FIRST DAY OF FILING:
JANUARY 20, 2021 at 8:00 A.M. (PT)THE FILING PERIOD MAY BE SUSPENDED AT ANY TIME WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE. THIS EXAMINATION MAY REOPEN AS THE NEEDS OF THE SERVICE REQUIRE. NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED OUTSIDE OF THE OFFICIAL APPLICATION FILING PERIOD, NO EXCEPTIONS. EXAM NUMBER:
J7745M REBULLETIN INFORMATION: THIS ANNOUNCEMENT IS BEING REPOSTED TO ADD INFORMATION UNDER THE APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION SECTION, IMPORTANT NOTES SECTION, TO UPDATE PHYSICAL CLASS, AND TO UPDATE THE SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE. TYPE OF RECRUITMENT:
OPEN COMPETITIVE JOB OPPORTUNITYDEFINITION
Performs journey-level refrigeration, air conditioning, heating, and ventilation tasks in accordance with standard trade practices.CLASSIFICATION STANDARDS
Positions allocable to this class use a variety of hand tools and power equipment in the installation, alteration, maintenance, or repair of heating ventilation, refrigeration and air conditioning systems. Incumbents are required to have a working knowledge of refrigeration, air conditioning, heating, and ventilation, sufficient to independently perform all the essential elements of work common to the heating, ventilation, air-conditioning (HVAC) craft, and sufficient to train and provide technical supervision for apprentices and helpers. Incumbents are also required to have a working knowledge of the building and safety codes related to their craft.
Essential Job Functions
Installs refrigeration components such as compressors, evaporators, condensers, motors, blowers, and pumps.
Installs and connects piping and tubing for refrigeration and air conditioning systems.
Installs, calibrates, and repairs refrigeration and air conditioning system instruments and electrical and pneumatic controls.
Diagnoses operating malfunctions and repairs refrigeration and air conditioning systems.
Tests, charges, repairs and adjusts hermetic type refrigeration units and ice machines.
Reads blueprints to determine location, size, capacity, and type of components needed to carry out work-related activities.
Tests and chemically treats water used in heating and cooling systems.
Overhauls compressors, burners, gas valves, pumps, fans, and other heating, ventilating, or cooling system components.
Adjusts and balances air distribution systems.
Checks installations for conformance with legal requirements and safety codes.
Drives to any Sheriff's Department facilities located throughout Los Angeles County to perform job-related essential functions.
Participates in the installation, maintenance and repair of steam and hot water heating and related equipment such as boilers, water heaters, and recirculating pumps, as required.
Maintains tools and equipment.
Supervises apprentices and helpers, as required.
Requirements MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS OPTION I:
Completion of a heating, ventilation, air conditioning (HVAC) mechanic apprenticeship program*. OPTION II:
Six years of experience in the installation, alteration, maintenance, and repair of commercial and domestic heating, ventilation, refrigeration and air conditioning systems involving modulating and safety controls, thermostats, humidifiers and duct stats, one year of which must have been at the journey-level** and have included the installation and repair of central multi-zone forced air or water heating and/or cooling systems***.VISION:
Normal color vision.LICENSE(S)
A valid California Class C Driver License**** is required to perform job-related essential functions. Candidates offered these positions would be required to show proof of a driver license prior to appointment.
Out-of-state applicants must have a valid license from the state in which they reside at the time of filing. Out-of-state applicants will be required to obtain a California Class C Driver License prior to appointment.
****Successful applicants for this position will be required to obtain a copy of his/her driving record from the California State Department of Motor Vehicles before being appointed. A copy of your record must be presented at the time of your appointment. License must not be suspended, restricted, or revoked. AN APPLICANT WHOSE DRIVING RECORD SHOWS THREE (3) OR MORE VIOLATIONS WITHIN THE LAST YEAR WILL NOT BE APPOINTED.CERTIFICATE
An Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved Universal Technician Certificate in compliance with Federal license requirements as provided in Chapter V, Section 608 *****.PHYSICAL CLASS
Physical Class III - Moderate: This class requires that the incumbent stand or walk most of the time with bending, stooping, squatting, twisting, reaching, working on irregular surfaces, occasional lifting of objects weighing over 25 pounds, and frequent lifting of 10-25 pounds. SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION
*To qualify under Option I
, applicants must submit a photocopy of the certificate of completion of a recognized HVAC mechanic apprenticeship program WITH
your online application at the time of filing, or within 15 calendar days from the date of application filing. Failure to provide the required documentation will result in application rejection.
