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                       City of Crescent City

                                         invites applicants for 


$46,508 – $56,555

annual salary paid bi-weekly

Open:  Monday, August 30, 2021                             Filing Deadline: Monday, September 27, 2021


There is one (1) position available in the classification of an Electrical Maintenance Operating Technician I, for the City of Crescent City Public Works Department.  Applications can be picked at City Hall or candidates may apply online.  Applications must be submitted by 5:30 p.m. on Monday, September 27, 2021.

The City reserves the right to extend the filing deadline as necessary.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Under general supervision, performs a wide variety of journey level skilled and semi-skilled work pertaining to the installation, operation, maintenance and repair of electrical and mechanical equipment and electronic components of City facilities and infrastructure, including water and wastewater systems, SCADA and telemetry systems, swimming pool, traffic signals and street lighting, and other equipment and machinery; performs general electrical and mechanical construction tasks and maintenance tasks; performs other related work as required.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES (include but are not limited to the following):

Install, adjust, repair and maintain electronic, electrical, and mechanical equipment, including pumps and motors, instruments and controls, communications equipment, cathodic protection equipment, automatic and power operated valves, building HVAC, lighting and other electrical and mechanical equipment as required;

Inspect, maintain, troubleshoot, repair and service facilities, machinery and equipment including, but not limited to, pumps, lift stations, valves, motors, engines, compressors and computerized control systems;

Rebuild and overhaul pumps, pneumatic control systems and ventilation blower units; Inspect and calibrate gauges and meters; Perform and or make recommendations regarding a variety of maintenance and repair projects; Install, maintain, troubleshoot, and repair pumps, motors and controls, chlorine equipment, generators, telemetry equipment, and other electrical and mechanical equipment related to the water and wastewater treatment plants and water and sewer pump stations; Troubleshoot, repair, operate and maintain SCADA and other control systems; Monitor and regulate as needed, pumps, control valves, storage tanks, system pressures, chemical dosage/residual, and water quality; Repair and maintain traffic signals, controllers and street lighting;

Troubleshoot, repair, operate and maintain swimming pool electrical and mechanical equipment and components; Perform corrective electrical and mechanical maintenance by troubleshooting the cause of malfunctions and making necessary repairs and adjustments; Carry out predictive, preventative and unplanned maintenance tasks; Install and repair general building lighting and electrical and mechanical equipment;

Adhere to safety orders and comply with federal and OSHA regulations in all aspects of work;

Shall participate in the on-call assignment rotation; Performs other related work as required.


Electrical and electronic theory, practices, and procedures, including the National Electric Code;

Electrical tools, meters, and materials; The operation and repair of pumps, motors, and related mechanical components; The operation and repair of generator sets and transfer switches; Safe work practices and

CalOSHA guidelines as they apply to electrical and mechanical safety; Water and wastewater systems operations and related electrical and mechanical equipment.

Establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work; Courteously respond to community issues, concerns and needs; Make adjustments to standard operating procedures as is appropriate; Work independently; Understand and follow instructions. Use sound judgment in following and applying appropriate laws, regulations, policies, and procedures; Interpret and apply policies, procedures and guidelines of the department to which assigned in a timely manner. Speak, read and write in the English language at a level required for successful performance in this very technical field; Apply electrical and electronic theory to test and modify operational electrical machinery, equipment and circuitry; Assemble and test motor-control devices, switch panels, transformers, generator windings, solenoids and other electrical equipment and components; Diagnose the cause of electrical and mechanical malfunction or failure of operational equipment; Perform preventative and corrective maintenance; Troubleshoot and repair electrical and mechanical equipment, including pumps, motors, controls, generators, and other power-driven components; perform basic to advanced plumbing; Troubleshoot, repair and operate SCADA systems,  telemetry systems, and other monitoring systems; Read, understand, and interpret a variety of  blueprints, schematics and wiring diagrams, electrical and mechanical plans and specifications; Analyze problems and identify solutions; Prepare and maintain accurate and detailed work and operational records and reports; Operate a variety of hand and power tools; Drive and operate  trucks and equipment; Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work; Keep work areas clean, safe, and organized; Work after hours, on weekends and holidays and on-call as necessary; Follow oral and written directions.

SUPERVISION:  This position has no supervisory responsibility.

QUALIFICATIONS:   (The following are minimal qualifications necessary for this job position)

Any combination of education and experience which would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:

  • Must be 18 years or older

Education:  Education equivalent to the completion of the 12th grade.

Experience:  Two years experience and skill equivalent to the electrical journeyman level in the repair and maintenance of electrical and mechanical equipment and circuitry is preferred.

Experience and/or training which demonstrates the required knowledge and ability to successfully perform the job duties will be considered in lieu of the preferred experience.

Certificates and Licenses:

Possession of or the ability to obtain a Grade T-1 Water Treatment Operator certification and a Grade D-1 Water Distribution Operator certification issues by the California Department of Health Services within 18 months of appointment; and possession of or the ability to obtain a Grade I Plant Maintenance Technologist certification issued by the California Water Environment Association (CWEA) within 18 months is required.

Possession of or the ability to obtain a Grade 1 Collection System Maintenance Certification within 36 months is required.

Possession of or the ability to obtain the following certifications is desirable:  Grade 2 Plant Maintenance Mechanical Technologist and Grade 2 Plant Maintenance Electrical/Instrumentation Technologist certifications issued by the California Water Environment Association (CWEA).

Possession of a valid California driver’s license issued by the State Department of Motor Vehicles or equivalent if a resident of another state. Must have and maintain a satisfactory driving record; must maintain driver’s license in compliance with the City employee driving standards.

TO APPLY:   Please submit a City application, resume and supporting documentation detailing your knowledge and experience that would qualify you for this job.  Applications and resumes may be submitted online at or delivered/mailed to City of Crescent City, Human Resources Department, 377 J Street, Crescent City, CA 95531.  An electronically signed application and resume can also be emailed to Sunny Valero, HR Administrator at

Application materials are available on our website at  Following the closing date, resumes will be screened according to the qualifications outlined above. The most qualified candidates will be invited to personal interviews.

FINAL FILING DATE: 5:30 p.m. Monday, September 27, 2021.

Salary and Benefits

Hourly Wage:  $22.36 – $27.19 hourly salary, paid bi-weekly

Retirement: PERS 2.5% @ 55 for classic members; 2% @ 62 for new members.   Employee pays 8% PERS member contribution.

Health: The City provides up to $1,540.00/month in a flexible benefit plan to apply towards health benefits, including medical, dental, vision, air ambulance, long-term disability, and life insurance.

Vacation Leave: Vacation is accrued at 4 hours biweekly upon employment and increases with time in service. There is an accumulation limit.

Sick Leave: Sick leave is accrued at 4 hours biweekly with an accumulation limit.

Holidays: 12 paid holidays per year.

Although benefits have been reported as accurately as possible, there has been no guarantee of complete benefit summary intended. All information provided is subject to the actual terms of the legal documents that control benefit programs.

Equal Employment Opportunity/Reasonable Accommodation:

The City of Crescent City is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, sexual orientation, age, disability or marital status or other non-merit factors in its hiring practices, including the process of recruitment, selection, promotion or other conditions of employment.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City will make reasonable efforts during the interview process to accommodate people with special physical or mental requirements. If special accommodations are necessary, please contact the Human Resources Department (707-464-7483 x233) prior to your interview date.

Minimum Education and Experience

Minimum Months of Experience: 24
Education Required: High School
Driver's License Required: Yes
Hiring Requirements for this Job:
  • Background Checks
  • Salary Range: $22.36 - $27.19 hourly salary, paid bi-weekly