7395 Ornamental Iron Worker

Recruitment #CBT-7395-082468




The purpose of this examination announcement is to establish an eligible list for the job classification 7395 Ornamental Iron Worker. The 7395 Ornamental Iron Worker is a citywide classification that is used in, but not limited to, the following agencies:

Recreation and Park Department: http://sfrecpark.org

The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department manages and maintains more than 220 parks, playgrounds, and open spaces in the city, including two outside of city limits: Sharp Park in Pacifica and Camp Mather in the High Sierras. Our 4,100-acre system includes 24 recreation centers, 9 swimming pools, 5 golf courses and numerous athletic facilities, including sports courts, ball diamonds, soccer fields and gymnasiums. Included in the department’s responsibilities are Golden Gate Park, Coit Tower, the Marina Yacht Harbor, the Palace of Fine Arts and Lake Merced. More than 2,000 talented individuals are part of our team, from gardeners, foresters, and recreation leaders to park patrol officers, custodians, electricians, painters and more. Our core mission, as it has been throughout our history, is to provide opportunities for San Francisco residents and visitors alike to gather, play, learn, relax, and enjoy nature in the city.

Port of San Francisco:

The Port of San Francisco is governed by a five-member Board of Commissioners, The Port Commission is responsible for the 7.5 miles of San Francisco Waterfront adjacent to San Francisco Bay, which the Port develops, markets, leases, administers, manages, and maintains. Its jurisdiction stretches along the waterfront from Hyde Street Pier on the north to India Basin on the south. The Port’s operating portfolio is composed of over 550 ground, commercial, retail, office, industrial and maritime industrial leases, including many internationally recognized landmarks such as Fisherman’s Wharf, PIER 39, 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, 7395 Iron Workers complete a wide range of iron design, building and installation projects using skills in welding, as well as using an array of other relevant tools.  Iron Workers also drive departmental vehicles to travel among projects located in different City areas, and operate equipment relevant to job content.

Important and Essential Duties
   1. Fabricates ornamental ironwork such as hand rails, guard rails, iron gates, fences, window grills, rebar and other miscellaneous ironwork; 
   2. Installs fabricated ornamental ironwork such as steel rolling doors and parts (steel slats, guides, and rolling door gear), fire escapes, drop ladders, hand rails, guard rails, play equipment, rebar, iron gates, fences, window grills, rebar, and other miscellaneous ironwork;
   3. Repairs ornamental ironwork including steel rolling doors and parts (steel slats, guides, and rolling door gear), chain link fences, gates, play equipment, and fire escapes;
   4. Inspects drop ladders for damage, corrosion, and missing parts; 
   5. Determines labor and material needs for ornamental iron work and structural steel members;
   6. Performs arc, MIG, Oxy/Acetylene, and TIG welding; 
   7. Maintains records of shop equipment, materials, and supplies;
   8. Operates city motor vehicles; and
   9. Operates buckets lifts, hydraulic work platforms, scissor lifts, and other mechanical high-lifts

Nature of Work
The nature of the work requires the ability and physical stamina to: work on scaffolds and off mechanical-lifts; climb and work from ladders and extension ladders at varying heights up to 220 ft; stoop and crawl into confined spaces; pass a medical examination for the use of respirators and wear face-fitting respiratory protection; and lift and carry 50 lbs. Work may be performed under inclement weather conditions and in potentially hazardous environments under controlled conditions. Some incumbents may exercise work direction over subordinate personnel assisting or engaging in such work.

Minimum Qualifications

   1. Successful completion of a recognized Iron Worker Apprenticeship Program of three (3) years and three (3) years verifiable journey-level experience as an ornamental iron worker. OR A combination of eight (8) years verifiable training/experience as an ornamental iron worker, of which three (3) years must be journey-level; AND

   2. Possession of valid California driver's license (to be presented at time of appointment). Applicants selected for employment must be insurable and maintain insurability under the department's automobile liability insurance policy. Some positions may require a valid California Class B driver's license, welding certification and/or experience installing/maintaining steel rolling doors.
Desirable Qualifications
   1. Current American Welding Society (AWS) certification;

   2. Experience installing and/or maintaining steel rolling doors; and

   3. Experience fabricating and installing fencing.

License and Certification
Possession of a California driver's license. Some positions may require possession of a Class B driver's license. Special Requirements: Some positions may require welding certification and/or experience installing/maintaining steel rolling doors.

