Mechanical Shop And Equipment Superintendent (Job Code 7126) - FILING DEADLINE 12/19/2013
The following information describes the civil service classification for which applications are being solicited.
Make sure you read the entire announcement before completing the application form. The purpose of this examination announcement is to establish an eligible list for this classification.
Under general direction, the Mechanical Shop and Equipment Superintendent, either as an immediate supervisor or through subordinate supervisors, directs the activities of a group of crafts persons engaged in the fabrication, maintenance and repairs of a wide variety of machinery and other heavy equipment. Heavy equipment includes cable car propulsion cable, gear drives, motors, tension carriages, turntables, sheaves, pulleys, and track way mechanical components (such as depression beams, bumper bars, gypsies and safety latches). Essential functions include: managing subordinate supervisors and craft workers who are involved in a wide range of technical duties needed to maintain the heavy equipment; coordinating with appropriate supervisors in the fabrication, maintenance, repair of a wide variety of mechanical equipment; preparing specifications for the purchase of new equipment or machinery, and preparing and directing the preparation of various written reports; preparing annual budget as well as managing the expenditure of funds; monitoring work performed by outside contractors; carrying out safety requirements and procedures; interacting with departmental personnel, contractors and others pertaining to the fabrication, maintenance and repair activities; and assisting subordinates in professional development. Incumbents also perform other related duties as required.
Nature of the work may require working in adverse weather and working conditions, working in confined spaces and hazardous traffic conditions. Incumbents may be required to work day, swing and graveyard shifts, holidays and weekends.
1. Three (3) years of verifiable experience supervising the activities of crafts persons in a machine shop engaged in the maintenance and repair of heavy mechanical equipment
such as cable car propulsion cable, gear drives, motors, tension carriages, turntables, sheaves, pulleys, and track way mechanical components such as depression beams, bumper bars, gypsies, and safety catches; AND
2. Possession and maintenance of a valid class C driver license.
HOW TO APPLY:
Employment applications for this exam announcement will be accepted only through an online process. Mailed, hand delivered or faxed applications will not be accepted.
* To apply, visit to begin the application process
* Click and select “7126 Mechanical Shop and Equipment Superintendent” (CBT-7126-900055)”
* Click on “Apply” and read and acknowledge the information
* Click on “I am a New User” if you have not previously registered, or on “I have Registered
* Follow instructions given on the screen
Computer kiosks 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 One South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor and at the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency at One South Van Ness Avenue, 6th Floor.
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 and ).
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.
Applications completed improperly may be cause for ineligibility, disqualification or may lead to lower scores
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.
If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact us at 415.701.5046 or 415.701.4441 between 8:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.- 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
All applicants must submit a copy of a valid Driver License at the time of filing.
Current City and County of San Francisco employees who have three (3) years of experience in Class 7286 Wire Rope Cable Maintenance Supervisor need not provide verification of qualifying experience. All other applicants, including employees of the City and County of San Francisco, must submit written verification (proof) of all work experience needed to qualify, as well as a copy of Driver License. T: his required verification must be submitted by the filing deadline (postmark not accepted).
Verification can be submitted by one of the following methods:
• fax to (415) 581-5120; or
• attach to the online application in the “Other” tab; or
• hand-deliver to One South Van Ness Avenue, Sixth Floor (closes at 5pm); or
• mail to One South Van Ness Avenue, Sixth Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103; ATTN: 7126 Mechanical Shop and Equipment Superintendent.
Verification of work experience must be on the employer’s letterhead; must show the name of the applicant; job title(s) and duties performed; dates of employment; types of employment (part-time/full-time); and must be signed by the employer. City employees may submit copies of recent performance appraisals or a letter of verification from their Human Resources department as verification of qualifying experience. City employees will receive credit for the duties of the class to which they are appointed. Credit for experience obtained outside of the employee’s class will be allowed only if recorded in accordance with the provisions of the Civil Service Commission Rules.
Applicants who cannot obtain the required verification of employment may request a waiver of the verification requirement. The applicant must submit a signed statement explaining the reason for the request, the name(s) of the employer(s) with whom qualifying experience was obtained, job title(s), duties performed, and the dates of employment. Verification of experience may be waived if impossible to obtain. Waiver requests will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
Failure to submit the required verification, or a request for waiver of verification, by the filing deadline (postmark not accepted) may result in disqualification of the application. All statements made on the application or subsequent documents required under this examination are subject to verification.
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.
Written/Performance Examination: (Weight: 100%)
Candidates will be tested to determine their relative knowledge, skills and abilities in job related areas which may include but are not limited to: knowledge of maintenance practices and procedures; knowledge of preventive maintenance; managerial/supervisory ability; planning, scheduling and estimating ability; knowledge of safety, and interpersonal ability.
The certification rule used for the eligible list resulting from this examination will be the Rule of
Three Scores. In addition to the above selection procedure, the department may utilize additional selection procedures to make final hiring decisions.
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.
Make sure your application and any attachments to the application submitted at the time of filing are complete and accurate and include details on all experience, education, training and other information that qualifies you for this recruitment. Failure to submit a complete and accurate application at the time of filing may result in your ineligibility for this recruitment or inability to receive full credit for scoring purposes. Any new information concerning work experience, education, training and other information that is submitted after the filing deadline may not be used for scoring or considered to determine whether you meet the minimum qualifications.
Applicants are responsible for notifying the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency – Merit Unit of any changes to contact information, such as e-mail address or mailing address. This information should be submitted to the SFMTA-Merit Unit, One South Van Ness Avenue - 6th Floor, San Francisco, CA, 94103. Contact Information can also be updated online at by clicking on “Update My Contact Info” and logging into your account. If updating contact information online, applicants must contact the analyst at (415) 701-5009 immediately to inform them of the change. Failure to do so may result in the loss of eligibility.
Medical Examination/Drug Testing:
Candidates who are being considered for appointment will be placed under waiver until this requirement is met. The medical examination will be administered only to those applicants who are being considered for appointment.
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) has determined that Class 7126 Mechanical Shop and Equipment Superintendent is a “safety-sensitive” position, under regulations issued by the Federal Transit Administration (49 CFR Part 655). Federal law requires that all transit employees who perform safety-sensitive functions be subject to random, post-accident, reasonable suspicion, return-to-duty and follow-up drug and alcohol testing. All applicants for Safety-Sensitive positions shall undergo urine drug testing prior to employment and within 90 days prior to performing Safety-Sensitive functions for the first time. Receipt by the SFMTA of a negative test result is required prior to the employee being placed on the payroll. A positive, adulterated, negative dilute or substituted test will result in a decision not to hire, and the applicant’s name will be removed from the list of eligibles for Safety-Sensitive positions. The SFMTA will not consider hiring any person who tested positive, adulterated, substituted or refused to submit to testing for a minimum of two years following the positive test.
In addition, each applicant who has worked for a Department of Transportation (DOT)- regulated employer(s) within the last two years will be required to sign a consent form, prior to appointment, authorizing SFMTA to obtain information from his/her prior employers concerning his/her drug and alcohol test history. Each applicant will also be required to provide SFMTA with information regarding whether, during the last two years, the applicant tested positive or refused to test on any pre-employment drug or alcohol test administered by an employer to which the applicant applied for, but did not obtain, safety-sensitive transportation work covered by DOT drug and alcohol testing rules. SFMTA will not hire any applicant for a safety-sensitive position who fails to provide this information or fails to provide written consent for the release of information from prior employers.
Qualified applicants with disabilities requiring reasonable accommodation in the selection process must contact the SFMTA by phone at 415.701.5046, 415.701.4441 or 415.701.5043 (TTY); or in writing to: SFMTA Human Resources, Merit Section, 1 South Van Ness, 6th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103. For further information, contact 415.701.5046 or 415.701.4441.
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Terms of the 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
The terms of this announcement may be appealed under Civil Service Rule 111A.35.1. The standard for the review of such appeals is ‘abuse of discretion’ or ‘no rational basis’ for establishing the position description, the minimum qualifications and/or the certification rule. Appeals must include a written statement of the item(s) being contested and the specific reason(s) why the cited item(s) constitute(s) abuse of discretion by the Human Resources Director. Appeals must be submitted directly to the Executive Officer of the Civil Service Commission within five business days of the announcement issuance date.
Copies of Application Documents:
Applicants are advised to keep copies of all documents submitted. Submitted documents become a permanent part of the exam record and will not be returned. The hiring department may require applicants to submit the same documents and/or additional documents at a later date.
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AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
COMBINED PROMOTIVE & ENTRANCE Issued: December 6, 2013