7338 Electrical Line Worker

DT ONLY

Recruitment #CBT-7338-104109

Introduction

Announcement deadline has been extended for additional qualified applicant pool. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as this announcement may close at any time after 5:00 p.m. on Friday, July 3rd, 2020. Applicants who already applied need not to reapply and will be included in the applicant pool.

The Department of Technology is the centralized technology services provider within San Francisco City & County government, delivering technology infrastructure and services approximately 33,000 employees and 800,000 residents. The department has an annual operating budget of over $130M and contains over 260 employees. Core service areas include: Infrastructure and Operations, Technology Security, Service Delivery & Management, Enterprise Applications, Project Management Office, Public Safety Systems & Wiring, Technology Administration, Policy & Governance and IT Public Communications.

Position Summary:

Under general supervision, performs skilled line work in the installation, maintenance and repair of overhead and underground lines for police and fire alarm signal, traffic control, and communications systems, distribution lines of systems under 600 volts; and performs duties as required. Requires responsibility for carrying out existing methods and procedures involving line construction, maintenance and repair activities; keeping routine records of work time and materials used. Nature of work involves considerable physical effort and dexterity in the use of fingers, limbs and body; frequent exposure to natural elements and working conditions where serious or inquires may occur.

Example of important and essential functions:

  • Installs repairs, and maintains high tension overhead transmission system under 600 volts, related feeder lines, towers and poles;
  • Performs such maintenance activities when lines are energized as well as deenergized;
  • Installs and maintains underground cables and feeders and related auxiliary equipment;
  • Installs and maintains air raid sirens, fire alarm boxes, telephone systems, traffic signals, bock and warning signals and lighting circuit;
  • Trouble shoots, locates and repairs circuits in the communications systems;  
  • Tests, inspects, repairs, and replaces traffic signals, fire alarm and police call boxes;
  • Patrols and inspects overhead lines and circuits to identify faulty or worn parts relative to necessary replacement and repair;
  • Operates power auger to dig poles; sets, plumbs and anchors poles;
  • Repairs and replaces cross-arms and related hardware and strings transmission/communication lines and wires;
  • Splices and makes repairs to aluminum and cooper conductors; cleans and paints transmission, siren and radio towers and power line poles; 
  • Patrols and inspects transmission/communication lines and removes trees or other obstruction on line right-of-way.

Minimum Qualifications

Education:

Completion of a State Certified electrical line apprenticeship program; OR

Experience:

Specialty B: Three (3) years of verifiable work experience as a journey-level line worker working with pole systems, construction, installation, maintenance and repair of overhead lines, communication systems and underground communication systems.

License and Certification:

Possession of a valid California Driver’s License.

Substitution:

For Specialty B: Completion of a Lineman college program with a minimum of 500 hours of which at least 375 hours must be field training that includes pole climbing can substitute for one (1) year of the required work experience.

NOTE: POSITIONS AT THE DEPARTMENT OF TECHNOLOGY REQUIRE THE FOLLOWING SPECIAL CONDITIONS:  

  • LIC050 POLE CLIMBING CERTIFICATE- at the time of the appointment
  • LIC082 CA CLASS B LICENSE -must be obtained within 6 months of appointment

NOTE:

1. MEDICAL EXAMINATION: Prior to appointment, eligible candidates may be required to successfully pass a medical examination to determine ability to perform the essential function of this job.

2.MEDICAL TESTING: Prior to appointment, eligible candidates must successfully pass the TB testing process.

3.SECURITY CLEARANCES AND BACKGROUND INVESITGATIONS: Positions in this classification may require that successful candidates who become eligible for appointment may be required to go through a background investigation to determine the candidate's suitability for employment in this classification. Factors considered in the investigation may include employment history, use of illegal/controlled substances. Reason for rejection based on this investigation may include, but  not limited to: applicable convictions, repeated or serious violations of the law, inability to accept supervision, inability to follow rules and regulations, falsification of application materials and/ or other relevant factors. Failure to obtain and maintain security clearance may be basis for termination.

4.Prospective and current employees may be subject to DRUG AND/OR ALCOHOL TESTING in accordance with Federal rules and regulations.

Notes:

1] A valid out of state driver's license is acceptable during the application process. A valid California driver's license must be obtained prior to appointment and maintained throughout employment.

2] One year of full-time employment is equivalent to 2000 hours. (2000 hours of qualifying work experience is based on a 40 hours work week.) Any overtime hours that you work above forty (40) hours per week are not included in the calculation to determine full-time employment.

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

4] 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.

5] 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 these recruitments. 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 may not be used for scoring or considered to determine whether you meet the minimum qualifications. 5] Employees for 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

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.

Resumes are NOT verification documents.

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.

You can also watch this video for further assistance with our online application system: click here

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, Aarti Lata, at (628) 652-5205 or via email to: Aarti.Lata@sfgov.org

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 click 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'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 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.

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed City and County of San Francisco 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 (MQSQ - Weight: Qualifying)

Applicants will be prompted to complete a supplemental questionnaire as part of the online employment application. It is essential that applicants provide complete information in identifying their education, experience, training and/or licensure, consistent with the information provided on their application. The supplemental questionnaire will be used to evaluate whether applicants meet the minimum qualifications for this position. Applicants must also complete the official application. The information in the supplemental questionnaire will not be scored and is collected for informational purposes.

Performance Examination (Weight: Pass/Fail)

Applicants will be tested on safety procedures and equipment used when climbing a pole.

NOTE: Applicants MUST bring their own climbing equipment to participate in the performance examination.

Oral  Examination: (Weight: 100%)

Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be invited to participate in an oral examination to determine their knowledge, skills and abilities in job related areas for the 7338 classification which may include, but not limited to: Knowledge of the theory of electricity, particularly as applied to overhead and underground lines, including transmission lines of under 600 volts; line construction and maintenance methods and procedures, including State General Order number 95; the practical applications of pole-top resuscitation and first aid methods. Ability and skill to analyze and locate malfunctions in lines and make necessary repairs; apply knowledge of tools and techniques to work on energized lines; skills in the application of electrical theory and practice to field maintenance and repair problems; in climbing high poles and towers; in using rigging techniques applicable to transmission line work.

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

Date of Performance/Oral: Only those applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be notified of the exact date, time and place to report to performance/ oral examination.

Eligible List:
A confidential eligible list of applicant names that have passed the civil service examination process will be created, and used for certification purposes only. An examination score report will be established, so applicants can view the ranks, final scores and number of eligible candidates. Applicant information, including names of applicants 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 the 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 of 12 months and may be extended with the approval of the Human Resources Director.

Notes:

1] Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed to advance through all of the steps in the selection process.

2] Candidates must achieve a passing score on the oral examination in order to be ranked on the eligible list.

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 the 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.

Reasonable Accommodations Request: Applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum eligibility requirements for this job announcement can find information on requesting a reasonable ADA Accommodation at: click here

Veterans Preference: Information regarding requests for Veterans Preference can be found at: click here

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 click here or 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

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.

 

Exam Type: Entrance

Issued: 6/10/2020

Extended:6/24/2020

Micki Callahan, Human Resources Director

Department of Human Resources

Recruitment ID: CBT-7338-104109

Office of City Administrator AL (628)652-5205

 

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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