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.
**Journey-level is defined as possessing the required knowledge, skills, and training to perform a full-range and diversity of work independently and reliably. Positions at this level operate with fairly significant freedom from day-to-day supervision and need little or no guidance on such matters as selecting appropriate problem-solving methods and techniques, locating appropriate regulation, or applying proper procedures to carry out work.
***To qualify under Option II
, please ensure application/resume contains detailed information specifically addressing journey-level experience.
*****In order to qualify, applicants MUST
submit a copy of the required EPA approved Universal Technician Certification with their online application at the time of filing, o r within 15 calendar days from the date of filing your online application.
Applications submitted without evidence of the certification will be considered incomplete. The original certificate must
be presented at the time of appointment. Failure to submit the required documentation will result in application rejection.SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE
As part of this application process, applicants will be required to complete a supplemental questionnaire. The questionnaire contains a pre-investigative questionnaire which will be utilized as part of the background investigation process to ensure applicants meet the standards set forth by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. Applicants who fail the pre-investigative questionnaire will be disqualified and will have to wait twelve (12) months from the date of the disqualification in order to reapply.
Additional Information EXAMINATION CONTENT
This examination will consist of an oral interview covering training, experience, and general ability to perform the duties of the position weighted 100%.TRANSFER SCORES
Applicants that have taken any identical test with the Sheriff's Department within the last twelve (12) months will have their test scores automatically transferred to this examination.
This examination may be used in the future for new examinations with the Sheriff's Department. Scores will be transferred to the new examination. Candidates may not be allowed to re-take any identical test for at least twelve (12) months.CANDIDATES MUST ACHIEVE A PASSING SCORE OF 70% OR HIGHER IN THE EXAMINATION IN ORDER TO BE PLACED ON THE ELIGIBLE REGISTER.ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION
The names of candidates receiving a passing grade in the examination will be placed on the eligible register in the order of their score group for a period of twelve (12) months from the date of promulgation. Applications will be processed on an "as-received" basis and promulgated to the eligible register accordingly.NO PERSON MAY COMPETE IN THIS EXAMINATION MORE THAN ONCE EVERY TWELVE (12) MONTHS.SPECIAL INFORMATION
SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES MUST COMPLETE A THOROUGH BACKGROUND INVESTIGATION, INCLUDING FINGERPRINT SEARCH
. Examples of disqualifying factors include: Any felony convictions; job related misdemeanor convictions; certain serious traffic convictions or patterns of traffic violations (3 moving violations in one year; failure to appear; at fault accidents; suspended license; driving under the influence); poor credit history; poor employment history; substance abuse; anyone on probation.ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY IF HIRED
The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department (Department) has a "zero tolerance"
policy for its employees for the following:
- use of narcotics, controlled substances, and/or prescription drugs without a prescription.
- use of marijuana with or without a prescription.
Any employee found in violation of this policy will be subject to discharge.VACANCY INFORMATION
The eligible register resulting from this examination will be used to fill vacancies within the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, Administrative Services Division, Facilities Service Bureau.AVAILABLE SHIFT
Any ShiftAPPOINTEES MUST BE WILLING TO WORK ANY SHIFT, INCLUDING EVENINGS, NIGHTS WEEKENDS, AND HOLIDAYS.APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION
APPLICATIONS MUST BE FILED ONLINE ONLY. APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED BY U.S. MAIL, FAX, OR IN PERSON WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. TO ENSURE THAT YOUR APPLICATION HAS BEEN SUCCESSFULLY SUBMITTED, YOU MUST HAVE RECEIVED A CONFIRMATION EMAIL AS VERIFICATION.
All applicants are required to submit a Standard County of Los Angeles Employment application and supplemental questionnaire ONLINE
only. Resumes cannot be accepted in lieu of applications, although resumes and supporting documents may be uploaded as attachments to the online application.
Fill out your application and supplemental questionnaire completely. Provide any relevant education, training, and experience in the spaces provided so we may evaluate your qualifications for the job. All information is subject to verification and applications may be rejected at any time during the selection process.
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.
Apply online by clicking on the green "Apply" button at the top right of this posting. You can also track the status of your application using this website. Your application and supplemental questionnaire must be submitted electronically before 5:00 p.m., PT, on the last day of filing. NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED OUTSIDE OF THE OFFICIAL APPLICATION FILING PERIOD, NO EXCEPTIONS.
Plan to submit your online application well in advance of the 5:00 P.M. (PT) deadline as you may be required to verify your email address. This only needs to be done once per email address, and if you already have a job seeker account on www.governmentjobs.com/careers/lacounty
, you can verify at any time by logging in and following the prompts. This is to enhance the security of your online application and to ensure you do not enter an incorrect email address. IMPORTANT NOTES:
CORRESPONDENCE AND UPDATES WILL BE SENT VIA E-MAIL
- 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.
- FALSIFICATIONS of any information may result in DISQUALIFICATION or RESCISSION OF APPOINTMENT.
- Utilizing VERBIAGE from Class Specification and Minimum 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 .
- All notices including invitation letters, result letters and notices of non-acceptance will be sent electronically to the email address provided on the application. It is important that you provide a valid email address. Please add email@example.com as well as firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com to your email address book and list of approved senders to prevent email notifications from being filtered as spam/junk/clutter mail. Please note, if you opt out of receiving emails, you can visit governmentjobs.com, log into your profile and check your inbox. The inbox retains a copy of all emails sent, for your records.
Candidates who apply online must upload any required documents as attachments during application submission. If you are unable to attach required documents, you may fax the documents to (323) 415-2580 or email any outstanding required documents to firstname.lastname@example.org at the time of filing or within fifteen (15) calendar days from the date of filing your online application. Failure to submit the required documentation will result in application rejection.
Please include your Name, the Examination Number, and the Examination Title on the faxed documents.
SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER : Please include your Social Security Number for record control purposes. Federal law requires that all employed persons have a Social Security Number.
NO SHARING OF USER ID AND PASSWORD : All applicants must file their application online using their OWN user ID and password. Using a family member or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.California Relay Services Phone:
(800) 735-2922ADA Coordinator Phone:
(213) 229-1621Teletype Phone:
(213) 626-0251Department Contact Name:
Professional Examinations UnitDepartment Contact Phone:
(323) 526-5611Department Contact Email: email@example.comCOUNTY OF LOS ANGELES Employment Information
Any language contained in the job posting supersedes any language contained below. Your Responsibilities:
1. Completing Your Application :
a. Before submission of the application, it is your responsibility to ensure that all information provided is correct and complete on the application. Incomplete applications cannot be accepted.
b. List each payroll title separately for each job. Do not group your experience. Specify the beginning and ending dates for each job. If you are a Los Angeles County employee and have held multiple positions, do NOT list all of your time with the County under your present payroll title.
c. Please include your Social Security Number for record control purposes. Federal law requires that all employed persons have a Social Security Number.
d. To receive credit, include required documents (e.g., copy of your diploma, transcript, certificate, or license) as directed on the job posting. International degrees in a foreign language must be translated to English and evaluated for equivalency to U.S. standards. Refer to the job posting for specific deadlines for supporting documentation.
2. Requirements on Job Posting :
a. Your application will only be accepted if it clearly shows you meet the requirements. The information you give will determine your eligibility and is subject to verification at any time.
b. You must be at least 16 years of age at the time of appointment unless other age limits are stated on the job posting. The Federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) of 1967, as amended, prohibits discrimination on the basis of age for any individual over age 40.
c. Experience is evaluated on the basis of a verifiable 40- hour week, unless specified otherwise. Prorated part-time experience may be acceptable.
3. Application Deadline : All job applications must be completed and submitted before the closing time on the last day of the filing period as indicated on the job posting unless other instructions are provided. Job postings with an open continuous filing period are subject to closure without prior notice. It is to your advantage to file your application early and not wait until the last allowable date and time as you will not be able to apply once the filing period has closed.
4. Change of Name or Address : To change personal information such as your name or address, log into your profile on www.governmentjobs.com
and make the necessary change. This can be done at any time.
5. Equal Employment Opportunity/Non-Discrimination Policy :
a. It is the policy of the County of Los Angeles to provide equal employment opportunity for all qualified persons, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation or disability. b. If you are an individual requesting reasonable accommodation(s) in the examination process, please contact the testing accommodation coordinator listed on the job posting. The provision of accommodation may be subject to verification as allowable with State and Federal law. All accommodation-related information will remain confidential. Disclaimer
: The County of Los Angeles is not responsible or in any way liable for any computer hardware or software malfunction which may affect the employment application or the application selection process.
You assume all responsibility and risk for the use of this system and the Internet generally. This system and the information provided on it are provided on an "as is" and "as available" basis without warranties of any kind, either express or implied. No advice or information given by the County of Los Angeles or its respective employees shall modify the foregoing or create any warranty.
The County of Los Angeles expressly disclaims any warranty that the information on this system or on the Internet generally will be uninterruptible or error free or that any information, software or other material accessible from the system is free of viruses or other harmful components. You shall have no recourse against the County of Los Angeles as the system provider for any alleged or actual infringement of any proprietary rights a user may have in anything posted or retrieved on our system.
The County of Los Angeles shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, punitive, incidental, special or consequential damages arising out of or in any way connected with the use of this system or with the delay or inability to use it (or any linked sites), or for any information obtained through this system, or otherwise arising out of the use of this system, the Internet generally or on any other basis.
NOTE: Your application is submitted using Secure Encryption to ensure the privacy of all information you transmit over the Internet.
By accepting the Use Disclaimer set forth here, you agree to all of the above terms and further agree to use this Online Job Employment Application System only for the submission of bona fide employment applications to the County of Los Angeles. Any other use of this Online Job Employment Application System, including without limitation any copying, downloading, translating, decompiling, or reverse engineering of the system, data, or related software, shall be a violation of the Use Disclaimer. Test Preparation
: Study Guides and other resources are available to help candidates prepare for employment tests. An interactive system for taking practice tests may be accessed on the Department of Human Resources website at https://hr.lacounty.gov
/. Additional resources may be listed on the job posting. COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES Employment Information Any language contained in the job posting supersedes any language contained below. Veteran's Credit
: In all open competitive examinations, a veteran's credit of 10 percent of the total credits specified for such examinations will be added to the final passing grade of an honorably discharged veteran who served in the Armed Forces of the United States under any of the following conditions: During a declared war; -or- During the period April 28, 1952 through July 1, 1955; -or- For more than 180 consecutive days, other than for training, any part of which occurred after January 31, 1955, and before October 15, 1976; -or- During the Gulf War from August 2, 1990 through January 2, 1992; -or- For more than 180 consecutive days, other than for training, any part of which occurred during the period beginning September 11, 2001, and ending on August 31, 2010 the last day of Operation Iraqi Freedom; -or- In a campaign or expedition for which a campaign medal or expeditionary medal has been authorized and awarded. Any Armed Forces Expeditionary medal or campaign badge, including El Salvador, Lebanon, Grenada, Panama, Southwest Asia, Somalia, and Haiti qualifies for credit.
A campaign medal holder or Gulf War veteran who originally enlisted after September 7, 1980 (or began active duty on or after October 14, 1982, and has not previously completed 24 months of continuous active duty) must have served continuously for 24 months or the full period called or ordered to active duty.
