9196 Senior Light Rail Vehicle Equipment Engineer

Recruitment #CBT-9196-M00236

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 announcement is to establish an eligible list for this classification.

APPLICANTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO FILE IMMEDIATELY AS THIS RECRUITMENT MAY CLOSE AT ANY TIME,  BUT NO EARLIER THAN MAY 3, 2020.

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

Under general administrative direction, the Senior Light Rail Vehicle Equipment Engineer is responsible for the management and supervision of highly technical aspects of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s (SFMTA) capital improvement projects for Light Rail Vehicles (LRV) and Historic Streetcars.  The incumbent is responsible for providing specialized rail project engineering and other technical expertise to the Fleet Engineering section.   

 

The Senior Light Rail Vehicle Equipment Engineer manages specialized engineering work through the design and implementation of detailed and complex modifications to various rail vehicle subsystems and components located on light rail vehicles (LRV’s), historic streetcars, and Presidential Conference Cars (PCC’s); prepares technical specifications and develops procedures for modifications and repairs; oversees the evaluation of new and existing rail vehicles for quality and reliability by testing subsystems such as propulsion, brakes, couplers, air conditioning, etc., with subsequent development of appropriate modifications and adjustments; directs the assessment of the feasibility of using alternative parts and materials; makes recommendations and/or approves alternate parts as appropriate; directs consultants in the preparation of engineering plans and specs; directs the work of subordinate personnel in testing, modifications, adjustments, and maintenance of various rail vehicle subsystems; prepares and presents detailed and complex reports analyzing and describing solutions or recommendations; Investigates safety and reliability problems; performs oral/written presentations; prepares cost estimates and analyzes cost effectiveness of alternative engineering methods related to maintenance and repair problems; directs engineering studies/activities; travels to various facilities and sites; prepares specifications for the procurement of rail vehicle parts and materials; confers with maintenance and purchasing personnel; monitors warranty claims made to manufacturers of equipment; coordinates and meets with members of various City departments and other SFMTA divisions to discuss matters related to the operation of rail vehicles; performs duties of a project manager by planning, developing and overseeing projects, and follows projects through completion adhering to scope, schedule, contract and budgetary constraints. Performs related duties and responsibilities as required.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

1. Possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in mechanical, electrical or electronic engineering; AND  

2. Seven years of experience in engineering related to the design, construction, operations testing and maintenance of light rail vehicle and historic car equipment; AND  

3. Possession of a valid registration as a professional engineer from the state of California.  Registration in another state will be accepted on the condition of obtaining a California registration within one (1) year; AND  

4. Possession of a valid driver license (to be presented at the time of the examination).

 

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.

 

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 9196 Senior Light Rail Vehicle Equipment Engineer (CBT-9196-M00236)

·  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, @dcyf.org, @first5sf.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 the analyst, Angela Szu, at 415.701.5003 between 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday or by e-mail at angela.szu@sfmta.com.  

 

VERIFICATION: Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education, experience, registration as a professional engineer, and driver license at any point in the application, examination, and/or departmental selection process.  City employment will be verified by employee records. Written verification (proof) of qualifying experience must verify that the applicant meets the minimum qualifications stated on the examination announcement. Written verification must be submitted on employer’s official letterhead, specifying dates of employment, types of employment (part-time/full-time), job title(s), description of duties performed, and the verification must be signed by the employer. City employees will receive credit for the duties of the class to which they are appointed. 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.

 

Note: Falsifying one’s education, training, or work experience or attempted deception on the application may result in disqualification from this and future job opportunities with the City and County of San Francisco.   

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATION SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE (Weight: Qualifying):

Candidates will be prompted to complete a Supplemental Questionnaire as part of the online employment application. This Minimum Qualification Supplemental Questionnaire is designed to obtain specific information regarding an applicant's experience in relation to the Minimum Qualifications for this position. Applicants must also complete the official application. It is essential that applicants provide complete information in identifying their education, experience and training. The Minimum Qualification Supplemental Questionnaire will be used to evaluate if the applicant possesses the required minimum qualifications.

 

SELECTION PROCEDURE:

SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE EVALUATION (Weight: 100%):

Candidates will be prompted to complete a supplemental questionnaire as part of the online employment application. The Supplemental Questionnaire Evaluation is designed to measure knowledge, skills and/or abilities in job-related areas which may include but not be limited to: knowledge of light rail vehicle equipment engineering, project engineering ability,  supervisory ability, knowledge of rail vehicle procurement, written communication ability and human relations ability.

 

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:

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 12 months, and may be extended with the approval of the Director of Transportation.  Upon approval of the Director of Transportation (see Civil Service Rule 410.4), the eligible list resulting from this announcement may be used by other departments that also use this classification or a similar classification.  To find Departments which use this classification, please see https://sfdhr.org/sites/default/files/documents/ASO-Level-Chart.pdf?documentID=21246. Search that document by title or job code to see which departments use the classification.  

 

Reasonable Accommodation Request:  Information on requesting reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities can be found at: http://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process#applicantswithdisabilities   Qualified applicants with disabilities requiring reasonable accommodation in the selection process must contact the SFMTA by phone at 415.701.5024, 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 415.701.5024 or 415.701.4441.

 

Seniority Credit in Promotional Exams: Information regarding seniority credit can be found at: http://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process#senioritycredit  

 

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.  

 

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.  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 410.4.  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 reasons(s) why the cited item(s) constitute(s) abuse of discretion by the Director of Transportation.  Appeals must be submitted directly to the Director of Transportation within five business days of the announcement issuance date. 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.  

 

Employee Wellness Program: The SFMTA strives to be your employer of choice by providing an environment that supports your personal health & wellbeing with physical, nutritional, mental/emotional and financial resources. Since 2010 the SFMTA has been providing worksite wellness activities, as well as providing recognition opportunities to those individuals who successfully achieve personal milestones in wellness. For more details on the Wellness Program, please visit Employee Wellness Program Description page: https://www.sfmta.com/reports/employee-wellness-program.  

 

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

An Equal Opportunity Employer  

 

Exam Type:  Combined Promotive & Entrance

Issued: April 10, 2020

Jeffrey Tumlin

Director of Transportation

San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency

Recruitment ID Number: M00236

MTA/AQS: (415) 701-5003  

 

 

Conviction History

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.

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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