7318 Electronic Maintenance Technician

CITYWIDE EXAMINATION

Recruitment #CBT-7318-903218

Introduction

THIS IS A CITYWIDE EXAMINATION

The following information describes the civil service classification for which applications are being solicited.

Make sure you read the entire announcement before completing the application form.

The purpose of this announcement is to establish an eligible list in this classification.

Announcement has been extended to accept additional applications. Applicants who have already submitted their application do not need to reapply.


POSITION DESCRIPTION
Under general supervision, the Electronic Maintenance Technician performs either independently or with other highly skilled journey-level technical work in the maintenance, testing, troubleshooting and repair of a wide variety of electronic and electromechanical equipment.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES

  1. Performs corrective and preventive maintenance, non-routine repair, modification, and troubleshooting, calibration, removal and installation of complex electronic systems, equipment and transit vehicles.
  2. Tests and calibrates electronic equipment using established test procedures; operates Diagnostic Test Equipment, function generators, oscilloscopes, transmission measuring test sets, meters, and other devices required to maintain electronic systems and equipment; utilizes various schematics, blueprints, wire lists, equipment manuals, and other resources.
  3. Inspects newly installed equipment including circuits and systems to evaluate performance under operating conditions; may assist in the design fabrication, testing, and evaluation of prototypes.
  4. Maintains records of work performed; develops documentation for the maintenance installation, removal and modification of electronic systems and equipment.
  5. Instructs other personnel in system maintenance procedures and operations; may advise and assist management personnel and others on operating problems involving electronic transit equipment.
  6. Operates special hand and power tools, such as soldering equipment, drill press grinder, crimper, saws, wire-rap tools, and other related equipment.
  7. Inspects, maintains and repairs network communication systems, supervisory control, remote signal and remote control equipment, instrumentation and control systems, and flow, pressure and level sensor calibrations.
  8. Inspects, maintains and repairs radio, fire alarm and security systems, video equipment, digital electronic equipment, telemetering, communication, protective relays, meters and other electronic and auxiliary apparatus.
  9. Inspects, maintains and repair various miscellaneous electrical equipment in powerhouse, switch yard and sub-station; may act as an emergency operator at an unattended powerhouse station.
  10. Operates a motor vehicle to respond to service requests at various locations.
  11. The above is not intended to be an all-inclusive list and employees may perform other related duties as required.

NATURE OF WORK
Work involves some physical effort and dexterity in the use of fingers, limbs and body; exposure to some physical working conditions where minor injuries may occur. Normal color vision and a high degree of mechanical dexterity are mandatory. Incumbents are required to work with potentially hazardous equipment and materials, high voltage, chemicals, heavy equipment requiring lifting, and in confined spaces or dark and damp locations and on ladders for long periods of time. The nature of the work may require driving a vehicle to various work locations in inclement weather conditions such as in rain, sleet, snow on icy muddy roads.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Completion of a two (2) year or equivalent program in electronics from a recognized academic, trade or technical institution; or completion of an equivalent 2-year military training program in electronics; AND
  2. Three (3) years of verifiable journey-level industrial electronic experience or industrial instrumentation and control experience, performing installation, calibration, maintenance, troubleshooting, repair and modification of electronic control systems and related electrical components and electronic sub-systems to the level of the electronic component (such as, integrated circuits, transistors, diodes, capacitor, resistor, etc.); AND
  3. Possession of a valid California driver’s license.

NOTE:
Some positions may require:

  • Possession of Class B Commercial Driver’s License. Employees appointed to these Departments may be required to obtain the Class B Driver’s License within six (6) months from the appointment date.
  • Two (2) years of experience working on and around utility power transmission and/or distribution systems up to 115 thousand volts.
  • Maintenance and repair of Transit Vehicles and/or Transit Vehicle Electronic Equipment, Signals and Motive Power Electronics.
  • Availability to work shifts, weekends, and holidays.
  • Availability after hours by phone or pager by the employing department so that he/she can be notified during a departmental emergency to immediately report to work, in accordance with the relevant Union Memorandum of Understanding.
  • Five (5) years working experience with SIMPLEX fire alarm system and the Monitor Dynamics Inc. (MDI) access control system.

VERIFICATION
Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying experience, education, and driver license at any point in the application, examination and/or departmental selection process. Written verification (proof) of qualifying experience must verify that the applicant meets the minimum qualifications stated on the examination announcement. Written verification must be submitted on employer’s official letterhead, specifying dates of employment, types of employment (part-time/full-time), job title(s), description of duties performed, and the verification must be signed by the employer. City employees will receive credit for the duties of the class to which they are appointed. Credit for experience obtained outside of the employee’s class will be allowed only if recorded in accordance with the provisions of the Civil Service Commission Rules. Experience claimed in self-employment must be supported by documents verifying income, earnings, business license and experience comparable to the minimum qualifications of the position. Copies of income tax papers or other documents listing occupations and total earnings must be submitted. If education verification is required, information on how to verify education requirements, including verifying foreign education credits or degree equivalency, can be found at http://sfdhr.org/how-verify-education-requirements.

NOTES: Make sure your application and any attachments to the application submitted at the time of filing are complete and accurate and include details on all experience, education, training and other information that qualifies you for this recruitment. Failure to submit a complete and accurate application at the time of filing may result in your ineligibility for this recruitment or inability to receive full credit for scoring purposes. Any new information concerning work experience, education, training and other information that is submitted after the filing deadline may not be used for scoring or considered to determine whether you meet the minimum qualifications. Applications completed improperly may be cause for ineligibility, disqualification or may lead to lower scores.

Falsifying one’s education, training, or work experience or attempted deception on the application may result in disqualification for this and future job opportunities with the City and County of San Francisco.

How To Apply

City and County of San Francisco employment applications for this position will be accepted through an online process only. Mailed, hand delivered, or faxed applications will not be accepted. Visit www.jobapscloud.com/sf to begin the application process.

  • Click and select 7318 Electronic Maintenance Technician (CBT-7318-903218)
  • Click “Apply” and read and acknowledge the information
  • Click on either “I am a New User” if you have not previously registered, or “I have Registered Previously”
  • Follow instructions on the screen

Computers are available for the public from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday to file online applications in the lobby of the Department of Human Resources, 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco and in the lobby of SFMTA Human Resources office, 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 6th Floor, San Francisco.

Applicants may be contacted by email. It is their responsibility to ensure that their registered email address is accurate and kept up-to-date. Also, applicants must ensure that email from CCSF is not blocked on their computer by a spam filter. To prevent blocking, applicants should set up their email to accept CCSF mail from the following addresses: (@sfgov.org, @sfdpw.org, @sfport.com, @flysfo.com, @sfwater.org, @sfdph.org, @asianart.org, @sfmta.com, @sfpl.org, @dcyf.org, @first5sf.org).

Upon successful submittal of the application online, the applicant will receive a notification on the screen, as well as in the applicant’s email inbox, acknowledging the receipt of the application by the SFMTA – Merit Section. If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the exam analyst, Maggie Lau, by telephone at 415.646.2446 between 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday or by email at maggie.lau@sfmta.com.

Selection Procedures

Minimum Qualification Supplemental Questionnaire (Weight: Qualifying):
Candidates will be prompted to complete a Supplemental Questionnaire as part of the online employment application. This Minimum Qualification Supplemental Questionnaire is designed to obtain specific information regarding an applicant's experience in relation to the Minimum Qualifications for this position. Applicants must also complete the official application. It is essential that applicants provide complete information in identifying their education, experience and training. The Minimum Qualification Supplemental Questionnaire will be used to evaluate if the applicant possesses the required minimum qualifications.

Written Multiple-Choice Examination: (Weight: 100%)
Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be invited to a written multiple-choice examination that is designed to measure knowledge, skills and/or abilities in job-related areas which may include but not limited to: knowledge of electronics and electrical principles and theory, including digital and analog circuits, ability to evaluate electronic systems, circuits and components; troubleshoot signal, data and radio communications, power and signal equipment, ability to work from schematics, drawings and blueprints to perform maintenance as required and skill to apply safety procedures in the course of work.

This is a standardized examination, and therefore, test questions and test answers are not available for public inspection or review.

For your reference, a Multiple-Choice Test Preparation Manual is available on the DHR website: http://www.sfdhr.org/modules/showdocument.aspx?documentid=18426.

CERTIFICATION RULE
The certification rule used for the eligible list resulting from this selection process will be the Rule of Three (3) Scores. The hiring department may conduct additional selection processes to make final hiring decisions.

ELIGIBLE LIST
A confidential eligible list of applicant names that have passed the civil service examination process will be created and used for certification purposes only. An examination score report will be established, so applicants can view the ranks, final scores and number of eligible candidates. Applicant information, including names of applicants on the eligible list, shall not be made public unless required by law. However, an eligible list shall be made available for public inspection, upon request, once the eligible list is exhausted or expired and referrals resolved. The eligible list/score report resulting from this civil service examination process is subject to change after adoption (e.g., as a result of appeals), as directed by the Human Resources Director or the Civil Service Commission.

The duration of the eligible list resulting from this examination will be twelve (12) months and may be extended with the approval of the Human Resources Director.

To find Departments which use this classification, please see, https://sfdhr.org/sites/default/files/documents/ASO-Level-Chart.pdf?documentID=21246

Medical Examination/Drug Testing:
Candidates who are being considered for appointment may be required to pass a medical examination. Candidates who cannot meet the medical requirement will be placed under waiver until this requirement is met. The medical examination will be administered only to those applicants who are being considered for appointment.

