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Electrician (00651-Second Shift)

Christopher Newport University
Newport News, VA
Closing date
Jun 29, 2021

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Working Title:

Electrician (00651-Second Shift)

Role Title:

Trades Technician III

Position Number:



Non Exempt

Pay Band:


Appointment Type:

Full Time

Type of Posting:

General Public

Is Sensitive Position?:


Designated Personnel:


Responsible Employee:

This position is designated as a “responsible employee” who has the authority to redress sexual violence, who has the duty to report incidents of sexual violence or other student misconduct, or who a student could reasonably believe has this authority or duty.

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This position is a “designated position” meaning this position could potentially be required to work (depending on the event) during an emergency closing.

Statement of Economic Interest:


Is this a restricted position subject to availability of funding?:


Departmental Objective:

Facilities Management is responsible for maintaining campus buildings utilizing the carpentry, plumbing, electrical and HVAC trades as well as housekeeping and floor maintenance.

Purpose of the Position:

This position will perform repairs, alternations, renovations, preventative maintenance, and new installations for building and campus electrical systems, fire alarm system, emergency generators, and elevators and their associated components.
It is responsible for ensuring all work performed is done safely and per code (NEC and VUSBC).

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities (KSA's) and/or Competencies required and preferred:


Ability to work the normal working hours of Monday – Friday, 2 p.m. – 11 p.m.

Thorough knowledge of methods, practices, terminology, tools, and materials used in electrical maintenance

General knowledge of NFPA 70 (NEC), BOCA, VUSBC, International Code Council code books, VOSHA, NPFA 70E, NFPA 72 and OSHA

Thorough knowledge of electrical theory

Thorough knowledge of the safety hazards of the work and of the necessary safety precautions

Ability to make repairs to complicated electrical wiring, fixtures, and equipment

Ability to perform manual work over extended periods of time

Skill in the use of electrical maintenance and repair equipment

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates

Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot and diagnose problems to maintain electrical system throughout the campus

Ability to follow procurement regulations and use State credit card properly

Exceptional customer service skills

Ability to interact and communicate effectively both orally and in writing with Staff, Faculty, Students

Ability to tolerate change and continuous learning

Ability to be on-call on a rotational basis

Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification Required :

Education Required: High school diploma or equivalent. Valid Virginia driver’s license.
Current Journeyman electrical license with V.A. DPOR. Training in the electrical field.

Experience Required: Extensive experience in the electrical field.

Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification Preferred :

Education Preferred: Completed apprenticeship training in the electrical field.
Current master electrical license with V.A. DPOR.

Experience Preferred: Experience in a higher education or government organization. Utility locating experience.
Experience operating various types of equipment to include: trencher, man lift, boom lift and scaffold type lift.

Role Code:


Salary Range:

$40,000 - $47,295

Conditions of Employment:

This is a classified position. New and returning classified employees are required to complete a 12-month probationary period;

Selected candidate must have the ability to work the normal working hours of Monday – Friday, 2 p.m. – 11 p.m.;

Selected candidate must have the ability to tolerate change and continuous learning;

Selected candidate must have the ability to be on-call on a rotational basis;

Selected candidate must have the ability to perform manual work over extended periods of time.

This position includes Commonwealth of Virginia and CNU employee benefits;

Selected candidate must attend 2-day New Employee Orientation Program.

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Number of Vacancies:


Posting Date:


Closing Date:


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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Christopher Newport University (CNU) will make a reasonable effort to accommodate persons with disabilities in the application and/or interview process. Persons with disabilities who require accommodation should contact the CNU Human Resources Office by calling (757) 594-7145.
CNU will only accept online applications through the website. Online applications must be received by midnight on the closing date indicated in a job announcement. Faxed, emailed, hand-delivered or mailed applications and attachments will NOT be accepted. Applicants are welcome to complete an online application by using computers located in the Office of Human Resources. Address: CNU North – 301 Hiden Boulevard, Suite 101, Newport News, VA 23606. Public computers are also available in nearby libraries and at the Virginia Employment Commission. Address: 600 Butler Farm Road, Hampton, VA 23666 (M-F 9am-4:30pm).
Applicants who possess an Interagency Placement Screening Form (Yellow Form) or Preferential Hiring Form (Blue Card) as issued under Policy 1.30 Layoff (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only), must attach these forms with their application, in order to receive credit.
Applicant finalists are required to complete a CNU sponsored background check. After accepting employment, individuals are required to complete a USCIS Form I-9 (employment eligibility verification) and present documentation from the USCIS List of Acceptable Documents that establishes both their identity and employment authorization to work in the United States. The provided documents will be verified through the Department of Homeland Security E-Verify website.
CNU, an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE), is fully committed to access and opportunity.

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EEO Statement:

Christopher Newport University, an EO Employer, is fully Committed to Access and Opportunity. Notice of Non-Discrimination & Title IX Policy Statement:

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