Lineman – City of Green Cove Springs

Posted By: Garnie Holmes Job Board ,

This is a skilled technical position responsible for routine and emergency work in the installation, maintenance and repair of overhead and underground electric transmission & distribution lines and supporting hardware, equipment, and substations. This position is designated as a safety sensitive position.

Reports to: Electric Superintendent
May report to Line Crew Leader at discretion of Electric Superintendent

Supervises: Apprentice Lineman I & II as assigned


  • Repairs hot and dead electrical distribution system faults.
  • Replaces fuses, lightening arrestors, transformers, wire and meters.
  • Drives and operates bucket trucks, derrick diggers and other line department vehicles.
  • Operates and works from an aerial bucket.
  • Installs or changes poles, guy wires, cross trees, arrestors, fuses, distribution lines and complex metering equipment.
  • Operates chain saw and hydraulic cutters when trimming and cutting tree limbs.
  • Pulls wire, hangs transformers.
  • Connects and disconnects electrical services.
  • Visually inspects electrical distribution system lines and determines faults.
  • Reads meters and records readings.
  • Observes standard operating procedures, safety practices and maintains cleanliness of work area, tools and equipment.
  • Instructs line crew in proper working procedures and safety precautions.
  • Records project completion information on work orders and completes storeroom requisition forms.
  • Trains and supervises the work of assigned employees.
  • Responds to service calls during off-duty hours and serves in standby capacity.
  • Troubleshoots and resolves electrical service problems as necessary.
  • Assists with the maintenance and repair of street lights, including painting.
  • Attends and successfully completes mandated training.
  • Wears appropriate personal protective equipment for the particular job.
  • Is able to perform all duties and functions of “Apprentice Lineman II” position.

These essential job functions are not to be considered as a complete statement of all duties performed. Employees will be required to perform other job-related duties as necessary and consistent with the position.



  • Thorough knowledge of tools, equipment and parts used in expanding, repairing and maintaining an electrical distribution system.
  • Thorough knowledge of electrical system repair and replacement procedures and safe working methods.
  • Ability to identify and repair electrical distribution systems faults.
  • Ability to safely work on hot and dead electrical systems faults.
  • Skill in the use of lineman tools and equipment.
  • Ability to drive and operate boom and derrick trucks.
  • Ability to install poles, guy wires, transformers, electrical service panels, meter devices and all other parts used in supplying electrical power.
  • Ability to safely maneuver and operate aerial bucket.
  • Ability to train and supervise the work of assigned employees.
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Ability to keep accurate work records.
  • Ability to perform strenuous work under hazardous and sometimes adverse weather conditions.
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships with employees and the general public.
  • Ability to be on-call to ensure continuity of operations after hours or during emergencies, including nights, weekends and holidays.
  • Ability to gather and analyze information efficiently, identify and resolve problems in a timely manner, and develop alternative solutions.
  • Ability to follows instructions and respond to management direction, including carrying out job responsibilities and keeping commitments.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, percent, and interpret data and bar graphs.
  • Ability to respond to Electric Department base from time of contact within time limits specified in the Personnel Policies & Procedures Manual residency requirement for standby personnel. Current contact information must be provided at all times, including cell phone and home phone numbers, so that Police Dispatch may make contact as necessary.

High school graduation or equivalent supplemented by technical training in electrical systems repair and considerable experience in installing and repairing electrical system components and lines. Any equivalent combination of training, education and experience that provides the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities may be considered for the minimum qualifications.

Possession of a valid Florida Class “B” Commercial Drivers License with air brake endorsement is required to operate the vehicle fleet and maintain compliance with Vehicle Use Policy requirements, section 8.15 (c) in the City’s Personnel Manual.


  • Ability to perform strenuous manual work under varying weather conditions.
  • Bending
  • Standing
  • Walking
  • Climbing
  • Heavy carrying and lifting (over 55 pounds)
  • Driving
  • Equipment operation
  • Ability to climb poles and work among high tension wires, using proper safety precautions
  • Ability to work with live high voltage lines

Works outside in varying weather conditions, with heights.
Works with live high voltage electric lines.

Formal application, rating of education and experience, oral interview and reference check; job related tests may be required.