The City of Bettendorf

  • City Electrician

    Job ID
    Community Development
    Full-Time, 40 Hours per Week
    USD $26.19/Hr.
    USD $38.30/Hr.
  • Overview

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    Performs skilled work in the installation, alteration, maintenance and repair of electrical and electronic equipment. Interprets and enforces the city's electrical code. Inspects all electrical work performed, checks and approves construction plans and issues electrical permits. Performs additional duties involving the construction, repair and maintenance of the City’s traffic signals, City owned street lights and fiber optic network.


    1. Inspects all electrical work performed within the city to ensure compliance with the electrical code.
    2. Reviews and approves construction plans, secures all needed data and departmental approval for the issuance of an electrical permit.
    3. Maintains accurate and complete inspection reports and records.
    4. Recommends amendments and changes to electrical related codes and ordinances to Board of Electrical Commissioners
    5. Orders necessary supplies and materials through state and city mandated procedures.
    6. Repair and maintains the Energy Management Systems.
    7. Performs other duties as assigned.
    8. Have previously obtained or must be able to obtain a certified electrical inspector’s license within one (1) year of hire.




    1. Manages the construction, repair and maintenance of the City’s traffic signals, associated electrical and electronic traffic equipment, City owned street lights and fiber optic network. 
    2. Utilizes the computerized traffic signal system to monitor traffic flow, adjust timings and generally optimize the network performance.
    3. Utilizes the work order management system to document all repair, maintenance and preventative maintenance activity 
    4. Provides technical assistance in the preparation of plans and specifications for new construction, repairs and modifications to existing equipment and safety improvements.
    5. Develop cost estimates for proposed projects and assist in budgeting for traffic related Community Improvement Projects.
    6. Acts as secondary operator for traffic on-call duties.
    7. Assists as needed to Iowa One-Call utility locates for fiber optic and traffic signal wiring 
    8. Maintains an inventory of traffic signal and fiber optic supplies. Orders materials as needed and monitors all billing activities.
    9. Coordinates and works with utility companies, other City departments and contractors.
    10. Instructs, inspects and assists outside contractors on related work
    11. Have previously obtained or must be able to obtain an IMSA Traffic Signal Level 2 Certification within two (2) years of hire.
    12. Operates snow removal equipment such as pick-up truck with snow-plow and snow- blowers, as required.


    Education: Requires a level of knowledge normally acquired with the successful completion of high school or GED certification with journeyman's electrician and vocational training in electronics. Requires the successful completion of the Civil Service examination and meeting additional requirements as stated in the Code of Iowa. Possesses a valid driver’s license.


    Experience: Requires completion of a four (4) year accredited apprenticeship program as a journeyman electrician plus two (2) to four (4) years of progressively more responsible work experience within a municipal inspection division, general contractor or electronic environment. Demonstrates the knowledge and understanding of the codes, which affect electrical work.


    Interpersonal Skills: Requires excellent interpersonal skills necessary to effectively communicate with co-workers, other City employees, contractors, residents and respond to requests made by the general public. Must be an effective team player and requires the ability to work independently.


    Analytical Ability: Requires the ability to detect electrical defects and faults in traffic signal equipment, electrical and electronic equipment, new and existing construction and building renovation projects. Requires the ability to operate advanced test equipment for troubleshooting computerized circuitry.


    Working Conditions: Requires extensive standing, bending, stooping, pulling, pushing and lifting of electronic equipment ranging in weight from under one to one hundred pounds. Exposed to live voltage ranging from 5 volts to 480 volts. Exposed to heights ranging from one foot up to forty feet. Requires climbing in and out of sewer manholes and lifting of manhole covers ranging in weight from under one to over one hundred pounds. Exposed to a wide variety of hazardous chemicals, caustic chemical and materials. Work performed outdoors. Exposed to wide ranging weather conditions.


    Work Schedule: Generally 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday with one-hour unpaid lunch. Hours may vary based on flexible scheduling or needs of the department. Must be available outside of and in addition to these hours for City meetings and emergency activities.


    This is a full-time, union, civil service position. Applications will be accepted until April 24, 2018 5:00 PM. The City of Bettendorf is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer. The City of Bettendorf complies with American with Disabilities Act.


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