FIRE EQUIPMENT MECHANIC

  • LOS ANGELES COUNTY
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Jun 04, 2022
Full Time Construction and Skilled Trades Fire and EMS
  • Salary: $83,600.40 Annually USD

Job Description

FIRE DEPARTMENT

TYPE OF RECRUITMENT
OPEN COMPETITIVE JOB OPPORTUNITY

FILING PERIOD

March 7, 2022 at 8:00 a.m. (PT) - Continuous

EXAM NUMBER
37472H

THIS EXAMINATION WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL THE NEEDS OF THE DEPARTMENT ARE MET AND IS SUBJECT TO CLOSURE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE.

No out-of-class experience will be accepted.

DEFINITION:
Makes field and shop repairs to fire fighting apparatus and equipment.


CLASSIFICATION STANDARDS:
Positions allocable to this class typically report to a Senior Fire Equipment Mechanic and are characterized by the performance of journey level repair work to fire fighting apparatus and related equipment. The positions are distinguished from Power Equipment Mechanics by the specialized nature of the equipment worked on and public service duties performed. Incumbents of this class possess and exercise thorough knowledge of equipment, tools and materials used in the diagnosis, overhaul, repair and adjustment of components and systems of fire apparatus and related equipment.
Essential Job Functions
  • Drives two or more axle vehicles (automatic and non-synchro manual transmission) with a gross vehicle weight rating of 26,001 lbs. or more by safely maneuvering vehicles (e.g., through remote areas, unpaved, off road) in different weather conditions; following traffic laws; utilizing road/electronic maps/GPS in order to make emergency repairs, deliver vehicles, and road test vehicles.
  • Troubleshoots electrical, mechanical, and brake systems, and hydraulic problems on gasoline and diesel apparatus by using visual inspection techniques and a variety of test equipment (e.g., pressure gauges, computer diagnostic equipment, flow-charts, schematics, multi-meter) in order to locate the source of problems and determine what corrective actions are needed (e.g., adjustments, repairs, replacement of parts).
  • Repairs gasoline and diesel engines, transmissions, rear axle, rotary and centrifugal pumps, and transfer case by removing and replacing defective parts, overhauling parts, fabricating parts, etc. using a variety of handheld, hydraulic, and power tools, pneumatic tools and equipment (e.g., micrometers, pullers, wrenches) in order to return the vehicle back into service.
  • Performs maintenance on a variety of fire equipment (e.g., air and hydraulic brakes, power steering, suspensions, electrical systems, and powertrain) by replacing worn parts, changing fluids, etc., using a variety of tools and equipment (e.g., wrenches, pliers) in order to adhere to a pre-established maintenance schedule.
  • Performs general welding and fabrication by gathering and utilizing appropriate materials (e.g., welding machine, electrodes, metal to be welded), and putting on safety gear (e.g., welding helmet, gloves, welding goggles) in order to make repairs or pre-approved modifications to equipment.
  • Completes forms, work orders, and makes logbook entries (e.g., brief written reports, inspection checklists, maintenance logs) by hand and/or using a computer word processing and/or email application in order to complete the necessary paperwork for state and federally mandated inspections, and to document the performance of scheduled maintenance, report issues or problems.

Requirements

SELECTION REQUIREMENTS :
Completion of a recognized apprentice training program* of at least four (4) years' duration in the repair of gas and diesel automotive and power equipment*** - and - One (1) years' experience at the journey level** - OR - Six (6) years' experience in the repair and maintenance of gas and diesel automotive and power equipment***, two (2) years of which must have been at the journey level.**

REQUIRED LICENSE:
A valid California Class B or higher Driver's License is required to perform job-related duties.

LICENSE INFORMATION :

Applicants for this position must provide a valid California driver's license at the time of appointment. Successful applicants for this position will be required to obtain and present a copy of his/her driving record from the California State Department of Motor Vehicles before being appointed. Applicants should not present a copy of their driving history until asked to do so by the hiring department. The County will make an individualized assessment of whether an applicant's driving history has a direct or adverse relationship with the specific duties of the job. License must not be currently suspended, restricted, or revoked.

If the applicant does not have a driving record from the State of California, the applicant may be required to provide his/her driving record from any other state/jurisdiction.

