Job: ELEVATOR MECHANIC 3866

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Posted: 03/22/2017

Job Status: Full Time

Job Reference #: 1639241-0

Job Description

ELEVATOR MECHANIC 3866 Salary


$96,235.00 - $96,945.00 Annually

Location - CITY OF LOS ANGELES, CA


CITY OF LOS ANGELES, CA


Job Type


FULL-TIME

Department


ALL DEPARTMENTS


Job Number


3866 OP 2017/01/27 R


DUTIES
ANNUAL SALARY
$96,235 (flat-rated)
The salary in the Department of Water and Power is $96,945 (flat-rated).

NOTES:

  • For information regarding reciprocity between the City of Los Angeles departments and LADWP, go to http://per.lacity.org/Reciprocity_CityDepts_and_DWP.pdf.
  • The current salary range is subject to change. You may confirm the starting salary with the hiring department before accepting a job offer.
  • Candidates from the eligible list are normally appointed to vacancies in the lower pay grade positions.

  • An Elevator Mechanic does skilled electrical, electronic, mechanical, and hydraulic work in the maintenance and repair of passenger and freight elevators, escalators, and other vertical and horizontal transportation equipment, and their related equipment.

    REQUIREMENT(S)/MINIMUM QUALIFICATION(S)
    A Certificate as a Competent Conveyance (Elevator) Mechanic issued by the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health.

    PROCESS NOTES
  • In addition to the regular City application, all applicants must complete an Elevator Mechanic Qualifications Questionnaire at the time of filing. The Elevator Mechanic Qualifications Questionnaire is located within the Supplemental Questions section of the City application. Applicants who fail to complete the Qualifications Questionnaire will not be considered further in this examination, and their application will not be processed.
  • A valid License to Act as a Journey level Elevator Mechanic issued by the City of Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety is required prior to appointment.
  • Experience in the maintenance and repair of selective-collective multi-programmed elevators and escalators is especially desired.
  • Proof of certification or a letter from the State of California indicating a certificate can be issued immediately upon hire (see below for more information) is required at the time of filing for the examination.
  • a. If you do not currently possess a Competent Conveyance (Elevator) Mechanic certification issued by the State of California but have held one in the past, the State of California will not re-issue a Competent Conveyance (Elevator) Mechanic certification until you are re-employed as an Elevator Mechanic. As such, please contact the State office to request a review of your license status. If you are still in good standing, request a letter be written on your behalf indicating that a license can be re-issued immediately upon offer of employment. If hired, you must provide a copy of your certificate to the hiring department prior to your first day of employment.
    b. If you have never possessed a Competent Conveyance (Elevator) Mechanic certificate issued by the State of California, please ensure you have submitted a new application to the State prior to requesting a review of your status and/or a letter on your behalf. If hired, you must provide a copy of your certificate to the hiring department prior to your first day of employment. The State of California elevator mechanic licensing office can be reached at (916) 274-5709 or online at http://www.dir.ca.gov/dosh/elevator/CCCM_App.pdf.
    5. Information regarding the Journey-level Elevator Mechanic License issued by the City of Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety may be obtained online at http://www.ladbs.org.
    6. Some positions may require a valid California driver's license. Candidates may not be eligible for appointment to these positions if their record within the last 36 months reflects three or more moving violations and/or at-fault accidents, or a conviction of a major moving violation (such as DUI).

    WHERE TO APPLY & APPLICATION DEADLINE
    Applications and Qualifications Questionnaires will only be accepted on-line. When you are viewing the on-line job bulletin of your choice, simply scroll to the top of the page and select the Apply icon. On-line job bulletins are also available at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/lacity for Open Competitive Examinations and at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/lacity/promotionaljobs for Promotional Examinations.

    NOTE:

    Applicants are urged to apply early to ensure you have time to resolve any technical issues you may encounter.

    APPLICATION DEADLINE

    Applications will be accepted until sufficient numbers have been received. Filing may close at any time without prior notice.

    In accordance with Civil Service Rule 4.2, all applicants who apply may not be tested in this examination. To meet anticipated hiring needs, only a limited number of qualified applicants will be invited to participate in the interview in the following order: 1) Los Angeles City Promotional applicants who meet the minimum requirements. You must have received a regular appointment to a City position or be on a reserve list to apply for this examination as a promotional candidate; 2) Applicants currently employed by the City of Los Angeles on a part-time or exempt basis who meet the minimum requirements; 3) Remaining applicants who meet the minimum requirements in sufficient numbers to meet hiring needs in the order that applications were received. Applications submitted during the filing period will be kept on file for two years from January 27, 2017 in the event that additional applicants need to be tested to meet hiring needs.

    QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW
    Should a large number of qualified candidates file for this examination, each candidate's qualifications for the position of Elevator Mechanic may be evaluated based on the candidate's Qualifications Questionnaire. Those candidates considered possessing the greatest likelihood of successfully performing the duties of an Elevator Mechanic, based solely on the information submitted for qualifications review, will continue in the selection process.

    SELECTION PROCESS
    After meeting minimum qualifications, and in accordance with Rule 4.2 as stated above, candidates will be scheduled for the following:

    Examination Weight: Interview . . . . . . . . . . . 100%
    The examination will consist entirely of an evaluation by interview. In the interview, emphasis may be placed on the adequacy of the candidate's work experience and professional development as they have provided the background necessary to perform the duties of an Elevator Mechanic, including knowledge of: inspection, testing, maintenance, repair, and adjustment techniques and procedures used on conveyance equipment and components, including hydraulic elevator system components, electric elevator system components, escalator and moving walk system components, dumb waiter system components, dock ramps system components, and handicapped lift system components; the identification and proper use of tools common to the elevator mechanic trade; elevator and electrical safety rules, policies, and procedures, including California Code of Regulations – Title 24, California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) Elevator Safety Orders, and the City of Los Angeles Elevator Safety Code; and the ability to read, interpret and use blueprints, diagrams and schematic drawings for the construction, installation and troubleshooting of conveyance equipment; communicate orally in a clear and effective manner for the purpose of explaining pertinent information to others; interact tactfully and effectively with coworkers, the general public, building operations personnel, and others; and other necessary skills, knowledge and abilities.

    As part of their evaluation of each candidate's overall qualifications for the job, the interview panel members will consider the information in the candidate's Qualifications Questionnaire. Candidates may expect panel members to discuss this information during the interviews. Unsolicited supplemental information will not be submitted to the interview panel.

    Candidates will be notified by e-mail of the date, time, and location of the interview, which will be held in Los Angeles.

    NOTES:
  • This examination is based on a validation study.
  • Applications are accepted subject to review to ensure that minimum qualifications are met. Candidates may be disqualified at any time if it is determined that they do not possess the minimum qualifications stated on this bulletin.
  • Based on City policy, before being hired in one of these positions, you may be required to undergo a drug and alcohol-screening test.
  • As a covered entity under the Fair Employment and Housing Act and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City of Los Angeles does not discriminate on the basis of disability and upon request, will provide reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access to its programs, services, and activities. To request a disability accommodation, please complete the Disability Accommodation Form within 14 calendar days of the submittal of the City application. The Disability Accommodation Form can be obtained at http://per.lacity.org/exams/verify_disability.pdf.
  • A final average score of 70% is required to be placed on the eligible list.
  • The promotional list will ordinarily be used ahead of the open competitive list. However, if open competitive candidates receive a higher score, without military credits, than the highest available promotional candidate, after adding seniority credit at the rate of 0.25 of a point for each year of continuous classified City service, the Civil Service Commission, upon request of the appointing authority, may approve certification of such open competitive candidates ahead of the promotional candidates.
  • You must have received a regular appointment to a City position or be on a reserve list to file on a promotional basis.
  • In conjunction with Civil Service Rules, applicants who have received a regular appointment to a City position or are on a reserve list will be considered Promotional candidates while all other applicants will be considered Open candidates.
  • If in accordance with the Rule of Three Whole Scores all applicants are eligible for appointment consideration, the examination will consist entirely of an evaluation of the candidates' City application by Personnel Department staff to ensure that the minimum qualifications have been met.
  • In accordance with Civil Service Rule, Sec. 4.24, review periods may be combined. Candidates in the examination process may file protests as provided in Sec. 4.20, 4.22 and 4.23 as applicable and within the required time frame; however, the Personnel Department may respond to and resolve protests prior to the establishment of the eligible list.
  • NOTICE:
    If you receive and accept an offer of employment to a regular position with the City of Los Angeles, your employee benefit coverage (including health and dental coverage as well as life insurance) will commence approximately six weeks after your original regular appointment. Not all positions in the City receive benefit coverage; you should inquire regarding the availability of employee benefits prior to accepting a position.
    THIS EXAMINATION IS TO BE GIVEN ON AN
    INTERDEPARTMENTAL PROMOTIONAL AND OPEN COMPETITIVE BASIS
    The City of Los Angeles does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, creed, color, ancestry, medical condition (cancer), or Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome.

