Connecticut StateDepartment of Administrative Services

Power Distribution Electrician (37.5 Hour)

Recruitment #190808-9326TC-001


The State of Connecticut, University of Connecticut’s Facilities Operations Department has five job openings for Power Distribution Electricians in the Electrical Shop. These are permanent, full-time, positions working 37.5 hours per week. The work schedule is 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. The hourly salary is $27.89/hour and is non-negotiable. These positions offer a full benefits package including medical and dental insurance.  These positions are categorized as Emergency Support Services/Essential Staff.  Must be willing and able to work during emergency closures/delayed openings due to inclement weather or for significant events that effect campus operations.  Applicants must be willing to respond to emergencies on overtime (nights, weekends or holidays) and must make the commitment to work scheduled shutdowns during regular work hours and on overtime.  These positions are categorized as “Agency Only”; and are only open to current UConn NP-2 employees who meet all of the minimum qualifications and special requirements of the job specification. 

Selection Plan

In order to be considered for this job opening, you must be a current State of CT employee of the University of Connecticut, who has permanent state status*, and meet the Minimum Qualifications as listed on the job opening.  You must specify your qualifications on your application. 

*For employees in the classified service, permanent status is obtained after successful completion of a working test period.  For employees in the unclassified service, permanent status is obtained after serving in a position for at least six months (full-time or full-time equivalent).

Applicants are required to indicate on their application (under the Licenses and Professional Certification section of the application) the specific current electrical license and certification(s) held, along with the issuing agency, license number, date issued and expiration date.

If selected for an interview, you may be asked to provide copies of your last two (2) performance appraisals and attendance records for the last two (2) years.

Applicants must possess a current motor vehicle operator license.  A current Connecticut E-1 or E-2 license is required, along with Eversource TD 800 certification and both must be retained throughout employment with the University.

Questions pertaining to this position should be directed to UConn HR’s Services Unit phone number, 860-486-3034.


At the University of Connecticut, Storrs this class is accountable for performing the most complex tasks in the installation, maintenance and repair of the University’s power distribution system.


Performs highly skilled and specialized installation, maintenance and repair work to equipment and machinery used in a power distribution system; installs, maintains and performs electrical repair work to both overhead and underground power distribution systems such as utility metering systems, circuit breakers, voltage regulators, power transformers, distribution transformers, switchboard wiring and controls, control circuits, insulators, switchers on substation structures and systems, cutouts, re-closers and wiring; utilizes specialized electrical and computerized equipment and instruments to conduct repairs and analyze power plant electrical generation performance such as a thermal infrared imaging, meters, voltmeters, ammeters and monitors software; interprets electrical drawings, diagrams and schematics to initiate repairs and verify high voltage switching procedures; performs necessary safety testing of electrical equipment, performs Lock Out/Tag Out safety procedures; performs pole work and confined space work; maintains sub-station and transformers and connections through oil tests and visual inspections; maintains required records, may diagnose power plant electrical failures and recommend adjustments to Power Plant Operators; performs related duties as required.


Considerable knowledge of and ability to apply standard tools, materials, methods and practices of electrical trade; knowledge of and ability to utilize specialized equipment such as thermal infrared imagery, metering software; knowledge of principles and safety practices used in power distribution systems; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; basic computer skills; ability to prepare work order estimates; ability to organize and maintain accurate records including computerized databases.


Four (4) years of experience performing highly skilled work in the electrical trade area.


Two (2) years of the General Experience must have included some experience in the repair and maintenance of electrical equipment and machinery with an energized voltage over 600 volts.
Note: For State Employees this is interpreted at the level of Qualified Craft Worker (Electrical).


Graduation from a vocational or technical school with a diploma designating completion of subject requirements in a maintenance trade area may be substituted for two (2) years of the General Experience.


Preference will be given to those applicants who can effectively demonstrate the following in their submitted application:

  1. Commercial Driver's License, CDL - Class A or B.
  2. Experience maintaining high voltage substations.
  3. Experience performing markouts with CBYD and locating high voltage underground cables.
  4. Considerable experience and knowledge of Eversource procedures in performing high voltage work.
  5. Experience working with 4160 high voltage power systems and high voltage generation plants.
  6. Experience working with high voltage cable vaults.
  7. Bucket truck operator experience performing maintenance on overhead high voltage equipment.


  1. Incumbents in this class must have up to date Eversource TD 800 High Voltage training or hold its equivalent.
  2. Incumbents in this class may be required by the appointing authority to possess and retain licenses, permits and/or certifications.
  3. Incumbents in this class may be required to possess and retain appropriate specific education and/or experience to meet various certification requirements.
  4. Applicant must have a current State of Connecticut E-1 or E-2 License.
  5. Proven ability to read and interpret mechanical blueprints for building and utility systems.


1. Incumbents in this class must have adequate physical strength, stamina, physical agility and visual and auditory acuity and must maintain such physical fitness as to be able to perform the duties.
2. A physical examination may be required.


1. Incumbents in this class may be required to lift moderate to heavy weights, use protective equipment such as high voltage apparatus and may be exposed to risk of injury from equipment and extreme weather and/or environmental conditions.
2. The appointing authority may require completion of an asbestos removal program consistent with EPA guidelines for operations and maintenance during employment in this class. Incumbents may be required to use protective equipment such as respirators and safety goggles.


All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at

Information concerning the University’s policies regarding the Cleary Act Statement, Non-Discrimination Policy, Accommodations for Applicants with Disabilities and Recruiting Veterans can be found on UConn’s Job page at:

The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.



The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

The State of Connecticut is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages the application of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.