This also applies to the spouse of such person who, while engaged in such service was wounded, disabled or crippled and thereby permanently prevented from engaging in any remunerative occupation, and also to the widow or widower of any such person who died or was killed while in such service. A DD214, Certificate of Discharge or Separation from Active Duty, or other official documents issued by the branch of service are required as verification of eligibility for Veterans preference. Applicants must submit the documentation for each open competitive exam to qualify for veteran's credit. More information available at: https://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/veterans-services/vet-guide-for-hr-professionals/ Accreditation Information
: Accredited institutions are those listed in the publications of regional, national or international accrediting agencies which are accepted by the Department of Human Resources. Publications such as American Universities and Colleges and International Handbook of Universities are acceptable references. Also acceptable, if appropriate, are degrees that have been evaluated and deemed to be equivalent to degrees from United States accredited institutions by an academic credential evaluation agency recognized by The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services or the Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. (AICE). More information available at: http://file.lacounty.gov/SDSInter/dhr/070812_PPG123.pdf
and http://file.lacounty.gov/SDSInter/dhr/205105_PPG_123_AC E_Resource_Guide.pdf 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. Career Planning
: Resources to help current and prospective employees plan a career with Los Angeles County are available. To explore career paths to and from nearly all job titles, please visit our interactive Career PathFinder application at https://career-pathfinder.hr.lacounty.gov/#/
. Benefit Information
: Depending on the position, the successful candidate will enroll in a contributory defined benefit pension plan if the candidate is a "new member" of the County's defined benefit plan (LACERA) on or after January 1, 2013 (first employed by the County on or after December 1, 2012) - unless she or he established reciprocity with another public retirement system in which she or he was a member before January 1, 2013. It should be noted that County employees do not pay into Social Security, but do pay the Medical Hospital Insurance Tax portion of Social Security at a rate of 1.45%. The Los Angeles County Employees Retirement Association (LACERA) has reciprocal agreements with several public retirement systems in California. Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990
: All positions are open to qualified men and women. Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, persons with disabilities who believe they need reasonable accommodation, or help in order to apply for a position, may contact the ADA/Personnel Services for Disabled Persons Coordinator. Hearing impaired applicants with telephone teletype equipment may leave messages by calling the teletype phone number on the job posting. The County will attempt to meet reasonable accommodation requests whenever possible. Equal Employment Opportunity
: It is the policy of the County of Los Angeles to provide equal employment opportunity for all qualified persons, regardless of race, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, or disability or any other characteristic protected by State or Federal law. All positions are open to qualified men and women pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act. The County will comply with all of its obligations under State and Federal laws regarding the provision of reasonable accommodations to applicants. COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES Employment Information Any language contained in the job posting supersedes any language contained below. Los Angeles County Child Support Compliance Program
: In an effort to improve compliance with courtordered child, family and spousal support obligations, certain employment and identification information (i.e., name, address, Social Security number and date of hire) is regularly reported to the State Directory of New Hires which may assist in locating persons who owe these obligations. Family Code Section 17512 permits under certain circumstances for additional employment and identifying information to be requested. Applicants will not be disqualified from employment based on this information. Social Security Act of 2004
: Section 419 (c) of Public Law 108-203, the Social Security Protection Act of 2004, requires State and local government employers to disclose the effect of the Windfall Elimination Provision and the Government Pension Offset Provision to employees hired on or after January 1, 2005, in jobs not covered by Social Security. The County of Los Angeles does not participate in the Social Security System. All newly hired County of Los Angeles employees must sign a statement (Form SSA1945) prior to the start of employment indicating that they are aware of a possible reduction in their future Social Security benefit entitlement. For more information on Social Security and about each provision, you may visit the website www.socialsecurity.gov
, or call toll free 1-800-772- 1213. Persons who are deaf or hard of hearing may call the TTY number 1-800-325-0778 or contact a local Social Security office. Employment Eligibility Information
: Final appointment is contingent upon verification of U.S. citizenship or the right to work in the United States. Immigration law provides that all persons hired after November 6, 1986, are required to present original documents to the County, within three (3) business days of hiring, which show satisfactory proof of 1) identity and 2) U.S. employment eligibility. The California Fair Employment and Housing Act
(Part 2.8 commencing with Section 12900 of Division 3 of Title 2 of the Government Code) and the Regulations of the Fair Employment and Housing Commission (California Code of Regulations, Title 2, Division 4, Sections 7285.0 through 8504) prohibits employment discrimination based on race or color; religion; national origin or ancestry, physical disability; mental disability or medical condition; marital status; sex or sexual orientation; age, with respect to persons over the age of 40; and pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions. COVID-19 VACCINATION
: Some County workforce members may be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Successful candidates for those positions/classifications may 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.
Updated April 2023
Closing Date/Time: Continuous