$39,672 - $57,983
The salary in the Department of Water and Power is $44,474 to $64,957. NOTES :
Annual salary is at the start of the pay range. The current salary range is subject to change. Please confirm the starting salary with the hiring department before accepting a job offer. For information regarding reciprocity between the City of Los Angeles departments and LADWP, go to http://per.lacity.org/Reciprocity_CityDepts_and_DWP.pdf.
A Gardener Caretaker does gardening, landscape construction, and maintenance work in parks, playgrounds, Citywide traffic islands, medians, slopes, grade separations and other landscaped areas. NOTE
Gardener Caretakers may be required to work weekends and holidays and can be reassigned to work any location in the City. They may be required to work overtime and in bad weather.
WHERE TO APPLY & APPLICATION DEADLINE
Applications will only be accepted on-line. When you are viewing the on-line job bulletin of your choice, simply scroll to the top of the page and select the "Apply" icon.
On-line job bulletins are also available at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/lacity
for Open Competitive Examinations. NOTE :
Applicants are urged to apply early to ensure you have time to resolve any technical issues you may encounter.APPLICATION DEADLINE Applications will only be accepted on-line on the following dates listed below: From 8:00 am Friday, October 5, 2018 to 11:59 pm, Thursday, October 18, 2018From 8:00 am Friday, March 6, 2020 to 11:59 pm, Thursday, March 19, 2020
The examination may close without prior notice at any time after a sufficient number of applications have been received. Filing periods may change without prior notice or additional dates may be added, as needed, at a later date. For administrative purposes, filing will close periodically and reopen on the dates noted in the "Application Deadline" section of this bulletin.
In accordance with Civil Service Rule 4.2, all applicants who apply may not be tested in this examination. To meet anticipated hiring needs, only a limited number of qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the selection process in the following order: 1) Applicants currently employed by the City of Los Angeles on a part-time or exempt basis who meet the minimum requirements; 2) Remaining applicants who meet the minimum requirements in sufficient numbers to meet hiring needs based on a random sampling of those qualified candidates. Applications submitted during the filing period may be kept on file in the event that additional applicants need to be tested to meet hiring needs.
SELECTION PROCESSExamination Weight:
Multiple-Choice Test: 100%
The examination consists entirely of a weighted multiple-choice test administered and proctored on-line. In the on-line multiple-choice test, the following competencies may be evaluated: Self-Management, Equipment Operation, Customer Service, Teamwork, and Job Knowledge, including knowledge of: good watering practices; how to properly care for common types of plants, trees, grasses, and shrubs; the type of plants which should be planted based on the climate in the Los Angeles area; proper storage uses and common types of hand and power gardening tools and equipment; how to operate power equipment safely; how to use basic cleaning agents and equipment; how to use tools and equipment safely; basic arithmetic; the characteristics necessary to identify common types of plants, trees, grasses, and shrubs; soil amendments, and cleaning compounds; basic custodial tasks; and other necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities.
Additional information can be obtained by going to http://per.lacity.org/index.cfm?content=jobanalyses
and clicking on Competencies under Gardener Caretaker.
The multiple-choice test will be proctored and administered on-line during a single session. Candidates invited to participate in the on-line multiple-choice test will be able to take the test from a remote location (i.e. their home) using a computer with a webcam and a reliable internet connection or will have the option to take the test onsite at a City facility. Candidates will receive an e-mail from the City of Los Angeles outlining the dates and specific steps on how to take the multiple-choice test on-line. It is anticipated that the remote proctored multiple-choice test will be held in DECEMBER 2018
. Candidates who do not complete and submit the multiple-choice test on-line using a computer by the specified date and time will not be considered further in this examination. NOTES :
This examination is based on a validation study. Candidates may take the test only once every 24 months during the administration of the examination. Names may be removed from the open competitive eligible list after six months. Based on the Federal Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act of 1994, you may be required to undergo mandatory drug and alcohol testing prior to and during employment in this class. Incumbents of some positions in this class may be required to pass an annual or periodic fitness evaluation to determine their eligibility for continued employment in this class. As a covered entity under the Fair Employment and Housing Act and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City of Los Angeles does not discriminate on the basis of disability and upon request, will provide reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access to its programs, services, and activities. To request a disability accommodation, please complete the Disability Accommodation Form within 14 calendar days of the submittal of the City application. The Disability Accommodation Form can be obtained at http://per.lacity.org/exams/verify_disability.pdf
. Applications are accepted subject to review to ensure that minimum qualifications are met. Candidates may be disqualified at any time if it is determined that they do not possess the minimum qualifications stated on this bulletin. A final average score of 70% is required to be placed on the eligible list. Based on City policy, before being hired in one of these positions, you may be required to undergo a drug and alcohol screening test. In accordance with Civil Service Rule, Sec. 4.24, review periods may be combined. Candidates in the examination process may file protests as provided in Sec. 4.20, 4.22 and 4.23 as applicable and within the required time frame; however, the Personnel Department may respond to and resolve protests prior to the establishment of the eligible list
If you receive and accept an offer of employment to a regular position with the City of Los Angeles, your employee benefit coverage (including health and dental coverage as well as life insurance) will commence approximately six weeks after your original regular appointment. Not all positions in the City receive benefit coverage; you should inquire regarding the availability of employee benefits prior to accepting a position. THIS EXAMINATION IS TO BE GIVEN ONLYON AN OPEN COMPETITIVE BASIS
The City of Los Angeles does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, creed, color, ancestry, medical condition (cancer), or Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome.
