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Electrician I - G119 - Facilities Maintenance

Columbus Consolidated Government

Columbus Consolidated Government

Columbus, GA, USA
Posted on Sunday, September 10, 2023
Major Duties and Responsibilities
  • Changes light bulbs and ballasts; replaces faulty receptacles, switches, contactors, breakers, motors, and belts.
  • Assists plumbers, HVAC technicians, telephone technicians, and representatives of the prison maintenance department and the civic center maintenance department as needed.
  • Performs plumbing and minor HVAC duties as necessary.
  • Performs preventive maintenance.
  • Organizes work orders by priority; determines supplies needed to complete tasks.
  • Supervises and transports inmates.
  • Assists with sporting events and special projects such as Christmas lighting and community festivals by installing and maintaining temporary electrical services as needed.
  • Installs electrical outlets.
  • Wires cubicles.
  • Repairs or replaces speaker controls,  monitors, and electric motors.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Knowledge of electrical supplies and materials.
  • Knowledge of correctional rules and regulations regarding the supervision of inmates.
  • Knowledge of supervisory techniques. 
  • Knowledge of national electrical codes.
  • Skill in reading voltage meters, blueprints, and electric schematics
  • Skill in electrical wiring, pipe running, wire pulling, and transformer hookup.
  • Skill in the use of hand tools, a bucket truck, voltmeters, and amprobes
  • Skill in oral and written communication.
  • Ability to operate machinery used in performing essential job functions.
  • Ability to operate a motor vehicle.
Minimum Educational and Training Requirements

Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with the completion of specialized training in the occupational field, in addition to basic skills typically associated with a high school education.  Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for one to two years.  Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver's license issued by the State of Georgia for the type of vehicle or equipment operated. 

Physical Requirements

The work is typically performed while intermittently sitting, standing, stooping, walking, bending, or crouching. The employee frequently lifts light objects, occasionally lifts heavy objects, climbs ladders, uses tools or equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity, and distinguishes between shades of colors.   Additionally, the following physical abilities are required:  

  • Balancing – maintain equilibrium to prevent falling while walking, standing, or crouching.
  • Climbing – ascending, descending ladders, stairs, ramps, requires body agility.
  • Crawling – moving about on hands, knees, or hands, feet.
  • Crouching – bending body forward by bending leg, spine.
  • Feeling – perceiving attributes of objects by touch with skin, fingertips.
  • Grasping – applying pressure to object with fingers, palm.
  • Handling – picking, holding, or working with whole hand.
  • Hearing 1 – perceiving sounds at normal speaking levels, receive information.
  • Hearing 2 – receive detailed information, make discrimination in sound.
  • Kneeling – bending legs at knee to come to rest at knees.
  • Lifting – raising objects from lower to higher position, moving objects side to side, using upper extremities, back.
  • Manual Dexterity – picking, pinching, typing, working with fingers rather than hand.
  • Mental Acuity – ability to make rational decisions through sound logic, deductive reasoning.
  • Pulling - use upper extremities to exert force, haul or tug.
  • Pushing – use upper extremities to press against objects with force, or thrust forward, downward, outward.
  • Reaching – extending hands or arms in any direction.
  • Repetitive Motion – substantial movements of wrists, hands, fingers.
  • Speaking – expressing ideas with spoken word, convey detailed, important instructions accurately, concisely.
  • Standing – for sustained periods of time.
  • Stooping – bending body downward, forward at waist, with full motion of lower extremities and back.
  • Talking 1- expressing ideas by spoken word
  • Talking 2 – shouting to be heard above ambient noise.
  • Visual Acuity 1 - prepare, analyze data, transcribing, computer terminal, extensive reading.
  • Visual Acuity 2 - color, depth perception, field of vision.
  • Visual Acuity 3 - determine accuracy, neatness, observe facilities/structures.
  • Visual Acuity 4 - operate motor vehicles/heavy equipment.
  • Visual Acuity 4 - operate motor vehicles/heavy equipment.
  • Visual Acuity 5 -close acuity for inspection of small defects, machines, use measurement devices, or fabricate parts.
  • Walking - on foot to accomplish tasks, long distances, or site to site.

The work is typically performed in an office, library, computer room, stockroom, warehouse, or outdoors, where the employee may be exposed to noise, dust, dirt, grease, machinery with moving parts, contagious or infectious diseases, irritating chemicals, and cold or inclement weather. The work requires the use of protective devices such as masks, goggles, or gloves.