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at City of Los Angeles (CA)

Pay: $85639 to $107406/year
$85639 - $107406
Posted: 10/5/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2324581

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$85,639 (flat-rated)
The salary for the Harbor Department is $87,361 (flat-rated)
The salary range in the Department of Water and Power is $102,416 to $107,406. The salary range covers multiple pay grades within the class.
  1. Candidates from the eligible list are normally appointed to vacancies in the lower pay grade positions.
  2. For information regarding reciprocity between the City of Los Angeles departments and LADWP, go to
  3. The current salary range is subject to change. You may confirm the starting salary with the hiring department before accepting a job offer.

A Welder performs skilled heating, welding, plasma cutting, and brazing, using arc, flux core, MIG, and TIG welding on a variety of modern metals in a shop, in a generating station, or in the field, using oxyacetylene and electric welding equipment; layout and fabrication work, using manual and power shears, hydraulic punch presses, notchers, benders, drill presses, disc sanders, bench and box breaks, rollers, and a variety of hand tools; reads blueprints, and maintains equipment, performing minor mechanical repairs.
A Welder may weld at various heights, including working on scaffolding, in excavations, boats, barges, container cranes, on fuel tanks, confined spaces, and in other hazardous locations; and may be required to wear a full or half-face respirator mask under certain working conditions.


  1. Completion of a recognized apprenticeship as a welder; or
  2. Four years of full-time paid experience in the following welding processes: shielded metal arc, tungsten inert gas, gas metal arc, and oxyacetylene cutting.

Completion of a welding program at an accredited institution may be substituted for each year of experience lacking up to a maximum of two years at a rate of 15 units in welding to one year of experience specified in Requirement #2.
  2. Applicants who lack six months or less of the required experience may file for this examination. However, they cannot be appointed until the full experience requirement is met.
  3. Applicants filing under Requirement #1 must submit an Apprenticeship Certificate at the time of filing. The copy of the Certificate must be attached to the online application BEFORE the application is submitted. If the Certificate is attached AFTER the online application has been submitted, it will not be available to the City and applicants WILL NOT be credited with having submitted it and will not be considered further in this examination.
  4. Applicants filing under Requirement #2 must list their specific welding processes experience separately for each employer with the dates of employment on their application. Applicants who fail to provide this information will not be considered further in this examination.
  5. Some positions may require a valid California Class C driver's license; or a valid Class B driver's license and valid medical certificate approved by the State of California Department of Motor Vehicles, prior to appointment. 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).
  6. In accordance with Section 608 of the Clean Air Act, an Environmental Protection Agency approved Technician Certificate may be required for some positions prior to appointment.
  7. Prior to appointment to some positions, Welders will be required to pass the tests for Operator Qualification in accordance with Section IX of the ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code.  Employees in these positions must maintain their welding Operator Performance Qualifications throughout the course of employment.
  8. Please note that qualifying education must be from a trade school, college or university accredited by a City of Los Angeles recognized agency. A list of approved accrediting agencies can be found at
  9. Applicants wishing to substitute completion of a welding program for experience must list their school name and location, course titles with the number of semester or quarter units and completion dates for each course on the Supplemental Questions section of the online application.
  10. Candidates completing the examination process will be contacted by the Personnel Department to provide required proof of qualifying coursework.


Applications 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
Applicants are urged to apply early to ensure you have time to resolve any technical issues you may encounter.
Applications will only be accepted on-line on the following dates listed below:
From 8:00 am Friday, February 15, 2019 to 11:59 pm, Thursday, February 28, 2019
From 8:00 am Friday, January 3, 2020 to 11:59 pm, Thursday, January 16, 2020
The examination may close without prior notice at any time after a sufficient number of applications have been received. Filing periods may change without prior notice or additional dates may be added, as needed, at a later date. For administrative purposes, filing will close periodically and reopen on the dates noted in the "Application Deadline" section of this bulletin.
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 may be kept on file in the event that additional applicants need to be tested to meet hiring needs.


Examination Weight: 
Multiple-Choice Test: 100%


The examination consists entirely of a weighted multiple-choice test administered and proctored on-line. In the on-line multiple-choice test, the following competencies may be evaluated: Mathematics, Self-Management, Safety Focus, Customer Service, Teamwork, and Job Knowledge, including knowledge of: the operation and adjustment of electric welding equipment; processes of welding, cutting, brazing, hard-facing, and skilled heating; types and uses of joints and filler metals for ferrous and nonferrous metals; fabrication and uses of templates and drawings; standard welding symbols approved by the American Welding Society; air arc gouging process; oxy-acetylene process; and other necessary knowledge, skills and abilities.
Additional job analysis information can be obtained by going to and clicking on Competencies under Welder.  FAQs for on-line testing is available at Candidates who do not have the required equipment may have the option to take the multiple-choice test onsite at a City facility.
The multiple-choice test will be proctored and administered on-line during a single session. Candidates invited to participate in the on-line multiple-choice test will be able to take the test from a remote location (i.e., their home) using a computer with a webcam and a reliable internet connection or will have the option to take the test onsite at a City facility. Candidates will receive an e-mail from the City of Los Angeles outlining the dates and specific steps on how to take the multiple-choice test on-line. It is anticipated that candidates invited to participate in the multiple-choice test will be able to take the test on-line between MONDAY, APRIL 15, 2019 and MONDAY, APRIL 22, 2019. Candidates who do not complete and submit the multiple-choice test on-line using a computer by the specified date and time will not be considered further in this examination.
  1. This examination is based on a validation study.
  2. 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 at
  3. 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.
  4. A final average score of 70% is required to be placed on the eligible list.
  5. Based on City Policy, you may be required to undergo mandatory drug and alcohol testing prior to and during employment in this class.
  6. Incumbents of some positions in this class may be required to pass an annual or periodic work fitness evaluation to determine their eligibility for continued employment in this class.
  7. You must have received a regular appointment to a City position or be on a reserve list to file on a promotional basis.
  8. 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. 
  9. You may take this examination only once every 365 days. Your name may be removed from the eligible list after 365 days.
  10. Your rank on the employment list may change as scores of candidates from other administrations of the examination are merged onto one list.
  11. 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.
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 Deficiency Syndrome.