7542 Watershed Worker (Seasonal)

Multiple Locations

Recruitment #TEX-7542-085844

Introduction



Who are we?
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 is inclusive of environmental and community interests, and that sustains the resources entrusted to our care.

OUR VISION: We are an innovative utility leader, recognize 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

APPOINTMENT TYPE AND DURATION
Temporary Exempt Appointment as needed not to exceed six (6) months or 1,040 hours. This position is excluded by the Charter from the competitive civil service examination process, is considered “at will” and shall serve at the discretion of the appointing officer.

LOCATIONS
- Moccasin, CA (Moccasin is approximately 140 miles east of San Francisco, in the Sierra Foothills)
- Millbrae, CA (on the San Francisco Peninsula)
- Sunol, CA (in the San Francisco East Bay)

POSITION DESCRIPTION
Under direct supervision, the 7542 Watershed Worker performs seasonal outdoor manual work in connection with the maintenance and protection of watersheds, with special emphasis on vegetation management, soil erosion control, fire protection and performs related duties as required. This job consists primarily of outside work hoeing weeds, clearing brush, removing trash and dumped debris, building and repairing fences, maintaining hand and power tools including chainsaws and weed whips and working with and around chippers.

Watershed Workers can expect to work in adverse weather conditions, such as rain, snow, cold, or extreme heat for long periods of time. Temperatures during the work season can typically range from 50 to 100 degrees in coastal areas, and from 90 to 120 degrees in east bay or mountain locations. Watershed Workers also risk exposure to poison oak, wild animals, rattlesnakes, mosquitoes, ticks and various species of stinging insects.

Nature of work requires sustained physical strength in performing assigned tasks, walking distances on uneven terrain and climbing steep inclines for extended periods, traveling to remote locations by foot and vehicle, and the ability to wear respiratory protection, pass medical exams, and work with hazardous materials. Appropriate clothing is required: jeans or long pants, long-sleeved shirts and work boots.

EXAMPLES OF IMPORTANT AND ESSENTIAL DUTIES
1. Assists in the protection and maintenance of watersheds, reservoir property, rights-of-way, fire breaks, and improvements thereon.
2. Cleans grounds and assists in weed and ground erosion control; cuts and burns brush and weeds; sprays brush with weed killer; fights fires.
3. Performs protective maintenance tasks on the areas adjacent to and surrounding dams and reservoirs; rakes and burns driftwood from shorelines.
4. Assists in preventing trespass on Water Department property.
5. Other duties as assigned.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
The City and County of San Francisco encourages women, minorities and persons with disabilities to apply. Applicants will be considered regardless of their sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition (associated with cancer, a history of cancer, or genetic characteristics), HIV/AIDS status, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, military and veteran status, or other protected category under the law.

Minimum Qualifications

If you are interested in a job like this, we are looking for people that have the following: 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 
1. High School graduate at the time of employment or GED equivalent (proof required); AND
2. Requires ability to follow oral and written instructions; use common hand tools and equipment such as rakes, hoes, axes, shovels, power weed eaters, chain saw, hand pruners, et cetera.
3. Millbrae and Sunol locations: requirements 1 and 2, PLUS a current California Driver’s License.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS
* Enrollment in a recognized college, university or vocational program.
* Experience working with hand and/or power tools.
* Experience working outdoors.
* Experience working in group or teams.

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 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.

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, @sfpl.org, @dcyf.org, @first5sf.org, @famsf.org, @ccsf.edu).

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, Jonathan Pettey, by telephone at 415-554-1636 or by email at jpettey@sfwater.org

 

Selection Procedures

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 hiring department will be invited to participate in the selection process. Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement to the interview.

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.

Conclusion

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 posting the correction on the Department of Human Resources website at www.jobaps.com/sf

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://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#applicantswithdisabilities

NOTES
General Information concerning City and County of San Francisco Employment Policies and Procedures:
http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20
Terms of Announcement:
http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#announcementsdefinitions
Copies of Application Documents:
http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#copies
Right to Work:
http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#identification
Driver's License requirement:
http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#license  

DRUG TESTING REQUIREMENT
Applicants for positions may be required to pass pre-employment drug and alcohol testing, may be subject to drug and alcohol testing upon reasonable suspicion or after a work-related accident.

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.

THE CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. MINORITIES, WOMEN AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

Issued: January 29, 2019
Recruitment No.: TEX-7542-085844
Micki Callahan, Director
Department of Human Resources
Team: PUC/JP 415.554.1636

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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