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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)

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

Two years of experience as a journey-level electrician. Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator's license.

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.
Revised legal requirements and desirable qualifications; adopted June 22, 2023; effective July 1, 2023.