City of Houston
January 2, 2022
Houston, TX
Job Type


Applications accepted from:  ALL PERSONS INTERESTED 

Job Classification: Electrician
Posting Number: 27246
Department: General Services
Division: Property Management
Reporting Location: Various*
Workdays & Hours: M - F  7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.*  On Call nights and weekends*
* Subject to change

The General Services Department (GSD) is seeking an Electrician who researches and analyzes causes of electrical failures; repairs, replaces and installs new equipment/components and related hardware to maximize function ability.  The position will also be responsible for the following: 

  • Provides preventive maintenance ensuring safe and clean operating conditions. 
  • Will drive to troubleshoot, maintain, manage and upgrade existing electromechanical and electronic installations and systems. 
  • Responds to emergency calls for various types of electrical failures and shutdowns.  
  • Organizes, schedules and monitors work assignments.  
  • Researches technical product specifications.  
  • Compares and evaluates vendors' product pricing to determine most competitive bid. 
  • Inspects field locations to determine appropriate types and placement of electrical components for installation.  
  • Assists in the inventory control management of electrical parts and components to provide appropriate supply levels.  
  • Assists other trades as needed.  
  • Must be willing to work overtime and be "on call" nights and weekends.  
  • Will perform other duties as assigned.
  • May be required to pass a Houston Police Department Criminal Background check.

This position involves considerable physical exertion, such as regular climbing of ladders, lifting heavy objects (up to 80 pounds) on a highly frequent basis and/or assuming awkward positions for long periods of time.  Working at heights in excess of 60' on a bucket truck or aerial platform.  There are occasional exposures to extreme levels of temperature, air pollution, noise pollution, chemical gases and substances, and/or contagious diseases or physical trauma conditions of a short-term disabling nature, such as broken bones or temporary loss of sight or hearing.

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