ELECTRICAL TECHNICIAN - ENTRY LEVEL - City of Stockton, CA

Employer: City of Stockton, CA

Job Description:
ELECTRICAL TECHNICIAN - ENTRY LEVEL
Salary: $5,390.31 - $5,667.34 Monthly
Location: City of Stockton, CA
Job Type: Classified
Department: Municipal Utilities
Job Number: 0221-05123
Closing: 4/8/2021 5:30 PM Pacific
DEFINITION: OPEN/PROMOTIONAL OPPORTUNITY
MONTHLY SALARY RANGE: Entry Level: $5,390.31 - $5,667.34
FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt
TENTATIVE EXAM DATE: Week of April 26, 2021 (Candidates must appear in person for the examination)

“The City of Stockton, Human Resources, will be following COVID-19 guidelines to ensure the safety of our attendees and staff. We will be enforcing social distancing throughout the examination process. If you are sick or having any symptoms, please do not attend the examination.”

- The City of Stockton Municipal Utilities Department - Maintenance Division is currently recruiting to fill two vacancies for the position of Electrical Technician. The incumbents work on low and high voltages up to 12 KV, PLC’s, Instrumentation, etc.
- The incumbents will work a 9/80 shift schedule 7:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and Friday 7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. with alternating Fridays off.
- Incumbents in this position are included in the Civil Service System, in a "for-cause" employment status, and are represented by the Operating Engineers' Local No. 3, Operations and Maintenance Unit (Classified/Represented).
- This recruitment is being conducted as an Open/Promotional recruitment. Current full-time City of Stockton employees may apply for this position as a promotional opportunity and successful candidates will be placed on a promotional list. All other candidates may apply for this position as an open competitive opportunity and successful candidates will be placed on an open list. The appointing authority will have the option of requesting names from the promotional list, the open list, or a combination of both.
- This list may be used to fill future vacancies.
- Prior to appointment, eligible candidates may be required to submit to and successfully pass a background investigation, which will include fingerprinting and a medical examination which includes a back evaluation.
- Performs highly skilled electrical/instrumentation installation, repair, maintenance and modification work; performs related work as assigned. May assign, direct, and review the work of staff engaged in electrical/instrumentation installation, repair, and maintenance work.

CLASS CHARACTERISTICS:
- Initially, under close supervision, incumbents learn and perform a variety of duties in electrical/instrumentation installation, repair and maintenance. Incumbents may advance to the journey level after obtaining the required experience and demonstrating proficiency at the entry level.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES (Illustrative Only):
- Performs maintenance and repairs on power generation and distribution systems 12kV and below, including generators, substations, transformers, grounding systems switchgear, panelboards, circuits, back-up power systems, electro-mechanical and solid-state protection and synchronization devices. Provides technical assistance and operational troubleshooting on the 60kV substation, including coordination with PG&E.
- Installs, test, adjusts, calibrates, modifies, and maintains analog, digital and logic circuitry, microprocessor-controlled devices, electrical and instrumentation elements, equipment, cathodic protection systems, and components. Maintains, repairs, configure logic, and programs supervisory control and data acquisition systems, man-machine interface systems, programmable logic controllers, and various communication protocols and networks.
- Installs conduit and pulls and splices wires for motors, control panels, lighting, fixtures, outlets and other purposes. Maintains and repairs electrical motors, circuits, controls, and control systems.
- Makes load and performance computations, on a variety of electrical and instrumentation circuits and systems. Observes safe work methods and procedures and ensures the use of safety equipment and precautions related to the work being performed.
- Provides technical assistance to operations, maintenance, and engineering staff, instructs crew in work procedures and safe work practices and troubleshoots equipment problems.
- Maintains written and computerized records of work performed, calibrations made and materials used; records modification and maintains as-built drawings; prepares a variety of written records and reports related to the work. Maintains the computerized work order system as it relates to instrumentation, supervisory control and data acquisition systems, and electrical work. Develops standard maintenance procedures and O&M manuals.
- Coordinates work assignments with other divisions; responds to questions and requests as appropriate.
- Interprets and applies Instrument Society of America (ISA), National Electric Code (NEC) and International Standards Organization (ISO) requirements and standards in the accomplishment of work.
- Reads and interprets plans, schematics, loop diagrams, wiring diagrams, ladder logic diagrams, manuals and specifications; designs modification as necessary.
- Requires offsite meetings, events, or jobsite visits.
- Directs the use and maintenance of a wide variety of hand, power and shop tools, test equipment and other equipment related to the work; operates trucks and equipment.
- Responds to emergency situations.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Education/Experience:
- Possession of a high school diploma or GED and two (2) years of experience in electrical/electronic/instrumentation work.

Other Requirements:
- Valid California Class C Driver License prior to appointment.

Knowledge of:
- Principles, techniques, tools and materials used in the electrical, instrumentation and electronics trades;
- Operation and maintenance of a wide variety of hand and power and shop tools, test equipment and other equipment common to electrical, instrumentation and electronic work; testing and adjusting a wide variety of recording and metering instruments;
- Safe work methods and safety regulations pertaining to the work;
- Codes, ordinances and regulations pertaining to the work;
- AC/DC theory and control circuits;
- Basic electronics principles and theory;
- Electrical mathematics; and
- Electrical and electronic circuits.

