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Line Technician
City of Roseville, Sacramento/Metro Area


For more info contact:
[email protected]
(916) 774-5475
Close Date: Jan 2, 2014
Salary: $6,254.00 - $8,799.00 Monthly

FINAL FILING DATE: We are accepting applications until 5:00 pm on Thursday, January 2, 2014

TENTATIVE TEST DATES: Written/Practical Exam: January 23, 2014 Oral Interview Exam: February 5, 2014

The Human Resources Department is accepting applications for the position of Lineman/Linewoman in the Electric Department. The normal work scheduled will be Monday through Friday from 6:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. A flex schedule may be available.

To perform skilled electrical repair work in the construction and maintenance of underground and overhead electrical transmission and distribution lines.

This is the journey level class in the Electric Line Technician series and is distinguished from the Electric Apprentice Line Technician level by the assignment of the full range of duties. Employees at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new, unusual or unique situations arise and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies within the work unit. Positions in this class are flexibly staffed and are normally filled by advancement from the Electric Apprentice Line Technician level.

This class is distinguished from the Senior Electric Line Technician in that the latter performs advanced journey level work and provides technical and functional supervision to assigned staff.


• Receives general supervision from an assigned supervisor.
• Receives technical and functional supervision from a Senior Electric Line Technician.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES - Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Climb poles, splice and repair energized lines; construct new overhead and underground transmission and distribution lines.
• Set poles, install cross arms and breakers; string, pull dead ends and energize primary and secondary wires; mount, bus and energize transformers, cable, risers, potheads, substructures, conduits and underground circuits.
• Run service lines from poles to consumer’s premises; connect, disconnect and replace service loops; build bypass lines; phase out and cut in new circuits; cut and tap primary lines; pull and terminate underground cables.
• Test poles, lines and other facilities; mount street light standards, heads and electrical control devices; trim trees to clear wires; operate aerial bucket truck ,high ranger, line truck, puller and other related utility equipment.
• May occasionally maintain and repair switching gear, transformers and related substation equipment; respond to service calls.
• Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other City employees and the public using principles of good customer service.
• Perform related duties as assigned.


Knowledge of:

• Elementary principles of electricity.
• Basic methods, procedures, materials and tools used in electrical installation and maintenance.
• Safe work practices.
• Principles and procedures of record keeping.
• Principles of electric theory as applied to circuits and wiring systems.
• Methods, procedures, materials and tools used in electrical installation and maintenance.
• Safe work practices.
• Department policies and procedures.

Ability to:

• Learn complex electrical line installation and repair work.
• Learn, understand and follow department policies, procedures, rules and regulations.
• On a continuous basis, know and understand operations, and observe safety rules; intermittently analyze problem equipment; identify and locate equipment; interpret work orders; remember equipment location; and explain jobs to others.
• Intermittently, sit while studying or preparing reports; reach, bend, squat, climb, kneel and twist when repairing or installing equipment; perform simple pushing, pulling, and fine manipulation; and lift or carry weight of 50 pounds or less.
• Learn to identify system malfunctions and recommend appropriate corrective action.
• Perform work a considerable distance above the ground among high voltage lines.
• Prepare and maintain simple records of activities.
• Appropriately stock and load trucks with needed supplies on a daily basis; wash and clean trucks.
• Work assigned shift schedules; be available for call-back and on-call assignment.
• Work unusual and prolonged work schedules during emergencies, seasonally-caused circumstances in varying weather and temperature conditions.
• Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
• Independently perform skilled electrical repair work in the construction and maintenance of underground and overhead electrical transmission and distribution lines.
• Assist with the training of staff in the Pre-Apprentice and Apprentice levels.

Experience and Training


• Three years of experience performing duties similar to an Electric Apprentice Line Technician with the City of Roseville.



• Equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade and completion of a recognized power line apprenticeship program.

License and Certificate

• Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California driver’s license upon date of appointment.
• Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California class A driver’s license within six (6) months of date of appointment.
• Possession of, or ability to obtain, First Aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certificates.

Applications will be screened and those applicants meeting the minimum qualifications will be invited to a written exam (pass/fail) and climbing test (pass/fail). Those passing the written exam AND climbing test will be scheduled for an oral interview exam (weighted 100%). Scores earned from the oral exam will establish the Employment List. Final appointment is contingent upon a background check, passing a City-paid pre-employment medical exam, a drug and alcohol screening test, and a fingerprint check.


For more information regarding the City's benefits, visit our web site at This position is in IBEW.


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