Ventura County Community College District
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Apr 20, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

HVAC&R Technician

Ventura County Community College District

Salary: $56,868.00 - $78,444.00 Annually

Job Type: Full Time

Job Number: 2020-01601d

Location: Districtwide (Ventura County CA), CA

Department: Districtwide

Closing: 3/21/2021 11:59 PM Pacific

You will perform skilled heating, venting, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVAC&R) work and assist with skilled maintenance, repair, and construction work on campus buildings and equipment.

The current vacancy is a full time position (12 mos/year, 40 hrs/week) located at Ventura College.

Established in 1925, Ventura College was one of the first community colleges in California and currently has an enrollment of 14,500 students. Located approximately 60 miles north of Los Angeles and 30 miles south of Santa Barbara, the 112-acre campus is set in the rolling hills of Ventura - so close to the ocean that there is a clear view of the Channel Islands from several spots on campus.

Facilities, Maintenance and Operations is comprised of three departments (Custodial, Grounds, and Maintenance). FM&O provides services for all Ventura College buildings, structures, systems, grounds and infrastructure. Together these departments perform scheduled, preventative, and on-demand maintenance on plumbing, HVAC, lighting, electrical, locks/hardware, fire alarm/sprinkler systems, painting, and flooring. The goal is to provide a safe, comfortable and accessible environment for all VC faculty, students, staff and visitors.
More information about Ventura College: https://www.venturacollege.edu/

More information about the FM&O Department:

Ventura County Community College District (VCCCD) is a public community college district serving residents throughout Ventura County. VCCCD's three colleges - Moorpark College, Oxnard College, and Ventura College - offer programs for transfer to four-year colleges and universities; career technical training; basic skills instruction; as well as community service, economic development, and continuing education for cultural growth, life enrichment, and skills improvement.

The Ventura County Community College District recognizes that a diverse community of faculty, staff and administrators promotes academic excellence and creates an inclusive educational and work environment for its employees, contractors, students, and the community it serves. With the understanding that a diverse community fosters multi-cultural awareness, promotes mutual understanding and respect, and provides role models for all students, VCCCD is committed to recruiting and employing a diverse and qualified group of administrators, faculty, and staff members who are dedicated to the success of all college students.

The Ventura County Community College District seeks candidates who are best prepared to meet the needs, interests, and goals of the diverse students it serves and assures that all employees and applicants for positions will have equal opportunity for employment regardless of ethnic group identification, race, color, language, accent, immigration status, ancestry, national origin, political beliefs, age, gender, religion, transgender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, and/or physical or mental disability.

This recruitment is being conducted to establish a list of eligible candidates that will be used to fill district-wide, current and upcoming, temporary and regular vacancies for the duration of the list, not to exceed one year.

Representative Duties
Service, maintain, calibrate, adjust, inspect, diagnose, and repair HVAC&R equipment including heating, ventilation, compressed air, air conditioning, and refrigeration equipment such as boilers, cooling towers, water chillers, pumps, freezers, refrigerators, air conveyance systems, fans, gas heaters, chemical and mechanical water treatment equipment, and complex hydronics systems using direct digital or analog control devices and timing switches. E

Troubleshoot, repair, and maintain computer-operated direct digital control (DDC) energy management control systems, building automation and control networks, and related proprietary software and components. E

Monitor and adjust levels of fluids/gasses in HVAC&R filters, lines, valves, and control components; utilize refrigerant scales and vapor recovery units to add and remove refrigerant from air conditioning units; pressure test compressors using Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) approved methods to find and stop leaks and evacuate, store, and replace refrigerants; repair and purge compressors on chillers. E

Ensure compliance with applicable federal, state and local laws, rules, and regulations in the purchase, use, and containment of hazardous materials, fluids, and gases; maintain accurate records of refrigerant movement; submit records to appropriate agencies as requested; maintain service records. E

Perform electrical, pneumatic, and mechanical testing of equipment including computerized timing switches; diagnose mechanical and electrical problems; repair or replace defective parts in units and equipment and controls; calibrate and adjust thermostats. E

Rebuild pressure and temperature safety valves, water pumps, air conditioning compressors, and air compressors. E

Determine proper system operation using control and ladder diagrams, schematics, blueprints, and HVAC electrical wiring diagrams. E

Perform brazing, soldering, and welding as needed. E

Assist with performing skilled maintenance, repair, and construction of campus facilities and equipment in the basic trades including carpentry, painting, electrical, locksmith, welding, masonry, glazing, and plumbing; assist other skilled trade workers as assigned. E

Prepare and maintain a variety of records and reports related to work orders, labor, and materials. E

Estimate cost, labor, and materials; order materials according to established guidelines; maintain HVAC&R tools and equipment. E

Provide work direction to others as assigned. E

Participate in technical trainings as needed. E

Perform related duties as assigned.

