Water Quality Control Plant Electrician I/II

City of South San Francisco | South San Francisco, CA

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Posted Date 10/29/2019
Description

he City of South San Francisco is now accepting applications for the position of Water Quality Control Plant Electrician I/II

 

Application Deadline:  November 12, 2019 @ 5 p.m. or upon receipt of the first 100 applicants, whichever occurs first

The City of South San Francisco is a fully independent and highly commercialized full-service City with an estimated population of 65,710 growing to 100,000 during business hours. City departments include: 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 400 full-and part-time employees.

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.

THE POSITION:

Depending on the strength of eligible candidates and their fit with the Public Works Department - WQCP Division, the vacancy will be filled as a Plant Electrician I or as a Plant Electrician II.

Electrician I - this class represents the entry level for the Plant Electrician series where incumbents may be assigned increasingly responsible duties with the expectation of eventually promoting to the journey level class of Plant Electrician II.  This class is distinguished from the Plant Electrician 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.

Electrician II - this is a journey- level within the Plant Electrician series.  Employees within this class are distinguished from the Plant Electrician 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 electrical and mechanical maintenance and repair tasks associated with a water quality control plant 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.

SELECTION PROCESS:

The selection process will first consist of a review of your application materials, including responses to the supplemental questionnaire. A résumé may be included, but does not substitute for a completed 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 selection process of an oral interview panel (weighted at 100%) tentatively scheduled for December 5, 2019.  Possession of minimal qualifications does not guarantee advancement in the selection process and placement on the eligible employment list. The eligible list will be used for the appointment of the position. Top scoring candidates will be invited to the next phase of the selection process which is a departmental interview.

Appeals concerning administration of an examination must be submitted in writing within two (2) business days from the date the event occurred.

Prior to a conditional employment offer being made, a thorough background check will be completed, including medical examination including drug screen and fingerprint check. At the time employment is offered, applicants must be able to furnish proof of legal right to work within the United States.

This general announcement is subject to change. It does not constitute an expressed or implied contract.

To review the complete job descriptions that include all special requirements, visit the City’s website at www.ssf.net

 

Ideal Candidate

QUALIFICATIONS:

Experience and Training

Any combination of experience and training that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities would be qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills, and abilities would be:

Electrician I:

Experience: One year of electrical and mechanical maintenance and repair experience.

Training: Equivalent to graduation from high school.

Licenses and Certificates:  All licenses and certificates must be maintained as a condition of employment.

  • Possession of, or the ability to obtain and maintain within the probationary period, an appropriate, valid California driver’s license and a satisfactory driving record.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Grade I Mechanical or Electrical Technologist Certificate issued by the California Water Environment Association by the end of the probationary period.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain and maintain, a Confined Space Certification by the end of the probationary period.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain and maintain, a Forklift certification by the end of the probationary period.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain CPR/First Aid certification.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Hazardous Material s First Responder Certification by the end of the probationary period.

Electrician II:

Experience: Two years of experience comparable to a Plant Electrician I with the City of South San Francisco.

Training: Equivalent to graduation from high school.

Licenses and Certificates: All licenses and certificates must be maintained as a condition of employment.  In addition to the certificates/licenses required for Electrician I:

  • Possession of, or ability to obtain, and maintain an appropriate, valid driver's license and a satisfactory driving record and a satisfactory driving record.
  • Possession and maintenance of a Grade II Mechanical or Electrical Technologist Certificate issued by the California Water Environment Association.
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain and maintain, a Confined Space Certification by the end of the probationary period.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Hazardous Materials First Responder Certification by the end of the probationary period.
 

Benefits

Salary:  Electrician I - $37.83 - $45.99/hour; Electrician II - $41.62 - $50.59/hour

Retirement:  CalPERS retirement formula is either 2% at age 60; employee pays approximately 7%, OR 2% at age 62; employee pays approximately 6.5% of pay, depending on the individual’s eligibility.  Social Security and Medicare participation.  Optional participation in 457 deferred compensation plans.  City contributes an equivalent of 1.5% of base pay towards a medical after retirement account.

Health Insurance:  City offers choice of medical HMO (two providers) or PPO plan and offers vision and dental coverage.  City pays 100% of vision and dental premiums for employee and eligible dependents.  Employees contribute 10% of the HMO health premium cost based on the category of coverage (single, two, family).  For PPO, employee pays additional cost difference between PPO and HMO plans.  City provides 100% City-paid short- and long-term disability insurances.  The City offers a discretionary benefit account for employees who demonstrate health coverage elsewhere.

Vacation:  Fifteen to thirty working days annual vacation, based on the length of service.

Holidays:  Fourteen paid holidays per year, including one floating holiday.

Programs:  Unreimbursed Medical and Dependent Care Expenses, Long Term Care Plan, Employee Assistance Program, Deferred Compensation, Credit Union, Recreation Classes, and Reduced-fee Child-care Programs are available.

This classification is in an employee bargaining unit.

 

Special Instructions

DEADLINE TO APPLY:  November 12, 2019 @ 5 P.M. OR UPON RECEIPT OF THE FIRST 100 QUALIFIED ONLINE APPLICATIONS, WHICHEVER OCCURS FIRST.

To be considered for this employment opportunity, you must complete the online application and supplemental questionnaire in their entirety. 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.

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Prior to hire, candidates will be required to successfully complete a pre-employment process, including a pre-employment physical and drug screening (when applicable), a driving record review, reference check, and a Department of Justice (DOJ) fingerprint check. A conviction history will not necessarily disqualify an applicant from appointment.

Candidates requesting veteran’s preference must provide a copy of U.S. Government Form DD 214 "Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty" as an attachment to their CalOpps application.

Candidates with a disability who may require special assistance in any phase of the application or testing process should advise the Human Resources Department upon submittal of application.  Documentation of the need for accommodation must be submitted to HR.

The policy of the City of South San Francisco is to grant equal employment opportunity to all qualified persons without regard to race, color, sex, gender, age, religion, ancestry, physical or mental disability, sexual preference, marital status or national origin.  It is the intent and desire of the City of South San Francisco that equal employment opportunity will be provided in recruiting, hiring, training, promoting, wages, benefits, and all other privileges, terms and conditions of employment.  The City of South San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

DISCLAIMER: This general announcement does not constitute an express or implied contract. Any provisions contained within this announcement may be modified or revoked without notice. Tests may consist of any combination of written, oral or other exercises or assessment procedures as deemed appropriate by the City, in order to evaluate job knowledge, skills and/or abilities as they relate to the position. The City may, without notice, change or eliminate any particular assessment component or combination of components as needs dictate.

 

Recruitment Contact

 
Contact phone: 
(650)877-8522
 
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Job Category
Local Government
Career Level
Entry Level

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