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Electrician III

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Reporting to the Director of Facilities, the Electrician III is part of a team of Electricians responsible for the maintenance,  repair and improvement of the Academy’s electrical systems. This position provides feedback on projects, identifies maintenance tasks, schedules work and reviews team performance. The Electrician III is responsible for department purchasing, compliance, policy, staffing, scheduling, performance evaluations and safety. Come join a team dedicated to the Academy’s mission, vision and values!

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  • Install and maintain commercial lighting, power systems, motor controls and other specialized museum and aquarium electrical installations.
  • Plan electrical projects, estimate electrical labor, materials and methods.
  • Order materials using Academy purchasing systems, follow budget and purchasing guidelines.
  • Read prints, as-builts, specifications and cut sheets, compose requests for information relating to electrical installations.
  • Supervise and schedule Journeyman Electricians and delegate tasks.
  • Coordinate electrical project work with contractors and vendors.
  • Review work tickets, determine priority, schedule, assignments, follow up and make recommendations.
  • Identify personal protective equipment (PPE), complete hot work permits
  • Act as electrical representative for the Academy Health and Safety Committee, develop risk assessments and communicate findings.
  • Follow all Academy safety regulations.
  • Provide feedback on electrical staff performance.
  • Other Electrical Department duties as assigned.


The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability preferred.


A qualified candidate will possess a combination of the following experience and/or equivalent education:

  • Completion of a 5-year electrical apprentice-training program or equivalent and have current electrical certification(s) with the State of California.
  • A minimum of 10 years journey level electrical experience, excluding apprenticeship or equivalent training.


  • Knowledge of national and local electrical codes and NFPA standards for electrical safety in the workplace.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to communicate complex concepts and ideas.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:                                                                 

Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities who meet the job’s essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, sit, walk, and reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear. Must be able to transport 45 lbs, walk a reasonable distance, and safely climb a ladder. Must be able to perform repetitive motions 90% of the time.


October 22, 2021 at 5:00 PM. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.


Please upload a resume and complete the brief online application.

The California Academy of Sciences will give full consideration for employment to all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance (SF Police Code, Article 49).

The California Academy of Sciences is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to ensuring that all employees and applicants receive equal consideration and treatment, regardless of race, color, creed, gender (including gender identity or gender expression), religion, marital or domestic partner status, age, place of birth, national origin or ancestry, physical, mental or medical disability, height or weight, sex, sexual orientation, citizenship, military service status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law or local ordinance.