• Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 15, 2021
Full Time Construction and Skilled Trades
  • Salary: $96,222.96 Annually USD

Job Description

With more than 10 million residents, Los Angeles County is the most populous county in the nation. As the largest employer in Southern California, over 112,000 employees in more than 36 Departments provide vital public services as diverse as law enforcement, property assessment, public health protection, water conservation, cultural activities and many more.

Exam Number


Reposting Information

This announcement is a reposting to reopen the filing period, update Special Requirement Information, Additional Information, and Supplemental Questionnaire.

Type of Recruitment

Open Competitive Job Opportunity

Application Filing Dates
We are accepting applications beginning Thursday, July 1, 2021 at 8:00 a.m. (Pacific Time)

This examination will remain open until the needs of service are met and subject to closure without prior notice.

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We are dedicated professionals committed to preserving the dignity and integrity of the workplace as well as protecting the rights of each employee. With more than 36 diverse departments and over 2,300 different job descriptions, the County offers a lifetime of opportunities and careers! We offer one of the strongest public-sector benefits packages in the nation. Join us and discover a rich selection of health care options, robust retirement plans, and the flexibility to work, relax, and rejuvenate in order to reach your fullest personal and professional potential.

Performs journey-level electrical work in the installation, maintenance, and alteration of electrical systems and equipment.

Classification Standards:
Positions allocable to this journey-level class typically report to an Electrician Supervisor or other lead supervisor and are responsible for performing professional electrical installation, maintenance and alteration of electrical systems and equipment with responsibility for determining work methods to be used in accomplishing tasks and planning work details by following sketches, verbal instructions, wiring diagrams, or blueprints. Incumbents may perform duties related to residential, commercial, and industrial wiring.

Essential Job Functions
The following are the position responsibilities:
  • Performs skilled professional work in the installation, maintenance, alteration, and repair of wiring, electrical appliances, machinery, branch circuits, underground and pole line distribution, switchboards, transformers, rigging, operating a bucket truck or similar equipment, and handling of heavy equipment.
  • Lays out, assembles, installs, tests, and maintains electrical devices and apparatus such as boxes, conduit, wiring outlets, distribution panels, main electrical service, and bus bars; tests circuits for continuity and proper connections.
  • Uses standard and specialized electrical devices or equipment such as voltmeter, amp meter, ohmmeter, megohm meter, and other hand tools.
  • Installs high voltage distribution transformers and makes internal connections to adjust to the required voltage.
  • Installs high voltage underground and overhead cables.
  • Repairs and maintains switchboards and related control devices.
  • Maintains tools and equipment in good working condition.
  • Maintains records of work performed and prepares reports as required.
  • Supervises apprentices or helpers as needed.
  • Drives automotive equipment to work and from sites that may include combination truck units with trailers of 6,000 pounds gross vehicle weight or over.

The Minimum Requirements to qualify for Electrician exam can either be:

Option I: Completion of a recognized Electrician Apprentice training program of at least four (4) years duration*-OR-

Option II: Five (5) years of experience in the installation, alteration and repair of commercial and industrial electrical wiring systems and equipment, one (1) year of which must have been at the journey-level**.

A valid California Class C Driver License is required to perform job-related essential functions. A valid California Class A or B Driver License may be required for appointment to some positions in this class.

A City of Los Angeles Regulation 4 Certificate may be required for testing Life/Safety systems in County buildings located within the city limits of Los Angeles. Life/Safety systems are defined as: fire alarms, automatic-closing fire assemblies, elevator recall, fire suppression, and emergency power systems.

Special License Requirement Information:
Successful applicants for positions that require driving must obtain and present a copy of his/her driving record from the California State Department of Motor Vehicles before final appointment. Applicants should not present a copy of their driving history until asked to do so by the hiring department. The County will make an individualized assessment of whether an applicant's driving history has a direct or adverse relationship with the specific duties of the job. License must not be currently suspended, restricted, or revoked.

Other Requirements:
Vision: Keen color perception.

Special Requirement Information:
* In order to qualify under Option I, you must attach a legible copy of your electrician apprentice training program certificate to your application at the time of filing or within 15 calendar days from application submission to Annie Wong at awong@hr.lacounty.gov. Please ensure the certificate clearly show your name, name of issuing agency, title of apprenticeship training program, date issued, and date of expiration. Applications submitted without the required documentation will be considered incomplete if not received within the required period. The original certificate MUST be presented during the selection process and/or prior to appointment. Recognized Electrician Apprentice Training Certificates will be verified through the appropriate Electrician Union(s).

** Journey-level electricians in the County of Los Angeles is defined as work requiring extensive knowledge of the craft such as professional electrical installation, maintenance and alteration of electrical systems and equipment. Please ensure the application contains detailed information specifically addressing journey-level experience, educational background, and/or specialized training courses/programs completed. Also, the required technical experience can be a combination of County and/or outside experience.

Physical Class:
3 - Moderate. Includes standing or walking most of the time, with bending, stooping, squatting, twisting, and reaching; includes working on irregular surfaces, occasionally lifting objects weighing over 25 pounds and frequent lifting of 10-25 pounds.

Out-of-Class Experience:
Los Angeles County employees claiming out-of-class experience will be considered.

Additional Information

Our Assessment Process:
Once we determined that you meet the requirements, we will invite you to participate in two (2) multiple choice tests weighted 100% measuring Thoroughness, Mechanical Comprehension, Achievement, Safety Orientation, Responsibility, Teamwork, Job/Technical & Tool Knowledge, Data Analysis & Decision-Making, Written Expression and Reading Comprehension.


