Class 7482 Power Generation Technician II

Recruitment #CBT-7482-901324


This position is located in Moccasin, California in the Sierra Foothills
approximately 140 miles east of San Francisco.

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 is inclusive of environmental and community interests, and that sustains the resources entrusted to our care.

OUR VISION: We are an innovative utility leader, recognize 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

Under general supervision, on an assigned shift and in multiple locations, the incumbent operates hydro-power generation, switching, and water regulation equipment and facilities to ensure adequate City water supplies while producing electrical power in the most effective and cost-efficient manner; learns to broker power with other agencies following established contractual requirements; and performs related duties as required.

This position is located at the Public Utilities Commission (PUC), Hetch Hetchy Water Division, Moccasin, CA. Moccasin is a town located in the California Sierra Foothills, approximately 140 miles east of San Francisco, CA. A round trip by car from San Francisco to Moccasin takes approximately five (5) hours in fair weather.

1. Reviews system operational status, including checking alarms, meters, gauges and computer status screens; physically inspects equipment and ensures that all normal operating parameters are met; if problems exist, attempts to correct or determine the cause and notifies appropriate personnel.
2. Reviews pre-established schedules and real-time indicators and adjusts equipment operation accordingly to meet operational parameters.
3. Ensures that water levels at multiple facilities are maintained within acceptable parameters; communicates with field staff to operate valves to raise and lower storage level appropriately.
4. Under direction, starts, stops and regulates generators and associated equipment to meet schedule requirements; adjusts such equipment as required.
5. Within established guidelines; performs switching operations at transmission facilities in both local and remote locations; under direction, shuts down or otherwise ensures that safe clearances have been obtained and that such equipment is inoperable when maintenance or repair work is being performed; coordinates switching with other agencies as required to isolate transmission lines.
6. Learns to contact other power generation agencies to purchase or sell power, depending upon operational needs.
7. Inspects various generation, transmission and switching facilities in off site or remote locations; transmits information regarding the condition of such facilities to other operational or maintenance staff and takes action as directed.
8. Assists maintenance personnel in the installation, maintenance and/or repair of equipment; may independently perform minor maintenance or adjustments as required.
9. Maintains logs and records regarding work performed and operational actions taken; compiles periodic and special reports regarding work performed; makes daily water model calculations and reports.
10. Participates in training and learns new operational systems and procedures as they are introduced.
11. Drives a motor vehicle and uses a variety of standard office equipment, including multiple computer terminals, in the performance of the work.
12. Other essential duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

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.




Two (2) years of experience in the Mechanical and Electrical operations and/or maintenance of plant equipment; AND

Completion of eighteen (18) months of satisfactory training in class 7480 Power Generation Technician I.

License and Certification:

Must possess a valid Class C California driver’s license.

Newly hired 7482 employees are required to become North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) certified by the completion of their probationary periods in order to fulfill the federal mandate established by the WECC Compliance Office.

Supplemental Information:


Physical Demands: strength and mobility to work in a typical plant operations setting, including operating hand and power tools; driving to various work sites; stamina to perform sustained physical labor; including standing, walking, climbing and working in confined or awkward spaces; strength to lift and maneuver materials and equipment weighing up to 100 pounds with proper equipment; vision to read printed material, VDT screen and determine fine color differences; and hearing and speech to communicate in person or over the telephone.

Other Requirements: must be able to work off-hours, holidays, weekend shifts and be available for emergency call back as required.


How To Apply

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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 (,,,,,,,,,,,,

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 Jonathan Pettey, by telephone at 415-554-1636, or by email at


Selection Procedures

Applicants will be prompted to complete a Supplemental Questionnaire which must be submitted during the online application process. The purpose of this Supplemental Questionnaire is to assess the knowledge, skills, and abilities that candidates possess in job-related areas, and may include but are not limited to the mechanical and electrical operations and/or maintenance of plant equipment. The information applicants provide on this questionnaire will be used in evaluating whether they possess the training and experience required for this position, and to determine their score and rank on the eligible list.

Candidate scores on this examination may also be applied to other announcements involving other job titles, when directed by the Human Resources Director.

All applicants must submit verification of experience, including a copy of required driver's license, no later than September 21, 2018 5:00 pm. No postmarks accepted.

City employees who meet all the qualifications based solely on employment with the City and County of San Francisco do not need to provide verification of qualifying experience. However, City employees whose qualifying experience is based on outside employment must submit verification of such an employment.

Verification of experience must be on employer’s business letterhead and must show the name of the applicant, job title(s), duties (specifically the duties that meet the minimum qualifications), dates of service, and must be signed by the employer or the employer’s authorized representative.

City and County employees may 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.

Verification requirement may be waived if verifications are impossible to obtain. Applicants who cannot obtain the required verification, if impossible to obtain by the deadline date may request a waiver of the experience verification requirement. To request a waiver, the applicant must submit a separate signed statement explaining the reason why verification cannot be obtained. Waivers are NOT automatically granted. Request for waivers will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Failure to provide the required verification or request for waiver by September 21, 2018 5:00 pm will result in rejection of application and/or removal from eligibility for referral and appointment in the class.

• Regular U.S. postal mail to: SFPUC, Human Resources Services, Attn. Jonathan Pettey - Class 7482, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission, 525 Golden Gate Avenue, 3th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103, OR
• Fax at (415) 554-1687, Attn. Jonathan Pettey - Class 7482; OR
• Online, by uploading the document through JobAps while you are applying online or by attaching documents to an email addressed to, OR
• Hand delivered to: SFPUC Human Resources Services Office at 525 Golden Gate Avenue, 3th Floor, San Francisco, CA Attn: Jonathan Pettey - Class 7482.

The certification rule for the eligible list resulting from this examination will be Rule of Three (3) Scores. The hiring department may conduct additional selection processes to make final hiring decisions.

The eligible list resulting from this examination is subject to change after adoption 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 12 months, and may be extended with the approval of the Human Resources Director.  

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.


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

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

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:

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Applicants may be required to pass pre-employment drug and alcohol testing, may be subject to drug and alcohol testing upon reasonable suspicion or after a work-related accident.

Combined Promotive Entrance – 7482
Issued: September 07, 2018
Recruitment No.: CBT-7482-901324
Micki Callahan, Director
Department of Human Resources
Team: PUC/JP


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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