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This is state certified journey level commercial and industrial electrical work performing maintenance, repair, and installation work on facilities and equipment. Work involves performing electrical repair, maintenance, and installation work on buildings and machinery in City owned facilities, parks, and recreational buildings. Assignments are received from the Lead Electrician through work orders, verbally, or in writing.

The employee works independently and is responsible for carrying out the work assignments in accordance with instructions, policies and accepted practices. Additional guidance is provided through Federal, State, and local laws, guidelines, codes, and ordinances, NEC, EPA, ADA, and OSHA regulations, training classes and Departmental and City policies and procedures. Work is reviewed by the Lead Electrician through visual inspection, work orders, schedules, conferences, and performance appraisals for accuracy, completeness, and adherence to policies and procedures.This position serves as a lead position over less experienced workers or part-time personnel.

Performs electrical work; repairs and installs relays, electric eyes, electrical conduit, switches, fixtures, receptacles, controls, and circuits; troubleshoots electrical problems; installs and repairs exit and emergency lights, electrical outlets, and ballasts; replaces plugs on air conditioners, microwaves and other items; repairs electrical problems associated with draglines and generators.

Performs electronic work; repairs and maintains electronic lock down doors at the jail; repairs scoreboards for ball parks.

Communicates with other City departments, the public, sub-contractors and contractors when repairing or performing maintenance on City-owned buildings.

Employee will at times work other shifts and be on call, but are not absolutely restricted during their off-duty time or in their personal activities, yet may be required to be available only should their services be required. Employee shall be considered as waiting to be engaged to perform their assigned duties and shall not be entitled to compensation unless such employee is actually engaged to perform such required services.

Requires regular and prompt attendance plus the ability to work well with others and work well as a team. May perform the work of the Lead Electrician when absent. Attends training and seminars when requested. Picks up and delivers office supplies. Transports items to auctions; moves furniture, boxes, desks and chairs. Washes vehicles.

Work exposes the employee to adverse weather conditions, temperatures extremes on roofs and near incinerators, and loud noise levels. Work also exposes employee to hazards associated with traffic, working around inmates, electrical wiring, heights, wetness, sewage, blood borne pathogens, chemicals, gases, odors, and fumes. Protective equipment is required such as gloves, mask, ear plugs, safety glasses, back supports, amp meter, rain suits and a welding helmet. Work is performed both inside and outside and requires the physical ability to sit and operate a motor vehicles, and machinery associated with the trade. Work also requires some heavy lifting and carrying parts and materials and the ability to climb ladders, stand, bend, stoop, squat, and crawl while performing essential functions.

High school diploma from a school accredited by a regional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or GED certificate issued by the appropriate state agency or graduation from a technical college accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education with experience and proficiency in electrical at the journeyman level; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience that demonstrates thefollowinglisted knowledge, skills and abilities:Knowledge of electrical practices, methods and techniques. Knowledge of proper safety precautions associated with the trade. Knowledge of the proper operation of tools and equipment. Ability to perform a wide variety of electrical repair, maintenance and installation work. Ability to perform heavy manual labor. Ability to use tools and machinery associated with the trade. Ability to operate and use a bucket truck when needed. Ability to weld.Ability to communicate verbally and in writing. Ability to maintain accurate and complete records.



Possession of a valid Commercial Driver’s License, Class B

(Applicant selected must have or obtain a Commercial Driver’s License, Class B within six (6) months of hire or promotion date)


Possession of a valid State of Alabama Certified Journeyman Electrical Certificate or an equivalent amount of years of experience as a journey man.

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