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Salary: $4,924.00 - $5,170.00
Posted: 04/07/2014

Job Description:

Please put RPA #6952 on your application


The Department of General Services’ (DGS) Core Values and Employee Expectations are key to the success of the Department’s Mission. That mission is to “Deliver results by providing timely, cost-effective services and products that support our customers.” DGS employees are to adhere to the Core Values and Employee Expectations, and to perform their duties in a way that exhibits and promotes those values and expectations.

SELECTION CRITERIA - The selection criteria will be in the following order:
• “Post & Bid” – Cleared 8/13/13.
• SROA/Surplus employees will be considered prior to other recruitment methods.
• Transfers, reinstatements, or recruitment from the employment list may be considered after the Post & Bid process is cleared. Consideration may be given to applicants who are on a DGS employment list or on another department’s employment list. Transfer of list eligibility must meet the criteria to transfer the eligibility from the other department’s employment list to DGS’ employment list.
• *Applications will be accepted for a possible TAU appointment if Post & Bid clears and there are no interested candidates on the employment list. If the appointment is a TAU, the duration of the TAU will be nine months or will terminate 60 days after the list is established. The position may become permanent at a later date. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications (MQs) for entrance into the examination for TAU consideration. Please indicate on your application that you are filing for the TAU Stationary Engineer position. Selected applicants must compete in the examination, pass the examination and be in a reachable rank to be appointed on a permanent basis. The minimum qualifications for entrance into the Stationary Engineer exam are as follows:

Completion of a recognized apprenticeship for Stationary Engineers. (Apprentices who are within six months of completing their apprenticeship program may be admitted to the examination, but must present evidence of completion prior to appointment.)
or II
Experience: Four years of experience performing duties which included the operation, maintenance and repair of boiler, heating, refrigeration, ventilation and power equipment of large commercial, industrial or institutional buildings including the operation and maintenance of air conditioning systems involving the use of automatic controls.
Education: Completion of 700 hours of formalized technical instruction relating to Stationary Engineering in training offered by such established programs as: Job Corps; Skill Centers; ROP; Trades Schools; Military; and JTPA (Joint Training Partnership Act). (An Associate of Arts or Certificate in Mechanical Electrical Technology, which must have included at least 12 semester units of instruction in heating, ventilation, and refrigeration systems involving the use of automatic controls may be substituted for the 700 hours of technical instruction). Students who are within six months of completing their degree will be admitted to the months of completing their degree will be admitted to the examination but they must present evidence of completion prior to appointment. Two years of additional qualifying experience may be substituted for the required education.
Applications will be evaluated based on eligibility and desirable qualifications and interviews may be scheduled.

Under general direction of a Chief Engineer II and/or Office Building Manager III, the incumbent performs a variety of skilled work in the operation, maintenance and repair of boiler, heating, air conditioning, ventilating, Buildings Automation Systems, Energy Management Systems, DDC Controls, pneumatic, electrical, lighting, power, water, water treatment, and other mechanical systems normally found in office buildings or a complex of buildings in the Cal Trans District 07 Headquarters Building in the LA Metro Region.

The LA Metro Region, Cal Trans District 07 Headquarters is located at 100 South Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012. The Cal Trans District 07 Headquarters (Cal Trans) is a 13-floor high-rise office building with 4 levels of parking below that occupies 744,000 square feet of office space. The Cal Trans has some unique architectural features including a SCRIM system and is designed and built as a “Sustainable” and Energy Efficient standard building. The incumbent provides service (operations, maintenance, engineering and custodial) coverage to the new Cal Trans District 07 Management Unit. The Cal Trans also provides services at two remote laboratories that occupy 25,342 square feet of office space: the Cal Trans Materials Testing Laboratory, located at 1616 South Maple Street, LA and the Cal Trans Transportation Materials Laboratory/Construction Field Office located at 1615 South Wall Street, Los Angeles, CA.

All work to be accomplished in accordance with guidelines of the Department of General Services (DGS), Building and Property Management (BPM) manuals, Real Estate Service Division (RESD) and BPM strategic plans, and the Excellence in Public Buildings Initiative in order to learn how to maintain and repair all building systems following published guidelines (i.e., SAM, BPM, DGS) and published industry standards (i.e., BOMA, ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers), SMACNA (Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractor’s National Association), IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers), NEI (National Energy Institute). Assignment may require temporary shift change. The incumbent applies sustainable (environmentally safe) work practices in the operation and maintenance of all building systems and equipment.

In order to maintain and repair all building systems following published guidelines and industry standards:
• Completes watch tours by visual inspection of all building systems and equipment requiring walking, climbing stairs, entering small spaces and noisy spaces.
• Records findings in manual watch tour log.
• Recommends and takes appropriate action on repairs by evaluating functionality of equipment and systems.
• Calibrates and repairs automated building systems by physically aligning setting within design parameters.
• Programs automated building systems through software application (i.e., wizard).
• Administers and organizes files and database by backing up files and debugging database corrupted file errors.
• Organizes all building blueprints, Operational Manuals, contract documents, keys/locks, tool and equipment inventory, tracking of supplies and materials required to operate and maintain buildings.

Responds to service requests as submitted by tenants or other BPM staff by following BPM guidelines and warranty requirements, and reports to supervisor when appropriate:
• Responds and effects repairs to office comfort calls and common area calls as needed, by going to the physical site and adjusting thermostats, repairing electrical outlets, replacing lights, adjusting mechanical and/or electrical doors, fixing leaky sinks, clearing stuck flush valves, unplugging toilets and performing other simple and/or routine repair, comfort and convenient needs.
• Responds to emergency calls in order to mitigate emergency conditions and minimize damage by performing repair at physical location according to health and safety and BPM guidelines regarding emergency situations. This may require working after hours, on days off or at another building location.
• Orders parts and makes recommendations on more complex repairs when unable to complete service or repair requests and follows action through to completion.
• Reads and analyzes blueprints and specifications in order to understand and provide information on system problems in accordance with design parameters.

