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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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Class Code: 608J
Category: Maintenance Trades & Labor


This is the supervisory level. Positions supervise electricians, and other assigned personnel such as laborers, crews of incarcerated individuals, inmates, or helpers engaged in installation, modification, maintenance and repair of electrical equipment and systems. Positions function as a recognized expert who is sought out by others to complete major projects or resolve highly complex problems. Plans, lays out and directs shop activities. Positions may supervise electricians engaged in skilled high voltage electrical work.

Typical Work

Supervises electricians and other assigned personnel involved in installing, maintaining, repairing and altering electrical systems and equipment. Resolves complex problems;

Reads electrical plans and blueprints; inspects maintenance and installation projects to ensure compliance with local codes; determines scope of work, materials needed, and their cost and availability;

Schedules and coordinates dates for arrival of personnel, supplies and equipment in accordance with established completion schedule; orders materials and maintains inventories of required materials to support operations;

Assists in preparing departmental budgets, keeps shop records, and writes reports when required;

Enforces safety rules and maintains control of shop activities according to established procedures;

May plan, identify, direct and inspect the work of high voltage electricians engaged in high voltage electrical work.

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of: standard practices, methods, materials, tools and equipment of electrical trade; electrical codes; safety precautions; record keeping; basic computer skills.

Ability to: read, interpret and work from blueprints, plans and sketches; estimate materials and personnel needed to complete project; supervise crew of Electricians or incarcerated individuals.

Legal Requirement(s)

Current Washington State EL01 License/Certificate issued by the Department of Labor and Industries.

There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.

Desirable Qualifications

Three years of experience as a journey level electrician.

Class Specification History

New class, consolidates 5343 Electrician Supervisor, 70390 Electrician Supervisor, adopted May 10, 2007, effective July 1, 2007.
Revise definition adopted May 13, 2010 and effective May 14, 2010.
Revised definition, knowledge and abilities, legal requirements and desirable qualifications; adopted June 22, 2023; effective July 1, 2023.