9910 Public Service Trainee - 2014 High School Internship

Recruitment #TEX-9910-900222



Applications will be reviewed as submitted and priority consideration will be given to applications submitted by February 28, 2014.



Temporary-Exempt/As-Needed:  Temporary exempt as-needed appointments may not exceed 1040 hours within a continuous 12-month period.

As an enterprise department of the City and County of San Francisco, San Francisco International Airport (SFO) is committed to setting the standard for the industry.  SFO has received numerous awards, including this year’s recognition by Airport Revenue News for outstanding concession programs.  As the “Gateway to the Pacific”, SFO had an all time record for passenger traffic in 2012 of 44.5 million passengers traveling through the airport.  SFO continues to redefine air travel by building for the future.  Airport Director John L. Martin and Mayor Edwin M. Lee announced a $4.1 billion 10-year Capital Improvement plan for the Airport, which is sure to elevate the air travel experience at SFO.  

SFO’s mission is to provide an exceptional airport in service to our communities.  Our employees carry out our mission through leadership in safety and security, customer service and satisfaction, community relations, environmental commitment, quality of facilities, and financial and economic vitality.  For more information about careers at the Airport and current opportunities, please visit www.flysfo.com.
The Airport Commission is pleased to announce the 2014 SFO Summer Internship, a paid internship for high school students or recent high school graduates.  Through this program, interns are placed in an Airport Commission office performing clerical or support tasks.  The main goal of the program is to provide youth the opportunity to gain essential work skills while also learning about the wide variety of careers available in City government and at the Airport.

The diverse career fields represented at SFO make the internship an excellent introduction to the work place.  In addition to providing training, parking or transit options, interns benefit from the mentorship of diverse Airport Commission staff.  Participating Airport Commission offices have included, for example: 

• Airfield Operations
• Community Affairs
• Information Technology and Telecommunications
• Museums
• Operations Management

As Needed. Part-time, summer only internships.  Program scheduled to begin in June 2014.  Internships are typically during business hours, Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Minimum Qualifications

1. Must be enrolled in high school or have received a high school diploma no more than 6 months prior.
2. Must be at least 16 years old by June 1, 2014.
3. Must commit 15 to 20 hours per week for at least six weeks of the summer session.

Students who are not graduating by spring 2014 and live and go to school in San Francisco, must apply through San Francisco YouthWorks at
www.sfyouthworks.org.  Youthworks applications will become available beginning March 2014.  For further information regarding Youthworks, please refer to their website. 

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

*Applicants with no prior Internship experience at SFO are desired.

How To Apply

Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are being accepted ONLY 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 9910 Public Service Trainee – 2014 High School Internship (TEX-9910-900222)
* 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 online applications in the lobby of the Department of Human Resources, One South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco, or the Airport Commission Human Resources, 710 N. McDonnell Road, 3rd Floor, San Francisco.

The following required documents MUST be submitted online through Jobaps at time of application filing (www.jobaps.com/sf):

(a) Personal Statement - Please tell us about yourself, including information on why you are interested in gaining work experience at SFO.  You may include accomplishments you are proud of, volunteer or prior work experiences, internship goals, careers of interest, and characteristics unique to you.
(b) School Transcript - Copies of unofficial transcripts accepted.  (Transcripts must be uploaded to the online application.)

All application materials and support documentation MUST be submitted online as attachments to the application through Jobaps.  It is the applicant’s sole responsibility that all application materials and support documentation be received in a complete and legible form.

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the analyst, Angie Salazar at (650) 821-2050 or via e-mail at Angie.Salazar@flysfo.com.

Applicants must submit required transcripts by close of business, Friday, March 7, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.  Failure to submit the required transcripts will result in rejection of the application.
Applicants must submit transcripts by uploading ALL documents through JobAps.  No hand deliveries will be accepted.

Selection Procedures

The selection process will include evaluation of applications in relation to minimum requirements.  Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement to the interview.  Depending on the number of applicants, the Department may establish and implement additional screening mechanisms to comparatively evaluate the 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.

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Security Clearance:
Candidates for employment with the San Francisco Airport Commission whose job duties require unescorted Air Operations Area (AOA) access or sterile area access will be required to undergo a criminal history record check, including FBI fingerprints and Security Threat Assessment, in order to determine eligibility for security clearance and will 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.

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.


Reasonable Accommodation Request:
Applicants with disabilities requiring reasonable accommodation for this selection process must contact the recruitment analyst, Angie Salazar, by telephone at (650) 821-2050 (voice) or if hearing impaired (650) 821-2323 (TDD) or in writing to Angie Salazar, San Francisco International Airport – Airport Commission Human Resources, P.O. Box 8097, San Francisco, CA 94128 as soon as possible (specify class 9910 in all correspondence).

General information concerning City and County of San Francisco Employment Policies and Procedures: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20

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.

Issued: 1/17/14
Micki Callahan, Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID Number: 900222
Airport /AS (650) 821-2050




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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