7246 Sewer Repair Supervisor

Recruitment #PBT-7246-089146

Introduction

This is a Position Based Test conducted in accordance with Civil Service Rule 111A. Clerically amended on 9/26/18.

This recruitment may close anytime but not before October 19, 2018. Interested applicants are encouraged to file immediately.

Position Description:
Under general direction, incumbents supervise multiple crews of skilled and semi-skilled workers engaged in the inspection, maintenance and repair of the municipal sewer system and appurtenances; make regular contacts with the public, departmental personnel and outside organizations relative to sewer maintenance and repair matters.

Essential Duties Include: determines service priorities; acts as liaison with public utilities staff to coordinate schedules; estimates resource requirements and availability, including materials and supplies and costs involved; visits work sites and inspects work for compliance with safety, quality and production standards; prepares various reports and correspondence using a personal computer with word processing, database and e-mail; plans staff and work schedules; completes staff performance evaluations and performs other supervisory functions including exercising disciplinary action; trains Sewer Maintenance Workers, Bricklayers, Hodcarriers and other service workers to repair sewer systems and structures through classroom and field instructions; enforces adherence to existing methods and procedures including safety orders; uses the department’s computerized maintenance management system to monitor service requests and enter data related to completed repairs; and performs other related duties as required.

Nature of Work:  Requires sustained physical effort involving considerable standing, bending and working in confined spaces; exposure to working conditions where moderately serious injuries may occur; continuous exposure to extremely disagreeable working conditions involving work with and in raw sewage and in the presence of vermin.  Requires after hours on-call duty, currently one week per month and ability to work overtime as needed.  Requires emergency response within one hour.

Minimum Qualifications

1a. Four years of experience as a lead worker of a crew (crew leader) installing, constructing, inspecting, repairing, and/or replacing large diameter (12 inches or above) sewer lines and structures;  OR

1b. Four years of experience comparable with the City and County of San Francisco class 7449 Sewer Service Worker inspecting and diagnosing problems in a municipal sewer collection system;  OR

1c. A combination of the above.

AND

2. Possession of a current valid Driver License.

Notes:
A. The incumbent is required to be part of a rotational after hours on-call supervisor pool and will be required to respond to emergencies within one hour.
B. Prior to appointment, eligibles reached for employment must present a current motor vehicle report.  Appointee must possess and maintain a valid Driver License.

The above minimum qualifications reflect special conditions associated with the position(s) to be filled, which may differ from the standard minimum qualifications associated with this classification.

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

Desirable Qualifications:
The stated desirable qualifications may be used to identify job finalists at the end of the selection process when candidates are referred for hiring.
• Additional four (4) years of verifiable experience as a lead worker of a crew (crew leader).
• Five (5) years of experience performing repair work on active sewer systems including all diameter sewer laterals, mains and structures on a regular basis.
• Confined space training.
• Experience using a computer system using work order database systems and basic office applications.
• Working knowledge of San Francisco Public Works excavation code, San Francisco Public Works permitting process, MUNI overhead line restrictions, MTA’s “blue book” restrictions and guidelines.

How To Apply

Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are only accepted through an online process. Visit www.jobapscloud.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

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 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, @sfusd.edu, @sfpl.org, @dcyf.org, @first5sf.org).

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. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed City and County of San Francisco application.

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, Sean Sexton, by phone at (415) 554-6050 or email to: Sean.Sexton@sfgov.org.

Verification:
Applicants may be required to submit verification of the qualifying education and experience, at any point during the recruitment and selection process. 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. Failure to submit the required verification, when requested, may result in disqualification or ineligibility for employment.

Note: Falsifying one’s education 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.

Selection Procedures

Supplemental Questionnaire (Qualifying):
Applicants will be prompted to complete a supplemental questionnaire as part of the online employment application. It is essential that applicants provide complete information in identifying their education, experience, training and licensure, consistent with the information provided on their application. The supplemental questionnaire will be used to evaluate whether applicants meet the minimum qualifications for this position. Applicants must also complete the official application. The information in the supplemental questionnaire will not be scored and is collected for informational purposes.

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.

The Basic Supervisory Exam will be administered either on a computer or in paper format.  The type of format will depend on the size of the qualified applicant pool.  Qualified candidates will be notified of the type of exam format in their exam 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.

Oral Examination (Weight 50%):
Candidates achieving a passing score on the Basic Supervisory Exam will be invited to participate in the oral examination designed to assess their relative knowledge, skills and abilities in job-related areas, which may include, but not be limited to: knowledge of sewer maintenance, repair methods, procedures, equipment, practical field problems, safety practices and procedures, trench excavation and confined space entry; ability to identify problems, interpret and analyze appropriate information, prioritize and execute solutions, perform basic arithmetic, estimate repair and maintenance costs, communicate clearly and effectively with others, enforce regulations, effectively supervise and review work of subordinates; skill to prepare and maintain sewer repair records, labor and material data, work completed and other reports, using a computer.

Note: Candidates must achieve a passing score on both the Basic Supervisory Exam and Oral Examination in order to be ranked on the eligible list

Certification Rule:
The certification rule for the ranked eligible lists resulting from this examination will be Rule of Three (3) Scores. The department may administer additional position-specific selection procedures 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 Human Resources Director.

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 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.

Conclusion

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.

Seniority Credit in Promotional Exams:
Information regarding requests for seniority credit in promotional exams can be found at: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#senioritycredit.

Veteran’s Preference:
Information regarding requests for Veteran’s Preference can be found at: http://sfdhr.org/veterans-preference.

General Information concerning City and County of San Francisco Employment Policies and Procedures:
Important Employment Information for the City and County of San Francisco can be obtained at: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20, or hard copy at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th 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 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:
Applicants should keep copies of all documents submitted as these will not be returned.

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.

Combined Promotive and Entrance
Issued: September 21, 2018
Amended: 9/26/2018 clerically amended to correct typos/misspellings
Micki Callahan, Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID: PBT-7246-089146
GSA - SS (415) 554-6050

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.

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