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Electrician (Correctional Facility) Series

Electrician (Correctional Facility) Series

California State Personnel Board Specification

Series established October 2, 1984

Scope

This series describes Electrician classifications utilized by the Department of Corrections and the Department of the Youth Authority. 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 rough sketches and estimating the cost of minor electrical installations; and the preparation of simple records and reports.

Definition of Series

Positions in this series may instruct, lead or supervise inmates, wards, residents or patients of the Department of Corrections or the Department of the Youth Authority; prevent escapes and injury by these persons to themselves or others or to property; maintain security of working areas and work materials; inspect premises and search inmates for contraband, such as weapons or illegal drugs. These classifications are subject to safety retirement.

 

There is a parallel series of Electrician, which is utilized by State agencies other than the Department of Corrections or the Department of the Youth Authority.

 

Electrician (Correctional Facility) Series Specification - Class Titles and Codes

Schem Code

Class Code

Class

PS45

6544

Electrician I (Correctional Facility) (Abolished 01/07/2016 per Pay Letter 16-05)

PS35

6538

Electrician II (Correctional Facility)

PS15

6534

Electrician III (Correctional Facility)

Factors Affecting Position Allocation

The number of inmates, wards, residents, or patients; responsibility for cost estimation, material requisitioning, and job lay out; and enforcement of safety standards.

Definition of Levels

All Levels:

Incumbents in this series maintain order and supervise the conduct of persons committed to the Department of Corrections and the Department of the Youth Authority; prevent escape and injury by these persons to themselves or others or to property; maintain security of working areas and work materials; inspect premises and search inmates, wards, residents or patients for contraband, such as weapons or illegal drugs.

Electrician I (Correctional Facility)

This is the entry and first working 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 lead and instruct unskilled assistants.

Electrician II (Correctional Facility)

This is the full journey 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 lead the work of craftspeople or helpers.

Electrician III (Correctional Facility)

This is the leadworker level. Incumbents plan, lay out, lead 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 I (Correctional Facility)

Either I

 

Completion of a recognized apprenticeship for 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 (Correctional Facility)

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 III (Correctional Facility)

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

All Levels:

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 (Correctional Facility)

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

Electrician II (Correctional Facility)

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

Electrician III (Correctional Facility)

Ability to: Plan, lay out, direct and inspect the work of a crew of electricians and helpers.

Special Personal Characteristics

All Levels:

Special Physical Characteristics: Persons appointed to positions in this class must be reasonably expected to have and maintain sufficient strength, agility, and endurance to perform during stressful (physical, mental, and emotional) situations encountered on the job without compromising their health and well-being or that of their fellow employees or that of inmates.

 

Assignments during tour of duty may include sole responsibility for the supervision of inmates and/or the protection of personal and real property.

Class History

Electrician (Correctional Facility) Series History - Dates Established, Revised, and Title Changed

Class

Date Established

Date Revised

Title Changed

Electrician I (Correctional Facility)

07/23/1975

05/23/1989

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Electrician II (Correctional Facility)

07/23/1975

05/23/1989

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Electrician III (Correctional Facility)

07/23/1975

05/23/1989

05/23/1989

  Updated: 2/25/2016
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