FIRE DEPARTMENTFILING PERIOD: 03/05/2019 8:00 A.M. PST - CONTINUOUS
EXAM NUMBER: 36492B TYPE OF RECRUITMENT: OPENCOMPETITIVEJOB OPPORTUNITYThis examination will remain open until the needs of the department are met and is subject to closure without prior notice.
Applications will be processed on an as-received basis and promulgated to the eligible register accordingly.NO PERSON MAY COMPETE IN THIS EXAMINATION MORE THAN ONCE EVERY TWELVE (12) MONTHS.DEFINITION:
Performs journey-level work in connection with the installation, modification, maintenance and repair of electrical and electro-mechanical equipment.CLASSIFICATION STANDARDS:
Positions allocable to this class report to an Electro-Mechanic Working Supervisor and perform a broad range of operations including the installation, modification, maintenance, and repair of electrical and electro-mechanical equipment. Incumbents are required to bend, stoop, lift, climb and carry moderately heavy equipment, work in small, dimly lit and wet confined spaces, and may be required to wear personal protective equipment, including self contained breathing devices which may require a person to be clean shaven in the face seal area of the device. Positions assigned to this class are required to drive a County vehicle to and from various work sites.
Essential Job Functions
- Performs field and shop maintenance and repair work on all traffic signals and related control mechanisms, including time signals, electric time clocks, flashers, testing circuits, control boards and switch boxes.
- Installs or relocates traffic signals and electronic and electrical control mechanisms, traffic detectors and pedestrian pushbutton units.
- Forces conduit, pulls cable, and makes splices and other electrical connections.
- Tests traffic signals and control devices and makes timing adjustments as required.
- Wires and installs various testing circuits and control boards.
- Modifies equipment to facilitate maintenance or for specific uses.
- Operates a power lathe in turning out bushings, or fabricating special tools.
- Installs and performs field and shop maintenance and repair work on sewage, storm water and water well pumps, mater or sewage treatment plant equipment, and mater measuring, recording and telemetering devices.
- Tests, repairs and rewires power, light and control circuits in water, sewage and storm water pumping stations, and in water treatment plants.
- Overhauls pressure control and motor-operated valves.
- Repairs electronic equipment used in telemetering systems and in pump controls.
- Services and repairs gas-type chlorinators and liquid-type hypochlorinators.
- Disinfects wells and reservoirs to maintain water quality.
- Operates power equipment used in the removal or installation of turbine pumps in deep wells, the cleaning and removal of obstructions in deep wells, the preparation of casings in water wells, and the extension of columns, tubing and shafts.
- Uses instruments such as ammeters, volt-ohmmeters, oscilloscopes, and signal generators in testing and servicing equipment.
- Performs minor tune-up work on diesel engines used to drive generators.
- Maintains work and supply records.
- Maintains tools and equipment.
- Supervise helpers and sub-journey-level positions as needed.
- Drives automotive equipment to and from work sites that may include combination truck units with trailers of 6,000 pounds gross vehicle weight or over.
- Drivevehicles or equipment with a gross vehicle weight of 26,000 pounds or more to and from work sites as needed.
Requirements MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE: Option I:
Completion of a recognized electrical mechanic apprentice training program* of at least three years duration;
OR Option II:
Four years' electrical and mechanical experience in connection with the installation and repair of heavy duty electrical equipment such as found in generating plants, pumping stations and similar establishments.LICENSE/CERTIFICATES:
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 appointment to some positions in this class.**LICENSE/*CERTIFICATE INFORMATION:
In order to receive credit for any license(s) or certificate(s), you must
include a legible copy of the license(s) at the time of filing or within fifteen (15) calendar days of submitting an online application.
If you are unable to attach your documents, you may e-mail them to Fire-Examination@fire.lacounty.gov or fax them to (323) 264-7159. Failure to provide any required documentation will result in application rejection . Please include your Name, Exam Number, and the Exam Title on the submitted documents.
Successful applicants for positions that require driving must obtain and present a copy of his/her driving record from the California State Department of Motor Vehicles before final appointment. Applicants should not present a copy of their driving history until asked to do so by the hiring department. The County will make an individualized assessment of whether an applicant's driving history has a direct or adverse relationship with the specific duties of the job. License must not be currently suspended, restricted, or revoked.If the applicant does not have a driving record from the State of California, the applicant may be required to provide his/her driving record from any other state/jurisdiction. DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION:
- Experience trouble shooting and/or repairing AC/DC control systems, automatic transfer switches, conduit/wiring, electrical controls, electric motors, electrical valves, power generators, pumps, traffic signals, and/or wireless control systems.
