5364 Engineering Associate I

Recruitment #PEX-5364-094442


Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately as this recruitment may close at any time but not earlier than March 18, 2019. The position is open until filled.

The Department of Technology is the centralized technology services provider within San Francisco City & County government, delivering technology infrastructure and services to approximately 33,000 employees and 800,000 residents. The department has an annual operating budget of over $130M and contains over 220 employees. Core service areas include: Infrastructure and Operations, Technology Security, Service Delivery & Management, Enterprise Applications, Project Management Office, Public Safety Systems & Wiring, Technology Administration, Policy & Governance and IT Public Communications.

Under general supervision, the Engineering Associate I performs difficult technical communication engineering work in the preparation of civil (including structural and/or transportation), or electrical, or mechanical engineering, or architectural drawings and other graphic material using computer aided software products such as AutoCAD, Map 3D, Civil 3D, Revit, and/or ArcFM and working accurately and in compliance with drafting standards.

Position Duties:

  1. Prepare architectural, civil (including structural and/or transportation), or electrical engineering drawings and other graphic material using AutoCAD in compliance with architectural and engineering drafting standards.
  2. Draft proposed and existing construction documentation (Drawings include floor plans, street plans, layouts, elevations, sections, details, and diagrams) for fiber optic and copper cable installation, conduit installation, radio system installation, camera installation, traffic redirection, and general architectural drawings.
  3. Create and submit construction permits and documentation.
  4. Assist with construction coordination and preparation.
  5. Map locations of and information pertaining to fiber optic and copper cable, conduit, radio systems, cameras, and other city facilities.
  6. Conduct site visits with Public Safety supervisory staff, cable splicers, and linemen to capture data on existing and proposed infrastructure.
  7. Assist in the preparation of cost and quantity estimates for engineering projects, project specifications and written reports, and site investigations.
  8. Process and/or review submittals from contractors, utilities and others. Indexes, reproduces and maintains engineering documents stored in databases or spreadsheets in hard copy form. Applies mathematical and other engineering computations as required in the course of performing work.
  9. Operate and replace media (i.e. printer cartridges, plotter paper rolls and printer paper) on equipment used in the course of performing work.
  10. Respond orally and in written form to inquiries, complaints, and requests for information from the general public, contractors, and other agencies.
  11. Prepare written reports, minutes, correspondence, field reports and specifications in the course of performing work.
  12. Assist in performing field and equipment inspections.
  13. Perform design work using engineering knowledge and appropriate software programs.
  14. Explain and enforce drafting procedures and standards.
  15. Performs related duties as required.

Job Type:
The Permanent Exempt- Full Time position is excluded by the Charter from the competitive civil service examination process and shall serve at the discretion of the appointing officer. The anticipated duration of this project position is thirty-six(36) months and will not result in an eligible list or permanent civil service hiring.

Nature of Work:
Incumbent must be willing to work a 40-hour per week schedule and may be required to work additional hours when necessary as determined by the department. 

Work Location:
Incumbent will conduct the majority of work at the Department of Technology, 200 Paul Ave. However, there may be situations where the incumbent will be required to work at other sites throughout the City of San Francisco as necessary.

Minimum Qualifications

These minimum qualifications establish the education, training, experience, special skills and/or license(s) which are required for employment in the classification.  Please note, additional qualifications (i.e., special conditions) may apply to a particular position and will be stated on the exam/job announcement.

1. Four years of verified civil (including structural and/or transportation), or electrical, or mechanical technical engineering drafting experience using computer-aided software products, such as AutoCAD, Map 3D, Civil 3D and Revit,  to prepare engineering drawings and other engineering graphic material, at least two years of which must have been in a position with duties comparable to those of Class 5362 Engineering Assistant.  This experience must have been obtained within the last seven years.

2. Possession of a valid California driver license.

Substitution: Candidates may substitute possession of a Certificate of Completion in drafting or computer-aided drafting from an accredited college or technical/vocational school for six months of the required four years of experience.

Desirable Qualifications:

  1. Experience with copper and fiber optic cable installation and standards.
  2. Fiber data mapping and data entry experience.
  3. Experience with fiber splicing, strand mapping, and tracing routes.
  4. Experience in conduit installation and standards.
  5. Experience in overhead and underground fiber optic and copper cable installation and standards.
  6. Experience in ArcFM
  7. Experience in identifying fiber optic cables, patch locations and circuits.
  8. Experience with Optical Time Domain Reflect (OTDR) meter and Optical Loss Test Set (OLTS)
  9. Basic network troubleshooting skills.
  10. Intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Excel Spreadsheets.

Special Requirements:

Criminal Justice Information Services (CJIS) Security Clearance may be required. (See Security Clearances and Background Investigations below). 


1. Medical Testing: Prior to appointment, eligible candidates must successfully pass the TB testing process. 

2. Security Clearances & Background Investigations: Positions in this classification may require that successful candidates who become eligible for appointment may be required to go through a background investigation to determine the candidate’s suitability for employment in this classification. Factors considered in the investigation may include employment history, use of illegal/controlled substances. Reasons for rejection based on this investigation may include, but not limited to: applicable convictions, repeated or serious violations of the law, inability to accept supervision, inability to follow rules and regulations, falsification of application materials and/or other relevant factors. Failure to obtain and maintain security clearance may be basis for termination.

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 Dept. of Human Resources at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco.

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. 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.

Applications completed improperly may be cause for ineligibility, disqualification or may lead to lower scores.

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 you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the exam analyst, Carol Wong, by telephone at 652-628-5045, or by email at carol.x.wong@sfgov.org.

Selection Procedures

Supplemental Questionnaire (Qualifying and Informational):

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. The Questionnaire will also be used to assess the applicant's knowledge, skills, and abilities as they relate to the 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.

The Department may establish and implement additional screening mechanisms to comparatively evaluate qualifications of candidates. If this becomes necessary, only those applicants whose qualifications most closely meet the needs of the Department will be invited for an interview.

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


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 http://sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=456



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.


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.


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.

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.  Please be informed that the Department of Technology will not sponsor visa applications/transfers.

Issued: March 7, 2019
Micki Callahan
Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID Number: PEX-5364-09442


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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