SENIOR WEED ABATEMENT WORKER (PERMANENT)

  • LOS ANGELES COUNTY
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 08, 2018
Full Time Agriculture or Farm or Ranch Grounds and Landscaping Services
  • Salary: $38,994.72 - $51,003.36 Annually

Job Description



DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURAL COMMISSIONER/WEIGHTS AND MEASURES

THIS IS A DEPARTMENTAL PROMOTIONAL EXAMINATION RESTRICTED TOPERMANENT* EMPLOYEES OF THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURAL COMMISSIONER/WEIGHTS AND MEASURES WHO HAVE SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED THEIR INITIAL PROBATIONARY PERIOD.

*ACCORDING TO CSR 6.02-2, RECURRENT OR TEMPORARY EMPLOYEES WHO HAVE COMPLETED AT LEAST 120 WORKING DAYS OF SATISFACTORY SERVICE AS RECURRENT OR TEMPORARY EMPLOYEES MAY BE ALLOWED TO COMPETE IN PROMOTIONAL EXAMINATIONS FOR PERMANENT APPOINTMENTS TO THE CLASS IN WHICH THEY HAVE STATUS OR ANY LOWER-LEVEL CLASS.


FILING DATES: February 27, 2018at 8:00a.m. (PST) - Until the needs of the service are met and is subject to closure without prior notice.

EXAM #: V0034L

TYPE OF RECRUITMENT: Departmental Promotional Opportunity

JOB TYPE: Permanent

DEFINITION:
Serves as a working lead person of a crew clearing weeds, brush, and combustible debris from property in fire hazard areas.

CLASSIFICATION STANDARDS:
Positions allocable to this class report to a higher-level supervisor and are distinguished by their responsibility for leading a crew or crews engaged in weed and debris clearance, the preparation of work reports, and coordination with property owners prior to, or during, clearance work. This responsibility includes inspecting property both before and after clearing, ensuring clearance operations are necessary, properly coordinated, and completed, maintaining and ensuring the proper use of all equipment and tools used in the clearing operations, and ensuring that all safety procedures and regulations are followed. Positions in this classreceive instruction in and areexpected to learn, comply with, and ensure safe operating practices and procedures, departmental safety regulations, CAL-OSHA regulations, and Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) guidelines.

Essential Job Functions

Leads the work of a weed clearance crew clearing property of grass, weeds, and other combustibles, and loading debris on trucks for removal.

Demonstrates and ensures safe operating practices and procedures, departmental safety regulations, CAL-OSHA regulations, and Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) guidelines for use of safety equipment, protective devices,herbicide/pesticide applications, special clothing, etc.

Coordinates and evaluates weed, brush, and rubbish clearingoperations conducted byvendors, including tractor operations and hand work.

Inspects properties prior to, during, and after clearance to determine the necessity and type of clearanceand toensure completion of the work.

Prepares all required reports relating to the clearance of weeds, brush, and/or other debris from property.

Assists in the updating of the Assessor's Map Book and maps used by the Weed Abatement Division.

Ensures the proper use and maintenance of tools and equipment used in clearing operations and may participate in maintenance and repair of the tools.

Discusses and coordinates clearance problems or complaints with property owners, homeowner associations, or other interested parties.

Drives a variety of Class C vans or trucks up to 26,000 lbs. Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) to different job sites throughout Los Angeles County.

Provides workers with assistance in performing duties as necessary to meet deadlines.

Uses hand tools, such as shovels, rakes, clippers, hedge or brush trimmers, or axes.

Uses a variety of electronic technology such as, but not limited to, desktop computers,computer tablets and other office equipment.

Requirements
SELECTIONREQUIREMENTS:

OPTION I: One year of paid, full-time outdoor work experience in the eradication and control of weeds, brush, or other vegetation.

OPTION II: One year of paid, full-time outdoor work experience in a lead capacity over manual laborers performing eradication and control of weeds, brush, or other vegetation.

LICENSE:
A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.

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:
*In order to receive credit for any license, certificate, or training seminar you must include a legible copy of the officiallicense or official certificate of completion, respectively, with your application or within 15 calendar days of filing.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
  1. A valid California Class B Driver License.*
  2. A valid Qualified Applicator's Certificate (QAC) issued by the State of California, Department of Pesticide Regulation.*

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.

Additional Information

EXAMINATION CONTENT:
Part I: An evaluation of training and experience based on application information and the desirable qualifications weighted 50%.

Part II: An Appraisal of Promotability evaluatingwork knowledge and skills, oral and writtencommunication,decision making and problem solving,work habits andproductivity, and leadershipweighted 50%.

CANDIDATES MUST ACHIEVE A PASSING SCORE OF 70% OR HIGHER ONEACH EXAMINATION PART IN ORDER TO BE PLACED ON THE ELIGIBLE REGISTER.

ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION:
The names ofcandidates receiving a passing score in the examination will be placed on the eligibleregister in the order of their score group for a period oftwelve (12) months following the date of eligibility. Applications will be processed on an as-received basis. No person may compete for this examination more than once in atwelve (12) month period.

VACANCY INFORMATION:

The resulting eligibleregisterfor this examination will be usedto fillvacancies in the Department of Agricultural Commissioner/Weights and Measures.

AVAILABLE SHIFT:
Appointees will be required to work any shift, including evenings, nights, weekends,and holidays.

APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION:
Fill out your application and Job Specific Questionnairecompletely. 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 is subject to verification.We may reject your application at any time during the examinationprocess.

Apply online by clicking on the "Apply" tab for this posting. 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 and Job Specific Questionnaireby 5:00 PM, Pacific Standard Time, on the last day of filing.

All information is subject to verification. We may reject your application at any time during the examination and hiring process, including after appointment has been made. Falsification of any information may result in disqualification or rescission of appointment.

Utilizing VERBIAGE from the Class Specification and Selection Requirements serving as your description of duties WILL NOT be sufficient to demonstrate that you met the requirements. Doingso may result in an INCOMPLETE APPLICATION and you may be DISQUALIFIED .

NOTE : If you are unable to attach required documents, you must fax them to (626)652-0740 or email them to Tanya Marcheseat TMarchese@acwm.lacounty.gov within fifteen (15) calendar days from filing online or your application willbe rejected. Please include your name, exam number, and exam title on allthe faxed documents.

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:
ADA Coordinator Phone:
(626) 575-5464
Teletype Phone: (626) 585-5520
California Relay Services: (800) 735-2922
Department Contact Name: Tanya Marchese
Department Contact Phone: (626) 575-5464
Department Contact Email: TMarchese@acwm.lacounty.gov


Closing Date/Time: