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City of Portland Electrician **Deadline Extended** in Portland, Oregon

Electrician Deadline Extended

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Electrician Deadline Extended

Salary

$38.71 Hourly

Location

Multiple Locations, OR

Job Type

Regular

Bureau

Portland Bureau of Transportation

Job Number

2020-00625

Closing

12/14/2020 11:59 PM Pacific

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The Position

*The recruitment Deadline has been extended to 12/14/2020

Are you a journeyman electrician looking for consistent and reliable work with great benefits/retirement?

Join the City of Portland today! We provide all tools, pay for your continuing education to renew your license, and provide an annual clothing allowance!

About the position in general:

Electricians install, maintain, troubleshoot and repair a variety of electrical and instrumentation equipment, electrical systems, sub-systems, circuits and controls such as motors, service equipment, generators, controllers, electrically operated valves and pumps, welding machines, electronic controls, microprocessors, transformers, services, branch circuits including traffic control circuits and other components/facilities as assigned.

Work varies from bureau to bureau but could include:

  • Rigging guy wires

  • Installing signal heads and streetlights

  • Splicing cable

  • Repairing and installing appliances and light fixtures

  • In some instances, responsibilities may include working on:

  • Alarm systems

  • Instrumentation

  • Distributed control systems

  • Communication systems

  • PLC programming and repair

Work also includes implementing scheduled maintenance programs using a Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS).

Work may involve off-hour standby, various work shifts/hours, weekends, and, occasionally, mandatory overtime.

Portland Parks & Recreation Vacancies:

Portland Parks and Recreation performs electrical maintenance and repairs on parks, golf courses, ballfields lightning, community centers, swimming pools, tourist attractions and visitor centers such as Pittock Mansion and Pioneer Courthouse Square, as well as other park bureau facilities throughout the city. The type of electrical work would include a wide range of commercial and industrial electrical applications.

This is Journeyman Electrician position. This position operates a variety of tools and equipment including aerial and crane trucks. Planning and organizing assigned tasks and jobs including coordinating work with other crafts when needed.

Note: This position requires a Oregon Journeyman Electrician, or Oregon General Supervising Electrician or Oregon Limited Supervising Electrician License.


Bureau Position Specific Information

Portland Bureau of Transportation Position Information (No Current Vacancies):

Electric Shop Electrician:

This Journeyman Electrician position is in the Electric Shop, where the main duties will be to build, troubleshoot, repair, and maintain traffic signal and street lighting systems. Job duties include, but are not limited to setting poles, conduit installation, pulling wire, locating underground facilities, working over moving traffic, working alongside moving traffic, traffic control and flagging, working in inclement weather conditions, and digging (sometimes with hand tools, as needed). This is an essential position, which means this employee is required to report to work regardless of weather conditions or city office closures.

Locating Electrician:

This Journeyman Electrician position is in the Signals & Street Lighting Locating section, where the main duties will be to locate underground facilities for traffic signals, street lighting systems, fiber and interconnect throughout the City. Job duties include: team collaboration and communication with fellow locators and contractors, reading maps and as-built plans with understanding, daily computer and field verification of existing underground infrastructure using locating equipment. The majority of the time this position requires working alone while in traffic, alongside moving traffic, entering construction sites, and in inclement weather conditions to meet daily deadlines.

Construction Management Electrician:

This Journeyman Electrician position is in the Signals & Street Lighting Construction Management section, where the main duties are to inspect contractor work in accordance to contract, PBOT specifications, and electrical codes. Typical duties include visiting multiple job sites daily and verify contractor work, completing field reports, educating contractors on public works infrastructure processes and specifications, and coordinating between maintenance electricians, public works inspectors, engineers, and contractors.

