7335 Senior Stationary Engineer

Recruitment #TPV-7335-094001


Who are we?

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

Permanent and Provisional applicants are encouraged to apply. Provisional applicants must participate in a Civil Service Examination for this job classification to be considered for permanent appointment. Provisional appointments may not exceed three (3) years.

Under general direction, organizes, directs and supervises the maintenance and repair activities for the SFPUC Headquarters located at 525 Golden Gate Avenue and surrounding grounds including machinery and equipment; maintains environmental health and safety compliance in accordance with local, state, and federal laws and regulations while maintaining the success and sustainability of the facility; assigns and directs the activities of various skilled crafts and others engaged in maintenance and operational activities; and performs related duties as required.

To ensure the integrity and operation of all building systems and to maximize energy efficiency through the effective management of the building's energy management systems by carrying out, developing, interpreting, coordinating and enforcing policies, methods and procedures for a comprehensive overall maintenance and repair program. Plans and supervises the repair, maintenance and alteration of mechanical and electrical systems; advises administrator and department heads on specific operational or mechanical features of complex equipment. Assists during various engineering and architectural design stages pertaining to the rehabilitation or repair of major machinery and equipment units; correlates various operations in connection with their installation. Supervises all operations including electrical power generation and distribution; refrigeration and air conditioning; elevator equipment; supervises maintenance and repair of elevators, chillers, boilers, UPS and HVAC Systems. Confers on requirements for personnel, materials, supplies and equipment; subsequently is responsible for expenditures for professional and nonprofessional services and purchase of operational materials and supplies within budgetary allocations. Administer and monitor a variety of complex contractual agreements and warranties (i.e. window washing, mechanical, building maintenance unit platform, building automation controls, lighting and electrical services) and ensures that contractors properly execute the agreed terms and conditions and secure and manage all service contracts. Work with Emergency Planning and Security, San Francisco Sheriff's Department personnel and First Responders as the Certified Fire Safety Director; assist with building security policy and protocol; and coordinate Floor Warden Program with Security staff.

• Supervises subordinate staff and personally participates in the operation, maintenance and repair of pumping, ventilating and heating equipment, including fans, pumps, air-conditioners and auxiliary equipment; monitors elevators and specialized kitchen, laboratory and waste water equipment and facilities.
• Monitors, maintains and updates preventive maintenance and service request system or CMMS/Maximo. Creates and delegates work orders to subordinate staff for completion. Tracks and closes out work orders when completed. Schedules preventive maintenance tasks to staff or coordinates with outside contractors for completion.
• Operates and maintains high pressure boilers, fans, pumps, refrigeration equipment, electrical generators, air compressors and various other mechanical and electrical plant machines and equipment; makes periodic inspections and tests of machinery and equipment to assure proper operation and determine the necessity for repair or maintenance; cleans, paints and lubricates plant machinery and equipment, as required; checks and repairs automatic temperature and humidity controls and replaces parts, as necessary; repairs and replaces switches and relays on control panels.
• Under guidance of a licensed Wastewater Engineer, supervises the operation of automatic and manually controlled purification and water treatment equipment, including pumps, motors, chemical feeders and filters to control the quality and regulate the flow of water through a treatment plant; conducts water analysis under general supervision to maintain water quality and proper chemical dosage in filtration plant.
• Prepares shift schedules and work assignments for subordinate personnel; orders supplies, parts and equipment necessary for operation and maintenance activities; takes, records and computes various meter readings reflecting plant operations; answers emergency calls from various locations or departments in connection with heating and ventilating machinery and equipment breakdowns or malfunctions; makes emergency repairs or alterations in such cases; instructs other operating personnel in the proper operation of boilers, fans, heating equipment and boiler feed water treatment.

Minimum Qualifications

These minimum qualifications establish the education, training, experience, special skills and/or license(s) which are required for employment in the classification.  Please note, additional qualifications (i.e., special conditions) may apply to a particular position and will be stated on the exam/job announcement.

Completion of a recognized four (4) -year Stationary Engineer Apprenticeship program.

One (1) year experience as a journey-level stationary engineer.

Possession of a current Driver License

Universal Chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) certificate issued by the Federal Environmental Protection Agency for working with heating and ventilating equipment (HVAC) or other refrigeration equipment using CFCs and HCFCs.

Any of the following may substitute for the required education and experience:

Five (5) years verifiable experience as a journey-level stationary engineer.

Graduation from recognized four-year Maritime Academy plus one year verifiable experience as a journey-level stationary engineer.

Possession of at least a 3rd Assistant Marine Engineer's License of any horsepower plus one year verifiable experience as an unrestricted licensed Marine Engineer for merchant vessels or one year verifiable experience shore side as a journey-level stationary engineer.

Experience with LEED Platinum High Rise Buildings, photovoltaic systems, energy efficiency monitoring, low NOX boilers, turbo core chillers. Experience and/or knowledge with wastewater processes highly desirable.

Special Requirement: Essential Functions require: considerable physical effort in the maintenance, repair and operation of plant machinery and equipment; the ability to lift heavy objects. Work environment may require: exposure to working conditions where minor abrasions, bruises and burns may be encountered; occasional disagreeable work inside close and dirty spaces.

Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying experience and licensure at any point in the application and/or departmental selection process. Note: Falsifying one’s experience or licensure 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 applicants’ qualifications. Only those applicants who most closely meet the needs of the 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.


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 The terms of this announcement may be appealed under Civil Service Rule 111A.35.1. The standard for the review of such appeals is ‘abuse of discretion’ or ‘no rational basis’ for establishing the position description, the minimum qualifications and/or the certification rule. Appeals must include a written statement of the item(s) being contested and the specific reason(s) why the cited item(s) constitute(s) abuse of discretion by the Human Resources Director. Appeals must be submitted directly to the Executive Officer of the Civil Service Commission within five business days of the announcement issuance date.

Applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum eligibility requirements for this job announcement can find information on requesting a reasonable ADA Accommodation at:
Veteran’s Preference documentation must be submitted at the time of filing to be considered. Information regarding requests for Veterans Preference can be found at:
Seniority Credit in Promotional Exams: Information regarding seniority credit can be found at:

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Temporary Provisional
Issued: 02/13/2019
Recruitment No.: TPV-7335-094001
Micki Callahan, Director
Department of Human Resources
Team: PUC/JP 415.554.1636


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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