Job: FIELD ENGINEERING AIDE 7228

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Posted: 02/10/2017

Job Status: Full Time

Job Reference #: 1481472

Job Description

FIELD ENGINEERING AIDE 7228 Salary


$59,654.00 - $91,788.00 Annually

Location CITY OF LOS ANGELES, CA


CITY OF LOS ANGELES, CA


Job Type


FULL-TIME

Department


ALL DEPARTMENTS


Job Number


7228 O 2016/09/23 C


DUTIES
ANNUAL SALARY

$59,654 to $87,215
The salary in the Department of Water and Power is $73,894 to $91,788.

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.
  • A Field Engineering Aide performs sub-professional land surveying work or works with engineering personnel. A Field Engineering Aide may be required to climb fences, work in confined spaces, work with and around hot asphalt, and carry surveying equipment long distances over various types of terrain; also may be trained to operate Data Collectors, and to set up and operate GPS receivers.

    REQUIREMENT(S)/MINIMUM QUALIFICATION(S)
  • Successful completion of high school or college-level courses in algebra, geometry, trigonometry and 3 semester or 4 quarter units in plane surveying, and one course in the following: drafting or computer aided drafting; or
  • One year of full-time paid experience as a member of a survey party.
  • PROCESS NOTES
  • In addition to the regular City application, all applicants must complete a Field Engineering Aide Qualifications Questionnaire at the time of filing. The Field Engineering Aide 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 California driver's license is required. Applicants will be disqualified and not eligible for hire 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).
  • Applicants qualifying under Requirement #1 above must list course titles, number of units, school, and date completed in the Supplemental Questions section of the application.
  • Candidates completing the examination process will be contacted by the Personnel Department to provide proof of qualifying coursework.

  • WHERE TO APPLY & APPLICATION DEADLINE
    Applications and Qualifications Questionnaires will only be accepted on-line on the dates listed in the Application Deadline section of this bulletin. Applications submitted before the start of the filing period will not be accepted. 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.

    NOTE:

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

    APPLICATION DEADLINE

    Applications and Qualifications Questionnaires will only be accepted on-line on the dates listed below:

    From 8:00 am Tuesday, October 4, 2016 to 11:59 pm, Thursday, October 6, 2016
    From 8:00 am Tuesday, January 24, 2017 to 11:59 pm, Thursday, January 26, 2017
    From 8:00 am Tuesday, March 21, 2017 to 11:59 pm, Thursday, March 23, 2017
    From 8:00 am Tuesday, July 18, 2017 to 11:59 pm, Thursday, July 20, 2017

    The examination may close without prior notice at any time after a sufficient number of applications have been received. Filing periods may change without prior notice or additional dates may be added, as needed, at a later date. For administrative purposes, filing will close periodically and reopen on the dates noted in the Application Deadline section of this bulletin.

    QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW

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

    SELECTION PROCESS
    After meeting minimum qualifications, candidates will be scheduled for the following:

    Examination Weight: Written Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100%

    The examination will consist entirely of a multiple-choice written test in which candidates may be examined for knowledge of: surveying principles and practices; survey hand signals; safe and appropriate use of surveying tools, instruments and equipment; basic traffic safety; engineering mathematics including algebra, geometry, and trigonometry and reading decimal units; numerical and descriptive terminology used in rough drafts and written instructions; the ability to follow written instructions; communicate effectively and tactfully with co-workers, supervisors, and the public; and other necessary skills, knowledge and abilities.

    APPROVED CALCULATORS

    Each candidate may bring one hand-held, non-programmable, non-qwerty, self-contained calculator. A voltage supply will not be available in the examination room. A cellular phone with calculator functions will not be allowed.

    The first written test will be administered in a single half-day session on SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2016 in Los Angeles. Candidates will be notified later by e-mail of the time and location of the written test. Additional test dates may be added as needed.

    NOTES:
  • This examination is based on a validation study, and as provided by Civil Service Commission Rule 4.20, the written test will not be subject to candidate inspection.
  • You may take the Field Engineering Aide written test only once every 365 days. If you have taken the Field Engineering Aide written test during an open filing period in the Personnel Department within the last 12 months, you may not file for this examination at this time.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • A final average score of 70% is required to be placed on the eligible list.
  • Your rank on the employment list may change as scores of candidates from other administrations of the examination are merged onto one list.
  • Your name may be removed from the open competitive list after 6 months.
  • 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
    ONLY ON AN 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
    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.


    02
    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.


    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 successfully completed the following high school courses. (Check all that apply.)
    • Algebra
    • Geometry
    • Trigonometry
    • None of the above.


    05
    I have successfully complete the following college-level courses. (Check all that apply.)
    • Algebra
    • Geometry
    • Trigonometry
    • None of the above.


