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Apprentice Lineworker – Electric Utility, Power Delivery – City of Tallahassee

Posted By: Garnie Holmes Job Board ,

This is semi-skilled work as part of an apprentice training program designed to provide the knowledge, skills, and experience needed to advance to the Lineworker-Journey Level.  Training includes technical class study and physical work in the field.  Incumbent must make satisfactory progress and pass various apprenticeship tests. 


Tallahassee, located in the panhandle of the Sunshine State, is the capital of the State of Florida and within the metropolitan area is home to more than 365,000 Floridians.  It is a dynamic and growing community that provides its residents with excellent amenities and entertainment that include; award winning parks, coastal and other outdoor activities, excellent educational opportunities, festivals and sporting events, and much more.

The City also owns and operates an award winning electric utility that is consistently recognized for its commitment to reliable cost effective service, customer service, environmental stewardship, and safety.  It is the 3rd largest municipal electric utility in Florida and the 25th largest in the United States.  The electric utility is responsible for operation and maintenance of the city’s electric generation, transmission, and distribution system. The electric utility employs 326 staff who serve over 120,000 customers in the Tallahassee area.


Possession of a high school diploma or an equivalent recognized certificate; or any equivalent combination of training and experience.


Individuals in this classification are considered essential during emergency and storm situations and must be able to work 16 hours per day for extended periods of time and may be required to be away from their family.

Individuals in this classification must be available to serve on-call and are subject to having to work outside of their assigned shift/schedule to meet operational needs.

Individuals in this classification are subject to being deployed for mutual aid assignments out of town.  These mutual aid assignments will require travel, extended work days and working 16 hours per day during deployment.

Applicants for this classification must be able to pass the City of Tallahassee-Electric& Gas Utility pre-employment screening and assessment program.

Individuals in this classification are in an apprentice program that is an “up or out” program.  As such, they must show continued advancement through the program or will be subject to termination. 

Employees in this classification are required to have and to maintain a valid CDL driver’s license in order to have continued employment.  This includes a requirement that the employee register with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Drug and Alcohol Clearinghouse.


A completed employment application is required. Applicants must apply via the online system at A resume may be included but will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application. If you have any questions, please contact the Human Resources Department at (850) 891-8214.

The City of Tallahassee is an equal opportunity employer and invites applications without regard to race, sex, religion, age, marital status, pregnancy, or national origin. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.

If you have a disability requiring accommodation, please call (850) 891-8214 for assistance. Preference will be given to veterans and spouses of veterans in appointment to non-exempted vacant positions and retention in employment in accordance with Florida Statues 295.085.