Job: INSTRUMENT MECHANIC 3843

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Posted: 03/24/2017

Job Status: Full Time

Job Reference #: 1575551

Job Description


This listing closes on 11/17/2016 at 11:59 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada).


Salary


$98,637.00 Annually

Location CITY OF LOS ANGELES, CA


CITY OF LOS ANGELES, CA


Job Type


FULL-TIME

Department


ALL DEPARTMENTS


Job Number


3843 OP 2016/11/04 R

Closing date and time


11/17/2016 at 11:59 PM Pacific Time (US & Canada); Tijuana


DUTIES
ANNUAL SALARY $98,637 (flat-rated)

The salary in the Department of Airports is $100,453 (flat-rated)

The salary in the Department of Water and Power is $101,205 (flat-rated)

NOTES:

1. For information regarding reciprocity between the City of Los Angeles departments and LADWP, go to http://per.lacity.org/Reciprocity_CityDepts_and_DWP.pdf.
2. The current salary range is subject to change. You may confirm the starting salary with the hiring department before accepting a job offer.

DUTIES

An Instrument Mechanic performs highly skilled field and shop work in inspecting, troubleshooting, adjusting, calibrating, servicing, maintaining, overhauling, repairing, and testing various automatic controls and indicating and recording instruments and devices; analyzes instrumentation and related system malfunctions to determine necessary repairs; and adjusts programs on instrumentation and controls required to interface with process control computers.

REQUIREMENT(S)/MINIMUM QUALIFICATION(S)
REQUIREMENTS/MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

1. Three years of full-time paid experience as a Steam Plant Assistant with the City of Los Angeles, one year of which shall be as a Steam Plant Assistant A in the Instrument Shop or Operations; or
2. Two years of full-time paid experience at the level of Building Operating Engineer with the City of Los Angeles, which provides experience in the operation or maintenance of high temperature boilers or refrigeration equipment with a total capacity of 3,000 tons or more; or
3. Two years of full-time paid experience as an Electrical Tester with the City of Los Angeles; or
4. Two years of full-time paid instrument mechanic experience inspecting, adjusting, repairing and testing electronic and/or pneumatic control systems, including transmitting, indicating and recording instruments and controllers at oil refineries, chemical plants, water utility or wastewater treatment facilities.

Completion of four semesters of course work on Automated Instrumentation and Controls from an accredited college may be substituted for one year of the required experience. Candidates must list their courses completed, dates taken, and school attended according to the online instructions.

PROCESS NOTES

1. Only applicants that are currently or have previously worked in the Department of Water and Power as Steam Plant Assistants in the following DDR (Duties Description Record) numbers 82-38096, 82-56017, or as Steam Plant Operators in DDR numbers 94-56104 and 94-56105 and meet the above noted requirements, will qualify for this examination under requirement #1.
2. Applicants who lack six months or less of the required experience may file for this examination. However, they cannot be appointed until the full experience requirement has been met.
3. 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).

WHERE TO APPLY & APPLICATION DEADLINE
WHERE TO APPLY

Applications 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 must be received by THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2016.

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) Applicants currently employed by the City of Los Angeles who meet the minimum requirements, or are on a reserve list; 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 November 4, 2016 in the event that additional applicants need to be tested to meet hiring needs.

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: Written Test . . . . . . . . . . . 100%

The examination will consist of a weighted written test. In the weighted written test, which will consist of multiple choice questions, the following competencies may be evaluated, including job knowledge of: functions and operating principles of electrical, electronic, mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic instruments and control devices and their component parts; tools, power tools, methods and techniques used to disassemble, service, adjust, repair, test, calibrate and assemble electronic and computerized automatic controls and indicating instruments; principles and analyzing-instruments and control system characteristics related to steam generating plant equipment, building heat and ventilation equipment, wastewater treatment and water purification plant equipment; physics and chemistry relating to devices used to measure pressure, temperature, flow, pH, conductivity and other properties; safety procedures when working on energized equipment, and near high-pressure lines, hot water and steam lines, hazardous chemicals, moving equipment, in confined spaces, and other hazardous conditions; process control computers and software system packages and programming and integrating techniques; Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) rules and regulations; and the ability to: read and interpret computer instruction plans, piping and instrumentation drawing (P & ID) diagrams, and schematics related to instrument repair; make mathematical calculations including the use of algebra, geometry, and trigonometry; and other necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Candidates will be notified later by e-mail of the time and location of the written test, which will be held in a single half-day session on SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2016, in Los Angeles.

