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The City-County of Butte-Silver Bow Electrician in Butte, Montana


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$31.17 Hourly


Silver-Bow County, MT

Job Type

Full-time Regular


Government Buildings

Job Number



9/29/2022 11:59 PM Mountain

  • Description

  • Benefits


General Statement of Duties

Installs and maintains commercial and industrial electrical systems; does related work as required.

Distinguishing Features of the Class

This is highly responsible technical work involving the installation, maintenance, renovations, and troubleshooting of electrical power and process control systems throughout the City-County Government. These electrical systems include the Courthouse, Detention Center, Law Enforcement Center, Fire Departments, Library, Civic Center, Archives, Health Department, Motherlode Theatre, and many other buildings throughout the county. The work is performed under the general direction and supervision of the Government Buildings Manager. Considerable leeway is granted for the exercise of independent judgment and initiative. The nature of the work performed requires that an employee in this class establish and maintain close cooperative working relationships with Elected Officials, B-S.B. employees, the General public, department and division heads, engineering consultants, and contractors.

This position is covered under a Collective Bargaining Agreement between the City-County of Butte-Silver Bow and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local Union No. 233.


Examples of Essential Work (Illustrative Only)

  • Maintain all electrical systems at:

  • (10) Large facilities

  • (6) Special use facilities, after hours and weekends

  • (31) Total buildings

  • This includes lighting, receptacles, motors, motor starters, VFD’s, damper and valve actuators, HVAC, PLC’s and associated input/output cards, uninterruptable power supplies, security cameras (NVR and DVR), remote telemetry units, fire/security (panels, card readers, detectors), low voltage (CAT5&6, fiber, and coax).

  • Maintain and troubleshoot electrical at the Detention Center.

  • This includes lighting (smart breakers, lighting control system), receptacles, HVAC, cameras/surveillance network, UPS’s, commercial kitchen, and laundry equipment.

  • Schedule and projects coordinated through Government Buildings manager with affected employees, skilled trades, operators, and department heads.

  • Design and implement electrical for various new projects.

  • Provide budgetary costs for equipment replacement and future projects.

  • Fills in for other departments when an electrician is unavailable, which includes traffic lights, water, and wastewater treatment plants, and HVAC.

  • Keeps detailed account of timesheets, purchase orders, credit card purchases, etc.

  • Represents B-SB and the department to others in a professional and courteous manner.

  • Performs electrical analysis of existing and proposed systems.

  • Performs routine maintenance and emergency repair on building electrical equipment.

  • Provides technical assistance to other departments and contractors.

  • Buildings including the Detention Center, L.E.C., and water treatment plants operate 24/7. The Civic Center has events on weekends and evenings. Working nontraditional hours and callouts are to be expected.

  • Electrical Set up and Support of events, festivals, games, tournaments, and concerts.

  • Maintain outlets, lighting fixtures (including exit signs), smoke detectors, and fire alarms.

  • Installs, repairs, and maintains electrical motors, drives and starters, electrical switches, outlets, and relays.

  • Travels from one project to another as workloads and situations require.

  • Attends meetings, conferences, and workshops as requested and authorized.

  • Performs all duties and work assignments in a safe, healthy, and environmentally sound manner. Specifically, complies with the Health & Safety Program; maintains work area in a safe and orderly manner; identifies and reports unsafe conditions; reports all accidents; wears required personal protective equipment; and attends safety-related meetings, training sessions, fit testing, etc.

  • Acts responsibly and ethically, and in conformance with generally accepted business, occupational, and professional standards.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Demonstrates competence in installing, operating, maintaining, and repairing wiring systems, motor controls, and equipment with voltages ranging from 24-480 vac

  • Good knowledge of low voltage and communication cable installation

  • Good knowledge and appreciation of historic buildings and understanding of the challenges associated with working within the buildings

  • Good knowledge of uninterruptible power supplies

  • Good knowledge of the geography of the City-County related to the location of buildings and facilities

  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints

  • Ability to use O&M manuals

  • Ability to identify and diagnose electrical malfunctions

  • Ability to repair electrical and electronic systems according to prescribed practices

  • Ability to respond quickly to emergency situations

  • Ability to independently solve problems within assigned areas of responsibility

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other City-County employees, supervisory personnel, contractors, and consultants

  • Ability to prepare and maintain detailed records

  • Ability to communicate well with others, both orally and in writing

  • Ability to use logical and creative thought processes to develop solutions according to written specifications and/or oral instructions

  • Ability to perform a wide variety of technical tasks with accuracy and speed under the pressure of time-sensitive deadlines

Acceptable Experience and Training

  • High School graduation or equivalent, plus successful completion of a four-year electrical apprenticeship program or equivalent.

  • Installation and maintenance experience in commercial/industrial environments; or

  • Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the work.

Required Special Qualifications

  • Possession of a valid Journeyman Electrician License

  • Completion of continuing electrical education as required

  • Must possess a current Montana Driver’s license or have the ability to obtain one within a reasonable period of time after employment

  • Must be a resident of Butte-Silver Bow during employment according to Butte-Silver Bow Ordinance: “2.08.010 Residence during employment.

From and after October 1, 1979, all employees of the local government of Butte-Silver Bow shall be bona fide residents within the boundaries of Butte-Silver Bow during the period of their employment by the government of Butte-Silver Bow.

(Ord. 85 § 1, 1979)”

Essential Physical Abilities

  • Clarity of speech and hearing, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to communicate well with other division employees, contractors, and consultants.

  • Sufficient vision, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to produce and review a wide variety of reports and related materials.

  • Sufficient manual dexterity, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to operate a keyboard, to adjust electrical process controls, to transport and to perform maintenance and repair on electrical and electronic equipment, and to produce hand-written materials and notations.

  • Sufficient personal mobility, with or without reasonable accommodation, which permits the employee to inspect plant locations as required for repair and maintenance, work in cramped spaces, and maneuver in small openings.

The City-County is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical disability, or veteran status.

This job description is a summary of the typical functions of the job, not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all possible job responsibilities. Tasks and duties of the employee may differ from those outlined above.

This position offers benefits according to a Collective Bargaining Agreement.


City and County of Butte-Silver Bow, MT


155 W Granite Suite 209 Butte, Montana, 59701





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