County of OrangeSanta Ana 92701
Full Time
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County of Orange
Full Time Orange County Public Works, 601 N Ross St, Santa Ana, CA 92701, United States



In addition to performance-based merit increases, this position is scheduled to receive salary range increases on the following dates:

Effective June 28, 2024 – 4.25% increase

Effective June 27, 2025 – 4.00% increase

Salary may be negotiable within the range listed above, based on position requirements and successful candidate's qualifications, subject to appropriate authorization.

This recruitment is being held to establish an eligible list to fill current and future Electrician positions with OC Public Works. This recruitment may also be used to fill positions in similar and/or lower level classifications throughout the County of Orange.

This recruitment is open to the public. Applications will be accepted beginning September 8, 2023, for a minimum of five (5) business days.
OC Public Works provides services on a regional basis to unincorporated areas, to cities, and to other County agencies and departments. The primary mission of the department is to protect and enrich the community through efficient delivery and maintenance of public works infrastructure, planning, and development services. OC Public Works core values are integrity, accountability, service and trust.

The OC Facilities Maintenance Service Area ensures efficient and innovative operations of County facilities through maintenance management services. OC Facilities Maintenance employs over 100 full-time employees with an annual operating budget of $5 million. The Service Area is led by a Deputy Director who oversees facilities managers and skilled craft and maintenance personnel, including supervisors, leads, and administrative support positions.

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OC Public Works has an exciting opportunity for experienced Electricians. The Agency is seeking a journey-level Electrician who will be troubleshooting, repairing, installing, upgrading, fixing and maintaining electrical instruments at the facilities, systems, control devices, electrical equipment, and operating with voltage levels of up to and including 4,160 volts. The Electrician works under general supervision and performs other journey-level electrical work as assigned. As the County of Orange’s electrical infrastructure is a mixture of old and new, the Electrician must be comfortable working on a variety of electrical systems in various states of repair, from brand new modern buildings to decades old buildings.  

This position works a 9/80 work schedule, which means an early start to the work day and every other Friday as a regular day off.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate three (3) or more years of experience as a commercial electrician in non-residential settings such as airports, recreation facilities, government agencies, businesses and retail establishments, offices, restaurants, commercial constructions sites, banks, schools and hospitals; as well as operating with voltage levels of up to and including 4,160 volts, and working with a Computer Maintenance Management System (CMMS) to receive work orders and record documentation of completed tasks.  
In addition, the ideal candidate MUST possess a California State Electrical License/Certificate or C-10 Electrical Contractor License, and possess extensive experience in the following core competencies:

  • Performing maintenance and repairs on constant current regulators, their associated monitoring systems, on building electrical distribution systems, lift stations, security systems, and fire protection systems, etc.
  • Installing, testing, calibrating, and maintaining complex control systems, analyzers, electrical switchgear, distribution equipment, and safety interlocks
  • Working with emergency generators including gas and diesel, parallel operations, bus transfer and switchgear such as Russ Electric, Onan and Asco
  • Utilizing with motor control 5 to 200 horsepower, various types of starters used on 480-volt three-phase, types of overload and variable speed controls
  • Understanding State and local laws, ordinances, codes, and regulations pertaining to all aspects of electrical wiring systems and equipment installation and maintenance
  • Ability to install conduit and related fittings for new or extending circuits
  • Knowledge of Computer Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS)

  • Performing building and safety codes and understanding of safety regulations
  • Maintaining compliance with the National Electrical Safety Code and the National Electric Code
  • Complying with health and safety standards and building codes
  • Knowledge of safe and proper use of the hand and electrical tools of the trade
  • Knowledge of the occupational hazards and applicable safety principles and practices

  • Working positively and effectively to resolve issues and develop collaboration within internal team settings as well as with County of Orange agencies, contractors, and internal/external stakeholders
  • Representing the organization effectively and communicate articulately, while demonstrating organizational integrity
  • Maintaining cooperative relationships and deal tactfully within and across organizational lines
  • Delivering technical and conceptual information clearly and articulately, both orally and in writing, to a wide variety of audiences

Possession of a valid California Driver's License, Class C or higher may be required by date of appointment.

Possession of a valid State of California Electrical License/Certificate or C-10 Electrical Contractor License.

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Human Resource Services (HRS) will screen all applications and supplemental responses for the minimum qualifications. After the initial screening, qualified applicants will be referred to the next step of the selection process. All applicants will be notified via email of their status in the process.

Proctored Online Exam | Multiple-choice Test (Weighted 100%):  Applicants whose work experience appear to best meet the needs of the department will be invited to participate in a proctored online exam covering job-related items. Only applicants who receive the highest score on the assessment will be moved on to the next assessment step. This exam must be attended in-person.Performance Exam| Performance Test (Weighted 100%):  Applicants will be evaluated based on practical job exercises designed to assess each applicant’s qualifications for the job. Only the most successful applicants will be placed on the eligible list.
Based on the Department's needs, the selection procedures listed above may be modified. All candidates will be notified of any changes in the selection procedure. Completion of a background investigation to the satisfaction of the County may be required for some assignments.

Eligible List
Once the assessment has been completed, Human Resource Services will establish an eligible list of candidates. Candidates placed on the eligible list may be referred to a selection interview to be considered for present and future vacancies.

Veterans Employment Preference (VEPP)
The County is committed to providing a mechanism to give preferential consideration in the employment process to veterans and their eligible spouses and will provide eligible participants the opportunity to receive interviews in the selection process for employment and paid internship openings. Please click  to review the policy. 

Only on-line applications will be accepted. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of on-line applications. Application information must be current, succinct and related to the requirements in this job announcement. Your application should demonstrate your professional experience and education related to the specific qualifications/duties listed in this bulletin, including areas which you have developed expertise.

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For specific information pertaining to this recruitment, contact Cherry Ward at (714) 667-9609 or email at .