Goverment Jobs
December 6, 2019
Seattle, Washington
Job Type



This position is considered safety sensitive. Applicants for positions defined as safety sensitive are required to undergo drug testing prior to employment and, subsequent to commencement of employment, will be subject to random, post-accident, reasonable suspicion, return-to-duty and follow-up drug and alcohol testing in compliance with Federal DOT alcohol and controlled substances testing program protocols

This position, in the Transit & Facilities section of King County Metro Transit, is responsible for the maintenance and repair of electrical systems and equipment, power distribution systems, high voltage trolley overhead systems, transit radio and wireless communication systems, fire/life safety systems and security systems including CCTV.

NOTE: This recruitment will be used to fill at least 3 current career service openings, as well as 2 possible TLT (fully-benefited temporary) positions and other career service positions in case such positions need to be filled over the next year, via the eligibility list generated from this recruitment.

An Employer To Be Proud Of

King County Metro Transit is a regional leader in helping people move quickly throughout the region, reducing commuter stress, greening the environment and radically improving urban air quality, by providing comfortable, effective transit services for the thousands of commuters and
other residents of King County, Washington. Working for Metro means working for a leader in this nation's public transportation industry.

Competitive Benefits King County provides our employees with a free transportation pass (good on most transit systems throughout the Puget Sound region). We offer a benefits package that includes competitive medical, dental and vision benefits for the whole family and domestic partner, competitive vacation, sick, holiday and executive leave plans, and participation in the State's Public Employees Retirement Plan (PERS) are provided, as well as the option of participating in the County's deferred compensation plan (a 457 plan). For more details, please see the Benefits tab on this posting.

Who May Apply

This position is open to the public and all King County employees. Qualified King County career service employees who have passed their initial King County probation are welcome to complete an application if they are interested in a temporary Special Duty Assignment in this position.

Forms and materials required: An online King County application completed at with completion of the online supplemental questions are required.

Work Schedule

This position is overtime eligible and employees must be available and willing to work one of three shifts (day, swing and graveyard), staffed seven days a week. Career Service employees in this classification must be willing and able to respond to emergency repair calls during nonworking hours as needed. Shift picks occur once a year. Management reserves the right to assign any shift in order to meet the needs of the work unit. For more information regarding this recruitment, please contact:

Jessica Mango
Human Resource Analyst
[email protected]

Job Duties

The electrician constructor will perform the following duties in a safe operating condition and ensure all wiring is in compliance with existing codes and safety standards

Applying equity and social justice principles is a daily responsibility and a foundational expectation for all King County employees.In this role you will apply equity and social justice principles that exemplify shared values, behaviors, and practices to all aspects of the work. You will:

  • Installation, maintenance, and repair of substations, switchgear, relays, electrical systems, fire life safety systems and equipment within the King County Metro Transit system.
  • Maintain all electrical wiring on Metro properties in proper working order. Includes all types of single phase and three phase circuits for lighting and power with voltages up to 26 KV AC and 750 V DC.
  • Perform routine inspection and maintenance of substations and their components, such as switches transformers, diodes, fuses, relays, stationary batteries, and chargers.
  • Maintain and repair auxiliary power plants, transfer switches and uninterrupted power supplies. Maintain and repair low voltage systems, such as security alarms, intercom and public address equipment.
  • Respond to emergency repair calls during non-working hours as needed.
Experience, Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills

  • A minimum of three years of journey level experience performing electrical work
  • Graduation from a recognized electrician, wire-man or utility constructor apprenticeship program, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Current journey level Electrician Certificate (EL-01) from Washington State Department of Labor & Industries
  • Current and valid Washington State driver's license (or a current license in another state with ability to obtain a WA license by hire date) and acceptable driving record
  • Basic computer skills to include knowledge of and standard Windows applications, with tablet or other wireless data devices experience preferred

Required within 6 months after hire:

