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TEMP - Electrical Technician

Posting Begin Date: 2024/05/22
Posting End Date: 2024/07/29
Category: Building Maintenance
Sub Category: Construction Maintenance
Work Type: Part Time Insurance and Retirement Eligible
Location: Boise, ID, United States
Pay Rate Type: Hourly

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State of Idaho Opportunity

Human Resource Office (HRO)
State Personnel Branch
4794 General Manning Avenue, Building 442
Boise, Idaho 83705-8112
Telephone: (208) 801-4273


Registers established from this announcement may remain valid up to one year to fill vacancies within the same classification.

        ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER:                   24-52-MW-TEMP

        AREA OF CONSIDERATION:                      Open to all applicants(Military membership is not required; this requirement will be waived)

        POSITION TITLE:                                          Electrical Technician

        PAY GRADE:                                                     NGA-8


        CLASS CODE:                                                  95000

        SALARY RANGE:                                            $24.92 hourly 

        FLSA CODE:                                                     Covered

        DUTY LOCATION:                                         Military Division, Idaho Air National Guard (IDARNG), 124th Security Forces Squadron, Boise, Idaho, Gowen Field- not remote

        TYPE OF POSITION:                                   Military Nonclassified; Air; Army; Enlisted; Military Waived if selected under Ann# 24-52-MW-TEMP (This is a temporary appointment. Initial appointment not to exceed 1385 hours in a rolling 12-month period. Expected duration to November 2023, may be subject to change (not to exceed 5-years). Permanent incumbent has position restoration rights under USERRA).

        COMPATIBLE MILITARY FIELD:               Not Applicable

The HRO State Personnel Branch will not forward non-qualifying or incomplete application packets for consideration – ensure to attach all required information as specified below. PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE ANNOUNCEMENT BEFORE APPLYING.

Applications will be accepted through 4:59 PM MST on the posting end date. 

State of Idaho Employees: When searching for a new career within the state, browse and apply through Luma Opportunities. Applying through the State External Career website will cause duplicate profiles and will slow the processing of your application for a new job. Internal candidates should always use Luma Opportunities.


  • Military Division Mandatory Questions – Attachment of your individual responses to mandatory questions for all applicants
  • Qualifications - Attachment of your individual responses to each of the Mandatory Requirements and each Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)specified in this announcement under QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS. Attach document/pdf to your application with all your responses. This is required to assess you meet all requirements for consideration. If not provided, your application will be considered INCOMPLETE.
  • Documentation identified as a Mandatory Requirement –When required, attach copies of educational diplomas, transcripts, or training certificates; or professional licenses, certifications or registrations.
  • Optional: Attach a resume and/or other supplemental documentation to support your qualifications.


  • (1) Except for minor traffic offenses, have you ever entered a plea of guilty, no contest, or had a withheld judgment to a felony offense?
    If YES please explain on a separate paper and attach it to your application.

  • (2) Do you certify that I am a U.S. citizen, permanent resident or a Foreign National with authorization to work in the United States

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: Applicants must attach to their application individual responses addressing each requirement separately.

Mandatory Requirements (conditions of employment) Provide the requested information, address your willingness and ability to meet the applicable condition and/or how you meet the requirement.

Provide your individual responses in an attachment to your application addressing each requirement (1-3) separately.

(1) Must be an enlisted member of the Idaho National Guard. Please request waiver of military membership as applying under Announcement #24-52-MW-TEMP.

(2) Must have and maintain a valid and unrestricted state issued driver’s license (from any state). Provide your driver’s license number, issuing state, license expiration date, and the full name specified on the license. (Do not provide a copy of your driver’s license.) 

(3) Must have, or be eligible to obtain, and maintain a favorable T3 (SECRET) Federal Background Investigation. If a selected candidate does not have a current favorable T3, as a condition of employment he/she must submit to the investigation process immediately upon hire/appointment.(At a minimum, a favorable suitability determination by the State Security Manager is required prior to appointment into this position.) 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (KSAs)
Applicants must have a minimum of 18-months of specialized experience performing related to the duties as specified below
In your detailed, individualized responses describe your civilian and military education, training, and work experience as it relates to each KSA that demonstrated your related experience. KSA responses assist in verifying your qualifications and determining the best-qualified applicants.

Provide your individual responses in an attachment to your application addressing each requirement (1-7) separately.

(1) Thorough knowledge of the proper technical and safety practices relating to the electrical field. 

(2) Knowledge of the National Electrical Code. 

(3) Skill and ability to interpret basic sketches, complex control schematics, detailed blueprints, and specifications relating to the electrical field. 

(4) Ability to safely use hand and power tools associated with the electrical field. 

(5) Skill and ability to troubleshoot and repair complex electrical systems, fire alarm systems, and suppression systems and their controls. 

(6) Ability to be effective and efficient in organizing, planning, and scheduling projects to achieve maximum production. 

(7) Ability and skill to proficiently estimate labor man-hours and materials accurately for electrical jobs using acceptable estimating standards. 

