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Career Opportunity

Senior Stationary Engineer (7335) - Citywide - (C00214)

Recruitment: REF32341A

Published: September 25, 2023

Contact:

Casey Botkin - casey.botkin@sfgov.org

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Department: Citywide
Job class: 7335-Senior Stationary Engineer
Salary range: $138,112.00 - $138,112.00
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:

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. 

THIS IS A CITYWIDE EXAM

  • Application Opening: September 25, 2023
  • Application Filing Deadline: October 6, 2023

Role description

Under general direction, supervises the operation, maintenance and repair activities of a wide variety of pumping, heating, ventilating, air conditioning, refrigeration, and process machinery and equipment in a large complex facility or in a multi-faceted facility.

Example of Major and Essential Duties:

1. Supervises subordinate staff and personally participates in the operation, maintenance and repair of pumping, ventilating and heating equipment, including fans, pumps, air-conditioners and auxiliary equipment; maintains and repairs elevators and specialized kitchen, laboratory and laundry equipment and facilities.

2. Operates and maintains high pressure boilers, fans, pumps, refrigeration equipment, electrical generators, air compressors and various other mechanical and electrical plant machines and equipment; makes periodic inspections and tests of machinery and equipment to assure proper operation and determine the necessity for repair or maintenance; cleans, paints and lubricates plant machinery and equipment, as required; checks and repairs automatic temperature and humidity controls and replaces parts, as necessary; repairs and replaces switches and relays on control panels.

3. Supervises the operation of automatic and manually controlled purification and water treatment equipment, including pumps, motors, chemical feeders and filters to control the quality and regulate the flow of water through a treatment plant; conducts water analysis under general supervision to maintain water quality and proper chemical dosage in filtration plant.

4. Prepares shift schedules and work assignments for subordinate personnel; orders supplies, parts and equipment necessary for operation and maintenance activities including receives, records and stores large amounts of treatment chemicals; takes, records and computes various meter readings reflecting plant operations including entering gauge readings and accurate water laboratory analysis readings and temperatures on operating log sheets or into a computer data system; answers emergency calls from various locations or departments in connection with heating and ventilating machinery and equipment breakdowns or malfunctions; makes emergency repairs or alterations in such cases; instructs other operating personnel in the proper operation of boilers, fans, heating equipment and boiler feed water treatment; contacts and communicates as required to work with contractors, building tenants and/or general public. 

Nature of the work:

- Essential functions require considerable physical effort in the repair and upkeep of machinery and equipment; and ability to lift heavy objects.

- Work environment may require exposure to working conditions where minor abrasions, bruises and burns may be encountered; occasional disagreeable work inside close and dirty spaces.

- Upon appointment to employment, and then on annual basis, employees may be required to pass a State mandated respirator Medical Examination and be clean shaven for respirator and self-contained breathing apparatus fittings. Employees may be required to pass CPR training annually and First Aid every three (3) years.

How to qualify

1. A Universal Chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) certificate issued by the Federal Environmental Protection Agency for working with heating and ventilating equipment (HVAC) or other refrigeration equipment using CFCs and HCFCs; AND

2. Possession of a current Driver License; AND

Any one of the following:

3a. Five (5) years verifiable experience as a journey-level stationary engineer

3b. Completion of a recognized four (4) year Stationary Engineer Apprenticeship program AND one (1) year experience as a journey-level stationary engineer

3c. Graduation from recognized four-year Maritime Academy AND one (1) year verifiable experience as a journey-level stationary engineer

3d. Possession of at least a 3rd Assistant Marine Engineer's License of any horsepower AND one (1) year verifiable experience as either an unrestricted licensed Marine Engineer for merchant vessels or shore side as a journey-level stationary engineer.

Every application is reviewed to ensure that you meet the minimum qualifications as listed in the job ad. Please review our articles on Employment Application and Minimum Qualifications and Verification of Experience and/or Education for considerations taken when reviewing applications. 

SELECTION PROCEDURES

Stationary Engineer Written Examination (Weight 100%)

Candidates self-certifying meeting the Minimum Qualifications will be invited to participate in the online Stationary Engineer Core Exam. Candidates will be sent a web link via email that will allow them to take the online Stationary Engineer Analyst Core Exam that is designed to measure knowledge, skills, and/or abilities in job-related areas which have been identified as critical for positions in the Stationary Engineer classification.

This computer-administered test can be taken at home or at a time and location of one’s convenience, but only within the time period specified on the test notification. Candidates must have access to a computer and reliable internet connection to participate in this exam.

In accordance with Civil Service Rule 111.11.4, inspection privileges do not apply to the questions and answers in this examination. This multiple-choice exam will be administered either on a computer or in a paper format. The type of format will depend on the size of the qualified applicant pool. Qualified candidates will be notified of the type of exam format in their exam appointment notification. Your score will be valid and 'banked' for three years, starting from the date of the examination. This means that, during this three-year time period, you will not be required to re-take this test. If the selection process for a future announcement is held within one year of the date of this examination and it includes this exam your score will be automatically applied to that announcement. However, after one year, you have the option to either (a) apply your test score to the other announcement or (b) re-take the test. Re-testing is permitted no sooner than one year from the date of the examination and only in association with your eligibility for another announcement for which the test is used. Please note that, should you re-test, your re-test score would become your official score since it is the most recent.

Note: Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed to advance through all of the steps in the selection process. Candidates must achieve a passing score on both exams in order to be ranked on the eligible list.

Candidate scores on this examination may also be applied to other announcements involving other job titles, when directed by the Human Resources Director.

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 6 months, and may be extended with the approval of the Human Resources Director.

What else should I know?

HOW TO APPLY

Submit your application through this job ad. Applicants will receive a confirmation email from notification@careers.sf.gov 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.

Medical Examination/Drug Testing: Candidates who are being considered for appointment for positions which 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 7334 Stationary Engineer 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.  

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Security Clearance: Candidates for employment with the San Francisco Airport Commission are required to undergo a criminal history record check, including FBI fingerprints, and Security Threat Assessment in order to determine eligibility for security clearance and may be required to undergo drug/alcohol screening. Per Civil Service Commission Rule Section 110.9.1, every applicant for an examination must possess and maintain the qualifications required by law and by the examination announcement for the examination. Failure to obtain and maintain security clearance may be basis for termination from employment with the Airport Commission.

Customs Clearance: This position may require that the incumbent be qualified for unescorted access to the San Francisco International Airport U.S. Customs Security Area. An application for a U.S. Custom Access Seal may be submitted to Customs ONLY after employment has commenced. Employment in this position requires that the incumbent submit an application for, successfully acquire and maintain a Customs Access Seal. Per Civil Service Commission Rule 110.9.1, every applicant must possess and maintain the qualifications required by law and by the examination announcement for this examination. Failure to acquire or maintain customs access, a requirement for this position, may be basis for termination from employment with the Airport Commission. Customs Access Seal requirements and procedures are located in the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 19, Part 122, Sections 181 or 189.

TWIC Cards: This position may require that the incumbent to be qualified for unescorted access to the Port’s Maritime Transportation System (MTS). An application for a TWIC card may be submitted after employment has commenced. Employment in this position requires that the incumbent undergo a criminal history check, immigration check and terrorist threat assessment, including FBI fingerprints, in order to determine eligibility for security clearance. The incumbent must submit an application for, successfully acquire and maintain a TWIC card. Per Civil Service Rule 110.9.1, every applicant must possess and maintain the qualifications required by law and by the announcement for this examination. Failure to acquire or maintain a TWIC card, a requirement for this position, may be the basis for termination from employment with the Port Commission. Note: TWIC requirements and procedures are located in the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations, 49 U.S.C. 114, 40113, and 49 U.S.C. 5103a.

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 https://careers.sf.gov/.] 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 https://sf.gov/departments/civil-service-commission.

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

 

Exam Analyst Information: If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the exam analyst, Casey Botkin by email at casey.botkin@sfgov.org.

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.