5241 Engineer (Mechanical)

Recruitment #PEX-5241-085671

Introduction

Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as this announcement may close at any time after 5:00 p.m. on May 18, 2018.

The Department
SFO is a world-class, award-winning airport that served more than 55 million guests in 2017. SFO offers non-stop flights to 45 international cities on 45 international carriers. The Bay Area's largest airport also connects non-stop with 83 U.S. cities on 13 domestic airlines. In fiscal year 16/17, the Airport, an enterprise department of the City & County of San Francisco, accounted for $8.4 billion in business activity and supported over 42,800 direct jobs.

SFO’s mission is to provide an exceptional airport in service to our communities and is committed to redefining air travel. SFO has embarked on the renovation of Terminal 1, the largest capital project in the Airport’s $7.3 billion Ascent Program. For more information, visit www.flysfo.com. View a video about careers at SFO.

Appointment Type 
Permanent Exempt (PEX), this position is excluded by the Charter from the competitive Civil Service examination process and shall serve at the discretion of the Appointing Officer. Duration of this permanent- exempt appointment not to exceed 36 months.

Position Description
Under general direction, performs difficult and responsible professional engineering work in the field and office; and supervises and manages professional and technical engineering staff, consultants, and other related staff engaged for the following projects: Sewer System Improvement Project, New Water Mains Project, Superbay Hangar Renovation Projects, and West of Bayshore Water Main Improvement Project.

The essential functions of this position include:

  • Supervises professional and technical engineering personnel, including consultants, in the preparation of engineering studies, reports, designs, calculations, cost estimates, specifications, and contract documents for a wide variety of routine projects concerned with the construction, maintenance or operation of buildings, building mechanical systems, and underground utilities and waste water treatment facilities; and reviews federal, regional and local legislation affecting engineering work.
  • Interviews, selects, trains, monitors, evaluates and counsels staff in accordance with memoranda of understanding and Civil Service Rules.
  • Prepares and supervises the preparation of documents, including advertisement for bids, instructions to bidders, detailed specifications, and contract bonds; reviews and analyzes bids for conformance with specifications and for approval of final awarding of bids; negotiates contracts and contract modifications; and resolves claims and disputes.
  • Supervises and monitors the inspection of a wide variety of major and complex engineering projects; organizes and supervises the activities of field inspection staff.
  • Prepares engineering designs, drawings and specifications to ensure compliance with requirements and project objectives; prepares cost estimates of labor, equipment, and materials; performs difficult engineering calculations.
  • Reviews requests for proposals and bids to ensure that the work is accurate and completed timely and efficiently; analyzes work load and budgets; assigns work for a group of engineers and technicians to meet project demands on specific engineering projects.
  • Analyzes and solves complex Facility Mechanical engineering and process related problems, which may also include, water/wastewater treatment, environmental, Utility and electrical system infrastructure.
  • Writes, reviews, and/or approves departmental correspondence, legislation, reports and other related documents.
  • Conducts meetings and makes presentations to staff, committees, boards, commissions, approval agencies, and the general public.
  • Performs other duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Five (5) years of verifiable professional Mechanical Engineering experience, which includes two (2) years experience equivalent to City and County of San Francisco class 5207 Associate Engineer as a licensed Professional Engineer in the specialty you are applying for; AND
  2. Possession of a current Certificate of Registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of California in Mechanical Engineering.

Note: Candidates licensed in other states, who otherwise meet the minimum requirements of this announcement, but do not possess the required California license, may file for this recruitment, and if successful, must present the required California license prior to hire.

Desirable Qualifications
The stated desirable qualifications may be used to identify job finalists at the end of the selection process when candidates are referred to hiring.

