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(Full-time) Maintenance Foreperson - Electrical

Shasta College
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Description of Basic Functions and Responsibilities
The Shasta-Tehama-Trinity Joint Community College District (Shasta College) sits at the northern end of the Sacramento Valley, surrounded by mountains to the north, east, and west. The area provides a wide array of outdoor amenities and activities with miles of hiking and biking trails, national parks, two lakes, and the Sacramento River.

Shasta College is committed to providing its diverse student population with equitable education outcomes, contributing to the social, cultural, intellectual, and economic development of our communities. The college has been recognized as a leader in developing and implementing innovative education programs to increase student success, including accelerated pathways for high school students to achieve a bachelor's degree and for returning students to complete their Associate and Bachelor's degrees. Shasta College enrolls more than 11,000 students annually and provides educational services to students with a wide range of skills and abilities.

Our ideal candidate is motivated to join a campus community prioritizing the success of our racially and socio-economically diverse staff and student population. Providing equitable outcomes so all members of our community may enjoy safe, healthy, and vibrant educational and employment environments is critical to our success.

Classified positions in the California Community College system offer a unique opportunity to contribute to the empowerment of our students seeking to improve their lives and communities. Our classified staff engage with a diverse employee and student populations, facilitating equitable outcomes for all by implementing and supporting our various employment and academic programs. As a classified staff member at Shasta College, you will join a vibrant community of professionals and educators working together to provide a positive, healthy educational environment where our students experience diverse academic and cultural perspectives. A career in classified service at Shasta College offers a highly rewarding and enriching employment experience.

The Maintenance Foreperson – Electrical plans, organizes, and oversees electrical work for the maintenance, repair, alteration, and/or basic construction of District buildings, equipment, and facilities. Employees in this classification receive limited supervision within a framework of standard policies and procedures. Employees in this classification train and oversee the work procedures and outcomes of others to accomplish projects. This job class requires a high degree of technical knowledge and ability in the area of electrical equipment operation and installation. This job class functions as both journey and foreman level of classifications.

CLASSIFICATION: Range 46 on the current Classified Salary Schedule, 40 hours per week, 12 months per year. Work assignment hours are 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.

SUPERVISOR: Director of Physical Plant or designee

BENEFITS: Holiday, vacation and sick time will be provided. Our competitive benefits package includes medical, dental, and vision insurance provided at a share of cost on a pretax basis, CalPERS Retirement and an employee assistance program (EAP).

Employees have the option to contribute to:
  • Health Savings Account (HSA)
  • 403(b) and 457 Retirement Plans
  • Section 125 Plan including Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) and Dependent Day Care Accounts
In addition, employees have the option to purchase:
  • Disability Income Insurance
  • Cancer Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Accident Only Insurance
  • Critical Illness Insurance
For more information regarding Employment and Benefit Policies, please view the Classified Employee Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Typical Duties, Knowledge and Ability
Examples of typical duties are descriptive and not restrictive in nature.
Essential Functions:

