Electrician I

King County   Seattle, WA   Full-time     Construction / Physical Labor / Skilled Trades
Posted on October 9, 2021
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King County International Airport/Boeing Field (KCIA) has an excellent opportunity for an Electrician! The Electrician reports to the Maintenance Supervisor and is responsible in performing journey-level maintenance and installing electrical and electronic systems and hardware.



KCIA is one of the busiest primary non-hub general aviation airports in the nation. Located just four miles south of downtown Seattle, it averages 200,000 aircraft operations each year. In 2001, it was named by the National Air Transportation Association as one of the "100 Most Needed Airports" in the United States.
KCIA ranks among the most successful public investments in state history. The airport's annual economic impact is $3.5 billion - supporting more than 16,000 jobs and providing $1.8 billion in labor income in the county. The airport's 150 tenant businesses also directly support more than 5,000 jobs in the local economy. KCIA promotes the health of the aviation industry by establishing pipelines for employment and for employee development.
As a general aviation airport, KCIA serves small, commercial passenger airlines, cargo carriers, including UPS, private aircraft owners, helicopters, corporate jets, and military and other aircraft. It is also the final delivery center for the Boeing Company's 737 aircraft and serves as the company's military flight center along with other Boeing operations. The Museum of Flight is located on the airport property with a wide variety of aircraft and exhibits showcasing aviation history. KCIA frequently is host to celebrities and dignitaries, including the President of the United States, who prefer Boeing Field because of its proximity to downtown Seattle and convenient connections to other business districts in the region. Due to its proximity to Lumen Field and T-Mobile Park, and other sports venues, many teams prefer to use KCIA when playing in Seattle.

In order to be considered minimally qualified for this role, you must demonstrate knowledge, skill and ability to perform the following:

  • Troubleshoot and assess electrical power, lighting, control and equipment to determine cause of electrical and equipment failure;
  • Repair damaged electrical equipment, conduit and conductors;
  • Install electrical systems in new construction;
  • Install, modify and upgrade new and existing electrical systems, component parts and other related electrical equipment;
  • Evaluate existing equipment, provide recommendations for future electrical needs and anticipate costs;
  • Maintain current equipment with preventive maintenance measures. Perform visual inspection and conduct cleaning including motors, motor control centers and programmable controllers;
  • Maintain electronic door security controls, intercom and paging systems, fans, pumps and their motor control equipment, digital card reader systems, parking gates and roll-up doors, motion sensors, door monitoring systems;
  • Maintain, troubleshoot and repair power distribution systems including but not limited to lighting distribution and low-voltage switching, power distribution panels and circuits, emergency generator and related heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment and power transfer switches.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Union Membership: This position is represented by JCC L46-Electricians.


Typical schedule will be 5/8hr or 4/10hr days that may include a Saturday or Sunday. Schedules are subject to change. This full-time position is non-exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act and is overtime eligible. Overtime work may be required. Alternate shift work, including nights, weekends, holidays, as well as extended and/or flex scheduled work hours may be required to meet the operational business needs of the Airport. For all positions during scheduled runway closures, there is no scheduled time off. 

The work associated with this position will primarily be performed onsite; this is not a telework position. Employees must reside in WA state and within a reasonable distance to their King County worksite to respond to workplace reporting requirements. 


  • Have knowledge of electrical theory and basic electronic theory
  • Have knowledge of federal, Washington State and local electrical codes
  • Have knowledge of electrical tools, materials, instruments, and test equipment 
  • Understand the Occupational Safety and Health Act
  • Have experience reading blueprints and schematics
  • Have experience in reading and interpreting instrumentation
  • Have experience in installing, repairing, troubleshooting and maintaining electrical systems and equipment
  • Have airfield experience or relevant equivalent experience
  • Have experience in technical reading and writing skills
  • Are comfortable using computers, email, and office software in daily work (The County uses Microsoft Office including Outlook, Teams, Word)

This position is open to all applicants. Vacancies that occur in the next 12 months can be filled with this recruitment. 


  • Washington State Driver’s License
  • Washington State Journey Electrician certificate or equivalent per RCW 19.28.191
  • Additional licenses, certifications and other requirements determined to be necessary to meet the business needs of the employing unit may be required. 
Final appointment is contingent upon successfully passing a thorough federal and county background investigation and clearing a pre-employment physical examination.


  • Competitive medical, dental, and vision coverage: King County pays 100% of the premiums for eligible employees and family members
  • Retirement: King County employees are eligible to participate in a pension plan through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems and a 457(b) deferred-compensation plan
  • Transportation program and ORCA transit pass
  • 10 paid holidays each year (plus 2 personal holidays)
  • Wellness programs
  • Employee assistance programs
  • Employee giving program
  • And more! See the Benefits section of the job posting to see what else King County offers.


