Recruitment #21-3322-001


Performs skilled journey-level electrical work in the installation, maintenance, alteration, and repair of a variety of electrical systems and equipment related to light, heat, communications, and power at a college.

Typical Duties

Lays out, assembles, installs, tests, maintains, and repairs such electrical fixtures and apparatus as conduits, meters, panels, control boards, lights, fans, heaters, fire alarms, bell and buzzer systems, field lighting systems, clock systems, telephone systems, switch gear, and wall, floor, and ceiling receptacles.

Installs interior and exterior wiring for equipment and appliances; bends conduits, cuts, drills, and channels concrete floors and walls for conduits and related installations or repairs.

Installs wires and cables in conduits.

Installs data cable and security systems.

Installs, tests, maintains and replaces electronic controls for electrical and power apparatus.

Performs electrical work such as rewiring or replacement of lamps on lighting poles at athletic fields, parking lots, and other District facilities.

Performs maintenance on high voltage systems, rated up to 600 volts, when the systems are de-energized.

Reviews plans, blueprints, and specifications for electrical projects to understand scope of project, complete assigned work orders, and to recommend potential changes to supervisor.

Attends to trouble calls for emergency repairs to electrical systems and equipment.

Safely operates hand and power tools and equipment used in the electrical trade.

Maintains electrical hand and power tools and equipment to ensure their safe and efficient operation.

Maintains shop area and supplies in a safe, clean, and orderly condition.

May assist in planning and developing modifications to existing electrical systems.

May inspect facilities for maintenance and safety problems related to electrical systems and equipment.

May assist in the inspection of electrical work performed by outside contractors.

May assist in developing specifications, diagrams, and blueprints related to electrical work.

May assist in estimating job costs, preparing material lists and job records, and maintaining an inventory of supplies and tools for assigned area/projects.

May provide work direction to staff assigned to the electrical unit.

Performs related duties as assigned.

Distinguishing Characteristics

An Electrician performs skilled journey-level electrical work in the installation, maintenance, alteration, and repair of a variety of electrical systems and equipment related to light, heat, communications, and power at a college.

A General Foreman plans, coordinates, and supervises the work of skilled journey-level workers of at least three building trades and other staff assigned to work projects at a college, and has job site responsibility for various building trades projects.

A Lead Electrician acts as a lead over a small group of journey-level workers of the electrical trade and other assigned staff and performs the more complex work related to the installation, maintenance, and repair of a variety of electrical systems and equipment related to light, heat, communications, and power at a college. Lead responsibilities include guidance and instruction on techniques, methods, and procedures for accomplishing assigned tasks and solving problems. A small group of employees typically consists of at least three people, two of whom must be at the journey-level.


General supervision is received from a General Foreman or Director of College Facilities. May provide work direction to Maintenance Assistants.

Class Qualifications

Knowledge of:

Basic solid state circuitry related to electrical fixtures and apparatus

The electrical operations of:  motor controls, machine shop equipment, traffic control equipment, and electric vehicles

Current practices, materials, hand and power tools, and equipment used in the electrical trade

Design, installation, and maintenance of electrical systems and equipment, including fire alarms

Troubleshooting techniques used in detecting malfunctions of electrical systems and equipment

Federal, state, and local electrical codes, regulations, administrative orders, and ordinances

Pertinent safety orders issued by the Division of Industrial Safety and safety practices pertaining to work on up to 600 volts electrical systems

Modern commercial and industrial building construction

Harmful effects of hazardous or toxic materials, and the protection and safeguards required when working with or controlling such materials

Basic recordkeeping procedures

Capabilities of computer applications, systems, and hardware used in the electrical trade

Skill in:

Using tools and equipment of the trade

Ability to:

Lay out, assemble, install, test, analyze malfunctions of, and repair electrical fixtures, apparatus, control equipment, wire communications, and light and power systems for buildings

Read, interpret, and work from wiring diagrams, schematics sketches, drawings, and blueprints

Safely operate tools and machines of the electrical trade

Safely lift heavy tools and materials

Safely work at heights on ladders, scaffolds, or field poles

Safely work under buildings or in restricted spaces

Keep accurate records

Work effectively and cooperatively with District staff, students, and outside contractors

Follow oral and written instructions

Effectively utilize computer systems and software applicable to the electrical trade

Learn the characteristics of new systems and equipment of the electrical trade and update skills to adapt to changing technology

Learn general and specialized software applications

Entrance Qualifications

Education and Experience:

A. Graduation from high school or its equivalent AND completion of a recognized apprentice training program of at least four years' duration in the electrical trade AND one year of recent, full-time, paid, journey-level experience in the electrical trade.


B. Graduation from high school or its equivalent AND five years of recent, full-time, paid experience in electrical work under the supervision of a journeyman or crafts supervisor. One year of the required experience must have been at the journey-level.


A valid Class "C" California driver's license may be required for some positions.

Travel to locations throughout the District may be required for some positions.


Prior to employment, all successful candidates will be required to pass an asbestos medical examination in compliance with the General Industry Safety Orders, Section 5208, Title 8 of the California Administrative Codes.


  • Medical and dental insurance and vision care plans are provided for employees and their dependents.
  • A $50,000 life insurance policy is provided free of charge for each employee.
  • New employees receive 12 full-pay days and 88 half-pay days of illness leave.
  • At least 15 paid holidays per year.
  • Vacation days accrue annually beginning at 10 days and increasing incrementally to 24 days depending on years of service with the District. Vacation days for management and confidential positions begin at 15, 20, or 24 days.
  • Other paid time off includes: bereavement leave, personal necessity leave, court subpoena, and jury duty.
  • Employees become members of the Public Employees Retirement System. Employees are also covered by Social Security.
  • Employee Assistance Program

Selection Process

The examination process may consist of one or more parts which may include a training and experience evaluation, written test, performance test and/or oral interview.

Reasonable Accommodations

Our class specification generally describes the duties, responsibilities, and requirements characteristic of the position(s) within this job class. The duties, responsibilities, and requirements of a particular position within this class may vary from the duties of other positions within the class.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Los Angeles Community College District provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with covered disabilities on a case-by-case basis throughout the application, examination, and hiring processes and throughout employment. If an individual is in doubt about his or her ability to perform the duties and responsibilities of a position or possession of any other requirement noted in a class specification or job announcement, he or she should always apply for a position and request reasonable accommodation at the appropriate time.


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