Applicants must meet the minimum requirements and achieve a combined passing score of 70% or higher on the examination in order to be placed on the eligible register.

Transfer of Scores:

Applicants that have taken identical test part(s) for this or any other exam within the last 12 months will have their test responses for the identical test part(s) automatically transferred to this examination. This examination contains test parts that may be used in the future for new examinations. Upon acceptance of your application, your test responses may be transferred to the new examination, and you may not be allowed to retake any identical test part(s) for at least 12 months. Depending on the new examination content, your transferred test responses may not result in the same score.

Invitation letters to the multiple choice test will be sent electronically to the email address provided on the application. It is important that applicants provide a valid email address. Please add awong@hr.lacounty.gov and info@governmentjobs.com to your email address book and list of approved senders to prevent email notifications from being filtered as spam/junk mail.

Notice of non-acceptance and final exam results letters will be sent via email or U.S mail. Exam results cannot be given over the telephone.

Test Preparation:

Study guides and other test preparation resources are available to help candidates prepare for employment tests. While the guides will help in preparing for the test, we advise you to review all related materials that you deem necessary.

  • An interactive, Online Test Preparation System for taking practice tests may be accessed on the Department of Human Resources website at http://hr.lacounty.gov/. Please click on "Find A Job" and then "Job Search Toolkit." Test preparation information is located under the "Employment Test Assistance" section.

Eligibility Information:
The names of candidates receiving a passing grade in the examination will be placed on the eligible register in the order of their score group for a period of twelve (12) months from the date the list is created.

Applications will be processed on an as-received basis and promulgated to the eligible register accordingly.

Vacancy Information:
The eligible register resulting from this examination will be used to fill vacancies throughout LA County departments as they occur.

Available Shift: Any

How to Apply:

Applications must be submitted online only. Applications submitted by U.S. Mail, Fax, or in person will not be accepted.

Plan to submit your online application well in advance of the 5:00 p.m. (Pacific Time) deadline on the last day of filing as you may be required to verify your email address. This only needs to be done once per email address, and if you already have a job seeker account on governmentjobs.com/careers/lacounty, you can verify at any time by logging in and following the prompts. This is to enhance the security of your online application and to ensure you do not enter an incorrect email address.

Fill out your application and supplemental questionnaire completely. The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the requirements. Provide any relevant job experience in the spaces provided so we can evaluate your qualifications for the job. For each job held, give the name and address of your employer, your job title, beginning and ending dates, number of hours worked per week, and description of work performed. If your application is incomplete, it will be disqualified.

Any additional documents must be received at the time of filing or within fifteen (15) calendar days from application submission. If you are unable to attach the document(s) to your online application, you may email it to the assigned exam analyst. Please ensure to reference your full name, examination title, and examination number on the subject of your email.

Important Notes : Please note that all information included in the application materials is subject to verification at any point during the examination and hiring process, including after an appointment has been made. Falsification of any information may result in disqualification or rescission of appointment. Utilizing verbiage from Class Specification and Minimum Requirements serving as your description of duties will not be sufficient to demonstrate that you meet the requirements. Doing so may result in an incomplete application and you may be disqualified.

Anti-Racism, Diversity, and Inclusion (ARDI):
The County of Los Angeles recognizes and affirms that all people are created equal and are entitled to all rights afforded by the Constitution of the United States. The Department of Human Resources is committed to promoting Anti-racism, Diversity, and Inclusion efforts to address the inequalities and disparities amongst race. We support the ARDI Strategic Plan and its goals by improving equality, diversity, and inclusion in recruitment, selection, and employment practices.

Fair Chance Initiative :
The County of Los Angeles is a Fair Chance employer. Except for a very limited number of positions, you will not be asked to provide information about a conviction history unless you receive a contingent offer of employment . The County will make an individualized assessment of whether your conviction history has a direct or adverse relationship with the specific duties of the job, and consider potential mitigating factors, including, but not limited to, evidence and extent of rehabilitation, recency of the offense(s), and age at the time of the offense(s). If asked to provide information about a conviction history, any convictions or court records which are exempted by a valid court order do not have to be disclosed.

Social Security Number:
Please include your Social Security Number for record control purposes. Federal Law requires that all employed persons have a Social Security Number.

Computer and Internet Access at Public Libraries: For applicants who may not have regular access to a computer or the internet, you may borrow laptops and Wi-Fi hotspots from some public libraries throughout Los Angeles County to complete job applications. Please note s ome public libraries have reopened with limited access hours and may require prior reservation to use their computers. For more information, please visit their website at https://lacountylibrary.org/reopening or contact the specific libraries directly.

No Sharing of User ID and Password: All applications must file their application online using their own user ID and password. Using a family members or friends user ID and password may erase a candidates original application record.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Accommodation:

If you have a disability and need assistance to apply to this job, let us know by contacting the ADA Coordinator at adarequests@hr.lacounty.gov and completing the Request for Reasonable Accommodation form . The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can respond to your request and keep you moving through the process.

If you have additional questions regarding this job bulletin, please contact us at the following information:

ADA Coordinator Email: adarequests@hr.lacounty.gov
Teletype Phone: (800) 899-4099
Alternate Teletype Phone: (800) 897-0077
California Relay Services Phone: (800) 735-2922
Department Contact Name: Annie Wong
Department Contact Email: awong@hr.lacounty.gov
Department Contact Number: (213) 351-2948
Closing Date/Time:

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