  • Experience in Facility Mechanical Engineering, project development, planning, design, and project delivery in public works. Also, experience working and coordinating with facility maintenance and operations.
  • Experience in construction support, cost estimating, inspections, commissioning, building codes, and change management in public works including obtaining environmental permits and building permits.
  • Experience in design leadership, staff development, master planning, system integration, design coordination, and stakeholder engagement. More specifically, experience with multi-discipline design projects, team coordination, and collaboration highly desired.
  • Experience in design and engineering in HVAC, Plumbing, Utility Infrastructure, and fire protection using REVIT. Desirable facilities design experience include retail shopping, assembly areas, restaurant maintenance hangars, power stations, data centers, office space, and fire stations, and data centers. Desirable design and operations of utility systems include water, sanitary sewer, storm drains, and industrial waste.
  • Experience in sustainable building design, energy efficiency, net zero, energy models, energy management controls, LEED AP, high performance building design, Net Zero, and commissioning processes for new and existing facilities.
  • Experience in contract management, Unifier, cost controls, and change management process. Highly desirable if experience in capital planning and facility maintenance support as well as development of new processes and policies for contracts and quality control and quality assurance.

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

One year full-time employment is equivalent to 2,000 hours (2,000 hours of qualifying work experience is based on a 40 hour work week). Any overtime hours that you work above 40 hours per week are not included in the calculation to determine full-time employment.

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

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.

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. If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the exam analyst, Regina Soo, by telephone at 650-821-2080, or by email at regina.soo@flysfo.com.

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.

Verification
Applicants may be required to submit verification of 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 here.

Verification of qualifying experience, when requested, must be documented 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, and signature of the employer or the employer’s authorized representative. 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. 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. Verification may be waived if impossible to obtain. The applicant must submit a signed statement explaining why verification cannot be obtained. Waiver requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Failure to provide the required verification, or request for waiver when requested may result in rejection of 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. Make sure your application and any attachments to the application submitted at the time of filing are complete and accurate and include details on all experience, education, training and other information that qualifies you for this recruitment. Failure to submit a complete and accurate application at the time of filing may result in your ineligibility for this recruitment or inability to receive full credit for scoring purposes. Any new information concerning work experience, education, training and other information that is submitted after the filing deadline may not be used for scoring or considered to determine whether you meet the minimum qualifications.

Selection Procedures

The selection process will include evaluation of applications in relation to minimum requirements. Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement to the interview. Depending on the number of applicants, the Department may establish and implement additional screening mechanisms to comparatively evaluate the qualifications of candidates. If this becomes necessary, only those applicants whose qualifications most closely meet the needs of the Department will be invited to participate in the oral/performance interview.

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Security Clearance
Candidates for employment with the San Francisco Airport Commission are required to undergo a criminal history record check, including FBI fingerprints, and Security Threat Assessment in order to determine eligibility for security clearance and may be required to undergo drug/alcohol screening. Per Civil Service Commission Rule Section 110.9.1, every applicant for an examination must possess and maintain the qualifications required by law and by the examination announcement for the examination. Failure to obtain and maintain security clearance may be basis for termination from employment with the Airport Commission.

Customs Clearance
This position requires that the incumbent be qualified for unescorted access to the San Francisco International Airport U.S. Customs Security Area. An application for a U.S. Custom Access Seal may be submitted to Customs ONLY after employment has commenced. Employment in this position requires that the incumbent submit an application for, successfully acquire and maintain a Customs Access Seal. Per Civil Service Commission Rule 110.9.1, every applicant must possess and maintain the qualifications required by law and by the examination announcement for this examination. Failure to acquire or maintain customs access, a requirement for this position, may be basis for termination from employment with the Airport Commission. Customs Access Seal requirements and procedures are located in the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 19, Part 122, Sections 181 or 189.

 

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 applying 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 applying 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 requiring reasonable accommodation for this examination can find information on requesting a reasonable accommodation here.

Copies of Application Documents
Applicants are advised to keep copies of all documents submitted. Submitted documents become a permanent part of the exam record and will not be returned. The hiring department may require applicants to submit the same documents and/or additional documents at a later date.

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.

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 online here or hard copy at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor.

Terms of Announcement
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.

Issued: 5/4/18
Micki Callahan
Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID #: 085671
AIR/RS/650-821-2080

 

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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