Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Heavy Equipment Mechanic Helper

Recruitment #17-9455-01

Introduction

THIS IS A NEW ASSEMBLED EXAMINATION. The eligible list resulting from this examination will cancel any existing list and may last approximately one year, but can be extended.

Applications must be in the possession of the Human Resource Services Department by 5:00 p.m. on the Last Day for Filing. Postmarks are not accepted. Applications will only be accepted online.

 

 

ONLINE APPLICATIONS ONLY

 

This position requires that all candidates possess and maintain a valid State of California Class “A” Commercial Driver’s permit with no moving violations for the past eighteen (18) months.

At the time of application, all candidates must submit evidence from the DMV showing either their State of California Class “A” Commercial Driver’s permit, or the current status of their State of California Class “A” Commercial Driver’s License with all endorsements (except Hazardous Materials), at the time of application, and proof of having no moving violations for the past eighteen (18) months. Please attach a scanned copy of your current DMV printout to your online application under the Resume Tab.  Online DMV printouts are not acceptable. 

If applicable, please upload the certificate of completion of a one (1) year accredited vocation training program in automotive mechanics.

Please upload one file with your application and not multiple files. Failure to upload your DMV printout will result in your disqualification.

DESCRIPTION

THE AGENCY

The mission of Public Works is to enhance the quality of life for the people of Alameda County by providing a safe, well-maintained, and lasting public works infrastructure through accessible, responsive and effective services. Public services provided by the Alameda County Public Works Agency include flood and storm water pollution control, transportation planning and design, roadway and flood control maintenance and inspection, and construction and building inspections. The goals of the Agency are to keep roads safe and well maintained, provide the highest level of flood protection, provide service levels that optimize infrastructure life cycles, minimize deferred maintenance, ensure that development and construction adhere to applicable State and County rules, optimize disaster preparedness, response and recover, ensure that the Agency’s operations and services minimize negative impacts on the environment, and sustain and advance County and Agency programs through a vital business and administrative support system. For more information about the Alameda County Public Works Agency, please visit their website at www.acgov.org/pwa.

THE POSITION

Alameda County’s Public Works Agency seeks to fill the position of Heavy Equipment Mechanic Helper to assist in the inspection, servicing, maintenance and repair of passenger vehicles, gasoline and diesel-powered heavy equipment, trucks and buses and to perform related work as required. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education:

Graduation from high school or possession of an acceptable equivalency certificate, such as the General Educational Development Certificate (State of California).

AND
Experience:

The equivalent of one (1) year of recent full-time, paid experience in automotive or heavy equipment maintenance, repair or servicing.

OR
Experience:

Completion of a one (1) year accredited vocational training program in automotive mechanics (certificate required).

Licenses and Certifications:

• Possession of a valid State of California Class “A” Commercial Driver’s permit with no moving violations for the past eighteen (18) months.
• Acquisition and maintenance of a valid State of California Class “A” Commercial Driver’s License with all endorsements (except Hazardous Materials) within 120 days of employment.
• Candidate must submit evidence from the DMV showing either their State of California Class “A” Commercial Driver’s permit, or the current status of their State of California Class “A” Commercial Driver’s License with all endorsements (except Hazardous Materials), at the time of application.
• Acquisition of an OSHA-recognized Forklift Operator Certificate within 180 days of employment.
• National Institute of Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) Certification is highly desirable.

Special Requirements:

Federal law and County policy requires that positions in the class of Heavy Equipment Mechanic Helper are subject to post-offer/pre-placement/pre-duty, reasonable suspicion, post-accident, random, return-to-duty and follow-up drug and alcohol testing.

Possession of a set of common automotive hand tools typically used in the maintenance and repair of automotive and heavy equipment. This will include, but not be limited to: screwdrivers, “Torx” drivers, hex keys, various types of pliers, wire cutter/stripper, standard and metric combination wrenches from 5/16” – 1” (8mm – 25mm), ¼”, 3/8” and ½” drive standard and metric socket sets, file set, air blow gun, inspection mirror, magnetic pickup tool, hacksaw, hammers, scrapers, punches, chisels and pry bars. Incumbents will provide their own tool storage in the form of a lockable “roll-around” tool cabinet.

Working Conditions:

• Incumbents are subject to 24-hour call out and must actively participate in the program.
• Work is performed primarily indoors in a shop environment. Incumbents may occasionally be required to work outdoors, in all weather conditions
• Work involves exposure to machinery and equipment, traffic hazards, fumes, dusts, grease, allergens, chemical irritants, toxic or caustic substances, high temperatures, hot surfaces, electrical hazards, unpleasant odors, and high noise levels.
• Incumbents may be required to work on uneven surfaces, to climb ladders, and work from heights. The work requires standing for long periods, walking, bending, stooping, squatting, lifting and pushing heavy objects, and working overhead.

NOTE: The Civil Service Commission may modify the above Minimum Qualifications in the announcement of an examination.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

The most suitably qualified candidates will possess the following competencies:

Knowledge of:

• Automotive and heavy equipment nomenclature.
• Basic safety practices and procedures.
• The functions of the major component parts of gasoline and diesel powered vehicles and equipment.
• Tools, devices and equipment commonly used in repairing gasoline and diesel powered vehicles and equipment.

