DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS
02/23/2016- until the needs of the service are met and is subject to closure at any time without prior notice.
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 Water Service Helper II is responsible for performing a combination of the following essential job functions: assists in installing, maintaining and repairing service connections, water mains, meters, hydrants, water storage tanks, pumping equipment and appurtenant facilities; assists in controlling traffic at construction and maintenance sites; assists in cleaning and maintaining tools and equipment; assists in cutting, threading, and fitting pipe; assists in testing and repairing water meters in the field or shop; assists with cleaning water storage tanks, pipes, and pumping plant equipment; operates and maintains vehicles and equipment for installing water systems facilities and excavating and backfilling operations; transports construction equipment to and from work sites; reads water meters;assists in using hydraulic, pneumatic, and hand tools to break pavement, drill, dig and backfill trenches and repair pavement; responds to emergencies during normally scheduled time off and works unscheduled shifts to meet emergency requirements, as needed; anddrives vehicles or equipment with a gross vehicle weight of 26,000 pounds or more to and from work sites, as needed.
Completion of an approved work-training program of one year's duration in water service work in the service of the County of Los Angeles.
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.
A Water System Distribution Operator Grade D1 Certificate issued by the California Department of Health Services will be required for appointment tothis 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.
Some positions in this classification may be required to perform functions where passing periodic specialized medical examinations is required by law such as for respirator use or confined space, asbestos operations, or pesticide application. Initial appointment and retention in such
assignments may be contingent upon meeting such medical requirements.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION
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 YEARS WILL NOT BE APPOINTED.
*Accredited colleges and universities include all four-year colleges and universities, and two-year colleges (i.e., community, junior colleges) that meet the accreditation guidelines indicated on the bulletin.
Completion of water supply principals or drinking water treatment courses such as Water Systems Operation and Maintenance, Water Systems Distribution, and Water Treatmentfrom an accredited college or university.*
Possession of a valid Water Distribution Operator Grade D2 Certificate issued by the California Department of Public Health.
Possession of a valid Water Treatment Operator Grade T1 or T2 Certificate issued by the California Department of Public Health.
This examination will consist of an evaluation of education , experience, and desirable qualificationsbased on application information weighted 50% and an Appraisal of Promotability weighted 50%. The Appraisal of Promotability will evaluate such factors as knowledge and skills, personal and public relations, productivity, written and oral communications, adaptability, and dependability. 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.
The names of candidates receiving a passing grade on the examination will be added to the eligible register in the order of their score group for a period of twelve (12) months following the date of eligibility.
Applications will be processed on an as-received basis and 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 eligible register for this examination will be used to fill vacancies in the Waterworks Division, Malibu and Lancaster areas.
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, 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.
In order to receive credit for any type of college coursework or certification,applicants MUST
provide a legible copy of their transcripts or certification withinfifteen (15) calendar days from filing.
Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.
FILE USING ONE OF THE METHODS BELOW:
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 applicationby 5:30 p.m., Pacific Standard Time, on the last day of filing.
Note: if you are unable to attach required documents, you must **** within fifteen (15) calendar days from filing. Please include your name, exam number, and exam title on the faxed documents.
FILING BY U.S. MAIL OR IN PERSON
We must receive your completed applicationat the address below by 5:30 p.m., Pacific Standard Time.
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
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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