The University of Wisconsin-River Falls (UWRF), a member of the University of Wisconsin System, is located on the eastern edge of the Minneapolis/St. Paul metropolitan area in scenic west central Wisconsin. Year-round arts, cultural, and recreational activities and events are easily accessible from River Falls. The 6,500 undergraduate and graduate students at UWRF pursue degrees in four colleges: Education and Professional Studies; Arts and Sciences; Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences; and Business and Economics.  UWRF provides an excellent environment for learning, emphasizing the importance of faculty-student interaction in classrooms, laboratories, research, academic advising, and co-curricular activities. A favorable student-faculty ratio affords opportunities for meaningful interchange between faculty and students. Strong interests in teaching, research and community service are highly valued.  More information about UWRF can be found at:
LOCATION:  The University of Wisconsin-River Falls currently has a full-time Electrician vacancy in Facilities Management.

SALARY: Starting rate of pay is $36.668 to $37.857 per hour, depending on leave time selected.  The cost of employer-paid benefits, except optional health insurance, has been deducted.  This classification is included in the Building Trades Bargaining Unit.  A six-month probationary period is required.  (Pay Schedule 04, Pay Range 00)
JOB DUTIES: Position provides electrical service to the entire University community – repair, preventive maintenance and modification to existing fixtures and systems; installation of new equipment and systems; and outside lighting and high voltage work.  This position will be required to perform emergency, overtime and call-in work as required to repair and maintain campus electrical systems in excess of the normal shift (7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday – Friday).
KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED: Thorough knowledge of the tools, equipment, materials, methods and practices of the electrician trade; state and national electrical codes; and major types of electrical installations, common and unusual breakdowns, and standard repair procedures.  Ability to incorporate and follow all safety guidelines/rules (e.g. Electrical Arc Flash Compliance, Lockout-Tagout, OSHA, Department of Commerce) into work processes.  Knowledge and ability to identify, inspect, and perform maintenance to high voltage cable connections; perform maintenance on the systems back-up batteries.  Considerable knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the electrical trade.  Ability to read requisitions and receive information; ability to read English language sufficiently to read and understand construction documents (i.e., blueprints); and the ability to read work orders, printed history pages and schedules from the energy Management System, hazardous substance warnings, installation and repair manuals, and equipment operating instructions.  Must be able to orally communicate effectively with others using the English language, in person or over the telephone, with or without the use of auxiliary aids, in order to convey information.  Able to enter, exit, and perform duties in confined spaces in order to correct problems; perform duties within extreme temperature ranges so as to do necessary outdoor maintenance in the summer and winter; work in special clothing and common protective safety attire; perform physical labor including: heavy lifting (75#), bending, stooping, twisting and other motions; and work with arms above head for extended periods of time.  Must be able to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment; and work from a bucket truck, extension ladders up to 40' and step ladders up to 14'.
SPECIAL QUALIFICATIONS:  Must have completed a state approved apprenticeship or be recognized as a Journey-worker Electrician by an appropriate authority or have documented training and experience equivalent to a formal apprenticeship.  Must be able to obtain a valid driver's license and authorization to drive a university vehicle and pass a post-offer pre-employment screen prior to appointment.
For a copy of UW River Falls campus safety information and crime statistics/Annual Security Report see or call Public Safety at (715) 425-3133 for a paper copy.  A criminal background check will be completed on final candidates.  

HOW TO APPLY:  To apply for this position, you will be required to complete an exam.  Applying is a six-step process.  Step 1:  Log on to  Create an account or enable your existing account if you have applied for State jobs in the past. Note:  If you receive a security prompt when logging in, please click "yes."  Step 2:  Search for the job announcement by clicking "Job Search" and "More Search Options."  Enter 1300558 as "Keyword" and click "Search."  Click on the blue job announcement title.  Step 3:  Click on the "Apply Now" button at the top or bottom of the screen.  Review the information in the "My Job Application" making any necessary updates and click on "Submit Personal Information."  Step 4:  Complete the information on the Employment Information and Preferences screen.  This must be completed to apply for this recruitment.  Once completed, click the "Update Employment Preferences."  Step 5:  At the "Application Detail" screen, click on the "View Exam Option" button, and the "Take Exam" button on the next screen.  Step 6:  When you are finished with the exam, click the 'Save and Finalize' button, and at the exam summary window, click the 'Finalize' button.  If you return later to update your exam, you must 'Finalize' again or your exam may not be considered."   

The deadline to apply on-line is Monday, February 25, 2013.  If you have questions or problems accessing the exam, please contact Deb Schwab at (715) 425-3221, e-mail  Materials will be evaluated and the most qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the next step of the selection process.   

UW-River Falls is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer subject to all state and federal regulations pertaining to non-discrimination based upon sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, color, national origin, religion, disability, marital status, age, arrest and/or conviction record, veteran status and membership in the national guard, state defense force, or any other reserve component of the military forces of the United States or the State of Wisconsin. All persons, especially women, persons of color, and the people with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Employment is subject to federal laws that require verification of your identity and legal right to work in the United States as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act.