7457 Sign Worker

Recruitment #PBT-7457-901596

Introduction

The following information describes the civil service classification for which applications are being solicited.
Make sure you read the entire announcement before completing the application form.

The purpose of this examination announcement is to establish an eligible list for this classification.

 

This is a Position-Based Test conducted in accordance with CSC Rule 411A.

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

Under supervision, a Sign Worker fabricates, installs, repairs, inspects and maintains a variety of signs. Essential duties of the class include:  transporting equipment such as signs, poles, ladders, tools and safety equipment to job sites using a maintenance or bucket truck; reading and interpreting written and technical instructions related to fabricating and installing signs; fabricating, cutting and drilling signs; cutting lettering and symbols; laying out signs; preparing signs for installation in/on buildings, on streets, viaducts, parking garages and/or various other locations; installing and maintaining bike racks; breaking cement; digging holes; using and pouring cement; using power tools such as: cement breakers, power drills, core drills, electric band saws, rivet-guns, drill presses, and impact wrenches; using hand tools such as: saws, wrenches, ratchets and sockets, center punches, hammers, screwdrivers, sledge-hammers, levels, tape measures, shovels and trowels; using cement mason tools; installing into the ground and repairing poles or posts using tools such as: tamping-bars, chipping bars, pole-straighteners and post-hole diggers; attaching signs to poles, posts or other structures using tools such as: banding tools, band-its and brackets; ensuring that all installations meet safety codes; using computer and plotter for fabricating signs;  removing graffiti and posted materials from signs using chemical solutions; applying and/or removing architectural graphics on/from spaces, in and around buildings; and maintaining records and filling out forms detailing work orders and emergency assignments using laptop and/or handheld computer. Performs other duties as required.

 

Nature of work: involves physical effort and manual dexterity in the use of fingers, limbs, and body; working independently; interacting with the public; working from heights such as ladders or lift bucket trucks while carrying tools and heavy materials; working under hazardous conditions including working in congested, busy traffic areas, and inclement weather. Employees are required to lift and carry objects weighing up to one hundred (100) pounds. Employees may be required to work weekends, overtime, and rotating schedules.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

1.      One (1) year of verifiable experience performing manual laborer duties from written instructions or blueprints. Such experience must have specifically included the use and operation of pneumatic and power tools including pavement breaker, power drill, core drill, electrical saw and drill press; AND

 

2.      Ability to lift and carry heavy objects weighing up to 100 lbs; AND

 

3.      Possession of a valid driver license.

 

Notes:

Positions at San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) require the ability to lift and carry heavy objects and bags of concrete mix weighing up to one hundred (100) lbs.  This ability will be evaluated during the probationary period.  Failure to meet this qualification may result in dismissal or termination from employment. 

 

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:

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

 

• Strong oral and written communication skills.

• Ability to work effectively and efficiently under strict and tight deadlines.

• Ability to interact effectively with other City departments, external agencies, and the general public.

• Ability to work independently.

• Proficiency with basic computer applications such as Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Access, or other database software.

• Strong experience in the construction field.

 

HOW TO APPLY:

City and County of San Francisco employment applications for this position will be accepted through an on-line process only. Mailed, hand delivered or faxed applications will not be accepted. Visit www.jobaps.com/sf to begin the application process.

 

•           Click and select 7457 Sign Worker (PBT-7457-901596)

•           Click on “Apply” and read and acknowledge the information

•           Click on “I am a New User” if you have not previously registered, or on “I have REGISTERED PREVIOUSLY”

•           Follow instructions given 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 online applications in the lobby of the Department of Human Resources, 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco and in the lobby of SFMTA Human Resources office, 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 6th Floor, San Francisco.

 

Applicants may be contacted by e-mail.  It is their responsibility to ensure that their registered e-mail 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).

 

Upon successful submittal of the application online, the applicant will receive a notification on the screen, as well as in the applicant’s e-mail inbox, acknowledging the receipt of the application by the SFMTA - Merit Section.  If you are having difficulty submitting your application online, please contact us at 415.701.5046 or 415.701.4441 between 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday or by e-mail at Raymond.Kong@sfmta.com.

