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Automotive Body & Fender Worker - City and County of San Francisco – Multiple Departments Citywide (7306) - (T00052)

Recruitment: REF19716Q

Published: March 10, 2023


Angela Ng -

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Department: Citywide
Job class: 7306-Automotive Body And Fender Worker
Salary range: $109,876.00 - $109,876.00
Role type: Permanent Civil Service What does this mean?
Hours: Full-time
Exam type: Class Based Test
Rule: Rule of 3 What does this mean?
List type: Entrance



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.

Application Opening:  March 10, 2023
Deadline to Apply: Application filing will be open continuously at least through March 23, 2023 and will close anytime thereafter
Recruitment ID: CBT-7306-T00052

Role description

Under general supervision, performs journey-level skilled work in connection with the maintenance, repair, overhaul, removal, replacement and adjustment of the exterior and interior bodies of a wide variety of equipment including automotive and transit equipment. Performs other related duties as required. This is a journey-level worker position in the Automotive Body and Fender Worker series.

Distinguishing Features:  This job code is distinguished from the higher job classification 7322 Automotive Body And Fender Worker Assistant Supervisor in that the latter is the first line supervisor of 7306 Automotive and Body Fender Workers.

Supervision Exercised:  None

Essential Functions Include: 
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. Fabricates sheet metal parts and fiberglass molds with body and fender tools (i.e.) Oxyacetylene welding torch, MIG equipment, hydraulic shear, sheet metal break and hand tools for the repair and/or replacement of damaged motor vehicle and/transit equipment body panels fenders and radiators; Fabricates and repairs a variety of metal auxiliary equipment on motor vehicles.
  2. Straightens, replaces and repairs bumpers, fenders, panels and other exterior parts of motor vehicle equipment.
  3. Operates gas and electric welding equipment in the repair, replacement, and alignment of vehicle bodies, frames, radiators and fiberglass parts on a variety of automotive equipment in compliance with shop manuals specifications using electric and hand power tools.  Repairs metal bodies and frames on trolley coaches, which may include street cars and cable cars.
  4. Repairs and replaces windows, glass and weather stripping on transit and non-revenue vehicles.
  5. Restores body surface utilizing plastic body filler.
  6. Repairs metal bodies on transit vehicles, trucks and passenger cars.
  7. Heats and straightens metal body surfaces using shrink methods with Oxyacetylene torch.
  8. Drives a motor/transit vehicle from the yard to the repair shop and also transports supplies from shop to shop.
  9. May include additional duties as assigned.

Nature of Work: Requires considerable physical effort and manual dexterity in the use of fingers, limbs and body. May involve possible exposure to dust and chemical fumes that require wearing a respirator. Incumbents may be exposed to hazardous materials. Requires incumbents to work with body and fender tools such as Oxyacetylene/MIG welding equipment. May be required to work different shifts and perform basic computer skills (i.e. data entry, work order completion, etc.).

How to qualify

  1. Possession of a high school diploma, GED or California High School Proficiency Certificate; AND
  2. Six (6) years of full-time verifiable work experience as an automotive body and fender worker, of which two (2) years must have been at journey-level; AND
  3. Possession of a valid class C driver license at the time of appointment

Substitution: Completion of the CA Division of Apprenticeship Standards recognized Automotive Body and Fender apprenticeship program with the City and County of San Francisco as evidenced by issuance of a Certificate of Completion of the City’s apprenticeship program under the appropriate authority will substitute for the six (6) years combined work experience.


  1. Some positions require a class B driver license. Employees appointed to these positions will be required to obtain a class B driver license within six (6) months of appointment.
  2. Some positions require incumbents to perform frame repair. 
  3. Appointees must meet medical standards for this position to include being able to pass the Respirator Health and Safety Examination and Fit Test. 

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

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.

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.

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 (Weight - Qualifying): 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 Multiple Choice Examination (Weight - 100%): Candidates deemed eligible and admitted to the examination process will be administered a written multiple-choice test designed to measure knowledge, skills and abilities in job-related areas that may include but not be limited to: knowledge of auto body and fender principles; knowledge of safety and hazardous material procedures; knowledge of composition, characteristics, and uses of commonly used machine shop metals and materials; and ability to use tools and equipment.

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

For your reference, a Multiple-Choice Test Preparation Manual is available on the DHR website: 


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/score report resulting from this examination process will be 24 months and may be extended with the approval of the Human Resources Director. 

