Position/Program Information FIRST DAY OF FILING:
SEPTEMBER 18, 2023 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:
J6547C TYPE OF RECRUITMENT:
OPEN COMPETITIVE JOB OPPORTUNITY DEFINITION
Installs, configures, tests, maintains, and repairs audio, video and security systems, and related equipment. CLASSIFICATION STANDARDS
Positions allocable to this journey-level class typically report to an Audio, Video, and Security Systems Technician Supervisor, and may receive technical guidance from a journey-level or higher network systems administrator, or telecommunications systems engineer.
These positions require incumbents to exercise knowledge of the protocols, procedures, techniques and equipment used to install, configure, test, maintain and repair audio, video and security systems, and related equipment used for public address, audio and video intercommunications, closed-circuit television (CCTV), access control, intrusion detection, life and safety monitoring, and audio and video teleconferencing.
Incumbents frequently lift tools, supplies and equipment weighing 10-25 pounds, and occasionally over 25 pounds. Equipment installation, repair and replacement duties require incumbents to regularly use 6-foot and taller ladders, and perform tasks that require bending, stooping, squatting, twisting, and reaching. Physical dexterity, color perception, and visual acuity are required for working with color-coded wires and cables.
Essential Job Functions
Installs, configures, tests, maintains, and repairs audio, video and security systems, and related equipment used for public address, audio and video intercommunications, closed-circuit television (CCTV), panic alarm, access control, intrusion detection, life and safety monitoring, and audio and video teleconferencing.
Installs, configures, tests, maintains, and repairs closed-circuit television (CCTV) systems including cameras, monitors, matrix switchers, digital video recorders (DVR), and associated software; may receive technical guidance from network systems administrators for devices connected through an internet.
Installs, tests, maintains, and repairs interior and exterior public address, intercom, monitoring, and call systems, including panic alarms and integrated audio-video-access control systems.
Configures, tests, maintains, and repairs integrated institutional access control and security monitoring systems which use programmable logic controllers.
Tests, maintains, and repairs life and safety monitoring systems, coordinating with other crafts and trades as necessary.
Provides technical support for audio, video, panic alarm, access control, and intrusion detection equipment moves, additions, and changes.
Installs, configures, tests, maintains, and repairs digital and Internet Protocol (IP) based audio-video teleconferencing systems and related equipment including codecs, automated cameras, video displays, audio mixers and processors, video servers, digital interface controllers and associated software; may receive technical guidance from network systems administrators regarding software and Internet connectivity.
Installs and removes cables and cabling infrastructure such as wire management systems, patch panels and jacks according to industry and County standards.
Tests, troubleshoots and repairs equipment interconnection wiring and cabling.
Confers and consults with vendors and department personnel regarding operational problems, repair, modification, and installation of audio, video and security systems, and related equipment.
Assists in the technical evaluation of equipment in coordination with engineering and operating personnel, as required.
Provides audio and video setups for meetings, press conferences, and special events, as required.
Demonstrates and explains the correct operation of equipment.
Requisitions and orders parts and supplies as needed.
Keeps time, material, and service records.
Operates elevating work platforms such as bucket trucks or scissor lifts for aerial access, as required.
Drives automotive equipment to and from work sites.
Requirements MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
Three years of experience in the installation, configuration, testing, maintenance, and repair of audio, intercom, closed-circuit television, and security systems and related equipment used in commercial, industrial or institutional settings, one year of which must have been at the journey-level.* VISION
Vision and color perception must be adequate to effectively and safely perform essential job-related functions. LICENSE
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. LICENSE INFORMATION:
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 driving 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 MOVING VIOLATIONS WITHIN THE LAST YEAR WILL NOT BE APPOINTED. 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
*Journey-level experience 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. 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 two (2) parts: PART I
A written test covering knowledge of audio, video, and security systems weighted 30%. THE WRITTEN TEST IS NOT REVIEWABLE BY CANDIDATES PER CIVIL SERVICE RULE 7.19. ONLY CANDIDATES WHO ACHIEVE A PASSING SCORE OF 70% OR HIGHER ON PART I WILL PROCEED TO PART II. PART II
An oral interview covering training, experience, and general abilities to perform the duties of the position weighted 70%. CANDIDATES MUST ACHIEVE A PASSING SCORE OF 70% OR HIGHER ON EACH WEIGHTED PART 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. Applicants 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 INFORMATIONSUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES MUST COMPLETE A THOROUGH BACKROUND 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 in the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, Administrative and Training Division, Facilities Services Bureau. AVAILABLE SHIFT
Any Shift APPOINTEES 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 SUCCESSFULY 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 can 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.
- FALSIFICATION 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, as well as email@example.com, and firstname.lastname@example.org 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. NOTE:
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 at the time of filing, or within fifteen (15) calendar days from the date of filing.
Please include your Name, the Exam Number, and the Exam 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.
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