Rail Transit Facilities Electrician
This recruitment is open continuous; first consideration will be provided to those who apply before May 13, 2021.
Metro Transit's Rail Division is responsible for operating and maintaining Link Light Rail service on a 20.4-mile route from the Angle Lake Station south of Sea-Tac Airport to the University of Washington Station, expanding to Northgate in early 2021. Plans and/or construction are underway extending the system to the north, east, south, and west. Expansion over the next five years alone will include the addition of more than 20 stations and 40 miles of light rail track. The light rail line is a critical part of the region's transportation network and carries more than 79,000 weekday daily riders.
This position will perform a variety of journey-level electrical work in the installation, maintenance and repair of electrical and electronic systems, equipment, and hardware at Link Light Rail Operation Maintenance Facility.
Who May Apply: This career service position is open to the general public. Additional consideration will be given to King County career service employees. This recruitment may be used to establish an eligibility list to fill future career service, and Temporary (TLT) vacancies that may occur over the next twelve months.
Forms and Materials Required: An on-line King County application and completion of supplemental questionnaire are required.
Work Schedule: This non-exempt position is overtime eligible. Employee in this position must be willing and able to work one of three shifts (day, swing or graveyard), including any combination of days off. The workweek and scheduled hours may vary. Work shift is subject to change based on seniority bid system and needs of the business. In addition, this position has on-call responsibilities and must respond to emergency situations as needed
This recruitment will mostly be hiring for the graveyard or swing shift. All shifts are straight eights. Dayshift: 6:00am-2:00pm; Swing shift: 1:30pm-9:30pm; Graveyard: 10:00pm-6:00am
An Employer to Be Proud Of
King County Metro Transit is a regional leader in helping people move quickly throughout the region, reducing commuter stress, greening the environment and radically improving urban air quality, by providing comfortable, effective transit services for the thousands of commuters and other residents of King County, Washington. Working for Metro means working for a leader in this public transportation industry.
King County provides our employees with a free transportation pass (good on Metro, Pierce, Community and Sound Transit). We offer a generous benefits package including fully paid medical, dental and vision benefits for the whole family and domestic partner. A generous sick leave and vacation plan, paid holidays, and participation in the Public Employees Retirement Plan (PERS) are provided, as well as the option of participating in the County's deferred compensation plan (a 457 plan).
- Yearly tool allowance
- Safety clothing, uniforms and equipment provided
- Transit pass good on Metro, Pierce, Community and Sound Transit
- Current IBEW 77 contract pays all overtime as double time
For more information regarding this recruitment, please contact:
Sr. Human Resource Analyst
- Job Duties
Applying equity and social justice principles is a daily responsibility and a foundational expectation for all King County employees. We model and apply our equity and social justice shared values, behaviors and practices across all of the job duties listed below:
- Perform administrative tasks related to evaluating work requests, designing and estimating, organizing and scheduling labor, materials and equipment to complete projects; write work orders using applicable software applications; maintain associated documentation, records and logs.
- Install electrical systems in new construction; install, modify and upgrade new and existing electrical systems, component parts and other related electrical equipment; repair damaged electrical equipment, conduit and conductors.
- Evaluate existing equipment, provide recommendations for future electrical needs and anticipate maintenance and repair costs.
- Maintain current equipment with preventive maintenance measures. Perform visual inspection and conduct cleaning including variable-speed drives, motors, motor control centers and programmable controllers.
- Maintain, troubleshoot and repair electronic digital communications control systems, combined electronic fire alarm and smoke control systems, electronic door security controls, electronic elevator 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, and 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 fire system confidence tests per National Fire Protection Association Standards (NFPA).
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills
- Journey-level knowledge and skills in the electrician trade.
- Knowledge of local and Washington State electrical codes as well as the National Electrical and National Fire Protection Association codes.
- Knowledge of Occupational Safety and Health Act. Knowledge of electrical theory and basic electronic theory. Knowledge of electrical tools and materials.
- Knowledge of electrical instruments and test equipment.
- Knowledge of and compliance with applicable safety standards and requirements. Knowledge of basic mathematics and construction terminology.
- Skill in repairing, troubleshooting and maintaining electrical systems and equipment. Skill in reading blueprints and schematics.
- Skill in installing complete electrical systems.
- Skill in reading, interpreting, maintaining and repairing a variety of instrumentation. Skill in completing time and materials estimates.
- Skill in using a variety of hand and power tools, multi-meters and diagnostic equipment. Skill in written/verbal communications.
- Skill in using computer software such as Microsoft Outlook, Excel and Word.
- Skill in working with a variety of individuals from diverse backgrounds and in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.
