Palo Alto Utilities
Palo Alto is the only city in California that offers a full array of utility services to its citizens and businesses. Because of this, the City has a unique opportunity to partner with the Palo Alto community to enjoy the benefits and achievements of reliable, home-grown, and environmentally-focused utilities. Palo Alto has a tradition of over 100 years of successful public utility operations. It is a tradition that continues to provide the Palo Alto community with safe and reliable utilities service, local decision-making over policies, utility rate-making, environmental programs, and customized services.
A candidate in the Street Light, Traffic Signal and Fiber Technician - Apprentice possess the basic aptitude and skills necessary to learn and understand the mathematics and theory of electricity and must be capable of taking direction and follow safety practices and policies. Under the leadership of a Street Light, Traffic Signal and Fiber Technician, progressively learns the necessary skills to become a Street Light, Traffic Signal and Fiber Technician through classroom, correspondence and on-the-job training.
The ideal candidate will have at least one year of utility electrical experience with an emphasis in one or more of the following trades, traffic signals, street lighting and fiber optics. The ideal candidate should have the ability to retain knowledge from each of the three trades represented in this department. At times a crew member may work on streetlights one day and fiber optics the next. The ability to maintain this knowledge is paramount. Electrical assistants or like title are highly desired.
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Essential Duties and Responsibilities – essential and other important duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following:
Ability to learn the use and care of tools and equipment in the performance of Traffic Signal, street lighting and fiber optic communication system construction and maintenance.
Ability to become familiar with the various standards, general orders, operating procedures and applicable regulations.
Ability to satisfactorily do all work and learning assignments as to OJT and off-the-job instruction and comply with the rules and regulations of the Apprentice committee.
With the assistance of the Utility supervisor, will be responsible for maintaining all applicable time and OJT assignment records as shown in the training guidelines.
Sufficient education, training and/or work experience to demonstrate possession of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities, which would typically be acquired through:
Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade
Possession of a valid California Driver's License
May be required to work on standby and/or pre-arranged or emergency situations.
Subject to Recovery of City Training costs if voluntarily terminating from the City or abandons City employment before completing three years of City service.
For more information regarding our Apprenticeship Program, please refer to the SEIU Memorandum of Agreement, Appendixes B, F, & G, pages 66-68 & 76-78 located here.
This is a Service Employees International Union (SEIU) position.