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Electronic Maintenance Technician – Water Supply and Treatment Division – San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (7318) - (148245)

Recruitment: RTF0148244-01117777

Published: June 12, 2024


Anna Owens -

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Department: Public Utilities Commission
Job class: 7318-Electronic Maintenance Technician
Salary range: $129,584.00 - $157,430.00
Role type: Permanent Exempt What does this mean?
Hours: Full-time


Company Description

  • Application Opening: 6/03/2024
  • Application Filing Deadline: 6/28/2024 (Application Deadline Extended past 6/14/2024 to broaden the candidate pool)
  • Annual Salary: $125,154-$152,074
  • Recruitment ID: (RTF0148244-01117777; 148245)

APPOINTMENT TYPE: Permanent Exempt: This position is excluded by the Charter from the competitive Civil Service examination process and shall serve at the discretion of the Appointing Officer. The duration of the appointment shall not exceed 36 months.

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


The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission's Water Supply and Treatment Division (WSTD) is part of the SFPUC Water Enterprise and is responsible for operating and maintaining water treatment plants, reservoirs, pipelines and pump stations in San Mateo, Santa Clara, Alameda, and San Joaquin Counties. To support this work, the Division is headquartered in Millbrae, has a maintenance yard in Sunol, and has various facilities throughout the Bay Area. The Division has a staff of 240 employees, an annual operating budget of $70 million, and is managed by a team stationed in Millbrae consisting of a Division Manager and 5 managers overseeing its Business Services, Distribution, Engineering, Maintenance, and System Operations sections.

Role description

Project name: Electronic Maintenance Technician for multiple projects  

Work Location: 2901 Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno

Hours of Operation:  7:00 am to 3:30 pm

Position Description: 

Under general supervision, the Electronic Maintenance Technician at SF Water Supply and Treatment Division performs either independently or with others highly skilled journey-level technical work in the maintenance, testing, troubleshooting and repair of a wide variety of electronic and electromechanical equipment.

Essential Functions:

•             Performs corrective and preventive maintenance, non-routine repair, modification, troubleshooting, calibration, removal and installation of complex electronic systems and equipment.

•             Tests and calibrates electronic equipment such as, Flow Meters, Level Transmitters and Pressure Transmitters using established test procedures.

•             Uses electronic test equipment, oscilloscopes, pressure calibrating devices, process meters and other devices required to maintain instrumentation and control systems. Modification of electronic systems and equipment.

•             Utilizes various schematics, blueprints, wire lists, equipment manuals, and other resources.

•             Maintains records of work performed; developing documentation for the installation, maintenance and calibration.

•             Instructs other personnel in system maintenance procedures and operations.

•             Advises and assists staff, management and others on operating problems involving   instrumentation and control systems.

•             Inspects, maintains and repairs supervisory control and remote-control equipment, instrumentation and control equipment, radio and network communication systems, fire alarm, access control and security systems, closed circuit television, protective relays, meters, backup power systems, and automatic gate controllers, equipment that controls the movement, chemical treatment and analysis of drinking water.

•             Operates a motor vehicle to respond to service requests at various locations and uses special hand and power tools and equipment.

How to qualify

Minimum Qualifications:

1. Completion of a two (2) year or equivalent program in electronics from a recognized academic, trade or technical institution; or completion of a military training program in electronics, AND

2. Three (3) years of verifiable journey-level industrial or institutional electronic experience performing installation, instrumentation calibration, maintenance, troubleshooting, repair and modification of electronic systems and related electrical components and electronic sub-systems to the electronic component level,  AND

3. Possession of a valid California driver’s license

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. 

Desirable Qualifications: The stated desirable qualifications may be considered at the end of the selection process when candidates are referred for hiring.

•  Knowledge of troubleshooting of Flow meters, Pressure devices, Automation - controls, PLC, PIO, Data Communications, Water Treatment devices.

•  Knowledge of the following Control Systems: Flow controls, pump controls, Variable speed drives, Protective Relays

•  Possession of the following license, certifications: ISA Certified Control Systems Technician (CCST}, ISA Certified Automation Professional (CAP).

•  Knowledge of Microsoft Office Applications.

•  Experience in Computerized Maintenance Management Software (CMMS) or similar software/program.

•  Experience working in elevated positions, outdoor, underground and confined spaces.

Verification of Education and Experience:

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

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. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed City and County of San Francisco application. Applications completed improperly may be cause for ineligibility, disqualification or may lead to lower scores.

What else should I know?


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 updated. 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 from 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.

Job Analyst Information: If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the job analyst, Anna Owens, at

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.