High Voltage Electrical Worker (Temporary)

The Presidio Trust is seeking an experienced High Voltage Electrical Worker to join our Municipal Services Division. 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 Municipal Services Division maintains the important infrastructure necessary to sustain the equivalent of a small city, including fire protection, utilities, water treatment, transportation, roads, trails, and signs. The High Voltage Crew constructs, maintains, and repairs high voltage and related systems for residential and non-residential tenants in the Presidio. 

Our ideal candidate is ambitious, versatile, focused, and an exceptional team player. You possess excellent customer service and communication skills and interact positively with the Presidio community, including colleagues, tenants, and visitors. You are accountable, and most importantly, you behave safely, ensuring safety and compliance requirements are always met or exceeded.

This is a full-time temporary position expected to last approximately 9 months, but can be extended up to 24 months without further competition. Minimum salary is $31.26 per hour. Applications received by August 6th, 2018 will receive first consideration. We are planning to hold the first round of interviews beginning the week of August 13th, make a job offer no later than the end of August, and set a work start date in September.


  • Assist journey-level high voltage electricians in the construction, maintenance and repair of high voltage systems, street lighting, and related systems for commercial buildings and residences.
  • Assist in planning, wiring and installation of equipment and fixtures such as pole and pad mounted transformers, generators, vacuum or air switches, substation circuit breakers, loadbreak elbows and junctions, KWH meters, wooden power poles, street light foundations, cross arms, insulators and other related equipment and/or hardware.
  • Assist with the inspection of overhead and underground circuits to identify faulty or worn parts, maintaining, repairing and overhauling if necessary.
  • Work on de-energized primary circuits to maintain or repair high voltage electrical equipment and systems with journeyman present.
  • Climb wooden poles utilizing safety body belt and gaffs. Operate Auger and Bucket truck. Operate portable tools: gas and battery powered drills, reciprocating and chain saw, jack hammer.
  • Assist journey-level high voltage electrician with installation of primary and secondary underground cables in conduit and installation of overhead conductors utilizing the proper tools, equipment and work methods.
  • Utilize testing equipment: Dielectric tester (Hypot), meggar, impulse generator, phase sequence meter, phase rotation meter, high voltage phase meter, multi-meter, transformer tester.
  • Troubleshoot and work on street lighting systems with journey-level high voltage electrician supervision.
  • Make proper secondary connections while energized or de-energized with minimal supervision.
  • Determine the proper materials needed for assigned task, maintain hand and/or power tools, ensure that trucks/vehicles are clean and stocked with materials.
  • Follow procedures to safely operate substation circuit breakers and relays from 4160 to 12,000 volts. Install single and three phase kilowatt hour meters and interpret readings.
  • Utilize proper safety apparatus: Hot sticks, rubber blanket, line hoses, rubber gloves, hard hats, safety glasses, hearing protections and safety shoes.
  • Interpret specifications, blueprints, and job orders and perform task as required.


  • High School diploma and proof of enrollment in a certified Lineman's course, or four years of verifiable experience, of which two years must be in the installation, maintenance and operation of high/medium voltages distribution systems.
  • Proficiency in pole climbing techniques, and ability to work at pole-top for up to four hours.
  • Knowledge of General Order 95 and 120 standards, and OSHA 1910.269 regulations.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence, and speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of the organization.
  • Ability to solve practical problems, and apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid, current Class B Driver's License to operate bucket and auger, and First Aid/CPR certification.
  • Must be able to obtain Bucket Truck Rescue, Confined Space Entry Rescue, and Flagging Traffic Control within 90 days of hire.
  • 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/humid conditions, fumes, airborne particles, or loud noise.
  • Subject to being called back to work in emergencies.


  • Passion for working at the Presidio.
  • 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 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 Municipal Services Division ensures that these beautiful, historic buildings are operational, safe, and ready every day for their modern uses by tenants, residents, employees, and visitors.