CalVet Job Opportunity / Wherehouse Worker / Sacramento Area, CA

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Warehouse Worker

State Personnel Board

Examination Unit

801 Capitol Mall

Sacramento, CA 95814

(866) 844-8671

or TTY 1-(800) 735-2929

 

Agency Code: 7500 Class Code: 6220 Exam Code: 2PB10

Department(s):

Department of Mental Health (DMH)

State Compensation Insurance Fund

Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)

Department of Transportation (DOT)

Department of General Services (DGS)

Franchise Tax Board (FTB)

Department of Parks and Recreation

Department of Education (CDE)

Board of Equalization (BOE)

California State Lottery

Employment Development Department (EDD)

Opening Date:

4/12/2012

Final Filing Date:

April 26, 2012

Type of Recruitment:

Multi-Departmental Open

Salary:

MONTHLY-RANGED-SALARY – $2,877.00 to $3,591.00

Tenure/Time-base:

 

Permanent Full-time

 

Permanent Part-time

 

Permanent Intermittent

 

Limited Term Full-time

 

Limited Term Part-Time

 

Limited Term Intermittent

 

Exam Type:

State-wide

INTRODUCTION

 

The testing departments mentioned above are pleased to announce the administration

of the Warehouse Worker examination. The list of eligibles will be used to fill vacancies

throughout the State of California. Refer to the “Filing Instructions” Section of this

bulletin for upcoming exam dates and locations.

 

EEO

An equal opportunity employer to all regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, sex,

marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age, or sexual orientation.

 

DRUG FREE STATEMENT

It is an objective of the state of California to achieve a drug-free state work place. Any applicant for

state employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of

illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the state, the rules governing civil service and the special

trust placed in public servants.

WHO SHOULD APPLY?

Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications as stated below may apply. All applicants must meet

the education and/or experience requirements as stated on this examination bulletin. Once you have

taken the examination, you may not reapply for twelve (12) months.

FILING INSTRUCTIONS

 

The application filing process will consist of an online self-scheduling process. Examination

dates for various locations will be posted and updated as new exam dates become available.

The current examination schedule is as follows:

 

Test Location Exam Scheduling Dates Day of Written Exam

Sacramento: April 26, 2012 April 28, 2012 (Saturday)

Southern Area: Anticipated for July/August 2012 Anticipated for August 2012

 

Note: Future exam dates to be posted.

 

AS A REMINDER, FILING MUST BE COMPLETED ONLINE. THE FILING DATE AND TIME IS APRIL 26, 2012 (ONLY)

FROM 9AM UNTIL FILLED. THE ABILITY TO SCHEDULE WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE ONCE TEST STIES ARE FILLED.

 

Where to Apply: Click on the link at the bottom of the bulletin to Self-Schedule on April 26, 2012.

Applicants are to respond to online questions to determine if they meet the minimum qualifications in

order to take the written test. An immediate minimum qualification determination will be made by the

online system. If an applicant qualifies, he/she will be allowed to schedule a date, time, and place to

take the examination; however, space is limited and will be available on a first come basis.

Once test sites are “full” applicants will not be able to apply until additional test dates are posted. These dates and

locations will be posted online as they are needed. Please print the Notice to Appear for Written Test

and bring it along with a photo identification card to the written test site.

 

SPECIAL TESTING ARRANGEMENTS

 

If you have a disability and need special assistance or special testing arrangements, contact the

Examination Unit at (916) 657-7553, or via the California Relay Services for the deaf or hearing

impaired from TTY Phones at 1-(800)735-2929 or from voice phones at 1-(800)735-2922.

 

REQUIRED IDENTIFICATION

Applicants must bring photo identification or two forms of signed identification to the written

examination.

 

ELIGIBLE LIST INFORMATION

 

Names of successful competitors are merged into the list in order of final scores regardless of date.

Eligibility expires 24 months after it is established. A candidate may be tested only once during any 12

month period.

 

REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMITTANCE TO THE EXAMINATION

 

Possession of a Class III California driver license valid for the operation of any two-axle single-motor

vehicle and one towed vehicle (i.e., a trailer with a gross weight of 6,000 pounds or less).* And

 

Either I

 

One year of experience in the California state service performing the duties of a Service Assistant

(Warehouse and Stores).

Or II

 

One year of experience assisting in the receipt, storage or issue of materials from a centralized

stockroom or warehouse.

 

(*Applicants who do not possess the license will be admitted to the examination, but must secure the

license prior to appointment.)

