Recruitment #22-6110-001



This is skilled work in the construction, maintenance and repair of communication lines, electrical lines and related equipment. Incumbent installs, maintains and repairs traffic and pedestrian fixtures, push buttons, park lamps, island lights, illuminating signs, loop detectors, communication and video cable networks. Some work is performed in the immediate area of primary circuits, trolley feeders, and other high voltage wiring.

Minimum Qualifications

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

Must have one year of experience in the repair or maintenance of electrical or communications systems.

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 B 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.

Promotional Qualifications

Must be a full-time permanent or part-time permanent employee in pay grade 123 (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.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Incumbent is expected to have knowledge, skills & abilities including, but not limited to the following areas:
  • Considerable knowledge of methods, materials and tools used on communication and power line construction and maintenance work.
  • Considerable knowledge of the elementary principles of electric theory as applied to communication and electric transmission lines.
  • Working knowledge of the safety precautions practiced in electric and communication line construction and maintenance work.
  • Ability to learn and observe proper safety precautions.
  • Good physical condition and health sufficient to perform tasks requiring strength and agility at heights and under varying weather conditions.


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.

Background Check 
A background investigation is required prior to employment. All candidates must pass any level of background investigation applicable to the position, including current city employees seeking transfer, promotion, demotion, etc. into a classified position. 
Drug and Nicotine Testing 
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. 
Important COVID-19 Information 
Beginning November 1, 2021, newly hired City of Dayton employees must attest to being fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus or be required to become fully vaccinated within 90 days of being hired.

Examination Date

Date & Time 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.