6250 Chief Electrical Inspector

Recruitment #CBT-6250-084913


Position Details: Under general direction, the Chief Electrical Inspector plans, assigns and supervises the work of electrical inspectors and manages the electrical inspection division in connection with the enforcement of electrical codes, ordinances and regulations covering the installation and maintenance of electrical systems; and performs related duties as required. Requires responsibility for: interpreting, enforcing and assisting in the review of electrical codes, laws and ordinances; regular contacts with the general public, other departmental personnel, outside organizations and representatives in connection with the interpretation and enforcement of electrical codes; checking and reviewing detailed inspectional reports.

Essential Duties and Functions:
- Confers with architects, engineers, manufacturers, contractors, inspectors and the general public in connection with applications for permits for proposed electrical work and the application of existing electrical codes to such work.

- Makes official interpretations of the electrical code and its application to unusual installation problems.

- Reviews subordinate inspector's analysis of  electrical plans and specifications for conformance with electrical codes.

- Makes field inspections to interpret rules and code requirements in matters of disagreements with contractors, engineers and others.

- Reviews and analyzes daily inspection reports for completeness, accuracy and the results of subordinate's investigations into violations of code requirements.

- Responds to written correspondence such as letters of inquiry, requests for interpretation of electrical codes and other information relative to department's policies and procedures. 

- Prepares and presents to managers and city officials weekly, monthly, and annual reports detailing pertinent data and information relating to Department's activities.

- Represents the Department at various public hearings, commission meetings and court proceedings; communicate the Department's policies, procedures and practices relative to its activities; and provides information to managers, officials, and the general public.

- Manages the day to day operation of the electrical inspection division by establishing goals and objectives, evaluating the division's activities and resources, setting priorities for electrical inspection assignments, reviewing and preparing the annual budget of the electrical inspection division, recommending and taking appropriate employee disciplinary action and writing employee performance evaluations in order to monitor, develop and evaluate the employee's activities and productivity.

Minimum Qualifications

1.  Four years of verifiable experience as an electrical inspector in a public jurisdiction responsible for inspecting electrical installations for code enforcement. Two years of this experience must have been supervising electrical inspectors; AND

2.  Possession of a valid driver's license.

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.

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the exam analyst, Patrick Cheng, by telephone at 415-581-3911, or by email at Patrick.cheng@sfdpw.org. (email preferred)

Selection Procedures

Oral Exam (Weight: 100%)
Candidates will meet the minimum qualification will be invited to an oral exam to measure their relative knowledge, skills and abilities to determine their possession of the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for position 6250 Chief Electrical Inspector.

A passing score must be achieved on the Oral Exam in order to be ranked on the eligible list. The department may administer additional position-specific selection procedures to make final hiring decisions. Candidate scores on this examination may also be applied to other announcements involving other job titles, when directed by the Human Resources Director.

Certification Rule
The certification rule for the ranked eligible lists resulting from this examination will be Rule of the Three Scores.

Eligible List http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#eligiblelists
The eligible list resulting from this examination is subject to change after adoption (e.g., as a result of appeals), as directed by the Human Resources Director or the Civil Service Commission. The duration of the eligible list resulting from this examination process will be 6 months, and may be extended with the approval of the Human Resources Director.

Upon approval of the Human Resource Director (see Civil Service Rule 111A.26.5), the eligible list resulting from this announcement may be used by other departments that also use this classification or a similar classification. To find other Departments which use this classification, please see http://www.sfdhr.org/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentID=21246. Search that document by title or job code to see which departments use the classification.

Conviction History

As a finalist 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 finalist. 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 selected as a finalist, 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.


General Information concerning CCSF Employment Policies and Procedures

A hard copy of Important Employment Information for the CCSF can be obtained at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco.

Employment, Character and Background Investigation

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.  [Note: The correction of clerical errors in an announcement may be posted on the Department of Human Resources website at www.jobaps.com/sf.] 

The terms of this announcement may be appealed under Civil Service Rule 110.4.  Such appeals must be submitted in writing to the Department of Human Resources, 1 S Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103-5413 by close of business on the 5th business day following the issuance date of this examination announcement.  Information concerning other Civil Service Commission Rules involving announcements, applications and examination policies, including applicant appeal rights, can be found on the Civil Service Commission website at http://sfgov.org/civilservice/rules.

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.


Reasonable Accommodations:

Applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum eligibility requirements for this job announcement can find information on requesting a reasonable Americans with Disability Act Accommodation using the link above.

Seniority Credit in Promotional Exams:

Information regarding requests for Seniority Credit can be found using the link above.

Veteran's Preference:

Information regarding requests for Veterans Preference can be found using the link above.


Combined Promotive and Entrance

Issued: May 14th, 2018

Recruitment ID Number: 084913
Micki Callahan

Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources





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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