7245 - Chief Stationary Engineer, Water Treatment Plant

Recruitment #PBT-7245-093662

Introduction

7245 - Chief Stationary Engineer, Water Treatment Plant

San Francisco - Public Utilities Commission

PBT-7245-093662

Amended on 01/29/2019 to include notes in MMQ section

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.

Position Description

Under general direction, the Chief Stationary Engineer, Water Treatment Plant, is responsible for the safe and efficient operation and maintenance of machinery and equipment in large complex water treatment plant facility or a water distribution system.  Positions in this Class may be located in any one of five (5) Bay Area counties.

What you will be doing:

The Chief Stationary Engineer, Water Treatment Plant may include, but are not limited to the following essential job functions:

• Assigning and directing the activities of subordinate personnel in a water treatment plant; instructing and supervising subordinate personnel in the operation and maintenance of water treatment equipment, including pumps, motors, chemical feeders, mixing, clarification and solids handling equipment, instrumentation, valves and filters used to control the quality of water distributed for domestic use; supervising and reviewing personnel performing water analysis to maintain water quality and proper chemical dosage in a filtration plant.

• Reviewing and evaluating plant performance to ensure compliance with state and federal standards; reviewing all plant operating logs and preparing operational reports.

• Communicating with departmental personnel, regulatory agencies, outside vendors, other organizations and the public regarding operation and maintenance activities of the water treatment plants.

• Making recommendations regarding operational and maintenance work procedures including employee training and safety; reviewing plant modification plans prepared by others and making recommendations to appropriate managerial personnel.

• Planning, coordinating and supervising the work to be performed by employees of other trades, crafts, divisions and contractors; initiating work orders, inspecting and reviewing completed work.

The Chief Stationary Engineer, Water Treatment Plant also performs related duties as required.

The Chief Stationary Engineer, Water Treatment Plant will serve in the roles of superiors and subordinates during their intermittent absences and will take on special assignments related to the assurance of staff competencies, operations efficiency and regulatory compliance.

Working Conditions: Walking and/or driving several miles a day to inspect facilities and remote pumping stations; using a respirator when conditions warrant, climbing and working off ladders (up to 16 foot); working in a damp environment and confined spaces; auditing alarm screens and identifying four levels of audible alarms; identifying leaks by smell in case of emergency; working on weekends, holidays, shifts, overtime and/or alternative work schedules.

The Ideal Candidate

We are seeking a confident, results-oriented leader who is passionate about public service. The ideal candidate will stay current with best practices and trends in water treatment operations and maintenance to ensure efficiency and so that department goals continue to be met. They will also enjoy working in a fast-paced, supportive environment where professionalism, teamwork, and an appreciation for fun are valued.

The Leadership Competency Model illustrates what it means to be successful for any leader at the SFPUC, supporting our commitment to organizational excellence. The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated track record and ability to exercise the following competencies:

Accountability - Inspires trust by acting with integrity, honesty, and fairness. Defines and holds staff accountable for measurable, high quality, timely, and cost-effective results, as well as compliance with all rules, policies, and procedures.

Adaptability - ​Adjusts, perseveres, and succeeds in meeting objectives despite rapidly shifting environment, demands, and resources. Alters approaches to most effectively address different situations and people. Responds positively to tasks and situations outside of comfort zone.

Decision Making and Problem Solving - ​​Takes ownership of problems and makes timely, responsible, transparent, and clear decisions. Designs and implements creative solutions utilizing functional expertise or perspective. Communicates with team to ensure all members clearly understand the problem to be solved.

Relationship Management - Leverages outstanding communication skills to build open, honest, and respectful relationships. Develops networks and lasting partnerships across boundaries to maintain strategic relationships and achieve common goals. Engages and works collaboratively with other departments.

Equal Employment Opportunity: 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.

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.


      1.   Six (6) years of experience in the operation, maintenance and repair of mechanical and electrical machinery and equipment in a 10 million gallons per day (MGD) or larger water treatment/filtration plant, or water distribution system of which, two (2) years must have been in a supervisory capacity; AND

      2.   Possession of a driver's license issued by the State of California Department of Motor Vehicles; AND

      3.   Possession of a Grade V Water Treatment Operator Certificate OR Grade IV Water Distribution Operator Certificate issued by the State Water Resources Control Board.

Note: For positions at City Distribution Division, a Grade IV Water Distribution Operator Certificate is required.


Applicants must meet the minimum qualification requirement by the final filing date unless otherwise noted.

NOTE:

  1. Applicants must submit a copy of their California Grade V Water Treatment or Grade IV Water Distribution Operator’s Certificate with their applications. Applicants, who are currently in possession of a Grade IV Water Treatment or Grade III Water Distribution Operator’s certificate, will be allowed to participate in this examinations for Class 7245 provided they meet all other requirements; however, if successful in the examination, such candidates will be under waiver of appointment until they obtain the required Grade V Water Treatment or Grade IV Water Distribution Certificate.
  2. Upon appointment to Class 7245, employees may be required to take a State mandated respirator medical examination (renewed annually) and be clean-shaven for respirator and self-contained breathing apparatus use.  Employees may be required to pass CPR training annually and first aid training tri-annually.

Equal Employment Opportunity:  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.

Verification:

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, Danny Wan, by telephone at 415-554-1648 or by email at dwan(at)sfwater.org.

Selection Procedures

Minimum Qualifications Supplemental Questionnaire (MQSQ, Qualifying)
Candidates will be prompted to complete a MQSQ as part of the online employment application process. The MQSQ is designed to obtain specific information regarding an applicant's experience in relation to the Minimum Qualifications for this position.

Supplemental Questionnaire Evaluations (100%)
Applicants will be prompted to complete a supplemental questionnaire that must be submitted during the online application process. All applicants must complete the supplemental questionnaire. The purpose of the Supplemental Questionnaire is to evaluate the experience, knowledge, skills and abilities that candidates possess in job-related areas, which have been identified as critical for this position and include but are not limited to: technical knowledge of the operation and maintenance of water treatment facilities, supervisory and administrative skills, and written communications skills.

A passing score must be achieved on the supplemental questionnaire evaluation to continue in the selection process and be placed 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.

The department may administer additional position-specific selection procedures to make final hiring decisions.

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

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 Human Resources Director.

Certification Rule:
The certification rule for the ranked eligible lists resulting from this examination will be Rule of 3 Scores. The department may administer additional position-specific selection procedures to make final hiring decisions.

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.

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.

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.

Conclusion

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 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 http://sfgov.org/civilservice/rules.

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

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.

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 (include the specific union name), 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: January 24, 2019
Micki Callahan, Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID: PBT-7245-093662
PUC / DW / 415.554.1648

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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