates and engineering instructions) to perform modifications or repairs. Answer to this question is required
  • I know little or nothing about this.
  • I have had study or training in this.
  • I have used my knowledge or ability, but I have been closely supervised.
  • I have used my knowledge or ability on my own, under normal supervision.
  • I am consulted by other journey persons in difficult situations, or I am called on to do unusually difficult jobs.
11 Ability to do routine jobs without assistance. Answer to this question is required
  • I know little or nothing about this.
  • I have had study or training in this.
  • I have used my knowledge or ability, but I have been closely supervised.
  • I have used my knowledge or ability on my own, under normal supervision.
  • I am consulted by other journey persons in difficult situations, or I am called on to do unusually difficult jobs.
12 Ability to follow instructions to assemble equipment. Answer to this question is required
  • I know little or nothing about this.
  • I have had study or training in this.
  • I have used my knowledge or ability, but I have been closely supervised.
  • I have used my knowledge or ability on my own, under normal supervision.
  • I am consulted by other journey persons in difficult situations, or I am called on to do unusually difficult jobs.
13 Ability to do simple tasks on the basis of equipment knowledge. Answer to this question is required
  • I know little or nothing about this.
  • I have had study or training in this.
  • I have used my knowledge or ability, but I have been closely supervised.
  • I have used my knowledge or ability on my own, under normal supervision.
  • I am consulted by other journey persons in difficult situations, or I am called on to do unusually difficult jobs.
14 Inspection of high voltage equipment such as circuit breakers, mechanical and electronic recording instruments to endure proper operation. Answer to this question is required
  • I know little or nothing about this.
  • I have had study or training in this.
  • I have used my knowledge or ability, but I have been closely supervised.
  • I have used my knowledge or ability on my own, under normal supervision.
  • I am consulted by other journey persons in difficult situations, or I am called on to do unusually difficult jobs.
15 Use computerized diagnostic and/or digital test equipment for troubleshooting. Answer to this question is required
  • I know little or nothing about this.
  • I have had study or training in this.
  • I have used my knowledge or ability, but I have been closely supervised.
  • I have used my knowledge or ability on my own, under normal supervision.
  • I am consulted by other journey persons in difficult situations, or I am called on to do unusually difficult jobs.
16 Operate equipment that requires a precise sequence in order to perform. Answer to this question is required
  • I know little or nothing about this.
  • I have had study or training in this.
  • I have used my knowledge or ability, but I have been closely supervised.
  • I have used my knowledge or ability on my own, under normal supervision.
  • I am consulted by other journey persons in difficult situations, or I am called on to do unusually difficult jobs.
17 To be found eligible for this position, you must pass a written examination by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). NOTE: Applicants determined eligible for this position, will be provided written notification of the test date(s) and locations(s). Answer to this question is required
  • I understand that if I am determined eligible for this position, I will be required to take and pass the OPM examination.
  • I did not pass the OPM examination previously and would like to take the OPM examination again.
  • I understand that if I am determined eligible for this position and I have taken the OPM examination within the past 12 months with a passing score of 70 or above, I will not be required to take the examination again. (NOTE: You must attach proof of a passing score with your application package).
  • I am not willing or am unable to take the OPM examination.

Grade: All Grades

1 I understand that the responses provided in this questionnaire must be fully supported in my online resume. I further understand that my resume must provide detailed descriptions and/or examples of my knowledge, skill, and abilities as required in the vacancy announcement and that my failure to do so, may result in my being rated "Ineligible" or "Not Qualified" for this position. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
2 Applicants must possess at appointment, and maintain thereafter, a valid U.S. State issued Motor Vehicle Operator License (Driver's License) in order to drive and operate U.S. government owned and leased vehicles and equipment. If selected, you will be required to provide a copy of your non-employment driving abstract dated within the last 90 days, and covering the previous 36-months to prove you have good indication of driving. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes, I possess a current, valid driver's license. I am willing and able to operate motor vehicles and equipment when required.
  • Yes. I will possess a current, valid driver's license by appointment to this position. I am willing to operate motor vehicles and equipment when required.
  • No. I do not possess a current and valid driver's license; or I do not have 3 years of a good driving record.
3 This position requires you to obtain within the 1st year after hire, and maintain thereafter, a valid Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with all endorsements required by the state in order to operate substation maintenance and construction equipment from the state of residence. I am able and willing to obtain a CDL with required endorsements, within one year after hire, and maintain thereafter. Answer to this question is required
  • Yes
  • No
4 This position requires that you sign a Continuation of Service Agreement. The agreement will obligate you to remain with BPA for a period of one-year upon completion of apprenticeship training. Are you willing to enter into an agreement with BPA? Answer to this question is required
  • I understand that if selected, I am required to sign a continuation agreement, and am willing to remain with BPA for a period of one-year upon completion of apprenticeship training
  • I am not willing to sign and enter into a continuation agreement with BPA after completing the apprenticeship training.
5 All current federal employees must have at least a fully successful or equivalent performance rating, or higher, to be considered for placement. Federal employees who have a current unacceptable performance rating will be excluded from consideration.
  • I am a current federal employee, my last performance rating was at least fully successful or equivalent, or higher.
  • I am a current federal employee, my last performance rating was unacceptable.
  • I am a new federal employee and have not received a performance rating as of the date of this application.
  • Not applicable, I am not a current federal employee.
6 If you are a current federal employee list any incentive awards you received in the last three years. Maximum length of 250 characters.