  • Plan, organize, schedule, oversee, and perform journey level technical work including proper installation, operation, service, repair, adjustment, testing, and maintenance of the District's electrical systems and equipment.
  • Oversee the work procedures and outcomes of Maintenance Electricians performing installation, operation, service, repair, adjustment, testing, and maintenance work.
  • Maintain, test, inspect, repair, and recommend alterations or necessary electrical repairs for electrical systems and equipment, including high and low voltage light and power systems, clocks, fire alarms, analog communications systems; and electrically-operated, motor-driven equipment, machinery, and other tools.
  • Maintain and troubleshoot solar equipment and when necessary oversee or perform tasks to Install, operate, provide proper connections for, and electrically maintain all alternative energy devices and equipment such as generators, photovoltaic systems, and any future alternative energy systems.
  • Install and maintain generators for power outages and events including monitoring of load, shedding load as necessary, and refueling as necessary.
  • Facilitate coordination with contractors, engineers, and architects, which includes investigating areas of work to be performed; locating and marking all underground electrical, alarm, and communication wires in areas to be excavated; opening gates; buildings, rooms, and panels for inspection; inspecting buildings and underground vaults for pathways to be utilized; and performing related functions in these areas.
  • Facilitate the needs of use of facilities requests, which includes set up and breakdown of electrical components (cords, power strips, lighting, etc.) for events both on and off campus during regular and off hours.
  • Design and engineer specifications and procedures for contractors and engineers, which includes product specs, District standards and procedures, cost estimations, plan checking, project follow up and inspection, and developing scopes of work.
  • Install and monitor temporary metering equipment for buildings and parts of buildings to determine where electrical system upgrades are necessary for building remodels and additions.
  • Install new electrical systems, wiring, and grounding systems.
  • Maintains, tests, and adjusts all 12 KV substations and related switches, arrestors, and control level assembly.
  • Install/oversee installation of data/communication cabling in accordance with policies and procedures outlined in Policy Physical Plant (Electricians / Information Technology) telecommunication/fiber optic cabling responsibilities.
  • Read and interpret blueprints, sketches, and diagrams.
  • Order tools, materials, and equipment as assigned.
  • Maintain records and logs related to electrical systems, equipment, maintenance, and operations.
  • Install, maintain, and repair electronic control equipment.
  • Perform a variety of skilled maintenance, repair, and special project work as assigned.
  • Performs all electrical work in conformance with building and safety codes.
  • Performs other related duties similar to the above in scope and function as required.
Knowledge of:
  • The methods, procedures, equipment, and tools related to electrical installation, operation, maintenance, adjustment, service, repair, and testing.
  • Safety rules, policies, codes, and regulations related to electrical equipment installation, operation, maintenance, service, testing, adjustment, and repair.
  • Effective customer service methods and techniques.
  • Effective listening, verbal, and written communication skills.
  • Basic mathematical operations necessary for inventory control, ordering, receiving, installing, operating, maintaining, servicing, testing, adjusting, and repairing electrical and related equipment.
  • Safe use, maintenance, and storage of tools and equipment.
  • Diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college staff and students.
Ability to:
  • Perform highly skilled electrical maintenance, installation, conduit bending, and repair work.
  • Organize, prioritize, and accomplish assigned work within established time frames.
  • Read and interpret blueprints, sketches, and diagrams.
  • Prepare accurate time and material estimates.
  • Establish and maintain accurate work logs and records.
  • Understand and carry out complex instructions independently.
  • Train, schedule, and oversee and direct the work procedures and outcomes of others in a lead capacity as assigned.
  • Safely use and operate a variety of hand tools, power tools, and other equipment used for building electrical maintenance.
  • Quickly and effectively diagnose electrical maintenance, service, and repair issues and take appropriate action.
  • Learn from errors, determine appropriate corrective action, and prevent repeated occurrences.
  • Effectively communicate orally and in writing.
  • Perform basic mathematical calculations accurately.
  • Safely and effectively work on ladders, scaffolding, rigging, scissor lifts, bucket trucks, booms, and roofs of varying heights.
  • Meet the physical requirements necessary to safely and effectively perform the required duties.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others, including those from diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic, and ability backgrounds.

Must have a valid California driver's license or obtain one within 90 days of employment.

Education Required:
  • High school graduation or equivalent
Experience Required:
  • Five years of journey level electrical work, including cost estimation
Experience Preferred:
  • Two years' experience in a lead role with accountability for the work outcomes of others

Additional Information

Online Application with Additional Preferred Materials to be attached to application:
  • Cover letter addressing criteria listed in the position announcement
  • Current resume
  • College transcripts, if applicable (unofficial will be accepted at the time of application)
  • Attention Applicants:
  • After application has been submitted, all application materials will be screened.
  • Internal candidates must also submit all required materials to be considered.
  • Candidate evaluations will not be considered.
  • Reference letters from any member of the Hiring Committee or Board Members will not be considered.
  • Interviews will be by invitation only.
  • Interviews will be by Zoom.
  • The District does not reimburse for new hire moving expenses.
  • New Classified Appointments will be placed at Step 1 on the Classified Salary Schedule and will graduate to the next step on July 1st if the hire date is before January 1st, with subsequent steps annually thereafter to a maximum fifth step.

    Longevity pay in accordance with Section 8.8 of the Classified Employee Collective Bargaining Agreement.

    The Shasta-Tehama-Trinity Joint Community College District ("Shasta College") does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religious preference, age, disability (physical and mental), pregnancy (including pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth), gender identity, sexual orientation, genetics, military or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law in admission and access to, or treatment in employment, educational programs or activities at any of its campuses. Shasta College also prohibits harassment on any of these bases, including sexual harassment, as well as sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.

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    Shasta College is a comprehensive community college with campuses in Shasta, Tehama, and Trinity Counties, offering students a unique educational experience. Small class size allows faculty to provide personalized instruction and hands-on training. Shasta College is committed to providing access to the latest information technology.

    The Shasta-Tehama-Trinity Community College District encompasses over 10,000 square miles serving approximately 247,700 residents of beautiful north­eastern California. The College is located four miles east of Redding, which is the population center of the upper Sacramento Valley. Located 220 miles northeast of San Francisco, the campus is situated on 337 acres and commands spectacular views of Mt. Shasta, Mt. Lassen, and the Trinity Alps. Nearby are some of the outstanding recreational areas in the western United States, including Shasta, Trinity, and Whiskeytown Lakes.

    Shasta College enrolls approximately 11,000 students, including on-campus day, on-campus evening, and off-campus students taking classes in extended education centers throughout the District. The College currently employs about 150 full-time faculty and administrators, 400 part-time instructors, and 200 support staff.

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