Electronic Specialist

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
28 Feb 2018
End of advertisement period
28 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Description of Work Unit

The Electric Shop within Facilities Management provides monitoring, installation, repair, maintenance and replacement services on the campus-wide electrical utility metering, primary distribution and the secondary electrical associated with the campus facilities. Major building components affected are; heating, ventilation, cooling, refrigeration, fire alarm, keyless access, security, lighting controls, motor controls. This Unit Inspects repairs and maintains the campus exterior and interior lighting control systems.

Position Summary

Electronic Specialist III – Work Lead provides work leader responsibilities over others, which includes assigning work, evaluating the quality of work performed, and instructing and training on new equipment, and advising on equipment.

This position provides day to day guidance and instruction on maintenance and repair issues for the on the campus electrical distribution system which includes the substation, electrical vaults, overhead and underground feeders and building transformers. Also provides guidance and consultation in the daily operations of preventive maintenance and repairs on the secondary electrical and lighting systems, which includes assisting in renovations, remodels and inspections.

Minimum Qualifications

Three years of progressive experience troubleshooting, maintaining, repairing, removing and replacing controls and programming building automation and their systems.

Preferred Qualifications

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

  • Journey level electrical license issued by the State of Colorado.
  • Demonstrated experience completing the installation and wiring associated with electrical utility metering.
  • Ability to guide/direct the work of others and provide constructive feedback.
  • Safety conscious work habits.
  • Ability to collaborate with others in order to achieve a task.
  • Working knowledge of building automation systems (BAS) and their associated control systems.
  • Control related experience including, but not limited to: relays, contractors, starters, etc.
  • Knowledge of or ability to learn electrical programming.
  • Demonstrated experience working with VFD’s.
  • Strong customer service skills, both with internal and external customers.
  • Ability to troubleshoot, maintain, and repair a variety of electrical devices, programs, and controls.
  • Desire and willingness to train others.
  • Ability to read blue prints and electrical schematic drawings.
  • Ability to maintain attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated ability prioritizing and organizing individual work load as well as the work load of others.
  • Ability to communicate effectively (both written and verbal).
  • Interpersonal skills that foster teamwork and collaboration.

Essential Job Duties

Job Duty Category Work Leader Duty/Responsibility

  • Provide direction and guidance in the day to day operations of the shop by assigning work orders and checking work flow and progress. * Follow up on work that is performed.
  • Provide feedback to shop supervisor on shop challenges and successes.
  • Provide feedback to supervisor regrading Performance Planning.
  • Monitor safety practices to ensure procedures are followed.

Percentage Of Time 30% Job Duty Category Automation Control Design & Sequencing Duty/Responsibility

  • Provides guidance and consultation to those who design and perform sequencing of new building automation and control systems and components to include programming and scheduling of operational parameters of equipment such as lighting control systems, Variable Frequency Drives (VFD’s), SwitchGear equipment, as well as Standby Generation and UPS equipment interconnections with primary sources.
  • Develops administers and documents regulatory requirements required by Facilities, provides construction test/verification and commissioning services.
  • Work closely with external and internal customers to provide support and insight on new projects to avoid design, install, software, networking and/or naming inconsistencies, implements building automation documentation procedures that support the validation of research facilities, labs and campus buildings or projects.
  • Perform work on all 13.2 KV system and related equipment which includes new installations, alterations, maintenance and work necessary to keep systems operating properly.

Percentage Of Time 20% Job Duty Category Programming/Analysis Duty/Responsibility

  • Provide high level technical advice and consultation in the analysis and programming for energy services to internal and external customers.
  • Design and apply alternate controls sequences specifically for the purpose of energy savings.
  • Provide integration assistance with third party equipment and software manufactures as a means of data collection and control associated with energy savings opportunities.
  • Perform work on the campus electrical systems and their components which includes new installations, alterations, maintenance to keep critical and non- critical electrical systems operating properly.

Percentage Of Time 20% Job Duty Category Controls Integration Duty/Responsibility

  • Integrate and install controls for heating, ventilation and air cooling systems support equipment sequence and alarming.
  • Troubleshoot software and programming logic associated with building automation components, seek out and use all resources to problem solve.
  • Seek out tech support and/or customer service assistance, when necessary.
  • Maintain and repair secondary electrical and control circuits, systems and equipment in campus facilities under the responsibilities of CSU Facilities.

Percentage Of Time 10% Job Duty Category Controls Diagnosis Duty/Responsibility

  • Diagnose all types of control issues associated with HVAC and related electrical equipment.
  • Provide training on systems and components, digital and electrical.
  • Help resolve troublesome problems.
  • Design and preform repairs on existing systems and equipment, design new and/or update sequences for new or existing lighting control systems.
  • Work closely with internal and external customers to provide support and insight on new projects to avoid design, install, software, networking and or naming issues.
  • Write and or advise on programing and hardware installations on new projects.
  • Integrate these new projects with building automation systems.
  • Review drawings, update inventory on parts and equipment, provides support in design and construction projects and outages.

Percentage Of Time 10% Job Duty Category Digital controls Installation/Diagnosis Duty/Responsibility

  • Install programs standard digital control systems for monitoring and control of university and auxiliary building electrical equipment.
  • Diagnose all types of controls components and or system problems on as needed basis. * Provide training to other staff on systems and components, digital and electrical.
  • Help resolve troublesome problems related to electrical systems and controls.
  • Perform audits on building electrical systems and inspections on new electrical installations.

Percentage Of Time 5% Job Duty Category Electrical Equipment Installation Duty/Responsibility

  • Install and remodels existing campus electrical equipment and systems upon request from external departments.
  • Provide detailed estimates prior to work being approved.

Percentage Of Time 5%


  • Clearly document job duties performed that relate to minimum qualifications, preferred qualifications, and essential job duties in the “Work Experience” section on the application. We 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 we can calculate full-time 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.


  • 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. **Please see the “Required Documents” section of the posting.
  • Resumes will not be accepted in place of a complete application; however, resumes may still be required as a component of complete application materials.


  • The selection process for State Classified positions may include an exam(s), which often 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 humanresources@colostate.edu. In addition to your Inbox, remember to check in your Junk and Deleted folders for these important communications.
  • Pertinent updates to your application status can be obtained by logging into your application account at https://jobs.colostate.edu
    1) Multiple ways to login:
    • Enter your Username and Password on the home page to login,
    • Click on Login (in the upper left-hand corner) – then Login (Under Apply without Vitae),
    • or Click on Returning Applicant – then Login (under Apply without Vitae)

    2) Select “Your Applications” in order to display all the applications you have submitted to open positions as well as the following:
    • You can view the Status of your application for each position
    • You can withdraw your application from consideration
    • You can view the job posting for the position you applied
    • You can archive the application once the position has been filled


  • Please check the “Help” link online at https://jobs.colostate.edu/help/ 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 at the main phone line: 970-491-MyHR (6947).

Conditions of Employment

Pre-employment Physical - must successfully pass WorkWell physical, Valid Driver’s License, Essential Services Designation, Shift Work - Work schedule may vary to provide campus services, On-call Status - After hours call list. Respond when notified within 45 minutes

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 www.colorado.gov/spb.

A standard appeal form is available at: www.colorado.gov/spb. 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.