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Old 11-08-2018, 08:44 PM   #1
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Anyone here have experience working for the Bureau of Reclamation as a hydroelectric powerplant electrician?

I applied for an open position a few months ago but was "Not Referred". My background has been mostly residential/light commercial with the last 6 years doing oilfield/industrial automation. I've never worked with any generating equipment or anything over 480v.

I am a veteran, which helps, but not a "Protected Status Veteran", which really helps.

The same job opening has been posted again and I was considering tweaking my resume and applying again. Of course I don't want to misrepresent my skill/abilities but was looking for some tips from the HV pros here on anything that could get my foot in the door.

Also, does anyone know of a professional resume service that specializes in our field or even one that focuses on US Gov't jobs?
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Old 11-08-2018, 09:19 PM   #2
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Look at the end or bottom of the application. Does it say "EEOC" complaint or equivalent?
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I have not seen that, but:

This job is open to…
Current Federal employees serving under career/career-conditional appointment in the competitive service; former Federal employees with reinstatement eligibility; CTAP/ICTAP eligibles; Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA); 30% or More Disabled Veterans; Military Spouses under Executive Order 13473; Individuals with Disabilities (Schedule A); eligible Peace Corps or AmeriCorps volunteers; and Land Management Workforce Flexibility Act (LMWFA) eligibles.
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Actually there is a link at the bottom that takes you to the EEOC page.

https://www.eeoc.gov/federal/fed_employees/index.cfm
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They are looking for a "specific" category of individual. You might be qualified to do the work, but not "specific" enough. I wasted a lot of time in the past, doing apps like this. Being able/experienced/educated/certified/qualified to do the work is irrelevant at this point.
On a side note, I was hopeful president Trump could undo some of this. Let verifiable credentials/experience and test results to fill the position.
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I was hoping to at least get an interview with the VEOA, but not being in the "Protected Status" category probably dinged me down the list.

I think I first applied for the same job in early august and got denied, and it's posted again now, closing on 11-16. Will the just keep posting it up until they find their unicorn?
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Power plants are run by the 'retired-USN-club.'

That's what they're looking for.

There are a TON of them available for every slot that opens up.
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Then I guess my 3 years as a sonar tech in the eighties doesn't quite qualify, lol
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Then I guess my 3 years as a sonar tech in the eighties doesn't quite qualify, lol
Only if the position requires taking lots of showers and watching lots of movies lol
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Only if the position requires taking lots of showers and watching lots of movies lol
Hey there, we did occasionally run short on potable water and showers would be restricted for a few days! We never did run out of those breaded "veal" cutlets though.
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