Journeyman Electrician

Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
13 May 2018
End of advertisement period
10 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Description of Work Unit

The Electric Shop provides installation, repair, maintenance and replacement services on primary distribution and the secondary electrical associated with the campus facilities. Inspects repairs and maintains the campus exterior and interior lighting systems and maintains radio.

Position Summary

The Journeyman Electrician implements the work unit’s goals and objectives by performing skilled electrical work. This includes but is not limited to maintenance, repair, removal, and replacement of primary and secondary electrical systems and/or associated components. This position provides services that support the utility distribution system in maintenance and repair. Inspects and repairs interior and exterior lighting systems.

Minimum Qualifications

Two years of experience maintaining, repairing, and replacement of primary and secondary electrical systems and/or associated components.

Necessary Special Requirements: Possession of a current journey or master electrician license issued by the State of Colorado (or state with reciprocity) and possession of a current valid driver’s license.

Note to Applicants with License Reciprocity: Must be willing and able to obtain State of Colorado electrician license by date 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:

  • Demonstrated experience working with 15 KV systems.
  • Ability to utilize tools and equipment to change outdoor outages.
  • Demonstrated experience providing estimates for installation and repairs of electrical systems.
  • Ability to stay current with industry trends and shifts in technology.
  • Knowledge of NEC.
  • Customer service and collaboration skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work under minimal supervision.
  • Ability to effectively and efficiently troubleshoot electrical issues or outages.
  • Demonstrated ability managing workload and prioritizing tasks.

Essential Job Duties

Job Duty Category 13.2 KV Systems and Equipment Duty/Responsibility

Performs work on all 13.2 KV system and related equipment which includes new installations, alterations, maintenance and work necessary to keep systems operating properly. Work includes the following:

  • Drive campus outdoor lighting, compile a list of lights out for repair.
  • Install outdoor lighting fixtures, building mounted and pole mounted.
  • Use specialized equipment to reach outdoor lighting on building or outdoor light poles.
  • Troubleshoot, repair and replace controllers for outdoor lighting, photocells, lighting timers, lighting contactors.
  • Repair/replace damaged light poles, remove the damaged pole and replace with direct bury or caisson mounted pole.
  • Use of specialized equipment bobcat with auger attachment and bucket truck to set new pole.
  • Diagnose when cost effective to convert old style lighting to new LED types.
  • Repair/replace electrical conduit if wire is determined to be broken.

Percentage Of Time 30%

Job Duty Category Secondary Electrical Circuits, Systems, and Equipment Duty/Responsibility

Maintains and repairs secondary electrical circuits, systems, and equipment in campus facilities under the responsibilities of CSU Facilities. Examples:

  • Replacing all types of electrical devices outlets, transformers, ballasts, lamps and control switches, etc.
  • Analyzing and troubleshooting electrical circuits and restoring circuits to normal operation.

Percentage Of Time 25% Essential Job Duties

Job Duty Category Campus Outside Lighting Systems and Components Duty/Responsibility

  • Performs work on the campus outside lighting systems and their components which includes new installations, alterations.
  • Maintenance and additional work to keep electrical systems operating properly.

Percentage Of Time 15% Essential Job Duties

Job Duty Category Install and Remodel Duty/Responsibility

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

Percentage Of Time 15% Essential Job Duties

Job Duty Category Drawings, Inventory and support Duty/Responsibility

  • Review drawings, update the inventory of parts and equipment, provides support for design and construction projects and outages.

Percentage Of Time 10% Essential Job Duties

Job Duty Category Building Audits Duty/Responsibility

  • Perform audits on building electrical systems and inspections on new electrical installations.

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 (eg: 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.
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  • All other inquiries should be directed to the Colorado State University Human Resources Office

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.