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Communications Tower And Line Worker
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Los Angeles County | Los Angeles, CA
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Position/Program Information

FILING START DATE: 12/12/18 at 7:00 a.m., PST.


REBULLETIN INFORMATION: This announcement is a rebulletin to reopen the exam, update the filing period, Additional Information, Special Information and convert to a register. This announcement supersedes the previous bulletin posted on October 10, 2017. Persons who have already applied within the last twelve (12) months need not reapply, but may submit additional information by the last day of filing. The information must include the correct examination title and number.

TYPE OF RECRUITMENT: Open Competitive Job Opportunity


Performs journey-level communications tower and line work in the installation, alteration, maintenance and repair of communications antennas, lines, cables and accessories.


Positions allocable to this class report to a communications tower and line supervisor, and are characterized by their work at heights on steel communications towers. These positions are differentiated from other line worker classifications by their primary duties being related to communications services.

These positions require incumbents to exercise knowledge of the procedures, techniques and equipment used to install, alter, maintain and repair communications antennas, and copper and fiber-optic lines, cables and related accessories. Incumbents must also exercise knowledge of safe work practices in rigging, working at heights on microwave-communications towers and utility poles, and in manholes and other below-grade confined spaces.

Incumbents regularly lift tools, supplies and equipment exceeding 50 pounds, climb steel towers up to 200 feet tall, and use lineman gaffs to climb utility poles. A high degree of attention is required to prevent injury to themselves and others. Incumbents perform tasks that require lifting, reaching, pulling, and bending. Physical dexterity, color perception, and visual acuity are required for working with color-coded copper wires and fiber-optic cables, bundles, and hair-width strands.Essential Job Functions

Installs, alters, maintains and repairs communications antennas, including microwave dish antennas with radomes, and associated antenna feeds; and, fabricates and assembles cable raceway and antenna mounting hardware.

Performs structural maintenance of tall steel towers; occasionally erects small towers.

Installs, maintains and repairs telephone poles, crossarms, pole fixtures, and guy wires.

Installs, splices, terminates and repairs aerial and underground copper and fiber-optic communications cables.

Tests and troubleshoots copper and fiber-optic communications cables; locates and repairs faults.

Installs, maintains and repairs underground communications cable duct systems.

Participates in the set-up and operation of temporary emergency communications systems.

Installs and maintains non-energized electrical service drops and power lines.

Performs rigging and lifting using utility line trucks and equipment.

Trims trees around communications sites, equipment, and communication lines.

May lead the work of a crew.

Operates a forklift and other material-handling equipment.

Operates utility line truck booms, attachments and winches for aerial access, auguring, lifting, and pole setting.

Drives automotive equipment, including vehicles exceeding 26,000 pounds GVWR, to and from work sites; and, tows trailers and pole dollies as required.



* Completion of a recognized telephone or power line worker apprentice training program of at least three years duration -OR- Four years of experience in the installation, alteration, maintenance and repair of outside overhead communications or power lines and equipment, one year of which must have been at the journey-level.


A valid California Class B Driver License is required to perform essential job-related functions.

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. A copy of your driving record must be presented at the time of 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 NOT BE APPOINTED.


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.



Vision and color perception must be adequate to effectively and safely perform essential job-related functions.


* Applicants claiming successful completion of apprentice training program must attach a copy of their certificate of successful completion at the time of filing or within 15 calendar days of filing. Apprenticeship training must be recognized by a national, global, or regional accrediting agency, the California State Department of Education, the California State Department of Labor Division of Apprenticeship Standards, or the Council for Private Post Secondary, and Vocational Education.

Journey level experience is defined as possessing the required knowledge, skills, and training to perform a full-range and diversity of work independently. Persons 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.

Please ensure application/resume contains detailed information specifically addressing journey level experience, educational background, and/or specialized training courses/programs completed. Also, the required technical experience can be a combination of County and/or outside experience.


Ability to interact effectively with all levels of staff both internally and externally.

Effective verbal communication skill.

Additional Information


* Please note that ALL information included in the application materials is subject to VERIFICATION at any point during the examination and hiring process, including after an appointment has been made.
* FALSIFICATION of any information may result in DISQUALIFICATION.
* Utilizing VERBIAGE from Class Specification and Selection 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.


Part I: A qualifying *performance test consisting of tools and materials identification, knot tying, assembling cross arm, climbing a pole (18 foot above ground level) to install cross arm, and installing down guy to an anchor.

Only candidates who achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on Part I will proceed to Part II of this examination.

Part II: An interview covering training, experience, personal fitness and the general ability to perform the duties of the position weighted at 100%

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.

* Candidates must successfully pass all five (5) components (consisting of tools and materials identification, knot tying, assembling cross arm, climbing a pole (18 foot above ground level) to install cross arm, and installing down guy to an anchor) of the performance test in order to proceed to the interview portion of the exam.


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 promulgation. Passing this examination and being placed on the Eligible Register do not guarantee an offer of employment.

Applications will be processed on an as received basis and promulgated to the eligible register accordingly.


The County of Los Angeles is a Fair Chance employer. Except for a very limited number of positions, you will not be asked to provide information about a conviction history unless you receive a contingent offer of employment. The County will make an individualized assessment of whether your conviction history has a direct or adverse relationship with the specific duties of the job, and consider potential mitigating factors, including, but not limited to, evidence and extent of rehabilitation, recency of the offense(s), and age at the time of the offense(s). If asked to provide information about a conviction history, any convictions or court records which are exempted by a valid court order do not have to be disclosed.


The resulting Eligible List for this examination will be used to fill vacancies in the Internal Services Department, Facilities Operation Service, Alterations & Improvements Division located at 1100 N. Eastern Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90063.



Applications must be filed online only. Applications submitted by U.S. Mail, Fax, or in person will not be accepted. Apply online by clicking on the green "Apply" button at the top right of this posting. You can also track the status of your application using this web site. If you are unable to access the website, you may enter the following link to access your profile:


We must receive your application and additional documents, if any, by 5:30 pm, PST, on the last day of filing. If you are unable to attach the required documents you may fax or email the exam analyst within 15 calendar days of filing. Please include the exam number and the exam title.

Provide any relevant job experience and training in the spaces provided so we can evaluate your qualifications for the job. For each field, give the name and address of your employer, your title, beginning and ending dates, number of hours worked per week, description of work performed.

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.

Direct copies of class specifications and selection requirements as your description of duties will not be sufficient to meet requirements.

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.

COMPUTER AND INTERNET ACCESS AT PUBLIC 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.

NO SHARING OF USER ID AND PASSWORD: All applicants must file their application online using their own user ID and password. Using a family member's or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.

ADA Coordinator Phone: (323) 267-2432

Teletype Phone: (800) 899-4099

Alternate Teletype Phone: (800) 897-0077

California Relay Services Phone: (800) 735-2922

Department Contact Name: Hugo Vasquez

Department Contact Phone: (323) 881-3670

Department Fax: (323) 780-9006

Department Contact Email: hvasquez@isd.lacounty.gov

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