Journeyman Lineman

CITY OF BOWLING GREEN   Bowling Green, OH   Full-time     Construction / Physical Labor / Skilled Trades
Posted on September 29, 2021

Journeyman Lineman Electric Division, City of Bowling Green, Ohio (Pay Rate: $38.47/hour)

This position is responsible for constructing, maintaining, troubleshooting, and repairing the City's electrical distribution system. Operates equipment; maintains service lines; analyzes outage situations; repairs outage situations; connects new customers to electrical power; maintains street lights; informs public of work.

Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent; successful completion of a lineman apprenticeship program; Commercial Class A Driver's License; three to five years of relevant experience. A copy of the job description will be provided to applicants.

Occupational/Technical Skills
Ability to operate equipment such as bucket trucks, line trucks, trenchers, backhoes, underground locators, boring machines and various power and hand tools
Ability to climb poles and withstand extreme weather conditions
Knowledge of construction and maintenance of distribution and transmission electrical systems
Ability to read and interpret electrical prints, maps, and schematics
Knowledge of electrical theory
Must maintain a valid Commercial Driver’s License (Class A) and have the ability to drive
Knowledge of traffic laws for motor vehicles
Administrative Skills
Ability to analyze and resolve situations and problems
Ability to organize work, set priorities and meet critical deadlines with a minimum of direction
Ability to set goals and develop strategies and schedules for meeting them
Ability to anticipate problems and develop alternative strategies for goal completion
Ability to adequate allocate resources to meet objectives
Ability to use techniques of effective time management
Ability to handle multiple priorities and projects

Cognitive Skills
Ability to deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where significant standardization exists
Ability to identify problems, recognizing symptoms, causes and alternative solutions
High school diploma or equivalent; successful completion of a lineman apprenticeship program; Commercial Class A Driver’s License; three to five years of relevant experience which provides the required skill sets to perform the essential functions of the job.
Work is typically performed outdoors, in all weather conditions, in awkward or cramped positions with moderate contact with the City’s citizens and the general public. The incumbent works at heights and around electrical hazards.
The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This Position Description is intended to identify and illustrate the kinds of duties that may be assigned to its incumbents. It should not be interpreted as describing all of the duties that may ever be required of such an employee, or be used to limit the nature and extent of assignments such individuals may be given.
Completed by Resource Management Strategies, Inc. (RMS) on July 3, 1999. This position Description is based on a Position Analysis Questionnaire (PAQ) completed by the incumbent.

Ability to make timely, sound decisions
Ability to interpret a variety of instructions in written, oral, diagram or schedule form
Ability to interpret documents such as safety rules, operations
and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals
Ability to perform standard business arithmetic, including percentages and decimals
Ability to develop original, unusual, successful approaches

Communications Skills
Ability to let people know of decisions, changes, and other relevant information in a timely fashion
Ability to speak effectively one-to-one
Ability to speak effectively before groups and to respond to questions
Ability to demonstrate attention to and convey understanding of the comments or questions of others

Interpersonal Skills
Ability to use tact and discretion
Ability to develop and maintain smooth, cooperative working relationships with peers, subordinates, and superiors
Ability to deal courteously and diplomatically with the general public
Ability to arrive at constructive solutions while maintaining positive working relationships


Leadership Skills
Ability to take charge
Ability to direct the activities of individuals and groups
toward the accomplishment of meaningful goals
Ability to instruct and train others
Ability to provide performance feedback