There are many things to consider in a new employer. Visit the following webpage to view benefits the City of Los Angeles offers its employees:http://per.lacity.org/bens/index.html
To be PROPERLY AND PROMPTLY notified of the status of my application, I UNDERSTAND that I MUST provide on my City application, the following information:
-Working E-mail address
-Official social security number
I UNDERSTAND that I MUST provide a working email address on my application where I will receive notifications regarding the status of my application and the selection process.
I UNDERSTAND that important information regarding the status of my application and the selection process will only be sent via E-MAIL to the email address I provided.
I UNDERSTAND that it is MY RESPONSIBILITY to ensure that the email address I provided is a working email and that I will check my email regularly to ensure I receive any communication as it relates to the examination promptly.
I UNDERSTAND that the City of Los Angeles Personnel Department is NOT RESPONSIBLE for any lost or redirected emails and that it is MY RESPONSIBILITY to add email@example.com to my email contact list to avoid email notifications related to this examination from being classified as "spam" or "junk" mail.
- I have read these statements to their fullest and will provide a working e-mail address on my application in order to receive status of my application regarding this examination.
I UNDERSTAND that I am required to describe, IN DETAIL, my appropriate qualifying experience in the Work Experience Section of my application.
I UNDERSTAND that, if qualifying with my City experience, that I MUST indicate my appropriate job classification in my work history and NOT ANY WORKING TITLE that I believe is designated to me.
I UNDERSTAND that if I attach a resume and/or cover letter IN LIEU of completing the Work Experience Section, my application is INCOMPLETE and WILL NOT be considered for this examination, and my application WILL NOT be further processed.
In addition to including my qualifying experience, I UNDERSTAND that I should list ALL jobs, regardless of duration, including part-time jobs, military service and any periods of unemployment during my entire work history.
- I have read these statements to their entirety and understand them completely and to their fullest.
I am currently:
- A City of Los Angeles employee having received a regular appointment.
- An exempt City of Los Angeles employee, but have civil service status.
- An exempt City of Los Angeles employee without receiving civil service status.
- A City of Los Angeles employee in a temporary training position.
- A City of Los Angeles employee on a part-time basis.
- On a regular reserve list for the City of Los Angeles.
- Not employed with the City of Los Angeles.
I have the following amount of full-time paid gardening experience: NOTE: You must provide detailed information regarding this experience in the work experience section of your application. Failure to do so may result in your disqualification from this examination.
- Between 1-11 months
- Between 12-23 months
- 24 months or more
- This statement does not apply to me
I have 1040 hours of paid experience as a Special Program Assistant involved in performing gardening, park maintenance or landscape work for the City of Los Angeles. NOTE: You must provide detailed information regarding this experience in the work history section of your application. Applicants filing under Requirement #2 must submit a copy of their City of Los Angeles "Verification of Work Experience" (VWE) form with the required signatures, verifying their experience performing gardening, park maintenance or landscape work. The form may be downloaded at http://per.lacity.org/exams/vwe-sup.pdf. Applicants may attach the completed VWE form to their on-line application at the time of filing, or will have seven (7) calendar days from the on-line submission date to e-mail a copy of their completed VWE form to firstname.lastname@example.org. The subject line of your e-mail must include the exam title, your name and indication it is a VWE. In the body of your e-mail, you must also include your first and last name, last four digits of your Social Security Number and contact phone number. Applicants who fail to submit their signed VWE form within the time required will not be considered further in this examination.
- Yes, I have 1040 hours of paid experience as a Special Program Assistant
- This statement does not apply to me
I have completed 12 semester or 18 quarter units from an accredited college or university in gardening, agriculture, or horticulture. Applicants must list their school name and location, course titles with the number of semester or quarter units, and completion dates in the text box in Question#7.
- Yes, I have 12 semester or 18 quarter units in the above mentioned qualifying course work
- This statement does not apply to me
In order to receive credit for one-year of full-time paid experience lacking in Requirement #1 you must list the 12 semester or 18 quarter units from an accredited college or university in gardening, agriculture, or horticulture you have completed. You must also list the school name and location, course titles with the number of semester or quarter units, and completion dates regarding your course work. . Please note that qualifying education must be from a college or university accredited by a City of Los Angeles recognized agency. A list of approved accrediting agencies can be found at http://per.lacity.org/Accredited%20Institutions%2008-21-08.pdf. If this is not applicable to you, please enter N/A.
IMPORTANT NOTE I have read the above questions carefully and answered each one accurately. I understand that if I do not provide correct information that my application will be disqualified and will not be considered further for this examination.
I understand that if I submit more than one application, my newest application will be considered and all others will be considered duplicates and will not be reviewed.
You should include in the work experience section of your application any jobs you wish to be considered as you will be unable to add or change your information after submission.
- Yes, I have read the above statements carefully and understand them to their fullest.
* Required Question