SENIOR WEED ABATEMENT WORKER

  • LOS ANGELES COUNTY
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Aug 03, 2020
Full Time Agriculture / Farm / Ranch Related Animal Control or Services
  • Salary: $40,349.52 - $52,794.72 Annually USD

Job Description

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURAL COMMISSIONER/WEIGHTS AND MEASURES

FILING DATES: May 7, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. (PST) - Until the needs of the Department are met and is subject to closure without prior notice.

EXAM NUMBER: V0034M

TEMPORARY, SEASONAL EMPLOYEES:
Can qualify for county Medical Plan, Pension Savings Plan for part-time, temporary, seasonal employees.

NO OUT-OF-CLASS EXPERIENCE OR VERIFICATION OF EXPERIENCE LETTERS (VOEL) WILL BE ACCEPTED.

TYPE OF RECRUITMENT: Open Competitive Job Opportunity

JOB TYPE: PERMANENT, eligible register will also be used to fill TEMPORARY positions.

DEFINITION:
Serves as a working lead person of a crew clearing weeds, brush, and combustible debris from property in fire hazard areas.

CLASSIFICATION STANDARDS:
Positions allocable to this class report to a higher-level supervisor and are distinguished by their responsibility for leading a crew or crews engaged in weed and debris clearance, the preparation of work reports, and coordination with property owners prior to, or during, clearance work. This responsibility includes inspecting property, both before and after clearing, ensuring clearance operations are necessary, properly coordinated, and completed, maintaining and ensuring the proper use of all equipment and tools used in the clearing operations, and ensuring that all safety procedures and regulations are followed. Positions in this class receive instruction in and are expected to learn, comply with, and ensure safe operating practices and procedures, departmental safety regulations, CAL-OSHA regulations, and Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) guidelines.

Essential Job Functions
  • Leads the work of a weed clearance crew clearing property of grass, weeds, and other combustibles, and loading debris on trucks for removal.
  • Demonstrates and ensures safe operating practices and procedures, departmental safety regulations, CAL-OSHA regulations, and Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) guidelines for use of safety equipment, protective devices, herbicide/pesticide applications, special clothing, etc.
  • Coordinates and evaluates weed, brush, and rubbish clearing operations conducted by vendors, including tractor operations and hand work.
  • Inspects properties prior to, during, and after clearance to determine the necessity and type of clearance and to ensure completion of the work.
  • Prepares all required reports relating to the clearance of weeds, brush, and/or other debris from property.
  • Assists in the updating of the Assessor's Map Book and maps used by the Weed Abatement Division.
  • Ensures the proper use and maintenance of tools and equipment used in clearing operations and may participate in maintenance and repair of the tools.
  • Discusses and coordinates clearance problems or complaints with property owners, homeowner associations, or other interested parties.
  • Drives a variety of Class C vans or trucks up to 26,000 pounds Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) to different job sites throughout Los Angeles County.
  • Provides workers with assistance in performing duties as necessary to meet deadlines.
  • Orders the performance of corrective work when problems occur during weed clearing and recommends procedural changes to avoid such problems.
  • Operates powered equipment, such as mowers, tractors, twin-axel vehicles, chain-saws, electric clippers, weed trimmers, pole saws, sod cutters, or pruning saws.
  • Recommends changes in working conditions or equipment use to increase crew efficiency.
  • Uses a variety of electronic technology such as, but not limited to, desktop computers and computer tablets and other office equipment.
  • Uses basic software such as, but not limited to, Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer, etc.
  • Uses hand tools, such as shovels, rakes, clippers, hedge or brush trimmers, or axes.

Requirements

SELECTION REQUIREMENTS:

OPTION I: One year of, full-time outdoor work experience in the eradication and control of weeds, brush, or other vegetation.

OPTION II: One year of, full-time outdoor work experience in a lead capacity over manual laborers performing eradication and control of weeds, brush, or other vegetation.

LICENSE:
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 IV - Arduous: Involves frequent heavy lifting over 25 pounds, often combined with bending, twisting, or working on irregular surfaces; and occasionally requires extraordinary physical activity.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
Additional points will be awarded for additional experience beyond the requirements.

Additional Information
EXAMINATION CONTENT:
This examination will consist of an evaluation of training, experience, and Desirable Qualifications based on the application information weighted 100%.

CANDIDATES MUCH ACHIEVE A PASSING SCORE OF 70% OR HIGHER ON THIS EXAMINATION IN ORDER TO BE PLACED ON THE ELIGIBLE REGISTER.

ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION:
The names of candidates receiving a passing score in 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. Applications will be processed on an as-received basis and promulgated to the eligible register accordingly. No person may compete for this examination more than once in a twelve (12) month period.

Special Information:

FAIR CHANCE INITIATIVE:

The County of Los Angeles is a Fair Chance employer. Except for a very limited number of positions, you will not be asked to provide information about a conviction history unless you receive a contingent offer of employment . The County will make an individualized assessment of whether your conviction history has a direct or adverse relationship with the specific duties of the job, and consider potential mitigating factors, including, but not limited to, evidence and extent of rehabilitation, regency of the offense(s), and age at the time of the offense(s). If asked to provide information about a conviction history, any convictions or court records which are exempted by a valid court order do not have to be disclosed.

VACANCY INFORMATION:
The resulting eligible register for this examination will be used to fill TEMPORARY and PERMANENT vacancies throughout the County of Los Angeles in the Department of Agricultural Commissioner/Weights and Measures.

AVAILABLE SHIFT:
Appointees will be required to work any shift, including evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays.

APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION:

Applications must be filed online only. Applications submitted by U.S. Mail, Fax, or in person will not be accepted. Apply online by clicking on the green "Apply" button at the top right of this posting. You can also track the status of your application using this website. We must receive your application by 5:00 pm, PST, on the last day of fling.

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Utilizing VERBIAGE from the Class Specification and Selection Requirements serving as your description of duties WILL NOT be sufficient to demonstrate that you met the requirements. Doing so may result in an INCOMPLETE APPLICATION and you may be DISQUALIFIED.

SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER
Please include your Social Security Number for record control purposes. Federal law requires that all employees 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.

CONTACT INFORMATION:
ADA Coordinator Phone:
(626) 575-5464
Teletype Phone: (626) 585-5520
California Relay Services: (800) 735-2922
Department Contact Name: Tanya Marchese
Department Contact Phone: (626) 575-5464
Department Contact Email: tmarchese@acwm.lacounty.gov


Closing Date/Time:

Job Address

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