ASSISTANT CHIEF STATIONARY ENGINEER

  • LOS ANGELES COUNTY
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 20, 2021
Full Time Administration and Management Engineering
  • Salary: $108,578.40 Annually USD

Job Description

First day of filing: April 26, 2021 @ 8:00 A.M., PT

Until the needs of the service are met and is subject to closure without prior notice.

EXAM NUMBER: Y7202H

OPEN COMPETITIVE JOB OPPORTUNITY

All County workforce members must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Successful candidates for this position will be required to submit proof of vaccination against COVID-19 or request an exemption for qualifying medical or religious reasons during the onboarding process. Candidates should not present proof of vaccination until instructed to do so by the hiring department.

ABOUT LOS ANGELES COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH SERVICES
The Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (DHS) is the second largest municipal health system in the nation. DHS operates as an integrated health system, operating 26 health centers and four acute care hospitals, in addition to providing health care to youth in the juvenile justice system and inmates in the LA County jails. Across the network of DHS' directly operated clinical sites and through partnerships with community-based clinics, DHS cares for about 800,000 unique patients each year, employs over 22,000 staff, and has an annual operating budget of 5 billion.

Through academic affiliations with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), the University of Southern California (USC), and the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Sciences (CDU), DHS hospitals are training sites for physicians completing their Graduate Medical Education in nearly every medical specialty and subspecialty. In addition, to its direct clinical services, DHS also runs the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Agency and the County's 911 emergency response system, as well as Housing for Health and the Office of Diversion and Re-entry, each with a critical role in connecting vulnerable populations, including those released from correctional and institutional settings.

MISSION:

To advance the health of our patients and our communities by providing extraordinary care.

DEFINITION:
Has immediate responsible charge of all shifts in a facility operating a small high pressure heating plant or a single plant facility, or combined cycle or co-generation facility; or supervises a single shift in a facility operating a larger high pressure heating plant.

Essential Job Functions
Ensures compliance with all regulatory agency codes, rules, and requirements.

Plans, schedules, and supervises the operation of manual and automatic gas or oil fired high pressure steam or high temperature hot water boilers.

Schedules and supervises the periodic inspection, adjusting, calibrating, and repair of heating plant equipment.

Determines work schedules and inspects the work of subordinate Stationary Engineers for compliance with instructions and State, local, and other safety codes.

Schedules and supervises the testing of boiler water, condensate, and water from other sources and the adding of corrective chemicals.

Supervises the maintenance of logs of plant operations and maintenance and repair logs.

Monitors and supervises the refurbishment and/or improvement to facilities through completion, and schedules shift operations to coincide with construction projects.

Prepares for and assists in the annual inspection of heating plant equipment.

Orders supplies and recommends the purchase of additional equipment.

Plans, schedule, and supervise the operation of central or other refrigeration equipment or the operation of the physical plant of a healthcare facility.
Requirements
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
Three (3) years' experience in the operation and maintenance of high pressure gas or oil fired boilers, refrigeration equipment and auxiliaries, one (1) year of which must have been at the level of Stationary Engineer II.*

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.

**An Unlimited Steam Engineer's License issued by the City of Los Angeles' Department of Building and Safety.

**Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved Universal Technician Certificate in compliance with Federal license requirements as provided in Chapter V, Section 608. Some positions may be required to hold a Steam Engineer License with Turbine Endorsement.

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 weighting over 25 pounds, and frequent lifting of 10-25 pounds.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Credit will be given for additional experience in the operation and maintenance of high pressure gas or oil fired boilers, refrigeration equipment and auxiliaries.
  • Credit will be given for an Underground Storage Tank Operators Certification.
  • Credit will be given for experience using Microsoft Office Suite programs.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION :
*Experience at the level of Stationary Engineer II is defined as: Has responsibility on a shift for the operation and maintenance of a combined high-pressure heating and central refrigeration plant - OR- in a very large facility, has responsibility on a shift for assignments which include either the operation and maintenance of a high-pressure heating plant or refrigeration plant. - OR- is assigned to a geographic of a major multi-hospital medical center which requires maintenance and operation of steam reducing stations, ventilation and refrigeration equipment, and various mechanical and electrical equipment and controls.

All applicants MUST attach a legible photocopy of required license(s)/certificate(s) to the application at the time of filing . If you are unable to attach the required license(s)/certificate(s) you e-mail the documents to the exam analyst at esanchez3@dhs.lacounty.gov within fifteen (15) calendar days of filing online or your application will be rejected. Please include your name, the exam number and the exam title .

Please be sure to include the title of the required license/certification(s), number, date issued, date of expiration and the name of the issuing agency.

The required license/certificate(s) must be current and unrestricted; conditional, provisional, or restricted license/certificate(s) will NOT be accepted.

NO OUT-OF-CLASS EXPERIENCE WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR THIS EXAM.

Additional Information

EXAMINATION CONTENT:
This examination will consist of an evaluation of training, experience and desirable qualifications based upon application information and supplemental questionnaire weighted 100%


Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70% or above on this examination in order to be placed on the eligible register.

ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION:
Applications will be processed on an "as-received" basis and those receiving a passing score will be promulgated to the eligible register accordingly.

The names of candidates receiving a passing score in the examination will be added to the eligible register in the order of their score group for a period of twelve (12) months following the date of promulgation.

NO PERSON MAY COMPETE IN THIS EXAMINATION MORE THAN ONCE EVERY TWELVE (12) MONTHS.

SPECIAL INFORMATION :
Appointees may be required to work any shift including evenings, nights, weekends and holidays.


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, recency 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 from this examination will be used to fill vacancies throughout the Department of Health Services as they occur.

APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION : Applications must be filed online only. Hardcopy/paper applications submitted by U.S. MAIL, FAX OR IN PERSON will not be accepted.

Applications electronically received after 5:00 p.m., PT, on the last day of filing will not be accepted.

Apply online by clicking on the green "Apply" tab for this posting. You can also track the status of your application using this website.

Plan to submit your online application well in advance of the 5 p.m. deadline on the last day of filing to ensure you have sufficient time to verify your email address. You may be required to verify your email address before the application can be submitted by entering a six-digit code sent to your email address. This is to enhance the security of your online application and to ensure you do not enter an incorrect email address.
Fill out your application completely. The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the Requirements. Provide relevant experience in the spaces provided so we can evaluate your qualifications for the job position. Do not group your experience. For each position held, give the name and address of your employer, your job position title, beginning and ending dates, number of hours worked per week and description of work performed. If your application is incomplete, it will be rejected.
Important Notes:
  • All information and documents provided by applicants is subject to verification .
  • We may reject your application at any time during the examination and hiring process, including after appointment has been made.
  • Falsification of any information may result in disqualification or rescission of appointment .
  • Utilizing verbiage from the Class Specification and Minimum Requirements serving as your description of duties will not be sufficient to demonstrate that you meet the Requirements. Comments such as "See Resume" or referencing other unsolicited materials/documents will not be considered as a response; in doing so, your application will be rejected .

SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER:
Please provide your Social Security Number for record control purposes. Federal law requires that all employed persons have a Social Security Number.

NO SHARING OF USER ID AND PASSWORD: All applicants must file their application online using their own user ID and password. Using a family member's or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.

DEPARTMENT CONTACT:Eric Sanchez, Exam Analyst
(323) 914-7072 esanchez3@dhs.lacounty.gov

ADA COORDINATOR PHONE:
(323) 914-7111

CALIFORNIA RELAY SERVICES PHONE:
(800) 735-2922

Closing Date/Time:

Job Address

Los Angeles, California United States View Map