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION

 

Under supervision, to perform journeyperson work in the receipt, storage, inventory, and issue of

materials; to use powered or non-powered materials handling equipment as necessary; may instruct,

lead or supervise inmates, wards or resident workers; and to do other related work.

Positions exist throughout the State.

0000 – ANYWHERE

3700 – SAN DIEGO

0100 – ALAMEDA

3800 – SAN FRANCISCO

0400 – BUTTE

3900 – SAN JOAQUIN

0700 – CONTRA COSTA

4000 – SAN LUIS OBISPO

1000 – FRESNO

4400 – SANTA CRUZ

1900 – LOS ANGELES

4500 – SHASTA

2800 – NAPA

4800 – SOLANO

3000 – ORANGE

4900 – SONOMA

3300 – RIVERSIDE

5500 – TUOLUMNE

3400 – SACRAMENTO

5700 – YOLO

3600 – SAN BERNARDINO

5800 – YUBA

 

EXAMINATION INFORMATION

 

The examination will consist of a written test weighted 100%. Candidates must attain an overall

minimum score of 70% in order to be placed on the eligible list.

 

Note: Cell phones, palm pilots, and other electronic devices may not be used during the examination.

 

SCOPE OF EXAMINATION

 

WRITTEN TEST – WEIGHTED 100%

 

In addition to evaluating the competitors’ relative abilities as demonstrated by quality and breadth of

experience, the examination has been developed to measure relative to job demands, each

competitor’s knowledge and abilities listed in the “Knowledge and Abilities” section.

 

The examination for Warehouse Worker consists of the following four test sections:

 

Test Section

Subject

I

Knowledge

II

Reading Comprehension

III

Verification/Filing

IV

Arithmetic Calculations

 

KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES

 

A. Knowledge of:

1) The methods and practices used in storing, shipping, packing and unpacking materials

and supplies for warehouse shipments, deliveries, and storage.

 

2) Inventory procedures and records for warehouse materials and equipment.

 

3) The powered materials handling equipment (e.g., carts, forklifts, standup lifts, pallet

jacks) used in receiving, storing, and shipping materials and supplies.

 

4) The equipment and function of forklifts for safety inspection and in receiving, shipping,

storing and moving warehouse materials and supplies.

 

5) The manual materials handling equipment (e.g., carts, ladders, pallet jacks, dollies)

used in receiving, storing, and shipping materials and supplies.

 

6) Basic mathematical operations (e.g., addition, subtraction, multiplication, division,

percentages, order of operations) for checking, counting, shipping, and tracking

material.

 

7) Different units of measurement (e.g., cases, individual units) for checking, counting,

shipping, and tracking material.

 

8) Common forms and documents used in receiving and shipping materials, supplies,

and/or equipment.

 

 

B. Ability to:

1) Store materials, supplies, and equipment in an orderly and accessible manner in

warehouses, tool rooms, supply rooms, or other areas.

 

2) Determine and execute proper storage methods, identification, and stock location based

on shelf life and space availability.

 

3) Practice personal safety and vigilance in the identification of safety or security hazards

to actively support a safe and hazard free working environment.

 

4) Use proper body mechanics while lifting to avoid injuries and comply with safe handling

procedures regarding receiving, storing, and shipping materials, supplies, and/or

equipment.

 

5) Discern details to receive, store, and ship materials and supplies in a safe manner.

 

6) Perform basic mathematical computations (e.g., addition, subtraction, multiplication,

division, ratios, percentages) for checking, counting, shipping, and tracking material.

 

7) Identify information, materials, and resources needed to complete a project or

assignment.

 

8) Complete tasks in a timely, detailed, and orderly manner.

 

9) Identify and anticipate problems and act proactively.

 

10) Analyze and evaluate situations accurately and thoroughly to determine and implement

effective, appropriate courses of action.

 

11) Use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative

approaches or solutions to allow for an effective resolution of problems.

 

12) Arrange items or actions into logical orders or patterns according to a specific rule or set

of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).

 

13) Follow instructions to ensure adequate comprehension and follow through.

 

14) Read and comprehend written materials (e.g. references, summaries, memos, letters) in

order to apply information and determine appropriate courses of action.

 

VETERANS PREFERENCE

 

Veterans’ Preference credits will be added to the final score of all competitors who are successful in this

examination and who qualify for, and have requested, these points through the State Personnel Board.

Due to changes in the law, effective January 1, 1996, Veterans who have achieved permanent civil

service status are not eligible to receive veterans’ preference credits.

