Porter - San Francisco Department of Public Health (2736)
Published: September 21, 2022
Accepting applications until: September 28, 2022
Contact:Juliette Soto - firstname.lastname@example.org
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- Full Time
- Regular Work Hours
- Filing deadline – application filing will be open continuously at least through September 21, 2022, and will close any time thereafter
The City and County of San Francisco employs over 30,000 workers. With more than 60 departments, we can use your skills and abilities. When you work for the City, you choose purpose!
This selection process is being conducted in accordance with the 48th Supplement to Mayoral Proclamation Declaring the Existence of a Local Emergency Dated February 25, 2020 and temporary Civil Service Commission [CSC] Rule 111.17.
Compensation rate for this position is $61,360 - $74,516 annually.
Under supervision, the 2736 Porter 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. The essential duties include but are not limited to the following:
- Sweeps and wet mops the floors in halls, wards, laboratories, treatment rooms, stairways and other areas throughout an institution.
- Scrubs and waxes floors with the aid of electric scrubbing and buffing equipment.
- Empties waste baskets into larger trash cans and takes same to incinerator; takes wet garbage to garbage room.
- Washes and cleans face bowls, commodes, bathtubs and other bathroom fixtures and replenishes paper towels, toilet tissue, soap, light bulbs, etc., as needed.
- Dusts, cleans and washes all furniture, equipment, walls and woodwork throughout an institution.
- Gathers soiled linen on the various assigned wards and loads into the laundry chute; sterilizes mattresses, pillows, bed linens, etc.
- 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.
- 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 patients bed.
- 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.
- May occasionally wash and clean window glass and electric fixtures from ladders or scaffolds from ground level or interior heights.
- As directed, may occasionally perform the duties of Porter Assistant Supervisor.
The 2736 Porter performs other related duties as assigned/required.
Nature of Work: Employees must be willing to work day, nights, swing or graveyard
shifts which may include weekends and holidays; use chemicals and cleaners;
properly lift and move supplies, furniture, and/or equipment weighing up to 60
pounds with some exposure to accident and injury hazards and disagreeable
elements; require sustained physical effort to perform job duties; climb a ladder to
perform job duties; work in inclement weather conditions; may be required to wear a
uniform; and will be required to participate in training courses. Some positions may
require employees to work directly with individuals within locked jails and psychiatric
facilities, the homeless population and/or individuals who have or are carriers of
How to qualify
Minimum Qualifications for this Recruitment
A minimum of one year as a Category 18 exempt appointee in Class 2736 by December 15, 2022. Must be a current exempt employee with the City and County of San Francisco with no break in service.
Underlying Minimum Qualifications
- 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.); OR
- Certificate of completion of a Custodial Training Program equivalent to those certified by the City and County of San Francisco Human Services Agency; OR
- 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.
Candidates being offered a permanent appointment will be required to submit verification of having met the underlying minimum qualifications [education and experience] at the time of appointment to the exempt position. Information on how to verify education requirements, including verifying foreign education credits or degree equivalency, can be found at https://sfdhr.org/how-verify-education-requirements
Failure to submit verification will result in disqualification from this selection process.
How to Apply
Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are only accepted through an online process. Visit careers.sf.gov/ and begin the application process.
- Select the “I’m Interested” button and follow instructions on the screen
Applicants may be contacted by email about this recruitment 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 and @smartrecruiters.com).
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.
Qualified applicants will be ranked on an eligible list according to length of Cat 18 exempt City service and any other qualifying points such as promotive or Veteran’s Preference in accordance with CSC rules. Work history will be verified through City records which will be the final authority.
Eligible List/Score Report
A confidential eligible list of qualifying candidates will be created and used for certification purposes only. A score report will be established, so applicants can view the ranks, final scores and number of eligible candidates. Applicant information, including names of applicants on the eligible list, shall not be made public unless required by law. However, an eligible list shall be made available for public inspection upon request once the eligible list is exhausted or expired and referrals resolved. The eligible list/score report resulting from this selection process is subject to change after adoption (e.g., as a result of appeals), as directed by the Human Resources Director or the Civil Service Commission.