- Journey level*** experience in the installation, repair, and maintenance of AC/DC control systems, automatic transfer switches, conduit/wiring, electrical controls, electric motors, electrical valves, power generators, pumps, traffic signals, and/or wireless control systems.
- A bachelor's degree**** from an accredited university***** with a degree inElectro-Mechanical Engineering Technology/Electrical Engineering or closely related field.
***Journey-level experience is defined as possessing the required knowledge, skills, and training to perform a full-range and diversity of work independently and reliably. Positions at this level operate with fairly significant freedom from day-to-day supervision and need little or guidance on such matters as selecting appropriate problem solving methods and techniques, locating appropriate regulations, or applying proper procedures to carry out work.
****In order to receive credit for any college or university degree, such as a Bachelor's degree or higher, you must
include a legible copy of either the Official Degree, Official Transcript(s), or Official Letter from the accredited institution (which shows the area of specialization and the date the degree was awarded) with the Registrar's signature and school seal at the time of filing or within fifteen (15) calendar days of submitting an online application
. If you are unable to attach your documents, you may e-mail them to Fire-Examination@fire.lacounty.gov or fax them to (323) 264-7159. Failure to provide any required documentation will result in application rejection . Please include your Name, Exam Number, and the Exam Title on the faxed documents.Note:
"Official Transcript" is defined as a transcript that bears the college seal and states "official and/or copy" issued by the school's Registrar Office. A printout of the transcript from the school's website is NOT
considered official and therefore, will not
be accepted and will result in your application being incomplete and rejected.
*****Accredited institutions are those listed in the publications of regional, national or international accrediting agencies, which are accepted by the Department of Human Resources. Publications such as American Universities and Colleges and International Handbook of Universities are acceptable references. Also Acceptable, if appropriate, are degrees that have been evaluated and deemed to be equivalent to degrees from United States accredited institutions by an academic credential evaluation agency recognized by The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services or the Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. (AICE). OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Vision :
Keen color perception. PHYSICAL CLASS:
4 - Arduous: Involves frequent heavy lifting over 25 pounds, often combined with bending, twisting, or working on irregular surfaces; and occasionally requires extraordinary physical activity.
Additional Information EXAMINATION CONTENT: This examination will consist oftwo (2) parts:Part I:
A multiple choice test weighted 60
%covering Safety Judgment, Attention to Detail, Mechanical Comprehension, Achievement, Safety Orientation, and Responsibility.Part II:
An Evaluation of Training and Experience weighted 40%
covering Professional Technical Knowledge of Equipment/Tools, Electrical Theory, and Troubleshooting.
THE MULTIPLE CHOICE TEST IS NOT REVIEWABLE BY CANDIDATES PER CIVIL SERVICE RULE 7.19. APPLICANTS MUST ACHIEVE A SCORE OF 70% OR HIGHER ON THE COMBINED SCORE OF PART I AND PART II IN ORDER TO BE PLACED ON THE ELIGIBLE REGISTER.Note:
Test invitation letters and other correspondences will be sent electronically to the e-mail address provided on your online application and also to your user account "inbox" on http://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/lacounty . It is important that applicants provide a valid e-mail address. The applicant's e-mail address must be able to receive e-mail notifications from fire.lacounty.gov and/or hr.lacounty.gov. Please add this domain to your e-mail address book and list of approved senders to prevent e-mail notifications from being filtered as spam/junk/clutter mail. Applicants should review the security settings on their computer and add http://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/lacounty as a secure site in the security settings in order to receive emails from governmentjobs.com . Applicants should also log into their governmentjobs.com account and under their profile, review their inbox for notifications. For specific information on how to access your inbox, please check the governmentjobs.com frequently asked questions.
Notice of Non-Acceptance and Final Results letterswill be sent via U.S. mail. Test scores cannot be given over the phone. TRANSFER OF SCORES:
Applicants that have taken identical test part(s) for other exams within the last twelve (12) months, will have their multiple choice test responses for the identical test part(s) automatically transferred to this examination. This examination contains test parts that may be used in the future for new examinations. Your score will be transferred to the new examination and you may not be allowed to re-take any identical test parts for at least twelve (12) months.TEST PREPARATION:
Study guides and other test preparation resources are available to help candidates prepare for employment tests. An interactive, Online Test Preparation System for taking practice tests may be accessed on the Department of Human Resources website at http://hr.lacounty.gov/ . Please click on Find a Job, then click on Job Search Toolkit. You can also access test preparation for the computerized portion of the test by going to http://www.shldirect.com/practice_tests.html . While test study guides will help in preparing for the test, we advise you to review ALL related materials that you deem necessary.ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION:
The names of candidates receiving a passing score on 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 IN THIS EXAMINATION MORE THAN ONCE EVERY TWELVE (12) MONTHS. BACKGROUND CHECK:
The County of Los Angeles is a Fair Chance employer. Except for a very limited number of positions, you will not be asked to provide information about a conviction history unless you receive a contingent offer of employment . The County will make an individualized assessment of whether your conviction history has a direct or adverse relationship with the specific duties of the job, and consider potential mitigating factors, including, but not limited to, evidence and extent of rehabilitation, recency of the offense (s), and age at the time of the offense(s). If asked to provide information about a conviction history, any convictions or court records which are exempted by a valid court order do not have to be disclosed.
