7350 Transmission and Distribution Line Worker

Recruitment #CBT-7350-902473

Introduction

 

 

CITYWIDE EXAMINATION

POSITION DESCRIPTION
Under general supervision, the 7350 Transmission and Distribution Line Worker leads and performs journey level skilled line work in the installation, construction, maintenance and repair of high voltage overhead transmission and underground distribution lines, as well as rigging blocks, splicing wires and operating hydraulic lift buckets, and other related duties as required. This position will perform emergency response to power outages and damaged equipment as well as perform street light O&M and emergency repair.

Essential functions:

  • Installs, repairs, and maintains high tension overhead transmission systems, related feeder lines, towers and poles; performs such maintenance activities when lines are energized as well as de-energized
  • Maintains, operates, and adjusts electrical transmission and primary power substations ranging from 600 to 230,000 voltage, including circuit brakers, relays, batteries, and controls
  • Installs and maintains underground and overhead distribution power lines and feeders and related auxiliary equipment; locates and isolates faulty sections and removes, installs and makes corrections where necessary
  • Installs watt-hour meter systems, connects potential transformers, current transformers, phase shifting transformers, test switches, reactive meters, demand meters, and watt hour meters
  • Maintains, operates, and repairs high voltage street light system
  • Installs and maintains street lighting systems including circuits, poles, arms, and luminaries
  • Patrols, tests, inspects, repairs, and replaces overhead and underground transmission and distribution lines circuits
  • Maintains electronic utility power generation and transmission systems, and related components, including circuit brakers, relays, switches, and fuses, transformers, busses, and underground cables, feeders, and associated equipment
  • Drives various types of departmental vehicles

Minimum Qualifications

1a. Two years of verifiable work experience as a journey-level line worker, with pole and transmission systems ranging from 600 to 230,000volts, with responsibility for construction, installation, maintenance and repair of overhead and underground lines; OR

1b. Completion of a State certified electrical line apprenticeship program; AND  

2. Possession of a valid California driver’s license.

SUBSTITUTION:
1. Applicants may substitute two (2) years of verifiable experience in an electrical line work apprenticeship for one year of the requisite journey-level experience.
2. Experience as an Electrician will NOT be considered qualifying.

NOTES:

- Positions located at Moccasin require a Class A driver’s license within 6 months of appointment.   
- Positions located in San Francisco require a Class B driver’s license within 6 months of appointment.

 Failure to obtain the appropriate driver’s license within the specified time period will be cause for termination.  

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

Computer kiosks are available for the public (from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday) to file on-line applications in the lobby of the Department of Human Resources at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103. 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, @sfusd.edu, @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. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing the application/employment record. Applications completed improperly may be cause for ineligibility, disqualification or may lead to lower scores.

If you are selected as a finalist, the hiring department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.

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.

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact Ana Valdes at 415-554-1664 or via email at: aborjavaldes@sfwater.org

Selection Procedures

ORAL/PERFORMANCE EXAMINATION:  WEIGHT – 100%

Candidates will be tested to determine their relative knowledge, abilities and skill level in job-related areas.  These may include but not limited to: knowledge of electrical theory and practice as applied to field maintenance and repair problems of high voltage transmission and distribution lines; ability to install, repair, replace and maintain equipment; knowledge of safety requirements and procedures; knowledge of tools and techniques necessary to work on energized lines; ability to read and interpret plans and drawings.

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

VERIFICATION:   All applicants must submit verification of journey level experience including copies of required certificates and/or licenses.   

City employees who meet all the qualifications based solely on employment with the City and County of San Francisco do not need to provide verification of qualifying experience. However, City employees whose qualifying experience is based on outside employment must submit verification of such an employment. Verification of journey level experience must be on employers’ business letterhead and must show the name of the applicant, job title(s), duties (specifically the duties that meet the minimum qualifications), dates of service, and must be signed by the employer or the employer’s authorized representative.   City and County employees may 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 requirement may be waived if verifications are impossible to obtain. Applicants who cannot obtain the required verification, if impossible to obtain by the deadline date may request a waiver of the experience verification requirement. To request a waiver, the applicant must submit a separate signed statement explaining the reason why verification cannot be obtained. Waivers are NOT automatically granted. Request for waivers will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Failure to provide the required verification or request for waiver may result in rejection of application and/or removal from eligibility for referral and appointment in this class.   

VERIFICATION CAN BE SUBMITTED VIA THE FOLLOWING WAYS:
• Fax at (415) 554-1687, Attn. Class 7350

•  Online, by uploading the document through JobAps while applying online or via email to aborjavaldes@sfwater.org

• Hand delivered to: SFPUC Human Resources Services, 525 Golden Gate Avenue, 3rd Floor, San Francisco, CA  94102, Attn. Class 7350

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.

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.

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 of 6 months, and may be extended with the approval of the Human Resources Director.

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.

Conclusion

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 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 at http://sfgov.org/civilservice/rules.

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://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20 or hard copy at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor.

Copies of Application Documents:
Applicants are encouraged to keep copies of all documents submitted. Submitted documents become a permanent part of the exam records 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. Requests: 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

Veteran's Preference: Information regarding requests for Veterans Preference can be found at: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#veteranspreference

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. Drug Testing Requirement: 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 Plumbers, Local 38, 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.

Combined Promotive and Entrance
Issued: September 28, 2018
Micki Callahan, Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID: 902473
PUC - AGV (415) 554-1664  

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.

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