• Orange County, CA
  • Orange County, California
  • Jun 15, 2021
Full Time Construction and Skilled Trades
  • Salary: $67,225.60 - $79,123.20 Annually USD

Job Description


In addition to performance-based merit increases, this position is scheduled to receive salary range increases on the following dates:

Effective July 2, 2021 - 3.04% increase

Effective July 1, 2022 - 3.5% increase

Mandatory Employee Retirement Contributions will decrease on the following dates:

Effective July 2, 2021 - 0.46% decrease


May apply depending on the schedule and hours worked.


This recruitment is being held to establish an eligible list to fill current and future Electrician positions with John Wayne Airport and the OC Sheriff's Department. This recruitment may also be used to fill positions in similar and/or lower classifications throughout the County of Orange .

This recruitment will remain open for a minimum of five (5) business days. This recruitment will be open on a continuous basis and will close at 11:59p.m. (PST) on the day the County's needs are met. Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply immediately.

The County of Orange is a regional service provider and planning agency whose core businesses include public safety, public health, environmental protection, regional planning, public assistance, social services and aviation. Click here for more information.

John Wayne Airport (JWA) is a modern, 20 gate, medium hub commercial service and general aviation airport owned and operated by the County of Orange. We are located in a vibrant and economically viable area of Southern California and home to seven commercial and one commuter airline, two all-cargo carriers, two full-service fixed-based operators, and over 450 general aviation aircraft. John Wayne Airport operates as an enterprise fund, self-supported through revenues it generates and receives no monies from the County General Fund. These revenues are utilized to operate the Airport, provide for repayment of revenue bonds, fund facility capital improvements, and maintenance projects, and support aviation planning.

John Wayne Airport's (JWA) Facilities Maintenance Division is responsible for the upkeep, repair, and safety of all JWA facilities. Facilities include a terminal building with approximately 800,000 square feet of interior space as well as maintenance of over 500 acres of airfield and parking structures with more than 10,000 parking spaces. In addition to the regular repair and upkeep of these facilities, the Facilities Maintenance Division is also responsible for compliance with all local, State and Federal environmental regulations.

The OC Sheriff's Department is the fifth largest sheriff's department in the nation, offering a rewarding career with the opportunity to serve Orange County in diverse assignments including land, air, and sea-based patrol, specialty investigative units, community engagement assignments, and unique collateral duty options. The Sheriff's Department prides itself on embracing a policing model that employs intelligence-led policing strategies and a community-focused approach to providing law enforcement services. We believe engaged communities make for safe communities. Accordingly, the Department also offers extensive training and outreach opportunities for personnel to build and strengthen relationships in the communities they serve through community-based policing, familiarization between law enforcement and community residents, and collaborative problem solving. This is more than a job; it is an opportunity to build a career of which you can be proud.

Development Division (R&D) supports the department's mission by developing and maximizing resources necessary to advance law enforcement objectives and department goals through cost effective, innovative opportunities and partnerships. The division facilitates department-wide construction and maintenance for sheriff's facilities, manages fleet vehicles, provides grant writing and assistance, procures available state and federal equipment, inventories and issues department equipment, processes uniform needs and conducts research and special projects without compromise to quality, safety, or service.

The electrician position will be troubleshooting, repairing, installing, upgrading, fixing and maintaining electrical instruments at the facilities, systems, control devices, airfield lighting circuits, electrical equipment, operating with voltage levels of up to and including 4,160 volts, and may be assigned to other duties, as needed.

The Airport electrician position will work a 4/10 schedule (4 - 10-hour days), either Sunday - Wednesday or Wednesday - Saturday. The incumbent could be assigned to work any one of three shifts:
  • Day: 5:00am to 3:30pm
  • Swing: 12:30pm to 11:00pm
  • Night: 8:00pm to 6:30am

The Sheriff's Electrician position will work Monday - Friday, 6:30am to 5:00pm.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate three (3) or more years of experience as a commercial electrician in non-residential settings such as airports, recreation facilities, government agencies, businesses and retail establishments, offices, restaurants, commercial constructions sites, banks, schools and hospitals; as well as operating with voltage levels of up to and including 4,160 volts, and working with Computer Maintenance Management System to receive work orders and record documentation of completed tasks. The ideal candidate MUST possess a California State Electrical Licenses/Certificate and possess extensive experience in the following core competencies:

