Recruitment #2305-1547-003


Located on the western shore of Lake Michigan, Milwaukee is an urban hub bursting with energy. Milwaukee provides a casual sophistication – big city appeal without the big city hassles. We are accessible and affordable, and our residents are welcoming. Milwaukee has evolved through the years, bringing together its unsurpassed historic charm with a breathtaking Art Museum, top-flight arts and cultural attractions, professional sports, lakefront festivals, recreational opportunities, and great restaurants. 

The City of Milwaukee is proud to employ a diverse workforce that is committed to providing exemplary service to the City’s residents. If you have a passion for being a part of an inclusive team of public servants, please consider the following opportunity.


The Municipal Services Electrician inspects, installs, services, repairs and maintains electrical equipment for the City of Milwaukee's street lighting, traffic control, water and sewer instrumentation, communication network systems, buildings, and facilities.

Essential Functions

Inspect, install, service, repair, and/or maintain the following:

  • Overhead and underground wires, cables, transformers, switchgear and other accessories, underground conduits, manholes, and vaults.
  • Electronic/electrical and mechanical equipment and poles used to carry wires and cables.
  • Computerized systems, monitoring/control systems, DC battery systems, high voltage systems (>7KV), variable speed drive equipment, HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) systems, alarms, and various motor types.
  • Cranes, telemetry, fiber optic and metallic cable, data-line telemetry, parking control, and other electric/electronic systems.
  • Programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and all types of raceway systems. 


  • Drive or operate commercial and/or non-commercial vehicles as needed in assigned work unit.

We welcome qualified individuals with disabilities who are interested in employment and will make reasonable accommodations during the hiring process in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, as amended by the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) of 2008.

Conditions of Employment

  • Municipal Services Electricians must be available for emergency call-in work. Evening, weekend, and holiday work may be assigned on a rotating schedule.
  • Ability to see colors in order to use color-coded wiring systems (cannot have color vision deficiency).
  • Ability to work in confined underground spaces.
  • Must be able to perform physical activities in the work environment that require agility, including ascending or descending ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps or poles; walking and standing, crawling, crouching, stooping, kneeling, reaching, balancing, pushing and pulling.
  • Must be able to work at heights in excess of 100 feet.
  • Must be able to perform heavy physical work, exerting up to 100 lbs. of force occasionally and lifting and moving objects weighing 50 lbs. frequently.
  • Must be able to withstand prolonged exposure to variable and extreme weather conditions including rain, wind, excessive heat, intense cold and snow.
  • SPECIAL NOTE: Appointment to the Municipal Services Electrician positions within the Milwaukee Water Works requires residency within 15 miles of the jurisdictional boundaries of the City of Milwaukee within six months of appointment pursuant to Rule III, Section 4(g) of the Rules of the City Service Commission. A map defining the jurisdictional boundary is located on the Fire and Police Commission website at:

Minimum Requirements

  1. Four years of experience installing, maintaining, and repairing electrical services and equipment.
  2. Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) A, B, and C covering general, air brakes, and combination sections within six months of appointment and throughout employment.

Desirable Qualifications

  • Successful completion of an electrical apprenticeship program.
  • State of Wisconsin certification as a Master or Journey-level Electrician.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Other Characteristics


  • Knowledge of electrical wiring, circuitry, and/or electronic components.
  • Knowledge of the National Electric Code (NEC).
  • Practical knowledge of work involved in the installation, repair, and maintenance of the electrical systems described in the essential functions above.
  • Ability to read and interpret wiring diagrams, blueprints, and other electrical specifications.
  • Ability to use hand tools and other mechanical equipment common to the electrical profession.
  • Knowledge of and commitment to safe work practices.

Communication, Customer Service, and Teamwork

  • Ability to read and understand documents such as policies, procedures, and manuals.
  • Verbal communication skills to effectively respond to repair requests in person and to communicate technical information to non-technical customers.
  • Knowledge of and commitment to customer service best practices.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and fairly with coworkers and customers whose backgrounds may differ from one’s own.

Current Salary

The current starting annual salary (Pay Range 7SN) is $85,501 ($41.11 per hour), and the resident incentive starting annual salary for City of Milwaukee residents is $88,066 ($42.34 per hour). Appointment will be made in accordance with the City of Milwaukee Salary Ordinance.


The City of Milwaukee provides a comprehensive benefit program that includes the following:

  • Defined Benefit Pension Plan
  • 457 Deferred Compensation Plan
  • Health and Dental Insurance
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Comprehensive Wellness Program
  • Onsite Clinic Services
  • Onsite Employee Assistance Program
  • Alternative Work Schedules
  • Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Group Life Insurance
  • Tuition Benefits
  • Paid Vacation
  • 12 Paid Holidays
  • Paid Sick Leave and other paid leaves
  • Flexible Spending Arrangement
  • Commuter Value Pass  

For full details of the benefits offered by the City of Milwaukee, please visit

Selection Process

THE SELECTION PROCESS will be job related and will consist of one or more of the following: education and experience evaluation; written, oral, or performance tests, or other assessment methods. The Department of Employee Relations reserves the right to call only the most qualified candidates to oral and performance examinations. Oral examinations may include written exercises. Selection process component weights will be determined by further analysis of the job.

INITIAL FILING DATE - The examination will be held as soon as practical after the deadline listed above. Receipt of applications may be discontinued at any time after this date without prior notice. However, recruitment may continue until the needs of the City have been met. Qualified applicants will be notified of the date, time, and place of the examination. Unless otherwise required by law, the City of Milwaukee will not provide alternative test administration. The applicant is responsible for attending all phases of the job selection process at the time and place designated by the City of Milwaukee.

Additional Information

APPLICATION and further information may be accessed by visiting

  • Applications and transcripts should be submitted no later than the deadline listed above.
  • If you would like assistance completing an application, please contact the Department of Employee Relations at (414) 286-3751 or
  • The Department of Employee Relations is located at City Hall, 200 E. Wells St., Room 706, Milwaukee, WI 53202.


EEO Code = 703
The City of Milwaukee values and encourages diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.