County of Orange
Full Time $75,108 - $88,400 Per year CA Orange County Sheriff's Department - Headquarters, 550 N Flower St, Santa Ana, CA 92703, United States




In addition to performance-based merit increases, this position is scheduled to receive salary range increases on the following dates:

Effective June 28, 2024 – 4.25% increase

Effective June 27, 2025 – 4.00% increase

Salary may be negotiable within the range listed above, based on position requirements and successful candidate's qualifications, subject to appropriate authorization.This recruitment is open to the public and will remain open on a continuous basis for a minimum of five (5) business days, until the needs of the Department are met. Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply immediately.  

This recruitment is being held to establish an Open Eligible List to fill current and future Electrician positions within Orange County Sheriff's Department.
The electrician position will be troubleshooting, repairing, installing, upgrading, fixing and maintaining electrical instruments at the facilities, systems, control devices, uninterruptable power supplies systems, electrical equipment, operating with voltage levels of up to and including 4,160 volts, and may be assigned to other duties, as needed.
is among the largest in the nation, offering a rewarding career with the opportunity to serve Orange County in diverse assignments including land, air, and sea-based patrol, specialty investigative units, community engagement assignments, and unique collateral duty options.  The Sheriff's Department prides itself on embracing a policing model that employs intelligence-led policing strategies and a community-focused approach to providing law enforcement services.  We believe engaged communities make for safe communities. Accordingly, the Department also offers extensive training and outreach opportunities for personnel to build and strengthen relationships in the communities they serve through community-based policing, familiarization between law enforcement and community residents, and collaborative problem solving. This is more than a job; it is an opportunity to build a career of which you can be proud.
The Research and Development Division (R&D) supports the department’s mission by developing and maximizing resources necessary to advance law enforcement objectives and department goals through cost effective, innovative opportunities and partnerships. The division facilitates department-wide construction and maintenance for sheriff’s facilities, manages fleet vehicles, provides grant writing and assistance, procures available state and federal equipment, inventories and issues department equipment, processes uniform needs and conducts research and special projects without compromise to quality, safety, or service.
The ideal candidate will demonstrate three (3) or more years of experience as a commercial electrician in non-residential settings such as airports, recreation facilities, government agencies, businesses and retail establishments, offices, restaurants, commercial constructions sites, banks, schools and hospitals; as well as operating with voltage levels of up to and including 4,160 volts, and working with Computer Maintenance Management System to receive work orders and record documentation of completed tasks.  The ideal candidate MUST possess a California State Electrical Licenses/Certificate and possess extensive experience in the following core competencies:

The incumbent will be required to work inside of a jail facility and at times around inmates; the ability to work within confined spaces and access remote locations, work within the Coroner's office; and work around potentially harmful chemicals or biological agents.

The Sheriff’s Electrician position schedules are Monday through Thursday or Tuesday through Friday, 6:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. No swing, midnight or weekend shifts.
  • Performing maintenance and repairs on constant current regulators, their associated monitoring systems, on building electrical distribution systems, security systems, and fire protection systems, etc.
  • Installing, testing, calibrating, and maintaining complex control systems, analyzers, electrical switchgear, distribution equipment, and safety interlocks
  • Working with emergency lighting including battery single units, modular and inverters such as Holophane and Chloride
  • Working with emergency generators including gas and diesel, parallel operations, bus transfer and switchgear such as Russ Electric, Onan and Asco
  • Utilizing with motor control 5 to 200 horsepower, various types of starters used on 480-volt three-phase, types of overload and variable speed controls
  • Understanding State and local laws, ordinances, codes, and regulations pertaining to all aspects of electrical wiring systems and equipment installation and maintenance
  • Ability to install conduit and related fittings for new or extending circuits
  • Performing building and safety codes and understanding of safety regulations
  • Maintaining compliance with the National Electrical Safety Code and the National Electric Code
  • Complying with health and safety standards and building codes
  • Knowledge of safe and proper use of the hand and electrical tools of the trade
  • Knowledge of the occupational hazards and applicable safety principles and practices
  • Working positively and effectively to resolve issues and develop collaboration within internal team settings as well as with County of Orange agencies, contractors, and internal/external stakeholders
  • Representing the organization effectively and communicate articulately, while demonstrating organizational integrity
  • Maintaining cooperative relationships and deal tactfully within and across organizational lines
  • Delivering technical and conceptual information clearly and articulately, both orally and in writing, to a wide variety of audiences
Possession of a valid California Driver's License, Class C or higher may be required by date of appointment.
Possession of a valid State of California Electrical License/Certificate.

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Applicants must not have been convicted of a felony or be on any form of probation and must pass an extensive background investigation to the satisfaction of the Orange County Sheriff-Coroner.
Background screening includes completing of a Personal History Form, interview with a background investigator, fingerprinting and may include a polygraph test. Some of the areas considered in the background screening include prior convictions, traffic violations, drug use and credit problems, employment history, professional references and education verification (i.e. degree, license, or official transcripts. Foreign degrees require an evaluation of U.S. equivalency by an agency that is a member of the National Association of Credentials Services (N.A.C.E.S.).
Physical Requirements 
Incumbents must have the ability to lift up to 50 pounds with frequent lifting/carrying objects weighing up to 25 pounds; be confined to small spaces; climb ladders, and scaffolding; independent body mobility to stand, walk, crawl, stoop, bend, pull, or push; identify and distinguish colors; manual dexterity to keyboard; operate power tools or other machinery that may be potentially hazardous; pass an initial asbestos physical examination and subsequent periodic examination in order to be issued and utilize a respirator.
Environmental Conditions 
Work outside in all types of weather conditions and have occasional controlled contact with potentially harmful chemical or biological agents. Workaround high voltage systems.
Human Resources | Minimum Qualifications
Sheriff Human Resources screens all applications to identify the most qualified candidates for the position based on the skills required to meet the needs of the Department. After the initial screening, the qualified candidates will be referred to the next step and notified of all further procedures applicable to their status in the competition.
Written Examination (Refer/Non-Refer) Candidates whose work experience appear to best meet the needs of the department will be invited to participate in an examination covering job-related items. Only the candidates who receive the highest score on the assessment will be placed on an eligible list.
Based on the Department's needs, the selection procedures listed above may be modified. All candidates will be notified of any changes in the selection procedure. 
Eligible List
Once the assessment has been completed, Sheriff's Human Resources will establish an eligible list of candidates. Candidates placed on the eligible list may be referred to a selection interview to be considered for present and future vacancies.
Veterans Employment Preference (VEPP)
The County is committed to providing a mechanism to give preferential consideration in the employment process to veterans and their eligible spouses and will provide eligible participants the opportunity to receive interviews in the selection process for employment and paid internship openings. Please click  to review the policy. 

Only on-line applications will be accepted. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of on-line applications. Application information must be current, succinct and related to the requirements in this job announcement. Your application should demonstrate your professional experience and education related to the specific qualifications/duties listed in this bulletin, including areas which you have developed expertise. 

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For specific information pertaining to this recruitment, contact Mary Felix at (714) 834-5857 or email at