In order to maintain a safe and healthful environment for the benefit of all employees and the public, under direction of the Chief Engineer II and/or Office Building Manager III and BPM Environmental Safety and Health Unit (ESHOP), in compliance with laws and regulations, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Safety Training (AB 2189), Injury and Illness Prevention (IIPP and SB 298), Workers’ Compensation (Title 8 and SB 198), by promoting the health and safety programs as follows:
• Attends training in the handling of hazardous materials and use of environmental safeguards.
• Participates in updating IIPP plans and records by completing reports and coordinating with the designated Branch coordinator.
• Participates in and/or leads team in executing the plans for Emergency Response, Disaster Recovery and Business Resumption, and Hazardous Materials and Waste Manifest.

In accordance with direction from BPM supervisors or lead workers, monitors work on all building systems following published guidelines and industry standards by using Microsoft Office and/or Maximo:
• Tracks warranties and accurately records status by making detailed notes.
• Prepares correspondence to contractors regarding ‘notices to correct’.
• Monitors service contracts and inspects work for quality.
• Tracks and reviews all building systems permits.

Organizes and maintains records, files and technical listings on equipment. Makes recommendations using recorded data on recurring maintenance, special repairs and equipment prices in order to provide input to BPM budget in accordance with DGS and DOF guidelines.

Inspects and evaluates all building systems in order to minimize energy waste and promote energy conservation assuring proper operating procedures and system integration according to guidelines established by Cal EPA and California Energy Commission.

Acts as backup stationary engineer, as directed by BPM managers or supervisors, at any regional facility, in order to assure continuous and efficient operations of all building systems and equipment. Support duties include communicating with building staff in person or via cellular telephone, 2-way radio, or other electronic devices, and taking appropriate action in response to service needs. May instruct or lead other engineers. May attend with, lead, or instruct other BPM team members in on-going safety training conducted locally.


Knowledge of: Boilers and auxiliary boiler room equipment; heating, lighting, ventilating, air conditioning, power, refrigeration, building electric and pneumatic controls, water treatment and other mechanical or electrical equipment; the methods, tools, materials, and equipment used in the operation, maintenance and repair of such equipment.

Ability to: Follow oral and written directions; demonstrate mechanical ability; keep accurate records; install, operate and make repairs to the various types of equipment listed above in the knowledge requirements; make written reports, read, interpret, and work from plans, drawings and specifications; lay out work for others and direct them in this work; analyze situations accurately and take effective action.

• The incumbent should possess and maintain a valid California Driver’s License, Class C in order to drive self, supplies and/or equipment from one job site to another while driving a State vehicle in order to perform the duties of the Stationary Engineer in the Cal Trans Building in the LA Metro Region.
• The incumbent will be required to pass the Department of Justice background and/or fingerprint checks in order to work in the Cal Trans District 7 Headquarters Building and other restricted security access floors/buildings located in the LA Metro Region.
• The incumbent will be required to take a medical examination and must be approved by the State Personnel Board.

• Possess a universal CFC Certificate.
• Be experienced in CFC evacuation, charging and record keeping.
• Education equivalent to completion of the twelfth grade.

• Work in low-rise (6 floors or lower) to high-rise (7 floors and higher) office-building environment.
• Wear unaltered BPM supplied uniform according to current uniform requirements.
• May need to use passenger or freight elevator to get self, equipment or supplies from one floor to another floor.
• Work involves exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dust, fumes, unpleasant odors, and loud noises.
• Work environment involves some exposure to hazardous chemicals or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions.
• Work in public-accessed areas.
• Work in noisy areas or with noisy equipment or machinery.
• Work in any facility within the LA Metro Region.
• May encounter live or dead insects, reptiles, rodents or other wildlife in the performance of duties.
• May require ability to work overtime.
• Work in confined spaces, i.e., ceiling, crawl spaces, and mechanical equipment spaces.
• Work in inclement weather including rain, heat, and cold.

• Typical work activities involve frequent and prolonged periods of standing, walking extended distances, bending, stooping, kneeling, crawling or squatting while performing duties.
• Repetitively grip, grasp, and manipulate hand movement while using tools or power equipment applicable to job being performed.
• Climb stairs or ladders, use power and noise producing tools or equipment.
• Reach or stretch by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction.
• Reach high spaces by climbing a ladder or operating a lift.
• Considerable physical activity that requires heavy physical work; heavy lifting, pushing or pulling required of objects up to 50 pounds.
• Wear safety equipment during the performance of duties, i.e., ear plugs when working in machine spaces; dust masks when exposed to harmful dust particles, eye goggles when exposed to airborne particles, cloth gloves when working with abrasive materials, rubber boots or raingear and back support.
• Visual inspection of the operation of machinery/equipment or sound of proper operating machinery/equipment.

• Read, write and understand written and verbal communication in English in order to follow instructions on manufacturer’s label for use of and/or mixture of products and enforce safety procedures.
• Add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions or decimals.
• Apply common sense in personal safety and safety of equipment being used in the performance of duties.

Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
Stationary Engineer 308 - 540 - 6712 - 011
Location County
Timebase Tenure
Full Time Permanent   month(s)
Final Filing Date: Department Link:
Contact Unit/Address Contact Name/Phone
Building & Property Management Branch
100 South Main Str, Ste 02.051
Los Angeles, 90012
Joseph Martinez
(213) 897-2169

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