TYPE OF RECRUITMENT Open Competitive Job Opportunity
EXAM NUMBER C-4161-M
APPLICATION FILING DATES
Beginning Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST).
FILING WILL BE SUSPENDED WHEN THE FIRST 200 APPLICATIONS ARE RECEIVED OR ON THURSDAY, JUNE 28, 2018 AT 5:30 P.M. (PST), WHICHEVER COMES FIRST. APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AFTER THE FIRST 200 WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. THE EXAM WILL REOPEN AS THE NEEDS OF THE SERVICE REQUIRE.
ONLINE FILING ONLY FOR THIS EXAMINATION. APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED VIA U.S. MAIL, E-MAIL, FAX OR IN PERSON WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
Essential Job Functions
A Building Permit Technician I is responsible for performing a combination of the following essential job functions: learns the skills to provide helpful and professional customer service at the counter and via phone, and emails requests to the general public including architects, engineers, contractors, developers, and homeowners with technical information concerning building permit requirements and procedures to comply with State, County, and City laws and building codes; learns skills to make final review of forms for permit applications, bonds, easements, waivers, and affidavits for accuracy, completeness and compliance with all pertinent laws and codes prior to permit issuance; learns the skills to calculate fees for building permits using standardized fee tables and formulas; verifies worker's compensation and valid contractor license information have been filed with the Los Angeles County computer-based program, receives fees, balances and records daily cash transactions; learns the skills to read and interpret portions of plans for building projects and advises the public pertaining to building codes, construction plan requirements, zoning regulations and other information that may be requested; learns the skills to assist the general public with record research; and records, logs, compiles and maintains various permit related files, data, documents and plans.
SELECTION REQUIREMENTS OPTION I: Three years of office clerical experience, one year of which must have been in specialized or supervisory capacity.*
OPTION II: Completion of 15 college semester units or equivalent in an accredited college** in any combination of building inspection technology, engineering, architecture, physical science, or mathematics.***
OPTION III: Current certification by the International Code Council (ICC) as a Permit Technician or equivalent permit technician certification.***
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 Physical Class II – 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.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION *Specialized clerical experience means experience at the level of Los Angeles County's classes of Intermediate Clerk or Intermediate Typist-Clerk. Supervisory clerical experience means experience at the level of Los Angeles County's classes of Supervising Clerk or Supervising Typist-Clerk.
**Accredited institutions are those listed in the publications of regional, national, or international accrediting agencies which are accepted by the Department of Human Resources. Publications such as American Universities and Collegesand International Handbook of Universities are acceptable references. Also acceptable, if appropriate, are degrees that have been evaluated and deemed to be equivalent to degrees from United States accredited institutions by an academic credential evaluation agency recognized by The National Association of Credential Evaluation Services or the Association of International Credential Evaluation, Inc. (AICE).
Accredited colleges and universities include all four-year colleges and universities and two-year colleges (i.e., community, junior colleges) that meet the accreditation guidelines mentioned on the bulletin.
Outside Los Angeles County employment experience must include performing skilled typing work, performing specialized clerical duties requiring a working knowledge of specialized subject matter and the specialized clerical functions involved and the use of initiative and judgment within procedural and policy limits.
***Applicants MUST submit a copy of their transcript/certificates, or current certification by the ICC as a Permit Technician or equivalent permit technician certification with their application or within fifteen (15) calendar days from filing. The transcript must indicate completion of 15 semester or 23 quarter units and the area of specialization. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at the time of application filing; however, official transcripts will be verified at the time of appointment. Applications submitted without the required transcripts/certificates will be rejected.
EXAMINATION CONTENT This examination will consist of two (2) parts:
Part I: A qualifying written test consisting of arithmetic computation, reading comprehension and ability to check and compare data.
Only those candidates who earn a qualifying score of 70% or higher on the written test will be allowed to proceed to the interview portion of this examination. THE WRITTEN TEST IS NOT REVIEWABLE BY CANDIDATES PER CIVIL SERVICE RULE 7.19.
Part II: An interview covering training, experience, personal fitness and general ability to perform the duties of the position weighted 100%.
Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on the interview in order to be placed on the eligible register.
Final results will be sent by U.S. postal mail. Test scores cannot be disclosed over the phone.
ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION The names of candidates receiving a passing grade on 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 eligibility.
NO PERSON MAY COMPETE IN THIS EXAMINATION MORE THAN ONCE EVERY TWELVE (12) MONTHS.
Applications will be processed on an as-received basis and promulgated to the eligible register accordingly.
VACANCY INFORMATION The resulting eligible register for this examination will be used to fill vacancies in the Department of Public Works, Building and Safety Division.
APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION Fill out your application completely. Provide any relevant education, training, and experience in the spaces provided so we can evaluate your qualifications for the job. The acceptance of your application will depend on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the Selection Requirements. Please be sure your application shows complete information, including dates for education and jobs held which relate to this position. In the space provided for education, include the names and addresses of schools attended, titles of courses completed, dates completed, and number of credits earned. For each job held, give the name and address of your employer, your job title, beginning and ending dates, and description of work performed. All information supplied by applicants is subject to verification. We may reject your application at any time during the examination process.
Please note that ALL information included in the application materials is subject to VERIFICATIONat 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 Class Specification and/or Selection Requirements serving as your description of duties WILL NOTbe sufficient to meet the requirements. Doing so may result in an INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONand you may be DISQUALIFIED.
ONLINE FILING ONLY Apply online by clicking on the "Apply" button for this posting. You can also track the status of your application using this website.
We must receive your application by 5:30 p.m., Pacific Standard Time, on the last day of filing.
Note: if you are unable to attach required documents, you must email them to LCRUZ@dpw.lacounty.gov within fifteen (15) calendar days from filing your application. Please include your name, exam number, and exam title on the email.
SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER Please include your Social Security Number for record control purposes. Federal law requires that all employed 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.
COMPUTER AND INTERNET ACCESS AT LIBRARIES For candidates who may not have regular access to a computer or the internet, applications can be completed on computers at public libraries throughout Los Angeles County.
Department Contact Name: Laurie Cruz Department Contact Phone: (626) 458-2141 Department Contact Email:LCRUZ@dpw.lacounty.gov
ADA Coordinator Phone: (626) 458-2141 Teletype Phone: (626) 282-7829 California Relay Services: (800) 735-2922