Youth Worker, Facilities Support (Temporary, At-Risk Youth Program)

Los Angeles County Los Angeles , CA 90009

Posted 1 week ago

Position/Program Information

COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES

DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND RECREATION

FILING OPENS: 01/10/2019 at 7:00 AM

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

EXAM NUMBER: D8253C

TYPE OF RECRUITMENT: OPEN COMPETITIVE

This announcement is a rebulletin to reopen the filling period and update the exam information. Persons who have already applied within the last twelve (12) months need not reapply, but may submit additional information by the last day of filing. The information must include your name, the correct examination title and number.

DEFINITION:

Participates in an on-the-job training assignment in one of a variety of entry level jobs, including those in the crafts, institutional support services, maintenance occupational series, or recreation series, within the Los Angeles County Department of Parks & Recreation.

CLASSIFICATION STANDARDS:

Incumbents of the temporary positions allocable to this class participate in on-the-job training programs or training assignments individually structured and monitored by the departments to which they are assigned.

Hours completed under this temporary position may be used as work experience towards meeting selection requirements to compete in Recreation Services Leader exams.

Incumbents may receive formal or informal instruction in the basic principles of the work and govern satisfactory performance on the job.

Additionally, under the direct supervision of a working or first level supervisor, incumbents receive practical guided work experience to prepare them for entry level assignments, or to continue educational pursuits in the particular field.

Essential Job Functions

Receives on-the-job training, and under direct supervision participates in entry level work in one of a variety of job assignments:

Craft assignments:

Assists a more experienced worker by furnishing and using basic hand tools, materials and supplies, cleaning the work area and machinery, operating simple machines and equipment, preparing basic reports or keeping maintenance records, and performing other non-complex duties.

Institutional Support Assignments:

Assists a more experienced worker in maintaining the physical premises and/or grounds of County facilities.

Assists in transporting of supplies, or records; or transporting and serving meals, etc.

Issues supplies, checks property and keeps order in the locker or dressing rooms at a County public swimming pool; performs basic pool maintenance and ensures that first aid equipment is ready for use; monitors assigned pool area for signs of swimmers in trouble and for violations of pool and safety regulations.

Assist a more experienced worker in the development and presentation of special recreation programs for senior citizens, youth, and the physically and mentally disabled.

General Maintenance Assignments:

Assists journey-level trade positions in performing installation work or repairs, such as replacing windows, doors and partitions, performing minor sheet metal work, making minor roof repairs, or maintaining parking lots.

Food Service Assignments:

Assists a higher-level food service worker or supervisor in performing routine duties in a kitchen facility, or transporting and serving meals (i.e., summer lunch program).

Requirements

SELECTION REQUIREMENTS:

Identified as At-Risk Youth* by a County of Los Angeles authorized department, or other local, state, or federal agency, or by a school district, college district, or other educational institution, or a bona fide non-profit organization whose mission includes fostering or enhancing employment opportunities for At-Risk Youth.

AGE REQUIREMENT:

Must be at least 14 years of age and no older than 24 years of age.

Applicant must meet age requirement at time of filing.

Candidates may be requested to provide proof of age at any time, including time of appointment.

Candidates under the age of 18 must present a work permit at time of appointment.

Some positions may require applicants to meet specific age limitations at the time of appointment.

PHYSICAL CLASS: 3 - Moderate

Includes standing or walking most of the time, with bending, stooping, squatting, twisting, and reaching; includes working on irregular surfaces, occasionally lifting objects weighing over 25 pounds, and frequent lifting of 10-25 pounds.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT INFORMATION:

  • To meet the requirement of being identified as an "At-Risk Youth," applicants MUST submit a completed "Program Participation Verification" Form at the time of application or by the applicable date listed below. The "Program Participation Verification" Form can be downloaded by clicking HERE. Verifying organization must be a third party.

