6230 Street Inspector

Recruitment #CBT-6230-060412


This is a Citywide Examination

POSITION DESCRIPTION: This is an entry level position that has responsibility for enforcement of codes, regulations and ordinances relative to the use and safety of the public right of way and, when appropriate, enforces blight codes, regulations and ordinances when visible from the public right of way.

Under general supervision, the Street Inspector is responsible for inspecting the use, condition, and construction of streets, sidewalks, trench excavations and repair projects to ensure compliance with federal, state, and municipal codes, specifications, regulations, permits, and plans; inspecting building exteriors and lots visible from the public right of way that may constitute a public nuisance; reading and interpreting plans, specifications, codes, ordinances and regulations; investigating claims and requests regarding street and sidewalk defects and improper use; and taking corrective action.


Essential functions of this job include: making site visits to perform inspections of streets, sidewalks, and construction venues; inspecting building exteriors, structures, and lots; inspecting the placement of signs, flyers, or notices within the public right of way; inspecting the placement or storage of garbage receptacles either on or visible from the public right of way; reading and interpreting permits, plans, and specifications to determine compliance with codes, regulations, ordinances, and permit conditions; enforcing codes, regulations and ordinances by notifying responsible parties of the need to repair sidewalks or maintain structures and lots on their property; investigating and responding to requests, inquiries, and claims related to the public right of way, encroachment, permit use, the appearance/condition of buildings, structures, or lots and public safety; writing reports, correspondence, notifications, warnings, and citations using a computer, communicating orally in meetings, conferences, hearings, and on the phone and in person with contractors, utility company representatives, property owners, permit holders, business owners, other City agencies, and the general public; inspecting exteriors of buildings, structures, and lots that would be classified as a public nuisance such as deteriorated painted structures and awnings, broken windows, graffiti, accumulated litter or debris, overgrown vegetation and other quality of life issues; providing depositions and testifying in court proceedings; performing mathematical calculations related to construction, maps, plans and drawings; and driving to job sites in a City vehicle. Performs related duties as required.


Nature of the work: Requires visual acuity sufficient to perform inspections and to drive; physical ability to walk considerable distances; working on or near roadways with heavy traffic; and working in adverse weather conditions.



·         Three (3) years of verifiable experience in construction related to streets, roadways and sidewalks; OR

·         Three (3) years of experience in code enforcement affecting the public right of way; OR

·         Three (3) years of experience in construction materials testing; OR

·         Three (3) years of experience in permit review, permit issuance or plan checking related to the construction, maintenance or use of the public right of way. AND

·         Possession of a valid California driver license


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. 

  • Click and select CBT-6230-060412
  • Click "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 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 on-line applications in the lobby of the Department of Human Resources at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103.


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).


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 exam analyst, Doris Urbina at (415) 554-6041.


Resumes may be attached to the application; however, resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed City and County of San Francisco application.



All applicants MUST submit verification (proof) of qualifying training and experience, with this online application.  Verification of qualifying experience must be submitted on employer’s official letterhead, specifying name of the applicant, job title(s), duties performed, dates of service, and must be signed by the employer or the employer’s authorized representative.  City employment will be verified by employee record.  City and County employees will receive credit for the duties of the class/position to which 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.  City employees relying upon qualifying work experience gained outside the City and County of San Francisco must submit written verification of such experience as described above.  Verification of experience may be waived if impossible to obtain.  The applicant must submit a signed statement explaining the reason for the request for waiver. Waiver requests will not automatically be granted, but will be considered on a case-by-case basis.  Failure to submit the required verification or request for waiver may result in the rejection of the application.


Applicants may submit verification documentation by: 

·         Uploading the documents through JobAps;   OR

·         Scanning the documents (PDF files preferred) and send them as an attachment to:  Doris.Urbina@sfdpw.org   OR

·         Hand-delivering/sending the documents via U.S. Postal mail to: General Services Agency, Human Resources, Attn:  Class 6230 Street Inspector, 1155 Market Street, 4th floor, San Francisco, CA  94103.  MAILED DOCUMENTS MUST BE RECEIVED BY THE DEADLINE – NO POSTMARKS WILL BE ACCEPTED.


Note: Please include a Document Cover Sheet to assist in identifying the class for which you are applying when submitting verification documents separate from the online application. The Cover Sheet may be found at http://www.jobaps.com/sf. Select “Print a Document Cover Sheet” under “Choose a Help Topic”. The General Services Agency will not be able to process the application without receiving the required verification documentation.



Written Examination (Weight 100%):  Candidates deemed eligible and admitted to the examination process will be administered a written test designed to measure knowledge, skills and/or abilities in job-related areas which may include, but is not limited to:

·         Basic knowledge of inspection practices and procedures;

·         Ability to interpret, apply and enforce codes, specifications, ordinances and regulations;

·         Ability to analyze and evaluate data and information including the ability to exercise good judgment when evaluating information/data.


Certification Rule:

The certification rule used for the eligible list resulting from this selection process will be the Rule of Seven Scores. In addition to the above selection procedure, the department may utilize additional selection procedures 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 Human Resources Director or the Civil Service Commission. The duration of the eligible list resulting from this examination process will be twenty-four (24) months, and may be extended with the approval of the Human Resources Director.


Reasonable Accommodation Request:

Information on requesting reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities can be found at: http://www.sfgov/site/sfdhr_page.asp?id=46205#applicants_with_disablilites


Veteran Preference:

Information regarding requests for veteran’s preference can be found at: http://www.sfgov.org/site/sfdhr_page.asp?id=46208

General Information concerning City and County of San Francisco Employment Policies and Procedures:

Important Employment Information for the City and County of San Francisco can be obtained at http://www.sfgov.org/site/sfdhr_page.asp?id=46208, or hard copy at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco.


Terms of Announcement:

Applicants must be guided solely by the provisions of this announcement including, requirements, time periods and other particulars, except when superceded by federal, state or local laws, rules or regulations. Clerical errors may be corrected by posting the correction on the Department of Human Resources website at: www.jobaps.com/sf.


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.


Medical Examination:

Prior to appointment, eligible candidates must successfully pass a medical examination to determine his/her ability to perform the essential functions of the job.



Micki Callahan, Human Resources Director

Department of Human Resources

Announcement No.: CBT-6230-060412

Issued:  July 15, 2013

GSA/DUL (415) 554-6041

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.



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, typically 7.5% of compensation. For more information on these provisions, please contact the personnel office of the hiring agency.

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