The salary in the Department of Water and Power is $106,383
(flat-rated) and $113,649 (flat-rated).
- For information regarding reciprocity between the City of Los
Angeles departments and LADWP, go to http://per.lacity.org/Reciprocity_CityDepts_and_DWP.pdf.
- Candidates from the eligible list are normally appointed to
vacancies in the lower flat-rated positions.
- Annual salary is at the start of the pay range. The current
salary range is subject to change. Please confirm the starting
salary with the hiring department before accepting a job
An Elevator Mechanic does skilled electrical, electronic,
mechanical, and hydraulic work in the maintenance and repair of
passenger and freight elevators, escalators, and other vertical and
horizontal transportation equipment, and their related
A Certificate as a Competent Conveyance (Elevator) Mechanic
issued by the California Division of Occupational Safety and
- In addition to the regular City application, all applicants
must complete an Elevator Mechanic Qualifications Questionnaire at
the time of filing. The Elevator Mechanic Qualifications
Questionnaire is located within the Supplemental Questions section
of the City application. Applicants who fail to complete the
Qualifications Questionnaire will not be considered further in this
examination, and their application will not be processed.
- A valid License to Act as a Journey level Elevator Mechanic
issued by the City of Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety
is required prior to appointment.
- Experience in the maintenance and repair of
selective-collective multi-programmed elevators and escalators is
- Proof of certification or a letter from the State of California
indicating a certificate can be issued immediately upon hire (see
below for more information) is required at the time of filing for
the examination. This certification or letter must be attached to
the online application BEFORE the application is submitted. If it
is attached AFTER the online application has been submitted, it
will not be available to the City and the applicant WILL NOT be
credited with having submitted it. Applicants who fail to submit
this documentation at the time of filing by attaching it to the
online application will not be considered further in this
a. If you do not currently possess a Competent Conveyance
(Elevator) Mechanic certification issued by the State of California
but have held one in the past, the State of California will not
re-issue a Competent Conveyance (Elevator) Mechanic certification
until you are re-employed as an Elevator Mechanic. As such, please
contact the State office to request a review of your license
status. If you are still in good standing, request a letter be
written on your behalf indicating that a license can be re-issued
immediately upon offer of employment. If hired, you must provide a
copy of your certificate to the hiring department prior to your
first day of employment.
b. If you have never possessed a Competent Conveyance (Elevator)
Mechanic certificate issued by the State of California, please
ensure you have submitted a new application to the State prior to
requesting a review of your status and/or a letter on your behalf.
If hired, you must provide a copy of your certificate to the hiring
department prior to your first day of employment. The State of
California elevator mechanic licensing office can be reached at
(916) 274-5709 or online at http://www.dir.ca.gov/dosh/elevator/CCCM_App.pdf.
Information regarding the Journey-level Elevator Mechanic
License issued by the City of Los Angeles Department of Building
and Safety may be obtained online at http://www.ladbs.org.
- Some positions may require a valid California driver's license.
Candidates may not be eligible for appointment to these positions
if their record within the last 36 months reflects three or more
moving violations and/or at-fault accidents, or a conviction of a
major moving violation (such as DUI).
WHERE TO APPLY & APPLICATION DEADLINE
Applications and Qualifications Questionnaires will only be
accepted on-line. When you are viewing the on-line job bulletin of
your choice, simply scroll to the top of the page and select the
"Apply" icon. On-line job bulletins are also available at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/lacity.
Applicants are urged to apply early to ensure you have time to
resolve any technical issues you may encounter.
The examination may close without prior notice at any time after
a sufficient number of applications have been received. For
administrative purposes, filing may close periodically and reopen
the following day. In accordance with Civil Service Rule 4.2, all
applicants who apply may not be tested in this examination. To meet
anticipated hiring needs, only a limited number of qualified
applicants will be invited to participate in the selection process
in the following order: 1) Los Angeles City Promotional applicants
who meet the minimum requirements. You must have received a regular
appointment to a City position or be on a reserve list to apply for
this examination as a promotional candidate; 2) Applicants
currently employed by the City of Los Angeles on a part-time or
exempt basis who meet the minimum requirements; 3) Remaining
applicants who meet the minimum requirements in sufficient numbers
to meet hiring needs in the order that applications were received.
Applications submitted during the filing period will be kept on
file in the event that additional applicants need to be tested to
meet hiring needs.
