5241 Engineer

Recruitment #TEX-5241-062779






APPOINTMENT TYPETemporary-Exempt.   The General Services Agency Department of Public Works has an opening for an exempt appointment in San Francisco.  The position is excluded by the Charter from competitive civil service examination process.  The successful candidate shall serve at the discretion of the appointing officer.  This position is funded by interdepartmental work order from Client Department with an anticipated duration of up to three (3) years.


GENERAL DESCRIPTION:   Under general direction, the 5241 Engineer performs difficult and responsible professional engineering work in the field and office; supervises and manages professional and technical engineering staff, consultants, and other related staff engaged in a variety of engineering projects. Distinguishing Features: The Engineer is the advanced journey-level classification in the engineering series. It is distinguished from the Associate Engineer classification by its higher level of technical expertise and supervisory responsibility. The Engineer is distinguished from the Senior Engineer by the latter's higher level of management responsibility and participation in policy and procedures development and implementation. The Engineer may act as project engineer or lead designer on complex engineering projects. Supervision Exercised: Supervises professional and sub-professional engineers, technicians, inspectors, surveyors, and other related personnel.


DUTIES SPECIFIC TO THIS POSITION: Under general direction from the Permit Manager, the 5241 will serve as Assistant Permit Manager supervising Permit staff.  Train, monitor, evaluate, and counsel staff in accordance with memoranda of understanding and Civil Service Rules. Prepare and supervise the preparation of documents, including legislation, detailed specifications, and construction bonds; write, reviews, and/or approves departmental correspondence, legislation, reports and other related documents. Review and analyze permits for code conformance and approval; resolves claims and disputes. Direct the technical activities of and manage consultants, permit expeditors, developers, and staff engaged in review, submittal, and approval of permit activities.  Conduct meetings and make presentations to staff, committees, boards, commissions, approval agencies, and the general public.
Performs other duties as required.



  1. Five (5) years verifiable professional civil engineering work experience, which includes two (2) years’ experience equivalent to the 5207 Associate Engineer level or higher; AND 
  2. Possession of a Certificate of Registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of California in the civil discipline.  AND
  3. Possession and maintenance of a current valid California Class C driver’s license (submit copy with application).  

APPLICATION PROCESS:  Applications will be screened to select the candidates with the most relevant qualifications. Candidates meeting the minimum requirements are not guaranteed advancement to the selection process.

In order to be considered for appointment to this position, please submit a cover letter, current resume, copy of license, and verification of minimum qualifications, in addition to completing the CCSF online application. 

Applications completed improperly may be cause for ineligibility and/or disqualification.  All work experience, education, training and other information substantiating how applicant meets the minimum qualifications must be included on their application by the filing deadline.  Information submitted after the filing deadline will not be considered in determining whether the applicant meets the minimum qualifications.   Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed City and County of San Francisco application.

Application materials may be submitted by:

1.      Uploading the documents through JobAps;       OR

2.      Scanning the documents and send as an attachment OR

3.      Hand delivering or sending the documents via U.S. Postal mail to:


General Services Agency, Human Resources   

1155 Market Street, 4th Floor

San Francisco, CA 94103

Attention: Class 5241


Mailed materials must be received no later than close of business (COB - 5:00 p.m.), April, 28, 2014.

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


·         Click and select TEX-5241-062779.

·         Click on “Apply”, read the instructions and "agree to the terms of use".

·         Click on “I am a New User” if you have not previously registered, or on “I have Registered    Previously”.

·         Follow the instructions given on the screen.



Applicants are required to submit verification (proof) of qualifying training, education (transcripts or diploma/degree) and experience when submitting your online application.  Verification of experience must be submitted on employer’s official letterhead, specifying name of the applicant, job title(s), duties performed, dates of service, and must be signed by the employer or the employer’s authorized representative.  City employment will be verified by employee record.  City and County employees will receive credit for the duties of the class/position to which appointed.  Credit for experience obtained outside of the employee’s class will be allowed only if recorded in accordance with the provisions of the Civil Service Commission Rules.  City employees relying upon qualifying work experience gained outside the City and County of San Francisco must submit written verification of such experience as described above. Self-employment requires evidence of total earnings (copies of income tax returns or other official documents); occupation and duties performed which demonstrate that the applicant meets the qualification requirements. Verification may be waived if impossible to obtain. The applicant MUST submit a signed statement with the application explaining why verification cannot be obtained. Waiver requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Failure to submit the required verification or request for waiver with the application may result in rejection of the application. 

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.



Application will be reviewed and assessed for relevant qualifying experience (see Application Procedure above).  Only those applicants who most closely meet the needs of the department will be invited to participate in the interview process.  Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed an invitation to interview.  Qualified applicants who are selected for an interview will be notified of the exact date, time, and place of the interview.


If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact Marlo Thomas at (415) 554-6000 or via email:  marlo.thomas@sfdpw.org and enyinnaya.nwamuo@sfdpw.org.


General Information concerning City and County of San Francisco Employment Policies and Procedures:
Important Employment Information for the City and County of San Francisco can be obtained at
http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20 or hard copy at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor.


Terms of Announcement:
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


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


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.


Issued:  April 11, 2014

Micki Callahan

Human Resources Director

Department of Human Resources

Recruitment ID No:  TEX-541-062779

GSA – DPW/mt


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.


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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