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5201 Junior Engineer

Recruitment #pcs-5201-053351

Introduction

THIS RECRUITMENT WILL BE TEMPORARILY SUSPENDED AT 12:00 A.M. ON FEBRUARY 22, 2010 UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.  APPLICATIONS RECEIVED BY THIS DEADLINE DATE WILL BE ACCEPTED AND SCREENED FOR THIS REVIEW SESSION.  IF APPLICANTS WANT TO BE NOTICED ONCE THE RECRUITMENT REOPENS, THEY SHOULD SUBMIT AN ELECTRONIC NOTIFICATION CARD FOUND ON THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES WEBSITE AT THE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES LINK. 

5201 Junior Engineer

Junior Engineer positions are available in the areas of Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, Transportation and Sanitary.

Under supervision, positions in this class perform beginning-level engineering work in diverse operating departments. The essential functions of this class include: applying engineering principles and practices to civil, mechanical, electrical, environmental, and transportation engineering projects; preparing routine studies, designs, drawings, sketches, and plans using AutoCAD and other software tools; conducting field inspections of existing structures, construction sites and projects; preparing reports, contract specifications, lists of materials, cost estimates, schedules, and progress payments; gathering, preparing, and maintaining engineering data, records, and reports. Junior Engineers may direct the activities of technical engineering staff. Performs related duties as required.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. A baccalaureate degree from an engineering program that is accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) with a major in civil, mechanical, electrical, environmental, chemical, or transportation engineering, or a related baccalaureate engineering degree; OR
  2. Possession of a valid Engineer-in-Training Certificate (National Council of Engineering Educators) AND one year of verifiable engineering work at a level equivalent to the City's 5201 Junior Engineer; OR
  3. An engineering baccalaureate degree from a non-ABET accredited engineering program with a major in civil, mechanical, electrical, environment, chemical, or transportation engineering, or a related engineering degree program; AND possession of a valid Engineer-in-Training Certificate (National Council of Engineering Educators); OR
  4. Two (2) years of verifiable professional experience at a level equivalent to the City and County of San Francisco Class 5364 Engineering Associate I; OR
  5. Proof of current enrollment in the final year of an engineering program. Applicants must meet the requirements established in the Graduating Engineering Student Program described below.

Substitutions:
a. Possession of a valid Certificate of Registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of California (PE license) can be substituted for possession of an EIT certificate.
b. A Master's degree in Engineering (with a major in civil, mechanical, electrical, environmental, chemical, or transportation engineering, or a closely related field) from a college or university with an ABET accredited program can be substituted for the requirement in Minimum Qualification #1.

Graduating Engineering Student Program:

Under this program, students in their final year of an engineering program can qualify by providing proof of current enrollment at a college/university accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) with a major in civil, mechanical, electrical, environmental, chemical, or transportation engineering or a related engineering degree program.

Students graduating from a non-ABET accredited engineering program can qualify by providing proof of current enrollment in their final year at a college/university with a major in civil, mechanical, electrical, environmental, chemical, or transportation engineering, or a related engineering degree program; AND possession of a valid Engineer-in-Training Certificate (National Council of Engineering Educators).

Candidates appointed to positions under this program will be required to submit proof of graduation within 120 calendar days of the start work date. Failure to provide proof of graduation will result in separation from employment.

Promotional Opportunities under the Flexible Staffing Program:

Permanent incumbents in class 5201 Junior Engineer are eligible to advance to positions in the Assistant Engineer class after obtaining an Engineer-in-Training Certificate from the National Council of Engineering Educators, completing one year of satisfactory service as a Junior Engineer within the same department, and with the approval of the Appointing Officer. Promotion to the Assistant Engineer class is not automatic.

Flexible Staffing Program: A separate Flexible Staffing list will be established for class 5203 Assistant Engineer when the incumbent has met the following requirements:

  1. permanent civil service appointment as a 5201;
  2. completion of one year of satisfactory service as a 5201;
  3. certification as an Engineer-in-Training;
  4. if, in GESP (Graduating Engineering Student Program), proof of graduation is provided; and
  5. an approved budgeted position in a department

The Appointing Officer of the department where the incumbent has completed the one year of service must submit to the Department of Human Resources a Request for Flexible Staffing Position form, a copy of the incumbent's performance evaluation for the previous year showing at least an evaluation of competent and effective, and a copy of the EIT Certificate. Appointment to 5203 will require an approved requisition.

How to Apply :

Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are being accepted through an online process. Visit www.jobaps.com/sf to begin the application process by registering an account.

·   Click and select the desired job announcement

·   Click on “Apply” and read and acknowledge the information

·   Click on “I am a New User”

·   Follow instructions given on the screen

 If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the exam analyst Titus Whitehead at 415-557-4943.

Computer kiosks are located in the lobby of the Department of Human Resources, 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103 for use by the public. The hours of operation are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Applications for this recruitment process are continuous (with periodic suspensions as needed).

