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State of Washington Classified Job Specification


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Class Code: 608H
Category: Maintenance Trades & Labor


Lead and work with electricians to perform journey-level electrical work.

Distinguishing Characteristics

Positions in this class are distinguished by responsibility to lead journey electricians on a project or at a job location, to instruct other assigned workers, to correct and specify methods, and to perform skilled electrical repair and installation work.

Typical Work

Perform all duties of an electrician; 

Lead assigned personnel in the performance of work; 

Assure adherence to safety rules and precautions by assigned personnel; 

Develop preliminary cost estimates for installation and repair; 

Develop methods and procedures to be followed by assigned personnel; 

May perform work in other trades; 

Perform related duties as required.

Knowledge and Abilities

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

Ability to: work from blueprints, plans, and sketches; estimate materials and time needed to complete jobs; use hand and power tools.

Legal Requirement(s)

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

One-year, full-time experience as a journey electrician or equivalent trade skill.  Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator's license may be required. 

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

Class Specification History

New class adopted January 3, 1973.
Revise class. Revises minimum qualifications; adopted July 2, 1990.
Revise class. Revises class code (formerly 5342), general revision; adopted May 10, 2007, effective July 1, 2007.