Skip to content

Career Opportunity

Sheet Metal Worker - Citywide (7376) - (G00006)

Recruitment: REF21134O

Published: January 17, 2023


Eric Chan -
Rhodora Sangalang -

Apply using SmartRecruiters, the City and County of San Francisco's application portal Learn More

Department: Citywide
Job class: 7376-Sheet Metal Worker
Salary range: $112,658.00 - $136,916.00
Role type: Permanent Civil Service What does this mean?
Hours: Full-time
Exam type: Contact us for more information
Rule: Contact us for more information
List type: Contact us for more information



San Francisco is a vibrant and dynamic city, on the forefront of economic growth & innovation, urban development, arts & entertainment, as well as social issues & change. This rich tapestry of culture and ideas is sustained by our City's commitment to heighten the quality of life for the diverse population of San Franciscans and residents of the greater Bay Area. Our employees play an important role not only in making our City what it is today, but also in shaping the future of San Francisco.

Specific information regarding this recruitment process are listed below:

Role description

Under general supervision, cuts, forms, fabricates and installs various gauge sheet metal fixtures, systems, reinforcements and structures, and repairs and/or replaces damaged sheet metal fittings or structures; and performs related duties as required.

The essential functions of this classification include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Determines, from work orders or blueprints, work to be done and the type, cut, and material needed; obtain metal from stock or on requisition and measures and marks it for cutting and forming.
  • Cuts out sheet metal parts using hand or power tools, bends and forms pieces, and fastens parts together with joining equipment.
  • Erects scaffolds for work to be done in high locations
  • Lifts and sets sheet metal parts and objects in place and connects with other units
  • Uses solder to join sheet metal parts and products.
  • Uses arc and/or acetylene or spot welding equipment to join metal parts and pieces through various types of welding.
  • Fabricates and installs HVAC systems and all sheet metal parts and/or appurtenances of every description associated with it and related equipment.
  • Fabricates and installs architectural sheet metal parts and products such as skylights, gutters, downspouts, and louvers
  • Performs related duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Nature of Work:
Requires physical effort and dexterity in the use of the fingers, limbs and body; exposure to working conditions where moderately serious injuries may occur.

How to qualify

Requires completion of a recognized sheet metal worker’s apprenticeship program (in the Building Trades); AND

Three (3) years of journeyman level sheet metal working experience; AND

License and Certification:
Possession of a valid California Driver License.

Additional qualifying journeyman-level sheet metal working experience may be substituted for the required sheet metal worker’s apprenticeship program on a year-for-year basis.

Notes on Qualifying Experience and Education:

  • One year full-time employment is equivalent to 2,000 hours (2,000 hours of qualifying work experience is based on a 40 hour work week). Any overtime hours that you work above 40 hours per week are not included in the calculation to determine full-time employment.
  • Applicants must meet the minimum qualification requirement by the final filing date unless otherwise noted.
  • 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.

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

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.

Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed City and County of San Francisco application.

Applications completed improperly may be cause for ineligibility, disqualification or may lead to lower scores.

Selection Procedures:

After application submission, candidates deemed qualified must complete all subsequent steps to advance in this selection process, which includes the following:

Minimum Qualification Supplemental Questionnaire (MQSQ): Candidates will be required to complete a MQSQ as part of the employment application. This MQSQ is designed to obtain specific information regarding an applicant's experience in relation to the Minimum Qualifications (MQ) for this position. The MQSQ will be used to evaluate if the applicant possesses the required minimum qualifications.

Written Examination (Weight: 40%):
Candidates meeting the minimum qualifications will be invited to the written examination. The written examination is designed to assess a candidate's knowledge, skills and/or abilities in job-related areas which may include but not be limited to: Knowledge of the methods, practices, materials, equipment and tools of the sheet metal trade, and the hazards and safety precautions of the work. Ability to fabricate, repair and install a wide variety of items made from sheet metal; follow oral and written instructions and work from instructions', sketches and blueprints to close tolerances. Considerable skill in the use of the tools and equipment of the trade. Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be notified by email of the exact time, date, and location of the written examination.

This is a standardized examination and, therefore, test questions and test answers are not available for public inspection or review. 

Oral Performance Examination (Weight: 60%):
Candidates who pass the written examination will be tested to determine their relative knowledge, skill, and ability levels in job-related areas which may include, but are not limited to: Knowledge of the methods, practices, materials, equipment and tools of the sheet metal trade, and the hazards and safety precautions of the work. Ability to fabricate, repair and install a wide variety of items made from sheet metal; follow  oral and written instructions and work from instructions', sketches and blueprints to close tolerances. Considerable skill in the use of -the -tools and equipment of the trade.

Applicants who pass the written examination will be notified by email of the exact time, date, and location of the oral/performance examination.

Note: Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed to advance through all of the steps in the selection process.

Certification Rule:
The certification rule for the eligible list resulting from this examination will be Rule of Three Scores. The hiring department may administer additional selection procedures to make final hiring decisions.

What else should I know?

Eligible List/Score Report:
A confidential eligible list of applicant names that have passed the civil service examination process will be created, and used for certification purposes only. An examination 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 civil service examination 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 of 12 months, and may be extended with the approval of the Human Resources Director.

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. [Note: The correction of clerical errors in an announcement may be posted on the Department of Human Resources website at] The terms of this announcement may be appealed under Civil Service Rule 110.4. Such appeals must be submitted in writing to the Department of Human Resources, 1 S Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94103-5413 by close of business on the 5th business day following the issuance date of this examination announcement. Information concerning other Civil Service Commission Rules involving announcements, applications and examination policies, including applicant appeal rights, can be found on the Civil Service Commission website at

Additional Information Regarding Employment with the City and County of San Francisco:

Statement on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion: At the City and County of San Francisco, we share a commitment to a diverse, inclusive and equitable community. Each member of our organization is responsible and accountable for what they say and do to make San Francisco an inclusive and equitable place to live and work by employing fair and just practices to and for all.


Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are only accepted through an online process. Visit and begin the application process.

• Select the “Apply Now” 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 (,,,,,,,,,,,,,, and

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.

Exam Analyst Information: If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the Recruiter, Eric Chan at

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.