    There are many things to consider in a new employer. Visit the following webpage to view benefits the City of Los Angeles offers its employees:

    http://per.lacity.org/bens/index.html

    01
    To be PROPERLY AND PROMPTLY notified of the status of my application, I UNDERSTAND that I MUST provide on my City application, the following information:-Working E-mail address-Telephone Number-Official social security numberI UNDERSTAND that I MUST provide a working email address on my application where I will receive notifications regarding the status of my application and the selection process.I UNDERSTAND that important information regarding the status of my application and the selection process will only be sent via E-MAIL to the email address I provided.I UNDERSTAND that it is MY RESPONSIBILITY to ensure that the email address I provided is a working email and that I will check my email regularly to ensure I receive any communication as it relates to the examination promptly.I UNDERSTAND that the City of Los Angeles Personnel Department is NOT RESPONSIBLE for any lost or redirected emails and that it is MY RESPONSIBILITY to add info@governmentjobs.com to my email contact list to avoid email notifications related to this examination from being classified as spam or junk mail.
    • I have read these statements to their fullest and will provide a working e-mail address on my application in order to receive status of my application regarding this examination.


    02
    I UNDERSTAND that I am required to describe, IN DETAIL, my appropriate qualifying experience in the Work Experience Section of my application.I UNDERSTAND that, if qualifying with my City experience, that I MUST indicate my appropriate job classification in my work history and NOT ANY WORKING TITLE that I believe is designated to me.I UNDERSTAND that if I attach a resume and/or cover letter IN LIEU of completing the Work Experience Section, my application is INCOMPLETE and WILL NOT be considered for this examination, and my application WILL NOT be further processed.In addition to including my qualifying experience, I UNDERSTAND that I should list ALL jobs, STARTING WITH THE JOBS THAT WILL QUALIFY ME FOR THIS EXAMINATION regardless of duration, including part-time jobs, military service and any periods of unemployment during my entire work history.
    • I have read these statements to their entirety and understand them completely and to their fullest.


    03
    I am currently:
    • A City of Los Angeles employee having received a regular appointment.
    • An exempt City of Los Angeles employee, but have civil service status.
    • An exempt City of Los Angeles employee without receiving civil service status.
    • A City of Los Angeles employee in a temporary training position.
    • A City of Los Angeles employee on a part-time basis.
    • On a regular reserve list for the City of Los Angeles.
    • Not employed with the City of Los Angeles.


    04
    I have a Certificate as a Competent Conveyance (Elevator) Mechanic issued by the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health.NOTE: Proof of certification MUST be attached to this online application at the time of filing. If proof of certification is not attached BEFORE submitting your application, it will not be available to the City and you will not be credited with having submitting it. Failure to submit this certification may result in disqualification from this examination.
    • Yes, I have proof of certification and it is attached to my application.
    • No


    05
    I have a letter from the State of California indicating a certificate can be issued immediately upon hire. (see Note #4 of the examination bulletin for more information)NOTE: The letter MUST be attached to this online application at the time of filing. If the letter is not attached BEFORE submitting your application, it will not be available to the City and you will not be credited with having submitting it. Failure to submit this letter may result in disqualification from this examination.
    • Yes, I have this letter and have attached a copy of it to my application
    • No


    06
    ELEVATOR MECHANIC (3866)QUALIFICATIONS QUESTIONNAIRE - 2017The examination bulletin for Elevator Mechanic states that all applicants must complete and submit a City of Los Angeles Employment Application and an Elevator Mechanic Qualifications Questionnaire. The Qualifications Questionnaire may be used in consideration of your overall qualifications for the job of Elevator Mechanic.Using the list of areas provided, select all that apply to you. Please note that this experience may be verified at a later time.Applicants must provide complete answers to all questions on the Qualifications Questionnaire in the space provided. Applicants who fail to complete the Qualifications Questionnaire will not be considered further in this examination.You should seek to demonstrate that your training and experience provides the skills, knowledge, and abilities needed to effectively perform the duties assigned to an Elevator Mechanic. Before responding, read all the information requested and consider what information you would like to present. Make sure that you only check statements that accurately reflect your experience. No attachments or additional documents will be considered for submission to the expert review panel.RATING SCALE:Extensive Experience - I have advanced experience performing this task at an expert level to the extent that I could effectively perform this task in difficult situations; and I could instruct others on the specifics of this task.Moderate Experience - I have sufficient experience performing this task to the extent that I could effectively perform this task under most circumstances.Limited Experience - I have some experience performing this task, but may require additional instruction to perform it effectively.No experience - I do not have any experience performing this task.Using the rating scale provided, indicate your level of experience in the following areas:
    • I have read these instructions to their entirety, and I UNDERSTAND them completely and to their fullest.


