Electrician (one or more positions)

Irvine Valley College

Mission Viejo, CA

ID: 7057178 (Ref.No. P0014326)
Posted: March 10, 2021
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 general supervision from higher level supervisory and/or management staff, performs 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; troubleshoots, diagnoses, and calibrates electrical equipment and systems; installs cable and conduit for fiber optic cable, phone and data systems; performs predictive, preventative, and corrective maintenance as assigned; and maintains a variety of records. May receive functional supervision, technical training and work direction from a higher-level electrician.

Knowledge of:

Operational characteristics of electrical systems and internal components.
Methods, practices, equipment and tools used in the installation, repair and maintenance of electrical systems including lighting circuitry, computerized alarm systems, conduit systems and electrical mechanisms.
Principles of electrical theory as applied to electrical circuits and wiring systems.
Operational characteristics of a variety of electrical systems and high voltage networks.
Principles of electrical and electronic repair.
Use and maintenance of a variety of power and hand tools.
Methods and techniques of maintaining, installing and repairing electrical systems and equipment.
Operating characteristics and application of electrical test equipment.
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.
Basic 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:

Install, troubleshoot, maintain and repair various types of electrical equipment and motors including lighting circuitry, computerized fire and alarm systems, conduit systems and electrical control mechanisms.
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 the 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.


Two years of responsible journey-level experience in the maintenance and repair of electrical systems including lighting systems, 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:


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.


If you require special accommodations in the application and/or selection process, please notify
District Human Resources (DHR) at least two (2) business days prior to the Job Close Date/Initial
Screening Date, by either calling (949) 582-4850 or sending an e-mail to hrinfodesk@socccd.edu.


Information regarding campus crime and safety awareness can be found at www.saddleback.edu or
www.ivc.edu. Paper copies are available in the District Human Resources (DHR) office upon


A California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS) retiree may not accept employment
until after the first 180 days of retirement. Anyone retired from CalPERS accepting permanent
employment with this District will be required to reinstate as an active CalPERS member. Please
contact CalPERS for additional information regarding your retirement status.

Any active vested member of California State Teachers Retirement System (CalSTRS), who accepts
employment with the District to perform service that requires membership in CalPERS, is eligible to
elect to continue retirement system coverage under CalSTRS.

Duties and Responsibilities

Install, maintain and repair 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.

Install and maintain automated systems including parking lot lights, emergency lights and computerized fire and alarm systems.

Troubleshoot and repair short circuits, power failures and other electrical problems; test, locate and repair damaged electrical circuitry.

Repair and replace 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.

Inspect, clean, disconnect, improve, and reenergize high voltage networks as necessary.

Install 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.

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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