7348 Steamfitter

Recruitment #TPV-7348-099773






Appointment Type:
This is a Temporary Provisional (TPV) appointment, this is not a Permanent appointment. A provisional appointee must participate and be successful in the upcoming Civil Service examination for this classification and be selected through an open competitive process in order to be considered for permanent appointment. Provisional appointments may not exceed three (3) years. Provisional appointees serve at the discretion of the appointing officer and are not guaranteed permanent selection.



About SF Recreation and Park Department:

The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department manages and maintains more than 220 parks, playgrounds and open spaces in the city, including two outside of city limits: Sharp Park in Pacifica and Camp Mather in the High Sierras. Our 4,100-acre system includes 24 recreation centers, 9 swimming pools, 5 golf courses and numerous athletic facilities, including sports courts, ball diamonds, soccer fields and gymnasiums. Included in the department's responsibilities are Golden Gate Park, Coit Tower, the Marina Yacht Harbor, the Palace of Fine Arts and Lake Merced. More than 2,000 talented individuals comprise our team, from gardeners, foresters and recreation leaders to park patrol officers, custodians, electricians, painters and more. Our core mission, as it has been throughout our history, is to provide opportunities for San Francisco residents and visitors alike to gather, play, learn, relax, and enjoy nature in the city. Learn more about us at: https://sfrecpark.org/


Position Description:
Under supervision, the position performs highly skilled, journey-level steamfitter duties in altering, servicing/maintaining, repairing, inspecting and installing piping fixtures, fittings, pumps, and/or appurtenances for the following, but not limited to: high or low pressure steam systems/plants; various hydronic hot water heating and process systems, including high pressure and high temperature systems; pneumatic, DDC, electronic, and electric control systems; chemical treatment systems; process piping systems; HVAC systems; and various types of air conditioning and refrigeration systems.


Essential functions of this job code may include but not be limited to:

1. Altering, maintaining, repairing, inspecting and installing pipes to and from water heaters, coilers, vacuum/pressure pumps, heat exchangers, water generators, chillers, cooling towers and air compressors;

2. Maintaining steam power and steam heating equipment, piping and component parts, including boilers, radiators, gas and oil fired equipment, pumps, steam traps, sterilizers, laundry presses, hot water tanks, expansion tanks, and hydronic heating systems;

3. Communicating with various departmental staff, supervisors, tenants and the general public;

4. Maintaining necessary records about work performed and time;

5. Cutting, beveling and grooving pipes, which may involve welding;

6. making field drawings and preparing material lists;

7. Operating motor and utility vehicles;

8. Removing, installing, replacing and repairing pipe coverings; and

9. Performing other related duties as required.

Nature of Work:
Safety rules and regulations are a primary consideration to perform this work. The nature of this work involves considerable physical effort and dexterity in the use of fingers, limbs and body, working at heights, in confined spaces lifting and moving objects that weigh up to 60 pounds, and climbing ladders. Duties may include these working conditions, such as but not limited to loud equipment noise, hot/humid temperature and inclement weather; and possible exposure to hazardous materials, infectious waste, asbestos and other occupational health hazards. Some positions require working evening and/or nights, and occasional weekend and holiday work as needed.

Work Assignment Details:

The incumbent will be assigned to our Structural Maintenance Yard located in the Eastern part of Golden Gate Park. The work schedule is 40 hours per week from 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; overtime may be required as needed.

Camp Mather Assignment Requirement:

This position will be required to temporarily live and perform duties at Camp Mather, a campground operated by the Recreation and Parks Department, located in the Sierra Mountains near Yosemite. Camp Mather work crew assignments typically lasts between two (2) and eight (8) weeks during the spring and fall seasons before and after Camp Mather season. Additional work periods at Camp Mather may be required. Room and board is provided at Camp Mather and a REC vehicle is supplied.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications
1. Completion of a five-year accredited Steamfitters' apprenticeship program, and two (2) years of verifiable experience as a journey-level steamfitter as it relates to Uniform Building Codes and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (A.S.M.E.); OR

2. A combination of apprenticeship and journey-level experience totaling seven years; AND

3. Possession of a valid driver license; AND

4. Ability to lift and move equipment, parts and materials weighing up to 60lbs, which ability SHALL be tested during the probationary period.


1. Some positions may require valid certification of Chloroflourocarbon (CFC) Type 1 (small appliances), Type 2 (high pressure) as required by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This certification must be obtained within one year of appointment.


2. Some departments may require possession of a Pressure Vessel Welding Certification, which must be obtained within one year of appointment.


3. Candidate will be required to obtain certification to pull permits to operate boilers within one year of appointment.

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.

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


All applicants must submit verification of qualifying experience and education/training by the filing deadline. Verification of qualifying experience must be a letter/document signed by the authorized employer representative, on employer letterhead and specify dates of service, job titles and duties performed. If the qualifying experience was performed on a part-time or as-needed basis, the total number of hours worked or average hours worked per week must also be included in the letter/document.

Verification of qualifying education/training is by presenting a photocopy of the unofficial transcript or diploma. All degrees, licenses, certificates from colleges and universities, and other educational institutions must be accredited by a recognized authority as outlined in the education verification guidelines.  

§  Work Experience and Education Verification Guidelines: https://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process#verification    

Instructions for Sending Verification Documents:

1.    Scan and email documents to Gary.W.Chen@sfgov.org; OR

2.    U.S Mail or hand delivery to: Recreation and Park Human Resources, 501 Stanyan Street, San Francisco, CA 94117-1898, ATTN: 7348 VERIFICATION.

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

Falsifying one’s education, training, or work experience or attempted deception on the application may result in disqualification from this and future job opportunities with the City and County of San Francisco.

Selection Plan

Minimum Qualifications Supplemental Questionnaire (MQSQ) (Qualifying)
Candidates will be prompted to complete a Supplemental Questionnaire as part of the online employment application. This Minimum Qualification Supplemental Questionnaire is designed to obtain specific information regarding an applicant's experience in relation to the Minimum Qualifications for this position. Applicants must also complete the official application. It is essential that applicants provide complete information in identifying their education, experience and training. The Minimum Qualification Supplemental Questionnaire will be used to evaluate if the applicant possesses the required minimum qualifications. 

The selection process will include evaluation of applications in relation to minimum requirements. Depending on the number of applicants, the Department may establish and implement additional screening mechanisms to comparatively evaluate qualifications of candidates. 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.

Medical Examination Requirement: Prior to appointment, all candidates must successfully pass a medical examination to determine his/her ability to perform the essential functions of the job and/or the ability to meet the physical minimum requirements.

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.


Medical Examination Requirement: Prior to appointment, all candidates must successfully pass a medical examination to determine his/her ability to perform the essential functions of the job and/or the ability to meet the physical minimum requirements.


License to Drive Requirement: Candidates must be insurable under the department’s automobile liability insurance policy. After employment, employees must maintain insurability and valid driver license.

General Employment Information: General Employment Information for the City and County of San Francisco can be obtained at: http://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process

Copies of Application Documents: Applicants should keep copies of all documents submitted, as these will not be returned. https://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process#copies

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. https://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process#identification

Reasonable Accommodation Requests: Applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum eligibility requirements for this job announcement can find information on requesting a reasonable accommodation at: http://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process#applicantswithdisabilities

Issued:  09/09/2019


Micki Callahan
Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID Number: TPV-7348-099773
REC / GWC / 415-831-2762


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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