7220 Asphalt Finisher Supervisor 1

Recruitment #PBT-7220-080963


Amended to extend the filing deadline for an expanded qualified applicant pool.

This recruitment may close anytime but not before November 27, 2017. Interested applicants are encouraged to file immediately.

This is a Position Based Test conducted in accordance with Civil Service Rule 111A.


Under direction, the Asphalt Finisher Supervisor assists in the planning, coordination, implementation and monitoring of activities related to asphalt related maintenance and repair.

Essential functions of this classification include: supervising the activities of a crew that performs work on asphalt streets, roads, runways, excavations, construction or maintenance projects; assigning, scheduling, monitoring and evaluating the work of crews and equipment operators that are engaged in spreading and finishing asphalt; motivating and training employees to confirm with established procedures; completing performance appraisals and implementing reward or disciplinary procedures, as indicated; planning and prioritizing work flow to meet production targets; preparing estimates of time frames and costs for projects; assisting in preparing the specifications and modifications for projects; estimating, ordering and scheduling the delivery of asphalt materials; making site inspections of maintenance and repair projects to ensure that standard requirements are met; ensuring that all repair projects are cleaned up after completion of work and that barricades and warning lights are in place on incomplete projects; assisting in enforcing safety procedures; conducting safety meetings; meeting with other personnel to coordinate work plans; maintaining employee records, injury and incident reports, purchase orders and budget records; responding to inquiries and complaints; using a two-way radio, cell phone or pager; operating a motor vehicle to drive to work sites or meetings; interacting courteously with the general public and other city employees while working in the field; using a personal computer for correspondence, to keep an inventory database, track work assignments, quantity of materials used per job, and employee time records; and may be assigned to perform as a working supervisor on an asphalt crew. Perform other related duties as required.

Nature of Work:

The normal work schedule is a five-day 40 hour workweek, with the possibility of graveyard/swing shift, overtime, weekends, and holidays. This position requires physical effort and dexterity in the use of fingers, limbs and body; heavy lifting up to 100 pounds, involves exposure to inclement weather, working conditions in which moderately serious injuries may occur, exposure to heat and fumes, and may involve exposure to hazardous materials and raw sewage. Requires the ability to wear personal protective equipment, including a respirator, and pass a medical examination.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Two (2) years of experience in street paving and repair work in class 7404 Asphalt Finisher OR

2. Two (2) years of experience in roadway base repair, curb and gutter repair, and milling and preparing streets for resurfacing or overlay; AND

3. Possession and maintenance of a valid class C driver license.

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


The stated desirable qualifications may be used to identify job finalists at the end of the selection process when candidates are referred for hiring.

  • Experience with the work order management program INFOR, also known as CMMS, to track work assignments and status.
  • One (1) year experience as a lead worker for an asphalt paving crew performing asphalt repair work or the grinding and resurfacing/overlay of streets. 

How To Apply

Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are being accepted through an online process. Visit www.jobaps.com/sf to begin the application process by registering an account.

• 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

Computer kiosks are available for the public (from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday) to file on-line applications in the lobby of the Department of Human Resources at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103.

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. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing the application/employment record.

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:
Angie Ignao, at (415) 554-6107 or via email to: angie.ignao@sfdpw.org; OR Maria Chan, at (415) 554-6002 or via email to: maria.chan@sfdpw.org.


ALL APPLICANTS MUST SUBMIT VERIFICATION (PROOF) OF POSSESSION OF A VALID CALIFORNIA DRIVER’S LICENSE AND QUALIFYING EXPERIENCE BY THE FILING DEADLINE. To submit verification of a valid California Driver's License please attach a photocopy of your license. Verification of experience must be signed by the employer, on the employer’s letterhead, and must state the name of the applicant, specify dates of service (mm/dd/yy), total number of actual hours worked, job titles, and duties performed which meet the minimum requirements. City and County employees will receive credit for the duties of the class to which appointed. Credit for experience obtained outside of the employee’s class will only be allowed if recorded in accordance with the provisions of Civil Service Commission Rules. City employees may submit performance evaluations as proof of qualifying City experience, but must verify outside qualifying experience as stated above. Verification may be waived if impossible to obtain. The applicant must submit a signed statement with the application explaining why verification cannot be obtained. Waiver requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Failure to submit the required verification or request for waiver by the final filing deadline may result in rejection of the application. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of verification of qualifying experience.

