Lineworker Apprentice/First Class

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The City of Grand Island is hiring a Lineworker Apprentice/First Class position.  Please see the below information regarding this great job opportunity:

Lineworker Apprentice

Learn and perform a variety of semi-skilled and skilled tasks involved in the construction and maintenance of overhead and underground distribution of electrical service for the City of Grand Island.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

This is the entry level class in the line worker series. This class is distinguished from the Lineworker First Class by the performance of the more routine tasks and duties assigned to positions within the series. Since this class is typically used as a training class, employees may have only limited work experience.

WORKING ENVIRONMENT

Duties are performed both indoors and out. Indoor work is typically performed in a workshop setting. While working outdoors, incumbent is exposed to inclement weather conditions. Duties may also require the incumbent to work in confined spaces, i.e. manholes.

Lineworker First Class:

Perform skilled and specialized work in the construction, maintenance and operation of an electrical distribution, transmission, overhead and underground systems; and perform a variety of other duties and responsibilities involved in providing electrical utility services for the City.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

This is the advanced journey level position. This class is distinguished from the Lineworker Apprentice by the level of responsibility assumed and the complexity of duties assigned. Employees perform the most difficult and responsible types of duties assigned to classes within this series by having significant knowledge of the electric distribution and transmission system in the City of Grand Island and the ability to work on and sometimes oversee work on all types of energized equipment and lines. As the most advanced lineworker, the Lineworker First Class is responsible for ensuring the safety of all subordinate line staff working with him/her. Employees at this level are required to be fully trained in all procedures related to assigned area of responsibility.

Supplemental Information:

Lineworker Apprentice:

Any combination of experience and training 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 experience as a journeyman electrician or graduate of a certified lineworker school or documented electrical experience.

Training:

A high school diploma or GED is required, supplemented by training in electrical work.

License or Certification:

Employee must possess a valid driver’s license and maintain insurability as determined by the City’s insurance carrier.

Possession of, or ability to obtain and maintain, an appropriate, valid Class A commercial driver’s license within six (6) months of hire.

Possession of, or ability to obtain and maintain, an appropriate valid certification in cardio-pulmonary resuscitation and first aid within six (6) months of hire.

Lineworker First Class:

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

Experience:

Two years of experience comparable to that of a Lineworker Apprentice in the City of Grand Island.

Training:

A high school diploma or GED is required, supplemented by training in electrical work. Satisfactory completion of Merchant Program or an approved equal.

License or Certification:

Employee must possess a valid driver’s license and maintain insurability as determined by the City’s insurance carrier.

Possession of, or ability to obtain and maintain, a Class A commercial driver’s license within six (6) months of hire.

Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate valid certification in cardio-pulmonary resuscitation and first aid within six (6) months of hire.

Both Positions:

Salary:

Position will start at the entry level of the City’s salary table. Consideration may be given if experience exceeds entry level qualifications.

Working Hours:

Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.; on-call rotation

Residency: 

Residency required within six (6) months of date of hire.

Exam: 

The most qualified candidates will be invited to participate in a testing and interview process. Candidates will be notified of the details of the process when the date is determined.

Other:

Candidates are subject to a background check.