7348 Steamfitter

Recruitment #CBT-7348-084099




The purpose of this examination announcement is to establish an eligible list for the 7348 Steamfitter job classification. The 7348 Steamfitter is a citywide classification that is used in, but not limited to, the following agencies:

San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is a world-class, award-winning airport that served more than 54 million guests in 2016. SFO offers non-stop flights to 49 international cities on 41 international carriers. The Bay Area's largest airport also connects non-stop with 83 U.S. cities on 13 domestic airlines. In fiscal year 16/17, the Airport, an enterprise department of the City & County of San Francisco, accounted for $8.4 billion in business activity and supported over 42,800 direct jobs. SFO’s mission is to provide an exceptional airport in service to our communities and is committed to redefining air travel. SFO has embarked on the renovation of Terminal 1, the largest capital project in the Airport’s $7.3 billion Ascent Program. For more information, visit www.flysfo.com. View an Inside SFO video about careers at SFO.

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San Francisco Public Works contributes to making San Francisco a beautiful, livable, vibrant, safe and sustainable city, enhancing the quality of life in San Francisco by providing outstanding public service. It designs, builds, operates, maintains, cleans, greens, and improves the City's infrastructure, public rights of way and facilities with skill, pride, and responsiveness in partnership with the community. Public Works has about 1,450 employees, an annual budget of $259.4 million, and manages a $4.8 billion portfolio of City and County building and infrastructure capital improvement projects.

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Position Description
Under supervision, the position performs highly skilled, journey-level steamfitter duties in altering, servicing/maintaining, repairing, inspecting and installing piping fixtures, fittings, pumps, and/or appurtenances for the following, but not limited to: high or low pressure steam systems/plants; various hydronic hot water heating and process systems, including high pressure and high temperature systems; pneumatic, DDC, electronic, and electric control systems; chemical treatment systems; process piping systems; HVAC systems; and various types of air conditioning and refrigeration systems.

Essential Functions
The essential functions of this job code may include but not be limited to:

   1. Altering, maintaining, repairing, inspecting and installing pipes to and from water heaters, coilers, vacuum/pressure pumps, heat exchangers, water generators, chillers, cooling towers and air compressors;
   2. Maintaining steam power and steam heating equipment, piping and component parts, including boilers, radiators, gas and oil fired equipment, pumps, steam traps, sterilizers, laundry presses, hot water tanks, expansion tanks, and hydronic heating systems;
   3. Communicating with various departmental staff, supervisors, tenants and the general public;
   4. Maintaining necessary records about work performed and time;
   5. Cutting, beveling and grooving pipes, which may involve welding;
   6. making field drawings and preparing material lists;
   7. Operating motor and utility vehicles;
   8. Removing, installing, replacing and repairing pipe coverings; and
   9. Performing other related duties as required.

Nature of Work
Safety rules and regulations are a primary consideration to perform this work. The nature of this work involves considerable physical effort and dexterity in the use of fingers, limbs and body, working at heights, in confined spaces lifting and moving objects that weigh up to 60 pounds, and climbing ladders. Duties may include these working conditions, such as but not limited to loud equipment noise, hot/humid temperature and inclement weather; and possible exposure to hazardous materials, infectious waste, asbestos and other occupational health hazards. Some positions require working evening and/or nights, and occasional weekend and holiday work as needed.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications
   1. Completion of a five-year accredited Steamfitters' apprenticeship program, and two (2) years of verifiable experience as a journey-level steamfitter as it relates to Uniform Building Codes and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (A.S.M.E.); OR

   2. A combination of apprenticeship and journey-level experience totaling seven years; AND

   3. Possession of a valid driver license; AND

   4. Ability to lift and move equipment, parts and materials weighing up to 60lbs, which ability SHALL be tested during the probationary period.

   1. Some positions may require valid certification of Chloroflourocarbon (CFC) Type 1 (small appliances), Type 2 (high pressure) as required by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). This certification must be obtained within one year of appointment.    

   2. Some departments may require possession of a Pressure Vessel Welding Certification, which must be obtained within one year of appointment.

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 (CBT-7348-084099)
· 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).

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.

