Northern California Surveyors Joint Apprenticeship Committee

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Program Application

Apprenticeship Openings:
The Administrator of the Northern California Surveyors Joint Apprenticeship Committee has the authority to open and close the list to new applicants in any given home area for any given ethnic group at any time in order to better balance the availability and demand. All individuals registered as a first period apprentice on or after March 1, 2005 will be bound to the terms and conditions of the new mandatory eight step apprenticeship program.

Sequence of Applying:
  1. Complete the application form.

  2. Verify having reached 18th birthday.

  3. Take the appropriate entry level test for placement and score a minimum of 80%.

  4. Satisfactorily complete, pursuant to the NCSJAC rules, an (8) eight hour orientation on work process, safety and use of tools. Orientation will be held on a scheduled Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Any applicant appearing for scheduled orientation 8:01 a.m. or later will be removed from the applicant list (subject to appeal to the NCSJAC) and will not be eligible for orientation or testing. Any applicant not able to demonstrate minimum coordination or dexterous skills in measuring, rodding or use of the sledge hammer will be disqualified and removed from the applicants waiting list. (Times may be changed at the discretion of the NCSJAC.)

  5. Sign and file an Apprenticeship Agreement.
Dispatch Procedure:
The dispatching procedure begins with the name of the highest scoring applicant appearing on the appropriate ethnic out of work list for the longest period of time.

Provided, However:
Registered apprentices living in the area of a Model City Development shall be given a work dispatch preference in accordance with the Federal Statutes and Regulations governing such projects. Furthermore, in California, contractors working on a construction project funded in whole or in part by Federal, State or Local Government funds may call for ethnic individuals either generically or by name, who are registered in the NCSJAC or other Job Placement Centers or who are indentured apprentices and in a period appropriate to training of such apprentices or who are applicants for apprenticeship, if necessary, in order to fulfill the Affirmative Action requirements then in effect.

An applicant’s name will be removed from the appropriate “Out of Work List” and the application will be canceled when:
  1. the applicant cannot be contacted at the telephone number appearing on the list for (5) five consecutive dispatch opportunities, or

  2. the applicant refuses a dispatch to a job opportunity anywhere within the jurisdiction of the NCSJAC, or:

  3. the applicant accepts a dispatch and does not appear for work.
Term of Probation:
Each newly registered first period apprentice shall serve a period of probation of 1000 hours of employment and (72) seventy two hours of related classroom instruction during which time the apprentice agreement may be terminated by the NCSJAC at the request of either party in writing, and providing that after such probationary period the apprentice agreement may be terminated by the Administrator of Apprenticeship by mutual agreement of all parties thereto or canceled by the Administrator for good and sufficient reason.

Term of Apprenticeship:
Journey level Chief of Party status will be gained by completion of 8,000 hours of credited on the job work experience, 1,000 of which will be worked as a Party Chief and the completion of the appropriate Related Training material AND obtaining and maintaining the Standard Multi-Media First Aid Certification.