WAREHOUSE WORKER II

EXAM NUMBER
R2332I-R

FILING PERIOD
Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 8:00 a.m. (PT) through Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. (PT)

TYPE OF RECRUITMENT
INTERDEPARTMENTAL PROMOTIONAL OPPORTUNITY

RESTRICTED TO PERMANENT EMPLOYEES OF THE COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES WHO HAVE SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED THEIR INITIAL PROBATIONARY PERIOD AND MEET THE QUALIFYING REQUIREMENTS.

Current employees in the unclassified service who meet one of the following criteria also qualify to participate in this exam:
  • Unclassified employees who have attained permanent County status on a classified position by successful completion of the initial probationary period, with no break in service since leaving the classified service, -or-
  • Full-time employees in the unclassified service with at least six months of full-time experience in the unclassified service by the last day of filing.
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DEFINITION:
Operates or assists in the operation of a store or warehouse.

CLASSIFICATION STANDARDS:
Positions allocable to Warehouse Worker II typically report to a higher level warehousing manager and are responsible for supervising a staff operating a warehouse. Positions allocable to this class are distinguished from the class of Warehouse Worker I by responsibility for: (1) operating a store or warehouse, or section of a large storage facility, typically involving responsibility for the supervision of a staff comprised of five or fewer warehouse worker positions, the determination of items to be stocked, and the levels to be maintained; (2) supervising the maintenance of property records for a large department; (3) assisting a higher level warehouse worker; (4) supervising a large number of subordinates involving limited storekeeping responsibilities; or (5) acting with an unusual degree of responsibility for procurement and related supply functions and reporting to someone other than a higher level warehouse worker or supply officer. Warehouse Worker II positions supervise staff performing a variety of arduous material handling tasks using manual and powered equipment and ensure the observance of appropriate safety procedures and practices in the use of such equipment. These positions must also exercise the basic principles of supervision, be able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, and use basic skills in accessing, retrieving, and entering warehouse information on video display terminals using established data bases and commonly used software programs.
Essential Job Functions

Inspects incoming shipments by checking descriptions, amounts, and/or identification numbers of materials received, performing basic mathematical calculations, and visually examining shipping cartons and containers (unbanding and unstacking when necessary) to ensure that shipments are accurate with respect to quantity and kind, and wrong or damaged items are identified and documented prior to receiving shipments into inventory. Any damaged, defective materials or any discrepancies should be reported to supervisor/buyer and the buyer must complete a return materials authorization; the materials will not be included in inventory.

Utilizes a computer to receive goods electronically by entering receipts and goods received into eCAPS (Electronic Countywide Accounting and Purchasing System).

Loads/unloads trucks and move items in their storage locations by considering their size, shape, weight, quantity, type, stock number, and/or other storage factors (e.g., requirements for safe storage of hazardous materials) either manually or using lifting aids (e.g., material handling equipment) in order to ensure safe and efficient storage and retrieval of inventory.

Prepares items for mailing, shipping, or will-call by picking, packaging, weighing, labeling, palletizing, properly securing shipments, etc. using shrink wrapping, marking pens, and box cutters, bungees or strap ties in order to fill requisition requests as requisitions are received.

Participates in physical inventory procedures by accurately counting stocks, records/tags property assigned to County departments for the Auditor/Controller, performing basic mathematical calculations, and recording information of inventory levels on hardcopy forms in order to obtain accurate information on inventory levels according to a routine schedule or as directed by a supervisor.

Interacts with representatives of outside agencies (e.g., delivery personnel), coworkers, and supervisors verbally (either in person or on the phone) and in writing (e.g., e-mail) in order to convey complete, accurate, and up-to-date information whenever approached or as directed by a supervisor.

Transports shipments and/or salvage or surplus materials by operating a light truck (e.g., pickup, bobtail, flatbed, or cargo van) according to established County procedures and in full compliance with motor vehicles code requirements in order to deliver requisitioned materials, files and documents, retrieve needed stock, or dispose of discarded materials.

Procures inventory by contacting vendors, comparing price quotes, arrange for shipment of materials to off-site locations as needed or directed by a supervisor, and following County guidelines when inventory are low or new inventory requests are received.

Supervises warehouse personnel by planning, assigning, monitoring, and coordinating work activities; inspecting work for conformance to established standards and procedures; communicating goals and expectations; providing performance feedback and/or initiating disciplinary action; participating in formal performance evaluation process; and other human resource-related activities (e.g., participating in interviewing job candidates) in order to ensure the quality, quantity, and efficiency of work performed by personnel in a large warehouse or a section of a very large warehouse facility.

Supervises warehouse operations by monitoring warehouse workload to determine staffing needs and maintain appropriate staffing levels; monitoring computerized warehouse inventory control systems to ensure that the data are accurate; reviewing and analyzing perpetual inventory and other records to ensure the maintenance of optimal stock levels, the tracking and documentation of inventory shrinkage, and the removal of depreciated items; overseeing the conduct of physical inventory counts; overseeing the receiving of new inventory; and coordinating the planning, routing, and scheduling of regular and emergency deliveries of supplies and equipment to all County departments to ensure the efficient and effective operation of a large warehouse or a section of a very large warehouse facility.

Trains warehouse personnel in all aspects of warehouse work, including proper care and preservation of items received and stored, methods of material handling, proper use of equipment, safe work methods and procedures, CalOSHA requirements, and other subject matter as deemed necessary by identifying training needs, determining the most appropriate training method (i.e., on-the-job, formal classroom, computer-based, tailgates (informal job-site meeting) etc.), delivering or delegating the delivery of the training, and assessing the effectiveness of the training in order to ensure that staff are sufficiently knowledgeable and competent to perform the work assigned to them.

