Industrial Electrician 1

Exam Number 7K15-20170619-OC-00
Salary $50,287 – $55,462 New employees may be appointed at any step in the pay range depending on qualifications.
Competition Open-Competitive
Announcement Date 11/04/2019
Close Date 11/22/2019
General Definition This is skilled electrician work at the full performance level in one of the City’s water or wastewater processing plants, water pumping stations, a Public Property facility or at the Airport. Employees are responsible for the inspection, maintenance, and repair of 13.2KV primary distribution equipment and the alteration, installation, maintenance and repair of electrical switchgear, equipment, and fixtures. The class is distinguished from other electrician classes by the on-going repair and maintenance of high voltage primary distribution equipment. Work in the Airport requires the application of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations to repair and maintain electrical equipment used to guide commercial aircraft and awareness of hazards inherent in an airport environment. Work in the Water Department and the Department of Public Property requires the application of safety standards to repair and maintain specialized equipment, which may be operated by digital and/or electronic instrumentation. Positions located in the Water department are also involved in the repair of equipment necessary for the proper operation of the plant. Work assignments are carried out in accordance with the National Electrical Code (NEC), standard electrical practices, and general work instructions. Employees are supervised by an Industrial Electrician Group Leader or by a maintenance supervisor.
Union Code M. AFSCME D.C.33
FLSA Code Non-Exempt
Minimum Requirements
Minimum Training, Education & Experience The following statement represents the minimum training and experience standards which will be used to admit or reject applicants for tests. Candidates must meet requirements within 30 days after the last date for filing applications.


Education equivalent to completion of the twelfth school grade.


Two years of full performance level experience in the electrical trade including one year of experience in the installation or repair of electrical systems utilizing switchgear and relays powered by at least 440 volts.


One year of experience performing such work on high-voltage primary distribution equipment of at least 13.2KV in a large industrial or City facility.


• Electrician 2 (7K02)
• Prison Maintenance Group Leader 2 (Electrical) (7Q39)

Physical & Medical Requirements Ability to physically perform the duties and to work in the environmental conditions required of a position in this class.
Required Licenses & Certifications Possession of a valid proper class motor vehicle operator’s license as issued by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania prior to and during tenure of employment in the Industrial Electrician class if required by work assignment.
Possession of a valid electrical contractor’s license issued by the Philadelphia Department of Licenses & Inspections at the time of appointment, if required by work assignment.
Positions in the Airport must be able to pass and maintain SIDA (Security Identification Display Area) and AOA (Airfield Operations Area) clearance.
Candidates MUST submit a copy of their official college or university transcript(s) indicating completion of the educational requirement and all required licenses, registrations or certifications at the time of application. Transcripts MUST indicate conference of the appropriate degree. Candidates with a degree from foreign colleges or universities must submit proof of degree as certified by a professional evaluation service.

Candidates MUST submit a copy of their license, registration or certification.

If you have ever submitted a paper transcript, license, registration or certification for any City of Philadelphia civil service examination, you have to submit another document

Option 1 – Upload a paperless transcript, license, registration or certification – One time only!

You may upload documents into your account, and attach a document with this application. Once the document is uploaded to your account, it may be attached to all future applications. Attaching your document will save you time and money if you apply for an examination in the future, and you will be assured that your transcript cannot be misplaced.

Your documents should be uploaded and attached to your application before it is submitted. They cannot be uploaded or added to your application electronically after your application has been submitted.

Option 2 – Submit a paper transcript, license, registration or certification – Separate document required for each application
If you submit a paper copy of a transcript, license, registration or certification, the document will be used for this application only. You will have to submit documents again whenever you apply for an examination in the future. Paper documents will not be retained and will not be returned to applicants.

