Job Class Specification for:
CABLE SPLICER CREW CHIEF
Class Specification Schematic Number: 8054006
Positions in this class supervise the installation, maintenance, repair and locating of
electrical cables and other equipment used in underground and network distribution
Distinguishing Characteristics of the Class:
This class is the fourth of four levels in the Cable Splicer group. The class is
distinguished from others in the group by its responsibility for scheduling, assigning and
reviewing the work of cable splicing crews. Positions in this class evaluate work orders,
organize and schedule jobs, prepare and maintain reports, and resolve technical and
The work requires advanced knowledge of the principles of electricity and electrical
theory, the tools and procedures used in cable splicing and electrical systems repair,
supervisory and personnel policies and procedures, and safety rules and practices.
Independent judgement is required to assess job site problems, resolve personnel problems,
meet project deadlines, and interpret and apply guidelines and specifications. These
positions work under limited supervision.
Personal contacts are with subordinate staff, other City employees, contractors,
regulatory agency representatives and the public to coordinate work activities, resolve
complaints and exchange information.
Examples of Work:
- Inspects job sites to ensure compliance with safety procedures, availability of
equipment and materials, and conformance with job plans and drawings.
- Reviews project requirements to determine time and resources needed to complete.
Prepares bids on jobs to determine if the City or a contractor will perform the work.
- Trains subordinates, identifies training and career development needs.
- Organizes and schedules work assignments, evaluates personnel implements personnel
policies and practices.
- Logs and reviews work orders, maintains and produces a variety of reports.
- Orders materials and equipment. Designs and schedules tool and equipment fabrication.
- Schedules work orders with customer service representatives, customers, contractors,
engineers, mechanics and others.
- Negotiates schedules and completion dates with contractors and other City departments,
documents negotiations and agreements.
- Updates, corrects and modifies feeder maps and as-built prints.
- Assesses and responds to emergency situations.
- Performs other duties of a comparable level/type as assigned.
Work Environment/Physical Demands:
Works outdoors in all types of weather, around energized equipment and high and low
voltage cables, and in areas exposed to heavy traffic. May walk, stand or bend for
extended periods, may work in confined or drafty areas, and may handle toxic/hazardous
materials. Works nights, weekends and holidays in response to emergencies.
Requires two years of journey level Cable Splicer experience, including one year
working with voltages in excess of 2000 volts (or a combination of education and/or
training and/or experience which provides an equivalent background required to perform the
work of the class).
Licensing and Other Requirements:
Current Washington State driver's license or evidence of equivalent mobility.
This description was prepared to indicate the kinds of activities and levels of work
difficulty required of positions in this class. It is not intended as a complete list of
specific duties and responsibilities.
Cable Splicer Crew Chief-Network.
Class adopted January 2, 1991.
Date posted 6/25/1999
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