6115 Wastewater Control Inspector

Recruitment #PBT-6115-112568

Introduction

*ANNOUNCEMENT UPDATED 7/28/2021 TO REFLECT NEW CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT*

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:  All City and County of San Francisco employees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment.  For details on how it is applicable to your employment, please click here.

In line with the Official Public Health Order to slow the spread of COVID-19, “shelter-in-place” has been issued for all San Francisco residents that is expected to be in effect until further notice. As a result, Department of Human Resources (DHR)’s office (located at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103) is currently closed to the general public. If you have any questions, please feel free to email the Human Resources Analyst listed on this announcement.



This is a Position Based Test administered in accordance with Civil Service Rule 111A.

Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as this announcement will remain open until the position is filled. The earliest it may close is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, August 6, 2021.

The Department
San Francisco International Airport (SFO), an enterprise department of the City & County of San Francisco, has a workforce of approximately 1,700 City employees and strives to be a diverse, equitable, and inclusive employer.

SFO’s mission is to provide an exceptional airport in service to our communities and our core values are Safety and Security, Teamwork, Excellence, and Care. Learn more about careers at SFO.

For more information about SFO, visit www.flysfo.com. Follow us on twitter and facebook.

Position Description
Under general supervision, the Wastewater Control Inspector at the San Francisco International Airport inspects commercial and industrial facilities to determine compliance of their waste discharges with established standards and regulations; may perform standby duty for Sanitary Sewer Overflow (SSO) response and reporting, and performs related duties as required.

The essential duties of this class are:

1. Inspects the facilities of commercial and industrial wastewater dischargers, including construction sites, in order to determine compliance with established local, state and federal discharge standards and regulations.

 2. Investigates and responds to reports of spills or illicit discharges of hazardous substances/contaminants into storm drains and sewers. This includes performing onsite investigations, regulatory reporting, and oversight of remediation efforts.

3. Documents both inspections and spill response activities in detailed written reports, which may also include site maps, photographs, etc. Also maintains organized records of these reports by performing data entry to an electronic information management system.

4. Determines field locations for both stormwater and wastewater sampling as needed, which may include the development of standard operating procedures and the establishment of quality assurance systems.

5. May supervise interns or consultants/contractors involved in stormwater and wastewater sampling, inspections, etc., in order to ensure all proper safety protocols are followed.

6. Develops and conducts both stormwater pollution prevention (SWPPP) and spill prevention control and countermeasure (SPCC) training programs for Airport staff, tenants, and contractors.

7. Assists with keeping up-to-date the annual Bay Prevention Pollution Program (BPPP) schedule. This includes reviewing stormwater and wastewater-related reports/plans in the required timeframes, and making updates to them as needed. Some examples of these reports/plans include the Airport’s Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan (SWPPP), Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure Plan (SPCC), Sewer System Management Plan (SSMP), etc.

8. Reviews and approves site-specific SWPPP plans for Airport construction projects. Also enters relevant information in the State Water Board’s SMARTS database and performs updates as needed.

WORKING CONDITIONS: Nature of work includes extensive computer work requiring keyboarding, prolonged sitting, and working off of a flat screen monitor; ability to work effectively with managers, co-workers, contractors and other personnel; ability to identify issues and problem solve; outdoor work during periods of inclement weather may be required; use of personal protective equipment in the presence of potentially hazardous materials may be required; will potentially be on 24 hour standby for spill response duties for up to a week at a time, which could require working on nights and weekends; will be required to operate a city vehicle on both landside streets as well as on the airfield; field work may involve extensive standing, walking and crouching, while negotiating potentially hazardous environments such as construction sites, confined spaces, etc. .

Minimum Qualifications

Education
Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university.

Experience
One (1) year of experience performing duties comparable to a sanitary engineer or water quality technician in a wastewater treatment facility, laboratory services, or in the fields of storm water and pollution prevention.

License and Certification: Possession of a California Water Environment Association Environment Compliance Inspector Certification, Grade I or higher (must be obtained within one year of hire). Possession a California drivers license.

Substitution: Additional qualifying experience as described above may substitute for the required education on a year-for-year basis (up to a maximum of two (2) years). One (1) year is equivalent to thirty (30) semester units/forty-five (45) quarter units with a minimum of 10 semester/15 quarter units.

Desirable Qualifications

The stated desirable qualifications may be used to identify job finalists at the end of the selection process when candidates are referred to hiring.