SUMMARY OF DUTIES: Refer to the position description below.

a. Each person hired will be required to provide verification of eligibility to work in the United States and may be subject to a criminal background check.
b. Refer to the position description for the Mandatory Requirements for this position.
c. Military Nonclassified employees are required to comply with military standards and wear the appropriate uniform. (Not applicable to military waived civilian employees.)
d. Must be an enlisted member of the Idaho National Guard. Loss of military membership or compatible military grade/status will result in loss of employment. (Not applicable to military waived civilian employees.)
e. The State of Idaho, Military Division is an Equal Opportunity employer. Selection for this position will be made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), genetic information, political affiliation, marital status, and disability or age (which does not interfere with job accomplishment or job eligibility based upon the position description Mandatory Requirements). Appropriate consideration shall be given to veterans in accordance with applicable state and federal laws and regulations.

PERSONNEL MANAGER CERTIFICATION: The title, series, grade, duties and responsibilities are complete and accurate as written and a current or projected vacancy exists as advertised.

                                                                                                   Gloria A. Duncan
                                                                                                   Supervisory Human Resource Specialist
                                                                                                   Military Division – State Personnel Branch

Applications accepted online only (State employees should apply after logging in to Luma). If you are unable to apply online, please contact the HRO office by phone 208-801-4273/4276 or email [email protected] or [email protected] to discuss alternative options.

Thank you for your interest in employment with the Idaho Military Division.

By submitting your application, you are certifying all answers and statements are true and complete to the best of your knowledge. You understand that should an investigation disclose untruthful or misleading answers, your application may be rejected, name removed from consideration, or employment with the State terminated.


INTRODUCTION: This temporary position is assigned to Base Civil Engineering (BCE), Idaho Air National Guard, within the State of Idaho - Military Division. The primary purpose of these positions is to provide mechanical and electrical maintenance, technical troubleshooting, and repair support to the customers of the BCE.


1. Performs electrical recurring maintenance; routine, urgent, and emergency repairs on a wide range of various electrical systems including building electrical systems, fire alarm and suppression systems, and special power sources (400 HZ and 28 VDC). 

2. Performs general electrical construction, bending and installing various types of conduit, pulling conductors, installing and connecting various types of electrical equipment and fixtures, installing fire and security systems. 

3. Troubleshoots and repairs or replaces electric motors, line starters, motor controls, light fixtures, fire suppression systems, security systems, and specialty power systems. 

4. Installs complete wiring systems in accordance with city, state, and national electrical codes. Installs fire alarm systems according to NFPA codes and NGB guidelines. 

5. Interprets mechanical and electrical blueprints, engineering and architectural drawings and project specifications; recognizes standard electrical symbols used in design; performs material take-off and prepares bill of materials, estimates labor requirements; applies knowledge of industry electrical codes to prepare layouts, sketches, and technical plans. 

6. Safely utilizes and operates tools and equipment commonly associated with the electrical trade, and specialty equipment such as laptops, harmonics meter, vibroground, and volt-amp recorders to trouble shoot and evaluate systems. Uses appropriate PPE for Arc Flash conditions. 

7. Accurately estimates time and materials for electrical jobs using acceptable estimating standards. 

8. Performs other related duties or projects as necessary or assigned. May also include seasonal groundskeeping duties as necessary or assigned. 

SUPERVISORY CONTROLS: The incumbent works directly for the BCE Shop Supervisor with direction from the Team Leader, and uses applicable regulations, policies and procedures for technical guidance.

PERSONAL CONTACTS: Works closely with military and Federal Technician personnel of the Idaho National Guard. May have personal contact with many individuals at all levels of government and in the private sector.

WORKING CONDITIONS / PHYSICAL EFFORT: Works inside and outside in inclement weather, on icy, wet, and slippery surfaces, and in temperature extremes. Subject to the dangers from exposure to high noise levels and high voltage. May work irregular hours. Physical efforts include climbing, stooping, standing, bending, stretching, and working in tiring and uncomfortable positions. Requires moderate to strenuous physical exertion. Independently lifts heavy equipment and components weighing up to 60 pounds; lifts items weighing over 100 pounds with assistance.

FLSA Overtime Code: C (Covered; time and one-half)
EEOC: F08 (Skilled Craft)
WCC: 9015
JULY 2020 


The State of Idaho offers a robust total compensation package, including medical, vision, and dental insurance; PERSI retirement benefits; paid sick, vacation, and parental leave; and 11 paid holidays per year. For additional information related to benefits and/or State programs, please visit*

*Benefits may not be applicable for temporary or seasonal positions.


The State of Idaho is committed to providing equal employment opportunities and prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, political affiliation or belief, sex, national origin, genetics, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local laws.

The State of Idaho is committed to access and reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities, auxiliary aids and services are available upon request. If you require an accommodation at any step in our recruitment process, you are encouraged to contact (208) 334-2263 (TTY/TTD: 711), or email [email protected].

Preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations.