City and County of San Francisco

Porter (#2736)

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$26.15-$31.76 Hourly / $4,533.00-$5,506.00 Monthly / $54,392.00-$66,066.00 Yearly


Under supervision, performs a variety of routine manual tasks in cleaning floors, hallways, stairs, walls, furniture and equipment in a large institution; transports food, utensils, equipment and supplies between locations; and performs related duties as required.

Distinguishing Features

Requires normal responsibility for: Following established methods and procedures in the performance of routine manual cleaning and related tasks; personal contact with patients, other institution personnel and the general public. Work involves use of simple repetitive manual skills requiring sustained physical effort in doing continuous light or occasional heavy work in surroundings that may be somewhat disagreeable.

Supervision Exercised


Examples of Important and Essential Duties

According to Civil Service Commission Rule 109, the duties specified below are representative of the range of duties assigned to this job code/class and are not intended to be an inclusive list.

1. Sweeps and wet-mops the floors in halls, wards, laboratories, treatment rooms, stairways and other areas throughout an institution.
2. Scrubs and waxes floors with the aid of electric scrubbing and buffing equipment.

3. Empties waste baskets into larger trash cans and takes same to incinerator; takes wet garbage to garbage room.

4. Washes and cleans face bowls, commodes, bath tubs and other bathroom fixtures and replenishes paper towels, toilet tissue, soap, light bulbs, etc., as needed.

5. Dusts, cleans and washes all furniture, equipment, walls and woodwork throughout an institution.

6. Gathers soiled linen on the various assigned wards and loads into the laundry chute; sterilizes mattresses, pillows, bed linens, etc.

7. Transports food and utensils by pushing a food guerney from the kitchen to the various wards and return to kitchen; moves furniture, equipment and other items about an institution as required and may carry ice to various wards; assists in loading and unloading trucks; uncrates and assembles furniture and equipment.

8. Upon the discharge of a patient, may be assigned to the complete discharge cleaning function which includes but is not limited to the dusting and cleaning of patient rooms, floors, walls, bathrooms, furniture and light fixtures, and the changing of the patients bed.

9. May occasionally have very limited responsibility for the checking and storing of a small variety of supplies, such as dirty and clean linen, office supplies, printed forms, etc.

10. May occasionally wash and clean window glass and electric fixtures from ladders or scaffolds from ground level or interior heights.

11. As directed, may occasionally perform the duties of Porter Assistant Supervisor.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills: Requires knowledge of: Modern cleaning methods and materials; cleaning tools and equipment; their uses and upkeep.

Requires ability and skill to bend, stoop, reach, stretch, push, lift and carry; work from ladders or scaffolds from ground level or at interior heights; follow oral and written instructions; get along well with others.

Experience and Training

These minimum qualifications are to be used as a guide for establishing the education, training, experience, special skills and/or license(s) which are required for employment in the classification. Please note, additional qualifications (i.e., special conditions) may apply to a particular position and will be stated on the exam/job announcement.

1. Six (6) months (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.);


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


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.  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.

License or Certificate



Amended: 2/28/11

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.

CLASS: 2736; EST: 1/1/1900; REV: 1/1/1900;