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5174-Administrative Engineer (DPH)

Recruitment: RTF0142672-01088845

Published: March 06, 2024


Maggie Gonzalez Diaz -

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Department: Public Health
Job class: 5174-Administrative Engineer
Salary range: $173,732.00 - $211,224.00
Role type: Permanent Civil Service What does this mean?
Hours: Full-time
Exam type: Position Based Test
Rule: Rule of the List What does this mean?
List type: Combined Promotive and Entrance


The Department of Public Health prioritizes equitable and inclusive access to quality healthcare for its community and values the importance of diversity in its workforce. All employees at the Department of Public Health work to advance equity, inclusion, and diversity with a specific lens and focus on race, ethnicity, gender, sex, sexuality, disability, and immigration status. 

  • Application Opening – January 18, 2024
  • Application Deadline – the application filing will be open continuously at least through February 1, 2024, and will close any time thereafter.
    • Final closing date of March 5, 2024 by 11:59 PM PST
  • January 25, 2024: Announcement updated to show update in Rule of List.
  • Salary: $173,732 - $211,224 Annually. Click here for more information.
  • Appointment TypePermanent Civil Service
  • Recruitment ID:PBT-5174-142673

The Mission of the San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH) is to protect and promote the health of all San Franciscans. SFDPH strives to achieve its mission through the work of two main Divisions - the San Francisco Health Network and Population Health. The San Francisco Health Network is the City’s only complete system of care and has locations throughout the City, including Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center, and over 15 primary care health centers.

The eligible list resulting from this recruitment may be utilized to fill future and current vacancies in this class at other locations within the DPH for the duration of the eligible list.

SHIFTS: Varied. Days, evening, nights, weekends and/or holiday shifts may be required, depending on position.

LOCATION:  49 South Van Ness Ave. STE 600, San Francisco, CA 94103

Role description

Under general supervision, the 5174 Administrative Engineer performs professional duties.

Essential duties include but are not limited to all or some of the following:

  1. Reviews and analyzes technical reports related to the cleanup activities at the Hunters Point Naval Shipyard and Treasure Island and interprets the information and provides recommendations.
  2. Reviews and analyzes information related to soil and ground water cleanup activities as they relate to chemical and radioactive contamination and makes recommendations to elected officials, commissions, city departments and the public.
  3. Schedules and manages meetings related to certain negotiations on environmental cleanup issues and property transfer. Prepares agendas, participates in discussions, and maintains action item lists.
  4. Attends community meetings and answers questions from the general public related to the on-going cleanup activities at Hunters Point Naval Shipyard Superfund Site and Treasure Island.
  5. Prepares a wide variety of technical and administrative reports on engineering projects, proposed legislation and planning affecting engineering projects and programs.
  6. Coordinates with the EPA, DTSC and Regional Board around oversight of technical issues related to site mitigation and cleanup activities.
  7. Assembles data and information and coordinates with the City Attorney's Office, Office of Community Investment, and Infrastructure, SFPUC and other agencies.
  8. Prepares a wide variety of technical and administrative reports on engineering projects, proposed legislation and planning affecting engineering projects and programs.
  9. Prepares a wide range of correspondence and reports relative to complaints and requests for information on various engineering projects and programs; investigates complaints referred by city officials and outside agencies and reports on findings and proposed course of action to resolve such complaints.

The 5174 Administrative Engineer performs other duties as assigned/required.

How to qualify

  1. EDUCATION: Requires completion of a four-year college or university with a baccalaureate degree in one of the major fields of engineering; AND
  2. EXPERIENCE: Six (6) years of progressively responsible experience in the administrative, design, planning, and construction of engineering projects, including two years of responsible supervisory and administrative experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience; AND
  3. EXPERIENCE: Three (3) years of current and verifiable experience in soil and groundwater assessment; AND
  4. LICENSE: Possession of a valid current California engineer’s license issued by the California Department of Consumer Affairs - Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists.

SPECIAL CONDITIONS: The above minimum qualifications reflect special conditions associated with the position(s) to be filled. They may differ from the standard minimum qualifications associated with this classification

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

Note on Experience: One year of full-time employment is equivalent to 2,000 hours (2,000 hours of qualifying work experience is based on a 40-hour work week). Any overtime hours that you work above 40 hours per week are not included in the calculation to determine full-time employment.

Important Note: Please make sure it is absolutely clear in your application exactly how you meet the minimum qualifications. Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process. Please be aware that any misrepresentation of this information may disqualify you from this recruitment or future job opportunities. 

Selection Procedures
After submitting an application, qualified candidates must complete all subsequent steps to progress in this selection process. These steps include:

Minimum Qualification Supplemental Questionnaire (MQSQ): Candidates will be required to complete an 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. Please provide proof of your licenses and certifications by uploading them to your application.

Training and Experience Evaluation/Supplemental Questionnaire (SQ) (Weight: 100%): The SQ will be sent to those qualified candidates who demonstrate they meet the minimum qualifications. Candidates will be required to submit the completed SQ in the time frame indicated and responses on the SQ cannot be changed once submitted. A passing score must be achieved on the SQ in order to be placed/ranked on the Eligible List. Candidates will be placed in rank order according to their final score on the SQ. After the confidential eligible list/score report is adopted, the department may administer additional selection procedures to make a final hiring decision. The SQ is designed to measure knowledge, skills and/or abilities in job-related areas that have been identified as critical for satisfactory performance in this position. All relevant experience, education and/or training must be included in the application to be reviewed during the scoring process. The department may administer additional position-specific selection procedures to make final hiring decisions.

Candidates must achieve a passing score on the Training and Experience exam in order to continue in the selection process and will be placed on the confidential eligible list in rank order according to their final score.

Additional selection processes may be conducted by the hiring department prior to making final hiring decisions.

What else should I know?

The certification rule for the eligible list resulting from this examination will be the Rule of the List Scores.

Eligible List/Score Report:
Once you pass the exam, you will be placed onto an eligible list and given a score and a rank. For more information, visit here.

The duration of the eligible list resulting from this examination process will be 6 months and may be extended with the approval of the Human Resources Director.

To find Departments which use this classification, please click here

How to apply:

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

Our e-mail communications may come from more than one department so please make sure your email is set to accept messages from all of us at this link. 

Applicants may be contacted by email about this recruitment therefore, it is their responsibility to contact the Analyst if they update their email address. 

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.

Terms of Announcement and Appeal Rights:

This is a Position Based Test (PBT) administered in accordance with Civil Service Rule 111A.

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 here. 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 here.  

DPH Health Critical Requirements and Information: Please review the following policies regarding DPH employment requirements that safeguard yourself and others. 

Additional information regarding Employment with the City and County of San Francisco: 

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the analyst, or 628-271-6834. 

We may use text messaging to communicate with you on the phone number provided in your application. The first message will ask you to opt in to text messaging.

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.