7346 Painter

CITYWIDE EXAMINATION

Recruitment #CBT-7346-902480

Introduction

THIS IS A CITYWIDE EXAM

Position Description:

Under general supervision, performs skilled painting work on exteriors and interiors of buildings, structures and equipment; and performs related duties as required.

Essential functions of this position include:

1. Applies paints and other protective or decorative finishes to various exterior or interior of buildings, including painting and finishing of partitions, window casings, doors, cabinets, cases and woodwork; paints street equipment, traffic or airfield markings, playground facilities and other outdoor structures.

2. Prepares surfaces for painting, including erecting and hanging scaffolding; removes all paint or varnish by scraping or sanding; washes, cleans and patches surfaces and otherwise prepares surfaces, such as wood, metal, glass, stucco, wallboard, brick, cement, tape and drywall for painting.

3. Mixes and prepares paints, lacquers, varnishes, shellacs and other preservatives; selects, blends and matches colors in proper proportions.

4. Assembles, operates various types of painting equipment, including spray guns, pressure washer, grinder, high reach power and other equipment; cleans and maintains brushes and other painting equipment; disposes of hazardous materials.

5. Occasionally performs more exacting painting, including lettering and touch-up work.

6. Transports and delivers paint, materials, and various types of painting equipment to the worksite.

7. May occasionally plan work programs, including estimating and ordering materials and equipment required for assigned project.

8. Prepares estimates, work orders and other job related documentation

NATURE OF THE WORK:

Sustained physical effort with considerable standing, bending and occasionally heavy lifting; working in confined spaces; and intermittent exposure to hazardous heights and poorly ventilated areas, streets and roadways.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Completion of a recognized painters’ apprenticeship program AND two (2) years of VERIFIABLE EXPERIENCE as a journey-level painter which included a combination of painting exteriors and interiors of buildings, structures equipment, roadways and airfields.  Experience solely in automotive or sign painting does not qualify; AND

2. Possession and maintenance of a valid Class C California’s Driver License.

Substitution:

Additional qualifying experience can be substituted for the apprenticeship on a year-for-year basis.

Notes:

1. Some positions may require the following Special Condition:  six (6) months verifiable experience in painting Airfields, highways and/or roadways governed by Federal Laws and Regulations.

2. Some positions may require the ability to maintain a California Lead Worker Certification.  Failure to do so may result in suspension or termination of employment.

3. Some positions may require jail environment.

4. Eligibles reached for employment must be insurable under the hiring department’s automobile liability insurance policy.  After employment, eligibles must maintain insurability.  Failure to do so may result in suspension or termination of employment.

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 at http://sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=456

Notes:

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.

Resumes are NOT verification documents.

*One year 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 must meet the minimum qualification requirement by the final filing date unless otherwise noted.

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 7346 Painter (CBT-7346-902480) 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 Dept. of Human Resources at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco, or the Airport Commission Human Resources at 710 N. McDonnell Road, 3rd Floor, San Francisco, CA  94128 for use by the public to apply for City jobs.  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, @sfpl.org, @dcyf.org, @first5sf.org).

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, Charlene Cun, by telephone at 650-821-2018, or by email at Charlene.Cun@flysfo.com.

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 at http://sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=456

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed City and County of San Francisco 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.

Selection Procedures

Written Examination - Weight:  50%

Candidates meeting the minimum qualifications will be invited to to participate in a multiple choice written examination. The written examination is designed to assess a candidate’s knowledge, skills and/or abilities in job-related areas which may include but not be limited to: Knowledge of materials, tools and techniques of the painter's trade; properties of various types of paint and their applications to a variety of surfaces mixing and blending of paints and pigments; painting safety practices, including the rigging and use of scaffolds; methods used in maintaining brushes and equipment; basic arithmetic and measurements; skill to use tools and materials of the trade; ability to mix, match and harmonize colors; maintain accurate records and document actions taken; operate and maintain equipment; follow oral and written instructions; use a computer; understand the painting assignments as indicated in work orders, including color, area to be painted and materials used.

Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be notified by email of the exact time, date, and location of the written examination.

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

Oral/Performance Examination – Weight:  50%

Applicants who pass the written examination will be invited to participate in an oral/performance exam to determine their relative knowledge, skills, and abilities in job-related areas for the 7346 classification which may include, but are not limited to: Knowledge of materials, tools and techniques of the painter's trade; properties of various types of paint and their applications to a variety of surfaces mixing and blending of paints and pigments; painting safety practices, including the rigging and use of scaffolds; methods used in maintaining brushes and equipment; basic arithmetic and measurements; skill to use tools and materials of the trade; ability to mix, match and harmonize colors; maintain accurate records and document actions taken; operate and maintain equipment; follow oral and written instructions; use a computer; understand the painting assignments as indicated in work orders, including color, area to be painted and materials used.

Date of Oral/Performance Examination:

Only those applicants who pass the written examination will be notified of the exact date, time and place to report to the oral/performance examination.

Notes:

Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed to advance through all of the steps in the selection process. Candidates must achieve a passing score on the oral/performance examination in order to be ranked on the eligible list.

Certification Rule:

The certification rule for the eligible list resulting from this examination will be Rule of Three Scores.  The hiring department may conduct additional selection processes to make 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 of 12 months, and may be extended with the approval of the Human Resources Director.

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:

Candidates for employment with the San Francisco Airport Commission requires 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.

TWIC Card:

Candidates for employment with the San Francisco Port Commission are required to be qualified for unescorted access to the Port’s Maritime Transportation System (MTS). An application for a TWIC card may be submitted after employment has commenced. Employment in this position requires that the incumbent undergo a criminal history check, immigration check and terrorist threat assessment, including FBI fingerprints, in order to determine eligibility for security clearance. The incumbent must submit an application for, successfully acquire and maintain a TWIC card. Per Civil Service Rule 110.9.1, every applicant must possess and maintain the qualifications required by law and by the announcement for this examination. Failure to acquire or maintain a TWIC card, a requirement for this position, may be basis for termination from employment with the Port Commission. Note: TWIC requirements and procedures are located in the U.S. Code of Federal Regulations, 49 U.S.C. 114, 40113, and 49 U.S.C. 5103a.

DRUG TESTING REQUIREMENT: 

Applicants for positions in this classification who are not currently employed by the City and County of San Francisco in a safety-sensitive position represented by (Painters, San Francisco City Workers United), are required to pass pre-employment drug and alcohol testing.  All employees in this classification may also be subject to drug and alcohol testing upon reasonable suspicion or after a work-related accident.  Applicants with a positive result from a pre-employment drug test will be restricted from hire in safety-sensitive positions for six months after the date of the positive test.

Note:

Candidates must pass each part of the selection procedures.  Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed to advance through all of the steps in the selection process.

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 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.

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 at http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#applicantswithdisabilities

Veterans Preference:  Information regarding requests for veterans preference can be found at: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#veteranspreference

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 at http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20 or hard copy at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor.

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 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.

Requests for an alternate test date may be considered in limited circumstances and must be submitted to the analyst listed in this announcement within five (5) calendar days of the announcement of the test date.

Copies of Application Documents:  http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#copies.  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.

Exam Type: Entrance

Issued:  Monday, January 8, 2018

Micki Callahan, Human Resources Director

Department of Human Resources

Recruitment ID Number: CBT-7346-902480

Airport/CC (650)821-2018

Benefits

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.

 



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