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Powerline Specialist

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Applicants must meet the posted minimum qualifications for the position at the time of completing and submitting an application. Please check to see which documents (i.e., resume, CV, cover letter, list of references) are associated with this posting. Prior to applying for the position, prepare the electronic versions of these documents to upload or to “copy and paste” when prompted. You will not have the opportunity to attach them after you apply. All positions will be open until an adequate applicant pool has been reached.

Position Information

Position Information

Position Title Powerline Specialist
Department Power Plant & Utilities
Job Location Oxford
Job Type Full-Time
Job Description

This is a non-supervisory position in which the incumbent is responsible to the installation, modification, and repair of high voltage electrical distribution systems, facilities, and related systems.

Job Responsibilities

Examples of Work Performed:

Installs, modifies, maintains, and repairs electrical equipment and circuits, including but not limited to, wire, circuits, ducts, transformers, switches, switchgear, and protective devices in facilities such as electrical substations, vaults, pole lines, underground systems, and related electrical distribution system components.

Provides allied construction to include installation of transformer vaults and conduits, pulling of cables, and trenching and backfilling for street and traffic light installation.

Performs necessary duties incidental to the construction of underground duct systems including excavation, placing of precast manholes or vaults, placing of ducts and concrete, shoring, or sheeting, backfilling, and landscaping.

Performs periodic preventive maintenance to electrical distribution equipment and associated circuits.

Operates bucket truck, pole setting truck, and related equipment.

Provides technical guidance and direction to subordinate personnel.

Responds to emergency calls and repairs electrical systems as necessary.

Performs related or similar duties as required or assigned.

Essential Functions:

These essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following. Additional essential functions may be identified and included by the hiring Department.

1. Constructs and maintains power lines and streetlights.

2. Maintains all necessary equipment and materials.

3. Provides technical guidance and direction to subordinate employees.

Minimum Qualifications

Education:

High School Diploma or equivalent (GED)

AND

Experience:

Four (4) years of experience related to the above described duties and/or completion of an apprenticeship

AND

Licensure:

Must have a valid class A Commercial Driver License.

Must complete TVPPA Pre-Apprentice Assessment Workshop or equivalent within 12 months of employment.

TVPPA Fundamentals Lab 1, Construction Lab 2, Operations Lab 3, Underground Lab 4, and Troubleshooting Lab 5 must be completed within (3) years after successfully completing the Pre-Apprentice Assessment Workshop.

Special instructions to applicants

Applicants must meet the posted minimum qualifications for the position at the time of completing and submitting an application.

Please check to see which documents (i.e., resume, CV, cover letter, list of references) are associated with this posting. Prior to applying for the position, prepare the electronic versions of these documents to upload or to “copy and paste” when prompted. You will not have the opportunity to attach them after you apply.

All positions will be open until an adequate applicant pool has been reached.

EEO Statement

The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.

Background Check Statement

The University of Mississippi is committed to providing a safe campus community. UM conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

Work Schedule M-F; 7:30AM - 4:30PM
If part-time, specific number of hours per week
Published Salary $23.54 - $27.33/hour
Exceptional Employment Benefits

The University of Mississippi is proud to offer a comprehensive salary and generous benefits package. Benefits include employer-paid portions of medical, dental, vision, and tuition waiver programs for employees and dependents. In addition, the UM retirement program provides a 15.75% employer contribution. UM offers generous paid holiday time off, personal (vacation) and medical leave for most employees – staff members accrue personal and medical leave based on their years of service. UM was named the state’s healthiest workplace among all Mississippi colleges and universities and offers wellness programs. For eight consecutive years, UM has been recognized as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for by The Chronicle of Higher Education. For information about our employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview (http://www.olemiss.edu/hr/benefits.html).

Job Open Date 03/10/2017
Employee Category Support Staff
Employee Designation Regular Full-time (Benefits Eligible)
Clerical skills testing None

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you learn about this particular job opening?
    • University of Mississippi website
    • Print ad/newspaper
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • WIN Job Center/MDES Jobs Website
    • Professional meeting or conference
    • Professional journal and through a professional organization
    • Professional list service
    • Listed at historically black or predominately minority college or university
    • Predominately minority-targeted publication
    • Other institution/laboratory/program
    • Referred by a friend who is an employee of the University
    • I am a current employee
  2. * Do you have a high school diploma or equivalent (GED)?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have at least four (4) years of experience related to the duties of this position?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have a valid Class A Commercial Driver’s License?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Describe any training you have completed related to Power Line work.

    (Open Ended Question)

Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Resume / Vitae
  2. Cover Letter