Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Plant Mechanic, Zone 7

Recruitment #22-4988-01

Introduction

READ THIS ENTIRE BULLETIN FOR INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO REAPPLY FOR THIS RECRUITMENT.

THIS IS A REOPENING OF AN EXISTING EXAMINATION.   The scores and dispositions of candidates for this examination will be merged with previous exam participants.  If you previously submitted an application and choose to reapply, your new score/disposition will replace your current disposition.  If you do not wish to change your score/disposition, you are not required to reapply to this examination.  Your new score/disposition will replace your current score and rank. Candidates who received a qualifying score cannot participate in the examination within six (6) months of their last disposition notice. Candidates who did not qualify may reapply sixty (60) days from their disposition notice.  Candidates who failed any of the exam components (i.e., written, oral exam), may reapply sixty (60) days from the exam date. This list may be canceled at any time without notice to candidates.  

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 5:00:00 p.m. on the Last Day for Filing. Failure to submit the Supplemental Questionnaire will result in disqualification.

If you have previously applied or started an application for Plant Mechanic, Zone 7, Examination #22-4988-01, read this entire bulletin. There are specific instructions on how to reapply for this position. 

ONLY APPLICANTS WHO HAVE APPLIED TO THE SPECIFIC RECRUITMENT #22-4988-01 NEED TO REQUEST AN APPLICATION RELEASE. IF YOU PREVIOUSLY APPLIED TO PLANT MECHANIC, ZONE 7 THAT WAS NOT EXAM #22-4988-01, YOU DO NOT NEED TO REQUEST AN APPLICATION RELEASE.  

PLEASE CONTACT THE EXAMINATION ANALYST, ERIKA BEAMS AT ERIKA.BEAMS@ACGOV.ORG TO HAVE YOUR PREVIOUS APPLICATION FOR EXAMINATION #22-4988-01 RELEASED BACK TO YOU SO THAT YOU SUBMIT AN APPLICTION FOR THIS REOPENING. 

Applications and Supplemental Questionnaires will only be accepted online.

DESCRIPTION

THE AGENCY

Zone 7 Water Agency supplies treated drinking water to retailers serving approximately 260,000 residents and businesses in Pleasanton, Livermore, Dublin and, through special agreement with the Dublin San Ramon Services District, the Dougherty Valley area of San Ramon. Zone 7 also supplies untreated irrigation water (mostly to vineyards) and provides flood protection to eastern Alameda County.

For more information regarding the Alameda County Flood Control and Water Conservation District, Zone 7, please visit their website at http://www.zone7water.com.

THE POSITION

Under general supervision, to perform skilled mechanical installation, maintenance and repair work on water treatment plant and field distribution system equipment and facilities; and to perform related work as required.

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IDEAL CANDIDATE

In addition to the minimum qualifications, the ideal candidate for this position will have track record of success if the following areas:

  • Performing skilled mechanical installation, troubleshooting, maintenance and repair work on a wide variety of equipment typical to a water treatment plant and distribution system. 
  • Operating a wide variety of hand, power and shop tools used in the work. 
  • Observation of safe work method and safety precautions typical to water treatment plant materials, tools and equipment. 
  • Ability to follow written and oral instructions, accurately and carefully following established procedures for completing work tasks. 
  • Proficiency in basic math. 
  • Sufficient agility, strength and endurance to install, diagnose, repair and maintain a wide variety of mechanical equipment and operate various hand, power and shop tools. 
  • Willing and able to work in a variety of conditions, including in exposure to potentially hazardous materials, in confined spaces, and outdoors in all weather conditions.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Experience:

The equivalent of two years of full-time experience in skilled mechanical maintenance repair work in a water or wastewater treatment or industrial setting. Completion of an apprenticeship in a related field, such as machinist, electrician or electronics technician, may be substituted for not more than one year of the required experience.

License:

Possession of a valid California Driver’s license.

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:
• Methods, materials, tools and equipment used in water treatment plant and field distribution system maintenance and repair work, including plumbing, electrical and related building trades work.
• Shop math.
• Safe work methods and safety precautions related to the work.
• Metal fabrication, including welding, brazing and soldering.
• Principles of lead supervision.

Ability to:
• Install, diagnose, repair and maintain a wide variety of mechanical equipment used in water treatment and distribution work.
• Plan and complete work assignments independently.
• Operate and maintain a wide variety of hand, power and shop tools and equipment used in the work.
• Observe safe work methods and safety precautions related to the work.
• Read and interpret plans, specifications, manuals and schematics.
• Estimate materials, tools and equipment required to perform assignments efficiently.
• Follow written and oral instructions.
• Direct the work of others as assigned.
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those encountered in the course of the work.

Other Requirements:

Must be willing to work in exposure to potentially hazardous materials, in confined spaces, and outdoors in all weather conditions. Must possess strength sufficient to perform work assignments. Must be willing to respond to emergencies in off-hours as required.

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 review of the supplemental questionnaire to determine the best qualified.
  3. An oral interview which will be weighted as 100% of the candidates' 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:

TENTATIVE SELECTION PLAN

Deadline for Filing:

5:00:00 PM on Friday, August 26, 2022

September 9, 2022

Review of Minimum Qualifications: by September 3, 2022
TBD 
Screening for Best Qualified:

by September 25, 2022

TBD

Oral Interviews/ Situational Exam*:

Week of October 17. 2022

TBD

Updated 8/26/22 (eb)

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


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 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
  • 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 Noreply@jobaps.com 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.

Debra Robinson-Harris, Human Resources Analyst
Human Resource Services, County of Alameda
Debra.Robinson@acgov.org
(510) 272-6437

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.