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Electrician I (#ELECT1AFSG) AFSG
$11.96-$18.99 Hourly / $2,073.07-$3,291.60 Monthly / $24,876.80-$39,499.20 Yearly

Electrician I (#ELECT1GENG) GENG
$11.90-$18.88 Hourly / $2,062.67-$3,272.53 Monthly / $24,752.00-$39,270.40 Yearly


Performs basic work or assists higher level electricians in the installation, alteration, maintenance and repair of commercial and industrial electrical systems, equipment, and fixtures.


Graduation from high school or possession of a GED Certificate; and
One year of experience as an electrician; and
Possession of a valid Driver's License.

An equivalent combination of education, training and experience that would reasonably be expected to provide the job-specific competencies noted below.


  • Customer Commitment - Proactively seeks to understand the needs of our customers and provide the highest standards of service.
  • Dedication to Professionalism and Integrity - Demonstrates and promotes fair, honest, professional and ethical behaviors that establishes trust throughout the organization and with the public we serve.
  • Organizational Excellence - Takes ownership for excellence through one's personal effectiveness and dedication to the continuous improvement of our operations.
  • Success through Teamwork - Collaborates and builds partnerships through trust and the open exchange of diverse ideas and perspectives to achieve organizational goals.


  • Working knowledge of safety requirements.
  • Working knowledge of Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).
  • Some knowledge of basic electricity.
  • Some knowledge of electrical industry standards.
  • Some knowledge of the functions and operations of electrical equipment.
  • Some knowledge of the materials and tools used in the maintenance and repair of electrical equipment.
  • Skill in the use and care of electrical testing, diagnostic and repair equipment.
  • Ability to work in confined spaces, on ladders, scaffolding, towers and lift buckets up to a considerable height.
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 40 pounds.
  • Ability to distinguish differences in wire, cable colors, sizes and types.
  • Ability and willingness to be in an on-call status and respond to call outs, working non-standard duty hours and rotating shifts that include nights, weekends and holidays. 
  • Ability to follow oral and written instruction.
  • Ability to follow established procedures.
  • Ability to work effectively with others.
  • Ability to read and understand job related material.
  • Ability to operate a standard motor vehicle safely.


Note: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform one or more of the activities described below.

  • Performs basic work or assists higher level electricians in commercial and industrial electrical repair and modification duties such as: Installing, maintaining, altering and repairing wiring, power appliances, light machinery and electrical circuits.
  • Installing, maintaining and repairing electric motors, generators and related electrical and mechanical equipment.
  • Installing electrical fixtures and appliances.
  • Performing electrical work on photoelectric calls, time clocks, electric heaters, air conditioners, motor generator units, air compressors and traffic counters.
  • Adjusting and cleaning limitswitches and warning devices.
  • Setting up, holding, climbing, and doing electrical work from ladders and scaffolding up to a height of 35 feet.
  • Cleans work sites upon work completion.
  • Drives a motor vehicle to and from work sites and loads and unloads tools and equipment.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

This classification description is not intended to be, nor should it be construed as an all inclusive list of the duties associated with a particular position. Management may require incumbents to perform job duties other than those contained in this document at any time.

CLASS: ELECT1AFSG; EST: 11/24/1997; REV: 7/9/2012;
CLASS: ELECT1GENG; EST: 11/24/1997; REV: 7/9/2012;