Class specifications are intended to present a descriptive list of the range of duties performed by employees in the class. Specifications are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.
Under general supervision (Electrician Assistant) or direction (Electrician/Streets), performs skilled electrical work in the installation, repair, and maintenance of electrical systems and equipment; performs a variety of electrical duties including repairing traffic signals, City street lights, school beacons, and traffic beacons by replacing bulbs, lenses, polls, wiring, fuses, and signal head parts; troubleshoots, diagnoses, and calibrates electrical equipment and systems; installs cable and conduit; performs predictive, preventative, and corrective maintenance as assigned; maintains a variety of records; and performs related work as required.
Electrician Assistant: This is the first level in the Electrician series with incumbents assisting higher level staff in a wide range of electrical duties and responsibilities. Electrician Assistant incumbents are eligible to progress to the Electrician/Streets level based on demonstrated proficiency in performing the assigned functions, possession of required licenses and certifications, completing the progression criteria established by the Department, and upon review and approval of the department head. The Electrician Assistant classification is distinguished from the Electrician/Streets in that the Electrician Assistant classification is responsible for performing less complex electrical repair and maintenance work. The primary duty of the Electrician Assistant is performing a variety of electrical duties including repairing traffic signals, City street lights, school beacons, and traffic beacons by replacing bulbs, lenses, polls, wiring, fuses, and signal head parts. As knowledge of complex electrical concepts is acquired, incumbents progressively perform more responsible work.
Electrician/Streets: This is the full journey level class within the Electrician series. Employees within this class are distinguished from the Electrician Assistant by the performance of a full range of assigned duties including more complex and responsible electrical repair and maintenance work. The Electrician/Streets class also provides direction and training to Electrician Assistants.
The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.
- Performs skilled electrical and electronic installation, repair, service, and maintenance work on a variety of electrical installations, systems and equipment.
- Operates an aerial bucket truck and/or crane truck in the performance of a variety of electrical duties including repairing traffic signals, City street lights, school beacons, and traffic beacons by replacing bulbs, lenses, polls, wiring, fuses, and signal head parts.
- Installs, maintains, inspects, diagnoses malfunctions, and repairs traffic signal systems including traffic sensing mechanisms, traffic signal circuits, controllers, switches, relays, electronic controls, loop detection systems, and other electrical apparatus.
- Installs and maintains overhead and underground traffic signal communication cabling; pulls wires and makes electrical connections required to tie in wiring, signals, vehicle detectors, and control cabinets.
- Repairs traffic signals, City street lights, school beacons, and traffic beacons by replacing bulbs, wiring, fuses, circuit breakers, ballasts, and signal head parts.
- Marks out underground utilities and irrigation lines as necessary including connecting and locating lights and lines.
- Performs predictive, preventative, and corrective maintenance on equipment and structures.
- Inspects newly installed electrical equipment and lighting to ensure safe and satisfactory functioning.
- Operates and maintains a variety of hand tools, power tools, pneumatic tools, trucks, and other equipment in the performance of assigned duties.
- Prepares and maintains a variety of written records and reports; reads and interprets electrical and mechanical drawings and specifications.
- Meets and works with contractors regarding electrical issues as necessary; responds to questions and inquires.
- Observes and complies with federal, state, and local electrical codes.
- Responds to electrical calls and emergencies as necessary.
- Provides direction and training to lower level staff.
- Provides vacation and temporary relief as needed.
- Performs related duties as required.
The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties.
- Operational characteristics of electrical systems and internal components.
- Principles, practices, techniques, tools, and materials used in the installation, maintenance, and repair of electrical or electronic systems and equipment.
- Principles of electrical theory as applied to electrical circuits and wiring systems.
- Operating characteristics and application of electrical test equipment.
- Methods and techniques of troubleshooting and calibrating electric and electronic systems and components.
- Preventive and corrective maintenance techniques.
- Use and maintenance of a variety of power and hand tools.
- Precautions necessary for working with electricity.
- Blueprint and symbol identification.
- Basic principles of mathematics.
- Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers.
- Principles and procedures of record keeping.
- Occupational hazards and standard safety practices.
- Pertinent federal, state and local codes, laws and regulations including Electrical Safety Orders of the Division of Industrial Safety, California Electrical Code, the National Electric Code, and Cal/OSHA safety rules, regulations, and other safe work practices.
- Perform a variety of installation, repair, and maintenance duties on electrical equipment and systems.
- Inspect, troubleshoot, diagnose, and repair electrical and electronic malfunctions.
- Operate a variety of electrical testing, maintenance, repair, and installation equipment in a safe and effective manner.
- Use electrical test equipment.
- Operate hand and power tools competently and safely.
- Operate and maintain a computerized traffic control system and keep accurate and detailed records.
- Handle a variety of tasks with minimum supervision.
- Maintain required work logs, records, and related operational and maintenance data.
- Prepare clear and concise written reports.
- Perform accurate mathematical calculations.
- Read, interpret, and work from blueprints, electrical diagrams and schematics, manufacturer instructions, and directions.
- Perform assigned work in accordance with appropriate safety practices and regulations.
- Operate office equipment including computers.
- Demonstrate an awareness and appreciation of the cultural diversity of the community.
- Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Education and Experience Guidelines - Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Education/Training: Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by specialized training in the electrical trade. Training in a formal apprentice program is desirable.
Experience: Three years of responsible experience in the mainteinance and repair of electrical systems.
License or Certificate: Possession of a valid Class C driver’s license.
Experience: Five years of responsible journey-level experience in the mainteinance and repair of related commercial, residential and/or industrial electrical systems.
License or Certificate: Possession of a valid Class C driver’s license. Must possess a California Electrical Contractor’s license, or a State of California, Division of Apprenticeship Standards (DAS) General Electrician Certificate.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT
The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.
Environment: Work is performed in both indoor and outdoor field environment; travel from site to site; exposure to noise, dust, grease, smoke, fumes, vehicular traffic, electrical energy and high voltage, and all types of weather and temperature conditions; work at heights on scaffolding and ladders; frequent exposure to hazardous activities including high voltage electricity.
Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to walk, stand, and sit for prolonged periods of time; frequently stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, crawl, climb, reach, and twist; push, pull, lift, and/or carry moderate to heavy amounts of weights; dexterity of hands and fingers to operate specialized hand and power tools and equipment; operate assigned equipment and vehicles; verbally communicate to exchange information.
Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction; vision abilities required by this job include close, distance, and peripheral vision, color perception, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus; and to operate assigned equipment.
Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.
Date: May 2008
Revised by JL/Department
Date: April 2007
Revised by MH/Department
Date: January 2007
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