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NMSU is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate form or to request an accommodation, please contact the Office of Institutional Equity, O’Loughlin House, 1130 E. University Avenue, Las Cruces, NM 88003; 575.646.3635; 575.646.7802 (TTY) (8/2017 version)

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

The electronic application is the *official* document that will be used to qualify applicants. Paper/email documents will not be accepted. Required documents must be attached to this application.

Department Contact

Department Contact Information

Applicants may contact this person if they have questions about this position

Department Contact Name Kathleen Rodriguez
Department Contact Phone 575-646-9461
Department Contact Email

Posting Details

Posting Details

Requisition Number 1700268S
Classification Title Electrician
Position Job Title Electrician
College/Division Physical Science Laboratory
Department 470589-PSL Facilities Management
Position Number 769971
Internal or External Search External - Open to all applicants
Appointment Full-time Equivalency 1.00
Reports To Position Title Mgr, Facs Srvc
Target Hourly/Salary Rate $14.90 hr
Pay Level 06
Pay Base Hourly
Recruitment Summary

New Mexico State University is a comprehensive land-grant institution of higher learning accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Universities. An active research university, NMSU anchors the southern end of New Mexico’s Rio Grande Research Corridor, exceeding $140 million in research and public service expenditures. NMSU is classified as a Hispanic-serving institution by the federal government with a total minority enrollment over 48%. Home to the state’s NASA Space Grant Program, NMSU is located in Las Cruces, which features desert mesas, the farmlands of the Rio Grande Valley, and the Organ Mountains, an extension of the Rocky Mountain chain. The University is committed to building a cultural diverse educational environment.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

Responsible for electrical work done at Anderson Hall.

Required Education

High School diploma or GED certificate.

Required Experience


Classification Summary

Under general supervision, performs electrical repairs and maintenance of electrical systems, machinery, and equipment. Requires interpretation of wiring diagrams or schematic drawings. May develop wiring diagrams. May include maintenance of electronic or solid state controls having interlocking or interdependent circuits. Has working knowledge of the National Electric Code.

Classification Standard Duties

Connects wiring to fixtures and power equipment; splices wires as required. Measures, cuts, threads, and installs electrical conduit. Checks and replaces faulty switches, sockets, and other simple elements of electrical systems such as lighting fixtures, tubes, and ballasts. Pulls wiring through conduit; Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned. Inspects and tests electrical lighting, signal, communication, and power circuits. Isolates defects in wiring, switches, motors, and other electrical equipment.


Knowledge of low voltage electrical systems and basic wiring principles.


Skill in the installation, repair and maintenance of all types of electrical system equipment and components. Skill in both verbal and written communication.


Ability to apply NEC standards. Ability to use hand and power tools applicable to trade. Ability to isolate defects in wiring, switches, motors, and other electrical equipment. Ability to measure, cut, thread, pull, and install electrical conduit.

Equivalency None
Preferred Qualifications
Required Certification/License

Journeyman Electrician’s License NM EE98J. Possession of a valid driver’s license is a requirement for this job

Special Requirements
Other Departmental Requirements

Must be a US Citizen

Standard Work Schedule Standard (M-F, 8-5)
If not a Standard Work Schedule, please describe
Physical Work Location State NM-New Mexico
Physical Work Location County, if in New Mexico DA-Dona Ana
Work Site
Contingent Upon Funding Contingent upon external funds
Bargaining Unit Eligible Posting Announcement Statement This is a bargaining unit position with American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME).
Tenure Track No
Posting Date 06/12/2017
Closing Date 09/30/2017
Anticipated Job Begin Date (optional) 09/05/2017
Anticipated Job End Date, if applicable (optional)
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions to Applicants

The electronic application is the official document that will be used to qualify applicants. Paper/email documents will not be accepted. Required documents must be attached to this application.

Quicklink for Posting

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

Environment Work involves moderate exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises.
Physical Effort Considerable physical activity. Physical work is a primary part (more than 70%) of the job.
Lifting Requirements Requires heavy physical work; heavy lifting, pushing, or pulling required of objects up to 50 pounds.
Risk Work environment involves exposure to potentially dangerous materials and situations that require following extensive safety precautions and may include the use of protective equipment.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you become aware of this position opening?
    • NMSU Website
    • Las Cruces Sun News/El Paso Times
    • Albuquerque Journal
    • Chronicle of Higher Ed
    • New Mexico Department of Labor
    • Other (If other please answer next question)
  2. If you became aware of this posting from another source, please describe?

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Do you have a NM EE98J Journeyman Electrician Card?
    • Yes, I Have a NM EE98J Journeyman Electrician card
    • No, I do not have a NM EE98J Journeyman Electrician Card
  4. * Do you have a valid driver's license?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have a high school diploma or GED?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Interest/Cover Letter
  2. Unofficial Transcripts (Undergraduate and Graduate Combined)
  3. Associate Degree Transcripts and/or Vocational/Technical Certificate