EQUIPMENT MECHANIC 3711
City of Los Angeles, CA - Los Angeles, CA

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An Equipment Mechanic does skilled mechanical work in the maintenance and repair of automotive transportation equipment and inspects such equipment to determine needed repairs.

In most of these positions, higher salaries are paid for work on special equipment or in work environments that may be noisy and/or contain unpleasant materials or odors.

REQUIREMENT(S) & NOTES:
1. 1. Completion of a recognized apprenticeship as an automotive mechanic; or
2. Completion of the Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Master Technician Certification for Automobile Repair; or
3. Four years of full-time paid experience in automotive mechanic work; or
4. Satisfactory completion of a two-year program in automotive or truck mechanics in a recognized community college, trade or technical school and two years of full-time paid experience in automotive mechanic work.

NOTES :
1. Candidates filing under Requirement #1 must submit proof of apprenticeship at the time of filing by attaching it to the on-line application or by mailing it to Personnel Department, 700 E. Temple Street, Room 100 Los Angeles, CA 90012 within 7 days of completing your application.
2. Candidates filing under Requirement #2 must submit a copy of their Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Master Technician Certificate at the time of filing by attaching it to the on-line application or by mailing it to Personnel Department, 700 E. Temple Street, Room 100, Los Angeles, CA 90012 within 7 days of completing your application.
3. Equipment Mechanics may be required to furnish their own tools.
4. Some positions may require obtaining a forklift and/or crane operator’s license through “In-House” training and testing.
5. A valid California Class C driver’s license is required prior to appointment. Applicants will be disqualified and not eligible for hire if within the past 36 months they were convicted of a major moving violation, such as driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, and may be disqualified if there are three or more moving violations and/or at-fault accidents within the past 36 months.
6. Some positions may require a valid California Class A and/or Class B driver’s license and valid medical certificate. Prior to appointment, all applicants must submit a commercial driving history in accordance with the California Department of Motor Vehicles CVC Section 1801.1. Applicants will be disqualified and not eligible for hire if within the past 36 months they were convicted of a major moving violation, such as driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, and may be disqualified if there are three or more moving violations and/or at-fault accidents within the past 36 months.
7. Candidates 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 is met. SELECTIVE CERTIFICATION

In accordance with Charter Section 1010 (b) and Civil Service Rule 5.31, selective certification will be used for some positions that require special skills and/or training. Only persons possessing a valid California Bureau of Automotive Repair Lamp Adjuster License, Brake Adjuster License or Qualified Test and Repair Mechanic License, may be certified in order of standing on the eligible list to fill such positions. Candidates must specify the license, including the state certified license number, issue date and expiration date in the Special License section on the on-line application.

WHERE TO APPLY & APPLICATION DEADLINE:
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 http://agency.governmentjobs.com/lacity/default.cfm for Open Competitive Examinations and at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/lacity/default.cfm?promotionaljobs=1 for Promotional Examinations.

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

Applications must be submitted on-line by THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2013 .
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 written test 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 February 1, 2013 in the event that additional applicants need to be tested to meet hiring needs.

SELECTION PROCESS:
Examination Weight: Written Test. . . . . . . . . . . . 100%
The examination will consist of a multiple-choice written test only. Candidates may be examined for the knowledge of: mechanical components and principles, including electrical theory and cooling and heating systems; test, diagnose, and repair vehicle electrical systems and accessories; components of combustion engines; vehicle and equipment operation and components; air, hydraulic, mechanical, and anti-lock brake system operations; drive line principles and components; heat system transfer; vehicle component locations; tire, wheel steering and alignment components, including pressure, tire wear, wheel mounting and balancing; basic principles of operation of the charging system and related components; basic arithmetic; safety procedures in order to ensure a safe working environment; the ability to: troubleshoot, diagnose and make necessary repairs of electrical systems, linkage assemblies, fuel system components, final drive components, starters and generators; determine damage of broken components using sight, touch, smell or hearing; utilize proper testing equipment and tools; read and interpret reports, manuals, technical drawings and schematics, service bulletins, vehicle history files and City street maps; road test vehicles; and other applicable knowledge, skills and abilities. Candidates will be notified later by mail of the time and location of the qualifying written test which will be administered in a single half-day session on SATURDAY, MARCH 23, 2013 in Los Angeles.

NOTES:
1. 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.
2. 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 0.25 of a point seniority credit for each year of service, the Civil Service Commission, upon request of the appointing authority, may approve certification of such open competitive candidates ahead of the promotional candidates.
3. Based on the Federal Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act of 1994, you may be required to undergo a mandatory drug and alcohol testing prior to and during employment in this class.
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. In conjunction with Civil Service rules, applicants who are current eligible City employees or are on a reserve list will be considered promotional candidates while all other applicants will be considered open candidates.

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.

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