Senior Electric Engineering Technician (18010121)

Northern Bay Area
Until filled

Please review the special instructions before applying for this job opportunity.


The City is currently seeking a Senior Electric Engineering Technician who will be responsible for performing a wide range of sub-professional engineering and administrative duties including: planning, engineering design, project review, budgeting and management, labor and material estimates and complex phases of construction cost estimating. The incumbent has lead responsibility in planning, design and review of special and major development projects and has responsibility for the development and implementation of design and construction standards.

A selected sample of duties includes: assists the Utilities Director in preparing and administrating departmental work plan; by use of computer aided drafting software (i.e. ACAD) and/or other related tools, prepares detailed plans for needed maintenance and/or replacement work. Plans include providing special instructions for the materials, location of poles, anchors, guys, conduit systems, vaults, service boxes, transformers, labor estimates and other necessary information required to complete the work; determines proper cable, wire sizes, and transformer sizes for given loads on the distribution system; coordinates layout for major subdivisions with other city and third party utilities, insuring that overall City interests are a priority when said coordinating is done; conducts field surveys of project sites to determine the existing and future locations of electric and other facilities and the impact of proposed changes; ability to analyzing engineering technical and statistical information, evaluating alternatives and making sound recommendations; determines the existence of easement and requirements for new easements. Where new easements are required, initiates the process to gain easements prior to construction; assists in the development and updating of material and construction standards; works with developers, consultants, contractors, property owners, and other utilities on construction activities and proposed additions and changes to the City's electric utility system.


Ideal Candidate

Seven (7) years’ experience related directly to the design, construction, repair, replacement, or maintenance of high voltage distribution system. Experience can be gained through a combination of actual working experience and education from an accredited school. Up to two years of experience may be credited for an Associate of Arts degree and up to four years may be credited for a Bachelor’s degree. Education will only count toward experience if the degree earned is from an accredited school in fields related to major coursework in construction management, civil engineering, construction science, electrical engineering, or closely related area of focus.

A typical way to combine education and work experience would be the possession of an Associate of Arts degree with major coursework in construction management, civil engineering, construction science, electrical engineering, or closely related area of focus and five years’ working experience in electric utility construction, operations, and/or maintenance activities.



Retirement – Membership in the CalPERS 2%@60 plan for classic/legacy members and 2%@62 for new members. Employee’s pay the employee contribution on a pre-tax basis. The City does not participate in Social Security.

Medical Insurance – Dental and vision care insurance premiums for employee and dependents paid by City. Employee may choose from Kaiser, Sutter Health Plus or Anthem Blue Cross for medical coverage. Employees pay a portion of their medical premium on a pre-tax basis.

Paid Holidays – 12 days per year.

Paid Vacation – 10 days per year, with established increases for years of service.

Paid Sick Leave – 12 days per year.

Longevity Pay – Available after five years of service.

Life Insurance – $75,000 life insurance policy.

EAP—Employee Assistance Program for employee and dependents.

Additional Benefits— Deferred compensation plans and Retiree Health Savings Plan are available. Educational Reimbursement of $1,500.00 per fiscal year. Bilingual Spanish pay incentive. Union Membership: This position is represented by IBEW Local 1245 under an agency shop agreement. There are monthly dues, which are set by the Union.


Special Instructions

To be considered for this position, applicants must submit a completed City of Healdsburg application, cover letter and resume. Apply online at www. ci.healdsburg.ca.us or download the required application and mail your application materials to the City of Healdsburg Personnel Office, 401 Grove Street, Healdsburg, CA 95448. Position is open until filled.

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