7410 Automotive Service Worker

Recruitment #PEX-7410-102744





This position may close any time, but no earlier than 3:00pm PST on Friday, November 20, 2020.

Appointment Type: Permanent ExemptThis appointment is Exempt from Civil Service examination, in accordance with Section 10.104-13 of the City Charter.


The San Francisco Police Department was established in 1849 and continually strives to become a more effective, inclusive and modern police department, while earning the trust and pride of those we serve and those who serve.  Our goal is to reflect on current SFPD initiatives, assess best practices across the country, and evaluate the changing environment in policing and within the City to arrive at a strategy statement that the Department and our community can embody every day.  

The San Francisco Police Department stands for Safety and Respect for All.  We will engage in just transparent unbiased and responsive policing. We will do so in the spirit of dignity and in collaboration with the community. And we will maintain and build trust and respect as the guardians of Constitutional and human rights.

 The San Francisco Police Department is committed to excellence in law enforcement and is dedicated to the people, traditions and diversity of our City. The department provides service with understanding, response with compassion, performance with integrity and law enforcement with vision. The department has grown into a nationally known police department providing law enforcement services to one of the most recognized cities in the United States.


Under immediate supervision, the 7410 Automotive Service Worker performs a variety of semi-skilled work in maintaining, servicing, and safety checking of different types of gasoline, diesel, propane, natural gas and alternative fuel source vehicles. Incumbents are responsible for servicing a variety of law enforcement vehicles and equipment, such as sedans and sport-utility vehicles (SUVs).


  1. Operates a variety of automotive servicing equipment and hand tools such as tow trucks, service trucks/pushers and forklifts; wrenches, hammers, and screwdrivers, in order to ensure that city, transit and off-road vehicles are maintained and repaired.
  2. Responds to automotive service requests by making non-safety related determinations as to whether city, transit and off-road vehicles can be repaired immediately or have to be taken to shop for on-site repairs; and towing disabled vehicles to a service center, in order to ensure that troubled vehicles are attended to and maintained to be operational.
  3. Operates the refueling station and/or the tire shop by dispensing correct fuel (diesel, gasoline, propane or natural gas); checking oil levels; washing, cleaning, vacuuming and steaming of vehicles; inspecting tires and properly repairing tires mounted on solid or split rim wheels; maintaining correct tire stock; and ordering replacements in facilities requiring tire service, in order to ensure that city, transit and off-road vehicles are operational and safe.
  4. Performs regular maintenance on vehicles by conducting regular and preventative checks such as visual safety checks of vehicles as required; inspecting the fluid levels of differential; checking brakes; and checking, changing and replenishing fluids, filters and cooling systems in order to ensure that vehicles are operational.
  5. Makes minor repairs on disabled vehicles by inspecting/repairing vehicles for mechanical problems; and salvaging equipment for later assessments, as required by the supervisor, so vehicles can resume service.
  6. Maintains shop area cleanliness by correctly disposing of refuse and debris; cleaning shop floors; operating a “ride board” floor scrubber; using a shop “spill kit” when necessary; properly storing hazardous materials such as cleaning solvents; and storing equipment in a proper location in order to ensure that the work area is safe.
  7. Prepares routine records by correctly filling out vehicle maintenance forms, job work orders, vehicle trouble reports, incident/accident reports, vendor purchase orders, requisition forms, and billing charges to Departments for automotive services, in order to ensure correct work flow on all automotive maintenance jobs. May utilize a computer for data entry.
  8. Assists automotive mechanics by applying and releasing the brakes for inspections; replacing batteries and battery cables, vehicle lights, light bulbs, head lamps, wiper blades, belts, and radiator hoses; steam cleaning of parts for later assessment; checking the condition and pressure of tires, as required by the supervisor, in order to ensure safe operation of vehicles.
  9. Operates service vehicles by driving, towing and/or pushing disabled vehicles with or without passengers to a safe location for repairs and/or for storage, in order to ensure that city, transit, and off-road vehicles are serviced immediately.
  10. 7410 Automotive Service Worker performs other related duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Education/Training: Possession of a certificate of completion for coursework in Automotive Mechanic from an accredited academic, trade or technical institution with a minimum of six months. Coursework in Auto Body, Fender or Welding may not be substituted for coursework in Auto Mechanics;


  2. Experience: One (1) year of full-time experience performing semi-skilled work in maintaining, servicing, and safety-checking of gasoline, diesel or alternative fuel source vehicles.


 3. Possess a valid driver's license.

Applicants must meet the minimum qualification requirement by the final filing date unless otherwise noted.  

Verification of Experience: http://sfdhr.org/getting-job#verification

Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process.


Verification of Education: If education verification is required, information on how to verify education requirements, including verifying foreign education credits or degree equivalency, can be found at http://sfdhr.org/how-verify-education-requirements



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.

 A resume does NOT substitute for this section of the City application.

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 exam analyst,  Danielle Poole, by telephone at 415-837-7382, or by email at Danielle.Poole@sfgov.org.


Selection Procedures

Minimum Qualification Supplemental Questionnaire:

Candidates will be prompted to complete a Supplemental Questionnaire as part of the online employment application. This Minimum Qualification Supplemental Questionnaire is designed to obtain specific information regarding an applicant's experience in relation to the Minimum Qualifications for this position. Applicants must also complete the official application. It is essential that applicants provide complete information in identifying their education, experience and training. The Minimum Qualification Supplemental Questionnaire will be used to evaluate if the applicant possesses the required minimum qualifications.

Selection Process:

 Applications and resumes will be screened for relevant qualifying experience. Additional screening mechanisms may be implemented in order to determine candidate’s qualifications. Meeting the minimum qualifications does not guarantee advancement through all steps of the selection process.

Background Investigation:

Prior to employment, a background investigation will be conducted to establish suitability for employment. The investigation may include, but not be limited to, criminal history records, drug/alcohol screening, and other related employment and personal history records. Reasons for rejection may include use of controlled substance, felony convictions, repeated or serious violations of the law, inability to work with co-workers, inability to accept supervision or other relevant factors. The background investigation will also meet Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requirements.

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.


Want more information about our employment policies?
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.

Should you keep copies of application documents?
Yes! Applicants should keep copies of all documents submitted, as these will not be returned.

Do you have the 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.

Do you have an ADA request?
If you meet the qualifications for this job there is information about how to make an ADA request at:
http://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process#applicantswithdisabilities   Persons with disabilities who might need accommodations during the application and selection process should contact the SFPD ADA Coordinator Penny Si at (415) 837-7221.


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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