The duration of the eligible list resulting from this examination process will be 12 months.
For those candidates that do not have their qualifying 12 months at the time of eligible list posting, you will be placed under waiver on the eligible list and not available for appointment until you qualify. For example, if you were appointed to your Cat 18 position in November 2021, you would be under waiver until November 2022.
The certification rule for this selection process will be Rule of the List.
What else should I know?
Terms of Announcement and Appeal Rights:
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 the posting the correction on the Department of Human Resources website at https://careers.smartrecruiters.com/CityAndCountyOfSanFrancisco1/ .
The terms of this announcement may be appealed under CSC Rule 110.4. Appeals concerning the provisions of an examination announcement must be received by the Human Resources Director within five (5) business days from the issuance date. The Human Resources Director shall rule on all appeals and shall notify appellants in writing of the decision. This decision is subject to appeal to the Commission as provided elsewhere in these Rules.
- Licensure/Certification/Registration: Valid licensure/certification/registration as a requirement to perform the job must be kept current throughout length of employment. Failure to demonstrate/show proof of possession of required valid licensure/certification/registration may result in dismissal and/or termination of employment.
- Note on ICARE: Willingness to uphold/abide by ZSFG’s ICARE (I-Introduce, C-Connect, A-Ask, R-Respond, E-Exit) philosophy for employee and patient interactions: https://zuckerbergsanfranciscogeneral.org/about-us/.
- Note on Electronic Health Record (EHR): The Department of Public Health (DPH) is implementing a unified Electronic Health Record (EHR) system and DPH employees must demonstrate competency in the use of the system that is appropriate for their classification as a condition of employment.
- Note on Personal Protective Equipment (PPE): Some positions in the Department of Public Health will require the use of personal protective equipment (PPE), including but not limited to gloves, gowns, eye and face protection, and face-fitting respirators. The requirement for the use of PPE may come on short or no notice. Facial hair or any condition that interferes with a face-fitting respirator’s seal (i.e. comes between the sealing surfaces of the respirator and the wearer’s bare skin) is not permitted when face-fitting respirators are worn, including during initial or periodic respirator fit-testing. Employees who choose not to shave and do not have either American Disabilities Act (ADA) or Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Accommodations do not have the right to alternate work assignments or the option of using a loose-fitting Powered Air Purifying Respirator (PAPR) in place of a Face Fitting Respirator.
- Medical Examination/Drug Testing: Prior to appointment, at the Department's expense, applicants may be required to take a tuberculosis (TB) screening test, a medical examination and/or drug test
- A COVID-19 Vaccine Booster is required for all San Francisco Department of Public Health employees as a Condition of Employment effective March 1, 2022.
The Department of Public Health prioritizes equitable and inclusive access to quality healthcare for its community and values the diversity of its workforce. All employees are required to participate in the Department of Public Health's work to advance equity, inclusion, and diversity through:
- Commitment to providing exceptional care and services to all residents of the City and County of San Francisco service population, with heightened awareness of responsiveness to racially, ethnically, and culturally diverse members of the service population and the DPH workforce.
- Desire and commitment to lead and participate in anti-racism, racial justice, and equity work that improves quality of patient care and employee experiences; along with the commitment and fortitude to drive change in these areas.
- Desire to work with, relate to, serve, and support a diverse service population and workforce.
- Commitment to health equity with a specific lens and focus on race, ethnicity, gender, sex, sexuality, disability, and immigration status.
The City and County of San Francisco is an equal opportunity employer. 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.
Additional Information Regarding Employment with the City and County of San Francisco
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 the posting the correction on the Department of Human Resources website at https://careers.smartrecruiters.com/CityAndCountyOfSanFrancisco1/.
- Information About the Hiring Process
- Conviction History
- Employee Benefits Overview
- Equal Employment Opportunity
- Disaster Service Worker
- ADA Accommodation
- Right to Work
- Diversity Statement
HR Analyst Information
If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the analyst, Juliette Soto at Juliette.Soto@sfdph.org
Recruitment ID: CBT-2736-E00028
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.