Recruitment #2404-1548-001




Under the direction and guidance of designated Municipal Services Electricians, a Municipal Services Electrician Apprentice performs duties related to installing, repairing and maintaining electrical systems and equipment for street lighting, traffic control, communications, facilities, water/sewer Instrumentation and movable bridges.

Essential Functions

· Train in the inspection, installation, service, repair, and/or maintenance the following:

o   overhead and underground wires, cables, transformers, switchgear and other accessories, underground conduits, manholes, and vaults;

o   electronic/electrical and mechanical equipment and poles used to carry wires and cables;

o   computerized systems, monitoring/control systems, DC battery systems, high voltage systems (>7KV), variable speed drive equipment, HVAC systems, alarms, and various motor types;

o   cranes, telemetry, fiber optic and metallic cable, data-line telemetry, parking control, and other electric/electronic systems and

o   programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and all types of raceway systems.

· Attend classroom training and perform assigned homework and associated independent studies.

· 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

  • Must be available for emergency call-in work. Evening, weekend, and holiday work may be assigned on a rotating schedule.
  • Ability to see colors to use color-coded wiring systems (cannot be color-blind).
  • 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 and  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.

Minimum Requirements

  1. Regular status as a City of Milwaukee employee, having successfully completed a probationary period for a civil service position, or status as a City of Milwaukee employee in a fixed term position.
  2. Eighteen years of age at the time of appointment.
  3. A valid Driver’s license and good driving record at the time of appointment.
  4. A Commercial Driver's (CDL) License without air brake restrictions within six months of appointment.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Other Characteristics

Technical and Safety

  • Ability to safely perform work while completing City project assignments.
  • Ability to identify basic hand tools and their uses.
  • Ability to work or learn to work with hand tools, electrical wires, equipment and machinery.
  • Ability to understand moderately complex reading material and instructions.
  • Ability to learn about electrical wiring, circuitry, and electronic components.


  • Ability to work cooperatively and fairly with coworkers and customers whose backgrounds may differ from one’s own
  • Ability to work in a setting with residents and fellow employees whose backgrounds may differ from one’s own.
  • Verbal communication skills to effectively respond to repair requests in person and to communicate technical information to non-technical customers.

Current Salary

The current starting salary (PG 7JN)

Salary Rates (Pay Range 7JN):












Resident Incentive Salary Rates (Pay Range 7JN):











    *   Appointment will be made in accordance with the provisions of the salary ordinance.  

Apprenticeship candidates will advance through the range after 2,080 hours of work for each increment.

Selection Process

THE SELECTION PROCESS will be job-related and will consist of one or more of the following: an evaluation of related education, experience, and accomplishments; written tests; interviews; or other assessment methods. The Department of Employee Relations reserves the right to call only the most qualified candidates to performance tests or structured interviews. Information from the selection process will be used to make a hiring decision. Selected candidates will be transferred and/or promoted to the position.

NOTE: Transfer/Promotional Opportunities and Promotional Examinations are not open to Milwaukee Public Schools employees or to the public. Only current City of Milwaukee employees and civilian personnel in MFD and MPD hired through a City Service Commission process who have successfully passed a probationary period for a Civil Service position or who have status as a City of Milwaukee employee in a fixed term position will be considered. Individuals with exempt, provisional, temporary, or emergency appointments are not eligible for transfer.

Additional Information

  • 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.


The City of Milwaukee values and encourages diversity and is an equal opportunity employer.