Apprentice Electrical Meter & Relay Technician

Employer: City of Tacoma

Job Description:
Position Description
The City of Tacoma is creating a new civil service list for Apprentice Electrical Meter & Relay Technician. Apprentice Electrical Meter & Relay Technicians perform apprentice-level work assisting journey-level meter technicians in the testing, cleaning, repairing, calibrating, installing and programming of electro-mechanical and solid state meters used in industrial, commercial and residential installations, including electrical and electronic support equipment. Apprentices will be formally enrolled in Tacoma Power's Electrical Meter & Relay Technician Apprenticeship program which is recognized by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and requires a minimum of three and one-half years to complete. Continued enrollment and employment is subject to attending off-hours training without compensation and maintaining progress standards set by the Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee. This position requires lifting, pushing, pulling, climbing, working from heights, climbing stairs and ladders and working in enclosed spaces. Employees in this position are exposed to electrical hazards.

Graduation from high school or equivalent
Completion of high school level algebra and basic electricity courses
Six months' work experience in the electrical or electronic trades or completion of a formalized vocational training program in a related field (attach proof of completion to application)
Valid driver's license

Selection Process & Supplemental Information

Interested individuals should apply online. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be invited to the written examination which is tentatively scheduled for Monday, March 9, 2020, in Tacoma, Washington. In order to be placed on the eligible list for interview and hiring consideration, applicants must pass all portions of the written examination. Applicants will be placed on the eligible list based on their written examination score.

Part of the interview process will include a practical test. Appointment is subject to passing a background check and will include a pre-employment medical examination and drug screen. New employees need to obtain a valid Washington State driver's license within 30 days of appointment with maintenance thereafter. CPR and first-aid training will be required prior to completion of the probationary period with maintenance thereafter. Candidates must be able to obtain a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) clearance prior to completion of probation and maintenance thereafter. Candidates must be able to pass background screening for applicable security access and maintain security clearance. In addition, new employees must successfully complete a 12 month probationary period to obtain permanent status in this classification. This position is covered by a Labor Agreement between the City of Tacoma and IBEW Local 483.

Communication from the City of Tacoma:
We primarily communicate via e-mail during the application process. E-mails from and/or must be placed on your safe domain list to ensure that you receive notifications in a timely manner. As a precaution, you may also want to check your junk e-mail folders.

The online application system requires you to enter a substantial amount of information. Be prepared to spend an hour or more entering the required information. In order for your application materials to be considered, all information must be submitted by the closing date and time listed on this job announcement.

Questions regarding this announcement may be directed to the Human Resources Department at: (253) 591-5400 before the last date to file.

Contact Person:
Location: Tacoma, WA
Application Method:
Base Pay: $35.79 - $42.43/hr

Posted on February 11, 2020
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