GOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS REPRESENTATIVE, PUBLIC WORKS

Los Angeles County Department of Human Resources - Los Angeles, CA4.2

Full-time$120,000 - $180,000 a year
EducationSkills
COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS

TYPE OF RECRUITMENT
Open Competitive Job Opportunity

EXAM NUMBER
C1012C

APPLICATION FILING PERIOD
Beginning Monday, October 22, 2018 at 7:00 a.m. Pacific Standard Time (PST). This examination will remain open until the needs of the service are met and may be closed at any time without advanced notice.

ONLINE FILING ONLY FOR THIS EXAMINATION. APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED VIA U.S. MAIL, FAX, OR IN PERSON WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

Management Appraisal and Performance Plan Range (S12)

Management Appraisal of Performance Plan (MAPP): This position is subject to the provisions of the Management Appraisal of Performance Plan (MAPP). Initial salary placement and subsequent salary adjustments will be made in accordance with MAPP guidelines and regulations.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
A Governmental Relations Representative, Public Works is responsible for performing a combination of the following essential job functions: engages and collaborates with key personnel of Federal, State, and Regional agencies on policy and technical items of importance to the County and the Board of Supervisors; assists staff members of the Board of Supervisors and departmental managers by responding to questions and addressing concerns; consults with other County departments to coordinate the alignment of County policy priorities with department objectives; represents the Department at meetings with the Board of Supervisors, various Federal and State agencies, Councils of Governments, and other entities; keeps them advised of department positions, issues, and interests; and negotiates proposals with these groups; reviews, tracks, and communicates legislative issues and trends impacting the alignment of Countywide and Regional policy priorities with department objectives; provides consultation to staff members of the Board of Supervisors on technical and policy matters and the delivery of County programs specific to their districts; and collaborates to resolve issues and conflicts; conducts legislative analysis, recommends changes in legislation, and represents the department on legislative matters in Sacramento and Washington D.C.; develops and maintains current information on existing and proposed laws and regulations on transportation and other public works issues at the Federal, State, and Regional levels; analyzes and makes recommendations on proposed legislation to concerned members of the Department, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the Chief Executive Office, and the Board of Supervisors; confers with departmental management, members of the Board of Supervisors and other members of County government to plan and develop a legislative program which addresses County needs and requirements; develops and maintains harmonious working relationships with key legislators to facilitate introduction and enactment of the County's legislative program; meets and confers with members of special interest groups to identify their interests, concerns and motivations; evaluates the potential effectiveness of such groups in promoting support or opposition to the County's and Department's legislative program; establishes and maintains effective working relationships with key personnel of Federal, State, and Regional agencies responsible for transportation and other public works matters; and assists in the development of regulations which implement the enacted legislative program.

REQUIREMENTS:MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
Option I: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university AND five years of progressively-responsible intergovernmental relations experience involving systematic fact gathering, report writing, public contact, and reviewing and analyzing legislation for the purpose of developing and advocating for Countywide policy or legislative programs at the level of County of Los Angeles class of Senior Analyst, CEO* or higher. A Master's degree or higher from an accredited college or university may be substituted for one year of the required experience.

Option II: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university AND four years of highly-responsible intergovernmental experience including conducting special administrative research studies affecting departmental operations and acting as liaison and coordinator for the department head between various public and private agencies at the level of County of Los Angeles class of Executive Assistant** or higher. A Master's degree or higher from an accredited college or university may be substituted for one year of the required experience.

Option III: A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university AND three years of experience liaising with Federal, State, and Regional agencies for the purpose of developing and advocating for departmental policy or legislative programs at the level of County of Los Angeles class of Senior Civil Engineer*** or higher. A Master's degree or higher from an accredited college or university may be substituted for one year of the required experience.

LICENSE:
A valid California Class C Driver License or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions of the position.

PHYSICAL CLASS:
Physical Class II - Light: Light physical effort which may include occasional light lifting to a 10 pound limit, and some bending, stooping or squatting. Considerable walking may be involved.

