7134 Water Construction and Maintenance Superintendent

Recruitment #PBT-7134-097706

Introduction


This is a Position-Based Test conducted in accordance with CSC Rule 111A.
Amended 4/28/2021 to extend the filing deadline.

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 https://www.sfpuc.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

There are over 300 service connections and 200 miles of transmission pipeline in the Regional Water System from the City and County of San Francisco boundary to the Peninsula, East Bay and South Bay. Inspection, routine maintenance and shutdown of pipelines require coordination with the customers affected. Maintaining water delivery to services and customers while completing necessary pipeline inspection and maintenance is critical to meeting the obligations set forth in policies, agreements and State regulations.

Under general direction from the Distribution & Maintenance Section Manager of the Water Supply and Treatment Division (WST), the Water Construction & Maintenance Superintendent exercises supervision of the activities of second level supervisors and subordinate personnel engaged in operation, inspection, maintenance, field testing, repairs and installation of the Regional Water System transmission pipelines, related appurtenances, and the retail and wholesale customer water services for WST. The Water Construction & Maintenance Superintendent directly supervises class 7284 Utility Plumber Supervisor II(s) and other subordinate staff.

The essential duties of this position include but are not limited to the following:

  • Reports to the Distribution & Maintenance Section Manager, supervises second level supervisors and subordinate personnel in execution of work assignments relating to repairs, maintenance and operations of the Regional Water Transmission System.
  • Assigns and reviews daily work orders, oversees and monitors the transmission system’s preventive maintenance program.
  • Assists WST Section Managers to ensure the safety, reliability and efficiency of all Regional Water System facilities. Coordinates section activities with those of other division sections, departments, divisions, and outside agencies and organizations.
  • Recommends and implements division goals and objectives, establishes performance standards and priorities for system maintenance activities, implements related policies and procedures and makes recommendations to superiors for improvements in maintenance activities, policies and procedures.
  • Prepares annual budget requests for the Water Construction, Distribution and Maintenance Section, monitors expenditures and approves purchase requisitions.
  • Personally resolves customer problems and complaints in an efficient and expeditious manner.
  • Directs, supervises and develops subordinate personnel to assure their productivity, competency, professional growth and job satisfaction.
  • Plans and manages the development and training of subordinate staff to ensure safety, efficiency, regulatory compliance and an increased understanding of the facilities and operations of the Regional Water Transmission System and its retail and wholesale customer services.
  • Interviews and hires new staff; prioritizes, assigns and reviews work, approves time off and leave requests, prepares and reviews employee performance evaluations.
  • Develops, reviews and plans staff training programs
  •  Other related duties as required

Work Location: 1000 El Camino Real, Millbrae, CA  94030

Nature of Work: Sustains physical effort, such as standing or walking for prolonged periods, lifts heavy/imbedded manhole covers weighing in excess of 75 lbs., has great manual dexterity, wears respiratory protection equipment, has frequent exposure to potential hazards and exposure to inclement weather, works around extreme wildlife, working above water, working in small, confined spaces or at great heights.

Incumbent may be required to work on all shifts, respond to emergencies on a 24-hour on-call basis, and work alone or with a crew. 

 

 

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

1. Eight years of experience in the metal trades industry, preferably in a large water or public works organization, of which at least three years shall have been in an important supervisory capacity over field construction, installation, maintenance; AND

2. Possession of a current Grade IV Water Distribution Water Operator Certificate issued by the State of California, Department of Health Services; AND

3. Possession of a valid California Driver’s License

Note: Possession of a Grade V Water Distribution Operator Certificate issued by the State of California, Department of Health Services is required within twelve (12) months of appointment.

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.

  • Five (5) or more years of supervisory capacity over field construction, installation, repairs and maintenance
  • Experience with construction of appurtenances using plans and specification drawings, ability to read and interpret plans and specifications.
  • Experience with directing several field crews in performing maintenance, repairs, disinfections and inspections of transmission pipelines.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and convey information verbally and in writing, prepare clear and concise reports.
  • Basic understanding of a CMMS and preventive maintenance program.
  • General knowledge of general construction, operation and maintenance requirements of a large water transmission and distribution system and practical knowledge of hydraulic engineering. 

Applicants must meet the minimum qualification requirement by the final filing date unless otherwise noted. All work experience, education, training and other information substantiating how you meet the minimum qualifications must be included in the “Education” and “Training and Employment Record” sections of the City and County of San Francisco online application by the filing deadline. A resume does NOT substitute for this section of the City application and will not be considered in determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications.

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 at https://sfdhr.org/how-verify-education-requirements

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.

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

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.


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 Stefanie Lim by email at smlim@sfwater.org or by phone at 415-916-6632.

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.

Supplemental Questionnaire Evaluation (Weight 100%): Applicants will be prompted to complete a supplemental questionnaire that must be submitted during the online application process. All applicants must complete the supplemental questionnaire. The purpose of the Supplemental Questionnaire is to evaluate the experience, knowledge, skills and abilities that candidates possess in job-related areas, which have been identified as critical for this position and include, but are not limited to:

  • Knowledge on the Operations and Maintenance of a Drinking Water Transmission system
  • General Construction knowledge
  • Ability to read and interpret plans and specifications
  • Ability to supervise subordinate employees, provide training, approve time, complete performance reports
  • Ability to organize and direct a number of field crews in maintenance, repairs, operations and valve installations.
  • Ability to prepare clear and concise reports, records, and correspondence
  • Ability to effectively convey information verbally and explain complex ideas clearly 

A passing score must be achieved on all exam components 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.

Certification:
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 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/Forms-Documents/Position-Count-by-Job-Codes.pdf.

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 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.

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://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process#applicantswithdisabilities

Information regarding requests for Veterans Preference can be found at:
http://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process#veteranspreference

Seniority Credit in Promotional Exams:
Information regarding seniority credit can be found at:
http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#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 at http://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process 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: CPE 
Issued: March 26, 2021, Amended April 28, 2021
Carol Isen
Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID Number: PBT-7134-097706
PUC/SL/415.916.6632

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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