FIRE DEPARTMENTTYPE OF RECRUITMENT OPEN COMPETITIVE JOB OPPORTUNITY APPLICATION FILING PERIOD: October 31, 2022 AT 8:00 A.M. (PT) - Continuous EXAM NUMBER : 36607GThis reposting is to remove the COVID-19 language and add information regarding Transfer of Scores and Anti-Racism, Diversity and Inclusion Initiative.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:
Assists in the maintenance and repair of various types of equipment and tools or independently services the simpler types of equipment and tools.CLASSIFICATION STANDARDS:
Positions allocable to this class typically report to a Senior Equipment Maintenance Worker, Equipment Maintenance Supervisor, or higher-level supervisor and are characterized by the performance of semi-skilled work in the maintenance and repair of equipment and tools of County facilities. Under close supervision, these positions assist in setting-up, adjusting, and maintaining assigned equipment and tools used in areas such as recreational activities, park maintenance, hospitals and facilities, fueling facilities, and a variety of other areas or activities. Positions in this class utilize hand and trade type tools in the performance of work related duties.
Essential Job Functions
- Assists in maintaining, modifying and repairing gas powered and non-gas powered equipment (e.g., generators, smoke ejectors, self-containing breathing apparatus) and tools (e.g., rotary saws, yard/station equipment, jaws of life)by inspecting for safe operation and/or physical damage; replacing and cleaning sensors, belts, filters; lubricating parts with oil; detecting and diagnosing causes of equipment malfunctions or mechanical failures; performing minor repairs using appropriate hand tools and resources (e.g., pliers, screwdrivers, wrenches, alcohol, compressed air); and contacting certified technicians when necessary in order to ensure equipment's proper, safe, and continuous functioning during regular use on the job.
- Receives, stores, and distributes various supplies (e.g., tools, parts, cleaning) and materials by performing physical labor (e.g., frequent lifting, bending, twisting) and operating mechanical equipment (e.g., electric pallet jacks, forklifts) and using computer/tablet, organizing and sustaining supply area, in order to ensure work functions are uninterrupted and performed in an efficient and effective manner.
- Delivers special equipment/supplies by driving a vehicle (e.g., County van, light truck), operating forklifts and pallet jacks, transportingto designated locations within the County (e.g., Fire Station, Fire Headquarters) or to vendors in order to transfer equipment/supplies in an efficient and timely manner.
- Keeps work records of routine and periodic work activities (e.g., inventory, inspection, maintenance, repairs) by completing or updating logs, sheets, and forms (e.g., Supply Inventory Log, Machine Operator Log) electronically in order to document information used by supervisors and managers.
- Exercises utmost care in the performance of duties by following work safety procedures and practices and utilizing proper safety gear (e.g., protective clothing, ear plugs, safety goggles, etc.) in order to ensure the safety of self and colleagues.
- Interacts with a variety of individuals (e.g., firefighters, vendors, co-workers, supervisors, other County employees) by communicating with personnel orally and in writing to discuss equipment maintenance (e.g., contacting vendors to service equipment).
- Prepares various documents (e.g., test sheets) by using a computer/tablet and appropriate software programs (e.g., Honeywell Posichek, Quantifit); and following standard English grammar, structure, punctuation, and usage in order to communicate information to the target audience.
Requirements MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
Six months of experience in equipment maintenance and repair. LICENSE:
A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions. PHYSICAL CLASS:
3 - Moderate - Includes standing or walking most of the time, with bending, stooping, squatting, twisting, and reaching; includes working on irregular surfaces, occasionally lifting objects weighing over 25 pounds, and frequent lifting of 10-25 pounds.
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.
*Will be required for assignments that require frequent lifting of objects over 25 pounds in the maintenance and repair of equipment and tools. OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
Some assignments in this class require the use of respirators such as when working in confined spaces or in an environment with hazardous materials.
Additional Information EXAMINATION CONTENT: Part I:
A multiple choice test, weighted 60%
- Safety Orientation
- Mechanical Comprehension
An evaluation of Training and Experience weighted 40%
, covering professional technical knowledge.MULTIPLE CHOICE TESTS ARE NOT REVIEWABLE BY CANDIDATES PER CIVIL SERVICE RULE 7.19.
Applicants must meet the Requirements and achieve a combined passing score of 70%
or higher on the examination in order to be placed on the eligible register.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
, and firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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 components recently for other exams may have their scores automatically transferred to this examination. TEST PREPARATION:
Study guides and other test preparation resources are available to help candidates prepare for employment tests. An interactive, Online Test Preparation System for taking practice tests may be accessed on the Department of Human Resources website at http://hr.lacounty.gov/. Please click on Find a Job, then click on Job Search Toolkit. You can also access test preparation for the computerized portion of the test by going to http://www.shldirect.com/practice_tests.html
. While test study guides will help in preparing for the test, we advise you to review ALL related materials that you deem necessary. SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE:
The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the Minimum 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. ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION :
The names of candidates receiving a passing score on the examination will be placed on the eligible register in order of their score group for a period of twelve (12) months following the date of promulgation.
Applications will be processed on an as-received basis and promulgated to the eligible register accordingly. BACKGROUND CHECK :
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 background check, including a review of any criminal convictions, which requires a fingerprint scan. A candidate with a conviction history which has a direct and adverse relationship with the duties of the Equipment Maintenance Helper
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. AVAILABLE SHIFT
Any Shift- Appointees must be willing to work any shift, including evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays. VACANCY INFORMATION :
The eligible register resulting from this examination will be used to fill Equipment Maintenance Helper
vacancies in the County of Los Angeles Fire Department, as they occur. ANTI-RACISM, DIVERSITY, AND INCLUSION (ARDI) :
The County of Los Angeles recognizes and affirms that all people are created equal and are entitled to all rights afforded by the Constitution of the United States. The County of Los Angeles Fire Department is committed to promoting Anti-Racism, Diversity, and Inclusion efforts to address the inequalities and disparities amongst various groups of people. We support the ARDI Strategic Plan and its goals by improving equality, diversity, and inclusion in recruitment, selection, and employment practices. 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
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. 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. Refer to their website for more information: https://lacountylibrary.org/reopening 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) 466-5500Teletype Phone:
(800)735-2922California Relay Services Phone
: (800)-735-2922Department Contact Name:
Fire Examination SectionDepartment Contact Phone
: (213) 466-5500Department Contact Email: Fire-Examination@fire.lacounty.govDepartment Contact FAX
: (323) 264-7159