  • Experience at the level of County of Los Angeles class of Senior Analyst, CEO is defined as: assists the CEO to manage the County's administrative and financial affairs.
**Experience at the level of County of Los Angeles class of Executive Assistant is defined as: performs special assignment and liaison work for the Department Head as directed.

***Experience at the level of County of Los Angeles class of Senior Civil Engineer is defined as: has immediate charge of a major section or several smaller sections of a division with responsibility for a highly complex or extensive engineering function, service, or project or providing engineering oversight and direction to major public works maintenance operation or acts as a District Building and Safety Engineer.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:
Refined written and verbal communication skills
Strong interpersonal skills

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:EXAMINATION CONTENT:
This examination will consist of an interview covering education, experience, desirable qualifications, personal fitness and general ability to perform the duties of the position weighted 100%. Candidates must achieve a passing score of 70% or higher in order to be placed on the eligible register.

Applications will be processed on an as-received basis and those receiving a passing score will be promulgated to the eligible register accordingly.

Final results will be sent by U.S. postal mail. Test scores cannot be disclosed over the phone.

ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION:
The names of candidates receiving a passing score in the examination will be placed on the eligible register in the order of their score group for a period of twelve (12) months following the date of promulgation.

No person may compete in this exam more than once every twelve (12) months.

SPECIAL INFORMATION:
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

VACANCY INFORMATION:
The resulting eligible register for this examination will be used to fill a vacancy in the Department of Public Works.

AVAILABLE SHIFT
Any

APPLICATION AND FILING INFORMATION:
Fill out your application completely. Provide any relevant education, training, and experience in the spaces provided so we can evaluate your qualifications for the job.

The acceptance of your application will depend on whether you have clearly shown that you meet the Minimum Requirements. Please be sure your application shows complete information, including dates for education and jobs held which relate to this position. In the space provided for education, include the names and addresses of schools attended, titles of courses completed, dates completed, and number of credits earned. For each job held, give the name and address of your employer, your job title, beginning and ending dates, and description of work performed. All information supplied by applicants is subject to verification. We may reject your application at any time during the examination or selection process.

APPLICANTS MUST PROVIDE A COPY OF THEIR DIPLOMA OR TRANSCRIPTS WITHIN FIFTEEN (15) CALENDAR DAYS OF FILING. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable; however, official diploma or official transcripts will be verified at the time of appointment. Applications submitted without the required diploma or transcripts will be rejected as incomplete.

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 in DISQUALIFICATION or RESCISSION OF APPOINTMENT.
Utilizing VERBIAGE from Class Specification and/or Minimum Requirements serving as your description of duties WILL NOT be sufficient to meet the requirements. Doing so may result in an INCOMPLETE APPLICATION and you may be DISQUALIFIED.

ONLINE FILING ONLY:
APPLICATIONS SUBMITTED VIA 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 5:30 p.m.., Pacific Standard Time, on the last day of filing.

Note: if you are unable to attach required documents, you must e-mail them to Lorena Sepulveda lsepulve@dpw.lacounty.gov within fifteen (15) calendar days from application filing. Please include your name, exam number, and exam title in the e-mail.
Department of Public Works
Human Resources Division
900 South Fremont Avenue, Lobby Floor
Alhambra, CA 91803-1331

Phone No.: (626) 458-2141

Office Hours: Monday through Thursday, ONLY, between 7:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Please note this office is closed on Fridays.

SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER:
Please include your Social Security Number for record control purposes. Federal law requires that all employed persons have a Social Security Number.

NO SHARING 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.

COMPUTER AND INTERNET ACCESS AT 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.

CONTACT INFORMATION
Department Contact Name: Lorena Sepulveda
Department Contact Phone: (626) 458-2141
Department Contact Email: lsepulve@dpw.lacounty.gov

ADA Coordinator Phone: (626) 458-2141
Teletype Phone: (626) 282-7829
California Relay Services: (800) 735-2922