5241 Engineer

Recruitment #TEX-5241-085770


This position is located in Moccasin, California in the Sierra Foothills  
approximately 140 miles east of San Francisco.

About the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC)
Our mission is to provide customers with high quality, efficient and reliable water, power, and sewer services in a manner that is inclusive of environmental and community interests, and sustains the resources entrusted in our care. We are comprised of three essential 24/7 service utilities: Water, Wastewater, and Power. We provide retail drinking water and wastewater services to San Francisco, wholesale water to three Bay Area counties, and green hydroelectric and solar power to San Francisco’s City facilities and properties. Headquartered in San Francisco, we have about 2,300 employees working in seven counties with a combined annual operating budget of over $900 million.

Appointment Type, Duration, and Location:
This is for one Temporary-Exempt (TEX), Full-Time position not to exceed three (3) years. This position is excluded by the Charter from the competitive civil service examination process, is considered “at will” and shall serve at the discretion of the appointing officer. The position is located in Moccasin, CA.

Under general direction, performs difficult and responsible professional engineering work in the field and office; and supervises and manages professional and technical engineering staff, consultants, and other related staff engaged in a variety of engineering projects.

The 5241 Civil Engineer will be responsible for the engineering review of Moccasin Dam’s surveillance and monitoring data; Design of small recovery projects; Design Review of large capital recovery projects; engineering services during construction; coordination with DSOD.

1. Supervises professional and technical engineering personnel, including consultants, in the preparation of engineering studies, reports, designs, calculations, cost estimates, specifications, and contract documents for a wide variety of routine projects concerned with the construction, maintenance or operation of buildings, bridges, structures, roads, airports, sewers and waste water treatment facilities; and reviews federal, regional and local legislation affecting engineering work.
2. Interviews, selects, trains, monitors, evaluates and counsels staff in accordance with memoranda of understanding and Civil Service Rules.
3. Prepares and supervises the preparation of documents, including advertisement for bids, instructions to bidders, detailed specifications, and contract bonds; reviews and analyzes bids for conformance with specifications and for approval of final awarding of bids; negotiates contracts and contract modifications; and resolves claims and disputes.
4. Supervises and monitors the inspection of a wide variety of major and complex engineering projects; organizes and supervises the activities of field inspection staff.
5. Prepares engineering designs, drawings and specifications to ensure compliance with requirements and project objectives; prepares cost estimates of labor, equipment, and materials; performs difficult engineering calculations.
6. Reviews requests for proposals and bids to ensure that the work is accurate and completed timely and efficiently; analyzes work load and budgets; assigns work for a group of engineers and technicians to meet project demands on specific engineering projects.
7. Analyzes and solves complex engineering and process related problems, which may include, water/wastewater treatment, traffic systems, civil, chemical (environmental/sanitary), structural, electrical, and mechanical; may direct and/or participate in scientific research projects relating to the study of water and/or wastewater treatments and their effects on the environment or other engineering functions.
8. Writes, reviews, and/or approves departmental correspondence, legislation, reports and other related documents.
9. Conducts meetings and makes presentations to staff, committees, boards, commissions, approval agencies, and the general public.
10. Performs other duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Five (5) years verifiable professional engineering (civil, chemical, sanitary, environmental, mechanical, electrical, or transportation (traffic)) work experience, which includes two (2) years experience equivalent to the 5207 Associate Engineer level or higher; AND

2. Possession of a Certificate of Registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of California in one of the following disciplines: civil, mechanical, electrical, chemical (environmental/sanitary), or transportation (traffic).

a. A Masters degree in Chemical, Sanitary, Transportation (Traffic), or Environmental Engineering disciplines only or A Grade Four Certificate in Water/Wastewater Treatment Operation (CA) may substitute for one year work experience in the chemical, environmental or transportation specialties.

b. A Ph.D. in Chemical, Sanitary, Transportation (Traffic), or Environmental Engineering disciplines only may substitute for two years work experience in the chemical, environmental or transportation specialties.

c. There is no substitution for the required two years work experience equivalent to 5207 Associate Engineer or higher.

d. Candidates licensed in other states, who otherwise meet the minimum requirements of this announcement but do not possess the required California License, may file for this examination, and if successful, will be placed under waiver on the resulting eligible list until the required California License is presented.

e. City and County of San Francisco employees having six (6) months experience as a 5207 Associate Engineer or higher will be admitted to the exam process. Successful candidates will be placed under waiver on the resulting eligible list until the two-year requirement is met in full.

Desirable Qualification:
Civil Engineering

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

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

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.


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 posting the correction on the Department of Human Resources website at www.jobaps.com/sf

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

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Applicants for positions may be required to pass pre-employment drug and alcohol testing, may be subject to drug and alcohol testing upon reasonable suspicion or after a work-related accident.  

Temporary Exempt
Issued: 04/13/2018
Recruitment No.: TEX-5241-085770 
Micki Callahan, Director  
Department of Human Resources 
Team: PUC/JP 415.554.1636  


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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