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Utility Compliance Technician
The Position
Under the guidance and direction of the Utilities Supervisor and Compliance Technician Lead, this position conducts routine overhead and underground line patrols to ensure compliance with General Orders 95 and 128 of the State of California.  Additional responsibilities are to verify the tree trimming program, conduct line patrols during outages, maintain databases for our infrastructure and report findings to the appropriate personnel for corrective action.  This position will also conduct all required Safety and Service Reliability overhead and underground inspections as directed.

Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate will have completed an apprenticeship as an Electrical Lineperson with a minimum of 5 years of experience working with Electric Overhead and Underground Distribution systems. The successful candidate must have full knowledge of the State of California's General Order's 95, 128, & 165 rules for construction and maintenance of overhead and underground electric supply systems as well as knowledge of the State of California Safety Title 8 rules and regulations.  The ideal candidate will be reliable, adaptable, and diligent in working towards achieving the goals and priorities of the department.

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Position: Utility Compliance Technician
Organization: City of Palo Alto
Location: Palo Alto,  CA 
United States
Salary: $128,273.60 - $157,435.20 (USD) Annually
Posting Start Date: 1/19/2021
Date Posted: 1/19/2021
This position is part of the Service Employees' International Union (SEIU)


Essential Duties

Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Ensures compliance with General Orders 95 for Overhead Construction through scheduled line patrols.
  • Ensures compliance with General Orders 128 for underground construction through scheduled line patrols.
  • Maintains an accurate, up-to-date database of all infractions or deviations found during line patrols.
  • Makes recommendations to Supervisor and/or Engineering for making improvements to the infrastructure.
  • Makes minor repairs in the field during line patrols, such as installing guy markers, date nails, pole numbers, ground wire moldings, installing bolts for box lids, viability strips, etc.
  • Immediately reports hazardous conditions to Supervisor or to the Utilities System Dispatcher.
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Minimum Qualifications

Sufficient education, training and/or work experience to demonstrate possession of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities which would typically be acquired through:

Compliance Technician: 

  • Equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade.
  • Completion of an apprenticeship as an Electrical Lineperson with 5 years of journeyman Electric Lineperson experience.
  • Possession of a valid California Driver's License
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Status: This listing expires on: 3/20/2021
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Organization Information
City of Palo Alto
250 Hamilton Ave

Palo Alto,  CA 94301
United States
(650) 329-2376