DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS
11/27/2012 - until the needs of the service are met and is subject to closure at any time without prior notice.
TYPE OF RECRUITMENT
Open Competitive Job Opportunity
Essential Job Functions
A Tree Trimmer Working Supervisor is responsible for performing a combination of the following essential job functions: assigns and prioritizes work; supervises and participates in the work of the District's tree personnel; uses County's Maintenance Management System (MMS) to obtain and update tree maintenance records and Scheduler program to manage and schedule work; inspects trees and determines contract services needed; trains crew members in tree care/work methods and appropriate care and use of equipment; trains crew members in all pertinent safety regulations; responds to complaints and requests for service; responds, participates and supervises emergency tree work; drives a medium or heavy truck in the performance of daily and emergency duties; assists the District Supervisor in interpretation and implementation of relevant department policies; initiates requisitions for equipment and supplies needed to carry out tree-related work; and creates and maintains various work records and reports, including personnel, equipment and work performed.
Two years of experience at the journey-level* in tree maintenance and care work.
A valid California Class B Driver License** is required to perform job-related essential functions. 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.
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
*Journey-level experience is defined as possessing the required knowledge, skills, and training to perform a full range and diversity of work independently and reliably. Positions at this level operate with fairly significant freedom from day-to-day supervision and need little or no guidance on such matters as selecting appropriate problem solving methods and techniques, locating appropriate regulations, or applying proper procedures to carry out work.
License Information: 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 hired. 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 BE NOT APPOINTED.
**A COPY OF THE CALIFORNIA CLASS B DRIVER LICENSE MUST BE SUBMITTED AT THE TIME OF FILING.
Courses in Tree Horticulture or related field.
This examination will consist of three parts:
Part I: Qualifying written test of knowledge related to tree trimming and supervision. Only those candidates who earn a score of 70% or higher on the written test will be invited to the performance test. THE WRITTEN TEST IS NOT REVIEWABLE BY CANDIDATES PER CIVIL SERVICE RULE 7.19.
Part II: Qualifying Tree Trimmer Performance Test consisting of inspection of safety equipment; knot typing; tree climbing (footlock or body thrust method); use of a chain saw; procedure for cutting and lowering limbs; procedure for felling a tree; and correct use of a brush chipper. Only those who have successfully passed Part I & Part II will be invited to the Interview.
Part III: Interview weighted 100% covering training, experience, personal fitness and general ability to perform the duties of the position. Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on the interview in order to be placed on the eligible register.
The names of candidates receiving a passing grade in the examination will be placed on the eligible register in the order of their score group for a period of twelve (12) months following the date of eligibility.
NO PERSONS MAY COMPETE FOR THIS EXAMINATION MORE THAN ONCE EVERY TWELVE (12) MONTHS.
The resulting eligible register for this examination will be used to fill a vacancy in the Road Maintenance Division.
APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION
Fill out your application and Job Specific Questionnaire (if any) 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 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 supplied by applicants is subject to verification. We may reject your application at any time during the examination process.
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 application and Job Specific Questionnaire (if any) by 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 five (5) 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 application and Job Specific Questionnaire (if any) 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.
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.
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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ADA Coordinator ****
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