7334 Stationary Engineer

Recruitment #TPV-7334-097483

Introduction



ANNOUNCEMENT REOPENED TO EXPAND CANDIDATE POOL,
APPLICANTS WHO PREVIOUSLY APPLIED NEED NOT REAPPLY


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 is inclusive of environmental and community interests, and that sustains the resources entrusted to our care.

OUR VISION: We are an innovative utility leader, recognize 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

APPOINTMENT TYPE
Permanent and Provisional applicants are encouraged to apply. Provisional applicants must participate in a Civil Service Examination for this job classification to be considered for permanent appointment. Provisional appointments may not exceed three (3) years.

There are currently two (2) Stationary Engineer positions available. These positions are located at 525 Golden Gate Avenue, San Francisco, CA.

JOB DESCRIPTION
Under general supervision, the 7334 Stationary Engineer operates, maintains, troubleshoots, and repairs a wide variety of pumping, heating, ventilating, air conditioning, refrigeration and auxiliary plant machinery and equipment in a large complex or multi-faceted facility. Ensures that all equipment, machinery and systems are functioning normally and safely, and complies with all applicable safety rules and regulations.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES
1. Operates, maintains and repairs a wide variety of pumping, heating, ventilating, air conditioning, refrigeration, and power generating equipment in a large complex or multi-faceted facility to ensure the safe, correct and efficient functioning of the facility and equipment.
2. Completes assigned work orders and Preventive Maintenance tasks to building equipment and systems. May be required to operate computerized building management systems, preventative or predictive maintenance computer systems or Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS).
3. Maintains and cleans mechanical, electrical and shop areas. At times, may be required to assist with perimeter checks and clean up of the exterior.  Properly cleans and stores building equipment, including tools, platforms, ladders, shop vacuums, submersible pumps, hoses, motorized man lifts, etc.
4. Makes entries and keeps accurate records on shift operation by recording gauge readings and checking system parameters during building rounds. Investigates and resolves any system out of standard operating parameters.
5. As part of an emergency response team, recognizes, evaluates, and responds to potentially hazardous situations to ensure the security of the buildings and grounds. Actively responds and assists in the capacity of a Building Engineer, to first responders in the event of Fire Alarm activation or an emergency.
6. Participates in a work environment that promotes energy conservation and continuous improvement of engineering functions. Strives to maintain the LEED Platinum standards of the SFPUC Headquarters.
7. Ensures contractors performing work in the building follow building protocols and safety procedures, including LOTO, confined space entry, Hot Work and disables fire alarm system when authorized. Provides supervision when required.
8. Assists other departments and tenants with miscellaneous tasks as assigned by the Building Superintendent or Senior Engineering staff.
9. Receives, records and stores large amounts of treatment chemicals and may handle hazardous chemicals in confined or enclosed areas; must be capable of safely and properly handling chemical spills; may also include handling and treatment of industrial or hazardous waste.
10. Contacts, communicates and is required to deal with contractors, building tenants and/or the public to be able to discharge assigned duties.
11. Performs control tests on water samples to determine chlorine and fluoride residual, pH, alkalinity, turbidity, color, saturation index and flocculation factors; under supervision, conducts water analysis and regulates treatment chemical dosages to maintain water quality in filtration plant, distribution system, or other large complex facility may also be required to perform water analysis on water/wastewater as required by the State of California; performs boiler water and cooling tower chemical tests, including pH, alkalinity TDS, etc., to monitor and control growth of organisms in water.

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

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. 

EXPERIENCE: Four (4) years of verified journey-level stationary engineer experience in the maintenance, repair and operation of a variety of mechanical and electrical pumping, heating, air conditioning, ventilating and related plant machinery used in a government establishment, hospital, industrial, production or commercial building

LICENCE AND CERIFICATION: Possession of a valid California Driver’s License
Possession at time of hire a Universal Chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) certificate issued by the Federal Environmental Protection Agency.

SUBSTITUTION: Any of the following may be substituted for the required experience:
• Completion of a recognized four-year Stationary Engineer apprenticeship program
• Graduation from a recognized four-year Maritime Academy with a degree in engineering or technology
• Possession of at least a 3rd Assistant Marine Engineer's License of any (unrestricted) horsepower

Applicants must meet the minimum qualification requirement by the final filing date unless otherwise noted.

DESIRABLE
- As a LEED Platinum Building, we would prefer experience with green, sustainable building systems including but not limited to: centrally controlled lighting systems, photovoltaic systems, building automation systems, utility sub metering systems and water recycling systems.
- Fire Safety Director certification desirable.
- Water treatment/Waste water experience highly desired, as the building has an in-house black water treatment system.
- Knowledge of process and operation of plumbing systems, filtration systems and disinfection standards. 
- Computer skills desired: excel, word, power point, controls logic and PLC controllers.
- Basic knowledge of networks and intermediate distribution framework for commercial buildings.

The onsite sewage treatment system has the potential for exposure to pathogens. Hepatitis vaccination desirable

Verification: Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process.

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 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

Need help completing the application?

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.

We communicate by email:

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.

Word of advise:

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.

Have questions about the application process?

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the exam analyst, Jonathan Pettey, by telephone at 415-554-1636, or by email at jpettey@sfwater.org

Selection Procedures

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

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

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 posting the correction on the Department of Human Resources website at www.jobaps.com/sf The terms of this announcement may be appealed under Civil Service Rule 111A.35.1. The standard for the review of such appeals is ‘abuse of discretion’ or ‘no rational basis’ for establishing the position description, the minimum qualifications and/or the certification rule. Appeals must include a written statement of the item(s) being contested and the specific reason(s) why the cited item(s) constitute(s) abuse of discretion by the Human Resources Director. Appeals must be submitted directly to the Executive Officer of the Civil Service Commission within five business days of the announcement issuance date.

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://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#applicantswithdisabilities
 
NOTES
General Information concerning City and County of San Francisco Employment Policies and Procedures:
http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20
Terms of Announcement:
http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#announcementsdefinitions
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
Driver's License requirement:
http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#license  

Announcement reopened 07/26/2019, 08/22/2019
Temporary Provisional
Issued: 07/03/2019
Recruitment No.: TPV-7334-097483
Micki Callahan, Director
Department of Human Resources
Team: PUC/JP 415.554.1636
(#01140001, 01140002)

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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