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 (CBT-7395-082468)
-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, Antonio Archuleta at (415) 831-6858, or via email at Antonio.Archuleta@sfgov.org.

All applications MUST submit verification of qualifying experience and training by Wednesday, January 24, 2018 @ 5:00 PM.

Verification of qualifying experience must be signed by the employer/union representative, on employer/union letterhead and specify dates of service, job titles and duties performed and/or completion date of Iron Worker apprenticeship program City and County of San Francisco employees will receive credit for the duties of the class to which appointed. If the qualifying experience was performed on a part-time or as-needed basis, the total number of hours worked or average hours worked per week must also be included. 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 as proof of qualifying City experience in lieu of other verification, 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 in a timely manner may result in rejection of application. Interested individuals who have applied and submitted verification documents to previous 7395 Ornamental Iron Worker recruitments with San Francisco Recreation & Park Department and/or Public Works must still submit the required verification to be considered. Failure to submit all required verification may result in the rejection of the application.

Send verification documents as a complete packet as follows:

Scan and email to RPD_recruitment@sfgov.org

Subject: 7395 Verification (Photograph copies of documents will not be accepted).


U.S Mail or hand delivery to: Recreation and Park Department, Human Resources, 501 Stanyan Street, San Francisco, CA 94117-1898, ATTN: 7395 VERIFICATION. (Materials MUST be received no later than Wednesday, January 24, 2018 by 5:00 PM. Postmarks will not be accepted.)

Falsifying one’s education, training, or work experience or attempted deception on the application may result in disqualification from this and future job opportunities with the City and County of San Francisco.

Selection Procedures

Performance Test (100%)
Qualified applicants will be invited to participate in a performance test to assess the knowledge, skills, and abilities in job-related areas which may include but not be limited to: knowledge of methods and techniques for fabricating, installing, and repairing ornamental and miscellaneous ironwork; tools, materials, and equipment; basic welding methods and techniques; safety practices and procedures; proper use of personal protective equipment; and the ability to read and understand blueprints, sketches and drawings; perform basic mathematical calculations; and communicate orally.

Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed to advance through all of the steps in the selection process.

Certification Rule
The certification rule used for the eligible list resulting from this selection procedure will be Rule of Ten Scores. The Department may elect to administer additional selection procedures to make a final hiring decision.

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.

Upon approval of the Human Resource Director (see Civil Service Rule 111A.26.5), the eligible list resulting from this announcement may be used by other departments that also use this classification or a similar classification.  To find other Departments which use this classification, please see http://www.sfdhr.org/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentID=21246. Search that document by title or job code to see which departments use the classification.

Candidates for employment with the San Francisco Port Commission whose job duties require unescorted Maritime Transportation Systems (MTS) access will be required upon appointment to undergo a terrorist threat assessment including FBI fingerprints and immigration check in order to determine eligibility for security clearance.  Per Civil Service Commission Rule 110.9.1, every applicant for an examination must possess and maintain the qualification required by law and by the examination announcement for the examination.  Failure to obtain and maintain security clearance may be basis for termination from employment with the Port Commission.

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.


Reasonable Accommodation Requests.
Applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum eligibility requirements for this job announcement can find information on requesting a reasonable accommodation at: 

Veterans Preference
Information regarding requests for Veterans Preference can be found at: 

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. 

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.

Additional Information

Issued: 1/5/18; amended 1/22/18 to extend filing deadline
Exam Type: CPE

Micki  Callahan, Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID #: 082468
REC / AA / (415) 831-6858


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.


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