Verification of Education/Certification/Experience:

1.  Applicants qualifying under Minimum Qualification #1 must submit copies of diploma or transcripts.

2.  Applicants qualifying under Minimum Qualification #2 must submit a copy of a valid Engineer-in-Training Certificate and verification of qualifying work experience. Verification of work experience must be on the employer’s letterhead, and must include the applicant’s name, job title, description of job duties, dates of service, and signature of the employer. City and County employees who qualify under #2 do not need to submit verification of their City employment, but must submit verification of outside experience if their City experience does not equal one full year.

3.  Applicants qualifying under Minimum Qualification #3 must submit copies of diploma or transcripts and a copy of a valid Engineer-in-Training Certificate

4.  Applicants qualifying under Minimum Qualifications #4 must submit a written job verification from their employer, unless they are current incumbents in Class 5364 already for a period of two (2) years. Verification is on the employer’s letterhead, with your name, dates of employment, job title and short description of duties.

5.  Applicants qualifying under Minimum Qualification #5 must submit copies of current official transcripts, and if required, a copy of a valid Engineer-in-Training Certificate.

Applicants may submit any required verifications by

1.  upload the documents through JobAps  OR
2.  scan the documents and send as an attachment to
DHR-Engineer@sfgov.org   OR
3.  send the documents via U.S. postal mail to: 

     Department of Human Resources
     1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103; OR
4.  hand deliver the documents to the Department of Human Resources  OR

5.  fax the information to 415-551-8935, ATTN:  Titus Whitehead

Please include a Document Cover Sheet to assist in identifying the class for which you are applying when submitting verification documents separate from the online application. The Cover Sheet may be found at http://www.jobaps.com/sf Select  “Print a Document Cover Sheet” under “Choose a Help Topic”

The Department of Human Resources will not be able to process the application and supplemental application without receiving the required verification documentation.

Selection Procedure:

Training and Experience Evaluation : The verified information provided in the supplemental application will be evaluated to determine the final score and rank of a candidate on the eligible list.

Continuous recruitment/eligible list: This is a continuous examination process. All eligible candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications and pass this evaluation of education and experience will have their names placed on the eligible list. Final scores will be reflected in rank order.

In addition to the above selection process, departments may administer additional selection procedures to make final hiring decisions. The Certification Rule for this selection procedure will be
Rule of Three Scores.

Notes:

1.  Candidates scoring in the top three ranks may be selected for vacant positions within their discipline or specialty area.

2.  The score and rank of a candidate will be finalized when the list in which the candidate becomes eligible is adopted.

3.  The names of new eligibles will be merged with existing eligibles on the Master list.

4.  The eligibility period for successful candidates will be twelve (12) months.

5.  Candidates who applied after January 17, 2007 may request an extension of eligibility as soon as their eligibility period expires. Eligibility extensions can be granted for an additional twelve (12) months. Scores and Ranks will remain the same. To request an eligibility extension, contact Titus Whitehead at: titus.whitehead@sfgov.org  Requests to extend eligibility will not be granted to candidates who applied to the recruitment prior to January 17, 2007.

6.  Applicants are advised to keep a copy of all documents submitted. Hiring departments may require applicants to submit the same and/or additional documents at a later date.

7.  In order to receive credit for possession of EIT certificate and/or engineering-related work experience, verification must be provided with the application.

8.  Most positions require a valid California driver’s license.

9.  All City and County of San Francisco employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109).  Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect.  Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.

Employment, Character and Background Investigation :
Prior to appointment in some departments, candidates being considered for hire may be required to complete a personal history statement and pass a background investigation to determine fitness for employment. The investigation is limited to job-relevant and legally mandated matters and may include a reference check, verification of employment history and education, military and financial history, fingerprinting, and criminal and motor vehicle records. All statements are subject to verification, and deliberate inaccuracies or incomplete statements may bar the candidate from employment.

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Security Clearance: Candidates for employment with the San Francisco Airport Commission whose job duties require unescorted Air Operations Area (AOA) access are required to provide a complete employment history for the past ten (10) years and an explanation of all gaps in employment during that period. The past ten (10) years of the candidate's employment will be verified. In addition, candidates will be required to undergo a criminal history check, including FBI fingerprints, in order to determine eligibility for security clearance; and will be required to undergo drug/alcohol screening. Per Civil Service Commission Rule Section 110.9.1, every applicant for an examination must possess and maintain the qualifications required by law and by the examination announcement for the examination. Failure to obtain and maintain security clearance may be basis for termination from employment with the Airport Commission.

Qualified applicants with disabilities who need assistance in this process must contact the Department of Human Resources by phone at (415) 557-4943 (voice) or, if hearing impaired, (415) 775-9484 (TDD), or in writing (specify Class 5201) at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94103.

Entrance

 

Micki Callahan

Director of Human Resources

Department of Human Resources

Amended & Reissued: December 21, 2007

Announcement No.:  PCS-5201-053351 to reflect Extension Request Change/Expanded MQs
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DHR Team 1/tlw (415) 557- 4943

Disaster Service Workers

All City and County of San Francisco employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.

Benefits

All employees hired on or after January 10, 2009 will be required (pursuant to San Francisco Charter Section A8.432) to contribute 2% of pre-tax compensation to fund retiree healthcare. In addition, most employees are required to make a member contribution towards retirement, typically a 7.5% of compensation. For more information on these provisions, please contact your departmental personnel officer.