0932 Manager IV, Assistant Superintendent, Trees and Landscape
Bureau of Urban Forestry
|Department||San Francisco Public Works|
|Date Opened||6/1/2018 5:00:00 PM|
|Filing Deadline||12/7/2018 5:00:00 PM|
|Salary||$60.45 - $77.14/hour; $10,478.00 - $13,371.00/month; $125,736.00 - $160,446.00/year|
|Job Type||Permanent PBT|
This is a Position Based Test conducted in accordance with Civil Service Rule 111A.
The filing deadline has been amended.
Under administrative direction, this position reports directly to the Superintendent of Bureau of Urban Forestry, and manages supervisory personnel engaged in directing the activities of urban forestry, landscaping and maintenance including management of trees and other vegetation in cities.
Essential functions of this job code include: assisting in the administration, development, review, analysis, interpretation, investigation, implementation and enforcement of operating methods and procedures, rules, regulations, codes, policies, and written reports relevant to the bureau's operations; planning, organizing, assigning, coordinating, prioritizing, scheduling, monitoring, and evaluating the work of bureau personnel through supervisory staff; supervising second-level supervisors by leading, motivating, disciplining, and providing recognition and training to ensure conformance with operating methods and procedures, policies and standards; assisting in directing the bureau's safety and training programs and enforcing safety codes; providing fiscal management by assisting in the preparation and execution of the bureau's annual budget; facilitating the requisition, storekeeping and maintenance of supplies, materials and equipment and ensuring that mechanical and motorized equipment is maintained and replaced as necessary; assisting with directing the preparation of interdepartmental work orders (IDWOs) for services from the bureau, and with requests for proposals (RFPs) for services to the bureau, and with making recommendations regarding the awarding of contracts; acting on behalf of the superintendent and representing the department in labor negotiations, to legislative bodies, other city departments, community based organizations and the public; investigating, documenting, recording findings and analyzing results in response to problems, inquiries, requests and complaints; communicating orally and in writing with departmental director, deputy directors, bureau superintendent, other assistant superintendents, staff members, City and outside agency representatives, contractors, business and property owners, or the general public; using a personal computer to write memos, letters, complex reports, performance appraisals, and to develop spreadsheets, presentation tools and databases; using a two-way radio, cell phone or pager to communicate; maintaining a valid driver license and driving to various locations; conducting field inspections to ensure conformity with established work practices and standards; and participating in departmental and City-wide emergency response team; and performing related duties as required.
Nature of Work: This position requires incumbent to be available after hours, 7 days a week including holidays, to respond to emergency requests and issues.
1. Seven (7) years of experience in urban forestry, landscaping, and maintenance activities including management of trees and other vegetation in cities; AND
2. Three (3) years of this experience must be as a second-level supervisor or manager in the operations, activities and maintenance of the public right-of-way or land. Qualifying experience must be in the areas of urban forestry and landscaping activities. This experience must include direct reporting to an assistant superintendent, assistant department head, or company vice president; AND
3. Possession of a valid driver’s license (Candidates must maintain a valid California driver’s license throughout the duration of employment.)
Note: One year of full-time employment is equivalent to 2000 hours (2000 hours of qualifying work experience is based on a 40 hours work week). Any overtime hours that you work above forty (40) hours per week are not included in the calculation to determine full-time employment.
Applicants must meet the meet the minimum qualifications requirement by the final filing date unless otherwise noted.
The stated desirable qualifications may be used to identify job finalists at the end of the selection process when candidates are referred for hiring.
- Possession of Bachelor’s degree or Associate degree in Horticulture or related fields
- Arborist Certification from the International Society of Arboriculture
- Bay Friendly Landscape Qualification
How To Apply
Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are being accepted through an online process. Visit www.jobaps.com/sf to begin the application process by registering an account.
- Click and select the 0932 Manager IV, Assistant Superintendent, Trees and Landscape, Urban Forestry
- Click on “Apply” and read and acknowledge the information
- Click on “I am a New User”
- 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 on-line applications in the lobby of the Department of Human Resources at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103.
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).
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. Resumes may be attached to the application; however, resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed City and County of San Francisco application.
If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the exam analyst, Angie Ignao, at (415) 554-6107, or via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applicants may be required to submit verification of the qualifying experience and education, at any point in the application, examination or departmental selection process. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of verification of qualifying experience and education. When requested, applicants who possess a degree that is from a foreign and/or non-accredited college or university may be required to provide an equivalency certification of the degree. Failure to submit the required verification, when requested, may result in disqualification or ineligibility for employment. 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.
Basic Supervisory Exam: (Weight: 50%)
Candidates will be administered a written multiple-choice examination that is designed to measure basic knowledge of various supervisory practices and procedures (e.g. directing, counseling, guiding, evaluating, motivating, disciplining, developing and training subordinates, delegation, etc.) as well as customer service and reading comprehension.
This is a standardized examination and, therefore, test questions and test answers are not available for public inspection or review.
This is a standardized examination and, therefore, test questions and answers are not available for public inspection or review.
The examination is administered via computer or in paper format. Qualified candidates will be notified of the particular format to be used in their test appointment notification.
The score you achieve on this examination shall be valid and 'banked' for three years, starting from the date of the examination. This means that, during this three-year time period, you will not be required to take this test again should you apply and be found eligible for a future announcement for which this particular test is used. Please note this test is used for other supervisory classes therefore your test score may be applied to one or more of these classes if you choose to apply to future recruitments. If the test for this future announcement is held within one year of the date of this examination, your score will be automatically applied to that announcement. However, after one year, you have the option to either (a) apply your test score to the other announcement or (b) re-take the test. Re-testing is permitted no sooner than one year from the date of the examination and only in association with your eligibility for another announcement for which this test is used. Please note that, should you re-test, your re-test score would become your official score since it is the most recent.
Supplemental Questionnaire Evaluation: (Weight: 50%)
Candidates will be prompted to complete a supplemental questionnaire as part of the online employment application process. 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: technical knowledge, management ability, supervisory ability, written communication ability. Only those applicants who pass the Basic Supervisory Written Examination will receive a score on the Supplemental Questionnaire Evaluation.
Note: Candidates must achieve a passing score on both the Basic Supervisory Exam and the Supplemental Questionnaire Evaluation in order to be ranked on the eligible list.
The certification rule for the ranked eligible lists resulting from this examination will be Rule of List. The department may administer additional position-specific selection procedures to make final hiring decisions.:
http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#eligiblelists 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 12 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 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 http://www.sfdhr.org/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentID=21246. Search that document by title or job code to see which departments use the classification.
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
Reasonable Accommodation Request: Applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum eligibility requirements for this job announcement can find information on requesting a reasonable ADA Accommodation at: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#applicantswithdisabilities
Veteran’s Preference: Information regarding requests for Veterans Preference can be found at: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#veteranspreference
Seniority Credit in Promotional Exams: Information regarding requests for 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: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20
Terms of the Announcement: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#announcementsdefinitions
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 the 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.
Copies of Application Documents: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#copies
Right to Work: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#identification
All persons entering the City and County of San Francisco workforce are required to provide verification of authorization to work in the United States
Exam Type: Combined Promotive and Entrance
Issued: June 1, 2018
Amended filing deadline December 5, 2018.
Micki Callahan, Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID: PBT-0932-086405
GSA - AI (415) 554-6107
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.