University of California, Los Angeles
March 2007


Class Specifications - G.25
Electrical Supervisor - 8136
Assistant Supervisor-Electrician - 8140
Lead Electrician - 8137
Electrician - 8138


Electricians repair, maintain and install electrical systems and equipment such as motors, transformers, wiring, switches and alarm systems; locate and determine electrical malfunctions using various test instruments such as an ammeter, voltmeter and test lamp; repair malfunctions by such methods as replacing burnt-out elements and fuses, bypassing or replacing defective wiring, filing switch contact points, and cleaning or rewiring motors; test electrical equipment for safety and efficiency; install fixtures, motors and other electrical equipment; make various adjustments to electrical equipment as necessary; inspect circuits and wiring for specified shielding and grounding, repair or rewire system according to building codes and safety regulations; may plan layout and wire new or remodeled installations; and instruct or lead semi-skilled or unskilled assistants.


Electrical SupervisoR

Under direction, incumbents supervise and coordinate the work of Assistant Supervisors, Lead Electricians, and Electricians. Incumbents typically make hiring selections among job applicants, ensure that new and existing staff receive proper training; make daily work schedules and assignments; review work performed at various stages and upon completion; evaluate the performance of subordinate employees; recommend or initiate personnel actions such as promotions, transfers, and disciplinary measures; and maintain various work records including written and oral reports; prepare estimates of man-hours, costs and materials required.

Assistant Supervisor - Electrician

Under general supervision, incumbents serve as working supervisors for a specific work crew of electricians and helpers within the shop (e.g. construction crew) that may be carrying out work assignments at a number of jobs. The assigned responsibility for the supervision of different work crews within the shop may change frequently depending upon changing work priorities. Incumbents also assist the Supervisor in establishing daily job schedules; ensure that decisions made regarding these priorities are carried out; assist the Supervisor in evaluating job performance and may recommend on disciplinary actions as necessary; may assist the Supervisor with job estimating. Incumbents act for the Supervisor in his absence.

Lead Electrician

Under supervision, incumbents serve as work leaders for electricians and helpers assigned to a specific job. Incumbents give instructions to carry out assigned tasks; 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 or Assistant Supervisor and await further instruction; maintain time and material records and perform the full range of job duties as outlined in the series concept.


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


Applicants for positions in the Electrician Series are expected to possess the skills, knowledge and abilities essential to the successful performance of the duties assigned to the position.