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Job Opening: Engineer (Transportation)


Position: Engineer (Transportation)
Company: City & County of San Francisco
Location: San Francisco CA US

Under general direction, performs difficult and responsible professional engineering work in the field and office and supervises engineering personnel, including consultants, engaged in such work. The essential functions of the Engineer class may vary depending on assignment and include: supervising professional and technical engineering personnel, consultants and other related staff engaged in a variety of engineering projects; assigning and reviewing work, analyzing workloads and budgets, and selecting, training, motivating, monitoring, evaluating and counseling staff; supervising and reviewing the preparation of documents; reviewing and analyzing bids for conformance with specifications and for award approval; negotiating and modifying contracts and resolving claims and disputes; supervising and monitoring the inspection of complex engineering projects and organizing and supervising the activities of field inspection staff; advising operating staff in water/wastewater treatment goals and process optimization; directing or participating in scientific research projects related to the study of water and/or wastewater treatments and their effects on the environment and other engineering functions; preparing and reviewing engineering designs, drawings and specifications; performing and reviewing difficult engineering calculations; reviewing federal, regional and local regulations and legislation affecting engineering work; analyzing and solving complex engineering and process related problems; writing, reviewing and approving departmental correspondence, reports and other related documents; and conducting meetings and making presentations to staff, committees, approval agencies, clients and the general public. May act as a project engineer or resident engineer for complex projects. Performs other related duties as required.

Working Conditions: Some positions may require specific lifting up to 50 pounds; climbing ladders; working in high places and confined spaces; exposure to various weather conditions and outdoors; bending, sitting, and walking for extended periods of time and over uneven surfaces. Positions in this class may also be required to work specific schedules which may include weekends, holidays, part time, nights, and/or overtime.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Five (5) years of verifiable professional Transportation Engineering experience, which includes two (2) years experience equivalent to City and County of San Francisco class 5207 Associate Engineer as a licensed Professional Engineer in the specialty you are applying for; AND

2. Possession of a current Certificate of Registration as a Professional Engineer in the State of California in Civil Engineering or Traffic Engineering.

Substitution: Candidates licensed in other states, who otherwise meet the minimum requirements of this announcement, but do not possess the required California license, may file for this examination, and if successful, will be placed under waiver on the resulting eligible list until the required California license is presented.

Verification: Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point in the application, examination and/or departmental process. 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. For more information on verification, please visit the following link: .

How To Apply

Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are only accepted through an online process. Visit 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 (,,,,,,,,,,

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.

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed City and County of San Francisco application.

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, Kenson Wong , by telephone at (415)557-4865, or by email at .

Selection Procedures

Training and Experience Evaluation (100%):

Candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will be evaluated based on the information provided in the supplemental questionnaire to determine the final score and rank on the eligible list.

Eligible List:

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.

The duration of the eligible list resulting from this examination process will be of 6 months, and may be extended with the approval of the Human Resources Director.


The certification rule for the eligible list resulting from this examination will be Rule of Seven Scores. Additional selection processes may be conducted by the hiring department prior to making final hiring decisions.

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 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 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.


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 or hard copy at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4 th 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.


Applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum eligibility requirements for this job announcement can find information on requesting a reasonable ADA Accommodation at:

Information regarding requests for Veterans Preference can be found at:

Seniority Credit in Promotional Exams:

Information regarding seniority credit can be found at:

Terms of Announcement and Appeal Rights

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. [Note: The correction of clerical errors in an announcement may be posted on the Department of Human Resources website at .] The terms of this announcement may be appealed under Civil Service Rule 110.4. Such appeals must be submitted in writing to the Department of Human Resources, 1 S Van Ness Avenue, 4 th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103-5413 by close of business on the 5th business day following the issuance date of this examination announcement. Information concerning other Civil Service Commission Rules involving announcements, applications and examination policies, including applicant appeal rights, can be found on the Civil Service Commission website at .

Exam Type: CPE

Issued: February 26, 2018

Micki Callahan

Human Resources Director

Department of Human Resources

Recruitment ID Number: 902355



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.

For more information about benefits, please click here.


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