The PositionThis is a continuous filing exam. Next filing cut-offs are at 5:00 pm on:4/30/2020, 5/28/2020, 8/27/2020 (Final)
Under general supervision, the Sanitation District Mechanic III independently performs a variety of mechanical duties in the maintenance and repair of mechanical equipment and systems involved in wastewater treatment and conveyance; including operation of wastewater, storm water, and recycled water pumping stations; potable water wells and treatment facilities; chemical handling systems; oxygen injection systems; hydraulic power systems; and hydro-pneumatic systems; and the maintenance and operation of stationary and portable diesel driven electrical generation systems. Watch to Explore your career with purpose Examples of Knowledge and AbilitiesKnowledge Of:
- Methods, tools, materials, and equipment used in the maintenance, construction, repair, and operation of complex mechanical equipment, such as pumps, motors, multi-reduction gearboxes, and hydraulic and pneumatic systems
- Fundamentals of chain and socket assemblies, gas compressors, electronically, pneumatically, and hydraulically controlled valves, chemical handling and oxygen injection systems, and associated equipment
- Lubrication requirements of pumps and motors
- Principles of operation of pumps, motors, valves, and associated equipment
- Welding techniques and practices
- Use and care of precision tools
- Principles, practices, and safety precautions for confined space entry
Employment QualificationsMinimum Qualifications
- Troubleshoot and repair complex mechanical equipment
- Use and care for precision tools
- Read and interpret maps, diagrams, instruction manuals, plans, and blueprints; maintain accurate and detailed records
- Understand and follow verbal and written instructions
- Maintain courteous and effective relationships with fellow employees and the public
- Perform skilled, hard physical labor
- Work standby and respond to emergency calls
- Read, write, and speak English at a level necessary for satisfactory job performance
- Use computer equipment and related peripheral equipment to enter and extract information
Possession of a valid California Water Environment Association (CWEA) Mechanical Technologist Grade 1 certificate, or higher.ANDEither
: 1. Three years of full-time paid experience employed by the County of Sacramento in the class of Sanitation District Mechanic Level I/II.Or
: 2. Four years of full-time paid experience in the maintenance, construction, and repair of mechanical and electrical components of equipment in wastewater treatment plants, potable water systems, lift stations, storm drain pumping stations, or other mechanical facilities with similar systems and equipment.Note
: Completion of a two-year mechanical-electrical technology program or two years of a stationary engineer apprenticeship program may be substituted for two years of the required experience in pattern #2 above.Note:
Applicants who are in the process of testing for their California Water Environment Association (CWEA) Mechanical Technologist Grade 1 certificate, or higher, may apply, test, and be ranked, provided the applicant can submit proof they are in the process of testing. However, the applicant will not be eligible for hire until a copy of their valid California Water Environment Association (CWEA) Mechanical Technologist Grade 1 certificate, or higher, has been provided to the Department of Personnel Services.Note:
If the word "experience" is referenced in the minimum qualifications, it means full-time paid experience unless the minimum qualification states that volunteer experience is acceptable. Part-time paid experience may be accumulated and pro-rated to meet the total experience requirements.Note:
If the minimum qualifications include an educational or certificate/license requirement, applicants must submit proof of requirements with the application. Failure to submit proof of requirements may result in disqualification from the examination. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable. For guidelines on submitting acceptable proof of educational requirements, please click here or speak to someone in our office before the cut-off date listed in this notice.General Qualifications:
Age Requirement :
Applicants must be 18 years of age prior to date of appointment due to the hazards of the job, as defined by the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Criminal History and Background Checks :
The County may access criminal history information on candidates who have accepted a conditional offer of appointment for this class consistent with the provisions of Board of Supervisors Resolution No. 82-602, Personnel Policies and Procedures B-5, and applicable federal and state laws. The County shall not consider for employment any candidate who has been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor that relates to or impacts the candidate's ability to perform the job duties of this class unless it is determined that mitigating circumstances exist. For purposes of accessing criminal history information, the candidate will be fingerprinted. A subsequent arrest notification may be obtained.
The County may also conduct a background check on the candidate prior to appointment to a position within this class. The background check may include personal and professional reference checks, credit history checks where authorized by Labor Code section 1024.5, Social Security Number verification, professional license/registration verification, military service information and driving history. Information obtained in the course of this background check will be considered by the appointing authority in the selection process. In obtaining such information, the County will comply with applicable consent and disclosure practices in the Fair Credit Reporting Act and the California Investigative Consumer Reporting Agencies Act.
License Requirement :
A valid California Driver License, Class C or higher, is required at the time of appointment. Some positions in this class may require a valid California Driver License, Class B or higher, that includes special endorsements including, but not limited to, the Tank Vehicle Endorsement issued by the California Department of Motor Vehicles. In addition, some positions in this class may require a valid California Driver License, Class A and/or a Hazardous Materials Endorsement issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles.
Failure to obtain or maintain the appropriate California Driver License may constitute cause for personnel action in accordance with Civil Service Rules or applicable bargaining agreement. Individuals who do not meet this requirement due to disability will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
Certification Requirement :
A valid California Water Environment Association (CWEA) Mechanical Technologist Grade 2 certificate is required within one year of appointment. Failure to obtain and maintain the required certification may constitute cause for personnel action in accordance with Civil Service Rules or applicable bargaining agreement.
Some positions in this class require the incumbent to be able to:
- Perform strenuous manual labor.
- Perform tasks requiring manual dexterity.
- Stand on a ladder while performing tasks with both hands.
- Lift heavy equipment and tools weighing up to 50 pounds without assistance; lift heavier items with assistance.
- Frequently bend, stoop, squat, kneel, crouch, and reach above the shoulder.
- Frequently push/pull equipment, materials, or supplies weighing up to 100 pounds; move heavier items with assistance.
- Work in areas with unsteady footing.
- Enter, exit, and work in enclosed and confined spaces, such as 24 and 36-inch maintenance access holes.
- Wear respiratory protection.
- Demonstrate color vision sufficient to distinguish the colors on a computer screen that indicate equipment status and conditions.
Individuals who do not meet these requirements due to disability will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
Some positions in this class require the incumbent to:
- Work in enclosed areas where the temperature may exceed 100 degrees F or reach lows below 20 degrees F.
- Enter, exit, and work in enclosed and confined spaces, such as 24 and 36-inch maintenance access holes.
- Work in trenches up to 23 feet, or more, in depth.
- Work on uneven terrain and outside in all types of weather conditions including inclement or hot conditions.
- Work around dust, dirt, noise, and odors.
- Work in hip boots during muddy conditions.
- Work shifts, weekends, holidays, overtime, and standby.
Probationary Period :
The probationary period for this classification is twelve (12)
months.Application and Testing InformationAPPLICATION
Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. All applicants must complete and submit an online County of Sacramento employment application by 5:00 PM
on the posted cut-off date. Click here to apply.County of Sacramento
Department of Personnel Services
Employment Services Division
700 H Street, Room 4667
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone (916) 874-5593; 7-1-1 California Relay ServiceEmail EmployOffice@Saccounty.net Inter-Office Mail Code: 09-4667
- Employment applications and all documentation requested in this announcement must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on the cut-off date.
- Employment Services is not responsible for any issues or delays caused by an applicant's computer or web browser. Applicants will be automatically logged out if they have not submitted their applications and all documentation prior to 5:00 p.m. on the cut-off date.
- Your application should highlight all relevant education, training, and experience, and clearly indicate how you meet the minimum qualifications for the position as of the cut-off date.
- Application information must be current, concise and related to the requirements in this job announcement. You may only apply for this recruitment once. Duplicate and incomplete applications will be disqualified.
- A resume may be included with your application, however it will not substitute for the information requested on the application.
Applicants are required to provide a full and complete response to each supplemental question. The Supplemental Questionnaire is located in the tab marked "Supplemental Questions". Please be descriptive in your response.Note:
Responses of "See Resume" or "See Application", or copy and paste of work experience are not qualifying responses and will not be considered.
FORMULA RATE EXAMINATION (Weighted 100%)
- Supplemental Questionnaires must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on the cut-off date. Employment Services is not responsible for any issues or delays caused by an applicant's computer or web browser. Applicants will be automatically logged out if they have not submitted their applications and all documentation prior to 5:00 p.m. on the cut-off date.
- The supplemental questions are designed to elicit specific information regarding a candidate's experience, education, and training. Responses should be consistent with the information on your application and are subject to verification.
- Please provide place of employment, pertinent dates, and concise, descriptive and detailed information for each question.
- If a job included responsibilities applicable to several questions, separate the different functions of the job to answer all the questions completely.
- Resumes or referral to the application or other questionnaire responses will not be accepted in lieu of completing each question.
- If you have no experience, write "no experience" for the appropriate question.
- For many individuals, it is more efficient to develop responses to the supplemental questions in a word processing document and then paste them into the final document to be submitted. Changes or corrections to your Supplemental Questionnaire cannot be made once your application packet has been submitted.
- If the Supplemental Questionnaire is used in the Formula Rate exam, failure to complete all of the questions or incomplete responses will result in a lower score. While scoring the Supplemental Questionnaire, the candidate's application and/or attachments will not be reviewed , therefore, a candidate's responses to the questions should be accurate, thorough, detailed, and complete.
All candidates meeting the minimum qualifications by the cut-off date will have their Supplemental Questionnaire scored in the Formula Rate Examination.
This examination will evaluate the relevance, level, recency, progression and quality of candidate's education, training and experience. The candidate's application or other materials will not be included in this examination. Therefore, the candidate's responses to the supplemental questionnaire should be thorough, detailed and complete. The score from the Formula Rate Examination will determine the ranking on the eligible/employment list for this job.
All candidates competing in the testing process will receive written notice of their examination results by email. Notices can also be accessed in their governmentjobs.com inbox. Applicants achieving a passing score will be placed on the eligible list in rank order. The rank is determined by the test score attained from the examination.FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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Closing Date/Time: 8/27/2020 5:00 PM Pacific