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High Voltage Electrican Supervisor

The Presidio Trust is seeking a High Voltage Electrician Supervisor. The Presidio of San Francisco, the 1,491-acre former Army base at the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge, is now a new kind of national park. The park includes 477 individually significant historic buildings, about 6 million square feet of office space, and more than 180 historic objects. To date, 325 historic buildings have been fully or partially rehabilitated and are now occupied. Now, these beautiful, historic buildings are revived with new life and new uses for our public visitors, tenants, and employees.


The High Voltage Electrician Supervisor supervises and coordinates activities of the high voltage electrician crew engaged in construction, maintenance, supply and repair of high voltage electric power, lighting, and related systems for buildings, residences, and roadways. Ensures high voltage electricity is managed and distributed in a clean, safe and environmentally conscientious manner.


Our ideal candidate is a team player with a strong work ethic, skills, and the passion to help us maintain and care for our electrical distribution system. We pride ourselves on maintaining a system that meets needs of our customers with a progressive vision of our ever-developing electrical distribution system. Our candidate must have the ability to not only implement standard utility maintenance, but also the ability to think "outside the box" in our unique setting.


The Trust offers a competitive compensation and benefits package.  Applications received by October 21, 2019 will receive first consideration.


  • Plan and inspect wiring and installation of equipment and fixtures such as motors, generators, switches, circuit breakers, and fuse boxes, both in the field and in substations.
  • Ability to operate and maintain electrical distribution system, both overhead and underground.
  • Ability to establish valid electrical clearances for planned and unplanned electrical events.
  • Ability to restore power in emergency unplanned events.
  • Ability to write switch logs for planned and unplanned events.
  • Inspect wiring and fixtures for conformance to manufacturer and code specifications.
  • Provide production schedules scope of work and estimate to meet requirements for completion of job and project assignments. Estimate, requisitions, and inspect materials.
  • Provide Project Management Services as required for Trust staff and Contractor performed work.
  • Interpret Trust policies, regulations, and is responsible for communicating and enforcing safety regulations to subordinate workers.
  • Interpret specifications, plans, drawings and schematics to workers.
  • Assign and issue work orders to staff. Establish and/or adjust work procedures to meet production schedules.
  • Recommend measures to improve production methods, equipment performance, and quality of product.
  • Suggest changes in working conditions and use of equipment to increase efficiency and promote safety of shop, department, or crew.
  • Analyze and resolve personnel issues.
  • Initiate or suggest proposals to motivate workers and achieve goals.
  • Ensure timekeeping and production records are accurate.
  • Consult with other supervisors and departments to coordinate all high voltage activities as required.
  • Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.
  • Responsible for interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems

Required Qualifications

  • Requires graduation from high school and
  • Ten (10) years of experience with increasing responsibility in high voltage system operation and maintenance, together with a minimum of two (2) years of supervisory experience.
  • Training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities; knowledge of applicable state and/or Federal policies, laws, and regulations affecting a full-service High Voltage Department activity.
  • Experience should include supervision of municipal-type services. 
  • Must have ability to read, analyze, and interpret general technical manuals, procedures, diagrams, schedules, and governmental regulations; ability to write reports; ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, residential and commercial tenants, and the general public.
  • Ability to work with mathematical formulas and concepts to calculate requirements for installation, maintenance, and upgrades of electrical and high voltage systems.
  • Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations; and
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of situations where only limited standardization exists.
  • Required to reside in the Presidio of San Francisco in government-provided housing and participate in the after-hours on-call program.
  • Respond after-hours and weekends to emergency situations and unplanned events, such as power outages.
  • Must have a valid State of California Driver's License.
  • Must possess a State of California Commercial Vehicle Driver's License or obtain one within six months of employment.

About the Presidio Trust High Voltage Crew

Our dedicated team of professionals are responsible for delivering power to our residents and visitors in a safe and efficient manner. They maintain substations, overhead and underground distribution facilities, transformers, streetlights, and metering equipment. They maintain and operate the high volt distribution system, but also respond to all unplanned events 24/7, providing 5-star service to the Presidio.  

Driver's License Investigation & Review

This position requires a current, valid Driver's License prior to starting work, and maintenance of a driver's license throughout occupancy of the position. You will be subject to a driver's license investigation as a New Entrant, and annual driver's license reviews thereafter. An individual's granting of an investigation and resulting reports thereafter is voluntary, however, employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a driver's license investigation. The Trust may refuse to hire an individual, rescind an offer of employment, or review and terminate the employment of a current employee who does not successfully complete the driver's license investigation.