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