Career Opportunities


Greg Ashworth

phone (502) 348-5947 ext.2223

Career Opportunities

Open Positions  

Electrical Lineman

Under general supervision, performs construction, service and maintenance of underground and overhead circuits; performs as electrician for City Departments as needed; performs related duties as required. May direct the work of Apprentice Lineman and/or Groundman in the absence of Electric Superintendent.

General Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Installs, services and maintains overhead and underground circuits, including power lines and circuits.
  • Runs services, sets poles, trims trees, etc.
  • Performs meter hook-ups and transformer change outs.
  • Assists in preparing and maintaining records and reports.
  • Assists in maintaining inventory of supplies, spare parts, tools and equipment.
  • Clears rights-of-way.
  • Operates heavy equipment assigned to Division safely and efficiently.
  • Detects malfunctions in equipment and makes minor repairs; recommends major repairs to superiors.
  • Performs preventive maintenance duties on equipment; cleans and properly stores equipment and tools after use.
  • Assists other Departments/Divisions with electrical work as requested.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Graduation from high school or equivalent (GED).
  • Promotion from Apprentice Lineman to Electric Lineman I after 3+ years experience as an apprentice lineman, or equivalent.

Special Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of federal, state and local laws, administrative regulations and ordinances reference installation, repair and maintenance of electrical systems.
  • Knowledge of equipment, materials, methods and techniques used in the service and maintenance of electrical utility systems.
  • Knowledge of work hazards and applicable safety precautions associated with equipment, vehicles, tools and procedures; ability to comply with established safety standards.


  • Ability to climb poles and work from hooks.
  • Ability to work at varying heights, either on poles or in bucket, for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to operate motorized equipment.
  • Ability to detect mechanical problems and make minor repairs.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with officers, employees and the general public.
  • Possess mechanical aptitude, manual dexterity and good physical condition.

Physical Requirements of the Job: 
Work involves sitting, standing, stooping, walking and climbing; must lift light objects weighing more than 25 pounds as a job requirement; must use pole climbers and bucket truck; must not be afraid of height; must be able to work outdoors in inclement weather for extended periods of time; must drive and operate vehicles and equipment assigned to Division; exposed to high places, confined spaces, and using stairs and ladders.

Special Licensing Requirements: 
Must possess and maintain a valid commercial drivers license.

Must be able to respond to calls in emergency situations at all hours. May be required to perform stand-by duties. May be required to work scheduled overtime.

Additional Requirements: 
Must participate in mandatory drug and alcohol testing in order to maintain commercial drivers license.

Job Type:

$48,000.00 to $58,000.00 /year


  • repairing and maintaining electrical systems: 2 years (Required)
  • climbing equipment or structures to access work areas: 1 year (Required)
  • local electric safety codes and procedures : 1 year (Required)


  • High school or equivalent (Required)


  • CDL (Required)


  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance

Download an Application

Send completed application and resume to HR Director Greg Ashworth (

Contact Greg Ashworth (502) 348-5947

The City of Bardstown is an Equal Opportunity Employer