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 examination announcement is to establish an eligible list for this classification.
VERIFICATION DOCUMENTS MUST BE SUBMITTED BY THE APPLICATION FILING DEADLINE
RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS MAY CLOSE AT ANY TIME, BUT NOT BEFORE JUNE 4, 2019 AT 5:00 PM
Under general supervision, a Transit Power Line Worker performs skilled line work in the installation, maintenance, and repair of transit power systems, trolley overhead contact wires, poles, conduits, cables, feeders, switches, and related support structures. Essential functions of this classification include: installing and maintaining underground and overhead high voltage electrical systems/facilities and supporting structures; repairing and replacing poles, cross arms, insulators and related hardware; inspecting overhead lines and circuits to identify faulty or worn parts, maintaining, repairing, and
overhauling them if necessary; digging foundations, setting, plumbing and anchoring poles; stringing, rigging, splicing and repairing electrical lines, cables, wires and related switches under energized and de-energized conditions and in heavy traffic; responding to emergency road call requests; maintaining routine records; and driving city vehicles. Performs other related duties as required.
Nature of Work:
Requires considerable physical effort and dexterity in the use of fingers, limbs and body; continuous exposure to physical and working conditions where serious injuries may be encountered; working with high voltage electrical distribution lines and working in confined spaces. May be assigned to work day, swing or night shifts, weekends, and holidays. May be required to wear respirators and work in inclement weather. May be required to work overtime. This is a 7-day/24 hour operation.
1. Completion of a State certified Electrical Line Worker apprenticeship program recognized by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers; OR
2. Two (2) years of full time verifiable journey-level electrical line worker experience in the installation, maintenance and operation of high voltage (above 600 volts) power transmission and distribution systems; OR
3. Five (5) years of full time verifiable journey-level electrician experience as defined by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers of which two (2) years must have been assisting in the installation, maintenance and operation of high voltage (above 600 volts) power transmission and distribution systems; AND
4. Possession of a valid driver license. Must obtain a Class B driver license within six months of appointment. Failure to obtain a Class B driver license will be cause for termination.
Applicants must meet the minimum qualification requirement by the final filing date unless otherwise noted.
One year full-time employment is equivalent to 2,000 hours (2,000 hours of qualifying work experience is based on a 40 hour work week). Any overtime hours that you work above 40 hours per week are not included in the calculation to determine full-time employment.
HOW TO APPLY:
City and County of San Francisco employment applications for this position will be accepted through an on-line process only. Mailed, hand delivered or faxed applications will not be accepted. Visit www.jobaps.com/sf to begin the application process.
- Click and select 7366 Transit Power Line Worker (CBT-7366-M00218)
- 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.
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 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).
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 by the SFMTA - Merit Section. If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the exam analyst, Pierre Aguirre, by telephone at 415-701-5024 or Anna Kaminska at 415-701-4441 between 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday or by email at Pierre.Aguirre@sfmta.com.
All applicants, including employees of the City and County of San Francisco, must submit verification (proof) of all work experience, education/training (if applicable), and valid driver license needed to qualify. This required verification must be submitted by the filing deadline (postmark not accepted).
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.
Verification can be submitted by one of the following methods:
Verification of Experience:
- email to Pierre.Aguirre@sfmta.com; or
- attach to the online application in the “Other” tab; or
- fax to (415) 701-5016, ATTN: Transit Power Line Worker CBT-7366-M00218; Please notify us by email or phone if you are submitting verification by fax; or
- hand-deliver to 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 6th Floor (8am – 5pm, closed 12pm – 1pm); or
- mail to 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 6th Floor; ATTN: Merit Unit CBT-7366-M00218; San Francisco, CA 94103.
All applicants, including SFMTA employees, must submit verification of qualifying work experience. Verification of work experience must be on the employer’s letterhead; must show the name of the applicant; job title(s) and duties performed; dates of employment; types of employment (part-time/full-time); and must be signed by the employer. If self-employment is claimed as experience, evidence of earnings and duties comparable to those listed is required by submitting copies of income tax papers listing occupation and total earnings. City employees will receive credit for the duties of the class to which they are appointed or assigned unless sufficient and credible documentation is provided to verify performance of other duties. 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.
Applicants who cannot obtain the required verification of employment may request a waiver of the verification requirement. The applicant must submit a signed statement explaining the reason for the request, the name(s) of the employer(s) with whom qualifying experience was obtained, job title(s), duties performed, and the dates of employment. Verification may be waived if impossible to obtain. Waiver requests will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
Verification of Education/Training:
All applicants, including SFMTA employees, must submit verification of qualifying education/training (if applicable). A copy of diploma/transcript/certification must be submitted to verify qualifying education/training.
Verification of Driver License:
All applicants, including SFMTA employees, must submit verification of a valid driver license. A copy of the driver license must be submitted.
Failure to submit the verification of work experience or a request for waiver of verification, education/training (if applicable), and copy of valid driver license, by the filing deadline (postmark not accepted) may result in disqualification of the application.
Minimum Qualification Supplemental Questionnaire (Weight:
Candidates will be prompted to complete a Supplemental Questionnaire as part of the online employment application. This Minimum Qualification Supplemental Questionnaire is designed to obtain specific information regarding an applicant's experience in relation to the Minimum Qualifications for this position. Applicants must also complete the official application. It is essential that applicants provide complete information in identifying their education, experience and training. The Minimum Qualification Supplemental Questionnaire will be used to evaluate if the applicant possesses the required minimum qualifications.
