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Job Standard for Electrical Foreman

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The statements on this job standard are intended to describe the general nature of the role and level of work being performed. They are not intended to represent an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of the employee.

Electrical Foreman Overview

  • Person Group: Classified
  • Job Code: 06280
  • Pay Grade: K
  • FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
  • Career Level: Level 3
  • Family: Campus Planning & Facilities
  • Function: Skilled Trades


To plan, supervise, and perform industrial electrical and electronic installation and repair work for a state facility; perform related work.

Level Scope

Regularly works on tasks that are varied and complex.  Applies full range of specialized skills and job knowledge; frequently adapts procedures, techniques, tools, materials, and/or equipment to meet specialized needs; may serve as lead; performs broad and/or focused assignments under general supervision; originality and ingenuity are often required to help establish procedures in functional area; relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish assigned tasks.

Minimum Qualifications

Licensed as a journeyman electrician in accordance with Title 54, Chapter 10, Idaho Code

Some knowledge of:  supervisory practices.

Experience:  planning, installing, and maintaining all phases of electrical work relating to building construction and equipment repair; interpreting electrical construction blueprints; using metering and motor testing equipment; installing and maintaining control panels, relays, and alarm and detection devices for high and low voltage equipment; developing material and equipment cost estimates for electrical projects; evaluating electrical specifications and performance criteria.

Physical ability to: lift and carry items weighing up to 60 pounds; climb ladders, bend, stoop, work in awkward positions for several hours at a time, and crawl through small tunnels that are hot, muddy, and wet; work during inclement weather.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction and repair of buildings or other structures
  • Communication skills to convey information to others effectively
  • Ability to successfully organize, plan and prioritize work

Essential Functions

Key Responsibilities

60% of Time the Electrical Foreman must:

  • Plans, supervises, and performs all phases of installation, maintenance, repair and inspection of electrical systems and service work in new or remodeled facilities. Performs cost estimates and projections for electrical projects; reviews and upgrades electrical systems; evaluates electrical procedures; meets with design engineers to ensure electrical needs are met; reviews electrical and contract specifications and performance criteria.
  • Solicits and evaluates bids from private contractors; recommends and coordinates bid selections; writes purchase requests; interprets electrical blueprints; hires and trains staff; schedules and adjusts workload and evaluates performance; orders and maintains electrical parts.

35% of Time the Electrical Foreman

  • Determined by department needs

5% of Time the Electrical Foreman

  • Perform other duties as assigned

Work Environment and Physical Demands

Physical ability to: lift and carry items weighing up to 60 pounds; climb ladders, bend, stoop, work in awkward positions for several hours at a time, and crawl through small tunnels that are hot, muddy, and wet; work during inclement weather.

Travel Requirement

Not applicable for Electrical Foreman

Career Path

Facility and Maintenance positions

Additional training/education or equivalent experience, as well as business need, are required for movement into higher level jobs.


Incumbent must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work.  Final employment offers are contingent upon a Final Candidate’s successful completion of a Background Verification, and a determination by the University that the information derived from the Background Verification does not disqualify the individual.  In addition, a Financial History Check and Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) Check may be required.