To find Departments which use this classification, please see Position-Counts-by-Job-Codes-and-Department-FY-2022-23.pdf (

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:

How to Apply: Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are only accepted through an online process.
1. Visit Careers with Purpose | City and County of San Francisco (
2. Type "7306" in to the "Search by class or keyword" field.
3. Click the link to open the Job Announcement.
4. 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.

What else should I know?

Medical Examination/Drug Testing:  Candidates who are being considered for appointment for positions may be required to pass a medical examination. Candidates who cannot meet the medical requirement will be placed under waiver until this requirement is met. The medical examination will be administered only to those applicants who are being considered for appointment.

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) has determined that Class 7306 Automotive Body & Fender Worker is a “safety-sensitive” position, under regulations issued by the Federal Transit Administration (49 CFR Part 655). Federal law requires that all transit employees who perform safety-sensitive functions be subject to random, post-accident, reasonable suspicion, return-to-duty and follow-up drug and alcohol testing. All applicants for Safety-Sensitive positions shall undergo urine drug testing prior to employment and within 90 days prior to performing Safety-Sensitive functions for the first time. Receipt by the SFMTA of a negative test result is required prior to the employee being placed on the payroll. A positive, adulterated, negative dilute or substituted test will result in a decision not to hire, and the applicant’s name will be removed from the list of eligibles for Safety-Sensitive positions. The SFMTA will not consider hiring any person who tested positive, adulterated, substituted or refused to submit to testing for a minimum of two years following the positive test.

In addition, each applicant who has worked for a Department of Transportation (DOT)-regulated employer(s) within the last two years will be required to sign a consent form, prior to appointment, authorizing SFMTA to obtain information from his/her prior employers concerning his/her drug and alcohol test history. Each applicant will also be required to provide SFMTA with information regarding whether, during the last two years, the applicant tested positive or refused to test on any pre-employment drug or alcohol test administered by an employer to which the applicant applied for, but did not obtain, safety-sensitive transportation work covered by DOT drug and alcohol testing rules. SFMTA will not hire any applicant for a safety-sensitive position who fails to provide this information or fails to provide written consent for the release of information from prior employers.

Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Security Clearance: Candidates for employment with the San Francisco Airport Commission are required to provide a complete employment history for the past ten (10) years and an explanation of all gaps in employment during that period. The past ten (10) years of the candidate's employment will be verified. In addition, candidates will be required to undergo a criminal history check, including FBI fingerprints, in order to determine eligibility for security clearance and may be required to undergo drug/alcohol screening. Per Civil Service Commission Rule Section 110.9.1, every applicant for an examination must possess and maintain the qualifications required by law and by the examination announcement for the examination. Failure to obtain and maintain security clearance may be basis for termination from employment with the Airport Commission.

Customs Clearance: This position may require that the incumbent be qualified for unescorted access to the San Francisco International Airport U.S. Customs Security Area. An application for a U.S. Custom Access Seal may be submitted to Customs ONLY after employment has commenced. Employment in this position requires that the incumbent submit an application for, successfully acquire and maintain a Customs Access Seal. Per Civil Service Commission Rule 110.9.1, every applicant must possess and maintain the qualifications required by law and by the examination announcement for this examination. Failure to acquire or maintain customs access, a requirement for this position, may be basis for termination from employment with the Airport Commission. Customs Access Seal requirements and procedures are located in the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 19, Part 122, Sections 181 or 189.

Background Investigation: Positions with the San Francisco Airport Commission that require security clearance prior to employment may be required to have a thorough background investigation to determine the candidate’s suitability for employment. The investigation includes a search into records held by the criminal justice system, credit reporting agencies, the Department of Motor Vehicles, as well as contact with references, employers, and others who have knowledge of the candidate. Reasons for rejection based on this investigation may include, but not be limited to: applicable convictions, repeated or serious violations of the law, use of controlled substances and alcohol, inability to work well with co-workers, inability to accept supervision, inability to follow rules and regulations, falsification of application materials, and/or other relevant factors. Candidates may be required to undergo drug/alcohol screening and must clear Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigation fingerprinting. The background investigation will also meet Transportation Security Administration requirements (TSA Section 1542.209). Per Civil Service Commission Rule Section 110.9.1, every applicant for an examination must possess and maintain the qualifications required by law and by the examination announcement for the examination. Failure to obtain and maintain security clearance may be basis for termination from employment with the Airport Commission.

Exam Analyst Information: If you have any questions regarding the Exam Process, please contact the exam analyst, AN | CBT-7306-T00052 | Entrance

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.