This is complex technical work installing, wiring, programming, testing and documenting the results of, and maintaining various electrical protection, control and communications equipment and apparatus in power plants and substations. An employee in this class exercises significant technical independence in determining work methods and procedures. The incumbent provides oversight of Apprentice Relay technicians in the field and provide feedback to their supervisor as to the apprentice’s work progress and abilities. This position is expected to be able to determine acceptable methods of equipment isolation for testing and maintenance, replacements and upgrades of equipment. Additionally, the incumbent is charged with maintaining the duration of agreed upon outage schedules and updates to supervision when work is delayed.
ABOUT TALLAHASSEE, FL
Tallahassee, located in the panhandle of the Sunshine State, is the capital of the State of Florida and within the metropolitan area is home to more than 365,000 Floridians. It is a dynamic and growing community that provides its residents with excellent amenities and entertainment that include; award winning parks, coastal and other outdoor activities, excellent educational opportunities, festivals and sporting events, and much more.
The City also owns and operates an award winning electric utility that is consistently recognized for its commitment to reliable cost effective service, customer service, environmental stewardship, and safety. It is the 3rd largest municipal electric utility in Florida and the 25th largest in the United States. The electric utility is responsible for operation and maintenance of the city’s electric generation, transmission, and distribution system. The electric utility employs 326 staff who serve over 120,000 customers in the Tallahassee area.
MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
Possession of a high school diploma, or an equivalent recognized certificate, and successful completion of the Relay Apprenticeship program as an Apprentice Relay Technician, or five years of verifiable experience in electrical system protection equipment relating to the transmission and distribution of electrical power; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
Must possess a valid Class E Florida driver's license at the time of appointment.
Must be able to distinguish between red and green (breaker open and closed indications).
HOW TO APPLY
A completed employment application is required. Applicants must apply via the online system at http://www.talgov.com/employment/employment.aspx. A resume may be included but will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application. If you have any questions, please contact the Human Resources Department at (850) 891-8214.
NOTES The City of Tallahassee is an equal opportunity employer and invites applications without regard to race, sex, religion, age, marital status, pregnancy, or national origin. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.
If you have a disability requiring accommodation, please call (850) 891-8214 for assistance. Preference will be given to veterans and spouses of veterans in appointment to non-exempted vacant positions and retention in employment in accordance with Florida Statues 295.085.