Signal Shop Electrician:

This Journeyman Electrician position is in the Signal Shop, where the main duties will be to build, troubleshoot, repair, and maintain traffic signal and street lighting systems. Job duties include, but are not limited to configuration of traffic signal electronics, including signal controllers, vehicle and pedestrian detection systems, conflict monitors, and communication devices, work will also include an aptitude for troubleshooting malfunctions, and repairing of traffic signal cabinet electronics, working over moving traffic, working alongside moving traffic, traffic control and flagging, working in inclement weather conditions, and digging (sometimes with hand tools, as needed). This is an essential position, which means this employee is required to report to work regardless of weather conditions or city office closures.


The eligible list from this recruitment may also be used to fill future vacancies in the Bureau of Environmental Services, Portland Water Bureau, Portland Fire & Rescue and Portland Parks & Recreation.


This position is represented by District Council of Trade Unions (DCTU) collective bargaining agreement, view the agreement at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bhr/27840.

External applicants start at the entry salary rate.


Why work at the City of Portland?

The City of Portland is committed to offering medical, dental, vision, basic life, and long term disability coverage that provides quality care, support and value to eligible employees and their family members. Additional benefits such as flexible spending accounts, supplemental life insurance and employee assistance program coverage is available to ensure employees have the appropriate tools to safeguard themselves and their family.

City of Portland Core Values:

Anti-racism | Communication | Collaboration | Equity | Transparency | Fiscal Responsibility

These values guide our actions as we serve the community and engage our workforce. To learn more about the City's core values, please click here.

Why work at the City of Portland?

The City of Portland workforce serves a population of over 650,000. We are culture- and solutions-driven, viewing every challenge as an opportunity to learn, improve, and share our expertise. We are committed to removing systemic barriers to resources, access, and opportunity. The City is a believer in ALL people and continues to actively recruit and retain diverse top talent every day. We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including but not limited to medical, dental, vision, basic life, short- and long-term disability coverage to eligible employees and their families. If you are open-minded, motivated, community-focused, and self-aware, please apply yourself at the City of Portland today.

The City of Portland also participates in the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (PERS). For more information on the City of Portland's benefits please click here.

The City is offering an optional information meeting for this recruitment. Please see the Additional Information section below for details.

To Qualify

Applicants must specifically address and demonstrate in their supplemental question responses and resume how their education, training and/or experience, meets each of the following minimum qualifications:

  • Experience interpreting and applying the National Electrical Code (NEC) and OSHA and NFPA 70E Electrical Safety Standards.

  • Experience performing electrical repair, modification and installation such as wiring motors, various types of lighting control, controllers and troubleshooting for voltages from 24VDC up to 480 VAC.

  • Experience working collaboratively and effectively with coworkers in a diverse organization.

  • Ability to retain records electronically and basic computer knowledge, such as Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word).

  • Ability to learn and use safe work practices, maintain daily activity reports, perform layout and sketch design for electrical installations, and repairs, coordinating electrical work and administering contracts.

Applicants must also possess:

  • A valid state driver's license and acceptable driving record required; at the time of hire.

  • A Oregon electrical license as a: Oregon General Journeyman Electrician, Oregon Plant Journeyman Electrician, Oregon General Supervising Electrician OR Limited Supervising Electricians License.

Please note: The current vacancies and most other vacancies require at least an Oregon General Journeyman License.

The Recruitment Process

An evaluation of each applicant's training and experience, as demonstrated in their resume and answers to the supplemental questions weighted 100%. A COVER LETTER IS NOT REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION. Only candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be placed on the equally ranked eligible list. You have 14 days from the notice of the examination results to let us know if you disagree with your results. Please read the City of Portland Administrative Rule 3.01 for complete information. Additional evaluation may be required prior to establishment of the eligible list and/or final selection.

Tentative Recruitment Timeline:

  • Job Posting closes: 12/14/2020

  • Minimum Qualification Review: 11/20/2020 - 12/17/2020

  • Eligible List / Notices Generated: Week of 12/21/2020

  • 1st Round of Interviews: Early January 2021

  • 2nd Round of Interviews (if needed): Mid-January 2021

  • Job Offer: February 2021

*Timeline is approximate and subject to change.

