Examination Weights: WrittenTest . . . . . . . . . . . .Qualifying
Interview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100%
The examination will consist of a qualifying written test and interview. In the qualifying written test, which will consist of multiple-choice questions, candidates may be examined for knowledge of: the precepts of chemistry and principles of physics; metric system sufficient to convert measurements; and the ability to identify and safely use hand tools and operate power equipment; perform basic arithmetic, algebra, and geometric calculations; read and interpret technical written material, charts, tables, and street maps; and other necessary knowledge, skills and abilities.
Passing Score for Qualifying Written Test
The passing score for the qualifying written test will be determined by Personnel Department staff after the qualifying written test is administered. Consideration will be given to the number of candidates taking the test and the existing and anticipated number of vacancies, such that there are a sufficient number of eligibles on the list to satisfy current and future vacancies for the next two years. Therefore, the passing score for the qualifying multiple-choice written test may be set either above or below 70%.
The qualifying written test will be administered in a single half-day session on SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 2013, in Los Angeles. Candidates will be notified later by mail of the time and location of the written test.
Candidates must achieve a passing score on the qualifying multiple-choice test in order to be scheduled for the interview.
The examination score will be based entirely on the interview. In the interview, emphasis may be placed on the candidate’s experience, training and professional development as they have provided the background needed to perform a broad scope of materials testing work in the field or laboratory, including knowledge of: hazards, safety precautions and equipment used in the field or laboratory; and ability to use a personal computer terminal and various software programs; prioritize and schedule daily activities; read and interpret technical written material; listen, understand and follow oral instructions; communicate orally in a clear and effective manner; deal tactfully and effectively with others; 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. 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.
3. 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 at http://per.lacity.org/exams/verify_disability.pdf.
4. A final average score of 70% is required to be placed on the eligible list.
5. 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 seniority credit at the rate of 0.25 of a point for each year of continuous classified City service, the Civil Service Commission, upon request of the appointing authority, may approve certification of such open competitive candidates ahead of the promotional candidates.
6. In conjunction with Civil Service rules, applicants who have received a regular appointment to a City position or are on a reserve list will be considered Promotional candidates while all other applicants will be considered Open candidates.
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 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.