Transmission Field Clerk (OA)

Bonneville Power Administration

Summary This position is located with Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), in Construction and Maintenance Services (TFH), Transmission Field Services (TF), Transmission Services (T). A successful candidate in the Transmission Field Clerk (OA) position is responsible for managing field operations and maintenance and construction of BPAs high-voltage electrical transmission system and providing safe, reliable, and cost-effective service to customers. Responsibilities As a Transmission Field Clerk (OA), you will: Prepare a variety of special or recurring reports from brief oral or written instructions, which may include daily work reports, bi-weekly time reports for hourly and annual employees, substation maintenance reports, and equipment use reports. Verify group/organization timekeeping is accurate and follows BPAs established guidelines, policies, and negotiated bargaining agreements (such as Columbia Power Trade Council (CPTC) for hourly workers). In regional offices, may receive requests for spare parts in stock and following established process, sends to field sites. Assist employees and managers with completion of all required training by communicating what training is due and when, how to obtain training, submits external training requests, and tracks training completion statuses. Manage data entry for various computer programs including inventory management and vehicle mileage. Requirements Conditions of Employment Qualifications SPECIALIZED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: A qualified candidates online application and resume must demonstrate at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level (GS-05) in the Federal service. Specialized experience for this position is defined as: Experience in 1) compiling data and information to prepare a wide variety of recurring reports (e.g., daily work reports, bi-weekly timekeeping reports, or maintenance reports), 2) providing office automation and administrative support to management (e.g., faxing, scanning, responding to non-technical correspondence, preparing forms, and posting changes to manuals), and 3) maintaining office records in accordance with compliance requirements. There is no substitution of education for experience at the GS-06 level. “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. Physical Demands: The work is sedentary, although some slight physical effort may be required in stooping, kneeling, or carrying of light items. Work Environment: The work is performed in an adequately lighted and climate controlled office. Occasional travel may be required. You must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of this announcement. Education There are no specific education requirements or substitution of education for experience for this position. Additional Information 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: Information on how to create a federal resume EEO Policy: Reasonable Accommodation Policy: Veterans Information: Telework: Selective Service Registration: BPA strives to ensure a safe, positive, inclusive work environment, supported by Leadership Behaviors. For more information on Leadership Behaviors visit: 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.