5201 - Junior Engineer (Structural)

Recruitment #PEX-5201-090915

Introduction

          • Division:  Design and Engineering
          • Section:  Structural Engineering
          • Location:  30 Van Ness Avenue
          • Schedule:  Monday thru Friday

APPOINTMENT TYPE: Permanent-Exempt.   The General Services Agency Department of Public Works has an opening for an exempt appointment in San Francisco.  The position is excluded by the Charter from competitive civil service examination process.  The successful candidate shall serve at the discretion of the appointing officer.  This position has an anticipated duration of up to three (3) years.      

POSITION DESCRIPTION:  The San Francisco Public Library is planning to renovate the first established branch of the City, the Mission Branch Library.  Funded by philanthropist Andrew Carnegie, the Mission Branch Library opened at the current location in December 1915.  With challenges to meet current and future needs of the branch have made it necessary to move forward with renovation of the Mission Branch Library, given that this branch lacks space to hold quality programs and the building’s systems are at the end of their service life.

Public Works aims to respect the vibrancy and culture of the Mission neighborhood while transforming the Mission Branch into an energy efficient, safe and resilient building.  The Junior Engineer will provide assistance while working on a variety of engineering projects, including design of new buildings and alterations of existing buildings. The work frequently requires interpretation of regulations, laws, policies, procedures, guidelines and standards, and I utilizing them in preparation of technical documents. The Junior Engineer may direct activities of technicians and engineering trainees in the development of construction documents (including plans and specifications) to provide structural and/or seismic strengthening of various structures, such as the Mission Branch Library.  Structural calculations, including three-dimensional mathematical models of branch libraries, to justify structural design and for building permit application and review; structural drawings for building permit review and construction bid (including interim submittals at 35%, 65%, and 90% completion); project specifications for structural portion of work. The work will expand/strengthen existing library structures for future generations by incorporating 21st Century library practices, building systems and technology into an historic neighborhood landmark.

Examples of duties may include: Preparation of structural calculations, technical specifications, construction estimates, contract drawings; Development of analytical structural models using ETABS, SAP2000, etc.; Provision of support during construction, including reviewing submittals and RFls; Field investigations; and the preparation of memoranda, letters, and field reports.

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. Possession of a baccalaureate degree or graduate degree from an engineering program that is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) with a major in the field of study related to the specialty area defined for each position;

OR

2. Possession of a baccalaureate degree or graduate degree from a non-ABET accredited engineering program with a major in the field of study related to the specialty area defined for each position; AND possession of a valid Engineer-in-Training certificate issued by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES).

Required Engineering Degrees per specialty:
Civil: Architectural Engineering, Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Sanitary Engineering, Structural Engineering, Traffic Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Water Resources Engineering, or Engineering Management
Electrical: Electrical Engineering
Mechanical: Aeronautical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or Mechatronics Engineering
Environmental: Bio-chemical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Sanitary Engineering
Transportation: Civil Engineering, Transit Engineering, Transportation Engineering or Traffic Engineering

OR
3. Possession of a Professional Engineer (PE) license in the field required for each specialty from the California Board of Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Geologists.

AND

4. Possession and Maintenance of valid California driver license.

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

Submission of a resume, cover letter, and verification of experience is REQUIRED at the time of filing and must be attached to the online application.  The cover letter should also include your interest, how you meet the qualifications and why you believe you are the ideal candidate for this role.

Late or incomplete submissions will not be considered. Mailed, hand delivered or faxed documents/applications will not be accepted. 

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 Department 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 (@sfgov.org, @sfdpw.org, @sfport.com, @flysfo.com, @sfwater.org, @sfdph.org, @asianart.org, @sfmta.com, @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.

VERIFICATION: ALL APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT VERIFICATION (PROOF) OF QUALIFYING EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION BY filling date.   Verification of education may be in the form of a diploma or transcript.  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 qualifying work experience must be signed by the employer, on the employer’s letterhead, and specify dates of service, job titles and duties performed, including percentage of time spent performing duties which meet the minimum requirements. City and County employees will receive credit for the duties of the class to which appointed. Credit for experience obtained outside of the employee’s class will only be allowed if recorded in accordance with the provisions of Civil Service Commission Rules. City employees may submit performance evaluations or letters from the appointing officer of the department as proof of qualifying City experience, but must verify outside qualifying experience as stated above. Verification may be waived if impossible to obtain. The applicant must submit a signed statement with the application explaining why verification cannot be obtained. Waiver requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Failure to submit the required verification or request for waiver by the final filing date will result in rejection of the application. 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 analyst at (415) 554-4824 or via email:  marlo.thomas@sfdpw.org.

Selection Plan

Application Screening: (Qualifying) Applications will be screened for relevant qualifying experience. Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement in the selection process.  Only those applicants who most closely meet the needs of the Department will be invited to participate in the interview process.  Applications and submitted materials will be screened for relevant qualifying experience. Additional screening mechanisms may be implemented in order to determine candidates’ qualifications. Only those applicants who most closely meet the needs of the Agency will be invited to participate in the selection process. Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement to the interview. Qualified applicants with disabilities requiring reasonable accommodation in the selection process must contact the Agency by phone at (415) 554-6000 or, if hearing impaired at (415) 554-6015 (TTY).

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

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://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process or hard copy at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor.

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.

 

Issued:  December 7, 2018
Micki  Callahan
Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID Number: PEX-5201-090915
GSA for Public Works / mt / 554.6000

 

 

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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