Department:Capital Assets and Real Estate Services
Location:All Locations

Number of Vacancies: 1

Position Status: full-time, permanent

Pay Plan, Series & Grade: Grade 11, Step 04

Salary Range: Up to $ 55,910. 40

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Location: Van Ness Campus, Washington, DC

Brief Description of Duties


The position serves as Electrician the University of the District of Columbia’s Office of the Vice President for Real Estate, Facilities Management and Public Safety. The position is under the direction of the Maintenance and Operations Supervisor.  Work is evaluated on efficiency, responsiveness, timeliness of assigned duties, as well as overall work ethics.
  1. Responsible for the operations and maintenance in connection with the complete electrical facilities on a multi-building campus.
  2. Monitors and serves main switchgear equipment, utilizing electrical power supplied by PEPCO at 13.8kv, and distribution network through­out the campus complex. The electrical building distribution and general lighting systems operating at 120/208 480.277 volt.
  3. Reviews electrical facilities and advises or recommends possible improvement through utilization of sound engineering practices.
  4. Develops specifications for contracting supplementary electrical work.
  5. Provides assistance and information for updating or improving the maintenance program as new facilities are installed or the need for improvement are detected.
  6. Operates and programs the Honeywell Delta 2000 which monitors the heating and cooling systems and starts and stops the air handler unit.
  7. As directed, trouble shoots and adjusts pneumatic controls for the heating and cooling systems.
  8. Connects wiring to lighting fixtures and power equipment, using hand tools as  necessary.                                                                                                                                                                                                                           
    1.Locate and determine causes of trouble in brakes, motors, switches and signal and control systems, using test lamps, meters and voltmeters.
    2. Reconstructs existing electrical equipment to facilitate parts that should be provided by the university, for example, power cords for cubicles and circuit board relays.
    3. Disassemble defective units and repairs and replaces parts, such as locks, gears, electric wiring and faculty safety devices using hand tools.


    1. D.C. Electrical Journeyman’s license required.  Shift work may be required on an alternating basis.

  1. Knowledge of the makeup, operation and installation of a variety of electrical systems, circuits, equipment, and controls.
  2. Ability to repair various systems, circuits, equipment and controls.
  3. Knowledge of various gages, sizes and types of wire, conduit couplings, fittings relays, boxes, circuit breakers and other electrical devices.
  4. Knowledge of applicable safety rules and regulations.
  5. Ability to arrange and install these devices in ways that insure proper and safety operation of systems, circuits, and equipment.
  6. Ability to advise and recommend improvement through the utilization of sound engineering practices.
  7. Ability to develop specifications for contracting work.
  8. Ability to operate and program the Honeywell Delta 2000.
Information to Applicant

Collective Bargaining Unit (Union): This position is in the collective bargaining unit represented by AFSME local 2087 and you may be required to pay an agency service fee through direct payroll deduction.

Employment Benefits
Selectee will be eligible for health and life insurance, annual (vacation) and sick leave and will be covered under the University of the District of Columbia' s retirement plan (TIAA-CREF).

Equal Opportunity Employer: All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity ore expression, family responsibilities, matriculation, genetic information, disability or political affiliation.

Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section 2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the University of the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability.  Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act.  In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act.  Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated.  Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.

Veterans Preference:  Applicants claiming veterans preference must submit official proof at the time of application.

Residency Preference: The Residency Preference Amendment Act of 1988, D.C. Law 7-203, created a system in which provides that any applicant for employment in the Career or Educational Services who is a bona fide resident of the District of Columbia may claim a residency reference at the time of application. An applicant selected for an appointment based on District residency will be required to submit no less than eight (8) proofs of bona fide District residency. Bona fide District residency must be maintained from the date of appointment to the position for seven (7) consecutive years. Failure to maintain bona fide District residency for the (7) year period will result in forfeiture of employment.

Drug-Free Workplace: Pursuant to the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fill this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than five (5) days after conviction of any criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace.

Background Investigation: Employment with the University of the District of Columbia is contingent upon a satisfactory background investigation.  The determination of a "satisfactory background investigation" is made at the sole discretion of the University of the District of Columbia.  The University may refuse to hire a finalist, rescind an offer of employment to a finalist or review and terminate the employment of a current employee based on the results of a background investigation.

Disposition of Resume: Resumes received outside the area of consideration and/or after the closing date will not be given consideration. You must resubmit your resume to receive consideration for any subsequent advertised position vacancies. For the purpose of employment, resumes are not considered job applications. Therefore, if selected for employment a UDC application will be required.

Job Offers: Official Job Offers are made by the University of the District of Columbia, Office of Human Resources Only.

Contact Information:  All inquiries related to employment and job applications should be directed to UDC Office of Human Resources at (202) 274-5020.

The University of the District of Columbia is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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