Job Details

Position Title:Electric Utility Technician II - Substations
Reference Number:13.003
Division:General Staffing
Contact Name:Human Resources
Contact Phone:916-774-5475
Contact Fax:916-774-5350
Position Description:

FINAL FILING DATE: Accepting the first 50 qualified applications or closing at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, July 30, 2013, whichever occurs first.

TENTATIVE TEST DATES: Written Exam: August 12, 2013 Oral Interview: September 17 & 18, 2013

The Human Resources Department is accepting applications for the position of Electric Utility Technician II to work in the Electric Department. The normal work schedule will be Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. A flex schedule may be available.

To perform work in the installation, testing, maintenance, calibration, repair and modification of electrical and electronic equipment related to the City’s receiving and distribution substations and electronic metering systems

This is the full journey level class in the Electric Utility Technician series and is distinguished from the I level by the ability to perform the full range of duties assigned with only occasional instruction or assistance as unusual or unique situations arise. Positions in this class are flexibly staffed and are normally filled by advancement from the I level.


• Receives general supervision from an assigned supervisor.

• May exercise technical supervision over an Electric Utility Technician I.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES – Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Install, inspect, test, and repair CT’s and PT circuits on low and high voltage switchgear and substations.

• Evaluate and document equipment testing performed.

• Operate equipment in a safe and efficient manner in a variety of hazardous environments including toxic liquids and gases and high voltages.

• Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other City employees, and the public using principles of good customer service.

• Perform related duties as assigned.

• Work in high voltage electric Substations in the construction, commissioning, testing, trouble shooting , maintenance and operation of substation and switchyard equipment which includes power transformers, 60 kv breakers, 12 kv breakers and associated equipment.

• Design, understand and troubleshoot complicated control and relaying schemes; test, maintain, and troubleshoot all components using computer software.

• Design, install and maintain various types of telecommunication and supervisory equipment to include SCADA, Junglemix, fiber optic equipment, Ethernet and phone systems.


Knowledge of:

• Basic principles of electrical systems and electrical theory.

• Types of tools, methods and materials used in electrical work.

• Components, parts and basic safety used in metering and substations.

• Computer software.

• Safe work practices.

• Computer controlled test equipment.

• Complex control electric and electronic schematics.

• Electric circuit protection.

• Lockout/tagout and high voltage procedures.

• Complex principles of electrical and electronic repair, maintenance and system design.

• Principles, methods, materials and equipment used in the installation, testing, maintenance, operations and modification of electronics equipment.

Ability to:

• Perform maintenance, troubleshoot and repair work on a wide variety of electrical and electromechanical and electronic meters and substations.

• On a continuous basis, know and understand operations, and observe safety rules; intermittently analyze problem equipment; identify and locate equipment; interpret work orders; remember equipment location; and explain jobs to others.

• Intermittently, sit while studying or preparing reports; bend, squat, climb, kneel and twist when installing, repairing, and servicing equipment; perform simple and power grasping, pushing, pulling, and fine manipulation; and lift or carry weight of 40 pounds or less.

• Understand and interpret written and oral instructions, electrical drawings, blueprints, plans and wiring diagrams.

• Maintain and repair city SCADA system.

• Install and maintain city communication systems.
• Set electrical recording devices.

• Use and care for tools and equipment used in maintaining and repairing electrical and electronic devices.

• Work safely under emergency, hazardous conditions and high voltage environments.

• Assist others in municipal electrical and electronic maintenance and repair duties.

• Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

• Troubleshoot and repair a wide variety of electrical and electronic equipment and devices.
• Analyze electrical and electronic prints and schematics.

• Troubleshoot and repair electrical and electronic equipment.

• Analyze test data from voltage and current recordings.

• Follow detailed manufacturer instructions to perform tests.

Experience and Training


• Two years of responsible electrical maintenance experience performing duties similar to that of an Electric Utility Technician I with the City of Roseville.


• Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by specialized training in electrical or an electronics field.

License or Certificate

• Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California driver’s license.

Applications will be screened to the most qualified candidates and may include a written and/or oral interview exam. Final appointment is contingent upon a check of past employment references, passing a City-paid pre-employment medical exam, a drug and alcohol screening test, and a fingerprint check.
Job Status:Regular / Benefitted, Salary
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