City of Tampa

Lead Electrician (#006113) 030

$29.67-$42.10 Hourly / $5,142.80-$7,297.33 Monthly / $61,713.60-$87,568.00 Yearly


This is highly skilled and technical lead work in the installation, servicing, maintenance and repair of electrical systems.

Nature Of Work

An employee in this class serves in a lead capacity performing skilled work of more than average difficulty providing guidance and oversight for other technicians on assigned projects ensuring conformance with established procedures.  Under general supervision, the employee performs a wide variety of highly technical duties related to electrical system construction, maintenance and repair of facilities.  This work requires the application of reasonable initiative and independent judgement consistent with standard trade practices and code requirements.  Assigned projects may require working non-standard duty hours and rotating shifts that include nights, weekends and holidays.  Work reviewed through observation, conferences, reports submitted and results obtained.

Examples of Duties

Leads and participates in the more difficult installation, alteration, repair and maintenance of electrical, lighting, electronic, alarm, signaling, monitoring and emergency power systems, fixtures and appliance equipment; provides guidance, assigns tasks, trains and inspects the work of lower level electricians and fellow technical maintenance employees in performing major renovations and construction of offices and work sites.

Reviews work orders for facilities and schedules by priority of work, coordinating with the supervisor and with user departments; prepares materials, cost estimates and provides technical reports of electrical operational issues; prepares sketches of electrical layouts and installations. 

Inspects electrical work done by City staff and contractors for compliance to codes and standards; provides advice, guidance, assistance and training to technicians; reports on work progress.

Recommends electrical system requirements for facilities and conducts inspections on new installations of electrical systems, modifications of existing equipment, motors, and related electrically operated apparatus; ensures tasks are performed in accordance with the National Electrical Code, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code as well as other regulations related to standard trade practices and safety procedures.

Determines routing, location and method of installing wiring, conduit, equipment, fixtures and accessories from complex drawings, wiring diagrams, ladder logic, blueprints and sketches; tests, calibrates and programs control panels and devices; installs, maintains and troubleshoots control systems related to security alarms, fire alarms and lighting control systems; performs calculations to size electrical services, equipment circuits, transformers, UPS units, panels, breakers, box and conduit fill and wire sizes. 

May be required to assume responsibility of controlling electrical emergencies.    

Performs related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Considerable knowledge of: principles, practices, materials, tools and equipment used in installation, maintenance and repair of electrical, lighting, electronic, alarm, control, signaling, monitoring and emergency power systems; occupational hazards and appropriate safety precautions.

Working knowledge of: National Electrical Code, National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code, ADA compliance standards, computer operation, data entry, record keeping and reports

Ability to: perform and oversee the work of others in electrical installation repair and maintenance; follow established procedures, prioritize work, establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and the general public; communicate effectively both orally and in writing; ability to work in confined spaces, on ladders, scaffolding, towers and lift buckets up to a considerable height; operate light and medium sized motor vehicles including trucks and vans; operate various size articulating boom and scissor lifts; towing of equipment and utilizing trailers for transporting materials and equipment; standard motor vehicle safety; read and understand electrical diagrams; distinguish differences in wire and cable colors; operate an automotive vehicle.

Skill in: use and care of electrical testing, diagnostic and repair equipment; application of leadership techniques

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited high school or vocational school and completion of electrical apprenticeship program supplemented by special courses in electrical repair and maintenance and five (5) years of progressively responsible experience working as a certified Journeyman electrician or above or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Licenses or Certifications

Possession of a Hillsborough County Journeyman Electrician license; Possession of a valid Florida driver’s license required.


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: 006113; EST: 5/26/2020;