City of South Portland - Master Electrician





The City of South Portland is excited to recruit a Master Electrician to work throughout the city, in a variety of City and Water Resource Protection Department buildings  (not including schools). This is an opportunity to showcase your skills in the service of the employees and residents of South Portland. This position will report to, and work under the direction of, our Facilities Director. This person in this new position will benefit from the variety of work, stability of hours, and a solid benefits and paid time off package.


South Portland is Maine’s fourth largest city with 25,000 residents and a large workday population. Sharing Casco Bay with the City of Portland, South Portland has a rich and dynamic employment base anchored by an industrial waterfront, major distribution and manufacturing operations, the State’s largest retail mall, globally-competitive high-tech firms, and Southern Maine Community College.


This position is responsible for skilled work in the installation, maintenance, assessment and repair of all electrical and control components in City municipal buildings, wastewater treatment facilities, City traffic signals and other electrical equipment, to meet the needs of keeping the city’s electrical infrastructure operational and current to applicable codes. Will complete and coordinate routine and preventative maintenance, inspections, and electrical repairs. Will assist in the RFP process and specifications for major repairs, renovations and construction, and assist with selection and monitoring of contracted work. Will be the subject matter expert on electrical and wiring for City departments and for the Water Resource Protection department. Will also develop, monitor and implement electrical life-cycle replacement plans for City buildings and wastewater treatment facilities and utilize asset management software.


Experience with municipal buildings and systems is highly preferred. Must have familiarity or the ability to quickly learn building control systems such as security, fire, generators, ATSs, HVAC , and SCADA systems highly preferred. A successful candidate must have computer proficiency and be able to quickly learn computer software applications, including Asset Management software. Full details on the requirements and qualifications for the position are provided in the job description available at: 


The City of South Portland offers a robust selection of employee benefits, including an excellent health plan with affordable family coverage, generous matched retirement options, dental, vision, life, income protection, and long term disability insurance options, flexible spending accounts, a full complement of paid time off, and more. The City also offers “payment-in-lieu” of health insurance, an acclaimed wellness program, and professional development opportunities.  The City of South Portland is proud of its talented and dedicated workforce and provides employees with strong leadership; stability; a positive, family friendly workplace; and the support, encouragement and tools for successful careers.  Come join our team dedicated to service excellence!


Possession of a valid license as a Master Electrician as issued by the State of Maine is required. Two (2) years’ experience performing work as a Master Electrician highly preferred. Experience in a municipality and/or commercial settings and graduation from a 2 year degree program such as a trade school highly preferred. High School Diploma or equivalent is required. Computer proficiency required. Experience with Asset Management software preferred. Must possess and maintain a Valid Maine Class “C” driver’s license.


Starting pay range for this position is $52,457 - $63,876 annualized ($25.22 - $30.71 hourly), depending on qualifications.


Applications will be accepted until Monday, July 12, 2021 at 4:30pm.  


To apply, email a cover letter and resume to


Or you may file an application using our fillable pdf at

and email it to


You may also mail application materials to:

City of South Portland

Karla Giglio, Human Resources Specialist

25 Cottage Road

P. O. Box 9422

South Portland, ME  04116-9422


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