Deadline to submit the Program Participation Verification Form - can be downloaded by clicking HERE:

  • Applications submitted in:

  • January

  • February - deadline March 15th
  • March
  • April - deadline May 15th
  • May
  • June - deadline July 15th
  • July
  • August - deadline September 15th
  • September
  • October - deadline November 15th
  • November
  • December - deadline January 15th

INCOMPLETE FORMS and VERIFICATIONS MADE BY FAMILY or DEPARTMENT OF PARKS & RECREATION EMPLOYEES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

If you are unable to attach this form at the time of application, please use one of the submission options before the appropriate deadline listed previously.

Note: Forms must be completed before submitting.

This includes all boxes and a hand written signature by the verifying organization representative. Incomplete forms will not be accepted. You MUST include your full name, the full exam title and the exam number on the top of the form.

Submission Options:

Options 1 or 2 are the preferred ways to submit your form. The department is not responsible for any forms lost (i.e. sent to the wrong email address, fax number, mailing address, or lost mail).

  • Attachment: scan and upload to your application.

  • Email: scan the completed form as an attachment to jkennington@parks.lacounty.gov.

  • In person: drop off the completed form to the below address.

The Alhambra Campus

County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation

Human Resources
1000 S. Fremont Ave.

Bldg. A9-West, 1st Floor

Alhambra, CA 91803

Office hours: Monday Thursday 7:30 AM 5:30 PM. Our office is closed Friday, Saturday, Sunday and holidays.

Please note parking is available on site at your expense.

  • Mail: the completed form to the below address.

County of Los Angeles Department of Parks and Recreation

Attn: HR: Exams
1000 S. Fremont Ave. #40

Alhambra, CA 91803

Additional Information

EXAMINATION CONTENT:

This examination will consist of a multiple choice test weighted 100% covering following conscientiousness, goal orientation, learning potential, service professionalism, and professional potential.

Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher on examination to be placed on the eligible register.

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

TRANSFER OF SCORES:

Applicants that have taken identical test part(s) for this or any other exam within the last 12 months will have their test responses for the identical test part(s) automatically transferred to this examination. This examination contains test parts that may be used in the future for new examinations. Upon acceptance of your application, your scores may be transferred to the new examination and you may not be allowed to retake any identical test part(s) for at least (12) months.

NOTE: ALL MULTIPLE CHOICE TEST INVITATIONS WILL BE SENT VIA EMAIL TO THE EMAIL ADDRESS PROVIDED ON THE APPLICATION.

It is important that candidates provide a valid email address. Please add jkennington@parks.lacounty.gov to your email address book and list of approved senders to prevent email notifications from being filtered as spam/junk mail.

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 the guides will help in preparing for the test, we advise you to review all related materials that you deem necessary.

ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION:

The names of candidates receiving a passing grade 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 promulgation.

SPECIAL 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.

VACANCY INFORMATION:

The eligible register for this examination will be used to fill temporary vacancies throughout the Department of Parks & Recreation.

APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION:

INSTRUCTIONS FOR FILING ONLINE:

Go to: http://governmentjobs.com/careers/lacounty and search for "Youth Worker", Click on the name of the bulletin you are applying to, click the green "Apply" button.

APPLICATIONS MUST BE FILED ON-LINE VIA GOVERNMENTJOBS.COM WEBSITE.

APPLICATIONS AND RESUMES SUBMITTED BY U.S. MAIL, E-MAIL, THIRD PARTY WEBSITES (IE: Indeed.com, etc.), FAX, OR IN-PERSON WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

CORRESPONDENCE AND UPDATES WILL BE SENT VIA E-MAIL.

We strongly advise applicants to add jkennington@parks.lacounty.gov to your e-mail address book/contacts and safe list to ensure receipt of notifications and to check your junk/spam e-mail folder regularly. Should any of your contact information change, including mailing address, please notify our office.

Computer and Internet Access at Public Libraries: For candidates who may not have regular access to a computer or the internet, applications can be complete on computers at public libraries throughout Los Angeles County.

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 of User ID, e-mail and Password: All applicants must file their application 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.

All information is subject to verification.

We may reject your application at any time during selection process.

Department Contact Name: Jessica Kennington

Department Contact Number: (626) 588-5111

Department Contact Email: jkennington@parks.lacounty.gov

ADA Coordinator Phone: (626) 588-5109

Teletype Phone: (800) 897-0077

California Relay Services Phone: (800)735-2922



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