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Company: Multnomah County
Location: Portland
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Current employees: Please apply through the employee portal to be considered for this opportunity.

Pay Range:
$43.85 - $45.18 Hourly

Department of County Assets (DCA)

Job Type:
Regular Represented

Exemption Status:
United States of America (Non-Exempt)

Closing Date (Open Until Filled if No Date Specified):

The Opportunity:

This work matters...

Are you an Electrician who's able to work independently, in a service or maintenance team capacity? Do you apply well developed subject matter expert knowledge? Provide superior customer service and exercise judgment and initiative? If so, we may have an opportunity for you.

Multnomah County's Facilities and Property Management Division is seeking a journey level Electrician to join our team. In this role, you will perform the full range of electrician duties and work collaboratively with other trade teams, contractors, and the client on identifying and resolving electrical systems, issues and / or improvements.

Our ideal candidate has exceptional customer service and communication skills. You have experience working in a service van or maintenance environment. You are comfortable interacting with people at all levels in an organization, and you thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.

Multnomah County's Facilities and Property Management Division Program comprises a broad spectrum of services ensuring Multnomah County 160 buildings are operating and functioning as designed and constructed, as well as, meeting the requirements of County programs and operations. O&M is responsible for operations, services and projects that are regulated by multiple federal, state and local laws, codes and regulations.

County Electricians have the option to be on call or not on call. If the successful candidate chooses to be on call and they live within the county designated mileage radius there will be a take home service vehicle assigned. County Electricians do get paid standby time for when they are on call in addition to being paid for call outs. It is not mandatory for the successful candidate to be on call.

The County has an exceptional focus on work life balance with designated shift options in the current labor contract, generous time off, sick leave and no mandatory OT unless there is a major event.

Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Establish great communication and customer service with Electrical team, Electrical Leads, Electrical Program Manager and all County departments
  • Have great computer knowledge, abilities and skills.
  • Provide electrical preventative maintenance service as part of the established Electrical PM Program.
  • Provide reactive/troubleshooting of electrical service as needed.
  • Make electrical improvements and or repairs as requested by clients.
  • Coordinate and be the subject matter expert on county electrical projects.

    Multnomah County offers an exceptional benefits package, including employer-funded retirement savings; health and dental insurance at very low cost to full-time employees and their dependents; paid parental leave; wellness programs; a focus on work-life balance; and much more. Find more details on our website. This position is also eligible for a voluntary on-call program, where you can get paid for standby time in addition to paid time for call outs and the potential for a take home service van.

    Our Commitment to Safety, Trust and Belonging: Multnomah County is committed to developing, nurturing and continually improving workforce equity by identifying and addressing the structural and policy barriers to equal employment opportunity faced by our employees and communities. County employees across the organization have stepped forward to develop a strategic plan and help create a workplace where everyone can reach their full potential. Learn more by reading our Workforce Equity Strategic Plan and exploring our Core Competencies for all County employees.

    To Qualify

    We will consider any combination of relevant work experience, volunteering, education, and transferable skills as qualifying unless an item or section is labeled required. Please be clear and specific about how your

    background is relevant.

    Minimum Qualifications/Transferable Skills:
    • A General Journey Electrician License issued by the State of Oregon,
    • Equivalent to the completion of High School (12th grade)
    • A valid driver license, and
    • The ability to pass a criminal records check and professional reference check.

      Preferred Qualifications but not required:
      • Service van or maintenance Electrician experience

        COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement: To protect the health of the community and employees, Multnomah County requires employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved medical or religious exception by the first day of work as a qualification of employment.

        The rule applies to all employees, as allowable by law. Candidates who receive an offer of County employment must provide proof of vaccination upon hire or submit an exception request prior to their start date.

        Screening and Evaluation

        The Application Packet:
        • A completed online application.
        • A resume to include your State of Oregon General Journey Electrician License Numbers, relevant experience and education. Please be sure your resume includes the following for each employer: name of employer, location, dates of employment, your title, a brief summary of your responsibilities, the number of employees under your supervision.
        • A cover letter that expands on your resume, addresses why you are interested in this position and demonstrates how your experience and skill set align with the minimum and preferred qualifications listed.

          Note: The application, resume and cover letter should demonstrate your work experience/skills and how it is related to those shown in the Overview and To Qualify sections of the job announcement. Please be thorough, as these materials may be scored and determine your eligibility for an interview.

          The Selection Process: For details about how we typically screen applications, review our overview of the selection process page. We expect to evaluate candidates for this recruitment as follows:

          • Initial review of minimum qualifications: We may do an additional preferred review and/or send out additional supplemental questions to identify those highest qualified.
          • Consideration of top candidates: We will consider qualified candidates in order of rank and score from the list of eligible candidates. This may include panel interview(s), a hiring interview, and/or additional testing to determine the best candidates for a position.
          • Background check and reference checks: All finalists must pass a thorough criminal records check and reference check.


            This recruitment may be used to fill full-time, part-time, temporary, limited duration and on-call positions.

            Type of Position: This hourly union-represented position is eligible overtime.

            Location: 401 N Dixon St. Portland, OR 97227

            Schedule: Monday-Friday 6:00am-2:30pm or 7:30am-4:00pm. There is flexibility with the start and end times, possibility of 4/10 schedule after the onboarding process.

            Diversity and Inclusion: At Multnomah County, we don't just accept difference; we value it and support it to create a culture of dignity and respect for our employees.

            We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran or protected veteran status, genetic information and other legally protected characteristics. The EEO is the Law poster is available for your reference. Multnomah County is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. We request priority protected veteran referrals.

            Veterans' Preference: Under Oregon Law, qualifying veterans may apply for veterans' preference. Review our veterans' preference page for details about eligibility and how to apply.

            Accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act: We gladly provide reasonable accommodation to anyone whose specific disability prevents them from completing an application or participating in this recruitment process. Please contact the recruiter below in advance to request assistance. Individuals with hearing or speech impairments may contact the recruiter through the Telecommunications Relay Service by dialing 711.


            Johnny Vega


            +1 (971) 4292935

            Application information may be used throughout the entire selection process. This process is subject to change without notice.

            Disclaimer: This announcement is intended as a general descriptive recruitment guide and is subject to change. It does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.

            Job Profile:
            3061 - Electrician

Keywords: Multnomah County, Portland , Electrician, Professions , Portland, Oregon

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