6318 Construction Inspector

Recruitment #CBT-6318-903500

Introduction

THIS IS A CITYWIDE EXAM 

Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as this announcement will remain open until the position is filled. The earliest it may close is 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 24, 2019.

Position Description
Under general supervision, performs construction inspection in conjunction with public works construction projects to ensure compliance with contract plans, specifications, applicable codes and safety regulations. Engineering construction inspection includes but is not limited to the following activities: earthwork and paving, roadway renovation and improvement, water supply and sewer collection pipeline, portland cement concrete, protective coating, pile driving, drilled pier, tunneling/jacking, trackwork, track improvements, power distribution and transmission systems, electrical overhead contact systems, signal, control and data acquisition systems, radio and telecommunications systems, including fiber optic networks, power substations, vehicle modifications and retrofits, bridges, ADA retrofits and facilities, building renovation and improvements, operating equipment, heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, electrical and mechanical work, and landscaping and irrigation work.

The essential functions of this classification include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Monitors and inspects the work of contractors for compliance with plans, specifications and schedules.
  • Prepares project documentation including daily reports, force accounts, materials testing, and other construction records.
  • Participates in and/or conducts planning, preconstruction, coordination, progress, scheduling and field staff meetings. 
  • Reviews plans, specifications, submittals, shop drawings, change orders, constructability reviews and contract closeout records.
  • Assists in detecting and resolving disputes and/or problems and responds to complaints from the public.
  • Ensures that all required tests, operations, measurements, and inspections are scheduled, ordered, satisfactorily completed and documented for quality assurance/quality control compliance.
  • Verifies and prepares quantity and progress estimates for progress payments.
  • Maintains records on unit price quantities, labor, equipment and progress for change order work.
  • Reviews and approves change orders for implementation. 
  • Makes field measurements and maintains as-built drawings records.
  • Conducts and/or witnesses testing of contract material, equipment, and installations.
  • Reports safety and traffic hazards, defective work and debris to the contractor for correction.
  • May monitor the excavation, loading and off-haul of hazardous materials from construction sites and ensure compliance with local, state and federal laws pertaining to hazmat.
  • Drives a vehicle to inspection sites.
  • Performs other related duties and responsibilities as assigned. 

Nature of Work
Includes the ability to work early morning and/or late night shifts, holidays and weekends; some dirty and disagreeable work environment and physical effort, such as working in inclement weather conditions, confined spaces, climbing ladders, walking on uneven surfaces, and standing for long periods of time.

Minimum Qualifications

Experience 
Two (2) years of verifiable full-time experience in City and County of San Francisco class 6317 Assistant Construction Inspector; OR

Four (4) years of verifiable full-time experience in construction inspection work insuring that plans and specifications are complied with and the workmanship and material used meet specifications.  

Substitution
1. A baccalaureate degree in Engineering or Architecture from an accredited college or university and/or experience as an Engineer on a level equal to City and County of San Francisco class 5203 Assistant Engineer or as an Architect on a level equal to City and County of San Francisco class 5265 Architectural Associate I or higher may substitute for up to two years of the required experience under Experience and Training Guidelines #2 for the Construction Inspector.   

2. Two (2) years of verifiable full-time experience as a surveyor may substitute for up to one (1) year of the required experience under Experience and Training Guidelines #2 for the Construction Inspector.   

3. Experience in construction, at the Superintendent/General Foreman level, supervising construction crews of more than six may substitute for up to two (2) years of the required experience on a year for year basis. Journey level construction experience and/or drafting experience will not be accepted as qualifying under #2 for the Construction Inspector.   

4. Possession of an associate degree in construction or engineering from an accredited college or university may substitute for up to one (1) year of the required experience under Minimum Qualification #2. 

