State of Maryland


- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $37,112.00-$60,878.00 Yearly






An Electrician is the full performance level of unlicensed electrical work installing, repairing, testing and maintaining electrical systems including high-voltage service        (13,000 or more volts), equipment, fixtures, and control devices.  Employees in this classification do not supervise other positions.

Employees in this classification receive general supervision from a maintenance supervisor or other supervisory position.  Work may be performed under the direction of an Electrician Senior.  Employees may be subject to call-in on a 24-hour basis.  Work may be performed in extremes of heat and cold and employees may be exposed to noisy, dirty and uncomfortable conditions.  The work may require the use of protective equipment such as safety goggles, face shields and gloves when drilling into metal, masonry or concrete; masks and respirators when working around asbestos; and insulated rubber gloves and sleeves when working around high voltage lines.  Work may be performed in confined spaces at different heights and may require moving objects in excess of 50 pounds.

Positions in this classification are evaluated by using the classification job evaluation methodology.  The use of this method involves comparing assigned duties and responsibilities of a position to the job criteria found in the Nature of Work and Examples of Work Sections of the class specification.

The Electrician is differentiated from the Electrician Senior in that the Electrician performs the full range of duties and responsibilities under general supervision while the Electrician Senior performs maintenance and repairs on more complex electrical systems and equipment, plans new or modified electrical installations using blueprints and may provide guidance and direction to lower-level Electricians, semi-skilled and unskilled maintenance workers.


Installs, repairs, tests and maintains electrical equipment and fixtures such as fluorescent and incandescent units, conduit tubing and boxes, wiring, panels, antennas, outlets, fans, washing and drying machines and ranges; electrical systems such as fire and security systems, communication systems, heating and cooling systems and overhead and underground distribution systems; and control devices such as switches, fuses, ballasts, generators, motors, compressors, relays and transformers;

Services and repairs electrical systems and units by replacing fuses, coils, switches, wiring and transformers;

Locates and determines malfunctions in electrical systems, equipment and controls using testing equipment such as test lights, ohmmeters, ammeters, voltmeters and oscilloscopes;

Performs routine preventive maintenance on electrical systems, equipment and machinery, such as inspecting controls, switches, meters, fuses, wires, motors, generators and transformers and by tightening screws, wires and contacts;

Reviews blueprints, wiring diagrams and schematics to determine the location of wiring, electrical devices and equipment in order to ensure compliance with code and safety regulations;

Calculates the load capacity of electrical wiring and equipment to ensure electrical compatibility and safety of components;

Measures, cuts, bends, threads, assembles and installs conduits using tools such as hacksaws, pipe threaders and conduit benders;

Splices and connects wiring to lighting fixtures and power equipment using knives, pliers, electrician's tape and manual tools;

Completes work orders, maintenance and repair logs and other reports in order to track and document work performed and to record materials and supplies used;

May assist in repairing, replacing and maintaining systems containing pneumatic, hydraulic, electronic, steam or hot water controls;

May inspect and make minor repairs to switch gear and transformers leading into the facilities’ sub-station;

May take inventory of electrical materials, supplies, parts and tools;

Performs other related duties.


Specific educational and experience requirements are set by the agency based on the essential job functions assigned to the position.


Class Descriptions are broad descriptions covering groups of positions used by various State departments and agencies.  Position descriptions maintained by the using department or agency specifically address the essential job functions of each position.

Class Descriptions provide information about the Nature of Work, Examples of Work, General Requirements and Acknowledgements.  The Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities; Minimum Education and Experience Requirements; Special Requirements; and recruitment and testing procedures are set by the using agency.

This is a Skilled Service classification in the State Personnel Management System.  All positions in this classification are Skilled Service positions.  Some positions in Skilled Service classifications may be designated Special Appointment in accordance with the State Personnel and Pensions Article, Section 6-405, Annotated Code of Maryland.

This classification is not assigned to a bargaining unit, as indicated by the designation of S (Supervisor), M (Manager), T (Agency Head), U (Board or Commission Member), W (Student), X (Used by Agency or Excluded by Executive Order), or Z (Confidential).  As provided by State Personnel and Pensions Article, Section 3-102, special appointment, temporary, contractual, supervisory, managerial and confidential employees are excluded collective bargaining.  Additionally, certain executive branch agencies are exempt from collective bargaining and all positions in those agencies are excluded from collective bargaining.

Employees in this classification are eligible to receive overtime compensation.  An employee who works more than the normal workweek is entitled to be compensated for that overtime, as provided by the State Personnel and Pensions Article, Section 8-305.

Date Revised

October 12, 2018

Approved By

Director, Division of Classification and Salary

CLASS: 006282; REV: 10/12/2018;

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