6230 Street Inspector

City Wide Examination

Recruitment #CBT-6230-901864


Position Description:
Under general supervision, inspects 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; inspects building exteriors and lots visible from the public right of way that may constitute a public nuisance; reads and interprets plans, specifications, codes, ordinances and regulations; investigates claims and requests regarding street and sidewalk defects and improper use; and takes corrective action

Essential Duties Include:
Performs site inspections of streets, sidewalks, trench excavations, and utility and repair   projects including inspecting the general condition or defects of streets and sidewalks; inspects building exteriors, structures, and lots; inspecting permit use for obstructions such as news racks, flower stands, restaurant furniture encroachments, produce stands, building construction, or other obstructions to paths of travel, especially with regard to compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and Title 24; inspecting excavation sites of sewer projects and utility companies to ensure that proper shoring practices and traffic and pedestrian safety procedures are followed; inspects 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; reads and interprets permits, plans and specifications to determine if condition and use of street, sidewalk, excavation, or repair project is in compliance with codes, regulations, ordinances, and permit conditions.; enforces codes, regulations and ordinances by notifying responsible parties of the need to repair sidewalks or maintain structures and lots on their property; of noncompliance with permit use; and of violations of health and safety codes and regulations, Title 24, or ADA mandates; performs follow-up inspections to ensure compliance; investigates 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; writes reports and correspondence such as field reports, inspection records, notifications for corrective action, letters, warnings, citations, meeting documentation, and prepares diagrams and reports regarding findings of investigations; uses a computer for report-writing, correspondence, and data entry and retrieval; exterior inspections of buildings, structures, and lots that would be classified as a public nuisance such as deteriorated painted structures, broken windows, deteriorated awnings, graffiti, accumulated litter or debris, overgrown vegetation and other quality of life issues/ communicates orally with a variety of people 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; provides depositions and testifies in court proceedings as a representative of the City; performs mathematical calculations including percentages, slope, area, and volume related to construction, maps, plans, and drawings; operates a motor vehicle in the course of making site visits or attending meetings; performs related duties as required

Minimum Qualifications

1. Three (3) years of verifiable experience in construction related to streets, roadways and sidewalks; or in code enforcement affecting the public right of way; or in permit issuance, or construction materials testing; or plan checking related to the construction, maintenance or use of the public right of way; AND
2. Possession of a valid driver license.

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).

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, Laura Carucci, by telephone at 415-554-6050 or by email at laura.carucci@sfdpw.org.



Verification of education can be submitted in the form of a diploma or transcript. Verification of qualifying work experience must be signed by the employer, on the employer’s letterhead, and specify dates of service, job titles and duties performed, including percentage of time spent performing duties which meet the minimum requirements. City and County employees will receive credit for the duties of the class to which appointed. Credit for experience obtained outside of the employee’s class will only be allowed if recorded in accordance with the provisions of Civil Service Commission Rules. City employees may submit performance evaluations or letters from the appointing officer of the department as proof of qualifying City experience, but must verify outside qualifying experience as stated above. Verification may be waived if impossible to obtain. The applicant must submit a signed statement with the application explaining why verification cannot be obtained. Waiver requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Failure to submit the required verification or request for waiver by the final filing date, Thursday November 3, 2016 at 5pm, may result in rejection of the application.

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. 

Applicants may submit verification documentation by:
1. Uploading the documents through JobAps; OR
2. Scanning the documents and send as an attachment to: Laura.Carucci@sfdpw.org OR
3. Faxing the information to GSA: (415) 554-6042: Attention: 6230 Exam.

Selection Procedures

Written Exam (Weight: 100%):
Candidates deemed eligible and admitted to the examination process will be invited to a written examination. Applicants will be tested to determine their relative knowledge, skill, and ability levels in job-related areas which may include, but are not limited to: knowledge of inspection practices and procedures for construction, maintenance, use, and repair of the public right of way; knowledge of safety procedures including an understanding of occupational hazards and procedures for accident prevention such as trench shoring, traffic and pedestrian safety requirements, and use of personal protective equipment (PPE's); ability to interpret, apply, and enforce codes, specifications, ordinances and regulations refers to Public Works codes, the San Francisco Traffic Code, the Bureau of Engineering Standard Plans and Specifications, and provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, and Title 24; ability to promote, establish, and maintain effective working relationships; ability to write field reports, inspection reports, notifications and citations for corrective action, correspondence using a computer; ability to exercise independent judgment and self initiative for problem solving.

The certification rule for the eligible list resulting from this examination will be Rule of Five Scores.  Additional selection processes may be conducted by the hiring department prior to making 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 of 24 months, and may be extended with the approval of the Human Resources Director.

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 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.

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.


Terms of Announcement and Appeal Rights

Applicants must be guided solely by the provisions of this announcement, including requirements, time periods and other particulars, except when superseded by federal, state or local laws, rules or regulations.  [Note: The correction of clerical errors in an announcement may be posted on the Department of Human Resources website at www.jobaps.com/sf.] The terms of this announcement may be appealed under Civil Service Rule 110.4.  Such appeals must be submitted in writing to the Department of Human Resources, 1 S Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103-5413 by close of business on the 5th business day following the issuance date of this examination announcement.  Information concerning other Civil Service Commission Rules involving announcements, applications and examination policies, including applicant appeal rights, can be found on the Civil Service Commission website at http://sfgov.org/civilservice/rules.

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://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process 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.


Applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum eligibility requirements for this job announcement can find information on requesting a reasonable ADA Accommodation at: http://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process#applicantswithdisabilities

Information regarding requests for Veterans Preference can be found at: 

Exam Type:  Entrance
Issued: 10/20/2016 
Micki  Callahan
Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID Number: 901864


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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