• Los Angeles, California
  • May 03, 2024
Full Time Engineering
  • Salary: $109,055.28 Annually USD

Job Description

Position/Program Information



When to Submit Your Application:
We are accepting application beginning January 4, 2024 at 7:00 a.m. (PT) and will remain open until the needs of the Service are met and is subject to closure at any time without prior notice.

Type of Recruitment:
Open Competitive Job Opportunity


Check Out Our Outstanding Benefits!
Los Angeles County offers one of the strongest public-sector packages in the nation.
  • Flexible Benefit Plans - Benefits may be purchased using tax-free County contribution of an additional 14.5%-17% of the employee's monthly salary.
  • Robust Retirement Packages - Contributory-defined benefit plan; optional tax-deferred income plans that may include a County matching contribution up to 4% of employee's salary.
  • Generous Maternity and Family Leave Benefits
  • Flexible Schedules (Telework - where appropriate)
  • Rideshare, Parking, and Transit Benefits
  • 13 paid holidays per year

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Who We Are:
The Internal Services Department (ISD) plays a major role in supporting all County of Los Angeles departments and commissions. With an annual budget of over $885M and 2,162 budgeted positions along with over 5,120 contracted workers of varying professions in facilities management, information technology, environmental, administrative, purchasing, and contracting, ISD is the County's trusted partner and provider of choice.

The Opportunity:

The Power Plant Section is seeking an exceptional individual to join our team operating and maintaining seven heating and refrigeration plants. This is a great opportunity to use your skills in a professional environment focused on safety, reliability, efficiency, and regulatory compliance. Our plants provide the critical infrastructure to keep things running smoothly. With your expertise, we can continue delivering the behind-the-scenes energy that enables success across the organization. Our team takes pride in upholding the highest standards while continuously improving these vital facilities.

Essential Job Functions

What You Will Do

Uses hand tools and precision instruments to install, maintain, adjust and repair indicating, recording, telemetering, and control instruments used to measure and control variables, such as pressure, flow, temperature, motion, force and chemical composition of boiler and refrigeration water.

Troubleshoots control system components and replaces or repairs defective parts.

Operates, troubleshoots, and repairs electronic, hydraulic, and pneumatic systems, and high voltage systems and equipment.

Performs annual boiler testing for emissions.

Disassembles malfunctioning instruments, and inspects and tests mechanisms and circuitry for defects.

Operates, maintains, repairs, and inspects manual and automatic gas and oil fired high pressure steam or high temperature hot water boilers.

Disassembles, inspects, and tests instruments for conformance with specifications, using test instruments such as potentiometers, resistance bridges, manometers and pressure gauges.

Prepares drawings for the fabrication and modification of instrument parts and components.

Operates, maintains, repairs, and inspects motors, steam-driven equipment, steam reducing stations expansion tanks, air compressors, supply and exhaust fans, various kinds of pumps and valves, steam traps, water treatment systems, water heaters and other heating plant auxiliary equipment.

Operates, maintains, repairs and inspects reciprocating, centrifugal or absorption central air conditioning machinery including condensers, evaporators, cooling towers, pumps, purge tanks and related equipment.

Tests boiler water, condensate, cooling tower water, and water from other systems, and adds corrective chemicals.

Inspects, adjusts, repairs and maintains refrigeration units for food storage boxes.

Inspects oxygen and vacuum systems for proper pressure, leaks or stoppages and makes emergency repairs.

Tests, operates and maintains emergency diesel powered electric generating equipment.

Maintains logs of plant operations and records maintenance and repair work performed.

Drives automotive equipment to and from work sites, in order to transport the necessary tools, equipment, and materials required to perform the job.


TO QUALIFY FOR THE OPTIONS BELOW you must POSSESS and CLEARLY EXPRESS detailed years of experience performing relevant duties, and PROVIDE documentation for specified courses (if any) related to the requirements below and within your online job application under the "Experience" area and Supplemental Questionnaire.

Requirements to Qualify:


One year of experience in the maintenance and operation of high pressure heating plants and refrigeration plants at the level of Los Angeles County's class of Stationary Engineer II*

- AND -

One year 's experience in the repair and maintenance of industrial control instruments.**


One year of experience in the maintenance and operation of high pressure heating plants and refrigeration plants at the level of Los Angeles County's class of Stationary Engineer II*

- AND -

Completion of fifteen (15) semester units, or its equivalent (22.5 quarter units), from an accredited junior college, college or trade school in the technology or the application of technology directly related to the repair and maintenance of electronic, pneumatic or hydraulic industrial control instruments**, at least nine (9) semester units of which must have been in electronics.

Applicants expecting to qualify through Option I, must describe the type of work performed and the time period.

Applicants expecting to qualify through experience and education under Option II, must describe the type of work performed and the time period - AND - provide official transcripts or official letter from an accredited junior college, college, or trade school verifying fifteen (15) semester or its equivalent (22.5 units) completed in the areas listed in the requirements along with at least nine (9) semester units in electronics.

*Experience at the level of Los Angeles County's class of Stationary Engineer II is defined as having the responsibility of a shift for the operation and maintenance of a combined high-pressure heating and central refrigeration plant - OR - in a very large facility*** and has responsibility on a shift assignment which includes either the operation and maintenance of a high-pressure heating plant or refrigeration plant - OR - is assigned to a geographic area of a major multi-hospital medical center which requires maintenance and operation of steam reducing stations, ventilation and refrigeration equipment, and various mechanical and electrical equipment and controls.

**Industrial control instruments is defined as devices utilized to measure or monitor vibration, temperature, liquid or gas flow, liquid levels in tanks and can also include chart recorders and handheld calibration instruments.

***A very large facility consist of a central plant that is staffed by multiple shifts with each shift containing multiple plant operational assignments.

All documents should clearly indicate the degree in English language and the date when the degree was conferred or awarded.

For applicants with international transcript(s) , a report by an evaluation agency recognized by The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services or the Association of International Credential Evaluators, Inc. must be submitted at the time of filing or within 15 calendar days. The report must confirm the U.S. course/degree equivalency.

In order to receive credit for the required degree/coursework and/or license, you must include a legible copy of the official transcripts and/or a legible copy of the official certificate and/or license at the time of filing or within 15 calendar days from the date of filing application. Please submit documentation to and indicate your name, exam name (Stationary Engineer Controls Specialist), and the exam number (W7200K ) .

A valid California Class C Driver License is required to perform job-related essential functions.

Successful applicants for positions that require driving must obtain and present a copy of his/her driving record from the California State Department of Motor Vehicles before final appointment. 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.

An Unlimited Steam Engineer's License issued by the City of Los Angeles' Department of Building and Safety.

An Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved Universal Technical Certificate in compliance with Federal license requirements as provided in Chapter V, Section 608.Applicants MUST provide copies of their Unlimited Steam Engineer's License and Universal Technician EPA 608 certificate at the time of filing or within fifteen (15) calendar days of submitting application online. Failure to submit the required documentation will result in application denial.

If you are unable to attach the required documents at the time of filing, you must email them to within fifteen (15) calendar days of filing. Please include exam number and title.

3 - Moderate: This job requires 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 lift of 10 - 25 pounds.

Additional Information

Our Assessment Process:

First, meet our requirements above. After that, our process includes one examination.

This exam will consist of a written examination covering Technical Knowledge and Reading Comprehension and Analytical Skills weighted at 100%.

Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on the assessment to be added onto the list of eligible candidates.

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 Kirby , , and to your email address and list of approved senders to prevent email notification from being filtered as spam/junk/clutter mail. 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.

Eligibility Information:

The names of candidates receiving a passing score in the assessment will be placed on the Eligible Register in the order of their score group for a period of twelve (12) months following the date of promulgation. Passing this examination and being placed on the Eligible Register do not guarantee an offer of employment.

Applications will be processed on an as-received basis and promulgated to the eligible register accordingly.

No person may compete for this examination more than once every twelve (12) months.

Shift: Any

How to Apply:
Applications must be filed online only. We must receive your application by 5:30 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 at the top right of this posting. You can also track the status of your application using the website . Plan to submit your online application well in advance of the 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 , 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. Many important 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,, and to your email address and list of approved senders to prevent email notifications from being filtered as spam/junk/clutter mail. Applicants have the ability to opt out of emails from LA County. If you unsubscribe, you will not receive any email notification for any examination for which you apply with Los Angeles County.

Regardless of whether you choose to unsubscribe, you can always check for notifications by logging into and viewing your profile inbox, which saves a copy of all emailed notices.

Please make sure you put in the time and effort when filling out your application and supplemental questions completely. The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the Requirements to Qualify as listed on this bulletin. Provide any relevant job experience in the spaces provided so we can evaluate your qualifications for the job. For each job held, give the name and address of your employer, your job title, beginning and ending dates, number of hours worked per week, and description of work performed. If your application is incomplete, it will be rejected.

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 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.

Computer and Internet Access at Public Libraries:
LA County Public Library has announced they are reopening some libraries with limited hours access throughout LA County. Refer to their website at for more information.

For Candidates who may not have regular access to a computer or the internet, applications can be completed on computers at public libraries throughout Los Angeles County.

Fair Chance Initiative:
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 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.
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Contact us:
Exam Number:
Department Contact Name:
Kari Irby
Department Contact Phone:
(323) 881-4689
Department Contact Email:
California Relay Services Phone:
(800) 735-2922
ADA Coordinator Phone:
(323) 267-2432
Teletype Phone:
(800) 899-4099 [Alternate Teletype Phone: (800) 897-0077 ]

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