7368 Senior Comm Systems Technican - Radio Project

Recruitment #TEX-7368-107008

Introduction


Temporary Exempt (TEX): 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.

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 www.sfwater.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. 

Project Description: 

The Radio Communication Project will be implementing a new water radio communication network for the SFPUC.  The Senior Communication Technician will provide a wide variety of skilled technical installation, maintenance, testing, and repair work on the new complex wired/wireless and networked communication equipment that will support the SFPUC businesses and emergency communication system.  The incumbent will work with representatives of other city departments and outside agencies in connection with radio communications equipment maintenance, including but not limited to demolition, construction, and maintenance of radio, microwave, and primary support systems.

Essential Duties:

  • Maintain the LVHF (Legacy) Radio Network and User’s radio needs
  • Lead the demolition of Leased Site and Legacy radio equipment
  • Assist with the installation of 15 mountain top and 20 in-building transceivers, including  oversight of vendor construction and installation
  • Learn the system design, backhaul options, normal operation, failure scenarios, monitoring systems, radio programming and console programming
  • Participate and oversee system acceptance and coverage testing, ensuring that the system fulfills the contract
  • Lead maintenance and support work of service contract vendors for the new radio system.
  • Conduct radio and microwave backhaul maintenance procedures.
  • Performs routine cleaning of radio stations, shops, and storage/inventory of emergency supplies
  • Maintains records and documentation of maintenance, testing, installation and repair work
  • Successfully apply system operations and maintenance training
  • Participate and assist in an end-user training program; train the trainers and end-users
  • Participate and oversee SFPUC overall operational and emergency-event radio communications processes, including how the SFPUC interoperates with the CCSF Departments (e.g. Fire, Police, Dept of Emergency Management, Dept of Public Works, Park and Rec etc.) and other mutual aid partners.
  • Respond to system needs throughout the service areas (2400-squrare mile service area).

NOTE: Travel throughout Northern California 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

  1. Six years of journey level electronics technician experience, which must have included the installation, repair, and maintenance of a broad range of electronic communications systems and equipment; AND
  2. Possession of a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) General-Class Radio-Telephone Operator's License OR an APCO Certificate of Competency (Associated Public Safety Communications Officers) OR a NABER Certificate (National Association of Business and Educational Radio); AND
  3. Valid Driver's License  
Substitution:
Coursework in electronic
communications technology from an accredited college or university may substitute for up to a total of two years of the experience requirement, prorated as follows: one year = 30 semester/45 quarter units. 

Essential duties require the following physical skills and work environment: exposure to disagreeable weather conditions, working in confined spaces, lifting of heavy objects and carrying them or moving them for moderate distances; ability to safely lift 40 pounds.

Desirable Qualifications:

The stated desirable qualification may be used to identify job finalists at the end of the selection process when candidates are referred for hiring.

  • Federal Communications Commission General Radiotelephone Operator License (GROL)
  • Radiotelephone system and staff supervisory experience 
  • Tower Climbing Certificate and experience  
  • Professional work experience at a water, sewer, or power utility company
  • Knowledge of microwave and computer networks
  • Knowledge and practice with of Microsoft suite
  • Proficient technical writing skills

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.

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.

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, Michelle Chee by email at mchee@sfwater.org.  

Selection Procedures

Minimum Qualifications Supplemental Questionnaire (MQSQ - Qualifying)

All applicants must complete and the Supplemental Questionnaire along with the application by the filing deadline. The information provided on the Supplemental Questionnaire must be consistent with the information on the application and is subject to verification. Applicant responses to the Supplemental Questionnaire will be used to assist in determining if applicants meet the minimum qualifications for the position.

Only those candidates who most closely meet the needs of the Department will be invited to continue in the selection process. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed to advance through all of the steps in the selection process.

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.

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 

Issued:  September 28, 2020
Micki  Callahan
Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID Number: TEX- 7368
-107008
PUC/MC/mchee@sfwater.org

(01143169)

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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