7341 Stationary Engineer, Water Treatment Plant

Posting for Information Purposes Only

Recruitment #CBT-7341-901879

Introduction

Amended to Reflect Correct Exam Type - Reposted 8/31/2018 for Information Purposes Only

Announcement re-issued 8/13/2018 to reflect amendment in Selection Procedures.
Previous applicants do NOT need to reapply.

 

 

Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as this announcement may close at any time after 5:00 p.m. on June 26, 2018.  

About the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC)Our mission is to provide customers with high quality, efficient and reliable water, power, and sewer services in a manner that is inclusive of environmental and community interests, and sustains the resources entrusted in our care. We are comprised of three essential 24/7 service utilities: Water, Wastewater, and Power. We provide retail drinking water and wastewater services to San Francisco, wholesale water to three Bay Area counties, and green hydroelectric and solar power to San Francisco’s City facilities and properties. Headquartered in San Francisco, we have about 2,300 employees working in seven counties with a combined annual operating budget of over $900 million.

Position Information

Under general supervision and during a shift, the Stationary Engineer operates, maintains and repairs a wide variety of complex machinery and equipment in a water treatment plant and/or pumping station or related facility. Work may include physical effort in climbing ladders (up to 16 foot) to inspect projects; confined space entry, including tight crawl spaces and working in remote areas, and use a respirator.  Works in an industrial, physically restrictive, and hazardous environment.  Must be able to audit alarm screens and identify four levels of audible alarms; must be able to identify leaks by smell. May be required to work weekends, shifts and overtime.

Essential Duties:

The essential job functions includes: carries out plant operations, repairs automatic and manually controlled distribution and water treatment equipment including pumps, motors, boilers, compressors, alarm systems, operating SCADA systems. Receives, records and stores large amounts of treatment chemicals and may handle hazardous chemicals such as ozone, fluoride, caustic soda and chlorine in confined or enclosed areas, and must be capable of safely and properly handling chemical spills; may include handling and treatment of hazardous waste. Performs control tests and conducts water quality analysis during all phases of treatment. Includes pH, alkalinity, turbidity, saturation index, flocculation factors, conductivity, chlorine demand, caustic soda, chlorine, fluoride, ozone residuals, taste, odor and color. Calculates and maintains required disinfecting requirements. Maintain and prepares requisitions, routine plant records, and reports.   Perform other duties as needed.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Completion of a State or Federally recognized four year Stationary Engineer apprenticeship program;AND
  2. Possession of a current valid Grade II Water Treatment Operator Certificate issued by the State of California and possession of a current valid California Driver License.

Substitution: Any of the following may substitute for the required education: Four (4) years journey-level Operator and/or Stationary Engineer experience in the maintenance, repair and operation of a variety of mechanical and electrical pumping and related plant machinery of a water or wastewater treatment plant. Four (4) years journey-level experience as a Marine Engineer performing duties in the areas of maintenance, repair and operation of a variety of mechanical and electrical pumping and related machinery. Graduation from a recognized four-year Maritime Academy with a degree in Engineering or Technology.

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

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Some physical effort is required in the operation, repair and maintenance of machinery and equipment including kneeling, crouching, stooping, squatting crawling, climbing and walking long distances in the performance of important and essential duties. This also includes exposure to working conditions where the performance of duties requires working in confined spaces, damp environments, outdoors and with chemicals.

A. Positions located at the Water Supply and Treatment Division will require incumbents to obtain and successfully maintain a Grade III Water Treatment Operator Certificate within 18 months from the date of hire.

B. Positions located at the City Distribution Division will require incumbents to obtain and successfully maintain a Grade III Water Distribution Operator Certificate issued by the State of California within 18 months from the date of hire.

C. Upon appointment to Class 7341, employees may be required to take a State mandated respirator medical examination (SCBA), renewed annually.

D. Employees may be required to pass CPR training annually and first aid training tri-annually.

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

 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.

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, Amy Lavezzo, by telephone at 415-554-0769, or by email at alavezzo@sfwater.org.

Selection Procedures

Written Examination: (Weight: 80%)
Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications of the position will be invited to participate in an multiple choice/written examination designed to measure knowledge, skills and/or abilities in job-related areas which may include but not be limited to: knowledge of water treatment and distribution, safety practices; technical knowledge of machinery and equipment of a water treatment plant/filter/pump station; ability to communicate clearly both verbally and written, and the ability to problem solve, troubleshoot, research, compile, and analyze/interpret data.

This is a standardized examination and, therefore, test questions and answers are not available for public inspection or review.

Qualified candidates will be notified of the exact date, time and location of the examination.

SKILLED LABOR EXPERIENCE CREDIT (SLEC): (Weight 20%)
Candidates will be sent a questionnaire via email. The questionnaire is designed to determine whether applicants possess the creditable work training experience for class 7341 Stationary Engineer, Water Treatment Plant those candidates who pass the written-multiple choice examination and performance examination will be awarded the Skilled Labor Experience Credit (SLEC). All relevant experience, education and/or training must be described in the work experience and/or education sections of the application in order to be reviewed in the scoring process. Candidate responses on the questionnaire cannot be changed once submitted. Applicants who have not completed an approved apprenticeship program at the time of application will not receive any SLEC credit for purposes of rank on the eligible list.

Eligible List:
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 of twelve (12) months, and may be extended with the approval of the Human Resources Director.

Certification:
The certification rule for the eligible list resulting from this examination will be Rule of Ten Scores. Additional selection processes may be conducted by the hiring department prior to making final hiring decisions.

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 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.

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.

Conclusion

Terms of Announcement and Appeal Rights
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.

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

Information regarding requests for Veterans Preference can be found at:
http://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process#veteranspreference

DRUG TESTING REQUIREMENT: Applicants for positions in this classification who are not currently employed by the City and County of San Francisco in a safety-sensitive position represented by Stationary Engineers, Local 39 are required to pass pre-employment drug and alcohol testing. All employees in this classification may also be subject to drug and alcohol testing upon reasonable suspicion or after a work-related accident. Applicants with a positive result from a pre-employment drug test will be restricted from hire in safety-sensitive positions for six-months after the date of the positive test.

Notes:

  • Upon appointment to Class 7341, employees may be required to take a State mandated respiratory medical examination (SCBA), renewed annually.
  • Employees may be required to pass CPR training annually and first aid training tri-annually.

 

Exam Type: Entrance
Issued: June 8, 2018, re-issued & amended 8/13/2018, amended & reposted 8/31/2018 for information purposes only
Micki Callahan
Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID Number: 901879
PUC/ AL/ 415.554.0769/01119074

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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