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Porter - Access to City Employment (ACE) (2736)

Recruitment: REF3171Z

Published: September 16, 2022


Porsche Bunton -
Leorah Dang -
John Weber -
Danielle Anderson -

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Department: Access to City Employment
Job class: 2736-Porter
Salary range: $64,298.00 - $78,104.00
Role type: Permanent Exempt What does this mean?
Hours: Full-time


The Access to City Employment Program (ACE) seeks to hire qualified individuals with a disability into permanent entry-level jobs outside the normal civil service selection process. To be hired through the ACE Program, individuals must meet the minimum qualifications of the job and provide a Certification of Disability from the California Department of Rehabilitation or a Veterans Preference Letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Role description

Definition: Under supervision, performs a variety of routine manual tasks in cleaning floors, hallways, stairs, walls, furniture and equipment in a large institution; transports food, utensils, equipment and supplies between locations; and performs related duties as required.

Distinguishing Features: Requires normal responsibility for: Following established methods and procedures in the performance of routine manual cleaning and related tasks; personal contact with patients, other institution personnel and the general public. Work involves use of simple, repetitive manual skills requiring sustained physical effort in doing continuous light or occasional heavy work in surroundings that may be somewhat disagreeable.

Examples of Important and Essential Duties: According to Civil Service Commission Rule 109, the duties specified below are representative of the range of duties assigned to this job code/class and are not intended to be an inclusive list. 1. Sweeps and wet-mops the floors in halls, wards, laboratories, treatment rooms, stairways and other areas throughout an institution. 2. Scrubs and waxes floors with the aid of electric scrubbing and buffing equipment. 3. Empties waste baskets into larger trash cans and takes same to incinerator; takes wet garbage to garbage room. 4. Washes and cleans face bowls, commodes, bath tubs and other bathroom fixtures and replenishes paper towels, toilet tissue, soap, light bulbs, etc., as needed. 5. Dusts, cleans and washes all furniture, equipment, walls and woodwork throughout an institution. 6. Gathers soiled linen on the various assigned wards and loads into the laundry chute; sterilizes mattresses, pillows, bed linens, etc. 7. Transports food and utensils by pushing a food gurney from the kitchen to the various wards and return to kitchen; moves furniture, equipment and other items about an institution as required and may carry ice to various wards; assists in loading and unloading trucks; uncrates and assembles furniture and equipment. 8. Upon the discharge of a patient, may be assigned to the complete discharge cleaning function which includes but is not limited to the dusting and cleaning of patient rooms, floors, walls, bathrooms, furniture and light fixtures, and the changing of the patient's bed. 9. May occasionally have very limited responsibility for the checking and storing of a small variety of supplies, such as dirty and clean linen, office supplies, printed forms, etc. 10. May occasionally wash and clean window glass and electric fixtures from ladders or scaffolds from ground level or interior heights. 11. As directed, may occasionally perform the duties of Porter Assistant Supervisor.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Requires knowledge of: Modern cleaning methods and materials; cleaning tools and equipment; their uses and upkeep. Requires ability and skill to bend, stoop, reach, stretch, push, lift and carry; work from ladders or scaffolds from ground level or at interior heights; follow oral and written instructions; get along well with others.

How to qualify

Minimum Qualifications: These minimum qualifications are to be used as a guide for establishing 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.

Experience and Training: 1. Six (6) months (1040 hours) verifiable paid full-time custodial or janitorial experience at a commercial building (such as an office building, warehouse, retail or wholesale store), or non-profit agency or a commercial facility (such as a university, hospital stadium, auditorium,hotel/motel, etc.); 2. Certificate of completion of a Custodial Training Program equivalent to those certified by the City and County of San Francisco Human Services Agency; 3. Verification of current enrollment in a custodial training course equivalent to those certified by the City and County of San Francisco Human Services Agency at the time of application. Candidates who are enrolled in a custodial training course at the time of application must submit verification of having completed the course (e.g., a copy of their certificate), prior to appointment. Candidates will remain under waiver until such time that verification is provided.

What else should I know?

Notes: Amended: 2/28/11

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.

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:  All City and County of San Francisco employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Someone is fully vaccinated when 14 days have passed since they received the final dose of a two-shot vaccine or a dose of a one-shot vaccine. Any new hire must present proof of full vaccination status to be appointed. Any new hire who will be routinely assigned or occasionally enter High-Risk Settings, must provide proof of having received a COVID-19 booster vaccine by March 1, 2022, or once eligible.

The City and County of San Francisco encourages women, minorities and persons with disabilities to apply. Applicants will be considered regardless of their sex, race, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition (associated with cancer, a history of cancer, or genetic characteristics), HIV/AIDS status, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, military and veteran status, or other protected category under the law.