ELECTRICAL MECHANIC 3841

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Miscellaneous



DUTIES ANNUAL SALARY
For trainee positions: $78,028 to $100,307
For journey-level positions: $111,457 (flat-rated)

NOTES :
  • Candidates from the eligible list are normally appointed to vacancies in the lower pay grade positions.
  • For information regarding reciprocity between City of Los Angeles departments and LADWP, go to: 
  • Annual salary is at the start of the pay range. The current salary range is subject to change. Please confirm the starting salary with the hiring department before accepting a job offer.
  • DUTIES
    An Electrical Mechanic performs skilled mechanical and electrical work in the installation and maintenance of high and low voltage electrical circuits and related equipment at electrical stations and plants such as electrical substations; receiving, distributing, and customer stations; steam generating stations; water pumping and chlorinating stations; converter stations; hydro-electric plants; high voltage switching stations; and similar facilities and buildings; and performs other related duties.

    Electrical Mechanics may work at heights of up to 280 feet, near hazardous materials, and in confined spaces. REQUIREMENT(S)/MINIMUM QUALIFICATION(S)
  • Six months of full-time paid experience performing electrical work on equipment and circuits in the maintenance or construction of electrical systems; or
  • Six months, within the last two years, of full-time paid experience as an exempt Construction Electrical Mechanic or Construction Electrical Helper with the City of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power performing electrical work on equipment and circuits in the maintenance or construction of electrical systems; or
  • Completion of at least eight months in the Utility Pre-Craft Trainee training program sponsored by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, assisting in the performance of electrical work on high and low voltage equipment and circuits in the maintenance or construction of electrical systems; or
  • Six months of full-time experience performing electrical work on equipment and circuits in the maintenance or construction of electrical systems while in the United States Armed Forces; or
  • Certificate of completion of the Electrical Construction & Maintenance (ECM) program at Los Angeles Trade Technical College; or
  • Certificate of completion of the Hayden Course sponsored by the Department of Water and Power; or
  • Certificate of completion of an electrical lineworker program from an accredited college.
  • PROCESS NOTES
  • In accordance with Section 608 of the Clean Air Act, an Environmental Protection Agency approved Technician Certificate may be required for some positions prior to appointment.
  • All entry-level positions are temporary training positions as defined in Civil Service Commission Rule 5.30. An Electrical Mechanic in a trainee position must successfully complete an intensive on-the-job and classroom-training program in order to promote to a regular Electrical Mechanic position. It is anticipated that the training program may last up to 54 months.
  • Applicants filing under Requirement #3 who lack two months or less of the required experience may file for this examination. However, they cannot be appointed until the full experience requirement is met.
  • Applicants filing under Requirement #3 must submit with their application a City of Los Angeles 'Verification of Work Experience' (VWE) form, signed by their supervisor, verifying their experience performing electrical work on high and low voltage equipment and circuits in the maintenance or construction of electrical systems. This form may be obtained on-line at . Applicants may attach the completed VWE form to their on-line application at the time of filing or will have seven (7) calendar days from the on-line submission date to e-mail a copy of their completed VWE form, including the required signatures, to per.appdocs@lacity.org. The subject line of your e-mail must include the exam title, your name and indicate it is a VWE. In the body of your e-mail, you must also include your first and last name, last four digits of your Social Security Number and contact phone number. Applicants who fail to submit their signed VWE form within the time required will not be considered further in this examination and their applications will not be processed.
  • Active United States Military personnel may file for this examination; however, they cannot be appointed until they have completed their military service and have been discharged with satisfactory performance. Proof of military service and satisfactory performance must be provided prior to appointment.
  • Applicants filing under Requirement #4 must submit at the time of filing their application a copy of their DD-214 or a copy of their military identification indicating an End of Active Obligated Service (EAOS) date within six months from the application date. The copy of the DD-214 or military identification with EAOS must be attached to the online application BEFORE the application is submitted. If the copy is attached AFTER the online application has been submitted, it will not be available to the City and applicants WILL NOT be credited with having submitted it. Applicants who fail to submit the DD-214 or military identification with EAOS at the time of filing by attaching it to the online application will not be considered further in this examination.
  • Applicants filing under Requirement #5 must submit a copy of their Certificate of Completion at the time of filing. The copy of the Certificate must be attached to the online application BEFORE the application is submitted. If the Certificate is attached AFTER the online application has been submitted, it will not be available to the City and applicants WILL NOT be credited with having submitted it. Applicants who fail to submit the Certificate at the time of filing by attaching it to the online application will not be considered further in this examination.
  • A valid California driver's license is required. Applicants will be disqualified and not eligible for hire if their record within the last 36 months reflects three or more moving violations and/or at-fault accidents, or a conviction of a major moving violation (such as DUI).
  • Appointments from the eligible list are normally made to entry-level positions. Applicants filing under Requirement #2 may be considered for appointment to a regular (journey-level) Electrical Mechanic position. However, they must have completed an IBEW inside wireman apprenticeship program and may be required to successfully pass written and/or performance tests. Proof of completion of the recognized apprenticeship program must be submitted to the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power at the time of appointment.
  • An Electrical Mechanic must be designated as an Authorized Person, which permits one to hold Work Authorities, prior to completion of probation as a journey-level Electrical Mechanic.
  • Applicants filing under Requirement #6 and/or Requirement #7 must submit a copy of their certificate of completion at the time of filing. A copy of the applicable certificate must be attached to the online application BEFORE the application is submitted. If the certificate is attached AFTER the online application has been submitted, it will not be available to the City and the applicant WILL NOT be credited with submitting it. Applicants who fail to submit the certificate at the time of filing by attaching it to the online application will not be considered further in this examination.
  • Please note that qualifying education under Requirement #7 must be from a college accredited by a City of Los Angeles recognized agency. A list of accrediting agencies can be found at .

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