COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS
TYPE OF RECRUITMENT
Open Competitive Job Opportunity
APPLICATION FILING PERIOD
Beginning Tuesday,April 18, 2017 at 7:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST). This examination will remain open until the needs of the service are met and may be closed at any time without advanced notice.
Essential Job Functions
AConstruction Inspector is responsible for performing a combination of the following essential job functions: inspects permitted activities in the public and flood control district rights of way to ensure compliance with the permit and approved plans; inspects permitted activitiesto ensure proper restoration of existing improvements;interprets engineered construction plans; reports variances and documents inspections; responds to inquiries and complaints from the public; performs continuous inspection on one or more projects; identifies, reports, resolves minor issues impacting assigned project; ensures approved materials are received and correctly implanted within the project; coordinates testing of materialswhen necessary; performs calculations from the plans verifying locations, grades and depth of utilities within the project; identifies non-compliant work and takes appropriate action to bring back into compliance; ensures all changes and/or modifications are noted on the final plans; hasgeneral knowledge of code requirements; makesphotographic documentation of the progression of the assigned project; has basic understanding and use of computers including programs such as Word, Excel and Outlook; documents andmaintains thorough, accurate and informative daily, weekly, monthly and final reports; maintains dialog, coordination and communication with other departments, external agencies and the public;understands CALOSHA worksite safety requirements; uses departmentequipment and safety attire in accordance to all rules and regulations; thoroughly reviews plans and specifications and reports any discrepancies to supervisor;immediately reports critical issues and/or possible delays to supervisor; ensures any required permits have been obtainedand are being followed; completes monthly payment report and submits change order requests when warranted; attends all safety meetings and assigned training classes;and drives to and from assigned projects and complies with all departmental driving policies.
Oneyear ofexperience in the supervision or inspection of engineering construction work* including reading and interpreting complex construction blueprints andmaking calculationstherefrom.
A valid California Class C Driver License is required to perform job-related essential functions.
License Information: All successful applicants for this position will be subject to driving record verification before being appointed. Driver License must not be suspended, restricted, or revoked. AN APPLICANT WHOSE DRIVING RECORD SHOWS FOUR OR MORE MOVING VIOLATIONS WITHIN THE LAST TWO (2) YEARS WILL NOT BE APPOINTED.
Physical Class III - Moderate: Includes standing or walking most of the time, with bending, stooping, squatting, twisting, and reaching; includes working on irregular surfaces, occasionally lifting objects weighing over 25 pounds, and frequent lifting of 10-25 pounds.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION:
*Engineering construction work is defined as: horizontal construction including infrastructure projects such asroads, bridges, flood control facilities, utilities,and otherengineering structures.
This examination will consist of two parts:
Part I: A qualifying written test covering basic mathematics, reading comprehension, and the ability to read and interpret complex construction blueprints. Only candidates who achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on the written test will proceed to Part II of the examination.
THE WRITTEN TEST IS NOT REVIEWABLE BY CANDIDATES PER CIVIL SERVICE RULE 7.19.
Part II: An interview weighted 100% will evaluate experience, personal fitness and general ability to perform the duties of the position.
Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on each weighted 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.
The names of candidates receiving a passinggrade in 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.
NO PERSON MAY COMPETE FOR THIS EXAMINATION MORE THAN ONCE EVERY TWELVE (12) MONTHS.
Applications will be processed on an as-received basis and those receiving a passing score will be promulgated to the eligible register accordingly.
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.
The resulting eligibleregister for this examination will be used to fill vacancies throughout the Department of Public Works.
APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION:
Fill out your application completely. 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 Minimum 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 supplied by applicants is subject to verification. We may reject your application at any time during the examination process.
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.
of any information may result in DISQUALIFICATION
or RESCISSION OF APPOINTMENT .
from Class Specification and/orMinimum 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 .
FILE USING ONE OF THE METHODS BELOW:
Apply online by clicking on the greenApplybutton at the top right of thisposting. You can track the status of your application using the website.
We must receive your application by 5:30 p.m., Pacific Standard Time, on the last day of filing.
Applicants who apply online must upload any required documents as attachments during application submission or **** within fifteen (15) calendar days from filing online. Please include your Name, Exam Number and the Exam Title on the faxed documents.
FILING BY U.S. MAIL OR IN PERSON
We must receive your completed application at the address below by 5:30 p.m., Pacific Standard Time, on the last day of filing.
Department of Public Works
Human Resources Division
900 South Fremont Avenue, Lobby Floor
Alhambra, CA 91803-1331
Office Hours: Monday through Thursday, ONLY, between 7:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Please note this office is closed on Fridays.
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.
California Relay Services:
Closing Date/Time: Continuous
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