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NEW AT THE CITY OF SAN JOSE - HIRING INCENTIVE PILOT PROGRAM!
Hiring Incentive Pilot Program – Effective January 1, 2017, new Electrician I/II hires will receive a one-time, non-pensionable lump sum payment of $5,000 (new Electrician I hires) or $6,000 (new Electrician II hires); employees receiving the incentive would be required to forfeit and/or refund it to the City if they leave City service or transfer to a City position not represented by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) on or before their one-year anniversary of passing probation as Electrician II. NOTE - The Hiring Incentive pilot program is currently scheduled to last for a maximum of two (2) years.
Electrician I: annual salary range is $80,246.40 - $97,656.00, hourly range is $38.58 - $46.95
Electrician II: annual salary range is $84,302.40 - $102,564.80, hourly range is $40.53 - $49.31
NOTE: The actual salary shall be determined by the final candidate’s qualifications and experience. In addition to the starting salary, employees in the Electrician classification shall also receive an approximate five percent (5%) ongoing non-pensionable compensation pay.
The City of San José is accepting applications for the position of Electrician I/II. Written exams are conducted monthly. Candidates passing all phases of the examination process will be placed in a qualified candidate group to be considered for filling present and future vacancies.
Electrician I is the entry level class in the Electrician series. Incumbents are provided with training and experience to develop the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the full range of installation, maintenance, and repair of electrical systems and equipment. Electrician I incumbents must complete training, be appointed and pass probation as an Electrician II to retain employment. Electrician II is the journey level class in the installation, maintenance and repair of electrical systems and equipment, working independently under general supervision.
Electricians are responsible for installing, maintaining, testing, troubleshooting, repairing, and operating high and low voltage/amperage electrical components, systems and equipment including: locating problems; determining appropriate courses of action; and coordinating repairs with affected parties. They design, fabricate, and install electrical systems and components and install wiring and electrical equipment, ensuring code compliance. Electricians review work orders, maintain activity logs, prepare requisitions and obtain approval for various projects. Duties may also include purchasing electrical supplies, including: filling out paperwork; coordinating purchases; and, choosing vendors. They are responsible for responding to occasional emergencies, evaluating and taking required actions and determining if support is needed.
Electricians may perform other duties of a similar nature or level.
Electricians in the Department of Transportation are responsible for the ongoing maintenance and improvements of San Jose's streetlight and traffic signal systems. Responsibilities may include installation and maintenance of fiber optic cable, speed radar signs, video detection, traffic monitoring cameras, and 'smart' LED streetlights.
Electricians at the Airport are responsible for a wide range of equipment and systems in a 24/7/365 operation, including repair, installation, operation, and maintenance. Responsibilities may include airfield/airport specific systems and equipment such as series lighting circuits, constant current regulators, airfield lighting control systems, and airfield lights. In addition, responsibilities may include interior and exterior lighting fixtures (including high mast ramp lighting, street lighting, parking lot lighting, etc), lighting control systems, building management systems, access control systems, fire alarm systems, power management systems, building distribution systems and equipment up to 12kv, motor control equipment, baggage handling systems, emergency generators, vehicle gate operators, pump stations and fiber optics.
Shift schedules are based upon the needs and requirements of the Airport, and may require rotation assignments or assignment to a specific shift. Weekend and holiday work may be required, and standby time may be required.
Public Works electrician duties include: new construction, remodels, small tenant improvement projects, lighting retrofit projects, maintenance of pump stations (includes motor controls and PLC's and computerized alarm and monitoring of pumps, etc.), emergency generators, fire alarm systems, vehicle gate operators, badge access controls, lighting control systems, electrical building distribution systems and equipment up to and including 12kv, installing cat 5 and fiber optic networks and maintenance of all City buildings. They also set up temporary power for numerous special events on weekends and public address setups. PW provides standby Electricians 24/7.
Depending upon assignment, Swing Shift, Graveyard Shift, weekend, and holiday work may be required.
The ideal candidate will possess the following competencies, as demonstrated in past and current employment history. Desirable competencies for this position include:
Job Expertise - demonstrates knowledge of and experience with applicable professional/technical principles and practices,Citywide and departmental procedures/policies and federal and state rules and regulations.
Communication Skills - communicates and listens effectively and responds in a timely, effective, positive and respectful manner; written reports and correspondence are accurate, complete, current; well-organized, legible, concise, neat, and in proper grammatical form.
Computer Skills - experience with common business computer applications including but not limited to: MS Outlook, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Access, and MS Excel.
Electrical Safety and Safe Work Practices - demonstrates familiarity and experience with Lock Out/Tag Out, safe operation of tools and equipment, and proper use of personal protective gear.
Problem Solving - approaches a situation or problem by defining the problem or issue; determines the significance of problem(s); collects information; uses logic and intuition to arrive at decisions or solutions to problems that achieve the desired outcome.
Team Work & Interpersonal Skills - demonstrates a positive attitude and flexibility along with the ability to develop effective relationships with co-workers and supervisors by helping others accomplish tasks and using collaboration and conflict resolution skills.