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Trades Specialist V - Electrician

Posting Details

Posting Summary

Posting Number STA00284PO17
Classification Title Trades Specialist V
Internal Title Trades Specialist V - Electrician
Campus Columbia 01
College/Division Division of Student Affairs and Academic Support
Department Housing Maintenance Services
Band 5
Advertised Minimum Salary $34,480
Advertised Salary Range $34,480 - $39,652
Location of Vacancy
Part/Full Time Full Time
Hours per week 40
Work Schedule

Monday through Friday – 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Type of Staff Position Full-time Equivalent (FTE)
Basis 12 months
Job Search Category Trades/Maintenance

About UofSC

The University of South Carolina System is comprised of the state's flagship university in Columbia (founded in 1801 and currently one of the top 50 "Best Colleges" according to U.S. News and World Report), three regional comprehensive universities (USC Aiken, USC Beaufort and USC Upstate), and Palmetto College consisting of four two-year campuses (USC Lancaster, USC Salkehatchie, USC Sumter, USC Union and Fort Jackson/Extended University). Together, the USC System institutions offer more than 450 degree programs on campus and online and are uniquely positioned to meet the state's educational, cultural, health and research needs. The System employs nearly 14,000 people who work daily to improve the lives of students, fellow South Carolinians and the world. Our diverse engaged faculty and staff enjoy a dynamic and intellectually stimulating work environment.

Benefits for FTE, Research Grant or Time-Limited Positions Are Indicated Below

The University of South Carolina (UofSC), through the State of SC and Public Employee Benefit Authority (PEBA), offers employees a valuable benefits package, including health and life insurance, generous paid leave and retirement programs. To learn more about UofSC benefits, access the About Benefits section on the Applicant Portal at Research Grant or Time-limited positions may be eligible for all, some, or no benefits, based on the grant or project funding.

Benefit Eligibility Type Full-Time Equivalent (FTE)
South Carolina Retirement Yes
State Insurance Programs Yes
Annual Leave Yes
Sick Leave Yes

Position Description

Advertised Job Summary

Responsible for the installation, programming, troubleshooting, repair and maintaining all electrical, electronic and mechanical components for electrical distribution equipment, breakers, panels, motors; HVAC controls and access and locking systems, security cameras, recorders and network devices. Provides technical coordination and client liaison in the implementation of major and minor repairs/projects for electrical distribution, security and security surveillance system upgrades. Working with customers oversees small internal and external projects. Provides technical guidance, oversight and leadership to lower level technical staff and contractors. This position will be required to perform on-call rotation and provide technical callback assistance. This position has been designated as essential personnel during inclement/hazardous weather and other emergencies.

Minimum Qualifications (Classified and Unclassified positions)

High school diploma and 5 years experience in specialized trades area or in a diversified building or vehicle maintenance, or construction activity. Must possess a valid driver’s license.

Preferred Qualifications

5 years experience in the electrical trade. Trade School or Apprenticeship preferred. Electrical License in the State of South Carolina. Working knowledge of tools and specialized equipment used in the electrical trade.


Expertise with electronic systems. Ability to understand and follow written work orders and oral instructions. Ability to react positively to emergency situations. Ability to instruct crew members. Ability to read wiring schematics.

Position Attributes

Hazardous weather category Essential
Safety Sensitive or Security Sensitive No

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies 1
Desired Start Date
If Research Grant/Time Limited, give end date
Job Open Date 09/10/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicant
Quicklink for Posting
EEO Statement

The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, veteran status or genetics.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have at least a high school diploma and 5 years experience in specialized trades area; or in a diversified building or vehicle maintenance, or construction activity?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you you have a valid Driver's License?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume