7524 - Institution Utility Worker

Recruitment #TEX-7524-094782


Reopened job announcement on June 21/2019 to accept more applicants. Applicants who have already applied to TEX-7524-094782 do not need to reapply.


This is for a Temporary-Exempt (TEX), full-time position to substitute for employee on leave. This position is exempt from Civil Service rules pursuant to San Francisco Charter Section 10.104 and serves at the discretion of Appointing Officer. The incumbent will be required to succeed in a Civil Service Examination process for this class in order to be considered for a permanent appointment.



San Francisco Juvenile Probation Department, 375 Woodside Ave., SF, CA 94127 


Varies depending on the position. Employees may be required to work rotating shifts, nights, weekends, and holidays, and a shift of up to 12 hours.

Essential functions include:

·         Cleaning and removing organic materials and debris from around buildings and grounds; consolidating and loading refuse onto trucks for transport to disposal site, or into dumpsters for removal. Making contact with appropriate vendors, such as recycling, garbage, and non-profit agencies for recycle, reuse, or refurbish.

·         Operating a motor vehicle while transporting a variety of items, which include money, refuse, donations, equipment, furniture, food, medical related items, and interdepartmental forms of communication. This includes items for pick-up and/or delivery. May operate a motor vehicle in the transfer of employees.

·         Assisting others with minor repairs on plumbing and kitchen equipment such as garbage disposals and grills; minor carpentry and touch-up painting; may complete other minor repair tasks, such as installation of work cubicles and hardware.

·         Assisting others with daily tasks; general maintenance and labor tasks within the buildings including emergency cleaning and replacing light bulbs; setting up or rearranging meeting rooms and the reconfiguration of work areas. 

·         Assisting the engineering staff and/or electricians in the performance of their duties, which may include the HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) system.

·         Assisting others with building inspections by participating in walk-throughs to identify health and safety issues.

·         The 7524 Institution Utility Worker also performs other related duties as required.

Note: The nature of the work includes the ability to drive to various work-related sites; to work occasionally on weekends and nights; to perform heavy lifting; and may involve some dirty and disagreeable work conditions such as tight crawl spaces with hot steam pipes. Employees will be required to lift 50 – 70 pounds depending upon the position.

Minimum Qualifications

1A) One year of full time verifiable experience (equivalent to 2,000 hours) in the maintenance of buildings and grounds;


1B) Six months of experience in Class 7524-Institutional Utility Worker;


2) Possession of a valid Class "C" driver license.

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

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

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, Joanna Luong, by telephone at 415-753-7523, or by email at Joanna.Luong@sfgov.org.


Selection Plan

The selection process will include evaluation of applications in relation to minimum requirements. Depending on the number of applicants, the Department may establish and implement additional screening mechanisms to comparatively evaluate qualifications of candidates. If this becomes necessary, only those applicants whose qualifications most closely meet the needs of the Department will be invited for an interview. Applicants meeting the minimum requirements are not guaranteed advancement in the selection process.

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.


Reasonable Accommodation Request:

Applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum eligibility requirements for this job announcement can find information on requesting a reasonable ADA Accommodation at: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#applicantswithdisabilities

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://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20 or hard copy at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103.

Terms of Announcement:

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. Clerical errors may be corrected by posting the correction on the Department of Human Resources website at: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#announcementsdefinitions

Copies of Application Documents:

Applicants are encouraged to keep copies of all documents submitted. Submitted documents become a permanent part of the exam records and will not be returned. The hiring department may require applicants to submit the same documents and/or additional documents at a later date.

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. http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#identification

Micki Callahan

Human Resources Director

Department of Human Resources

Issued: March 8, 2019

Recruitment ID Number: TEX-7524-094782



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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