Job Details

University of California Santa Cruz
  • Position Number: 3158416
  • Location: Santa Cruz, CA
  • Position Type: Liberal Arts - Human Development & Family Studies


Location: Santa Cruz
Job ID: 37557



UC Vaccination Policy: With limited exceptions, COVID-19 vaccinations are required for Covered Individuals under the Policy. Covered Individuals include all employees, students, or trainees who physically access a University facility or program in connection with their employment, appointment, or education/training.

Covered Individuals do NOT include employees who work 100% remotely with NO expectation that they will physically access any University location or program at ANY time. If 100% remote work ends, the employee is subject to policy.



UC Santa Cruz staff jobs are posted until filled. Application materials submitted by 11:59 pm on the IRD will be routed to the hiring unit for consideration. NOTE: Materials submitted after the IRD will be forwarded only at the request of the hiring unit. Submit your materials before the IRD to ensure consideration by the hiring unit.

The IRD for this job is: 06-30-2022



UC Santa Cruz is a public university like no other in California, combining the experience of a small, liberal arts college with the depth and rigor of a major research university. It's known as an unconventional place where innovation and experimentation is part of the campus's DNA. That playful, bold spirit still thrives today, all on a campus renowned as among the most beautiful in the world.



Physical Planning, Development & Operations (PPDO) manages and oversees all University activities and services related to physical and environmental planning, design and construction, engineering, physical plant maintenance and operations, capital planning and space management, and the associated business services necessary to support these functions.  The University's main campus is spread across more than 2,000 acres and includes over 500 buildings comprising more than 8 million square feet.  The department includes operating budgets of over $48 million, manages a capital project portfolio of approximately $500 million, and employs nearly 300 full time staff to carry forth the duties necessary for the campus' development and operation.

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Under the supervision and direction of the Electrical Shop Supervisor, perform maintenance, repair, and construction on the campus electrical distribution systems, interior/exterior lighting circuitry, electro-mechanical equipment and appliances.



Salary Information: $43.69 / Hourly 

No. of Positions: 1

Benefits Level Eligibility: Full benefits

Schedule Information:
  • Full-time, Fixed
  • Percentage of Time: 100%, 40 Hours per Week
  • Days of the Week: Mon-Fri
  • Shift Includes: Day

Employee Classification: This is a Career appointment

Job End Date: None

Work Location: UC Santa Cruz Main Campus

Union Representation: K7, Santa Cruz Skilled Craft 

Job Code Classification: 008138 (ELECTRN)

Travel:  Up to 25% of the time 



  • Performs the duties of journeyman level electrician to all Campus buildings.
  • Performs repair, and electrical construction duties, such as repair and/or installing electrical distribution of building, street, and path lighting including all associated circuits, and circuit appliances, electrical conduit, electrical panels, wire molding and other wiring devices such as circuit breakers, bus ducts, kitchen appliances, safety switches, lighting contactors, motor controllers, etc. with voltages up to and including 12KV. This involves the proper use of diagnostic instruments such as infrared scanners, megger, Volt-Ohm meter, ammeter, circuit tracers, and other voltage potential detection devices. Install breakers, lugs, new conductors, and conduit connectors in, on or above energized buss. Work involves reference to and uses of manufacturer's service manuals and specifications.
  • Performs circuit load calculations; voltage drop and conduit fill calculations. Understanding of, and willingness to comply with, electrical and work procedures and requirements including National Electrical Code & CAL-OSHA Standards.
  • Performs estimates and project support including plan review. 

  • Performs preventive maintenance and repair of electrical motors, controls, motor control centers, building lighting systems, electrical panels, circuit breakers, fusible disconnects, emergency generators, building elevators, dumbwaiters, rotating machinery, various kitchen equipment, street and path lighting, control relays, standby lighting systems and other equipment as assigned including all associated circuits and circuit appliances.
  • Performs troubleshooting by diagnosing electrical shorts, open circuits, low and high resistance circuits.  This will be performed by oral or written instructions using architectural drawings, sketches and/or electrical blueprints and material lists.
  • Must have willingness to be trained in maintaining and troubleshooting a wide variety of electrical specialties such as Elevators, VFD's, electric gate operators, generators and Photovoltaic systems.

