6315 Cost Estimator
|Department||San Francisco Public Works|
|Date Opened||1/31/2019 08:00:00 AM|
|Filing Deadline||2/13/2019 5:00:00 PM|
|Salary||$48.90 - $59.43/hour; $8,476.00 - $10,300.00/month; $101,712.00 - $123,604.00/year|
|Job Type||Permanent PBT|
This is a Position Based Test conducted in accordance with Civil Service Rule 111A.
Under general direction, the Cost Estimator of San Francisco Public Works is responsible for developing cost estimates and proposals for a broad-range of construction, renovation, repair, installation and maintenance of public buildings and facilities.
Examples of Important and Essential Duties:
1. Prepares cost estimates and contract specification for a variety of construction, renovation, repair, installation and maintenance projects of public buildings and facilities.
2. Analyzes and compiles estimate data that impact the cost of labor, materials, equipment and other factors to ensure an accurate estimate; evaluates and recommends construction methods and materials.
3. Reviews drawings, specifications and cost history; confers with craft supervisors, field operations, managers and consultants to include in final project estimate/proposal.
4. Prepares reports and maintains detailed cost estimate records related to construction projects.
5. Performs other related duties as required.
Nature of Work: sustained physical effort involving considerable standing, bending, and exposure to working conditions, where moderately serious injuries may occur; exposure to hot asphaltic mixtures and raw sewage and disagreeable weather conditions. May periodically require being on call, working early/late shifts and on weekends and holidays.
Four (4) years of experience in commercial, industrial or residential construction, which must include a minimum of two (2) years in cost estimating.
License and Certification:
Possession of a valid California driver license.
Possession of an associate’s degree in construction management, architecture or engineering from an accredited college or university may substitute for up to two (2) years of the required commercial, industrial or residential construction experience. This cannot substitute for the two (2) years of cost estimating experience.
Possession of a General Contractor’s License from the State of California and three (3) years of cost estimating experience in the construction industry may substitute for the required experience.
Applicants must meet minimum qualification requirements by the final filing date unless otherwise noted.
How To Apply
Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are only accepted through an online process. Visit www.jobapscloud.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
Computer kiosks 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.
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, @sfusd.edu, @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. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed City and County of San Francisco application.
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, Sean Sexton, by phone at (415) 554-6050 or email to: Sean.Sexton@sfgov.org.
Applicants may be required to submit verification of the 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 at http://sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=456. Failure to submit the required verification, when requested, may result in disqualification or ineligibility for employment.
Note: Falsifying one’s education 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.
Supplemental Questionnaire (Qualifying):
Applicants will be prompted to complete a supplemental questionnaire as part of the online employment application. It is essential that applicants provide complete information in identifying their education, experience, training and licensure, consistent with the information provided on their application. The supplemental questionnaire will be used to evaluate whether applicants meet the minimum qualifications for this position. Applicants must also complete the official application. The information in the supplemental questionnaire will not be scored and is collected for informational purposes.
Written Examination (Weight 100%):
Candidates that meet the minimum qualifications will be invited to participate in a written examination designed to assess their relative knowledge, skills and abilities in job-related areas, which may include, but not be limited to: knowledge of cost estimating principles and techniques related to facilities and public right of way construction, a broad-range of construction crafts/trades, building materials, their uses and limitations, applicable laws and ordinances and safety regulations; ability and/or skill to prepare and develop accurate cost estimates and proposals, compile data, perform calculations, conduct field observations, make recommendations related to construction, analyze information and develop specifications and comprehensive reports, interpret blueprints and shop drawings, organize and coordinate work flow, communicate clearly both orally and in writing, maintain effective work relationships. Candidates must achieve a passing score in order to be ranked on the eligible list.
The certification rule for the ranked eligible list resulting from this examination will be Rule of Ten (10) Scores. 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 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.
Prior to appointment, candidates must successfully pass a medical examination to determine their ability to perform the essential functions and/or meet physical requirements.
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.
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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.
Information regarding requests for Veteran’s Preference can be found at: http://sfdhr.org/veterans-preference.
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.
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. Clerical errors may be corrected by 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.
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: Entrance
Micki Callahan, Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID: PBT-6315-085951
GSA - SS (415) 554-6050
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.