High Voltage Electrician                                                                 
UCI Series Concepts

Class Specifications – G.25

Lead High Voltage Electrician - 7783
High Voltage Electrician - 8154

June 2010



To troubleshoot, repair, install and service medium and high voltage electrical systems and associated equipment; to operate, inspect and perform preventive maintenance on medium and high voltage overhead and underground distribution systems;  to prepare estimates, and plan and manage own projects within allotted budgets; and to perform related work as required.

High Voltage Electrician is a full journey level classification performing skilled high voltage electrical work in accordance with the techniques of the trade, based on completion of a recognized apprenticeship or its equivalent.  This classification is distinguished from other classifications which may perform limited elements of electrical work by its focus on voltage systems above 480 volts and equipment, and by the scope of work and level of skill required.  Positions at this level may direct the work of less skilled helpers on projects, and train apprentices; and may work independently or in conjunction with other crafts.

The following duties are intended to illustrate examples of duties typically performed by incumbents in this classification.  Individual incumbents may not perform all of the duties listed, nor are all of the duties an incumbent will perform necessarily listed.


Lead High Voltage Electrician

Under supervision, incumbents serve as work leaders for high voltage crews and helpers assigned to a specific job.  Incumbents typically transmit and explain work orders; may make minor changes in material needs or modifications to assigned work due to material delays or other problems; communicate work order revisions, material delays or other problems to supervisor and await further instruction; maintain time and material records; and perform the full range of duties as outlined in the series concept.  Additionally, incumbents may have limited responsibilities for making or modifying daily work assignments and for evaluating personnel.

High Voltage Electrician

Under supervision, incumbents perform the full range of duties as outlined in the series concept.


Applicants for the positions in the High Voltage Electrician and Lead High Voltage Electrician classifications are expected to possess a certificate of completion of a recognized apprenticeship, accredited trade school, or the equivalent amount of experience and training comparable to journey level crafts status as a High Voltage Electrician.


Knowledge of:

Skill in:

Possess a valid California driver's license and have a satisfactory driving record.