E = Essential duties

Minimum Qualifications
Completion of a recognized HVAC&R apprenticeship program of at least four years' duration
OR three years of experience working in the heating and air conditioning trade.

Experience with the use of computer controlled energy management systems and building automation and control units is preferred.


Valid California driver's license

Possession of a valid EPA-approved refrigerant recovery certification, Universal level, in accordance with EPA Rule 608, Clean Air Act

Pass an asbestos medical examination in compliance with the General Industry Safety Orders, section 5208, Title 8 of the California Administrative Codes prior to obtaining permanent status

Supplemental Information


This is an examination open to the public and current district employees seeking a promotional opportunity. To ensure consideration, please submit your application materials by March 21, 2021. The examination process may consist of any of the following components: A) Multiple Choice HVAC&R Test = 25% weighting on final score

B) Technical Interview = 75% weighting on final score

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications stated by the filing deadline in order to move forward in the selection process. Those candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be invited to the multiple choice test. The eight (8) candidates with the highest passing scores on the multiple choice test will be invited to the technical interview.

PLEASE NOTE: All testing for this recruitment will be conducted remotely. Please see additional information regarding the test dates and location below.

Date Range: Wednesday, March 24, 2021 to Monday, March 29, 2021

Location: All candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be emailed a link to the test on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 and will have until 11:59pm on Monday, March 29, 2021 to complete the test. In order to participate in the written/performance test, you must have access to a computer and a reliable connection to the internet.

Date Range: Monday, April 5, 2021 - Friday, April 9, 2021
Location: The Technical Interview will be conducted remotely, using Zoom. In order to participate in the interview, you must have access to a computer with a camera, microphone, speakers, and a reliable connection to the internet.

The examination components and dates are subject to change as needs dictate. All communication regarding this process will be delivered via email. SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION:


When completing the application, please make sure you include ALL current and previous employment in the Work Experience section of the application and complete ALL fields, including the name and contact information for your supervisors. Experience that is included in the resume but not in the Work Experience section of the application may not be considered for the purpose of determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications nor for the purpose of determining salary placement if you are hired. When completing the application, outline in detail your education, training (such as classes, seminars, workshops), and experience.

When completing the application and the supplemental questionnaire (if applicable), outline in detail your education, training (such as classes, seminars, workshops), and experience. Please be sure to answer every component of each supplemental question as your responses will be scored and serve as your score on the training and experience (T&E) evaluation. Advancement to the next step of the examination process will be limited to the candidates with the highest T&E scores.
All required documents must be submitted by the applicant. Human Resources Department staff will not upload your documents for you. The VCCCD does not accept letters of recommendation for classified positions. Please do not attempt to attach letters of recommendation to your application.
ELIGIBILITY LIST: Upon completion of the examination, the eligibility list will be compiled by combining the final examination score with applicable seniority and veteran's credits, if any. The candidates will be ranked according to their total score on the eligibility list. Certification will be made from the highest three ranks of the eligibility list. This eligibility list will be used to fill current vacancies for up to one year from the date of the technical interview. PROBATIONARY PERIOD: All appointments made from eligibility lists for initial appointment or for promotion, with certain exceptions, shall be probationary for a period of six (6) months or one hundred thirty (130) days of paid service, whichever is longer. Classified management, police, and designated executive classifications shall be probationary for a period of one (1) year of paid service from initial appointment or promotion.
ACCOMMODATIONS: Individuals with disabilities requiring reasonable accommodation in the selection process must inform the Ventura County Community College District Human Resources Department in writing no later than the filing date stated on the announcement. Those applicants needing such accommodations should document this request including an explanation as to the type and extent of accommodation needed to participate in the selection process.


If you have a foreign degree and the institution from which your degree was granted is not recognized as accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or the U.S. Department of Education, foreign transcript evaluation is required if the foreign degree/coursework is used to meet minimum qualifications. The foreign transcript evaluation must be included with your application materials. To search institutions that are recognized as accredited by CHEA or the U.S. Department of Education, visit https://www.chea.org/state-licensed-or-authorized-institutions or http://ope.ed.gov/accreditation/search.aspx. For a list of recognized organizations providing transcript evaluation services, visit http://www.naces.org/members.htm.


The Ventura County Community College District is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity. It is the District's policy to ensure that all qualified applicants for employment and employees have full and equal access to employment opportunities and are not subjected to discrimination in any program or activity of the District on the basis of ethnic group identification, race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, physical disability, mental disability, ancestry, sexual orientation, language, accent, citizenship status, transgender status, parental status, marital status, economic status, veteran status, medical condition, or on the basis of these perceived characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

To apply, please visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/vcccd/jobs/2989266/hvacr-technician


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