STATIONARY ENGINEER II
FIRST DAY OF FILING: March 20, 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: J7198N
TYPE OF RECRUITMENT: OPEN COMPETITIVE JOB OPPORTUNITY
Has responsibilities while on a shift for the operation and maintenance of a combined high-pressure heating and central refrigeration plant - OR - in a very large facility, has responsibility on a shift for assignments which include either the operation and maintenance of a high-pressure heating plant and/or refrigeration plant - OR - is assigned to a geographic location with a large County hospital, medical center and/or facility, which requires maintenance and operation of steam water-reducing stations, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration equipment, as well as various auxiliary mechanical and electrical equipment and controls.
Positions allocable to this class report to a higher level Stationary Engineer or an assigned supervisor or manager. Incumbents are responsible for operating, maintaining, repairing, and testing high-pressure steam or hot water boilers, refrigeration, air conditioning, or other auxiliary distribution systems which exceed 500 H.P. in boiler capacity or a total refrigeration capacity of 1200 tons in a plant. Incumbents must exercise knowledge of how to operate and maintain heating, refrigeration, control voltage, and high voltage systems, such as 240v, 480v, and 4160v, sufficient to train and direct lower level and equivalent staff in these functions. These positions must also be able to exercise basic computer skills for record keeping and system operations.
Essential Job Functions
Operates, maintains, repairs and inspects manual and automatic gas and oil fired high-pressure steam or high temperature hot water boilers.
Operates, maintains, repairs and inspects motors, steam driven equipment, steam reducing stations, expansion tanks, air compressors, supply and exhaust fans, various kinds of pumps and valves, steam traps, water treatment systems, water heaters and other heating plant auxiliary equipment.
Operates, maintains, repairs, and inspects reciprocating, centrifugal or absorption central air conditioning machinery including condensers, evaporators, cooling towers, pumps, purge tanks and related equipment.
Adjusts, maintains, tests, and calibrates boiler and air conditioning machinery and mechanical, electrical or pneumatic control instruments and safety devices.
Tests, analyzes, and treats plant water systems to ensure proper chemical specifications.
Inspects oxygen and vacuum systems for proper pressure and operating conditions.
Inspects fire alarm systems and main electrical distribution stations for proper operating conditions.
Maintains logs of plant operations and records maintenance and repair work performed.
Ensures proper safety response when using different equipment and machinery and uses personal protective equipment when necessary.
Completion of a Stationary Engineer's or Operation/Maintenance Engineer's apprentice program*.
Five years of experience in the operation and maintenance of high- or low-pressure gas or oil-fired boilers and auxiliary equipment, one year of which must have been in the operation and maintenance of refrigeration equipment. One year of classroom training from a trade school, college, a branch of military service, or other equivalent accredited school in the operation, maintenance, and repair of refrigeration equipment, combustion controls or industrial controls equipment, boilers, or water treatment systems related to power plant operations, in any combination, may be substituted for one year of the required special experience**.
LICENSE A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions.
An Unlimited Steam Engineer's License issued by the City of Los Angeles' Department of Building and Safety***.
CERTIFICATE An Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved Universal Technician Certificate in compliance with Federal license requirements as provided in Chapter V, Section 608***.
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
* To qualify under Option I , applicants must submit a photocopy of the certificate of completion of a recognized Stationary Engineer's or Operation/Maintenance Engineer's apprentice program with your online application at the time of filing or within fifteen (15) calendar days from the date of the application filing . Failure to provide the required documentation will result in application rejection. Apprenticeship training programs must be recognized by a national, global, or regional accrediting agency, the California State Department of Education, the California State Department of Labor Division of Apprenticeship Standards, or the Council for Private Postsecondary, and Vocational Education.
**To qualify under Option II , using the training substitution , you MUST include a legible copy of the certificate, official transcripts, or official letter from the accredited institution which shows the area of training with your online application at the time of filing or within fifteen (15) calendar days from the date of the application filing . Failure to provide the required documentation will result in application rejection.
***In order to qualify, applicants MUST submit a copy of the required EPA approved Universal Technician Certification -AND- Unlimited Steam Engineer's License issued by the City of Los Angeles' Department of Building and Safety with your online application at the time of filing or within fifteen (15) calendar days from the date of the application filing . Failure to provide the required documentation will result in application rejection. Applications submitted without evidence of the certification will be considered incomplete. The original certificate must be presented at the time of appointment.
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.
This examination will consist of an oral interview covering training, experience, and general ability to perform the duties of the position weighted 100%.
CANDIDATES MUST ACHIEVE A PASSING SCORE OF 70% OR HIGHER ON THE EXAMINATION IN ORDER TO BE PLACED ON THE ELIGIBLE REGISTER.
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 following the date of promulgation. Applications 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.
SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATES MUST COMPLETE A THOROUGH BACKGROUND 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 criminal 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.
The eligible register from this examination will be used to fill vacancies within the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, Administrative Services 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 successfully 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.
- Please note 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.
- FALSIFICATIONS 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 .
CORRESPONDENCE AND UPDATES WILL BE SENT VIA E-MAIL
- 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 or email any outstanding required documents to email@example.com at the time of filing or within fifteen (15) calendar days from the date of application filing . Failing to provide the required documentation will result in application rejection. Please include your Name, the Exam Number, and the Exam Title on the faxed documents.
COVID-19 VACCINATION: All County workforce members must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Successful candidates for this position will be required to submit proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or request an exemption for qualifying medical or religious reasons during the onboarding process. Candidates should not present proof of vaccination until instructed to do so by the hiring department.
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.
NO SHARING OF USER ID AND PASSWORD:
All applicants must file their application online using their own user ID and password. Using a family member or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.
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