0932 Manager IV, Bureau of Street & Sewer Repair

Assistant Superintendent, BSSR

Recruitment #PBT-0932-064854


 Amended to reflect filing deadline to CONTINUOUS for an expanded qualified applicant pool. May close at anytime.

 This is a Position Based Test conducted in accordance with Civil Service Rule 111A.

Under administrative direction, this position reports directly to the Superintendent of Street and Sewer Repair, and manages and supervises personnel and construction projects that maintain, repair, and improve the City’s streets, sidewalks, curbs, gutters, curb returns, and sewer and storm drainage infrastructure in accordance with established work practices and standards.

Essential functions of this job code include: plan, organize, assign, coordinate, prioritize, schedule, monitor progress, and evaluate the projects and work performed by bureau personnel, directly and through supervisory staff; assist in the administration of the bureau’s day-to-day activities; assist, monitor, and report on the timely completion of work requests for services from internal and external customers; develop, review, analyze, interpret, investigate, implement and enforce city standards, procedures, rules, regulations, codes, policies and provide written reports related to the projects and work performed by bureau and its operations; supervise second-level supervisors by leading, motivating, disciplining, and providing recognition and training to ensure conformance with operating methods and procedures, policies, and standards; provide fiscal management by assisting in the preparation, implementation, and monitoring of the bureau's annual budget; assist in directing and monitoring the bureau's safety and training programs and enforcing safety codes; facilitate the requisition, storekeeping, and maintenance of supplies, materials, and equipment and ensure that mechanical and motorized equipment is maintained and replaced as necessary; may prepare and/or review bid documents and requests for proposals (RFPs) for services to the bureau, making recommendations regarding the awarding of contracts; act on behalf of the superintendent and represent the department in labor negotiations, to legislative bodies, other city departments, community based organizations, and the public; investigate, document, record findings, and analyze results in response to problems, inquiries, requests and complaints; communicate orally and in writing with departmental director, deputy directors, bureau superintendent, other assistant superintendents, staff members, City and outside agency representatives, contractors, business and property owners, or the general public; use a personal computer to write memos, letters, complex reports, performance appraisals, and to develop spreadsheets, presentation tools and databases; use a two-way radio or cell phone to communicate; maintain a valid driver license and drive to various locations; conduct field inspections to ensure conformity with established work practices and standards; participate in departmental and City-wide emergency response team; and perform related duties as required.

Nature of Work: This position requires incumbent to be available after hours, 7 days a week including holidays, to respond to emergency requests and issues.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Seven (7) years of experience in developing, managing and overseeing the schedule and budget of projects that maintain, repair, and improve public streets, walkways, and related infrastructure, which may include street paving; pothole and patch repairs; concrete curbs, gutters, sidewalks, and curb ramps; and sewer and storm drainage repairs.; AND
  2. Three years of this experience must be as a second-level supervisor or manager in the maintenance, repair, and improvement of the public right-of-way. Qualifying experience must be in the areas of street paving; pothole and patch repairs; concrete curbs, gutters, sidewalks, and curb ramps; and sewer and storm drainage repairs. This experience must include direct reporting to an assistant superintendent, assistant department head, or company vice president; AND
  3. Possession of a valid driver’s license (Candidates must maintain a valid California driver’s license throughout the duration of employment.)

Note: One year 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.

The stated desirable qualifications may be used to identify job finalists at the end of the selection process when candidates are referred for hiring. 

  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Possession of a bachelor’s degree in project management, construction management, engineering, or architecture
  • Five (5) or more years of verifiable work experience in the development, implementation, and delivery of capital projects.

How To Apply

Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are only accepted through an online process. Visit www.jobaps.com/sf to register an account (if you have not already done so) and begin the application process.

  • Select the desired job announcement
  • Select “Apply” and read and acknowledge the information
  • Select either “I am a New User” if you have not previously registered, or “I have Registered Previously”
  • Follow instructions on the screen

Computers are available for the public (from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday) to file online applications in the lobby of the Dept. of Human Resources at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco.

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 (@sfgov.org, @sfdpw.org, @sfport.com, @flysfo.com, @sfwater.org, @sfdph.org, @asianart.org, @sfmta.com, @sfpl.org, @dcyf.org, @first5sf.org).

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.

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.

Applications completed improperly may be cause for ineligibility, disqualification or may lead to lower scores.