NOTES:

1. You may be required to pass an annual or periodic work fitness evaluation to determine your eligibility for continued employment.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. A final average score of 70% is required to be placed on the eligible list.
7. You must have received a regular appointment to a City position or be on a reserve list to file on a promotional basis.
8. Based on the Federal Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act of 1994, you may be required to undergo mandatory drug and alcohol-screening testing prior to and during employment in this class.
9. 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 BOTH ON AN INTERDEPARTMENTAL PROMOTIONAL AND 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
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 full-time paid experience as a Steam Plant Assistant with the City of Los Angeles.
  • This statement does not apply to me
  • Between 0 and 17 months
  • Between 18 and 23 months
  • Between 24 and 29 months
  • Between 30 and 35 months
  • 36 months or more


05
The DDR I am using to qualify for this exam as a Steam Plant Assistant or as a Steam Plant Operator is:Note: You MUST indicate the DDR number of the position if you would like to qualify under Requirement #1.
  • This statement does not apply to me.
  • 82-38096
  • 82-56017
  • 94-56104
  • 94-56105


06
I have experience as a Steam Plant Assistant A in the Instrument Shop or Operations.
  • This statement does not apply to me.
  • Between 0 and 5 months
  • Between 6 and 11 months
  • 12 months or more


07
I have full-time paid experience at the level of Building Operating Engineer with the City of Los Angeles, which provides experience in the operation or maintenance of high temperature boilers or refrigeration equipment with a total capacity of 3,000 tons or more.Note: You MUST provide a detailed description of this experience in the Work Experience Section of your application. Failure to do so may result in your disqualification from the examination.
  • This statement does not apply to me.
  • Between 0 and 5 months
  • Between 6 and 11 months
  • Between 12 and 17 months
  • Between 18 and 23 months
  • 24 months or more


08
If using experience at the level of Building Operating Engineer with the City of Los Angeles, indicate below the City title of the position held, whether Building Operating Engineer or otherwise.If this statement does not apply to you, write N/A in the space provided.


09
I have full-time paid experience as an Electrical Tester with the City of Los Angeles.
  • This statement does not apply to me.
  • Between 0 and 5 months
  • Between 6 and 11 months
  • Between 12 and 17 months
  • Between 18 and 23 months
  • 24 months or more


10
I have full-time paid experience outside the City of Los Angeles as an instrument mechanic. This experience includes inspecting, adjusting, repairing and testing electronic and/or pneumatic control systems, including transmitting, indicating and recording instrument and controllers at oil refineries, chemical plants, water utility or wastewater treatment facilities.Note: You MUST provide a detailed description of this experience in the Work Experience Section of your application. Failure to do so will result in disqualification from this examination.
  • This statement does not apply to me.
  • Between 0 and 5 months
  • Between 6 and 11 months
  • Between 12 and 17 months
  • Between 18 and 23 months
  • 24 months or more


11
I have completed four semesters of course work on Automated Instrumentation and Controls from an accredited college.
  • Yes
  • No


12
I am using my education to help qualify for this examination.I UNDERSTAND that if I do not list the education information I am using to help qualify for this examination, my application will be considered INCOMPLETE and will not be processed further.In the text box below, list the courses taken, the number of semesters of course work, the school attended, and the year completed. For example:Instrumentation Fundamentals (ELCT101) / 1 semester / LATradeTech / 2010If this question does not apply to you, write N/A in the space provided.


13
Note: Qualifying education must be from a college or university accredited by a City of Los Angeles recognized agency. A list of approved accrediting agencies can be found HERE or you can copy the link below:http://per.lacity.org/accredited Institutions 08-21-08.pdfNOTE: Please make sure this education information is also listed in the Education Section of the online application, FAILURE to do so may result in your application being considered as INCOMPLETE and your application WILL NOT be processed further.
  • I understand the information listed above and my degree is accredited by an agency recognized by the City of Los Angeles.


14
I possess a valid California Driver's License.
  • Yes, I possess a valid Driver's License.
  • This statement does not apply to me.


15
In the text box below, provide your California driver's license number and date of expiration.If this statement does not apply to you, write N/A in the space provided


* Required Question


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