High Voltage Electrician

The Presidio is seeking an experienced journey-level High Voltage Electrician.  The Presidio, formerly a 1,491-acre Army base, is now a new kind of national park.  The park offers unique recreation, hospitality, and educational opportunities, and is home to thousands of residential and non-residential tenants.  The Public Safety & Municipal Services Division maintains the important infrastructure necessary to sustain the equivalent of a small city, including fire protection, utilities, water treatment, roads, grounds, and forestry.  The Public Safety & Municipal Services Division's High Voltage crew constructs, maintains, and repairs high voltage and related systems for residential and non-residential tenants throughout the Presidio. 


Our ideal candidate is highly skilled, detail-conscious, hardworking, and experienced in maintaining, repairing, and operating high voltage equipment and systems.  You possess excellent customer service and communication skills and interact positively with the Presidio community, including colleagues, tenants, and visitors.  You track jobs to completion and set priorities, minimizing interference in services.  You are accountable, and most importantly, you behave safely, ensuring safety and compliance requirements are always met or exceeded.


This is a full-time position with a minimum salary of $29.72 per hour.




  • Perform lineman-focused, journey-level high voltage electrician work.
  • Plan wiring and installation of equipment and fixtures such as pad mounted transformers, generators, vacuum or air switches, substation circuit breakers, loadbreak elbows and junctions, KWH meters, street light foundations, insulators, and other related equipment and hardware.
  • Inspect overhead and underground circuits to identify faulty or worn parts, maintaining, repairing, and overhauling as necessary; inspect wiring and fixtures for conformance with specifications, local electrical codes, and/or industry standards.
  • Work on energized or de-energized circuits to maintain or repair high voltage electrical equipment and systems; safely operate substation circuit breakers and relays from 4,160 to 12,000 volts.
  • Install primary and secondary underground cable in conduit utilizing the proper tools, equipment, and work methods; work in a bucket truck and climb poles as needed; install single and three phase kilowatt hour meters and interpret readings.
  • Terminate and splice high and low voltage cables utilizing hand taping and pre-molded splice kit (cold or heat shrinkable).
  • Operate portable tools: gas drill, battery powered drill, reciprocating saw, jack hammer, chain saw, etc.; utilize testing equipment such as Dielectric tester (Hypot), meggar, impulse generator, phase sequence meter, phase rotation meter, high voltage phase meter, multi-meter, and transformer tester; use proper safety apparatus: hot sticks, rubber blanket, line hoses, rubber gloves, hard hats, safety glasses, hearing protections, and safety shoes.
  • Interpret and follow specifications, blueprints, job orders, and policies, enforcing safety and suggesting improvements in working conditions to increase efficiency and motivate productivity.




  • High school diploma and completion of a certified High Voltage Electrical Apprenticeship program, OR at least five (5) years of verifiable journey level high voltage electrician experience, of which at least three (3) years must be in the installation, maintenance, and operation of high/medium voltage distribution systems.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals; ability to write routine reports and correspondence; ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees.
  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry; ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists; ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid, current Driver's License, Confined Space Entry Certification, and First Aid/CPR certification.
  • Must be able to frequently stand and walk, occasionally sit, use and reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, regularly lift/move up to 25 pounds, and frequently lift/move up to 50 pounds.
  • You may be exposed to risk of electrical shock, moving mechanical parts, high or precarious places, outside weather conditions, wet or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, and loud noise.




  • Passion for working at the Presidio.
  • Class B Driver's License.
  • Experience working in historic buildings.
  • Experience interacting with building occupants and tenants; excellent customer service skills.
  • Experience working collaboratively with a diverse team.


About the Presidio Trust Public Safety & Municipal Services Division


Approximately 3,000 people reside in apartments, townhomes, single-family homes, and duplexes in one of the 21 distinct Presidio neighborhoods, which are located near forest groves, trails, waterfront paths, a golf course, and a beach.  More than 3.5 million square feet of non-residential space is located around the park.  Two-thirds of the buildings are historic, representing a variety of architectural styles, from the Spanish era through World War II.  The Presidio is an extraordinary place to work for the thousands of employees of approximately 100 businesses who lease non-residential space. The Presidio Trust Public Safety & Municipal Services Department ensures that these beautiful, historic buildings are operational, safe, and ready every day for their modern uses by tenants, residents, employees, and visitors.