7457 Sign Worker

Recruitment #TEX-7457-092537


The following information describes the civil service classification for which applications are being solicited.
Make sure you read the entire announcement before completing the application form.
The purpose of this announcement is to fill a vacant position in this classification.

Division: Sustainable Streets
Section/Unit: Field Operations Section
Work Location: 1508 Bancroft Street, San Francisco
Work Schedule: 7:00 AM – 3:30 PM (Mon. – Fri.)

APPOINTMENT TYPE: Temporary Exempt, Full Time appointment not to exceed three (3) years. This position is excluded by the Charter from the competitive Civil Service examination process and shall serve at the discretion of the Appointing Officer.

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) is the City and County of San Francisco department responsible for the management of all ground transportation in the city. We serve San Francisco by creating transportation options that are constant, practical and everywhere; we connect people with their community to enhance the economy, environment and quality of life.

The Valencia Bikeway Improvement Project will implement safety improvements on Valencia Street between Market and Mission Streets. Valencia Street is a vibrant commercial corridor with a diverse set of restaurants, shops, bars and services. Valencia also serves as a major north-south bike route for those who live, work, visit and travel through the neighborhood. As the street becomes more popular, the Valencia Bikeway Improvements project will identify opportunities to upgrade the existing bike lanes given the high volume of cyclists on Valencia Street, history of bicycle-motor vehicle crashes, and evidence suggesting that illegal parking and loading within the bike lane is prevalent. The project will design protected bikeways in conjunction with community outreach, including extensive analysis of curb management and turn restrictions to ensure that Valencia Street works for all users. The early phase of this effort includes the District 8 Neighborhood Transportation Improvement Program (NTIP)-funded Valencia Bikeway Implementation Plan, the results of which will inform subsequent phases. The project will also benefit from early implementation and evaluation of pilot improvements along the corridor, including the 2019 pilot from Market Street to 15th Street.

Under supervision of the 5303 Supervisor, Traffic, and Street Signs, a Sign Worker fabricates, installs, inspects, repairs and maintains a variety of signs as related to the project.


- Operates vehicle, such as a maintenance or bucket truck, to transport equipment such as signs, poles, ladders, tools and safety equipment to job sites.
- Reads and interprets written and technical instructions related to fabricating and installing signs.
- Fabricates, cuts and drills lettering, symbols and signs; lays out and prepares signs for installations in and on buildings, on streets, viaducts and parking garages and/or various other locations using computer and plotter.
- Installs and maintains bike racks; pours and breaks cement and digs holes using power tools such as: gas run cement breakers, power drills, core drills, electric band saws, rivet-guns, drill presses, and impact wrenches; use hand tools such as: saws, wrenches, ratchets and sockets, center punches, hammers, screwdrivers, sledge-hammers, levels, tape measures, shovels and trowels; cement mason tools; and hand tools such as: saws, wrenches, ratchets and sockets, center punches, hammers, screwdrivers, sledge-hammers, levels, tape measures, shovels and trowels.
- Installs into ground and repairs poles or posts using tools such as: tamping bars, chipping bars, pole-straighteners and post-hole diggers.
- Attaches signs to poles, posts or other structures using tools such as: banding tool, band-it, brackets.
- Ensures that all installations meet safety codes.
- Removes graffiti and posted materials from signs using chemical solutions; applies architectural graphics on/from spaces, in and around buildings.
- Maintains records of signs installed and inventory of signs and equipment in stock; works on a laptop and/or handheld computer in the field and office to access the daily assignments and completed work orders in the sign tracking database; fills out forms detailing work orders, emergency assignments and incident and/or accident reports; and prepares reports of work accomplished.
- Performs related duties as required.

Involves physical effort and manual dexterity in the use of fingers, limbs, and body; working independently; interacting with the public; working from heights such as ladders or lift bucket trucks while carrying tools and heavy materials; working under hazardous conditions including working in congested, busy traffic areas, and inclement weather. Employees are required to lift and carry objects weighing up to 100 pounds. Employees may be required to work weekends, overtime, and rotating schedules.

1. One year of verifiable experience performing manual laborer duties from written instructions or blueprints. Such experience must have specifically included the use and operation of pneumatic and power tools including pavement breaker, power drill, core drill, electrical saw and drill press; AND

2. Ability to lift and carry heavy objects weighing up to 100 lbs; AND

3. Possession of a valid driver license.

Positions at the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) require the ability to lift and carry heavy objects and bags of concrete mix weighing up to one hundred (100) lbs. This ability will be evaluated during employment. Failure to meet this qualification may result in termination from employment.

• Strong oral and written communication skills.
• Ability to work effectively and efficiently under strict and tight deadlines.
• Ability to interact effectively with other City departments, external agencies, and the general public.
• Ability to work independently.
• Familiarity with basic computer applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, or other database software.

City and County of San Francisco employment applications for this position will be accepted through an on-line process only. A resume and cover letter describing how you meet the qualifications must be attached to the online application. Mailed, hand delivered or faxed applications will not be accepted. Visit www.jobaps.com/sf to begin the application process.
• Click and select 7457 Sign Worker (TEX-7457-092537)
• Click on “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 given on the screen.

To submit resume using the online application:
• Select the “Resume” tab in the online application
• Follow instructions given on the screen

To submit cover letter using the online application:
• Select the “Other” tab in the online application
• Choose “Upload” as your method of submittal
• Click on “Upload Attachment”
• Follow instructions given on the screen

If you are having trouble attaching your resume and cover letter to the online application, you may submit by fax to (415) 581-5120, ATTN: 7457 Sign Worker (TEX-7457-092537). Résumé will not be accepted in lieu of completing the online application.
Computer kiosks 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 Department of Human Resources, 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco and in the lobby of SFMTA Human Resources office, 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 6th Floor, San Francisco.
Applicants may be contacted by e-mail. It is their responsibility to ensure that their registered e-mail 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).
Upon successful submittal of the application online, the applicant will receive a notification on the screen, as well as in the applicant’s e-mail inbox, acknowledging the receipt of the application by the SFMTA - Operations Section. If you are having difficulty submitting your application online, please contact us at (415) 701-2471 between 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact Connie Poon, by telephone at (415) 701-2471 or by email at Connie.Poon@sfmta.com.

Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point in the application and/or departmental selection process. Written verification (proof) of qualifying experience must verify that the applicant meets the minimum qualifications stated on the examination announcement. Written verification must be submitted on employer’s official letterhead, specifying dates of employment, types of employment (part-time/full-time), job title(s), description of duties performed, and the verification must be signed by the employer. City employees will receive credit for the duties of the class to which they are 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. Experience claimed in self-employment must be supported by documents verifying income, earnings, business license and experience comparable to the minimum qualifications of the position. Copies of income tax papers or other documents listing occupations and total earnings must be submitted. 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/index.aspx?page=456.
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.


Applications will be screened for relevant qualifying experience. Additional screening mechanisms may be implemented in order to determine candidates’ qualifications. Only those applicants who most closely meet the needs of the Agency will be invited to participate in the selection process. Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed advancement to the interview.

Qualified applicants with disabilities requiring reasonable accommodation in the selection process must contact the SFMTA by phone at (415) 701-2471 or, if hearing impaired at (415) 701-5043 (TTY) or in writing to the SFMTA Human Resources, HR Operations Section, 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 6th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103 (specify Class 7457).

Applicants are responsible for updating their email address or mailing address. Contact Information must be updated online at http://www.jobaps.com/sf by clicking on “Update My Contact Info” and logging into your account. If updating contact information online, applicants must contact the analyst at (415) 701-2471 immediately to inform them of the change. Failure to do so may result in the loss of eligibility.

Make sure your application and any attachments to the application submitted at the time of filing are complete and accurate and include details on all experience, education, training and other information that qualifies you for this recruitment. Failure to submit a complete and accurate application at the time of filing may result in your ineligibility for this recruitment or inability to receive full credit for scoring purposes. Any new information concerning work experience, education, training and other information that is submitted after the filing deadline may not be used for scoring or considered to determine whether you meet the minimum qualifications.


Applicants are encouraged to keep copies of all documents submitted.

All persons entering the City and County of San Francisco workforce are required to provide verification of authorization to work in the United States.



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.


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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