  • Additional years of experience in a wastewater treatment facility, laboratory services, storm water and pollution prevention, or sanitary engineering capacity performing duties comparable to a sanitary engineering/water quality technician.
  • Knowledge and experience of field sampling methods and procedures.
  • Work experience in compiling and analyzing data, as well as writing reports for compliance with state permits and regulations.
  • Work experience creating and conducting technical training for both individuals as well as large groups.
  • Work experience conducting environmental compliance inspections at both industrial and commercial facilities, as well as on construction sites.
  • Knowledge of the Construction General Permit (CGP).
  • Knowledge of Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP), Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure plans (SPCC), and Sewer System Management Plans (SSMP).
  • Work experience responding to both Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSO) and hazardous materials spills, as well as documenting and reporting such spills.
  • Knowledge of State regulations as they pertain to recycled water, wastewater and sanitary sewer overflow Reduction Program.
  • Possession a Qualified SWPPP Practitioner (QSP) certification.
  • Possession of a Designated Operator certification (DO).
  • Experience performing underground storage tank (UST) and above ground storage tank (AST) inspections.

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

One-year full-time employment is equivalent to 2,000 hours (2,000 hours of qualifying work experience is based on a 40-hour work week). Any overtime hours that you work above 40 hours per week are not included in the calculation to determine full-time employment.

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 at the Airport Commission Human Resources office at 710 N. McDonnell Road, 3rd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94128.

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).

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, Carolina Robert by telephone at 650-821-2048, or by email at carolina.robert@flysfo.com.

Resumes may be attached to the application; however, resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed City and County of San Francisco application.

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 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 or 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 income 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.

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 (Weight: Qualifying)
Candidates will be prompted to complete a Supplemental Questionnaire as part of the online employment application. This Minimum Qualification Supplemental Questionnaire is designed to obtain specific information regarding an applicant's experience in relation to the Minimum Qualifications for this position. Applicants must also complete the official application. It is essential that applicants provide complete information in identifying their education, experience and training. The Minimum Qualification Supplemental Questionnaire will be used to evaluate if the applicant possesses the required minimum qualifications.

Supplemental Questionnaire Evaluation (Weight: 100%)

Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be sent a Supplemental Questionnaire designed to measure the knowledge, skills and/or abilities in job-related areas required for the position which may include but not be limited to:

  • Knowledge of common laboratory technology, equipment and apparatus.
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of wastewater treatment.
  • Knowledge of safe wastewater sampling procedures.
  • Knowledge of basic principles of arithmetic.
  • Knowledge of chemistry and bacteriology.
  • Knowledge of applicable federal, state and local requirements and methods of ensuring compliance.
  • Knowledge of principles of hydraulics, hydrology, instrumentation and equipment used in wastewater treatment and measurement.
  • Ability and skill to prepare written, oral and graphic reports.
  • Ability and skill to make accurate arithmetic calculations.
  • Ability and skill to read and interpret gauges, meters recording instrumentation, maps and engineering drawings.
  • Ability and skill to apply basic hydraulic and environmental engineering concepts.
  • Ability and skill to lead a group of subordinate staff.
  • Ability and skill to safely operate a motor vehicle.
  • Ability and skill to communicate effectively with representatives of industrial, commercial, and institutional accounts, various agencies and the public.

A passing score on the Supplemental Questionnaire Exam must be achieved in order to be placed/ranked on the Eligible Report List.

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Security Clearance
Candidates for employment with the San Francisco Airport Commission are required to undergo a criminal history record check, including FBI fingerprints, and Security Threat Assessment in order to determine eligibility for security clearance and may be required to undergo drug/alcohol screening. Per Civil Service Commission Rule Section 110.9.1, every applicant for an examination must possess and maintain the qualifications required by law and by the examination announcement for the examination. Failure to obtain and maintain security clearance may be basis for termination from employment with the Airport Commission.

Customs Clearance
This position requires that the incumbent be qualified for unescorted access to the San Francisco International Airport U.S. Customs Security Area. An application for a U.S. Customs Access Seal may be submitted to Customs ONLY after employment has commenced. Employment in this position requires that the incumbent submit an application for, successfully acquire and maintain a Customs Access Seal. Per Civil Service Commission Rule 110.9.1, every applicant must possess and maintain the qualifications required by law and by the examination announcement for this examination. Failure to acquire or maintain customs access, a requirement for this position, may be basis for termination from employment with the Airport Commission. Customs Access Seal requirements and procedures are located in the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 19, Part 122, Sections 181 or 189.

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.

Certification Rule
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/Score Report
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 12 months, and may be extended with the approval of the Human Resources Director.

To see which departments use this classification, click here.

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

Reasonable Accommodation Request
Applicants with disabilities requiring reasonable accommodation for this examination can find information on requesting a reasonable accommodation here.

Seniority Credit in Promotional Exams
Information regarding seniority credit can be found here.

Veterans Preference
Information regarding requests for veteran’s preference can be found here.

Terms of the 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.

Copies of Application Documents
Applicants are advised to keep copies of all documents submitted. Submitted documents become a permanent part of the exam record 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.

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 online here or hard copy at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor.

Exam Type: Combined Promotive & Entrance
Issued: 7/26/21
Carol Isen
Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID #: 112568
AIR/CR/650-821-2048

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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