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Trades Specialist Electrician

Grade 12

New York State has approximately 471 positions* in this title statewide. You may view a breakdown of positions by county. This position exists in various agencies statewide. View links to all New York State agencies including agencies that have this title. For more information, New York State employees can contact the Career Mobility Office at (518) 485-6199 or (800) 553-1322. If you are not a current New York State employee, you can use the Department of Civil Service Web site to explore possible employment opportunities.

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Career Ladder

A listing of titles that are most commonly used as steps for upward mobility for this title series. The salary schedule for this career ladder is also available.

  1. Trades Specialist Trainee 1 Electrician

    Similar to Grade 09

  2. Trades Specialist Trainee 2 Electrician

    Similar to Grade 11

  3. Trades Specialist Electrician

    Grade 12

  4. Trades Supervisor Electrician

    Grade 14

Summary of Job Description

As a Trades Specialist (Electrician), you would perform journey level electrician work and frequently supervise others in the repair, maintenance, and installation of electrical systems and equipment.  The electrician trade, for reasons of safety, requires care and precision in its performance following applicable electric code regulations.A Trades Specialist (Electrician) is responsible for all electrical work including the planning and laying out of work and the diagnosis of trouble in electrical systems or equipment in an assigned area, on an assigned project or for an entire facility.  All positions are in the non-competitive jurisdictional class.

A Trades Specialist (Electrician) frequently supervises others in this work including semiskilled and relatively unskilled workers. In an agency such as the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision where inmates perform some electrical repair or installation tasks, a Trades Specialist (Electrician) may be responsible for the work of a small group of such individuals.

View the classification standard for this title, on the Classification and Compensation webpage.

The NYS Title and Salary Plan provides additional information regarding other titles. If there is a classification standard available there will be a link under the column labeled STD. NO. If no link is available there is no classification standard available at this time for that title.

Summary of Minimum Qualifications

Please note: qualifications for this position may be subject to change. If substitutions for education and/or experience are allowed, this information would be available on the announcement.

Successful completion of a NYS two-year Trades Specialist (Electrician) Traineeship or NYS two-year electrician training program; OR successful completion of any equivalent electrical two-year training or apprenticeship program;* OR four (4) years of full-time experience in the electrical trade under a skilled journey level electrician which would provide training equivalent to that given in an apprenticeship program.  Apprenticeship training in the electrical trade or training gained by completion of technical courses in the electrical trade at a school, institute, or branch of the Armed Services may be substituted on a year-for-year basis.

* Successful completion of the traineeship and the training program includes a total of 288 hours of trade-specific class room instruction, 45 hours of technical math course work, 45 hours of technical communications course work, and 15 hours of blueprint/schematic reading course work.  Course work must be completed with an average of “C” or better.  Additionally, successful completion of the traineeship also includes 4,000 hours of on-the-job training.

How to Apply

An examination is not used to fill this title. You must meet the minimum qualifications of the title in order to be considered for this position. You must apply directly to the agency or agencies that have this title.

Career Mobility

Career mobility is not just limited to the titles in the Career Ladder, above. Additional movement may be achieved through other examinations, additional education and/or work experience. For additional information or clarification, current State employees should contact the Career Mobility Office. Visit ELMS Online to view established open-competitive, promotion, and transition eligible lists. If you are not a current New York State employee, see Employment Opportunities with New York State and find out how to become a New York State employee.

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