7365 Senior Power House Operator
|Department||Municipal Transportation Agency|
|Date Opened||12/18/2017 08:00:00 AM|
|Filing Deadline||9/14/2018 5:00:00 PM|
|Salary||$81,094.00 - $98,566.00/year|
|Job Type||CBT Discrete|
The following information describes the civil service classification for which applications are being solicited.
Make sure you read the entire announcement before completing the application form.
The purpose of this examination announcement is to establish an eligible list for this classification.
Announcement has been extended to accept additional applications. Applicants who have already submitted their application do not need to reapply.
APPLICANTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO FILE IMMEDIATELY AS THIS RECRUITMENT MAY CLOSE AT ANY TIME BUT NO EARLIER THAN FEBUARY 9, 2018.
Under direction, a Senior Power House Operator is responsible for the daily operation of the Motive Power Control Center, their sub-stations and units. Essential functions include: monitoring the Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition Systems (SCADA); checking the security and alarm systems, supervising and training Power House Operators and other personnel in the operation and maintenance of power conversion/generation and distribution systems; directing subordinates in routine maintenance of station grounds, buildings, and equipment; monitoring all incoming and outgoing radio and telephone communications; responding to emergency situations either in person or by telephone or radio; contacting appropriate personnel to make necessary repairs on defective or malfunctioning equipment; notifying all necessary persons and agencies of abnormal status changes; using a computer in maintaining records, logs, reports of station activities and other documents; acting as relief operator when necessary; Performs other related duties as required.
Nature of work: Some positions require work in confined, noisy spaces such as near large generators and substations units; an ability to differentiate different colors; strength and mobility to work in a typical plant operations setting; driving to various work sites; ability to perform physical activity, including standing, walking, and the proper use of ladders; strength to lift and maneuver heavy materials using proper equipment; vision to read printed material and VDT screen; hearing and speech to communicate in a clear, concise and understandable manner in person or over the telephone or radio; incumbents may be required to work day, swing or night shifts, weekends and holidays.
1. Two (2) years of full time verifiable experience as a power house operator in a hydro-electric generating plant or a transit motive power control center; AND
2. Possession of a valid class C driver license.
HOW TO APPLY:
City and County of San Francisco employment applications for this position will be accepted through an on-line process only. Mailed, hand delivered or faxed applications will not be accepted. Visit www.jobaps.com/sf to begin the application process.
• Click and select 7365 Senior Power House Operator (CBT-7365-M00181)
• Click on “Apply” and read and acknowledge the information
• Click on “I am a New User” if you have not previously registered, or on “I have REGISTERED PREVIOUSLY”
• Follow instructions given 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 online applications in the lobby of the Department of Human Resources, 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco and in the lobby of SFMTA Human Resources office, 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 6th Floor, San Francisco.
Applicants may be contacted by e-mail. It is their responsibility to ensure that their registered e-mail 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).
Upon successful submittal of the application online, the applicant will receive a notification on the screen, as well as in the applicant’s e-mail inbox, acknowledging the receipt of the application by the SFMTA - Merit Section. If you are having difficulty submitting your application online, please contact us at 415.701.5046 or 415.701.4441 between 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday or by e-mail at Raymond.Kong@sfmta.com.
Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying experience, education, and driver license at any point in the application, examination and/or departmental selection process. Written verification (proof) of qualifying experience must verify that the applicant meets the minimum qualifications stated on the examination announcement. Written verification must be submitted on employer’s official letterhead, specifying dates of employment, types of employment (part-time/full-time), job title(s), description of duties performed, and the verification must be signed by the employer. City employees will receive credit for the duties of the class to which they are appointed. Credit for experience obtained outside of the employee’s class will be allowed only if recorded in accordance with the provisions of the Civil Service Commission Rules. Experience claimed in self-employment must be supported by documents verifying income, earnings, business license and experience comparable to the minimum qualifications of the position. Copies of income tax papers or other documents listing occupations and total earnings must be submitted. 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.
