7349 Steamfitter Supervisor I

Recruitment #CBT-7349-902819

Introduction

Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as this announcement may close at any time but no earlier than March 5, 2019.

THIS IS A CITYWIDE EXAMINATION

Position Description
Under direction, supervises the work of a group of steamfitters and other craft workers engaged in a variety of projects related to the installation, maintenance and repair of steam/hydronic boilers and heating, cooling and ventilating systems.

The essential functions of this classification include, but are not limited to, the following:
1. Supervises a group of journey-level workers engaged in a variety of installation, maintenance and repair projects on steam/hydronic boilers and heating, cooling and ventilating systems, and any related appurtenances or components to ensure that work is completed in a timely and safe manner. Prioritizes tasks to be completed by assigned staff, allocates work assignments and ensures timely completion of work; monitors attendance, signs timesheets and overtime requests; evaluates the perfomance of subordinate personnel; documents and confers with employees on attendance, performance and behavior issues; makes recommendations for further disciplinary action as needed. Provides on-the-job training to new workers and ongoing technical training and consultation for all assigned staff.

2. Inspects ongoing and completed work related to the installation, maintenance, repair, alteration and adjustment of steam/hydronic boilers and heating, cooling and ventilating systems, including pumps, piping and other related components and apparatus, to ensure that work is completed according to established specifications, plans, standards and instructions. Ensures worksite safety by adhering to established industry safety standards and monitoring the work of assigned staff; conducts safety training sessions; investigates and prepares reports on work-related accidents; prepares and maintains codes of safe job practices; maintains records of MSDS information and hazardous material inventory.

3. As necessary in order to instruct staff, may perform steamfitting work, including the more difficult, complex and skilled work in the installation, maintenance, repair, alteration and adjustment of steam/hydronic boilers and heating, cooling and ventilating systems. Interprets and works from prepared plans, drawings and blueprints; makes rough sketches of work to be completed to ensure adherence to established plans and safety standards. Operates a variety of motor and utility vehicles to transport crew and/or equipment and materials to work sites.

4. Maintains contact with other departmental personnel, members of other crafts, outside agencies, vendors and contractors for coordination and effective scheduling and completion of work.

5. Orders, locates and maintains stock of materials for use in the installation, maintenance and repair of steam/hydronic boilers and heating, cooling and ventilating systems, including pumps, piping and other related components and apparatus; ensures availability and working condition of tools and equipment necessary to complete jobs; generates purchase orders.

6. Estimates cost of various jobs related to the installation, maintenance, repair, alteration and adjustment of steam/hydronic boilers and heating, cooling and ventilating systems, including pumps, piping and other related components and apparatus; prepares written cost estimates for labor, material and equipment; receives/prepares work orders. Prepares and maintains records of time worked and materials expended by assigned staff; maintains operating and inspection records for reference and/or permit requirements.

7. When authorized, assumes responsibility for the care and maintenance of the steam/hydronic boilers and heating, cooling and ventilating equipment of given plant; establishes and/or carries out a maintenance inspection schedule and preventative maintenance program; coordinates response to emergencies as required.

8. Performs related duties as required.

Working Conditions
Essential duties require the following physical skills and work environment: physical effort, including walking, standing, bending and crouching, and dexterity in the use of fingers, limbs and body; ability to lift and carry objects weighing up to 50 pounds; working at heights or in confined spaces; exposure to working conditions where minor abrasions, bruises and burns may be encountered; and possible exposure to inclement weather, hazardous materials, and/or extremes of heat/cold.

Minimum Qualifications

Completion of a recognized five-year steamfitters' apprenticeship program AND three years verifiable journey-level experience as a steamfitter engaged in the installation, maintenance and repair of steam/hydronic boilers and heating, cooling and ventilating systems equivalent to those of City departments; OR

An equivalent combination of verifiable apprenticeship and journey-level experience totaling eight years; AND

Current California driver's license

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

One year full-time employment is equivalent to 2,000 hours (2,000 hours of qualifying work experience is based on a 40 hour work week). Any overtime hours that you work above 40 hours per week are not included in the calculation to determine full-time employment.

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

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 at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103, or the Airport Commission Human Resources office at 710 N. McDonnell Road, 3rd floor, San Francisco, CA 94128.

Applicants may be contacted by email about this announcement and, therefore, 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).

Applicants will receive a confirmation email that their online application has been received in response to every announcement for which they file. Applicants should retain this confirmation email for their records. Failure to receive this email means that the online application was not submitted or received.

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. If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the exam analyst, Carolina Robert, by telephone at 650-821-2048, or by email at carolina.robert@flysfo.com.

