7366 Transit Power Line Worker

Recruitment #CBT-7366-M00208

Introduction

The following information describes the civil service classification for which applications are being solicited.
Make sure you read the entire announcement before completing the application form.

The purpose of this examination announcement is to establish an eligible list for this classification.

 

Announcement has been extended to accept additional applications. Applicants who have already submitted their application do not need to reapply.

 

VERIFICATION DOCUMENTS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY THE APPLICATION FILING DEADLINE

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

Under general supervision, a Transit Power Line Worker performs skilled line work in the installation, maintenance, and repair of transit power systems, trolley overhead contact wires, poles, conduits, cables, feeders, switches, and related support structures.  Essential functions of this classification include: installing and maintaining underground and overhead high voltage electrical systems/facilities and supporting structures; repairing and replacing poles, cross arms, insulators and related hardware; inspecting overhead lines and circuits to identify faulty or worn parts, maintaining, repairing, and overhauling them if necessary; digging foundations, setting, plumbing and anchoring poles; stringing, rigging, splicing and repairing electrical lines, cables, wires and related switches under energized and de-energized conditions and in heavy traffic; responding to emergency road call requests; maintaining routine records; and driving city vehicles.  Performs other related duties as required.

 

Nature of Work: Requires considerable physical effort and dexterity in the use of fingers, limbs and body; continuous exposure to physical and working conditions where serious injuries may be encountered; working with high voltage electrical distribution lines and working in confined spaces.    May be assigned to work day, swing or night shifts, weekends, and holidays.  May be required to wear respirators and work in inclement weather. May be required to work overtime.  This is a 7-day/24 hour operation.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

1.      Completion of a State certified Electrical Line Worker apprenticeship program recognized by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers; OR

 

2.      Two (2) years of full time verifiable journey-level electrical line worker experience in the installation, maintenance and operation of high voltage (above 600 volts) power transmission and distribution systems; OR

 

3.      Five (5) years of full time verifiable journey-level electrician experience as defined by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers of which two (2) years must have been assisting in the installation, maintenance and operation of high voltage (above 600 volts) power transmission and distribution systems; AND

 

4.      Possession of a valid driver license. Must obtain a Class B driver license within six months of appointment. Failure to obtain a Class B driver license will be cause for termination.

 

HOW TO APPLY:

City and County of San Francisco employment applications for this position will be accepted through an on-line process only. Mailed, hand delivered or faxed applications will not be accepted. Visit www.jobaps.com/sf to begin the application process.

 

•           Click and select 7366 Transit Power Line Worker (CBT-7366-M00208)

•           Click on “Apply” and read and acknowledge the information

•           Click on “I am a New User” if you have not previously registered, or on “I have REGISTERED PREVIOUSLY”

•           Follow instructions given on the screen.

 

Computer kiosks 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 Department of Human Resources, 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco and in the lobby of SFMTA Human Resources office, 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 6th Floor, San Francisco.

 

Applicants may be contacted by e-mail.  It is their responsibility to ensure that their registered e-mail 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).

 

Upon successful submittal of the application online, the applicant will receive a notification on the screen, as well as in the applicant’s e-mail inbox, acknowledging the receipt of the application by the SFMTA - Merit Section.  If you are having difficulty submitting your application online, please contact us at 415.701.5046 or 415.701.4441 between 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday or e-mail at Raymond.Kong@sfmta.com.

 

VERIFICATION:

All applicants, including employees of the City and County of San Francisco, must submit verification (proof) of all work experience, education/training (if applicable), and valid driver license needed to qualify. This required verification must be submitted by the filing deadline (postmark not accepted).

 

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.

 

Verification can be submitted by one of the following methods:

 

- email to Raymond.Kong@sfmta.com; or

- attach to the online application in the “Other” tab; or

- fax to (415) 581-5120, ATTN: Transit Power Line Worker CBT-7366-M00208; or

- hand-deliver to 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 6th Floor (8am – 5pm, closed 12pm – 1pm); or

- mail to 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 6th Floor; ATTN: Merit Unit CBT-7366-M00208; San Francisco, CA 94103.

 

Verification of Experience: All applicants, including SFMTA employees, must submit verification of qualifying work experience. Verification of work experience must be on the employer’s letterhead; must show the name of the applicant; job title(s) and duties performed; dates of employment; types of employment (part-time/full-time); and must be signed by the employer. If self-employment is claimed as experience, evidence of earnings and duties comparable to those listed is required by submitting copies of income tax papers listing occupation and total earnings. City employees will receive credit for the duties of the class to which they are appointed or assigned unless sufficient and credible documentation is provided to verify performance of other duties. Credit for experience obtained outside of the employee’s class will be allowed only if recorded in accordance with the provisions of the Civil Service Commission Rules.

 

Applicants who cannot obtain the required verification of employment may request a waiver of the verification requirement. The applicant must submit a signed statement explaining the reason for the request, the name(s) of the employer(s) with whom qualifying experience was obtained, job title(s), duties performed, and the dates of employment. Verification may be waived if impossible to obtain. Waiver requests will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

 

Verification of Education/Training: All applicants, including SFMTA employees, must submit verification of qualifying education/training (if applicable).  A copy of diploma/transcript/certification must be submitted to verify qualifying education/training.