Skill in:
- Working on high voltage electrical, electronic circuits;
- Working on low voltage electronics and instrumentation;
- Diagnosing mechanical, electrical and electronic malfunctions in instrumentation and telemetering systems;
- Making extensive repairs and overhauls to metering and control instruments;
- Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships;
- Operating and maintaining a variety of hand, power and shop tools and equipment used in electrical, instrumentation and electronic installation, maintenance and repair work;
- Understanding and following oral and written instructions;
- Properly placing cones, barricades and warning devices and directing traffic flow at job sites;
- Training others in work procedures;
- Exercising independent judgement and initiative without close supervision;
- Preparing, reading and interpreting schematics, instrumentation/wiring diagrams, blueprints, plans and specifications; documenting modifications made; and preparing records; and
- Estimating materials and equipment necessary to complete assigned jobs.

Physical/Mental Abilities:
- Mobility – Frequent walking, bending, climbing and working from ladders, working from aerial buckets, twisting; occasional sitting, squatting, kneeling, crawling;
- Lifting/Carrying – Frequent carrying and lifting up to 25 lbs; occasional carrying and lifting up to 75 lbs;
- Vision – Constant use of overall visual capabilities; frequent need for use of color perception, hand/eye coordination, reading and/or close-up work;
- Dexterity – Frequent grasping, holding, pushing, pulling, and reaching; occasional typing;
- Hearing/Talking – Frequent hearing and talking in person; ability to detect specific noises. May be required to wear hearing protection; may work in noisy conditions;
- Emotional/Psychological – Frequent coworker contact; occasional working alone; must have ability to comprehend, organize, communicate, and make decisions on the job;
- Environmental/Working Conditions – Must be willing to work outdoors, in all weather conditions, from heights, underground, and in confined spaces; frequent exposure to loud noise, hazardous materials, chemicals, gases, fumes, and other environmental substances and constituents and odors associated with water and wastewater treatment plants; working around equipment and machinery; and
- Special Requirements – Weekend shifts, holidays, overtime work as required, and off-hours in emergency situations.

This class specification should not be interpreted as all inclusive. It is intended to identify the essential functions and requirements of this job. Incumbents may be requested to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this specification. Any essential function or requirement of this class will be evaluated as necessary should and incumbent/applicant be unable to perform the function or requirement due to a disability as defined by the American with Disabilities Act (ADA). Reasonable accommodation for the specific disability will be made for the incumbent/applicant when possible.

The Examination:
Applicants who qualify in terms of relevant work experience and education, that best fit the needs of the City, will be invited to participate in the examination process. The examination process may include a training and experience evaluation and/or a written or oral examination weighted 100%. However, the City reserves the right to utilize alternative testing methods if deemed necessary. Candidates must receive a minimum passing score of 70%, as determined by the relative performance of all candidates in all portions of the examination. In the event of identical ratings, candidates' names will be arranged in order of application date/time, and, if the same, then arranged alphabetically.

ALL APPLICATIONS AND SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS MUST BE COMPLETED FULLY AND SUBMITTED ON AN OFFICIAL CITY OF STOCKTON APPLICATION FORM. (DO NOT STATE "REFER TO RESUME" ON YOUR APPLICATION OR SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE.) INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS AND SUPPLEMENTALS WILL BE REJECTED AND CANNOT BE REVISED AFTER SUBMITTAL ON OR BEFORE THE FINAL FILING DATE. POSTMARKS, FACSIMILES, AND PHOTOCOPIES OF THE CITY'S EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. RESUMES ARE WELCOMED BUT SHOULD BE SUBMITTED AS ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ONLY.

The information in this announcement concerning the terms and conditions of employment does not constitute either an express or implied contract, and these provisions are subject to change.

Notes:
- After on-line submittal, immediate notification will appear on your screen indicating your application has been received. Please print this notice as proof of filing.
- Notices and correspondence will be sent via email only. No paper notices will be mailed to applicants. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure a correct email address is provided and that correspondence is received.
- NeoGov.com: You will receive correspondence via the e-mail address you placed on your application. Some e-mail accounts have been known to place these e-mails in the spam/junk file. Please check your e-mail folders or accept e-mails ending with neogov.com.

In accordance with California Government Code section 3100, et., seq., all City of Stockton employees are considered disaster service workers who may be required to report for duty, or remain on duty to address disaster service activities in the event of an emergency or disaster and are required to undertake an applicable loyalty oath.

The City of Stockton requires employees in this position to reasonably respond to emergencies at all times. Employees will be required to maintain primary residence within 45 minutes of City Hall in order to timely respond to emergencies and meet the health, safety, and welfare needs of the City. New employees have up to three (3) months from date of hire to comply with the requirement. Any interested candidates must be willing to adhere to this requirement throughout the duration of employment.

Agency:
City of Stockton
Address:
400 E. Main Street, 3rd Floor
Stockton, California, 95202
Phone:
(209) 937-8233
(209) 937-8147
Website: http://www.stocktonca.gov/

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Location: City of Stockton, CA
Application Method: Online: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/stockton/jobs/2995735/electrical-technician-entry-level
Base Pay: $5,390.31 - $5,667.34 MO

Posted on March 16, 2021

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