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) has determined that Class 7318 Electronic Maintenance Technician is a “safety-sensitive” position, under regulations issued by the Federal Transit Administration (49 CFR Part 655). Federal law requires that all transit employees who perform safety-sensitive functions be subject to random, post-accident, reasonable suspicion, return-to-duty and follow-up drug and alcohol testing. All applicants for Safety-Sensitive positions shall undergo urine drug testing prior to employment and within 90 days prior to performing Safety-Sensitive functions for the first time. Receipt by the SFMTA of a negative test result is required prior to the employee being placed on the payroll. A positive, adulterated, negative dilute or substituted test will result in a decision not to hire, and the applicant’s name will be removed from the list of eligibles for Safety-Sensitive positions. The SFMTA will not consider hiring any person who tested positive, adulterated, substituted or refused to submit to testing for a minimum of two years following the positive test.

In addition, each applicant who has worked for a Department of Transportation (DOT) – regulated employer(s) within the last two years will be required to sign a consent form, prior to appointment, authorizing SFMTA to obtain information from their prior employers concerning their drug and alcohol test history. Each applicant will also be required to provide SFMTA with information regarding whether, during the last two years, the applicant tested positive or refused to test on any pre-employment drug or alcohol test administered by an employer to which the applicant applied for, but did not obtain, safety-sensitive transportation work covered by DOT drug and alcohol testing rules. SFMTA will not hire any applicant for a safety-sensitive position who fails to provide this information or fails to provide written consent for the release of information from prior employers.

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Security Clearance:
Candidates for employment with the San Francisco Airport Commission are required to undergo a criminal history record check, including FBI fingerprints, and Security Threat Assessment in order to determine eligibility for security clearance and may be required to undergo drug/alcohol screening. Per Civil Service Commission Rule Section 110.9.1, every applicant for an examination must possess and maintain the qualifications required by law and by the examination announcement for the examination. Failure to obtain and maintain security clearance may be basis for termination from employment with the Airport Commission.

Customs Clearance:
This position requires that the incumbent be qualified for unescorted access to the San Francisco International Airport U.S. Customs Security Area. An application for a U.S. Customs Access Seal may be submitted to Customs ONLY after employment has commenced. Employment in this position requires that the incumbent submit an application for, successfully acquire and maintain a Customs Access Seal. Per Civil Service Commission Rule 110.9.1, every applicant must possess and maintain the qualifications required by law and by the examination announcement for this examination. Failure to acquire or maintain customs access, a requirement for this position, may be basis for termination from employment with the Airport Commission. Customs Access Seal requirements and procedures are located in the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 19, Part 122, Sections 181 or 189.

Conviction History

As a selected candidate for a job, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction (or arrest, in limited circumstances) conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you are a selected candidate. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances, such as:

  • Candidates for positions with the Unified School District and the Community College District may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under the California Education Code.
  • Candidates for positions with the Recreation and Park Department may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under California Public Resources Code 5164.

Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with the City.

If you are a selected candidate, the hiring department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.

Disaster Service Workers

All City and County of San Francisco employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.

Conclusion

Reasonable Accommodation Request
Information on requesting reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities can be found at: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#applicantswithdisabilities

Veteran’s Preference
Information regarding requests for veteran’s preference can be found at: http://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process#veteranspreference

Seniority Credit in Promotional Exams:
http://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process#senioritycredit

General Information concerning City and County of San Francisco Employment Policies and Procedures:
Important employment information for the City and County of San Francisco can be obtained online at http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20, or hard copy at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor.

Terms of Announcement and Appeal Rights
Applicants must be guided solely by the provisions of this announcement, including requirements, time periods and other particulars, except when superseded by federal, state or local laws, rules or regulations. [Note: The correction of clerical errors in an announcement may be posted on the Department of Human Resources website at www.jobapscloud.com/sf.] The terms of this announcement may be appealed under Civil Service Rule 110.4. Such appeals must be submitted in writing to the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency ATTN: Human Resources Merit Section, 1 S Van Ness Avenue, 6th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103-5413 by close of business on the 5th business day following the issuance date of this examination announcement. Information concerning other Civil Service Commission Rules involving announcements, applications and examination policies, including applicant appeal rights, can be found on the Civil Service Commission website at http://sfgov.org/civilservice/rules.

Copies of Application Documents
Applicants are encouraged to keep copies of all documents submitted. Submitted documents become a permanent part of the exam records and will not be returned. The hiring department may require applicants to submit the same documents and/or additional documents at a later date.

Right to Work
All persons entering the City and County of San Francisco workforce are required to provide verification of authorization to work in the United States.


MINORITIES, WOMEN AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

Exam Type: Combined Promotive and Entrance
Issued: February 28, 2020; amended March 11, 2020
Micki Callahan
Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID Number: 903218
MTA/ML/415-646-2446

Benefits

All employees hired on or after January 10, 2009 will be required (pursuant to San Francisco Charter Section A8.432) to contribute 2% of pre-tax compensation to fund retiree healthcare. In addition, most employees are required to make a member contribution towards retirement, ranging from 7.5%-13.25% of compensation. For more information on these provisions, please contact the personnel office of the hiring agency.

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