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Approximate Salary:
37.38 - 45.43 Per Hour
Alameda, California
United States
Engineering - Architecture/Drafting
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
Less than 2 years
Education level:

Utility Service Planner




(Classification: Electrical Distribution Technician (7250))



All qualified individuals may apply


$37.38-$39.25-$41.21-$43.27-$45.43 plus excellent benefits


March 29, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.


Candidates will be notified




Under supervision performs responsible technical work in connection with the design, drafting, inspection and cost estimating in the construction and operation of electric, overhead and underground high-voltage transmission, distribution and street light systems and performs other related work as required.




1.   Prepares plans, specifications and cost estimates for the construction and repair of overhead and underground electric power transmission, distribution and street light systems.


2.   Processes incoming requests for electric service; researches and determines electrical requirements for service to residential and commercial developments.


3.   Coordinates electric utility construction with contractors, developers and other agencies; obtains easements and rights-of-ways; administers joint pole agreements and maintains joint pole records.


4.   Determines the effects of proposed work on existing electric utility facilities and the feasibility of alternate construction proposals.


5.   Assists in field coordination, field surveys, transformer load surveys and development plan checking.


6.   Performs construction inspection of underground and overhead facilities, and locates and marks underground systems.




Possession of the employment standards does not assure advancement to the Examination or placement on the Eligible List. This is a competitive exam where a candidate's performance and suitability for the position will be judged in comparison with the core competencies required for the job.  To be considered, applicants should possess the combination of education and experience necessary to provide the required knowledge and abilities for the position.  A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:




  1. Graduation from an accredited college or trade school with an Associate Degree in engineering technology.
  2. One year of construction inspection experience including underground utility facilities inspection. 
  3. Possession of a valid California Driver's License and satisfactory driving record as a condition of initial and continued employment.


KNOWLEDGE OF the principles and practices of electrical engineering; methods and materials used in construction of electric utility facilities; policies and regulations governing the construction, extension and maintenance of electric utility facilities; methods and techniques of engineering, CADD drafting, and estimating.  ABILITY TO perform office and field design work related to utility power distribution systems; prepare complete plans and estimates of electric utility projects; use and care for engineering and drafting instruments and equipment; perform moderate to complex engineering calculations with speed and accuracy; interpret and apply established policies, procedures and codes; interpret and apply complex governmental regulations; interpret computerized information and utilize computer equipment; establish and maintain accurate records; maintain level of knowledge required for satisfactory job performance; communicate effectively and establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and the general public.




The examination process may include an application and supplemental questionnaire evaluation, a written exam, a performance exam, and/or an oral interview. The examination process may test for, but is not limited to the essential knowledge and abilities listed in the job specification and announcement and will be designed to provide a comprehensive review of each candidate’s technical knowledge and overall suitability for the position.  Qualified applicants will be notified of the exact date, time, and location of examinations approximately two weeks in advance.  If applicants have not received written notice at least one week prior to the tentative test date listed in the flyer, they should contact the City of Alameda Human Resources Department at (510) 747-4900.


Candidates passing all components of the examination process will placed on an Eligible List.  A list of names is certified to the department(s) having vacancies based on the type of examination conducted pursuant to the City’s Civil Service Rules.  Final selection will be made from the Eligible List by the Department Head subject to approval by the City Manager.  The Department Head may utilize additional selection procedures to make a final hiring decision.  Placement on an Eligible List does not guarantee employment.  Tie scores will be broken by giving priority to the candidate based on the earliest application date.  Prior to appointment, a thorough reference check will be conducted which may include a credit check and background.  The selection process may be evaluated and revised based on the number of qualified applicants.  Federal law requires that prior to employment, you must furnish proof of your identity and eligibility for employment in the United States, as required the U.S. Department of Justice.




  1. Apply ONLINE at or
  2. Apply IN-PERSON at the City of Alameda Human Resources Department (Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.- 6 p.m.) at 2263 Santa Clara Avenue, Room 290, Alameda, CA 94501


Applications along with Supplemental Questionnaire must be filed no later than 5:00 p.m. on the last date to apply.  No photocopies or facsimiles are accepted.  It is the applicant's responsibility to allow adequate delivery time.  Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed City Application. 


VETERAN’S PREFERENCE CREDIT:  A job applicant qualifies as a veteran if honorably discharged from active military, reservist, or National Guard duty of at least 18 consecutive months within the past five (5) years of the date of application. In case of discharge attributable to service-connected injuries or illnesses, the 18 months active duty requirement need not be fulfilled. An applicant claiming veteran’s preference credit must attach to their application, a legible copy of their DD-214 verifying the type of discharge and date(s) of active service.  NO OTHER DOCUMENTATION WILL BE ACCEPTED.






The City of Alameda encourages minorities, women and the disabled to apply.  It is the City's policy that all aspects of employment and promotion shall be without regard to sex, marital status or disability (except where dictated by requirements of the position), race, sexual orientation, gender identity, political affiliation, religious creed, color, national origin or age.  Qualified disabled persons must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.  No individual may pose a direct threat to the health or safety of himself/herself or other individuals in the workplace.  Barring undue hardship, reasonable accommodations can be made in the application and examination process for disabled individuals or for religious reasons.  Requests for reasonable accommodation should be made in advance to the Human Resources Department.  Hearing Impaired TDD (510) 522-7538.


The information contained herein is subject to change and does not constitute either an expressed or implied contract.


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