Notes:  

  • Most positions require the ability to maintain a valid California driver license and meet insurability standards.  Depending on the availability of City vehicles, willingness to use his/her own vehicle will be necessary.
  • Positions at the Port require possession of a valid California driver’s license (to be presented at time of appointment).  Employees must be insurable under the Port’s automobile liability. insurance. Insurability must be maintained throughout employment.
  • May be required to work under extreme weather conditions such as heat or cold, climb ladders, walk on uneven surfaces and/or stand for a long duration.
  • Positions at the Department of Public Works (DPW) and Public Utilities Commission (PUC) may be required to perform occasional duties or be permanently assigned construction projects in Alameda County, in Tuolumne County, or in San Mateo County.
  • Positions at the Port of San Francisco, San Francisco Airport and Public Utilities Commission may involve making inspections around and under piers while operating an outboard motor, including lifting and moving an outboard motor.  Positions may require knowledge of storm water pollution and prevention, and may require current certification in one or more of the following:  lead abatement construction, 40-hour HAZWOPER, ICC-special inspection and/or AWS welding inspection.
  • Positions at the Public Utilities Commission, MTA and DPW are required to take RWP class. 
  • Positions at San Francisco Airport Construction Management, DPW Bureau of Construction Management, MTA Muni Construction, PUC Water City Distribution Division, and PUC Construction Management Bureau may require one or more of the following:  OSHA 10, AHERA, 40-hour HAZWOPER, ICC-special inspection, AWS welding inspection, and/or one (1) year of underground street utilities construction experience.

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

One year full-time employment is equivalent to 2,000 hours (2,000 hours of qualifying work experience is based on a 40 hour work week). Any overtime hours that you work above 40 hours per week are not included in the calculation to determine full-time employment.

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 Department of Human Resources at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103, or the Airport Commission Human Resources office at 710 N. McDonnell Road, 3rd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94128.

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).

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, Charlene Cun, by telephone at 650-821-2018, or by email at Charlene.cun@flysfo.com.

Resumes may be attached to the application; however, resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed City and County of San Francisco application.

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 here.

Verification of qualifying experience, when requested, must be documented on the employer's business letterhead and must include the name of the applicant, job title(s), dates of employment, description of job duties performed, and signature of the employer or the employer’s authorized representative. Experience claimed in self-employment will only be accepted if supported by documents verifying income, earnings, business license and experience comparable to minimum qualifications above. Copies of income tax papers or other documents listing occupation and total earnings must be submitted. Employees of the City and County of San Francisco may submit performance evaluations showing duties performed to verify qualifying City experience. City employees will receive credit for the duties of the class to which appointed. Credit for experience obtained outside of the employee's class will be allowed only if recorded in accordance with the provisions of Civil Service Commission Rules. Verification may be waived if impossible to obtain. The applicant must submit a signed statement explaining why verification cannot be obtained. Waiver requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Failure to provide the required verification, or request for waiver when requested may result in rejection of application.

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. 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.

Selection Procedures

Minimum Qualification Supplemental Questionnaire (Weight: Qualifying)
Candidates will be prompted to complete a Supplemental Questionnaire as part of the online employment application. This Minimum Qualification Supplemental Questionnaire is designed to obtain specific information regarding an applicant's experience in relation to the Minimum Qualifications for this position. Applicants must also complete the official application. It is essential that applicants provide complete information in identifying their education, experience and training. The Minimum Qualification Supplemental Questionnaire will be used to evaluate if the applicant possesses the required minimum qualifications.

Oral Examination (Weight: 100%)
Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be invited to participate in an oral examination designed to measure their relative knowledge, ability and skill levels in job related areas.  Written, assessment type, or other performance-based exercises may be utilized.  Candidates will be placed on the eligible list in rank order according to their final passing score.  

Note: Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed to advance through all of the steps in the selection process. A passing score must be achieved on the oral exam in order to be placed/ranked on the resulting Eligible List. Candidates will be placed on the eligible list in rank order according to their final score. The department may utilize additional selection procedures to make a final hiring decision. Candidate scores on this examination may also be applied to other announcements involving other titles, when directed by the Human Resources Director.  

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Security Clearance
Positions at the San Francisco Airport Commission require that the incumbent undergo a criminal history record check, including FBI fingerprints, and Security Threat Assessment in order to determine eligibility for security clearance and may be required to undergo drug/alcohol screening.  Per Civil Service Commission Rule Section 110.9.1, every applicant for an examination must possess and maintain the qualifications required by law and by the examination announcement for the examination.  Failure to obtain and maintain security clearance may be basis for termination from employment with the Airport Commission.  

