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Electrician Series

Electrician Series

California State Personnel Board Specification

Series established October 2, 1984

Scope

This series describes Electrician classifications utilized by various State agencies. Positions in these classes perform or supervise the assembly, installation and repair of electric lights, motors, heaters, generators, transformers, switchboards, and other electrical apparatus; troubleshooting of electrical systems; the operation of electrical power generating plants; the maintenance of electric shops; the operation of electrical equipment; advising in the selection and storage of electrical equipment; consulting with other tradespeople; making of rough sketches and estimating the cost of minor electrical installation; and the preparation of simple records and reports.

 

Electrician Series Specification - Class Titles and Codes

Schem Code

Class Code

Class

PS55

6536

Electrician Apprentice (Abolished 01/07/2016 per Pay Letter 16-05)

PS40

6533

Electrician I

PS30

6532

Electrician II

PS1O

6530

Electrician Supervisor

Definition of Series

Positions in this series may supervise or direct the work of patients or institutional clients of the State of California except in correctional facilities. There is a parallel classification series of Electrician (Correctional Facility) which is utilized by the Department of Corrections and the Department of the Youth Authority. These positions may supervise inmates and are subject to safety retirement.

Entry Levels

Entry into this series is typically from either the class of Electrician Apprentice or Electrician I.

Factors Affecting Position Allocation

The number and level of subordinate staff; responsibility for cost estimation, material requisitioning and job lay out; and enforcement of safety standards.

Definition of Levels

Electrician Apprentice

This class is one of two entry level classes, and is a formal apprentice training program lasting three years and leading to journey level status as an Electrician I. Incumbents are indentured apprentices in training under the provisions of apprenticeship standards and written apprentice agreements as defined in Chapter 4, Division of the Labor Code. Inability to maintain satisfactory progress in the academic and vocational work of the apprenticeship program is sufficient cause for separation from the program.

Electrician I

This is the entry and first journey level of this series. Incumbents install transmission lines for electrical equipment; assemble, install and repair electric lights, motors, heaters, generators, transformers, switchboards and other electrical apparatus; troubleshoot electrical systems; operate electrical power generating plants; maintain an electric shop; operate electrical equipment; advise in the selection and storage of electrical equipment; consult and work with other tradespeople; make rough sketches and estimate the cost of minor electrical installations; keep simple records and make reports; and instruct and lead unskilled assistants.

Electrician II

This is the working leadworker level. In addition to the duties of the Electrician I, this level may prepare lists of materials and supplies; estimate the cost of and lay out a job; and, direct the work of three or more craftspeople or helpers exercising only limited supervisory responsibility.

Electrician Supervisor

This is the first full supervisory level. Incumbents plan, lay out, direct and inspect the work of a group of Electricians and other workers engaged in the installation, maintenance, and repair of electrical apparatus and equipment; make rough sketches of and estimate the cost of minor electrical installations; advise in the selection of electrical materials; see that work is done according to plans and specifications and is properly correlated with other trades; and see that safety regulations are followed.

Minimum Qualifications

Electrician Apprentice

Qualifications for this level are in the Knowledge and Abilities section.

Electrician I

Either I

 

Completion of a recognized apprenticeship for an electrician. (Apprentices who are within six months of completion of their apprenticeship may be admitted to the examination, but they must present evidence of completion of the apprenticeship before they may be appointed.)

Or II

 

Four years of varied experience in electrical installation and repair work. An Associate of Arts or Certificate of Arts Degree in Electrical Technology may be substituted for two years of the required experience. (Students who are within six months of completing their degree will be admitted to the examination but must present evidence of completion prior to appointment.)

Electrician II

Either I

 

One year of varied experience as a journey level electrician; and completion of a recognized apprenticeship performing the duties of an electrician.

Or II

 

Five years of varied experience in electrical installation and repair work. An Associate of Arts or Certificate of Arts Degree in Electrical Technology may be substituted for two years of the required experience. (Students who are within six months of completing their degree will be admitted to the examination but they must present evidence of completion prior to appointment.)

Electrician Supervisor

Either I

 

Two years of varied experience as a journey level electrician; and completion of a recognized apprenticeship as an electrician.

Or II

 

Six years of varied experience in electrical installation and repair. An Associate of Arts or Certificate of Arts Degree in Electrical Technology may be substituted for two years of the required experience. (Students who are within six months of completing their degree will be admitted to the examination but they must present evidence of completion prior to appointment.)

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Electrician Apprentice

Knowledge of: Basic arithmetic and algebra, spelling and grammar.

 

Ability to: Read and write English at a level required for successful job performance; follow directions; acquire acceptable work habits such as punctuality, neatness and dependability; work safely; make satisfactory progress in the prescribed academic and practical work in an approved apprenticeship program for Electrician I.

All Levels Above Electrician Apprentice

Knowledge of: Principles, methods, materials, tools, and equipment used in the installation, maintenance, and repair of electrical equipment; National Electric Code and Electrical Safety Orders of the Division of Industrial Safety applicable to electrical work.

 

Skill in: Installation, maintenance, and repair of electrical equipment.

 

Ability to: Read and write English at a level required for successful job performance; read, interpret and work from plans, drawings, and specifications; make rough sketches and estimates of the cost of electrical work; keep simple records and make reports.

Electrician I

Ability to: Follow oral and written instructions; instruct and lead unskilled assistants.

Electrician II

Ability to: Instruct; direct and coordinate the work of a small crew; follow oral and written instructions.

Electrician Supervisor

Knowledge of: Techniques of effective supervision; overhead line construction; a manager's role in the Affirmative Action Program and the processes available to meet affirmative action objectives.

 

Ability to: Plan, lay out, direct and inspect the work of a crew of electricians and helpers; effectively contribute to the department's affirmative action objectives.

Class History

Electrician Series History - Dates Established, Revised, and Title Changed

Class

Date Established

Date Revised

Title Changed

Electrician Apprentice

02/04/1970

10/02/1984

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Electrician I

1931

10/02/1984

12/19/1958

Electrician II

12/19/1958

10/02/1984

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Electrician Supervisor

1931

10/02/1984

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  Updated: 2/25/2016
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