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at Mobile County Personnel Board

Posted: 5/8/2020
Job Status: Full Time,Part Time,Contract/Temporary,Seasonal
Job Reference #: 2699563
Keywords: construction

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

General Information

This is skilled electrical work performing a wide variety of tasks at or above the journeyman level.

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EXAMINATION:  IMPORTANT NOTICE TO APPLICANTS. READ CAREFULLY. No written or oral examination will be required. Applicants will be scored on the basis of an evaluation of their education, training, experience and personal qualifications as outlined by the candidates' sworn statements in their application, upon corroborative evidence obtained by investigation and the applicants' responses to the job-specific Supplemental Questions. Applicants must provide all background information and supportive documents as requested on the application, supplemental questions and job posting.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:  Graduation from a standard senior high school, or the successful completion of the General Educational Development (GED) test, completion of a trade school or apprenticeship program in electrical work and a minimum of one year journeyman level electrical experience; or a combination of education and experience equivalent to these requirements.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT:  Must possess a Journeyman Electrician certificate from the Board of Electrical Examiners; Mobile Area Water and Sewer System requires a Master Electrician certificate. Must possess a valid driver's license from state of residence. May be required to possess a commercial driver's license with appropriate endorsements, including air brake endorsement, if applicable.

Good knowledge of the standard practices, materials, tools and equipment of the electrical trade.
Good knowledge of electrical construction and maintenance practices including installation of all sizes of electrical conduit, cable wires, switches, automatic starting equipment and pole line construction.
Good knowledge of the National Electrical Code and state and local electrical codes applicable to installation, maintenance and repair.
Good knowledge of the hazards and precautionary methods peculiar to the trade.
Ability to use electrician's tools and equipment.
Ability to locate and adjust defects in electrical systems and equipment.
Ability to work from blueprints, drawings and specifications.
Ability to understand and effectively carry out oral and written instructions.
Ability to supervise and train apprentice electricians.
Ability to work under hazardous conditions.


EXAMPLES OF WORK: (Any one position may not include all of the duties listed nor do the listed examples include all tasks which may be found in positions of this class.)
Installs, maintains, alters or repairs fire alarm systems, traffic signals, traffic controls, street-lighting circuits and/or lift stations, and flow monitoring systems.
Builds and maintains school zone traffic signals.
Installs and maintains solar lights and panels.
Operates lift truck, boom truck, trencher, and other job related equipment.
Performs regular inspection of traffic intersections.
Performs load calculations and circuitry sizing for electrical systems.
Installs and maintains building electrical systems and outside overhead lighting in recreation areas including working on poles or towers exceeding 100 feet.
Upgrades building electrical systems in response to user needs by installing electrical conduits, wires, breakers, lights, and receptacles.
Inspects and troubleshoots electrical outages.
Keeps electrical motors and appliances in working order.
Maintains and repairs switchboards.
Runs overhead and underground electrical wiring.
Cuts trees.
Sets poles.
Supervises and trains Electrician Trainees.
Maintains effective communications with department heads and suppliers.

Maintains inventories and orders parts and supplies.
Installs temporary electrical services for special events.
Installs and maintains safe work zones and traffic control devices in streets and roadways.
Responds to after-hours emergencies.
May occasionally do work of other trades.
Performs related work as required.

Important Information

DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF WORK: An employee in this class is responsible for installing, altering, maintaining and repairing electrical systems, equipment and functions.  Work is performed in accordance with standard practices of the electrical trade under the general direction of an Electrical Supervisor or other superior and considerable independence of action is allowed in completing assignments.  Supervision is exercised over trainees or other helpers as assigned.  An Electrician must be able to lift items weighing over 40 pounds.

Documents are not automatically attached to your JobOpps account (profile).  You must select and attach required documents to every application through the attachments tab on the application screen when you are applying.
All applications must be submitted online through the Mobile County Personnel Board JobOpps site.
Paper applications will not be accepted and will be returned.

An email address is required for all applications.  For information on obtaining an email address, visit the FAQs link on the Job Opportunities page at  The Mobile County Personnel Board does not endorse any particular provider.
Accuracy and truthfulness are of primary importance for Merit System employment and all applications are reviewed with this in mind.  Errors, omissions and inaccurate information on the application will be construed as an incomplete application and will result in rejection of the application.  Therefore, special attention should be given to each and every question and every attempt made to answer each correctly. 
Resumes will not be accepted in place of completing the education and experience sections of the application. 


Applications must be complete and all required or supplemental documents (college transcripts, driver's license, and/or certifications) must be attached at the time of submitting the application.  See the job posting and the supplemental questions for required documents for each job posting. 

If needed, computers and scanners are available in our office
at 1809 Government Street, Mobile, Alabama. 
Our office hours are 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday - Friday, except for major holidays.
Only one application will be accepted per applicant per job posting. 
Subsequent applications submitted for the same job posting will be rejected.


College transcripts, where required or otherwise to be considered, must be attached as part of completing an application.  Grade reports, computer downloads of grades, and diplomas are not transcripts and will not be considered.  Transcripts must be either an official or student copy issued by the educational institution.  See the College Transcript Information link on the Job Opportunities page at for additional information and requirements regarding educational transcripts.
OPEN TO:  All who meet the requirements as set forth in the job posting and who may lawfully be appointed to a position.  Applicants for sworn law enforcement positions must be U.S. citizens.
RESIDENCE REQUIREMENTS:  Unless otherwise stated in the job posting or supplemental questions, there are no residence requirements in order to apply.  Applicants must bear all expenses incurred in reporting for testing or appointment.  Upon appointment, the law gives the right to each Appointing Authority (Employer) to fix any further legal requirements regarding residence. 
FINAL DATE FOR FILING APPLICATION:  The completed application should be returned as soon as possible.  In the event of tied scores, Rule 8.1 dictates that ties will be broken by the order in which applications are filed.  Applications must be submitted by the final filing date and time specified on the job posting.
VETERANS PREFERENCE:  For complete information on Veterans Preference points on an open competitive application, view the Veterans Information link on the Job Opportunities page at
MEDICAL EXAMINATION:  Eligibles selected for appointment must meet the established medical and physical standards for the class of work.  The medical examination must be by one of the physicians designated by the Personnel Board.  Appointees must bear the cost of the examination. 
The Mobile County Personnel Department reserves the right to limit the number of applicants summoned for interview.  In such instances, a preliminary appraisal of qualifications, as indicated by the completed application, will be utilized as a guide in the selection of candidates to be summoned. 
Aid and assistance in the examination procedure is available for the visually or otherwise disabled.  Assistance may be requested by contacting the Mobile County Personnel Board at 251-470-7727. 
A "Practice Test Seminar" is held in the Personnel Department Office, 1809 Government Street, Mobile, Alabama, at 9:00 a.m. on the third Wednesday of every month.   The purpose of these seminars is to acquaint applicants or interested citizens with design format and procedures utilized by the department in its administration of written test selection devices.  Inasmuch as testing facilities are limited, the seminars will be on a first come, first served basis, as long as space remains available. 
NOTICE:  The continuing eligibility for appointment of those who secure a place on the eligible list is subject to future changes in specifications.