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Employment Type:
Full time
Posted:
10/28/2018
Job Category:
Physical Labor
Public Works Laborer, Permanent
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Los Angeles County | Los Angeles, CA
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Job Description

Position/Program Information

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS

FILING DATES

06/01/2011 - until the needs of the service are met and is subject to closure at any time without prior notice.

EXAM NUMBER

C5922D

SPECIAL SALARY INFORMATION

Consistent with Section 6.109.130 of the County of Los Angeles Code, persons holding the title of Public Works Laborer (Item 5922), who are engaged on a permanent full-time basis in sewer maintenance duties, shall be compensated at a rate of two salary schedules higher than otherwise noted.

TYPE OF RECRUITMENT

Departmental Promotional Opportunity

Restricted to permanent employees of the above Department who have successfully completed their initial probationary period.

Essential Job Functions

A Public Works Laborer is responsible for performing a variety of arduous manual labor tasks such as bending, climbing, stooping, lifting, pushing and pulling heavy objects in the construction, maintenance and/or repair of dams, debris basins, levees, flood control channels, flood control and water conservation facilities, County roads, and sewer systems. These duties may include graffiti and weed abatement, drain cleaning, traffic light repairs, sign cleaning and repairing, general sewer maintenance, tree planting, median improvements, concrete repairs, wheelchair ramp installation and stocking; and drive automotive equipment to work sites, which may include combination truck units with trailers of 6,000 pounds gross vehicle weight or over.

Requirements

SELECTION REQUIREMENTS

Current status as a Public Works Laborer, Temporary in the service of the County of Los Angeles.*

LICENSE

A valid California Class C Driver License is required to perform job-related essential functions. A valid California Class A or Class B Driver License may be required for some positions in this class.

PHYSICAL 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

* To qualify, applicants who presently hold the position of Public Works Laborer, Temporary must have completed at least 120 working days (equivalent to 960 work hours) of satisfactory service with the County of Los Angeles as a Public Works Laborer, Temporary.

License Information: 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 VIOLAITONS WITHIN THE LAST TWO YEARS WILL NOT BE APPOINTED.

The County is required to comply with the Federal regulations which require a 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's licenses and who are assigned to drive County vehicles.

Additional Information

EXAMINATION CONTENT

This examination will consist of an evaluation of education and experience based upon application information weighted 50% and an Appraisal of Pormotability weighted 50%. The Appraisal of Promotability will evaluate knowledge and skills, personal and public relations, productivity, written and oral communication, 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.

ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION

The names of the candidates receiving a passing score on the examination will be added to the eligible register and, unless appointed, will appear in the order of their score group for a period of six months following the date of eligibility.

NO PERSON MY COMPETE FOR THIS EXAMINATION MORE THAN ONCE EVERY SIX (6) MONTHS.

VACANCY INFORMATION

The resulting eligible register for this examination will be used to fill vacancies in the Department of Public Works.

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. All information is subject to verification. We may reject your application at any time during selection process.

We may close this examination without prior notice.

File using ONE of the methods below:

INSTRUCTIONS FOR FILING ONLINE:

We encourage you to apply online by clicking on the link above or below this bulletin that reads, Apply to Job 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 Time, on the last day of filing.

Note: If you are unable to attach required documents, you may fax them to (626) 979-5440 within five (5) days of filing. Please include exam number and exam title.

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 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 Friday.

SPECIAL INFORMATION

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.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Department Contact Name: Sandy Nerva

Department Contact Phone: (626) 458-2141

Department Contact Email: ynerva@dpw.lacounty.gov

ADA Coordinator Phone: (626) 458-2141

Teletype Phone: (626) 282-7829

California Relay Services: (800) 735-2922

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