Application Instructions

Applicants must submit a professional resume and responses to the supplemental questions online, specifically focused on your qualifications for this position as identified in the "To Qualify" section of this announcement in accordance with the following Application Instructions:

  • Your résumé and responses to the supplemental questions will be the basis for our evaluation of your qualifications for this position. Incomplete or inappropriate information may result in disqualification.

  • Your responses to the supplemental questions should include details describing your education, training and/or experience, and where obtained which clearly reflects your qualifications for each of the numbered items in the "To Qualify" section of this announcement.

  • Your resume should support the details described in your responses to the supplemental questions.

  • If you are requesting Veteran's Preference, as identified below, please describe in your responses to the supplemental questions and resume any transferrable skills obtained during your military service and how they relate to each of the required minimum qualifications under the "To Qualify" section above.

Please note, all completed applications for this position must be submitted no later than on the closing date and time of this recruitment. All applications must be submitted via the City's online application process. Do not attach materials not requested. E-mailed and/or faxed applications will not be accepted.

Additional Information

Work Status: Non-citizen applicants must be authorized to work in the United States at the time of application.

Veterans' Preference: If you are requesting Veterans' Preference, attach a copy of your DD214/DD215 and/or Veterans Administration letter stating your disability to your profile, as well as checking the box identifying yourself as a Veteran. You must request Veterans' Preference AND include a copy of your documentation for each recruitment to which you apply. Veterans' Preference documentation must be submitted no later than 11:59 PM on the closing date of this recruitment.

ADA, Pregnancy, and Religious Accommodations: If you identify as a person with a disability, are pregnant or nursing, or observe a religious practice(s), and would like to request a reasonable accommodation when applying for this job, please contact the Recruiter below for assistance.

Equal Employment Opportunity: It is the policy of the City of Portland that no person shall be discriminated against based on race, religion, color, sex, marital status, family status, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or source of income. The City values diversity and encourages everyone who is interested in employment with the City to apply.

Did you know? The City of Portland offers How to Apply Classes that are free and review best practices for applying to the City. Follow the link for the most recent list of scheduled dates: www.bit.ly/howtoapplyclass

Contact Information

Tamara Larison, Senior Recruiter

Bureau of Human Resources

Tamara.larison@portlandoregon.gov

(503) 823-3523

An Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer

OPTIONAL INFORMATION SESSION

To assist you in understanding this position and the recruitment process, we will offer an Optional Information Session that will provide you with details about the position and about the application process. You are not required to attend to apply for this job. You are welcome to join us for either of the optional session below (They are the same you don't need to attend both):

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

4:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting

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Meeting ID: 813 3440 9037

Passcode: 166522

Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kbPNgO6pB0

If you were unable to attend the information you can view the meeting recording:

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A Career with the City of Portland offers many Employee Benefits

This summary outlines the benefit programs, actual benefts may vary depending on bargaining unit and employment status.

The City of Portland offers a comprehensive benefit package that is competitive with other private and public sector employers.

More detailed information can be obtained by calling the Benefits & Wellness Office at 503-823-6031.

Health Care (Medical, Vision and Dental)

  • A choice of two medical/vision plans and two dental plans.

  • Coverage is available to benefits-eligible employees, their spouse/domestic partner and eligible dependent children up to age 26.

  • For full time employees, the City pays 95% of the cost of coverage, you pay 5%.

  • The part-time employees' cost is pro-rated based on the number of hours in the employee's regular work schedule.

Wellness Benefits

  • We offer many on-site fitness center locations and classes, stretching,

  • discounts to local fitness clubs,

  • smoking cessation benefits,

  • chronic care coaching programs,

  • worksite wellness screenings and flu shots.

Life Insurance

  • Basic life insurance at no cost to full time employees.

  • Levels of coverage are based on bargaining units, employment status and/or annual salaries.

