Lead Electrician (one or more positions)

Irvine Valley College

Mission Viejo, CA

ID: 7049813 (Ref.No. P0006668)
Posted: October 28, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

10-Irvine Valley College
Classification Benefits:

The District offers a comprehensive package of insurance benefits to eligible employees, which includes medical and dental insurance, a vision-care plan, life insurance and dependent life coverage, accidental death and dismemberment coverage, and a long-term disability income-protection plan. All premiums are fully paid by the District. Mandatory retirement incentive is with California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS).

Summary Description:

Under direction from the Facilities & Energy Projects Manager, leads, oversees, and performs the more complex and difficult work of staff responsible for performing skilled electrical work in the installation, repair and maintenance of electrical systems and equipment including lighting circuitry, computerized fire and alarm systems, conduit systems and electrical control mechanisms; oversees and participates in troubleshooting, diagnosing, and calibrating electrical equipment and systems; oversees and participates in installing cable and conduit for fiber optic cable, phone and data systems; performs predictive, preventative, and corrective maintenance as assigned; oversees other trades staff as assigned; and maintains a variety of records.

Knowledge of:

Operational characteristics of electrical systems and internal components.
Principles of lead supervision and training.
Advanced methods, practices, equipment and tools used in the repair and maintenance of electrical systems including lighting circuitry, computerized alarm systems, conduit systems and electrical mechanisms.
Advanced principles of electrical theory as applied to electrical circuits and wiring systems.
Operational characteristics of a variety of electrical systems and high voltage networks.
Advanced principles of electrical and electronic repair.
Use and maintenance of a variety of power and hand tools.
Advanced methods and techniques of maintaining, installing and repairing electrical systems and equipment.
Operating characteristics and application of electrical test equipment.
Advanced methods and techniques of troubleshooting and calibrating electric and electronic systems and components.
Instrumentation equipment and precision tools.
Preventive and corrective maintenance techniques.
Precautions necessary for working with high voltage.
Blueprint and symbol identification.
Principles of mathematics.
Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers.
Principles and procedures of record keeping.
Occupational hazards and standard safety practices.
Pertinent federal, state and local codes, laws and regulations including Cal/OSHA safety rules, regulations and other safe work practices.

Ability to:

Lead, organize, and review the work of staff.
Independently perform the most difficult electrical maintenance and repair duties.
Interpret, explain, and enforce department policies and procedures.
Install, troubleshoot, maintain and repair various types of electrical equipment including lighting circuitry, fire and alarm systems, conduit systems and electrical control mechanism.
Operate a variety of electrical testing, maintenance, repair, and installation equipment in a safe and effective manner.
Use electrical test equipment.
Operate hand and power tools competently and safely.
Install low voltage fiber optic cable for networking purposes.
Maintain required work logs, records and related operational and maintenance data.
Prepare clear and concise written reports.
Perform accurate mathematical calculations.
Read, interpret, and work from blueprints, electrical diagrams and schematics, manufacturer instructions and directions.
Perform assigned work in accordance with appropriate safety practices and regulations.
Operate office equipment including computers.
Work independently in the absence of supervision.
Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Education and Experience Guidelines:

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.


Equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by specialized journey-level training in the maintenance and repair of electrical lighting, motor control panels and computerized alarm systems.


Four years of responsible journey-level experience in the maintenance and repair of electrical systems including lighting, motor control panels and computerized alarm systems and components.

License or Certificate:

Possession of a valid California driver’s license and proof of insurability.
Obtain certificate of completion for Cal/OSHA high voltage electric safety and operation training as required.

Conditions of Employment:

The conditions herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions.

Work Environment:

Work is performed in both indoor and outdoor field environment; travel from site to site; exposure to noise, dust, grease, smoke, fumes, electrical energy and high voltage and all types of weather and temperature conditions; work at heights on scaffolding and ladders. Occasional exposure to risks controlled by safety precautions. Positions may be required to work evenings and weekends. Frequent exposure to hazardous activities including high voltage electricity.

