Under general supervision, the 7514 General Laborer performs a variety of manual labor tasks such as removing debris from construction, maintenance, wrecking, or repair work; loading and unloading materials, supplies, furniture, and equipment; and operating various types of equipment and machinery including pneumatic and hand tools. This class is the entry-level class in the laborer series. Positions involve sustained physical effort and exposure to a variety of disagreeable working conditions and inclement weather.
Duties Specific to This Position
The General Laborer will report to the 7373 Senior Stationary Engineer, Heavy Maintenance. The person in this job must be able to perform the following activities and will be evaluated on them at least once per year:
1. Cleans, flushes and sweeps (equipment, buildings and grounds) in sewage treatment plants, pump stations and other City facilities including the grease recycling program which consists of going to restaurants in line with the City and County of San Francisco, meeting with the public and handling heavy, slippery loads and surfaces.
2. Loads, unloads and transports debris and materials for municipal operations.
3. Operates various pneumatic tools, cleaning equipment (including sandblaster, steam cleaner, and water blaster); portable pumping and educator equipment; forklifts and trucks.
4. Assists various craftsmen by providing tools, materials and clean-up. May mix concrete for repairs, dig and backfill trenches or perform other excavations.
5. Conforms to Bureau attendance and conduct standards.
6. Other related duties as required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
§ Knowledge of: safe work practices, and safety equipment.
§ Ability to: perform basic general labor procedures such as shoveling, trenching, grading, cribbing, lifting and carrying heavy materials; load and unload trucks, wheel barrows, etc.; break up pavement and concrete and assist in mixing and putting in sidewalks, streets, and pathways; take care of tools and equipment; wear appropriate forms of respiratory protection equipment; read, write, and follow oral and written instructions and complete simple reports; interact with co-workers, supervisors and the public in a polite and friendly manner; drive a car or truck to work sites and follow route or other maps
§ Skill in: using pneumatic and hand tools such as air compressors, jack hammers, sand blasters, tampers, concrete saws, chipping guns, chainsaws, concrete mixers, water pumps, air hoses, shovels, pipe and crescent wrenches, pliers, screwdrivers, hammers, crowbars, scoops, and hacksaws, etc.
Experience and Training
Six months of verifiable experience as a general laborer in the construction field.
License or Certificate
Current valid California driver license (must be maintained during employment).
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Physical strength, endurance, and dexterity to perform tasks such as lifting and/or handling materials and objects weighing up to 90 pounds, carrying such materials at least 50 feet, balancing 10-foot long pieces of lumber; sustained physical effort , frequently under adverse weather conditions and/or disagreeable working conditions, such as working on roads or streets in traffic or in cold or rain or being exposed to feces and urine, raw sewage, used syringes, toxic and hazardous materials, poison oak, poisonous snakes, and insects; and confined space entry.
Submit your application online here by clicking on the “Apply” link at the top of this webpage, or visit http://www.jobaps.com/sf/sup/images/default.asp to see this and other available jobs with the City & County of San Francisco. Although the position will remain open until filled, please file immediately, as the posting will close on June 29, 2010.
Applicants are advised to keep a copy of their application papers for their own records, as these documents may be requested by hiring departments at a later date. Failure to submit the required documentations will result in disqualification. Applicants will be screened for relevant qualifying experience. Possession of the minimum qualifications does not guarantee advancement to the next stage of the hiring process. Those applicants most qualified will be offered interviews. Reasonable accommodations under accommodations legislation will be made so that applicants with disabilities may participate in the application and/or selection process. Applicants requesting accommodations should do so by calling (415) 554-1670; TDD (415) 554-1672.
In compliance with the Immigration and Reform Act of 1986, all persons entering City and County employment will be required to prove their identity and authorization to work in the United States.
Verification: Verification of education and qualifying experience may be required at a later date.
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.
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AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
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.