  • Supplemental life insurance - employees may purchase up to $500,000 for themselves

  • up to $300,000 for their spouse or domestic partner.

  • up to $25,000 for dependent children.

  • This coverage is portable upon retirement or separation. There are some limitations on coverage level.

Long Term Disability

  • Depending on your bargaining unit, you may be eligible for Basic Long Term disability coverage which will pay up to 40% of your basic monthly earnings up to $3,333 per month.

  • The benefit is available 60 days from the onset of the approved disability, or exhaustion of sick leave, whichever is later.

  • Preexisting condition limitations do apply.

  • Employees may also purchase an additional 20% (of your basic monthly earnings up to $1,667 per month) coverage.

Short-Term Disability

  • Depending on your bargaining unit, you may be eligible for Basic Short-Term disability coverage which will pay up to 40% of pre-disability earnings for eligible employees

  • The benefit is available after a 14-day waiting period, and can continue for 90 days.

  • Pre-existing condition limitations do apply.

  • Employees may also purchase an additional 20% benefit (of your basic monthly earnings up to $1,667 per month) coverage.

Employee Assistance Plan

  • Employee Assistance Plan (EAP) provides confidential counseling services for employees and eligible dependents.

  • Effective July 1, 2013, the plan provides up to five free visits per year.

Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Medical Expense Reimbursement Plan (MERP) allows you to make pre-tax contributions to your account to pay for eligible medical/dental/vision expenses which are not paid by your health insurance (deductibles, co-pays, etc.)

  • Dependent Care Account Program (DCAP) allows you to pay for your eligible dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars. The maximum allowable you may contribute to this plan is $5,000.

Retirement

  • Membership in the Public Employees Retirement System (PERS)/Oregon Public Service Retirement Plan (OPSRP)

  • The City currently pays the employee's share of the retirement contribution.

  • Employees who are OPSRP members are vested after five years of contributions or when they reach age 65 (age 60 for police and fire.)

  • Option to contribute a portion of your earnings on a pre-tax basis to the City's Deferred Compensation Program.

Paid Leave

  • 112 hours of vacation each year initially. This accrual will increase over time.

  • Sick leave typically accrues up to a maximim rate of 40 hours per calendar year

  • 10 paid holidays each year

  • Three personal days accrue each year

Family Medical Leave

In accordance with federal and state law, and the City policy for family medical leave, the City grants family and medical leave to eligible employees for certain family and medical related reasons.

Other Benefits

  • City's TRIP Reduction Incentive Program (for transportation options)

01

Thank you for your interest in joining the team at the City of Portland. We sincerely value your time and hope to make your application experience as positive as possible.

The following supplemental questions are an important step in the examination and selection process to assist us in determining if you possess the knowledge, skills, and abilities to succeed in the posted vacancy.

A lack of a complete and thorough response to each of the supplemental questions in the space provided may result in disqualification from the examination. In addition, the selections you make and responses you provide in the questionnaire must accurately reflect what is documented in your work history.

All of the supplemental questions below that are specifically listed in the "To Qualify" section are required for this position. Please provide unique responses for each question that specifically address the qualification(s). Answering "No", "See resume", or entering "N/A" in the open text field to any of the minimum qualifications may result in elimination from further consideration.

If you are requesting veterans preference, please be sure to not only select that you are a veteran, but also upload a copy of your DD214 and/or Veteran's administration letter stating your disability. Veteran's preference documentation must be submitted by the closing time of this announcement.

Have you read and understood all of the information listed above?

  • Yes

  • No

02

Where did you first learn about this job opportunity? (If on a website or job board, please specify which one)

03

The City of Portland receives public records requests at times. Please indicate which response you find appropriate:

(Answer will not disqualify you from the process)

  • My application was submitted with the understanding that the City of Portland would keep the information confidential and would only disclose the information if ordered to do so. I would not have submitted this application without the promise of confidentiality.

  • You may release my application, I am waiving confidentiality.

