7338 Electrical Line Worker (Specialty B)

Recruitment #TEX-7338-104080

Introduction

APPLICANTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO FILE IMMEDIATELY AS THIS RECRUITMENT MAY CLOSE AT ANY TIME BUT NOT EARLIER THAN MARCH 10, 2020.


Department:

The Department of Technology (DT) is the centralized technology services provider within San Francisco City & county government, delivering technology infrastructure and services to approximately 33,000 employees and 800,000 residents. The department has an annual operating budget of over $130M and employs over 200 employees. Core service areas include: Infrastructure and Operations, Technology Security, Service Delivery & Management, Enterprise Applications, Project Management Office, Public Safety Systems & Wiring, Technology Administration, Policy & Governance and IT Public Communications. The Office of Civic Innovation (OCI) is a small but mighty team in the Department of Technology.

Position:
The Public Safety Division at DT is an overhead and underground construction shop who maintains critical systems and infrastructure throughout San Francisco such as Police and Fire Emergency communications, Municipal Fire Alarm System and 800 megahertz radio systems.

Under general supervision, this position performs skilled line work in the installation, maintenance and repair of overhead and underground lines for police and fire alarm signals, traffic control and communications systems, distribution lines of systems under 600 volts; Carry out existing methods and procedures involving line construction, maintenance and repair activities, keeping routine records of time and material.

Essential Duties:

  • Installs, repairs, and maintains high tension overhead transmission systems under 600 volts, related feeder lines, towers and poles; performs such maintenance activities when lines are energized as well as de-energized.
  • Installs and maintains underground cables and feeders and related auxiliary equipment.
  • Installs and maintains air raid sirens, fire alarm boxes, telephone systems, traffic signals. 
  • Patrols and inspects overhead lines and circuits to identify faulty or worn parts related to replacement and repair. 
  • Trouble shoots, locates and repairs circuits in the communication systems.
  • Operates power equipment related to the job such as Auger and Aerial Lift truck, as well as compressors and jackhammers. Set plumbs and anchors poles. Repair and replaces overhead crossarms and related materials. Strings transmission/communication lines and wires. 
  • Splices and repairs aluminum and copper and fiber-optic wires. Cleans and paints siren facilities and radio towers. Patrols and inspects transmission/communication lines and remove trees and other obstacles in right of way. 
  • May perform general electric maintenance work on domestic and other types of wire facilities and equipment.

Job Type:
The Department of Technology is seeking to fill two (2) Temporary Exempt - Full Time 7338 positions.  These positions are excluded by the Charter from the competitive civil service examination process and shall serve at the discretion of the appointing officer. The anticipated duration of these positions is up to thirty-six (36) months and will not result in an eligible list or permanent civil service hiring.  The incumbents will spend the majority of their time on the Copper and Fiber Restoration Project.

Work Location:
Incumbent will conduct the majority of work at the Department of Technology, 200 Paul Ave, San Francisco, CA 94124 and will be required to travel to other sites throughout the City and County of San Francisco.

Nature of Work:
Candidate must be willing to work a 40-hour week, that may include weekends, as determined by the department. The shifts include: Shift #1, 7am – 3:30pm; Shift #2, 3pm – 11pm; Shift #3, 11pm – 7am

Minimum Qualifications

Education:

Completion of a State Certified electrical line apprenticeship program; OR

Experience:

Specialty B: Three (3) years of verifiable work experience as a journey-level line worker working with pole systems, construction, installation, maintenance and repair of overhead lines, communication systems and underground communication systems.

License and Certification:

Possession of a valid California Driver’s License.

Substitution:

For Specialty B: Completion of a Lineman college program with a minimum of 500 hours of which at least 375 hours must be field training that includes pole climbing can substitute for one (1) year of the required work experience.

Desirable Qualifications:

Possession of a valid Class A or Class B California Driver’s License.

Possession of a valid Pole Climbing Certificate.


NOTE:

1. MEDICAL EXAMINATION: Prior to appointment, eligible candidates may be required to 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 pass the TB testing Process.

3. SECURITY CLEARANCES AND BACKGROUND INVESTIGATIONS: Positions in this 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.

4. Prospective and current employees may be subject to DRUG AND/OR ALCOHOL TESTING in accordance with Federal rules and regulations.

How To Apply

Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are only accepted through an online process. Visit www.jobapscloud.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).

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, Carol Wong, by telephone at 628-652-5045, or by email at carol.x.wong@sfgov.org.

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.

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

Supplemental Questionnaire (Qualifying and Informational):
Applicants will be prompted to complete a supplemental questionnaire as part of the online employment application. It is essential that applicants provide complete information in identifying their education, experience, training and licensure, consistent with the information provided on their application. The supplemental questionnaire will be used to evaluate whether applicants meet the minimum qualifications. The Questionnaire will also be used to assess the applicant's knowledge, skills, and abilities as they relate to the this position. Applicants must also complete the official application. The information in the supplemental questionnaire will not be scored and is collected for informational purposes.

The Department may establish and implement additional screening mechanisms to comparatively evaluate qualifications of candidates. If this becomes necessary, only those applicants whose qualifications most closely meet the needs of the Department will be invited for an interview.

Note: Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed to advance through all of the steps in the selection process.

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 at http://sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=456


THE CITY AND COUNTY OF SAN FRANCISCO IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. MINORITIES, WOMEN AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY

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

Terms of 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.jobapscloud.com/sf.

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

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.  Please be informed that the Department of Technology will not sponsor visa applications/transfer.

Issued: February 26, 2020
Micki Callahan
Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID Number: TEX-7338-104080
DT/CW/628-652-5045

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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