Resumes may be attached to the application; however, resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed City and County of San Francisco application.

Verification
Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process. If education verification is required, information on how to verify education requirements, including verifying foreign education credits or degree equivalency, can be found here.

Verification of qualifying experience, when requested, must be documented on the employer's business letterhead and must include the name of the applicant, job title(s), dates of employment, description of job duties performed, and signature of the employer or the employer’s authorized representative. 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. 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. Verification may be waived if impossible to obtain. The applicant must submit a signed statement explaining why verification cannot be obtained. Waiver requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Failure to provide the required verification, or request for waiver when requested may result in rejection of application.

Note: 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. 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.

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.

Basic Supervisory Written Examination (Weight 50%)
Candidates will be administered a written multiple-choice examination that includes test items that relate to various supervisory practices and procedures (e.g., directing subordinates, delegating tasks to subordinates, providing customer service, demonstrating appropriate supervisory/leadership behavior, addressing and/or evaluating subordinate issues, behavior and performance) as well as reading comprehension items.

A passing score must be achieved on the Basic Supervisory Written Examination in order to continue in the selection process. This is a standardized examination, and, therefore, test questions and answers are not available for public inspection or review.

The score you achieve on this examination shall be valid and 'banked' for three years, starting from the date of the examination. This means that, during this three-year time period, you will not be required to take this test again should you apply and be found eligible for a future announcement for which this particular test is used. Please note this test is used for other supervisory classes therefore your test score may be applied to one or more of these classes if you choose to apply to future recruitments. If the test for this future announcement is held within one year of the date of this examination, your score will be automatically applied to that announcement. However, after one year, you have the option to either (a) apply your test score to the other announcement or (b) re-take the test. Re-testing is permitted no sooner than one year from the date of the examination and only in association with your eligibility for another announcement for which this test is used. Please note that, should you re-test, your re-test score would become your official score since it is the most recent.

Oral/Performance Examination (Weight 50%)
The applicants who pass the Basic Supervisory Written examination will be tested to determine their relative knowledge, skill, and ability levels in job-related areas which may include, but are not limited to:

  • Knowledge of methods, procedures and practices used to install, maintain, alter and repair steam/hydronic boilers and heating, cooling and ventilating systems, including pumps, piping and other related components and apparatus
  • Proper and effective use of tools, equipment and materials; basic physical, structural and functional characteristics and specifications of steam/hydronic boilers and heating, cooling and ventilating systems
  • Job-related technical codes and regulations and established steamfitting industry standards
  • Methods and procedures to ensure safety when working with steam/hydronic boilers and heating, cooling and ventilating systems
  • Ability to identify, analyze and formulate effective solutions to work-related problems
  • Perform basic arithmetic functions to measure and complete work assignments and estimate cost of repairs and installations
  • Supervise a group of steamfitters, including training new workers
  • Deal courteously and effectively and establish and maintain good working relationships with a variety of individuals
  • Clearly and accurately communicate work-related information to crew members, supervisors and other departmental personnel
  • Write clearly and effectively in order to prepare a variety of work-related records and reports
  • Read, interpret and understand technical manuals, code books, blueprints, plans and construction drawings

A passing score on both the Basic Supervisory Written Examination and the Oral/Performance Examination must be achieved in order to be placed/ranked on the Eligible List.

Note: Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed to advance through all of the steps in the selection process.

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. Custom 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.

Medical Examination
Prior to appointment, candidates must successfully pass a medical examination to determine his/her ability to perform the essential functions of the job and/or the ability to meet the physical minimum requirements.

Certification Rule
The certification rule for the eligible list resulting from this examination will be Rule of Three Scores. Additional selection processes may be conducted by the hiring department prior to making final hiring decisions.

Eligible List/Score Report:
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 12 months, and may be extended with the approval of the Human Resources Director.

To see which departments use this classification, click here.

Conviction History

As a finalist 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 finalist. 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 selected as a finalist, 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
Applicants with disabilities requiring reasonable accommodation for this examination can find information on requesting a reasonable accommodation here.

Seniority Credit in Promotional Exams
Information regarding seniority credit can be found here.

Veterans Preference
Information regarding requests for veteran’s preference can be found here.

Terms of the Announcement
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 here.

Copies of Application Documents
Applicants are advised to keep copies of all documents submitted. Submitted documents become a permanent part of the exam record 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.

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 here or hard copy at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor.

Exam Type: Combined Promotive & Entrance
Issued: 2/15/19
Micki Callahan
Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID #: 902819
AIR/CR/650-821-2048

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.

For more information about benefits, please click here.

 



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