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UTILITIES ELECTRIC APPRENTICE TRAINEE

at City of Riverside

Pay: up to $74400/year
$74400 - $
Posted: 10/4/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2583591
Keywords: assembly

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

The Position

 
The City of Riverside is accepting applications for the position of Utilities Electric Apprentice Trainee - Power Line Technician to fill two (2) current vacancies in the Electric Division of the Public Utilities Department.   The eligibility list established may be used to fill the current and/or upcoming vacancies within this classification for up to six (6) months.

Utilities Electric Apprentice Trainee - Power Line Technician, under supervision, will perform increasingly skilled work assisting skilled workers and gaining experience in the construction, maintenance and repair of the electrical distribution, transmission or substation system through a formal on-the-job training program; and will do related work as required.

Work Performed

The duties below are specific to the upcoming vacancy in the Electric Division of the Public Utilities Department. To review the full scope of duties for Utilities Electric Apprentice in other divisions, click here.

When assigned as a Utilities Electric Apprentice or Trainee, duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • Assist in basic construction, maintenance and repair of underground and overhead electrical transmission and distribution cables and lines working under supervision of journey level workers.
  • Assist in the basic construction, assembly and/or installation of vaults, metal clad switchgear, pad transformers, insulators poles, conductors, cables and other electrical equipment.
  • Assist in basic installation, maintenance and repair of electric street lighting systems. 
  • Assist in the basic testing, installation, maintenance and repair of electric meters.
  • Assist in basic operation of a cable-splicing or line crew truck, laying out and passing tools and equipment to journey level workers.

When assigned as a Utilities Electric Apprentice (Distribution and Transmission), duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Assist at an intermediate level, construction, maintenance and repair of underground and overhead electrical transmission and distribution cables and lines working under supervision of journey level workers. 
  • Assist in the construction, assembly and/or installation of vaults, metal clad switchgear, pad transformers, insulators poles, conductors, cables and other electrical equipment.
  • Assist in installation, maintenance and repair of electrical street lighting systems.
  • Assist in the testing, installation, maintenance and repair of electric meters.
  • Operate a cable-splicing or line crew truck, laying out and passing tools and equipment to journey level workers.

Qualifications

Education and Experience:
Education: Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade.

Experience: One year of experience performing duties comparable to those of a Utilities Electric Field Helper in the City of Riverside, or two years experience in an electric wiring craft position. Completion of an electrical line worker program at a recognized and accredited institution may be substituted for the two years of experience.  12 credit units at an accredited college or university in electrical and/or math is highly desirable.

Necessary Special Requirements:

  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid California Class "C" motor vehicle operator's license.
  • May require possession of or the ability to obtain an appropriate valid California Commercial Motor Vehicle Operator's License based upon operational need and the duties assigned.
  • Enrollment and continued satisfactory progress in the formal Utilities Electric Apprentice training program with achievement of established standards.
Highly Desired Qualifications:

  • Completion of an electrical line worker program with a lineman college or lineman program.
  • Experience in electrical line work as a groundman or apprentice.

Selection Process

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION:

1) Completed Employment Application
2) Completed Supplemental Questionnaire

FOR DIRECTIONS ON ATTACHING A DOCUMENT TO AN ON-LINE APPLICATION, OR GENERAL INFORMATION ON COMPLETING YOUR ON-LINE APPLICATION, CLICK HERE: (Application Guide).  
 
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON SCHEDULING ASSESSMENTS:
If you are selected to move forward in the assessment process, you may be required to self-schedule your appointment.  You will be notified via email of your status and provided with self-scheduling instructions.  Please check your email regularly following the closing date of this recruitment.
 
The selection process will begin with an employment application package screening, with the best qualified candidates being invited to participate further in the assessment process. This process may include any combination of written, performance, and oral assessments to evaluate job-related education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities. Those who successfully complete the selection process will be placed on the eligibility list for this classification. 
 
It is the responsibility of candidates with a disability requiring accommodation in the assessment process to contact the Human Resources Department in writing to request such accommodation prior to the closing date of this recruitment. 
 
Appointment may be subject to the successful completion of a pre-employment background investigation, drug screen, and/or medical/physical examination.
 
NOTE:  The City reserves the right to modify selection devices and test instruments in accordance with accepted legal, ethical, and professional standards.  Candidates may reapply when there is a posting to establish an eligibility list. 
 
EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS:
Proof of education listed in your application will be requested at the time of conditional offer. Acceptable documentation consists of transcripts or degree, if applicable, by the accredited U.S. college or university.
 
Education obtained outside the United States (US) require one of the following options:

  1. An equivalency statement from an evaluation company certified by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) at http://www.naces.org/members.html or the Association of International Credential Evaluators Inc. (AICE) at http://aice-eval.org/members/.
  2. An advanced-level degree from an accredited US college or university.

 
All applicants will be notified via e-mail or telephone of their application status and the assessment dates/times/locations after the closing date of this announcement.
 
THE PROVISIONS OF THIS JOB ANNOUNCEMENT DO NOT CONSTITUTE AN EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED CONTRACT.