Mailing address for paper transcript and other required materials (DD-214, licenses, certifications, etc.):
City of Philadelphia
Office of Human Resources
1401 J.F. Kennedy Boulevard
Municipal Services Building, Room 1530
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Attention: Hamid Bertal

Equivalency Statement(s) Any equivalent combination of education and experience determined to be acceptable by the Office of Human Resources which includes the specific experience described above.
Application Details
Application Procedures The City of Philadelphia is an Equal Opportunity employer and does not permit discrimination based on race, ethnicity, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, source of income, familial status, genetic information or domestic or sexual violence victim status. If you believe you were discriminated against, call the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations at 215-686-4670 or send an email to For more information, go to:

The City of Philadelphia is committed to ensuring access to Civil Service examinations by providing appropriate accommodations for candidates with documented medical or religious reasons. Candidates may request an accommodation for a Civil Service examination by contacting the Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Unit of the Mayor’s Office of Labor Relations at 215-683-5085. The accommodation process is interactive and requires cooperation and communication between the applicant requesting a test accommodation and the EEO Unit. Decisions will be made on a case-by-case basis using the required documentation that is submitted. Requests are to be made in a timely manner prior to the scheduled date of the Civil Service examination.

As a condition of employment with the City, any person offered employment shall be required to certify that such person either is fully current on any and all debts, taxes, fees, judgments, claims, and other accounts and obligations due and owing to the City; or has voluntarily entered into a payment agreement with the City. For so long as the person is employed by the City, the amount of the payment as set forth in the payment agreement (not to exceed, for any pay period, twenty percent (20%) of the person’s gross pay for such period, without the person’s consent) shall be withheld from each paycheck until such payment agreement is fully satisfied.

Such person shall also be required to certify as a condition of employment that he or she is fully current on any and all debts, taxes, fees, judgments, claims, and other accounts and obligations due and owing to the Philadelphia Gas Works (PGW) or has voluntarily entered into a payment agreement with PGW.

Failure to enter into a payment agreement shall result in the cancellation of the appointment and removal from the certification. The name of the eligible candidate will be returned to the eligible list.

Only an on-line application will be accepted for this exam. Paper applications will not be accepted.

Computers are available in the 3-1-1 Walk-In Center located in Room 167 of City Hall (Weekdays from 9 AM to 5 PM) and at your local Philadelphia Free Library branch.

For inquiries regarding City employment, contact the Office of Human Resources Monday through Friday between 8 AM and 4 PM by telephone at 215-686-0880 or by email at

ALL Applications must be received by the end of business on November 22, 2019.

Your application will be rejected and you will be disqualified from competing in this examination if you:
1) Do not provide your complete and accurate social security number.
2) Attempt to practice fraud or deception in the preparation of this application

All correspondence and notifications will be sent to your e-mail address or postal address listed in the contact information (address, phone #, e-mail) of your account profile. Your contact information will be automatically updated each time you submit an application for employment. It is your responsibility to change your contact information and to ensure that it is correct

If you provide an e-mail address, all correspondence regarding this examination will be sent to you by e-mail. You should add to your address book or list of trusted contacts to prevent notices from being marked as spam by your e-mail provider.

Please call the Office of Human Resources at 215-686-0880 or email if you have any questions.

Information concerning employment with the City of Philadelphia may be found at:
Facebook @CityofPhiladelphiaJOBS
Twitter @PHLCityJobs

Notes to Applicants ELIGIBLE LIST


Both open competitive and promotional examinations have been announced concurrently.

Departmental and interdepartmental promotional eligible lists of permanent City employees and an open competitive eligible list will be established as a result of these examinations. The appointing authority may make an appointment from either one of the promotional lists until these lists are exhausted and, thereafter, may appoint from the open competitive list.

Permanent City employees will receive no promotional preference in the open competitive examination. If you have permanent civil service status with the City of Philadelphia, and are eligible to compete in promotional examinations, you should not apply for this examination. You should apply for the promotional examination for this class announced concurrently on the same date. The examination number for the promotional examination is 7K15-20170619-PR-00.