    07
    1.I have personally inspected, tested, maintained, repaired, and adjusted the following components (select all that apply):
    • Hydraulic elevator system components
    • Electric elevator system components
    • Escalator and moving walk system components
    • Dumb waiter system components
    • Dock ramps systems components
    • Handicapped lift system components
    • This statement does not apply to me.


    08
    2.I have personally inspected and tested conveyance, mechanical, and electrical equipment in order to identify system malfunctions and defects, determine their cause, and make repairs and replacements when needed.
    • Extensive Experience
    • Moderate Experience
    • Limited Experience
    • No Experience


    09
    3.I have personally identified the best tool for the job and safely used these tools in the course of conveyance equipment maintenance, testing, repair, or installation work (select all that apply):
    • Volt-ohm meters
    • Amp probe meters
    • Hydraulic presses
    • Pressure gauges
    • Tachometers
    • Dial indicators
    • Depth gauges
    • Feeler gauges
    • Bearing pullers
    • Socket sets
    • Open wrenches
    • This statement does not apply to me


    10
    4.I have personally replaced and dressed electrical brushes, motor armature, and commutators in order to ensure the proper operation and maintenance of motors and generators.
    • Extensive Experience
    • Moderate Experience
    • Limited Experience
    • No Experience


    11
    5.I have personally repaired and overhauled pump motors in order to safely and properly perform repairs on traction elevators, hydraulic elevators, and escalators.
    • Extensive Experience
    • Moderate Experience
    • Limited Experience
    • No Experience


    12
    6.I have personally calibrated, repaired, and overhauled hydro control valves in order to ensure proper elevator leveling, accelerations, stopping, and lowering.
    • Extensive Experience
    • Moderate Experience
    • Limited Experience
    • No Experience


    13
    7.I have personally maintained conveyance equipment by removing, replacing and aligning steps, risers, chains, hand rails, and wheels in escalators and moving walks.
    • Extensive Experience
    • Moderate Experience
    • Limited Experience
    • No Experience


    14
    8.I have personally packed hydraulic rams in order to ensure their proper operation and prevent the leakage of hydraulic fluid.
    • Extensive Experience
    • Moderate Experience
    • Limited Experience
    • No Experience


    15
    9.I have personally tested and operated electrical circuitry in order to safely perform maintenance and repair work on energized conveyance equipment.
    • Extensive Experience
    • Moderate Experience
    • Limited Experience
    • No Experience


    16
    10.I have personally read and interpreted blueprints, diagrams, and schematic drawings in order to construct, install, and troubleshoot conveyance equipment.
    • Extensive Experience
    • Moderate Experience
    • Limited Experience
    • No Experience


    17
    11.I have personally referenced and applied pertinent Federal, State, and local elevator safety rules, such as California Code of Regulations - Title 8, when performing work on conveyance equipment in order to ensure that assignments are completed appropriately and safely.
    • Extensive Experience
    • Moderate Experience
    • Limited Experience
    • No Experience


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    12.I have verbally presented information in order to explain technical concepts and procedures to others involved in the inspection, testing, maintenance, and repair of conveyance equipment.
    • Extensive Experience
    • Moderate Experience
    • Limited Experience
    • No Experience


    19
    13.I have personally resolved matters related to conveyance equipment projects by discussing with and gaining the cooperation of coworkers, the public, building operations personnel, and others.
    • Extensive Experience
    • Moderate Experience
    • Limited Experience
    • No Experience


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    ELEVATOR MECHANIC (3866)QUALIFICATIONS QUESTIONNAIRE - 2017CERTIFICATION STATEMENTPlease read the following statements and check them if you agree:I UNDERSTAND that to be considered a candidate for this examination, I MUST provide answers to all questions on the Qualifications Questionnaire in the space provided. I UNDERSTAND that leaving any answer blank or not answering the question asked (i.e. responding N/A, does not apply, or see resume) is considered an incomplete answer and by doing so, I understand that my application will not be processed any further and I will not be a candidate in this examination.I CERTIFY that the Qualifications Questionnaire and all of the responses to the questions are true and complete, and were authored, written, and prepared in their entirety solely by me with no assistance from others. I UNDERSTAND that receiving assistance from others in responding, editing, revising or reviewing my answers to the questions and/or providing false, misleading, or incomplete information shall be sufficient cause for disqualification in this examination, dismissal, and other penalties as may be prescribed by law.
    • I have read this certification to its entirety, and I UNDERSTAND it completely and to its fullest.


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