Examination Weight: Written Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100%
The examination will consist of a multiple-choice written test in which candidates may be examined for knowledge of: different types of installations such as industrial, process, office and underground; theory and principles of direct current and alternating current; safety principles, regulations, and practices including Cal/OSHA regulations, procedures for working near energized equipment or areas of high fire danger, and protective clothing and equipment; mathematics sufficient to calculate lengths, areas, volumes, and quantities of materials and to do electrical calculations such as power factors, current-voltage relationships, or setting ranges on meters; ability to: construct electrical systems; use and modify plans for electrical construction in compliance with the National Electrical, LA Municipal, and State Codes and safety orders; install, inspect, maintain, overhaul, repair, and troubleshoot low, medium, and high voltage transformers, meter and conventional controls, relays, protective devices, and power consumption meters, 110v and 220v wiring and lighting systems, low, medium, and high voltage switchboards and switching systems, motors and generators, motor control systems, uninterruptible power supplies, and batteries and D.C. power supplies; read and interpret technical reports, diagrams, codes, Cal/OSHA regulations and standards; and other necessary skills, knowledge and abilities.
1. This examination is based on a validation study, and as provided by Civil Service Commission Rule 4.20, the written test will not be subject to candidate inspection
2. You may take this test only once every 365 days during the administration of this examination.
3. The promotional list will ordinarily be used ahead of the open competitive list. However, if open competitive candidates receive a higher score, without military credits, than the highest available promotional candidate, after adding 0.25 of a point seniority credit for each year of service, the Civil Service Commission, upon request of the appointing authority, may approve certification of such open competitive candidates ahead of the promotional candidates.
4. The incumbents of some positions in this class may be subject to periodic medical work fitness evaluations and also may be required to be clean shaven for use of Self Contained Breathing Apparatus. This is based on OSHA regulations that require employees in positions involving work in confined spaces to meet certain medical criteria.
5. Based on City policy, before being hired in one of these positions, you may be required to undergo a drug and alcohol screening test.
6. Applications are accepted subject to review to ensure that minimum qualifications are met. Candidates may be disqualified at any time if it is determined that they do not possess the minimum qualifications stated on this bulletin.
7. As a covered entity under the Fair Employment and Housing Act and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City of Los Angeles does not discriminate on the basis of disability and upon request, will provide reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access to its programs, services, and activities. To request a disability accommodation, please complete the Disability Accommodation Form within 14 calendar days of the submittal of the City application. The Disability Accommodation Form can be obtained athttp://per.lacity.org/exams/verify_disability.pdf.
8. A final average score of 70% is required to be placed on the eligible list.
9. You must have received a regular appointment to a City position or be on a reserve list to file on a promotional basis.
10. In conjunction with Civil Service rules, applicants who are current eligible City employees or are on a reserve list will be considered Promotional candidates while all other applicants will be considered Open candidates.
11. Your rank on the employment list may change as candidates from other administrations of the examination are merged onto one list.
12. Some positions may require a valid California driver’s license prior to appointment. Applicants will be disqualified and not eligible for hire if within the past 36 months they were convicted of a major moving violation, such as driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, and may be disqualified if there are three or more moving violations and/or at-fault accidents within the past 36 months.
If you receive and accept an offer of employment to a regular position with the City of Los Angeles, your employee benefit coverage (including health and dental coverage as well as life insurance) will commence approximately six weeks after your original regular appointment. Not all positions in the City receive benefit coverage; you should inquire regarding the availability of employee benefits prior to accepting a position.
THIS EXAMINATION IS TO BE GIVEN BOTH ON AN
INTERDEPARTMENTAL PROMOTIONAL AND AN OPEN COMPETITIVE BASIS
The City of Los Angeles does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, creed, color, ancestry, medical condition (cancer), or Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome.