General Laborer

Recruitment #PEX-7514-090829

Introduction

Appointment Type

The Port of San Francisco has two (2), Permanent Exempt, Full-Time positions that are not to exceed two (2) years of service. This position is excluded by the Charter from the competitive civil service examination process and shall serve at the discretion of the appointing officer. 

 

Department Overview

The Port of San Francisco is an enterprise agency of the City and County of San Francisco and is governed by a Commission of five members appointed by the Mayor. The Port Commission is responsible for overseeing a broad range of waterfront commercial, maritime, and public access facilities that are held in public trust for the people of California. The Port’s jurisdiction covers approximately 7.5 miles of waterfront land from Heron's Head Park, near Hunter’s Point in the southern part of San Francisco, to Fisherman’s Wharf in the northern part of the City.

The Port’s diverse business portfolio includes over 550 ground, commercial, retail, office, industrial and maritime industrial leases including cargo shipping, ship repair, excursion boats, ferry boats, fishing and fish processing/distribution, tourism, filming, harbor services, and cruise-shipping. With some of the most modern and flexible shipping-terminal facilities on the West Coast, as well as naturally deep water, the Port can handle just about any type of cargo, including containers, break-bulk, neo-bulk, automobiles, and project cargoes.

The Port of San Francisco has some of the most internationally recognized landmarks such as Fisherman’s Wharf, Pier 39, the Exploratorium, the Ferry Building and AT&T Park, home of the San Francisco Giants baseball team. With some of the most unique and historic properties, the Port is home to a variety of tenants and uses.

The Port Commission over the last five decades has led a remarkable transformation of the Port; maintaining its industrial maritime heritage while developing new uses, including commercial and public activities, that have helped San Francisco remain one of the most visited and popular cities on the globe.

 

Position Description
Under general supervision, the Port General Laborer performs a wide variety of manual labor tasks including, but not limited to: general cleaning, loading and unloading materials; operating various types of equipment and machinery including pneumatic tools; mixing and preparing concrete; cleaning catch basins and sewers; clearing vegetation; cleaning, sweeping and picking up debris on streets in designated areas of the city; assisting craft workers; and other related duties as required.

General laborer work requires the ability to lift objects weighing up to 90 pounds and carry them 50 feet; balance 10-foot pieces of lumber and carry materials up a ladder; skill with pneumatic tools and equipment such as air compressors, jack hammers, cement mixers, etc; knowledge of concrete mix, patch and finish; knowledge of safety procedures and the use of safety equipment; skill in the use and care of tools and equipment such as pipe and crescent wrenches, shovels, pliers, hammers, crowbars, scoops, hack saws, gardeners' hand tools; and ability to read and write, and to follow oral and written instructions.

Nature of Work
Requires sustained physical effort in climbing, bending, squatting and the ability to lift objects weighing up to 90 pounds and carry them 50 feet and to balance 10-foot pieces of lumber, frequently under adverse weather conditions and/or disagreeable working conditions, such as working on piers, in streets or roads in or adjacent to traffic or in cold or rain or being exposed to garbage, feces and urine, raw sewage, used syringes, toxic and hazardous materials, seagulls, pigeons and insects; confined space entry; continuous exposure to hazards where serious bruises, strains and burns could result.

Ability to wear appropriate forms of respiratory protection and 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. Ability to work on the water from a work skiff, boat or punt, deploying oil boom, absorbent pads and removing floating debris and other general labor assignments as required. Incumbent will be required to work rotating shifts, nights, weekends, emergency overtime and holidays including up to 12-hour shifts.
 

Minimum Qualifications

These minimum qualifications establish 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.

Education:

Experience:
Three (3) years (6000 hours) of journey-level experience as a general laborer in the construction field.

License and Certification:
Possession of a valid Class C California driver license (must be maintained during employment).

Substitution:
Completion of a California Division of Apprenticeship Standards (DAS) or United States Department of Labor (DOL) approved apprentice construction laborer program may be substituted for the required experience.

 

TWIC Card

This position requires that the incumbent 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 the 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 

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 register an account (if you have not already done so) and begin the application process.

• Select announcement PEX-7514-090829
• 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.

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.

Please contact Lynee Atkins at (415) 274-0441, or by email at 
Lynee.Atkins@sfport.com if you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process. 
 

 

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/how-verify-education-requirements

 

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 Plan

The application materials will be screened for relevant qualifying experience. Additional screening mechanisms may be implemented in order to determine candidates’ qualification. Only those applicants who most closely meet the needs of the hiring department will be invited to participate in the selection process.

 

Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement to the interview. 

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 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 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

Applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum eligibility requirements for this job announcement can find information on requesting a reasonable ADA Accommodation at: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?p age=20#applicantswithdisabilities.

General Information concerning City and County of San Francisco Employment Policies and Procedures can be obtained at
http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20 or hard copy at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor.

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.


Micki Callahan, Director
Department of Human Resources

Announcement #090829
Issued:  October 12, 2018

Port/LA (415) 274-0441 

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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