0941 Manager VI, Subdivision and Mapping Manager

Bureau of Street Use and Mapping

Recruitment #PBT-0941-111599

Introduction



 

This is a Position Based Test conducted in accordance with Civil Service Rule 111A. 

Position Description:
San Francisco Public Works is seeking a manager for the Subdivision and Mapping of the Bureau of Street Use and Mapping. This position will provide support functions at the Executive Level of Department of Public Works management, and is responsible for planning, assigning, monitoring, evaluating the work of subordinates, monitoring and managing Monument Referencing, Monument Preservation and Subdivision Funds. 

This position may also be appointed to act as County Surveyor at the discretion of the Public Works Director. The County Surveyor shall possess the same power in the City and County in making surveys, plats and certificates as is or may from time to time be given by law to county surveyors, and the official acts and all plats, surveys and certificates of the County Surveyor shall have the same validity and be of the same force and effect as are or may be given by law to those of county surveyors. 

Essential duties of this position include but are not limited to:

• Provide support functions at the Executive Level of Department of Public Works management, and is responsible for planning, assigning, monitoring, evaluating the work of subordinates, monitoring and managing Monument Referencing, Monument Preservation and Subdivision Funds
• Supervise land surveyors, and sub-professional personnel engaged in maintaining official records for monument control, checking map applications prepared for purposes of subdividing and creating condominium units
• Evaluate and process street vacations, and survey records prepared by licensed land surveyors for technical and record information accuracy with respect to the California Map Act and the San Francisco Subdivision Codes and Regulations
• Develop changes to existing San Francisco codes, procedures and ordinances to assure adherence to California Map Act
• Assist the Bureau Manager in making revisions to programs, objectives and goals
• Develop, interpret and coordinate surveying and map processing policy and assigning the appropriate survey party
• Check field survey or map work in progress and directing subordinates when necessary
• Perform surveying or map processing operations when necessary to assist staff in difficult situations
• Manage the budget for survey parties and map processing to ensure adequate staffing, supplies, and equipment
• Collect and review survey notes or map applications for completeness and accuracy
• Supervise the maintenance of official records, maps, and survey reports and the preparation of related reports
• Coordinate with other city agencies on request for service, time schedules, and cost estimates, and performing other professional duties which require a licensed land surveyor
• Manage horizontal and vertical control systems which may include use of Global Positioning System (GPS) monument/documentation program
• Make regular contacts with the general public, other departments, contractors, private surveyors, and outside organizations relative to municipal mapping and survey practices and procedures
• Approve subdivision maps, and recommending referral of same to the Board of Supervisors
• Routinely represent the department at public hearings and before the Board of Supervisors and various commissions
• Drive to work sites and meetings when necessary

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Possession of a baccalaureate degree in Engineering, Surveying, Geomatics, Mapping, Architecture or related field from an accredited college or university; AND 
  2. Possession of a valid California Professional Land Surveyor License OR valid California Civil Engineer License (issued in 1982 or before); AND 
  3. Five (5) years of managerial experience (which must include supervisory responsibility) in the engineering and/or survey/mapping field; AND 
  4. Two (2) years of this managerial experience must include supervising survey parties and/or engineers; AND 
  5. Possession of a valid California driver’s license

Substitution:
Additional qualifying experience may be substituted for up to 2 years of the required education. One year (2,000 hours) of additional qualifying experience will be considered equivalent to 30 semester units/45 quarter units.

Notes:

  • One year of 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 forty (40) hours per week are not included in the calculation to determine full-time employment.
  • A valid out-of-state driver’s license is acceptable during the application process.
  • Applicants must meet the minimum qualification requirement by the final filing date unless otherwise noted.
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS 
The stated desirable qualifications may be used to identify job finalists at the end of the selection process when candidates are referred for hiring.

  • Knowledge of State of California and San Francisco laws, ordinances, regulations pertaining to land survey and subdivision map processing in the City and County of San Francisco
  • Knowledge of all phases of land survey work including methods of conducting various types of surveys such as GPS, automated data collection control surveys and construction surveys.
  • Knowledge of procedures and requirements for map submittals and approvals.
  • Two (2) years of experience supervising licensed land surveyors and/or licensed engineers.