Successful candidates who are given a conditional offer of employmentwill be required to complete acriminal background check, including a fingerprint search. A candidate with a conviction history which has a direct and adverse relationship with the duties of theElectro-Mechanic position may have his or her conditionaloffer of employment rescinded and be removed from the certification list pursuant to Civil Service Rule 6.04. SPECIAL INFORMATION : AVAILABLE SHIFT:
Any Shift - Appointees must be willing to work any shift, including evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays.VACANCY INFORMATION:
The resulting eligible register for this examination will be used to fill Electro-Mechanicvacancies within the Los Angeles County Fire Department as they occur.APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION:
Applications must be filed online only. We must receive your online application by 5:00 p.m. (PST), on the last day of filing. Applications submitted by U.S. mail, fax, or in person will not be accepted. Apply online by clicking on the green "Apply" button, when it becomes available, at the top right of this posting. You can also track the status of your application using this website. If you are unable to access the website, you may enter the following link to access your profile: http://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/lacounty .NOTE:
We must receive all required documents, if any,at the time of filing or within fifteen (15) calendar days of submitting your online application.
Please check your application to ensure that thedocuments are uploaded by logging on to County of Los Angeles Department of Human Resources website and reviewing your submitted application. Applicants must submit all documents to be considered (official diplomas, official transcripts, certificates, etc.) during application submission. All documents must be clear and legible. Although resumesmay be uploaded as attachments to the online application, resumes cannotbe accepted in lieu of completing the online application. If you are unable to attachdocuments, you may e-mail them to Fire-Examination@fire.lacounty.gov or fax the documents to (323) 264-7159at the time of filing or within fifteen (15) calendar days of submitting your online application.
Failure to provide the documentation will result in application rejection . Please include your Name, the Exam Number, and the Exam Title on the faxed documents.
The acceptance of your application depends on whether you haveclearly
shown that you meet theMinimum
Requirementsand you have completely filled out your application. Please fill out your application and the supplemental questionnaire completely and correctly to receive full credit for any related education, training, and job experience. For each job held, give the name and address of your employer, your actual job title, beginning and ending dates, total number of hours worked (full or part-time), and description of work performed. Provide any relevant job experience and training in the spaces provided so we can evaluate your qualifications for this job. Your application will be rejected if it is incomplete. We may reject your application at any time during the selection process.IMPORTANT NOTE:
Please note that ALL
information included in the application materials is subject to VERIFICATION
at any point during the examination and hiring process, including after an appointment has been made. FALSIFICATION
of any information may result in DISQUALIFICATION
or RESCISSION OF APPOINTMENT
. Utilizing VERBIAGE
from the Class Specification and/or Minimum Requirements serving as your description of duties WILL NOT
be sufficient to demonstrate that you meet the requirements. Doing so may result in an INCOMPLETE APPLICATION
and you may be DISQUALIFIED
.ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REGARDING ONLINE FILING: SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER:
It is important that you provide your own Social Security Number (SSN) at the time of filing to ensure your application is processed accurately. Please include your SSN for record control purposes. Federal law requires that all employed persons have a SSN.COMPUTER AND INTERNET ACCESS AT PUBLIC LIBRARIES:
For applicants 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 by visiting http://www.colapublib.org/ libs .NO SHARING OF USER ID, E-MAIL, AND PASSWORD:
If you do not already have an account/profile with the County of Los Angeles, you will need to create one. All applicants must file their application online using theirOWN
user ID and password. Using someone else's user ID and password may erase the original candidate's application record.ADA Coordinator Phone:
(323) 838-2239Teletype Phone:
(800) 735-2922California Relay Services Phone:
(800) 735-2922Department Contact Name:
Fire Examination SectionDepartment Contact Phone:
(323) 838-2239Department Contact E-mail: