COMMUNICATIONS TOWER AND LINE WORKER

  • LOS ANGELES COUNTY
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 07, 2023
Full Time Construction and Skilled Trades Information Technology and Communication Services
  • Salary: $97,014.84 Annually USD

Job Description

Position/Program Information

EXAMINATION NUMBER: W7818D

When to Submit Your Application:

We are accepting applications beginning September 7, 2023 at 7:00 a.m. (PT). This examination will remain open until the needs of the department are met and is subject to closure at any time without prior notice.

Type of Recruitment: Open Competitive Job Opportunity

No out-of-class experience will be accepted.

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Los Angeles County offers one of the strongest public-sector benefits 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 $873M and 2,151 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.
Essential Job Functions

What You Will Do:

Installs, alters, maintains, and repairs communications antennas, radio frequency reflectors, wave guide, raceway and cables, grounding systems and fabricates and assembles mounting hardware.

Performs structural maintenance and inspections of tall steel towers; occasionally erects monopoles.

Installs, maintains and repairs telephone poles, cross arms, pole fixtures, guy wire and communications conductors.

Tests and troubleshoots copper and fiber-optic communications cables; locates and repairs faults.

Pulls, splices, and repairs underground and aerial communications cable up to 3600 pair.

Installs, operates, maintains, and repairs underground duct systems, fiber optic cabling systems, and emergency communication systems.

Installs and maintains electrical service drops, and occasionally repairs non-energized high voltage power lines.

Installs, maintains, and repairs underground communications cable duct systems.

Drives automotive equipment with automatic and manual transmissions to and from work sites, including, bucket trucks, diggers, forklifts, and vehicles exceeding 26,000 lbs. GVWR.

Participates in the set-up and operation of temporary emergency communications systems.

Installs and maintains non-energized electrical service drops and power lines.

Performs rigging and lifting using utility line trucks and equipment.

Trims trees around communications sites, equipment, and communication lines.

May lead the work of a crew.

Operates a forklift and other material-handling equipment.

Operates utility line truck booms, attachments and winches for aerial access, auguring, lifting, and pole setting.

Requirements

Requirements to Qualify:
Option I: Completion of a recognized telephone or power line worker apprentice training program* of at least three years duration

Option II: Four years of experience in the installation, alteration, maintenance and repair of outside overhead communications or power lines and equipment, one year of which must have been at the journey-level.**

LICENSE:
A valid California Class B Driver License is required to perform essential job-related 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.

PHYSICAL CLASS:
IV - Arduous. This class involves frequent heavy lifting over 25 pounds, often combined with bending, twisting, or working on irregular surfaces. It includes those positions that occasionally demands extraordinary physical activity such as those in Safety positions.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
Vision :

Vision and color perception must be adequate to effectively and safely perform essential job-related functions.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS INFORMATION:
*Applicants claiming successful completion of an apprentice training program must attach a copy of their certificate of successful completion at the time of filing or within 15 calendar days of filing. Apprenticeship training program 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 Post Secondary, and Vocational Education.

** Journey-level experience applies to a person who has completed an apprenticeship program or is an experienced worker, not a trainee, and is fully qualified and able to perform a specific trade without supervision .

Please ensure application/resume contains detailed information specifically addressing journey-level experience, educational background, and/or specialized training courses/programs completed. Also, the required technical experience can be a combination of County and/or outside experience.

Additional Information

Our Assessment Process
If you meet the requirements, we will invite you to participate in the following exam:

Part I: A qualifying performance test consisting of tools and materials identification, knot tying, assembling cross arm, climbing a pole (18 foot above ground level) to install cross arm, and installing down guy to an anchor. ***

Only candidates who achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on Part I will proceed to Part II of this examination.

Part II: An interview covering training, knowledge and experience, safety procedure and interpersonal skills weighted at 100%

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

***Candidates must successfully pass all five (5) components (consisting of tools and materials identification, knot tying, assembling cross arm, climbing a pole (18-foot above ground level) to install cross arm, and installing down guy to an anchor) of the performance test in order to proceed to the interview portion of the exam.

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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.

VACANCY INFORMATION:
The resulting Eligible Register for this examination will be used to fill vacancies in the Internal Services Department, Telecommunications Branch at 1110 N. Eastern Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90063.

SHIFT: Any
How to Apply
Applications must be field online only. We must receive your application before 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 track the status of your application using the website https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/lacounty.

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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.


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Have questions about anything listed above?

Department Contact Name: Hugo Vasquez
Department Contact Phone: 323-881-3670
Department Contact Email: hvasquez@isd.lacounty.gov

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