Construction Electrician

Recruitment #20-7005-001


Nature of Work

This is skilled electrical work in the installation, alteration, maintenance and repair of high and low voltage electrical systems and related equipment.

Minimum Education

Graduation from high school (or G.E.D.).

Minimum Experience

Must have six years of experience (obtained within the last 10 years) as an electrician including the installation of conduit, electrical wiring on equipment, maintenance and repair of communication, alarm and electrical transmission lines, and in the troubleshooting of motor control, lighting systems, and transformer problems.


Graduation from an approved State of Ohio 4 year apprenticeship.


At time of appointment, must be able to present certificates of NEC classes or International Union of Electricians (IUE) training for NEC requirements. Certifications must have been attained within the past 10 years.

License Requirements

Must possess a valid driver's license at time of appointment and maintain thereafter as a term and condition of continued employment.

Within 120 days of appointment must obtain and maintain a valid Ohio Class A Commercial Driver's License (C.D.L.), including the qualification to operate a vehicle with air brakes and any other endorsements required by the State of Ohio. Out of state residents must have equivalent licenses from their state of residence within the prescribed 120 days of appointment.

General Requirements

Must have knowledge of City, State of Ohio, and National electric codes as well as knowledge of the rules of Dayton Power and Light Company.

Special Requirements

Must not be color blind.

Promotional Qualifications

Must be a full-time or part-time permanent employee in a pay grade 124 (Wage) or below, pay grade 29 (Clerical) or below, or equivalent, and been employed for 6 consecutive months by the City of Dayton in a classified Civil Service position. Identical scores will be broken by (1) seniority and (2) random selection method.

Open Competitive Applicants

Final appointment is contingent upon the applicant passing a job-related medical examination and providing documentary evidence of Employment Authorization and Identity. Identical scores will be broken by a random selection method.


Examination dates and times are subject to change. Calculators will be provided for the Civil Service examination.  Applicants appearing on the Promotional eligible list shall be considered for appointment prior to those on the Open Competitive list. Applicants are responsible for providing all necessary employment dates, experience, training, or any other requirements as stated in the Exam Announcement, in order for their application to be considered for certification and admittance to the examination process.

Police background investigation will be required. Final appointment is contingent upon the applicant passing a drug screen. 

Applicants offered employment with the City will be required to pass a nicotine screening. Newly hired employees must remain tobacco and nicotine free as a condition of continued employment. 

The Tobacco and Nicotine Free Hiring Policy does not apply to current City employees subsequent to HR Policy 2.09. 

Examination Date

Tuesday, November 3, and Wednesday, November 4, 2020 
Times to be Announced 

Civil Service Board Office 
371 West Second Street, Lower Level 
Dayton, Ohio 45402 

*Certified candidates will be sent a link to self-schedule their examination time at a later date.