Craft Supervisor I / Electrical, Mechanical

  • Orange County, CA
  • Orange County, California
  • Feb 19, 2021
Full Time Administrative Analysis and Research Clerical and Administrative Support
  • Salary: $91,707.20 - $96,636.80 Annually USD

Job Description

Craft Supervisor I


In addition to performance-based merit increases, this position is scheduled to receive salary range increases on the following dates:

Effective July 2, 2021 - 2.5% increase
Effective July 1, 2022 - 3.5% increase

Mandatory Employee Retirement Contributions will decrease on the following dates:

Effective July 2, 2021 - 1.2% decrease

Note: Salary may be negotiable, based on position requirements and successful candidate's qualifications, subject to appropriate authorization.


This recruitment is being held to establish an open eligible list to fill current and future Craft Supervisor I / Electrical, Mechanical vacancies with the Sheriff-Coroner Department and other agencies within the County of Orange. The eligible list established may also be used to fill similar and/or lower level classifications.

This recruitment will be open for a minimum of five (5) business days and remain open on a continuous basis until the needs of the Sheriff-Coroner Department have been met. This recruitment may close at any time. It is recommended that qualified candidates apply immediately.

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The Research and Development Division (R&D) supports the department's mission by developing and maximizing resources necessary to advance law enforcement objectives and department goals through cost effective, innovative opportunities and partnerships. The division facilitates department-wide construction and maintenance for sheriff's facilities, manages fleet vehicles, procures available state and federal equipment, inventories and issues department equipment, processes uniform needs and conducts research and special projects without compromise to quality, safety or service. We will be leaders and a national model for providing professional, ethical, and efficient service to our customers and partners while achieving and inspiring the highest levels of integrity and accountability.

R&D was organized in April 1999. It's role is to support mission critical equipment and facilities while also seeking opportunities for innovation and advancement of the department's resources. Since its inception, the R&D Division has excelled in developing and maintaining projects and opportunities with department-wide applications and benefits. R&D maintains a focus on the future needs of the Sheriff's Department and seeks avenues to find resources necessary to meet these needs. R&D also strives to assist and support other agencies with research projects, asset procurement and special events in support of law enforcement. There are three core sections within R&D, each with specific functional responsibilities . This opportunity is within the Facilities Operations section.


The Craft Supervisor I plans, assigns and evaluates the work of experienced journey-level tradespeople. As a leader and a mentor, incumbents in this position are themselves journey-level tradespeople who are knowledgeable in their chosen trade, such as plumbing, HVAC, carpentry and electrical.

The Craft Supervisor ensures that maintenance, repair and construction jobs are performed to journey-level standards. If they are not, the Craft Supervisor prescribes appropriate corrective action depending on the severity of the deficiency. Additionally, the Craft Supervisor is responsible for administrative duties such as approving timesheets, drafting employee evaluations and other administrative tasks.


The successful Craft Supervisor I should be able to combine their technical, supervisory and administrative experience and skills to lead a group of trades people. The typical Craft Supervisor I will possess five (5) or more years of journey-level trades experience in an industrial, commercial and/or institutional setting in one of the following trades: Plumbing, HVAC, Carpentry or Electrical. A portion of the candidate's 5 or more years of experience should be in a lead foreman or supervisory role.

The following core competencies are necessary for the Craft Supervisor I to succeed in this role.

  • Journey-level knowledge of a particular trade, such as Plumbing, HVAC, carpentry and electrical
  • Ability to evaluate and judge the trade work of others, based on your own journey-level experience, to ensure that the work has been performed to journey-level standards
  • Knowledge of the applicable rules, regulations, best practices and codebooks used in your chosen trade
  • Experience using a Computerized Maintenance Management System software
  • Experience using a software such as Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Ability to identify equipment and infrastructure that requires maintenance or repair
  • Some knowledge of budgeting and the decision-making process in a large organization is highly desirable

  • Ability to ensure that the proper safety practices and procedures are followed
  • Ability to plan and assign work to subordinate employees based on departmental goals and current and future business needs
  • Ability to evaluate the performance of subordinate employees through informal and formal methods, such as informal coaching, mentoring and performance evaluations
  • Ability to apply appropriate corrective measures when employee performance is not to journey-level standards
  • Ability to draft and submit employee performance evaluations and recommend the appropriate merit increase
  • Ability to review and approve timesheets, time off requests
  • Ability to identify employee development opportunities

  • Ability to effectively communicate goals, duties, status updates, feedback, policies and more to subordinate employees, management, contractors and other stakeholders.
  • Ability to effectively communicate through emails, memos and over the phone.
  • Ability to interpret codebooks, rules, regulations and policies and explain complex information to others of various levels of understanding.

  • Knowledge of safety best practices and policies.
  • Ability to demonstrate sound safety practices and act as a good example to others.
  • Knowledge of safety gear and equipment and understanding of their appropriate uses for a given situation.

  • Possession of a valid California Driver License, class 3 or higher, is required by the selected candidate's start date.


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Human Resources |Minimum Qualifications
Sheriff Human Resources screens all applications to identify qualified candidates for the position based on the skills required to meet the needs of the Department. After the initial screening, the qualified candidates will be referred to the next step and notified of all further procedures applicable to their status in the competition.

Applications must emphasize all the areas in which the applicant has expertise and accomplishments in the specific competencies related to the position.

Oral Panel Interview (Weighted 100%): Candidates will be interviewed and rated by a qualification appraisal panel of job knowledge experts. Each candidate's rating will be based on responses to a series of structured questions designed to elicit the candidates' qualifications for the job. Only the most successful candidates will be placed on the eligible list.

Based on the Department's needs, the selection procedures listed above may be modified. All candidates will be notified of any changes in the selection procedure.

After all procedures have been completed, Sheriff Human Resources will establish an eligible list of qualified candidates. Candidates placed on the eligible list may be referred to a selection interview to be considered for present and future vacancies.

Veterans Employment Preference Policy (VEPP)
The County is committed to providing a mechanism to give preferential consideration in the Employment process to veterans and their eligible spouses and will provide eligible participants the opportunity to receive interviews in the selection process for employment and paid internship openings. Please click here to review the policy.

Only on-line applications will be accepted. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of on-line applications. Application information must be current, succinct and related to the requirements in this job announcement. Your application should demonstrate your professional experience and education related to the specific qualifications/duties listed in this bulletin, including areas which you have developed expertise.

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For specific information pertaining to this recruitment contact Eugenia Vasquez-Puentes at 714-834-5838 or For other recruitment information, please contact Sheriff Recruiting at 714-834-5811.

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Orange County, as an equal employment opportunity employer, encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

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