To perform skilled electrical work in the installation, modification, maintenance, repair, overhaul and adjustment of various City electrical wiring, equipment and related devices; to troubleshoot and calibrate electrical systems and perform related duties as assigned.
This is the full journey level class within the Electrician series and has the ability to perform the full range of duties assigned with only occasional instruction or assistance as unique situations arise. This class is distinguished from the Senior Electrician in that the latter performs advanced journey level work and/or provides technical and functional guidance over assigned staff.
Functions may include, but are not limited to, the following: construct, install, maintain, test, and repair electrical mechanisms, panels, switches, motors, controls, power output frequency regulators, solenoids, voltage controls, high and low cutout alarms, relays, electrical apparatus, lighting systems, distribution panels, field wiring, lighting fixtures and dimmer controls, all types of inside wiring conduits, HVAC line voltages, motor and motor controls, parks electrical systems, photovoltaic, lift stations; test electrical equipment related to emergency generators, irrigation controls, and other related equipment; lay out and install new wiring; run conduit; pull, splice and terminate wiring; bend and shape conduit to specifications; perform preventive maintenance on electrical equipment; troubleshoot operating problems; read and interpret electrical plans, specification, blueprints and sketches; design and plan wiring needs for City events; contact event coordinator; establish special voltage and outlet requirements for event area; estimate materials, tools and equipment needed for work assignments; prepare reports of time material expended; order and pick up materials and supplies from outside vendors as appropriate; assist in developing specifications for contract work; inspect contract work for conformity to specifications; prepare reports as needed; operate and maintain a wide variety of hand and power tools, shop tools and other equipment used in the trade; operate trucks and auxiliary equipment; observe safe work methods and safety precautions related to the work; use appropriate safety equipment and devices; attend safety meetings; inspect and repair safety hazards encountered in the course of the work; cone and flag work sites to secure from traffic; may provide guidance to less experienced assistants; instruct and train assistants in proper work methods and job safety; assist other trades on major jobs; keep work related records using a computer; operate City vehicles with attachments skillfully and safely; in the absence of the supervisor, assume responsibilities as needed; build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other City employees and the public using principles of good customer service; perform other related duties as assigned.
Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Experience: Three years of responsible experience in the maintenance, installation and repair of electrical systems.
Training: Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by specialized training in electrical system installation, repair and maintenance.
License: Possession of a valid California driver's license.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge of: Principles of electrical theory; electronic lighting control systems; National Electrical Code and safe work practice regulations; principles, techniques, tools and materials used in the electrical trade; operation and maintenance of a wide variety of hand and power and shop tools, test equipment and other equipment common to the field; pertinent rules, laws, codes, and policies related to area of assignment; safe work methods and safety regulations pertaining to the work including the use of personal protective equipment; computer equipment and software applications related to assignment; English usage, spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Ability to: Perform skilled work in the installation, repair and maintenance of electrical systems, circuits and equipment; diagnose and determine effective course of action for correcting electrical malfunctions; read and interpret wiring diagrams, schematics, drawings, manual, blueprints and plans; inspect, troubleshoot, diagnose, and repair electrical malfunctions; operate and maintain specialized tools used in electrical and related building trades; design, lay-out and prepare sketches and plans for electrical jobs; estimate necessary materials and equipment to complete assignments; prepare basic records and reports; perform basic mathematical computations; use and operate tools and equipment related to assignment, including personal protective equipment; keep work related records and prepare reports using a computer; work effectively at remote locations without direct supervision; operate City vehicles observing legal and defensive driving practices; follow oral instruction; read, interpret, follow and explain written instructions, construction sketches and equipment manuals; use initiative and sound independent judgment within established guidelines; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; work overtime, off-hours shifts when necessary because of an emergency or in the interest of the efficiency of the department and on-call on a rotation basis; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work; work with various cultural and ethnic groups in a tactful and effective manner.
Physical Demands and Working Conditions
On a continuous basis, sit, stand, bend, climb ladders (up to 40 feet), stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl and twist for varying periods in the course of work; use hands and fingers to grasp tools; make repetitive hand and body motions; twist and reach below and above shoulder; lift and carry up to 50 pounds without assistance and up to 100 pounds with assistance; work in a bucket up to 52 feet in the air; communicate with co-workers using a two-way radio; use telephone, and write or use a keyboard to communicate through written means; see in the normal vision range with or without correction to read computer screen, blueprints, and drafting plans; hear in the normal range with or without correction. Work is performed both indoors and outdoors environments. Some work is performed with exposure to low to loud noise level; frequent fieldwork is required with exposure to a variety of weather conditions and the external environment; tasks may require working in tightly enclosed spaces and the use of ladders or other safety equipment to gain access to hard to reach locations; some work is performed in crawl spaces, attics or on rooftops. Some work will require exposure to unpleasant and potentially hazardous substances and high voltage.