5201 Junior Engineer

Recruitment #PEX-5201-102512



Under general supervision, will perform engineering work in the Bureau of Street Use & Mapping issuing permits, and be the central point of contact for facilitation and coordination of the Gas Pipeline Replacement project. This includes inter-agency coordination, design review and permitting, construction oversight and sign-off. 


1.      Prepare departmental reports and reports concerning field conditions, the progress of projects, plans for future pipe layout and improvements.

2.      Provide written and oral responses to a variety of inquiries from other agencies, contractors, and the general public.

3.       Prepare correspondence, minutes, and reports for a variety of inquiries regarding engineering issues, and other related project activities. 

4.      May prepare and process legislation for various permit related matters.

5.      Meets and consults with professional engineering personnel, contractors, and excavators regarding construction.

6.      Technical engineering review of the PG&E Gas Pipeline Replacement Program permits requests.

7.      Ensure that PG&E is in compliance with all necessary codes and requirements during their work.

8.      Review/approve excavation & restoration requirements.

9.      Coordinate with PG&E staff to document overall condition of job site.

10.  Review approve parking sign/proper posting conditions.

11.  Perform engineering site inspections as required.

12.  Maintain and update records/data and daily/weekly work reports.

13.  Perform related duties and responsibilities as required


PG&E will replace the gas lines in several neighborhoods throughout its service area. In San Francisco the program will replace approximately 270 miles of pipeline, with approximately 37,000 services. This will include the pipe in the street and the pipe that runs from the street to various buildings and homes. It may also require the relocation of gas meters. The Gas Pipeline Replacement Program replaces old and failing copper pipe with modern, upgraded piping that is resistant to corrosion and earth movement. Additionally, some relocation of some gas meters may be required under current California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) requirements and or local codes and ordinances, to ensure safety standards are met. 

APPOINTMENT TYPE: Permanent Exempt. This position is excluded by the Charter from the competitive civil service examination process and shall serve at the discretion of the appointing officer. This position has an anticipated duration of three (3) years and will not result in an eligible list or permanent civil service hiring. 

WORK LOCATION: Incumbent will conduct the majority of work at the San Francisco Public Works, 30 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94103. However, there may be situations where the incumbent will be required to work at other sites throughout the City of San Francisco as required.

NATURE OF WORK: The nature of the work may require working in inclement weather conditions and working variable shifts including weekends and holidays.

Minimum Qualifications

These minimum qualifications establish the education, training, experience, special skills and/or license(s) which are required for employment in the classification.  Please note, additional qualifications (i.e., special conditions) may apply to a particular position and will be stated on the exam/job announcement.

1. Possession of a baccalaureate degree or graduate degree from an engineering program that is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) with a major in civil engineering.


2. Possession of a baccalaureate degree or graduate degree from a non-ABET accredited engineering program with a major in  civil engineering ; AND possession of a valid Engineer-in-Training certificate issued by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES).

Required Engineering Degrees per specialty:
Civil: Architectural Engineering, Civil Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Geotechnical Engineering, Sanitary Engineering, Structural Engineering, Traffic Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Water Resources Engineering, or Engineering Management


3. Possession of a Professional Engineer (PE) license in Civil Engineering from the California Board of Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Geologists.

4. Possession of a valid California driver license.

Note(s):  A valid out-of-state driver’s license is acceptable during the application process.  A valid California driver's license must be obtained prior to appointment and maintained throughout employment.


1. Excellent organizational and communication skills.

2. Strong technical background.

3. Ability to meet project deadlines within given budget limits and time frames.

4. Ability and focus on Quality Control/Quality Assurance.

5. Proficiency in MS Office Applications (Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook).

6. Knowledge of field piping installations, engineering and construction industry.

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.

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.

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 HR analyst, Raquel Knighten, by telephone at 415-554-6059, or by email at raquel.knighten@sfdpw.org.

Selection Procedures

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply immediately. Additional screening mechanisms
may be implemented in order to determine candidates’ qualifications. Applications will be
reviewed for relevant qualifying education and experience. Only the most qualified applicants
will be invited to participate in the interview process. Applicants meeting the minimum
qualifications are not guaranteed an invitation to the interview process.

The application procedure is in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need
assistance to participate in this recruitment, contact Raquel Knighten at 415-554-6000.
Notification in advance will enable the department and County to evaluate arrangements to
reasonably accommodate your need.

1. MEDICAL EXAMINATION: Prior to appointment, eligible candidates must successfully pass a
medical examination to determine his/her ability to perform the essential function of this job.
2. MEDICAL TESTING: Prior to appointment, eligible candidates must successfully complete the
TB testing Process.
classification may require that successful candidates who become eligible for appointment may
be required to go through a background investigation to determine the candidate’s suitability for
employment in this classification. Factors considered in the investigation may include
employment history, use of illegal/controlled substances. Reasons for rejection based on this
investigation may include, but not limited to: applicable convictions, repeated or serious
violations of the law, inability to accept supervision, inability to follow rules and regulations,
falsification of application materials and/or other relevant factors. Failure to obtain and maintain
security clearance may be basis for termination.

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.


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://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process or hard copy at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor.

Copies of Application Documents:
Applicants should keep copies of all documents submitted, 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.

Applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum eligibility requirements for this job announcement can find information on requesting a reasonable ADA Accommodation at: 

Issued:  January 13, 2020
Micki  Callahan
Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID Number: PEX-5201-102512
San Francisco Public Works/ RK / 415-554-6059


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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