W/WW Utility Electrician II

City of Scottsdale, Arizona
May 17, 2023
Scottsdale, AZ
Job Type



Located in the beautiful Sonoran Desert, Scottsdale, Arizona is bordered by Phoenix to the west and the McDowell Mountains on the east. Scottsdale is annually rated among the nation's most desirable communities to live in, visit and do business in. Check out more about Scottsdale.

The application and supplemental questions are an integral part of the selection process, and must be completed in full in order for you to be considered as a candidate. Please complete each section and answer all questions as thoroughly as possible. DO NOT state "See resume" in lieu of answering. Unanswered questions, incomplete responses, omissions, or partial information may result in disqualification from the selection process.

About The Position
This position performs industrial journey-level electrical, electronic and computer work in the installation, maintenance and repair of the City's water and wastewater systems and equipment.

Please Note: There are multiple positions. Based on the needs of the city, this position has been reposted Open Continuous; the city reserves the right to close the posting when a sufficient number of applications have been received.

Selection Process:
Applicants whose education, training and experience most closely meet the needs of this position may be invited to participate in a selection process to include an interview panel and skills assessment. Final selection is contingent upon a background check which includes:

  • Fingerprint Search of the National FBI Database
  • Criminal Background screening
  • Drug Testing
  • Physical Examination to include an Audiogram and Visual Ishihara Color Test
  • Motor Vehicle Department Records Check

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The City of Scottsdale reserves the right to change this process at any time.

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience:

  • A High School diploma or General Educational Development (GED) equivalent.
  • Five years of experience as a journeyman-level electrician in an industrial setting, three years of which includes equivalent experience as a utility electrician or instrumentation technician in a municipal Water or Wastewater environment.
  • Satisfactory completion of a two-year electrician apprenticeship in an industrial setting will meet the required years of experience for the Water/Wastewater Utility Technician II.

Licensing, Certifications and Other Requirements:
The Scottsdale Water Resources Division offers an Operator Certification Incentive Program for those employees who obtain certifications above what is required of their positions. The department recognizes the intrinsic value of operator certifications and the added value to the city of having a workforce that possess them.

  • Must possess and maintain a valid, unrestricted driver's license with no major citations within the past 39 months prior to the start date. The Arizona Department of Motor Vehicles requires that out-of-state driver's licenses must be surrendered within 10 days of relocating to the State of Arizona.
  • Must possess or obtain and maintain within six months of hire or promotion a Grade 1 operator certification from the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality ( ADEQ) within one of the following disciplines - Water Treatment, Water Distribution, Wastewater Treatment, or Wastewater Collection.
  • Every person employed by the City of Scottsdale shall reside in the State of Arizona during his or her active employment by the City, regardless of whether the employee is approved to remote work.

Other pertinent licenses and/or certifications may be required of some positions depending on department/section assignment.

Essential Functions

  • Installs, maintains and repairs high-voltage electrical systems, well pump equipment, booster stations, sewer lift stations, motors, switch gear and control equipment, and calibrates electrical, solid state electronic and process control equipment using instruments such as voltmeters, ammeters, ohmmeters, oscilloscopes, spectrum analyzers, signal generators, frequency counters, and data-line analyzers.
  • Repairs Water and Wastewater systems with motors up to 800 horse power with voltages from 24 volts control systems to up to 4160 volts.
  • Works with voltages from 24 volts control systems to 12,500 medium voltage distribution systems.
  • Installs and maintains transformers, substations, and related control equipment (motors, generators, pumps).
  • Installs, maintains, troubleshoots, repairs video and access control security systems throughout our infrastructure.
  • Troubleshoots and repairs process control equipment located at the City's water and wastewater treatment facilities; uses the data collected from the telemetry system to troubleshoot system deficiencies or problems and assist other personnel to use the available data as required.
  • Reads and updates electrical schematics and control drawings.
  • Provides technical help and safety guidance to Water/Wastewater Utility Electrician I.

Work Environment/Physical Demands

  • Bend and stoop repeatedly; good hand/eye coordination.
  • Climb ladders or steps to reach work areas.
  • Work at heights greater than ten feet.
  • Remain in a standing position for extended periods of time.
  • Make precise arm-hand positioning movements (i.e., operates an electric hand drill).
  • Moderate exposure to dust, grease, noise, inclement weather, temperature extremes and unpleasant but not hazardous odors.
  • Lift arms above shoulder level to work in various areas.
  • Work in small, cramped areas such as ceiling crawl spaces, equipment enclosures, closets, etc.
  • Travel across rough, uneven, or rocky surfaces; climbing elevations.
  • Lift and move heavy objects up to 50 pounds long distances (20 feet).
  • Distinguish between the full range of colors in the color spectrum to work with electrical wires in confined spaces and tight spaces.
  • Operate a motor vehicle to travel to/from various locations.
  • Work overtime, rotating weekend shifts, holidays and a call-out schedule.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: All applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or marital status.

When advised reasonable accommodations will be made in order for an "otherwise qualified applicant" with a disability to participate in any phase of the recruitment process. Please contact Human Resources to request an accommodation.
Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation by contacting HR Receptionist at (480) 312-2491. Requests should be made 24 hours in advance or as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation. For TTY users, the Arizona Relay Service (1-800-367-8939) may contact HR Receptionist at (480) 312-2491.

This position description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the position change.
Closing Date/Time: Continuous

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