7432, Electrical Line Helper

Recruitment #TEX-7432-066139


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 up to three years (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, Public Safety Operation Division located at 1800 Jerrold, San Francisco, CA  94124. However, there may be situations where the incumbent will be required to work at other sites throughout the City of San Francisco.  

NATURE OF WORK: Candidates must be willing to work a 40-hour week as determined by the department and twenty-four hour on-call support. Occasional weekend work may be required.

POSITION: Under general supervision, the incumbent will assist in the performance of work necessary to the installation of copper and fiber cable infrastructure and installation and maintenance of overhead and underground communication lines supporting the Public Safety Network.  This position may also assist in the installation of fiber and copper cables on traffic signal poles, mast arms and street lighting facilities.  This work involves considerable physical effort and dexterity, and frequent exposure to all weather conditions.  Employee must be proficient in the safe use and operation of pneumatic and hydraulic jack hammers and tampers and various power and hand tools applicable to departmental projects.  


  1. Assist in the installation of copper wire and fiber optic cable infrastructure and assist cable splicers on public safety underground and overhead fiber and copper cable jobs. 
  2. Set up job sites and prepare splicing materials.
  3. Assist line crew installing wood, concrete, or steel poles.
  4. Perform ground work necessary to install overhead cooper and fiber optic communication lines on wood, concrete, and steel poles, or other supporting structures.
  5. Assist in the replacement of fire alarm boxes, police call boxes, traffic signal and street light lamps.
  6. Work with labor crew to dissemble and install foundations for poles and fixtures.
  7. Assists line crew with various types of fiber and copper installation work.
  8. Perform general housekeeping at maintenance yards and at job sites.
  9. Transport material, equipment and personnel to job sites and corporate yard locations.

Minimum Qualifications

1.      Two (2) years of full time verifiable general electrical and mechanical work experience in maintenance/construction; (experience as an auto technician/mechanic will not be considered qualifying); AND

2.     Possession of a high school diploma or proof of successful completion of an equivalency test (G.E.D or California High School Proficiency Examination); AND

3.     Possession of a valid Class C driver license.


1. MEDICAL TESTING: Prior to appointment, eligible candidates must successfully pass the TB testing Process and medical evaluation.

2. 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.

3. Prospective and current employees may be subject to drug and/or alcohol testing in accordance with Federal rules and regulations.

The City and County of San Francisco’s Substance Abuse Policy, in compliance with the Department of Transportation Omnibus Transportation Employer Testing Act of 1991 employing the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) regulations, requires drug and alcohol testing for employees in “safety-sensitive” positions. Some 7338 Electrical Line Worker positions qualify as “safety-sensitive” as defined by the (FMCSA) and FTA regulations. 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 “safety-sensitive 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.”

How To Apply

Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are being 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 7432, Electrical Line Helper (TEX-7432-066139)
  • 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).

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,Jacqueline Sanders , by telephone at (415) 581-3945, or by email at Jacque.Sanders@sfgov.org.

Selection Procedures

SELECTION PROCEDURE: 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 OF EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION: Verification of experience/education may be required at a later date. If verification is required, failure to provide it may result in disqualification from the selection process. 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.   The application procedure is in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you need assistance to participate in this recruitment, contact Jacqueline Sanders (415) 581-3945, or in writing at Jacque.Sanders@sfgov.org. Notification in advance will enable the department and County to evaluate arrangements to reasonably accommodate your need.


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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