7341 Stationary Engineer, Water Treatment Plant

Recruitment #TEX-7341-902973

Introduction

7341 Stationary Engineer, Water Treatment Plant
Recruitment #TEX-7341-902973

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

San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC)

Headquartered in San Francisco, we have 2,300 employees working in seven counties with a combined annual operating budget of over $900 million.

Our Mission: To provide our customers with high quality, efficient, and reliable water, power, and wastewater services in a manner that values environmental and community interests and sustains the resources entrusted to our care.

Our Vision: We are an innovative utility leader, recognized for excellent results in service, safety, stewardship, and inclusiveness. We are an award-winning and industry-leading utilities organization committed to our customers, community interests, and the environment. To learn more about our organization, please visit our website at www.sfwater.org

POSITION INFORMATION

Under general supervision and during a shift, operates, maintains and repairs a wide variety of complex machinery and equipment in a water treatment plant and/or pumping station or related facility. Class 7341 is the journey level class within the Stationary Engineer, Water Treatment Plant series. The 7341 Stationary Engineer, Water Treatment Plant is distinguished from 7343 Senior Stationary Engineer, Water Treatment Plant in that the latter is responsible for organizing and supervising the activities of subordinates. The 7341 Stationary Engineer, Water Treatment Plant is distinguished from the 7352 Apprentice Stationary Engineer, Water Treatment Plant II in that the latter works under the immediate direction of a journey level stationary engineer while completing apprenticeship requirements. May oversee the activities of apprentice positions within the classification series.

Essential Duties:

According to Civil Service Commission Rule 109, the duties specified below are representative of the range of duties assigned to this job code/class and are not intended to be an inclusive list.

1. Operates and maintains a wide variety of chemical feed equipment, pumping, heating, ventilating, air conditioning, refrigeration, process machinery and radiators. May be required to operate Computerized Building Management Systems or Supervisory Control Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems.

2. Repairs automatic and manually controlled distribution and water treatment equipment including pumps, motors, boilers, compressors, alarm systems, residual chemical analyzers, chemical feeders and filters; may also be responsible for operating a water treatment and distribution facility in a safe and efficient manner without direct supervision.

3. Inspects and tests machinery and equipment including fire prevention equipment for safe, efficient and proper operation by visual and audio inspection during walk-throughs.

4. Makes entries and keeps records on shift operations. Collects, compiles and prepares water quality and operational reports by taking and entering meter and gauge readings, water and laboratory analysis readings and temperatures accurately in writing on operating log sheets.

5. Receives, records and stores large amounts of treatment chemicals and may handle hazardous chemicals such as ozone, fluoride, caustic soda and chlorine in confined or enclosed areas, and must be capable of safely and properly handling chemical spills; may include handling and treatment of hazardous waste.

6. Performs control tests and conducts water quality analysis during all phases of treatment. Includes pH, alkalinity, turbidity, saturation index, flocculation factors, conductivity, chlorine demand, caustic soda, chlorine, fluoride, ozone residuals, taste, odor and color. Calculates and maintains required disinfecting requirements.

7. Communicates verbally with craft, support and supervisory personnel.

8. Responsible for keys, 2-way radios and monitoring plant and buildings and grounds, including public safety.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Completion of a State or Federally recognized four-year Stationary Engineer apprenticeship program; AND 
  2. Possession of a current valid Grade II Water Treatment Operator Certificate issued by the State of California; AND
  3. Possession of a current valid California Driver License.

Substitution:

Any of the following may substitute for the required education:
  • Four (4) years journey-level Operator and/or Stationary Engineer experience in the maintenance, repair and operation of a variety of mechanical and electrical pumping and related plant machinery of a water or wastewater treatment plant.
  • Four (4) years journey-level experience as a Marine Engineer performing duties in the areas of maintenance, repair and operation of a variety of mechanical and electrical pumping and related machinery.
  • Graduation from a recognized four-year Maritime Academy with a degree in Engineering or Technology.

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

Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Some physical effort is required in the operation, repair and maintenance of machinery and equipment including kneeling, crouching, stooping, squatting crawling, climbing and walking long distances in the performance of important and essential duties. This also includes exposure to working conditions where the performance of duties requires working in confined spaces, damp environments, outdoors and with chemicals.

Positions located at the Water Supply and Treatment Division will require incumbents to obtain and successfully maintain a Grade III Water Treatment Operator Certificate within 18 months from the date of hire.

Positions located at the City Distribution Division will require incumbents to obtain and successfully maintain a Grade III Water Distribution Operator Certificate issued by the State of California within 18 months from the date of hire.

Upon appointment to Class 7341, employees may be required to take a State mandated respirator medical examination (SCBA), renewed annually.
Employees may be required to pass CPR training annually and first aid training tri-annually.  

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.

How To Apply

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

NOTE: 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, @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. 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, Danny Wan, by telephone at (415) 554-1648, or by email at dwan@sfwater.org.

Selection Procedures

Departmental Selection Procedures: The department may implement screening mechanisms in order to determine applicants’ qualifications for this position. Only applicants most closely meeting the needs of the department will be invited to continue in the selection process. Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through all steps in the selection process.

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://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20 or obtain a 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. http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#copies

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.

Reasonable Accommodation Requests: Applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum eligibility requirements for this job announcement can find information on requesting a reasonable ADA Accommodation at: http://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process#applicantswithdisabilities.

Veterans Preference: Information regarding requests for Veterans Preference can be found at: http://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process#veteranspreference

DRUG TESTING REQUIREMENT: Applicants for positions in this classification who are not currently employed by the City and County of San Francisco in a safety-sensitive position represented by Stationary Engineers, Local 39 are required to pass pre-employment drug and alcohol testing. All employees in this classification may also be subject to drug and alcohol testing upon reasonable suspicion or after a work-related accident. Applicants with a positive result from a pre-employment drug test will be restricted from hire in safety-sensitive positions for six-months after the date of the positive test.

Issued: August 15, 2018

Micki Callahan, Human Resources Director

Department of Human Resources

Recruitment ID: 902973

SFPUC - DW (415) 554-1648

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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