DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURAL COMMISSIONER/WEIGHTS AND MEASURES
July 27, 2016at 8:00 a.m. (PST)- Until the needs of theDepartment are met and is subject to closure without prior notice.
TYPE OF RECRUITMENT:
Open Competitive Job Opportunity
Serves as a working lead person of a crew clearing weeds, brush, and combustible debris from property in fire hazard areas.
Positions allocable to this class report to a higher-level supervisor and are distinguished by their responsibility for leading a crew or crews engaged in weed and debris clearance, the preparation of work reports, and coordination with property owners prior to, or during, clearance work. This responsibility includes inspecting property both before and after clearing, ensuring clearance operations are necessary, properly coordinated, and completed, maintaining and ensuring the proper use of all equipment and tools used in the clearing operations, and ensuring that all safety procedures and regulations are followed. Positions in this classreceive instruction in and areexpected to learn, comply with, and ensure safe operating practices and procedures, departmental safety regulations, CAL-OSHA regulations, and Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) guidelines.
Essential Job Functions
Leads the work of a weed clearance crew clearing property of grass, weeds, and other combustibles, and loading debris on trucks for removal.
Demonstrates and ensures safe operating practices and procedures, departmental safety regulations, CAL-OSHA regulations, and Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) guidelines for use of safety equipment, protective devices, herbicide/pesticide applications, special clothing, etc.
Coordinates and evaluates weed, brush, and rubbish clearing operations conducted by vendors, including tractor operations and hand work.
Inspects properties prior to, during, and after clearance to determine the necessity and type of clearance and to ensure completion of the work.
Prepares all required reports relating to the clearance of weeds, brush, and/or other debris from property.
Assists in the updating of the Assessor's Map Book and maps used by the Weed Abatement Division.
Ensures the proper use and maintenance of tools and equipment used in clearing operations and may participate in maintenance and repair of the tools.
Discusses and coordinates clearance problems or complaints with property owners, homeowner associations, or other interested parties.
Drives a variety of Class C vans or trucks up to 26,000 pounds Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) to different job sites throughout Los Angeles County.
Provides workers with assistance in performing duties as necessary to meet deadlines.
Orders the performance of corrective work when problems occur during weed clearing and recommends procedural changes to avoid such problems.
Operates powered equipment, such as mowers, tractors, twin-axel vehicles, chain-saws, electric clippers, weed trimmers, pole saws, sod cutters, or pruning saws.
Recommends changes in working conditions or equipment use to increase crew efficiency.
Uses a variety of electronic technology such as, but not limited to, desktop computers and computer tablets and other office equipment.
Uses basic software such as, but not limited to, Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer, etc.
Uses hand tools, such as shovels, rakes, clippers, hedge or brush trimmers, or axes.
Six months ofpaid, full-time outdoor work experience in the eradication and control of weeds, brush, or other vegetation.
Six months of paid, full-time outdoor work experience in a lead capacityovermanual laborers performing eradication and control of weeds, brush, or other vegetation.
A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.
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:
*In order to receive credit for any license, certificate, or training seminar you must
include a legible copy of the officiallicense or official certificate of completion, respectively, with your application or within 15 calendar days of filing.
A valid California Class B Driver License.*
A valid Qualified Applicator's Certificate (QAC) issued by the State of California, Department of Pesticide Regulation.*
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.
This examination will consist of an evaluation of training and experience based on application information and the desirable qualifications weighted 100%.
CANDIDATES MUCH ACHIEVE A PASSING SCORE OF 70% OR HIGHER ON THIS EXAMINATION IN ORDER TO BE PLACED ON THE ELIGIBLE REGISTER.
The names ofcandidates receiving a passing score in the examination will be placed on the eligibleregister in the order of their score group for a period oftwelve (12) months following the date of eligibility. Applications will be processed on an as-received basis. No person may compete for this examination more than once in atwelve (12) month period.
The resulting eligibleregisterfor this examination will be usedto fill TEMPORARY
vacancies in the Department of Agricultural Commissioner/Weights and Measures.
Appointees will be required to work any shift, including evenings, nights, weekends,and holidays.
APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION:
Fill out your application and Job Specific Questionnairecompletely. 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 Selection 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 is subject to verification.We may reject your application at any time during the examinationprocess.
Apply online by clicking on the Apply tab for this posting. We encourage you to apply online so you can track the status of your application and get notified of your progress by email.
We must receive your application and Job Specific Questionnaireby 5:00 PM, Pacific Standard Time, on the last day of filing.
All information is subject to verification. We may reject your application at any time during the examination and hiring process, including after appointment has been made. Falsification of any information may result in disqualification or rescission of appointment.
from the Class Specification and Selection Requirements serving as your description of duties WILL
be sufficient to demonstrate that you met the requirements. Doingso may result in an INCOMPLETE APPLICATION
and you may be DISQUALIFIED
If you are unable to attach required documents, you must **** or email them to Tanya Marchese at TMarchese@ acwm.lacounty.gov within fifteen (15) calendar days from filing online or your application willbe rejected. Please include your name, exam number, and exam title on allthe faxed documents.
SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER
All applicants must enter a valid social security number at the time of filing. Entering anything other than a valid social security (i.e. 000-00-0000, 111-11-1111, etc.) will result in an automatic rejection of your application.
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.
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