7338 Electrical Line Worker

Recruitment #TEX-7338-070415

Introduction

 POSITION: Under general supervision, performs skilled line work in the installation, testing, maintenance and repair of overhead and underground copper and fiber cable for police and fire alarm signal, traffic control, communication systems, and for other departments communication distribution lines of systems under 600 volts; and performs related duties as required. Requires responsibility for: carrying out existing methods and procedures involving line construction, maintenance and repair activities; keeping routine records of work time and materials used. Nature of work involves considerable physical effort and dexterity in the use of fingers, limbs and body; frequent exposure to natural elements and working conditions where serious accidents or injuries may occur.  

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Installs, terminates, tests, repairs and maintains overhead and underground fiber and copper cables.
  • Installs, repairs, and maintains high tension overhead transmission systems under 600 volts, related feeder lines, towers and poles; performs such maintenance activities when lines are energized as well as de-energized.
  • Installs and maintains underground cables and feeders and related auxiliary equipment.
  • Installs and maintains Outdoor Warning System, fire alarm boxes, telephone systems, traffic signals, block and warning signals and lighting circuits; maintains alarm bells and telegraphic equipment in fire stations; trouble shoots, locates and repairs circuits in the communications systems.
  • Tests, inspects, repairs, and replaces traffic signal, fire alarm boxes; patrols and inspects overhead lines and circuits to identify faulty or worn parts relative to necessary replacement and repair.
  • Operates power auger to dig pole holes; sets, plumbs and anchors poles; repairs and replaces cross-arms and related hardware and strings transmission/communication lines and wires.
  • Splices and makes repairs to aluminum and copper conductors; cleans and paints transmission, siren and radio towers and power line poles; patrols and inspects transmission/communication lines and removes trees or other obstructions on line right-of-way.
  • Overhauls and replaces switches, circuit breakers and fuses; cleans and washes insulators with special "hot line" equipment.

JOB TYPE: This Temporary Exempt - Full Time position is excluded by the Charter from the competitive civil service examination process and shall serve at the discretion of the appointing officer. This position has an anticipated duration of no more than three (3) years and will not result in an eligible list or permanent civil service hiring.

WORK LOCATION: Incumbent will conduct the majority of work at the Department of Technology, 1800 Jerrold Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94124 and other sites throughout the City of San Francisco.  

NATURE OF WORK: Candidate must be willing to work a 40-hour week as determined by the department. Travel within San Francisco is required.

Minimum Qualifications

These minimum qualifications establish the education, training, experience, special skills and/or license(s) which are required for employment in the classification.  Please note, additional qualifications (i.e., special conditions) may apply to a particular position and will be stated on the exam/job announcement.

Education:

Completion of a State Certified electrical line apprenticeship program; OR

Experience:

Three (3) years of verifiable work experience as a journey-level line worker working with pole systems, construction, installation, maintenance and repair of overhead lines, communication systems and underground communication systems.

License and Certification:

Possession of a valid California Driver’s License.

Substitution:

Completion of a Lineman college program with a minimum of 500 hours of which at least 375 hours must be field training that includes pole climbing can substitute for one (1) year of the required work experience.

NOTE:

1.    MEDICAL EXAMINATION: Prior to appointment, eligible candidates must successfully pass a medical examination to determine his/her ability to perform the essential function of this job.

2.    MEDICAL TESTING: Prior to appointment, eligible candidates must successfully pass the TB testing Process.

3.    SECURITY CLEARANCES AND BACKGROUND INVESTIGATIONS: Positions in this classification may require that successful candidates who become eligible for appointment may be required to go through a background investigation to determine the candidate’s suitability for employment in this classification. Factors considered in the investigation may include employment history, use of illegal/controlled substances. Reasons for rejection based on this investigation may include, but not limited to: applicable convictions, repeated or serious violations of the law, inability to accept supervision, inability to follow rules and regulations, falsification of application materials and/or other relevant factors. Failure to obtain and maintain security clearance may be basis for termination.

4.     Prospective and current employees may be subject to DRUG AND/OR ALCOHOL TESTING in accordance with Federal rules and regulations.  

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.

Resumes may be attached to the application; however, resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed City and County of San Francisco application.

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the exam analyst, Raquel Knighten, by telephone at 415-581-3945, or by email at Raquel.knighten@sfdpw.org.

Selection Plan

Applications will be screened for relevant qualifying experience. Additional screening mechanisms may be implemented in order to determine candidates’ qualifications. Only those applicants who most closely meet the needs of the Agency will be invited to participate in the selection process. Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement to the interview.

Verification: Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience 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

The application procedure is in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need assistance to participate in this recruitment, contact Raque Knighten (415) 581-3945, or in writing at Raquel.Knighten@sfdpw.org. Notification in advance will enable the department and County to evaluate arrangements to reasonably accommodate your need.

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

Requests: 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

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 www.jobaps.com/sf.

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://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process or hard copy at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor.

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.

Safety Sensitive Positions Requirements:
In compliance with the Department of Transportation Omnibus Transportation Employee Testing Act of 1991 employing the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) regulations, drug and alcohol testing for employees in “safety-sensitive” positions are required.  The selected applicants for safety-sensitive positions will be required to pass a Pre-Employment drug test prior to appointment and shall be subject to Random, Post-Accident, Reasonable Suspicion, Return-To-Duty, and Follow-Up testing during employment.  Prior to appointment to an FMCSA position, each applicant who has participated in a DOT drug and alcohol testing program within the immediately preceding two years will be required to sign a consent form authorizing the City to contact his/her prior employers concerning his/her drug and alcohol test history.

Issued:  April 18, 2017
Micki  Callahan
Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID Number: TEX-7338-070415
GSA-Department of Technology/ RK / 415-581-3945

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.

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