Introduction This is a Position Based Test administered in accordance with Civil Service Rule 111A. The Department
SFO is a world-class, award-winning airport that served more than 55 million guests in 2017. SFO offers non-stop flights to 45 international cities on 45 international carriers. The Bay Area's largest airport also connects non-stop with 83 U.S. cities on 13 domestic airlines. In fiscal year 16/17, the Airport, an enterprise department of the City & County of San Francisco, accounted for $8.4 billion in business activity and supported over 42,800 direct jobs.
SFO's mission is to provide an exceptional airport in service to our communities and is committed to redefining air travel. SFO has embarked on the renovation of Terminal 1, the largest capital project in the Airport's $7.3 billion Ascent Program. For more information, visit www.flysfo.com
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. Position Description
Under direction, the Senior Airport Noise Abatement Specialist performs lead function duties for the daily operation and maintenance of the Airport's noise monitoring and flight tracking systems and responds to community and citizen's concerns.
The essential functions of this position include:
Minimum Qualifications Education
- Operates the Airport's noise monitoring and flight tracking equipment, retrieves and correlates data through the use of customized software programs and utilities on the computer including routine operation, backing up and archiving data, daily checking the status of the systems, e.g. time, disk capacity, error message, etc.
- Troubleshoots and maintains remote noise sites flight tracking equipment (e.g. circuit cards, microphones) including identifying defective components, and calibrating and replacing components. Troubleshoots and maintains noise and flight tracking computer components (e.g. printers, modems). Transports and/or retrieves data and equipment between the Noise Monitoring Office and Noise Monitoring storage room and to and from remote sites.
- Monitors aircraft noise, flight operations (including test programs) and other pertinent aviation factors and procedures in the Airport Noise Office utilizing voice logging, noise monitoring, flight tracking, aircraft radios, and other equipment. Monitors Noise Abatement equipment in the field and at private residences through the use of portable noise monitors, hand held receiving radios, cellular phones, and binoculars.
- Maintains records and logs of spare parts, calibrations, maintenance history, data storage; writes form reports. This requires a knowledge of aviation terms.
- Analyzes and evaluates criteria in monthly airline reports for compliance with Airport noise regulations.
- Maintains and operates Noise Monitoring Van including fueling, cleaning interior, arranging cleaning of exterior, and maintaining inventory of contents.
- May attend community meetings to assist and/or make presentations regarding noise abatement issues.
- Responds and addresses calls relating to Airport/Airplane noise complaints from the community.
- Provides work direction for 5264 Noise Abatement Specialist in the daily operation, maintenance, troubleshooting and repair of the noise monitoring or flight tracking systems.
- Performs related duties and responsibilities as assigned.
Possession of a baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university. Experience
Two (2) years of experience performing noise abatement duties including monitoring airline and aircraft noise compliance with FAA, State and Airport noise regulations, equivalent to those of class 5264 Airport Noise Abatement Specialist with the City and County of San Francisco. License and Certification
Possession of or ability to obtain and maintain a Class C driver's license by the time of appointment. Substitution
Education Substitution : Additional aviation experience, such as working with flight tracking equipment, radar, airport traffic patterns, flight paths, aircraft flight procedures or applying airspace rules, safety procedures, navigation techniques and aviation regulations, or in Airport noise abatement may be substituted for the required degree on a year-for-year basis, up to a maximum of two (2) years. Thirty (30) semester units or forty-five (45) quarter units equal one (1) year. Supplemental Information
Ability to climb and work in confined or awkward spaces to install and monitor equipment; strength to lift and maneuver materials and equipment weighing up to 50 lbs. Desirable Qualifications
The stated desirable qualifications may be used to identify job finalists at the end of the selection process when candidates are referred to hiring.
- Knowledge of Airport Aviation Operations and Procedures, which includes flight procedures, weather conditions on aircraft airport facilities, airfield runway/taxiway procedures and ability to identify various aircrafts.
- Knowledge of Federal Aviation Administration Regulations, Title 14 Code of Federal Regulation Parts: 91, 150, and 160.
Applicants must meet the minimum qualification requirement by the final filing date unless otherwise noted.
One year full-time employment is equivalent to 2,000 hours (2,000 hours of qualifying work experience is based on a 40 hour work week). Any overtime hours that you work above 40 hours per week are not included in the calculation to determine full-time employment. How To Apply
Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are only
accepted through an online process. Visit www.jobaps.com/sf
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 Department of Human Resources at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103, or the Airport Commission Human Resources office at 710 N. McDonnell Road, 3rd floor, San Francisco, CA 94128.
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 (@sfgov.org, @sfdpw.org, @sfport.com, @flysfo.com, @sfwater.org, @sfdph.org, @asianart.org, @sfmta.com).
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.
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, Vicky Lei, by telephone at 650-821-2022, or by email at Vicky.Lei@flysfo.com
Resumes may be attached to the application; however, resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed City and County of San Francisco application. Verification
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 here
Verification of qualifying experience, when requested, must be documented on the employer's business letterhead and must include the name of the applicant, job title(s), dates of employment, description of job duties performed, and signature of the employer or the employer's authorized representative. Experience claimed in self-employment will only be accepted if supported by documents verifying income, earnings, business license and experience comparable to minimum qualifications above. Copies of income tax papers or other documents listing occupation and total earnings must be submitted. Employees of the City and County of San Francisco may submit performance evaluations showing duties performed to verify qualifying City experience. City employees will receive credit for the duties of the class to which appointed. Credit for experience obtained outside of the employee's class will be allowed only if recorded in accordance with the provisions of Civil Service Commission Rules. Verification may be waived if impossible to obtain. The applicant must submit a signed statement explaining why verification cannot be obtained. Waiver requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Failure to provide the required verification, or request for waiver when requested may result in rejection of application.
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. 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. Selection Procedures Oral Examination (Weight 100%)
Candidates will be examined to determine relative knowledge, ability and skill levels in job-related areas which may include but are not limited to: knowledge of Noise Abatement as it relates to Airport Aviation Operations and Procedures refers to noise abatement and its relation to a familiarity with flight procedures, takeoff patterns, aircraft maintenance and the effects of weather conditions on aircraft; knowledge of the principles and procedures of Air Traffic Control and Electronics Communications; computer operations refers to a broad knowledge of software, programs, system formatting and managing information of a computer system; knowledge of regulations refers to the general knowledge of FAA and CA State Safety/Flight Regulations; human relations ability; planning and organizing ability refers to the ability to establish an appropriate course of action; problem analysis and decision-making ability refers to the ability to anticipate and identify problems; oral communication skills and written communication ability. Candidates must achieve a passing oral/performance examinations in order to be ranked on the eligible list.
Note : Only those applicants meeting the Minimum Qualifications will be notified of the exact date, time and place to report to the Oral/Written Examination.
Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement through all of the steps in the selection procedure. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Security Clearance
Candidates for employment with the San Francisco Airport Commission are required to undergo a criminal history record check, including FBI fingerprints, and Security Threat Assessment in order to determine eligibility for security clearance and may be required to undergo drug/alcohol screening. Per Civil Service Commission Rule Section 110.9.1, every applicant for an examination must possess and maintain the qualifications required by law and by the examination announcement for the examination. Failure to obtain and maintain security clearance may be basis for termination from employment with the Airport Commission. Certification Rule
The certification rule for the eligible list resulting from this examination will be Rule of Three Scores. Additional selection processes may be conducted by the hiring department prior to making final hiring decisions. 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 six months
, and may be extended with the approval of the Human Resources Director. Upon approval of the Human Resource Director (see Civil Service Rule 111A.26.5), the eligible list resulting from this announcement may be used by other departments that also use this classification or a similar classification. To find other Departments which use this classification, please click here
. Search that document by title or job code to see which departments use the classification. 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. Conclusion Reasonable Accommodation Request
Applicants with disabilities requiring reasonable accommodation for this examination can find information on requesting a reasonable accommodation here
. Seniority Credit in Promotional Exams
Information regarding seniority credit can be found here
. Veterans Preference
Information regarding requests for veteran's preference can be found here
. 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 www.jobaps.com/sf
. 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. 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. 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 online here
or hard copy at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor.
Exam Type: Combined Promotive & Entrance
Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID #:088992
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.
Closing Date/Time: Continuous