Job Description

Overall Job Objective



Provides work direction and training to a crew of skilled and semi-skilled employees on a project or day-to-day basis; performs journey level installation, repair, maintenance and remodeling of electrical and electronic equipment and facilities on a variety of County locations; ensures that electrical power is available for facilities on an emergency basis.


This is the working lead level in this building trade series. Incumbents perform the full range of electrical installation, maintenance and repair duties on County buildings, facilities and structures in addition to directing and training a small group of support staff. This class is distinguished from other maintenance and repair classes by the requirement for specialized, well-developed skills in the electrical craft area, rather than general facility maintenance or another recognized craft specialty area. It is further distinguished from Electrical Maintenance Supervisor in that the latter is the first full supervisory level in this class series.

This examination will establish an Open Competitive and Promotional list to fill current and/or future vacancies that may occur within the next six (6) months or may be extended as needed by the Office of Human Resources.



Education and Experience: Equivalent to graduation from high school AND seven (7) years of skilled experience in the electrical trade. Successful completion of a recognized apprenticeship as an electrician may be substituted for four (4) years of the required experience. Attendance at a recognized trade school is desirable, as is experience with electronic controls and experience in an industrial or plant setting. Working Conditions: Work extended shifts or be called back in emergency situations. Licensing and Certification: Must possess a valid Class C Nevada Driver's License at time of appointment. Certification for the State of Nevada "F" Fire Alarm Protection System installation and maintenance is desirable. Background Investigation: Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation. Periodically after employment background investigations may be conducted. Medical Examination: Employment is contingent upon the results of a physical examination performed by our examining physician. Pre-Employment Drug Testing: Employment is contingent upon the results of a pre-employment drug examination.


Provides lead direction, training and work review to a work crew; organizes and assigns work, sets priorities, and follows-up to ensure coordination and completion of assigned work. Recommends selection of staff; trains staff in work procedures; provides input into performance appraisals; administers discipline as required. Participates in the design, layout and installation of office, public facility, shop, plant and other remodeling, repair or modification projects affecting County buildings and facilities; takes measurements; prepares working drawings and sketches; assists in preparing project specifications. Estimates materials, parts, tools and equipment needed for work assignments; orders and picks up materials and supplies from outside vendors as appropriate; prepares cost estimates for job. Performs skilled electrical work such as the installation of wire, conduit, outlets, fixtures, switches, appliances, timers, alarm systems, lighting systems, appliances and other elements of office and public facilities. Performs skilled plant electrical work such as the installation of motors, pumps, generators, control systems, auxiliary power systems, data information systems, HVAC systems and similar major installations in plant and public facilities. Inspects and performs preventive maintenance on systems and equipment; tests emergency power, lighting, alarm and other backup systems to ensure ongoing usage. Installs, reroutes telephone, and other data communication lines; installs and maintains such specialized equipment as surveillance cameras, computer components and electronic circuit boards. Tests and troubleshoots electrical and electronic components, repairs or orders and replaces components, rewires systems, and tests equipment prior to placing back into service. Reads diagrams, blueprints, specifications and manuals for installation and repair projects. Maintains and services electrical test and repair equipment and hand and power tools; keeps small inventory of frequently used supplies and parts. Ensures that proper safety procedures are followed, particularly around energized circuits. Contributes to the efficiency and effectiveness of the unit's service to its customers by offering suggestions and directing or participating as an active member of a work team. Maintains records of work performed and materials used. Drives County vehicles to work sites and transports materials and assistants as required; may work from lift trucks, ladders and other elevating devices.


Mobility to work in a typical shop or related maintenance setting, including operating typical trade equipment, hand and power tools and standard office equipment, and to drive a motor vehicle to various work sites; stamina to stand, walk and climb and to work in confined or awkward spaces or from aerial equipment for an extended period of time; strength to lift and maneuver materials and equipment weighing up to 100 pounds with proper equipment; vision to read printed materials; and hearing and speech to communicate in person or over a radio or telephone. Accommodation may be made for some of these physical demands for otherwise qualified individuals who require and request such accommodation.

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