  • Seattle Fire Department Type FA-1 Fire and Life Safety Certificate
  • Washington State Lift Truck Certification
  • Washington State Flagger Certificate
  • Rail right-of-way training certificate (provided internally)
  • NICET Certification

Desirable Qualifications

  • At least two years of industrial or utility control experience
  • Knowledge of Washington State Confined Space Guidelines
  • Knowledge of National Electrical Codes (NEC)
  • Knowledge of the principles of electrical distribution and generation systems
  • Knowledge of electrical troubleshooting and diagnosis
  • Knowledge of PLC/s motors and control
  • FLIR Infrared Certification
  • Experience working with high voltage systems
  • NICETCertification

Physical and Work Environment Requirements:

Required to work from ladders and work from elevated equipment. The worker is frequently required to lift and carry objects weighing up to 50 pounds without assistance, and lift and carry objects up to 100 pounds with assistance. Work is routinely performed outside in a variety of weather conditions or in confined areas, and requires exposure to traffic and high voltage equipment. All employees are required to wear Arc Flash protection during all working hours. Supplemental Information

King County Metro Transit is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer, and values diverse perspectives, life experiences, and differences. The Department of Transportation encourages people of all backgrounds to apply, including people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ, people with disabilities, people of all ages, and veterans. We are committed to being equitable and fair in providing equal access to opportunities for all.

Application Process

Applicants should complete the online application at as described above. NOTE: Please answer all relevant questions in the online employment application itself, with each of your jobs during the last 10 years listed (if you have ten years) (listing each position for each employer separately), duties explained, reasons for leaving, etc. Salary is not relevant. Earlier jobs should be included if they are relevant in some way to this job. If you have questions about this, please contact Jessica Mango as stated above.

Selection process

Application materials will be screened for qualifications. Competitive applicants may be invited to participate in an interview and knowledge exam. An employment offer will be finalized only after candidates have successfully completed physical examinations, drug screens, and drug and alcohol background checks. Reference checks and reviews of driving records will also be conducted prior to any final offer of employment.

Union Membership:

This position is represented by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 77 Class Code: 8204100

Note: Online applications are preferred. However, if you cannot apply online, go to for other options. If you need an accommodation in the recruitment process or an alternate format of this announcement, please inquire directly with the contact listed on the job announcement or the department's Human Resources Service Delivery Manager.

At King County Metro Transit we believe:
King County is an equal employment opportunity employer. We value diversity, inclusion and belonging in our workplace and workforce. To reach this goal we are committed to workplace and workforce equity. Equitable recruiting, support, and retention is how we will obtain the highest quality workforce in our region; a workforce that shares and will help advance our guiding values--we are one team, we solve problems, we focus on the customer, we drive for results, we are racially just, we respect all people, we lead the way, we are responsible stewards. We welcome and encourage people of all backgrounds to apply, including Native American and people of color, immigrants, refugees, women, LGBTQ+, people living with disabilities, and veterans.

King County offers a highly-competitive compensation and benefits package designed to meet the diverse needs of our employees and support our employees' health and well-being. Eligible positions receive the following benefits and have access to the following programs:

  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage: King County pays 100% of the premiums for eligible employees and family members
  • Life and disability insurance: employees are provided basic coverage and given the opportunity to purchase additional insurance for both the employee and eligible dependents
  • Retirement: King County employees are eligible to participate in a pension plan through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems and a 457(b) deferred-compensation plan
  • Transportation program and ORCA transit pass
  • 10 paid holidays each year (plus 2 personal holidays)
  • Generous vacation and paid sick leave
  • Paid parental leave, family and medical leaves, and volunteer leave
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Wellness programs
  • Onsite gyms and activity centers
  • Employee giving program
  • Employee assistance programs
  • Flexible schedules and telecommuting options, depending on position
  • Training and career development programs

For additional information about employee benefits please visit our Benefits, Payroll, and Retirement Page.

