Facilities Electrician I

King County   Seattle, WA   Full-time     Construction / Physical Labor / Skilled Trades
Posted on September 10, 2022
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The King County's Facilities Management Division (FMD), Building Operations Section (BOS) is looking to hire Electricians for our Security Electronics crew and Facility Maintenance crew. These positions will perform the full scope of journey-level electrician work. 
Through a workforce of over 300 dedicated employees, the FMD operates and manages the County's capital assets by developing and maintaining cost-conscious, sustainable, high-quality facilities, and environments. The BOS provides custodial services, maintenance and building operations, as well as building security. BOS is committed to providing high quality service to effectively and efficiently support and maintain buildings and their occupants.
BOS maintains approximately 3 million square feet in facilities where King County provides regional services, including the King County Courthouse, District Courts, King County Correctional Facility, Children and Family Justice Center, Maleng Regional Justice Center, King County Administration Building, King County Animal Shelter, and several Public Health facilities. Our facilities range in age from 1 to 100 years, with equipment such as boilers, chillers, DDC controls, ventilation fans, pumps and compressors, and fire/life/safety systems.
To learn more about FMD, visit our website at: http://www.kingcounty.gov/operations/FacilitiesManagement.aspx.
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Job Duties

The successful candidate will demonstrate skill and/or ability to:

Facilities Maintenance Crew

  • Diagnose and troubleshoot electrical problems.
  • Maintain equipment and perform preventative maintenance according to manufacturer's recommendations and warranty requirements.
  • Identify preventative maintenance needs and make recommendations.
  • Troubleshoot and repair electrical components of security, building operations, and life safety systems. Install light fixtures.
  • Install secondary service wiring in and between buildings.
  • Install low voltage wiring systems in buildings.
  • Read construction documents and estimate cost and resource requirements.
  • Verify that all electrical equipment and circuits are working within specification.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Security Electronics Crew

  • Perform journey level electrical maintenance and installation tasks as assigned on Security, Life Safety Systems, and other low voltage related systems.
  • Coordinate with contractors, County Trades, and others when necessary.
  • Assist in the organization and implementation of preventative maintenance program tasks; carry out preventative maintenance plans and schedules for low voltage related work and associated components.
  • Appropriately and effectively utilize established computerized systems and software to communicate; document work and related issues; schedule and monitor work performance and expenditures; access work-related information.
  • Assist in the development of estimates for labor and materials on proposed jobs.
  • Maintain in-house Electrical parts/materials inventory levels.
  • Maintain as built electrical drawing sets for modified / added low voltage systems.
  • Assess quality and quantity performance measures within the scope of the position take corrective measures as needed to address performance issues. For issues outside the scope of responsibilities report issues to appropriate level in the chain of command.

Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills


Facilities Maintenance Crew

  • Possess (and maintain) a valid Washington State General Journeyman-01 license.
  • Have journey-level knowledge of and skills in the electrical trade.
  • Have a thorough knowledge of:
    • Methods, practices, materials and tools of the electrical trade.
    • Hazards and safety precautions necessary in the electrical trade.
    • National Electric Code.
  • Possess past professional experience in:
    • Using and caring for the tools, machinery, and equipment of the electrical trade.
    • Reading blueprints and schematics.
    • Troubleshooting methods and techniques.
    • Installing complete electrical systems.
    • Reading and interpreting instrumentation.
    • Repairing, troubleshooting and maintaining electrical systems and equipment.
    • Technical reading and writing skills.


Security Electronics Crew

  • Have experience performing the work of a journey-level security installer / low voltage electrician and be able to work independently or with other electricians, or in a composite team with other tradecrafts.
  • Have the ability to communicate and synthesize complex ideas and concepts effectively in multiple settings with a diverse audience.
  • Are customer – focused in building and maintaining positive relationships with multiple stakeholders and team members.
  • Are able to use Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Have skill in problem-solving.

Supplemental Information


  • The selected applicant must possess a valid Washington State driver's license or the ability to travel throughout King County in a timely manner in a variety of County vehicles.
  • Final appointment is contingent upon successfully passing a thorough federal and county background investigation and clearing a pre-employment physical examination.
  • These positions report to the King County Courthouse in Downtown Seattle, however, may be relocated to other locations such as the Maleng Regional Justice Center in Kent, WA.
  • Both locations are Monday – Friday, schedules are below: 

Downtown Seattle: 6:55 a.m. – 3:25 p.m.

Maleng Regional Justice Center: 7:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

  • These positions are non-exempt from the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act and are therefore overtime eligible.
  • Employees are paid on a bi-weekly schedule, every other Thursday, comprising a 40-hour workweek; schedule and work location are to be determined.
  • This position is required to be on a paid rotating standby list for non-business hours and as needed coverage.
  • Incumbents in these positions are represented by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 46.
  • This position has been designated by department leadership as a FIRST RESPONDER in the event of a proclaimed emergency. Meaning this position has a role in emergency response and is responsible for the protection and preservation of life, property, evidence, environment and/or restoration of order.
  • This recruitment is an effort to fill current vacant positions and create a list for any future Electrician position of any type that become available in the next 12 months.


These positions are open to all qualified applicants. King County Career Service union members interested in a lateral transfer will be considered first.

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(New) 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.   
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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 Tricia Morrison at tricia.morrison@kingcounty.gov or 206-477-9441.

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? 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? 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. Additionally, 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
Please specify which position you are applying for:
  • Facilities Maintenance Crew
  • Security Electronics Crew
  • Both
Do you possess a Washington State Electrical License E01?
  • Yes
  • No

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