  • Performing maintenance and repairs on constant current regulators, their associated monitoring systems, on building electrical distribution systems, loading bridges, baggage belts, lift stations, security systems, and fire protection systems, etc.
  • Installing, testing, calibrating, and maintaining complex control systems, analyzers, electrical switchgear, distribution equipment, and safety interlocks
  • Working with emergency lighting including battery single units, modular and inverters such as Holophane and Chloride
  • Working with emergency generators including gas and diesel, parallel operations, bus transfer and switchgear such as Russ Electric, Onan and Asco
  • Utilizing with motor control 5 to 200 horsepower, various types of starters used on 480-volt three-phase, types of overload and variable speed controls
  • Understanding State and local laws, ordinances, codes, and regulations pertaining to all aspects of electrical wiring systems and equipment installation and maintenance
  • Ability to install conduit and related fittings for new or extending circuits
  • Performing building and safety codes and understanding of safety regulations
  • Maintaining compliance with the National Electrical Safety Code and the National Electric Code
  • Complying with health and safety standards and building codes
  • Knowledge of safe and proper use of the hand and electrical tools of the trade
  • Knowledge of the occupational hazards and applicable safety principles and practices
  • Working positively and effectively to resolve issues and develop collaboration within internal team settings as well as with County of Orange agencies, contractors, and internal/external stakeholders
  • Representing the organization effectively and communicate articulately, while demonstrating organizational integrity
  • Maintaining cooperative relationships and deal tactfully within and across organizational lines
  • Delivering technical and conceptual information clearly and articulately, both orally and in writing, to a wide variety of audiences
Possession of a valid California Driver's License, Class C or higher may be required by date of appointment.

Possession of a valid State of California Electrical License/Certificate.

Applicants must not have been convicted of a felony or be on any form of probation and must pass an extensive background investigation to the satisfaction of the Orange County Sheriff-Coroner.

Background screening includes completing of a Personal History Form, interview with a background investigator, fingerprinting and may include a polygraph test. Some of the areas considered in the background screening include prior convictions, traffic violations, drug use and credit problems, employment history, professional references and education verification (i.e. degree, license, or official transcripts. Foreign degrees require an evaluation of U.S. equivalency by an agency that is a member of the National Association of Credentials Services (N.A.C.E.S.).

The successful candidate must clear background check which includes a Criminal History Records Check (CHRC), Transportation Security Administration (TSA), and Security Threat Assessment (STA).

Click on the following link to view the minimum qualifications for Electrician.

Physical Requirements
Incumbents must have the ability to lift up to 50 pounds with frequent lifting/carrying objects weighing up to 25 pounds; be confined to small spaces; climb ladders, scaffolding and poles; independent body mobility to stand, walk, crawl, stoop, bend, pull, or push; identify and distinguish colors; manual dexterity to keyboard; operate power tools or other machinery that may be potentially hazardous; pass an initial asbestos physical examination and subsequent periodic examination in order to be issued and utilize a respirator.

Environmental Conditions
Work outside in all types of weather conditions and have occasional controlled contact with potentially harmful chemical or biological agents. Workaround high voltage systems.

OC Sheriff's Department - Incumbent will be required to work inside of a jail facility with inmates that may become violent or hostile; ability to work within confined spaces and access remote locations within the Coroner's office; and work around potentially harmful chemicals or biological agents.

Application Screening (Refer/Non-Refer)
Human Resource Services (HRS) will screen all applications and supplemental responses for the minimum qualifications. After the initial screening, qualified applicants will be referred to the next step of the selection process. All applicants will be notified via email of their status in the process.

Online Examination (Refer/Non-Refer) Candidates whose work experience appear to best meet the needs of the department will be invited to participate in an examination covering job-related items. Only the candidates who receive the highest score on the assessment will be placed on an eligible list.

Structured Oral Interview (Weighted 100%)
Applicants will be interviewed and rated by an oral panel of job knowledge experts. Each applicant's ratings will be based on responses to a series of structured questions designed to elicit the applicant's qualifications for the job.

Based on the Department's needs, the selection procedures listed above may be modified. All candidates will be notified of any changes in the selection procedure. Completion of a background investigation to the satisfaction of the County may be required for some assignments.

Eligible List
Once the assessment has been completed, HRS will establish an eligible list of candidates. Candidates placed on the eligible list may be referred to a selection interview to be considered for present and future vacancies.

Veterans Employment Preference (VEPP)
The County is committed to providing a mechanism to give preferential consideration in the employment process to veterans and their eligible spouses and will provide eligible participants the opportunity to receive interviews in the selection process for employment and paid internship openings. Please click here to review the policy.

Email is the primary form of notification during the recruitment process. Please ensure your correct email address is included in our application and use only one email account.

NOTE: User accounts are established for one person only and should not be shared with another person. Multiple applications with multiple users may jeopardize your status in the recruitment process for any positions for which you apply.

Candidates will be notified regarding their status as the recruitment proceeds via email through the GovernmentJobs.com site. Please check your email folders, including spam/junk folders, and/or accept emails ending with "governmentjobs.com" and "ocgov.com." If your email address should change, please update your profile at www. governmentjobs .com.


Click here for additional Frequently Asked Questions.

For specific information pertaining to this recruitment, contact Sam Apraku by email at Samuel.Apraku@ocgov.com. or by phone at 714-834-2555.


Orange County, as an equal employment opportunity employer,
encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

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