County of Alameda

Electrician - Lineworker (#9235)

Bargaining Unit: BTC - Crafts and Trades (002)
$62.59-$62.59 Hourly / $5,007.20-$5,007.20 BiWeekly /
$10,848.93-$10,848.93 Monthly / $130,187.20-$130,187.20 Yearly

Under general supervision, to maintain and repair high voltage lines carrying power to a large County institution; to maintain standby generators; to do inside electrical maintenance and repair work; and to do related work as required.


Positions in the class of Electrician - Lineworker differ from EIectricians in that in addition to performing the duties characteristic of the latter class, incumbents are required to maintain high voltage power lines, their supporting structures, and related equipment as a primary work assignment.

NOTE: The following are the duties performed by employees in this classification. However, employees may perform other related duties at an equivalent level. Each individual in the classification does not necessarily perform all duties listed.

1. Climbs poles to clean or replace insulators and transformers and do other maintenance work on high voltage lines.

2. Checks poles for proper guying, weakened cross arms, and loose hardware, replacing parts and poles if necessary.

3. Maintains 600 volt street arc light system.

4. Lays out and installs new electrical construction both interior and exterior.

5. Cleans, maintains and repairs transformers, generators, motors and similar equipment.

6. Maintains and repairs electric appliances such as washing machines and sewing machines.

7. Keeps all telephones (on the interior system), intercoms, loud speakers, burglar and fire alarms in working order.

8. Uses, maintains and repairs arc welders.

9. Supervises and instructs prison inmates on jobs and in repair shops.

10. Makes estimates for yearly budget.

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Education and Training:

Completion of an accredited apprenticeship in electrician - lineworker trade,



The equivalent of two years of journey-level experience as an electrician - lineworker working on high voltage lines.


Possession of a valid California Motor Vehicle Operator's license is required in all positions in this class.

NOTE: The Civil Service Commission may modify the above Minimum Qualifications in the announcement of an examination.

NOTE: The level and scope of the following knowledge and abilities are related to duties listed under the “Examples of Duties” section of this specification.

Knowledge of:

• The methods, tools, materials and equipment used in the electrician - lineworker's trade.
• The principles of electricity.
• Safety practices, particularly in high voltage line work.


• Doing high voltage line work under adverse weather conditions.
• Planning and installing electrical circuits.
• Repairing eIectrical appliances and equipment.
• Using the tools and equipment of the electrician - lineworker's trade with skill.
• Instructing and supervising inmate help.

Revised: 7/16/81
Old document: 0847h
New document: Jobspecs/9235
CSC Date: 7/20/81


Alameda County offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that affords wide-ranging health care options to meet the different needs of a diverse workforce and their families. We also sponsor many different employee discount, fitness and health screening programs focused on overall well being.  These benefits include but are not limited to*:

For your Health & Well-Being

  • Medical – HMO & PPO Plans
  • Dental – HMO & PPO Plans
  • Vision or Vision Reimbursement
  • Share the Savings
  • Basic Life Insurance 
  • Supplemental Life Insurance (with optional dependent coverage for eligible employees) 
  • County Allowance Credit
  • Flexible Spending Accounts - Health FSA, Dependent Care and Adoption Assistance
  • Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Voluntary Benefits - Accident Insurance, Critical Illness, Hospital Indemnity and Legal Services
  • Employee Assistance Program

For your Financial Future

  • Retirement Plan - (Defined Benefit Pension Plan)
  • Deferred Compensation Plan (457 Plan or Roth Plan)

For your Work/Life Balance

  • 12 paid holidays
  • Floating Holidays
  • Vacation and sick leave accrual
  • Vacation purchase program
  • Catastrophic Sick Leave
  • Group Auto/Home Insurance
  • Pet Insurance
  • Commuter Benefits Program
  • Guaranteed Ride Home
  • Employee Wellness Program (e.g. At Work Fitness, Incentive Based Programs, Gym Membership Discounts)
  • Employee Discount Program (e.g. theme parks, cell phone, etc.)
  • Child Care Resources
  • 1st United Services Credit Union 

*Eligibility is determined by Alameda County and offerings may vary by collective bargaining agreement.  This provides a brief summary of the benefits offered and can be subject to change.


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