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Posted by Kathleen Pishotta on 02-09-2023 in West 04-10-2023


City of Boulder City, Nevada

401 California Ave., Boulder City, Nevada 89005



Opening Date:            January 11, 2023

Closing Date:              Until Filled                  

Hourly Rate:                $ 49.39 ($102,731 Annually)



Medical Insurance – Provided through Teamsters Trust and the City pays 100% of the employee’s premium.

Dental Insurance – Provided through Teamsters Trust and the City pays 100% of the employee’s premium.

Vision Insurance - Provided through Teamsters Trust and the City pays 100% of the employee’s premium.

Retirement – 29.75% (33.50% starting 7/1/2023) of your salary provided through the Nevada Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS).  The City of Boulder City provides an Employer Pay Contribution Plan (EPC). 

Holidays – Eleven and a half holidays and an additional floating holiday per calendar year.

Leave Benefits – First year you will have 80 hours annual leave available with increasing accrual rates based on tenure milestones. Sick leave accrues at 10 hours per month and other leaves are available.

Benefits subject to change.


Qualified applicants must complete an application at Appointment subject to complete background investigation and City-paid pre-employment, post-offer physical examination.

The most highly qualified applicants will be contacted (via e-mail) and asked to continue in the process.

The pool of qualified candidates derived from this recruitment may be used to fill more than one position.

REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES: (It is important to note that the duties listed below are “representative only” and are not intended to cover the full range or scope of duties in this class.)

Climbs power poles and steel towers, splicing and making repairs to energized lines. Constructs new overhead lines, sets poles, installs crossarms and brackets, strings wire and places equipment such as transformers, switches, cut-outs, lightning arrestors and insulators. Performs switching operations as a member of a line crew. Runs new service lines from pole to consumer's premises. Reconstructs existing lines and related fittings. Phases out cuts in new circuits. Pulls slack out of primary and secondary wires. Tests poles, lines, and other facilities. Trims trees to clear wires. Installs, maintains, and repairs electric underground distribution equipment such as conduit duct systems, boxes, vaults, switches, transformers, streetlights and concrete foundations. Installs electrical cable in ducts, cable risers, single phase and polyphase electric meters. Splices and terminates non-leaded, high voltage cables. Performs substation construction such as installation of structures, switches, insulators, buses, foundations and associated equipment. Drives trucks and operates associated equipment as assigned. Assists in the instruction and training of new crew members in the techniques of the trade. Performs related duties as may be assigned. 


Graduation from high school or G.E.D. equivalent, and

The completion of a recognized, four-year apprenticeship program as an electric line worker.

Two-year minimum Journeyman Lineman experience.

Must pass a nationwide fingerprint-based record check, and a wants/warrants check.

Must possess and maintain a Valid Class A State of Nevada Motor Vehicle Operator’s License with tanker endorsement.

All required licenses and certifications are conditions of employment. Required licenses and certifications must remain valid and in effect throughout incumbency.



Possession of or the ability to obtain a forklift certification within (12) twelve months of appointment.

Must understand and be thoroughly knowledgeable of all Safety Rules of the trade including American Public Power Association (APPA), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 1910.269, and applicable Nevada State Safety Rules.



Work experience related to electrical infrastructure and ability to learn the Geographic Information Systems (GIS).



Knowledge of principles, practices, methods, tools, equipment and materials used in electric installation and repair work and in the construction and maintenance of electrical distribution and transmission lines. General knowledge of principles of electrical theory; safety practices, laws, codes and regulations related to low and high voltage electric wires; First-aid principles and techniques including resuscitation methods; and general orders relating to overhead line construction issues by the Nevada Public Utilities Commission. 

Skill in performing electrical installation and repair work on electrical distribution and transmission lines; constructing and maintaining electrical distribution and transmission lines.

Ability to perform work based on electrical plans and detailed drawings; react appropriately in emergency situations; communicate effectively verbally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work; read, understand, interpret, and follow written and verbal instructions.


Supervisory classification: No

May be required to work an alternative or flexible work schedule, outside of normal business hours, which may include evenings, weekends, holidays, and/or extended hours.


General Physical Requirements Very heavy work: Exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally and/or in excess 50 pounds of force constantly to move objects. Must be able to lift a minimum of 75 pounds unassisted.

Physical Activities The worker performs physically demanding work in climbing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, lifting, pushing, pulling, grasping and carrying heavy objects while working on power poles and steel towers. 

Visual Acuity The worker is required to have visual acuity to operate motor vehicles and/or heavy equipment; to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; expansive reading; visual inspection involving small defects, small parts and/or operation of machines (including inspection); using measurement devices; and/or assembly of fabrication of parts at distances close to the eyes; and to have visual acuity to determine the accuracy, neatness, thoroughness of work assigned or to make general observations of facilities or structures.

Working Conditions The worker is subject to adverse weather conditions and hazards associated with working at heights, in precarious positions, with electrical equipment and wires.






Boulder City, NV, USA