7514 - General Laborer

Transfer or Reassignment Opportunity

Recruitment #PTX-7514-098432

Introduction

7514 - General Laborer

San Francisco - Public Utilities Commission

PTX-7514-098432

Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible as this announcement close at anytime after 5:00pm on August, 16, 2019.

APPOINTMENT TYPE: Permanent Transfer.  In order to be considered for appointment to this position, you must have current permanent status as a 7514 - General Laborer with the City and County of San Francisco and be seeking either a Transfer OR Reassignment.  If you do not meet this criterion, please do not apply for this position. 

Who are we?

San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC)

Headquartered in San Francisco, we have 2,300 employees working in seven counties with a combined annual operating budget of over $900 million.

Our Mission: To provide our customers with high quality, efficient, and reliable water, power, and wastewater services in a manner that values environmental and community interests and sustains the resources entrusted to our care.

Our Vision: We are an innovative utility leader, recognized for excellent results in service, safety, stewardship, and inclusiveness.

We are an award-winning and industry-leading utilities organization committed to our customers, community interests, and the environment. To learn more about our organization, please visit our website at www.sfwater.org.

We are proud of our infrastructure and programs, but most importantly, we value our highly qualified and dedicated workforce which ensures that this vision becomes a reality. As you explore career opportunities with us, download our career guide and learn about what you can expect during the hiring process.

Position Summary:

Under general supervision, performs a variety of manual labor tasks such as removing debris from construction, maintenance, wrecking, or repair work; loading and unloading materials, supplies, furniture, and equipment; may work as part of a crew with other crafts; and operating various types of equipment and machinery including pneumatic and hand tools associated with general construction.

Work Location: We have multiple openings in:

  • Millbrae (1000 El Camino Real, Millbrae, CA 94030)
  • Sunol (8653 Calaveras Rd, Sunol, CA 94586)

Hours: 7:00am to 3:30pm, Monday through Friday. Possible nights and weekend shifts on an emergency basis.

Essential Duties:

  • Excavates trenches (using various pneumatic and hand tools, including 90-pound jackhammers) for water and sewer lines, underground utility repair, or electrical conduits; backfills and compacts excavations; and potholes transmission mains and service piping.
  • Clears culverts, stakes fabric to prevent erosion of work sites, and cements and rip-raps upstream and downstream of culverts.
  • Stabilizes embankments by building wet walls and drywalls alongside roadways and waterways.
  • Clears obstacles prior to machine mowing.
  • Serves as flag operator and sets up traffic barricades and lights or other barriers around work sites (on streets or in other locations).
  • Clears and chips vegetation, brush, limbs; clears firebreaks, watershed roadways, v-ditches, jogging and foot paths, pipeline rights-of-way, around structures, buildings, risers, vaults, and valve lots; cuts access routes to watershed domestic utility lines and springs; removes small trees and grinds stumps.
  • Installs and maintains chain link, barbed wire and hogwire fencing; cements watershed gate posts and chain link fence posts.
  • Loads and unloads materials, supplies, furniture, and/or equipment by hand or with booms, power tailgate, forklift, and other moving equipment for moving to and from worksites (examples: jackhammers, sandbags, cement bags, debris bags, railroad ties, whackers, vibratory plates).
  • Removes and cleans up debris resulting from construction, maintenance, wrecking, or repair work\ around grounds and building areas using hands, broom, shovel, wheel barrow, etc.
  • Works in confined spaces to assist in cleaning and flushing catch basins, septic tanks, or sewage treatment plants with shovels, hoses, and pumps to ensure proper drainage of the sewer system.
  • Operates and maintains pneumatic, electrical, mechanical, and hand tools including air compressors, jack hammers, tie tampers, sand blasters, steam cleaners, hoists, drills, chain saws, cement mixers, chipping guns, weed whackers, spaders, stump grinders, fence stretchers, aerial lift buckets, and other hand tools to assist craft workers in getting their jobs done.
  • Mixes and prepares concrete.
  • Assists in the application of concrete and asphalt to repair roads and sidewalks.
  • Sweeps streets and sidewalks.
  • Applies disinfectants, de-greasers, and herbicides to streets and sidewalks.
  • Scrubs streets, sidewalks, and plazas with a broom or high-pressure water hose.
  • Picks up litter and puts debris into bags.
  • Cleans up illegal dumping sites, homeless encampments, spills on city streets, and sites of accidents. 
  • Removes litter and signs from poles and benches.
  • Uses radio communication system or other communication devices.
  • Manages a tool room, distributing tools and tracking inventory.
  • Completes forms such as work orders, daily work or field reports, and/or accident report forms.
  • Drives a truck and/or car to work sites and follows route or other maps.
  • Prepare surfaces for painting; removes graffiti from public/private property using a computerized color matching program, soda blaster, and/or steam cleaner.
  • Performs related duties as required.

Nature of Work: Sustains physical effort, such as standing or walking for prolonged periods, lifts heavy/imbedded manhole covers weighing in excess of 75 lbs., has great manual dexterity, wears respiratory protection equipment, working outdoors, has frequent exposure to potential hazards exposure to extreme and changing weather conditions, works around extreme wildlife, working above water, working in small, confined spaces or at great heights.

Equal Employment Opportunity: The City and County of San Francisco encourages women, minorities and persons with disabilities to apply. Applicants will be considered regardless of their sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition (associated with cancer, a history of cancer, or genetic characteristics), HIV/AIDS status, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, military and veteran status, or other protected category under the law.

Minimum Qualifications

In order to be considered for appointment to this position, you must have current permanent status as a 7514 - General Laborer with the City and County of San Francisco and be seeking either a Transfer OR Reassignment.  If you do not meet this criterion, please do not apply for this position. 

How To Apply

Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are only 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 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

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, @famsf.org, @ccsf.edu).

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.

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the analyst, Danny Wan, by telephone at 415-554-1648, or by email at dwan@sfwater.org.

Selection Plan

Minimum Qualifications Supplemental Questionnaire (MQSQ - Qualifying)

Applicants will be prompted to complete a Supplemental Questionnaire as part of the online application process. All applicants must complete the Supplemental Questionnaire and it must be submitted with the application by the final filing deadline. The information provided on the Supplemental Questionnaire must be consistent with the information on the application and is subject to verification. Applicant responses to the Supplemental Questionnaire will be used to assist in determining if applicants meet the minimum qualifications for the position.

Only those candidates who most closely meet the needs of the Department will be invited to continue in the selection process. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed to advance through all of the steps in the selection process.

Conviction History

As a selected candidate 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 selected candidate. 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 a selected candidate, 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

Reasonable Accommodation Request: 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?page=20#applicantswithdisabilities

Veteran’s Preference: Information regarding requests for Veterans Preference can be found at: https://sfdhr.org/veterans-preference

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

Copies of Application Documents: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#copies   

Right to Work: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#identification 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: August 2, 2019

Micki Callahan, Human Resources Director

Department of Human Resources

Recruitment ID:  PTX-7514-098432

PUC/DW (415) 554-1648

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.


Click on a link below to apply for this position:

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View and print the Supplemental Questionnaire. This recruitment requires completion of a supplemental questionnaire. You may view and print the supplemental questionnaire here.

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