Written Core Examination: (Weight: 84%)
Candidates deemed eligible and admitted to the examination process will be administered a written multiple-choice examination designed to measure knowledge, skills and/or abilities in job-related areas which may include but not limited to: knowledge of safety procedures; knowledge of electrical and power conversion and distribution equipment and related systems; ability to read and interpret electrical diagrams and schematics; ability to detect, analyze and correct malfunctioning equipment; and interpersonal skill.
Written Supervisory Subtest: (Weight: 16%)
Candidates deemed eligible and admitted to the examination process will be administered a written multiple-choice examination designed to measure knowledge, skills and/or abilities in job-related areas which may include but not limited to supervisory ability.
These are standardized examinations and, therefore, test questions and test answers are not available for public inspection or review.
For your reference, a Multiple-Choice Test Preparation Manual is available on the DHR website: http://www.sfdhr.org/modules/showdocument.aspx?documentid=18426.
Only those candidates achieving a passing score on all of the exam components will have their names placed on the resulting eligible list.
The certification rule used for the eligible list resulting from this selection process will be the Rule of Three Scores. The hiring department may conduct additional selection processes to make final hiring decisions.
The duration of the eligible list resulting from this examination will be twelve (12) months. The eligible list resulting from this examination is subject to change after adoption (e.g., as a result of appeals), as directed by the Director of Human Resources and/or Civil Service Commission.
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.
Qualified applicants with disabilities requiring reasonable accommodation in the selection process must contact the SFMTA by phone at 415.701.5046, 415.701.4441 or 415.701.5043 (TTY); or in writing to: SFMTA Human Resources, Merit Section, 1 South Van Ness, 6th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103. For further information, contact 415.701.5046 or 415.701.4441.
Medical Examination/Drug Testing:
Candidates who are being considered for appointment for positions which may be required to pass a medical examination. Candidates who cannot meet the medical requirement will be placed under waiver until this requirement is met. The medical examination will be administered only to those applicants who are being considered for appointment.
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) has determined that Class 7365 Senior Power House Operator is a “safety-sensitive” position, under regulations issued by the Federal Transit Administration (49 CFR Part 655). Federal law requires that all transit employees who perform safety-sensitive functions be subject to random, post-accident, reasonable suspicion, return-to-duty and follow-up drug and alcohol testing. All applicants for Safety-Sensitive positions shall undergo urine drug testing prior to employment and within 90 days prior to performing Safety-Sensitive functions for the first time. Receipt by the SFMTA of a negative test result is required prior to the employee being placed on the payroll. A positive, adulterated, negative dilute or substituted test will result in a decision not to hire, and the applicant’s name will be removed from the list of eligibles for Safety-Sensitive positions. The SFMTA will not consider hiring any person who tested positive, adulterated, substituted or refused to submit to testing for a minimum of two years following the positive test.
In addition, each applicant who has worked for a Department of Transportation (DOT)-regulated employer(s) within the last two years will be required to sign a consent form, prior to appointment, authorizing SFMTA to obtain information from his/her prior employers concerning his/her drug and alcohol test history. Each applicant will also be required to provide SFMTA with information regarding whether, during the last two years, the applicant tested positive or refused to test on any pre-employment drug or alcohol test administered by an employer to which the applicant applied for, but did not obtain, safety-sensitive transportation work covered by DOT drug and alcohol testing rules. SFMTA will not hire any applicant for a safety-sensitive position who fails to provide this information or fails to provide written consent for the release of information from prior employers.
Reasonable Accommodation Request:
Information on requesting reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities can be found at: http://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process#applicantswithdisabilities
Information regarding requests for veterans preference can be found at:
Seniority Credit in Promotional Exams:
General Information concerning San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Employment Policies and Procedures:
Employment Information for the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency can be obtained at http://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process, or hard copy at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 6th Floor. This information, including information regarding appeals of the terms of this announcement, is part of the terms of all announcements.
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 410.4. Such appeals must be submitted in writing to the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency ATTN: Human Resources Merit Section, 1 S Van Ness Avenue, 6th 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.
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.
Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply
An Equal Opportunity Employer
Exam Type: Combined Promotive & Entrance
Issued: December 18, 2017
Edward D. Reiskin
Director of Transportation
San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency
Recruitment ID Number: M00181
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.
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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.