Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary $95,611.00 - $116,232.00 gross per year
  • Santa Rosa


Position Information
Join the Sonoma County Water Agency (Sonoma Water) as an Electrician/Instrumentation Technician.
Electrician/Instrumentation Technicians install, maintain, calibrate, repair, and replace digital and analog electrical equipment, machinery, switchgear, controllers, and associated equipment and instrumentation used in water supply and wastewater treatment facilities. This position will assist with preventive and corrective maintenance tasks as needed throughout the Sonoma Water service area.

The ideal candidate will:

- Possess significant experience performing electrical and instrumentation work for public utilities or in related industries
- Be proficient in maintaining, troubleshooting, and repairing complex processes and systems
- Be knowledgeable about, and able to practically apply, electrical safe-work practices
- Have a demonstrated ability to work as part of a team of experienced professionals
- Be available to work as required to keep critical water and wastewater systems operational on a nearly continuous basis

Working at the County of Sonoma offers expansive opportunities for growth and development, the ability to be a part of a challenging and rewarding work environment, and the satisfaction of knowing you're working to better our communities. You can also look forward to a competitive total compensation package*, including:
- An annual Staff Development/Wellness Benefit allowance up to $565 and ongoing education/training opportunities
- Competitive vacation and sick leave accruals, 12 paid holidays, and an additional 8 floating holiday hours per year
- Significant portion of health care premiums paid by the County and access to several health plan options
- County contribution to a Health Reimbursement Arrangement to help fund post-retirement employee health insurance/benefits
- Retirement fully integrated with Social Security
- May be eligible for up to 8 weeks (320 hours) of Paid Parental Leave after 12 months of County employment
- Eligibility for a salary increase after 1,040 hours (6 months when working full-time) for good work performance; eligibility for a salary increase for good performance every year thereafter, until reaching the top of the salary range

About Sonoma Water

Sonoma Water is a special district formed by the California State Legislature in 1949 and is responsible for providing a safe and reliable water supply to its customers in Sonoma and Marin counties. Sonoma Water also maintains 75 miles of flood control channels and provides sanitationservices. Employing approximately 230 employees, Sonoma Water consists of five divisionsincluding Engineering and Resource Planning, Environmental Resources and Public Affairs, Water/Wastewater Operations, Maintenance, and Administrative Services. Sonoma Watersupports the concept of environmental sustainability, focusing on renewable power sources, andstrives to be a leader in its water conservation and fishery restoration programs.

Please note:Employees of Sonoma Water are employees of a special district and are not subject tothe provisions of the Civil Service Ordinance of the County of Sonoma.

*Salary is negotiable within the established range. Benefits described herein do not represent a contract and may be changed without notice.Sonoma Water is recruiting for a full-time Electrician/Instrumentation Technician position. This employment list may also be used to fill future extra-help positions as they occur during the active status of this list.County employees who wish to be considered for future positions should consider applying to this recruitment.


Minimum Qualifications
Education: Any combination of education and/or training which would provide an opportunity to acquire the knowledge and abilities listed. Normally, completion of an academic or vocation program leading to an associate degree in electronic technology would provide such opportunity.

Experience: Normally, two years of experience in installing, maintaining, repairing, calibrating, and replacing electrical equipment and machinery.

License: Possession of a valid driver's license at the appropriate level including special endorsements, as required by the State of California, may be required depending upon assignment to perform the essential job functions of the position.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Considerable knowledge of: the principles, methods, tools and equipment used in installing, maintaining, calibrating, repairing and replacing electrical equipment, machinery and related equipment; electronic and electric theory, specifically as it relates to modern electronic equipment; safety and preventative maintenance requirements for electronic and electrical equipment; the use of electric and electronic testing equipment; occupational safety standards, practices and procedures required by federal, state and related laws related to electronic equipment maintenance.

Ability to: install, maintain, calibrate, repair and replace electronic and electrical equipment; interpret and work from technical sketches, drawings and diagrams for electrical, and electronic equipment and machinery; establish and maintain effective working relations with County employees and the public; prepare written policies and procedures; train other employees; perform arithmetic calculations as required by the job.

Selection Procedure & Some Helpful Tips When Applying

- Your application information and your responses to the supplemental questions are evaluated and taken into consideration throughout the entire selection process.
- You should list all employers and positions held within the last ten years in the work history section of your application. Be as thorough as possible when responding to the supplemental questions.
- You may include history beyond ten years if related to the position for which you are applying. If you held multiple positions with one employer, list out each position separately.
- Failure to follow these instructions may impact your competitiveness in this process or may result in disqualification.

Please visit Getting a Jobwith the County of Sonoma to review more detailed information about the application, examination, and department selection processes.

Responses to supplemental questionswill be scored using position-specific criteria. Please provide specific and detailed responses of a reasonable length to allow for thorough assessment of your qualifications. Responses which state "See Resume" or "See Application" may be considered insufficient and therefore may not be scored.

The selection procedure will consist of the following examination:

An Application & Supplemental Questionnaire Appraisal Examination (weight 100%) will be conducted to evaluate each applicant's application and supplemental questionnaire for satisfaction of minimum qualifications (pass/not pass); and for educational coursework, training, experience, knowledge, and abilities which relate to this position. Each applicant will be evaluated based on the following criteria:
- Relevance of work history, related experience, and achieved level of education and/or training as described in the application and responses to the supplemental questions.

Candidates demonstrating possession of the minimum qualifications will be placed on an employment list in order of most qualified to least qualified based on the achieved score received in the Application & Supplemental Questionnaire Appraisal Examination. Scores may be adjusted based on such factors as number of candidates, anticipated vacancies, past practice, and natural breaks in the scores achieved by this group of candidates.


A background investigation is required prior to employment. Candidates referred to departments for a selection interview are typically required to sign authorization and release forms enabling such an investigation. Failure to sign prescribed forms will result in the candidate not being considered further for that vacancy. Reference information will not be made available to applicants.

Additional requirements, such as successful completion of a physical exam, drug screen, etc., may apply, depending on the duties and responsibilities of the position. If you receive a conditional job offer for the position, the requirements upon which the offer are contingent will be outlined in the conditional job letter. You may also review the Job Classification Screening Schedule to determine the requirements for this position.


Applications are accepted on-line at: Paper applications may be submitted by person, fax (707-565-3770), email, or through the mail. All applications and appropriate supplemental information as outlined in the job bulletin must be RECEIVED by the time and date specified on the first page of this job announcement. Applications received after the recruitment closes will not be accepted.

The County of Sonoma prioritizes and is committed to continuously providing a workplace where equal employment opportunity is afforded to all people.Please view the County's Equal Employment Opportunity Policy for further information.

HR Analyst: EP
HR Technician: AC

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