7341 Stationary Engineer, Water Treatment Plant

Recruitment #CBT-7341-903432

Introduction

The eligible list established from the examination will be used to fill vacancies in this class citywide.

The closing deadline has been extended on July 5, 2019 to broaden the applicant pool.

Who are we?
San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC)
Headquartered in San Francisco, we have 2,300 employees working in seven counties with a combined annual operating budget of over $900 million.

Our Mission: To provide our customers with high quality, efficient, and reliable water, power, and wastewater services in a manner that values environmental and community interests and sustains the resources entrusted to our care.

Our Vision: We are an innovative utility leader, recognized for excellent results in service, safety, stewardship, and inclusiveness.

We are an award-winning and industry-leading utilities organization committed to our customers, community interests, and the environment. To learn more about our organization, please visit our website at www.sfwater.org

We are proud of our infrastructure and programs, but most importantly, we value our highly qualified and dedicated workforce which ensures that this vision becomes a reality. As you explore career opportunities with us, download our career guide and learn about what you can expect during the hiring process.

POSITION DESCRIPTION
Under general supervision and during a shift, the Stationary Engineer operates, maintains and repairs a wide variety of complex machinery and equipment in a water treatment plant and/or pumping station or related facility. Work may include physical effort in climbing ladders (up to 16 foot) to inspect projects; confined space entry, including tight crawl spaces and working in remote areas, and use a respirator. Works in an industrial, physically restrictive, and hazardous environment. Must be able to audit alarm screens and identify four levels of audible alarms; must be able to identify leaks by smell. May be required to work weekends, shifts and overtime.

Essential functions:

The essential job functions include:

• Carries out plant operations
• Repairs automatic and manually controlled distribution and water treatment equipment including pumps, motors, boilers, compressors, alarm systems, and operating SCADA systems
• Receives, records and stores large amounts of treatment chemicals and may handle hazardous chemicals such as ozone, fluoride, caustic soda and chlorine in confined or enclosed areas, and must be capable of safely and properly handling chemical spills; may include handling and treatment of hazardous waste
• Performs control tests and conducts water quality analysis during all phases of treatment. Includes pH, alkalinity, turbidity, saturation index, flocculation factors, conductivity, chlorine demand, caustic soda, chlorine, fluoride, ozone residuals, taste, odor and color
• Calculates and maintains required disinfecting requirements.
• Maintains and prepares requisitions, routine plant records, and reports

Class 7341; Stationary Engineer, Water Treatment Plant performs other related duties as required.

Equal Employment Opportunity: The City and County of San Francisco encourages women, minorities and persons with disabilities to apply. Applicants will be considered regardless of their sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition (associated with cancer, a history of cancer, or genetic characteristics), HIV/AIDS status, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, military and veteran status, or other protected category under the law.

Minimum Qualifications

If you are interested in a job like this, we are looking for people that have the following:

1. Completion of a State or Federally recognized four-year Stationary Engineer apprenticeship program; AND
2. Possession of a current valid Grade II Water Treatment Operator Certificate issued by the State of California and possession of a current valid California Driver License.

Substitution:

Any of the following may substitute for the required education:

Four (4) years journey-level Operator and/or Stationary Engineer experience in the maintenance, repair and operation of a variety of mechanical and electrical pumping and related plant machinery of a water or wastewater treatment plant.

Four (4) years journey-level experience as a Marine Engineer performing duties in the areas of maintenance, repair and operation of a variety of mechanical and electrical pumping and related machinery.

Graduation from a recognized four-year Maritime Academy with a degree in Engineering or Technology.

Special Condition: Positions at the City Distribution Division require possession of a Grade II Water Distribution Operator Certificate.

The above minimum qualifications reflect special conditions associated with the position to be filled. They may differ from the standard minimum qualifications associated with this classification.

Applicants must meet the minimum qualification requirement by the final filing date unless otherwise noted.

Working Conditions: Some physical effort is required in the operation, repair and maintenance of machinery and equipment including kneeling, crouching, stooping, squatting crawling, climbing and walking long distances in the performance of important and essential duties. This also includes exposure to working conditions where the performance of duties requires working in confined spaces, damp environments, outdoors and with chemicals.

NOTES:
A. Positions located at the Water Supply and Treatment Division will require incumbents to obtain and successfully maintain a Grade III Water Treatment Operator Certificate within 18 months from the date of hire.

B. Positions located at the City Distribution Division will require incumbents to obtain and successfully maintain a Grade III Water Distribution Operator Certificate issued by the State of California within 18 months from the date of hire.

C. Upon appointment to Class 7341, employees may be required to take a State mandated respirator medical examination (SCBA), renewed annually.

D. Employees may be required to pass CPR training annually and first aid training tri-annually.

Verification:
Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process.

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.

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/index.aspx?page=456.

Verification of required work experience typically must be on the employer’s letterhead, and must include the applicant’s name, job title, description of job duties, dates of employment, hours per week, and signature of the employer, supervisor, or appropriate representative.

Employees of the City and County of San Francisco may submit performance evaluations showing duties performed to verify qualifying City experience. City employees will receive credit for the duties of the class to which appointed. Credit for experience obtained outside of the employee's class will be allowed only if recorded in accordance with the provisions of Civil Service Commission Rules. CCSF employees will not receive credit for experience obtained outside of their classification unless recorded in accordance with the provisions of the Civil Service Rule 110.9.1/111A.11.2.

