NOTE: All applicants must meet the minimum qualifications for this examination by the written test date
Qualifying experience may be combined on a proportional basis if the requirements stated below include more than one pattern and are distinguished as "Either" I, "or" II, "or" III, etc. For example, candidates possessing qualifying experience amounting to 50% of the required time of Pattern I, and additional experience amounting to 50% of the required time of Pattern II, may be admitted to an examination as meeting 100% of the overall experience requirement.
Completion of a recognized apprenticeship as a hydroelectric plant mechanic or machinist. (Apprentices who are within six months of completion of their apprenticeship may be admitted to the examination, but they must present evidence of completion of their apprenticeship before they may be appointed).
One year of journeyperson experience maintaining and repairing heavy equipment used in hydroelectric generating or pumping plants.
In addition to evaluating the competitors' relative abilities as demonstrated by the quality and breadth of experience, emphasis in the examination interview will be on measuring competitively, relative to job demands, each competitor's:
Written Test- Weighted 60%
1. Methods, materials, tools, and equipment used in the installation, maintenance, repair, and replacement of high voltage electrical equipment including large generators, transformers, motors, voltage regulators and circuit breakers.
2. National Electric Code and Electrical Safety Orders of the Division of Industrial Safety.
1. Read and understand wiring diagrams and blueprints.
Performance Test – Weighted 40%
1. Methods, materials, tools, and equipment used in maintaining, servicing, and repairing large turbines, generators, motors, pumps, valves, and intake structures used in large hydroelectric generating and pumping plants.
2. Techniques of arc and gas welding.
3. Methods, materials, tools and equipment used in repairing and servicing mechanical gauges and measuring devices.
4. Safety Orders of the Division of Industrial Safety dealing with electrical, welding, rigging and mechanical systems.
5. Techniques used in performing rigging and operating a large overhead crane.
6. Mathematics normally required in this trade.
1. Read and write English at a level required for successful job performance.
2. Estimate job time and required materials.
3. Read blueprints and work from plans and specifications.
4. Keep simple records and make reports.
5. Follow oral and written instructions.
6. Instruct and supervise unskilled assistants.
Examination Applications must have an original signature. It is the personal responsibility of each examination candidate to submit their application materials within the timeframe and in the manner specified on this examination bulletin.
Examinations will be administered in the following counties: Butte, Contra Costa, Merced, Kern or Los Angeles. Please indicate on the Examination Application (Form STD 678 Rev. 10/2013), under Question 1, the county where you would like to take the examination. We're advertising for Kern county as San Joaquin Field Division is located in Bakersfield.
Examination Applications (Form STD 678 Rev. 10/2013) must be mailed or submitted in person to:
MAILING ADDRESS: SUBMIT IN PERSON:
Department of Water Resources Department of Water Resources
P.O. Box 942836 1416 9th Street, Room 320
Sacramento, CA 94236-0001 Sacramento, CA 95814
This is an open exam that is continuously given. Applications postmarked or submitted after 4:30 PM on the cutoff date will be held for the next administration of the examination.
For this examination ONLY, emailed applications will be accepted using the following process. Please note you will be required to sign your application prior to being admitted to the examination. To email your application, visit the following link:
To view a copy of this bulletin for complete details, please visit DWR current exams: http://water.ca.gov/hro/currentexams.cfm