Apprentice Electrician

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
05 Nov 2017
End of advertisement period
03 Dec 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Description of Work Unit



The Facilities Management Department is committed to quality competitive service. Our mission is to anticipate and provide the physical environment, which enables Colorado State University to achieve its objectives in instruction, research, and public service.


Facilities Management is an organization where continuous improvement in service is the standard. We will be recognized by the community as the service provider of choice. We will do this by delivering excellent service, by being a partner in addressing our customers’ needs, by fulfilling our stewardship role, and by being an innovative leader. Because Facilities Management employees are the most important part of realizing our vision, we are committed to ensuring that Facilities Management is a valued and energizing place to work where everyone has the opportunity to contribute, learn, and grow.
To learn more about our values in Facilities Management please visit:


What we can give you

An energetic place to work with commitment to the Colorado State University (CSU) Campus and Community! You will work in an environment that provides: collaboration, motivated team members, opportunity for growth, amazing opportunities to grow your talents, service excellence, and great benefits!

The State of Colorado offers permanent employees at CSU a variety of benefits that include access to Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, Life Insurance, Disability Insurance, Colorado PERA (Retirement Plan), Voluntary Retirement Plans, ability to accrue Annual Leave and Sick Leave, Paid Holidays, Discount Programs, Academic Programs and more! For more detailed information about benefits visit the following link:

CSU Commitment to Campus (C2C) offers employees a healthy work-life balance through a variety of programs, discounts, and special benefits. This includes Employee Study Privilege (nine free credit per year for full-time employees. Classes available through CSU, CSU Global, CSU Online, and University of Northern Colorado), Family Tuition Scholarship Program (50% off tuition for eligible dependents of full-time employees), Discount veterinary care, wellness membership discounts, Volunteers in Public Schools Leave Program, Athletic Ticket Discount, and much more! Please visit: for more C2C offerings!

What you can give us

Your expertise, positive energy, commitment to excellence, drive to succeed, and love of being part of a team with a passion for excellence and service.

Position Summary

The Apprentice Electrician implements the work unit’s goals and objectives by assisting skilled Journeyman Electricians. All work is done under the IEC and building codes. This includes, but is not limited to the maintenance, repair, removal, and replacement of primary and secondary electrical systems and/or associated components. Position provides construction and remodel services to new and existing spaces to meet the ever-changing needs of the university.

Minimum Qualifications

Two years of progressively responsible electrical experience in the commercial or industrial electrical construction field as an apprentice or building electrical maintenance worker, or electronic experience appropriate to the work assignment.

Valid driver’s license.


Satisfactory completion of a formalized electrician apprenticeship or satisfactory completion of electrical or electronic course work at an accredited non-correspondence college, trade or vocational school, or military service may substitute for the experience on a year-for-year basis.

Preferred Qualifications

The highly desired candidate will possess the following knowledge, skills, abilities, personal characteristics, and experience directly related and critical to this position:

  • Enrollment in apprentice program recognized by the state of Colorado or registered apprentice status with the State of Colorado, Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA).
  • Willingness and desire to learn, receive instruction, and support Journeyman Electrician.
  • Demonstrated experience practicing safe working habits.
  • Strong customer service skills.
  • Working knowledge of National Electrical Code (NEC).

Essential Job Duties

Job Duty Category Conduit Installation Assistant Duty/Responsibility

  • Assists Journeyman Electricians on the installation of conduit for project work.
  • Order conduit for projects.

Percentage Of Time 35% Job Duty Category Wire Installation Assistant Duty/Responsibility

  • Assists Journeyman Electricians with the installation of wire. Installs outlets and switches under the supervision of Journeyman Electrician.

Percentage Of Time 35% Job Duty Category University Remodel and Construction Assistant Duty/Responsibility

  • Perform electrical demo work to allow for remodel work.

Percentage Of Time 20% Job Duty Category Other Duties as Assigned Duty/Responsibility

  • Perform other duties as assigned to meet the needs of the university.

Percentage Of Time 10%

Application Details

Special Instructions to Applicants


  • Clearly document job duties you have performed that relate to minimum qualifications, preferred qualifications, and essential job duties in the Work Experience section on the application. Human Resources must be able to evaluate your experience based on this information.
  • Clearly outline dates of employment and hours worked per week for each employment experience listed in the Work Experience section of the Application so that Human Resources can calculate full-time work experience.
  • The APPLICATION is the only document that will be utilized to determine if minimum qualifications, as outlined in the job posting, have been met. The Application is considered to be the legal document on file; resumes will not be reviewed for minimum qualification requirements.


  • If an Application is considered “Incomplete”, the Application will be removed from consideration for the position.
    • An Application is incomplete if no current/ previous employment is included in the Work Experience section of the Application.
    • An Application is incomplete if “see resume” (or something similar) is noted, or previous employment does not contain job duties for every position in the Work Experience section of the Application.
    • Positions requiring a degree or if using education as a substitution for work experience (e.g.: Associate or Bachelor’s) transcripts are required in order to verify receipt of the required degree or coursework. If official or unofficial transcripts are not supplied at the time of application, the Application is incomplete.


  • When a resume is listed as a required document, it may be used in the comparative analysis/ evaluation process to determine the candidates that most closely meet the qualifications of the position. This process occurs after an application has passed the minimum qualifications screening.
  • Resumes will not be accepted in place of a completed application; however, some positions may still require a resume as a component for complete application materials.
    **Please see the Required Documents section of the posting.


  • The selection process for State Classified positions may include an exam(s), which requires candidates to physically appear (at the CSU campus in Fort Collins, CO) at the candidates’ own expense.
  • All status updates for this position will be sent via email from In addition to your Inbox, remember to check the Deleted and Junk folders for these important communications.
  • Pertinent updates to your Application status can be obtained by logging into your application account at


  • Please check the Help link online at for assistance on your application or for answers to Frequently Asked Questions.
  • All other inquiries should be directed to the Colorado State University Human Resources Office (970) 491- MyHR(6947).

Conditions of Employment

Pre-employment Criminal Background Check (required for new hires), Pre-employment Physical, Shift Work - Position may work hours outside of the normal work schedule to meet the needs of the department and university., On-call Status - After hours on call for emergencies and for planned overtime to meet customer needs, Essential Services Designation - Required to be on duty to perform essential and/or emergency services of the agency without delay and/or interruption,, Ongoing Functional Capacity Testing, Special Requirements/Other

EEO Statement

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

The Title IX Coordinator is the Executive Director of the Office of Support and Safety Assessment, 123 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523 -2026, (970) 491-7407.

The Section 504 and ADA Coordinator is the Associate Vice President for Human Capital, Office of Equal Opportunity, 101 Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.

Background Check Policy Statement

Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, CSU conducts background checks. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

Employment and Appeal Rights

If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for the position, you may protest the action by filing an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the date you receive notice of the elimination. Also, if you wish to challenge the selection and comparative analysis process, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the receipt of notice or knowledge of the action you are challenging.

Refer to Chapters 4 and 8 of the State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director’s Administrative Procedures, 4 CCR 801, for more information about the appeals process. The State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director’s Administrative Procedures are available at

A standard appeal form is available at: If you appeal, your appeal must be submitted in writing on the official appeal form, signed by you or your representative, and received at the following address within 10 days of your receipt of notice or knowledge of the action: Colorado State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director, Attn: Appeals Processing, 1525 Sherman Street, 4th Floor, Denver, CO 80203. Fax: 303-866-5038. Phone: 303-866-3300. The ten-day deadline and these appeal procedures also apply to all charges of discrimination.