Semi-Skilled Laborer

Open Recruitment
All qualified individuals may apply

Closing Date
February 21, 2012

Salary/Work Week
$5,370 – $6,430/mo., 40-hr work week

Civil Service Status
Classified (Job Code 10145)

The Position
The Port of Oakland is currently recruiting for the position of Semi-Skilled Laborer. Incumbents in this class may work at either the Oakland Airport Facilities or the Harbor Facilities, where under general supervision, the incumbent performs a wide variety of semi-skilled and unskilled tasks related to construction and maintenance such as weed abatement, sanitation, construction and maintenance in such settings as harbors, airports, buildings, sewers and streets. Typical duties may include, but are not limited to the following:
Operates hand and power tools in excavating and preparing streets, parking lots and other areas for patching or resurfacing; rakes and smoothes asphalt; follows direction of concrete finisher in building forms and placing concrete; lubricates and performs basic field maintenance on power tools and construction equipment; follows traffic painter’s instructions on painting of street lines and crosswalks.

Operates a variety of power hand tools; assists in the routine maintenance and repair of machinery, boats, buildings and equipment; does routine painting.

Follows directions in construction and repair of sewer mains, storm conduits, curbs, gutters, and drainage facilities.

Works in excavation sites doing shoring, timbering and digging work.

Operates light trucks of up to and including one ton rated capacity and three wheeled motorized trucks with or without mounted equipment.

Cleans and clears facilities of debris; lifts and moves heavy objects; replaces minor parts and supplies such as light bulbs and fuses.

Acts as semi skilled helper to tradesmen or craftsmen; builds, installs, or repairs wharves, piers, bulkheads, culverts, curbs, gutters, drains, catch-basins, and fences.

Fills in, patches, and levels holes, trenches, and broken places in roadways, runways and taxiways.

Patches roofs and installs roll roofing and rain gutters; cleans and repairs railroad tracks and switches, sewers, septic tanks, culverts, gutters, drains, catch-basins, parking areas, weedy lots, etc.

Performs related work as required.

This examination is open to persons who have a combination of education and experience that would reflect possession of the required knowledge, skills and abilities. A typical combination would include the following:

Education:Completion of high school or GED

Experience:One year experience in construction and maintenance work.

Licenses:Individuals appointed will be required to maintain a valid Class C California Driver’s License. The license is to be maintained throughout employment with the Port of Oakland.

Additional Requirements:: Incumbents in this classification may be assigned either to the Airport or Harbor work location. In order to comply with the security requirements of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for incumbents assigned to the airport and U.S. Customs for individuals who have unescorted access to secured areas of the harbor, each incumbent is required to successfully complete a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) background check, which will include a fingerprint-based Criminal History Records Check (CHRC) and a Security Threat Assessment (STA), prior to being considered for this position.

In addition, the incumbent assigned to the airport may be required to complete and pass a U.S. Customs Airport Security Program Check (19CFR122.182). This status must be maintained for the duration of employment at the Airport.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs):Knowledge of tools and materials in construction and maintenance work.

Ability to operate hand and power tools and equipment; load and unload materials; learn methods and techniques in building trades; follow directions; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the performance of duties and to work as a team.; follow directions and safety procedures; and work at heights.

The Selection Process
Stage I: Port of Oakland Application, DMV Printout and Supplemental Questionnaire Evaluation (Pass/Fail)- The first stage in the selection process will consist of an application, DMV printout and supplemental questionnaire appraisal (pass/fail). Applications submitted without a current DMV printout and a completed supplemental questionnaire will not be given further consideration. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee advancement to the next stage.Only the most suitably qualified candidates will be invited to Stage II.

Stage II: Performance Examination (Pass/Fail) – The second stage of the selection process may consist of a performance examination and oral interview that will measure any of the required knowledge, skills and abilities needed to perform the job.

Candidates must achieve a scale score of 70 or more on this examination to be placed on the eligible list for employment consideration. The Port of Oakland reserves the right to modify the selection process as necessary to conform to administrative or business necessity.

Immigration and Reform Control Act:In compliance with the Immigration and Reform Act of 1986, the Port of Oakland will only hire individuals who are legally authorized to work in the United States. Social Security card must be presented, and the name on it must match the name on the application.

Americans with Disabilities (ADA):In compliance with State and Federal Laws, the Port of Oakland will employ and promote qualified individuals without regard to disability. The Port is committed to making reasonable accommodations in the examination process and in the work environment. Individuals requesting reasonable accommodations in the examination process should so indicate in questions 4 and 5 at the bottom of the Voluntary Questionnaire on the application form or notify us within five days after the final filing date for the examination(1/27/12). Otherwise, it may not be possible to arrange accommodations for the examination process. For further information regarding ADA test accommodations, please call (510) 627-1514 or TDD/TTY 711. For further information concerning ADA in general, please call (510) 627-1417, TDD/TTY 711.

How to Apply
You may obtain a copy of the complete job announcement, supplemental questionnaire and employment application via the Internet athere Please refer to theHow to Apply section for instructions. Alternatively, you may pick up an application packet in the lobby at the Port Of Oakland, 530 Water Street, Oakland, CA 94607. If you would like an application packet mailed to you, please mail a letter size self addressed stamped envelope to the Port of Oakland, Personnel & Employee Services Unit, 530 Water Street, Oakland, CA 94607.APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED BY FAX OR EMAIL. Applications must be submitted by 5:00 pm on Tuesday, February 21, 2012. No postmarks will be accepted.

Supplemental Questionnaire

Date of Examination
To be Announced

Kimberley Linderme (510) 627-1514
Opens: February 6, 2012
Closes: February 21, 2012


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