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City of Stockton, CA SENIOR ELECTRICAL TECHNICIAN in City of Stockton, California

SENIOR ELECTRICAL TECHNICIAN

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SENIOR ELECTRICAL TECHNICIAN

Salary

$6,893.48 - $7,247.80 Monthly

Location

City of Stockton, CA

Job Type

Classified

Department

Municipal Utilities

Job Number

1020-04427

Closing

11/13/2020 5:00 PM Pacific

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DEFINITION

OPEN/PROMOTIONAL OPPORTUNITY

MONTHLY SALARY RANGE:

$6,893.48 - $7,247.80

FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt

TENTATIVE EXAM DATE: Week of November 30, 2020 (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 current vacancy exists in the City of Stockton's Municipal Utilities Department. Under general supervision, the incumbent will work on a variety of plant equipment including raw sewage pump motors (5HP - 400HP), chemical meters, limitorques, gates, and transfer switches. In addition, incumbents will work on power generation systems up to two (2) megawatts and the controls for those systems. The incumbent will work on 12KV and below as well as 12 and 24 volt DC.

The incumbent 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

Under general supervision, incumbents are the lead class responsible for planning, scheduling, assigning, coordinating and directing employees, and perform the more technically complex electrical/instrumentation installation, repair, and maintenance. This class is distinguished from Plant Maintenance Supervisor, which is the first-line supervisory 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.

  • May train, direct, and coordinate the work of others on a daily and project basis; instructs others in proper work methods and job safety.

  • Performs basic to complex electrical instrumentation installation, repair, and maintenance tasks.

  • Plans, organizes, assigns and reviews the work of assigned staff; leads and directs staff engaged in electrical/instrumentation installation, repair, and maintenance.

  • Performs the most skilled duties; provides technical assistance to crew members; instructs crew in work procedures and safe work practices; troubleshoots equipment problems; performs the necessary job functions to complete the tasks.

  • Prepares estimates of materials, equipment, tools, labor requirements and time required for assigned jobs, discusses estimates with supervisors and establishes milestone completion dates and cost/labor projections. Reviews progress and job results with supervisors.

  • Monitors contractors work in progress at the jobsite; recommends corrections and modifications as appropriate; provides oral and written reports on contractor job performance.

  • Conducts tailgate safety meetings; assists in developing and presenting training programs, provides hands-on training; recommend actions and programs to improve worker safety.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education/Experience:

Possession of a high school diploma or GED AND four (4) years of experience in electrical/instrumentation technology, or other field closely related to water or wastewater plant electrical/instrumentation work with two (2) years at or above journey level;

OR

Possession of an Associate of Arts/Science degree or completion of sixty semester units or equivalent quarter hours from an accredited college or university in a related field AND three (3) years instrumentation/electrical experience with one (1) year at or above journey level.

Other Requirements:

  • Valid California Class C Driver License prior to appointment.

  • California Water Environment Association certification as an Electrical/Instrumentation Technologist Grade II is desirable.

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;

  • Electrical and electronic circuits; and

  • Basic supervisory principles and practices.

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;

  • Estimating materials and equipment necessary to complete assigned jobs;

  • Planning, organizing, assigning, directing, reviewing and evaluating the work of others;

  • Analyzing and making recommendations for improved methods and procedures;

  • Developing and revising schedules and procedures to meet changing conditions and to ensure safe, effective, and efficient operation of plant facilities and equipment; and

  • Inspecting plant facilities and equipment and recognizing inefficient, unusual, or dangerous conditions; maintaining records and preparing oral and written reports and correspondence.

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 written 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.

NOTE:

  • After on-line submittal, immediate notification will appear on your screen indicating your application has been received. Please print this as confirmation of application submittal.

  • Notices and correspondence will be sent via email only. No paper notices will be mailed to applicants. It is the applicants responsibility to ensure a correct email address is provided and that correspondence is being received.

  • NeoGov.com: 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 are 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 will have three months from their date of hire to comply with the requirement. Any interested candidates must be willing to adhere to this requirement throughout the duration of employment.

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