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Junior Electrical Engineer - INF - SFPUC (5201)

Recruitment: RTF0126745-01074075

Published: September 22, 2022


Linda Muir -

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Department: Public Utilities Commission
Job class: 5201-Junior Engineer
Role type: Permanent Exempt What does this mean?
Hours: Full-time


  • Application Opening: 09/22/2022
  • Application Filing Deadline: 09/29/2022
  • Annual Salary: $99,866 to $121,368 Annually 
  • Recruitment ID:  RTF0126745-01074075 (126746)

APPOINTMENT TYPE: Permanent Exempt (PEX): This position is excluded by the Charter from the competitive Civil Service examination process and shall serve at the discretion of the Appointing Officer. The duration of the appointment shall not exceed 36 months.

San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC)
Headquartered in San Francisco, we have 2,300 employees operating across eight counties serving more than 2.7 million customers in the San Francisco Bay Area – 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.

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

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.

To learn more about working at the SFPUC, visit our career site at

Role description

Project: DB-126 WWE DCS Upgrades

Under general administrative direction from the Electrical Design Section Manager in the Engineering Management Bureau, performs, reviews and checks engineering work of average difficulty in the field and office following established engineering methods and procedures, applies engineering principles and practices to electrical engineering problems, coordinate the activities of professional and technical engineering personnel and consultants performing engineering and administrative functions in connection with the planning, design, and design support during construction of projects.

Essential Functions:

  • Prepares or assists in preparing, reviews and checks reports, calculations, designs, contract specifications, contract drawings, lists of materials, cost estimates, and schedules for a variety of engineering projects.
  • Collects data to assess project needs and define project scope through site visits, review of existing documents, reports, drawing and manuals, performing measurements, collecting samples, or/and interviews with the stakeholders.
  • Coordinate or assist in coordinating activities between in house engineering staff and consultants, other Infrastructure bureau professional staff, client enterprise department(s), and outside agencies needed to complete planning and design of contract package(s). 
  • During construction, conducts field inspections, responds to submittals, requests for information, design-related change orders and request for substitutions.
  • May act as Lead Designer on engineering projects performing average difficulty electrical engineering work related to water department facilities, including conducting engineering studies and preparing reports, designs, calculations, cost estimates and specifications; and generate drawings using AutoCAD and other electrical engineering software tools.
  • Conduct meetings and make presentations to staff, committees, approval agencies, clients and the general public. Prepares meeting minutes.
  • May exercise limited supervision over drafting personnel during the preparation of drawings and the performance of fieldwork, may direct activities of technical and/or clerical staff and student trainees; prepares correspondence.

The 5201 Junior Engineer will perform other related duties as assigned.

How to qualify

1. Possession of a baccalaureate degree or graduate degree from an engineering program that is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) with a major in the field of study related to the specialty area defined for each position;


2. Possession of a baccalaureate degree or graduate degree from a non-ABET accredited engineering program with a major in the field of study related to the specialty area defined for each position; AND possession of a valid Engineer-in-Training certificate issued by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES).

Required Engineering Degrees per specialty:

Electrical: Electrical Engineering


3. Possession of a Professional Engineer (PE) license in the field required for each specialty from the California Board of Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors and Geologists.

Note: Most positions require a valid California driver license.

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

Verification of Education and Experience:

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.

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

What else should I know?


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

  • Select the “I’m Interested” 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.

Job Analyst Information: If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the job analyst Linda Muir, by email at

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.