Hydroelectric Plant Electrician I at Department of Water Resources

Bakersfield, CA 93313

About the Job

A Hydroelectric Plant Electrician I, under direction, installs, repairs, and maintains electrical equipment in hydroelectric generating or pumping plants; and does other related work. 

NOTE: All applicants must meet the minimum qualifications for this examination by the written test date

Either I

Completion of a recognized apprenticeship as a hydroelectric plant electrician. (Apprentices who are within six months of completion of their apprenticeship may be admitted to the examination, but they must present evidence of completion of their apprenticeship before they may be appointed).

 

Or II

One year of journeyperson experience performing electrical maintenance and repair work on the heavy equipment used in electrical generating or pumping plants.

In addition to evaluating the competitors' relative abilities as demonstrated by the quality and breadth of experience, emphasis in the examination interview will be on measuring competitively, relative to job demands, each competitor's:

Written Test- Weighted 60%

A. Knowledge of:

1. Methods, materials, tools, and equipment used in the installation, maintenance, repair, and replacement of high voltage electrical equipment including large generators, transformers, motors, voltage regulators and circuit breakers.

2. National Electric Code and Electrical Safety Orders of the Division of Industrial Safety.

 

B. Ability to:

1. Read and understand wiring diagrams and blueprints.

 

Performance Test – Weighted 40%


In addition to evaluating the competitors’ relative abilities as demonstrated by quality and breadth of experience, emphasis in the examining interview will also be on measuring competitively, relative to job demands, each competitor’s:


A. Knowledge of:

1. Methods, materials, tools, and equipment used in the installation, maintenance, repair, and replacement of high voltage electrical equipment including large generators, transformers, motors, voltage regulators and circuit breakers.

2. Purpose and operation of equipment used in protective and control circuits.

3. National Electric Code and Electrical Safety Orders of the Division of Industrial Safety.

4. Mathematics normally required in this trade.

 

B. Ability to:

1. Read and write English at a level required for successful job performance.

2. Diagnose, locate, and correct trouble in control and relay circuits.

3. Prepare rough sketches and cost estimates of electrical work.

4. Keep simple records and make reports.

5. Read and understand wiring diagrams and blueprints.

6. Instruct and supervise unskilled assistants. 
 
Examination Applications must have an original signature. It is the personal responsibility of each examination candidate to submit their application materials within the timeframe and in the manner specified on this examination bulletin.

Examinations will be administered in the following counties: Butte, Contra Costa, Merced, Kern or Los Angeles. Please indicate on the Examination Application (Form STD 678 Rev. 10/2013), under Question 1, the county where you would like to take the examination.  We're advertising for Kern County as San Joaquin Field Division.

Examination Applications (Form STD 678 Rev. 10/2013) must be mailed or submitted in person to:


MAILING ADDRESS:                              SUBMIT IN PERSON:

Department of Water Resources              Department of Water Resources

P.O. Box 942836                                      1416 9th Street, Room 320

Sacramento, CA 94236-0001                   Sacramento, CA 95814

Applications postmarked, emailed, or personally delivered after 5:00 P.M. on the Cut-Off Date will be held for the next administration of the examination. This is an open exam that is continuously given.  Applications postmarked or submitted after 4:30 PM on the cutoff date will be held for the next administration of the examination.

For this examination ONLY, emailed applications will be accepted using the following process. Please note you will be required to sign your application prior to being admitted to the examination. To email your application, visit the following link:
http://www.water.ca.gov/hro/pdf/Exams/application_by_email_Instructions.pdf

To view a copy of this bulletin for complete details, please visit DWR current exams: http://www.water.ca.gov/hro/pdf/Exams/HEP%20Electrician%20I%203.13.17.pdf

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