• City of Sacramento
  • Sacramento, CA, USA
  • Aug 10, 2018
Full time Government Skilled Trade

Job Description

This is skilled journey-level work in the installation, maintenance, and repair of electrical/electronic systems and equipment in various municipal buildings, parks, stations, plants, street lighting and fire alarm systems. The work involves the performance of skilled tasks in accordance with standard trade practices in the installation, alteration, maintenance, and repair of electrical/electronic systems, and equipment. Assignments are made in the form of written or oral instructions and may be accompanied by sketches and/or blue prints. Work is ordinarily performed independently and subject to inspection in process or upon completion.


  • Installs conduits, wire, pull boxes, switchboards, and switches required in making additions, extensions, or alterations in electrical, communication and data systems.
  • Repairs and maintains building interior and exterior lighting, power, heating, fire alarm, and street lighting systems.
  • Repairs and/or replaces defective parts in motors, generators, pumps, storage batteries, switchboards, controllers, contactors, switches, uninterruptible power supplies, and other fixtures and appliances.
  • Tests, locates, and repairs trouble in electrical circuits and equipment including medium voltage distribution systems.
  • Repairs and replaces damaged electroliers, fire alarm boxes, and police telephone boxes; replaces defective underground cables on street lighting system.
  • Performs limited troubleshooting, repair, and modifications to PLC hardware and software.
  • Reviews project documents prior to construction and inspects the work of electrical contractors to ensure conformance with plans and specifications.
  • Other related duties may also be performed; not all duties listed are necessarily performed by each individual holding this classification.


Knowledge of:

  • The standard practices, materials, tools, and equipment of the electrical trade.
  • Occupational hazards and safety precautions of the trade.
  • Local and national electrical codes.
  • The installation, operation and maintenance of electrical/electronic equipment, apparatus, and instruments.

Ability to:

  • Understand and follow oral and written instructions and to read and interpret blueprints, sketches, and diagrams.
  • Read and write the English language at a level necessary for efficient job performance.

Skill in:

  • Locating and adjusting defects in electrical systems and equipment.
  • The use and care of tools and equipment of the electrical trade.


Any combination equivalent to experience and education that could likely provide the required knowledge and abilities would be qualifying.

A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be experience as a journey-level Electrician. Journey level is completion of a recognized apprenticeship and 8,000 hours in the field.


Driver License:

Possession of a valid California Class C Driver License at the time of appointment. Loss of the Class C License is cause for discipline. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to physical disability will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Residency Requirement:

Employees in this classification must reside within thirty-five (35) air miles from the freeway interchange at W-X Streets, 29th-30th Streets within one year following appointment.


Pease note, the City of Sacramento's preferred method of communication with applicants is via e-mail. As such, please ensure you verify the e-mail address on your application, and check your e-mail frequently, including your spam and junk folders. All e-mail notifications can also be accessed through the governmentjobs.com applicant inbox.

1. Application: 
(Pass/Fail) – All applicants must complete and submit online a City of Sacramento employment application to the Employment Office by the final filing deadline;

  • Employment applications must be submitted online; paper applications will not be accepted.
  • Employment applications will be considered incomplete and will be disqualified:
    • If applicants do not list current and past job-related experience in the "Work Experience" section. Note: Qualifying experience is based on 40 hours per week (pro-rated if less than 40 hours/week).
    • If "see resume" is noted in the "Work Experience" section; a resume will not substitute for the information required in the "Work Experience" section.

2. Supplemental Questionnaire: (Pass/Fail) – In addition to the City of Sacramento employment application, all applicants must complete and submit online responses to the supplemental questionnaire to the City of Sacramento Employment Office by the final filing deadline;

  • Responses to the supplemental questionnaire must be submitted online; paper questionnaire will not be accepted.
  • An incomplete supplemental questionnaire will not pass the review process; omitted information cannot be considered or assumed.
  • A resume will not substitute for the information required in the supplemental questionnaire.

3. Performance Test: (Weighted 100%) – Qualified candidates will be notified by email and/or mail, based on their notification preference, of the performance test date, time, and location approximately two weeks prior to the test. The performance test will be job related and may include, but not limited to, the knowledge and abilities outlined above.
 4. Eligibility - Candidates who pass the written test will be placed on an eligible list. The hiring department may contact candidates for interview at any time during the life of the one-year list.

5. Conditional Hire: Upon receipt of a conditional offer, the selected candidate must complete LiveScan / fingerprinting and receive Human Resources approval prior to receiving a start date from the Department.
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