5207 Associate Engineer (Electrical)

Recruitment #TEX-5207-110069

Introduction

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.


APPOINTMENT TYPE: Temporary 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 24 months.

he Department of Building Inspection oversees the effective, efficient, fair and safe enforcement of City building, housing, plumbing, electrical, mechanical, and disability access codes for San Francisco’s more than 200,000 buildings.  This position is located in the Plan Review Services Division, which is responsible for the review and approval of building and other permits that require architectural and structural consideration, and to implement on-going seismic engineering and structural safety initiatives. This Division provides coordination of projects requiring Structural Design Review. Projects include those reviewed over-the-counter and those submitted for plan review.  In addition to the regular job duties to perform plan review and over–the-counter services, these positions will also require candidate to perform duties in the following programs:

  • Private School Evaluation Program: Review of private school evaluation reports for seismic strengthening.  A total of 183 reports have been submitted and reviewed.
  • Develop Ordinance and Administrative Bulletins for High Risk Retrofit Program, including Ordinance and Administration Bulletins for seismic retrofitting of existing private school buildings which shall be completed by the end of year 2022.

Position Description: 

Under general direction, performs professional engineering work in the field and office, supervises the work of related staff engaged in engineering work and may act as resident engineer or project engineer on engineering projects.  


Examples of Important and Essential Duties: 


According to Civil Service Commission Rule 9, the duties specified below are representative of the range of duties assigned to 5207 Associate Engineer and are not intended to be an inclusive list.


1. Reviews architectural and engineering designs, drawings, calculations and specifications to ensure compliance with codes, standards and project requirements;

2. Reviews cost and quantity estimates for necessary labor, materials and equipment associated with construction;

3. Reviews architectural and engineering drawings, calculations, specifications, and work products produced by staff, consultants and contractors to ensure accuracy, adequacy and conformance to standards;

4. Preform site visits and prepares wide variety of technical engineering reports, regulatory reports, standard operating procedures manuals, emergency operations plans, minutes, public correspondence and other documentation;

5. Interviews, selects, trains, monitors, evaluates and counsels staff in accordance with appropriate MOUs, Civil Service Commission Rules, and departmental procedures;

6. Conducts meetings and public hearings; makes presentations to staff, committees, boards, commissions, approval agencies and the general public; and

7. Performs other duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Three (3) years verifiable professional engineering experience, which includes two (2) years’ experience equivalent to the City & County of San Francisco Class 5203 Assistant Electrical Engineer or higher; AND

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

Substitutions:

1. A Master's Degree in Chemical, Sanitary, Transportation (Traffic), or Environmental Engineering disciplines only or a Grade Four Certificate in Water/Wastewater Treatment Operation (CA) may substitute for one-year work experience in the chemical, environmental or transportation specialties.

2. A Ph.D. in Chemical, Sanitary, Transportation (Traffic), or Environmental Engineering disciplines only may substitute for two years work experience in the chemical, environmental or transportation specialties.

3. There is no substitution for the required two years’ work experience equivalent to an Assistant Engineer or higher.

4. Some positions may require additional special engineering licensing and/or work experience in areas such as Construction Management, Structural, Corrosion, Fire Protection, Geo-technical, Environmental, Control Systems or Industrial Engineering.

5. City and County of San Francisco employees having six (6) months experience as a 5203 Assistant Engineer or higher will be admitted to the exam process. Successful candidates will be placed under waiver on the resulting eligible list until the two-year requirement is met in full.

License and Certification:

1. Possession of a Professional Engineer's License.

2. Possession of a valid California Class C driver license.

Working Conditions: Some positions may require specific lifting up to 50 pounds; climbing ladders; working in high places and confined spaces; exposure to various weather conditions and outdoors; bending, sitting, and walking for extended periods of time and over uneven surfaces. Positions in this class may also be required to work specific schedules which may include weekends, holidays, part time, nights, and/or overtime.

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 
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.

 

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, @famsf.org, @ccsf.edu).

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, Yvonne Lin, by telephone at 628-652-3581, or by email at yvonne.lin@sfgov.org.

Selection Procedures

Applications will be screened for relevant qualifying experience. Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement in the selection process.  Only those applicants who most closely meet the needs of the Department will be invited to participate in the interview process. 

VERIFICATION:  All applicants must submit verification of the required education and/or work experience including copies of required certificates and licenses.  City employees who meet all the qualifications based solely on employment with the City and County of San Francisco do not need to provide verification of qualifying experience. However, City employees whose qualifying experience is based on outside employment must submit verification of such an employment.  

Verification of journey level experience must be on employers' business letterhead and must show the name of the applicant, job title(s), duties (specifically the duties that meet the minimum qualifications), dates of service, and must be signed by the employer or the employer's authorized representative. City and County employees may 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.  

Verification requirement may be waived if verifications are impossible to obtain. Applicants who cannot obtain the required verification, if impossible to obtain by the deadline date may request a waiver of the experience verification requirement. To request a waiver, the applicant must submit a separate signed statement (in the form of a formal letter – there is not a form) explaining the reason why verification cannot be obtained. Waivers are NOT automatically granted. Request for waivers will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.  

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. Failure to provide the required verification or request for waiver may result in rejection of application and/or removal from eligibility for referral and appointment in this class.

 

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

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.


Issued:  March 26, 2021
Carol Isen
Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID Number:  TEX-5207-110069
DBI/ YL / 628-652-3581


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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