5207 Associate Engineer

Recruitment #PEX-5207-110544

Introduction


APPOINTMENT TYPE: Permanent Exempt: This position is excluded by the Charter from the competitive Civil Service examination process and shall serve at the discretion of the Appointing Officer. The duration of the appointment shall not exceed 36 months.

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.

The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate possesses strong written and oral communication skills, technical skills, and organization skills. The incumbent will have strong knowledge of the construction phase of capital projects and have a macro understanding of the variety of civil, structural, electrical and mechanical systems in a Water or Wastewater Treatment Plant or a commercial building.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Southeast Water Pollution Control Plant Biogas Utilization Facility Project: This project will support the development of a key Design-Build Contractor procurement document for a new Biogas Facility at the Southeast Water Pollution Control Plant.

Under general administrative direction of the Contract Standards Manager (CSM) of the Contract Standards Section in the Engineering Management Bureau (EMB) of the SFPUC Infrastructure Division, performs the role of the Contract Standards Engineer (CSE) for Water, Wastewater, and Power construction contracts.

The CSE will typically have assignments up to four design-bid-build construction contracts at a time, where the sub-activities to process these contracts start and stop at various times, in coordination with project engineers and project managers (project teams). Delivers complete PDF documents (drawings, specifications, reports and other information) to the Contract Administration Bureau to procure general contractors which perform construction work. The work mainly involves the progression of various iterations of standard “front end” construction contract documents that are exchanged with project teams to customize language appropriate to each unique contract. The incumbent will ensure consistent information is provided to bidders in accordance with established procedures so that bidders have a fair and unambiguous basis to bid on the contracts.

Essential functions:

  • Prepares complex, high-dollar contracts, such as design-build and CM-at-risk/Construction-Manager/General-Contractor delivery. Includes working with the Office of the City Attorney on both standard and custom contract language and analyzing the technical aspects of engineered drawings and specifications as part of the overall final packaging of bid documents. Collaborates with various stakeholders.
  • Provides engineering support to construction and operations; reviews engineering drawings, specifications, calculations and work products produced by staff, consultants and contractors to ensure accuracy, adequacy and conformance to standards. Verifies quantity, dimensions, safety requirements, and proper test and start-up procedures.
  • Updates the content and logic of the boilerplate contract-generating software and the various automation tools used by Contract Standards for efficient and consistent workflows.
  • Assists project teams in other EMB Sections with planning and design engineering and project engineer work, including construction support.
  • Coordinates and conducts meetings with numerous stakeholders to develop a Request for Qualifications (RFQ) and partnership with the SFPUC Contract Administration Bureau
  • Synthesizes input from competing interests in written form, performing quality control on edits by others, and producing a high-quality document.
  • Obtains input from the project team to utilize SFPUC's contract-generating software, Perfectus.
  • Prepares a variety of bid documents, including advertisement for bids, instructions to bidders, detailed specifications and contract bonds; reviews and analyzes bids for conformance with specifications and for approval of final awarding of bids
  • Researches past language used by other owners/utilities and synthesizes new Public-Private-Partnership language in coordination with various SFPUC stakeholders and the Office of the City Attorney.

Class 5207 Associate Engineer 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. Three (3) years verifiable professional Civil Engineering work experience, which includes two (2) years experience equivalent to or higher than a 5203 Assistant Engineer; AND

2. Possession of a Certificate of Registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of California in Civil Engineering.

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.  

  • Field engineering or other construction management experience
  • Engineering design experience
  • Technical writing
  • Computer programming
  • Database knowledge

Verification:

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.

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.

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 http://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.

We communicate by e-mail.

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.

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 result in lower scores. If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the exam analyst, Tina Siu by email at jobs@sfwater.org.

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

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

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.

Issued: April 19, 2021
Carol Isen, Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID: PEX-5207-110544 (01083686)
PUC/TS (415) 554-2404

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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