POWER EQUIPMENT TECHNICIAN

  • LOS ANGELES COUNTY
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 08, 2018
Full Time Construction and Skilled Trades Engineering Information Technology and Communication Services Public Works
  • Salary: $65,577.00 Annually

Job Description


DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS

FILING DATES

07/08/2014- until the needs of the service are met and is subject to closure at any time without prior notice.

EXAM NUMBER
C7433M

REBULLETIN INFORMATION
This announcement is a rebulletin to change the filing type from Standard to Open Continuous. Persons who have already applied need not reapply, but may submit additional information by the last day of filing. The information must include your name, the correct examination title and number.

TYPE OF RECRUITMENT
Departmental Promotional Opportunity

Restricted to permanent employees of the above Department who have successfully completed their initial probationary period.

Current employees in the unclassified service who meet the following criteria also qualify to participate in this exam: Unclassified employees who have attained permanent County status on a classified position by successful completion of the initial probationary period, with no break in service since leaving the classified service. Full-time employees in the unclassified service with at least six months of full-time experience in the unclassified service at the time of filing or by the last day of filing.

Essential Job Functions

A Power Equipment Technician is responsible for performing journey level work, including a combination of the following essential job functions: repairs passenger cars, light, medium and heavy duty trucks and construction equipment as well as a variety of non-automotive power equipment; diagnoses defects and overhauls major automotive components such as gasoline, alternative fuel vehicles, hybrids, and diesel engines, clutches, transmissions, brakes, front and rear axles, fuel, cooling and electrical systems; replaces or repairs worn or broken parts of equipment and installs accessories; road tests various types of automotive, light medium and heavy duty trucks, and construction equipment; uses computers to access equipment information and store work records; inspects automotive equipment to determine cause of malfunction; performs preventive maintenance services and inspections on equipment and makes recommendations for vehicle repairs; and supervises helpers as assigned.

Requirements

SELECTION REQUIREMENTS

Completion of a recognized four-year apprentice-training program in automotive equipment repair* -OR- Completion of an automotive or heavy-duty, off-road repair program from an accredited community college or vocational school of at least two years duration* -OR- Five years of experience in automotive or heavy duty, diesel engine, off-road equipment repair, one year of which must have been at the journey level.

LICENSE
A valid California Class C Driver License is required to perform job-related essential functions. A valid California Class A or B Driver License may be required for some positions in this class.

PHYSICAL CLASS
Physical Class IV - Arduous: Involves frequent heavy lifting over 25 pounds, often combined with bending, twisting, or working on irregular surfaces; and occasionally requires extraordinary physical activity.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION
*Applicants expecting to qualify under completion of a recognized four-year apprentice-training program in automotive equipment repair or completion of an automotive or heavy duty, off-road repair program from an accredited community college or vocational school of at least two years duration MUST attach a copy of the certificate confirming successful completion of the required training during the examination process .

No withholds or out-of-class experience will be allowed.

License Information: The County is required to comply with the Federal regulations which require pre-employment, post accident, reasonable suspicion, return to work, follow up and random urine drug and breath alcohol testing of employees who carry commercial driver licenses and who are assigned to drive certain vehicles.

All successful applicants for this position will be required to obtain a copy of his/her driving record from the California State Department of Motor Vehicles before being appointed. A copy of your driving record must be presented at the time of your appointment. License must not be suspended, restricted or revoked. AN APPLICANT WHOSE DRIVING RECORD SHOWS FOUR OR MORE MOVING VIOLATIONS WITHIN THE LAST TWO YEARS WILL NOT BE APPOINTED. Appointees may be required to provide automobiles and drive them in the County Service at the rate of compensation allowed by the Board of Supervisors.

