• City of Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • Mar 16, 2021
Full Time Construction and Skilled Trades
  • Salary: $49,213.84 - $76,315.41 Annually USD

Job Description


The City of Fort Lauderdale is seeking dynamic and goal-driven employees. Employees that are motivated to take on today's greatest challenges and rewards in the field of local public service. Employees who are passionate about making a difference and achieving our mission: We Build Community, in a fast-paced organization that operates by vision, strategy, and action. Would you fit in? Apply now.

This is skilled, journeyman level work of more than average difficulty in the installation, maintenance and repair of electrical systems and equipment.

An employee in this class performs a wide variety of assignments requiring the application of electrical trade skills which may include the installation, maintenance and repair of electrical wiring systems, lighting equipment, generators, transformers, street lights, bridges and other electrical systems and equipment. Work assignments may be oral or written and may be accompanied by sketches, blueprints, schematics or electrical diagrams. Work is inspected while in progress and/or upon completion of compliance with specifications and standards.
Starting salary is dependent upon qualifications and is accompanied by an excellent benefits package.

The City offers a wide variety of benefits to their employees. In addition to the competitive benefits package and salary, the City currently offers 401(a) participation with a 9% City contribution and no employee match! Beginning January 1st 2021, the City will participate in the Florida Retirement System (FRS) which will require a 3% contribution from employees. Anyone hired after Jan 1, 2021 will be automatically enrolled in FRS.

NOTE: The duties of this position will include all of those duties set forth in the official job description.

This job classification is included within the bargaining unit represented by Teamsters Local Union 769 and therefore is subject to the terms and conditions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the City of Fort Lauderdale and Teamsters Local Union 769.


Essential functions are the basic job duties that an employee must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation. The list of essential functions, as outlined herein, is intended to be representative of the tasks performed within this classification. The omission of a function does not preclude management from assigning essential duties not listed herein if such duties relate to the position.
  • Performs electrical work in new construction, maintenance and repair in municipal buildings and facilities
  • Installs, maintains, modifies, and repairs electrical systems, fixtures, and equipment including power appliances, motors, generators, conduit, switches, relays, control boxes, transformers, lighting fixtures, street lights, new services, bridges, and other electrical systems and equipment
  • Tests electrical systems and equipment, detects causes of electrical failures and malfunctions; replaces and/or repairs components
  • Ensures compliance of electrical systems and equipment with applicable codes
  • Calculates line loading leads to determine wire and equipment size and capacity
  • Prepares sketches for electrical layouts and installation
  • Maintains records of work performed; submits reports as required
  • Selects and obtains price bids for electrical equipment; orders equipment; processes paper work
  • Assists in the supervision and training of employees, as needed
  • Reads, interprets, and works from blueprints
  • Perform solar lighting repairs
  • Performs related work as required


  1. High School Diploma or G.E.D. supplemented by a vocational / technical certification in electric work and five (5) years of experience at the journeyman level. discretion.
  2. Journeyman Electrician Certificate issued by the Broward County Central Examining Board.
  3. A valid state of Florida driver's license. A Commercial Class B driver's license may be required depending on assigned location
Special Requirements:

Essential Employees may be required to work during a declared emergency. The employee's Department Head will determine who will be required to work.


Depending on the number of applicants and the quality of their education and experience, the examination may consist of one or more of the following tests: Evaluation of Training and Experience, Oral Interview, Written Examination, or other assessment method. Applicants must attain a minimum score of 70 in each part of the examination in order to qualify. All successful applicants will be required to pass a medical examination, including drug screening, prior to appointment.

An eligible veteran who enters an open-competitive examination shall receive preference points added to the total passing score earned in the examination as provided for in the Florida Statutes. To obtain veteran's preference, candidates MUST submit a copy of separation papers and the City of Fort Lauderdale's veteran's preference claim form ( J204 ).
Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

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