 

VERIFICATION:

Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying experience and driver license at any point in the application, examination and/or departmental selection process. Written verification (proof) of qualifying experience must verify that the applicant meets the minimum qualifications stated on the examination announcement. Written verification must be submitted on employer’s official letterhead, specifying name of employee, dates of employment, types of employment (part-time/full-time), job title(s), description of duties performed, and the verification must be signed by the employer. City employees will receive credit for the duties of the class to which they are appointed. Credit for experience obtained outside of the employee’s class will be allowed only if recorded in accordance with the provisions of the Civil Service Commission Rules. Experience claimed in self-employment must be supported by documents verifying income, earnings, business license and experience comparable to the minimum qualifications of the position. Copies of income tax papers or other documents listing occupations and total earnings must be submitted. 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.

 

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 PROCEDURE:

Written Multiple-Choice Examination: (Weight: 100%)

Candidates deemed eligible and admitted to the examination process will be administered a written multiple-choice test designed to measure knowledge, skills and/or abilities in job-related areas which may include but not limited to:  knowledge of the use of a variety of hand and power tools; ability to read and interpret maps or drawings and work orders; human relations ability; and knowledge of safety procedures.

 

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

 

For your reference, a Multiple-Choice Test Preparation Manual is available on the DHR website: http://www.sfdhr.org/modules/showdocument.aspx?documentid=18426.

 

CERTIFICATION RULE:

The certification rule used for the eligible list resulting from this selection process will be the 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 Director of Transportation 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 Director of Transportation.

 

Upon approval of the Director of Transportation (see Civil Service Rule 411A.27.5), 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 this classification.

 

NOTES:

Make sure your application and any attachments to the application submitted at the time of filing are complete and accurate and include details on all experience, education, training and other information that qualifies you for this recruitment.  Failure to submit a complete and accurate application at the time of filing may result in your ineligibility for this recruitment or inability to receive full credit for scoring purposes.  Any new information concerning work experience, education, training and other information that is submitted after the filing deadline may not  be used for scoring or considered to determine whether you meet the minimum qualifications.

 

Qualified applicants with disabilities requiring reasonable accommodation in the selection process must contact the SFMTA by phone at 415.701.5046, 415.701.4441 or 415.701.5043 (TTY); or in writing to: SFMTA Human Resources, Merit Section, 1 South Van Ness, 6th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103.  For further information, contact 415.701.5046 or 415.701.4441.

 

Medical Examination/Drug Testing:

Candidates who are being considered for appointment for positions which may be required to pass a medical examination. Candidates who cannot meet the medical requirement will be placed under waiver until this requirement is met. The medical examination will be administered only to those applicants who are being considered for appointment.

 

Reasonable Accommodation Request:

Information on requesting reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities can be found at: http://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process#applicantswithdisabilities

 

Veteran’s Preference:

Information regarding requests for veterans preference can be found at:

http://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process#veteranspreference

 

Position Based Testing:

http://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process#positionbasedtesting

 

General Information concerning San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Employment Policies and Procedures:

Employment Information for the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency can be obtained at http://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process, or hard copy at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 6th Floor. This information, including information regarding appeals of the terms of this announcement, is part of the terms of all announcements.

 

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 411A.36.1.  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 reasons(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. Information concerning other Civil Service Commission Rules involving announcements, applications and examination policies, including applicant appeal rights, can be found on the Civil Service Commission website at http://sfgov.org/civilservice/rules.

 

Copies of Application Documents:

Applicants are encouraged to keep copies of all documents submitted.  Submitted documents become a permanent part of the exam records 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.

 

Women, Minorities, and Persons with Disabilities are encouraged to apply

An Equal Opportunity Employer

 

Exam Type:  Entrance

Issued: April 18, 2017

Micki Callahan

Human Resources Director

Department of Human Resources

Recruitment ID Number: 901596

MTA/RK: 415.701.5046

MTA/AK: 415.701.4441

 

 

 

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.

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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