Class Code:    1539
                                                                                          Open Date: 03-23-07

$43,806 to $54,434
The salary range in the Department of Water and Power is $47,877 to $65,166.


Management Assistant is an entry-level professional position that can lead to a career in budget and finance,
personnel administration, or special program administration. Typical duties relate to the resolution of departmental
and Citywide administrative problems, data collection, report writing, program coordination and development of
public policy.

1. A bachelor’s degree from a recognized four-year college or university is required, and
2. Achievement of a passing score on the qualifying written test for Management Assistant.

1. Graduate students and college seniors in their final semester/quarter, who are currently enrolled in the
   coursework that would fulfill the above requirements, may apply. However, candidates cannot be appointed until
   they submit proof of having received their baccalaureate degree. Applicants must list their anticipated
   graduation date in the Education Section of the City application.
2. Candidates who obtain a passing score in the examination will receive instructions regarding degree verification
   prior to appointment.
3. You must list your email address on the City application. Please provide an email address that you will access
   regularly over the next 6 months. Candidates who pass the qualifying written test will be notified of subsequent
   test parts by email. All candidates are responsible for ensuring the Personnel Department has their current email
   address. Should your email address change, please provide your new email to
4. You should be a current student or a graduate of the campus where the qualifying written test is being held.

Complete the City of Los Angeles Application for Employment (short form) pdf. Bring the Application to the
scheduled examination day on Friday, May 4th. (See UCLA Test Notice document) If you are unable to take
the test on 5/4/07 can contact Luis Reyes, Employment Services Division, Personnel Department, Tel.
213.473.9367 or Request to be notified about the next test date. Applications will
only be accepted at the examination sites.

                                AN EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Examination Weight: Evaluation of Application and Skills Inventory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .100%
The qualifying multiple-choice written test is designed to assess quantitative and verbal reasoning, analytical ability,
reading comprehension, English usage, and situational judgment; and other necessary knowledge and abilities.
Candidates receiving a passing score on the qualifying written test will be sent the Skills Inventory by email. The
completed Skills Inventory must be received by the date specified in the Skills Inventory instructions.

An expert review panel comprised of management personnel will review your application and Skills Inventory to
assess your preparation to perform the duties of a Management Assistant. The expert panel will assign a numeric
score based on an assessment of each candidate’s application and Skills Inventory. The evaluation will focus on
relevant education, activities demonstrating leadership and initiative, the ability to interact tactfully and effectively
with others; make presentations to groups; work independently; prepare written material that is clear, concise, well
organized and understandable; knowledge of basic personal computer applications; and other necessary abilities
and skills.


1. Some positions may require a valid California driver’s license prior to appointment. Applicants will not be eligible
   for hire to such positions if:
          a. There are three or more moving violations and/or at-fault accidents within the past 36 months except if
             in the preceding 12 months the driving record is clear of any moving violations and at-fault accidents;
          b. Convicted of a major moving violation, such as driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs or
             reckless driving, within the past 36 months.
2. This examination is based on a validation study and, as provided by Civil Service Commission Rule 4.20, the
   written test will not be subject to candidate inspection.
3. A final average score of 70% in the Evaluation of Application and Skills Inventory is required to be placed on the
   eligible list.
4. You may take this examination only once every 365 days. Your name may be removed from the open
   competitive eligible list after six months.
5. 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
6. 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.

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 appointment. Not all positions in the City receive benefit coverage; you should inquire
regarding the availability of employee benefits prior to accepting a position.

                                   THIS EXAMINATION IS TO BE GIVEN ONLY ON
                                          AN OPEN COMPETITIVE BASIS

The City of Los Angeles does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status,
sexual orientation, disability, creed, color, ancestry, medical condition (cancer), or Acquired Immune Deficiency
Syndrome. Applicants or employees who believe that they have been discriminated against are encouraged to
contact the Office of Discrimination Complaint Resolution at (213) 485-8250.

Class Code 1539 CONT……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………03-23-07

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