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

In line with the Official Public Health Order to slow the spread of COVID-19, “shelter-in-place” has been issued for all San Francisco residents that is expected to be in effect until further notice. As a result, Department of Human Resources (DHR)’s office (located at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103) is currently closed to the general public. If you have any questions, please feel free to email the Human Resources Analyst listed on this announcement.

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, @sfpl.org, @dcyf.org, @first5sf.org).

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, Angie Ignao, at (415) 554-6107, or via email to: angie.ignao@sfdpw.org.

Verification:
 Applicants may be required to submit verification of the qualifying experience and education, at any point in the application, examination or departmental selection process. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of verification of qualifying experience and education. When requested, applicants who possess a degree that is from a foreign and/or non-accredited college or university may be required to provide an equivalency certification of the degree. Failure to submit the required verification, when requested, may result in disqualification or ineligibility for employment. 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 

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.

 

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.

Management Test Battery: (Weight: 40%)
Candidates will be invited to participate in a computer-based examination designed to measure competencies in job-related areas which may include but not be limited to: Problem Solving; Leadership; Decision Making; Interpersonal skill; Human Resources Management; Team Building; Communication; Conflict Management and Process Improvement. For more information about this Management Test (and a suggested reading list) please visit: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=343. Please note: this examination is only held in San Francisco. 

A passing score must be achieved on the Management Test Battery 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.

Scores attained on the Management Test Battery will 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 the Management Test Battery. The Management Test Battery may be used for many other 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 selection process for the future announcement is held within one year of the date of this examination and it includes the Management Test Battery, 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 Management Test Battery. 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 the Management Test Battery is used. Please note that, should you re-test, your re-test score would become your official score since it is the most recent.

Supplemental Questionnaire: (Weight: 60%) 
Candidates who pass the Management Test Battery examination will be sent a supplemental questionnaire to complete and return. The supplemental questionnaire is designed to measure knowledge, skills, and/or abilities in job-related areas which may include, but not be limited to: technical knowledge of all phases of land survey work, including methods of conducting various types of surveys, automated data collection control survey, and constructions surveys, knowledge of laws, ordinances and regulations pertaining to land survey and subdivision map processing in the City and County of San Francisco and other counties, management ability, supervisory ability, human relations ability; written communication ability, computer literacy. The supplemental questionnaire will be rated and scored. 

Candidates must achieve a passing score on the Management Test Battery and Supplemental Questionnaire in order to be ranked on the eligible list. 

CERTIFICATION RULE: 
The certification rule for the ranked eligible lists resulting from this examination will be Rule of List. The department may administer additional position-specific selection procedures to make 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 of 12 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

Requests: 
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 

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

Seniority Credit in Promotional Exams: Information regarding seniority credit can be found at: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#senioritycredit 

Terms of 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. Clerical errors may be corrected by the posting the correction on the Department of Human Resources website at www.jobaps.com/sf. 

The terms of this announcement may be appealed under Civil Service Rule 111A.35.1. The standard for the review of such appeals is 'abuse of discretion' or 'no rational basis' for establishing the position description, the minimum qualifications and/or the certification rule. Appeals must include a written statement of the item(s) being contested and the specific reason(s) why the cited item(s) constitute(s) abuse of discretion by the Human Resources Director. Appeals must be submitted directly to the Executive Officer of the Civil Service Commission within five business days of the announcement issuance date. 

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 at http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20 or hard copy at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor. 

Copies of Application Documents: Applicants should keep copies of all documents submitted, as these will not be returned. 

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. 

Exam Type: Combined Promotive and Entrance 
Issued: May 28, 2021

Carol Isen, Human Resources Director 
Department of Human Resources 
Recruitment ID: PBT-0941-111599 
CAHR/SFPW- AI (415) 554-6107 
MCCP 90-063

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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