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Humboldt State University

Closes: Friday, November 30, 2018

(Job #18-75) Electrician, $5,534-$7,146/month. Appointments are typically made at the beginning of the salary range. This is a full-time, probationary, 12-month pay plan, exempt position with full benefits and CalPERS retirement and a one-year probationary period in Facilities Management. Typical work hours are 8:00 am-5:00 pm., Monday through Friday. Anticipated starting date is January 2, 2019.

Position Summary:
Under general supervision of the Facilities Maintenance Manager, electricians perform the full range of skilled journey-level electrical and related work as required to maintain and/or modify campus physical facilities to meet the needs of the University. The incumbent also may provide instruction and lead direction to unskilled and semi-skilled assistants. In addition, incumbents receive lead work direction from the Facilities Project Supervisor.


  • Works from blueprints, specifications, drawings and instructions as needed to install, maintain, modify, and repair electrical apparatuses, equipment and systems.
  • Inspects, isolates, troubleshoots and repairs electrical malfunctions using various test instruments.
  • Operates electrical power-generating plants and other electrical equipment and systems.
  • Maintains and repairs low voltage systems including fire and intrusion alarms and access control systems.
  • Tests electrical equipment for safety and efficiency.
  • Plans the layout and wiring of new or remodeled installations.
  • Fabricates electrical parts as necessary to complete electrical work.
  • Makes rough sketches of repair work and submit such to supervisor.
  • Participates in the maintenance and operations of an electrical shop.
  • Inspects completed work for conformance with specifications, requirements and compliance with applicable building and safety codes and regulations.
  • Cleans, maintains and services tools and equipment used in the performance of duties.
  • Tracks and reports time and materials for assigned work. Maintain records and retrieve data related to work performed using manual and/or computerized record-keeping systems.
  • Estimates cost, time and materials for electrical projects or work efforts as assigned.

    Minimum Qualifications:
    Any combination of progressively responsible training and experience which demonstrates achievement of journey-level skills equivalent to that acquired through completion of a standard electrician's apprenticeship program. Possession of a valid driver's license is required.

    Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    Thorough Knowledge of:
  • Electrical theory and the methods, materials, tools and equipment used in the electrical trade for the installation, maintenance and repair of electrical apparatuses, equipment and systems, including but is not limited to hand and power tools, personnel lift, arc flash gear and equipment, fall protection and confined space gear and equipment, voltage testers, megohmmeters, circuit analyzers, fishing rods/tapes, cable/conduit benders, lock- out/tag-out gear, medium voltage switchgear, computers and software for various electrical control equipment
  • Applicable state safety codes and regulations pertaining to the electrical trade, including the National Electric Code, California Electric Code and Electrical Safety Orders of the Division of Industrial Safety for the State of California and State Building Codes

    Ability to:
  • Assemble, install, maintain and repair electrical apparatuses
  • Operate all applicable tools and equipment necessary to perform skilled electrical work
  • Read, interpret and work from blueprints, plans, drawings and specifications
  • Make rough sketches
  • Estimate the cost, time and materials of maintenance, repair and renovation assignments or projects
  • Use maintenance management and work reporting systems such as those used to track work orders, obtain warehouse supplies, and maintain facility/equipment data
  • Observe safety requirements and safe work practices and methods as required, including the use of personal protective equipment, arc-flash and fall protection gear.
  • Ability to analyze and respond appropriately to emergency situations
  • Prepare standard reports
  • Use computers and software interfaces for various electrical control equipment
  • Provide lead direction and instructions to semi-skilled and unskilled assistants
  • Analyze and respond appropriately to emergency situations
  • Read and write at a level appropriate to the position
  • Perform arithmetic calculations as required by the position
  • Initiate, establish, and foster communication and teamwork by maintaining a positive, cooperative, productive work atmosphere while establishing effective working relationships within a diverse population and those from various cultural backgrounds
  • Recognize and accommodate changing priorities; meet short and long term deadlines/goals; and complete routine tasks despite intermittent interruptions (including managing multiple tasks and working proactively to avoid crisis and backlog)
  • Operationalize sustainability concepts (economy, society, environment) into all aspects of performing job duties

    Preferred Qualifications:
  • Three years of journey-level electrical experience associated with commercial or institutional construction projects.
  • California General Electrician Certification or equivalent (from another state)

    Application Procedure:
    To apply, qualified candidates must electronically submit the following materials via Interfolio (link below):
  • Letter of Interest
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae
  • Contact information for at least three professional references
  • HSU Employment History Form (HSU Employment History Form: https://forms.humboldt.edu/employment-history-form)

    CLICK HERE TO APPLY NOW: http://apply.interfolio.com/57608
    (NOTE: Download the HSU Employment History Form and save it as a PDF file prior to filling it out. If the form is filled out on line (accessed via a web browser), content WILL NOT be saved).

    Application Deadline:
    The deadline to submit application materials is 11:59 p.m. on Friday, November 30, 2018. To be notified in the event this recruitment re-opens for a subsequent review of applications, send an email to [email protected] that includes the job number (18-75) and applicant's last name in the subject line of the message.
    HSU is committed to enriching its educational environment and its culture through the diversity of its staff, faculty, and administration. Persons with interest and experience in helping organizations set and achieve goals relative to diversity and inclusion are especially encouraged to apply.

    Equal Employment Opportunity Statement Humboldt State University is a Title IX/Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

    HSU is committed to enriching its educational environment and its culture through the diversity of its staff, faculty, and administration. Persons with interest and experience in helping organizations set and achieve goals relative to diversity and inclusion are especially encouraged to apply

    It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide complete and accurate employment information. Evidence of required degree(s), certifications(s), or licenses(s) will be required prior to the appointment date. Incorrect or improperly completed applications will not be considered for vacancies. Any reference in this announcement to required periods of experience or education is full-time activity. Part-time experience or education (or activities only part of which are qualifying) will receive proportionate credit. In accordance with applicable Collective Bargaining Agreements, preference may be given to the campus applicants covered by these agreements. However, positions are open to all interested applicants, both on and off campus, unless otherwise stated.

    A background check (including a criminal records check, employment verification, and education verification) must be completed satisfactorily as a condition of employment with the CSU. Certain positions may also require a credit check, motor vehicle report, and/or fingerprinting through Live Scan service. Adverse findings from a background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

    Compliance with the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA) and CSU Executive Order 1083 Revised July 21, 2017 (EO 1083) is a condition of employ-ment. CSU employees in positions with duties that involve regular contact with children or positions which supervise such employees are designated as Mandated Reporters under CANRA and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in EO 1083. Upon appointment to this position, the successful candidate(s) will be notified of and required to acknowledge their CANRA reporting status.

    Additionally, all CSU staff and faculty receive training annually on their obligations in responding to and reporting incidents of sexual harassment and sexual violence. You will be notified by email when you are required to take this mandated training.

    New faculty employees hired by the CSU for the first time who first become CalPERS members on or after July 1, 2017 are subject to a 10-year vesting period for retiree health and dental benefits. Staff employees covered under bargaining agreements 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, C99, E99, M80 and M9 hired by the CSU for the first time who first become CalPERS members on or after July 1, 2018 are subject to a 10-year vesting period for retiree health and dental benefits

    If accommodations need to be made during the recruitment and interview process, please contact Human Resources at (707) 826-3626 or [email protected]

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    Posted: 11/8/2018
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