5241 Engineer (Transportation)

Recruitment #TEX-5241-092642


                                 The following information describes the civil service classification for which applications are being solicited. 
                                                      Make sure you read the entire announcement before completing the application form. 
                                                         The purpose of this announcement is to fill a vacant position in this classification.
Division: Sustainable Streets
Section/Unit: Livable Streets
Work Location: One South Van Ness, 7th floor, San Francisco, CA 94103
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8 am to 5 pm

APPOINTMENT TYPE: Temporary Exempt - Full Time – This position is excluded by the Charter from the competitive Civil Service examination process and shall serve at the discretion of the Appointing Officer.

The mission for Livable Streets is to create safe and inviting streets and sidewalks for all who walk and use a bicycle, focusing on projects that advance San Francisco’s Vision Zero commitment to eliminate traffic deaths in San Francisco by 2024. This work unit is responsible for delivering bicycle, pedestrian, and traffic calming projects in conjunction with other departments, including Departments of Recreation and Park, City Planning, and Public Works on time and within budget. These projects require a heavy emphasis on teamwork and consensus-building within the Agency, stakeholders, and with elected officials, as well as a thorough understanding of how bicycle and pedestrian projects affect safety, transit, accessibility, and traffic operations.

Under general direction, the engineer is responsible for managing a team within the Livable Streets Subdivision of Sustainable Streets, with a focus on traffic signal design and implementation that supports high-quality and often innovative bicycle, pedestrian, and traffic calming projects. The engineer will have the following core responsibilities:

• Oversees and manages a team of 3-5 Livable Streets staff responsible for the development of signal designs and timing plans, particularly for protected bikeway designs. The team will provide technical and engineering services for new and modified traffic signals for streetscape and spot improvement projects to ensure that all projects adhere to SFMTA agency standards and engineering and safety best practices.
• Provides guidance on the development of local traffic signal design guidelines, particularly for innovative and experimental designs that are not included in existing national manuals or guidance.
• Leads a team that designs and delivers high-priority bicycle and pedestrian safety projects that support San Francisco’s Transit First and Vision Zero goals.

• 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 or maintenance or operation of structures or roads; and reviews federal, regional and local legislation affecting engineering work.
• Reviews and prepares work orders and engineering documents to install and/or modify traffic control devices in public right of way to include roadway striping, signing, traffic signals and parking meters.
• Coordinates and manages implementation of transportation infrastructure improvements in areas that have complex jurisdictional constraints such as Caltrans, Caltrain and SFMTA trackways.
• Prepares and supervises the preparation of documents, including advertisement for bids, instructions to bidders, detailed plans, specifications, estimates 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.
• Serves as a resource and provides guidance to staff across Livable Streets regarding traffic signal design principles and SFMTA agency standards.
• Manages projects and program budgets, assignments and work loads of staff assigned to support these programs and projects.
• Supervises and monitors the inspection of a wide variety of major and complex engineering projects; organizes and supervises the activities of field inspection staff.
• Analyzes and solves complex engineering and process related problems, such as traffic systems.
• Interviews, selects, trains, monitors, evaluates and counsels staff in accordance with memoranda of understanding and Civil Service Rules.
• 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 related duties as assigned.

1. Five (5) years of verifiable professional Transportation 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 Civil Engineering or Traffic Engineering.


• Knowledge of traffic signal design and traffic operations.
• A background in multimodal streetscape design, particularly bikeway designs.
• Excellent organizational, project management, and communication skills.
• Knowledge of Synchro and AutoCAD.
• Practical and proactive attitude and approach to work and managing of staff.
• Ability to interact tactfully and courteously with co-workers, staff, department heads, officials, other agencies and the general public to promote and maintain a productive working relationship.
• Attention to detail, ability to multi-task, manage stress, successfully adapt to new situations as they arise and meet project deadlines.
• Experience in project delivery.
• Strong oral presentation and writing skills.
• Ability to interact with members of the public, business, community & policy leaders and communicate matters in a way that can be understood by people outside the transportation profession.

City and County of San Francisco employment applications for this position will be accepted through an on-line process only. A resume and cover letter describing how you meet the qualifications must be attached to the online application. Mailed, hand delivered or faxed applications will not be accepted. Visit www.jobaps.com/sf to begin the application process.

• Click and select 5241 Engineer (Transportation) (TEX-5241-092642)
• Click on “Apply” and read and acknowledge the information
• Click on “I am a New User” if you have not previously registered, or on “I have REGISTERED PREVIOUSLY”
• Follow instructions given on the screen

To submit resume using the online application:
• Select the “Resume” tab in the online application
• Follow instructions given on screen

To submit cover letter using the online application:
• Select the “Other” tab in the online application
• Choose “Upload” as your method of submittal
• Click on “Upload Attachment”
• Follow instructions given on screen

If you are having trouble attaching your resume and cover letter to the online application, you may submit by fax to (415) 701-5016, ATTN: 5241 Engineer (Transportation) (TEX-5241-092642). Resume will not be accepted in lieu of completing the online application.

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, 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco and in the lobby of SFMTA Human Resources office, 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 6th Floor, San Francisco.

Applicants may be contacted by e-mail. It is their responsibility to ensure that their registered e-mail address is accurate and kept up-to-date. Also, applicants must ensure that e-mail from CCSF is not blocked on their computer by a spam filter. To prevent blocking, applicants should set up their e-mail to accept CCSF mail from the following addresses: (@sfgov.org, @sfmta.com).

Upon successful submittal of the application online, the applicant will receive a notification on the screen, as well as in the applicant’s e-mail inbox, acknowledging the receipt of the application.

If you are having difficulty submitting your application online, please contact me at
(415) 646-2193 between 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday or by e-mail at Michelle.Serrano-Nacorda@sfmta.com

Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education, experience, and driver license at any point in the application and/or departmental selection process. Written verification (proof) of qualifying experience must verify that the applicant meets the minimum qualifications stated on the announcement. Written verification must be submitted on employer’s official letterhead, specifying name of employee, dates of employment, types of employment (part-time/full-time), job title(s), description of duties performed, and the verification must be signed by the employer. City employees will receive credit for the duties of the class to which they are appointed. 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.

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.

Applications 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) 646-2193 or, if hearing impaired at (415) 701-5043 (TTY) or in writing to the SFMTA Human Resources Operations Section, 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 6th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103 (specify Class 5241).

Applicants are responsible for updating their e-mail address or mailing address. Contact Information must be updated online at http://www.jobaps.com/sf by clicking on “Update My Contact Info” and logging into your account. If updating contact information online, applicants must contact the analyst at (415) 646-2193 immediately to inform them of the change. Failure to do so may result in the loss of eligibility.

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.

Employee Wellness Program:
The SFMTA strives to be your employer of choice by providing an environment that supports your personal health & wellbeing with physical, nutritional, mental/emotional and financial resources. Since 2010 the SFMTA has been providing worksite wellness activities, as well as providing recognition opportunities to those individuals who successfully achieve personal milestones in wellness. For more details on the Wellness Program, please visit Employee Wellness Program Description page: https://www.sfmta.com/reports/employee-wellness-program.




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.


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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