Construction Electrician

Recruitment #23-7005-002

Examination Date

Week of December 11, 2023
Civil Service Board Office 
371 West Second Street, Lower Level 
Dayton, Ohio 45402

*Certified candidates will be sent an email containing specific exam details at a later date.


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

Minimum Qualifications

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

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 may substitute for the 6 years of experience requirement as listed above. Written verification of completion of the apprenticeship must be presented at time of appointment.


At time of appointment, must be able to present certificates of National Electric Code (NEC) classes or International Union of Electricians (IUE) training for NEC requirements. Experience must have been obtained 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 90 days of appointment, must obtain an Ohio Commercial Learner's Permit (CLP) as a term of continued employment.

Within 150 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 150 days of appointment.

General Requirements

Must have knowledge and experience of the National Electric Code (NEC).

Special Requirements

Must not be colorblind.

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.

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.