As the only jurisdiction in the world named after Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., one of the most influential civil rights leaders in our nation's history, King County is a vibrant international community with residents that represent countries from around the world. It is a region with increasing diversity that cherishes the traditions of many cultures.

We have a deep commitment to equity and social justice and advancing practices, strategies, and policies that promote fairness, justice, and opportunity for all – in our workplaces and our communities. With this commitment, King County has adopted a pro-equity agenda to advance regional change.

To learn more, please visit: http://www.kingcounty.gov/elected/executive/equity-social-justice.aspx 


A King County application with a resume submission is required. A cover letter is not required but recommended. 
If you have any questions, please contact Denise Lin (Talent Advisor) at delin@kingcounty.gov or at 206-477-6445. 

Supplemental Information

Forbes recently named King County as one of Washington State's best employers. 

Together, with leadership and our employees, we're changing the way government delivers service and winning national recognition as a model of excellence. Are you ready to make a difference? Come join the team dedicated to serving one of the nation's best places to live, work and play.

Guided by our "True North", we are making King County a welcoming community where every person can thrive. We value diversity, inclusion and belonging in our workplace and workforce. To reach this goal we are committed to workforce equity. Equitable recruiting, support, and retention is how we will obtain the highest quality workforce in our region; a workforce that shares and will help advance our guiding principles--we are one team; we solve problems; we focus on the customer; we drive for results; we are racially just; we respect all people; we lead the way; and we are responsible stewards. We encourage people of all backgrounds and identities to apply, including Native American and people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ+, people living with disabilities, and veterans.

Covid-19 Vaccination Requirement

As of October 18, 2021, most* King County employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If hired, you will be required to submit proof of vaccination by October 18th. People are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose in a two-dose series or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine. Employees may make requests for a reasonable accommodation based on a medical disability or for sincerely held religious beliefs. Philosophical, political, scientific, or sociological objections to vaccination will not be considered for an exemption or accommodation. This directive applies to employees in the Executive branch*, the Assessor's Office, Elections, the King County Sheriff's Office, and the Executive Office.

King County is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Employer
No person is unlawfully excluded from employment opportunities based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or other protected class. Our EEO policy applies to all employment actions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, selection for training, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation.

To Apply
If you are interested in pursuing this position, please follow the application instructions carefully. If you need this announcement in an alternate language or format, would like to request accommodation or assistance in the application or assessment process or if you have questions please contact your recruiter listed on this job announcement. 

King County offers a highly-competitive compensation and benefits package designed to meet the diverse needs of our employees and support our employees' health and well-being.  Eligible positions receive the following benefits and have access to the following programs:

  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage: King County pays 100% of the premiums for eligible employees and family members
  • Life and disability insurance: employees are provided basic coverage and given the opportunity to purchase additional insurance for both the employee and eligible dependents
  • Retirement: King County employees are eligible to participate in a pension plan through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems and a 457(b) deferred-compensation plan
  • Transportation program and ORCA transit pass
  • 10 paid holidays each year (plus 2 personal holidays)
  • Generous vacation and paid sick leave
  • Paid parental leave, family and medical leaves, and volunteer leave
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Wellness programs
  • Onsite gyms and activity centers
  • Employee giving program
  • Employee assistance programs
  • Flexible schedules and telecommuting options, depending on position
  • Training and career development programs
For additional information about employee benefits please visit our Benefits, Payroll, and Retirement Page.

This is a general description of the benefits offered to eligible King County employees, and every effort has been made to ensure its accuracy.  If any information on this document conflicts with the provisions of a collective bargaining agreement (CBA), the CBA prevails.  Also, in the event of any incorrect information in this document, applicable laws, policies, rules, CBAs, or official plan documents will prevail.
NOTE:  Benefits for Term Limited Temporary (TLT) or Short Term Temporary (STT) positions, including leave eligibility and/or participation in the pension plan through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems, will vary based upon the terms and details of the position. Short Term Temporary positions are not eligible for an ORCA transit pass.
For inquiries about the specifics of this position, please contact the recruiter identified on this job posting.

Are you applying to this position as an eligible Current or Previous King County Employee Priority Placement Program Participant AND Is this position the same or lower percentage of full-time when compared to the position held at the point of the notification of layoff AND Do you possess the skills and abilities to qualify for this position?
  • Yes, I was given a layoff notice from my role at King County AND I am within two years of the effective date of my layoff. AND The position I was laid off from was the same or a higher percentage of FT status when compared to this one.
  • No.
If you answered yes to the question above and you are applying for this position as a Priority Placement Participant, to be considered, you must provide the following three pieces of information in the space provided: 1. The title you held when you received your layoff notice 2. The department you worked in 3. The effective date of your layoff

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