at City of Houston
Location Houston
Date Posted June 21, 2022
Category Trades & Services
Job Type Not Specified


Applications accepted from: ALL PERSONS INTERESTED

Job Classification: Electrician
Posting Number: 27246
Department: General Services
Division: Property Management
Reporting Location: Various*
Workdays & Hours: M - F 7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.* On Call nights and weekends*
* Subject to change

The General Services Department (GSD) is seeking an Electrician who researches and analyzes causes of electrical failures; repairs, replaces and installs new equipment/components and related hardware to maximize function ability. The position will also be responsible for the following:

  • Provides preventive maintenance ensuring safe and clean operating conditions.
  • Will drive to troubleshoot, maintain, manage and upgrade existing electromechanical and electronic installations and systems.
  • Responds to emergency calls for various types of electrical failures and shutdowns.
  • Organizes, schedules and monitors work assignments.
  • Researches technical product specifications.
  • Compares and evaluates vendors' product pricing to determine most competitive bid.
  • Inspects field locations to determine appropriate types and placement of electrical components for installation.
  • Assists in the inventory control management of electrical parts and components to provide appropriate supply levels.
  • Assists other trades as needed.
  • Must be willing to work overtime and be "on call" nights and weekends.
  • Will perform other duties as assigned.
  • May be required to pass a Houston Police Department Criminal Background check.

This position involves considerable physical exertion, such as regular climbing of ladders, lifting heavy objects (up to 80 pounds) on a highly frequent basis and/or assuming awkward positions for long periods of time. Working at heights in excess of 60' on a bucket truck or aerial platform. There are occasional exposures to extreme levels of temperature, air pollution, noise pollution, chemical gases and substances, and/or contagious diseases or physical trauma conditions of a short-term disabling nature, such as broken bones or temporary loss of sight or hearing.

Job Requirements:
Requires a high school degree or a GED certificate. Requires a successful completion of an apprentice electrician program approved by the Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training or the equivalent as recognized by the Electrical Safety and Licensing Advisory Board.

No journey level experience is required.

A valid State of Texas Journeyman Electrician License is required.

Must have a valid Texas driver's license and comply with the City of Houston's policy on driving.

Preference will be given to applicants journeyman level experience in electrical construction and renovation. Preference will be given to applicants with 1-3 years of experience as an electrical commercial service truck driver.

**Preference shall be given to eligible veteran applicants provided such persons possess the qualifications necessary for competent discharge of the duties involved in the position applied for, such persons are among the most qualified candidates for the position, and all other factors in accordance with Executive Order 1-6.**

The selection process will involve application review and/or interview. The department may administer a skills assessment.

Yes, this position is subject to random drug testing and if a promotional position, candidate must pass an assignment drug test.

Factors used in determining the salary offered include the candidate's qualifications as well as the pay rates of other employees in this classification.

Pay Grade 18

Only online applications will be accepted for this City of Houston job and must be received by the Human Resources Department during active posting period. Applications must be submitted online at: . To view your detailed application status, please log-in to your online profile by visiting: . or call .

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Due to the high volume of applications received, the Hiring Department will contact you directly, should you be selected to advance in our recruitment process.

All new and rehires must pass a pre-employment drug test and are subject to a physical examination and verification of information provided.

EEO Equal Employment Opportunity
The City of Houston is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and providing a work environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based upon any legally protected status or protected characteristic, including but not limited to an individual's sex, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status, gender identity, or pregnancy.

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