Electrician Ii

Arlington, Virginia
$50,169.60 - $76,627.20 Annually
Oct 11, 2019
Oct 25, 2019
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 and selected employees must be capable of lifting up to 50 pounds.

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.

Arlington County Government employee benefits depend on whether a position is permanent, the number of hours worked, and the number of months the position is scheduled.

Specific information on benefits and conditions of employment can be found on the Arlington County Human Resources Department website: www.arlingtonva.us/pers.

Permanent, Full-Time Appointments
All jobs are permanent, full-time appointments unless otherwise stated in the announcement. The following benefits are available:

Paid Leave : Vacation leave is earned at the rate of four hours biweekly. Leave accrual increases every three years until eight hours of leave are earned biweekly for twelve or more years of service. Sick leave is earned at the rate of four hours biweekly. There are eleven paid holidays each year.

Health and Dental Insurance : Three group health insurance plans are offered - a network open access plan, a point-of-service plan, and a health maintenance organization. A group dental insurance plan is also offered. The County pays a significant portion of the premium for these plans for employees and their dependents. A discount vision plan is provided for eye care needs.

Life Insurance : A group term policy of basic life insurance is provided at no cost to employees. The benefit is one times annual salary. Additional life insurance is available with rates based on the employee's age and smoker/non-smoker status.

Retirement : The County offers three vehicles to help you prepare for retirement: a defined benefit plan, a defined contribution plan (401(a)), and a deferred compensation plan (457). The defined benefit plan provides a monthly retirement benefit based on your final average salary and years of service with the County. You contribute a portion of your salary on a pre-tax basis to this plan. General employees contribute 4% of pay; uniformed public safety employees contribute 7.5% of pay. Employees become vested in the plan at five years of service. The County also contributes to this plan.

For general employees, the County also contributes 4.2% of pay to a defined contribution plan (401(a)) . The County also matches your 457 contribution, up to $20 per pay period, in this plan. The 457 deferred compensation plan allows you to set aside money on either a pre-tax (457b) or post-tax (457 Roth) basis up to the IRS annual limit. New employees are automatically enrolled with a pre-tax contribution equal to 2% of your base pay.

Other Benefits: The County also offers health, dependent care, and parking flexible spending accounts; long-term care insurance; tuition assistance; transit and walk/bike to work subsidies; a college savings plan; wellness programs; training opportunities; and a variety of other employee benefits.

Permanent, Part-Time Appointments:
Part time employees who work ten or more hours per week receive paid leave and benefits in proportion to the number of hours worked per week.

Limited Term Appointments:
Benefits are the same as permanent appointments except that the employees do not achieve permanent status.

Temporary Regular Appointments:
Temporary regular employees who work 30 hours or more per week are eligible for health, dental, and basic life insurance as described above. They are also eligible for vacation, sick leave, and paid holidays.

Temporary Seasonal and Occasional Appointments:
Temporary employees who work on a seasonal basis or variable hours receive sick leave, but do not normally receive other paid leave or benefits. Exceptions are noted in individual announcements.


Do you currently possess a high school diploma or GED?
  • Yes
  • No


If not apparent in your application, please describe your experience performing electrical repair to include the date(s) of employment, position(s) held, full or part-time, and the work performed. Please provide full details to receive credit.


Are you certified as a Master Electrician?
  • Yes
  • No


Please check ALL that apply to your background and experience. To receive full credit, please ensure your responses are supported in your application.
  • 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.
  • Overseeing the work of electrical contractors.
  • None of the above.

Required Question