WITHHOLD INFORMATION : Applicants with an out-of-state driver Class B or higher driver's license may compete in the examination process, however, the names of such employees will be withheld from the eligible list until a California Class B or higher driver's license is obtained.

PHYSICAL CLASS:
4 - Arduous: Involves frequent heavy lifting over 25 pounds, often combined with bending, twisting, or working on irregular surfaces; and occasionally requires extraordinary physical activity.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
VISION: Normal color perception.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION:
Employees who are assigned to drive an apparatus equipped with air brakes, hazardous materials, and tank will be required to obtain a license with the proper endorsements within six (6) months of his/her assignment.

*Apprenticeship training programs 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 Postsecondary and Vocational Education.

*You must upload the required documents during application submission. If you are unable to attach the required documents, you may fax them to (323) 264-7159 within fifteen (15) calendar days of filing.

**To qualify, applicants must have been at full performance level and assigned the full-range and diversity of mechanical work.

***Automotive, power equipment, gas and diesel including all heavy on-road equipment such as trucks of at least 10,000 pounds gross vehicle weight, trucks of at least 26,000 pounds gross vehicle weight, or trailers over 6,000 pounds gross vehicle weight.

According to the County MOU Article 19: Employees must furnish their own hand tools.

Additional Information
EXAMINATION CONTENT :

This examination will consist of TWO (2) parts:

Part I: a multiple choice job knowledge test and multiple choice and/or simulation assessment(s), weighted 80%, assessing:
• Professional/Technical Knowledge in:
o Equipment/Tools
o Automotive & Heavy Equipment
o Electrical Theory
o Reading Comprehension
o Achievement
o Mechanical Comprehension
o Responsibility
o Safety Orientation
o Teamwork
o Thoroughness

Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on Part I in order to proceed with Part II.

Part II: a structured interview, weighted 20%, assessing:
• Professional/Technical Knowledge in:
o Equipment/Tools
o Automotive & Heavy Equipment
o Oral Communication
o Organizational Skills

Candidates must achieve a combined passing score of 70% or higher on each weighted part of the examination in order to be placed on the eligible list.

IN ACCORDANCE WITH CIVIL SERVICE RULE 7.19, THE WRITTEN TEST IS STANDARDIZED AND COPYRIGHTED, AND THEREFORE, NOT SUBJECT TO REVIEW .

NOTE: All notifications including invitation letters will be sent electronically to the email address provided on the application. It is important that you provide a valid email address. Please add Fire-Examination@fire.lacounty.gov, AOganesyan@hr.lacounty.gov, info@governmentjobs.com, talentcentral@shl.com, noreply@proctoru.com, and donot-reply@amcatmail.com to your email address and list of approved senders to prevent email notifications from being filtered as spam/junk/clutter mail.

It is also important that you provide a valid email address. DO NOT select "off" under Email Preferences within your profile or click "unsubscribe" on our notices if you would like the County of Los Angeles to notify you regarding your application status, test schedules, and other important information pertaining to your candidacy for this position. Regardless of whether you choose to unsubscribe, you can always check for notifications by logging into governmentjobs.com and viewing your profile inbox, which saves a copy of all emailed notices.

It is your responsibility to take the above steps to view correspondence. Los Angeles County will not consider claims of not viewing or receiving notification to be a valid reason for late test administration or rescheduling of a test component.

Notice of Non-Acceptance and Final Results letters will be sent via email. Test scores cannot be given over the phone.

TRANSFER OF SCORES :
Applicants who have taken identical written test part(s) for other exams within the last (12) months will have their written test scores for the identical test part(s) automatically transferred to this examination. This examination contains test parts that may be used in the future for new examinations. Your scores will be transferred to the new examination and you may not be allowed to re-take any identical test parts for at least a year.

ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION :
The names of candidates receiving a passing score on the examination will be placed on the eligible list in order of their score group for a period of twelve (12) months following the date of promulgation.

SPECIAL INFORMATION :
All County workforce members must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Successful candidates for this position will be required to submit proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or request an exemption for qualifying medical or religious reasons during the onboarding process. Candidates should not present proof of vaccination until instructed to do so by the hiring department.

