Job Details

Position Title:Electric Line Construction Supervisor
Reference Number:12.128
Division:General Staffing
Contact Name:Human Resources
Contact Phone:916-774-5475
Contact Fax:916-774-5350
Position Description:Open/Promotional Exam: 12.128
Date Opened: 07/10/2013

(Roseville Electric)

SALARY: $8,813 to $11,810 monthly (26 pay periods annually)
FINAL FILING DATE: Accepting the first 50 qualified applications or closing at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, July 24, 2013, WHICHEVER OCCURS FIRST.

TENTATIVE TESTING DATES: Oral Interview Exam: August 27, 2013


The Human Resources Department is accepting applications for the position of Electric Line Construction Supervisor for the Electric Department. The normal work schedule will be Monday through Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. A flexible schedule may be available.

To plan, organize, direct and supervise electric line construction and troubleshooting operations within the Electric Utility Department; and to perform a variety of technical tasks relative to assigned area of responsibility.

Receives general direction from the Electric Operations Manager. Exercises direct supervision over assigned technical staff.

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Recommend and assist in the implementation of goals and objectives; establish schedules and methods for electric line construction and troubleshooting; implement policies and procedures. Plan, prioritize, assign, supervise and review the work of staff involved in electric line construction, line troubleshooting and repair projects. Evaluate operations and activities of assigned responsibilities; recommend improvements and modifications; prepare various reports on operations and activities. Participate in budget preparation and administration; prepare cost estimates for budget recommendations; submit justifications for equipment, supplies, and services; monitor and control expenditures. Participate in the selection of staff; provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline procedures. Supervise new construction and capital improvement projects, cable replacement work, and general replacement and improvements. Confer with developers, engineers, contractors and City engineering staff, other divisions and departments, and outside agencies regarding construction projects and line troubleshooting activities. Conduct site visits to assess construction conditions and perform inspections before, during and after construction. Review project plans and drawings with crew leaders and other staff as appropriate. Recommend changes based on field observations and operational problems. Provide technical advice and assistance on difficult work problems. Coordinate material delivery needs of line crews. Answer questions and provide information to the public; investigate complaints and recommend corrective action as necessary to resolve complaints. Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other City employees and the public using principles of good customer service. Perform related duties as assigned.


Knowledge of: Principles and practices of electrical theory as applied to electrical circuits and wiring systems. Methods, equipment, tools and materials used in electrical underground or overhead construction, maintenance, or repair work. Components and parts used in electric transmission and distribution systems. Principles and practices of supervision, training and performance evaluations. Principles and practices of budget monitoring. Principles and practices of safety management. Pertinent local, State and Federal laws, ordinances and rules.

Ability to: Organize, implement and direct electric line construction and troubleshooting operations/activities. On a continuous basis, know and understand all aspects of the job; intermittently analyze work papers, reports and special projects; identify and interpret technical and numerical information; observe and problem solve operational and technical policy and procedures. On a continuous basis, sit at desk for long periods of time; intermittently reach, bend, squat, climb, kneel and twist while conducting field inspections; intermittently twist to reach equipment surrounding desk; perform simple grasping and fine manipulation; use telephone, write or use a keyboard to communicate through written means; and lift or carry weight of 10 pounds or less. Interpret and explain pertinent regulatory standards and department policies and procedures. Assist in the development and monitoring of an assigned program budget. Develop and recommend policies and procedures related to assigned operations. Supervise, train and evaluate assigned staff. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Experience and Training

Three years of increasingly responsible experience in electrical systems construction, maintenance and repair work; including one year providing technical and functional supervision over assigned personnel.

Training: Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade and completion of a recognized power line apprenticeship program.

License or Certificate
Possession of, or ability to obtain, a valid California driver’s license.


1. What experience have you had with General Order 95, 128 and 165?

2. What experience have you had with planning and scheduling of workloads for daily operation?

3. How would improve safety in the Line Department work group?

4. What actions and support, make a team function successfully?

Applications will be screened and those meeting the minimum qualifications will be invited to an oral interview examination (weighted 100%). Scores from the oral interview exam will be used to establish the employment list. Candidates within the top five ranked scores will be certified to the department for final consideration. Final appointment is contingent upon a check of past employment references, background check, and passing a City-paid pre-employment physical and urine drug and alcohol screening test.

Job Status:Regular / Benefitted, Salary
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