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Sign Worker - Streets Division - SF Municipal Transportation Agency (7457)

Recruitment: RTF0132993-01150383

Published: March 31, 2023

Accepting applications until: April 03, 2023


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Department: Municipal Transportation Agency
Job class: 7457-Sign Worker
Salary range: $76,960.00 - $93,522.00
Role type: Temporary Exempt What does this mean?
Hours: Full-time


The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) is a department of the City and County of San Francisco responsible for the management of all ground transportation in the City. The SFMTA has oversight over the Municipal Railway (Muni) public transit, as well as bicycling, paratransit, parking, traffic, walking, and taxis.

Role description

Amended to extend deadline to apply to April 3, 2023.

APPOINTMENT TYPE: Temporary Exempt: This position is excluded by the Charter from the competitive Civil Service examination process and shall serve at the discretion of the Appointing Officer.

Application Opening: March 16, 2023

Deadline to Apply: April 3, 2023

Salary: $73,424.00 - $89,232.00 Annually

Recruitment ID: TEX-7457-132738

Division: Streets

Section/Unit: Parking and Curb Management/Operations – Sign Shop, Temporary Sign Program, Meter Shop

Work Location: 1508 Bancroft Ave San Francisco, CA  94124

Work Hours:  6:30 AM – 3:00 PM or 7:00am – 3:30pm Monday – Friday, or

                       7:00 AM – 3:30 PM Tuesday– Saturday

# of Positions: Multiple

POSITION DESCRIPTION: [including project information]

The SFMTA oversees all transportation modes for the City and County of San Francisco, including the San Francisco Municipal Railway (Muni), bicycling, walking, on-street and off-street parking management, and taxis. Under supervision for one of these projects, a Sign Worker fabricates, installs, repairs, inspects, and maintains a variety of signs.

The Parking and Curb Management section within the Streets Division is facilitating projects to manage parking demand, make safety improvements and to support our Transit First Policy.  

Full-Time TEX positions not to exceed three (3) years:

  • The Vision Zero Quick Build Design and Construction program involves traffic control measures including painted safety zones, bike lanes, parking adjustments, and traffic lane changes for pedestrian and bicycle safety. 

Full-Time TEX positions not to exceed two (2) years:

  • As Shared Spaces parklets become a permanent feature of city streets, Sign Workers will support the transition from an emergency response program to permanently use sidewalks, streets, and open lots safely.


  • Transports equipment such as signs, poles, ladder, tools and safety equipment to job sites using a maintenance or bucket truck.
  • Reads and interprets written and technical instructions related to fabricating and installing signs.
  • Fabricates signs using computer and plotter, and cuts lettering and symbols; lays out and prepares signs for installations and drills in and on buildings, on streets, viaducts, and parking garages and/or various other locations.
  • Installs and maintains bike racks; pours and breaks cement and digs holes using power tools such as: gas run cement breakers, power drills, core drills, electric band saws, rivet-guns, drill presses, and impact wrenches; use hand tools such as: saws, wrenches, ratchets and sockets, center punches, hammers, screwdrivers, sledge-hammers, levels, tape measures, shovels and trowels; cement mason tools; and hand tools such as: saws, wrenches, ratchets and sockets, center punches, hammers, screwdrivers, sledge-hammers, levels, tape measures, shovels and trowels.
  • Installs into ground and repairs poles or posts using tools such as: tamping bars, chipping bars, pole-straighteners, and post-hole diggers.
  • Attaches signs to poles, posts or other structures using tools such as: banding tool, band-it, brackets.
  • Ensures that all installations meet safety codes.
  • Removes graffiti and posted materials from signs using chemical solutions; and/or applies architectural graphics on/from spaces, in and around buildings.
  • Maintains records of signs installed and inventory of signs and equipment in stock; works on a laptop and/or handheld computer in the field and office to access the daily assignments and completed workorders in the sign tracking database; fills out forms detailing work orders, emergency assignments and incident and/or accident reports; and prepares reports of work accomplished.
  • Performs related duties as required.


The nature of work involves physical effort and manual dexterity in the use of the fingers, limbs, and body; working independently; interacting with the public; working from heights such as ladders or lift bucket trucks while carrying tools and heavy materials; working under hazardous conditions including working in congested, busy traffic areas, and inclement weather. Employees are required to lift and carry objects weighing up to eighty-five (85) pounds. Employees may be required to work weekends, overtime, and rotating schedules.

Positions at San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) Operations - Parking Meter Shop require the ability to lift and carry heavy objects and bags of concrete mix weighing up to fifty-five (55)pounds without assistance. Heavy objects over fifty-five (55) pounds can be with assistance. This ability will be evaluated during the pre-employment process if you are selected as a finalist for a position.


  • Worked in the field at various job sites in an urban area installing signs on storefronts as well as freestanding signs.
  • Experience working a labor-intensive job outdoors in a diverse urban city and/or economically challenged neighborhood.
  • Experience working in diverse teams.
  • Experience communicating clearly and effectively with the general public, external agencies, and City departments.
  • Basic proficiency with computer applications such as Microsoft Office Word, Excel, and Access.
  • Experience in fabrication of signs, including utilizing sign making software.
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently under strict and tight deadlines.
  • Experience in the construction field, such as cement or mason work.
  • Experience with installation of traffic control devices.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.

How to qualify

Minimum Qualifications:

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.


Possession of a high school diploma or equivalent (General Education Diploma or California High School Proficiency Certificate.


One (1) year of verifiable experience in the operation of power tools such as: power drills, electrical band saws and cement breakers

License and Certification:.

Possession of a valid Class C driver license.

What else should I know?

Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process. More information 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.

Selection Process:
Applications will be screened for relevant qualifying experience. Additional screening mechanisms may be used to determine candidates' qualifications.  Only those applicants who most closely meet the needs of the Agency will be invited to move forward in the selection process.

For questions or inquiries, please contact: Wilson Hoang, Human Resources Analyst at  

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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.