  • Perform preventive maintenance and assist in repairs of 12KV distribution systems consisting of 12KV and AC circuits, co-generation systems.

  • Performs safety inspections and routine maintenance on tools and equipment used. Attends safety and training classes and performs job related tasks in a safe manner. Understanding of, and willingness to comply with, electrical safety work procedures and requirements from NFPA 70E, IEEE, NETA and ANSI. Follows all product and university specific safety procedures when using tools and PPE selection.
  • Writes and maintains a daily timesheet. Effectively employs good interpersonal skills when interacting with members of the campus community.  
  • Helps Physical Plant mechanics and supervisor maintain an inventory of shop materials, supplies and tools by informing them of specific needs.
  • Responds to campus electrical outage callouts after normal hours, weekends and holidays.
  • Performs other related duties, as assigned by the Electric Shop Supervisor and Sr. Superintendent. 


  • Experience and/or skills equivalent to qualification of a journey level electrician.
  • Ability to maintain, trouble shoot building electrical, systems, including, lighting systems, power systems, power control systems, power control circuits and electrical appliances.
  • Ability to maintain, troubleshoot and repair, electrical wiring, electrical panels, and other electrical devices such as lighting fixtures and circuits, standby generator systems, standby lighting systems, bus ducts, circuit breakers, control relays, etc.
  • Ability to bend conduit and install complete conduit systems
  • Ability to read, write and follow oral and written instructions, and perform mathematical computations required in the electrical trade.
  • Ability to layout work from architectural drawings, sketches, creates blueprints, and materials lists and place orders for materials.
  • Experience and/or skills in using applicable circuit testing equipment, diagnostic instruments, infrared scanners, and electrical appliances.    
  • Knowledge of the NEC, CEC, OSHA Safety Regulations & NFPA 70E procedures.
  • Knowledge of the electrical theory, AC and DC, OHMS law, series and parallel circuits, inductance capacitance, magnetism, power factor, transformers, relays, and other electrical devices.
  • Knowledge in the use of electrical service manuals.
  • Must possess good interpersonal and communication skills sufficient to interact and work effectively with co-workers and the members of the campus community.


  • Ability to operationalize and incorporate the concepts of sustainability into daily work efforts.
  • California Dept of Industrial Relations General electrician certification or equivalent level of knowledge (minimum of 4-5 years of work experience).


  • Selected candidate will be required to pass a pre-employment criminal history background check.
  • Possession of a valid license to drive in the State of California.
  • Ability to perform essential physical job functions requiring working in confined spaces such as attics, manholes, utility vaults and trenches, while bending, stooping and/or kneeling with the possibility of being exposed to live electrical circuits and machinery.
  • Willingness to be exposed to live circuits and operating machinery.
  • The ability to move materials weighing up to 100 lbs. with or without accommodation. 
  • Ability to work occasional evenings, weekends, and holidays to accommodate the campus needs for shutdowns as needed.
  • Ability to occasionally work overtime with little or no advance notice. 
  • Ability to respond to emergencies after hours as necessary. 
  • Ability to work a temporary alternative schedule or shift (e.g., swing shift) as requested by supervisor.
  • The University of California has implemented a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy covering all employees. To be compliant with the policy, covered employees must submit proof of vaccination or have an approved exception or deferral, eight (8) weeks from date of hire.
  • Per the Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA), this position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter. The selected candidate will be required to report known or suspected child abuse or neglect as defined by CANRA and will be required to sign a Statement Acknowledging Requirement to Report Child Abuse prior to commencing employment. CANRA Penal Codes, and related definitions, requirements, and responsibilities may be obtained here.



All UCSC employees must understand and follow job safety procedures, attend required health and safety training, proactively promote safety at work, and promptly report actual and potential accidents and injuries.



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The University of California is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.

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To ensure review of application materials by the hiring unit, they must be submitted on or before the initial review date (IRD) via the Staff Employment Opportunities web site; A computer is available at the UC Santa Cruz Staff Human Resources Office located at Scotts Valley Center. The Scotts Valley Center is located at 100 Enterprise Way, Suite E100, Scotts Valley, CA 95066. To learn more or to request disability accommodations, call 831-459-2009. Hearing impaired are encouraged to use the California Relay Service at 800-735-2922. UC Santa Cruz is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. UC Santa Cruz is committed to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all students and employees.

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