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The City of Pasadena Public Works Department is looking for a strong leader with excellent interpersonal skills to make sound decisions within the building electrical systems work group. This is the second line supervisory class in the building electrical systems maintenance series. This class differs from supervisory classes by its responsibility to manage a variety of activities pertaining to building electrical systems.
Under limited supervision, the ideal candidate will take the initiative to plan, supervise and direct through subordinate supervisors the work of crews responsible for installing, maintaining and replacing building electrical power supply systems, indoor and outdoor lighting systems, electronic lock systems, automatic gates, elevators, and the installation and removal of power systems for assigned facilities. The individual will manage conflict and coach staff to maintain customer service standards and foster a safety and harmonious team oriented work environment.
The following represents some of the essential functions of this position. For additional information, please see the job description:
• Supervises and directs through subordinate supervisors, the work of staff responsible for the installation and maintenance of building electrical systems to include power systems such as switch gear and full electrical panels for park lighting, restrooms and commercial buildings; ensure the replacement of building lighting systems to include bulb, ballasts and fixture replacement.
• Oversees electrical support for all Rose Bowl Stadium events including set up and closure of temporary power devices for outside vendors, media hookups, press box operations, concession stands, score board and stadium lighting; integrate new and maintain secondary power for high voltage systems for facilities and infrastructure while working with various City departments.
• Reviews and evaluates required inspection and maintenance programs to ensure compliance with general orders 95,128, and 165 and various utility operation requirements.
• Develops and designs electrical systems for new construction and renovations including providing detailed drawings required for building permits.
• Designs, installs and maintains building intrusion security alarm systems; electronic door and locking systems; and electrical maintenance of all emergency generators for city facilities.
• Assists in the preparation of the annual budget for division; monitors and tracks the budget in the areas of personnel, materials and supplies and contract services.
• Responsible for working with State and local inspection agencies for permitting and certification of building fire systems and elevators.
• Evaluates service needs, equipment and work methods; estimates time and material costs; ensures that sufficient supplies and equipment are maintained; assists in developing comprehensive plans to satisfy future needs of department services; establishes and enforces operating and safety procedures; maintains records and writes a variety of reports and memos on work performed.
• Assigns and schedules work; trains and evaluates employees; takes necessary disciplinary actions; selects staff; recommends disciplinary actions; inspects time cards for proper allocation of time.
• Answers after hour emergency calls related to citywide emergency situations and takes appropriate action as needed.
• In the absence of the division head or other division supervisors, performs his/her duties and responsibilities.
• Attends and participate in professional group meetings; stay abreast on current trends and innovations within the field of building electrical systems.
• Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.
• Leadership Ability to effectively coordinate and supervise major maintenance and repair work of two or more activities; ensure compliance with building fire systems; department work rules and their application; administrative principles and methods, including goal setting, program and budget development, work planning and organization.
• Interpersonal Skills to supervise assigned staff; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships; enhance relations with a variety of citizens, public and private organizations and businesses, commissions/committees, and City staff; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
• Decision-Making Ability when analyzing complex administrative problems, evaluating alternatives, and making creative recommendations.
• Functional Knowledge of standard practices, methods, tools, and materials of the electrical trade; standards relating to the installation, location and required maintenance of building electrical systems; occupational hazards and safety precautions of the trade; electrical codes and other applicable standards and regulations.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Any combination of education and/or experience that has provided the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary for acceptable job performance. Examples include:
• Completion of accredited college courses in basic electronics and electricity, written and oral communications, and elements of supervision and five years of journey level experience in building electrical systems of which two years must be in a supervisory or lead capacity and three years of experience that is comparable within the City of Pasadena.
The selection process will consist of an evaluation of training and experience and the most qualified candidates may be invited to participate in a written, oral, and/or performance examination.
There is currently one vacancy in the Public Works Department. As a result of the selection process, an eligible list may be established which will be used to fill this vacancy and other similar vacancies that may occur in the future.
Possession of or ability to obtain a Class B California driver's license and a satisfactory driving record at the date of hire and as a condition of continued employment.
PROBATIONARY TEST PERIOD: ONE YEAR