Park Specialist Electrical/Mechanical Systems - Bellingham, WA

Employer: City of Bellingham

Job Description:
SALARY:$26.28 Hourly, $4,556.00 Monthly
OPENING DATE: 07/31/20
CLOSING DATE: 09/11/20 04:30 PM
NATURE OF WORK: Closing Date/Time: Fri. 9/11/2020 4:30 PM Pacific Time

Starting salary rate is at Step 1 ($4,556/month) for full time positions. The full salary range for this position is $4,556/month - $5,551/month.

This recruitment process will create a register that will be used to fill anticipated vacancies. This register will be used to fill part-time or full-time vacancies should they occur. The Civil Service Eligibility Register will remain in effect for six months.

This position includes Health Benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision), Retirement Benefits (through Department of Retirement Systems) and Paid Leave (Holiday, Vacation, Sick). This position is represented by a union.

There is 1 current vacancy:
Full Time position (40 hours per week) with the Parks Department.

NATURE OF WORK:
Performs duties associated with maintenance, repair and operation of various systems in the Electrical/ Mechanical program area. Plans and schedules maintenance, performs complex technical work; maintains inventory of maintenance needs; provides technical direction and training to staff; determines required equipment, materials and supplies; and operates equipment as necessary to perform maintenance activities. Oversees all staff assigned to the program area and provides input on performance evaluations. Tracks and orders materials, equipment and supplies for program area, including price and product evaluation as well as bid packet specifications and evaluation.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
1. Works with supervisor to develop work programs and schedules for electrical/mechanical systems maintenance including electrical systems, lighting systems, HVAC systems, and electronic systems. Works with supervisor to establish performance standards for work activities.
2. Oversees day-to-day work of all staff in the Electrical/Mechanical program. May participate in the hiring process for program appropriate staff. Provides training to assigned staff. Provides information regarding employee performance to supervisor.
3. Maintains inventory of electrical/mechanical systems assets.
4. Installs and maintains electrical systems to include but not limited to interior, exterior and sports lighting, electrical power distribution, sewer pump stations and controls, PA systems, timers and scoreboards.
5. Determines appropriate equipment and materials to complete work according to specifications, verbal instruction, and/or established procedures. As necessary, adapts equipment and materials to meet specific requirements of the job.
6. Interprets and uses engineering drawings and other applicable specifications in the installation and maintenance of electrical, lighting and electronic systems.
7. Determines supplies and materials necessary for repair stock and to complete specific repair and installation projects.
8. Assists in the development of program area budget including maintenance and project costing and tracking, costing and purchasing of equipment and materials and supplies including bid package formation, submittal and review.
9. Operates tractor equipment as necessary including backhoe, front-end loader, auger and trencher.
10. Works with other program areas to perform maintenance and repairs to existing systems and assist in the review, construction and installation of systems.
ADDITIONAL WORK PERFORMED:
Performs other duties within the scope of the classification.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT:
Work is performed outdoors in all weather conditions and indoors in tight confined spaces as needed. The work involves moderate risk, which requires employees to follow established safety procedures.

Physical abilities to perform assigned work:
Adequate hearing, correctable vision, manual dexterity to operate power equipment safely in a noisy work environment.
Ability to perform physical labor including operating heavy equipment, climbing, bending and working from ladders.
Ability to work from heights of up to 40 feet.
Ability to perform heavy physical labor and frequently lift and carry equipment and materials of up to approximately 50 lbs., heavier items of approximately 50-100 lbs. are lifted on an infrequent basis utilizing proper body mechanics, assistance and mechanized equipment.
Frequently operate a computer and read a computer screen or typewritten page;
Frequently communicate verbally;

EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING:
High school graduation or equivalency (GED).
Possess and maintain a General journey-level electrician (01) license issued by the State of Washington.
One year experience as a journey-level electrician.
Must have three years of recent work experience in building trade areas of electrical maintenance and repair.
Experience working in an industrial electrical maintenance setting preferred.
Experience with equipment such as auger, trencher and front-end loader and backhoe preferred.
One year of lead/supervisory experience preferred.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Valid Washington State driver’s license at time of hire and good driving record. A three-year driving record abstract must be submitted at time of hire.
Employment contingent upon passing a criminal convictions check, child and adult abuse records check and local background check.
Ability to secure a flagging and traffic control card within one year of hire.
Ability to secure and maintain a valid First Aid and CPR certification within six months of hire.
Ability and willingness to respond to after hour and weekend callouts on an infrequent basis.

SELECTION PROCESS:
**You are encouraged to print a copy of this job announcement for your reference as the process moves along**

Please ensure your application is complete and all required information has been provided. Standard completeness means all application fields (contact information, personal information, education, work experience, references, and required supplemental questions). The information provided in your application must support your selected answers in the supplemental questionnaire. Provide as much detail as you believe will fully describe your experience and training.

Cover letters and resumes are not reviewed to determine if your application meets minimum qualifications. Supplemental Questionnaire responses not supported in your application will disqualify you from consideration for this position.

Application Review Process:
Minimum Qualifications: Applicants must provide specific, detailed information so an initial determination can be made regarding your level of qualifications for this position. Applicant status will be updated on or around September 16, 2020.
Supplemental Question Review: Applicants that meet minimum qualifications will go through a Supplemental Question Review. Relevancy of your experience and training, together with composition, grammar, spelling and punctuation will be considered when evaluating responses. Applicant status will be updated on or around September 25, 2020.
The top eight (8) scoring applicants from the Supplemental Question Review will be invited to participate in an Oral Board Interview, tentatively scheduled for October 9, 2020.
Applicants will be notified via email of Final Scores & Ranks. The final ranking of the register will be based on total scores for the following: Supplemental Question Review (40%) and Oral Board Interview (60%).
The final candidates will be referred to the department for additional assessment.

The Civil Service Eligibility Register will remain in effect for 6 months, or longer as established by the Civil Service Commission at a later date.

Please Note: Candidates will receive updates regarding application status via email. Please be sure to check your email frequently.

Equal Opportunity:
Our environment is characterized by respect for cultural backgrounds, belief systems, and ethnic diversity. The City of Bellingham is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity in its work force. We do not make decisions on the basis of an individual's race, religion, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, age (40+), disability, retaliation, sexual orientation or gender identity, honorably discharged veteran or military status, status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking, use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law. All are encouraged to apply for employment.

Fair Hiring Practices:
The City provides individuals who have been arrested or convicted of a criminal offense an equal and fair opportunity to obtain employment.
The City will not inquire about an applicant's criminal history until after a conditional job offer has been made.
The City will disregard the prior arrest and conviction record of an otherwise qualified individual unless the offense is directly related to the job position for which the individual has applied.

The City will notify an otherwise qualified applicant about a potentially disqualifying conviction and give the applicant an opportunity to submit information regarding the accuracy of the criminal records as well as evidence of mitigation or rehabilitation, as appropriate.

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Location: Bellingham, WA
Application Method: Online: https://agency.governmentjobs.com/cobwa/job_bulletin.cfm?jobID=2826014&sharedWindow=0
Base Pay: $26.28 HR, $4,556 MO

Posted on August 26, 2020

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