7246 - Sewer Repair Supervisor

Recruitment #PEX-7246-103960


Position Description:
Under general direction, incumbents supervise multiple crews of skilled and semi-skilled workers engaged in the inspection, maintenance and repair of the municipal sewer system and appurtenances; make regular contacts with the public, departmental personnel and outside organizations relative to sewer maintenance and repair matters.

Essential Duties Include: determines service priorities; acts as liaison with public utilities staff to coordinate schedules; estimates resource requirements and availability, including materials and supplies and costs involved; visits work sites and inspects work for compliance with safety, quality and production standards; prepares various reports and correspondence using a personal computer with word processing, database and e-mail; plans staff and work schedules; completes staff performance evaluations and performs other supervisory functions including exercising disciplinary action; trains Sewer Maintenance Workers, Bricklayers, Hodcarriers and other service workers to repair sewer systems and structures through classroom and field instructions; enforces adherence to existing methods and procedures including safety orders; uses the department’s computerized maintenance management system to monitor service requests and enter data related to completed repairs; and performs other related duties as required.

Nature of Work:  Requires sustained physical effort involving considerable standing, bending and working in confined spaces; exposure to working conditions where moderately serious injuries may occur; continuous exposure to extremely disagreeable working conditions involving work with and in raw sewage and in the presence of vermin.  Requires after hours on-call duty, currently one week per month and ability to work overtime as needed.  Requires emergency response within one hour.

Minimum Qualifications

1a. Four years of experience as a lead worker of a crew (crew leader) installing, constructing, inspecting, repairing, and/or replacing large diameter (12 inches or above) sewer lines and structures;  OR

1b. Four years of experience comparable with the City and County of San Francisco class 7449 Sewer Service Worker inspecting and diagnosing problems in a municipal sewer collection system;  OR

1c. A combination of the above.


2. Possession of a current valid Driver License.

A. The incumbent is required to be part of a rotational after hours on-call supervisor pool and will be required to respond to emergencies within one hour.
B. Prior to appointment, eligibles reached for employment must present a current motor vehicle report.  Appointee must possess and maintain a valid Driver License.

The above minimum qualifications reflect special conditions associated with the position(s) to be filled, which may differ from the standard minimum qualifications associated with this classification.

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

Desirable Qualifications:
The stated desirable qualifications may be used to identify job finalists at the end of the selection process when candidates are referred for hiring.
• Additional four (4) years of verifiable experience as a lead worker of a crew (crew leader).
• Five (5) years of experience performing repair work on active sewer systems including all diameter sewer laterals, mains and structures on a regular basis.
• Confined space training.
• Experience using a computer system using work order database systems and basic office applications.
• Working knowledge of San Francisco Public Works excavation code, San Francisco Public Works permitting process, MUNI overhead line restrictions, MTA’s “blue book” restrictions and guidelines.

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, Yvonne Lin, by telephone at 415-554-6051, or by email at yvonne.lin@sfgov.org.


Selection Plan

Applications will be screened for relevant qualifying experience and education. Additional mechanisms may be implemented in order to determine candidate’s qualifications.  Only those applicants who most closely meet the needs of the Department will be invited to continue in the selection process.  Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement in the process.

Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience, at any point in the application, examination or departmental selection processes. Verification of work experience typically must be on the employer’s letterhead, and must include the applicant’s name, job title, description of job duties, dates of service, and signature of the employer. 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

Falsifying one’s education, training, or work experience or attempted deception on the application may result in disqualification from this and future job opportunities with the City and County of San Francisco.

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.


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.


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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