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Transmission Line Supervisor I - Power Enterprise, SFPUC- (7229) (121575) PROVISIONAL

Recruitment: RTF0121446-01104548

Published: November 20, 2023

Accepting applications until: August 04, 2023


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Department: Public Utilities Commission
Job class: 7229-Transmission Line Supervisor I
Salary range: $150,540.00 - $182,962.00
Role type: Temporary Provisional Permanent Civil Service What does this mean?
Hours: Full-time
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Please note that the application deadline has been updated to January 5th, 2024.  

Position location: 23 The Embarcadero & 10 Lombard

Work Hours: Monday – Friday, 6:00 AM – 2:30 PM

  • Application Opening: 5/24/2022 *reopened 6/8/2022 to broaden the applicant pool
  • Application Filing Deadline: updated to 01/05/2024
  • Annual Salary: $144,404 to $175,500
  • Recruitment ID: 121575 (RTF0121446-01104548)

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.

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

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

Power Enterprise 

The Power Enterprise, within the SFPUC, has two separate power programs, Hetch Hetchy Power, San Francisco’s Publicly Owned Utility serving 150 MQ of retail load, and CleanPowerSF, San Francisco’s Community Choice Aggregation program, serving 500+ MW of retail load. Power Enterprise serves this load with a combination of owned and purchased resources. SFPUC owns and operates the Hetch Hetchy Water and Power Project, which includes hydro-electric power generation in Moccasin, California; solar arrays throughout San Francisco; and biogas cogeneration facilities, which together produce cost-effective energy with a zero greenhouse gas (GHG-free) emission profiles. Both of these power programs’ supply portfolios exceed State minimum renewable content. Power Enterprise provides its retail customers with distributed energy resource programs. In addition to these retail electricity service offerings, Power Enterprise is responsible for San Francisco street and pedestrian lighting.

Role description

Position Description

The 7229 Transmission Line Supervisor is the supervisor in the High Voltage Maintenance Department, and is responsible for the supervision of Transmission and Distribution Line Workers who are engaged in the construction and maintenance of transmission and distribution electric facilities. Directs and coordinates the activities of the Transmission and Distribution Line Workers. The 7229 Transmission Line Supervisor oversees electric transmission distribution maintenance construction for all new redevelopment areas in San Francisco, Treasure Island, and the San Francisco International Airport. Nature of work requires considerable physical effort and manual dexterity with frequent exposure to inclement weather and serious accident hazards.

Essential duties include:

·         Supervises 7350 Transmission and Distribution Line Workers.

·         Supervises emergency response to power outages and damaged equipment and street light O&M and emergency repair.

·         Supervises the inspection of overhead and underground electrical infrastructure.

·         Assures all safety rules and procedures are followed.

·         Plans and schedules all construction and maintenance jobs for the High Voltage Maintenance Department.

·         Assists in the development and advancement of subordinates through trainings and effective use of employee development programs.

·         Prepares material purchase requisitions and works with warehouse personnel to ensure material orders are processed in a timely manner.

·         Maintains and updates work orders in the Maximo work management system.

·         Performs other duties as required.

How to qualify

1. Six (6) years of journeyman level experience in the construction, maintenance and repair of overhead transmission systems, including two (2) years of supervisory experience; AND

2. Possession of a valid California driver’s license.

Note: Class B California driver’s license must be obtained within six (6) months of appointment.

Applicants must meet the minimum qualification requirement by the final filing date unless otherwise noted.


Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process.

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.

Applications completed improperly may be cause for ineligibility, disqualification or may lead to lower scores.

What else should I know?

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 7229, Transmission Line Supervisor 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.


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

Exam Analyst Information: If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the exam analyst at Rocio Mendoza and


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.