Applications are being accepted for the position of Plant Mechanic I/II with the City of South San Francisco.
OPEN UNTIL FILLED RECRUITMENT: Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. Once it is determined that there are a sufficient number of qualified candidates who meet the minimum requirements, the next phase of the selection process will be scheduled. Please ensure timely and complete submission of employment application and supporting documents as recruitment may close at any time.
THE CITY OFFERS AN ATTRACTIVE BENEFIT PACKAGE, AS WELL AS CALPERS RETIREMENT PLAN AND SOCIAL SECURITY PARTICIPATION.
The City of South San Francisco is a General Law city with a population of 68,000 residents that grows to 110,000 during business hours. South San Francisco is strategically located on the west shore of the San Francisco Bay, in northern San Mateo County, 10 miles south of San Francisco. This City is also located along the Bay Area's main transportation routes, included 101, 280, Caltrain, BART, San Francisco Bay Ferry, and the San Francisco International Airport.
The City of South San Francisco is a full-service city with 12 City Departments including Police; Fire; Parks and Recreation; Public Works; Economic and Community Development; City Attorney; Library; Finance; Information Technology; Human Resources; City Clerk; and Office of the City Manager. The City has a Council-City Manager form of government with more than 460 full-time regular employees.
The City of South San Francisco proudly remains The Industrial City, a reflection of its steel mill and ship building past. In recent years, the City has been redefined to reflect the innovative, entrepreneurial and industrious spirit, which has made South San Francisco the Biotech Capital of the World.
South San Francisco’s biotechnology cluster is the largest in the world, with roughly 45,000 life science workers, 200 biotech companies, and over 12 million square feet of office/R&D facilities – with an additional 9 million square feet of new R&D facilities in the development pipeline.
South San Francisco enjoys a high quality of life with an extensive public parks system, active library and learning programming and a dynamic, engaged community making South San Francisco a great place to live, learn, work, and play.
THE WATER QUALITY CONTROL PLANT:
The Water Quality Control Plant (WQCP) processes wastewater discharge for the cities of South San Francisco, San Bruno and the Town of Colma. The Water Quality Control Plant is a division of the Public Works Department staffed by 38 employees including: Plant Superintendent and Assistant Plant Superintendent of WQCP; Maintenance, Laboratory and Environment Compliance Supervisors; Senior Chemist; Chemist; Lead Plant Mechanics; Plant Mechanics; Lead Plant Operators; Plant Operators; Electricians; Senior Environmental Compliance Inspector; Environmental Compliance Inspectors, Utility Workers, and two Administrative Assistants.
Depending on the strength of eligible candidates and their fit within the Public Works Department - WQCP Division, the vacancy will be filled as a Plant Mechanic I or as a Plant Mechanic II.
Mechanic I - this class represents the entry level for the Plant Mechanic series where incumbents may be assigned increasingly responsible duties with the expectation of eventually promoting to the journey level class of Plant Mechanic II. This class is distinguished from the Plant Mechanic II by the performance of the more routine tasks and duties assigned to positions. Since this class is typically used as a training class, employees may have limited or no directly related work experience.
Mechanic II - this is a journey- level within the Plant Mechanic series. Employees within this class are distinguished from the Plant Mechanic I by the performance of the full range of duties as assigned. Positions assigned to this class are required to have complete working knowledge of water quality control plant maintenance and are expected to carry out assigned duties and responsibilities with minimal supervision. Employees at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise, and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of the work unit.
THE SELECTION PROCESS:
The process will first consist of a review of application materials and responses to the supplemental questionnaire, which must be detailed and complete. A resume may be included but does not substitute for a complete application. Applications with "see resume" as a substitution for the work experience description; those with unclear past employment information; or those with insufficient information to evaluate possession of minimum qualifications will not be considered. The most highly suitable and qualified candidates will be invited to participate in the next phase of the selection process, which will consist of any or all of the following: oral panel interview, Training and Education Evaluation, written exercise, or other assessment procedure deemed appropriate.
Upon completion of this phase, an eligible list will be established which will be used for the appointment to the position. Possession of minimal qualifications does not guarantee advancement in the selection process and placement on the eligible employment list. Top scoring candidates will be invited to the next phase of the selection process which will consist of any or all of the following: a departmental interview and written/performance exercise. All applicants will be notified by email as to whether or not they are invited to participate further in the selection process.
Appeals concerning administration of an examination must be submitted in writing within 2-business days from the date the event occurred.
Note: The City of South San Francisco reserves the right, at its discretion, to limit the number of qualified candidates invited to the selection process. Admission to the examination process may be limited to those applicants who demonstrate the best combination of qualifications on the application and resume, in addition to an assessment of supplemental questionnaire responses. Applicants possessing the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed admission to the examination.
To review complete job descriptions which include all special requirements, please go to www.ssf.net