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7335-Senior Stationary Engineer

Recruitment: RTF0139451-01131635

Published: October 13, 2023


Connie Poon -
Law Lun Leung -

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Department: City Administrator
Job class: 7335-Senior Stationary Engineer
Salary range: $138,112.00 - $138,112.00
Role type: Temporary Provisional Permanent Civil Service What does this mean?
Hours: Full-time
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The Real Estate Division (RED) is comprised of a team of over 220 full time staff delivering professional real estate services to a variety of clients. The Division completes appraisals and analysis of real property considered for City sale, lease, development or acquisition, and acts as a real estate consultant to Departments, the Mayor, and the Board of Supervisors.

We have responsibility for: Acquisition of all real property required for City purposes; Sale of surplus real property owned by the City; Leasing of property required by various City departments; Operations at the Alemany Farmers' and Flea Markets (100 Alemany), and UN Gift Gallery (UN Plaza); Custodial and engineering services for various City departments at over 60 different locations; Full service property management services to over 4,000,000 square feet of city-owned offices, including City Hall, 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 49 South Van Ness, San Francisco Police Headquarters, and the Hall of Justice.

Job Type: Temporary Provisional. This is not a permanent appointment. A provisional appointee must participate and be successful in a Civil Service examination for this classification and be selected through an open competitive process in order to be considered for permanent appointment. Provisional appointments may not exceed three (3) years.

Application Opening:  Friday, October 13, 2023

Application Deadline – Interested candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, as this job announcement will close at any time, but not earlier than Friday, October 20, 2023.

Role description

RED currently is looking to fill 2 Senior Stationary Engineer (7335) positions. One stationed at the departments Public Safely Campus (PSC) and one stationed at the Civic Center Campus (CCC). 

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; takes, records and computes various meter readings reflecting plant operations; 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.

How to qualify


Completion of a recognized four (4) -year Stationary Engineer Apprenticeship program.


One (1) year experience as a journey-level stationary engineer.

License and Certification:

Possession of a current Driver License

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.


Any of the following may substitute for the required education and experience:

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

Graduation from recognized four-year Maritime Academy plus one year verifiable experience as a journey-level stationary engineer.

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


Special Requirement: Essential Functions require: considerable physical effort in the maintenance, repair and operation of plant machinery and equipment; the 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.

What else should I know?

  • Interested candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, as this job announcement will close at any time, but not earlier than October 20, 2023.
  • Late or incomplete submissions will not be considered. Mailed, hand delivered or faxed documents/applications will not be accepted. 
  • For questions or inquiries, please contact: Lawlun Leung, Senior Human Resources Analyst at
  • Your application MUST include a resume.  To upload these item, please attach using the "additional attachments" function.
  • You MUST also complete the SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONNAIRE.  Please click on this questionnaire link to complete. 

Verification: Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point in the application and/or departmental selection process. Written verification (proof) of qualifying experience must verify that the applicant meets the minimum qualifications stated on the announcement. Written verification must be submitted on employer’s official letterhead, specifying name of employee, dates of employment, types of employment (part-time/full-time), job title(s), description of duties performed, and the verification must be signed by the employer. City employees will receive credit for the duties of the class to which they are appointed. Credit for experience obtained outside of the employee’s class will be allowed only if recorded in accordance with the provisions of the Civil Service Commission Rules. Experience claimed in self-employment must be supported by documents verifying income, earnings, business license and experience comparable to the minimum qualifications of the position. Copies of income tax papers or other documents listing occupations and total earnings must be submitted. 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. 

Applications will be screened for relevant qualifying experience. Additional screening mechanisms may be implemented in order to determine candidates’ qualifications. Only those applicants who most closely meet the needs of the Agency will be invited to participate in the selection process. Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement to the interview. Qualified applicants with disabilities requiring reasonable accommodation in the selection process must contact the Agency by phone at (415) 554-6065 or, if hearing impaired at (415) 554-6015 (TTY).

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.