5203 - Assistant Engineer (Structural)

Recruitment #PEX-5203-090912

Introduction

 

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 Structural Engineering Section of San Francisco Public Works – Bureau of Design and Engineering is looking for one talented and self-motivated Assistant Engineer to perform civil and structural engineering work in the field and office related to infrastructure, building, and roadway projects.

Under general direction, the Assistant Engineer performs civil/structural engineering work in the field and office  The essential functions of the Assistant Engineer includes: preparing structural calculations, technical specifications, construction estimates, contract drawings, and technical engineering reports and other documentation; developing analytical structural models; reviewing shop drawing submittals and responding to requests for information; conducting field investigations and surveys; and performing other related duties as required.   

The Assistant Engineer will work on a variety of engineering projects, including design of new buildings and alterations of existing buildings, design and repair of roadway structures (bridges, stairways, retaining walls, tunnels, etc.), and design and repair of miscellaneous structures such as tanks, piers, wharves, etc.  The work frequently requires interpretation of regulations, laws, policies, procedures, guidelines and standards, and utilizing them in preparation of technical documents.  Assistant engineers may direct activities of drafters and engineering trainees.  He/she will also be part of investigation teams responding to earthquakes, landslides, and other structural emergencies.  

The Assistant Engineer position requires knowledge of principles of structural engineering analysis and design.  The Assistant Engineer shall possess ability to use engineering software programs; maintain an effective working relationship with a variety of people; communicate effectively orally and in writing; and understand, explain, and apply pertinent laws, regulations, codes, and ordinances.  The Assistant Engineer shall possess a valid Class C driver’s license. 

Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is desirable.  Experience with SAP, ETABS, RISA and other structural programs is desirable.  Experience with AutoCAD and REVIT software is desirable.  Knowledge of nonlinear response history analysis is desirable.  Knowledge of ASCE 7, ASCE 41, ACI 318, AISC, and CBC is desirable.  Post-graduate degrees in structural engineering are desirable.   Registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of California is desirable.

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.
a. Possession of a baccalaureate degree or graduate degree from an engineering program with a major in the field of study related to the specialty area defined for each position.

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

AND

b. One (1) year of verifiable professional engineering experience performing at least three of the following tasks:
a. Preparing or assisting in preparing studies, designs, drawings, sketches, and plans using AutoCAD and other software tools
b. Collecting data to assess project needs and define project scope through site visits, surveying, review of existing documents, reports, drawing and manuals, performing measurements, collecting samples, or/and interviews with the stakeholders.
c. Preparing or assisting in the preparation of contract specifications, lists of materials, cost estimates, schedules, and progress payments.
d. Preparing or assisting in the preparation of engineering reports and reports concerning field conditions, the progress of projects, the results of studies, and other matters.
e. Conducting data analyses and mathematical calculations, in order to determine type or size of material or equipment.
f. Conducting routine field inspections of construction and repair projects in progress to ensure conformance with plans, specifications and codes; checks and records work progress at various construction sites.

Note: Internships, drafting experience and student design work do not qualify as professional engineering experience.

AND

c. Possession of a valid Engineer-in-Training (EIT) certificate issued by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES).

OR

2. 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. 

How To Apply

To be considered for this position, interested candidates must submit a cover letter, current resume, and verification with the CCSF application. 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. Interested candidates are encouraged to apply immediately.  

  • Click on “Apply” and read and acknowledge the information
  • Click on “I am a New User” or “I have Registered previously” 
  • Follow instructions given on the screen   C

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.  All work experience, education, training and other information substantiating how applicant meets the minimum qualifications must be included with their application by the filing deadline.  Information submitted after the filing deadline will not be considered in determining whether the applicants meet the minimum qualifications.  

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.

Applicants will 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.

Important Note:  All application materials, including photocopy of valid driver’s license and verification of qualifying experience (see section on verification requirements), must be submitted by the final filing deadline.  Failure to submit verification will result in rejection of application.

Only the most qualified applicants will be interviewed. Mailed application materials must be postmarked no later than the final filing date.  Late, faxed or e-mailed applications and applications submitted to other offices will NOT be accepted.   

VERIFICATION OF EXPERIENCE AND LICENSE(S): All applicants must submit verification of their qualifying work experience at the time of application.  Verification of qualifying work experience must be signed by the employer or the employer’s authorized representative on the employer's business letterhead and must include the name of the applicant, job title(s), dates of employment, description of job duties performed.  City employees who qualify based solely on City employment or a combination of City employment and outside experience may submit performance evaluations as proof of qualifying City experience in lieu of other verification, but must verify outside qualifying experience as stated above.  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.  Experience claimed in self-employment must be supported by documents verifying income, earnings, business license and experience comparable to the minimum qualifications of the position. Copies of income tax papers or other documents listing occupations and total earnings must be submitted.

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 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 with the application may result in rejection of the application. 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.

Application materials may be submitted by:

  1. Uploading the documents through JobAps;       OR
  2. Scanning documents and sending as PDF attachments to Marlo.Thomas@sfdpw.org with the recruitment number in the subject line.   

Selection Procedures

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.  If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact Marlo Thomas at (415) 554-4824 or via email:  marlo.thomas@sfdpw.org.

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:  November 8, 2018
Micki  Callahan
Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID Number: PEX-5203-090912
GSA for Public Works / mt / 5546000

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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