Placer Employment Opportunities

Building Crafts Mechanic

Recruitment #2020-11411-01

Introduction

Placer County is comprised of over 1,400 square miles of beautiful and diverse geography, ranging from the residential and commercial areas of South Placer, through the historic foothill areas of Auburn, Foresthill, and Colfax, and to the County's jewel of the North Lake Tahoe basin. Placer is a great place to live, work, play and learn.   For more information about Placer County, please visit www.placer.ca.gov.

This recruitment is open until filled. Applications will be screened on a bi-weekly basis.

POSITION INFORMATION

The Placer County Sheriff's Office has a current permanent, full-time vacancy for a Building Crafts Mechanic. This position is responsible for both leased and County owned buildings in Placer County. The ideal candidate will have experience with building crafts such as general construction, HVAC, fire suppression systems, plumbing, and electrical, plus knowledge of automated computer maintenance systems and general knowledge of all trades. 

The eligible list created by this recruitment may be used to fill future county-wide vacancies for both temporary/extra-help and permanent positions.

*Temporary/Extra-help assignments are limited to 28 hours per week with a cap of 999 hours or 960 hours for CalPERS retired annuitants in a fiscal year and are not eligible for benefits. Extra-help appointments made from this eligible list may transition to permanent status, should vacancies arise.

BENEFITS

Placer County offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees. The following information represents benefits currently available to permanent Placer County employees and may be subject to change. Applicants should inquire as to the most current benefit package during hiring interviews or by contacting the Human Resources Department.

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For more information regarding the benefits Placer County has to offer, please visit Placer County's Human Resources website.

DEFINITION

To learn and perform a designated skilled craft(s) such as electrical, painting, cabinet/furniture making, metal fabrication, plumbing, air conditioning/refrigeration, heating, fire alarm/sprinkler systems, or environmental systems and controls; to perform installations, maintenance, and regular and emergency repairs to buildings, structures, and equipment in a designated craft(s)/trade(s); and to function as a cooperative and productive team member.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

This is the full journey level class within the Building Crafts Mechanic series.  This class is distinguished from the Maintenance Worker by the assignment of the full range of duties.  Employees at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies within the work unit.  Positions in this class are flexibly staffed and are normally filled by advancement from the entry level.
 
This class is distinguished from the Senior Building Crafts Mechanic in that the latter performs designated skilled craft(s) with a high degree of independent judgement, coordinates and schedules assigned jobs/projects, and exercises technical and functional supervision over assigned crew members on a regular basis.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED

Receives general supervision from a Supervising Building Maintenance Mechanic and may receive technical and functional supervision from a Senior Building Crafts Mechanic and/or management and supervisory staff.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL DUTIES

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Learn to/and perform carpentry work in the construction, alteration, repair and maintenance of buildings, floors, roofs, stairways, partitions, doors, windows, screens, wood fixtures and furniture; may construct forms, mix and pour cement, and perform other masonry tasks. 
  • Clean and prepare surfaces to be painted; learn to/and paint exterior and interior walls, ceilings and cabinet work, using brush or spray gun; varnish, stain or shellac furniture, doors, cabinets, moldings and floors; may mix paints to obtain desired colors. 
  • Learn to/and install and make repairs to or replace electrical systems including building wiring, switches, outlets, fixtures, and plugs and make other electrical repairs; learn to/and install, maintain, and repair various lighting systems; learn to/and install, maintain, and repair various alarm mechanisms and systems, including fire detection and security systems; and maintain and repair small engines and generators. 
  • Learn to/and repair stoves, refrigerators, sanitation and waste removal systems, heating and air conditioning systems, evaporative coolers, including cutting, fitting and installing gas and water pipes; learn to/and perform metal fabrication and welding, both arc and acetylene.  May oil, adjust, clean and make minor repairs to equipment used by custodial staff such as vacuum cleaners and buffers. 
  • Learn to/and install, repair, maintain, or replace various locks and locking systems, including mechanical, electric, or electronic; learn to/and key and re-key locks; learn to/and lay out, manufacture, and install various building signs.
  • Learn to/and repair and adjust plumbing equipment and apparatus, such as replacing broken pipes, cleaning plugged drains, replacing washers and gaskets, replacing faucets and valves, cleaning grease traps, and flushing sewer lines; learn to/and install, maintain, and repair various piping and sprinklers used in fire suppression systems.
  • Learn to identify various types of materials and equipment used in building automation systems and take appropriate steps to ensure safety and continued operation of systems.
  • Learn to operate and perform minor maintenance to building automation systems, including but not limited to, building access control systems, climate control systems, and intrusion control systems.
  • Learn to understand and recognize technical issues, malfunctions and set up of building automation and control systems and take appropriate action, including notifying appropriate staff or supervisor. 
  • Keep records as required. 
  • As a Maintenance Worker, perform a variety of unskilled and semi-skilled building crafts tasks in a training capacity. 
  • Perform a variety of heavy manual labor.
  • Build and maintain positive working relationships with co-workers, other County employees and the public using principles of good customer service.  
  • Perform related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

It is the responsibility of applicants to identify in their application materials how they meet the minimum qualifications listed below.

Experience and Training
Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.  A typical way to obtain the required knowledge and abilities would be:

Experience:  Two years of responsible experience performing duties similar to those of a Maintenance Worker in Placer County.  Completion of an approved apprenticeship program in a designated skilled craft/trade may be substituted for the two years of related experience.

Training: Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade.

License or Certificate:

  • Possession of a valid Class A or B driver's license may be required depending upon the position.  Proof of adequate vehicle insurance and medical clearance may also be required. 
  • Possession of appropriate required certification relative to specific area of building crafts assignment.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

Knowledge of:

  • General use and purpose of materials, equipment, and methods used in building maintenance.
  • Principles and practices of work safety.
  • Principles and practices of designated area of building crafts assignment.
  • Laws, codes, and regulations pertinent to designated area of crafts and/or mechanical assignment.
  • General understanding of the operations and maintenance of modern building technology including building access control, climate control, and intrusion control systems.
  • Use and purpose of common materials, tools, equipment, and methods used in carpentry, painting, electrical, plumbing, masonry, small engine repair, metal fabrication, and welding both arc and acetylene.  

Ability to:

  • On a continuous basis, know and understand operations, and observe safety rules.  Intermittently analyze problem equipment; identify and locate equipment and tools; interpret work orders; remember equipment and tool location; and explain job to others.
  • Intermittently, sit while completing work papers; walk, stand, bend, squat, climb, kneel, twist, and reach while operating equipment and performing various building crafts activities; perform simple and power grasping, pushing, pulling, and fine manipulation; hear and see with sufficient acuity to identify building maintenance issues and provide service and repair; regularly lift very heavy weight.
  • Work with various cultural and ethnic groups in a tactful and effective manner.
  • Act quickly and calmly in emergency situations.
  • Obtain information through interview and deal fairly and courteously with the public, co-workers, and County employees.
  • Analyze situations quickly and objectively and determine proper course of action.
  • Work assigned shift; be subject to emergency call-out and unusual and prolonged work schedule in emergency situations.
  • Learn to use a forklift, hydraulic lift, hand cart, various hand tools, including a hammer, screw driver, saw, wrench, pliers, paint brush, sledge hammer, pick and shovel, dump truck and backhoe.
  • Perform assigned duties to include heavy and continuous physical labor in a safe and effective manner for self and others.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Read and understand blueprints and work according to plans and specifications.
  • Make rough sketches and accurate estimates of material required in repair and maintenance work.
  • Use of various power tools and equipment such as a forklift, hydraulic lift, backhoe, tractor, jackhammer, sand blaster, cutter, grinder, welder, router, skill saw, jackhammer, sand blaster, cutter, grinder, router, welder, and torch.
  • Use various hand tools and equipment such as a hammer, screw driver, pliers, saw, wrench, paint brush, sledge hammer, and pick and shovel.
  • Operate light trucks and equipment such as a forklift, hydraulic lift, backhoe, and tractor.
  • Remain current with technology associated with building maintenance automation and control.
  • Perform minor maintenance and repair to a wide variety of building automation systems.
  • Use specialized tools and equipment applicable to specific area of crafts and/or mechanical assignment.

SELECTION PROCEDURE

Training & Experience Rating (100%)

Based upon responses to the supplemental questionnaire, the applicant’s education, training, and experience will be evaluated using a pre-determined formula. Scores from this evaluation will determine applicant ranking and placement on the eligible list.

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT

Prior to the date of hire, applicants must undergo a fingerprint test by the Department of Justice, pass a medical examination (which may include a drug screening and possibly a psychological evaluation), sign a constitutional oath, and submit proof of U.S. citizenship or legal right to remain and work in the U.S.  For some positions, applicants may also be required to submit proof of age, undergo a background investigation (which may include a voice stress analysis and/or a polygraph), and/or be bonded. Additionally, positions in law enforcement classifications and those supporting law enforcement functions will be required to complete a conviction history questionnaire prior to or during the interview process. Applicants for positions with access to Medi-Cal billing software or who are licensed providers must clear the Federal Exclusion List, credentialing, and social security verification. Failure to clear these requirements may result in an employment offer being withdrawn.

SUBSTITUTE LISTS

The eligible list resulting from this recruitment may be certified as a substitute list for a substantially similar classification.  For this purpose, a substantially similar classification is one at a lower level in the same classification (example: entry level vs. journey level) and/or a similar classification (similar work performed, similar training and experience qualifications required). If you are contacted for an interview by a County department, you will be informed of the classification and other relevant information. If you choose not to interview for a substantially similar classification, you will remain on the eligible list for which you originally applied.

EMPLOYEES OF OTHER PUBLIC AGENCIES

Placer County offers an expedited process for qualifying certain applicants for interviews. Candidates currently employed, or employed within the last year, by a public agency operating under a personnel civil service or merit system may be eligible to be placed on a Public Agency Eligible List and certified as eligible for appointment to a similar job assignment without going through the examination process. For more information on the Public Agency Eligible List, to download forms, or to apply, please click here.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Thank you for your interest in employment with Placer County. Placer County is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to an active nondiscrimination program. It is the stated policy of Placer County that harassment, discrimination, and retaliation are prohibited and that all employees, applicants, agents, contractors, and interns/volunteers shall receive equal consideration and treatment. All terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, transfer, and promotion will be based on the qualifications of the individual for the positions being filled regardless of gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, race, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, physical disability (including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (cancer or genetic characteristics/information), age (40 or over), marital status, military and/or veteran status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. Please contact the Human Resources Department at least 5 working days before a scheduled examination if you require accommodation in the examination process. Medical disability verification may be required prior to accommodation.


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