Master Electrician, (A242770-3), 207 Building Rehab

City of Laredo, TX | Laredo, TX

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Posted Date 7/03/2024
Description Salary : $44,803.20 - $56,014.40 Annually

Location : Laredo, TX

Job Type: Full-time

Job Number: A242770-3

Department: Public Works

Division: Building Rehab

Opening Date: 07/03/2024

Closing Date: Continuous

Job Description

Performs electrical maintenance and service work. Installs or repairs lamps and fixtures, power outlets, and switches. Maintains and repairs air conditioning unit.
Essential Functions/ Job Competencies/ Physical Requirements


The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by employees in this job. Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

  • Installs conduits, wires, pull boxes, switchboards, controllers, and switches required in making additions, extensions, or alterations in electrical systems.
  • Tests, locates, and repairs trouble in electrical circuits and equipment; repairs and replaces defective parts in motors, generators, storage batteries, switchboards, controllers, contractors, switches, and other fixtures and appliances.
  • Maintains a stock of selected electrical supplies; prepares reports and maintains records.
  • Services, repairs, and maintains lighting, power, heating, and traffic lights, as assigned.
  • Provides advice and guidance to individuals responsible for appliance, bulb, ballast, and light fixture repair.
  • Will be required to drive a City vehicle for City business use.
  • Performs related work as required.

Knowledge of
  • Knowledge of modern office procedures and methods including computers and applicable software
  • Knowledge of English grammar, spelling, and punctuation
  • Knowledge of national electrical codes
  • Knowledge of installation of emergency back-up generators
  • Knowledge of the standard practices, methods, tools, and materials of the electrical trade
Skills and Abilities
  • Skill in organization and time management
  • Skill in performing a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another of a different nature
  • Skill in the use of the tools, materials, and equipment used in the electrical trade
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
  • Ability to meet schedules and deadlines of the work
  • Ability to maintain the confidentiality of information and professional boundaries
  • Ability to make routine estimates of time and materials
  • Ability to work from drawings and specifications
  • Ability to follow oral and written instruction
  • Ability to take and follow directions from supervisor.
  • Ability to give directions to and gain compliance from assigned staff.
  • Ability to perform strenuous and routine work.
  • Ability to maintain good planning and organizational skills.
  • Ability to maintain a valid Texas Driver License and a good driving record.
  • Ability to maintain harmonious and effective working relationships with other employees and respond to general public complaints.
  • Ability to project a positive and professional image of the City of Laredo.
  • Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing in the English language and orally in the Spanish language.
  • Ability to comply with all City of Laredo's policies and procedures.
  • Ability to maintain good health and physical condition sufficient to permit the full performance of the duties of the positions

Physical Effort Requirements
Position will have the following exposures

  • Frequent exposure to unpleasant environmental conditions and/or hazards. Majority of work performed outside or with exposure to risk.
  • Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 20 pounds of force constantly having to move objects.
Work Environment Locations
Position will require the employee to work in the following types of work environments

  • Office or similar indoor environment
  • Outdoor environment
  • Street environment (near moving traffic)
  • Construction site
  • Confined space
  • Vehicles
  • Warehouse environment
Position will require the employee to be exposed to the following environmental elements

  • Extreme cold (below 32 degrees)
  • Individuals with known violent backgrounds
  • Individuals who are hostile or irate
  • Extreme heat (above 100 degrees)
Position will require the employee to travel

  • National travel
  • International travel
  • Local travel
Minimum Qualifications

Required Education and Experience

  • High school diploma or G.E.D.
  • At least five (5) years of responsible electrical work experience
Valid Licenses and Certifications

Required Licenses or Certifications
  • Valid Master Electrician License from the State of Texas is required
Valid Texas Driver License. If applicant holds an out-of-state license, a State of Texas Driver License must be obtained within 6 months of employment.

As part of the minimum requirements for all positions with the City of Laredo, a thorough background check and certified school transcripts will be required from all applicants who are offered employment.

Effective February 24, 1997, all selected applicants are required to undergo a drug and alcohol test prior to employment.

Effective January 7, 2008, all persons in safety-sensitive functions/positions, as per City of Laredo Drug and Alcohol Policy definition, shall be subject to random drug and alcohol testing.

A person with a disability who needs a reasonable accommodation related to a selection process is requested to contact the Human Resources Department at (956) 791-7480 two days prior to the scheduled interview and/or test if applicable.

City of Laredo is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled and Veteran Employer. We welcome differences in the form of gender, race, ethnicity, disability, geography, socioeconomic status, age, politics, religion, philosophy, sexual orientation, or gender identity. All applicants who share this goal are encouraged to apply. Must be able to function in a principle-based organization that has a culture built on character and core values.

The City of Laredo provides a benefit compensation package that includes the following for all Full-time regular employees:
  • 10 days of paid vacation per year
  • 6 1/2 days sick leave per year
  • Pension plan
  • 16 paid Holidays
  • Paid health*
  • Dental plan*
  • Life insurance*
*30 day waiting period

For a full description of our benefits, please visit our website at: under Employee Benefits


Are you a current regular full-time or part-time City of Laredo employee?
  • I am a full-time City of Laredo employee
  • I am a part-time City of Laredo
  • I am not a full-time or part-time City of Laredo employee

What is your highest level of education?


Do you have at least five (5) years of responsible electrical work experience?
  • Yes
  • No

Do you have a valid Master Electrician License from the State of Texas?
(Note: If you answered "Yes" to this question, please make sure you attach a copy of your license to your application "Attachments" section of your application)
(Failure to thoroughly and accurately provide this information in the indicated section may result in your application not being processed)
  • Yes
  • No

I understand that failure to complete ALL sections of my application, including the "Driver License", "Education", "Work Experience", "Certifications and Licenses" (if applicable), "Agency-Wide Questions", and "Job Specific Supplemental Questions" will result in my application not being processed.
  • I have read and understood the above information.
  • I have read and do not understand the above information. I will contact the Human Resources Department for further explanation.
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