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Dept. of Technology Engineering Intern - Department of Technology (5382)

Recruitment: RTF0116253-01081720

Published: December 08, 2022


Carol Wong -

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Department: Technology
Job class: 5382-Student Design Trainee III, Arch, Engr, & Planning
Salary range: $79,820.00 - $79,820.00
Role type: Temporary Exempt What does this mean?
Hours: Full-time


IMPORTANT: Your application MUST include responses to the supplemental questionnaire found HERE.

Applicants must complete the supplemental questionnaire prior to starting the online application process.  Application will not be reviewed without completed supplemental questionnaire.

The Department of Technology is the centralized technology services provider within San Francisco City & County government, delivering technology infrastructure and services to approximately 33,000 employees and 800,000 residents. The department has an annual operating budget of over $130M and contains over 220 employees. Core service areas include: Infrastructure and Operations, Technology Security, Service Delivery & Management, Enterprise Applications, Project Management Office, Public Safety Systems & Wiring, Technology Administration, Policy & Governance and IT Public Communications. 

Role description

ABOUT THE TEAM: The Department of Technology’s Public Safety division operates and maintains several critical systems such as 911 Radio, Fiber, Emergency Alert, crime prevention camera, burglar alarm, fire alarm call box and other similar systems.

ABOUT THE POSITION: The Student Intern Program is designed to attract, develop, groom and retain innovative Public Safety Technology professionals in local government. Interns are expected to work and gain experience in various public safety technologies like radio systems, electronic alarm systems, video systems, IT network and application systems, fiber systems, fire alarm call boxes, Wi-Fi, microwave, Public Safety administrative support etc.

Working under the direction of executive and supervisory management, each intern will gain hands-on experience related to all technical and administrative aspects of public safety technology operations and services. Position duties include assisting with the planning, design (architecture and engineering), installation, implementation and support of the systems and infrastructure described above. This includes detailed expertise and due diligence on specific areas of public safety system architectures and designs, technology trends and best practices, and fiber infrastructure design and installation. Assisting with radio installation, repair and trouble shooting. Assisting with fire and burglar alarm installation, repair, and trouble shooting. Assisting with video and surveillance system installation, repair, and trouble shooting. Assisting with network, switch and router maintenance and trouble shooting. Assisting with Outdoor Warning System and PA system maintenance and trouble shooting. Assisting with fiber and cable installation and trouble shooting. Synthesize and analyze information, produce reports and returns, formulate options and recommendations. Organize and present recommendations. Develop and present alternative action plans. Investigate new technologies, electronic practices and determine their potential usefulness. Tracking projects, running reports and returns.



  • Assist in locating fiber facilities
  • Assist in permit plotting using AutoCAD
  • Assist in network plotting using AutoCAD and the ArcGIS database
  • Assist in construction site surveying
  • Assist with reviewing construction documents
  • Assist with fiber data entry
  • Assist in radio installation, repair and trouble shooting
  • Assist in fire and burglar alarm installation, repair, and trouble shooting
  • Assist in video and surveillance system installation, repair, and trouble shooting
  • Assist in network, switch and router maintenance and trouble shooting
  • Assist in Outdoor warning and PA system maintenance and trouble shooting
  • Assist in fiber and cable installation and trouble shooting
  • Investigate new technologies, public safety practices and determine their potential usefulness.
  • Documentation, project tracking, time sheet entry etc.


JOB TYPE: The Temporary- Exempt Full Time position is excluded by the Charter from the competitive civil service examination process and shall serve at the discretion of the appointing officer. The anticipated duration of this project position is thirty-six (36) months and will not result in an eligible list or permanent civil service hiring. This position has an anticipated duration of up to three (3) years.

NATURE OF WORK: Incumbent must be willing to work up to 40 hours per week, rotating schedule as determined by the department. Travel within San Francisco may be required.

WORK LOCATION: Incumbent will conduct the majority of work at the Department of Technology, 200 Paul Ave./ Public Safety Division. However, there may be situations where the incumbent will be required to work at other sites throughout the City of San Francisco as necessary.

How to qualify

Completion of one year of Electronics, Science (Physics, Chemistry or Mathematics), Architecture, Computer Science OR Engineering study in an accredited College. At the time of filing, the applicant must be attending an accredited degree program. 

In order for the applicant to be employed, the applicant must be returning to their undergraduate program or entering into a graduate program. 

Desirable Qualification:

Work experience in the field of Electronics, Telecommunication, Radio, Computer Science or Auto CAD or any Public Safety Technology Services is preferred.


1. MEDICAL TESTING: Prior to appointment, eligible candidates must successfully pass the TB 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.

What else should I know?

Compensation:  $35.4000 hourly

How to Apply:

  • Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately as this recruitment may close at any time, but not before November 30, 2021 at 11:59PM.
  • Important:
    • Your application MUST include a resume.  To upload, please attach using the "additional attachments" function.
    • Please complete this supplemental questionnaire in addition to submitting this application.

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/transfer.

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

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.