Friday, December 14, 2018

Laborer

Recruitment #18-9105-01

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.  Applications will only be accepted on-line.

THERE WILL BE A FIVE (5) DAY ONLINE FILING PERIOD FOR THIS RECRUITMENT

THE ONLINE APPLICATION WILL BE AVAILABLE TO APPLICANTS ON THE FOLLOWING DAYS: 

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2018 AT 12 A.M. THROUGH MONDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2018 FRIDAY, DECEMBER 28, 2018 AT 5 P.M (UPDATED AS OF 12/10/18).

This position requires that all candidates possess and maintain a valid California Motor Vehicle Class C Driver’s license.

At the time of application, all candidates must submit evidence from the DMV showing the current status of their driving record, and proof of having a clean driving record for the previous three (3) year period.

Please attach a scanned copy of your current DMV printout to your online application under the Resume Tab.  Online DMV printouts are not acceptable.  Please upload one file with your application, the system will not allow multiple files to be attached to your applications.

If you are unable to attach your DMV printout, you may mail it or drop it off at our office at 1405 Lakeside Drive, Oakland, CA 94612 Attn: Laborer Recruitment, #18-9105-01. If you mail or drop-off your DMV printout, it must be received by 5:00 p.m. on the Last Day for Filing. Postmarks will not be accepted.

Failure to upload/submit 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, insure that development and construction adhere to applicable State and County rules, optimize disaster preparedness, response and recover, insure 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

Under close supervision, to do heavy physical laboring tasks; and to perform other related work as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

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

Education:

Possession of a high school diploma or GED.

AND

Experience:

The equivalent of two years full-time experience in road or flood control construction or maintenance or a related labor intensive field.

License:

Possess and maintain a valid California Motor Vehicle Class C Driver's License. Candidates must submit evidence from the DMV showing current status of their license at the time of application and must have a clean driving record for the previous three-year period.

Candidate must submit to and pass drug and alcohol screening at time of hiring.

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

The most suitably qualified candidates will possess the following competencies: 

NOTE: The level and scope of the following knowledge and abilities are related to duties listed under the “Examples of Duties” section of this specification.

Knowledge of:

• Various types of fence and guardrail repair.
• Chainsaw, power hedger, brush chipper, weed whacker, jackhammer, and compressor operations and safety.

Ability to:

• Read and write English to at least 12th grade level.
• Follow written and oral instructions.
• Do heavy physical labor.
• Handle emergency situations while working in the field.
• Safely use a variety of hand and/or power tools.
• Work safely in various traffic conditions.
• Work cooperatively with co-workers and the public.
• Perform all duties following correct safety procedures.
• Safely operate a Class C vehicle and trailer over various paved and unpaved surfaces while driving, backing up and parking.

Working Conditions:

Laborers are subject to 24-hour call out and must actively participate in the program.
Work outdoors in all weather conditions
Subject to intense heat while applying chipseals, asphalt, crackseals, etc.
Work on uneven surfaces.
Subject to loud noises.
Work in confined spaces.
Contact with dust, dirt, poisonous plants, dead and live animals, used syringes and condoms, feces, urine, chemicals, paints, petroleum products, etc.
Work in high traffic areas.
Subject to climbing ladders, working from heights, working in moving water, bending, stooping, lifting heavy objects, crawling through small spaces, working overhead, etc.

EXAMINATION COMPONENTS

THE EXAMINATION WILL CONSIST of the following steps:

  1. A review of candidates’ application 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 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 STEPS.

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 may 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:

Deadline for Filing:

5:00 p.m., Monday, December 10, 2018 

Review of Minimum Qualifications:

Week of January 14, 2019 

Performance Exam:

Week of February 4, 2019

Oral Interviews*:

Week of March 4, 2019 

* The combined oral examination/hiring interview, in addition to establishing an eligibility list, may serve as the final selection interview for vacancies in this classification.

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 statutes.  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 statutes.

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 & Well-Being

  • Medical – HMO & PPO Plans
  • Dental – HMO & PPO Plans
  • Vision or Vision Reimbursement
  • Share the Savings
  • Basic Life Insurance 
  • Supplemental Life Insurance (with optional dependent coverage for eligible employees) 
  • County Allowance Credit
  • Flexible Spending Accounts - Health FSA, Dependent Care and Adoption Assistance
  • Short-Term Disability Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • Voluntary Benefits - Accident Insurance, Critical Illness, Hospital Indemnity and Legal Services
  • Employee Assistance Program

For your Financial Future

  • Retirement Plan - (Defined Benefit Pension Plan)
  • Deferred Compensation Plan (457 Plan or Roth Plan)

For your Work/Life Balance

  • 11 paid holidays
  • Floating Holidays
  • Vacation and sick leave accrual
  • Vacation purchase program
  • Catastrophic Sick Leave
  • Employee Mortgage Loan Program
  • Group Auto/Home Insurance
  • Pet Insurance
  • 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.

 

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 insure 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.

Jordan Grow, Human Resources Analyst
Human Resource Services Department, County of Alameda
510-208-3954; Jordan.Grow2@acgov.org
www.acgov.org/hrs

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