Experience claimed in self-employment will only be accepted if supported by documents verifying income, earnings, business license and experience comparable to minimum qualifications above. Copies of income tax papers or other documents listing occupation and total earnings must be submitted.

Verification of required valid licensure/certification typically must be a photocopy of the license/certificate including the name of the issuing agency as well as the name of the license/certificate holder, license/certificate number, and expiration date.

How To Apply

Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are only accepted through an online process. Visit www.jobaps.com/sf to register an account (if you have not already done so) and begin the application process.

• Select the desired job announcement
• Select “Apply” and read and acknowledge the information
• Select either “I am a New User” if you have not previously registered, or “I have Registered Previously”
• Follow instructions on the screen

Need help completing the application?
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 Dept. of Human Resources at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco.

We communicate by email
You may be contacted by email about this announcement and, therefore, it is your responsibility to ensure that your registered email address is accurate and kept up-to-date. Also, you must ensure that email from CCSF is not blocked on your computer by a spam filter. To prevent blocking, you should set up your 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, @famsf.org, @ccsf.edu. You will receive a confirmation email that your online application has been received in response to every announcement for which you apply. You should retain the confirmation email for your records. Failure to receive the email means that the online application was not submitted or received.

Word of advice
All work experience, education, training and other information substantiating how you meet the minimum qualifications must be included on your application by the filing deadline. Information submitted after the filing deadline will not be considered in determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications.

Applications completed improperly may be cause for ineligibility, disqualification or may lead to lower scores.

Have questions about the application process?
If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the exam analyst, Monica Guzman by telephone at 415-554-1641, or by email at jobs@sfwater.org

Selection Procedures

Minimum Qualifications Supplemental Questionnaire (MQSQ) - (Weight: Qualifying)

Applicants will be prompted to complete a Supplemental Questionnaire as part of the online application process. All applicants must complete the Supplemental Questionnaire and it must be submitted with the application by the final filing deadline. The information provided on the Supplemental Questionnaire must be consistent with the information on the application and is subject to verification. Applicant responses to the Supplemental Questionnaire will be used to assist in determining if applicants meet the minimum qualifications for the position.

Written Examination (Weight 80%)
Candidates deemed qualified and admitted to the examination process will be administered a written multiple-choice test designed to measure knowledge, skills and/or abilities in job-related areas which may include but not be limited to: knowledge of utility plumbing, power tool practices, safety rules and regulations, standard safe water practices, mathematical ability, decision making ability and confined space entry.

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

Qualified candidates will be notified of the exact date, time and location of the examination.

A passing score must be achieved on the Written Examination in order to continue in the selection process and be placed on the eligible list.

Candidates will be placed on the eligible list in rank order according to their final score. Candidate scores on this examination may also be applied to other announcements involving other job titles, when directed by the Human Resources Director.

The department may administer additional position-specific selection procedures to make final hiring decisions.
Candidates scores on this examination may also be applied to other announcements involving other job titles, when directed by the Human Resources Director.

SKILLED LABOR EXPERIENCE CREDIT (SLEC): (Weight 20%)
Candidates will be sent a questionnaire via email. The questionnaire is designed to determine whether applicants possess the creditable work training experience for class 7341 Stationary Engineer, Water Treatment Plant those candidates who pass the written-multiple choice examination will be awarded the Skilled Labor Experience Credit (SLEC). All relevant experience, education and/or training must be described in the work experience and/or education sections of the application in order to be reviewed in the scoring process. Candidate responses on the questionnaire cannot be changed once submitted. Applicants who have not completed an approved apprenticeship program at the time of application will not receive any SLEC credit for purposes of rank on the eligible list.

Certification Rule:
The certification rule for the ranked eligible lists resulting from this examination will be Rule of 10 Scores. The department may administer additional position-specific selection procedures 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 process will be 6 months and may be extended with the approval of the Human Resources Director.

Upon approval of the Human Resource Director (see Civil Service Rule 111A.26.5), the eligible list/score report resulting from this announcement may be used by other departments that also use this classification or a similar classification. To find other Departments which use this classification, please see https://sfdhr.org/sites/default/files/documents/ASO-Level-Chart.pdf?documentID=21246

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

Terms of the Announcement: 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.jobaps.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 Department of Human Resources, 1 S Van Ness Avenue, 4th 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.

Reasonable Accommodation Request: Applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum eligibility requirements for this job announcement can find information on requesting a reasonable ADA Accommodation at: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#applicantswithdisabilities

Veteran’s Preference: Information regarding requests for Veterans Preference can be found at: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#veteranspreference

General Information concerning City and County of San Francisco Employment Policies and Procedures: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20

Copies of Application Documents: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#copies

Right to Work: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#identification. All persons entering the City and County of San Francisco workforce are required to provide verification of authorization to work in the United States.

DRUG TESTING REQUIREMENT: Applicants for positions in this classification who are not currently employed by the City and County of San Francisco in a safety-sensitive position represented by (include the specific union name), are required to pass pre-employment drug and alcohol testing. All employees in this classification may also be subject to drug and alcohol testing upon reasonable suspicion or after a work-related accident. Applicants with a positive result from a pre-employment drug test will be restricted from hire in safety-sensitive positions for six-months after the date of the positive test.

Exam Type: Entrance
Issued: June 11, 2019, amended July 5, 2019 to extend filing deadline
Micki Callahan, Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID: 903432
PUC - MG (415) 554-1641

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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