 

CAREER CREDITS

Career credits will not be added to the final score of this examination.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS

 

Neatness and willingness to do heavy manual labor in either indoor or outdoor storage areas.

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

 

If you have any questions concerning this examination, please contact:

 

State Personnel Board

Examination Unit

801 Capitol Mall

Sacramento, CA 95814

(866) 844-8671

or TTY 1-(800) 735-2929

 

DISCLAIMER

 

Please click on the link below to review the official California State Personnel Board class specification:

http://spb.ca.gov/jobs/resources/jobspecs.htm

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

 

For an examination with a written feature, it is the candidate’s responsibility to contact the State

Personnel Board, Examination Unit at (866) 844-8671, three days prior to the written test date if he/she

has not received his/her notice.

 

Examination Locations: When a written test is part of the examination, it will be given in such places in

California as the number of candidates and conditions warrant.

 

Standard State Applications are available at www.jobs.ca.gov, State Personnel Board offices, local

offices of the Employment Development Department and the testing department on this job bulletin.

 

If you meet the requirements stated on this examination bulletin, you may take this examination, which

is competitive. Possession of the entrance requirements does not assure a place on the eligible list.

Your performance in the examination described on this bulletin will be rated against a predetermined

job-related rating, and all candidates who pass will be ranked according to their scores.

 

The State Personnel Board reserves the right to revise the examination plan to better meet the needs

of the service, if the circumstances under which this examination was planned change. Such revision will

be in accordance with civil service laws and rules and all competitors will be notified.

 

General Qualifications: Candidates must possess essential personal qualifications including integrity,

initiative, dependability, good judgment, and ability to work cooperatively with others; and a state of

health consistent with the ability to perform the assigned duties of the class. A medical examination may

be required. In open examinations, investigation may be made of employment records and personal

history, and fingerprinting may be required.

 

 

 

 

Eligible Lists: Eligible lists established by competitive examination, regardless of date, must be used in

the following order: 1) sub-divisional promotional, 2) departmental promotional, 3) multi-departmental

promotional, 4) service-wide promotional, 5) departmental open, 6) open. When there are two lists of the

same kind, the older must be used first. Eligibles will expire in one to four years unless otherwise stated

on the bulletin.

 

If High School Equivalence is required: Equivalence to completion of the 12th grade may be

demonstrated in any one of the following ways: 1) passing the General Education Development (GED)

Test; 2) completion of 12 semester units of college-level work; 3) certification from State Department of

Education, a local school board, or high school authorities that the candidate is considered to have

education equivalent to graduation from high school; or 4) for clerical and accounting classes,

substitution of business college work in place of high school on a year-for-year basis.

 

Veterans’ Preference Points: California Law (Government Code 18971-18978) allows the granting of

Veterans’ Preference Points in open entrance and open, non-promotional entrance examinations.

Veterans’ Preference Points will be added to the final score of all competitors who are successful in

these types of examinations, and who qualify for, and have requested by mail, these points. In open

(only) entrance examinations, Veterans’ Preference Points are granted as follows: 10 points for

veterans, widows and widowers of veterans, and spouses of 100% disabled veterans (5 points for

widows, widowers, and spouses if the veteran was in the National Guard); and 15 points for disabled

veterans. In open, non-promotional entrance examinations, Veterans’ Preference Points are granted

as follows: 10 points for veterans’, and 15 points for disabled veterans. Employees who have achieved

permanent State civil service status are not eligible to receive Veterans’ Preference Points. “Permanent

State civil service status” means the status of an employee who is lawfully retained in his/her position

after completion of the applicable probationary period. This includes permanent intermittent, part-time,

and full-time appointments. In addition, individuals who at any time achieved permanent State civil

service status and subsequently resigned, or were dismissed from State civil service are not eligible to

receive Veterans’ Preference Points. Veteran status is verified by the State Personnel Board (SPB).

Directions to apply for Veterans’ Preference Points are on the Veterans’ Preference Application (Std.

Form 1093), which is available at www.spb.ca.gov or from the State Personnel Board, 801 Capitol Mall,

Sacramento, CA 95814, and the Department of Veterans Affairs.

 

TDD is Telecommunications Device for the Deaf and is reachable only from phones equipped with a

TDD Device

California Relay Telephone Service for the deaf or hearing impaired

from TDD Phones: 1-800-735-2929 from Voice Phones: 1-800-735-2922

UPON REQUEST, THIS DOCUMENT CAN BE PRODUCED IN BRAILLE OR LARGE PRINT

TAKING THE EXAM

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