Electrician Supervisor

Sacramento - Sacramento, CA



Plan, schedule, obtain materials for, supervise, and inspect the maintenance, repair, operation and alterations of electrical systems of City buildings, pumping stations, treatment facilities, and equipment. May personally perform or assist with more complicated and/or difficult tasks.


General direction is provided by a higher-level management position in the Division. Responsibilities include the direct and indirect supervision of Electricians, Craft workers and other personnel..



Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Plan, organize, coordinate, and supervise the work of electricians, craft workers and other personnel.
  • Provide technical assistance and recommendations for electrical maintenance, repair, and alteration of City-owned and leased facilities, including but not limited to service panels, load centers, generators, motor's and required controls, lighting systems, and other electrical systems, equipment, and material.
  • Supervise and participate in the installation, maintenance, and repair of police and fire communications systems and equipment, including the repair and replacement of defective underground cables on these systems.
  • Supervise electrical motor work including the installation and lubrication of bearings, replacement of brushes and riggings, repairing controls, switches, and overload relays.
  • Plan, organize, and supervise electrical testing, preventive and corrective maintenance at City facilities including water treatment plants (potable and wastewater), storm and sewer lift stations, reservoirs, and booster stations. Equipment at these facilities consists of motors that operate with motor circuit voltages up to 4,160 volts and power transformers with primary circuit voltages of up to 21,000 volts.
  • Anticipate the need for materials needed by subordinates and order when required. Reorder and keep needed supplies in stock.
  • Check time sheets, mileage sheets, and work reports prepared and submitted by electricians.
  • Operate equipment, used in the construction, alteration, and repair of electrical equipment and parts.
  • Develop preventative maintenance schedules and replacement programs.
  • Prepare and/or obtain estimates for contract maintenance and assigned projects; schedule and inspect performance of the work for both in-house and contract services.
  • Develop safety standards and procedures complying with CAL-OSHA and other authorities.
  • Develop, supervise and implement work plans and work schedules for work units.
  • Collect, maintain, monitor, and utilize a variety of records and information through the use of written and computerized management information systems related to the work and work units assigned.
  • Monitor and provide a variety of reports to track costs, quantities, performance, productivity, work plans and assignments, predictive and preventative maintenance schedules, and associated budgets for work and work units assigned.
  • Coordinate and supervise emergency repairs.
  • Develop and maintain records, drawings, and manuals.
  • Develop operating instructions, safety, and maintenance procedures.
  • Establish and conduct training programs.
  • Evaluate and make recommendations concerning supplies and equipment offered by vendors for possible use in the City.
  • Maintain status of electrical maintenance tasks and projects.
  • Schedule and coordinate work with other sections and divisions.
  • Review project documents prior to construction.
  • Perform related work as required.


Knowledge of:

  • Standard practices, processes, methods, materials, tools, and equipment used in the maintenance, repair, alteration, and improvement of electrical equipment and systems in municipal buildings.
  • Occupational hazards and safety precautions of the various trades supervised.
  • Principles and practices of supervision, training, and performance evaluation.
  • Provisions of the most recent electrical code applicable to installation, maintenance, and repair work.
Ability to:
  • Speak, read, and write English at the level necessary for effective job performance.
  • Plan, organize, schedule, coordinate, supervise, and evaluate the work of skilled crafts workers and other employees.
  • Interpret and work from sketches, plans, and specifications and from oral instructions.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships and communications with employees, other supervisors, management, contractors, and the public.
  • Prepare reports and budgets.

Three years of experience as a journey-level electrician in commercial repair, maintenance, alteration, and construction, preferably including six months of experience in a supervisory capacity.


Driver License:

Possession of a valid California Class C Driver License at the time of appointment. Loss of the Class C License is cause for discipline. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to physical disability will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Residency Requirement:

Employees in this classification must reside within thirty-five (35) air miles from the freeway interchange at W-X Streets, 29th-30th Streets within one year following appointment.


Please note, the City of Sacramento's preferred method of communication with applicants is via e-mail. As such, please ensure you verify the e-mail address on your application, and check your e-mail frequently, including your spam and junk folders. All e-mail notifications can also be accessed through the governmentjobs.com applicant inbox.

1. Application: (Pass/Fail) – All applicants must complete and submit online a City of Sacramento employment application by the final filing deadline;

  • Employment applications must be submitted online; paper applications will not be accepted.
  • Employment applications will be considered incomplete and will be disqualified: If applicants do not list current and/or past job-related experience in the "Work Experience" section. Note: Qualifying experience is based on 40 hours per week (pro-rated if less than 40 hours/week). If "see resume" is noted in the "Work Experience" section; a resume will not substitute for the information required in the "Work Experience" section.
  • Proof of required education, certification, and/or degree equivalency must be submitted online with your application, delivered in person, or sent to the Employment Office by email/fax or mailed by the final filing deadline.
  • If you're requesting Veteran's credit, a copy of your DD214 must be submitted online with your application, delivered in person, or sent to the Employment Office by email/fax or mailed by the final filing deadline. Information regarding the use of Veteran's credit can be found in the Civil Service Board rules under rule 4.9C
2. Screening Committee: (Pass/Fail)– Human Resources will evaluate employment applications for the minimum qualifications stated on the job announcement.

3. Screening For Most Qualified: (Pass/Fail) – In addition to the City of Sacramento employment application, all applicants must complete and submit online responses to the supplemental questionnaire to the City of Sacramento Employment Office by the final filing deadline. In the event of a large candidate pool, the responses to the supplemental questionnaire and/or work experience will be evaluated and rated. Only those candidates determined to be the most qualified will proceed to the next step in the selection process.

  • Responses to the supplemental questionnaire must be submitted online; a paper questionnaire will not be accepted.
  • Incomplete supplemental questionnaire will not pass the review process; omitted information cannot be considered or assumed.
  • A resume will not substitute for the information required in the supplemental questionnaire.
4. Oral Interview (Panel) Test: (Weighted 100%) – Qualified candidates will be notified by mail and/or email, based on their notification preference, of the oral test date, time, and location one to two weeks prior to the test. Candidates may be required to complete some written problems prior to the structured oral interview test. The oral interview test will be job related and may include, but not limited to, the knowledge and abilities outlined above. PLEASE BE ADVISED THIS IS NOT A HIRING INTERVIEW.

5. Eligibility: Candidates who pass the Oral Interview Test will be placed on the eligible list. The hiring department may contact candidates for interview at any time during the life of the one-year list.

6. Conditional Hire: Upon receipt of a conditional offer, the selected candidate must complete and pass LiveScan/fingerprinting. If applicable, candidates may also need to pass a pre-employment medical exam, controlled substance and/or alcohol test, and possess any required licensure or certification prior to receiving a start date from the Department. Failure to meet these prerequisites will be grounds for withdrawal of your conditional offer of employment.

For questions concerning this job announcement and the application process:

  • Please visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/Home/ApplicationGuide for a comprehensive, step-by-step guide to the application process.
  • For technical support between 6 AM - 5 PM PT, contact Live Applicant Support at (855) 524-5627.
  • Visit the City of Sacramento Human Resources Department website at http://www.cityofsacramento.org/HR/Career-Opportunities;
  • Send an email to **********@cityofsacramento.org;
  • Call the Human Resources Department at (916) 808-5726; or
  • Visit the Human Resources Department at Historic City Hall, 915 I Street, Plaza Level, Sacramento, CA 95814.
Attention - In the recruitment process, legitimate companies never withdraw fees from candidates. If there are companies that attract interview fees, tests, ticket reservations, etc. it is better to avoid it because there are indications of fraud. If you see something suspicious please contact us: [email protected]
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