Written Multiple-Choice Examination:
Candidates deemed eligible and admitted to the examination process will be administered a written multiple-choice test designed to measure knowledge, skills and/or abilities in job-related areas which may include but not limited to: technical knowledge; ability to install, repair, replace, string, rig, splice and maintain equipment/structures; ability to use tools and equipment; knowledge of safety regulations and procedures; and human relations ability.
This is a standardized examination and, therefore, test questions and test answers are not available for public inspection or review.
For your reference, a Multiple-Choice Test Preparation Manual is available on the DHR website: http://www.sfdhr.org/modules/showdocument.aspx?documentid=18426.
The certification rule used for the eligible list resulting from this selection process will be the Rule of Three Scores. The hiring department may conduct additional selection processes to make final hiring decisions.
A confidential eligible list of applicant names that have passed the civil service examination process will be created, and used for certification purposes only. An examination score report will be established, so applicants can view the ranks, final scores and number of eligible candidates. Applicant information, including names of applicants on the eligible list, shall not be made public unless required by law. However, an eligible list shall be made available for public inspection, upon request, once the eligible list is exhausted or expired and referrals resolved. The eligible list/score report resulting from this civil service examination process is subject to change after adoption (e.g., as a result of appeals), as directed by the Human Resources Director or the Civil Service Commission.
The duration of the eligible list resulting from this examination process will be 12 months, and may be extended with the approval of the Human Resources Director.
To find Departments which use this classification, please see https://sfdhr.org/sites/default/files/documents/ASO-Level-Chart.pdf?documentID=21246.
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. Applications completed improperly may be cause for ineligibility, disqualification or may lead to lower scores.
Qualified applicants with disabilities requiring reasonable accommodation in the selection process must contact the SFMTA by phone at 415.701.5024, 415.701.4441 or 415.701.5043 (TTY); or in writing to: SFMTA Human Resources, Merit Section, 1 South Van Ness, 6th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103. For further information, contact 415.701.5024 or 415.701.4441.
Medical Examination/Drug Testing:
Candidates who are being considered for appointment for positions which may be required to pass a medical examination. Candidates who cannot meet the medical requirement will be placed under waiver until this requirement is met. The medical examination will be administered only to those applicants who are being considered for appointment.
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) has determined that Class 7366 Transit Power Line Worker is a “safety-sensitive” position, under regulations issued by the Federal Transit Administration (49 CFR Part 655). Federal law requires that all transit employees who perform safety-sensitive functions be subject to random, post-accident, reasonable suspicion, return-to-duty and follow-up drug and alcohol testing. All applicants for Safety-Sensitive positions shall undergo urine drug testing prior to employment and within 90 days prior to performing Safety-Sensitive functions for the first time. Receipt by the SFMTA of a negative test result is required prior to the employee being placed on the payroll. A positive, adulterated, negative dilute or substituted test will result in a decision not to hire, and the applicant’s name will be removed from the list of eligibles for Safety-Sensitive positions. The SFMTA will not consider hiring any person who tested positive, adulterated, substituted or refused to submit to testing for a minimum of two years following the positive test.
In addition, each applicant who has worked for a Department of Transportation (DOT)-regulated employer(s) within the last two years will be required to sign a consent form, prior to appointment, authorizing SFMTA to obtain information from his/her prior employers concerning his/her drug and alcohol test history. Each applicant will also be required to provide SFMTA with information regarding whether, during the last two years, the applicant tested positive or refused to test on any pre-employment drug or alcohol test administered by an employer to which the applicant applied for, but did not obtain, safety-sensitive transportation work covered by DOT drug and alcohol testing rules. SFMTA will not hire any applicant for a safety-sensitive position who fails to provide this information or fails to provide written consent for the release of information from prior employers.
Reasonable Accommodation Request:
Information on requesting reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities can be found at: http://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process#applicantswithdisabilities
Information regarding requests for veterans preference can be found at:
General Information concerning San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Employment Policies and Procedures:
Employment Information for the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency can be obtained at http://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process, or hard copy at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 6th Floor. This information, including information regarding appeals of the terms of this announcement, is part of the terms of all announcements.
Terms of Announcement and Appeal Rights
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. [Note: The correction of clerical errors in an announcement may be posted on the Department of Human Resources website at www.jobaps.com/sf.] The terms of this announcement may be appealed under Civil Service Rule 410.4. Such appeals must be submitted in writing to the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency ATTN: Human Resources Merit Section, 1 S Van Ness Avenue, 6th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103-5413 by close of business on the 5th business day following the issuance date of this examination announcement. Information concerning other Civil Service Commission Rules involving announcements, applications and examination policies, including applicant appeal rights, can be found on the Civil Service Commission website at http://sfgov.org/civilservice/rules.
Copies of Application Documents:
Applicants are encouraged to keep copies of all documents submitted. Submitted documents become a permanent part of the exam records and will not be returned. The hiring department may require applicants to submit the same documents and/or additional documents at a later date.
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.
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.
Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply
An Equal Opportunity Employer
May 20, 2019
Edward D. Reiskin
Director of Transportation
San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency
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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.
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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