This is a general description of the benefits offered to eligible King County employees, and every effort has been made to ensure its accuracy. If any information on this document conflicts with the provisions of a collective bargaining agreement (CBA), the CBA prevails. Also, in the event of any incorrect information in this document, applicable laws, policies, rules, CBAs, or official plan documents will prevail.

NOTE: Benefits for Term Limited Temporary (TLT) or Short Term Temporary (STT) positions, including leave eligibility and/or participation in the pension plan through the Washington State Department of Retirement Systems, will vary based upon the terms and details of the position.Short Term Temporary positions are not eligible for an ORCA transit pass.

For inquiries about the specifics of this position, please contact the recruiter identified on this job posting.

Do you currently possess a valid Driver's License? Please indicate if you ALSO hold a Class A or Class B CDL license, and any endorsements. Check all that apply.

  • Valid driver's license
  • Class A CDL
  • Class B CDL
  • Air Break Endorsement
  • Passenger Endorsement
  • I do not have a driver's license
Have you had a license in another state besides Washington in the last 5 years?

  • Yes
  • No
In the last 5 years, has your license been revoked or suspended?

  • Yes
  • No
If your license has been suspended in the last five years, please indicate why below

    If your license has been suspended in the last five years, please indicate how many times it has been suspended, regardless of reason.

      Do you have any of the following violations on your driving record in the last five years? Select all that apply.

      • Reckless or negligent driving
      • DWI/DUI - driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
      • Hit and run incident
      • Vehicular homicide or vehicular assault
      • Open container violation
      • More than one at-fault accident
      • None of the above
      How many traffic code (moving) violations have you had in the last 5 years?

      • 1
      • 2
      • 3
      • 4
      • 5 or more
      • None
      Please indicate your electrical education here. Please check all that apply

      • None
      • On the job experience
      • Graduation from electrician or wireman apprenticeship
      • Graduation from utility constructor apprenticeship
      • Graduation from a recognized two year electrical vocational program
      For the question above, please indicate where you obtained the educational experience (or equivalent) you have checked. If none, enter "N/A."

        Do you possess a current Washington State Journey Level Electrician Certificate (EL-01)?

        • Yes
        • No
        Please indicate the areas below in which you have a working knowledge:

        • Confined space guidelines
        • NEC
        • Principles of electrical distribution and generation systems
        • Troubleshooting and diagnosis of electrical systems
        • PLC/s motors and controls
        • FLIR infrared
        • High voltage equipment up to and including 26KV
        • None, but willing to learn
        Are you willing and able to obtain a Seattle Fire Department Type FA-1 Fire and Life Safety Certification within six months of hire?

        • Yes
        • No
        Are you willing and able to obtain a Washington State Lift Truck Certification within six months of date of hire?

        • Yes
        • No
        Are you willing and able to obtain a Washington State Flagger Certificate within six months of hire? I already have one

        • Yes
        • No
        Are you familiar with standard Windows applications?

        • Yes
        • No
        Are you familiar with the basic operation of a tablet or similar wireless data devices?

        • Yes
        • No
        Please indicate below the particular working conditions that you are willing and able to perform:

        • Working overtime on an as needed basis
        • Responding to emergency callouts after hours (for Career Service appointments)
        • Working any of the three shifts (Day, Swing, Grave)
        • Working any day of the week, including weekends
        • None of the above, unfortunately.
        If you have a disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, will you need accommodation in the testing process? If you check the "YES" box, the human resources staff person coordinating this recruitment will send you a request asking for additional information. (This confidential information is solicited for the purposes of providing reasonable accommodation only).

        • Yes
        • No
        When applying for this position, you must thoroughly complete the EDUCATION and WORK EXPERIENCE sections of your application. Failure to do so can result in disqualification from consideration. Please check off all of the items that you have completed in your application:

        • Completed education history
        • Detailed description of each position that you have held in the last ten years. Please list gaps in employment and reason.
        • Reason for leaving employers, (in cases of termination, state why you were terminated)
        • Supervisor Name
        • Employer phone number
        Do you have a NICET certification?

        • Yes
        • No

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