**Special Instructions: In order to receive additional credit in the evaluation of education and experience, you must indicate and attach to your application any of the following Automobile and/or Medium-Heavy Truck ASE Certificates : gasoline engines, diesel engines, drive train, brakes, suspension and steering, electrical/electronic systems, heating, ventilation and air conditioning, preventive maintenance inspection, engine repair, manual drive train & axles, automatic transmission/transaxle, and/or engine performance.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS
Possession of one or more of the following Automobile and/or Medium-Heavy Truck Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certificates : gasoline engines, diesel engines, drive train, brakes, suspension and steering, electrical/electronic systems, heating, ventilation and air conditioning, preventive maintenance inspection, engine repair, manual drive train & axles, automatic transmission/transaxle, and/or engine performance.**

Additional Information

EXAMINATION CONTENT
This examination will consist of an evaluation of education, experience and desirable qualifications based on application information weighted 50% and an Appraisal of Promotability weighted 50%. The Appraisal of Promotability will evaluate such factors as knowledge and skills, personal and public relations, productivity, written and oral communication, adaptability, and dependability. Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on each weighted part of the examination in order to be placed on the eligible register.

ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION
The names of candidates receiving a passing grade in the examination will be placed on the eligible register in the order of their score group for a period of twelve (12) months following the date of promulgation.

Applications will be processed on an as-received basis and promulgated to the eligible register accordingly.

No person may compete for this examination more than once every twelve (12) months.

VACANCY INFORMATION
The resulting eligible register for this examination will be used to fill vacancies in Fleet Management Division.

APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION
We may close this examination without prior notice.

Fill out your application completely. Provide any relevant education, training, and experience in the spaces provided so we can evaluate your qualifications for the job.

The acceptance of your application will depend on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the Selection Requirements . Please be sure your application shows complete information, including dates for education and jobs held which relate to this position. In the space provided for education, include the names and addresses of schools attended, titles of courses completed, dates completed, and number of credits earned. For each job held, give the name and address of your employer, your job title, beginning and ending dates, description of work performed, and salary earned. All information supplied by applicants is subject to verification. We may reject your application at any time during the examination process.

FILE USING ONE OF THE METHODS BELOW:

FILING ONLINE:
Apply online by clicking on the tab that reads "Apply to Job."

We encourage you to apply online so you can track the status of your application and get notified of your progress by email.

We must receive your application by 5:30 p.m., Pacific Standard Time, on the last day of filing.

Note: If you are unable to attach the required documents, you must fax them to (626) 979-5440 during the examination process. Please include your name, the exam number, and the exam title on the documents.

FILING BY U.S. MAIL OR IN PERSON:
We must receive your completed application at the address below by 5:30 p.m., Pacific Standard Time, on the last day of filing.

Department of Public Works
Human Resources Division
900 South Fremont Avenue, Lobby Floor
Alhambra, CA 91803-1331

Office Hours: Monday through Thursday, ONLY, between 7:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Please note this office is closed on Fridays.

SPECIAL INFORMATION

FINGERPRINTING AND SECURITY CLEARANCE

Before a final appointment is made to this position, candidates are subject to security clearance which includes fingerprinting. An individual may be withheld from appointment, if he/she has a conviction record incompatible with the essential duties of the position for which he/she has applied. Any false statement or omission of material fact may cause forfeiture of employment rights. Information presented on employment applications, resumes and during the examination process is subject to verification. Disqualifying factors may include but are not limited to: felony convictions, certain job-related misdemeanor convictions, certain serious traffic convictions or patterns of traffic violations (e.g., 4 or more moving violations within the past 2 years, failure to appear, at-fault accidents, and driving under the influence), illegal use of certain controlled substances and/or poor employment history.

SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER
All applicants must enter a valid social security number at the time of filing. Entering anything other than a valid social security (i.e. 000-00-0000, 111-11-1111, etc.) will result in an automatic rejection of your application.

NO SHARING USER ID AND PASSWORD
All applicants must file their application online using their own user ID and password. Using a family member or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.

COMPUTER AND INTERNET ACCESS AT LIBRARIES
For candidates who may not have regular access to a computer or the internet, applications can be completed on computers at public libraries throughout Los Angeles County.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Department Contact Name: Ramon Cruz
Department Contact Phone: (626) 458-2141
Department Contact Email: racruz@dpw.lacounty.gov

ADA Coordinator Phone: (626) 458-2141
Teletype Phone: (626) 282-7829
California Relay Services: (800) 735-2922


Closing Date/Time: