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Electrical Transmission and Power Distribution Line Worker (Lineman) - High Voltage – San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (7350) - (112374)

Recruitment: REF7937K

Published: November 01, 2022

Contact:

Stefanie Lim - SMLim@sfwater.org

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Department: Public Utilities Commission
Job class: 7350-Transmission and Distribution Line Worker
Salary range: $146,874.00 - $146,874.00
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: Combined Promotive and Entrance
 

About:

•    Application Opening: March 1, 2022
•    Application Filing Deadline: continuous
•    Analyst Name:  Stefanie Lim
•    Annual Salary: $146,874

Amended July 29, 2022 to reflect changes to the Selection Procedures.

Positions are located in Moccasin and San Francisco and are within our Hetch Hetchy Division and Power Enterprise.

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

Under general supervision, performs skilled line work in the installation, construction, maintenance and repair of overhead and underground line for power lines and/or high voltage overhead transmission and distribution lines, as well as rigging blocks, splicing wires and operating hydraulic lift buckets, and performs related duties as required.

Essential Functions

Essential functions require the ability to analyze and locate faults in transmission and distribution lines; climb high poles and transmission towers using rigging techniques; drive overhead line trucks and keep routine records of work time and materials used.

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. Class 7350 Electrical Transmission and Power Distribution Line Worker - High Voltage performs other related duties as assigned.

Nature of Work. the nature of the 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?

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. More information can be found at: https://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process#verification

Specific Information regarding this recruitment process are listed below:

  • Selection Procedure  After application submission, candidates deemed qualified must complete all subsequent steps below to advance in this selection process. Qualified candidates will be sent notices via email for completion prior to the creation of the eligible list. Each notice will include the date by which responses must be received. Failure to complete these steps by the established deadlines will result in disqualification.
    • Minimum Qualification Supplemental Questionnaire (MQSQ) to determine qualifying education and experience, and
    • Training and Experience Evaluation weighted at 100%

Minimum Qualification Supplemental Questionnaire (Weight: Qualifying): Candidates will be required to complete a Minimum Qualification Supplemental Questionnaire (MQSQ) as part of the employment application at a later time. 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 the applicant possesses the required minimum qualifications.

Training and Experience Evaluation (Weight: 100%): Candidates who meet minimum qualifications will be invited via a separate link to complete the Training and Experience Evaluation. The purpose of the Training and Experience Evaluation is to evaluate the experience, knowledge, skills and abilities that candidates possess in job-related areas which have been identified as critical for this position.

Eligible List/Score Report: 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 of 12 months, and may be extended with the approval of the Human Resources Director. 

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 Electrical Transmission and Power Distribution Line Worker (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.

Terms of the 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 https://careers.smartrecruiters.com/CityAndCountyOfSanFrancisco1/.]

The terms of this announcement may be appealed under Civil Service Rule 110.4. Such appeals must be submitted in writing to the Department of Human Resources, 1 S Van Ness Avenue, 4th 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.

HOW TO APPLY 
Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are only accepted through an online process. Visit https://careers.smartrecruiters.com/CityAndCountyOfSanFrancisco1/ 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 (@sfgov.org, @sfdpw.org, @sfport.com, @flysfo.com, @sfwater.org, @sfdph.org, @asianart.org, @sfmta.com, @sfpl.org, @dcyf.org, @first5sf.org, @famsf.org, @ccsf.edu, @smartalerts.info, and @smartrecruiters.com). 

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. 

Exam Analyst Information: If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the exam analyst, Stefanie Lim, at SMLim@sfwater.org or 415-916-6632.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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.