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Assistant Electrician

If you have questions regarding this position or need assistance with your application, please contact our HR office at (760) 744-1150, ext. 3024 or Departments are not to be directly contacted unless stated otherwise.

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

• Candidates selected for interviews will be required to interview in person at the College.

Posting Details

Position Information

Position Title Assistant Electrician
Department Building Services
Location San Marcos
Full or Part Time Full-Time
Category Classified
Hours per week 40
Number of Months 12 month
Work Schedule

Monday – Friday

Grade 24


Salary/Wage Frequency Monthly

Full-time employees receive fully-paid benefits including medical, dental, and vision insurance for employees and dependents; life, disability, and long-term care insurance; and sick leave, vacation and paid holidays. Estimated value of these employer-paid benefits is approximately $28,126 annually. All full-time classified employees are enrolled in CalPERS (California Public Employees Retirement System).

Primary Function

Performs semi-skilled electrical work in the installation, maintenance and repair of the District’s electrical systems and equipment.

Minimum Qualifications

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

• Experience: One year of building maintenance experience, including basic electrical repair/maintenance experience.

o For work experience, a “year” is defined as equivalent to 40 hours per week for 12 months.


• Education: Equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade.

Transcripts must be included to receive credit for education and/or to substitute education in lieu of experience (i.e. Bachelor’s degree = 4 years of experience). Click here for Guidelines for Equivalency for Classified Positions.

Only coursework completed at, and degrees awarded by, accredited institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education will be considered as satisfying the minimum qualifications. Coursework and degrees that are completed outside of the United States are required to have transcripts evaluated (evaluation to U.S. equivalency and a course by course analysis) by an appropriate U.S. credentials evaluation service. For a list of credentials evaluation agencies accepted by Palomar College, visit the National Association of Credentials Evaluation Services (NACES) website at

Diversity Statement

Position requires sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff.

Preferred Qualifications

1. Experience maintaining and troubleshooting Commercial Electrical

2. Experience working in an educational setting, preferably in a community college

Licenses and/or Certificates

Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate valid California Driver’s License.

Supervision Received and Exercised

Supervision Received From: An Assigned Supervisor in Building Services

Supervision Given: General Supervision

Duties and Responsibilities

Essential responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

1. Performs semi-skilled electrical and electronic installation, repair, service and maintenance work on a variety of systems and equipment, following electrical code, specifications and schematics.

2. Inspects, diagnoses malfunctions and repairs electrical systems, appliances, equipment and apparatus; performs predictive, preventative and corrective maintenance on equipment and structures; utilizes testing devices such as ohmmeters and voltmeters.

3. Installs interior and exterior wiring for equipment and appliances; wires new and remodeled buildings; replaces fuses and works with low and high-voltage AC and DC ranging from 6v to 480v; works on live panels, wires, circuits and machinery.

4. Measures, cuts, bends, threads, assembles and installs electrical conduit using hand tools, pipe threader and conduit bender; places conduit pipes or tubing inside partitions, walls or other concealed areas and pulls insulated wires/ cables through conduit to complete circuits.

5. Operates and maintains a variety of hand tools, power tools and equipment.

6. Responds to electrical work requests and emergencies.

7. Complies with all applicable health and safety regulations, policies and established work practices.

Marginal Functions:

1. Prepares and retains a variety of written records and reports.

2. Performs related duties and responsibilities as required.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

Knowledge of:

1. Basic methods and tools used in the installation, troubleshooting, maintenance and repair of electrical systems and equipment.

2. Basic operational characteristics of electrical systems and internal components.

3. Applicable electrical codes, standards and regulations.

4. Electrical applications for high- and low-voltage electrical systems.

5. Electrical schematics, wiring diagrams and symbol identification.

6. Basic shop mathematics.

7. Precautions and safe work practices for working with electricity.

Skill in:

1. Using appropriate tools and diagnostic equipment to repair, install, replace and test electrical circuits, equipment and appliances.

2. Using hand and power tools applicable to the trade.

3. Reading commercial electrical blueprints and applying National Electrical Code (NEC) for maintenance and construction work.

4. Installing, repairing and maintaining electrical system equipment and components.

5. Reading, understanding, following and enforcing safety procedures.

6. Complying with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations.

7. Assisting in installing and maintaining motors, lighting fixtures, generators, circuit breakers and transformers.

8. Identifying defects in wiring, switches, motors and other electrical equipment.

9. Understanding and following oral and written directions.

10. Communicating clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing.

11. Maintaining sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff.

12. Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those encountered in the course of work.

Working Conditions

Environmental Conditions: The employee works in a field environment and may work in confined spaces; in high, precarious places on scaffolding and ladders; exposed to electrical energy and high voltage.

Physical Conditions: Essential and marginal functions may require physical fitness requirements necessary to perform the job functions with or without accommodation, such as the ability to use hands to repetitively finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls; climb, balance, stoop, crouch, kneel or crawl; and reach with hands and arms. Requires operation of District vehicles.

Terms of Employment

Full-time, 40 hours per week, 12 months per year.

Posting Detail Information

Open Date 09/11/2017
Close Date 09/25/2017
Open Until Filled No
Posting Number P0388P
Additional Application Information

• Candidates selected for interviews will be required to interview in person at the College.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • CalJOBS
    • CCC Registry
    • (Chronicle of Higher Education)
    • Colleague/Friend/Relative
    • CraigsList
    • (same site as
    • EdJoin
    • Human Resources at Palomar College
    • Other Source
    • Palomar College website
    • San Diego LGBT Job Board (
    • SoCalHERC
  2. If other source, please specify.

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/CV
Optional Documents
  1. Supplemental Materials
  2. Transcript 1
  3. Transcript 2