Customs Clearance
Positions at the San Francisco Airport Commission require that the incumbent be qualified for unescorted access to the San Francisco International Airport U.S. Customs Security Area. An application for a U.S. Customs Access Seal may be submitted to Customs ONLY after employment has commenced. Employment in this position requires that the incumbent submit an application for, successfully acquire and maintain a Customs Access Seal. Per Civil Service Commission Rule 110.9.1, every applicant must possess and maintain the qualifications required by law and by the examination announcement for this examination. Failure to acquire or maintain customs access, a requirement for this position, may be basis for termination from employment with the Airport Commission. Customs Access Seal requirements and procedures are located in the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 19, Part 122, Sections 181 or 189.   

TWIC Card
Positions at the Port of San Francisco require that the incumbent be qualified for unescorted access to the Port’s Maritime Transportation System (MTS). An application for a TWIC card may be submitted after employment has commenced. Employment in this position requires that the incumbent undergo a criminal history check, immigration check and terrorist threat assessment, including FBI fingerprints, in order to determine eligibility for security clearance. The incumbent must submit an application for, successfully acquire and maintain a TWIC card. Per Civil Service Rule 110.9.1, every applicant must possess and maintain the qualifications required by law and by the announcement for this examination. Failure to acquire or maintain a TWIC card, a requirement for this position, may be basis for termination from employment with the Port Commission. Note: TWIC requirements and procedures are located in the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations, 49 U.S.C. 114, 40113, and 49 U.S.C. 5103a.  

Safety Sensitive Positions Requirements
In compliance with the Department of Transportation Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act of 1991 employing the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) regulations, drug and alcohol testing for employees in “safety-sensitive” positions are required. The selected applicants for safety-sensitive positions will be required to pass a Pre-Employment drug test prior to appointment and shall be subject to Random, Post-Accident, Reasonable Suspicion, Return-To-Duty, and Follow-Up testing during employment. Prior to appointment to an FMCSA position, each applicant who has participated in a DOT drug and alcohol testing program within the immediately preceding two years will be required to sign a consent form authorizing the City to contact his/her prior employers concerning his/her drug and alcohol test history.  

Medical Examination
Prior to appointment, candidates must successfully pass a medical examination to determine his/her ability to perform the essential functions of the job and/or the ability to meet the physical minimum requirements. 

Certification Rule
The certification rule for the eligible list resulting from this examination will be Rule of Three Scores pending approval from the Union for an expanded certification rule. Additional selection processes may be conducted by the hiring department prior to making final hiring decisions.

Eligible List
A confidential eligible list with names of candidates who have passed the civil service examination process will be created and used for certification purposes only. An examination score report will be established so interested parties can view the ranks, final scores, and number of eligible candidates. Applicant information, including names of candidates on the eligible list, shall not be made public unless required by law. However, an eligible list shall be made available for public inspection, upon request, once that eligible list is exhausted or expired and referrals resolved. The eligible list/score report resulting from this civil service examination process is subject to change after adoption (e.g., as a result of appeals), as directed by the Human Resources Director or the Civil Service Commission.

The duration of the eligible list resulting from this examination process will be 12 months, and may be extended with the approval of the Human Resources Director.

To see which departments use this classification, click here.

 

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 applying 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 applying 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

Reasonable Accommodation Request
Applicants with disabilities requiring reasonable accommodation for this examination can find information on requesting a reasonable accommodation here.

Seniority Credit in Promotional Exams
Information regarding seniority credit can be found here.

Veterans Preference
Information regarding requests for veteran’s preference can be found here.

Terms of the 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. (Note: The correction of clerical errors in an announcement may be posted on the Department of Human Resources website at www.jobaps.com/sf.) The terms of this announcement may be appealed under Civil Service Rule 110.4. Such appeals must be submitted in writing to the Department of Human Resources, 1 S Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103-5413 by close of business on the 5th business day following the issuance date of this examination announcement. Information concerning other Civil Service Commission Rules involving announcements, applications and examination policies, including applicant appeal rights, can be found on the Civil Service Commission website here.

Copies of Application Documents
Applicants are advised to keep copies of all documents submitted. Submitted documents become a permanent part of the exam record and will not be returned. The hiring department may require applicants to submit the same documents and/or additional documents at a later date.

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.

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 online here or hard copy at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor.

Exam Type: Combined Promotive & Entrance
Issued: 7/9/2019
Micki Callahan
Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID #: 903500
AIR/CC/650-821-2018

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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