5382, Student Design Trainee III

Recruitment #TEX-5382-900230



Incumbent will conduct the majority of work at the Department of Technology, 1800 Jerrold Ave. San Francisco, CA 94124. However, there may be situations where the incumbent will be required to work at other sites throughout the City of San Francisco as required.




The Student Intern Program is designed to attract, develop, groom and retain innovative Public Safety Technology professionals in local government.  Interns are expected to work and gain experience in various public safety technologies like radio systems, electronic alarm systems, video systems, IT network and application systems, fiber systems, Wi-Fi, etc.  Working under the direction of executive and supervisory management, each intern will gain hands-on experience related to all technical aspects of public safety technology operations and services.

Duties may include:

·         Radio installation, repair and trouble shooting.

·         Fire and burglar alarm installation, repair, and trouble shooting.

·         Video and surveillance system installation, repair, and trouble shooting.

·         Network, switch and router maintenance and trouble shooting.

·         Outdoor warning and PA system maintenance and trouble shooting.

·         Fiber and cable installation and trouble shooting.

·         Assisting with Wi-Fi projects

·         Synthesize and analyze information, formulate options and recommendations.

·         Organize and present recommendations.

·         Develop and present alternative action plans.

·         Investigate new technologies, electronic practices and determine their potential usefulness.

·         Documentation, project tracking, time sheet entry etc.


Applicants must have completed one year of engineering or science in an accredited College.  Some work experience in the field of Electronics, Radio, Computer Science or Auto CAD or any Public Safety Technology Services is preferred AND

Applicant must be currently enrolled and attending an accredited degree program OR


Returning to their undergraduate program or entering into a graduate program. 



1.    Applicants must also be a US Citizen or have an alien registration (green) card or a foreign student with legal work permit prior to filing of application.

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 this City and County of San Francisco position will be accepted through an online process only. Mailed, hand delivered or faxed applications will not be accepted.


Visit http://www.jobaps.com/sf to begin the application process.

  • Click and select 5382 Student Trainee III (TEX-5382-900230)
  • Click on “Apply” and read and acknowledge the information
  • Click on “I am a New User” if you have not previously registered, or on “I have REGISTERED PREVIOUSLY”
  • Follow instructions given on the screen.

Upon successful submittal of the application online, you will receive a notification on the screen, as well as an e-mail, acknowledging the receipt of your application materials.

Computer kiosks are located in the lobby of the Department of Human Resources, 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco. CA 94103. The hours of operation are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.


SELECTION PROCEDURE: Applications will be screened for relevant qualifying experience.  Additional screening mechanisms may be implemented in order to determine candidates’ qualifications.  Only those applicants who most closely meet the needs of the Agency will be invited to participate in the selection process.  Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement to the interview.


VERIFICATION OF EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION: Verification of experience/education may be required at a later date. If verification is required, failure to provide it may result in disqualification from the selection process. Applicants who possess a degree that is from a foreign and/or non-accredited college or university may be required to provide an equivalency certification of the degree.

The application procedure is in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need assistance to participate in this recruitment, contact Jacqueline Sanders (415) 581-3945, or in writing at Jacque.Sanders@sfgov.org. Notification in advance will enable the department and County to evaluate arrangements to reasonably accommodate your need.




Conviction History

As part of the selection process an image of your fingerprints will be captured and 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) history will disqualify you as a candidate based on the specific requirements of the position to which you are applying. If selected for fingerprinting, the hiring department will contact you to schedule an appointment.

Candidates applying 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 applying 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.

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.


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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