6230 Street Inspector

Bureau of Street Use and Mapping

Recruitment #PEX-6230-097341


APPOINTMENT TYPE:  Permanent - Exempt.   The General Services Agency San Francisco Public Works, Bureau of Streets & Mapping, Inspection & Enforcement Division has vacancies for exempt appointments in San Francisco.  This position is excluded by the Charter from the competitive civil service examination process.  The successful candidate will serve at the discretion of the appointing officer.  This has an anticipated duration of up to three (3) years.

PG&E Programmatic Permit
PG&E utilized directional drilling for a number of years and in the process has created hundreds of natural gas cross bores through the San Francisco sewer system. PG&E is now going through and inspecting the sewers in an effort to locate all of the cross bores and then repair them. As such, PG&E will have on the order of 50 video survey trucks (20 for mainline sewers with lateral launch capability and another 30 with push cameras) on the streets daily (Mon-Sat) trying to clear some 2,500 assets a month over the next 36 months. Public Works is to provide a programmatic permit which allows PG&E to inspect these facilities in the public right of way, to determine if a cross-bore exists and to determine if repair is required. In addition, Public Works will be responsible for inspecting these locations to ensure that PG&E is in compliance with all necessary codes and requirements during their work, which entails excavation and running a camera through the pipe to determine if there is any cross-bore through the pipe.   PG&E will be inspecting up to 150,000 locations throughout San Francisco. The inspectors would be responsible for inspecting locations where PG&E is excavating, to ensure compliance.

Sidewalk Inspection Repair Program
The Public Works Sidewalk Inspection and Repair Program (SIRP) makes it easier and less expensive for property owners to comply with City and State codes that require them to keep their sidewalks free of defects. The program accomplishes this by coordinating large-scale sidewalk improvements, making the process streamlined and efficient for property owners. Proactive sidewalk inspections of all city sidewalks are on a cycle to get repairs. Sidewalk damage that is the responsibility of city agencies or private utilities is also repaired as part of the program. 

Essential Functions include:
Read and interpret 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; perform site inspections of streets, sidewalks, trench excavations, and utility and repair projects including inspecting the general condition or defects of streets and sidewalks; inspect building exteriors, structures, and lots; inspect 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; inspect excavation sites of sewer projects and utility companies to ensure that proper shoring practices and traffic and pedestrian safety procedures are followed. Inspect 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;  enforce 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; perform follow-up inspections to ensure compliance; investigate 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; write 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; use a computer for report-writing, correspondence, data entry and retrieval; inspect exterior 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; communicate 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; provide depositions and testify in court proceedings as a representative of the City; perform mathematical calculations including percentages, slope, area, and volume related to construction, maps, plans, and drawings; operate a motor vehicle in the course of making site visits or attending meetings.


Minimum Qualifications

Three 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. License or Certificate.

LICENSE:  Possession of a valid driver license.

How To Apply

Applicants must submit the following in addition to the City application at the time of filing:
●Cover Letter
●Copy of Driver's License 
●Verification of Experience

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 exam analyst, Maria Chan, by telephone at (415) 554-6002, or by email at maria.chan@sfdpw.org.

Verification (proof) of Experience
Applicants are required to provide written verification (proof) of qualifying work experience. Verification of qualifying experience must be signed by the employer’s authorized representative on the employer's business letterhead, and specify the name of the applicant, dates of employment, job title(s), dates of service and duties performed. City and County of San Francisco employees do not need to submit verification of their City employment, but must submit verification of outside experience. City employment will be verified by the employee’s record. City and County of San Francisco employees will not receive credit for experience obtained outside of their classification unless recorded in accordance with the provisions of the Civil Service Rule 110.9.1. For more information, please visit: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#verification

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 waiver request may result in rejection of application. Falsifying one’s education, training, or work experience or attempted deception on the application may result in disqualification.

Applicants may submit resume, cover letter, copy of driver’s license, and experience verification by: 1. uploading the documents through JobAps; OR 2. scanning the documents and sending as an attachment to: maria.chan@sfdpw.org; OR 3. faxing to 415-554-6042; OR 4. Hand delivering or sending the documents via U.S. Mail to: General Services Agency, Human Resources, 1155 Market Street, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103-1523, Attention: Maria Chan, PEX-6230-097341.


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.


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.


Issued:  June 14, 2019
Micki  Callahan
Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID Number: PEX-6230-097341
SF Public Works/mpc / (415) 554-6002


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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