9940 Pre-Apprentice Automotive Mechanic

Recruitment #TEX-9940-903480



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 qualified applicant pool resulting from this recruitment will be used to fill all current departmental vacancies in the 9940 Pre-Apprentice Automotive Mechanic classification.

APPOINTMENT TYPE:  Temporary Exempt, As-Needed – These positions are not to exceed nine (9) weeks, sixteen (16) hours per week, on-the-job training.  Exempt employees are considered "at will" and serve at the discretion of the appointing officer.

Under immediate supervision, the 9940 Pre-Apprentice Automotive Mechanic performs semi-skilled trainee work designed to introduce career options and role models in connection with the operation, maintenance and repair of automotive vehicles. As part of a Pre-Apprenticeship program, incumbents learn about the work environment, required skilled mechanical work, and real-life experience to help them find employment as an apprentice and eventually as a journey mechanic. Positions allocated to the 9940 Pre-Apprentice Automotive Mechanic job code function as trainees.

Examples of Important and Essential Duties:
• Observes and assists repairs and overhauls of a variety of mechanical equipment.
• Observes and assists the maintenance, removal, repair, overhaul installation and tuning of engines.
• Observes and assists the maintenance, repair, overhaul, adjustment, installation and calibration of automotive, diesel, hybrid and alternative fuel vehicle fuel systems.
• Observes and assists the maintenance and installation of lighting circuits and auxiliary actuating circuits.
• Observes and assists the maintenance, repair, overhaul and adjustment of vehicle brake systems, vehicle cooling systems, vehicle chassis, wheel suspension, and articulated bus suspension systems.
• Observes and assists the operation of shop equipment and machine tools.
• Observes and assists the troubleshooting of equipment problems.
• Observes and assists on a road call.
• Observes and assists the completion of paper and electronic forms and records on work performed, time and parts used. 

Nature of work: May require exposure to disagreeable weather conditions and hazardous work situations; handling hazardous materials and waste; occasional lifting heavy objects weighing up to 50 pounds and carrying them for moderate distances; wearing required safety equipment, such as a respirator or dust mask; wearing specialized clothing such as mechanic coveralls, safety vest, etc.; walking or standing for extended periods of time. Some positions may require the use of a computer.

1. Applicants must be 18 years of age at the time of appointment; AND

2. Possess a High School Diploma or equivalent (G.E.D or High School Proficiency Examination) within three (3) months of appointment; AND

3. Possess a valid California Driver’s License within three (3) months of appointment.

Must successfully pass the City and County of San Francisco pre-employment medical and drug test.

Proof of age indicating that you are 18 years of age or older.  Copy of a valid California Identification Card or Driver’s License is acceptable.

Requires possession of a High school diploma or equivalent (G.E.D or High School Proficiency Examination) and obtaining a valid California Driver’s License within three (3) months of appointment.  Failure to obtain the appropriate driver's license within the specified time period may be cause for separation.

Candidates who are being considered for appointment for positions, may be required to pass a medical examination. Candidates who cannot meet the medical requirement will not be allowed to proceed. The medical examination will be administered only to those applicants who are being considered for appointment.

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 Local 1414, 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.

Note: The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) has determined that Class 9940 Pre-Apprentice Automotive Mechanic is a “safety-sensitive” position, under regulations issued by the Federal Transit Administration (49 CFR Part 655). Federal law requires that all transit employees who perform safety-sensitive functions be subject to random, post-accident, reasonable suspicion, return-to-duty and follow-up drug and alcohol testing. All applicants for safety-sensitive positions shall undergo urine drug testing prior to employment and within 90 days prior to performing safety-sensitive functions for the first time. Receipt by the SFMTA of a negative test result is required prior to the employee being placed on the payroll. A positive, adulterated, negative dilute or substituted test will result in a decision not to hire, and the applicant’s name will be removed from the list of eligibles for safety-sensitive positions. The SFMTA will not consider hiring any person who tested positive, adulterated, substituted or refused to submit to testing for a minimum of two years following the positive test.  

In addition, each applicant who has worked for a Department of Transportation (DOT)-regulated employer(s) within the last two years will be required to sign a consent form, prior to appointment, authorizing SFMTA to obtain information from his/her prior employers concerning his/her drug and alcohol test history. Each applicant will also be required to provide SFMTA with information regarding whether, during the last two years, the applicant tested positive or refused to test on any pre-employment drug or alcohol test administered by an employer to which the applicant applied for, but did not obtain, safety-sensitive transportation work covered by DOT drug and alcohol testing rules. SFMTA will not hire any applicant for a safety-sensitive position who fails to provide this information or fails to provide written consent for the release of information from prior employers.

City and County of San Francisco employment applications for these positions will be accepted through an on-line process only.  Mailed, hand delivered or faxed applications will not be accepted. Visit www.jobapscloud.com/sf to begin the application process.

      - Click and select 9940 Pre-Apprentice Automotive Mechanic (TEX-9940-903480)
  - 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.

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 will 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 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).
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.
If you have any questions regarding the Pre-Apprenticeship Program, please contact Margot Reed by e-mail at Margot.Reed@sfgov.org.

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the analyst, Sherrill Foster, by telephone at (415) 646-2116 or by email at Sherrill.Foster@sfmta.com.


ALL applicants must submit and attach: 1) a verification of qualifying education (listed below) at the time of filing, and 2) a copy of one of the types of identification (listed below). Applications submitted without the required attachments will be rejected:
 1) Qualifying Education
-          High School Diploma
-          OR
-          High School Transcript
-          OR
-          Copy of receipt for upcoming GED Test in California – or the HiSET in California – or the TASC in California
High School Equivalency Tests (HSET) - California has approved the use of three high school equivalency tests (GED®, HiSET®, and TASC™) for students 18 years old and older, and 17 years old in some instances, for the purpose of receiving a California High School Equivalency Certificate.
2) Identification verification
-          Copy of current valid CA Class C Driver’s License
-          OR
-          Current CA DMV Learner's Permit
-          OR
-          Copy of DMV print out showing expired or suspended CA Class C Driver’s License
-          OR
-          Copy of temporary CA Class C Driver’s License
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 meet all of the minimum requirements and follow the application procedures exactly will be invited to participate in the selection process.

Applicants selected to advance in the selection process MUST be available to participate in a written assessment administered between July 15, 2019 and July 26, 2019.

NOTES: Applicants are responsible for updating their email address or mailing address. Contact Information must be updated online at http://www.jobapscloud.com/sf by clicking on “Update My Contact Info” and logging into your account. 
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.  Any new information concerning education, training and other information that is submitted after the filing deadline may not be 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 success-fully achieve personal milestones in wellness.
For more details on the Wellness Program, please visit Employee Wellness Program Description page.

Requests for Reasonable Accommodations:
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

Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply
An Equal Opportunity Employer

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.

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