Head, Planning and Executive Support, Fire

  • LOS ANGELES COUNTY
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 24, 2021
Full Time Fire and EMS Planning and Development
  • Salary: $117,374.16 - $182,540.88 Annually USD

Job Description

FIRE DEPARTMENT

OPEN COMPETITIVE OPPORTUNITY

EXAM NUMBER: 30924C

The purpose of this re-bulletin is to update the exam number from 30923C to 30924C. Persons who have already applied need not re-apply. In addition, COVID-19 vaccination information was added under Other Requirement.

FILING PERIOD

First day of filing: September 24, 2021 at 8:00 a.m. (PT)

This examination will remain open until the needs of the department are met and is subject to closure without prior notice.

DEFINITION:
Has immediate charge of a section providing a variety of highly specialized assistance to the Executive Office of the Fire Department.

CLASSIFICATION STANDARDS:
The single position allocable to this class reports to the department head (Fire Chief) and has immediate charge of the Department's Planning and Executive Support Division, which provides planning, evaluation, and other highly specialized assistance to the Executive Office of the Fire Department. The incumbent must exercise a knowledge of planning and evaluation; the principles of management and supervision; must possess a thorough knowledge of the services of the Fire Department.
Essential Job Functions
  • Plans, assigns, and evaluates the work of the Planning and Executive Support Section of the Fire Department
  • Assists in the development of departmental goals, objectives, and policies by conducting research, compiling data, and evaluating fire service delivery systems
  • Supervises studies and formulates implementation plans for new or expanded departmental fire services, and, on behalf of the Fire Chief, negotiates contract services with cities, annexations, CRA projects and mutual aid agreements
  • Supervises the analyses of proposed legislation and court decisions for impact on the Department's service and financial requirements
  • Provides liaison with other County departments, State and local fire agencies, and special commissions regarding fire service matters
  • Supervises the preparation of plans, reports, and other documents for presentation to the Board of Supervisors and other governmental agencies by the Fire Chief
  • Supervises financial studies of Consolidated Fire Protection District revenues, service costs and funding options
  • Coordinates the work of the section with other units within the Department
  • Assists the Fire Chief in preparing for presentations to legislative committees, city councils, and regulatory agencies

Requirements
Minimum Requirements:
Option I
A Master's degree in Planning, Public Administration, or Business Administration -AND- one (1) year of experience in analyzing and making recommendations for the solution of problems of organization, program, systems, legislation, budget, revenue, personnel, or urban research and planning in a public jurisdiction

-OR-

Option II
Two (2) years of experience in a staff capacity* analyzing and making recommendations for the solution of problems of organization, program, systems, legislation, budget, revenue, personnel, or urban research and planning, at the level of the Los Angeles County class of Supervising Planning Analyst, Fire**

-OR-

Option III
Three (3) years of experience at the level of the Los Angeles County class of Supervising Administrative Assistant II***

Special Requirement Information:
*Staff capacity is defined as: work performed to assist and support administration by doing research, analysis and making recommendations to line managers for the solutions of problems such as organization, utilization of personnel allocation of funds, workload and workload fluctuation, or programs and procedures for accomplishing work objectives.

**Experience at the level of Los Angeles County class of Supervising Planning Analyst, Fire is defined as: s upervises the development and recommendation of policies and solutions regarding highly complex legislative, service delivery, resource allocation, funding and intergovernmental relations problems.

***Experience at the level of Los Angeles County class of Supervising Administrative Assistant II is defined as: p lans and supervises the work of staff engaged in analyzing and making recommendations for the solution of problems of organization, budget, systems and procedures, facilities planning, program, general management and personnel in a large County department.

Applicants who wish to qualify using experience gained in county classifications not at the level above MUST provide verification of qualifying out-of-class experience by providing official documentation of additional responsibility bonus, out-of-class bonus, or temporary assignment bonus with your application at the time of filing or within seven (7) calendar days from application submission. Applicants do not need to provide proof of bonus if they hold or held a position at the level of the positions listed above.

No withhold will be accepted. Applicants must meet the Minimum Requirements at the time of application submission in order to qualify.

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:
2 - Light: Light physical effort which may include occasional light lifting to a 10-pound limit, and some bending, stooping or squatting. Considerable walking may be involved.

Other Requirement :
COVID-19 Vaccination
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.
Additional Information
Examination Content :
This examination will consist of two (2) parts:

Part I: A multiple choice test weighted at 80% covering:
  • Deductive Reasoning
  • Analyzing Information
  • Empathy
  • Sharing Knowledge and Guidance
  • Management Judgment
  • Management Potential
  • Achievement
  • Responsibility
  • Willingness to Learn
  • Working Relationships
  • Learning Quickly
  • Generating New Ideas
  • Using Time Efficiently
  • Working to High Quality Standards
  • Adapting to Change

Applicants must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on Part I - multiple choice test in order to proceed to Part II - writing assessment.

MULTIPLE CHOICE TESTS ARE NOT REVIEWABLE BY CANDIDATES PER CIVIL SERVICE RULE 7.19.

Part II: A writing assessment weighted 20% measuring English Structure and Content, Written Expression, and Prioritizing Information.

Applicants must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on Part II - writing assessment in order to be placed on the eligible register.