BACKGROUND CHECK AND MEDICAL EXAMINATION INFORMATION :
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.
Candidates who are extended a conditional offer of employment will be required to complete a criminal background check, including a fingerprint scan, followed by a medical examination. A candidate with a conviction history which has a direct and adverse relationship with the duties of the (insert position title) position may have his or her conditional offer of employment rescinded and be removed from the certification list pursuant to Civil Service Rule 6.04.

In addition, candidates must successfully complete a medical examination and be able to perform all of the essential functions of the Fire Equipment Mechanic classification. A candidate who does not successfully complete a medical examination or is unable to perform all of the essential functions of the Fire Equipment Mechanic classification may have his or her conditional offer of employment rescinded and be removed from the certification list pursuant to Civil Service Rule 6.04.

AVAILABLE SHIFT :
Any Shift- Appointees must be willing to work any shift, including evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays.

VACANCY INFORMATION :
The eligible list resulting from this examination will be used to fill Fire Equipment Mechanic vacancies in the County of Los Angeles Fire Department, as they occur.

APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION :
Applications must be filed online only. We must receive your online application by 5:00 p.m. (PT), on the last day of filing. Applications submitted by U.S. mail, fax, or in person will not be accepted. Apply online by clicking on the green "Apply" button, when it becomes available, at the top right of this posting. You can also track the status of your application using this website. If you are unable to access the website, you may enter the following link to access your profile: http://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/lacounty.

NOTE: We must receive all required documents, if any, at the time of filing or within fifteen (15) calendar days of submitting your online application. Please check your application to ensure that the documents are uploaded by logging on to County of Los Angeles Department of Human Resources website and reviewing your submitted application. Applicants must submit all documents to be considered (official diplomas, official transcripts, certificates, etc.) during application submission. All documents must be clear and legible. Although resumes may be uploaded as attachments to the online application, resumes cannot be accepted in lieu of completing the online application. If you are unable to attach documents, you may e-mail them to Fire-Examination@fire.lacounty.gov or fax the documents to (323) 264-7159 at the time of filing or within fifteen (15) calendar days of submitting your online application. Failure to provide the documentation will result in application rejection . Please include your Name, the Exam Number, and the Exam Title on the faxed documents.

The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the Selection Requirements and you have completely filled out your application. Please fill out your application and the supplemental questionnaire completely and correctly to receive full credit for any related education, training, and job experience. For each job held, give the name and address of your employer, your actual job title, beginning and ending dates, total number of hours worked (full or part-time), and description of work performed. Provide any relevant job experience and training in the spaces provided so we can evaluate your qualifications for this job. Your application will be rejected if it is incomplete. We may reject your application at any time during the selection process.

IMPORTANT NOTE :
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 or RESCISSION OF APPOINTMENT. Utilizing VERBIAGE from Class Specification and Selection Requirements serving as your description of duties WILL NOT be sufficient to demonstrate that you meet the requirements. Doing so may result in an INCOMPLETE APPLICATION and you may be DISQUALIFIED.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION REGARDING ONLINE FILING :


SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER
It is important that you provide your own Social Security Number (SSN) at the time of filing to ensure your application is processed accurately. Please include your SSN for record control purposes. Federal law requires that all employed persons have a SSN.

COMPUTER AND INTERNET ACCESS AT PUBLIC LIBRARIES
For applicants who may not have regular access to a computer or the Internet, you may borrow laptops and Wi-Fi hotspot from some public libraries throughout Los Angeles County to complete job applications. Please note that service hours and capacity may be limited at some public libraries.

NO SHARING OF USER ID AND PASSWORD
If you do not already have an account/profile with the County of Los Angeles, you will need to create one. All applicants must file their application online using their own user ID and password. Using someone else's user ID and password may erase the original candidate's application record.

TESTING ACCOMODATION:
If you need accommodation to take the assessment, let us know by contacting the ADA/ Testing Coordinator at Fire-Examination@fire.lacounty.gov. The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can respond to your request and keep you moving through the process.

ADA Coordinator: (213) 466-5500
Teletype Phone: (800)735-2922
California Relay Services Phone: (800)-735-2922
Department Contact Name: Fire Examination Section
Department Contact Phone: (213) 466-5500
Department Contact Email: Fire-Examination@fire.lacounty.gov
Department Contact FAX: (323) 264-7159
Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Job Address

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