The Town of Estes Park Light & Power Division has an outstanding career opportunity for an energetic, service-oriented individual as a Journey Lineworker. The position will require a diversity of skills relating to construction and maintenance of the Town’s overhead and underground electrical system. After hours and weekend on-call duty will be required. The applicant must reside in the Estes Park R3 School District and within a 30-minute drive at posted speed limits under favorable weather/traffic conditions. A current valid Colorado CDL Class A driver's license is required upon hire. If applying from out-of-state, the applicant must provide proof of good driving history with application. The successful candidate must have the ability to perform strenuous physical labor for extended periods of time in all types of weather.
Performs lead worker and skilled technical work in the installation and servicing of electric power delivery lines and related equipment. Acts as lead worker over a crew of groundworkers, apprentice lineworkers and other personnel as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES The below list is intended to be illustrative of the responsibilities of the position and not all encompassing. The Town may change these duties at any time.
• Receives training in the following: pole climbing and construction; installation of underground cable and terminations; proper use of personal protective equipment; safe work practice, including CPR, pole top and bucket rescue, and defensive driving; proper handling of hazardous material; and construction standards and safety codes.
• Climbs power poles or operates and works from bucket truck to perform work tasks related to the installation and maintenance of electric power lines and equipment.
• Drives and operates boom and bucket truck.
• Operates a variety of power and hand tools and mechanized equipment to carry out assigned duties.
• Connects new electric service (overhead and underground) to customer facilities.
• Assists groundworkers in the framing and setting of new power poles and strings wire.
• Trims trees and branches which interfere with power lines, using appropriate tools.
• Patrols lines, performs voltage checks, inspects electrical equipment and troubleshoots electrical problems on the department’s delivery system.
• Attends safety meetings.
• Identifies location of Department’s underground facilities for contractors and other utilities.
• Investigates radio interference complaints.
• Installs protective equipment on power poles.
• Performs or supervises the installation and service of underground power lines, transformers and related equipment.
• Understands and applies proper operating procedures and applicable codes.
• Installs or supervises installation of new transformers on power poles, including primary and secondary, single and three phase transformer connections.
• Performs distribution system switching operations.
• Exercises leadership and coordinates construction on the job site.
• Is responsible for workmanship and safe work practices.
• Advises personnel on appropriate construction standards and practices to be used in unusual or more difficult situations.
• Provides on-the-job training support for apprentice linemen.
• Keeps truck stocked, cleaned and properly maintained.
• May answer on-site customer and general public inquiries regarding electric power services or refers inquirer to appropriate department representative.
• May coordinate with appropriate personnel from other utilities or contractors as required.
• May perform ground worker duties where additional line support services are needed.
• Performs other related work as required or assigned.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required:
• Working knowledge of the basics of electricity.
• Working knowledge of construction standards and practices, codes and equipment used in the delivery of electric power.
• Familiarity with Department rules and regulations.
• Knowledge of occupational hazards and safe work practices.
• Ability to read and interpret maps and electrical drawings.
• Ability to perform strenuous physical labor for extended periods of time in all types of weather, including:
o Walking and climbing 8 to 10 hours a day, four or five days a week in areas containing various topographical conditions;
o Climbing and operating tools on power poles;
o Lifting, carrying, and loading/unloading heavy items and materials;
o Hand-digging in excavation/backfill work using shovels, picks, and rakes;
• Ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing, and follow oral and written instructions.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with customers, employees and the general public.
• Must be able to work an on-call work schedule and be able to respond to emergency situations per departmental policy.
• Must reside within the Estes Park School District or within a 20-minute drive from the assigned work location at posted speed limits under favorable (weather/traffic) conditions.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE • High school diploma or equivalent (GED).
LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS AND REGISTRATIONS • Valid Colorado Class A Commercial Driver’s license and a satisfactory driving record. • Journeyman Lineman certificate from an accredited four-year apprentice program.
Additional Salary Information: Benefits include retirement, medical (eligible spouse), dental, vision, life insurance, sick leave, vacation, floating holidays and volunteer leave. The Town also offers a homeownership program and aid for dependent care through a flexible spending account.
About Estes Park Power & Communications
The Town of Estes Park's Utilities Department is made up of three Divisions: Power & Communications, Water, and Information Technology.
We provide reliable, efficient, well maintained, and up to date infrastructure serving our residents, businesses, and visitors. We help make Estes Park a safe place to live, work, and visit within our extraordinary natural environment. We provide high-quality, reliable basic municipal services for the benefit of our citizens, visitors, and employees while being good stewards of public resources.
Estes Park Power & Communication Division has provided the Estes Valley with quality electrical service since 1945. Today the utility serves approximately 11,000 customers covering an area of 350 square miles and services roughly 3,000 miles of electrical lines.