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Electronic Maintenance Technician - Citywide (7318) - T00079

Recruitment: REF26679I

Published: July 05, 2023

Accepting applications until: July 14, 2023


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Department: Citywide
Job class: 7318-Electronic Maintenance Technician
Salary range: $129,584.00 - $157,430.00
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



San Francisco is a vibrant and dynamic city, on the forefront of economic growth & innovation, urban development, arts & entertainment, as well as social issues & change. This rich tapestry of culture and ideas is sustained by our City's commitment to heighten the quality of life for the diverse population of San Franciscans and residents of the greater Bay Area. Our employees play an important role not only in making our City what it is today, but also in shaping the future of San Francisco.

The recruitment period for this exam will extend to Friday, July 14, 2023.

Application Opening:  May 30, 2023

Application Deadline:  July 14, 2023 

Compensation Range:  $117,130 - $142,324 Yearly (This compensation range will change effective July 1, 2023.) 7318-Electronic Maintenance Tech | City and County of San Francisco (

Recruitment ID:  T00079/REF26679I

Role description

Under general supervision, the Electronic Maintenance Technician performs a wide variety of highly skilled technical work including, but not limited to, the trouble-shooting, maintenance, testing, repair, calibration, fabrication, installation and modification of transit electronic equipment and a wide variety of other types of electronic equipment and related control system components; and performs other duties as required.

Essential Duties:

1. Performs corrective and preventive maintenance, non-routine repair, modification, and troubleshooting, calibration, removal and installation of complex electronic systems, equipment and transit vehicles.
2. Tests and calibrates electronic equipment using established test procedures; operates Diagnostic Test Equipment ,function generators, oscilloscopes, transmission measuring test sets, meters, and other devices required to maintain electronic systems and equipment; utilizes various schematics, blueprints, wire lists, equipment manuals, and other resources.
3. Inspects newly installed equipment including circuits and systems to evaluate performance under operating conditions; may assist in the design fabrication, testing, and evaluation of prototypes.
4. Maintains records of work performed; develops documentation for the maintenance installation, removal and modification of electronic systems and equipment.
5. Instructs other personnel in system maintenance procedures and operations; may advise and assist management personnel and others on operating problems involving electronic transit equipment.
6. Operates special hand and power tools, such as soldering equipment, drill press grinder, crimper, saws, wire-rap tools, and other related equipment.
7. Inspects, maintains and repairs network communication systems, supervisory control, remote signal and remote control equipment, instrumentation and control systems, and flow, pressure and level sensor calibrations.
8. Inspects, maintains and repairs radio, fire alarm and security systems, video equipment, digital electronic equipment, telemetering, communication, protective relays, meters and other electronic and auxiliary apparatus.
9. Inspects, maintains and repair various miscellaneous electrical equipment in powerhouse, switch yard and sub-station; may act as an emergency operator at an unattended powerhouse station.
10. Operates a motor vehicle to respond to service requests at various locations.

11. May include additional duties as assigned.

Nature of Work:  Work involves some physical effort and dexterity in the use of fingers, limbs and body; exposure to some physical working conditions where minor injuries may occur. Normal color vision and a high degree of mechanical dexterity are mandatory. Incumbents are required to work with potentially hazardous equipment and materials, high voltage, chemicals, heavy equipment requiring lifting, and in confined spaces or dark and damp locations and on ladders for long periods of time. The nature of the work may require driving a vehicle to various work locations in inclement weather conditions such as in rain, sleet, snow on icy muddy roads.

How to qualify

1. Completion of a two (2) year or equivalent program in electronics from  a recognized academic, trade or technical institution; or completion of a military training program in electronics 
2. Three (3) years of verifiable journey-level industrial or institutional electronic experience performing installation, instrumentation calibration, maintenance, troubleshooting, repair and modification of electronic systems and related electrical components and electronic sub-systems to the electronic component level; AND 
3. Possession of a valid driver license at the time of appointment.

NOTE:  Some positions require:

  • Possession of Class B Commercial Driver’s License. Employees appointed to these Departments may be required to obtain the Class B Driver’s License within six (6) months from the appointment date.
  • Two (2) years of experience working on and around utility power transmission and/or distribution systems up to 115 thousand volts.
  • Maintenance and repair of Transit Vehicles and/or Transit Vehicle Electronic Equipment, Signals and Motive Power Electronics.
  • Availability to work shifts, weekends, and holidays.
  • Availability after hours by phone or pager by the employing department so that they can be notified during a departmental emergency to immediately report to work, in accordance with the relevant Union Memorandum of Understanding.
  • Five (5) years working experience with SIMPLEX fire alarm system and the Monitor Dynamics Inc. (MDI) access control system.


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.

Selection Procedures:

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 the 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 electronics and electrical principles and theory, including digital and analog circuits, ability to evaluate electronic systems, circuits and components; troubleshoot signal, data and radio communications, power and signal equipment, ability to work from schematics, drawings and blueprints to perform maintenance as required and skill to apply safety procedures in the course of work.

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

What else should I know?

Eligible List/Score Report: A confidential eligible list of qualifying candidates will be created and used for certification purposes only. A 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 selection 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 6 months.

Certification Rule: The certification rule for this selection process will be Rule of Three Scores. To find Departments which use this classification, please see:

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  .] 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 . 

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 7318 Electronic Maintenance Technician 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 their prior employers concerning their 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.

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


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

•     Visit

•     Type "7318" into the "Search by class or keyword" field

•     Click the link to open the job ad

•     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.

 HR Analyst Information:  If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact Larry Dominguez at LD | CBT-7318-T00079 (REF26679I)


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.