Skip to content

Career Opportunity

Transit Power Cable Splicer - SF Municipal Transportation Agency - (7310) - (T00022)

Recruitment: REF4815E

Published: July 25, 2022


Maggie Lau -

Apply using SmartRecruiters, the City and County of San Francisco's application portal Learn More

Department: Municipal Transportation Agency
Job class: 7310-Transit Power Cable Splicer
Salary range: $138,580.00 - $168,376.00
Role type: Permanent Civil Service What does this mean?
Hours: Full-time
Exam type: Class Based Test
Rule: Rule of 3 What does this mean?
List type: Entrance


Amended July 25, 2022 to reflect a change in the eligible list duration. Candidates who have previously applied do not need to re-apply.

Amended June 27, 2022 to include language on Signing Bonus and Relocation Reimbursement.

Amended May 27, 2022 to extend the filing deadline to welcome additional applications. Candidates who have previously applied do not need to re-apply. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as this announcement may close at any time but not before June 10, 2022.

This is a San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency class-based test.

Application Opening: May 12, 2022
Compensation Range: $119,106.00 to $144,716.00 yearly (for more information, click here)
Recruitment ID: T00022

Signing Bonus and Relocation Reimbursement:  Newly hired* employees appointed full-time before June 30, 2024, into the Overhead Line classifications of 7235, 7310, or 7366, are eligible for a one-time $20,000 signing bonus.  Candidates* who live over one hundred (100) miles outside of the geographic boundaries of the City and County of San Francisco and who relocate in connection with an appointment to an Overhead Line Classification are eligible for reimbursement of relocation expenses up to $20,000.

Both the signing bonus and relocation reimbursement will only be provided in exchange for signing a Repayment Agreement that requires repayment if qualifying service requirements are not met. 

*Full information and other terms and conditions, including definitions of a newly hired employee and candidate, can be read at

The SFMTA, a department of the City and County of San Francisco, oversees Muni (the historic Municipal Railway), parking and traffic, bicycling, walking and taxis. Over one million people get around San Francisco and rely on us to ensure safe and reliable travel.

Our Vision: Excellent transportation choices for San Francisco.

Our Mission: We connect San Francisco through a safe, equitable, and sustainable transportation system.

Role description

Under general supervision, installs, inspects, maintains and repairs high-voltage power cables (lead and non-lead) of 600 volts or more used in underground distribution and transit power system. 

Essential duties include:
According to Civil Service Commission Rule 409, the duties specified below are representative of the range of duties assigned to this job code and are not intended to be an inclusive list.

  1. Splices, maintains and terminates high-voltage (600 volts or more) power cables (lead and non-lead); locates underground cables.
  2. Installs, troubleshoots and maintains systems and equipment related to transit power distribution.
  3. Pulls underground high-voltage cables and wires of all sizes, types, lengths and a number of conductors into and out of pipes, conduits and duct banks and performs related functions in conjunction with pulling of the cables; racks and secures high-voltage cables on underground electrical installations.
  4. Reads and interprets blueprints, sketches, diagrams and work orders.
  5. Performs maintenance and repair of conduit and duct banks in underground electrical vaults.
  6. Performs high-voltage D.C. tests on power cables and equipment.
  7. Inspects job sites to ensure compliance with safety procedures, availability of equipment, materials and compliance with job plans and drawings.
  8. Performs work in confined space.
  9. Maintains and updates records of installation and repair work, service requests and work orders.
  10. Responds to emergency service requests.
  11. Drives city vehicles.
  12. Performs related duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Nature of Work: Requires considerable physical effort and dexterity in the use of fingers, limbs and body; normal color vision; use of ladders and aerial lift bucket; lift objects weighing 50 pounds or more up to waist level; work outdoors in all types of weather; work on energized equipment and cables in confined areas, in heavy traffic and at heights, may work with toxic/hazardous substances; work in a 7 day/24 hour operation; may be required to work any shift, including nights, weekends and holidays. 

How to qualify

Experience: Two (2) years of verifiable journey-level experience as a cable splicer on high-voltage (600 volts or more) power cables (lead and non-lead); OR

Three (3) years of verifiable journey-level electrical line worker experience which must have included splicing high-voltage (600 volts or more) lead and non-lead cables

License: Possession of a valid Class C driver license (must possess a California Class C Driver license at the time of appointment) 

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

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. 

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.

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed City and County of San Francisco application.

Applications completed improperly may be cause for ineligibility, disqualification or may lead to lower scores.

After application submission, candidates deemed qualified must complete all subsequent steps to advance in this selection process, which includes the following:

Minimum Qualification Supplemental Questionnaire (MQSQ):
Candidates will be required to complete a MQSQ as part of the employment application. This MQSQ is designed to obtain specific information regarding an applicant's experience in relation to the Minimum Qualifications (MQ) for this position. The MQSQ will be used to evaluate if he applicant possesses the required minimum qualifications.

Written Multiple-Choice Examination (Weight: 100%):
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: knowledge of methods, materials, tools and equipment;  knowledge of safety orders, safety regulations, and safe working practices; knowledge of locating and configuring feed circuits; knowledge of splicing and terminating lead and non-lead high-voltage power cables; knowledge of proper care, use and maintenance of rubber blankets, gloves and hot sticks; skill to operate splicing truck, underground electrical vault pumping equipment, and cable pulling equipment; skill to use hydraulic tools; ability to work on high-voltage (600 volts or more) energized and de-energized cables; ability to install, inspect, and maintain junction boxes and switches; ability to troubleshoot and fault locate on damaged circuits and switches; ability to manage cable pulling and splicing operations in underground electrical vaults and poles; ability to identify tools and shop equipment; and ability to interact with others in a professional manner.

This is a standardized examination and, therefore, test questions and test answers are not available for public inspection or review.

What else should I know?

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 Director of Transportation or the Civil Service Commission.

The duration of the eligible list resulting from this examination process will be of 24 months, and may be extended with the approval of the Director of Transportation.

Medical Examination/Drug Testing:
Candidates who are being considered for appointment 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 7310 Transit Power Cable Splicer 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.

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 Careers with Purpose | City and County of San Francisco (] 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

Additional Information Regarding Employment with the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency:

How to Apply
Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are only accepted through an online process. Visit Careers with Purpose | City and County of San Francisco ( and begin the application process.

  • Select the “Apply Now” button and follow instructions on the screen

Applicants may be contacted by email about this recruitment 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 (,,,,,,,,,,,,,, and

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.

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:  All City and County of San Francisco employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Someone is fully vaccinated when 14 days have passed since they received the final dose of a two-shot vaccine or a dose of a one-shot vaccine. Any new hire must present proof of full vaccination status to be appointed. Any new hire who will be routinely assigned or occasionally enter High-Risk Settings, must provide proof of having received a COVID-19 booster vaccine by March 1, 2022, or once eligible.

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.