Physical Demands:

Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to walk, stand, and sit for prolonged periods of time; frequently stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, crawl, climb, reach, and twist; push, pull, lift, and/or carry moderate to heavy amounts of weights; operate assigned equipment and vehicles; verbally communicate to exchange information. Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction; vision abilities required by this job include close, distance, and peripheral vision, color perception, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus; and to operate assigned equipment. Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.

Additional Position Information:

METHOD OF APPLICATION: Complete and submit an application online at http://jobs.socccd.edu login page. INCOMPLETE applications will not be considered.

1. ALL SECTIONS of the application must be completed (do not state “see resume” and do not leave any blanks).

    a. List relevant experience.
    b. Specify assignment details for each job listed.
    c. Provide a minimum of three (3) professional references.

All submitted materials become the property of the South Orange County Community College District and will not be returned, will not be copied, and will be considered for this position only. Applicant bears the sole responsibility for ensuring the application is complete when submitted. Any supporting application materials must reference the job opening ID number.

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: Application must be posted to the position and materials must be received by the specified closing date. Applications and supporting documents received after the closing deadline will not be accepted. Applications submitted via fax or email will not be accepted.

NOTICE TO ALL CANDIDATES FOR EMPLOYMENT: The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Public Law 99-603, requires that employers obtain documentation from every new employee which authorizes that individual to accept employment in this country.

PLEASE NOTE: This position is under the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS). Anyone retired from CalPERS accepting employment with this District will be required to reinstate as an active member of CalPERS. Please contact CalPERS for additional information on reinstatement to an active member. Additionally, any active member of California State Teachers Retirement System (CalSTRS), who accepts employment with this District to perform service that requires membership in the CalPERS, is eligible to elect to continue retirement system coverage under CalSTRS.

Duties and Responsibilities

Lead, plan, train, and review the work of assigned staff responsible for performing skilled electrical work in the installation, repair and maintenance of a variety of electrical equipment and controls including interior and exterior electrical lighting circuits, conduit and duct systems, transformers, and other types of electrical power equipment; train assigned employees in their areas of work including proper electrical repair and maintenance methods, procedures and techniques; participate in performing the most complex work of the unit including researching and contacting venders to coordinate and implement energy saving projects; ensure daily compliance of CAL/OSHA safety rules and regulations.

Supervise the use, care, operation, and maintenance of a variety of hand tools, power tools, pneumatic tools, trucks and other equipment related to area of assignment.

Verify the work of assigned employees for accuracy, proper work methods, techniques, and compliance with applicable standards and specifications; ensure adherence to safe work practices and procedures.

Oversee and participate in installing and maintaining automated systems including parking lot lights, emergency lights and fire and security alarms and controls.

Oversee and participate in troubleshooting and repairing short circuits, power failures and other electrical problems; test, locate and repair damaged electrical circuitry.

Oversee and participate in repairing and replacing defective or worn electrical parts in motors, generators, pumps, telemetry equipment, controllers, switches and other facilities and equipment.

Inspect newly installed electrical equipment and lighting to ensure safe and satisfactory functioning.

Perform predictive, preventative, and corrective maintenance on equipment.

Oversee and participate in inspecting, cleaning, disconnecting, improving, and reenergizing high voltage networks.

Oversee and participate in installing low voltage fiber optic cable for networking purposes as required; inspect, correct and modify cable as needed.

Respond to electrical calls and emergencies as necessary.

Operate and maintain a variety of hand tools, power tools, pneumatic tools, trucks and other equipment in the performance of assigned duties.

Prepare and maintain a variety of written records and reports; read and interpret electrical and mechanical drawings and specifications.

Estimate time, materials, and equipment required for jobs assigned; requisition materials as required.

May provide lead supervision to other maintenance and operations personnel as assigned; provides hands on support as necessary.

Perform related duties as required.

At the South Orange County Community College District, our goal as an academic community is to sustain a working environment that fosters and celebrates diversity, promotes and rewards excellence, and is welcoming to all. An exemplary academic community promotes an inclusive environment that best prepares our faculty, staff, and students to live, work, and contribute in a global society. The Plan reflects the District's commitment to equal employment opportunity and outlines the active steps that ensure nondiscriminatory practices.


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