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Senior Electrician, UVA Athletics Department

UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA Charlottesville,, United States
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March 16, 2023
Charlottesville,, United States
The University of Virginia is a highly competitive Division I program committed to academic and athletic excellence.

The Department of Athletics at the University of Virginia is now accepting applications for the position of Senior Electrician to support the needs of the Facilities Department.

This position will support the Department of Athletics' goal of providing operational excellence through consistent, cost effective, proactive and reliable maintenance and service for the Athletics Maintenance Shop.

Reporting to the Shop Supervisor, the Senior Electrician sets the day-to-day schedule as dictated by the needs of the Department of Athletics.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Procuring supplies to maintain inventory and assets (ranging from light bulbs to video board parts/power supplies, etc.).

Serving as the main point of contact with electric/video board/scoreboard contractors (Daktronics, OES, etc.).

Responsible for maintaining expense card and reports and gathering cost estimates for unit leadership.

Involvement/advising with project installations at new venues and/or upgrades to existing venues.

Coordinating maintenance efforts with Shop Supervisor.

Overseeing preventative maintenance for electrical systems/scoreboards/video boards in all athletics facilities.

Planning and organizing annual testing/checks of emergency systems, ensuring any findings are repaired.

Supervising of 1 full time electrical helper.

Managing athletics facilities video, timing and sound systems (video boards, ribbon boards, scoreboards, shot clocks, scorer's tables, precision timing, speakers, amps, control boards, etc.).

Scheduling electrician coverage for athletic events.

Providing electrician duties, as needed.

Anticipated hiring range:
$50,000 - $60,000 dependent upon qualifications . The selected candidate will pass a background check. This is a full-time position with UVa benefits.

Employees benefits package highlights include:
22 days of paid time off, increasing with service; 13+ paid holidays each year, in addition to paid time off

Parental and Community Service Leave

Health plan with options to meet healthcare and financial needs

Retirement benefits

Tuition and professional development benefits

Employee wellness program featuring activities to earn up to $500/year.



High school diploma or equivalent

Seven years of experience.

Journey or master level electrical license.

Valid driver's license.

Working skills in the use of the tools and instruments used to install and maintain electrical equipment.

Demonstrated ability to read, write and perform basic mathematical calculations; to lay out work details; and to interpret and work from blueprints.

Ability to adapt to a flexible work schedule to include occasional evenings, nights and weekends in support of athletic events.

Basic computer use and familiarity of Microsoft Office.


Bachelor's degree.

Minimum of two years of related experience in facility maintenance and supervision.

Prior experience in an athletics setting or sports/entertainment venue is highly preferred.

Familiarity with electrical devices utilized in athletic venues, such as scoreboards, video boards, game controls equipment, etc.


Employee will be required to lift various weights, climb ladders and stairs in order to complete jobs. The use of both hands and a repetitive motion will be required while performing duties.

Please do not forward any applicant materials directly to staff of the Department of Athletics, as only applications received through this system will be considered.

The successful candidate will pass a background check.

To Apply:

Please apply through Workday, and search for R0042083. Internal applicants must apply through their UVA Workday profile by searching 'Find Jobs.

' Complete an application online with the following documents:


Cover letter

Contact information for three professional references.

Upload all materials into the resume submission field, multiple documents can be submitted into this one field. Alternatively, merge all documents into one PDF for submission. Applications that do not contain all required documents will not receive full consideration. For questions about the application process, please contact Michele Jarman, Academic Recruiter.

COVID Vaccination Requirement and Guidelines

Please visit the UVA COVID-19 Job Requirements and Guidelines ( webpage prior to applying for current information regarding vaccination requirements and guidelines for employment at UVA.

The University of Virginia, i ncluding the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician's Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff.

We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

The University of Virginia is an iconic public institution of higher education, boasting nationally ranked schools and programs, diverse and distinguished faculty, a major academic medical center, and proud history as a renowned research university.

In January of 1819, the Commonwealth of Virginia's General Assembly chartered what would become the University of Virginia.

Entering our third century, the University has served Virginia, the nation, and the world by:
educating responsible citizen-leaders; advancing, preserving, and disseminating knowledge; and providing world-class patient care. These responsibilities are enduring and continue to inspire our efforts.

The UVA Health System is renowned for providing outstanding patient care, educating tomorrow's health care leaders, and discovering new and better ways to treat diseases.

The UVA Medical Center and Physicians Group, School of Medicine, and School of Nursing are recognized for their excellence in patient care, education, and research.

At UVA, we offer a rich collection of benefits, which have long been recognized and valued for their comprehensiveness and competitiveness in the market.

In addition to a robust array of traditional benefits such as health care, time off, and retirement, UVA offers an array of other benefits and services to support faculty, staff, and UVA Health team members with their personal and family needs.

We are committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and welcome diversity in all forms. For more information on the University of Virginia and the surrounding area, visit our Why UVA ( and Why Charlottesville ( webpages

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