Human Resources

Assistant Electrician


  This is highly skilled work at the journeyman level involving the responsibility for performing difficult maintenance, repair and installation work on municipal electrical equipment and wiring.  General supervision regarding tasks to be done is received from a superior, but an employee in this class has wide leeway for the exercise of independent judgment in carrying out the details of the work.

Maintains traffic light system within the municipality, installs new lights, controls and   wiring, and makes necessary replacements and repairs;
Maintains fire alarm system, installs and repairs fire alarm boxes, and rewires alarm circuits;
Maintains fire alarm system control panel, tests circuits and alarm boxes periodically;
Maintains and repairs electrical wiring, controls and thermostats in municipal buildings and in parks and recreation areas;
Makes difficult repairs to electric motors and pumps, control and circuit breaking devices, switches and wiring systems at sewage and water treatment stations;
Installs a wide variety of electrical equipment and devices, and rewires installations;
Periodically inspects all municipal electric wiring and devices, and makes suggestions for repairs and improvements;

The above examples of duties are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND/OR PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS:  Thorough knowledge of the practices, tools, terminology, and safety precautions of the trade; good knowledge of the installation, maintenance and repair of electrical circuits, equipment, motors and control devices; working knowledge of mechanical and electrical drawings; ability to work from plans, sketches, drawings, detailed and schematic wiring diagrams, and specifications; ability to follow moderately complex written and oral instructions; initiative; resourcefulness; dependability.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION:  Two years of experience as an electrician, at least one of which shall have been at the journeyman level.

Competitive Class