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Electrical Foreman

Idaho State University

Open for Recruitment: September 7, 2017 - September 21, 2017
Announcement # 06280053409
Salary Range: $19.05 per hour -Plus Competitive Benefits!

Location(s): Meridian

Facilities Services


1. Installation and maintenance. Typical responsibilities: plans, supervises, and performs all phases of installation, maintenance, repair and inspection of electrical systems and service work in new or remodeled facilities which includes: installing, repairing, and maintaining electrical motors, complex electronic devices, control panels, relays, fire control monitors and systems, conduit, and switches and ensuring proper electrical operation of generators and transformers.

2. Administrative. Typical responsibilities: performs cost estimates and projections for electrical projects; reviews and upgrades electrical systems; evaluates electrical procedures to protect and maintain state property; meets with design engineers on new building and remodeling projects to ensure electrical needs are met; reviews electrical and contract specifications and performance criteria; solicits and evaluates bids from private contractors; recommends and coordinates bid selections; writes purchase requests; interprets electrical blueprints and draws wiring sketches; hires and trains staff; schedules and adjusts workload and evaluates performance; orders and maintains electrical parts.

  • Serves as part of on-call rotation for after-hours and weekend response
  • Normal work shift may be adjusted at times to ensure snow removal and similar needs are complete for academic operations




Licensed as a journeyman electrician in accordance with Title 54, Chapter 10, Idaho Code.

Some knowledge of: supervisory practices.

Experience: planning, installing, and maintaining all phases of electrical work relating to building construction and equipment repair; interpreting electrical construction blueprints; using metering and motor testing equipment; installing and maintaining control panels, relays, and alarm and detection devices for high and low voltage equipment; developing material and equipment cost estimates for electrical projects; evaluating electrical specifications and performance criteria. Physical ability to: lift and carry items weighing up to 60 pounds; climb ladders, bend, stoop, work in awkward positions for several hours at a time, and crawl through small tunnels that are hot, muddy, and wet; work during inclement weather.

This position requires the ability to demonstrate successful completion of both a physical exam, including cardiopulmonary function testing and chest x-ray, and a respirator fit test.


Training and Experience: Respond to the exam questions based on your training and experience directly related to this position. Scoring will be based on your responses. Applicants must receive a minimum rating of 84 to pass this examination. Exam results will be available online when the review process is complete. If you did not Apply Online, you will receive written notification of your exam results.

To preview the examination click on Preview Exam below. You will not be able to take the exam from this screen. If you wish to take the exam, click on the Apply Online button to the left and follow the instructions provided.


Click on the Apply Online button to the left and follow the instructions provided to complete the Application Checklist and Exam for this position. If you are unable to use the Apply Online process, you must respond to the exam questions on this announcement and complete a State of Idaho Application. For a paper application, click on Forms at the top of the screen.

When updating your online application information, please select: Idaho State University under "Agencies"; full-time employment under "Job Type/Shift"; and Pocatello under "Cities". Without this information, your name cannot be referred to the hiring agency.

Idaho State University's Jeanne Clery report, federally required reporting, provides crime, arrest and fire statistics for the previous three years that occurred on campus, in certain off-campus buildings owned or controlled by Idaho State University; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. The report also includes institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies about alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, personal practices, disciplinary procedures, fire safety and other matters. This report can be accessed on the following website:
ISU Clery Report


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At the discretion of the appointing authority, compensatory time off may be provided in lieu of overtime cash compensation.

Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. In addition, preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations. If you need special accommodations to satisfy testing requirements, please contact the Division of Human Resources.