7470 Watershed Keeper

Recruitment #CBT-7470-902261

Introduction



ANNOUNCEMENT EXTENDED TO EXPAND CANDIDATE POOL,
APPLICANTS WHO ALREADY APPLIED NEED NOT REAPPLY

ANNOUNCEMENT AMENDED TO REFLECT CHANGES IN MINIMUM QUALIFICATION,
APPLICANTS WHO ALREADY APPLIED NEED NOT REAPPLY


Who are we?

SAN FRANCISCO PUBLIC UTILITIES COMMISSION (SFPUC)
Headquartered in San Francisco, we have 2,300 employees working in seven counties with a combined annual operating budget of over $900 million.

OUR MISSION: to provide our customers with high quality, efficient, and reliable water, power and wastewater services in a manner that is inclusive of environmental and community interests, and that sustains the resources entrusted to our care.

OUR VISION: We are an innovative utility leader, recognize for excellent results in service, safety, stewardship, and inclusiveness.

We are an award-winning and industry-leading utilities organization committed to our customers, community interests, and the environment. To learn more about our organization, please visit our website at www.sfwater.org 

POSITION INFORMATION
Under general supervision, patrols and polices watershed properties and facilities in preventing trespassing and pollution of watersheds; fights forest fires; and performs related duties as required. Requires normal responsibility for: following established methods and procedures in patrolling and caring for watershed areas; keeping routine records and reports. Nature of work requires: considerable physical effort in patrolling the watershed area; continuing exposure to the elements and to working conditions where minor injuries may occur.

MAJOR, IMPORTANT, AND ESSENTIAL DUTIES
• Patrols and polices watershed and reservoir areas; removes all debris and dead animals; arrests swimmers, hunters, fishermen, garbage dumpers and other trespassers; maintains landscaped areas.
• Reads indicating meters and recording instruments and charts to determine water levels, water flow and temperature; keeps records of unusual conditions and work performed.
• Patrols lakes and reservoirs by launch to inspect water conditions and takes samples; locates, reports and fights forest fires.
• Operates various pipe lines, flumes, stream flow, spillways and sluice gates to regulate the flow of water from the reservoirs; measures and dumps fluoride into hoppers to keep continual flow into the pipe lines; inspects, adjusts and operates chlorine station equipment.
• May take weather station readings, search for lost hikers, perform maintenance work and escort visitors.
• Perform related duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

EDUCATION
Possession of a high school diploma, GED, or equivalent; AND

EXPERIENCE
One (1) year of verifiable experience in general laboring and caretaking work, or an equivalent combination of training and experience; AND

LICENSES
Possession of a valid California Class C driver’s license; bond and deputization as a deputy sheriff 

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

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.  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, @famsf.org, @ccsf.edu).

    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, Jonathan Pettey, by telephone at 415-554-1636, or by email at jpettey@sfwater.org
  • Selection Procedures

    SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE (Weight: 100%)
    Applicants will be prompted to complete the Supplemental Questionnaire that must be submitted during the online application process. The Supplemental Questionnaire has been designed to measure knowledge, skills and/or abilities in job-related areas which may include but not be limited to: Knowledge of watershed lands; knowledge of land management principles; knowledge of mathematical computations; knowledge of safety practices pertaining to watershed management; written and oral communication skills; and interpersonal abilities

    Note: Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed to advance through all of the steps in the selection process. Candidates will be placed on the eligible list in rank order according to their final score. Candidates’ scores on this examination process may also be applied to other announcements involving other job titles, when directed by the Human Resources Director.

    VERIFICATION OF EXPERIENCE AND/OR EDUCATION
    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.

    CERTIFICATION
    The certification rule for the eligible list resulting from this examination process will be Rule of Three (3) Scores. The hiring department may conduct additional selection processes to make 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 twelve (12) 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 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.

    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.  [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

    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 documentation must be submitted at the time of filing to be considered. Information regarding requests for Veterans Preference can be found at:
    http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#veteranspreference
    Seniority Credit in Promotional Exams: Information regarding seniority credit can be found at: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#senioritycredit

    NOTES
    General Information concerning City and County of San Francisco Employment Policies and Procedures:
    http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20
    Terms of Announcement:
    http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#announcementsdefinitions
    Copies of Application Documents:
    http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#copies
    Right to Work:
    http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#identification
    Driver's License requirement:
    http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#license  

    Announcement extended on 05/30/2018
    Issued: 05/18/2018
    7470 - Entrance Only
    Recruitment No.: CBT-7470-902261
    Micki Callahan, Director
    Department of Human Resources
    Team: PUC/JP 415.554.1636
    (#01067165)

    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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