7215 General Laborer Supervisor 1

Recruitment #TPV-7215-092341


Amended 6/18/19 to extend deadline for new applications to

5:00 PM, Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Candidates who have applied already do not need to reapply

Appointment Type
PROVISIONAL:  This is not a permanent appointment. A provisional appointee must participate and be successful in a Civil Service examination for this classification and be selected through an open competitive process in order to be considered for permanent appointment. Provisional appointments may not exceed three (3) years. 

About Us
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 25 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 comprise 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.

Throughout our park system, this position will be a working first-line supervisor responsible for the cleanup of illegal encampments, weed abatement, sweeping and pressure washing of sidewalks, removal of illegal dumping, and right-of-way clearances.

Position Description
Reporting to an 0922 Manager I - Park Services Manager, the 7215 General Laborer Supervisor:

    1. Supervises General Laborers and alternate workers by planning, assigning, monitoring and evaluating work;
2. Makes daily assignments of laborers, alternate workers, sweeping and cleaning crews, and vehicle operators;
3. Operates motor vehicles for the transportation of personnel and materials to job sites;
4. Supervises and/or participates in sidewalk and street cleaning, sweeping, and pressure washing;
5. Assures that all tools, equipment, and supplies necessary to specific jobs are available to work crews;
6. Prepares written reports and records including accident/injury reports, daily work reports and other reports and correspondence; keeps attendance records; performs mathematical calculations to determine area, costs, hours, etc.;
    7. Supervises and/or participates in removing graffiti from walls, buildings, etc.;
    8. Supervises and/or participates in operating forklifts, boom and scissor lifts, pressure washers, steam cleaners, suction sweepers, and sidewalk sweepers;
    9. Supervises and/or participates in the loading and unloading of debris (from street and sidewalk cleaning), materials, and equipment on trucks;
  10. Supervises and/or participates in the removal and cleanup of debris resulting from construction, wrecking, or repair work around grounds, sidewalks, and building areas; includes cleaning up illegal dumping sites, litter cleanup and cleanup of illegal encampments;
  11. Enforces practice of safe work procedures and use of safety equipment and PPE's (personal protective equipment); trains laborers in safety; enforces applicable codes, laws, and ordinances;
  12. Supervises and/or participates in the cleaning and flushing of catch basins;
  13. Supervises and/or participates in clearing vegetation for fire control and right of way clearance, includes the use of string trimmers and chain saws;
  14. Supervises and/or participates in the operation of pneumatic and hand tools, including jackhammers, chipping guns, and tampers, used in construction or maintenance operations (may include using a hand level);
  15. Supervises and/or participates in excavations for water and sewer lines, electrical conduits, and concrete forms, and other similar excavations;
  16. Provides support for craft workers by supervising and/or participating in manual labor tasks such as lifting and carrying materials and supplies, mixing and breaking concrete, etc.;
  17. Provides support to park operations staff in the performance of little cleanup activities, coordinates with park operations staff and other divisions in the mitigation and abatement of illegal camping activities.




Minimum Qualifications

These minimum qualifications establish the education, training, experience, special skills and/or license(s) which are required for employment in the classification. Please note, additional qualifications (i.e., special conditions) may apply to a particular position and will be stated on the exam/job announcement.

Four (4) years of work experience performing the duties of a general laborer in construction.

License and Certification
Valid California driver license (must be maintained during employment).
Experience in City and County of San Francisco Class 7514 General Laborer may substitute for the required experience on a year for year basis.




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).

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, by telephone at (415) 831-6858, or by email at Antonio.Archuleta@sfgov.org

Selection Procedures

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

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 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 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.


Drug Testing Requirement

Applicants for positions in this classification who are not currently employed by the City and County of San Francisco in a safety-sensitive position represented by Laborers International Local 261 (LiUNA) are required to pass a pre-employment drug and alcohol testing. All employees in this classification may also be subject to drug and alcohol testing upon reasonable suspicion or after a work-related accident. Applicants with a positive result from a pre-employment drug test will be restricted from hire in safety-sensitive positions for six months after the date of the positive test.

Physical Examination
Selected eligible candidates must pass a thorough physical examination by the Department Physician. This exam includes a urine test to screen for the presence of drugs or alcohol. Appointees must also pass an additional physical exam prior to the completion of their probationary periods.

Reasonable Accommodation Request
Applicants with disabilities requiring reasonable accommodation for this recruitment can find information on requesting a reasonable accommodation at:


Clerical Errors
Clerical Errors may be corrected by the posting of the correction on the Department of Human Resources website at:


General Information
General information concerning City and County of San Francisco Employment Policies and Procedures http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20.

Driver's License Requirement
Most positions require a valid California's driver's license: http://www.sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=20#license.

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: 1/2/19; Amended and Reissued 1/3/19; Amended and Reissued 1/22/19; Reopened on June 4, 2019 to broaden applicant pool; Amended and extended on 6/11/19; Amended on 6/18/19; Amended and extended on 6/21/19

Micki Callahan
Human Resources Director
Department of Human Resources
Recruitment ID: TPV-7215-092341
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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