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Electrical Transmission and Power Distribution Line Worker - High Voltage (7350) – Power Enterprise, SFPUC (Lineman)

Recruitment: REF82P

Published: September 22, 2022

Accepting applications until: October 07, 2022

Contact:

Anna Owens - AOwens@sfwater.org

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Department: Public Utilities Commission
Job class: 7350-Transmission and Distribution Line Worker
Role type: Temporary Exempt What does this mean?
Hours: Full-time
 

About:

•    Application Opening: December 10, 2021
•    Application Filing Deadline: October 7, 2022* (*updated to broaden candidate pool)
•    Analyst Name:  Anna Owens
•    Annual Salary: $146,874

APPOINTMENT TYPE: Temporary/Permanent Exempt: 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.

WHO ARE WE? 
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 https://www.sfpuc.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. 

To learn more about working at the SFPUC, visit our career site at https://www.sfpuc.org/about-us/careers-sfpuc

Role description

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Intervening Electric Distribution: The objective of the project is to complete a total of 120 intervening electric distribution work orders at various municipal locations throughout the City and County of San Francisco. The 7350s Transmission and Distribution Line Workers are expected to complete 40 work orders per year for the next three years. Under general supervision, the 7350 performs journey level skilled line work in the installation and construction of high voltage overhead transmission and underground distribution lines, as well as rigging blocks, splicing wires and operating hydraulic lift buckets, and other related duties as required. This position will perform emergency response to power outages and damaged equipment as well as perform street light O&M and emergency repair. 

1.  Installs, repairs, and maintains high tension overhead transmission systems, related feeder lines, towers and poles; performs such maintenance activities when lines are energized as well as de-energized.

2.  Maintains, operates, and adjusts electrical transmission and primary power substations ranging from 600 to 230,000 voltage, including circuit breakers, relays, batteries, and controls.

3. Installs and maintains underground and overhead power lines and feeders and related auxiliary equipment; locates and isolates faulty sections and removes, installs and makes corrections where necessary.

4.  Installs watt-hour meter systems, connects potential transformers, current transformers, phase shifting transformers, test switches, reactive meters, demand meters, and watt hour meters.

5. Maintains, operates, and repairs high voltage street light system.

6. Installs, repairs, and maintains high tension overhead transmission systems, related feeder lines, towers and poles; performs maintenance activities when lines are energized as well as de-energized.

7.  Installs and maintains street lighting systems including circuits, poles, arms, and luminaries.

8.  Tests, inspects, repairs, and replaces overhead and underground transmission and distribution lines and circuits.

9.  Maintains utility power generation and transmission systems, and related components, including circuit breakers, relays, switches, and fuses, transformers, busses, and underground cables, feeders, and associated equipment.

10. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Nature of Work: Nature of work involves considerable physical effort and dexterity with frequent exposure to inclement weather and natural elements and working conditions where serious accidents or injuries may occur.  Requires knowledge of safety measures related to work on overhead and underground lines, as well as use of respirators.

How to qualify

Minimum Qualifications

1.     Two years of verifiable work experience as a journey-level line worker, with pole and transmission systems ranging from 600 to 230,000 volts, with responsibility for construction, installation, maintenance and repair of overhead and underground lines,  OR Completion of a State certified electrical line apprenticeship program, AND

 2.     Possession of a current, valid Class C California Driver's license.  Positions located at Moccasin require a Class A Driver's license within six (6) months of appointment; positions located in San Francisco require a Class B Driver's license with six (6) months of appointment.   (Failure to obtain the appropriate driver's license within the specified time period will be cause for termination).  

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

What else should I know?

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:  All City and County of San Francisco employees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment.  For details on how it is applicable to your employment, please click here.

SAFETY SENSITIVE POSITION REQUIREMENTS: The City and County of San Francisco’s Substance Abuse Policy, in compliance with the Department of Transportation Omnibus Transportation Employer Testing Act of 1991 employing the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) regulations, requires drug and alcohol testing for employees in “safety-sensitive” positions. This Class 7350 Transmission and Distribution Line Worker position qualifies as “safety-sensitive” as defined by the FMCSA and FTA regulations. The selected applicants for “safety-sensitive” positions will be required to pass a Pre-Employment drug test prior to appointment and shall be subject to Random, Post-Accident, Reasonable Suspicion, Return-To-Duty, and Follow-Up testing during employment. Prior to appointment to an FMCSA “safety-sensitive” position, each applicant who has participated in a DOT drug and alcohol testing program within the immediately preceding three (3) years will be required to sign a consent form authorizing the City to contact his/her prior employers concerning his/her drug and alcohol test history.

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. 

Additional Information Regarding Employment with the City and County of San Francisco:

Job Analyst Information: If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the job analyst, Anna Owens, by email at aowens@sfwater.org.
 

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.