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.

Applicants may submit verification documentation by:

1. Uploading the documents through JobAps; OR

2. Scanning the documents and send as an attachment to: Angie.Ignao@sfdpw.org OR

3. Faxing the information to: GSA: (415) 554-6042: Attention: 7220 Exam.

Selection Procedures

Supplemental Questionnaire: (Qualifying)

Applicants will be prompted to complete a supplemental questionnaire as part of the online employment application. The Supplemental Questionnaire is designed to obtain specific information regarding an applicant’s experience in relation to the Minimum Qualifications for this position. It is essential that an applicant provides complete information in identifying their experience. The Supplemental Questionnaire will be used to evaluate if an applicant meets the minimum qualifications. Applicants must also complete the official application and this is subject to verification. The information in the Supplemental Questionnaire will not be scored and is collected for informational purposes only.

Basic Supervisory Exam (Weight: 50%)

Candidates will be administered a written multiple-choice examination that is designed to measure basic knowledge of various supervisory practices and procedures (e.g. directing, counseling, guiding, evaluating, motivating, disciplining, developing and training subordinates, delegation, etc.) as well as customer service and reading comprehension.

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

The examination is administered via computer or in paper format. Qualified candidates will be notified of the particular format to be used in their test appointment notification.

The score you achieve on this examination shall be valid and 'banked' for three years, starting from the date of the examination. This means that, during this three-year time period, you will not be required to take this test again should you apply and be found eligible for a future announcement for which this particular test is used. Please note this test is used for other supervisory classes therefore your test score may be applied to one or more of these classes if you choose to apply to future recruitments. If the test for this future announcement is held within one year of the date of this examination, your score will be automatically applied to that announcement. However, after one year, you have the option to either (a) apply your test score to the other announcement or (b) re-take the test. Re-testing is permitted no sooner than one year from the date of the examination and only in association with your eligibility for another announcement for which this test is used. Please note that, should you re-test, your re-test score would become your official score since it is the most recent.

Oral/Performance Examination (Weight 50%)

Candidates achieving a passing score on the Supervisory Written Exam will be invited to participate in the oral/performance examination to assess a candidate’s knowledge, skills and/or abilities in job-related areas which may include but not be limited to: knowledge of techniques and equipment used in spreading, finishing, and compacting asphalt mixtures; knowledge of safety procedures; supervisory ability; oral communication ability.

Candidates must achieve a passing score on the Basic Supervisory Examination and Oral/performance examination in order to be ranked on the eligible list.


The certification rule for the ranked eligible lists resulting from this examination will be Rule of Three Scores. The department may administer additional position-specific selection procedures to make final hiring decisions.

Eligible List: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#eligiblelists

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 12 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 see http://www.sfdhr.org/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentID=21246. 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 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.



Applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum eligibility requirements for this job announcement can find information on requesting a reasonable ADA Accommodation at: http://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process#applicantswithdisabilities

Information regarding requests for Veterans Preference can be found at: http://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process #veteranspreference

Information regarding requests for Seniority Credit can be found at: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#senioritycredit

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://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process or hard copy at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor.

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 should keep copies of all documents submitted, as these will not be returned.

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: Combined Promotive and Entrance

Issued: October 27, 2017

Amended on 11/16/17 to reflect changes to the filing deadline

Micki Callahan, Human Resources Director

Department of Human Resources

Recruitment ID: PBT-7220-080963

GSA - AI (415) 554-6107


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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