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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Job Details for 3129 - Electrical Systems Supervisor

Job Description

GRADE: 214

Under direction; performs work of considerable difficulty supervising the work of skilled electricians performing installation and service work on diversified equipment and facilities; performs related duties as assigned.

An employee in this class is responsible for the direct supervision and training of the County’s centralized electrical maintenance and installation group. This position is also distinguished from the other electricians by performing specialized maintenance and repair involving working conditions associated with 480 volt three phase circuits and 12,000 volt feeder systems. Work is performed in accordance with applicable codes and standard trade practices. Direction is received from the Engineering Systems Manager.

The list of duties and responsibilities is illustrative only, and is not a comprehensive listing of all the duties and responsibilities performed by positions in this class.

• Directs and coordinates the work of subordinate personnel engaged in electrical maintenance and construction activities
• Recommends hires and promotions, directs and evaluates employment decisions for all assigned positions
• Trains or provides for the training of staff
• Coordinates and plans for the electrical needs of the County facilities
• Plans layouts, installs and repairs a variety of complex electrical equipment including electronic controls, switchboards, control centers and panels, relays, circuit breakers and various other types of electronic equipment, establishes balance loads
• Diagnoses problems with electrical systems
• Prepares wiring diagrams to record all changes
• Reviews blueprints and makes necessary corrections in advance of work to be performed
• Monitors inventory
• Maintains work records
• Prepares work schedules
• Outlines operating procedures and ensures that all safety precautions are observed
• Schedules preventive maintenance of equipment
• Maintains all electrical power generation equipment
• Coordinates activities of outside electrical contractors
• Trains and instructs subordinates in operations and procedures
• Coordinates the activities of all electricians
• Interviews and recommends hire of applicants
• Administers disciplinary action when appropriate
• Maintains regular attendance and punctuality

• Adjusts work assignments and schedules in the event of an emergency to participate in emergency preparedness, response, and recovery activities as assigned.
• Depending on assignment may maintain required emergency management training, licensure and/or certifications.
• Performs related duties as required or assigned within job classification.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and /or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Knowledge of:
• Tools and terminology of the electrical trade regarding high voltage and electronic circuitry
• Electrical codes
• Electrical theory
• Trouble shooting and testing techniques
• Associated hazards and safety precautions
• Leadership principles
• Current office practices, procedures and equipment
• County policies and procedures
• Applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, regulations, codes, and/or statutes

Skill in:
• Repairs to complicated electrical wiring, considerable skill in working from plans and specifications and in following rough sketches and verbal instructions
• Planning, assigning and directing the work of employees performing electrical duties
• Laying out work
• Estimating time and material needed for a job
• Maintaining inventory and keeping accurate records
• Using computer hardware and software including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, email, etc.
• Applying an acquired knowledge of procedures, rules, regulations and services applicable to the assigned office

Ability to:
• Using applicable tools and equipment related to area of assignment
• Monitor and evaluate employees
• Prioritize and assign work
• Manage projects and multiple priorities simultaneously
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with department and division staff, other departments and others, such as vendors
• Communicate and use interpersonal skills to interact with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. to sufficiently exchange or convey information and to receive work direction
• Ensure compliance with applicable federal, state, and local laws, rules, and regulations
• Provide leadership to effectively resolve issues
• Convey excellent oral and written communication
• Work effectively under stress
• Maintain confidentiality

Exercises supervision of personnel in related area of responsibility.

Completion of a High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma equivalent; ten years of experience in industrial electrical work including electronic circuitry, or six years of experience as a Journeyman Electrician including four years in a supervisory capacity; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Light Work: Exerting up to 25 pounds of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects, including the human body. Use of arm and /or leg controls requires exertion of forces greater than for sedentary work.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The work will occur in an office and field environment. While performing the duties and responsibilities the employee may be exposed to loud noise, noxious odors, unsanitary conditions, chemicals, electricity, moving mechanical parts, varying weather conditions, high or precarious places and other related conditions and situations.