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the exam analyst, Angie Ignao, by telephone at 415-554-6107, or by email at angie.ignao@sfdpw.org. 

Applicants may be required to submit verification of the qualifying experience and education, at any point in the application, examination or departmental selection process. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of verification of qualifying experience and education. When requested, applicants who possess a degree that is from a foreign and/or non-accredited college or university may be required to provide an equivalency certification of the degree. Failure to submit the required verification, when requested, may result in disqualification or ineligibility for employment. If education verification is required, information on how to verify education requirements, including verifying foreign education credits or degree equivalency, can be found at http://sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=456 .

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.

Selection Procedures

Supplemental Questionnaire: (Weight: 40%)
Candidates will be prompted to complete a supplemental questionnaire as part of the online employment application process. The supplemental questionnaire is designed to measure knowledge, skills, and/or abilities in job-related areas which may include, but not be limited to: technical knowledge, project management, supervisory ability, written communication ability. The supplemental questionnaire will be rated and scored. A passing score must be achieved on the supplemental questionnaire component in order to continue in the selection process. 

Oral/Performance Examination: (Weight: 60%)
Candidates achieving a passing score on the supplemental questionnaire will be invited to participate in the oral/performance examination to assess a candidate’s knowledge, skills and/or abilities in job-related areas which may include but not be limited to: technical knowledge, project management ability, supervisory and management ability, human relations ability and oral communication ability. Candidates must achieve a passing score on the oral/performance examination in order to be ranked on the eligible list.

Note: Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed to advance through all of the steps in the selection procedure.

The certification rule for the ranked eligible lists resulting from this examination will be Rule of Ten Scores. The department may administer additional position-specific selection procedures to make final hiring decisions.

Eligible List: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#eligiblelists  
The eligible list resulting from this examination is subject to change after adoption (e.g., as a result of appeals), as directed by the Human Resources Director 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 Human Resources Director.

Upon approval of the Human Resource Director (see Civil Service Rule 111A.26.5), the eligible list resulting from this announcement may be used by other departments that also use this classification or a similar classification. To find other Departments which use this classification, please see http://www.sfdhr.org/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentID=21246. Search that document by title or job code to see which departments use the classification.


Conviction History

As part of the selection process an image of your fingerprints will be captured and sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction (or arrest, in limited circumstances) history will disqualify you as a candidate based on the specific requirements of the position to which you are applying. If selected for fingerprinting, the hiring department will contact you to schedule an appointment.

Candidates applying for positions with the Unified School District and the Community College District may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under the California Education Code.

Candidates applying for positions with the Recreation and Park Department may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under California Public Resources Code 5164.

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.


Position Based Testing: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#positionbasedtesting.

Reasonable Accommodation Request:  Applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum eligibility requirements for this job announcement can find information on requesting a reasonable ADA Accommodation at: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#applicantswithdisabilities

Veteran’s Preference: Information regarding requests for Veterans Preference can be found at: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#veteranspreference

Seniority Credit in Promotional Exams: Information regarding requests for seniority credit can be found at: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#senioritycredit

General Information concerning City and County of San Francisco Employment Policies and Procedures: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20

Terms of the Announcement: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#announcementsdefinitions
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. Clerical errors may be corrected by the posting the correction on the Department of Human Resources website at www.jobaps.com/sf.

The terms of this announcement may be appealed under Civil Service Rule 111A.35.1. The standard for the review of such appeals is ‘abuse of discretion’ or ‘no rational basis’ for establishing the position description, the minimum qualifications and/or the certification rule. Appeals must include a written statement of the item(s) being contested and the specific reason(s) why the cited item(s) constitute(s) abuse of discretion by the Human Resources Director. Appeals must be submitted directly to the Executive Officer of the Civil Service Commission within five business days of the announcement issuance date.

Copies of Application Documents: Applicants should keep copies of all documents submitted, as these will not be returned.

Right to Work: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#identification
All persons entering the City and County of San Francisco workforce are required to provide verification of authorization to work in the United States


Issued: May 22, 2015
Amended: June 4, 2015 to extend filing deadline

Micki Callahan, Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID: PBT-0932-064854
MCCP No.90-034
GSA - AI (415) 554-6107


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, ranging from 7.5%-13.25% of compensation. For more information on these provisions, please contact the personnel office of the hiring agency.

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