Placer County

Electrical Instrument & Control Technician - Supervising (#11821)

$40.74-$50.87 Hourly / $7,061.60-$8,817.47 Monthly / $84,739.20-$105,809.60 Yearly


To plan, organize, direct, and supervise electrical maintenance operations; and to perform a variety of technical tasks relative to assigned areas of responsibility.


The Supervisor level recognizes positions that perform full, first-line supervisory responsibilities including planning, assigning, and evaluating the work of subordinates and is responsible for a program area within a work unit or department.


Receives general direction from the Utility Operations Supervisor.

Exercises direct supervision over assigned maintenance and technical personnel.


Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following: 
  • Recommend and assist in the implementation of unit goals and objectives; establish schedules and methods for electrical maintenance; implement policies and procedures.
  • Plan, prioritize, assign, supervise and review the work of staff involved in installation, maintenance and repair of wastewater collection and water distribution systems and maintenance of wastewater and water treatment facilities.
  • Perform inspections of work sites before, during, and after assignment completion; evaluate operations and activities of assigned responsibilities; recommend improvements and modifications; prepare various reports on operations and activities.
  • Participate in budget preparation and administration for assigned work unit; prepare cost estimates for budget recommendations; submit justifications for staff, equipment, materials, and supplies; monitor and control expenditures.
  • Participate in the selection of staff; provide or coordinate staff training; conduct performance evaluations; recommend discipline; implement discipline procedures as directed.
  • Answer questions and provide information to the public; investigate complaints and recommend corrective action, as necessary.
  • Test lift station emergency generators at various sites; clean, lubricate, and inspect engine and electrical equipment related to generators.
  • May perform minor repair/pipe work, as needed.
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other County employees and the public using principles of good customer service.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.


Work is primarily performed outside with varying environments, including traveling and working in inclement weather. Duties are performed in close proximity to a variety of hazardous environments including wastewater, sewage, gases, and high voltages. 


Experience and Training:
Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:  

Six (6) years of increasingly responsible experience in the installation, maintenance, repair, and replacement of wastewater collection, water distribution, and treatment pond systems, including two (2) years performing duties similar to those of a Senior Electrical Instrument and Control Technician in Placer County.
Equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade, supplemented by college or equivalent course work in electronics, instrumentation, control systems, or related field.

Required License or Certificate: 
  • Possession of a valid Class B driver's license may be required.  Proof of adequate vehicle insurance and medical clearance may also be required.
  • California Water Environment Association (CWEA) Grade 1 Electrical & Instrumentation Technologist Certification or equivalent.
  • California Water Environment Association (CWEA) Grade 3 Collection System Maintenance Certification or equivalent.
  • TPC Training Electrical drawings, schematics, and diagrams certificate or equivalent.


Knowledge of:
  • Principles and practices of construction, maintenance, and operation of wastewater collection and water distribution systems.
  • Equipment, tools, and materials used in maintenance and repair of wastewater collection and water distribution systems.
  • Principles of supervision, training, and performance evaluations.
  • Principles of budget monitoring.
  • Principles and practices of work safety.
  • Pertinent local, state, and federal laws, ordinances, and rules.
Ability to: 
  • Organize, implement, and direct electrical maintenance operations and activities.
  • On a continuous basis, know and understand electrical maintenance activities and observe safety rules and identify safety hazards.  Intermittently analyze problem systems and equipment; locate equipment and tools; interpret work orders; remember equipment and tool location; remember street/road names and general geographic areas; and explain systems and equipment issues to others.
  • Intermittently, sit while driving or completing forms or reports; walk, stand, bend, squat, climb, kneel, twist, and reach when performing inspections or operating equipment; perform simple and power grasping, pushing, pulling and fine manipulation; distinguish colors used in coding electrical wires; hear and interpret sounds coming from pump and motor operations; and regularly lift very heavy weight.
  • Supervise, train, and evaluate assigned staff.
  • Interpret and explain pertinent County and department policies and procedures.
  • Assist in the development and monitoring of an assigned program budget.
  • Develop and recommend policies and procedures related to assigned operations.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Work with various cultural and ethnic groups in a tactful and effective manner.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.


Length of Probation: 
All permanent appointments to this classification shall serve a probationary period of twelve (12) calendar months or two thousand eighty (2,080) hours, whichever is more. 

Bargaining Unit: 

CLASS: 11821; EST: 5/21/2022;