NOTE: All notifications including invitation letters will be sent electronically to the email address provided on the application. It is important that you provide a valid email address. Please add Fire-Examination@fire.lacounty.gov , thai-nam.huynh@fire.lacounty.gov, aoganesyan@hr.lacounty.gov, info@governmentjobs.com, noreply@governmentjobs.com, talentcentral@shl.com, noreply@proctoru.com, and donot-reply@amcatmail.com to your email address and list of approved senders to prevent email notifications from being filtered as spam/junk/clutter mail.
Los Angeles County will not consider claims of not viewing or receiving notification to be a valid reason for late test administration or rescheduling of a test component.

Transfer of Multiple-Choice Test Responses:
  • Applicants who have taken identical test questions for multiple-choice tests (Part I) recently for other exams will have their test responses automatically transferred to this examination.
  • This examination contains test questions that may be used in the future for new examinations and your test responses may be transferred.

Test Preparation
Study guides and other test preparation resources are available to help candidates prepare for employment tests. An interactive, Online Test Preparation System for taking practice tests may be accessed on the Department of Human Resources website at http://hr.lacounty.gov/. Please click on "Find a Job" and then "Job Search Toolkit." Test Preparation Information is located under the "Employment Test Assistance" section.

You can also access test preparation for the computerized portion of the test by going to http://www.shldirect.com/practice_tests.html. While these practice materials will help in preparing for the test, we advise you to review ALL related materials that you deem necessary.
While these practice materials will help in preparing for the test, we advise you to review ALL related materials that you deem necessary.

Eligibility Information :

Applications will be processed on an as-received basis and promulgated to the eligible register accordingly. In accordance with Civil Service Rules, the names of candidates receiving a passing score on the examination will be placed on the eligible register in the order of their score group for a period of 12 months following the date of promulgation. No person may participate in this examination more than once every twelve (12) months.

Vacancy Information :

The resulting eligible register for this examination will be used to fill vacancies in the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

Available Shift :
Appointees may be required to work any shift , including evenings, nights, weekends, and holi days.

Application and Filing Information :
Applications must be filed ONLINE ONLY. Applications submitted by U.S. mail, fax, or in person will not be accepted. Resumes cannot be accepted in lieu of applications, although resumes and supporting documents may be uploaded as attachments to the online application. 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. If you are unable to access the website, you may enter the following link to access your profile: http://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/lacounty .

NOTE: We must receive your application by 5:00 pm, PT, on the last day of filing and all required documents must be submitted at the time of filing OR within fifteen (15) calendar days of application submission. Please check your application to ensure that the required documents are uploaded by logging onto the County of Los Angeles Department of Human Resources website and reviewing your submitted application. If you are unable to attach required documents, you may e-mail them to Fire-Examination@fire.lacounty.gov or fax the documents to (323) 264-7159 at the time of f iling or within fifteen (15) calendar days of submitting your online application . Failure to provide the required documentation will result in application rejection. Please include your Name, the Exam Number, and the Exam Title on the faxed and/or e-mailed documents.

The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the Minimum Requirements. Please fill out your application and supplemental questionnaire completely and correctly to receive full credit for any related education, training, and job experience. For each job held, give the name and address of your employer, your actual job title, beginning and ending dates, description of work performed, total number of hours worked (full or part-time). Provide any relevant education, training, and experience in the spaces provided so we can evaluate your qualifications for this job. Your application will be rejected if it is incomplete. We may reject your application at any time during the selection process.

Email Communication
All applicants must enter a valid e-mail address at the time of application submission. Entering an invalid e-mail address may result in the disqualification of your application during the examination process. Notifications will be sent electronically to the e-mail address provided on your application.

Applicants have the ability to opt out of emails from LA County. If you unsubscribe, you will not receive any email notification for any examination for which you apply with Los Angeles County.

Regardless of whether you choose to unsubscribe, you can always check for notifications by logging into www.governmentjobs.com/careers/lacounty and viewing your profile inbox, which saves a copy of all emailed notices.

It is your responsibility to take the above steps to view correspondence. Los Angeles County will not consider claims of not viewing or receiving notification to be a valid reason for late test administration or rescheduling of a test component.

Important Note:
Please note that ALL information included in the application materials is subject to VERIFICATION at any point during the examination and hiring process, including after an 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. Doing so may result in an INCOMPLETE APPLICATION and you may be DISQUALIFIED.

Additional Information Regarding Online Filing :

Social Security Number :
It is important that you provide your own Social Security Number (SSN) at the time of filing to ensure your application is processed accurately. Please include your SSN for record control purposes. Federal law requires that all employed persons have a SSN.

Computer and Internet Access at Public Libraries :
For candidates who may not have regular access to a computer or the internet, you may borrow laptops and Wi-Fi hotspot from some public libraries throughout Los Angeles County to complete job applications. Please note that service hours and capacity may be limited at some public libraries.

No Sharing of User ID, E-mail, and Password:
If you do not already have an account/profile with the County of Los Angeles, you will need to create one. All applicants must file their application online using their OWN user ID and password. Using someone else's user ID and password will erase the original application record.

County of Los Angeles Information :
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.

ADA Coordinator Phone: (213) 466-5500
TeletypePhone: (800) 735-2922
California Relay Services Phone: (800) 735-2922
Department Contact Name: Fire Examination Section
Department Contact Phone: (213) 466-5500
Department Contact Email: Fire-Examination@fire.lacounty.gov
Department FAX: (323) 264-7159
Closing Date/Time:

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