Should a large number of qualified candidates file for this
examination, each candidate's qualifications for the position of
Elevator Mechanic may be evaluated based on the candidate's
Qualifications Questionnaire. Those candidates considered
possessing the greatest likelihood of successfully performing the
duties of an Elevator Mechanic, based solely on the information
submitted for qualifications review, will continue in the selection
Examination Weight: Interview . . . . . . . . . . . 100%
The examination will consist entirely of an evaluation by
interview. In the interview, emphasis may be placed on the adequacy
of the candidate's work experience and professional development as
they have provided the background necessary to perform the duties
of an Elevator Mechanic, including knowledge of: inspection,
testing, maintenance, repair, and adjustment techniques and
procedures used on conveyance equipment and components, including
hydraulic elevator system components, electric elevator system
components, escalator and moving walk system components, dumb
waiter system components, dock ramps system components, and
handicapped lift system components; the identification and proper
use of tools common to the elevator mechanic trade; elevator and
electrical safety rules, policies, and procedures, including
California Code of Regulations - Title 24, California Division of
Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) Elevator Safety Orders,
and the City of Los Angeles Elevator Safety Code; and the ability
to read, interpret and use blueprints, diagrams and schematic
drawings for the construction, installation and troubleshooting of
conveyance equipment; communicate orally in a clear and effective
manner for the purpose of explaining pertinent information to
others; interact tactfully and effectively with coworkers, the
general public, building operations personnel, and others; and
other necessary skills, knowledge and abilities.
As part of their evaluation of each candidate's overall
qualifications for the job, the interview panel members will
consider the information in the candidate's Qualifications
Questionnaire. Candidates may expect panel members to discuss this
information during the interviews. Unsolicited supplemental
information will not be submitted to the interview panel.
Candidates will be notified later by e-mail of the date, time,
and location of the interview, which will be held in Los
- This examination is based on a validation study.
- You may take the Elevator Mechanic examination only once every
365 days. If you have taken the Elevator Mechanic interview during
an open filing period in the Personnel Department within the last
12 months, you may not file for this examination at this time.
- Applications are accepted subject to review to ensure that
minimum qualifications are met. Candidates may be disqualified at
any time if it is determined that they do not possess the minimum
qualifications stated on this bulletin.
- Based on City policy, before being hired in one of these
positions, you may be required to undergo a drug and
- As a covered entity under the Fair Employment and Housing Act
and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City of
Los Angeles does not discriminate on the basis of disability and
upon request, will provide reasonable accommodations to ensure
equal access to its programs, services, and activities. To request
a disability accommodation, please complete the Disability
Accommodation Form within 14 calendar days of the submittal of the
City application. The Disability Accommodation Form can be obtained
- A final average score of 70% is required to be placed on the
- The promotional list will ordinarily be used ahead of the open
competitive list. However, if open competitive candidates receive a
higher score, without military credits, than the highest available
promotional candidate, after adding seniority credit at the rate of
0.25 of a point for each year of continuous classified City
service, the Civil Service Commission, upon request of the
appointing authority, may approve certification of such open
competitive candidates ahead of the promotional candidates.
- You must have received a regular appointment to a City position
or be on a reserve list to file on a promotional basis.
- In conjunction with Civil Service Rules, applicants who have
received a regular appointment to a City position or are on a
reserve list will be considered Promotional candidates while all
other applicants will be considered Open candidates.
- Your rank on the eligible list may change as scores of
candidates from other administrations of the examination are merged
onto one list.
- Your name may be removed from the open competitive list after 6
- In accordance with Civil Service Rule, Sec. 4.24, review
periods may be combined. Candidates in the examination process may
file protests as provided in Sec. 4.20, 4.22 and 4.23 as applicable
and within the required time frame; however, the Personnel
Department may respond to and resolve protests prior to the
establishment of the eligible list.
If you receive and accept an offer of employment to a regular
position with the City of Los Angeles, your employee benefit
coverage (including health and dental coverage as well as life
insurance) will commence approximately six weeks after your
original regular appointment. Not all positions in the City receive
benefit coverage; you should inquire regarding the availability of
employee benefits prior to accepting a position. All City employees
are required to be Disaster Service Workers.
THIS EXAMINATION IS TO BE GIVEN ON AN
INTERDEPARTMENTAL PROMOTIONAL AND OPEN COMPETITIVE BASIS
The City of Los Angeles does not discriminate on the basis of
race, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual
orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, creed,
color, ancestry, medical condition (cancer), or Acquired Immune
AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
For additional information and FAQs regarding the City's hiring
process, please go to: http://per.lacity.org/index.cfm?content=employmenttestingprocess