7250 Utility Plumber Supervisor 1

Recruitment #TPV-7250-111294

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.

Provisional incumbents will be required to succeed in the civil service examination for this classification in order to be considered for permanent appointment.

 

TYPE OF APPOINTMENT: PROVISIONAL (TPV)
This is not a permanent appointment. A provisional appointee must participate and be successful in a Civil Service examination for this classification and be selected through an open competitive process in order to be considered for permanent appointment. Provisional appointments may not exceed three (3) years.

WHO ARE WE?
San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC)
Headquartered in San Francisco, we have 2,300 employees working in seven counties with a combined annual operating budget of over $900 million.

Our Mission: To provide our customers with high quality, efficient, and reliable water, power, and wastewater services in a manner that values environmental and community interests and sustains the resources entrusted to our care.

Our Vision: We are an innovative utility leader, recognized for excellent results in service, safety, stewardship, and inclusiveness.

We are an award-winning and industry-leading utilities organization committed to our customers, community interests, and the environment. To learn more about our organization, please visit our website at www.sfwater.org

We are proud of our infrastructure and programs, but most importantly, we value our highly qualified and dedicated workforce which ensures that this vision becomes a reality. As you explore career opportunities with us, download our career guide and learn about what you can expect during the hiring process. 

Work Location: City Distribution Division, 1990 Newcomb Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94124

Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Position Description:

Under general supervision, is responsible for organizing and supervising the activities of subordinates engaged in performing a wide variety of maintenance operations of water supply and distribution lines and facilities. The 7250 Utility Plumber Supervisor I is the first-level supervisor in the Utility Plumber series.

Essential Functions:

1. Supervises a group of workers engaged in performing various skilled operations normally performed by utility plumbers, welders, carpenters, and others engaged in laying water supply and distribution lines and installing appurtenances, valves, meters and fittings. Insures the adherence to rigid time schedules when water is shut off in order to give maximum service to consumer.

2. Supervises groups of skilled and semi-skilled workers in making repairs to and painting buildings, structures and appurtenances; also to wooden trestles and bridges, road culverts; supervises repair of large diameter pipe line surfaces, including preparation for painting and the application of protective coatings.

3. Responds to complaints or emergencies arising in connection with the use, operation and maintenance of the water distribution system which necessitate prompt observation and determination and action; determines locations of valves related to each situation; makes shutdowns and later restores mains to service with regard to installations of new mains, repairs to existing mains, fire hydrant connections and large domestic fire sprinkler services.

4. Maintains and uses a main pipe and gate valve record book consisting of detailed drawings of the main pipe and gate valve system, coded by various symbols and colors, to denote and identify various important aspects; consults records before operating any valves.

5. Regulates water supply from various distribution reservoirs and in individual pressure districts by operating necessary valves.

6. Makes initial investigations to complaints involving water leaks, poor pressure, no water, holes in sidewalk or street; determines action necessary for making immediate repairs or dispatching service crews to the scene.

7. Keeps accurate records of time and work performed, equipment and materials used or recovered, and exact location of installations.

8. Responds to second and greater alarms of fire to regulate flow of water, as directed.

Equal Employment Opportunity: The City and County of San Francisco encourages women, minorities and persons with disabilities to apply. Applicants will be considered regardless of their sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition (associated with cancer, a history of cancer, or genetic characteristics), HIV/AIDS status, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, military and veteran status, or other protected category under the law.

Definition

Under general supervision, is responsible for organizing and supervising the activities of subordinates engaged in performing a wide variety of maintenance operations of water supply and distribution lines and facilities. The 7250 Utility Plumber Supervisor I is the first-level supervisor in the Utility Plumber series.

Minimum Qualifications

If you are interested in a job like this, we are looking for people that have the following:

Any combination of education, training and experience that could likely provide the required knowledge and abilities may be qualifying. A typical way to obtain this would be

Education:
Completion of the recognized program of the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry of the United States and Canada -- City and County of San Francisco Utility Plumber Apprenticeship program in Class 7463/7464.

Experience:
Three (3) years of journey-level experience working with water mains, pipes, hydrants and services for a water utility.

License and Certification:
Possession of current Grade II Water Distribution Operator Certificate (WDO) issued by the California State Water Resources Control Board.

Possession of a valid California driver license.

Substitution:
Completion of a recognized five (5) year apprenticeship program in plumbing, utility plumbing or pipe welding and three (3) additional years of journey-level experience working with water mains, pipes, hydrants and services for a water utility may be substituted for the completion of the City and County of San Francisco Utility Plumber Apprenticeship.

Additional experience as described above may be substituted for the required apprenticeship on a year-for-year basis.

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

Verification:

Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process.

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.

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.

Verification of required 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 employment, hours per week, and signature of the employer, supervisor, or appropriate representative. 

Employees of the City and County of San Francisco may submit performance evaluations showing duties performed to verify qualifying City experience. City employees will receive credit for the duties of the class to which appointed. Credit for experience obtained outside of the employee's class will be allowed only if recorded in accordance with the provisions of Civil Service Commission Rules. CCSF employees will not receive credit for experience obtained outside of their classification unless recorded in accordance with the provisions of the Civil Service Rule 110.9.1/111A.11.2. 

Experience claimed in self-employment will only be accepted if supported by documents verifying income, earnings, business license and experience comparable to minimum qualifications above. Copies of income tax papers or other documents listing occupation and total earnings must be submitted.     

Verification of required valid licensure/certification typically must be a photocopy of the license/certificate including the name of the issuing agency as well as the name of the license/certificate holder, license/certificate number, and expiration date.

 

How To Apply

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

Visit http://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

In line with the Official Public Health Order to slow the spread of COVID-19, “shelter-in-place” has been issued for all San Francisco residents that is expected to be in effect until further notice.  As a result, Department of Human Resources (DHR)’s office (located at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103) is currently closed to the general public. If you have any questions, please feel free to email the Human Resources Analyst listed on this announcement.

We communicate by e-mail.

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.

Word of advice:

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 result in lower scores. If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the exam analyst, Brandon Bradley, by email at BBradley@sfwater.org

 

Selection Procedures

Minimum Qualifications Supplemental Questionnaire (MQSQ - Qualifying)

Applicants will be prompted to complete a Supplemental Questionnaire as part of the online application process. All applicants must complete the Supplemental Questionnaire and it must be submitted with the application by the final filing deadline. The information provided on the Supplemental Questionnaire must be consistent with the information on the application and is subject to verification. Applicant responses to the Supplemental Questionnaire will be used to assist in determining if applicants meet the minimum qualifications for the position.

Only those candidates who most closely meet the needs of the Department will be invited to continue in the selection process.  Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed to advance through all of the steps in the selection process. 

 

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

Reasonable Accommodation Request: 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

Veteran’s Preference: Information regarding requests for Veterans Preference can be found at: https://sfdhr.org/veterans-preference

General Information concerning City and County of San Francisco Employment Policies and Procedures: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20

Copies of Application Documents: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#copies 

Right to Work: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#identification. All persons entering the City and County of San Francisco workforce are required to provide verification of authorization to work in the United States.

Issued: April 30, 2021
Carol Isen, Acting Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID: TPV-7250-111294 (01054886 and 00312917)
PUC/BB – BBradley@sfwater.org

 

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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