City of Tampa

Maintenance Electrician II (#006112) 028

$27.40-$38.96 Hourly / $4,749.33-$6,753.07 Monthly / $56,992.00-$81,036.80 Yearly


This is technical and skilled electrical work.  Bargaining unit position.

Nature Of Work

An employee in this class is responsible for performing technical and skilled electrical installation, maintenance and repair work on equipment in municipal buildings, facilities and plants. Under general supervision, employees receive instructions either orally or in writing, sometimes in the form of sketches and blueprints. Work, which is of more than average difficulty, requires the exercise of reasonable initiative and independent judgment in determining work procedures and in performing lead work over lower level employees on certain assignments. Employees might be required to work with hazardous high voltages when performing installation, modification and/or repair tasks. Work is subject to review while in progress and upon completion for compliance with acceptable electrical standards to include periodic inspections by the electrical bureau.

Examples of Duties

Performs electrical work in municipal buildings, facilities, and plants; installs, maintains, modifies, and repairs electrical fixtures and equipment including power appliances, machinery, overhead circuits, underground conduits, motors, relays, switches, and control boxes up to and including 480V application and DC voltages; installs wall outlets and connects motors, appliances, heating and cooling equipment, and transformers; installs underground and overhead communication cables, feeders, loops; and electrical distribution panel installation.

Maintains, repairs, and adjusts meters, governors and timers; installs, maintains and repairs electrical motors and generators used in various pumping operations; uses hand, bench, and machine tools in repair and maintenance of cranes, pumps, and other plant machinery and equipment.

Transports people, materials, tools, and equipment to and from sites to ensure efficiency and safety; operates light and medium automotive equipment.

Maintenance and repair of lighting distribution systems to include controllers, opto-splitters, mergers, terminators, wireless data transmission systems (DMX, Ethernet).  

Detects causes of electrical failures; interprets and ensures compliance with electrical codes; calculates line leads to determine wire and equipment size and capacity; prepares sketches for electrical layouts and installation.

Trains and leads electricians and other workers in electrical repair and maintenance work, as required; maintains reports and records of servicing and electrical maintenance.

Establishes equipment repair priorities to ensure prompt attention to priority requests.

Performs general maintenance work and light construction at municipal building and facilities as required.

Loads and unloads heavy items, including supplies, equipment, and materials manually in order to complete assigned duties.

Prepares materials and cost estimate for repair, maintenance, and inspection to ensure timely and efficient compliance.

Performs related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Considerable knowledge of: standards, tools, methods, materials, and practices of the electrical trade.

Working knowledge of: occupational hazards and appropriate safety precautions, to include work with high voltages; municipal and national electrical codes; lighting systems and controls with ability to troubleshoot, repair, maintain and program related equipment and accessories, preferably DMX-512A systems.

Ability to: interpret and work from technical sketches and blueprints; locate, define and repair defects in electrical facilities and equipment; perform work requiring physical strength and endurance; plan, layout, install, alter, repair, and maintain a variety of electrical systems and equipment; train and lead others in performance of work assignments as required; understand and effectively carry out oral and written instructions; establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

Skill in: use and care of standard tools, equipment and testing devices of the electrical trade; operation and care of light to medium automotive equipment.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited high school or vocational school, including or supplemented by special courses in electrical repair and maintenance, and three (3) years in electrical maintenance or repair experience as a licensed Journeyman electrician.

Licenses or Certifications

Possession of: a Journeyman Electrician license; possession of a valid Florida driver’s license required; a valid Florida commercial driver's license may be required.


Evaluation of education and experience. Drug testing is included in all pre-employment processing.


Employees may be required to work rotating shifts, including nights, weekends, holidays and overtime as needed. During periods when the Mayor issues an emergency declaration for the City of Tampa, all employees may be required to work in preparation, response or recovery activities related to the stated emergency.

CLASS: 006112; EST: 8/14/2013; REV: 3/1/2021;