 

Verification of Driver License: All applicants, including SFMTA employees, must submit verification of a valid driver license. A copy of the driver license must be submitted.

 

Failure to submit the verification of work experience or a request for waiver of verification, education/training (if applicable), and copy of valid driver license, by the filing deadline (postmark not accepted) may result in disqualification of the application.

 

SELECTION PROCEDURE:

Written Multiple-Choice Examination: (Weight: 100%)

Candidates deemed eligible 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 limited to: technical knowledge; ability to install, repair, replace, string, rig, splice and maintain equipment/structures; ability to use tools and equipment; knowledge of safety regulations and procedures; and human relations ability.

 

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

 

For your reference, a Multiple-Choice Test Preparation Manual is available on the DHR website: http://www.sfdhr.org/modules/showdocument.aspx?documentid=18426.

 

CERTIFICATION RULE:

The certification rule used for the eligible list resulting from this selection process will be the Rule of Three Scores.  The hiring department may conduct additional selection processes to make final hiring decisions.

 

ELIGIBLE LIST:

The duration of the eligible list resulting from this examination will be twelve (12) months. The eligible list resulting from this examination is subject to change after adoption (e.g., as a result of appeals), as directed by the Director of Human Resources and/or Civil Service Commission.

 

NOTES:

Make sure your application and any attachments to the application submitted at the time of filing are complete and accurate and include details on all experience, education, training and other information that qualifies you for this recruitment.  Failure to submit a complete and accurate application at the time of filing may result in your ineligibility for this recruitment or inability to receive full credit for scoring purposes.  Any new information concerning work experience, education, training and other information that is submitted after the filing deadline may not  be used for scoring or considered to determine whether you meet the minimum qualifications.

 

Qualified applicants with disabilities requiring reasonable accommodation in the selection process must contact the SFMTA by phone at 415.701.5046, 415.701.4441 or 415.701.5043 (TTY); or in writing to: SFMTA Human Resources, Merit Section, 1 South Van Ness, 6th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103.  For further information, contact 415.701.5046 or 415.701.4441.

 

Medical Examination/Drug Testing:

Candidates who are being considered for appointment for positions which may be required to pass a medical examination. Candidates who cannot meet the medical requirement will be placed under waiver until this requirement is met. The medical examination will be administered only to those applicants who are being considered for appointment.

 

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) has determined that Class 7366 Transit Power Line Worker is a “safety-sensitive” position, under regulations issued by the Federal Transit Administration (49 CFR Part 655). Federal law requires that all transit employees who perform safety-sensitive functions be subject to random, post-accident, reasonable suspicion, return-to-duty and follow-up drug and alcohol testing. All applicants for Safety-Sensitive positions shall undergo urine drug testing prior to employment and within 90 days prior to performing Safety-Sensitive functions for the first time. Receipt by the SFMTA of a negative test result is required prior to the employee being placed on the payroll. A positive, adulterated, negative dilute or substituted test will result in a decision not to hire, and the applicant’s name will be removed from the list of eligibles for Safety-Sensitive positions. The SFMTA will not consider hiring any person who tested positive, adulterated, substituted or refused to submit to testing for a minimum of two years following the positive test.

 

In addition, each applicant who has worked for a Department of Transportation (DOT)-regulated employer(s) within the last two years will be required to sign a consent form, prior to appointment, authorizing SFMTA to obtain information from his/her prior employers concerning his/her drug and alcohol test history. Each applicant will also be required to provide SFMTA with information regarding whether, during the last two years, the applicant tested positive or refused to test on any pre-employment drug or alcohol test administered by an employer to which the applicant applied for, but did not obtain, safety-sensitive transportation work covered by DOT drug and alcohol testing rules. SFMTA will not hire any applicant for a safety-sensitive position who fails to provide this information or fails to provide written consent for the release of information from prior employers.

 

Reasonable Accommodation Request:

Information on requesting reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities can be found at: http://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process#applicantswithdisabilities  

 

Veteran’s Preference:

Information regarding requests for veterans preference can be found at:

http://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process#veteranspreference

 

General Information concerning San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Employment Policies and Procedures:

Employment Information for the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency can be obtained at http://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process, or hard copy at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 6th Floor. This information, including information regarding appeals of the terms of this announcement, is part of the terms of all announcements.

 

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 410.4.  Such appeals must be submitted in writing to the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency ATTN: Human Resources Merit Section, 1 S Van Ness Avenue, 6th 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 are encouraged to keep copies of all documents submitted.  Submitted documents become a permanent part of the exam records and will not be returned.  The hiring department may require applicants to submit the same documents and/or additional documents at a later date.

 

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. 

 

Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply

An Equal Opportunity Employer

 

Exam Type:  Entrance

Issued: August 21, 2018

Edward D. Reiskin

Director of Transportation

San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency

Recruitment ID Number: M00208

MTA/RK: 415.701.5046

MTA/AK: 415.701.4441

 

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.

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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