Works with the Safety Officer/Manager in the event of an incident, by writing incident reports, taking notes and/or observing the scene of the incident to identify the causes of industrial accidents and to obtain information that can be used to eliminate safety hazards in the workplace as incidents occur or as directed by the manager/supervisor.

Adheres to facility security protocols by keeping track of human traffic and access according to established policies and procedures to ensure the security of the warehouse materials and inventory are not jeopardized.

Maintains warehouse and grounds areas (e.g., sweeping and mopping floors, wiping surfaces, dusting, clearing aisles of debris, organizing, restocking, etc.) in order to ensure a clean and safe work environment.

Requirements

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
One year of storekeeping, procurement or related experience at the level of Warehouse Worker I* or Procurement Aid.**

LICENSE:
A valid California Class C Driver License may be required for some position required to drive as a job-related essential function of their position.

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:
  • Experience at the level of Warehouse Worker I in the County of Los Angeles performs a full-range of journey-level duties in operation of a warehouse.

**Experience at the level of Procurement Aid in the County of Los Angeles prepares various procurement documents and maintains related clerical records and controls.

Acceptable classes are, but may not be limited to: Inventory Control Assistant I and II, Estate Property Custodian, Personal Property Custodian, and Evidence and Property Custodian I, Sheriff, or higher.

License Information:
Successful applicants for positions that require driving must obtain and present a copy of his/her driving record from the California State Department of Motor Vehicles before final appointment. Applicants should not present a copy of their driving history until asked to do so by the hiring department. The County will make an individualized assessment of whether an applicant's driving history has a direct or adverse relationship with the specific duties of the job. License must not be currently suspended, restricted, or revoked.

ENDORSEMENT OF COUNTY QUALIFICATIONS:
Employees who wish to qualify using experience gained in county classifications not listed above must provide verification of qualifying out-of-class experience by providing official documentation of additional responsibility bonus, out-of-class bonus, temporary assignment bonus, or reclassification study with CEO classification with your application at the time of filing or within 15 calendar days from application submission. Employees do not need to submit such verification if they hold or have held the item.

WITHHOLD INFORMATION:
Applicants MUST meet the Minimum Requirements by the last day of time of filing. No withhold is allowed.
Additional Information

EXAMINATION CONTENT:
This examination will consist of a multiple choice test weighted 100% covering written expression, reading comprehension, data analysis/mathematics, deductive reasoning ability, management potential, professional potential, thoroughness, reliability, achievement, innovation, influence and independence.

THE MULTIPLE CHOICE TEST IS NOT REVIEWABLE BY CANDIDATES PER CIVIL SERVICE RULE 7.19.

Applicants must meet the minimum requirements and receive a passing score of 70% or higher on the examination in order to be placed on the eligible list.

Invitation letters for the multiple choice tests will be sent electronically to the email address provided on the application. Please provide a valid email address to receive notifications timely. To avoid emails being flagged as spam or junk mail, please add the following email addresses to your email address book: ctadeo@hr.lacounty.gov and info@governmentjobs.com.

Final results will be sent by U.S. mail and email. Multiple choice test scores cannot be given over the phone.

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.


TEST PREPARATION:
Study guides and other test preparation resources are available to help candidates prepare for employment tests. While the guides will help in preparing for the test, we advise you to review all related materials that you deem necessary. 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 score in the examination will be placed on the eligible list for a period of twelve (12) months.

VACANCY INFORMATION:
The eligible list resulting from this examination will be used to fill vacancies in various departments in the County of Los Angeles as they occur.

AVAILABLE SHIFT: Any

APPLICATIONS AND FILING INFORMATION:
Applications must be filed online only. Applications submitted by U.S. Mail, Fax, or in person will not be accepted. Apply online by clicking on the green "APPLY" button at the top right of this posting. You can also track the status of your application using this website.

We must receive your application by 5:00 pm, PT, on the last day and time of filing.

Fill out your application completely. The acceptance of your application depends on whether you have clearly shown that you mee the Minimum Requirements. Provide any relevant education, training and experience in the spaces provided so we can evaluate your qualifications for the job. For each job held, give the name and address of your employer, your job title, beginning and ending dates, number of hours worked per week, description of work performed and salary earned. If your application is incomplete, it will be rejected.

IMPORTANT NOTES:
  • Please note that ALL information included in the application materials is subject to VERIFICATION at any point during the examination and hiring process, including after an appointment has been made.
  • FALSIFICATION of any information may result inDISQUALIFICATION or RESCISSION OF APPOINTMENT.
  • Utilizing VERBIAGE from Class Specification and Minimum Requirements serving as your description of duties WILL NOTbe sufficient to demonstrate that you meet the requirements. Doing so may result in an INCOMPLETE APPLICATION and you may beDISQUALIFIED.

SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER:
It is important that you provide your OWN social security number at the time of filing to ensure your application is processed accurately. Entering other than your OWN social security number will result in an automatic rejection of your application.

COMPUTER AND INTERNET ACCESS AT PUBLIC LIBRARIES:
For candidates who may not have regular access to a computer or the internet, applications can be completed on computers at public libraries throughout Los Angeles County.

NO SHARING OF USER ID AND PASSWORD:
All applicants must file their application online using their OWN user ID and password. Using a family member or friend's user ID and password may erase a candidate's original application record.

FAIR CHANCE INITIATIVE:
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.


ADA Coordinator Email: adarequests@hr.lacounty.gov
Teletype Phone: (800) 899-4099
Alternate Teletype Phone: (800) 897-0077
California Relay Services Phone: (800) 735-2922

Department Contact Name: Christina Tadeo
Department Contact Phone: (213) 351-2957
Department Contact Email: ctadeo@hr.lacounty.gov