Bargaining Unit: At Will
Salary Code: Band D
FLSA Designation: Exempt
Revision Date: 06/01/19
Under general direction of the Director of Operations & Maintenance, plans, organizes, directs, controls, and supervises work of staff related to the installation, calibration, inspection, maintenance, and repair of electrical facilities of the District’s water distribution systems. This is an “at-will management” position in which the incumbent serves at the discretion of the General Manager.
EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED:
The information listed below is meant to serve as examples of the job duties and responsibilities for positions in this classification. This list is neither inclusive nor exclusive, but indicative of several types of duties performed.
- Plans, organizes, assigns, directs, reviews, and supervises the work of staff engaged in inspecting, maintaining, troubleshooting, modifying, repairing, installing, overhauling, and performing diagnostic work on all electrical equipment and components, including synchronous motors up to 7,000 horsepower, generators, motor control centers, contactors, potential and current transformers up to 4,160 volts, large storage battery banks, high voltage switching and switchgear up to 115 KV, manual and combination starters, control circuits, and pumping, distribution facilities.
- Selects, trains, motivates, and evaluates the performance of staff, provides or coordinates staff training, conducts performance evaluations, implements discipline procedures, maintains discipline and high standards for the efficient and professional operation of the department.
- Directs the preparation and administration of the department’s budget and establishes short- and long-term budget priorities and funding elements; reviews expenditures, tracks budgets, and justifies budget variances.
- Communicates with staff and is responsible for ensuring compliance with District policies, rules, regulations, and guidelines.
- Participates in formulating long-range planning goals.
- Performs high voltage switching up to 115 KV and live man-on-line work applying hot-stick techniques in accordance with Western Area Power Administration regulations.
- Coordinates jobs with, and requests assistance from, other departments, divisions, and outside services in the repair, design, and maintenance of the electrical and industrial power facilities.
- Develops and reviews the cost of the Department’s work; reviews and studies the effectiveness with which assignments are completed; improves work methods; and maintains work standards.
- Inspects locations where work will be performed, indicates equipment needed, and difficulties that may be encountered; prepares estimates of time, cost, labor, and material needs; and completes necessary records.
- Plans, organizes, and directs preventive maintenance programs and measures designed for the District’s electrical systems and equipment.
- Initiates and supervises electrical design work, the development of replacement circuitry, and the maintenance of electrical drawings and schematics. Inspects field contract work.
- Administers District, Federal, State, and County laws, rules, regulations, and standard industrial practices as they apply to field maintenance personnel, contract work, or other logistical matters.
- Maintains records of progress and activity; maintains equipment history files of the Department; and prepares periodic and special reports.
- Performs other duties as required.
Education and Experience: Any combination of equivalent education and experience that has led to the acquisition of the knowledge and abilities required by the position. A typical way of acquiring the knowledge would be:
Completion of two (2) years of college (60 semester units), including electrical and electronic course work and five (5) years of experience as an Electrician or equivalent. Two (2) years of experience with lead or supervisory responsibilities is desirable.
Note: Qualifying experience may be substituted for education.
- National Electrical Code and relevant Electrical Safety Orders of the California Division of Industrial Safety.
- Applicable safety and accident prevention procedures of the California Occupational Safety and Health Act and General Industrial Safety Orders.
- National Electrical Manufacturers Association standards.
- Use and operation of electrical measuring, diagnostic, and testing devices.
- Principles and practices of management, supervision, and budgeting.
- Exposure to hazardous materials.
- Contract administration.
- Computer technology as it applies to work orders, predictive maintenance, and water distribution systems.
- Understand, interpret, and apply department policies, rules, regulations, and procedures.
- Supervise, train, and evaluate assigned staff.
- Troubleshoot and evaluate electrical systems and take appropriate actions.
- Prepare and provide oral and written instructions.
- Perform skilled electrical work.
- Maintain accurate records.
- Distinguish colors.
- Establish and maintain effective interpersonal relationships at all organization levels as well as the public.
- Operate a District vehicle observing legal and defensive driving practices.
- Heavy lifting up to 90 pounds.
- Possess the physical strength and agility to work outdoors under adverse climatic conditions.
- Possess physical characteristics to perform the critical and important duties of the job, including the ability to climb stationary ladders up to 100 feet in height, work suspended above ground level (approximately 45 feet) in a bosun chair or aerial lift, and work in confined spaces, such as in excavations (approximately 20 feet below ground level), buried dewatered pipelines and manifolds (ranging in size from 3 feet to 13 feet in diameter), and dewatered sumps and turnout facilities (approximately 30 feet below ground level).
- Respond to emergency calls on a 24-hour basis.
- Possession of a valid California Class C Driver’s license with a driving record acceptable to the District’s automobile insurance provider is required.