Washington State Department of Personnel
ELECTRICIAN – HIGH VOLTAGE
Perform operating and maintenance work on high voltage distribution systems.
Positions in this class are distinguished by the requirement to work with, install, and repair electrical
distribution systems carrying 751 volts or more.
Splice electric multiple phase power cable of various types; form straight splices, joints for branch lines,
and fittings for terminal connections;
Conduct preventative maintenance program on transformers and switch gear;
Install, connect, operate, and maintain a variety of electrical equipment including power distribution
systems, portable engine generators, transformers and switches, and street lighting;
Pull, install, test, and repair cable;
Operate a variety of hand and power tools;
Direct the work of apprentices or helpers as assigned;
Drive service truck as required; load and unload materials and supplies;
Perform related duties as required.
Knowledge and Abilities:
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Knowledge of: standard practices, methods, materials, tools, and equipment of electrical trade; electrical
codes; safety precautions; basic computer skills.
Ability to: work from blueprints, plans, and sketches; estimate materials and time needed to complete
jobs; use hand and power tools.
There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is
the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each
Completion of a recognized apprenticeship as an electrician OR full journey status as an electrician in a
union; OR four years' applicable work experience. Vocational training may be substituted for work
experience on a year-for-year basis.
Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator's license may be required.
Class Specification History
New class adopted January 3, 1973.
Revise class. Revises class code (formerly 5337), general revision; adopted May 10, 2007, effective
July 1, 2007.