Job Details

San Francisco Public Utilities Commission
  • Position Number: 3770225
  • Location: San Francisco, CA
  • Position Type: Facilities Management

Water Construction and Maintenance Superintendent - SFPUC (7134) - (128426)

Location: 1000 El Camino Real, Millbrae, CA 94030
Full Time
Exam Type: PBT
Eligible List Type: Combined Promotive Entrance
Certification Rule: Rule of 3
Fill Type: Permanent Civil Service
Work Hours: Regular
7134 Water Construction and Maintenance Superintendent

Application Opening: 01/03/2023
Application Filing Deadline: 02/06/2023
Annual Salary: (add link to comp site)
Recruitment ID: Eligible List ID - 128426, RTF Code ID -RTF0128425-01103141
This is a Position-Based Test conducted in accordance with CSC Rule 111A.

San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC)
Headquartered in San Francisco, we have 2,300 employees operating across eight counties serving more than 2.7 million customers in the San Francisco Bay Area - 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.
Our Mission: To provide our customers with high quality, efficient, and reliable water, power, and wastewater services in a manner that values environmental and community interests and sustains the resources entrusted to our care.
Our Vision: We are an innovative utility leader, recognized for excellent results in service, safety, stewardship, and inclusiveness.
We are an award-winning and industry-leading utilities organization committed to our customers, community interests, and the environment. To learn more about our organization, please visit our website at
We are proud of our infrastructure and programs, but most importantly, we value our highly qualified and dedicated workforce which ensures that this vision becomes a reality.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:
The City's Department of Human Resources (DHR) is committed to providing a diverse, equitable, inclusive, and belonging environment for the City and County of San Francisco, where all employees and prospective employees experience fairness, dignity, and respect. DHR's mission is to use fair and equitable practices to hire, develop, support, and retain a highly-qualified workforce. The resources support and expand on the Mayor's Executive Directive 18-02, "Ensuring a Diverse, Fair, and Inclusive City Workplace."
To learn more about working at the SFPUC, visit our career site at

The Water Enterprise manages our complex regional water supply system featuring reservoirs, tunnels, pipelines, and treatment plants. We serve 2.7 million Bay Area residential, commercial, and industrial customers with high-quality, great tasting water every day. Our protected watersheds in Tuolumne, Alameda, and San Mateo counties ensure that we deliver safe, reliable water throughout our service area. We are proud to operate one of the most environmentally sustainable systems in the country.

Position Summary
The Water Construction and Maintenance Superintendent, under general direction from the Distribution Manager of the Water Supply and Treatment Division (WSTD), exercises supervision of the activities of second level supervisors and subordinate personnel engaged in the operation, inspection, maintenance, field testing, repairs, and installation of the Regional Water System transmission pipelines, related appurtenances, and the retail and wholesale customer water services for WSTD. The Water Construction and Maintenance Superintendent directly supervises class 7284 Utility Plumber Supervisor II(s) and other subordinate staff.
The essential job junctions may include, but are not limited to:

  • Reports to the Distribution Manager; supervises second level supervisors and subordinate personnel in execution of work assignments relating to repairs, maintenance, and operations of the Regional Water Transmission System.

  • Assigns and reviews daily work orders; oversees and monitors the transmission system's preventive and corrective maintenance program.

  • Assists WSTD Section Managers to ensure the safety, reliability, and efficiency of all Regional Water System facilities; coordinates section activities with those of other division sections, departments, divisions, and outside agencies and organizations.

  • Recommends and implements divisional goals and objectives; establishes performance standards and priorities for system maintenance activities; implements related policies and procedures and makes recommendations to superiors for improvements in maintenance activities, policies, and procedures.

  • Prepares annual budget requests for the Distribution Section; monitors expenditures and approves purchase requisitions.

  • Resolves customer problems and complaints in an efficient and expeditious manner.

  • Directs, supervises, and develops subordinate personnel to assure their productivity, competency, professional growth, and job satisfaction.

  • Plans and manages the development and training of subordinate staff to ensure safety, efficiency, regulatory compliance and an increased understanding of the facilities and operations of the Regional Water Transmission System and its retail and wholesale customer services.

  • Interviews and hires new staff; prioritizes, assigns, and reviews work; approves time off and leave requests; prepares and reviews employee performance evaluations.

  • Develops, reviews, and plans staff training programs.

  • Class 7134 Water Construction and Maintenance Superintendent performs other related duties as required.

Nature of Work: Sustains physical effort, such as standing or walking for prolonged periods, lifts heavy/imbedded manhole covers weighing in excess of 75 lbs., has great manual dexterity, wears respiratory protection equipment, has frequent exposure to potential hazards and exposure to inclement weather, works around extreme wildlife, working above water, working in small, confined spaces or at great heights. Incumbent may be required to work on all shifts, respond to emergencies on a 24-hour on-call basis, and work alone or with a crew.

If you are interested in this job, we are looking for people that have the following minimum qualifications:
1. Eight years of experience in the metal trades industry, preferably in a large water or public works organization, of which at least three years shall have been in an important supervisory capacity over field construction, installation, maintenance; AND
2. Possession of a current Grade IV Water Distribution Water Operator Certificate issued by the State of California, Department of Health Services; AND
3. Possession of a valid Driver's License
Note: Possession of a Grade V Water Distribution Operator Certificate issued by the State of California, Department of Health Services is required within twelve (12) months of appointment.

Desirable Qualifications:
The stated desirable qualifications may be considered at the end of the selection process when candidates are referred for hiring:

  • Five (5) or more years of supervisory capacity over field construction, installation, repairs, and maintenance of water transmission or distribution pipelines.

  • Experience with construction of appurtenances using plans and specification drawings, ability to read and interpret plans and specifications.

  • Experience with directing several field crews in performing maintenance, repairs, disinfections, and inspections of water transmission pipelines.

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and convey information verbally and in writing, and ability to prepare clear and concise reports.

  • Experience utilizing a computerized maintenance management system for maintenance management and running a preventive maintenance program.

  • General knowledge of general construction, operation, and maintenance requirements of a large water transmission and distribution system and practical knowledge of hydraulics.

Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process. If education verification is required, information on how to verify education requirements, including verifying foreign education credits or degree equivalency, can be found at

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. 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.

Selection Procedures:
After application submission, candidates deemed qualified must complete all subsequent steps to advance in this selection process, which includes the following:

Minimum Qualification Supplemental Questionnaire (MQSQ): Candidates will be required to complete a MQSQ as part of the employment application. This MQSQ is designed to obtain specific information regarding an applicant's experience in relation to the Minimum Qualifications (MQ) for this position. The MQSQ will be used to evaluate if the applicant possesses the required minimum qualifications.

Supplemental Questionnaire Examination (Weight 100%)
The Supplemental Questionnaire is an exam and contents will be evaluated and scored. The purpose of the Supplemental Questionnaire Exam is to evaluate the experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities that candidates possess in job-related areas which have been identified as critical for this position. These may include but are not limited to:

  • Knowledge on the Operations and Maintenance of a Drinking Water Transmission system

  • General Construction knowledge

  • Ability to read and interpret plans and specifications

  • Ability to supervise subordinate employees, provide training, approve time, complete performance reports

  • Ability to organize and direct a number of field crews in maintenance, repairs, operations, and valve installations.

  • Ability to prepare clear and concise reports, records, and correspondence

  • Ability to effectively convey information verbally and explain complex ideas clearly

Candidates will be placed on the eligible list in rank order according to their final score. Candidate scores on this examination may also be applied to other announcements involving other job titles when directed by the Human Resources Director. The department may administer additional position-specific selection procedures to make final hiring decisions.

Additional Information

Eligible List/Score Report: A confidential eligible list of applicant names that have passed the civil service examination process will be created and used for certification purposes only. An examination score report will be established, so applicants can view the ranks, final scores, and number of eligible candidates. Applicant information, including names of applicants on the eligible list, shall not be made public unless required by law. However, an eligible list shall be made available for public inspection upon request once the eligible list is exhausted or expired and referrals resolved. The eligible list/score report resulting from this civil service examination process 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 twelve months and may be extended with the approval of the Human Resources Director. To find Departments which use this classification, please see

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. 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.

Additional Information Regarding Employment with the City and County of San Francisco:

Information About The Hiring Process
Conviction History
Employee Benefits Overview
Equal Employment Opportunity
Disaster Service Worker
ADA Accommodation
Veterans Preference
Seniority Credit in Promotional Exams
Right to Work
Copies of Application Documents
Diversity Statement

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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.

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CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT: All City and County of San Francisco employees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. For details on how it is applicable to your employment, please click here.
The City and County of San Francisco encourages women, minorities, and persons with disabilities to apply. Applicants will be considered regardless of their sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition (associated with cancer, a history of cancer, or genetic characteristics), HIV/AIDS status, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, military and veteran status, or other protected category under the law.

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