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Line Working Supervisor
City of Alameda, East Bay


For more info contact:
[email protected]
(510) 747-4900
Close Date: Nov 15, 2012
Salary: $45.72 - $48.01 Hourly





Under direction works with, coordinates and directs the work of a crew in connection with the construction and maintenance of overhead and underground electrical transmission and distribution systems and performs other related work as required.




Works with, coordinates and directs the work of a crew (a crew being two or more workers exclusive of the incumbent) in the installation, maintenance and operation of overhead and underground electrical transmission, distribution and street lighting systems with voltages up to and including 115 KV. Holds pre-job meetings to discuss job scope and safety measures to be taken. Performs high voltage switching, including working with energized high voltage equipment with approved hotline maintenance equipment, and takes necessary clearances and no-tests required to do work safely; requisitions materials and keeps time and materials records; drives and operates specialized vehicular equipment; and assists in the supervision, training and evaluation of assigned staff.


To be considered, applicants must possess a combination of education, training and experience equivalent to the minimum qualifications listed below.  Possession of the minimum qualifications does not assure a place on the Eligible List.

Education and Experience:

1.     Graduation from high school and completion of an approved electrical lineworker apprenticeship.

2.     Two years of recent and progressively responsible journey level lineworker experience in construction and maintenance of overhead and underground electrical transmission and distribution systems or equivalent.

3.     Possession of a valid Class "C" State of California Driver's License (Must obtain Class “A” Driver’s Permit within 3 months of employment, and must obtain and maintain a Class "A" Driver's License and endorsements within six months of employment) and possession of a satisfactory driving record as a condition of initial and continued employment.  Positions requiring possession of a valid Class “A” State of California driver's license are subject to provisions of the Department of Transportation's drug and alcohol testing program.)


NOTE:  AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION, APPLICANT MUST SUBMIT A D.M.V. PRINTOUT OF HIS/HER 10-YEAR DRIVING RECORD FROM THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA, OR STATE OF RESIDENCY, DEPARTMENT OF MOTOR VEHICLES.  Driving record must be dated between October 15 and November 15, 2012.  Driving record issued by non-government agency, e.g., insurance company, may not be substituted.


Willingness and/or ability to respond to after-hours emergency calls as required.  Must be able to work in high places and confined spaces.  Must be able to climb poles using lineworker climbing equipment.  Must be able to utilize ladders rated for a safe working load of 250 pounds with tools and clothing. Must be able to work out of aerial lift buckets rated at a maximum safe work load of 300 pounds with tools and clothing.  Must be able to wear safety lanyards and safety belts without exceeding safe work loads of 350 pounds.




Employees in this classification, as a condition of employment, must agree to union membership or payment of an in-lieu service fee or equivalent contribution to a designated charity.





PART I:            Review of all applications to identify which applicants meet the minimum requirements for acceptance into the exam.  Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completed City application forms.  Applicants are urged to fill out the application completely and thoroughly respond to all questions.  FAILURE TO SUBMIT SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE WILL REMOVE AN APPLICANT FROM CONSIDERATION.

PART II:           An evaluation of those applications and Supplemental Questionnaires to select those best qualified to continue in the exam. NOTE:  Meeting the minimum requirements for this position does not guarantee that the applicant will be invited to continue in the examination process. 


PART III: A Job Related Qualifications Appraisal Interview which may include a Performance Maintenance Skills Test (weighted 100%).  The Panel will conduct a comprehensive review of each candidate’s technical knowledge and overall suitability for the position.  Candidates receiving a score of 70% or more will have their names placed on an Eligible List.  The number of names certified to the department will exceed by four (4) the number of vacancies to be filled.  Placement on the eligible list does not guarantee employment.  Tie scores will be broken by giving priority to the candidate based on the earliest application date.  Prior to appointment, a thorough reference check will be conducted.  The successful candidate may also be required to pass a City paid medical examination.  Federal law requires, that prior to employment, you must furnish proof of your identity and eligibility for employment in the United States, such as driver’s license, original Social Security Card, U.S. passport, or appropriate INS forms, etc.

The EXAMINATION may include material to measure KNOWLEDGE OF the principles and practices of journey level line work in electrical transmission and distribution systems; materials, tools and methods used in electrical construction, installation and maintenance; State of California General Orders 95 and 128, Electrical Safety Orders, National Electrical Code and safe work practices and procedures and electrical tools and equipment.  ABILITY TO effectively plan, organize and direct the activities of a crew; estimate materials and work hours required to perform a job; install and maintain overhead and underground electrical systems; work in high places; operate specialized vehicular equipment; read and interpret electrical plans, drawings and sketches; interpret electrical codes and laws; maintain records; communicate effectively; establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and the general public and assist in the supervision, training and evaluation of assigned staff.



1.     APPLY ONLINE at or

2.     Apply In-Person at the City of Alameda Human Resources Department (Monday-Thursday, 8am-6pm), 2263 Santa Clara Avenue, Room 290, Alameda, CA 94501.


VETERAN’S PREFERENCE CREDIT:  A job applicant qualifies as a veteran if honorably discharged from active military, reservist, or National Guard duty of at least 18 consecutive months within the past five (5) years of the date of application. In case of discharge attributable to service-connected injuries or illnesses, the 18 months active duty requirement need not be fulfilled. An applicant claiming veteran’s preference credit must attach to their application, a legible copy of their DD-214 verifying the type of discharge and date(s) of active service.  NO OTHER DOCUMENTATION WILL BE ACCEPTED.




The City of Alameda encourages minorities, women and the disabled to apply.  It is the City's policy that all aspects of employment and promotion shall be without regard to sex, marital status or disability (except where dictated by requirements of the position), race, sexual orientation, political affiliation, religious creed, color, national origin or age.  Qualified disabled persons must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with reasonable accommodations.  No individual may pose a direct threat to the health or safety of himself/herself or other individuals in the workplace.  Barring undue hardship, reasonable accommodations can be made in the application and examination process for disabled individuals or for religious reasons.  Requests for reasonable accommodation should be made in advance to the Human Resources Department.  Hearing Impaired TDD (510) 522-7538.


The information contained herein is subject to change and does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.


For Benefits information, please visit our website at: A detailed summary for this position can be found under International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 1245.

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