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City of Pittsburg, CA

The City of Pittsburg seeks a UTILITY TECHNICIAN (Electric) for the Pittsburg Power Company.
Salary: $111,660.00 – $135,720.00 Annually

The Pittsburg Power Company (PPC) conducts business in the City of Pittsburg and on Mare Island in Vallejo, CA.  PPC is a publicly owned utility municipal company that provides electric and natural gas services at Mare Island. Although PPC is small compared to investor owned utilities, staff is available to work at a personal level to meet the needs of customers who range from residential to large commercial companies and entrepreneurs.

The Utility Technician classification is the full journey level class in which incumbents are expected to perform the full scope of assigned electrical duties and assist with the natural gas side as needed.  Incumbents are expected to use independent judgment and skill in the performance of assignments, which areas are subject to review, by supervisor or designee.  The ideal candidate for this position will have demonstrated training, experience and skill at the journey-level working with medium voltage electrical distribution systems.
The standard work hours are from 7:00am – 3:30pm but employees must be able to work standby shifts, after hours, holidays, and weekends to respond to outages, scheduled or emergency work.

Successful candidates will possess the following:
*Medium voltage electrical systems construction, operations and maintenance experience – journey level
*Experience with system controls
*Strong leadership and teamwork skills
*Operate vehicles and equipment in a safe manner
*Proficient verbal and written communication skills
*Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills to interact with staff and the public
*Have relevant computer skills to use Microsoft Outlook and Word for electronic communication and to create/update a variety of report and documents
*Ability to work outdoors under various weather and environmental conditions for extended periods of time
*Eagerness to learn and develop career
*Possession of a class A/B commercial license

*Ability to adapt to changing work priorities
*Ability to work standby shifts, after hours, weekends, and holidays

Minimum Qualifications:
Education and Experience:
A high school diploma with additional college or vocational course work or training in the electric industry, or a related field and four years of experience in the electric industry.

Possession of, or the ability to obtain, a valid class C California driver’s license. Completion of an electric or gas-related apprenticeship or equivalent. Possession of a Gas Operator Qualification certificate within 12 months of appointment (if natural gas is area of responsibility).
Application process: Applicants must complete an online employment application which includes a supplemental questionnaire at  Employment applications will be disqualified if a resume is submitted in lieu of completing the application or if sections of the applications are left blank that relate to the minimum qualifications of the job such as education and work history.  Applications will be evaluated to determine if it meets the minimum qualifications of the job.  All applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through any subsequent phase in the process.  All communication regarding your application status will be sent via email only.

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