7341 Stationary Engineer, Water Treatment Plant
|Department||Public Utilities Commission|
|Date Opened||3/9/2020 1:30:00 PM|
|Filing Deadline||8/19/2020 5:00:00 PM|
|Salary||$109,616.00 - $109,616.00/year|
|Job Type||CBT Discrete|
The eligible list established from the examination will be used to fill vacancies in this class citywide.
Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as this announcement may close anytime but no sooner than 5:00 p.m. on July 31, 2020.
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 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.
Under general supervision and during a shift, the Stationary Engineer, Water Treatment Plant 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.
Operates a water treatment and distributions facility in a safe and efficient manner without direct supervision; carries out and explains established plant operations, methods and procedures; operates and maintains a wide variety of chemical feed equipment, pumping, heating, ventilating, air conditioning, refrigeration and process machinery and equipment in a large, complex facility to ensure the safe and efficient functioning of the facility and equipment; operates Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) and/or Computerized Building Management Systems.
Repairs automatic and manually controlled water treatment and distribution and equipment including pumps, motors, chemical feeders and filters; may also be responsible for operating a water treatment and distribution facility in a safe and efficient manner without direct supervision.
Inspects and tests machinery and equipment including fire prevention equipment for safe, efficient and proper operation by visual and audio inspection during walk-through and by monitoring machinery as needed during an assigned shift.
Makes entries and keeps records on shift operation by taking and entering meter and gauge readings, water and laboratory analysis readings and temperatures accurately in writing on operating log sheets to ensure a file of preventive maintenance and equipment history; also updates records accordingly.
Receives, records, and stores large amounts of treatment chemicals and may handle hazardous materials and waste 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 materials and waste.
Performs control tests on water samples to determine chlorine, ammonia, and fluoride residual, pH, alkalinity, turbidity, color, saturation index and flocculation factors; under supervision, also conducts water analysis and regulates treatment chemical dosages to maintain water quality in a water treatment plant, water distribution system, or other large complex facility.
Communicates verbally and in writing with supervisor(s), craft, and support personnel.
May be responsible for, ID badges, keys, 2-way radios and security (in the absence of Security Personnel), in order to ensure the security of plant and buildings and grounds, including public safety.
Class 7341 Stationary Engineer, Water Treatment Plant performs other related duties as required.
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.
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.
If you are interested in a job like this, we are looking for people that have the following:
1. Completion of a State or Federally recognized four-year Stationary Engineer apprenticeship program (Applicants who are within 12 months of completing their apprenticeship program will be admitted to the examination and will be placed under “general waiver” until a full experience requirement is met”); 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.
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.
Special Condition: Positions at the City Distribution Division require possession of a Grade II Water Distribution Operator Certificate.
Please note that possession of certification and/or special conditions associated with the position to be filled may differ from the standard minimum qualifications associated with this classification.
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.
Applicants must meet the minimum qualification requirement by the final filing date unless otherwise noted.
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
You may be contacted by email about this announcement and, therefore, it is your responsibility to ensure that your registered email address is accurate and kept up-to-date. Also, you must ensure that email from CCSF is not blocked on your computer by a spam filter. To prevent blocking, you should set up your 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. You will receive a confirmation email that your online application has been received in response to every announcement for which you apply. You should retain the confirmation email for your records. Failure to receive the email means that the online application was not submitted or received.
Word of advice
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, Ana Valdes, by telephone at 415-554-1664, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Minimum Qualifications Supplemental Questionnaire (MQSQ) - (Weight: Qualifying)
Applicants will be prompted to complete a Supplemental Questionnaire as part of the online application process. All applicants must complete the Supplemental Questionnaire and it must be submitted with the application by the final 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.
Written- Multiple Choice Examination (Weight 80%)
Candidates deemed qualified and admitted to the examination process will be administered a written multiple-choice test 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 water distribution operations; knowledge of heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems; knowledge of pumps and compressors; knowledge of equipment control devices; knowledge of shop practices and safety requirements.
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.
A passing score must be achieved on the Written-Multiple Choice Examination in order to continue in the selection process and be placed on the eligible list.
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 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.
The certification rule for the ranked eligible lists resulting from this examination will be Rule of 5 Scores. The department may administer additional position-specific selection procedures to make final hiring decisions.
Eligible List / Score Report:
A confidential eligible list of applicant names that have passed the civil service examination process will be created and used for certification purposes only. An examination score report will be established, so applicants can view the ranks, final scores and number of eligible candidates. Applicant information, including names of applicants on the eligible list, shall not be made public unless required by law. However, an eligible list shall be made available for public inspection, upon request, once the eligible list is exhausted or expired and referrals resolved. The eligible list/score report resulting from this civil service examination process 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/score report 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 https://sfdhr.org/sites/default/files/documents/ASO-Level-Chart.pdf?documentID=21246.
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
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.
Applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum eligibility requirements for this job announcement can find information on requesting a reasonable ADA Accommodation at:
Veteran’s Preference documentation must be submitted at the time of filing to be considered. Information regarding requests for Veterans Preference can be found at:
Seniority Credit in Promotional Exams: Information regarding seniority credit can be found at: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#senioritycredit
General Information concerning City and County of San Francisco Employment Policies and Procedures:
Terms of Announcement:
Copies of Application Documents:
Right to Work:
Driver's License requirement:
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 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.
Exam Type: Combined, Promotive and Entrance
Issued: June 10, 2020
Re-Issued: June 26, 2020 to broaden applicant pool
Amended: July 15, 2020 to reflect changes made to the Selection Procedures section, and list duration
Amended: August 5, 2020 to reflect changes made to the Selection Procedures section.
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.