Electrical Trades Supervisor

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
21 Apr 2018
End of advertisement period
19 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Description of Work Unit

Remodel and Construction Services Unit within the Facilities Management department, provides administrative, management & professional services to facilitate and accomplish new construction, renovation, and/or replacement of the physical facilities and infrastructure of the campus in support of the University’s mission and strategic plan. Unit provides remodel and construction services to the various departments on campus to fulfill the mission of the university community. Services provided are project management and administration, project design, carpentry, paint, plumbing, electrical, and labor services.

Position Summary

The Electrical Trades Supervisor oversees the unit’s electrician section and ensures the provision of the required electrical techniques mandated by specific codes to be carried out by a licensed electrician under International Electrical Code, International Building Codes, and O.S.H.A. Standards. This position manages and supervises the installation of electrical systems for new construction and remodel projects and supervises maintenance of electrical equipment and systems. The position also manages and supervise the construction, operation, and maintenance of the University building electrical systems to include (but not limited to) such things as the electrical distribution systems to meet the university, division and department’s needs and requirements.

The position exists to estimate and delegate the electrical projects. Including day to day scheduling and annual performance evaluations for 15 FTEs. The position is also a working Master Electrician.

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s electrical license from the state of Colorado (or state with reciprocity) and two years of lead experience.

Note to Applicants: This position will be required to register as a Licensed Contractor with DORA within 30 days of hire.



Preferred Qualifications

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

  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints.
  • Demonstrated supervision experience, including hiring, performance management, job assignment, leave management, etc.
  • Demonstrated math skills and the ability to provide extremely accurate estimates.
  • Ability and desire to teach and train others on skilled trades.
  • Interpersonal skills that support collaboration and teamwork.
  • Demonstrated customer service skills with both internal and external customers.
  • Knowledge of NEC, IBC, IEC, and OSHA requirements.
  • Ability to determine and select the most cost-effective solution for customers (e.g. repairing versus replacement).
  • Planning and organizational skills.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Safe working practices and ability to identify and correct unsafe working habits.
  • Ability to clearly and effectively communicate both verbally and in written form.

Essential Job Duties

Job Duty Category Estimating & Scheduling Duty/Responsibility

  • Manage electrical unit operations; personnel and resources.
  • Estimate new construction and remodel, material/labor for bidding purposes; consult with other units for estimating conflicts.
  • Develop estimates from written and verbal instructions.
  • Work with Project Manager to arrive at project budget.
  • Analyze customer remodel and single trade job requirements in order to appropriately schedule physical performance of required work and to ensure all necessary tools and materials are on job site.
  • Gather information from, consult with, and coordinate with manager and other unit supervisors in order to accomplish this task. This also requires considering personnel leave time; sick leave, annual leave, etc. in order to meet job requirements.
  • Manage the electrical portion of the job from beginning to end and analyze final product.
  • Acquire and report customer feedback.
  • Approve labor applied to jobs.
  • Instruct personnel on proper methods and procedures, university building standards, and safety requirements.

Percentage Of Time 45% Job Duty Category Bill of Materials Duty/Responsibility

  • Provide job bill of materials list for each specific job
  • Read blueprints and calculate materials needed.
  • Complete materials orders and ensure correct materials are used for the project, and approves materials invoicing and payments.
  • Modify schedules to meet clients’ needs.

Percentage Of Time 15% Job Duty Category Working Supervisor - Field Work Duty/Responsibility

  • Complete field work with other employees.
  • Provide and demonstrate actual electrical techniques in order to assist with the workload and to train Electrical Trades I & II positions (e.g.: installation of electrical systems and components.)

Percentage Of Time 30% Job Duty Category Licensing and Training Duty/Responsibility

  • Maintain DORA State of Colorado Contractors License required for the position and the ability to register Electrical Apprentices.
  • Track accumulative hour for potential licensing of apprentices.
  • Track licensing of Journeymen and assist with continuing education (PDU’s) requirements for license renewal.

Percentage Of Time 5% Job Duty Category Other Duties as Assigned Duty/Responsibility

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

Percentage Of Time 5%

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 humanresources@colostate.edu. 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 https://jobs.colostate.edu


  • 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 (970) 491- MyHR(6947).

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.