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Senior Light Rail Vehicle Equipment Engineer - City and County of San Francisco – SF Municipal Transportation Agency - (9196)

Recruitment: REF4851W

Published: August 25, 2022

Contact:

Anna Kaminska - anna.kaminska@sfmta.com

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Department: Municipal Transportation Agency
Job class: 9196-Senior Light Rail Vehicle Equipment Engineer
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
 

About:

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: April 26, 2022
Application Closing:  This job ad may close at any time, but no sooner than September 30, 2022
Compensation Range: $161,564 – $196,378
Recruitment ID: T00019 / REF4851

Role description

Under general administrative direction, the Senior Light Rail Vehicle Equipment Engineer is responsible for the management and supervision of highly technical aspects of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s (SFMTA) capital improvement projects for Light Rail Vehicles (LRV) and Historic Streetcars.  The incumbent is responsible for providing specialized rail project engineering and other technical expertise to the Fleet Engineering section.     

Nature of work: manages specialized engineering work through the design and implementation of detailed and complex modifications to various rail vehicle subsystems and components located on light rail vehicles (LRV’s), historic streetcars, and Presidential Conference Cars (PCC’s); prepares technical specifications and develops procedures for modifications and repairs; oversees the evaluation of new and existing rail vehicles for quality and reliability by testing subsystems such as propulsion, brakes, couplers, air conditioning, etc., with subsequent development of appropriate modifications and adjustments; directs the assessment of the feasibility of using alternative parts and materials; makes recommendations and/or approves alternate parts as appropriate; directs consultants in the preparation of engineering plans and specs; directs the work of subordinate personnel in testing, modifications, adjustments, and maintenance of various rail vehicle subsystems; prepares and presents detailed and complex reports analyzing and describing solutions or recommendations; Investigates safety and reliability problems; performs oral/written presentations; prepares cost estimates and analyzes cost effectiveness of alternative engineering methods related to maintenance and repair problems; directs engineering studies/activities; travels to various facilities and sites; prepares specifications for the procurement of rail vehicle parts and materials; confers with maintenance and purchasing personnel; monitors warranty claims made to manufacturers of equipment; coordinates and meets with members of various City departments and other SFMTA divisions to discuss matters related to the operation of rail vehicles; performs duties of a project manager by planning, developing and overseeing projects, and follows projects through completion adhering to scope, schedule, contract and budgetary constraints. Performs related duties and responsibilities as required. 

How to qualify

1. A baccalaureate degree from a recognized university or college with major coursework in mechanical, electrical or electronic engineering.

2. Seven years of experience in engineering related to the design, construction, operations, testing and maintenance of light rail vehicle equipment.

LICENSE AND CERTIFICATION

1. Possession and maintenance of a valid Driver License

2. Possession of a current valid registration as a professional engineer from the state of California. Registration in another state will be accepted on the condition of obtaining a California registration within one (1) year.

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

Verification: 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: How to Verify Education Requirements | Department of Human Resources (sfdhr.org).  More information can be found at: https://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process#verification. 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?

Exam Process: 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) (Weight - Qualifying): 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. 

Supplemental Questionnaire (Weight - 100%): Candidates will be sent  a Supplemental Questionnaire via email. The Supplemental Questionnaire Evaluation is designed to measure knowledge, skills and/or abilities in job-related areas which may include but not be limited to: knowledge of light rail vehicle equipment engineering, project engineering ability, supervisory ability, knowledge of rail vehicle procurement, written communication ability and human relations ability.  All statements made on the application materials are subject to verification.  A passing score must be achieved on the Supplemental Questionnaire in order to be ranked on the eligible list.

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 12 months, and may be extended with the approval of the Director of Transportation.

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 at City and County of San Francisco (smartrecruiters.com)] 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 Exams Unit, 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 http://sfgov.org/civilservice/rules

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

Exam Analyst Information: If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the exam analyst via email at: Anna.Kaminska@sfmta.com. 

How to Apply: Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are only accepted through an online process. Visit Careers at City and County of San Francisco (smartrecruiters.com) 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 (@sfgov.org, @sfdpw.org, @sfport.com, @flysfo.com, @sfwater.org, @sfdph.org, @asianart.org, @sfmta.com, @sfpl.org, @dcyf.org, @first5sf.org, @famsf.org, @ccsf.edu, @smartalerts.info, and @smartrecruiters.com).

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 vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment.  For details on how it is applicable to your employment, please click here.

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.

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.