7315 Automotive Machinist Assistant Supervisor

Recruitment #PBT-7315-063972


Position Description:

Under general supervision, performs skilled auto machinist work in connection with the major maintenance, repair and overhaul of a variety of automotive equipment; exercises work direction over a small group of subordinate journeyman craftsmen and servicemen engaged in such work; and performs related duties as required.

Requires responsibility for: explaining and carrying out existing maintenance and repair methods and procedures; preparing and maintaining ordinary-operating and maintenance reports. Nature of work involves: considerable physical effort and dexterity in the use of fingers, limbs and body; continuous exposure to physical and working conditions where minor injuries may be incurred.

The essential functions of this class include: Participates in and assigns work to subordinate journeyman craftsmen engaged in the major overhaul, reconditioning and repair of engines and other component parts of automotive vehicles; inspects, tests and reviews maintenance and repair of vehicles and equipment to assure conformance with instructions and standard procedures; approves completed jobs prior to their release; maintains records of equipment mileage and service time of component parts of equipment to facilitate planning for maintenance and upkeep; inspects incoming equipment to determine extent of damage and malfunctions and arranges for necessary repairs; determines parts and materials needed for repair work, orders same, and assures their compliance with needs when received; maintains materials records and makes recommendations regarding the obtaining of new shop equipment; operates shop equipment and machine tools such as valve facing and reseating machines, honing machines, pedestal grinders, power hack saws, brake rivetors, drill presses, generator resters and other shop equipment within the jurisdiction of this craft in connection with maintenance, repair and overhaul work.

Minimum Qualifications

1. A combination of journey-level experience, apprenticeship training or other related training (must have at least two years of training) as an automotive machinist or heavy duty mechanic, totaling seven (7) years, in which major duties were disassembling, repairing, overhauling and installing mechanical, electrical and hydraulic assemblies in heavy duty vehicles and off-road equipment. To be considered qualifying, this experience must include the use of machine tools such as valve re-facers, hydraulic and drill presses, lathes and grinders;  AND

2. Possession of a Class C driver’s license at time of filing.  Must obtain a Class A driver’s license with Medical Certificate within two months of appointment.  Failure to maintain required license will cause for termination.


Experience as a passenger car mechanic is not qualifying.

Experience in a machine shop which does not involve all the duties listed above is not qualifying.

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.

You can also watch this video for further assistance with our online application system:


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, Laura Carucci, by telephone at 415-554-6050, or by email at Laura.Carucci@sfdpw.org.



Training may be verified by submitting copies of apprenticeship program certificate or license. Verification of experience must show hours of work completed. Verification of experience must be signed by the employer, on the employer’s letterhead, and specify dates of service, job titles and duties performed, including percentage of time spent performing duties which meet the minimum requirements. City and County employees will receive credit for the duties of the class to which appointed. Credit for experience obtained outside of the employee’s class will only be allowed if recorded in accordance with the provisions of Civil Service Commission Rules. City employees may submit performance evaluations or letters from the appointing officer of the department as proof of qualifying City experience, but must verify outside qualifying experience as stated above. 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 by the final filing date, Thursday October 9, 2014 at 5pm, WILL 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.

Applicants may submit verification documentation by:

1. Uploading the documents through JobAps; OR

2. Scanning the documents and send as an attachment to: Laura.Carucci@sfdpw.org OR

3. Faxing the information to GSA: (415) 554-6042: Attention: 7315 Exam OR

4. Sending the documents via U.S. Postal mail to: General Services Agency, Human Resources, 1155 Market St, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103, Attention: 7315 Exam

Selection Procedures

Supplemental Questionnaire (Weight 100%)

Candidates will be prompted to complete a supplemental questionnaire as part of the online employment application. Candidates’ responses to the Supplemental Questionnaire will be used to evaluate your experience including the knowledge, skills and abilities that you possess in job related areas identified as critical for successful performance, which may include but are not limited to: knowledge of safety procedures; supervisory ability; and knowledge of heavy-duty mechanics. All responses to the Supplemental Questionnaire are subject to verification and should be consistent with the information provided in your application. Failure to submit the supplemental questionnaire may result in disqualification from the examination process.

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: 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 twelve (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=13693. 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.


General Information concerning CCSF Employment Policies and Procedures

A hard copy of Important Employment Information for the CCSF can be obtained at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco.


Employment, Character and Background Investigation

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 www.jobaps.com/sf.] The terms of this announcement may be appealed under Civil Service Rule 110.4. Such appeals must be submitted in writing to the Department of Human Resources, 1 S Van Ness Avenue, 4th 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://www.sfgov3.org/index.aspx?


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.



Reasonable Accommodations:

Applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum eligibility requirements for this job announcement can find information on requesting a reasonable Americans with Disability Act Accommodation using the link above.


Veteran's Preference:

Information regarding requests for Veterans Preference can be found using the link above.


Seniority Credit in Promotional Exams:

Information regarding seniority credit can be found using the link above.


Combined Promotive and Entrance
Issued: 9/25/2014

Recruitment ID Number: 063972

Micki Callahan

Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources







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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