State: Kansas

Post date: July 27, 2020

Schedule: Full-Time

Company Name: USDA-ARS-NBAF

Job Description

This position is located in the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Research Service (ARS), National Bio & Agro-Defense Facility located in Manhattan, KS.


  • You must be a US Citizen or US National
  • Males born after 12/31/1959 must be Selective Service registered or exempt
  • Subject to satisfactory adjudication of background investigation and/or fingerprint check
  • Successful completion of one-year probationary period, unless previously served.
  • Direct Deposit: Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to their financial institution
  • Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit E-Verify at https://www.e-verify.gov/
  • Motor Vehicle or Commercial Driver's License Required
  • Drug Test Required
  • Vaccine(s) Required
  • Special Physical Requirements/Demands
  • SAC and full background investigation required for positions working with BSL-3 (or higher) agents, or in BSL-3/BSL-4 facilities
  • Department of Justice (DOJ) Security Risk Assessment (SRA) approval is required
  • National Agency Check with Inquiries (NACI) clearance is required.
  • Immunizations may be required.
  • Respirator fitting and certification is required.

Job Responsibilities

  • Use a variety of test equipment such as test meters, voltmeters, anmeters, watt meters and ohmmeters.
  • Understand the National Electrical Code (NEC) aimed at safeguarding person and property from hazards associated with electrical installations.
  • Work with electricians and electronics workers on scheduled and unscheduled adjusting, cleaning, repairing, replacing defective parts, and lubricating programs on all electrical equipment with related accessories.
  • Reference National Electrical Code, local codes, building plans, blueprints, wiring diagrams, engineering drawings and electrical maintenance and repair manual as pertains to the work.
  • Use hand tools pliers, screwdrivers, electrical benders, battery drills, pipe threaders, hammers, tape measures.
  • Work with electricians in troubleshooting malfunctioning equipment, distribution circuits and controlling equipment to locate and correct the cause of outages and improper operation.


  • Pay scale & grade

WG 5

  • Salary

$19.21 to $22.39 per hour

How to Apply

JOB IS POSTED ON USAJOBS.GOV CLICK ON LINK BELOW https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/574400800

Closing Date

August 6, 2020