5207 Associate Engineer (Transportation)

Recruitment #TEX-5207-903967

Introduction

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 announcement is to fill a vacant position in this classification.

 

Division:  Sustainable Streets

Section/Unit: Livable Streets

Work Location:  One South Van Ness, 7th Floor San Francisco, CA 94103

 

APPOINTMENT TYPE: Temporary Exempt - Full Time – This position is excluded by the Charter from the competitive Civil Service examination process and shall serve at the discretion of the Appointing Officer.

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The mission of Livable Streets is to create safe and inviting streets and sidewalks for all who walk and use a bicycle, with a focus on projects that advance San Francisco’s Vision Zero commitment to eliminate traffic deaths in San Francisco by 2024. This work unit is responsible for delivering bicycle, pedestrian, and traffic calming projects in conjunction with other departments, including the Departments of Recreation and Park, City Planning, and Public Works on time and within budget. These projects involve a heavy emphasis on design review, project management, community outreach, and consensus-building within the agency and with elected officials, as well as a thorough understanding of how bicycle and pedestrian projects affect transit, accessibility, and traffic operations. 

 

Under general direction, the associate engineer is responsible for leading and designing transportation safety projects; making and reviewing assignments to/from staff such as assistant engineers and engineering associates; performing professional research and traffic engineering work in connection with such work; making contact with the public, contractors, and other staff on engineering matters; applying engineering principles and practices to transportation engineering problems; preparing presentations for community meetings and public hearings; and responding to community requests for safety improvements. The associate engineer will contribute to the on-going Vision Zero Quick-Build effort to design and implement immediate safety projects along the City’s High Injury Network and to evaluate and review these improvements.

 

EXAMPLES OF IMPORTANT AND ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Prepares and reviews engineering plans, specifications, and cost and quantity estimates to ensure compliance with codes, standards and project requirements.
  • Performs and coordinates field work activities of existing infrastructure to determine necessity for safety improvements. Conducts preliminary field studies and surveys and collects data for the preparation of designs and drawings.
  • Reviews and prepares work orders and engineering documents to install and/or modify traffic control devices in public right of way, including roadway striping, signing, traffic signals, and parking meters. Coordinates and provides engineering support to SSD Field Operations (meter, paint, sign, and signal shops).
  • Works with a team of engineers, project managers, technicians, and planners to implement projects and complex tasks. Assigns and reviews the work of staff and consultants to ensure accuracy, adequacy, and conformance to standards. Determines resources necessary to complete assigned work. Manages project budgets.
  • Prepares and supervises the preparation of a wide variety of technical engineering reports, regulatory reports, standard operating procedures manuals, emergency operations plans, minutes, public correspondence, and other documentation.
  • Interviews, selects, trains, monitors, evaluates, and counsels staff in accordance with appropriate MOUs, Civil Service Commission Rules, and departmental procedures. 
  • Conducts public outreach including meetings and public hearings; makes presentations to staff, committees, boards, commissions, approval agencies and the general public; maintains direct and personable communication with stakeholders through email, phone and mail correspondence. 
  • Communicates, coordinates, and works with personnel from SFMTA, SFPW, SFPUC, and other agencies to support safety improvement projects.
  • Trains and supervises junior staff in these tasks.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Three (3) years verifiable professional civil engineering experience, which includes two (2) years experience equivalent to the City & County of San Francisco Class 5203 Assistant Transportation Engineer or higher; AND
  2. Possession of a current Certificate of Registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of California in Civil or Traffic Engineering.

Notes:

  1. Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications by the final filing date unless otherwise noted.
  2. One year full-time experience is equivalent to 2000 hours. (2000 hours of qualifying work experience is based on a 40-hour work week.). Any overtime hours that you work above forty (40) hours per week are not included in the calculation to determine full-time experience.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:

The stated desirable qualifications may be used to identify candidates advancing to the interview process and/or to identify job finalist(s) at the end of the selection process when referred for hiring.

  • Flexible and can adapt quickly to changes.
  • Experience in traffic/transportation engineering and planning, including geometric design and traffic operations.
  • Experience in project management, including developing scopes and schedules, budget management, and directing project teams.
  • Demonstrates interest in multi-modal transportation engineering and planning, including bicycle and pedestrian facility design.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to interact with members of the public, business, community, and policy leaders and communicate matters in a way that can be understood by people outside the transportation profession.
  • Strong technical skills (including AutoCAD and Synchro).

HOW TO APPLY:

City and County of San Francisco employment applications for this position will be accepted through an on-line process only. A resume and cover letter describing how you meet the qualifications must be attached to the online application. Mailed, hand delivered or faxed applications will not be accepted. Visit www.jobaps.com/sf to begin the application process.

 

  • Click and select 5207 Associate Engineer (Transportation) (TEX-5207-903967)
  • 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

To submit resume using the online application:

  • Select the “Resume” tab in the online application
  • Follow instructions given on screen

To submit cover letter using the online application:

  • Select the “Other” tab in the online application
  • Choose “Upload” as your method of submittal
  • Click on “Upload Attachment”
  • Follow instructions given on screen

If you are having trouble attaching your resume and cover letter to the online application, you may submit by email to Michelle Serrano-Nacorda, Analyst, at Michelle.Serrano-Nacorda@sfmta.com, subject: 5207 Associate Engineer (Transportation) (TEX-5207-903967). Resume will not be accepted in lieu of completing the online application.

 

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 e-mail from CCSF is not blocked on their computer by a spam filter. To prevent blocking, applicants should set up their e-mail to accept CCSF mail from the following addresses: (@sfgov.org, @sfmta.com).

 

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.

 

If you are having difficulty submitting your application online, please contact me at

(415) 646-2193 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 Michelle.Serrano-Nacorda@sfmta.com 

 

VERIFICATION:

Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education, experience, and driver license at any point in the application and/or departmental selection process. Written verification (proof) of qualifying experience must verify that the applicant meets the minimum qualifications stated on the announcement. Written verification must be submitted on employer’s official letterhead, specifying name of employee, 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. 

 

SELECTION PROCEDURES:

Applications will be screened for relevant qualifying experience. Additional screening mechanisms may be implemented in order to determine candidates’ qualifications. Only those applicants who most closely meet the needs of the Agency will be invited to participate in the selection process.  Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement to the interview.

 

Qualified applicants with disabilities requiring reasonable accommodation in the selection process must contact the Agency by phone at (415) 646-2193 or, if hearing impaired at (415) 701-5043 (TTY) or in writing to the SFMTA Human Resources Operations Section, 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 6th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103 (specify Class 5207).

 

NOTES:

Applicants are responsible for updating their e-mail address or mailing address. Contact Information must be updated online at http://www.jobaps.com/sf by clicking on “Update My Contact Info” and logging into your account.  If updating contact information online, applicants must contact the analyst at (415) 646-2193 immediately to inform them of the change. Failure to do so may result in the loss of eligibility.

 

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.

 

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.

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://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process#applicantswithdisabilities

 

Employee Wellness Program:

The SFMTA strives to be your employer of choice by providing an environment that supports your personal health & wellbeing with physical, nutritional, mental/emotional and financial resources. Since 2010 the SFMTA has been providing worksite wellness activities, as well as providing recognition opportunities to those individuals who successfully achieve personal milestones in wellness. For more details on the Wellness Program, please visit Employee Wellness Program Description page: https://www.sfmta.com/reports/employee-wellness-program.

 

MINORITIES, WOMEN AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY

AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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.

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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