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Lead Electrician, F/T (one or more positions)

Saddleback College

Mission Viejo, California 92692
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Saddleback College

Lead Electrician



PLEASE NOTE: In order to be considered for this opening, you must apply through the District website at https://jobs.socccd.edu


Pay Range:134; Starting monthly salary at $5,437.00


Classification Benefits:

The District offers a comprehensive package of insurance benefits to eligible employees, which includes medical and dental insurance, a vision-care plan, life insurance and dependent life coverage, accidental death and dismemberment coverage, and a long-term disability income-protection plan. All premiums are fully paid by the District. Mandatory retirement incentive is with California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS).


Summary Description:

Under direction from the Facilities & Energy Projects Manager, leads, oversees, and performs the more complex and difficult work of staff responsible for performing skilled electrical work in the installation, repair and maintenance of electrical systems and equipment including lighting circuitry, computerized fire and alarm systems, conduit systems and electrical control mechanisms; oversees and participates in troubleshooting, diagnosing, and calibrating electrical equipment and systems; oversees and participates in installing cable and conduit for fiber optic cable, phone and data systems; performs predictive, preventative, and corrective maintenance as assigned; oversees other trades staff as assigned; and maintains a variety of records.



This is the lead level class in the Electrician series. Positions at this level are distinguished from other classes within the series by the level of responsibility assumed and the complexity of duties assigned. Employees perform the most difficult and responsible types of duties assigned to classes within this series including the provision of functional and technical supervision over assigned staff. Employees at this level are required to be fully trained in all procedures related to assigned area of responsibility.


Knowledge of:

Operational characteristics of electrical systems and internal components.

Principles of lead supervision and training.

Advanced methods, practices, equipment and tools used in the repair and maintenance of electrical systems including lighting circuitry, computerized alarm systems, conduit systems and electrical mechanisms.

Advanced principles of electrical theory as applied to electrical circuits and wiring systems.

Operational characteristics of a variety of electrical systems and high voltage networks.

Advanced principles of electrical and electronic repair.

Use and maintenance of a variety of power and hand tools.

Advanced methods and techniques of maintaining, installing and repairing electrical systems and equipment.

Operating characteristics and application of electrical test equipment.

Advanced methods and techniques of troubleshooting and calibrating electric and electronic systems and components.

Instrumentation equipment and precision tools.

Preventive and corrective maintenance techniques.

Precautions necessary for working with high voltage.

Blueprint and symbol identification.

Principles of mathematics.

Office procedures, methods, and equipment including computers.

Principles and procedures of record keeping.

Occupational hazards and standard safety practices.

Pertinent federal, state and local codes, laws and regulations including Cal/OSHA safety rules, regulations and other safe work practices.


Ability to:

• Lead, organize, and review the work of staff.

Independently perform the most difficult electrical maintenance and repair duties.

Interpret, explain, and enforce department policies and procedures.

Install, troubleshoot, maintain and repair various types of electrical equipment including lighting circuitry, fire and alarm systems, conduit systems and electrical control mechanism.

Operate a variety of electrical testing, maintenance, repair, and installation equipment in a safe and effective manner.

Use electrical test equipment.

Operate hand and power tools competently and safely.

Install low voltage fiber optic cable for networking purposes.

Maintain required work logs, records and related operational and maintenance data.

Prepare clear and concise written reports.

Perform accurate mathematical calculations.

Read, interpret, and work from blueprints, electrical diagrams and schematics, manufacturer instructions and directions.

Perform assigned work in accordance with appropriate safety practices and regulations.

Operate office equipment including computers.

Work independently in the absence of supervision.

Understand and follow oral and written instructions.

Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.


To Apply:

Please visit the District’s Employment Opportunities website at https://jobs.socccd.edu for a detailed job description, to learn more about the District and to complete an on-line application.  


NOTICE TO ALL CANDIDATES FOR EMPLOYMENT: The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Public Law 99-603, requires that employers obtain documentation from every new employee which authorizes that individual to accept employment in this country.  




Education and Experience Guidelines:

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.



Equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade supplemented by specialized journey-level training in the maintenance and repair of electrical lighting, motor control panels and computerized alarm systems.


Four years of responsible journey-level experience in the maintenance and repair of electrical systems including lighting, motor control panels and computerized alarm systems and components.


License or Certificate:

Possession of a valid California driver’s license and proof of insurability. 

Obtain certificate of completion for Cal/OSHA high voltage electric safety and operation training as required.


Obtain certificate of completion for Cal/OSHA high voltage electric safety and operation training as required.

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