COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS
TYPE OF RECRUITMENT
Open Competitive Job Opportunity
APPLICATION FILING PERIOD
Beginning Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at 7:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST) until the needs of the services are met and may be closed at any time without advanced notice.
Essential Job Functions
A Locksmith is responsible for performing a combination of the following essential job functions: duplicates keys on electrically operated key cutting machines; issues keys and locks, and keeps related records; opens locks which cannot be opened by ordinary means; installs, adjusts, repairs, and rebuilds locks; changes safe combinations; repairs and rebuilds safe locking mechanisms; adjusts and repairs related door closing and locking devices, including panic hardware; establishes, expands, or modifies master key code systems; changes key and cylinder combinations in accordance with changes in the master key system; troubleshoots inoperative locking hardware to determine the cause of malfunction; uses powered and hand tools as necessary for this trade; enters and completes service requests on computer database; makes appropriate door hardware recommendations based upon American with Disabilities Act (ADA), National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), and Uniform Building Codes (UBC); and maintains, updates and performs credential programming on established access control systems.
Four years of experience in the installation, maintenance and repair of mechanical and combination locking devices and the maintenance of master key systems, one year of which must have been at the journey level.*
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.
Physical Class III – Moderate: Includes standing or walking most of the time, with bending, stooping, squatting, twisting, and reaching; includes working on irregular surfaces, occasionally lifting objects weighing over 25 pounds, and frequent lifting of 10-25 pounds.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION
* Journey-level experience is defined as possessing the required knowledge, skill, and training to perform a full range and diversity of work independently and reliably. Positions at this level operate with fairly significant freedom from day-to-day supervision and need little or no guidance on such matters as selecting appropriate problem solving methods and techniques, locating appropriate regulations, or applying proper procedures to carry out work.
* Knowledge and experience in the installation, maintenance, repair and programming of various electronic access control systems and locking devices such as Schlage AD400 and Vanderbilt SMS Enterprise.
* Experience working for a large facility, municipality/government agency with multiple facilities and locations.
* Experience working with Small Format Interchangeable Core A2 key systems.
* Possess current Locksmith License issued by the State of California Bureau of Security & Investigative Services.
* Possess current Contractor's License issued by the State of California Contractors State License Board for C28 or D16 Classifications.
This examination will consist of an interview covering training, experience, personal fitness, and general ability to perform the duties of the position weighted 100%.
Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher in order to be placed on the eligible register.
Final results will be sent by U.S. postal mail. Test scores cannot be disclosed over the phone.
The names of candidates receiving a passing score on 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 eligibility.
NO PERSON MAY COMPETE IN THIS EXAMINATION MORE THAN ONCE EVERY TWELVE (12) MONTHS.
Applications will be processed on an as-received basis and promulgated to the eligible register accordingly.
FINGERPRINTING AND SECURITY CLEARANCE
Before a final appointment is made to this position, candidates are subject to security clearance which includes fingerprinting. An individual may be withheld from appointment, if he/she has a conviction record incompatible with the essential duties of the position for which he/she has applied. Any false statement or omission of material fact may cause forfeiture of employment rights. Information presented on employment applications, resumes and during the examination process is subject to verification. Disqualifying factors may include but are not limited to: felony convictions, certain job-related misdemeanor convictions, certain serious traffic convictions or patterns of traffic violations (e.g., 4 or more moving violations within the past 2 years, failure to appear, at-fault accidents, and driving under the influence), illegal use of certain controlled substances and/or poor employment history.
The eligible register resulting from this examination will be used to fill vacancies in the Department of Public Works, Operational Services Division.
APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION
The acceptance of your application will depend on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the Selection Requirements. Please be sure your application shows complete information, including dates for education and jobs held which relate to this position. In the space provided for education, include the names and addresses of schools attended, titles of courses completed, dates completed, and number of credits earned. For each job held, give the name and address of your employer, your job title, beginning and ending dates, description of work performed, and salary earned. All information supplied by applicants is subject to verification. We may reject your application at any time during the examination process.
* Please note that 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.
* FALSIFICATION of any information may result in DISQUALIFICATION or RESCISSION OF APPOINTMENT.
* Utilizing VERBIAGE from Class Specification and/or Selection Requirements serving as your description of duties WILL NOT be sufficient to meet the requirements. Doing so may result in an INCOMPLETE APPLICATION and you may be DISQUALIFIED.
FILE USING ONE OF THE METHODS BELOW:
Apply online by clicking on the green "Apply" button at the top right of this posting. We encourage you to apply online so you can track the status of your application and get notified of your progress by email.
We must receive your application by 5:30 p.m., Pacific Standard Time, on the last day of filing.
Applicants who apply online must upload any required documents as attachments during application submission or fax the documents to (626) 979-5440 within fifteen (15) calendar days from filing online. Please include your Name, the Exam Number, and the Exam Title on the faxed documents.
FILING BY U.S. MAIL OR IN PERSON
We must receive your completed application at the address below by 5:30 p.m., Pacific Standard Time on the last day of filing.
Department of Public Works
Human Resources Division
900 South Fremont Avenue, Lobby Floor
Alhambra, CA 91803-1331
Phone No.: (626) 458-2141
Office Hours: Monday through Thursday, ONLY, between 7:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Please note this office is closed on Fridays.
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 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.
COMPUTER AND INTERNET ACCESS AT LIBRARIES
For candidates who may not have regular access to a computer or the internet, applications can be completed on computers at public libraries throughout Los Angeles County.
Department Contact Name: Ramon Cruz
Department Contact Phone: (626) 458-2141
Department Contact Email: email@example.com
ADA Coordinator Phone: (626) 458-2141
Teletype Phone: (626) 282-7829
California Relay Services: (800) 735-2922
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