Verification of Experience and Certifications
Failure to submit the required verification or request for waiver in a timely manner may result in rejection of application. Falsifying one’s education, training, or work experience or attempted deception on the application may result in disqualification from this and future job opportunities with the City and County of San Francisco.


Verification of qualifying experience must be signed by the employer/union representative, on employer/union letterhead and specify dates of service, job titles and duties performed. If the qualifying experience was performed on a part-time or as-needed basis, the total number of hours worked or average hours worked per week must also be included.

Credit for experience obtained outside of the employee’s class will only be allowed if recorded in accordance with the provisions of Civil Service Commission Rules. City employees may submit performance evaluations as proof of qualifying City experience in lieu of other verification, but must verify outside qualifying experience as stated above. Verification may be waived if impossible to obtain. The applicant must submit a signed statement with the application explaining why verification cannot be obtained. Waiver requests will be considered on a case-by case basis. Interested individuals who have applied and submitted verification documents to previous 7348 Steamfitter recruitments must still submit the required verification to be considered.

Instructions for Sending Verification Documents
1. Scan and email to Gary.W.Chen@sfgov.org; OR

2. U.S Mail or hand delivery to: Recreation and Park Human Resources, 501 Stanyan Street, San Francisco, CA 94117-1898, ATTN: 7348 VERIFICATION.

Materials must be submitted at the time of application.


If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the exam analyst Gary W. Chen at (415) 831-2742 or via email at Gary.W.Chen@sfgov.org.

Selection Procedures

Supplemental Questionnaire (Weight: 45%)
Upon application, candidates will be prompted to complete a Supplemental Questionnaire. The Supplemental Questionnaire weighted score will be incorporated to help determine relative knowledge, skills, and abilities in job related areas which may include but are not limited to: knowledge of methods and techniques necessary to inspect, diagnose, service or install steam heating systems, pumps, compressors, boilers, pneumatic controls, HVAC systems, refrigeration systems; pneumatic, electric, electronic, and Direct Digital Control (DDC) systems; pipe welding, brazing, cementing, soldering, or threading techniques; tools, construction materials and techniques; uniform building codes and standards; applicable safety practices and procedures, and personal protective equipment.

Oral / Performance Test (Weight: 55%)
Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be invited to participate in a oral / performance test to assess the knowledge, skills, and abilities in job-related areas which may include but not be limited to: knowledge of methods and techniques necessary to inspect, diagnose, service or install steam heating systems, pumps, compressors, boilers, pneumatic controls, HVAC systems, refrigeration systems; high and low-pressure water heating systems and hydronic systems; pipe welding, brazing, cementing, soldering, or threading techniques; tools, construction materials and techniques; applicable safety practices and procedures, and personal protective equipment; and ability to: effectively use trade related hand, power and pneumatic tools; read and understand blueprints sketches and drawings; orally communicate clearly and effectively; and maintain healthy working relationships.

Certification Rule
The certification rule used for the eligible list resulting from this selection procedure will be Rule of Three Scores. The Department may elect to administer additional selection procedures to make a final hiring decision.

Eligible List
The eligible list resulting from this examination 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 twenty-four (24) months, and may be extended with the approval of the Human Resources Director. Upon approval of the Human Resource Director (see Civil Service Rule 111A.26.5), the eligible list resulting from this announcement may be used by other departments that also use this classification or a similar classification.

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 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 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.


Reasonable Accomodation Requests
Applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum eligibility requirements for this job announcement can find information on requesting a reasonable accommodation at: http://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process#applicantswithdisabilities

Veterans Preference
Information regarding requests for Veterans Preference can be found at: http://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process#veteranspreference

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: http://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process

Copies of Application Documents
Applicants are advised to keep copies of all submitted documents, 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.

Terms of Announcement and Appeal Rights
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 111A. Such appeals must be submitted in writing to the Department of Human Resources, 1 South 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 at: http://sfgov.org/civilservice/rules.

Medical Examination
Prior to appointment, eligible candidates must successfully pass a medical examination to determine his/her ability to perform the essential functions of the job.


Issued: 19 March 2018; amended 4/2/2018 to extend filing deadline
Micki Callahan, Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID Number: CBT-7348-084099
REC / GWC / (415) 831-2762


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.

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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.

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