Electrian (Substation)CITY OF REDDING
SALARY: $48.02 - $48.02 Hourly
$3,841.60 - $3,841.60 Biweekly
$8,323.47 - $8,323.47 Monthly
$99,881.60 - $99,881.60 Annually
OPENING DATE: 08/29/18
CLOSING DATE: Continuous
The City of Redding Electric Utility is adding to an eligibility list to fill a current full-time
vacancy for the position of Electrician as well as subsequent vacancies that occur during
the life of the list. The position requires a working knowledge of utility substation
operations principles, processes, and procedures, and a comprehensive knowledge of
maintenance and mechanical techniques/procedures, including safety procedures and
techniques, and tools and equipment used in the installation, modification, maintenance
and operation of high-voltage substation facilities; terminology and mathematics
associated with substation activities; basic electronic and electrical theory. Under general
supervision, the Electrician position perform all classes of electrical work involved with the
installation, testing, repair, and monitoring of protective and supervisory equipment,
control and instrumentation devices, revenue meters, station equipment, remote control
devices, telemetering equipment, and recording instruments.
The ideal candidate will have extensive experience deploying and troubleshooting electrical
substations. Experience in commercial and residential AMR and AMI meters and the ability
to wire primary and secondary instrument-rated meter installations would also be highly
APPLICATIONS WILL BE REVIEWED WEEKLY UNTIL POSITION IS FILLED
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
Service, maintain, repair, test, operate, install, and calibrate all equipment and facilities
encompassed by that of an electric utility, such as electric substations and power
generation facilities and their respective control, metering, protective relaying,
instrumentation, transformers, circuit breakers, supervisory, telemetering, monitoring,
and communications systems and all associated apparatus; install, test, and maintain
instrument transformers and revenue metering; perform recording voltage surveys at
customers' service panels; test, calibrate, install, fabricate, service, repair and maintain
electrical devices and equipment; communicate and work with customers, contractors,
other City employees and associated government agencies; perform inspections on
electrical construction projects; read and field corrects construction drawings, wiring
diagrams, and schematics; provide, maintain, and develop records, test reports, and test
procedures for assigned work orders; operate, program, and maintain software and
computer equipment related to maintaining inventory, metering, voltage recording, and
AMI applications; perform other related duties as assigned.
Knowledge of: Accident prevention rules and regulations; the National Electric Code
requirements; local codes and regulations; EUSERC standards; Title 8 (OSHA); utility
operating, maintenance, and testing procedures; appropriate electrical theory; and
electrical test equipment and standards of measurement, computer applications for utility
testing and maintenance.
Ability to: Interact effectively with the public and employees; communicate effectively
orally and in writing; demonstrate qualified electrical and electronics background including
appropriate use of electrical test instruments, computers, and other measurement
devices; read electrical blue prints, schematics, and equipment manuals; operate small
hand tools; operate vehicles, forklifts, bucket trucks and other related equipment; and
perform work with skill, efficiency, and safety.
Education & Experience: Any combination of training or experience that provides the
knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for satisfactory job performance. Typical
education would include a high school diploma, or equivalent, with additional course work
in electricity, electronics, and electrician apprenticeship training. Typical experience would
include five years of relevant journey-level experience. In addition to metering experience,
a background in the installation, operation and repair of substation monitoring and control
equipment is highly desirable.
Special Requirements: Possession of a valid California Driver's license or the ability to
acquire one within ten days of appointment.
APPLICATION AND EXAMINATION PROCESS:
Please be advised all notifications pertaining to this recruitment (e.g. exam
invitations, exam results) will be e-mailed to you at the e-mail address provided
on your employment application. Please be sure to provide your current and
complete e-mail address. Check your inbox as well as your spam folder for
correspondence as your e-mail provider or personal settings may flag the e-mail
as spam. Contact the Personnel Department with any questions.
Application Process: Interested individuals must submit a City of Redding online
employment application in order to be considered. This is a continuous recruitment and
may close at any time with minimal or no notice. Applications not submitted by the close
of the recruitment may not be considered; therefore, prompt application is encouraged.
Incomplete applications may not be processed. A cover letter and/or resume will be
accepted in addition to the application form, but will not serve as a substitute for a
completed application. Meeting the announced requirements does not guarantee selection
into the examination process. Applications will be reviewed to determine those best
qualified to be tested.
IMPORTANT - PLEASE READ All candidates including City of Redding employees:
If you took and passed the Electrician examination on August 3, 2018, you do
not need to re-apply. If you failed the exam you may not re-apply to take the
exam during this recruitment. Please contact the Personnel Department if you are
unsure of your status on the eligibility list.
Veterans Credit: Veterans who have received an honorable discharge from the military
service and receive a passing score on the examination will have 2 points added to their
final examination score. To obtain this credit, veterans MUST provide a copy of the
DD214, indicating honorable discharge, WITH EACH EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION BY
THE CLOSING DATE.
Examination Process: An oral board interview, written examination, practical exercise, or
any combination thereof, may be administered.
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/FEDERAL AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER