Heating And Ventilating Inspector

$148,564 yearly
  • San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
  • San Francisco International Airport (SFO), San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Sep 13, 2022
Full time Government Installation-Maint-Repair Other Skilled Trade / Craft Transportation

Job Description


Heating And Ventilating Inspector (SFO) 6235 - (125902)

Recruitment: RTF0125901-01031080

Published: September 12, 2022



Department: San Francisco International Airport
Job class: 6235-Heating And Ventilating Inspector
Role type: Permanent Civil Service What does this mean?
Hours: Full-time
Exam type: Position Based Test
Rule: Rule of 10 What does this mean?
List type: Entrance


Application Opening: September 12, 2022
Application Deadline: Interested applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as this announcement may close at any time after 5:00 PM on September 23, 2022
Compensation: $148,564 annually (Appointments to this job class enter at Step 5)
Recruitment ID: 125902 (RTF01031080)

San Francisco International Airport (SFO), an enterprise department of the City & County of San Francisco, has a workforce of approximately 1,700 City employees and strives to be a diverse, equitable, and inclusive employer.

SFO’s mission is to provide an exceptional airport in service to our communities and our core values are Safety and Security, Teamwork, Excellence, Care and Equity. Learn more about careers at SFO.

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Role description

Under direction, is responsible for inspecting a wide variety of heating and ventilating equipment to assure compliance with existing codes, laws, and ordinances; and performs related duties as required.

Requires responsibility for: Explaining and interpreting codes, laws, and regulations relative to the installation and use of warm air heating systems and units, mechanical ventilation systems, air conditioning duct systems and industrial exhaust systems; making regular contacts with the general public, departmental personnel and outside organizations and representatives in connection with the interpretation and enforcement of applicable laws and ordinances; preparing and submitting reports on the above activities.


1. Examines plans and specifications for compliance with appropriate city laws and ordinances pertaining to the installation of a variety of heating, ventilating and industrial exhaust systems.

2. Inspects installed warm air heating systems, mechanical ventilation systems, air conditioning duct systems and industrial exhaust systems in buildings to insure that the installation and maintenance of such equipment is in conformance with city codes; checks fixtures and apparatus to assure compliance with appropriate codes as to quality, design and safety.

3. Makes investigations of complaints on violations of codes and regulations relating to heating and ventilating systems; orders necessary adjustments and repairs to correct such violations; cites code violators when necessary.

4. Makes investigations of buildings having heating, ventilating and industrial exhaust systems; prepares reports on investigations made.

How to qualify


Possession of a high school diploma or equivalent (G.E.D. or High School Proficiency Examination)

Four (4) years’ experience as a journeyman in construction or inspection of industrial or commercial systems of heating or ventilating, one (1) year of which must have been as a foreman or supervisor.

Possession of a current valid Class C Driver License

1. Upon appointment to employment, and then on annual basis, employees may be required to pass a State mandated Respirator Medical Examination and be clean shaven for respirator and self-contained breathing apparatus fittings.

2. Possession of an International Conference of Building Officials (ICBO) Commercial Mechanical Inspector Certification, or International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO) California Mechanical Code Inspector certification, is required within twelve (12) months from the date of appointment.

3. Employees must also pass CPR training annually and First Aid training every three (3) years.

Applicants must meet the minimum qualification requirement by the final filing date unless otherwise noted. 

One year of full-time employment is equivalent to 2000 hours. (2000 hours of qualifying work experience is based on a 40 hours work week.) Any overtime hours that you work above forty (40) hours per week are not included in the calculation to determine full-time employment


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 https://sfdhr.org/how-verify-education-requirements

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.”

Written Multiple Choice Examination (Weight: 100%)
Candidates deemed qualified will be administered a written multiple choice exam to determine their relative knowledge, skills, and abilities in job-related areas for which may include, but not be limited to knowledge of methods used in installation and fabrication of heating and ventilating equipment; knowledge of the design and operation of such equipment; knowledge of city codes pertinent to the installation and maintenance of such equipment; ability to read and interpret plans, blueprints, and specifications; ability to deal effectively and firmly with the public in the enforcement of codes and regulations and prepare reports of inspectional activities.

This is a standardized examination and, therefore, test questions and test answers are not available for public inspection or review.

Candidates must achieve a passing score on all exam components listed above in order to be placed on the eligible list/score report.

What else should I know?

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.

Customs Clearance:
This position requires that the incumbent be qualified for unescorted access to the San Francisco International Airport U.S. Customs Security Area. An application for a U.S. Custom Access Seal may be submitted to Customs ONLY after employment has commenced.  Employment in this position requires that the incumbent submit an application for, successfully acquire and maintain a Customs Access Seal. Per Civil Service Commission Rule 110.9.1, every applicant must possess and maintain the qualifications required by law and by the examination announcement for this examination. Failure to acquire or maintain customs access, a requirement for this position, may be basis for termination from employment with the Airport Commission. Customs Access Seal requirements and procedures are located in the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 19, Part 122, Sections 181 or 189.

Medical Examination
Prior to appointment, candidates must successfully pass a medical examination to determine his/her ability to perform the essential functions of the job and/or the ability to meet the physical minimum requirements.

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 of twelve months, and may be extended with the approval of the Human Resources Director.

To find Departments which use this classification, please see https://sfdhr.org/sites/default/files/documents/Forms-Documents/Position-Counts-by-Job-Codes-and-Department-FY-2021-22.pdf .

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 https://careers.sf.gov .

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:


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

• Select the “Apply Now” button and follow instructions on the screen

Applicants may be contacted by email about this recruitment 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, @sfpl.org, @dcyf.org, @first5sf.org, @famsf.org, @ccsf.edu, @smartalerts.info, and @smartrecruiters.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.

Exam Analyst Information: If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the Recruiter, Carolina Robert at carolina.robert@flysfo.com.


CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:  All City and County of San Francisco employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Someone is fully vaccinated when 14 days have passed since they received the final dose of a two-shot vaccine or a dose of a one-shot vaccine. Any new hire must present proof of full vaccination status to be appointed. Any new hire who will be routinely assigned or occasionally enter High-Risk Settings, must provide proof of having received a COVID-19 booster vaccine by March 1, 2022, or once eligible.

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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Deadline to Apply

Interested applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as this announcement may close at any time after 5:00 PM on September 23, 2022