- Strong customer service skills.
The most competitive candidates will have the following desirable qualifications:
- Current work experience as an electrician within an industrial facility environment performing maintenance and troubleshooting
- NICET I/II (National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies), FA-1/FA-ITM, SC-1/SC- ITM (Smoke Control)
Necessary Special Requirements:
- 4 years Journey Level Experience
- Washington State Driver's License with an acceptable driving record.
- Washington State Journey Electrician Certificate – EL-01 and ability to maintain.
- Must obtain type FA-1 license from the City of Seattle Fire Department within 6-months of hire date within 30 days of obtaining the NICET II OR 6 months if you already hold the NICET II and/or ESA/NTS Certified Fire Alarm Technician (CFAT) Level II
- Must obtain NICET II (National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies) within 24-months of hire and ability to maintain.
Selection Process: Applications will be screened to determine whether candidates meet minimum qualifications. Candidates presenting evidence that they meet or exceed the qualifications noted above may be invited to participate in a test, hands-on exercise and/or panel interview process.
Test: There will be may a written onsite test as part of the selection process
Interviews: Panel interviews
Employment offers will be finalized after candidates have successfully completed reference checks and a drivers abstract review.
Union Membership: This position is represented by IBEW L77.
Class Code: 8213100
- 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.
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.
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
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.
01Are 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?
02If 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 layoff03Are you willing to work Day, Swing, Graveyard shifts?
- 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.
04Please select all shifts below that you are available and willing to work.
05How many years of journey-level experience do you possess in the electrician trade?
06How did you obtain the years Journey Level Experience? Please include employers and job titles07Do you have any of the following (check all that apply):
- No Experience
- One Year
- Two Years
- Three years
- Four years
- Five years or more
08If you do not possess a NICET II state level certification, are you willing and able to acquire one within 24-months of hire and test for the NICET I and NICET II exam within 12 months of hire?
- NICET I
- NICET II (National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies)
- FA-1 license
09Do you currently have a Washington State Journey Electrician Certificate – EL-01 and ability to maintain?
10How many years of current work experience do you have as an electrician within an industrial facility environment?
11For the above question, please state what your working title was, the dates of employment and, where you acquired this experience and year(s). (If no experience, please answer "N/A")12Please describe how you have demonstrated values of respect and fairness in working effectively with a diverse population in the workplace and in other life situations?13Do you currently possess a valid Driver's License? Please indicate if you ALSO hold a Class A or Class B CDL license, and any endorsements. (Select all that apply)
- One year
- Two years
- Three years
- Four years
- Five or more years
14If you have a disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, will you need accommodation in the testing process? If you check the "YES" box, you will be contacted for additional information. (This confidential information is solicited for the purposes of providing reasonable accommodation only).
- Valid Driver's License
- Class A CDL/Permit
- Class B CDL/Permit
- Air Brake Endorsement
- Passenger Endorsement
- I do not have a Driver's License
15I certify that the statements made by me on the application and supplemental questions are, to the best of my knowledge, true, complete and correct. I understand that any misrepresentation or material omission of fact on this or any other document required by King County may constitute grounds for rejection, or if employed by King County, for disciplinary measures, including dismissal.
16I have read the job announcement and understand the duties and requirements for this position. I also understand that the provisions of the job announcement do not constitute an express or implied contract.
17I certify that the statements made by me on the application and supplemental questions are, to the best of my knowledge, true, complete and correct. I understand that any misrepresentation or material omission of fact on this or any other document required by King County may constitute grounds for rejection, or if employed by King County, for disciplinary measures, including dismissal.
18I have read the job announcement and understand the duties and requirements for this position. I also understand that the provisions of the job announcement do not constitute an express or implied contract. I further understand that any employment offer may be subject to successful completion and results for drug and alcohol background check, pre-employment physical, drug testing, reference checks, driver's record evaluation, and criminal history checks. Having applied for employment with King County, I give my consent that any person, firm or organization listed hereon is authorized to furnish King County with reference material concerning my character, past employment or any other information requested. I hereby authorize the full release of my employment and work record to the Transit Division of King County for the purpose of evaluation and consideration for employment including, but not limited to, specific reasons and details regarding my resignation and/or termination, attendance and punctuality, infractions or any disciplinary actions I may have received, and disclosure of all performance evaluations for the previous ten (10) years. I agree to hold current or former employers harmless from any claim or action based upon the release of information or documentation relating to my employment record. I acknowledge I have read and understand the above information. By checking this box and completing my name in the field below, I provide my consent for King County Metro Transit to obtain the above referenced information.