Ability to:

• Utilize the hand tools listed in the “Special Requirements” section above, as well as common power tools used in the maintenance and repair of automotive and heavy equipment. This will include, but not limited to: impact wrenches, air ratchets, power drills, grinders and sanders.
• Utilize personal computer systems.
• Maintain computerized and paper records, and to provide concise written descriptions of work performed.
• Read and interpret service manuals and other technical information.
• Work effectively with others.
• Lift and carry weights of up to 45 pounds.
• Stand for extended periods of time and operate assigned equipment and vehicles.
• Communicate with others, and to follow verbal and written directions.
• Make sound decisions.

EXAMINATION COMPONENTS

THE EXAMINATION WILL CONSIST OF THE FOLLOWING STEPS:

1) A review of candidates' applications to verify possession of minimum requirements. Those candidates who possess the minimum requirements for the class will move on to the next step in the examination process.

2) A performance component that will be qualifying only.

3) An oral interview which will be weighted as 100% of the candidate's final examination score. The oral interview may contain situational exercises.

CANDIDATES MUST ATTAIN A QUALIFYING RATING ON EACH PORTION OF THIS EXAMINATION.

We reserve the right to make changes to the announced examination components.

Alameda County utilizes a Civil Service Selection System founded on merit. Such a system is competitive and based on broad recruitment efforts and equal opportunity for qualified applicants to test in an examination process designed to determine the qualifications, fitness, and ability of competitors to perform duties of the vacant position. Many of our recruitments are targeted and specific to the needs of a current vacant position, in which case, the eligible list may be exclusively used for that current vacant position. Other recruitments many be more broadly used for both current and future vacancies, or for other alternate jobs with comparable scopes of work.

To learn more about our recruitment and selection process, please visit the “What You Need to Know” section of our website, www.acgov.org/hrs.

Selection Plan

Applicants will be informed via email with reasonable notice in advance of any examination process which will require their attendance. The following dates are tentative and subject to change based on the needs of the Agency:

TENTATIVE SELECTION PLAN

Deadline for Filing:

Monday, October 23, 2017

Review of Applications for Minimum Qualifications:

Monday, October 30, 2017

Performance Examination:

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Oral Examination:

*Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

*Updated November 28, 2017

WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO MAKE CHANGES TO THE ANNOUNCED RECRUITMENT & SELECTION PLAN

Alameda County and the Human Resource Services Department will make reasonable efforts in the examination and/or selection process to accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities and/or medical conditions in accordance/compliance with the State Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), Federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Alameda County’s Reasonable Accommodation Policy and applicable statues. To request an accommodation due to a disability/medical condition during this or other phases of the examination/selection process, please contact the assigned Human Resources Representative listed on the job announcement before the last date of filing. Alameda County requires applicants to provide supporting documentation to substantiate a request for reasonable accommodation. In order to qualify for a reasonable accommodation, applicants must have a disability/medical condition pursuant to the ADA, FEHA and applicable statues.

For more information regarding our Reasonable Accommodation procedures, please visit our website, www.acgov.org/hrs

BENEFITS

Alameda County offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package that affords wide-ranging health care options to meet the different needs of a diverse workforce and their families. We also sponsor many different employee discount, fitness and health screening programs focused on overall well being.  These benefits include but are not limited to*:

For your Health & Welfare Benefits

  • Medical – HMO & PPO Insurance
  • Dental – PPO & DHMO Insurance  
  • Vision
  • Basic Life Insurance 
  • Supplemental Life Insurance (with optional dependent coverage) 
  • County Allowance
  • Health Flexible Spending Account
  • Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account
  • Accident, Critical Illness & Hospital Indemnity
  • Employee Assistance Program

For your Financial Future

  • Short-term Disability Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Retirement Plan – (Defined Benefit Pension Plan)
  • Deferred Compensation Plan

For your Work/Life Balance

  • 11 paid holidays
  • Vacation and sick leave accrual
  • Vacation purchase program
  • Management Paid Leave**
  • Group Auto/Home
  • Commuter Benefits Program
  • Guaranteed Ride Home
  • Employee Wellness Program (e.g. At Work Fitness, Incentive Based Programs, Gym Membership Discounts)
  • Employee Discount Program (e.g. theme parks, cell phone, etc.)
  • Child Care Resources
  • 1st United Services Credit Union 

*Eligibility is determined by Alameda County and offerings may vary by collective bargaining agreement.  This provides a brief summary of the benefits offered and can be subject to change.

** Non-exempt management employees are entitled to up to three days of management paid leave. Exempt management employees are entitled to up to seven days of management paid leave.

Conclusion

All notices related to County recruitments for which you have applied will be sent/delivered via email. Please add @acgov.org and alamedacountyHR@acgov.org as accepted addresses to any email blocking or spam filtering program you may use. If you do not do this, your email blocking or spam filtering program may block receipt of the notices regarding your application for recruitments. You are also strongly advised to regularly log into your County of Alameda online application account to check for notices that may have been sent to you. All email notices that will be sent to you will also be kept in your personal online application account. You will be able to view all of your notices in your online application account by clicking on the 'My applications' button on the Current Job Openings page.

Please take the steps recommended above to ensure you do not miss any notices about a recruitment for which you have applied. The County of Alameda is not responsible for notices that are not read, received, or accessed by any applicant for a County recruitment.

NOTE: All notices are generated through an automated email notification system. Replies to the email box alamedacountyHR@acgov.org are routed to an unmonitored mailbox. If you have questions please go to our website at www.acgov.org/hrs. You may also contact the Human Resources Analyst listed on the bulletin for the recruitment for which you have applied.

Leticia Diaz, Human Resources Analyst
Human Resource Services, County of Alameda
Leticia.diaz@acgov.org 
(510) 272-6469

Alameda County is an Equal Opportunity Employer