Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Stationary Engineer, GSA

Recruitment #19-9670-01

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.

Supplemental Questionnaire: A properly completed Supplemental Questionnaire must be submitted with each application. Applications and Supplemental Questionnaires must be in the possession of the Human Resource Services Department by 5:00 p.m. on the Last Day of Filing. Applications will only be accepted on-line. Failure to submit the Application or Supplemental Questionnaire will result in disqualification.

DESCRIPTION

THE AGENCY 

Alameda County General Services Agency (GSA) delivers a host of logistical support services to County agencies and partners from maintenance of facilities and County fleet to energy and environmental management services, capital project management, procurement services, and clean commute and recycling programs. The GSA Community strives not only to provide these services but to also facilitate collaborative and innovative approaches in its efforts.

 

While the GSA Community largely focuses on support services for Alameda County departments and other public agencies, the work has a direct impact on the communities. GSA builds structures such as libraries and youth centers that transform communities, provides opportunities for local businesses, and works towards ensuring that County work practices minimize negative impacts to the environment. GSA employees take great pride in their work and strive to provide the highest-quality service.

 

THE POSITION

Under general supervision, to maintain and repair building and facilities systems and equipment, including but not limited to, electric systems, steam systems, water and sewage systems, electronic alarm and building operations systems of medical institutions, detention facilities and other public buildings; and to do related work as required.

For more detailed information about the job classification, visit:  Stationary Engineer, GSA (#9670)

 

 

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE

The ideal candidate for the position of Stationary Engineer, GSA will have significant relevant technical experience and demonstrated ability to provide exceptional customer service. In addition to meeting the stated minimum qualifications, the successful candidate will have the following

critical attributes:

 

  • A strong record of successful experience in the maintenance and repair of building and facilities systems.
  • Demonstrated ability to increase knowledge and skill in the maintenance and repair of buildings and facilities and put new knowledge to practical use on the job.
  • Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with others to get the job done.
  • Commitment to exceptional customer service.
  • Takes immediate action to identify and solve problems and is willing to go beyond job requirements to achieve a goal.
  • Effectively manages time by appropriately prioritizing work; preparing and scheduling maintenance and repair jobs; and staying focused until the job is complete.
  • Proven safety record as demonstrated by the ability to identify safety issues and take corrective action.
  • Maintains a high level of performance on the job while under pressure and can remain flexible and positive in the face of conflicting work demands, changing needs and customer demand.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

EITHER I

The equivalent of one year in the class of Building Equipment Maintenance Worker, Automatic Guided Vehicle Technician in the Alameda County classified service. (Non-classified includes District Attorney’s Office, Hospital Authority, and the Consolidated Courts.)

 
OR II
Experience:

The equivalent of four years of full-time experience as a stationary or operating engineer responsible for the operation of steam boilers and related equipment, two years of which included experience maintaining and repairing mechanical, electrical, plumbing, refrigeration, HVAC and control systems.

License:

Possession of a valid California Motor Vehicle Operator's license.

Certificate:

Possession of a universal CFC (Chloro-Fluoro-Carbon) Certificate, mandated by the Environmental Protection Agency for servicing refrigeration and air conditioning equipment.

Physical Characteristics:

May require heavy lifting, working from ladders or scaffolding, and working in confined areas.

Special Requirements:

Must be able to obtain and maintain security clearance.

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:

• Theory and operation of boilers, steam equipment and condensate return systems.
• The operation of building HVAC and control systems.
• Plumbing systems and general plumbing repairs.
• Electrical systems and general electrical system repairs.
• General mechanical theory and practices.
• Safety practices applicable to electrical and mechanical maintenance.

Ability to: 

• Repair HVAC equipment.
• Perform welding, brazing, soldering and other general machine shop work.
• Fabricate, using materials such as sheet metal, round stock, angle and flat iron, pipe, expanded metal, screen, etc.
• Use a variety of basic hand tools, e.g. wrenches, screwdrivers, drills, grinders, pliers, test equipment, sheet metal, metal fabricating tools and other machine shop equipment.
• Follow general and detailed verbal and written instructions.
• Work from blueprints, electrical schematics and sketches.
• Keep proper records pertaining to work schedules, log of shift operations and inventory.
• Establish and maintain cooperative working relations with employees and the general public.
• Perform difficult mechanical and utility repair work.
• Direct the work of and/or instruct inmates and/or other maintenance personnel as required.
• Respond independently in emergency situations and work under minimal supervision on weekend or evening shifts.
• Keep simple paper and electronic records
• Use basic computer software, i.e., Word, Excel, Outlook

EXAMINATION COMPONENTS

THE EXAMINATION WILL CONSIST OF THE FOLLOWING STEPS:
1) A review of the candidates' applications and supplemental questionnaires to verify possession of minimum qualifications. Those candidates who possess the minimum requirements for the class will move on to the next step in the examination process, the written exam.
2) A written exam which will be qualifying only (pass/fail). Candidates who pass the written exam will move forward to the next step of the exam process.
3) The oral interview will be weighted as 100% of the candidate's final examination score. The oral examination 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 TIMELINE  

 Deadline for Filing:

Friday, August 23, 2019 at 5:00 PM

Review for Minimum Qualifications:

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Written Examination:

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 

Oral Interviews*:

*Monday, October 28, 2019

*Updated 10/10/2019

 *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 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. All notices are generated through an automated email notification system. Replies to the email box 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 job announcement for the recruitment for which you have applied.

 

Elaine Lemi | Human Resources Analyst
Human Resource Services, County of Alameda
(510) 272-6434 | elaine.lemi@acgov.org

 

Alameda County has a diverse workforce, that is representative of the communities we serve, and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  All aspects of employment are based on merit, competence, performance and business need. Alameda County does not discriminate in employment on the basis of, race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factors protected under federal, state and local law. Alameda County celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive, and welcoming workplace environment.