Feb 08, 2019
Feb 22, 2019
Specialty Trades
Full Time
Position Information

Arlington County's Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) is seeking an experienced electrician to oversee the maintenance, repair, and installation of electrical and electronic equipment for the Facilities and Construction Unit. The Facilities and Construction Unit is responsible for construction and maintenance of parks and DPR facilities throughout the county.

The electrician is primarily responsible for installing, inspecting, and maintaining electrical systems throughout county parks and recreation facilities, to include indoor and outdoor lighting systems at tennis courts, basketball courts, athletic fields, recreation centers and nature centers.

Specific duties include:

  • Installing and maintaining light fixtures, wiring, circuit breakers, receptacles, time controllers, thermostats, photo sensor controls and motors; replacing lamps;
  • Designing circuits for new and existing installations;
  • Monitoring and administering remote controlled light systems for outdoor lights at fields and courts;
  • Conducting emergency electrical repairs;
  • Providing temporary electrical services for special events, such as the County Fair; and maintaining appropriate inventory of electrical supplies.
  • Identifying electrical problems and determining best solutions or repair processes;
  • Reading blueprints, plans and schematics to install and repair electrical systems;
  • Defining the job specifications for contractor projects, and coordinating and inspecting work done by contractors;
  • Using automated work order systems to produce work orders and reports; and
  • Assisting other skilled workers such as plumbers involved with the seasonal maintenance of fountains.

Selection Criteria

Minimum: High school diploma or GED plus progressively responsible experience in electrical repair.

Desirable: Preference may be given to candidates with certifications or experience one or more of the following:

  • Certification as a Master Electrician;
  • Conducting electrical work on ornamental fountains, athletic fields or other park related installations;
  • Performing work that is National Electric Code compliant;
  • Working on a team with other skilled trades workers, such as plumbers; and/or
  • Overseeing the work of electrical contractors.

Special Requirements

Applicant must possess, or obtain by the time of appointment, a valid motor vehicle operator's license from the applicant's place of residence or the applicant must have the ability and willingness to use alternative methods of transportation to perform assigned duties and responsibilities at locations other than the primary worksite. If the applicant possesses or acquires a license, the applicant must provide or authorize Arlington County to obtain a copy of the applicant's official state/district driving record. Any offer of employment may be contingent on a favorable review of the applicant's driving record and criminal history.

Additional Information

Hours: Typical work hours are Monday through Friday, from 6:30 a.m., to 3:00 p.m. This employee must be available for call-back in case of emergency situations and occasional evening and weekend work. Employee is based at the Parks Operations Center, but work is performed at park facilities throughout the County.

Work is performed at park facilities throughout the county, both indoors and outdoors. Outdoor work is performed in all types of weather conditions.

Please complete each section of the application. A resume may be attached; however, it will not substitute for the completed application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.