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Facilities Electrician I

at King County

Pay: $38.32 to $42.13/hour
$38.32 - $42.13
Posted: 1/25/2020
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2696594

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Overall Job Objective


The King County's Facilities Management Division (FMD), Building Operations Section (BOS) is looking to hire an Electrician. This position will perform journey-level electrician duties including installation, alteration, trouble-shooting/diagnosis, and maintenance and repair of electrical systems, fixtures, and related equipment.

Through a workforce of over 300 dedicated employees, the FMD operates and manages the County's capital assets by developing and maintaining cost-conscious, sustainable, high-quality facilities, and environments. The BOS provides custodial services, maintenance and building operations, as well as building security. BOS is committed to providing high quality service to effectively and efficiently support and maintain buildings and their occupants.
BOS maintains approximately 3 million square feet in facilities where King County provides regional services, including the King County Courthouse, District Courts, King County Correctional Facility, Children and Family Justice Center, Maleng Regional Justice Center, King County Administration Building, King County Animal Shelter, and several Public Health facilities. Our facilities range in age from 1 to 100 years, with equipment such as boilers, chillers, DDC controls, ventilation fans, pumps and compressors, and fire/life/safety systems.
To learn more about FMD, visit our website at:
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Why it's worth taking a second look at working for King County:
The successful candidate will demonstrate skill and/or ability to:

  • Diagnose and troubleshoot electrical problems.
  • Maintain equipment and perform preventative maintenance according to manufacturer's recommendations and warranty requirements.
  • Identify preventative maintenance needs and make recommendations.
  • Troubleshoot and repair electrical components of security, building operations, and life safety systems. Install light fixtures.
  • Install secondary service wiring in and between buildings.
  • Install low voltage wiring systems in buildings.
  • Read construction documents and estimate cost and resource requirements.
  • Verify that all electrical equipment and circuits are working within specification.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Possess (and maintain) a valid Washington State General Journeyman-01 license.
  • Have journey-level knowledge of and skills in the electrical trade.
  • Have a thorough knowledge of:
    • Methods, practices, materials and tools of the electrical trade.
    • Hazards and safety precautions necessary in the electrical trade.
    • National Electric Code.
  • Possess past professional experience in:
    • Using and caring for the tools, machinery, and equipment of the electrical trade.
    • Reading blueprints and schematics.
    • Troubleshooting methods and techniques.
    • Installing complete electrical systems.
    • Reading and interpreting instrumentation.
    • Repairing, troubleshooting and maintaining electrical systems and equipment.
    • Technical reading and writing skills.
This recruitment is open to all qualified applicants. King County Career Service union members interested in a lateral transfer will be considered first. We encourage you to submit a resume and cover letter.
  • The selected applicant must possess a valid Washington State driver's license or the ability to travel throughout King County in a timely manner in a variety of County vehicles.
  • Final appointment is contingent upon successfully passing a thorough federal and county background investigation and clearing a pre-employment physical examination.
  • This position reports to the King County Courthouse in Downtown Seattle, however, may be relocated to other locations such as the Maleng Regional Justice Center in Kent, WA.
  • We are also creating a hiring list for any future positions that become available in the next 12 months.
  • These positions are non-exempt from the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act, and are therefore overtime-eligible.
  • Employees are paid on a bi-weekly schedule, every other Thursday, comprising a 40-hour workweek; schedule and work location are to be determined.
  • This position is required to be on a paid rotating standby list for non-duty days such as weekends and holidays.
  • Incumbents in these positions are represented by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 46.
  • This position has been designated by department leadership as a FIRST RESPONDER in the event of a proclaimed emergency. Meaning this position has a role in emergency response and is responsible for the protection and preservation of life, property, evidence, environment and/or restoration of order.
If you have questions related to this recruitment process, please contact Tricia Morrison at 206-477-9441 or by email at