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Assistant Electronic Maintenance Technician - Department of Technology (7430)

Recruitment: RTF0140402-01093033

Published: October 24, 2023


Carol Wong -

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Department: Technology
Job class: 7430-Assistant Electronic Maintenance Technician
Salary range: $108,134.00 - $131,378.00
Role type: Temporary Exempt What does this mean?
Hours: Full-time


Why Work for the Department of Technology (DT)? DT is the centralized technology services provider in the City and County of San Francisco (CCSF). We deliver technology infrastructure and services to approximately 33,000 employees! With an annual operating budget of over $140M and approximately 260 employees, DT provides a host of services that range from Public Safety radio and wiring and Network services to Enterprise Support and the Cloud.

Benefits of Working for CCSF:  In addition to challenging and rewarding work, the City provides a generous suite of benefits to its employees.

  • Job security, pension, and robust retirement options
  • Competitive pay with consistent bi-yearly or yearly increases
  • Hybrid Work with a minimum of 20% of time spent in our office in San Francisco, California for all IT related roles
  • Generous paid time off, family leave, and more!
  • Diverse work environment in a diverse city
  • Union protections and representation
  • Career development and growth — move between departments, learn on the job, or take subsidized/reimbursed classes!

PEOPLE-CENTERED SOLUTIONS — have a powerful, meaningful effect on the community each day with people at the heart of every solution!

CLOSING THE DIGITAL DIVIDE — bring the benefits of the internet to low-income and marginalized residents!

SHINE A LIGHT ON WHAT MATTERS — join an award-winning production team at SFGovTV to help residents watch legislators or learn more about what makes this City great!

DRIVE INNOVATION — deliver new, cutting-edge technology to residents and city partners to help San Francisco serve its residents!

Role description

Under supervision, performs difficult and complex professional level installation and repair duties in a variety of functional areas, such as: the installation, calibration, maintenance, testing, troubleshooting, repair, and modification of electronic equipment; various network operating systems such as servers, gateways and routers used in complex wireless and networked communications; related control system components; and performs related duties as required.

Essential Job Duties and Functions:

  • Assists in the installation and repair of broadband equipment such as microwave radios and broadband access points and in the installation and replacement of networking equipment and/or repair of antennas and server racks at various locations; repairs and performs operational checks on affordable housing broadband equipment such as network switches, broadband access points, microwave radios, and power supplies.
  • Assists in the LAN/WAN Topology designs, installation and follow-up testing of installed broadband city-wide.
  • Assists in the modification of other communications equipment such as PA/Intercom amplifiers and vehicle communications systems.
  • Assists in the initiation and/or maintenance of records; documents the maintenance, installation, removal and modification of electronic systems and equipment.
  • May operate and use specialized tools such as: pencil soldering irons, ethernet cable crimpers, volt-ohm meters, Fluke network tester and Wi-Fi spectrum analyzer, and various power tools.
  • Assists in the installation, modification, or removal of radio base stations and wireless backhauls at various radio sites.
  • Assists in the installation of mobile radio equipment, mobile data computers, and vehicular radio modems on various specialized City vehicles such as police cruisers, motorcycles, fire engines and trucks, fireboats, ambulances, street sweepers, pump trucks, and other utility and passenger vehicles.
  • Assists in the installation of burglar alarm and video camera systems on City buildings.
  • Orders and tracks repair parts needed; assists in locating part numbers, equivalent replacement devices, vendors and suppliers.
  • Assists in interfacing with vendors and suppliers in gathering initial estimated costs of new or replacement equipment and services.
  • Maintains and organizes the parts room by tracking and maintaining appropriate level of inventory.
  • Operates motor vehicles to respond to service calls, work sites and conduct other work-related activities.
  • Perform related duties as required.

Work Location:

Incumbent will conduct the majority of work at various City Agencies throughout the City of San Francisco as well some remote CCSF facilities outside of the City and County of San Francisco.  The incumbents primary reporting and dispatch location will be 200 Paul Ave., San Francisco, CA 94124.

Nature of Work:

Incumbent must be willing to work a 40-hour week as determined by the department. Travel within San Francisco may be required. Telecommuting options are available upon appointing officer’s approval.

Job Appointment Type: 

Temporary Exempt (TEX) - Full Time (2 positions) are excluded by the Charter from the competitive civil service examination process. The successful candidate shall serve at the discretion of the appointing officer. This position has an anticipated duration of up to thirty-six (36) months.

How to qualify


Completion of high school, supplemented by at least two (2) years of electronics training at a junior college or recognized vocational institution or its equivalent, which may include military electronics training school.


One (1) year of industrial electronics work, including fabrication, installation, calibration, maintenance, trouble-shooting and repair of electronics systems and equipment;

License and Certification:

Possession of a valid California Class C Driver’s License

Desirable Qualifications:

  • The stated desirable qualifications may be used to identify job finalists at the end of the selection process when candidates are referred for hiring
  • Knowledge of broadband equipment
  • Broadband access point deployments
  • Ability to configure network switches and broadband access points
  • Microwave radio experience
  • Fiber optics experience


1. MEDICAL TESTING: Prior to appointment, eligible candidates must successfully pass the medical testing process.

2. SECURITY CLEARANCES AND BACKGROUND INVESTIGATIONS: Positions in this classification may require that successful candidates who become eligible for appointment may be required to go through a background investigation to determine the candidate's suitability for employment in this classification. Factors considered in the investigation may include employment history, use of illegal/controlled substances. Reasons for rejection based on this investigation may include, but not limited to: applicable convictions, repeated or serious violations of the law, inability to accept supervision, inability to follow rules and regulations, falsification of application materials and/or other relevant factors. Failure to obtain and maintain security clearance may be basis for termination.

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.

What else should I know?

Compensation: $50.8375 - $61.7750 (hourly) / $105,742 - $128,492 (annually)

How to Apply:

  • Your application MUST include a resume.  To upload, please attach using the "additional attachments" function.
  • Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately as this recruitment may close at any time but not earlier than October 30, 2023. This position is open until filled.

You may contact Carol Wong via email at with questions regarding this opportunity.

Late or incomplete submissions will not be considered. Mailed, hand delivered or faxed documents/applications will not be accepted.

Right to Work:

All persons entering the City and County of San Francisco workforce are required to provide verification of authorization to work in the United States.  Please be informed that the Department of Technology will not sponsor visa applications/transfers.

Helpful Information

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

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.