    06
    I have successfully completed 3 semester or 4 quarter units in plane surveying.
    • This statement does not apply to me.
    • Yes


    07
    If you have successfully completed 3 semester or 4 quarter units in plane surveying, please indicate the following: 1) class title 2) number of units 3) school 4) date completed. If this does not apply to you, indicate N/A.


    08
    I have successfully completed one course in drafting or computer aided drafting.
    • This statement does not apply to me.
    • Yes


    09
    If you have successfully completed one course in drafting or computer aided drafting, please indicate the following in the text box below: 1) course title 2) school 3) date completed. If this does not apply to you, indicate N/A.


    10
    I have the following amount of experience as a member of a survey party.Note: You MUST provide detailed examples of this experience in the Work Experience Section of the application. FAILURE to provide detailed examples will result in your DISQUALIFICATION from this examination.
    • This statement does not apply to me.
    • Between 1-5 months
    • Between 6-11 months
    • 12 months or more


    11
    City of Los AngelesPersonnel DepartmentFIELD ENGINEERING AIDE (7228)QUALIFICATIONS QUESTIONNAIRE - 2016The examination bulletin for Field Engineering Aide states that all applicants must complete and submit a City of Los Angeles Employment Application and a Field Engineering Aide Qualifications Questionnaire. The Qualifications Questionnaire may be used in consideration of your overall qualifications for the job of Field Engineering Aide.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 a Field Engineering Aide. 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.
    • I have read and understand these instructions.


    12
    CERTIFICATION 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 these statements and agree.


    13
    Rating ScaleExtensive ExperienceI 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 ExperienceI have some experience performing this task, but may require additional instruction to perform it effectively.No experienceI do not have any experience performing this task.Using the rating scale provided, indicate your level of experience in the following areas:
    • I understand this statement to its fullest.


    14
    1. I have personally used leveling rods and surveyor's levels in order to obtain vertical readings.
    • Extensive Experience
    • Moderate Experience
    • Limited Experience
    • No Experience


    15
    2. I have personally used hand levels in order to obtain differences in elevation.
    • Extensive Experience
    • Moderate Experience
    • Limited Experience
    • No Experience


    16
    3. I have personally used survey prisms, plumb bobs, and tapes to measure horizontal distances.
    • Extensive Experience
    • Moderate Experience
    • Limited Experience
    • No Experience


    17
    4. I have personally inventoried and restocked materials, supplies, tools, and equipment needed for work vehicles used for surveying work.
    • Extensive Experience
    • Moderate Experience
    • Limited Experience
    • No Experience


    18
    5. I have personally developed rough draft notes and written instructions for use in survey work (such as differential leveling, stationing, offsets, benchmarks, and point descriptions).
    • Extensive Experience
    • Moderate Experience
    • Limited Experience
    • No Experience


    19
    6. I have personally used survey hand signals and radio protocols in order to communicate effectively during field surveying work.
    • Extensive Experience
    • Moderate Experience
    • Limited Experience
    • No Experience


    20
    7. I have personally set up tripods, tribachs, prisms, and Global Positioning System (GPS) units in order to obtain measurements for surveying.
    • Extensive Experience
    • Moderate Experience
    • Limited Experience
    • No Experience


    21
    8. I have personally used basic digging tools, such as shovels, post-hole diggers, digging bars, picks, and claw-hammers in order to complete digging tasks.
    • Extensive Experience
    • Moderate Experience
    • Limited Experience
    • No Experience


    22
    9. I have personally used basic cutting tools, such as brush hooks, machetes, hand-saws, weed whackers, looping shears, and shovels, in order to complete various cutting tasks, such as fixing points of reference and removing obstructions from work sites.
    • Extensive Experience
    • Moderate Experience
    • Limited Experience
    • No Experience


    23
    10. I have personally used traffic safety procedures while operating survey trucks and other related vehicles and equipment in order to ensure my safety and the safety of others around me.
    • Extensive Experience
    • Moderate Experience
    • Limited Experience
    • No Experience


    24
    11. I have personally used basic arithmetic in order to verify the accuracy of numerical data, such as survey notes, stationing and offsets.
    • Extensive Experience
    • Moderate Experience
    • Limited Experience
    • No Experience


    25
    12. I have personally used trigonometry, plane geometry, and basic algebra in order to obtain triangle solutions needed for survey calculations.
    • Extensive Experience
    • Moderate Experience
    • Limited Experience
    • No Experience


    26
    13. I have personally done conversions from architectural and metric units (such as inches and meters) to engineering units (such as feet).
    • Extensive Experience
    • Moderate Experience
    • Limited Experience
    • No Experience


    27
    14. I have personally followed and implemented written and verbal instructions in order to complete survey assignments.
    • Extensive Experience
    • Moderate Experience
    • Limited Experience
    • No Experience


    28
    15. I have personally worked with or coordinated work activities with co-workers, supervisors, and the public in order to establish and maintain positive working relationships.
    • Extensive Experience
    • Moderate Experience
    • Limited Experience
    • No Experience


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