6231 Senior Street Inspector

Recruitment #PBT-6231-081852

Introduction

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

Position Description:
Under direction, the Senior Street Inspector supervises and performs complex inspections of streets, sidewalks, trench excavations and repair projects and examines permits and specifications to ensure compliance with codes, ordinances, regulations and permit conditions.

Examples of Important and Essential Duties:
1. Makes site visits to perform inspections of streets, sidewalks and construction venues.
2. Reads, reviews, interprets and recommends revisions to codes, regulations, permits, plans and specifications.
3. Explains and enforces codes and ordinances.
4. Responds to, investigates and takes corrective action in regards to street and sidewalk defects or improper use.
5. Recommends administrative penalties as necessary.
6. Analyzes program needs and recommends unit performance goals and budget.
7. Coordinates and facilitates meetings and hearings related to street, utility or construction sites.
8. Performs basic mathematical calculations related to sidewalk repairs.
9. Generates reports, maintains records, sends and receives emails, approves time records and performs other processing functions with a computer.
10. Communicates with contractors, representatives of utility companies, property or business owners, permit holders, other City departments and the general public.
11. Provides depositions or testifies in court.
12. Represents the department at boards, commissions and community meetings and public hearings.
13. Performs related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Three (3) years of experience as a Street Inspector; OR

2. Three (3) years of experience monitoring quality assurance and code compliance related to excavation, roadways and sidewalk construction; OR

3. Three (3) years of experience in permit review, permit issuance or plan checking related to the construction or maintenance of the public right of way; AND

4. Possession of a valid driver license.

Desirable Qualifications:
The stated desirable qualifications may be used to identify job finalists at the end of the selection process when candidates are referred for hiring.
1. Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
2. Ability to compile and analyze technical information.
3. Ability to problem-solve complicated construction issues and identify alternatives and make related recommendations.
4. Perform database management tasks related to area of assignment.
5. Knowledge of principles and practices of technical report writing and data presentation.
6. Knowledge of construction materials and methods.

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

Computer kiosks 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 Department of Human Resources at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103.

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, @sfusd.edu, @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. 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.

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the exam analyst, Sean Sexton, by phone at (415) 554-6050 or email at Sean.Sexton@sfgov.org.

Verification:
Applicants may be required to submit verification of the qualifying experience and licensure, 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 http://sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=456.  Failure to submit the required verification, when requested, may result in disqualification or ineligibility for employment.

Note: Falsifying one’s education 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 (Qualifying):
Applicants will be prompted to complete a supplemental questionnaire as part of the online employment application. It is essential that applicants provide complete information in identifying their experience. The supplemental questionnaire will be used to evaluate whether each applicant meets the minimum qualifications for this position. Applicants must also complete the official application. The information in the supplemental questionnaire will not be scored and is collected for informational purposes.

Written Examination (Weight 100%):
Candidates deemed to meet the minimum qualifications will be invited to participate in a written examination designed to assess their relative knowledge, skills and abilities in job-related areas, which may include, but not are limited to: knowledge of safety, roadway, street and sidewalk inspection practices and procedures and basic math; ability to interpret, apply and enforce codes, specifications, ordinances and regulations, maintain working relationships and use computer applications; supervisory, written and oral communication abilities. Candidates must achieve a passing score in order to be ranked on the eligible list.

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

Eligible List:
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, the eligible list resulting from this announcement may be used by other departments that also use this classification or a similar classification.


Conviction History

As a finalist for a job, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be 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) conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you are a finalist. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances, such as:

  • 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.

Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with the City.

If you are selected as a finalist, the hiring department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.

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.

Conclusion

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.

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

Veteran’s Preference:
Information regarding requests for Veteran’s Preference can be found at: http://sfdhr.org/veterans-preference.

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 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.  Clerical errors may be corrected by 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:
All persons entering the City and County of San Francisco workforce are required to provide verification of authorization to work in the United States.

 

Combined Promotive and Entrance
Issued: December 29, 2017

Micki Callahan, Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID: PBT-6231-081852
GSA - SS (415) 554-6050

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

For more information about benefits, please click here.

 



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