04

Which license do you currently hold? (If more than one, please select the most advanced. Please note most vacancies require at least a Oregon Journeyman Electrical License)

  • Oregon Journeyman Electrician

  • Oregon General Supervising Electrician

  • Oregon Limited Supervising Electricians License

  • Oregon Plant Journeyman (This license is not sufficient for the current vacancy in Parks)

  • None of the above (please note this will disqualify you from the current recruitment)

05

Do you hold a valid state driver's license and acceptable driving record?

  • Yes

  • No

06

Do you have experience interpreting and applying the National Electrical Code (NEC) and OSHA and NFPA 70E Electrical Safety Standards?

  • Yes

  • No

07

Provide detailed examples of your experience where you have interpreted and applied the National Electrical Code (NEC) and OSHA and NFPA 70E Electrical Safety Standards.

In your response, include details which clearly reflect how you meet this minimum qualification.

For Example:

  • How you obtained and utilized the knowledge, experience, or ability

  • Ensure you include details like the role you served in (professional, internship, volunteer); and

  • Total years of experience applying the knowledge, skill or ability.

(Enter N/A, if you do not have relevant experience)

08

Do you have experience performing electrical repair, modification and installation such as wiring motors, various types of lighting control, controllers and troubleshooting for voltages from 24VDC up to 480 VAC.

  • Yes

  • No

09

Provide detailed examples of your experience where you have performed electrical repair, modification and installation such as wiring motors, various types of lighting control, controllers and troubleshooting for voltages from 24VDC up to 480 VAC.

In your response, include details which clearly reflect how you meet this minimum qualification.

For Example:

  • How you obtained your knowledge, when you have used the skill, or how your experience gives you the ability

  • Ensure you include details like the role you served in (professional, internship, volunteer); and

  • Total years of experience applying the knowledge, skill or ability.

(Enter N/A, if you do not have relevant experience)

10

Do you have experience working collaboratively and effectively with coworkers in a diverse organization?

  • Yes

  • No

11

Provide detailed examples of your experience when you have worked collaboratively and effectively with coworkers in a diverse organization

In your response, include details which clearly reflect how you meet this minimum qualification.

For Example:

  • How you obtained your knowledge, when you have used the skill, or how your experience gives you the ability

  • Ensure you include details like the role you served in (professional, internship, volunteer); and

  • Total years of experience applying the knowledge, skill or ability.

(Enter N/A, if you do not have relevant experience)

12

Do you have the ability retain records electronically and basic computer knowledge, such as Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word)?

  • Yes

  • No

13

Provide detailed examples of your experience that demonstrate your ability to retain records electronically and basic computer knowledge, such as Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word).

In your response, include details which clearly reflect how you meet this minimum qualification.

For Example:

  • How you obtained your knowledge, when you have used the skill, or how your experience gives you the ability

  • Ensure you include details like the role you served in (professional, internship, volunteer); and

  • Total years of experience applying the knowledge, skill or ability.

(Enter N/A, if you do not have relevant experience)

14

Do you have the ability to learn and use safe work practices, maintain daily activity reports, perform layout and sketch design for electrical installations, and repairs, coordinating electrical work and administering contracts?

  • Yes

  • No

15

Provide detailed examples of your experience that demonstrates your ability to learn and use safe work practices, maintain daily activity reports, perform layout and sketch design for electrical installations, and repairs, coordinating electrical work and administering contracts.

In your response, include details which clearly reflect how you meet this minimum qualification.

For Example:

  • How you obtained your knowledge, when you have used the skill, or how your experience gives you the ability

  • Ensure you include details like the role you served in (professional, internship, volunteer); and

  • Total years of experience applying the knowledge, skill or ability.

(Enter N/A, if you do not have relevant experience)

Required Question

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Address

1120 SW 5th Ave, 404

Portland, Oregon, 97204

Phone

503-823-4757

Website

http://www.portlandoregon.gov/jobs

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