Periodic Eligible List:

The examination for this class is announced on a periodic basis. The eligible list established as a result will be merged as candidates are tested

Candidates who passed a periodic or continuous examination may not apply for the same examination as long as the candidate’s name remains on the eligible list. Candidates who fail or those who pass and whose names are subsequently removed from the eligible list for a continuous or periodic examination may apply for the examination again 180 days following the last date on which the candidate took the examination. If a candidate takes an examination sooner, the candidate will be considered examined in error. The candidate’s test papers will not be scored.

Any person who did not appear to take this examination after being notified to appear may re-apply for the same examination now. If you think that you are eligible to apply because you either failed the examination or did not appear to take the examination and you were unsuccessful in your attempt to apply for this examination, please contact the staff member named at the end of the announcement for assistance.

Candidates who pass the exam and are placed on the civil service list will be retained on the list for a minimum of one year and a maximum of two years after the establishment of the Eligible List.

RESIDENCY WAIVER: The Civil Service Commission has waived the usual requirement that candidates must be residents of Philadelphia within six (6) months of appointment. Establishment of residency in Philadelphia will be required no later than one (1) year after appointment.

PREFERENCE FOR PHILADELPHIA RESIDENTS: Candidates who have maintained a bona fide residence in Philadelphia for at least one year prior to the date of the civil service examination shall have priority over all other persons receiving an identical test score.

To receive such preference, candidates must respond to the question regarding residence later in this form.

The response on this application will be used to determine eligibility for preference for residents.

If an applicant does not respond to the appropriate residence question, it will be assumed that the applicant does not qualify for residence preference. Eligibility for residence preference must be determined by the date of the test administration. No requests for residence preference will be granted after the test administration.

Ten points for veteran’s preference will be added to the scores of eligible veterans who apply for open competitive tests and pass the examination. You must be honorably discharged from the U.S. armed forces. Attach a DD214, member 4, to your application if you wish your eligibility to be reviewed. Spouses of disabled or deceased veterans may also be considered.

The children or grandchildren of Philadelphia Firefighters or Police Officers who were killed or died in the line of duty shall be accorded a preference in open competitive civil service entrance examinations. Candidates who qualify for this preference and who take and pass open competitive civil service examinations shall have ten points added to their final score. The candidate must successfully pass all parts of the examination before points are awarded.

National Volunteer Service Preference:
Up to 5 additional points will be added to the examination score of any candidate who has passed the open competitive examination and who has:

A. Successfully completed a term of volunteer service with Peace Corps, AmeriCorps NCCC (including FEMA Corps), or AmeriCorps VISTA
Such candidates will be awarded five (5) points for the completion of a two year term of service or three (3) points for the completion of a one year term of service.

B. Successfully completed at least 450 hours of service with AmeriCorps State and National (including Teach for America).
Such candidates will have:

• 1 point added to their final score if they have completed 450 Hours of the above service.
• 2 points added to their final score if they have completed 675 Hours of the above service.
• 3 points added to their final score if they have completed 900 Hours of the above service.
• 5 points added to their final score if they have completed 1700 Hours of the above service.

The candidate must successfully pass all parts of the examination before points are awarded.

Projected Exam Date This examination will be scheduled for Saturday December 14, 2019. Please note that this examination date is subject to change.

In the event of bad weather conditions which may lead to exam delays or cancellations, test takers must check the status of the exam by contacting the City of Philadelphia’s 3-1-1 Information Center by dialing 3-1-1, or (215) 686-1776, or Follow us on Twitter: @PHLCityJobs for information. You may also contact the analyst at 215-686-2382

An Eligible List will be established the week of January 6, 2019. Please note that this date may change.

Test Review In accordance with Civil Service Regulation 9.091D, candidates may review their answer sheets and other test papers to determine if they have been scored correctly or if there has been an irregularity in the administration of the examination. Candidates will have 30 days after the results have been mailed to review their test and to file a written appeal. Call 215 686-0880 if you wish to schedule a test review.

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