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General Laborer Supervisor I - Street Environmental Services - SF Public Works (TPV 7215)

Recruitment: RTF0132629-01026183

Published: March 16, 2023

Accepting applications until: March 13, 2023


Lateef Taylor -
Cindy Tong -

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Department: Public Works
Job class: 7215-General Laborer Supervisor I
Salary range: $78,208.00 - $95,030.00
Role type: Permanent Civil Service What does this mean?
Hours: Full-time
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San Francisco Public Works (SFPW) has a far-reaching portfolio with a $352 million annual operating budget, an active capital portfolio that exceeds $3 billion and a workforce of 1,600-plus employees. The department operates around the clock, touching every neighborhood in San Francisco. The staff designs and manages construction of civic buildings and streets; cleans and greens the right of way; maintains civic buildings; manages multi-million-dollar bond programs; trains people for jobs; keeps the right of way free of hazards; paves the roads; repairs bridges and public stairways; expands accessibility; and works at the forefront addressing some of San Francisco’s biggest challenges, including homelessness. With a mission to enhance the quality of life in San Francisco for residents, visitors and business owners, Public Works is committed to providing outstanding public service through an equity lens.

Please click the following link to learn more about the three workplace core values we live and embrace every day here at Public Works: Respect, Integrity, and Responsiveness

The Bureau of Street Environmental Services (SES)
Keeps the City’s streets, sidewalks and other public spaces clean with mechanical and manual sweeping, graffiti abatement and power washing. The 24/7 operation runs specialized operations, including the Hot Spots teams that focus on encampment cleanups, CleanCorridorsSF, which provides a weekly deep cleaning to neighborhood commercial corridors, and proactive illegal dumping runs in the most impacted areas. The team also supports volunteer programs to advance San Francisco’s cleaning and greening initiatives.

San Francisco Public Works (SFPW) currently has vacancies for the position of General Laborer Supervisor (7215)

Appointment Type:  Temporary Provisional (TPV). 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.

Application Opening: Monday, March 6, 2023
Application Deadline: This is a continuous recruitment. Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately as this recruitment may close at any time, but no earlier than Friday, March 17, 2023
Compensation Range: $78,208 - $95,030 Annually
Recruitment ID: RTF0132629/ TPV-7215-132630

Role description

Under direction, plans, prioritizes, assigns, oversees, inspects, and evaluates the work of laboring crews engaged in various types of construction and maintenance work, including sidewalk and street cleaning and sweeping. As a working supervisor, may be required to perform some of the duties assigned to staff. power lawn mower; performs routine maintenance of tools and equipment. 

Nature of Work
The nature of the work may require working in inclement weather conditions, around trash and refuse, and working variable shifts including nights, weekends, and holidays. SFPW is a 24-hour/7-days per week operation.


  • Supervises General Laborers by planning, assigning, monitoring, and evaluating work.
  • Makes daily assignments of laborers and sweeping and cleaning crews and vehicle operators.
  • Operates motor vehicles for the transportation of personnel and materials to job sites.
  • Supervises and/or participates in sidewalk and street cleaning, sweeping, and pressure washing.
  • Assures that all tools, equipment, and supplies necessary to specific jobs are available to work crews.
  • 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.
  • Supervises and/or participates in removing graffiti from walls, buildings, etc.
  • Supervises and/or participates in operating forklifts, boom and scissor lifts, pressure washers, steam cleaners, suction sweepers, and sidewalk sweepers.
  • Supervises and/or participates in the loading and unloading of debris (from street and sidewalk cleaning), materials, and equipment on trucks.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Supervises and/or participates in the cleaning and flushing of catch basins.
  • Supervises and/or participates in clearing vegetation for fire control.
  • 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).
  • Supervises and/or participates in excavations for water and sewer lines, electrical conduits, and concrete forms, and other similar excavations.
  • 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.
  • May include additional duties as assigned.

Sustained physical effort, frequently under adverse weather conditions and/or disagreeable working conditions, such as working in streets or roads in traffic of in cold and rain or being exposed to feces and urine, raw sewage, used syringes, toxic and hazardous materials, poison oak, poisonous snakes, and insects; confined space entry; may be required to use respirator and self-contained breathing apparatus.

How to qualify


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

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.


  • One year of full-time employment is equivalent to 2000 hours. (2000 hours of qualifying work experience is based on a 40-hour work week.) Any overtime hours that you work above forty (40) hours per week are not included in the calculation to determine full-time employment.

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

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, qualified candidates must complete the next step to move forward.

Minimum Qualification Supplemental Questionnaire (MQSQ):
Candidates may be required to complete an 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.

Depending on the number of applicants, the Department may establish and implement additional screening mechanisms to comparatively evaluation qualifications of candidates. If this becomes necessary, only those applicants whose qualifications most closely meet the needs of the Department will move forward in the recruitment process.

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 the Laborers, Local 261, are required to pass 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.

Medical Examination:
Prior to appointment, candidates must successfully pass a medical examination to determine their ability to perform the essential functions and/or meet physical requirements.

What else should I know?

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 “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 (,,,,,,,,,,,,,, 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.

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the Analyst, Arleene Brice, 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.