Under general supervision, perform experienced level work in the construction and maintenance of overhead and underground lines, street lighting, and electrical distribution systems; and perform related work as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
These examples are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The examples of work performed are neither restricted to nor all-encompassing of the duties to be performed under this job title.
E=Essential Duty; M=Major Portion of Time
Climb poles and work at various heights above the ground installing and replacing primary and secondary voltage lines and line equipment while distribution primaries are energized. (E,M)
Set and guy poles and install cross arms and brackets and string lines. (E,M)
Install line equipment such as transformers, switches, cut-outs, disconnects, lightning arrestors, insulators, circuit breakers, street light fixtures, and other line apparatus. (E,M)
Install, hook up, and maintain transformers. (E)
Install, remove and repair conductors. (E,M)
Install street lights. (E)
Remove old poles and fixtures. (E)
Transfer energized primary lines. (E,M)
Make emergency repairs on primary and secondary wires and transformers. (E)
Test pole lines and other facilities. (E)
Trim trees to clear lines. (E)
Perform underground cable work. (E,M)
Trouble shoot system and electrical problems. (E)
Maintain traffic signal system. (E)
Assist with Apprenticeship training. (E)
Work flexible hours, overtime, and take 24-hour on-call duty on a rotating basis, including nights, weekends, and holidays. (E)
Perform other duties as assigned.
Methods, materials, and techniques of line attendant trade.
Installation, operation, and maintenance of overhead and underground transmission and distribution lines.
Hazard and safety measures of the trade.
Climb poles and work at heights up to 80 feet for extended periods of time.
Use independent judgment and initiative.
Follow oral and written instructions.
Establish and maintain cooperative relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Read and interpret line construction plans and written instructions.
Apply first aid and artificial respiration.
Use and care for the tools and equipment of the trade.
Lift and carry fifty (50) pounds on occasions.
Perform heavy manual labor.
Tolerate changes in outside temperature from winter to summer and to tolerate dust, pollen, wind and rain.
Work in confined areas, such as underground vaults and manholes, for extended periods of time.
Hear and see at a level sufficient to perform the duties of the position.
Work flexible hours.
Graduation from high school or GED required.
Completion of an apprenticeship program resulting in recognition as a journeyman status line attendant. Electric Utility experience preferred.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Possession of a valid Class A California Driver's License. (This position is subject to the United States Department of Transportation and Federal Highway Administration regulations relating to controlled substance and alcohol use and testing.)
Current CPR card. Proof of Confined Space, First Responder Haz-Mat, Flagging Traffic Control, and Pole Top Bucket Rescue training.
Possession of High Voltage Electrical Rubber Gloving Certification, or ability to obtain within sixty (60) days from date of hire, subject to the City providing said training within that timeframe.
All Linemen shall be expected, within six months of hire, to establish residence allowing response to the Corporation Yard within 35 minutes of notification to report.
Additional Salary Information: 3% COLA in Sept 2019
CalPERS “Classic” members: 2.7%@55 with employee contributing 8% of pre-tax salary.
“New” members: 2%@62 with employee contributing 7.25% of salary.
The City of Ukiah does not contribute to Social Security.
The City pays 85% of the premium for medical, dental and vision plans.
Vacation, Sick & Personal Leave, Holidays
Vacation Leave is accrued at 104 hours per year and increases with City service.
Personal Leave is provided at 24 hours per fiscal year.
Sick Leave is accrued at 96 hours per year with no limit.
The City pays for 13 fixed holidays per year, in addition to 1 floating holiday.
The City pays the premium on a $10,000 life insurance policy for eligible employees.
Upon the seventh anniversary date of employment, and each year thereafter on the anniversary date, a fulltime employee will receive $1,000. Upon the 12th anniversary date, the amount increases to $2,500 annually; at the 20th anniversary, the amount increases to $3,500 annually.
Rubber Glove Cert Pay
6% of base salary.
About City of Ukiah
The City of Ukiah is located in the beautiful Northern California Yokayo Valley, surrounded by rich grape vineyards, pear orchards, and coastal mountains. Situated on the Highway 101 corridor, Ukiah is two hours north of San Francisco, providing easy access to Bay Area resources. Located near the Mendocino Coast and spectacular redwood forests, with an historic downtown and a community college, Ukiah invites an abundance of recreational, arts and cultural pursuits. It is an ideal family location to live, work and play! For more info, see www.visitukiah.com.
The County Seat of Mendocino County, Ukiah is a full-service city providing public safety, water, sewer and electric utilities, land use planning and development services, street maintenance, parks, a golf course, recreation programs, a conference center, the Grace Hudson Museum, and an airport. The City is governed by a five-member Council, elected at-large by the citizens of Ukiah. Ukiah has a population of 16,075 which swells to roughly 40,000 during the week.