WATER SERVICE WORKER

  • LOS ANGELES COUNTY
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Mar 12, 2019
Full Time Water and Wastewater Treatment
  • Salary: $4,187.82 - $5,203.28 Monthly

Job Description





COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS

TYPE OF RECRUITMENT
Departmental Promotional Job Opportunity

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

EXAM NUMBER
C-7849-V

APPLICATION FILING DATES

Beginning Tuesday,March 12, 2019at 7:00 a.m., Pacific Standard Time (PST). This examination will remain openuntil the needs of the service are met and is subject to closure without prior notice.

ONLINE FILING ONLY FOR THIS EXAMINATION. APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED VIA U.S. MAIL, E-MAIL, FAX, OR IN PERSON WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

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 by the last day of filing.

Withhold Information: Permanent employees who have completed their initial probationary period and hold a qualifying payroll title may file for this examination if they are within six months of meeting the experience requirements by the last day of filing. However, the names of such employees will be withheld from the certification list until the required experience is fully met.

Essential Job Functions
A Water Service Worker is responsible for performing a combination of the following essential job functions: installs, maintains, and repairs service connections, water mains, meters, hydrants, and water storage and pumping plant equipment; cleans and maintains tools and equipment; sets up traffic control for work sites; makes connections to existing water mains, installs valves, pipelines, and service connections; uses hydraulic, pneumatic and hand tools to break pavement, drill, dig, backfill and repair pavement; cuts, threads, fits, and solders pipe; reads water meters; tests and repairs meters in the field or shop; investigates and resolves routine customer problems, including shut-off procedures; conducts limited technical inspections of water system improvements performed by private contractors; completes all applicable paperwork; for example: timesheets, meter exchange reports, and maintenance records; operates and maintains vehicles and equipment for installing water system facilities and excavating and backfilling operations; transports construction equipment to and from work sites; may respond to emergencies during normally scheduled time off and work unscheduled shifts to meet emergency requirements; andrequiresdriving vehicles or equipment with a gross vehicle weight of 26,000 pounds or more to and from work sites.
Requirements
SELECTION REQUIREMENTS
Four years' of experience in the installation, maintenance, and repair of water service facilities, one year of which must have been as a Water Service Helper II in the service of the County of Los AngelesPublic Works.* Experience in plumbing installation, maintenance and repair, steam fitting work, or industrial pipe fitting may be substituted for up to two years of the required experience.

LICENSE
  • A valid California Class C Driver License is required to perform job-related essential functions.
  • A valid California Class A Driver License may be required for appointment to some positions in this class. Persons who cannot hold a Class A Driver License because of a medically documented disability may be exempted from the license requirement.
  • A valid Water Distribution Operator Grade D1 Certificate issued by the California State Water Resources Control Board is required.
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  • Possession of a valid Water Distribution Operator Grade D2 Certificate issued by the California State Water Resources Control Board; or must meet such certification requirements within six (6) months upon appointment.

License Information: 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.

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.

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.

REQUIREMENT INFORMATION
*To qualify, applicants must have County status as a Water Service Helper II as evidenced by holding such payroll title for the required period of time. NO OUT-OF-CLASS EXPERIENCE WILL BE ACCEPTED.

Additional Information

EXAMINATION CONTENT
This examination will consist of two (2) parts:

Part I: A written test weighted 50% covering: knowledge of safety rules and regulations, heavy equipment operations and maintenance, Federal and State Regulations pertaining to water quality, Water District's Standard Specifications, proper maintenance, and operations of water system construction materials; mathematical ability, and ability to read water meters and interpret construction plans. In addition, candidates are encouraged to review the following for the written test.

1.) Waterworks Districts Standard Specifications
2.) California Administrative Code - Title 17
3.) California Administrative Code - Title 22

Only those candidates who achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on the written test will be eligible to proceed to Part II of the examination.

THE WRITTEN TEST IS NOT REVIEWABLE BY CANDIDATES PER CIVIL SERVICE RULE 7.19.

Part II: An Appraisal of Promotability weighted 50% which 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 part of the examination in order to be placed on the eligible register.

Final results will be sent by U.S. postal mail. Test scores cannot be disclosed over the phone.

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

SPECIAL INFORMATION
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.

APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION
Fill out your applicationcompletely. 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 SelectionRequirements. 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, and description of work performed. All information supplied by applicants is subject to verification. We may reject your application at any time during the examination or selectionprocess.

IMPORTANT NOTES:
  • Please note that ALL information included in the application materialsis 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 Class Specification and/or Selection Requirements serving as your description of duties WILL NOT be sufficient to meet the requirements. Doing so may result in an INCOMPLETE APPLICATION and you may be DISQUALIFIED .

ONLINE FILING ONLY
Apply online by clicking on thegreen"Apply" button at the top right of thisposting. You can also track the status of your application using this website.
We must receive your application by 5:30 p.m., Pacific Standard Time (PST), on the last day of filing.
Note: if you are unable to attach required documents, you must e-mail them to ynerva@dpw.lacounty.gov within fifteen (15) calendar days from filing. Please include your name, exam number and exam title.

SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER
Please include your Social Security Number for record control purposes. Federal law requires that all employed persons have a Social Security Number.

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: Sandy Nerva
Department Contact Phone: (626) 458-2141
Department Contact Email: ynerva@dpw.lacounty.gov

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


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