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Electrician - Department of Technology (7345)

Recruitment: REF19271Z

Published: October 24, 2023


Carol Wong -

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Department: Technology
Job class: 7345-Electrician
Salary range: $115,934.00 - $140,868.00
Role type: Temporary Exempt What does this mean?
Hours: Full-time


This announcement has been updated to adjust the Company Description.


Why Work for the Department of Technology (DT)? DT is the centralized technology services provider in the City and County of San Francisco (CCSF). We deliver technology infrastructure and services to approximately 33,000 employees! With an annual operating budget of over $140M and approximately 260 employees, DT provides a host of services that range from Public Safety radio and wiring and Network services to Enterprise Support and the Cloud.

Benefits of Working for CCSF:  In addition to challenging and rewarding work, the City provides a generous suite of benefits to its employees.

  • Job security, pension, and robust retirement options
  • Competitive pay with consistent bi-yearly or yearly increases
  • Hybrid Work with a minimum of 20% of time spent in our office in San Francisco, California for all IT related roles
  • Generous paid time off, family leave, and more!
  • Diverse work environment in a diverse city
  • Union protections and representation
  • Career development and growth — move between departments, learn on the job, or take subsidized/reimbursed classes!

PEOPLE-CENTERED SOLUTIONS — have a powerful, meaningful effect on the community each day with people at the heart of every solution!

CLOSING THE DIGITAL DIVIDE — bring the benefits of the internet to low-income and marginalized residents!

SHINE A LIGHT ON WHAT MATTERS — join an award-winning production team at SFGovTV to help residents watch legislators or learn more about what makes this City great!

DRIVE INNOVATION — deliver new, cutting-edge technology to residents and city partners to help San Francisco serve its residents!

Role description

ABOUT TEAM: The Department of Technology’s Public Safety division operates and maintains several critical systems such as 911 Radio, Fiber, Emergency Alert, crime prevention camera, burglar alarm, fire alarm call box, PBX’s, VoIP phones and other in-building wiring and other similar systems.

ABOUT POSITION: Under general supervision performs skilled electrical work in connection with the installation, maintenance, repair and alteration of electrical systems under 600 volts, machinery and equipment; may exercise work direction over craftsmen involved in such work; and performs related duties as required.

Requires responsibility for: print reading, installing, maintaining, testing and repairing electrical equipment; inspecting and repairing generating equipment; cutting, bending and installing rigid conduit, electrical metallic tubing (EMT) and pulling conductors; setting up and using ladders, staging, aerial lift trucks and light towers, and use of personal protective equipment (PPE). May involve work with high voltage (277 Volt - 480 Volt) equipment and installation, maintenance, testing and repair of traffic signal equipment.. Nature of work involves physical effort and dexterity in the use of fingers, limbs and body; exposure to hazardous environments where injuries may be encountered.


1. Installs, maintains, tests and repairs electrical distribution systems and devices such as lighting, power circuits, fixtures, transformers, programmable logical controls (PLC), motors, motor controls, process controls, auxiliary lighting systems, life safety systems, electronic controls, relays, regulators, branch circuit breakers, main distribution circuit breakers, irrigation control systems, and other related electrical equipment which may be in confined spaces, in connection with various DT Public Safety communication systems such as 911 Radio, outdoor warning system, fiber networks, security systems and so on.

2. Inspects and repairs generating equipment and UPS (uninterrupted power supply) and its auxiliary accessories.

3. Cuts, bends and installs rigid conduit, electrical metallic tubing (EMT) and pulls current carrying conductors.

4. Erects and uses ladders, scaffolds, staging, aerial lift trucks and light towers.

5. Communicates via two-way radios and telephones.

6. May install, maintain, test and repair traffic signal equipment.

7. Prepares and submits reports for time, and material used reports on work accomplished.

JOB APPOINTMENT TYPE: Temporary- Exempt, Full-Time. Department of Technology, has an opening for an exempt appointment in San Francisco. The position is excluded by the Charter from the competitive civil service examination process. The successful candidate shall serve at the discretion of the appointing officer. This position has an anticipated duration of up to thirty-six (36) months.

WORK LOCATION: Incumbent will conduct the majority of work at various City Agencies throughout the City of San Francisco as well some remote CCSF facilities outside of the City and County of San Francisco. The incumbents primary reporting and dispatch location will be 200 Paul Ave SF CA, 94124.

NATURE OF WORK: Candidate must be willing to work a 40- hour week as determined by the department. Travel within San Francisco may be required

How to qualify


Completion of a recognized Apprenticeship program (Inside Wireman Apprenticeship).


One (1) year of journey level electrician experience.

License and Certification:

Possession of a valid California (Class C) driver license.


Additional experience as a journey level electrician may be substituted for the required electrician apprenticeship on a year-for-year basis.

Six years of inside wireman experience equivalent to journey-level as defined by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers may be substituted for the required experience.


1. MEDICAL TESTING: Prior to appointment, eligible candidates must successfully pass the TB testing process.

2. SECURITY CLEARANCES AND BACKGROUND INVESTIGATIONS: Positions in this classification may require that successful candidates who become eligible for appointment may be required to go through a background investigation to determine the candidate’s suitability for employment in this classification. Factors considered in the investigation may include employment history, use of illegal/controlled substances. Reasons for rejection based on this investigation may include, but not limited to: applicable convictions, repeated or serious violations of the law, inability to accept supervision, inability to follow rules and regulations, falsification of application materials and/or other relevant factors. Failure to obtain and maintain security clearance may be basis for termination.

Verification: “Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process. If education verification is required, information on how to verify education requirements, including verifying foreign education credits or degree equivalency, can be found at

Note: Falsifying one’s education, training, or work experience or attempted deception on the application may result in disqualification for this and future job opportunities with the City and County of San Francisco.

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed City and County of San Francisco application.

What else should I know?


$64.6250 (hourly) / $134,420 (annually)

How to Apply:

  • Your application MUST include a resume.  To upload, please attach using the "additional attachments" function.

You may contact Carol Wong via email at with questions regarding this opportunity.

Late or incomplete submissions will not be considered. Mailed, hand delivered or faxed documents/applications will not be accepted.

Right to Work:
All persons entering the City and County of San Francisco workforce are required to provide verification of authorization to work in the United States. 

Helpful Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

The City and County of San Francisco encourages women, minorities and persons with disabilities to apply. Applicants will be considered regardless of their sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition (associated with cancer, a history of cancer, or genetic characteristics), HIV/AIDS status, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, military and veteran status, or other protected category under the law.