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City of Pueblo Wastewater Electrical Specialist in Pueblo, Colorado

Wastewater Electrical Specialist

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Wastewater Electrical Specialist


$48,844.08 - $61,182.34 Annually



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3/21/2021 11:59 PM Mountain

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Descriptive Statement

The WW Electrical Specialist is an FLSA non-exempt position that reports to the Wastewater Treatment Plant Superintendent. Employee is responsible for maintaining, troubleshooting, and upgrading the electrical power system at the Water Reclamation Facility. The WW Electrical Specialist provides inspection and analysis of the physical components of the electrical system, provides liaison with consulting engineers, electrical parts suppliers, and electrical contractors, and provides oversight of electrical contractors. The WW Electrical Specialist performs research and develops specifications for electrical equipment to replace outdated or obsolete electrical components in order to maintain the electrical system in a robust operating condition.

This job description is an overview and is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. It’s not intended to be an exhaustive list of all the functions and tasks required of the position.

Duties & Responsibilities


  • Inspects all components of the electrical system of the Water Reclamation Facility

  • Establishes preventative maintenance procedures for components of the electrical system

  • Develops emergency re-start and operating checklists for use by the Wastewater Operator A and Water Reclamation Facility Worker classifications

  • Performs maintenance, repair, and replacement of electrical system components

  • Troubleshoots failed equipment for electrical supply-related causes

  • Advises the WWTP Superintendent, the Engineer of Record, other consultants, and contractors regarding the electrical supply system for the Water Reclamation Facility

  • Assists the WWTP Superintendent, the Engineer of Record, other consultants, and contractors on information regarding the electrical supply system for activities such as developing and implementing plans for facility design, equipment installation and startup, alternative electric power supply, plant shut downs and re-starts, and other activities involving the electrical supply system

  • Provides liaison with electric power providers, vendors, contractors, and others on projects that involve the electrical supply system

  • Performs research and develops specifications for replacement of obsolete electrical system components

  • Designs projects for replacement of electrical system components and installation of new equipment, develops bid documents, and evaluates proposals


  • May perform the duties of similar classifications of an equal or lower pay grade

  • Assist with maintenance functions, as needed

Physical Requirements:

The physical standards an employee must meet in order to perform the essential job duties with or without a reasonable accommodation include, but are not limited to:

  • Lifts, carries, pushes, or pulls equipment and supplies weighing up to 50 pounds, frequently lifting and carrying objects weighing up to 25 pounds

  • Frequently stands and walks for prolonged periods of time to observe safety hazards and perform daily functions

  • Frequently climbs ladders and stairs in a multi-level facility to perform essential functions

  • Uses visual acuity to read operating manuals and instructions; safely operate a vehicle and equipment; identify hazards; and perform daily functions

  • Requires good hearing to communicate with other staff members, hear audible alarms and listen to equipment to detect possible problems

  • The incumbent must be able to perform a full range of body movements and manual dexterity to inspect, maintain, and replace electrical breakers, capacitors, and other electrical system components; operate and adjust equipment or controls; perform work on a computer; drive City vehicles; and perform other essential functions

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

The WW Electrical Specialist shall possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities:

  • Working knowledge of materials, tools, and supplies used in electrical work and the maintenance there of

  • Detailed knowledge, skills, and ability related to heavy industrial electrical systems and their components

  • Ability to learn wastewater treatment operating procedures

  • Detailed knowledge of electrical system procedures, electrical hazards, chemical hazards, and safety requirements

  • Ability to guide subordinates in safe operating practices

  • Working knowledge of remote telemetry, Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems, and the automation of unit processes

  • Working knowledge of and ability to read blueprints and schematics

  • The ability to plan and manage work in accordance with an annual capital budget

  • The ability to take the initiative, make decisions, and display good leadership skills

  • Ability to work successfully with and provide good customer service to supervisors, other City employees, the public, and other agencies

  • The ability to communicate clearly and to work well with Wastewater Department staff, the Assistant WWTP Superintendent, other supervisors, the Water Reclamation Facility Superintendent, the Wastewater Director, and other City departments

  • Skill in the safe and lawful operation of a motor vehicle

  • Ability to perform all the job duties in a safe manner

Minimum Qualifications


The WW Electrical Specialist shall possess the following minimum qualifications in addition to the knowledge, skills and abilities listed above:

  • A high school diploma or GED

  • At least five (5) years of successful and progressively responsible experience in maintaining electrical systems in industrial facilities (Up to four (4) years of related trade or technical school may be considered as a substitute for experience in industrial maintenance on a one for one basis)

  • A valid State of Colorado Journeyman Electrician License

  • A valid driver’s license by date of application and a valid class “C” or class “R” Colorado driver’s license by date of appointment

Preferred Qualifications

  • Associate degree in Electrical Technology or similar degree

  • Experience utilizing both 480-volt, 3-phase electrical supply and medium voltage (up to 15 kV) electrical supply


This position may be exposed to noise, moving parts, heights, dangerous chemicals, disease, extreme weather, and other dangerous conditions. This position must respond to calls from Wastewater Operator A’s for emergency situations occurring during afternoon and night shifts, and on weekends and holidays. This position is subject to call-outs.

All required licenses and certifications must be maintained throughout the term of employment. Failure to obtain or maintain licenses and certifications may result in demotion or termination.


The “Benefits” hyperlink at the top of this (online) job posting provides a summary of the benefits associated with this position.


Please note that the Civil Service Commission may use a Training & Experience (T&E) evaluation of your application to establish an eligibility list for this classification.


The City of Pueblo offers a comprehensive benefits package for full-time classified positions, delivering quality and value to meet the diverse needs of our workforce. From paid holidays and personal holidays to accruing vacation time, City employment lets you plan for your future, stay healthy and maintain a quality work/life balance for you and your family.

As a PERA member, you contribute a percentage of every paycheck to PERA in exchange for a lifetime defined benefit, or pension. (

Comprehensive and affordable benefit plans for medical, dental, vision, life insurance and a variety of other optional products ( to meet your health and wellness needs.

The City offers opportunities for professional growth with annual salary increases ( and potential promotional opportunities and lateral movement within the City. Many employees also enjoy benefits such as step-up pay, overtime, bilingual pay, longevity pay, and more ( . The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provides important employee support services.

Paid leave and time off are provided for vacation, sick, holidays (10), ( personal days (2), FMLA, funeral and injury leave.


Do you have a valid driver's license?

  • yes

  • no


    Do you have a valid State of Colorado Journeyman Electrician License?

  • yes

  • no


    Indicate your highest level of completed education.

  • Less than a high school diploma or equivalent

  • High school diploma or equivalent

  • No Degree - Less than 30 semester hours of college course work

  • No Degree - 30 - 59 semester hours of college course work

  • No Degree - At least 60 semester (90 Quarter)hours of college course work

  • An Occupational Certificate equivalent to an Associates' Degree (at least 60 semester hours)

  • Associate's Degree

  • Bachelor's Degree

  • Some graduate level education - No graduate degree

  • Master's Degree

  • Doctoral Degree


    Please explain your qualifying education.


    Please indicate your years of successful and progressively responsible experience in maintaining electrical systems in industrial facilities (Up to four (4) years of related trade or technical school may be considered as a substitute for experience in industrial maintenance on a one for one basis).

  • I have no experience

  • 6 Months

  • 1 Year

  • 2 Years

  • 3 Years

  • 4 Years

  • 5 Years

  • 6 Years

  • 7 Years

  • 8 Years

  • 9 Years

  • 10 or More Years


    Please explain your qualifying experience.


    ATTACHMENTS REQUIRED: Your application packet will be considered incomplete and will be rejected if you do not include the appropriate attachments. In particular, it is required that you submit copies of the following items:

  1. Valid driver's license

  2. Diploma, GED, transcripts or degree showing your HIGHEST level of COMPLETED formal education. The submitted copy must have been issued by the educational institution and display:

  • the institution's name/logo

  • your name

  • graduation or degree confer/award date

  1. Authorization for Release of Information (

  2. A Service 2 or Member 4 copy of your DD214 if you wish to claim veteran preference. If you wish to claim veteran preference due to a service-connected disability, please submit a letter from the Veteran's Administration, dated within one year, indicating your veteran disability status

  3. A valid State of Colorado Journeyman Electrician License

Please return to the Attachments section at this time and include any missing items.

Note: This is a good time to review your entire application and ensure you accounted for your last 10 years of employment history (20 yrs for Police Patrol Officer) including times when you were not working, provided a reason for leaving every employer, listed 3 professional references, and answered all Agency-Wide questions. Missing or vague information could cause your application to be rejected.

Have you revisited your application and attached all required documents?

  • Yes

  • No

    Required Question


City of Pueblo


301 West B Street

Pueblo, Colorado, 81003