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2736 Porter

Recruitment #TPV-2736-900089






Provisional appointees must be successful in the Civil Service examination for this classification in order to be considered for permanent appointment. Provisional appointments may not exceed three years.


The Department of Public Health’s Facilities and Maintenance Division is accepting applications for class 2736 Porter. Positions may be located at any of the following locations:

1.    Laguna Honda Hospital’s Environmental Services Department

2.    San Francisco General Hospital’s Environmental Services Department

3.    Department of Public Health’s Facilities and Maintenance Department


The Porter performs a wide variety of janitorial and related tasks in a hospital or clinical setting. Essential functions may include:  sweeping, mopping, waxing and buffing floors using commercial detergent solvents and special equipment; emptying, cleaning and relining trash receptacles; vacuuming and shampooing carpets; dusting window sills, over-bed light and patient tables; cleaning kitchens, food service preparation areas and public elevators; checking and replacing special needle containers; bagging and transporting medical/hazardous waste pursuant to state and federal regulations; cleaning, sanitizing and washing down occupied public and patient bathrooms, bathtubs, showers and replenishing paper towels, soap and toilet paper; transporting soiled linen, trash carts, equipment, supplies and furniture between offices and various building sites; assisting in setup up tables, chairs and equipment for meeting rooms and special functions; and providing delivery service as needed. The Porter also performs related duties as assigned.

Working Conditions:

Employees may be required to work night or evening shifts, weekends and holidays. A Shift differential for work performed on designated evening and night shifts will be paid in accordance to the Collective Bargaining Agreement between and for SEIU Local 260 and the City and County of San Francisco.

Using approved safety precautions, the 2736 Porter is expected to perform cleaning activities requiring exposure to hazardous cleaning chemicals, blood and body fluids and other medical wastes and/or patients with contagious diseases, utilizing special protective clothing and/or equipment. These positions require repetitive strength and stamina in heavy lifting, standing, bending, pulling and pushing for extended hours throughout the day and/or night.


1.  Six (6) months (equivalent to 1040 hours) verifiable paid full time custodial or janitorial experience at a commercial building such as an office building, warehouse, retail or wholesale store, or non-profit agency or a commercial facility (such as a university, hospital, stadium, auditorium, hotel/motel, etc.) OR

2.  Certificate of Completion of a Custodial Training Program equivalent to those certified by the City and County of San Francisco Human Services Agency; OR

3.  Verification of current enrollment in a Custodial Training course equivalent to those certified by the City and County of San Francisco Human Services Agency at the time of application.

NOTE:  Candidates who are enrolled in a custodial training course at the time of application must submit verification of having completed the course (e.g. a copy of their certificate), prior to appointment. Candidates will remain under waiver until such time that verification is provided.

Recognized custodial training courses include:

  • City College of San Francisco Building Maintenance (Custodial Training)
  • Community Housing Partnership, Property Management/ Maintenance Program
  • Self Help for the Elderly, Housekeeping Program
  • Goodwill Industries Community Jobs Program (CJP) in a Janitor work assignment.
  • CRDC -  Career Resources Development Center’s Maintrain Program
  • Toolworks Janitorial Training



City and County of San Francisco employment applications may be filed online only. Visit www.jobaps.com/sf to begin the application process by registering an account.

  • Click and select the desired job announcement
  • Click on “Apply” and read and acknowledge the information
  • Click on “I am a New User” or “I have previously registered”
  • Follow instructions given on the screen 

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment, please contact

Laguna Honda Hospital:

Contact Person: Maxwell Chikere

Address:  Environmental Services Laguna Honda Hospital and Rehabilitation Center 375 Laguna Honda Blvd. San Francisco, CA 94116  

Phone: 415-759-3030               Email: Maxwell.Chikere@sfdph.org


SF General Hospital and Trauma Center:

Contact Person: Francisco R. Saenz

Address:  SFGH 1001 Potrero Ave., San Francisco, Ca. 94110

Phone: 415-206-6150            Email:  Francisco.Saenz@sfdph.org


Central Office – Facilities and Maintenance Department:

Contact Person:  Willie Crawford

Address:  101 Grove Room 100, San Francisco, CA 94102  

Phone: 415-554-2502           Email:  Willie.Crawford@sfdph.org


Computer kiosks are located in the lobby of the Department of Human Resources, 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco, for use by the public. The hours of operation are from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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.


Verification of experience, education and/or certificate may be required at any point prior to appointment. Failure to provide verification when requested may result in disqualification from the selection process.

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.

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.


SELECTION PROCEDURES:                                                    

The selection process will include evaluation of applications in relation to minimum requirements. Depending on the number of applicants, the Department may establish and implement additional screening mechanisms to comparatively evaluation qualifications of candidates. If this becomes necessary, only those applicants whose qualifications most closely meet the needs of the Department will be invited for an interview.



1.  Applicants are encouraged to keep copies of all documents submitted.  The hiring department may require applicants to submit the same documents and/or additional documents at a later date.

2.  Prior to appointment, at the Department's expense, applicants may be required to take a TB screening test, and a medical examination.

3.  Remember to indicate: Attn: Class 2736 Porter TPV on all correspondence.



Micki Callahan

Human Resources Director

Department of Human Resources

Issued: September 27, 2013

Announcement No.: TPV-2736-900089

Team DPH/AAL (415) 206-8089



Conviction History

As part of the selection process an image of your fingerprints will be captured and 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) history will disqualify you as a candidate based on the specific requirements of the position to which you are applying. If selected for fingerprinting, the hiring department will contact you to schedule an appointment.

Candidates applying 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 applying 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.

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.



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, typically 7.5% of compensation. For more information on these provisions, please contact the personnel office of the hiring agency.

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