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Electrical Transit Mechanic Assistant Supervisor - SFMTA - (7380)-T00035

Recruitment: REF11668H

Published: June 22, 2022


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Department: Municipal Transportation Agency
Job Class: 7380-Electrical Transit Mechanic, Assistant Supervisor
Role Type: Permanent Civil Service What does this mean?
Hours: Full-time
Exam Type: Class Based Test
Rule: Rule of 3 What does this mean?
List Type: Combined Promotive and Entrance


This is a Class-Based SFMTA Test conducted in accordance with CSC Rule 410.

The SFMTA, a department of the City and County of San Francisco, oversees Muni (the historic Municipal Railway), parking and traffic, bicycling, walking and taxis. Over one million people get around San Francisco and rely on us to ensure safe and reliable travel.

Our Vision: Excellent transportation choices for San Francisco. 
Our Mission: We connect San Francisco through a safe, equitable, and sustainable transportation system.

Application Opening: June 10, 2022
Application Deadline:  July 1, 2022
Compensation Range: $101,322 – 123,214 (for more information, click here)

Recruitment ID: T00035

Due to the transition to a new applicant tracking system, recruitment M00209 has been cancelled.  Candidates who received notice of being qualified for Recruitment M00209 are highly encouraged to apply to this new opening in order to submit a new, updated application in the new system.  However, any such candidate who does not submit an application by the deadline will be manually added to this recruitment with application data from the previous system in order to minimize the impacts of this transition.

Role Description

Under direction, the Electrical Transit Mechanic, Assistant Supervisor, during an assigned shift, supervises a crew of electrical transit system mechanics and support personnel performing skilled electrical/mechanical work in connection with the maintenance, preventive maintenance and repair of electrically powered transit vehicles (including trolley coaches, street cars, light rail vehicles and cable cars) and equipment. Essential functions include but are not limited to: supervising skilled craft and service personnel; inspecting incoming equipment and assigning work to subordinate mechanics; maintaining and repairing and/or supervising the maintenance and repair of mechanical, electrical, electronic, hydraulic and pneumatic equipment in transit vehicles; making emergency repairs to electrical equipment in transit vehicles; preparing and maintaining various records and reports; preparing payroll; communicating and disseminating information verbally and in writing to subordinates, supervisors/managers, and departmental personnel and others; requisitioning supplies and parts; reading and understanding shop manuals, blueprints, diagrams and schematics; using current Vehicle Maintenance Programs/Systems and Microsoft Office to perform day-to-day operations; and performing related duties as required. May act as 7253 Electrical Transit Mechanic Supervisor as needed.

Nature of Work: involves considerable physical effort to perform mechanical tasks on top of, under, inside and around large transit vehicles and in small, tight areas. May require exposure to high voltage wires; other potentially hazardous working conditions; and work in adverse weather and work conditions such as rain, cold, dirt, dust and/or in traffic. Requires normal color vision. May be assigned to any shift including nights, weekends and holidays.

How to Qualify

How to Qualify

Experience: Three (3) years of journey-level experience in the maintenance and repair of electrical/mechanical transit vehicles equivalent to City and County of San Francisco job code 7371 Electrical Transit System Mechanic; AND

License: Possession of valid class C driver license at time of appointment.

Note: Some positions may require a Class B driver license. Employees appointed to these positions will be required to obtain the Class B driver license within six (6) months of appointment.

Applicants must meet the minimum qualification requirement by the final filing date unless otherwise noted. One year of full-time employment is equivalent to 2000 hours. (2000 hours of qualifying work experience is based on a 40-hour work week.)  Any overtime hours that you work above forty (40) hours per week are not included in the calculation to determine full-time employment.  

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

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.

After application submission, candidates deemed qualified must complete all subsequent steps to advance in this selection process, which includes the following:

Minimum Qualification Supplemental Questionnaire (MQSQ):
Candidates will be required to complete a 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.

Written Multiple-Choice Examination (Weight: 100%): 

Candidates deemed eligible and admitted to the examination process will be administered a written multiple-choice test designed to measure knowledge, skills and/or abilities in job-related areas which may include but not limited to: knowledge of maintenance, preventive maintenance and repair practices and methods, knowledge of safety methods and procedures, knowledge of electrical, mechanical, and electronic theory, diagnostic ability, interpersonal ability, and supervisory ability.  

This is a standardized examination and, therefore, test questions and test answers are not available for public inspection or review. For your reference, a Multiple-Choice Test Preparation Manual is available on the DHR website.

What else should I know?

What else should I know?

Eligible List/Score Report: A confidential eligible list of applicant names that have passed the civil service examination process will be created, and used for certification purposes only. An examination score report will be established, so applicants can view the ranks, final scores and number of eligible candidates. Applicant information, including names of applicants on the eligible list, shall not be made public unless required by law. However, an eligible list shall be made available for public inspection, upon request, once the eligible list is exhausted or expired and referrals resolved. The eligible list/score report resulting from this civil service examination process is subject to change after adoption (e.g., as a result of appeals), as directed by the Director of Transportation or the Civil Service Commission.

The duration of the eligible list resulting from this examination process will be 24 months, and may be extended with the approval of the Director of Transportation.

Medical Examination/Drug Testing:
Candidates who are being considered for appointment may be required to pass a medical examination. Candidates who cannot meet the medical requirement will be placed under waiver until this requirement is met. The medical examination will be administered only to those applicants who are being considered for appointment.

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) has determined that Class 7380 Electrical Transit Mechanic Assistant Supervisor is a “safety-sensitive” position, under regulations issued by the Federal Transit Administration (49 CFR Part 655). Federal law requires that all transit employees who perform safety-sensitive functions be subject to random, post-accident, reasonable suspicion, return-to-duty and follow-up drug and alcohol testing. All applicants for Safety-Sensitive positions shall undergo urine drug testing prior to employment and within 90 days prior to performing Safety-Sensitive functions for the first time. Receipt by the SFMTA of a negative test result is required prior to the employee being placed on the payroll. A positive, adulterated, negative dilute or substituted test will result in a decision not to hire, and the applicant’s name will be removed from the list of eligibles for Safety-Sensitive positions. The SFMTA will not consider hiring any person who tested positive, adulterated, substituted or refused to submit to testing for a minimum of two years following the positive test.

In addition, each applicant who has worked for a Department of Transportation (DOT)-regulated employer(s) within the last two years will be required to sign a consent form, prior to appointment, authorizing SFMTA to obtain information from his/her prior employers concerning his/her drug and alcohol test history. Each applicant will also be required to provide SFMTA with information regarding whether, during the last two years, the applicant tested positive or refused to test on any pre-employment drug or alcohol test administered by an employer to which the applicant applied for, but did not obtain, safety-sensitive transportation work covered by DOT drug and alcohol testing rules. SFMTA will not hire any applicant for a safety-sensitive position who fails to provide this information or fails to provide written consent for the release of information from prior employers.

Terms of Announcement and Appeal Rights: 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 at Careers with Purpose | City and County of San Francisco (] The terms of this announcement may be appealed under Civil Service Rule 410.4. Such appeals must be submitted in writing to the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency ATTN: Human Resources Merit Section, 1 S Van Ness Avenue, 6th 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 at

Additional Information Regarding Employment with the City and County of San Francisco:

How to Apply
Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are only accepted through an online process. Visit Careers with Purpose | City and County of San Francisco ( and begin the application process.

  • Select the “Apply Now” button and follow instructions on the screen

Applicants may be contacted by email about this announcement 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.

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.